New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following press release announcing that their March 31st Sakura Genesis pay per view, as well as their April 11th Road To Dontaku special are canceled due to COVID-19. Details about refunds and further updates on the promotion's battle against the virus are below.
Acting under the latest recommendations laid out by the Japanese Ministry of Health, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel Sakura Genesis, which was scheduled to take place Tuesday March 31 in Ryogoku Sumo Hall, and the Road to Dontaku event that was scheduled to take place in Sagamihara on Saturday April 11.
We deeply apologise to fans who were looking forward to these events. Ultimately, the health and safety of our fans, wrestlers and staff, as well as society at large is our utmost concern, and we will make announcements about events scheduled after April 11 upon careful monitoring of this developing situation.
We will soon announce refund procedures for the affected events. Programs like the NJPW Together Project will continue to see wrestlers and staff come together to bring the best possible content to fans while we eagerly await the opportunity to entertain live crowds once more.
Thank you for your continued support of New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
Tuesday March 31: Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo
Road to Dontaku
Saturday April 11: Sagamihara Gion Arena, Kanagawa
Refund procedure for cancelled events March 16-21: https://www.njpw1972.com/73466