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New Japan News: Updated US Tour Cards


Jersey All-Pro Wrestling & New Japan sent out a press release with some big updates for the US East Coast tour-almost here…it’s NEXT WEEK! And today’s update is a huge one-for the first time ever, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship will be defended in the USA-IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, fresh off a successful defense against eternal rival Shinsuke Nakamura yesterday, will defend against former WWE star Charlie Haas on 5/14. It’s one of two title matches that night as IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Prince Devitt defends against Low-Ki. Here are the latest cards, including the full 5/13 card (more TBA for 5/14 & 5/15):
Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask 4 vs. Homcide & Low-Ki
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Makabe vs. Rhino & Charlie Haas
Satoshi Kojima vs. Kenny Omega
Karl Anderson, Giant Bernard, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Jado, Gedo, Davey Richards & Shinsuke Nakamura
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Tournament Quarterfinals:
MVP vs. Kazuchika Okada
Dan Maff vs. Toru Yano
Tama Tonga vs. Tetsuya Naito
Hideo Saito (Mitsuhide Hirasawa) vs. Yujiro Takahashi

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Charlie Haas for the title
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Prince Devitt vs. Low-Ki for the title
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Tournament Semifinals

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Richards (not known if it could be a title match)
Makabe vs. Rhino in a South Philly Street Fight
JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger vs. Kenny Omega for the title
Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Low-Ki & Homicide
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals

More on the weekend events as it becomes available.