Big ROH Title match added to upcoming New Japan show

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

New Japan announces that crowds can cheer again


September 9 Update: The match-up between ROH champion Adam Cole and Will Ospreay in Japan will now be for the ROH World Title.

Cole vs. Ospreay was initially booked as a non-title match at New Japan’s “Road to Destruction” show in Hiroshima, Japan on September 22.

ROH announced Friday that Cole will now defend the ROH Title against Ospreay on the Sept. 22 show.

August 22 Report

New Japan announced Monday several big title matches for their upcoming post-G1 Climax tour – three “Destruction” shows in September and “King of Pro Wrestling” in October.

The big title match is Kazuchika Okada vs. Naomichi Marufuji for the IWGP World Hvt. Title at “King of Pro Wrestling” on October 10 in Tokyo.

Leading up to KOPW are several more big title matches. Plus, Kenny Omega defends his G1 Climax victory against YOSHI-HAHSI on September 22 at “Destruction in Hiroshima.”

ROH roster members in the mix include Michael Elgin defending the IWGP IC Title against Naito on September 25.

Plus, ROH TV champion Bobby Fish challenges Shibata for the NEVER Openweight Title on September 17 in Tokyo.

Also, The Briscoes and Young Bucks meet for the IWGP World Tag Titles on Sept. 22.

Plus, new ROH World champion Adam Cole is scheduled to join the tour, including a big singles match against Will Ospreay on September 22.

Cole and the Bucks then challenge for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Titles on Sept. 25.

September 17 – Destruction in Tokyo

  • (9) IWGP Jr. Hvt. Title match: KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
  • (8) NEVER Openweight Title match: Shibata vs. Bobby Fish
  • (7) Team Elgin & Tanahashi vs. L.I.J.
  • (6) Will Ospreay’s Team CHAOS vs. Kenny Omega’s Bullet Club
  • (4) Ishii & Goto’s CHAOS vs. Chase Owens’s Bullet Club

September 22 – Destruction in Hiroshima

  • (9) Tokyo Dome Rights match: Kenny Omega vs. YOSHI-HASHI
  • (8) IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Luck Fale
  • (7) ROH World Title match: Adam Cole vs. Will Ospreay
  • (6) IWGP World Tag Title match: The Briscoes vs. IWGP Jr. Hvt. tag champions Young Bucks

September 25 – Destruction in Kobe

  • (9) IWGP IC Title match: Michael Elgin vs. Naito
  • (8) Okada’s CHAOS vs. Marufuji’s Team NOAH
  • (7) Team Tanahashi & KUSHIDA vs. L.I.J.
  • (6) Briscoes & CHAOS vs. Bullet Club
  • (5) NEVER Openweight Six-man Tag Title match: Satoshi Kojima & Matt Sydal & Ricochet vs. Adam Cole & The Young Bucks

October 10 – King of Pro Wrestling

  • Main Event: Kazuchika Okada vs. Naomichi Marufuji for the IWGP World Hvt. Title

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