New Japan announced on Friday the top three matches for the next major PPV event, a 6/19 show at Osaka Jo Hall. This is one of the company’s big three events of the year.
The big matches are all as expected, with Kazuchika Okada as the challenger for IWGP champion Tetsuya Naito in a rematch from Invasion Attack where Naito won the title. Hiroshi Tanahashi will challenge for the IC title in a ladder match against Kenny Omega. The third main match has Katsuyori Shibata getting a rematch for the Never title against new champion Yuji Nagata.
New Japan World will have a NOAH vs. New Japan themed show on 5/19.
The next Korakuen Hall show live on New Japan World will be 5/21 at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time, the first night of the 2016 Best of the Super Juniors tournament:
Satoshi Kojima & Volador Jr. & Bobby Fish vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Will Ospreay & Trent Baretta
Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Katsuyori Shibata & Juice Robinson & Jay White & David Finlay
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan & Ricochet vs. Kenny Omega & Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi & Nick Jackson
Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Tetsuya Naito & Seiya Sandra & Evil
Bushi vs. Gedo in tournament
Rocky Romero vs. Matt Jackson in tournament
Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Matt Sydal in tournament
Kushida vs. Kyle O’Reilly in tournament