New Japan Pro Wednesday: 46th Anniversary Card, Honor Rising Preview, NJPW In Australia, More

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“King of Darkness” Out With Orbital Bone Fracture

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion EVIL will miss New Japan‘s 46th Anniversary Show, after suffering a fracture to his orbital bone. The originally scheduled LIJ vs. CHAOS match between EVIL & SANADA and Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto has been rebooked as a singles match between Yoshi-Hashi & SANADA.

Card Announced For New Japan 46th Anniversary Show

New Japan will present their 46th Anniversary show on March 6th. The show will feature matches for the IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. The main event will see the IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada take on fellow CHAOS member, and IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay. The event will air at 5am EST and will feature English Commentary. The event will be broadcast live on NJPWWorld.com.

3/6, 5am EST

  • Yuji Nagata, Ren Narita, Tomoyuki Oka, Shota Umino (FKA Syota Umino) & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask, KUSHIDA & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Katsuya Kitamura Best Of Seven Series Final Match: Katsuya Kitamura (0-6) vs. Manabu Nakanishi
  • Toa Henare, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs. CHAOS (Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Jay White)
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Champions Roppongi 3K vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado)
  • YOSHI-HASHI vs. SANADA*
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Taichi
  • IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Match: Champion Minoru Suzuki vs. Togi Makabe
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay

*Originally scheduled as EVIL & SANADA vs. YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto

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