NJPW President Says They Will No Longer Use COVID As An Excuse For Attendance

NJPW President Says They Will No Longer Use COVID As An Excuse For Attendance NJPW

NJPW President Takami Ohbari has given his thoughts on the attendance for the company’s events following their most recent major show.

Following New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestling Dontaku 2022 event, Takami Ohbari spoke with the press about the attendance number for the show. The event took place at the Fukuoka PayPay Dome, which holds a capacity of over 30,000.

However, there were slightly over 8,000 people in attendance for the latest show.

Ohbari said:

“I think there were many people who wanted to come but could not. At this stage, I think they’ve enjoyed wrestling with the people on the other side of the screen. But from here on out, we will not use COVID as an excuse. From here on out, we intend to fill each event to capacity.”

NJPW has several big events coming up in both Japan and the United States.

The Best of the Super Juniors 29 tournament is set to begin on May 15 with the full lineup already announced, which you can read here.

Their next event in America will take place on May 14 in Washington, D.C. entitled “Capital Collision”.

NJPW has announced the main event for Capital Collision will be Hiroshi Tanahashi defending the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Juice Robinson, Will Ospreay and Jon Moxley in a fatal four-way match, which you can read here.

Quotes via Post Wrestling

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