Steel Cage match for IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title, Shingo Takagi-HENARE rematch added to 6/16 New Japan Soul

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A G1-related announcement is going to be made on the show as well. 

The 2024 NJPW Best of the Super Juniors tournament was won by El Desperado. With the victory, he secured a shot at SHO’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship and Desperado proposed that they meet inside a Steel Cage. 

That match was made official for night one of the New Japan Soul tour on June 16th. In addition to that, there is going to be a rematch between HENARE and Shingo Takagi for the NEVER Openweight Title. Below is the full lineup

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship — Steel Cage Match: SHO (c) vs. El Desperado
  • IWGP Global Championship: David Finlay (c) vs. SANADA
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. HENARE
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: BULLET CLUB War Dogs (Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney) (c) vs. T.M.D.K. (Robbie Eagles & Kosei Fujita)
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: Los Ingobernables de Japon (Yota Tsuji, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI) (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Oleg Boltin & Toru Yano
  • Tetsuya Naito & Titán vs. Yuya Uemura & TAKA Michinoku
  • Shota Umino, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto vs. HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, Dick Togo & Yujiro Takahashi)
  • Taichi & DOUKI vs. HOUSE OF TORTURE (Ren Narita & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
  • Katsuya Murashima, Shoma Kato, Tomoaki Honma, Tomohiro Ishii & Satoshi Kojima vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb, TJP, Great-O-Khan, Callum Newman & Francesco Akira)
  • Kickoff Show — Young Lion Debut Match: Masatora Yasuda vs. Daiki Nagai
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