NJPW will soon have its biggest junior heavyweight star back.
Hiromu Takahashi tweeted today that a doctor has cleared him for an in-ring return after being sidelined with a torn left pectoral.
The NJPW Global Twitter account quoted the tweet and stated “Somebody is cleared…”
Hiromu’s tweet read:
Which Twitter translated as:
The doctor gave me permission to return!
Let’s go crazy again. Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee”
Hiromu was injured while teaming with current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi against Kota Ibushi and Tomoaki Honma on February 19 at an NJPW Road to Castle Attack event. He would then vacate the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on the February 25 Road to Castle Attack show.
El Desperado would go on to win the vacant IWGP Jr. title in a three-way at Castle Attack in Osaka, defeating BUSHI and El Phantasmo. Desperado has since made two successful defenses of the title. He is scheduled to defend the belt against Robbie Eagles on Sunday’s Wrestle Grand Slam in Tokyo Dome event.
Hiromu also missed more than a year of in-ring action with a broken neck following a match with Dragon Lee on July 7, 2018 on an NJPW G1 Special event in California. His comeback match after the neck injury took place on a Road to Tokyo Dome show on December 19, 2019.