[NJPW News] New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a couple more matches for the upcoming POWER STRUGGLE iPPV coming up on November 9 as well as card for the lead-in show on November 6, which also sees the final rounds of the Super Jr. Tag tournament.
First up is the 11/6 show which will see the 4 round 1 winners moving to determine the next contenders for the IWGP Jr. Tag belts.
The champions TAKA Michinoku & Taichi have already lost in the first round to Romero & Koslov, so the champions already have a tough road ahead of them regardless of who wins.
The 11/6 show will also be the final lead-in show for the big POWER STRUGGLE event and all of the matches will be prelude’s to the scheduled matches that have been announced for the iPPV.
Below is the updated card.
NJPW “Road to POWER STRUGGLE”, 11/6/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2013 – Semi-Final: Gedo & Jado vs. Matt & Nick Jackson
(2) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2013 – Semi-Final: Valiente [CMLL] & BUSHI vs. Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Captain New Japan & KUSHIDA vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV
(4) Yuji Nagata vs. Takashi Iizuka
(5) Tomoaki Honma vs. Bad Luck Fale
(6) Shinsuke Nakamura, Brian Kendrick & Barrata vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
(7) Tetsuya Naito, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Kota Ibushi vs. Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii, Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi
(8) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson & Prince Devitt
(9) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2013 – Final Match:
This event will be offered for $15 on USTREAM live and on-demand soon following the live broadcast.
New Japan announced 5 more matches for their last big show of the year on November 9. Among the matches is a big 3 way match will be held for the IWGP Tag belts as a returning from injury Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defend the belts in a double title match against the NWA world Tag Champions Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. and then another NWA team in the NWA Heavyweight Champion Rob Conway and Jax Dane, who will be making his debut in Japan.
It was also made official that Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii will face off in a singles match as the two have been heated against one another in recent tag bouts on this current tour, specifically.
Yuji Nagata and Kazushi Sakuraba will also be competing as a tag team before the Tokyo Dome as they take on CHAOS’ Toru Yano and Takashi Iizuka.
Below is the updated event card at this time.
NJPW “POWER STRUGGLE”, 11/9/2013 [Sat] 17:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM (Osaka Prefectual Gymnasium)
() Special Single Match: Tomoaki Honma vs. Katsuyori Shibata
() Special Tag Match: Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
() Special Tag Match: Togi Makabe & Kota Ibushi vs. Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale
() Special Single Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
() IWGP Tag & NWA World Tag Double Championship 3WAY Match: [62nd IWGP Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [NWA Champions] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. [Challengers] Rob Conway & Jax Dane
~ IWGP 3rd title defense.
() Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Championship Challenger Rights Contract & NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [2nd Champion] Tetsuya Naito vs. [Challenger] Masato Tanaka
~ 2nd title defense.
() IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [6th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Minoru Suzuki
~ 3rd title defense.
() IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
~ 6th title defense.
This event will be offered for $20 on USTREAM live and on-demand soon following the live broadcast.
NJPW Event Cards for September & October 2013 + POWER STRUGGLE