COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the 2020 calendar. NJPW have confirmed that Wrestle Dynasty, set for August 22 at Madison Square Garden in New York, will not be taking place until the following year.
In their official statement, the company said:
“In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and its continued effect on social gatherings all over the world, NJPW has arrived at the decision to postpone Wrestle Dynasty, which was scheduled to take place on August 22 2020, to a date in 2021 to be announced.
“We will announce the new ticket information and event date in the future. In the meantime, pre-sale registration will continue; fans can still sign up to our pre-sale list to be informed of the new date for Wrestle Dynasty the moment details are confirmed, and will still be able to get early access to tickets.
“You can sign up for pre-sale here: https://willap.jp/p/acc_2374/Wrestle_Dynasty/
“If you are already registered, you do not need to register again.
“New Japan Pro-Wrestling remains extremely appreciative of all our great fans worldwide. While this postponement is unfortunate, the health and safety of wrestlers, staff, fans and society at large is our utmost priority.
“NJPW wrestlers and staff are coming together under the NJPW Together project to continue to do what we can to bring content to fans on NJPW World, and we hope to be back in the ring in the near future.”
New Japan ran at the once-WWE-exclusive Garden last year during Wrestlemania week. In the show’s main event, Kazuchika Okada defeated Jay White to regain the IWGP heavyweight championship.