NJPW's Hiroyoshi Tenzan Dealing With Knee Injury

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Hiroyoshi Tenzan is set for a stint on the sidelines.

After being pulled from New Japan Pro-Wrestling's February 15 show at Korakuen Hall, NJPW have announced Tenzan will be out of action for the remainder of the New Year's Golden Series. Tenzan was scheduled to be in tag matches for much of the remainder of the tour with the exception of a scheduled singles contest against Great-O-Khan. 

The master of the Mongolian Chop is on the shelf due to a "persistent right knee injury."

When Tenzan will return to an NJPW ring remains to be seen. 

Tenzan has been a part of New Japan since 1991 and he is a member of the promotion's Third Generation alongside TenCozy tag team partner Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi. 

The 50-year-old is a four-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion and 12-time IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion having held the gold six times with Kojima, five times with Masahiro Chono and once with Osamu Nishimura. 

The New Year's Golden Series is set to wrap up on February 20. Following that, NJPW will return for the promotion's 50th Anniversary Show on March 1. 

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