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Five title matches announced for NJPW Power Struggle


After months of shows with six or fewer matches, NJPW will present a nine-match card at the Saturday, November 6 Power Struggle event.

In the main event, Shingo Takagi will defend the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Zack Sabre Jr.. Sabre defeated Shingo in this year's G1 Climax 31 tournament to set up the bout. 

In the semi-main, Kazuchika Okada defends his right to challenge for the IWGP World title at Wrestle Kingdom 16 briefcase against Tama Tonga. Okada earned the briefcase with his G1 Climax 31 victory, but Tonga beat him in the tournament. 

Hiroshi Tanahashi will defend the IWGP United States title against KENTA. KENTA stole the title belt from Tanahashi after defeating his team in a tag match at the G1 finals. 

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Robbie Eagles will defend his title against former Champion El Desperado. On the Road to Power Struggle tour, Eagles and Tiger Mask will challenge Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. 

Provisional KOPW 2021 Toru Yano will defend the title against The Great-O-Khan. 

The NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships will be on the line, as Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI defend against EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi and SHO, the Bullet Club House of Torture. 

A series of tag matches fill out the undercard. 

SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI will face Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Tiger Mask will take on Tanga Loa, Gedo and Jado. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI vs. Ryohei Oiwa and Kosei Fujita will open the show. 

Here is the lineup:

NJPW Power Struggle, Saturday, November 6, 4 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Right to challenge for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 16 briefcase: Kazuchika Okada vs. Tama Tonga
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. KENTA
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Robbie Eagles (c) vs. El Desperado
  • Provisional KOPW 2021: Toru Yano (c) vs. Great-O-Khan
  • NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI (c) vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & SHO
  • SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs. Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Tiger Mask vs. Tanga Loa, Gedo & Jado
  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI vs. Ryohei Oiwa & Kosei Fujita