New Japan Pro Wrestling announced today that Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards had been involved in a traffic accident in America and as a result would be unable to compete at tomorrow’s Dontaku event.
As a result, as Richards and Rocky Romero were the tag team champions and scheduled to defend their IWGP Junior Tag Team Championships the company have had to vacate the titles.
There is no word on how this will affect the Ring of Honor Border Wars iPPV on May 12th as Richards is currently scheduled to defend his ROH World Championship against Kevin Steen.
The current card is below:
- Strongman, Captain New Japan and Tama Tonga vs. YOSHI-HASHI, Jado and Tomohiro Ishii.
- Ryusuke Taguchi and KUSHIDA vs. TAKA Michinoku and Taichi.
- Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask IV vs. Rocky Romero and Gedo.
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: Prince Devitt (c) vs. Low Ki.
- IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima (c) vs. Toru Yano and Takashi Iizuka.
- Togi Makabe and Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki and Yoshihiro Takayama.
- Karl Anderson vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito vs. Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi.
- IWGP Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Hirooki Goto.