NJPW has released a statement saying they’ll be taking disciplinary action against Tama Tonga for “inappropriate conduct.”
The statement from NJPW reads:
NJPW takes actions taken by our wrestlers seriously. In light of recent inappropriate conduct by Tama Tonga including (Social Networking Service) usage, the company has decided to take disciplinary actions against said wrestlers, and will issue updated guidelines to all wrestlers.
The exact reason for Tonga’s punishment isn’t stated, but the wrestler recently put his hands on a fan in the crowd during a G1 Climax event. He’s also been a savage on Twitter.
It’s unclear if the fan incident/alleged punishment is all being done for storyline purposes, but we’ll report back if more information is made available.
Watch the G1 Climax fan incident below.