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Two title matches announced for NJPW Golden Fight Series

The KOPW provisional trophy and the NEVER Six-Man titles will be on the line later this month.

Two title matches are set to take place at NJPW’s Golden Fight Series event on April 25.

In the main event, Taichi will defend the KOPW provisional trophy against Shingo Takagi. The NEVER Openweight Six-Man titles will also be on the line, as champions EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, and SHO of The House of Torture will take on Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Taichi defeated Toru Yano to win the KOPW provisional trophy at NJPW Hyper Battle this weekend in a sumo match. After the match, he said that he wanted to face Shingo Takagi next.

Meanwhile, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa have been feuding with The Bullet Club, specifically House of Torture members, since they were ejected from the group back in February. At Hyper Battle, Tama Tonga attacked EVIL after he successfully retained the NEVER Openweight Championship, indicating he wanted the next shot at the title.

Here is the full card for Golden Fight Series, which will be held at Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall:

  • Taichi vs. Shingo Takagi for the KOPW 2022 provisional trophy
  • EVIL, SHO, and Yujiro Takahashi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man titles
  • Kazuchika Okada, YOH, and Toru Yano vs. Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, and Hiromu Takahashi
  • YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto vs. Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens
  • Taka Michinoku and El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori and Gedo
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato, and Ryohei Oiwa vs. Zack Sabre Jr., DOUKI, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe vs. Tiger Mask and Yuto Nakashima