[NJPW News] The headlining matches for NJPW’s DESTRUCTION iPPV on September 29th has been announced.
The main event of the show will see Kazuchika Okada looking to reclaim a huge loss that he suffered against Satoshi Kojima during the final day of the G1 CLIMAX tournament. Okada is looking at Kojima as the one who cut off his chances of becoming a 2 time G1 CLIMAX winner and will be coming for revenge against the veteran.
The NEVER belt will also be on the line as Masato Tanaka will be defending the belt once again against Tetsuya Naito. Of course now Naito has laid claim to a huge milestone in his career by winning the G1 CLIMAX tournament and is looking to settle the previous loss to Tanaka before he heads into being a rightful IWGP Heavyweight contender. Naito has decided to cash in his G1 win for a contract for the Tokyo Dome show and subsequently has placed a huge target over his head as the contract can be lost if he loses in a singles match.
The third title and last title match that was announced is Shinsuke Nakamura defending the IWGP IC belt against Shelton X Benjamin. Benajmin got the victory over Nakamura on the final day of the G1 and that was more than enough to make Benajmin Nakamura’s main target.
The other 2 announced matches will be return matches heading out of of the G1 CLIMAX as Toru Yano will go up against Minoru Suzuki and Hiroshi Tanahashi will be going up against Prince Devitt.
Below is the announced card at this time.
NJPW “DESTRUCTION”, 9/29/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Kobe World Hall in Hyogo
(-) Special Single Match: Toru Yano (CHAOS) vs. Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki-gun)
(-) Special Single Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Prince Devitt (BULLET CLUB)
(-) Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Championship Challenger Rights Contract & NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [Rights Holder/G1 CLIMAX 23 Winner] Tetsuya Naito vs. [1st NEVER Champion] Masato Tanaka
~ Tanaka’s 5th title defense.
(-) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [6th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura (CHAOS) vs. [Challenger] Shelton X Benjamin (Suzuki-gun)
~ 1st title defense.
(-) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Kazuchika Okada (CHAOS) vs. [Challenger] Satoshi Kojima
~ 4th title defense.
~ The event will have 9-10 matches in total, Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata will also be competing.