New Japan has a big imprint as RevPro hit Copper Box before Royal Quest III
On August 26, RevPro Wrestling celebrate their 11th anniversary with their biggest card to date in London’s Copper Box Arena. October 14 will see NJPW in the Copper Box for Royal Quest III, and with NJPW having a long standing relationship with the UK group, it’s only fitting that New Japan have a big stamp on the big card.
At the top of the billing will be Will Ospreay colliding with Shingo Takagi. Ospreay is on the verge of a legendary summer, with victories over both Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada, and is preparing to face Chris Jericho in Wembley Stadium on August 27. Before that though, he continues a ferocious rivalry with Shingo Takagi. The Dragon was victorious over Ospreay in their last encounter during G1 Climax 32; after losing out to Tetsuya Naito in the G1 Climax 33 semifinal, will Ospreay get back on track before Jericho and Wembley?
El Phantasmo was once a man without an island after being exiled from BULLET CLUB by David Finlay and Gedo. Yet G1 Climax 33 saw him form a new alliance with the Guerrillas of Destiny, one aided by a long standing friendship with Hikuleo that was forged in RevPro. More shocking is this tag team combination of ELP and none other than Katsuyori Shibata. The former British heavyweight Champion is more than happy to tear into BULLET CLUB, especially when it comes to an ungrateful former student in Gabe Kidd; will Kidd and David Finlay learn a valuable lesson tonight, or will it be more bodies for the War Dogs?
Staying on BULLET CLUB War Dogs, one half of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Drilla Moloney will be taking on Leon Slater at Rev Pro XI. 18 year old prospect Slater is on the verge of breaking big, but Moloney will be looking to put the young man in his place.
NJPW World TV Champion Zack Sabre Jr. will be in action against Ricky Knight Jr. This clash of two former British Heavyweight Champions is one not to be missed; the Knight family has defined British wrestling for generations, but can RKJ put away a man who has helped to define the form int he modern era?
ZSJ has also ensured that RevPro XI has been added to the ‘Kosei Fujita World Tour’. As the TMDK member leaves his old Young Lion ways behind, he’s competing in America, UK, Australia and beyond; can he keep his momentum going with a win over the promising JJ Gale?