Tetsuya Naito Pulls Out Of NJPW Road To Castle Attack Show With Knee Injury

He'll be back for Castle Attack

Tetsuya Naito has teamed with different members of Los Ingobernables de Japon against Kota Ibushi and Yuji Nagata over the past few days, and he was scheduled to team with SANADA against the same two men at today's Road To Castle Attack show at Korakuen Hall. 

The match did not take place, though, as Naito told the crowd he was unable to compete after sustaining an injury to his right knee. He apologised to the fans in attendance but made it clear he would be fine to face Kota Ibushi on February 28 at Castle Attack. The two men are set to square off for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. 

Following Naito's announcement, SHO & Kazuchika Okada vs. Dick Togo & EVIL was made the new main event of today's show and Yuji Nagata and SANADA faced off in a singles match. 

The former IWGP Double Champion has suffered from knee problems for much of his career and he underwent reconstructive knee surgery back in October 2012. 


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