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FTR title defense announced for NJPW Royal Quest II

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler will face off with Aussie Open at Royal Quest II night one.
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FTR are set to make their first defense of the IWGP Tag Team titles.

NJPW has announced that IWGP Tag Team Champions Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler will put their titles on the line against Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) at night one of Royal Quest II. The two-night event is being held at The Indoor Arena at Crystal Palace’s National Sports Center on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2.

FTR won the IWGP Tag Team titles at AEW & NJPW's Forbidden Door pay-per-view this June, defeating Jeff Cobb & The Great-O-Khan and Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta in a triple threat match where both the IWGP Tag Team titles and ROH Tag Team titles were on the line.

Aussie Open teamed with TJP to defeat FTR & Alex Zayne in a six-man tag match at NJPW Music City Mayhem this July. After the match, Aussie Open issued a challenge to FTR for an IWGP Tag Team title bout.

NJPW posted video of a promo from FTR to make that match official for Royal Quest night one:

Aussie Open are NJPW's Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions. They recently teamed with Will Ospreay in AEW's Trios title tournament, losing to Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks in the semifinals.

Royal Quest II will be the first NJPW event to take place in the United Kingdom since 2019.