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Six-Man Tag Team title defense set for New Japan Road

A Six-Man Tag Team title defense is now set for Monday's New Japan Road show.

NJPW has announced that NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi will defend their titles against Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomoaki Honma & YOSHI-HASHI at the October 7 event.

The match was originally announced as being non-title, but it was made a title match after Tanahashi, Honma & YOSHI-HASHI defeated the champions in non-title action at Friday's New Japan Road show.

Makabe, Yano & Taguchi have held the NEVER Six-Man Tag Team titles since January.

Tanahashi is having a series of four matches to mark theĀ 20th anniversary of his debut. The Six-Man Tag Team title match will be the third in that series. The fourth match will take place at King of Pro Wrestling on October 14, with Tanahashi & Honma facing Makabe & Yano.

Monday's New Japan Road show will air live on New Japan World with Japanese commentary. It's taking place at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo and will begin at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time. Here's the updated card for it:

  • Kazuchika Okada & Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA & EVIL
  • NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi defending against Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomoaki Honma & YOSHI-HASHI
  • Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI vs. Taichi & DOUKI
  • Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, SHO & YOH vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori, Gedo & Jado
  • Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Toa Henare
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuya Uemura vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Yota Tsuji