Three way for vacant IWGP Junior Title set for NJPW Castle Attack

El Phantasmo, BUSHI and El Desperado will compete on night two of Castle Attack for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

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Hiromu Takahashi appeared at today’s NJPW Road to Castle Attack show to relinquish the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship following the news that he tore his left pectoral muscle. Hiromu is going to be out for an estimate of six months and he was scheduled to defend the Junior Title on night two of Castle Attack against El Phantasmo.

A Junior Title match will take place on Sunday as Phantasmo, BUSHI and El Desperado are set to compete in a three-way for the vacant title. All three men made their intentions clear at the 2/25 Road to Castle Attack show when they brawled over the belt.

El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in the main event of today’s New Japan show. With the addition to night two of Castle Attack, here’s the updated lineup:

  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jeff Cobb & Will Ospreay
  • Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs. Chase Owens, Jay White and EVIL
  • IWGP Tag Team Championships: Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Great-O-Khan
  • Vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship — Three Way Match: El Phantasmo vs. BUSHI vs. El Desperado
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito


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