IWGP World champion in singles action at ROH Global Wars PPV

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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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)
  • Tanahashi
  • 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)

Tour Schedule

  • 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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