New Japan Pro Wrestling has issued the following press release announcing that top superstar KUSHIDA is still dealing with hand, foot and mouth disease and will not be cleared in time for Sunday’s Burning Spirit event in Kobe. Full details, including the replacement of KUSHIDA, can be seen below.
Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
KUSHIDA, who was scheduled to compete in Burning Spirit in Kobe on Sunday, is still recovering from a bout of hand, foot and mouth disease and will not be cleared to wrestle his scheduled match.
Our apologies to fans who were looking forward to seeing KUSHIDA struggle and we appreciate your understanding.
The following change has been made to tomorrow’s map.
KUSHIDA, Jado & Tama Tonga vs Gedo, Jay White & Taiji Ishimori ->
Jado & Tama Tonga vs Jay White & Taiji Ishimori
NJPW joins fans in wishing KUSHIDA a full and speedy recovery.