NJPW has finally revealed the cards for their Fighting Spirit Unleashed East Coast tour.
The tour will begin at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts this Friday (September 27). Night two will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City the next night, then the tour will conclude at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Night one will be headlined by Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi facing SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito in a six-man tag match. The show will also feature an IWGP Tag Team title match, with Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defending against Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH).
Okada & Ibushi will again team up on night two as they take on SANADA & EVIL in the main event. KENTA will defend his NEVER Openweight Championship against YOSHI-HASHI, and Hiroshi Tanahashi will team with The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) against Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI.
The New York City show will air live on New Japan World with Japanese commentary. Tiger Hattori will also be honored as he referees in New York for the final time before retiring.
The main event of night three will be an elimination tag match. It will be Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & The Rock 'n' Roll Express vs. Jay White, KENTA, Tonga, Loa, Chase Owens & Gedo. Okada won't be appearing in Philadelphia.
After taking part in last month's Super J-Cup, Amazing Red and TJP will return for the Fighting Spirit Unleashed tour. Here are the full cards for all three shows:
Night one (Lowell, Massachusetts, September 27) --
- Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito
- IWGP Tag Team Champions Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defending against Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH)
- Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Rocky Romero vs. Jay White, KENTA & Gedo
- Tomohiro Ishii & Amazing Red vs. Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
- The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Chase Owens & Jado
- Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. TJP & Clark Connors
- Lance Archer vs. Ren Narita
- Karl Fredericks vs. Alex Coughlin
Night two (New York City, September 28) --
- Kazuchika Okada & Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA & EVIL
- NEVER Openweight Champion KENTA defending against YOSHI-HASHI
- Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Amazing Red vs. Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
- Rocky Romero, SHO & YOH vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado
- Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. Clark Connors & Alex Coughlin
- Lance Archer vs. Karl Fredericks
- TJP vs. Ren Narita
Night three (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 29) --
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Jay White, KENTA, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens & Gedo in an elimination match
- Kota Ibushi & TJP vs. EVIL & BUSHI
- Juice Robinson, SHO & YOH vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi
- Amazing Red vs. Ren Narita
- Lance Archer vs. Alex Coughlin
- Mikey Nicholls vs. Karl Fredericks
- Rocky Romero vs. Clark Connors