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Today the heartbreaking news was announced that Tetsuya Naito had suffered a knee injury and to forfeit the G1 CLIMAX tournament
The Ungovernable Charisma suffered this injury from his G1 opening match against Zack Sabre Jr where it ended in a tap out where Naito tapped out for the first time in 7 years. After the match, Naito was laying on the mat where the trainers came in, he walked out with the help of young lions.
The damage was done on his left meniscus and MCL. Due to this Naito will be forfeiting the rest of the G1 and his opponents will have an automatic 2 points via forfeit. His matches will be replaced with special singles matches with other wrestlers against his original opponent.
These are his replacement matches
September 23: G1 Climax 31 Night 3, Ota-ku
1st Match: Yuji Nagata vs Tanga Loa
September 26: G1 Climax 31 Night 5, Kobe
2nd Match: Yuji Nagata vs Shingo Takagi
September 30: G1 Climax 31 Night 7, Korakuen Hall
1st Match: BUSHI vs Yujiro Takahashi
October 3: G1 Climax 31 Night 9, Nagoya
2nd Match: BUSHI vs Toru Yano
October 7: G1 Climax 31 Night 11, Hiroshima
2nd Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs KENTA
October 9: G1 Climax 31 Night 13, Osaka
2nd Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs Tomohiro Ishii
October 13: G1 Climax 31 Night 15, Sendai
2nd Match: Satoshi Kojima vs Kota Ibushi
October 18: G1 Climax Night 17, Yokohama
Satoshi Kojima vs Great-O-Khan
The matches will be moved to the second match of the night
We wish Tetsuya Naito a TRANQUILO recovery and hope to see him back in the ring soon. But until then, TRANQUILO ASSEN NA YO.