NJPW Destruction Matches Announced

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NJPW Destruction Matches Announced

By Jamal Niaz

After dominating the summer with Omega vs. Okada IV at Dominion and the G1 Climax, NJPW is already preparing to take the rest of the year by storm as they have announced three stacked Destruction cards for September.

The trio of events begins in Hiroshima on September 15 with the marquee match being Kenny Omega defending his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Tomohiro Ishii. Ishii recently beat Omega during a grueling battle on Night 14 of the G1 and with the title on the line this time you can expect that battle to be twice as fierce.

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Destruction continues on September 17 in Beppu with Tetsuya Naito going up against Minoru Suzuki. Given the reputation of both men, don’t be surprised if New Japan produces another classic with this one. Also on this show, Hirooki Goto will be defending his NEVER Openweight Championship against Taichi.

The final show takes place on September 23 with Hiroshi Tanahashi putting his Wrestlekingdom IWGP World Title opportunity on the line against long-time rival Kazuchika Okada. The two superstars have already produced two five-star quality matches this year and will more than likely add another at this event.

In addition, the four-man tournament for the vacant IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship will begin on the final night with Kushida going up against Bushi. Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll face off in the other semi-final in L.A on September 29.

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Check out the full card for all three nights of NJPW Destruction 2018 below:

DESTRUCTION IN HIROSHIMA
September 15, 2018

— Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask & Kushida vs. Rocky Romero & Roppongi 3K

— Bad Luck Fale vs. Toa Henare

— Michael Elgin & Ayato Yoshida vs. Killer Elite Squad

— Will Ospreay, Chuck Taylor & Berretta vs. Kota Ibushi, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens

NEVER 6-MAN TRIOS CHAMPIONSHIP
— Guerrillas of Destiny & Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Ryusuke Taguchi

— Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano & Gedo vs. Taichi, Takashi Iizuka & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

— Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada & Bushi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taka Michinoku & El Desperado

— Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi & Jay White

IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
— Kenny Omega (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii

 

DESTRUCTION IN BEPPU
September 17, 2018

— Tencozy & Yota Tsuji vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuya Uemura

— David Finlay & Ren Narita vs. Shota Umino & Toa Henare

— Ayato Yoshida vs. Takashi Iizuka

— Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Kushida & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Will Ospreay, Rocky Romero & Roppongi 3K

— Chuck Taylor & Beretta vs. Killer Elite Squad

— Bushi, Sanada & Evil vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado

— Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Juice Robinson vs. Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, Yoshi-Hashi & Jay White

NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
— Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Taichi

— Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki

 

DESTRUCTION IN KOBE
September 23, 2018

— Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura

— Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Roppongi 3K

— Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado

— Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi & Ayato Yoshida vs. Hiroshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi

— Chuck Taylor & Beretta vs. Killer Elite Squad

— Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs. Jay White, Yoshi-Hashi & Will Ospreay

— Sanada, Evil & Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. & Taka Michinoku

IWGP Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
— Kushida vs. Bushi

G1 CLIMAX 28 CONTRACT DEFENSE
— Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada

What matches stand out for you the most on these three nights? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter here. You can also join us on Discord to chat with Oli, Luke, the magazine team, the website writers and each other here!

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