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Ryusuke Taguchi To Miss NJPW Dontaku Series Due To Injury

April 19, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Ryusuke Taguchi is out of several NJPW shows after suffering an injury. NJPW announced on Friday that Taguchi suffered an injury in a bicycle accident and will miss shows through May 4th.

The full announcement reads:

Ryusuke Taguchi injured; to miss Dontaku series
Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

Ryusuke Taguchi, who was scheduled to compete this weekend on the Road to Dontaku, was involved in a bicycle accident, sustaining wounds to his face hands and knees as well as injuring his neck. As a result, he will be unable to compete in forthcoming events. We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Taguchi wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.

Taguchi has issued the following statement:

“Hello to all 69 of my fans across Japan. Although I can’t remember the exact accident due to my concussion, I apparently fell off my bicycle while swerving to avoid a dog. I will rest, recover and be back better than ever!”

The following replacements will be made for Taguchi’s matches in the coming nights:

April 20, Machida, April 22 Korakuen: Shoma Kato

April 23 Korakuen: Katsuya Murashima

April 25 Fukui, April 26 Osaka : Hiroyoshi Tenzan

April 27 Hiroshima: Tomoaki Honma

April 30 Kumamoto: Katsuya Murahshima

May 1 Beppu: Shoma Kato

May 3, 4 Fukuoka: Tiger Mask

NJPW joins fans in wishing Taguchi a full, fast recovery.

On behalf of 411, our best wishes to Taguchi for a quick and full recovery.

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