NJPW sets huge line-up for “King of Pro Wrestling” – title matches, ROH stars, faction battles

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


After completing the “Destruction” set of shows, New Japan announced Monday a loaded line-up for their next big show, “King of Pro Wrestling,” on October 10.

The show is headlined by the already-announced IWGP World Hvt. Title match between Kazuchika Okada and Naomichi Marufuji.

Also on the line will be Kenny Omega’s Tokyo Dome title shot rights, the NEVER Openweight Title, IWGP Tag Titles, and IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Titles.

Ring of Honor is scheduled for a heavy presence on the show with wrestlers in title matches, faction battles, and underneath matches.

– Prior to the Oct. 10 show, New Japan will be running a show on Oct. 8 featuring the NEVER Openweight Six-man Tag Titles defended. (Full details via PuroresuSpirit.net)

King of Pro Wrestling – Oct. 10 in Tokyo

Matches in reverse order…

  • (9) Main Event – IWGP World Hvt. Title match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Naomichi Marufuji
  • (8) Tokyo Dome IWGP Title shot rights: Kenny Omega (G1 Climax Winner) vs. Hirooki Goto (G1 Climax runner-up)
  • (7) NEVER Openweight Title match: Shibata vs. Kyle O’Reilly
  • (6) Tanahashi & Jay Lethal & Michael Elgin & KUSHIDA vs. L.I.J. (IWGP IC champion Naito & IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion BUSHI & Sanada & EVIL) in an eight-man tag match
  • (5) IWGP Tag Title match: The Briscoes vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • (4) IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Title match: The Young Bucks vs. Ricochet & David Finlay
  • (3) New Japan vs. NOAH: Tenzan & Kojima & Yuji Nagata & Nakanishi vs. Go Shiozaki & Mayback Taniguchi & Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya
  • (2) Honma & Makabe & Bobby Fish & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. CHAOS (Rocky Romero & Baretta & Toru Yano & Jado)
  • (1) CHAOS (Will Ospreay & YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii) vs. Bullet Club (ROH World champion Adam Cole & Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi)

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