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NEVER Openweight title match added to NJPW Power Struggle


Though Will Ospreay was pulled from the show due to injury, there will still be a NEVER Openweight Championship match at Power Struggle.

NJPW announced overnight that Taichi will defend his NEVER title against Hirooki Goto at Power Struggle in Osaka, Japan on November 3. The match was set up at NJPW's Road to Power Struggle show on Saturday, with Goto issuing a challenge to Taichi and Taichi declining it.

Taichi won the title from Goto at Destruction in Beppu this September.

Taichi was originally scheduled to defend the title against Ospreay at Power Struggle, but NJPW confirmed last week that Ospreay wouldn't be able to wrestle at the show after suffering a rib injury at Revolution Pro Wrestling's Global Wars UK event on October 14.

Here's the updated card for Power Struggle:

  • RevPro British Heavyweight Champion Tomohiro Ishii defending against Minoru Suzuki
  • IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho defending against EVIL
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi defending against Hirooki Goto
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay vs. Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi
  • Kazuchika Okada & Beretta vs. Jay White & Bad Luck Fale
  • Finals of the Super Junior Tag League