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Two title matches to headline NJPW Summer Struggle in Sapporo


NJPW has announced the main events for their July 10 and July 11 Summer Struggle in Sapporo events. 

On July 10, El Desperado will defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Taiji Ishimori. This will mark Desperado's second Jr. Heavyweight Championship defense. He previously defeated YOH in his first title defense at Dominion on June 7. 

The July 11 main event will see the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship on the line, as Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. defend those titles against Tetsuya Naito and SANADA. SANADA pinned Sabre at Dominion in a six-man tag to set up this bout. A follow-up angle took place at a Kizuna Road event in Korakuen Hall this week. 

No other matches have been announced for the two-night Summer Struggle in Sapporo event. 

The Saturday, July 10 event will take place at 5 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World, while the Sunday, July 11 show will begin at 1 a.m. Eastern time.