Hiroshi Tanahashi will be taking time off over the next four weeks in order to heal up ahead of his ladder match against Kenny Omega.
During night one of the Best of the Super Juniors, Bullet Club attacked Tanahashi with a ladder, effectively writing him off of the rest of his BOSJ appearances. Tanahashi will still compete in the ladder match against Kenny Omega at Dominion on June 19.
The plan earlier this year was for Tanahashi to scale back for a while in the ring, often just tagging with Michael Elgin. However, with the defection of AJ Styles, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson and Shinsuke Nakamura, as well as Kota Ibushi not returning to NJPW, Tanahashi was needed in the ring.