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ROH, New Japan to extend relationship in 2016 with more shows, more talent

Submitted by Pat Laprade

As tonight's Ring of Honor show in Philadelphia, PA, ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that their relationship is stronger than ever. Kevin Kelly hosted the segment attended by Nigel McGuinness, Joe Koff, Cary Silkin, Tiger Hattori and Naoki Sugabayasi.

- In February, there will be two ROH shows in Tokyo. While there, the ROH World title will be defended for the very first time in a New Japan ring. The belt has been defended four times prior in Japan, all by Takeshi Morishima. 

- NJPW wrestlers will appear at ROH's 14th anniversary show in Las Vegas, NV.

- in May, NJPW talent will again come back to North America to do their usual dates in Philly and Toronto, but they will add more towns, and will bring more & different wrestlers from NJPW in 2016 than in past years.

It is also expected that both sides will send more talent back and forth and not just those that have gone in the past.