Teams are as follows:
(I know the pic looks weird, right click view image ;)
◆ Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV [New Japan Heroes]
◆ Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi [Apollo 55]
◆ KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley [TIME SPLITTERS]
◆ Rocky Romero and Alex Koslov [FOREVER HOOLIGANS]
◆ Low Ki & Brian Kendrick [CHAOS WORLD WRESTLING WARRIORS]
◆ Gedo & Jado [The World Class Tag Team]
◆ Negro Casas & BUSHI [Group Cibernetico]
◆ TAKA Michinoku & Taichi [Best in the World Suzuki Army Junior Combi]
NJPW “40th anniversary Tour Road to POWER STRUGGLE ~ SUPER Jr.Tag Tournament 1st Round ~”, 10/21/2012 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Round 1: KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. Gedo & Jado
() Round 1: Negro Casas & BUSHI vs. TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
() Round 1: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Rocky Romero and Alex Koslov
() Round 1: Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Low Ki & Brian Kendrick
NJPW “40th anniversary Tour Road to POWER STRUGGLE ~ Super Jr. Tag Tournament Semi Final & Final ~”, 10/21/2012 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Semi-Final #1:
() Semi-Final #2:
Tetsuya Naito will be out for an undetermined amount of time as he will be going in for surgery to repair the damage to his right knee due to a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. Naito has been dealing with the effects of the injury since the G1 CLIMAX, but even though through his best efforts he will have to undergo the knife to repair the damage. Naito will miss Wrestle Kingdom on 1/4/2013, and the early return window, at this time, points to at least late Spring or early Summer.
The headlining matches for NJPW’s next big event on November 11 have been announced.
Following the shows over this weekend, check out my weekend report for all the information, New Japan will be heading into their next big event on Nov. 11.
The event will see two rematches as Makabe and Inoue will once again go up against the invading team of Sakuraba and Shibata, and the newly crowned IWGP Tag Champions K.E.S. will be defending their tag belts against the team they beat over this last weekend in TenKoji.
Kazuchika Okada will be defending his Tokyo Dome IWGP Right against Hirooki Goto. With Okada looking to gain back his loss against Goto during the G1 CLIMAX 22 in August.
Shinsuke Nakamura will defend his IWGP IC belt against Karl Anderson.
Then the main event will see Hiroshi Tanahashi defending the IWGP Heavyweight belt for his 5th defense as he faces off against Yujiro Takahashi.
NJPW “40th anniversary POWER STRUGGLE”, 11/11/2012 [Sun] 17:00 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium ~ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM
() Special Tag Match: Togi Makabe & Wataru Inoue vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
() IWGP Tag Championship Match: [Champions] “Killer Elite Squad” Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith, Jr. vs. [Challengers] “TenKoji” Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
~ 1st Defense.
() Tokyo Dome IWGP Right to Challenge Match: [Right Holder] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
() IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [4th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
~ 3rd Defense.
() IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [58th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Yujiro Takahashi
~ 5th Defense.