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Lineups set for NJPW Kizuna Road tour, G1 announcements to be made

Coming out of Dominion, NJPW has announced the lineups for their Kizuna Road tour.

The tour will feature 10 shows in total, with three of them airing on New Japan World. Those shows are at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on Sunday, June 16 and Monday, June 17 and at Sendai Sunplaza Hall in Sendai on Tuesday, June 25.

The first show in Korakuen will be headlined by an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team title match. SHO & YOH will defend their titles against Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo

Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, SHO & YOH vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 10-man elimination tag match will be the main event of the second night in Korakuen. The NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team titles will also be on the line, with Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi defending against Phantasmo, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens.

The entrants and blocks for this year's G1 Climax will be announced on the June 16 show, then key matches for the G1 will be announced on the June 17 event.

Two titles from Revolution Pro Wrestling will be on the line at the Sendai Sunplaza Hall show. Sabre Jr. is defending the British Heavyweight Championship against YOSHI-HASHI, and Phantasmo is defending the British Cruiserweight Championship against Taguchi.

Here are the full cards for the three Kizuna Road shows that will be airing live on New Japan World:

June 16 (Korakuen Hall) --

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions SHO & YOH defending against Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Toa Henare vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. & Lance Archer
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano vs. Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
  • Kota Ibushi, Yuji Nagata, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Shota Umino vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
  • Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado
  • Tomohiro Ishii, Tomoaki Honma & Ren Narita vs. Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura

June 17 (Korakuen Hall) --

  • Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, SHO & YOH vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 10-man elimination tag match
  • NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi defending against El Phantasmo, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls & Ren Narita vs. Jay White, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Taiji Ishimori
  • Kota Ibushi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI (Tenzan's return match after being out of action with a knee injury since March)
  • Yuji Nagata & Shota Umino vs. Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare
  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura

June 25 (Sendai Sunplaza Hall) --

  • RevPro British Heavyweight Champion Zack Sabre Jr. defending against YOSHI-HASHI
  • RevPro British Cruiserweight Champion El Phantasmo defending against Ryusuke Taguchi
  • Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, SHO & YOH vs. Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori
  • Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls (Tonga & Loa are the IWGP Tag Team Champions, but this is a non-title match)
  • Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata & Yota Tsuji