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ROH NEWS: Marufuji's replacement announced for "Border Wars" tour (w/Video & Radican's Analysis)

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:03:58 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Paul London is replacing Naomichi Marufuji for next weekend's "ROH Border Wars" tour in Toronto, Canada, ROH announced Wednesday night.

Marufuji was scheduled to face Davey Richards at the "Border Wars" iPPV on May 4 and Michael Elgin at the ROH TV tapings on May 5.

Radican's Analysis: Great move by ROH. London meant so much to ROH early in company history and he's reportedly in good shape again.



Original Story April 17

Ring of Honor has pulled Japanese wrestling star Naomichi Marufuji from their "Border Wars 2013" weekend shows in early May following a "very serious knee injury."

The injury occurred on Sunday, April 14, reports Puroresu Spirit. It was initially believed that Marufuji would only miss a few shows as NOAH officials tried to be optimistic that the injury was not severe. However, on Tuesday, NOAH said Marufuji suffered ligament damage in his right knee and he was being pulled from all upcoming shows.

ROH's statement on Wednesday reads: "In very unfortunate news, multi-time GHC Champion Naomichi Marufuji suffered a very serious knee injury over the weekend in Japan and will not be able to compete at 'Border Wars 2013' or the TV Taping the following day. Ring of Honor officials are hard at work looking for a replacement for Marufuji and will have confirmation soon. Get well soon Marufuji!"

Marufuji was scheduled to face Davey Richards at the May 4 iPPV and "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin at the May 5 TV tapings.

[ LINK: Weekend Injury Report here via Puroresu Spirit ]


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