New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that its Road to Power Struggle event that was set to take place on October 18 has been canceled due to effects from Typhoon Hagibis.
The Japanese promotion announced the news via Twitter:
Typhoon Hagibis caused a lot of damage to the Nagano area where the event was supposed to take place in the Nagano Sports Park Gymnasium. The company had no choice but to cancel the event. NJPW said ticket refunds are currently being finalized.
Every year, the Road to Power Struggle sees the Super Junior Tag League take place, as teams compete in a final at the Power Struggle pay-per-view on November 3 in Osaka.
Typhoon Hagibis was an extremely violent and large tropical cyclone that caused widespread destruction in Japan, starting from October 6 up until October 13.
Japan Rail, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways had all announced suspended services during the typhoon.
NJPW had announced that the King of Pro Wrestling event will take place despite the storm.
They did have to cancel 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.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling had announced that the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship had been declared vacant, due to Jon Moxley’s inability to travel to Japan to defend the Championship at King of Pro Wrestling as a result of Typhoon Hagibis. Juice Robinson and Lance Archer competed for the vacant title at the event.
NJPW had also announced that Zack Sabre Junior was also unable to appear at the event, due to travel issues arising from Typhoon Hagibis.
The typhoon claimed a total of 70 lives with over 14 missing.