Road to Power Struggle night 2 (October 25) Preview

More elimination action, Kazuchika Okada teams with hiroshi Tanahashi in main event



The second night on the Road to Power Struggle will see more seeds sown before the immense November 6 card in Osaka. 

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Main event: Elimination tag: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs BULLET CLUB (KENTA, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi)

A wild ten man main event will see CHAOS combine forces with Hiroshi Tanahashi to take on a stacked BULLET CLUB side with plenty to play for at Power Struggle. As HOUSE OF TORTURE seek the NEVER 6-Man titles in Osaka, so Tama Tonga wants to beat G1 CLimax winner Kazuchika Okada one more time, and KENTA wants IWGP US gold from the waist of the Ace. This is going to be an intense culmination to day two on the Road to Power Struggle. 


5th Match: Master Wato, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tiger Mask & Robbie Eagles vs Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, DOUKI & Zack Sabre Jr)

24 hours before Flying Tiger challenge for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag team Championships, and 12 days before Eagles has to defend his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship at Power Struggle, an eight man tag with lots of title implications. Last night, Flying Tiger were opposite Master Wato and Hiroyoshi Tenzan, but tonight they will form a unified front. Enough to take down a determined Suzuki-Gun quartet?


4th Match: Tomoaki Honma & Satoshi Kojima vs Los Ingobernables De Japon (SANADA & Shingo Takagi)

IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi will be in action in the fourth match of the night, getting ready for his title match with Zack Sabre Jr. at Power Struggle by facing two veterans in Kojima and Honma as he sides with SANADA. With SANADA short a tag partner for World Tag League as Tetsuya Naito is on the shelf with a knee injury, could Cold Skull seek to recruit a Dragon for the league?


3rd Match: Togi Makabe & Toru Yano vs United Empire (Aaron Henare & Great-O-Khan)

The returning Aaron Henare and Great-O-Khan, like any possible combination in the rapidly growing United Empire, make for an incredibly imposing team on any given night. As O-Khan and Yano count down to their November 6 KOPW clash, will the former Most Violent Players of Yano and Makabe be tough enough to overthrow the empire?


2nd Match: Kosei Fujita & Ryusuke Taguchi vs Los Ingobernables De Japon (BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi)

After Power Struggle, focus will shift to Best of the Super Jr. Tonight, a chance for three top juniors to show what they can do, while Young Lion Kosei Fujita seeks to learn, and to prove that he can hang with the best of them. 


1st Match: SHO vs Ryohei Oiwa

Singles record: 1-0 SHO

After G1 Climax 31 kicked off in Osaka with Ryohei Oiwa taking on SHO, he will see how far Oiwa has progressed over the last five weeks. Will Oiwa be able to put up a fight against the merciless Murder Machine?