One of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s top stars will miss the remainder of the World Tag League tour. Hiroshi Tanahashi has suffered a right knee injury and has been pulled from the remaining shows.
The company released the following statement:
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Switchblade Jay White
At WrestleKingdom 12, Tanahashi is scheduled to face “Switchblade” Jay White.
Over the summer, several vignettes laid the groundwork for White’s return. White attacked Tanahashi last month after Tanahashi defended his IC title against Kota Ibushi, setting up the match between the two on January 4th.
White had been scheduled for the final show of the World Tag League tour on Monday in Fukuoka.