New Japan Pro Wrestling has revealed the cards for their upcoming tour and oh man, are there some saucy matches.
Four championship matches are currently set to take place. The most newsworthy among them is the NEVER Openweight Championship match. Tomohiro Ishii will challenge for the title in Shingo Takagi’s first defense. The two had a match of the year caliber encounter in last year’s G1 Climax, a match that was won by Takagi.
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi are finally receiving their IWGP Tag Team Championship Match as well. They formed their team at New Year Dash and will now face the Guerrillas of Destiny. GoD recently won the titles for the sixth time at the New Beginning in USA.
The junior tag titles and NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team titles will also be defended on these shows. SHO and YOH will take on their mentor Rocky Romero and Ryusuke Taguchi. The NEVER titles will then be defended by EVIL, Takagi, and BUSHI as they face the former champions Togi Makabe, Toru Yano and Taguchi.
Here are the full cards for these events:
New Japan Road (February 20, 2020)
- NEVER Openweight Championship Match – Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match – SHO & YOH (c) Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Jay White & Bad Luck Fale
- Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI
- Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare
- Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Will Ospreay & Yuya Uemura vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd
New Japan Road (February 21, 2020)
- IWGP Tag Team Championship Match – Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi
- NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match – Shingo Takagi, EVIL & BUSHI (c) Toru Yano, Colt Cabana & Ryusuke Taguchi
- Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & Rocky Romero vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Hiromu Takahashi
- Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Gedo & Jado
- Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
- Juice Robinson, David Finlay, SHO & YOH vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Tiger Mask & Gabriel Kidd vs. Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
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