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NJPW reveals cards for Hattori and Nakanishi retirement events

Cards have been released for NJPW’s two retirement events taking place later this month.

Tiger Hattori’s reitrement event will take place on February 19th at Korakuen Hall. Hattori previously had a retirement tour in the US last fall.

Hattori will take part in two final matches, the first being an eight man tag team match. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Toru Yano and Colt Cabana will face Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Jay White and Bad Luck Fale.

The final match he will be a part in is a six-man tag match, with Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto facing Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and SANADA.

Manabu Nakanishi’s retirement ceremony will follow on February 22nd, also at Korakuen Hall. Nakanishi will team up with Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan to take on Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi and Hirooki Goto in a battle of NJPW generations.

Here are the full cards for both events:

Tiger Hattori Retirement Event - February 19 in Korakuen Hall

  • Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and SANADA
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Toru Yano and Colt Cabana vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Jay White and Bad Luck Fale
  • Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay and YOSHI-HASHI vs. EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI
  • YOH, SHO and Will Ospreay vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Rocky Romero and Tiger Mask
  • Toa Henare, Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe vs. Yota Tsuji, Yuya Uemura and Gabriel Kidd

Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Event - February 22 in Korakuen Hall

  • Manabu Nakanishi. Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi and Hirooki Goto
  • Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI and Will Ospreay vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and EVIL
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma vs. Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa
  • SHO, YOH and Toa Henare vs. SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI
  • Toru Yano, Colt Cabana, Ryusuke Taguchi and Rocky Romero vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Tiger Mask and Gabriel Kidd vs. Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura