Wrestlers Unable To Attend NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling Due To Typhoon Hagibis, Card Changed


As reported earlier, New Japan Pro-Wrestling had announced that the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship has been declared vacant, due to Jon Moxley’s inability to travel to Japan to defend the Championship as a result of Typhoon Hagibis.

Jon Moxley was originally scheduled to defend the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship today against Juice Robinson at NJPW’s King of Pro-Wrestling 2019 event. Juice Robinson will now compete against Lance Archer for the vacant IWGP US Heavyweight Championship. The match will have a sixty-minute time limit.

Despite the damage caused by the storm, the company had announced that the event will take place as scheduled.

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However, apart from Moxley, one more wrestler was unable to make it to Japan and therefore the company had to change the card for King of Pro Wrestling.

NJPW has announced that Zack Sabre Junior is also unable to appear at the event, due to travel issues arising from Typhoon Hagibis.

Japan Rail, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways had all announced suspended services during the typhoon.

Here are the changes to the card:

SHO & YOH vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado

Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs Taichi & DOUKI

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
Lance Archer vs Juice Robinson

You can take a look at the full card and results here.