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New Japan News: J SPORTS CROWN Returns, Full 5/3 Card

04/22/2011

Some New Japan news:
J SPORTS CROWN will return this year. First held last year, the tournament was a 6 man tag team tournament held over 3 days, won in the end by Ryusuke Taguchi, Prince Devitt & Hirooki Goto. This year’s event will be held on June 21, 22 & 23 at Differ Ariake. Presumably all 3 events will again be broadcast by the title sponsor, J SPORTS ESPN.

The full card for the major 5/3 event at Fukuoka International Center (PPV in Japan) has been announced:
Tomoaki Honma, Hiromu Takahashi & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Killer Rabbit, Jado & Gedo
KUSHIDA & Tiger Mask 4 vs. Taichi & TAKA Michinoku
King Fale, Wataru Inoue & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano
CMLL Middleweight Champion Jushin LIger vs. Mascara Dorada for the title
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Davey Richards & Rocky Romero for the titles
IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Karl Anderson & Giant Bernard vs. Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro Takahashi for the titles
Hirooki Goto Return Match: Tama Tonga & Hirooki Goto vs. Makoto Hashi (Independent/Freelancer) & Takashi Sugiura (NOAH)
Yuji Nagata vs. Masato Tanaka
Makabe vs. Satoshi Kojima
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the title