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New Japan News: Updated US Tour Cards

05/04/2011

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):
5/13:
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

5/14:
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

5/15:
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.