NJPW & ROH ‘Honor Rising’ Tour This Weekend Feat. 6 Title Matches, Will Ospreay vs Dalton Castle, More

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced the match cards for their annual Honor Rising tour co-promoted by Ring of Honor Wrestling, and despite both company’s losing a ton of top talent in recent months, both shows look like a ton of fun!

The two promotions will run back-to-back nights at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo this weekend, on February 22nd and 23rd. The first night will see three title matches included Jeff Cobb defending the ROH World Television Championship against Hirooki Goto in what should be an incredible match, as well as Will Ospreay defending the NEVER Openweight Championship against Dalton Castle.

Also scheduled for the first night of the tour is a six-man tag team main event, as the unlikely super trio of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay Lethal and Kazuchika Okada band together to face The Kingdom. At the risk of editorializing, two matches I am looking forward to will see New Japan’s most promising Young Lions, Ren Narita and Shota Umino, get the chance to work major singles matches against “The Villain” Marty Scurll and Zack Sabre Jr., respectively.

Night two will see Jay Lethal defend the ROH World Championship against TK O’Ryan, The Briscoes defend the ROH World Tag Team Championships against David Finlay and Juice Robinson, and The Guerrillas of Destiny getting their rematch for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships against Sanada and Evil.

NJPW Honor Rising
February 22, 2019
Tokyo, Japan @ Korakuen Hall

— Ren Narita vs. Marty Scurll

— Shota Umino vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

— Jonathan Gresham & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori

— David Finlay, Juice Robinson, Toa Henare & Tomoaki Honma vs. The Briscoes & The Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa)

NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano (c) vs. Cheeseburger, Colt Cabana & Delirious

NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Will Ospreay (c) vs. Dalton Castle

ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Jeff Cobb (c) vs. Hirooki Goto

— Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay Lethal & Kazuchika Okada vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)


NJPW Honor Rising
February 23, 2019
Tokyo, Japan @ Korakuen Hall

— Ren Narita, Shota Umino & Yota Tsuji vs. Cheeseburger, Colt Cabana & Delirious

— Jonathan Gresham & Toa Henare vs. Taka Michinoku & Zack Sabre Jr.

— Marty Scurll vs. Robbie Eagles

— Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay vs. Dalton Castle & Jeff Cobb

— Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Vinny Marseglia)

ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Jay Lethal (c) vs. TK O’Ryan

IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Evil & Sanada (c) vs. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— The Briscoes (c) vs. David Finlay & Juice Robinson

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