[NJPW News] New Japan announced that Daichi Hashimoto will be unable to compete at WRESTLE KINGDOM 7 due to suffering a fracture in his left forearm. Daichi was told by a physician that he will be unable to compete for 2 months as that is the time needed for the injury to heal properly.
Daichi though said that he would still compete at the Dome with the cast on, but it was recommended that he step back at this time. Daichi said that he will indeed make his debut in NJPW soon and he hopes to be stronger than ever when he does.
In the wake of this news it was announced that Shinjiro Otani will be taking Daichi’s place in the match. With this change of the match, this will see Otani working along side Mutoh in the NJPW ring for the first time in over 10 years.
NJPW Presents WRESTLE KINGDOM 7 ～EVOLUTION～ in Tokyo Dome, ¼/2013 [Fri] 17:00 @ Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan
(6) Special Tag Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Keiji Mutoh & Shinjiro Otani
Also remember the event will be offered live on live iPPV and on replay following the conclusion of the show!