New Japan announces line-ups for post-Dominion tour, including big July 3 show with Shibata vs. Honma, G1 Climax announcement date, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

NJPW Dominion matches announced
PHOTO CREDIT: Tokyo Sports


New Japan announced Monday the full line-ups for their post-Dominion tour running from the end of June until the beginning of July, setting the stage for the G1 Climax tournament.

The “Kizuna Road” tour begins this Friday, June 24 and runs through Sunday, July 3 with a big tour-closing show.

Scheduled for July 3 is Shibata vs. Honma for the NEVER Openweight Title.

Plus, Bullet Club’s “Elite” trio of Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks will defend the NEVER Openweight Six-man Tag Titles against Matt Sydal & Ricochet & Satoshi Kojima on July 3.

July 3 will also continue the CHAOS vs. L.I.J. faction warfare with a big eight-man tag elimination match headlined by IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada.

Not included on the tour is New Japan ace Tanahashi, who continues to rest from injury in hopes of making the G1 Climax tournament.

Also not on the tour is IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion KUSHIDA, who is heading to Mexico to tour with CMLL. (PuroresuSpirit Report)

The tour will include the announcement of the G1 tournament field and A/B Block splits. That announcement is scheduled for next Monday, June 27 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Notable Tour Matches/Info

– Friday, June 24 – Aichi (Full Card)

  • Main Event: CHAOS vs. L.I.J. eight-man tag continuing the feud
  • Bullet Club represented by Chase Owens and Adam Page
  • Matt Sydal and Will Ospreay on the tour

– Saturday, June 25 (Full Card)

  • Main Event: CHAOS vs. L.I.J. continuation

– Monday, June 27 – Tokyo (Full Card)

  • Main Event: Okada & Ospreay vs. Naito & BUSHI
  • G1 Climax announcement
  • Team ROH vs. Team Bullet Club
  • Shibata teaming with Yuji Nagata & Tenzan against Honma & Makabe & Juice Robinson

– Wednesday, June 29 (Full Card)

  • Main Event: CHAOS vs. L.I.J.
  • Semi-Main Event: Bullet Club vs. Team ROH

– Friday, July 1 – Aomori (while WWE is in Tokyo) (Full Card)

  • Main Event: CHAOS vs. L.I.J.
  • Various tag team combinations of Bullet Club, CHAOS, NJPW, ROH.

– Sunday, July 3 – Iwate (tour-ender after WWE leaves) (Full Card)

  • Main Event: NEVER Openweight champion Shibata vs. Honma
  • Elimination tag match: CHAOS vs. L.I.J.
  • NEVER Openweight Six-man Tag Title match: Young Bucks & Kenny Omega vs. Matt Sydal & Ricochet & Kojima
  • Yuji Nagata & Nakanishi vs. Togi Makabe & Juice Robinson
  • Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan vs. Bullet Club (Adam Page & Yujiro Takahashi)
  • RPG Vice & Tomohiro Ishii & Sakuraba vs. Tenzan & Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask & Ryusuke Taguchi
  • Chase Owens vs. David Finlay

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