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ROH and NJPW Announce Matches for War of the Worlds


On Wednesday, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a few matches for both of their joint shows that will take place in May. On May 10th, Global Wars will take place in Toronto. The next week, the two companies will run War of the Worlds in New York City.

While Global Wars will see NJPW matches and ROH matches kept separate, all bets are off for War of the Worlds, as stars from both companies will face off with each other in a battle of supremacy.

According to ROHWrestling.com, these are the matches booked so far for War of the Worlds:

  • ROH World Championship
    Winner of Adam Cole vs. Kevin Steen match at Global Wars (ROH) vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger (NJPW)
  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Winner of Kazuchika Okada vs. AJ Styles match on May 3rd vs. Michael Elgin (ROH)
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship
    The Young Bucks (Bullet Club) vs. reDRagon (ROH)
  • IWGP World Tag Team Championship
    Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows (Bullet Club) vs. Jay and Mark Briscoe (ROH)
  • ROH World TV Championship
    Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini (ROH) vs. KUSHIDA (NJPW)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura (NJPW) vs. Loser of Adam Cole vs. Kevin Steen match at Global Wars (ROH)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW) vs. Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis (ROH)
  • Scheduled to appear:
    • AJ Styles (ROH)
    • Gedo and Jado (NJPW)
    • The Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero and Alex Kozlov) (NJPW)
    • Takaaki Watanabe (NJPW)
    • The Decade (Roderick Strong, BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs) w/ Adam Page (ROH)
    • ACH (ROH)
    • Matt Taven (ROH)
    • Cedric Alexander (ROH)
    • Tommaso Ciampa (ROH)
    • Silas Young (ROH)
    • Caprice Coleman (ROH)

This will wrap up the series of shows between ROH and NJPW. Between these events, which will be broadcast live on Ustream, and their move to PPV in June, this should be the beginning of the most important time in ROH history, where they will have more eyes on them than ever.

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Tags: New Japan Pro Wrestling Ring Of Honor War Of The Worlds