Typhoon Hagibis was an extremely violent and large tropical cyclone that caused widespread destruction in Japan, starting from October 6 up until October 13.
Many were asked to evacuate as the typhoon approached the Greater Tokyo Area.
New Japan Pro Wrestling issued a statement on their upcoming King of Pro Wrestling and assured that the event will proceed as planned.
“In the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, thoughts of everyone at New Japan Pro-Wrestling are with those affected.
We hope everyone remains safe, and can recover as soon as possible.
King of Pro Wrestling on October 14 in Ryogoku Sumo Hall will proceed as planned.”
The company canceled a Juice Robinson autograph session that was supposed to take place in Suidobashi in the NJPW Tokon shop on Saturday, October 12. The autograph session has since been rescheduled to October 19.
The company’s Tokon Shop was also closed due to the weather conditions. The Tokon Shop is a store where one can buy NJPW merchandise.
Japan Rail, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways had all announced suspended services during the typhoon. On October 10, World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee announced that two matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup would be canceled: the Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy, and the Pool C match between England and France. This was the first time a match had been canceled in the history of the event.
Formula One also canceled planned events for 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.
At least 24 people have died and 17 are missing. Hagibis is being named as the worst typhoon the country has seen in six decades.
King of Pro Wrestling 2019
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. SANADA
- G1 Contract
Kota Ibushi (G1 Contract Winner) vs EVIL
- IWGP United States Championship – No Disqualification
Jon Moxley (c) vs Juice Robinson
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Will Ospreay (c) vs. El Phantasmo
- Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru Suzuki
- Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Jay White, KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
- Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs Zack Sabre Jr, Lance Archer & Taichi
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano
- Ryusuke Taguchi, SHO & YOH vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru, DOUKI, & El Desperado