Japanese Wrestling

NJPW – Road To Destruction Tour – September 8th, 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. This is the second show and 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;

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

Thoughts leading into this show

This show is much like the first show in the sense that this is a “Road To” show and also mainly consisting of tag matches. It’s good to see Beretta back in New Japan and to be used in a prominent role, in a singles match for night 1 and teaming with Okada against Tanahashi and IWGP US Heavyweight Champion, Juice Robinson. Kenny Omega is facing his opponent for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Tomohiro Ishii in a tag match for the second night in a row. Both night 1 and 2 starts off with Young Lions tag matches which can be fun and usually fast paced and not too long, good spots for the younger talent.

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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