It was confirmed on Tuesday (13/10/15) that New Japan Pro Wrestling’s next PPV will be titled “Power Struggle” and will take place on Saturday 7th November at the Edion Arena, Osaka. The PPV will air LIVE on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.
Shinsuke Nakamura v “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson will headline the show, and it will be for the Intercontinental Title. The match was announced preiously during their King Of Wrestling show.
Power Struggle will also hold a Tag Team Jr Heavyweight Tournament which will run throughout the next tour. The tournament is a single elimination 8-Team tournament featuring; Tiger Mask & Jushin Liger, Mascara Dorada & Ryusuke Taguchi, Rocky Romero & Baretta, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish, The Young Bucks, Alex Shelley & Kushida, Kenny Omega & Chase Owens and Matt Sydal & Ricochet.
The first round will take place on 24th October at Korakuen Hall with Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Fish & O’Reilly, Romero & Baretta vs. Omega & Owens, Dorada & Taguchi vs. Young Bucks and Shelley & Kushida vs. Sydal & Ricochet.
The winners of the above will then advance to the semi-finals, which take place at Korakuen Hall on 1st November 2015.
The lineup for the PPV (at time of writing) is:
Hirooki Goto vs. Evil (Takaaki Watanabe)
A.J. Styles & Bad Luck Fale vs. Toru Yano & Yoshi-Hashi
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma for the Never Open weight title
Junior heavyweight tag team tournament finals
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Kazuchika Okada
Nakamura vs. Anderson for IC title