New Japan Pro Wrestling concludes the Road To Castle Attack tour on Thursday. The show was originally supposed to be headlined by Bullet Club’s El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori defend their IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships against IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI, but Takahashi suffered a torn-pectoral and is expected to miss six months.
Instead ELP & Ishimori will face the team they defeated for the titles in January, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru. There is still no word on El Phantasmo’s planned match against Takahashi on 2/28.
Takahashi isn’t the only LIJ member that was injured on this tour. Tetsuya Naito suffered a knee injury, that led to him being pulled from a few live events. He will return to action on Thursday, but is likely to take it easy on his injured limb.
The entire show will air LIVE on NJPWWorld.com at 4am EST.
NJPW Road To Castle Attack
4am EST on NJPWWorld.com
- Satoshi Kojima, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yota Tsuji vs. The United Empire (Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb)
- CHAOS (Toru Yano, SHO & Kazuchika Okada) vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Dick Togo & EVIL)
- CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii) vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
- Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma & Yuji Nagata vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi)
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) (c) vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)