Hiroshi Tanahashi Pulled From NJPW Dates Due To Injury

Few pro wrestlers are as synonymous with New Japan Pro-Wrestling as Hiroshi Tanahashi. The Ace’s laundry list of NJPW accolades is longer than the Tokyo Dome entrance ramp. He has held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship eight times on top of reigns with the IWGP Intercontinental, United States, NEVER Openwight, and Tag Team Championships.

NJPW has released the following regarding Tanahashi’s status for the upcoming Road to Dontaku tour.

Hiroshi Tanahashi injured; to miss Road to Dontaku dates

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At Capital Collision on April 15, Hiroshi Tanahashi sustained a rib injury and was absent from the following night’s Collision in Philadelphia. After examination, it has been determined that Tanahashi will be absent from forthcoming events on the Road to Dontaku Series starting today, April 20 in Nara, with a return date to be determined. 

We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing Tanahashi wrestle and appreciate your understanding. Changes have been made to forthcoming cards: for full updated match listings, check our schedule page

New Japan Pro-Wrestling joins fans in wishing Tanahashi a fast and full recovery. 

Tanahashi’s absence from the tour is certainly a blow to the promotion as it looks to rebuild following strict COVID-19 restrictions in Japan. Tony Khan is likely watching the situation closely, as well, since Forbidden Door 2 is only months away.

Stay with Haus of Wrestling for all the latest on Tanahashi’s injury and recovery.