Two top New Japan Pro Wrestling stars are on the sidelines.
NJPW released an announcement on Monday to announce that Hirooki Goto and Taichi are both out of action due to injury.
According to the announcement, Goto suffered an undisclosed injury and has not been cleared to compete for his scheduled matchups this week in Nagoya and Fukui.
Taichi requested a small leave of absence for the company’s Road To Destruction tour.
As of this writing, there is no timetable for the return of either wrestler.
Check out the announcement below.
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As a result of an injury sustained at Destruction in Kobe, Hirooki Goto will not be cleared to compete in scheduled matches at live events September 25 in Nagoya and September 26 in Fukui. Goto is currently undergoing assessment, and currently has no timetable set for his return.
Additionally, Taichi has requested and been granted a leave of absence from events on the Road to Destruction.
We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing both wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.
The following changes have been made to applicable matches on dates up to and including October 7 in Sendai:
YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano vs HENARE, Jeff Cobb & Callum Newman
YOSHI-HASHI, Satoshi Kojima & Toru Yano vs HENARE, Jeff Cobb & Callum Newman (9/25, 9/26 only)
Just Five Guys (SANADA, DOUKI, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi) vs HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo)
Just Four Guys (SANADA, DOUKI & TAKA Michinoku) vs HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, SHO & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)