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Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi to headline NJPW Power Struggle


Following King of Pro Wrestling, NJPW has announced the first three matches for their next big event.

Hiroshi Tanahashi defending his IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Kota Ibushi will main event Power Struggle at the Edion Arena in Osaka on November 5th. That match once appeared to be a possibility for King of Pro Wrestling after Ibushi challenged Tanahashi, but they were involved in a tag team match at that show.

Ibushi defeated Tanahashi in this summer's G1 Climax to set up him challenging for the title at Power Struggle.

Will Ospreay's first defense of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title will be at Power Struggle as he faces a familiar rival in Marty Scurll, with Toru Yano set to challenge Minoru Suzuki for the NEVER Openweight Championship at the show as well. Both of those title matches were set up at KOPW.

NJPW has yet to reveal the full lineup for Power Struggle, but it will also feature the finals of this year's Super Junior Tag Team Tournament. KUSHIDA & Hirai Kawato, Sho & Yoh, Dragon Lee & Titan, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado, Ryusuke Taguchi & ACH, and Taka Michinoku & Taichi will be the teams in the tournament.