Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi will team up for a chance to become IWGP Tag Team champions.
On a big press conference that unveiled cards for numerous events, the lineup for the New Japan Road shows taking place on February 20 and February 21 at Korakuen Hall have been revealed.
The February 20 card has two title matches scheduled with the main event being Shingo Takagi's NEVER Openweight title defense against Tomohiro Ishii. The other title bout will see SHO & YOH defend their IWGP Junior Heavyweight titles against Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi.
The February 21 card will be headlined by an IWGP Tag Team Championship bout as Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa defend their belts against Tanahashi and Ibushi. Originally, the two teams were supposed to face off during the NJPW New Beginning USA tour, but the match was called off after Ibushi withdrew from the tour as he was suffering from Mallory Weiss Syndrome.
The other title bout on the card will see BUSHI, EVIL & Takagi defend their NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship against Taguchi, Toru Yano & Colt Cabana.
Below are the full cards for the New Japan Road shows:
NEVER Openweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) (c) vs. The Mega Coaches (Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi)
David Finlay, Juice Robinson, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Jay White, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
Tiger Mask, Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Los Ingobernables De Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito)
Colt Cabana, Toru Yano & Kazuchika Okada vs. Toa Henare, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe
Yuya Uemura, Will Ospreay, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto vs Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, Taichi & Minoru Suzuki)
Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd
IWGP Tag Team Championship: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi
NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship: Los Ingobernables De Japon (BUSHI, EVIL & Shingo Takagi) (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & Rocky Romero) vs. Los Ingobernables De Japon (Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito)
Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Bullet Club (Jado, Gedo, Bad Luck Fale & Jay White)
Toa Henare, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii)
SHO, YOH, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs. Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, Taichi & Minoru Suzuki)
Gabirle Kidd & Tiger Mask vs. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji