New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to iPPV tonight with NJPW “Power Struggle” 2013 taking place in the typically white-hot Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka, Japan.
While not the card of a super-show by any means, this is one of the better secondary show cards we’ve seen in quite some time headlined by Kazuchika Okada defending his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Bulletclub Member Karl Anderson. We’ll also see Shinsuke Nakamura put his IWGP Intercontential Title on the line against veteran Minoru Suzuki with the stipulation that if Nakamura loses he loses his title and must join Suzuki-gun.
Hiroshi Tanahashi battles Tomohiro Ishii in a rematch of their Match of the Year candidate from August’s G1 Climax and G1 winner Tetsuya Naito puts the NEVER Openweight Championship and the IWGP Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership on the line against Masato Tanaka.
We will be covering the event live on our Twitter account (@voiceswrestling) and will have a full review complete with star ratings immediately following the conclusion of the main event. Details on how to follow along and order the show are below.
NJPW “Power Struggle” 2013
Saturday, November 9
18:30 (JST), 4:30 A.M. EST (3:30 A.M. CST)
Dark Eight Man Tag Team Match
BUSHI, KUSHIDA, Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask vs. CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Yujiro Takahashi) & Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match
Suzuki-gun (Taichi & TAKA Michinoku) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tomoaki Honma
Tag Team Match
CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Yuji Nagata
IWGP Tag Team Title / NWA World Tag Team Title Irregular Rules Match
Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer) (c) vs. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) (c) vs. Jax Dane & Rob Conway
Tag Team Match
BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale & Prince Devitt) vs. Kota Ibushi & Togi Makabe
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
NEVER Openweight Title / IWGP Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Match
Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Masato Tanaka
IWGP Intercontinental Title Match
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Minoru Suzuki
IWGP Heavyweight Title Match
Kazuchika Okada (c) (w/Gedo) vs. Karl Anderson
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