During today’s Road to Castle Attack event, NJPW announced that IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi, has suffered a left pectoral tear and will miss six months of in-ring action. This is the second major injury Takahashi has suffered since his return to NJPW from excursion. What this means for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship is still unknown but we have a direction established for the Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships.
Hiromu Takahashi Injured
Takahashi and BUSHI were set to challenge El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori for their IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, but with Hiromu Takahashi injured Suzuki-Gun’s Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado have stepped up to the Bullet Club duo and will now fight for the championships.
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Takahashi was set to defend his title against El Phantasmo on an upcoming event but it now remains to be seen what NJPW does to crown a new champion as Phantasmo will need a new opponent.
Hiromu Takahashi and NJPW may need to take a look at themselves as Takahashi’s crowd-pleasing style doesn’t seem too safe for his body. Going forward he may tone things down in order to wrestle more and NJPW would be good to encourage that as they are being hit with something of an injury bug lately.
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