Kazuchika Okada has revealed his first partner for the upcoming NJPW Wrestling Dontaku.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the lineup for Wrestling Dontaku on May 3.
One of the top matches for the show will see Strong Style’s Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado and Ren Narita defend the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships against Kazuchika Okada and two partners of his choosing.
On April 21, NJPW revealed that Okada has chosen fellow CHAOS member Tomohiro Ishii as the first of his two tag team partners for the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship match.
On the company’s website, NJPW wrote the following:
After Strong Style retained their NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag team Championships recently on the Road to Sakura Genesis, Ren Narita called out Kazuchika Okada to challenge with his choice of partners at Dontaku.
The challenge was accepted, and after Tomohiro Ishii made an appeal at a recent non televised live event, one of the Rainmaker’s partners is official! Okada and Ishii will do battle at Dontaku, but who will join them?
Here is the current lineup for NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2023:
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: SANADA (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
NEVER Openweight Championship: Tama Tonga (c) vs. David Finlay
NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Ren Narita (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, & TBA
NJPW World Television Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Jeff Cobb
NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship: KENTA (c) vs. Hikuleo
Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
Shota Umino, KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight vs. Aaron Henare, Francesco Akira & TJP
Mikey Nicholls, Shane Haste & Kosei Fujita vs. Great-O-Khan & Aussie Open
Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano & YOH vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, SHO & Dick Togo
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