NJPW Notes: U.S. visa issue resolved, wrestler to miss New Japan Cup due to injury

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

-New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following statement regarding their work visa issue in the United States: “New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Japanese wrestlers have obtained their visas for the United States. We truly appreciate the understanding and support of our fans.”

-NJPW also announced that David Finlay will miss the New Japan Cup with a left shoulder injury.

Powell’s POV: NJPW had issues getting work visas for their New Beginning events due to the U.S. government shutdown. It’s obviously good to see that’s been resolved over a month before the G1 Supercard event at Madison Square Garden. Best of luck to Finlay. NJPW did not offer a timeline on his return, nor did they say who will take his place in the New Japan Cup tournament. Finlay was scheduled to face Hiroyoshi Tenzan in the first round on March 10. His loss is also a blow to ROH, which has featured him in the Lifeblood faction.

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