Minoru Suzuki Pulled From NJPW Cup Finals, Dominion Due To Fever

Taking a precautionary measure...

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that Minoru Suzuki has been pulled from this weekend's cards, both the New Japan Cup finals and Dominion, due to a fever.

New Japan notes that Suzuki's coronavirus testing has come back negative so far, and this is simply being done as a preventive measure.

Suzuki was scheduled to perform in an 8-man tag at the Cup finals, and has been replaced in the match by Yoshinobu Kanemaru.

From NJPW:

"On July 10, Minoru Suzuki developed a fever, and as a cautionary measure, will not be present for the New Japan Cup or Dominion events on July 11 & 12.

Since wrestling on July 3, where Coronavirus antibody and antigen testing all showed negative, Suzuki has had no contact with any other wrestlers.

As a result of Suzuki’s absence, the following change has been made on tonight’s New Japan Cup final card:

5th Match

Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Taichi & Zack Sabre Junior –> Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, Taichi & Zack Sabre Junior

We apologize to fans who were excited to see Minoru Suzuki wrestle, and appreciate your understanding."

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