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Rey Mysterio Expected To Miss A Month With Bicep Injury

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When former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio suffered a bicep injury in the middle of a tag team match for Northeast Wrestling, some speculated that he suffered a biceps tear which would have kept him on the shelf for several months.

It apparently, at the time, dashed any hopes for a Mysterio/John Cena match at WrestleMania in April.

However, Dave Meltzer discussed Mysterio’s injury, which was a biceps strain, and return timetableon the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.

“He was in Lexington yesterday and he said he would be out of action for one month” Meltzer said.

“Now, the long Beach show is two weeks from today and he said he “didn’t know”. At least I am going to say it’s touch and go. It may just be go. We’ll probably know in a day or two. I think he may wait until the end because he probably has this idea.

“If he can possibly do it, because it’s New Japan, then he will do it, but I think there is a recognition that he may not be ready in time.”

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NJPW’s Harold Meij Comments on Departing Talent

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With the departures of Cody Rhodes, the Young Bucks, Chris Jericho, and the likely forthcoming departure of Kenny Omega, New Japan Pro Wrestling has been reeling.

New Japan Pro Wrestling president Harold Meij commented on the departures of the The Elite members, and other talent, most of whom are moving to either WWE or AEW.

Meij: ‘Talent will come & go. That’s life. Half of Japanese people have had more than one occupation. More overseas. There are different life stages, priorities change. What counts is that while here, ppl shine as bright as possible & produce the best product possible for us’— chris charlton (@reasonjp) January 9, 2019

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Chase Owens Re-Signs With NJPW

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NJPW is expected to lose Kenny Omega at the end of the month, who announced he would be leaving when his contract expires at the end of the month, but they will not be losing Chase Owens.

“The Crown Jewel” Chase Owens has also officially re-signed with NJPW, making the official announcement on Twitter.

Happy to announce I have signed contract with njpw. #packagedrivereveryone2019— chase owens (@realchaseowens) January 7, 2019

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Chris Jericho Vows to End Tetsuya Naito’s Career

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IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho is gearing up for his title defense against Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4th, and he is vowing to end Naito’s career when the two finally meet in the ring.

My message to @s_d_naito#WrestleKingdom13 will be the LAST MATCH of your great career! @njpwworld @njpw1972 pic.twitter.com/n6w3qaxvT5— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 21, 2018

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