TAKA Michinoku to miss NJPW BOSJ night 10 due to injury

Due to injury, TAKA Michinoku has been pulled from his match at Sunday’s NJPW Best of the Super Juniors show.

NJPW has announced that Michinoku is unable to compete at night 10 of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament due to a right leg injury. The show is taking place in Chiba tomorrow (May 26).

Michinoku was scheduled to face IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee in a tournament match on the show. Michinoku will instead forfeit the match, with Lee receiving two points.

With their match being canceled, Lee also won’t be wrestling at tomorrow’s show. It will proceed with nine matches instead of the scheduled 10. NJPW noted that Lee will still be taking part in his autograph session.

Michinoku has lost all six of his tournament matches thus far and is already out of contention in the A Block. Lee is third in the block with eight points (not counting the two he’ll get for Michinoku forfeiting their match), coming in behind Shingo Takagi and Taiji Ishimori. Takagi has 12 points, while Ishimori has 10.

There are five shows remaining before the Best of the Super Juniors finals take place on June 5.

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