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WEE : Tetsuya Naito will recover in time for his fight against Kota Ibushi

By Sebastián Martínez – PUBLISHED ON 02/20/2021 AT 1:06 PM

Tetsuya naito announced on February 17 that he was injured in the knee and as a result missed part of the Road to Castle Attack tour. The injury occurred in the show held on February 16 in which Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito) defeated Kota Ibushi and Yuji Nagata).

Due to this injury, it was questioned whether the Japanese fighter could be ready to fight Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship on February 28, at the last Castle Attack show. According to the latest information from New Japan Pro Wrestling, Tetsuya Naito will only miss until the show this morning, held in Yamagata. This information is likely to vary, but everything indicates that Naito will be recovered very soon.

“At Road to Castle Attack on February 16, Tetsuya Naito suffered a right knee injury and as a result will not be able to compete in the live events on Friday February 19 in Iwate and Saturday February 20 in Yamagata”, wrote New Japan Pro Wrestling yesterday Friday. “We apologize to the fans who expected to see Naito fight and appreciate their understanding. More updates on Naito’s condition will be provided as they become available. We wish Tetsuya Naito the best in his recovery.”

The Road to Castle Attack tour show, which was to be held tomorrow, Sunday, February 21, was canceled due to the damage caused by the earthquake that struck on February 13, 71 km from Minamisōma, Fukushima Prefecture. The Toyota Crown Arena, the pavilion that was scheduled to host the event, was damaged during an earthquake. The next scheduled show is on the 22nd. We will probably know by then more about the fitness of the IWGP Intercontinental Championship contender.

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Sebastian Martinez

Sebastian Martinez
Solowrestling webmaster, former commentator on Neox and GOL, passionate about WWE and professional wrestling