New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the lineup for their upcoming 49th Anniversary show. This comes after last year’s event had to be canceled due to the pandemic.
This year’s show will focus on the main event IWGP Double Championship match. As set up at Castle Attack, Kota Ibushi will defend the titles against the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion El Desperado.
This will also be the final defense of the two titles before they are merged into one.
The rest of the show will feature a pair of New Japan Cup first-round matches. Additionally, several multi-person tag matches are scheduled as well.
Here is the complete card for New Japan’s 49th Anniversary show:
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship & IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match – Kota Ibushi (c) vs. El Desperado
- New Japan Cup Match – Tetsuya Natio vs. The Great-O-Khan
- New Japan Cup Match – Satoshi Kojima vs. Jeff Cobb
- SHO, Tomohiro Ishii, and Kazuchika Okada vs. BUSHI, SANADA, and Shingo Takagi
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Toa Henare, and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. EVIL, KENTA, Chase Owens, Jay White, and Taiji Ishimori
- Master Wato, Gabriel Kidd, Tomoaki Honma and Hirooki Goto vs. Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., and DOUKI