First part of Osaka card set
The first matches for Power Struggle on November 4 are set, with two championships set to be defended, and an intriguing preview for Wrestle Kingdom on the agenda.
The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship will be on the line when Hiromu Takahashi defends against Taiji Ishimori. After Hiromu successfully defended his gold at Destruction in Ryogoku in a wild three way, he was laid out by Ishimori, making a surprise return since a neck injury sustained in a match with the Time Bomb during Best of the Super Juniors. Now Ishimori wants revenge, and top end the reign of Hiromu.
Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii put the NEVER Openweight 6 Man Championships on the line against TMDK’s Zack Sabre Jr., Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls. Ishii called out the TMDK trio after Ryogoku as a result of being pinned twice by Sabre on the tour. Can the TMDK trio get the job done with the gold on the line?
Tetsuya Naito and Yota Tsuji will team up to take on SANADA and Yuya Uemura in Osaka. While this is, indeed a big preview for SANADA and Naito as they head into the Tokyo Dome main event on January 4, there will also be a lot to look out for in the combination of Uemura and Tsuji in this match. Fierce rivals as Young Lions, who might prove superior now both are graduated?
The finals of the Super Junior Tag League will see the top two points scoring teams facing off at Power Struggle. With these matches, and much more to be announced, it’ll be a hot night in Osaka on November 4 live in English on NJPW World!