Already a monumental event, June 29’s Southern Showdown in Melbourne has received an even bigger boost, as two matches on the card have become title matches!
In Sendai at the close of the Kizuna Road tour, Mikey Nicholls scored a pin on Tama Tonga to secure victory for he and Juiec Robinson on IWGP Tag Team Champions, the Guerrillas of Destiny. After the match, Nicholls demanded that their Melbourne rematch be contested for the titles. The IWGP committee has agreed, and the titles will be defended in Australia for the first time ever! Can Nicholls, along with Juice, take the home field advantage to become the first Australian IWGP Tag Team Champion?
In the second newly added title match, RevPro’s Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship will be on the line when El Phantasmo defends against Rocky Romero. In one of the most feel good moments in Best of the Super Junior history, Romero submitted ELP in Korakuen on May 24. Phantasmo would go on to lose twice more in the tournament to YOH and then Ryusuke Taguchi, leaving him with ‘three wrongs I had to make right’.
ELP corrected two of those perceived wrongs on the Kizuna Road tour. First, teaming with Taiji Ishimori he deprived YOH and SHO of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships on June 16. Then on June 25, he pinned Ryusuke Taguchi to retain his Cruiserweight Championship. Now he looks to get revenge against Rocky Romero, and is confident enough to put the title on the line for the second time in the space of a week. Will Phantasmo make his record spotless again? Or can Romero pick up a fairytale championship win?
These two matches join the already signed IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match between Will Ospreay and Robbie Eagles, and a huge tag team main event as Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi team up against Bad Luck Fale and Jay White!