By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that it has canceled New Japan Cup events scheduled for March 16-21. The cancellation was caused by concerns regarding the coronavirus. NJPW previously cancelled its March 1-15 events. Read the official statement at NJPW1972.com.
Powell’s POV: NJPW will be announcing refunds soon. It seems like it is only a matter of time before we start seeing major sports postponements or cancellations in the United States. The NBA has told teams to prepare for the possibility of playing in empty arenas. The band Pearl Jam announced the postponement of part of its North American tour due to the virus.
Hopefully Sakura Genesis goes ahead on the 31st even if they have to run a empty Sumo Hall.
Can do Hiromu/Naito there along with Zack/Mox.
Although I assume with all the feedback they’ve got, they likely realized Naito/Hiromu is probably a match people would like to see at a Dome… and fiqured it might be best to save it for selling tickets.
Hopefully public health takes precedence over wrestling. Instead of finding ways to do what’s completely irrelevant, maybe we can focus on a global health issue and figure out the rest later.