On September 28th, 2019, New Japan Pro Wrestling brought their brand of wrestling back to New York from the famous Hammerstein Arena.
The show had over an hour delay due to the lack of an ambulance at the arena. Per New York laws from the state athletic commission, an ambulance was required to be on site prior to the event taking place.
As reported by Mike Johnson of PWI, "the ambulance company that the Hammerstein Ballroom uses for all their events (and used last night for a concert) did not show up as scheduled. The belief originally was that the ambulance was stuck in traffic, but when the venue called the ambulance company to check up on their status, they were told that the ambulance company received a phone call this morning telling them tonight's show was canceled and therefore they were not needed - and were now not available. Someone involved in the show was able to scramble and get a FDNY ambulance to come to the show and FDNY offered to help and remain until the show could get another ambulance to take their place, so that New Japan could star holding matches. However, we are told that New York State rules would not allow that and everyone is working on getting another ambulance there. The Commission does not allow matches to take place unless there are EMTs with an ambulance present at the venue."
A crazy story worthy of the wrestling world in 2019.
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