Kota Ibushi Pulled From NJPW New Beginning USA Tour Due To Influenza

Kota Ibushi Pulled From NJPW New Beginning USA Tour Due To Influenza

New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following press release announcing that superstar Kota Ibushi has been struck with influenza and will no longer be working the USA New Beginnings tour that begins on January 24th. Fans who purchased tickets for meet-and-greets with Ibushi in Miami will be refunded. Check out the details below.

As a result of contracting Type-A Influenza, Kota Ibushi will not be participating in the New Beginning USA tour, which starts January 24 in Tampa.

Changes have been made to the five cards Ibushi was set to wrestle on. Details are displayed below.

Kota Ibushi and New Japan Pro-Wrestling would like to sincerely apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing him compete. We appreciate your understanding.

1/24 TAMPA

6th Match- Elimination match

Kota Ibushi, Rocky Romero, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Jado, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

Elimination match

Rocky Romero, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

1/26 NASHVILLE

7th Match

Kota Ibushi, Rocky Romero, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Jado, Chase Owens, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

Rocky Romero, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Chase Owens, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

1/27 RALEIGH

6th Match

Kota Ibushi, YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Jado, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

1/30 MIAMI

6th Match

Rocky Romero, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Jado, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi

David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi

7th Match

Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

Rocky Romero & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

2/1 ATLANTA

2nd Match

Rocky Romero & YOSHI-HASHI vs Misterioso & Alex Coughlin

YOSHI-HASHI vs Misterioso

6th Match->4th Match

Kota Ibushi vs Chase Owens

Rocky Romero vs Chase Owens

As a result of contracting A-type influenza, Kota Ibushi is unable to travel to the US for the New Beginning USA tour. As a result, he cannot attend the meet and greet session scheduled for January 30 in Miami.

SCHEDULED MEET & GREET LINEUP

Kota Ibushi, TJP, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Chase Owens & Jado

NEW LINEUP

TJP, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Chase Owens & Jado

Refunds will be offered to anyone who has purchased either a Kota Ibushi meet and greet ticket or a VIP meet & greet package. Additionally, the price for the VIP package is now $125 in Miami to reflect Ibushi’s absence.

Refunds will be issued for Kota Ibushi meet and greet tickets. Please allow for 4-5 days to process. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE.

Tickets/refunds: https://njpw_tnbu_2020_mng_miami.eventbrite.com/

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