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NJPW: Title Matches, Vacant Jr. Title Tourney, Returns & Schedule



NJPW released a slew of news overnight. Here are the key takeaways.

– September 7th Beretta makes his return after being out of action since February with a torn pectoral muscle.
– September 9th Satoshi Kojima makes his return after being out of action since February with a torn ACL.

With the good news comes the bad. Hiromu Takahashi will be out for an uncertain length of time so the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship is currently vacant. There will be a tournament to determine the next champion.
September 23 – KUSHIDA vs BUSHI
September 30 – Will Ospreay vs Marty Scurll
October 8 – 9/23 Winner vs 9/30 Winner

On September 23rd Hiroshi Tanahashi will be putting his Tokyo Dome main event briefcase on the line against Kazuchika Okada. Although Tanahashi won the G1 Climax, he got there via a draw with Okada at the A Block finals. He wants to main event Wrestle Kingdom with a decisive win.

Title Matches
September 15
– Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Taiji Ishimori (c) vs Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Ryusuke Taguchi
– Kenny Omega (c) vs Tomohiro Ishii

September 17
– Hirooki Goto (c) vs Taichi

September 30
– The Young Bucks (c) vs The Guerillas of Destiny
– Juice Robinson (c) vs Cody

September Schedule
September 7 – Road to Destruction
September 8 – Road to Destruction
September 9 – Road to Destruction
September 15 – Destruction in Hiroshima*
September 17 – Destruction in Beppu*
Setember 23 – Destruction in Kobe*
September 30 – Fighting Spirit Unleased*
* – English Commentary

Robert McCauley hasn't missed an NJPW show since the launch of NJPW World. Always be on the look out for his reviews where he shares results and gives his honest opinions on the goings-on of New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

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