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.
"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:
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."