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NJPW has announced the complete card for their next PPV event called “Hyper Battle” on April 9 in Tokyo, Japan. The show will be part of a Hyper Battle tour that runs from April 3-April 9 in Japan.
The show is headlined by NJPW Cup 2022 winner Zack Sabre Jr. challenging IWGP World Hvt. Champion Kazuchika Okada. Sabre and Okada have not faced off in a singles match in nearly three years. The last time they wrestled was during the G1 Climax tournament in 2019,
The entire card announced is as follows:
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. – IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match
- El Desperado vs. Sho – IWGP Junior Heavyweight title match
- Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb – IWGP Tag Team Championship match
- Evil vs. Hiromu Takahashi – NEVER Openweight Championship match
- Toru Yano vs. Taichi – Provisional KOPW 2022 match (stipulation yet to be decided)
- Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori – IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship match
- Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay & Aaron Henare
- Jado & Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale & Gedo & Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
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