NJPW announces title bouts and lineups for Golden Series tour

Multiple championship matches announced for New Japan Pro-Wrestling's 'Golden Series' tour to promote their 50th anniversary

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Title bouts and lineups pushed out for the Golden Series tour.

Coming out of the three-night Wrestle Kingdom 16 stretch, New Japan Pro-Wrestling is moving towards their ‘Golden Series’ tour which is to commemorate the company’s 50-year anniversary. The yearly Anniversary Show is scheduled for March 1st but on the road to that event, a number of matches have been added to January and February dates.

New Japan rolled out announcements for the Golden Series tour and below are the list of matches at the top of the card for the respective show dates in February. The tour kicks off on January 20th and here’s the full card for that date:

January 20th (Korakuen Hall)

  • Yuto Nakashima vs. Great-O-Khan
  • Kosei Fujita & Ryohei Oiwa vs. Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI
  • Tiger Mask & Togi Makabe vs. Taiji Ishimori & Jado
  • Toru Yano, Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku)
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Suzuki-gun (DOUKI, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado)
  • YOH, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs. House of Torture (SHO, EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo)
  • Yuji Nagata, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada vs. Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi)

February 11th (Sendai, Japan)

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: El Desperado (c) vs. Master Wato
  • SHO vs. YOH
  • Tiger Mask vs. Taiji Ishimori

February 13th (Osaka, Japan)

  • Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito & SANADA
  • NEVER Openweight Championship — Lumberjack Match: EVIL (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Robbie Eagles vs. Taiji Ishimori
  • Tiger Mask vs. El Phantasmo

February 19th (Sapporo, Japan)

  • IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. SANADA
  • IWGP Tag Team Championships: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI (c) vs. EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Tiger Mask & Robbie Eagles (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo

February 20th (Sapporo, Japan)

  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: House of Torture (c) (EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & YOH
  • KOPW 2022 Trophy: Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Toru Yano

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