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CMLL announces Okada's match for Arena Mexico show


Kazuchika Okada's match is set for next Friday's CMLL Arena Mexico show.

CMLL has confirmed the card for the August 17 event, with Okada teaming with Ultimo Guerrero & Negro Casas against Caristico (the original Mistico), Mistico & El Valiente. The main event will be Volador Jr.,Matt Taven & King Phoenix (Fenix) vs. Rush, Cavernario & La Bestia del Ring (Pierroth).

This will be Okada's first match after NJPW's G1 Climax. He went to a draw with Hiroshi Tanahashi on the last A Block show, with Tanahashi advancing to the finals (which will take place at 2 a.m. Eastern time overnight tonight) because of the result.

Okada has been part of CMLL's Fantastica Mania tours with NJPW in Japan, but this will be his first match for CMLL in Mexico. He wrestled for Toryumon Mexico at the start of his career.

Here's the card for next Friday

  • Volador Jr., Matt Taven .& King Phoenix vs. Rush, Cavernario & La Bestia del Ring
  • Kazuchika Okada, Ultimo Guerrero & Negro Casas vs. Caristico, Mistico & El Valiente
  • El Audaz vs. Forastero in a lightning match (10-minute time limit)
  • Atlantis, Diamante Azul & Kraneo vs. Gran Guerrero, Euforia & Rey Bucanero
  • Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa & Blue Panther Jr. vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Polvora & Okumura
  • Super Astro Jr. & Oro Jr. vs. Disturbio & Yago