NJPW star Chase Owens will miss the remainder of the World Tag League tour, after pulling out of the tournament.
The promotion has shared a statement confirming that Owens will be returning home following a death in the family.
The statement reads:
Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
Chase Owens, who has been competing alongside Bad Luck Fale in the World Tag League, will be returning home for the remainder of the series following a death in the family, and will be absent from events starting tonight in Osaka.
We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing Chase wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.
Tonight’s scheduled bout between Fale and Owens and Bishamon will be cancelled.
For the remainder of the tour, Chase and Fale’s World Tag League matches will be forfeited, and two points awarded to their scheduled opponents.
Forthcoming World and Super Junior Tag League dates will also see card changes; check https://www.njpw1972.com/schedule/ for full information.
NJPW joins fans in wishing our condolences to Chase’s family.
The Bullet Club member was teaming with Bad Luck Fale in the round-robin tournament.
The duo had competed in three tournament matches, and would’ve had a minimum of six more to wrestle before forfeiting.
The winners of the tournament will earn an IWGP Tag Team Title bout at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4, 2023.
We here at WrestleTalk.com extend our condolences to Chase Owens and his family.
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