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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
New Japan Pro Wrestling will host an ROH World Title match on the final show of the G1 Climax tournament on Sunday, August 14.
ROH World champion Jay Lethal will defend against Satoshi Kojima in one of two title matches involving the ROH roster.
Kojima was originally in the G1 Climax tournament, but the story was he gave up his spot to Tenzan.
Already announced for Aug. 14 is new IWGP World tag champions The Briscoes making their first Tag Title defense against Bullet Club’s “Hangman” Adam Page & Yujiro Takahashi.
The following are the updates line-ups for the final three shows of this year’s G1 Climax tournament…
Friday, August 12 – NJPW Card
- The Briscoes vs. Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan
- Yuji Nagata & Nakanishi & Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Honma & Ryusuke Taguchi & Juice Robinson & David Finlay
- Shibata & Michael Elgin & Satoshi Kojima & KUSHIDA vs. Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI & Katsuhiko Nakajima & Atsushi Kotoge (NOAH)
- Jay Lethal & Naito & EVIL & BUSHI vs. Kenny Omega & Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page
- G1 – A BLOCK : Bad Luck Fale vs. Tama Tonga
- G1 – A BLOCK : Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Sanada
- G1 – A BLOCK : Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- G1 – A BLOCK : Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
- G1 – A BLOCK : Hirooki Goto vs. Naomichi Marufuji
Saturday, August 13 – NJPW Card
- Tenzan & Nakanishi & Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan & Ryusuke Taguchi & David Finlay
- Togi Makabe & Juice Robinson vs. Tomoaki Honma & Naomichi Marufuji
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Satoshi Kojima & KUSHIDA vs. Jay Lethal & Sanada & BUSHI
- Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto & Gedo & Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Bullet CLub (Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page)
- G1 – B BLOCK : Toru Yano vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- G1 – B BLOCK : Michael Elgin vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
- G1 – B BLOCK : Yuji Nagata vs. Tomoaki Honma
- G1 – B BLOCK : Naito vs. Kenny Omega
- G1 – B BLOCK : Shibata vs. EVIL
Sunday, August 14 – NJPW Card
- Main Event: A Block Winner vs. B Block Winner in G1 Climax Finals
- ROH World Title match: Jay Lethal vs. Satoshi Kojima
- IWGP World Tag Title match: The Briscoes vs. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi