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NJPW reveals full card for Hyper Battle 2022

The event will take place April 9 at Sumo Hall.

NJPW has announced the full card for their next event on April 9, Hyper Battle.

New Japan Cup 2022 winner Zack Sabre Jr. will challenge Kazuchika Okada after winning the tournament this past weekend, defeating Tetsuya Naito in the finals. The two haven’t faced one another in a singles match since the 2019 G1 Climax tournament.

The undercard will have five title matches based on feuds that started during the New Japan Cup tour. EVIL will defend the NEVER Openweight title against Hiromu Takahashi, who defeated EVIL during the New Japan Cup. El Desperado, meanwhile, was assaulted by SHO during the NJPW Cup finals, and the two will now face off for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

Here is the full card for Hyper Battle, which will take place at Sumo Hall:

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
  • El Desperado vs. SHO for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title
  • Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI vs. Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb for the IWGP Tag Team Championship
  • EVIL vs. Hiromu Takahashi for the NEVER Openweight Championship
  • Toru Yano vs. Taichi for the provisional KOPW 2022 trophy
  • Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato vs. El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship
  • Tetsuya Naito and Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay and Aaron Henare
  • Jado, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale, Gedo, Yujiro Takahashi, and Chase Owens