Japanese Wrestling

NJPW – Road To Destruction Tour – September 7th, 2018

The stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to NJPW World this week on Friday, September 7th for the beginning of the Road To Destruction Tour that concludes on Sunday, September 23rd with Destruction In Kobe. New Japan will have a six show tour with three shows getting English Commentary. The first show will be Live at 6:30 JST

The shows on this tour are;

  1. Road To Destruction in Tokyo, Korakuen Hall. (Sept, 7th)
  2. Road To Destruction in Tokyo, Korakuen Hall. (Sept, 8th)
  3. Road To Destruction in Chiba, Togane Arena. (Sept, 9th)
  4. Destruction In Hiroshima, Hiroshima Sun Plaza. (Sept, 15th)
  5. Destruction In Beppu, Beppu B-Con Plaza. (Sept, 17th)
  6. DestructionIn Kobe, Kobe World Hall. (Sept, 23rd)

The line-up for this show in Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall will be;

  • Ren Narita & Shota Umino vs Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Ayato Yoshida, David Finlay, Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson vs Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale
  • Toa Henare vs Beretta
  • Gedo & Hirooki Goto vs TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
  • BUSHI, SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito vs Kanemaru, Izuka, El Desperado & Minoru Suzuki
  • Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano & Kazuchika Okada
  • Will Ospreay & Tomohiro Ishii vs Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega

Thoughts leading into this show

This first show is a “Road To” show and therefore mainly consisting of tag matches. I’m sure all the matches on this card will be good but the last two look very good. The six man Semi-main event will show us a glimpse into the Okada-Tanahashi fued that will continue in the final show of this tour, on September 23rd with the main event of that show being for the IWGP Championship Match at Wrestlekingdom. The main event of this show being Ospreay & Ishii vs Ibushi & Omega will lead us to the “Destruction In Hiroshima” main event on September 15th as Kenny Omega puts his IWGP Heavyweight Championship on the line against the Stone Pitbull, Tomohiro Ishii. Looking at the line-ups, this looks like a fun tour and with “ALL IN” now available on the New Japan service there is even more reason to subscribe.

HINT: NJPW charges at the beginning of the month, like mist Japanese subscription services, so your best time to subscribe is early in the month. NJPW World is ¥999 per month which is less than the WWE Network and about the same price as Netflix.

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