Hiromu Takahashi will be out of action for six months, after picking up a shoulder injury on last week’s Road to Castle Attack shows.
Takahashi was due to challenge for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team championships with BUSHI on Thursday at Korakuen Hall.
Before going on to defend his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against El Phantasmo on night two of New Japan’s Castle Attack show on Sunday in Osaka. He joins Naito on the injured list.
As of this post, there isn’t any official word on what will happen with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship or who will challenge Bushi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships.
Takahashi won his second Best of the Super Juniors tournament in December 2020, becoming the second wrestler after Tiger Mask to win back-to-back finals. In January 2021, Takahashi defeated Ishimori in a rematch to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship for the fourth time.
We wish him the best in his recovery, and hope to see him back in the ring soon!
Hiromu Takahashi has sustained a left shoulder injury and will be unable to compete on tonight’s card in Korakuen Hall. Takahashi sustained the injury on February 19 in Morioka and is currently undergoing medical evaluation. Further updates on his condition will be released as they become available. We apologize to fans who were looking forward to seeing Takahashi wrestle, and appreciate your understanding.