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EVIL vs. Hiromu Takahashi headlines NJPW Sengoku Lord card

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NJPW held a press conference Monday to announce the card for Sengoku Lord on July 25 in Nagoya. Attendance will be limited to abide by social distancing guidelines. 

A double title match will headline as new Bullet Club member EVIL will make his first defenses of the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships against former Los Ingobernables de Japon stablemate Hiromu Takahashi. It was Takahashi who made the save for Naito after EVIL and Dick Togo attacked him at the end of Dominion.

The semi-main event will feature LIJ's Shingo Takagi making his third defense of the NEVER Openweight Championship, facing Suzuki-gun's El Desperado. Desperado attacked Takagi at Dominion to set up the title defense. 

Sengoku Lord will also feature a grudge match between Kazuchika Okada and Yujiro Takahashi. Okada lost in the New Japan Cup Final to EVIL, who was aided by interference from Yujiro, Gedo and Taiji Ishimori. 

Here is the full card: 

  • IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental double title match: EVIL (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
  • NEVER Openweight Championship match: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. El Desperado
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Master Wato, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuji Nagata vs Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
  • SHO, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe & Satoshi Kojima vs Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Yota Tsuji & Gabriel Kidd
  • Taiji Ishimori vs Yuya Uemura

Sengoku Lord will air live on NJPW World on Saturday, July 25 at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time.