Match Cards Announced for This Weekend’s New Japan Events in California


New Japan Pro-Wrestling returns to the United States this weekend with two shows at the San Jose Civic and the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets are still available for both shows at

The match cards for both events were revealed late Monday night at a press conference in Tokyo. Night one will see two championship matches with David Finlay returning to challenge Lance Archer for the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship, and El Phantasmo defending his British Cruiserweight title against SHO.

The Nov. 9th show in San Jose will be broadcast live on NJPW World with both English and Japanese commentary.

New Japan Showdown
November 9, 2019
San Jose, CA

– Ren Narita vs. Alex Coughlin

– Jushin Thunder Liger & Aaron Solow vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana

– Clark Connors & Karl Fredericks vs. El Desperado & Minoru Suzuki

– Tomohiro Ishii, Juice Robinson & TJP vs. EVIL, SANADA & BUSHI

– Rocky Romero, YOH & Hirooki Goto vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori & Jado

– El Phantasmo (c) vs. SHO

– Lance Archer (c) vs. David Finlay

– Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Jay White & Chase Owens

– Will Ospreay & Kazuchika Okada vs. Amazing Red & Kota Ibushi

New Japan Showdown
November 11, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

– TJP & Amazing Red vs. Aaron Solow & Alex Zayne

– Colt Cabana & Toru Yano vs. Alex Coughlin & Karl Fredericks

– Clark Connors, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs. El Desperado, Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki

– Rocky Romero & Tomohiro Ishii vs. SANADA & EVIL

– Kota Ibushi vs. Ren Narita

– Hirooki Goto & Roppongi 3K vs. KENTA, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori

– Tetusya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo