New Title Matches Added to Saturday’s NJPW Southern Showdown Event


New Japan Pro-Wrestling will air its first of two Southern Showdown events this Saturday, June 29th and the match card just got a whole lot more interesting.

Following the conclussion of Tuesday’s Kizuna Road finale, the promotion has confirmed that El Phantasmo will defend the RPW British Cruiserweight Championship against Rocky Romero, just days after successfully defending against Ryusuke Taguchi.

Additionally, the Guerrillas of Destiny will put the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships on the line against Juice Robinson and “Mad” Mikey Nicholls. Prior to the G1 Climax, Will Ospreay will defend the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship one last time against Robbie Eagles, while Tanahashi and Okada team up in the main event.

For whatever reason, they have decided not to stream the show live on NJPW World, but rather it will be uploaded to VOD at a later date. However, if you want to watch the show live, FITE TV will be broadcasting it for $24.99 starting at 5AM ET on Saturday morning in the U.S.

  • Ren Narita, Shota Umino & Toa Henare vs. Michael Richards, Andrew Villalobos & Mark Tui
  • Aaron Solow vs. Slex
  • Toru Yano & Roppongi 3K vs. Gedo, Taiji Ishimori & Gino Gambino
  • Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  • British Cruiserweight Title: El Phantasmo (c) vs. Rocky Romero
  • IWGP Tag Team Title: Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Robbie Eagles
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White & Bad Luck Fale