NJPW Announces Match Cards For New Japan Road & Sengoku Lord Events; EVIL’s First IWGP Double Title Defense

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling held a press conference on Monday to announce the full match cards for their upcoming New Japan Road and Sengoku Lord events coming up later this month.

One week from today is the annual New Japan Road event, which will mark the promotion’s return to Korakuen Hall. It will act as a preview for Sengoku Lord on July 25, featuring the first IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental defense of the new double champion, EVIL.

Both shows will air live on NJPW World.

Event: New Japan Road
Date: Monday, July 20, 2020
Location: Korakuen Hall
Bell Time: 5:30 AM ET

  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji
  • Gabriel Kidd, Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. SHO, YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
  • SANADA & Shingo Takagi vs. DOUKI & El Desperado
  • Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Yuji Nagata & Master Wato vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Hiromu Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI vs. EVIL, Dick Togo & Taiji Ishimori

Event: Sengoku Lord in Nagoya
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Location: Aichi Gymnasium
Bell Time: 5:00 AM ET

  • Yuya Uemura vs. Taiji Ishimori
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Gabriel Kidd, Yota Tsuji, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii
  • SHO, YOSHI-HASHI & HIrooki Goto vs. BUSHI, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Yujji Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Master Wato vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • NEVER Openweight Title Match: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. El Desperado
  • IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Double Title Match: EVIL (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi