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New Japan News: IWGP Hvt. Title to be defended in U.S. next weekend, dream matches announced for Invasion tour, updated May 13-15 line-ups

May 4, 2011 - 2:13:18 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

IWGP Hvt. champion Hiroshi Tanahashi will defend the IWGP World Hvt. Title against Charlie Haas next Saturday, May 14 in New York City.

According to New Japan Pro Wrestling, it's the first time the IWGP Hvt. Title will ever be defended in the U.S. New Japan and Jersey All-Pro (JAPW.net) have also announced the following "dream matches" for the East Coast Invasion Tour May 13-15.

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-- Tanahashi vs. Haas for the IWGP Hvt. Title on May 14, plus Tanahashi vs. Davey Richards on May 15 in Philadelphia.

-- IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion Prince Devitt vs. Low-Ki (formerly Kaval in WWE) on May 14 in New York City.

-- Low-Ki & Homicide vs. Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi on May 15 in Philadelphia.

-- IWGP tag champions Giant Bernard & Karl "Machine Gun" Anderson teaming with Devitt & Taguchi vs. Davey Richards & Jado & Gedo & Shinsuke Nakamura in an eight-man tag match on May 13 in New Jersey.

-- Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Low-Ki & Homicide on May 13 in New Jersey.

-- Jushin Liger will defend the Jersey All-Pro Lightheavyweight Title against Kenny Omega on May 15 in Philadelphia.

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Updated East Coast Invasion Line-ups

Friday, May 13 - Rahway, N.J.

-- IWGP Hvt. champion Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tiogi Makabe vs. Rhino & Charlie Haas.

-- Homicide & Low Ki vs. Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask IV.

-- IWGP tag champions Giant Bernard & Karl "Machine Gun" Anderson teaming with Devitt & Taguchi vs. Davey Richards & Jado & Gedo & Shinsuke Nakamura in an eight-man tag match.

-- Satoshi Kojima vs. Kenny Omega.

-- IWGP IC Title tournament First Round match: MVP vs. Kazuchika Okada.

-- IWGP IC Title tournament First Round match: Dan Maff vs. Toru Yano.

-- IWGP IC Title tournament First Round match: Tama Tonga vs. Tetsuya Naito.

-- IWGP IC Title tournament First Round match: Hideo Saito vs. Yujiro Takahashi.

Saturday, May 14 - New York City

-- IWGP Hvt. champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Charlie Haas for the IWGP World Hvt. Title.

-- IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion Prince Devitt vs. Low-Ki for the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Title.

-- IWGP IC Title tournament Semi-final match #1.

-- IWGP IC Title tournament Semi-final match #2.

Sunday, May 15 - Philadelphia

-- IWGP Hvt. champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Richards.

-- South Philadelphia Street Fight: Togi Makabe vs. Rhino.

-- JAPW Lightheavyweight champion Jushin Liger vs. Kenny Omega.

-- IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Low Ki & Homicide.

-- IWGP IC Title tournament Finals.

[Torch art credit Marco D'Alfonso (c) PWTorch.com]


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