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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.

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.