NJPW’s Royal Quest to feature four championship matches

The card for New Japan’s Royal Quest event at the Copper Box Arena in London, England has been released and will be headlined by Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP title.

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The card for New Japan’s Royal Quest event at the Copper Box Arena in London, England has been released.

The event takes place on Saturday, August 31st on the same day that NXT UK: TakeOver will take place from Cardiff, Wales.

The show will feature four title matches, led by Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP heavyweight title against Minoru Suzuki. The match was set up on Sunday at Budokan Hall with Suzuki pinning the champion in a tag match.

On the same show, British heavyweight champion Zack Sabre Jr. defends the British heavyweight title against Hiroshi Tanahashi. Sabre Jr. retained the title against Tanahashi this past April at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden while Tanahashi defeated the champion during the recent G1 tournament in a non-title match. (CORRECTION: We had previously stated that Sabre Jr. won the British heavyweight title at the G1 Supercard but that was title defense. He won the title from Tomohiro Ishii at Wrestle Kingdom 13 this past January).

Tomohiro Ishii will defend the NEVER Openweight title against KENTA following Sunday’s angle at Budokan Hall. Ishii was teaming with KENTA and Yoshi-Hashi against Bad Luck Fale and the Guerrillas of Destiny when KENTA walked out on his teammates and later attacked Ishii with the Busaiku knee and Go to Sleep.

The fourth title match features IWGP tag champions the Guerrilla of Destiny defending against the winners of the ‘Road to Royal Quest’ tournament that Revolution Pro is currently running.

The rest of the card features:
*Tetsuya Naito & Sanada vs. Jay White & Chase Owens
*Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles vs. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
*Kota Ibushi & Juice Robinson vs. Yujiro & Hikuleo
*Rocky Romero & Roppongi 3K vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Ren Narita & Shota Umino

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