NJPW releases New Japan Road & Manabu Nakanishi’s retirement cards

NJPW has released the cards for their next shows, which include the New Japan Road events along with Tiger Hattori and Manabu Nakanishi’s retirement cards.

New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the cards for their next series of shows, which include the New Japan Road events along with Tiger Hattori and Manabu Nakanishi’s retirement cards in February.

Their next show is Wednesday, February 19th at Korakuen Hall with Tiger Hattori’s retirement ceremony. Hattori will be the referee for the last two matches of the show, including the main event with Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Sanada taking on Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto.

The key matches on the tour include Shingo Takagi’s first defense of the NEVER Openweight championship when he takes on Tomohiro Ishii in the main event of New Japan Road on February 20th at Korakuen Hall. The same card will include Roppongi 3K defending the IWGP junior heavyweight tag titles against the ‘Mega Coaches’ of Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero, which was set up through a challenge made by Taguchi at New Beginning in Osaka on Sunday.

On February 21st at Korakuen Hall, there will be two title matches on New Japan Road, as well. In the main event, the Guerrillas of Destiny will defend the IWGP tag titles against Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi. Initially, Tanahashi & Ibushi challenged Juice Robinson & David Finlay prior to FinJuice losing the titles to G.O.D. last week in Atlanta. On Sunday’s show in Osaka, Tanahashi pinned Tanga Loa in an eight-man tag to cement their status as the next challengers. Shingo Takagi, EVIL & Bushi will defend the NEVER Six-Man tag titles against Toru Yano, Colt Cabana & Ryusuke Taguchi on that show.

Manabu Nakanishi’s retirement ceremony will headline the February 22nd card at Korakuen Hall immediately after his farewell match. In the main event, Nakanishi teams with Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan against Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi & Hirooki Goto.

Here are the full lineups for the February shows that will air live on New Japan World:

Tiger Hattori Retirement – Wednesday, February 19th at 4:30 am Eastern
*Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare vs. Yota Tsuji, Yuya Uemura & Gabriel Kidd
*Will Ospreay & Roppongi 3K vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Rocky Romero & Tiger Mask
*Hiromu Takahashi, EVIL & Bushi vs. Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Yoshi-Hashi
*Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
*Guerrillas of Destiny, Jay White & Bad Luck Fale vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Colt Cabana & Toru Yano
*Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Sanada vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto
*Tiger Hattori Retirement Ceremony

New Japan Road – Thursday, February 20th at 4:30 am Eastern

*Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd
*Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi & Yuya Uemura vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
*Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare
*Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask
*Guerrillas of Destiny, Jay White & Bad Luck Fale vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay
*Roppongi 3K vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero for the IWGP junior heavyweight tag titles
*Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii for the NEVER Openweight title

New Japan Road – Friday, February 21st at 4:30 am Eastern
*Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura vs. Tiger Mask & Gabriel Kidd
*Roppongi 3K, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
*Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare
*Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Gedo & Jado
*Tetsuya Naito, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & Rocky Romero
*Shingo Takagi, EVIL & Bushi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Colt Cabana & Toru Yano for the NEVER Six-Man tag titles
*Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi for the IWGP tag titles

Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Card – Saturday, February 22nd at 4:30 am Eastern
*Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura vs. Tiger Mask & Gabriel Kidd
*Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Rocky Romero, Colt Cabana & Toru Yano
*Roppongi 3K & Toa Henare vs. Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada & Bushi
*Guerrillas of Destiny, Jay White & Bad Luck Fale vs. Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
*Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & EVIL vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay & Yoshi-Hashi
*Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi & Hirooki Goto

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