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New Japan’s top champion will be in singles action at Ring of Honor’s Global Wars PPV on May 8 in Chicago.
New IWGP World Hvt. champion Naito will face Kyle O’Reilly, ROH announced Tuesday. It’s a non-title re-match from last year’s War of the Worlds event in Philadelphia.
Updated Global Wars Line-up
May 8 – Chicago, Ill.
- ROH World Title match: Jay Lethal vs. Colt Cabana
- ROH Tag Title match: War Machine (Ray Rowe & Hanson) vs. The Briscoes
- ROH TV Title match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bobby Fish
- IWGP World Hvt. champion Naito vs. Kyle O’Reilly (non-title)
- Tanahashi & Michael Elgin vs. Kazuchika Okada & Moose
- Eight-man tag: Bullet Club (Young Bucks – Nick & Matt Jackson & IWGP tag champions Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa) vs. Motor City Machineguns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) & Matt Sydal & IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion KUSHIDA
- The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) vs. Jushin Liger & Cheeseburger
NJPW Talent Roster
- IWGP World Hvt. champion Naito
- Kazuchika Okada (w/Gedo)
- ROH TV champion Tomohiro Ishii
- IWGP World tag champions Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
- IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion KUSHIDA
- Jushin Liger
- Young Bucks (NJPW/ROH)
- Michael Elgin (NJPW/ROH)
- Sunday, May 8: Global Wars PPV in Chicago
- Monday, May 9: Dearborn, Mich. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
- Wednesday, May 11: Toronto at Ted Reeve Arena
- IWGP IC champion Kenny Omega announced
- Saturday, May 14: New York City at Terminal 5
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