O’Reilly out, ROH title match added to Sakura card

161111_oreillyThe ROH Television Championship will be defended in New Zealand this Saturday after Kyle O’Reilly has been pulled from the Sakura Events card.

An “unexpected medical issue” has prevented O’Reilly from travelling, at the advice of his doctors. As such, O’Reilly remains in the United States and will no longer be part of Sakura Events On the Mat.

“I’ve been looking forward to this event for quite some time now and it pains me to miss out on this chance,” O’Reilly said in a statement.

“I’ve always wanted to visit New Zealand, but unfortunately fate stepped in. I have to put my health and well-being first. Hopefully one day, I will get another opportunity to visit your beautiful country.”

O’Reilly had been scheduled to take part in a tag team match alongside reDRagon partner Bobby Fish, against David Finlay and Kushida.

In an historic first, Fish will now defend the ROH Television Championship against David Finlay and Kushida in a triple threat.

“Kyle will recover and reDRagon will prove their world dominance once again,” Fish said in a statement.

“I am still coming to New Zealand to not just take part of this event, I’m coming to make history! Kushida and David Finlay, make no mistake, you two could team up and unfortunately for you, it still wouldn’t be enough. I’m coming to New Zealand to successfully defend my ROH World Television Championship. Best of luck, boys.”