Hiroshi Tanahashi agrees to tag with Kazuchika Okada in 6-Man Tag Title match at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku

Although they were not victorious at NJPW Capital Collision, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada are looking to win gold together

Next up on the docket for Okada and Tanahashi are the 6-Man Tag Titles. 

Closing out NJPW Capital Collision was a three-way for the STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championships. Coming out victorious were Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis), who are also the reigning IWGP Tag Team Champions. 

Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi were part of that title bout along with the former champions Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin). After the match, Okada asked Tanahashi if he’d be up for tagging with him on May 3rd at Wrestling Dontaku in a NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Title match. 

Tanahashi accepted the offer, so it’ll now be the two of them and an unnamed partner challenging Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado and Ren Narita for the titles. 

Below is the updated lineup for Wrestling Dontaku in Fukuoka, Japan: 

  • Kickoff Match — Young Lion Hat-Trick Challenge: TBA vs. Ryohei Oiwa, Yuto Nakashima, Oskar Leube or Boltin Oleg
  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano & YOH vs. House of Torture (EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, SHO & Dick Togo)
  • United Empire (Kyle Fletcher, Mark Davis & Great O-Khan) vs. T.M.D.K. (Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls & Kosei Fujita)
  • United Empire (TJP, Francesco Akira & Aaron Henare) vs. Shota Umino, KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight
  • Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI) vs. Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
  • NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship: KENTA (c) vs. Hikuleo
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Jeff Cobb
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: Minoru Suzuki, Ren Narita & El Desperado (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & TBA
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Tama Tonga (c) vs. David Finlay
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: SANADA (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
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