New Japan Pro Wrestling held the second to last show of their NJPW Cup tour this morning. During the show there was an earthquake and it could visibly be seen affecting the action on camera.
The incident occurred during the six man tag team match with Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi taking on Yukiro Takahashi, KENTA and Jay White. The US Geological Survey put the strength of the earthquake at magnitude 7.2.
The show was delayed for around 20 minutes whilst the commentary teams covered for the lack of action. NJPW officials carried out safety checks to ensure that the show could continue and eventually it did.
Earthquake Interrupts NJPW Show
Fans reacted to the scenes on Twitter, with nothing like this ever taking place in the streaming era. “Damn earthquake in the middle of the match. Scary af #njpw” on fan wrote.
“’˜Legit scary stuff here” another viewer said. “An earthquake just interrupted the New Japan Cup semi final show, as the match between Okada, Tanahashi, and Ibushi against Bullet Club is on a pause. #njcup #njpw.’”
The final of the New Japan Cup takes place tomorrow, with the show starting 5am GMT. You can check out all of the action on NJPWWORLD.com.
Check out the tweet below to see footage of the earthquake:
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