Main card set for All Star Junior Festival 2023

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An eight-match main card has been finalized for the All Star Junior Festival.

The inter-promotional event, organized by New Japan Pro Wrestling, takes place on Wednesday, March 1st at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

The show is being produced by NJPW talent Hiromu Takahashi, who will also compete in the show’s six-man opener.

The event will bring together junior heavyweight wrestlers from over 20 different Japanese and international promotions.

Among these are: New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, CMLL, Pro Wrestling NOAH, DDT Pro-Wrestling, Dragon Gate, and GLEAT.

The main event will see NJPW’s Master Wato vs. All Japan’s Atsuki Aoyagi.

The show is a pay-per-view event, which will be subject to an extra charge to NJPW World subscribers.

A portion of the proceeds from the PPV will be donated in support of Shinjiro Otani, who suffered partial paralysis after a spinal injury in April 2022.

All Star Junior Festival main card:

  • Hiromu Takahashi, Fujita “Jr.” Hayato & AMAKUSA vs. HAYATA, YAMATO & Kazuki Hashimoto
  • Isami Kodaka & Mao vs. SHO & Onryo
  • Shinjiro Otani Support Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Jun Kasai, Minoru Tanaka & TAKA Michinoku vs. Musashi, Shoki Kitamura, LEONA, Chicharito Shoki & Kota Sekifuda
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Hikaru Sato & Yumehito Imanari vs. Great Sasuke, Tigers Mask & Batten Burabura 
  • El Desperado & Volador Jr. vs. El Lindaman & Yuuki Ueno vs. DOUKI & HANAOKA
  • Mistico, Billy Ken Kid, Alejandro & Gurukun Mask vs. Dragon Kid, BUSHI, Atlantis Jr & Black Mensore
  • Taiji Ishimori vs. Soberano Jr vs. Shun Skywalker vs. Ninja Mack vs. Junta Miyawaki
  • Master Wato vs. Atsuki Aoyagi
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