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NJPW announces Road to Power Struggle cards

NJPW has announced cards for their November Road to Power Struggle shows.

The main event on November 1st will see Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI challenge champions El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru for the IWGP Jr. Tag Team titles. A six-man tag team match has also been announced. Chase Owens will return to Japan, teaming with Bullet Club partners Jay White and KENTA to face Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tomoaki Honma.

November 2nd will be headlined by a IWGP Tag Team title match. Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) will defend against the CHAOS team of Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI. This follows a challenge he made at a show held on Friday morning, calling out Sabre & Taichi.

This year’s participants will be revealed during a November 2 Road to Power Struggle event at Korakuen Hall. The tournament will begin on November 15 and run through December 11 at Budokan Hall.

The tournament will run concurrently with this year’s World Tag League tournament. It wasn’t announced when the lineup for that tour will be revealed.

Here are the full cards for both shows, which will air live on NJPW World at Korakuen Hall:

November 1st:

  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado vs. Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI for the IWGP Jr. Tag Team titles
  • Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tomoaki Honma vs. Jay White, KENTA, and Chase Owens
  • Kazuchika Okada & Gabriel Kidd vs. Will Ospreay & Great-O-Khan
  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, and Toru Yano vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., and DOUKI
  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura

November 2nd:

  • Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team titles
  • Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tomoaki Honma vs. Jay White, KENTA, and Chase Owens
  • Entrants for the Best of the Super Jr. 27 will be announced
  • Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi, and BUSHI vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Kazuchika Okada & Yuya Uemura vs. Will Ospreay and Great-O-Khan
  • Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd