Okada Confirms Scrapped NJPW Plan Due To The Pandemic

New Japan Professional Wrestling is clearly primarily based in Japan, nevertheless, contemplating they’re one of many premiere wrestling organizations on this planet, their journey typically is worldwide. One area NJPW has traveled to up to now is Madison Sq. Backyard; with the corporate’s most up-to-date journey to MSG being on April sixth, 2019, as a part of a G1 Supercard present with Ring of Honor. G1 Supercard noticed six titles change palms within the state of New York, with Kazuchika Okada defeating Jay White in the principle occasion to regain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

In an interview with “Sports activities Illustrated,” Okada confirmed NJPW performing in MSG was affected by COVID-19.

“Wrestling in MSG is one among my best reminiscences,” Okada mentioned. “I do not assume I will ever overlook searching into that crowd as I made my entrance. We had plans to return in 2020 that needed to be canceled due to the pandemic, however I’d completely like to be again in MSG sometime.”

COVID-19 put many plans on maintain and compelled sure skilled wrestling organizations to maneuver ahead with none followers for months. NJPW will probably be returning to New York for the primary time because the pandemic started for the Rumble On forty fourth Avenue. Nonetheless, this won’t be happening in MSG. Rumble On forty fourth Avenue will happen on October twenty eighth in Palladium Occasions Sq.. Okada and White will probably be on opposing sides as soon as once more in New York, as Okada groups up with Eddie Kingston for the primary time ever to tackle Juice Robinson and the present IWGP World Heavyweight Champion White.

Okada and White will cross paths in singles motion as soon as once more in the principle occasion of WrestleKingdom 17 on January 4th when Okada makes an attempt to defeat White to win his seventh World Championship in NJPW.

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