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Shingo Takagi and BUSHI Cleared To Compete At Wrestle Grand Slam; NJPW Reveals Lineups For Both Nights

Shingo Takagi and BUSHI are both cleared to compete after testing positive for COVID-19 this month.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling released the lineups for both nights of their Wrestle Grand Slam events, confirming both competitors will be in action. BUSHI will be in tag team action with Hiromu Takahashi against the team of Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask on night one, while Takagi will main event night two against EVIL. 


September 4

Kickoff: STARDOM Showcase

Flying Tiger (Tiger Mask & Robbie Eagles) vs Los Ingobernables De Japon (Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI)


KOPW2021 I Quit Match

Chase Owens vs Toru Yano

Jeff Cobb vs Kazuchika Okada

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kota Ibushi

September 5

Kickoff: STARDOM Showcase

CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada) vs United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

BULLET CLUB’s Cutest Tag Team (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) vs Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

IWGP Tag Team Championship Three Way

Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) vs Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI) vs CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

Robbie Eagles vs Hiromu Takahashi

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

Shingo Takagi vs EVIL

New Japan previously confirmed positive test results for both competitors on August 18. Takagi and BUSHI have not competed since August 14 when they were on the same team in an 8-man tag team match at NJPW Summer Struggle.

KENTA also recently confirmed he’d tested positive for COVID-19, but had experienced mild symptoms and no longer has the coronavirus.

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