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NJPW reveals cards for Wrestling Dontaku and Wrestling Toyonokuni

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the lineups for Wrestling Toyonokuni and Wrestling Dontaku at a press conference this morning.

The shows will be headlined by title matches that were set up at Sakura Genesis. Kazuchika Okada is set to defend the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Bad Luck Fale in the main event of Wrestling Dontaku on May 3rd, while Tetsuya Naito will put his IWGP Intercontinental title on the line against Juice Robinson in the top match at Wrestling Toyonokuni on April 29th.

Wrestling Dontaku will also feature another singles match between Kenny Omega and Tomohiro Ishii, which could have future title implications for the winner.

Two other titles will be up for grabs at a smaller show on April 27th, where Hirooki Goto will defend the NEVER Openweight Championship against Minoru Suzuki and Roppongi Vice will challenge for Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru's IWGP Junior tag titles.

Due to what NJPW reported to be a subdural hematoma, Katsuyori Shibata underwent emergency surgery following his match at Sakura Genesis and will miss this upcoming tour.

Wrestling Toyonokuni on April 29th will have --

  • Jushin Thunder Liger, Tomoyuki Oka & Hirai Kawato vs. Tiger Mask IV, Katsuya Kitamura & Shota Umino (another new young lion making his debut soon on the April 13th Lion’s Gate show)
  • Rocky Romero, Beretta & Jado vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi & El Desperado
  • Ryusuke Taguchi & Yoshitatsu (returning from CMLL) vs. SANADA & BUSHI
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & David Finlay vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & TAKA Michinoku
  • Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi defending against Ricochet
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. EVIL
  • IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito defending against Juice Robinson

Wrestling Dontaku will follow on May 3rd and will feature --

  • Yoshitatsu & Hirai Kawato vs. Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura
  • YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
  • Tiger Mask W, Tiger Mask IV & Togi Makabe vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Jushin Thunder Liger
  • Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano, Jado, Rocky Romero & Beretta vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi & El Desperado
  • David Finlay vs. Cody
  • Juice Robinson & KUSHIDA vs. Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi
  • NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet defending against SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
  • IWGP Tag Team Champions War Machine defending against Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima and Guerillas of Destiny in a three-way match
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kenny Omega
  • IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defending against Bad Luck Fale