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KUSHIDA set to face Hiroshi Tanahashi in final NJPW match


KUSHIDA’s final match with New Japan will be against the top heavyweight in the promotion: IWGP heavyweight champion Hiroshi Tanahashi.

The match will take place during The Road to New Beginning tour that will take place on January 29 at Korakuen Hall, just a few days before KUSHIDA’s contract with New Japan expires. It isn’t known where he is headed, but Dave Meltzer reported last month that WWE had interest in signing KUSHIDA.

Other highlights of The Road to New Beginning tour include elimination matches between the Los Ingobernables de Japon and Suzuki-gun stables that will take place on 1/28 at Korakuen Hall and 2/7 in Aichi.

A rematch from New Year Dash will also take place, as NEVER six man tag team champions Guerrillas of Destiny and Taiji Ishimori take on Togi Makabe, Toru Yano and Ryusuke Taguchi on 1/30 in Miyagi. On the same card, BUSHI will take on El Desperado and Shingo Takagi will face Yoshinobu Kanemaru in singles bouts.