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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

SANADA Pulled From Upcoming NJPW Events

Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA has been pulled from a slate of upcoming NJPW events.

After already missing two shows, NJPW has announced that SANADA is off the remainder of its Wrestling Dontaku tour. He will miss two more Road to Wrestling Dontaku events, both nights of Wrestling Dontaku, and All Together 2024.

SANADA has been out of action since April 27 due to illness.

NJPW wrote that he's returning to Tokyo for a medical appraisal:

After missing two events on the Road to Dontaku, it has been determined that SANADA be absent from the remainder of the Dontaku tour, as well as All Together as he returns to Tokyo for a medical appraisal.

We apologise to fans looking forward to seeing SANADA wrestle and appreciate your understanding.

Wrestling Dontaku is being held this Friday (May 3) and Saturday (May 4). At night one, SANADA, Taichi & Yuya Uemura were supposed to face Great-O-Khan, Callum Newman & Francesco Akira. It will now be a two-on-two tag match with Taichi & Uemura facing O-Khan & Newman.

SANADA & Taichi were scheduled to face Hiroshi Tanahashi & Nic Nemeth at night two of Wrestling Dontaku. That match will now be Taichi & TAKA Michinoku vs. Tanahashi & Nemeth.

All Together 2024 is a cross-promotional show under the United Japan Pro-Wrestling banner. It's taking place next Monday (May 6). At the event, SANADA was going to team with Dragon Gate's Kai against Zack Sabre Jr. & DDT wrestler Chris Brookes. With SANADA off the card, it's been changed to Taichi & KAI vs. Sabre & Brookes.


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