Davey Richards was involved in a car accident that was significant enough to prevent him from traveling to Japan to compete at a scheduled date with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Puroresu Spirit posted the following on Facebook:
[NJPW News] It has been announced that Davey Richards will be unable to compete at tomorrows (5/3) Wrestling Dontaku show due to be involved in a traffic accident in the USA.
Since Richards and Romero were scheduled for a title defense the belts have now been declared vacant and a title decision match will be held on a later date. They cannot hold another title match tomorrow as Richards is carrying the IWGP Jr. Tag belt with him in the USA.
Below you will see the up to date event card to reflect the recent changes.
New Japan Pro Wrestling “NJPW 40th Anniversary Wrestling Dontaku 2012″, 5/3/2012 [Thu] 15:00 @ Fukuoka Kokusai Center
(1) Strongman [CMLL], Captain New Japan & Tama Tonga vs. YOSHI-HASHI, Jado & Tomohiro Ishii
(2) Ryusuke Taguchi & KUSHIDA vs. TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
(3) Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Rocky Romero & Gedo
(4) IWGP Junior Heavy Championship Match: [Champion] Prince Devitt vs. [Challenger] Low Ki
~ 5th Title Defense.
(5) IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
~ 3rd Defense.
(6) Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] & Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall]
(7) “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(8) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi
(9) IWGP Championship Match: [Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
~ 2nd Defense.