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NJPW reveals lineups for four Summer Struggle events

NJPW has announced the cards for the final four Summer Struggle events of 2021. 

Hiromu Takahashi's return match after being sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle headlines the final leg of the tour. He will take on DOUKI in the main event of the Friday, August 27 show. 

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Robbie Eagles will take on Master Wato in a tuneup match on the same show. Eagles will defend his title against Hiromu on the second night of Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome on Sunday, September 5. 

IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI, EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Gedo and Dick Togo are all absent from the lineups. Shingo and BUSHI tested positive for COVID-19 last week, while the others were pulled from subsequent events due to close contact. 

Two new Young Lions will also debut at Summer Struggle. Ryohei Oiwa and Kosei Fujita will face each other in singles matches on each of the four nights. 

Here are the full lineups: 

NJPW Summer Struggle, Tuesday, August 24, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Robbie Eagles vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI
  • Kazuchika Okada & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan
  • Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Chase Owens & Jado
  • Satoshi Kojima & Master Wato vs. Tomoaki Honma & Tiger Mask
  • Ryohei Oiwa vs. Kosei Fujita

NJPW Summer Struggle, Wednesday, August 25, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Elimination match: Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Kazuchika Okada & Tomoaki Honma vs. Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan
  • Toru Yano & Togi Makabe vs. Chase Owens & Jado
  • Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI vs. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Ryohei Oiwa vs. Kosei Fujita

NJPW Summer Struggle, Thursday, August 26, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Kazuchika Okada & Satoshi Kojima vs. Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan
  • El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Minoru Suzuki vs. Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo & Jado
  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Tiger Mask vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Master Wato vs. Tomoaki Honma & Robbie Eagles
  • Ryohei Oiwa vs. Kosei Fujita

NJPW Summer Struggle, Friday, August 27, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. DOUKI
  • Robbie Eagles vs. Master Wato
  • Kazuchika Okada & Togi Makabe vs. Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan
  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki
  • Ryohei Oiwa vs. Kosei Fujita