New Japan Pro Wrestling has revealed the full card for their 47th Anniversary Show.
In the main event, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White will face NEVER Openweight Champion Will Ospreay in a non-title champion vs. champion match. The match was set up during Ospreay’s post-match comments at last week’s Takashi Iizuka retirement show, with Ospreay issuing the challenge to White.
Kazuchika Okada defeated Ospreay in the main event of last year’s Anniversary event. Okada held the IWGP Heavyweight title at the time, while Ospreay was IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto will team against Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & SANADA in the semi-main event of this year’s Anniversary Show.
Two title matches had already been announced for the Anniversary Show. Jushin Thunder Liger will challenge for Taiji Ishimori’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Shingo Takagi & BUSHI are defending their titles against SHO & YOH.
The 47th Anniversary event is taking place at Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo on Wednesday, March 6 and will air live on New Japan World. Here’s the full card:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White vs. NEVER Openweight Champion Will Ospreay in a non-title match
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & SANADA
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori defending against Jushin Thunder Liger
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Shingo Takagi & BUSHI defending against SHO & YOH
Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma, Tiger Mask IV, Ryusuke Taguchi & Dragon Lee vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & Taka Michinoku
Yuji Nagata & Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, Ayato Yoshida, Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens & Hikuleo