The coronavirus is still concerning a lot of people. NJPW already had to cancel the first half of their New Japan Cup. Now the rest of the events are canceled as well after over 100,000 cases of coronavirus have popped up around the world.
NJPW revealed on their official website that they have now called off the remaining New Japan Cup events. This includes the tour dates from March 16th to the 21st.
“After NJPW events between March 1 and 15 were cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, and acting under the recommendations laid out by a specialist government taskforce meeting on Tuesday March 10, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel the five events remaining in the New Japan Cup tour between March 16 and 21.
“We apologise to fans who were looking forward to the remainder of the New Japan Cup. Ultimately, the health and safety of our fans, wrestlers and staff, as well as society at large is our utmost concern, and we will make announcements about events scheduled after March 22 upon careful monitoring of this developing situation.
“We will soon announce refund procedures for the affected events. Programs like the NJPW Together Project will see wrestlers and staff come together to bring the best possible content to fans while we eagerly await the opportunity to entertain live crowds once more.”
We have previously discussed the chances of AEW or WWE holding events in an empty arena due to the coronavirus. This is an uncertain time for a lot of people and a lot of precautionary measures are being taken.