With the shows now under a week away, NJPW has revealed the cards for their next trip to the United States.
New Japan Showdown in San Jose is taking place at the San Jose Civic in San Jose, California this Saturday (November 9). It will be headlined by a tag match, with Kazuchika Okada teaming with Will Ospreay against Kota Ibushi & Amazing Red.
Ibushi will challenge for Okada's IWGP Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one on January 4. Amazing Red came out of retirement to face Ospreay on night one of this year's Super J-Cup.
Two title matches are also set for New Japan Showdown in San Jose. Lance Archer will defend the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against David Finlay, while Revolution Pro Wrestling British Cruiserweight Champion El Phantasmo will defend his title against SHO.
The San Jose event will feature Jushin Thunder Liger's final match in the United States. He's teaming with Aaron Solow against Toru Yano & Colt Cabana.
The Globe Theatre is hosting New Japan Showdown in Los Angeles next Monday (November 11). Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI will face Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo in the main event.
The San Jose show will air live on New Japan World at 10 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday.
Here are the full lineups for both events:
New Japan Showdown in San Jose (November 9) --
- Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay vs. Kota Ibushi & Amazing Red
- Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Jay White & Chase Owens
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Lance Archer defending against David Finlay
- RevPro British Cruiserweight Champion El Phantasmo defending against SHO
- Hirooki Goto, YOH & Rocky Romero vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori & Jado
- Tomohiro Ishii, Juice Robinson & TJP vs. EVIL, SANADA & BUSHI
- Karl Fredericks & Clark Connors vs. Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado
- Jushin Thunder Liger & Aaron Solow vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
- Ren Narita vs. Alex Coughlin
New Japan Showdown in Los Angeles (November 11) --
- Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo
- Hirooki Goto, SHO & YOH vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
- Kota Ibushi vs. Ren Narita
- Tomohiro Ishii & Rocky Romero vs. EVIL & SANADA
- Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Clark Connors vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer & El Desperado
- Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Karl Fredericks & Alex Coughlin
- Amazing Red & TJP vs. Aaron Solow & Alex Zayne