NEVER Six-Man Tag Title Match, Final Young Lion Matches Announced For NJPW Summer Struggle On 8/1

NJPW Summer Struggle will continue on through July and into August.

The tour will be capped off on August 1, which is the last event before Super Junior Tag League begins. The August 1 NJPW Summer Struggle event will be headlined by CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, & Tomohiro Ishii) defending the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles against Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr, & Minoru Suzuki).

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The event will also feature the final young lion matches for Yuya Uemura and Yota Tsuji before they head off on excursion. Tsuji will take on Tetsuya Naito while Uemura will battle Kazuchika Okada.

Other bouts on the card feature CHAOS (SHO, YOH, & Toru Yano) vs. Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, & Chase Owens) and LIJ (BUSHI, SANADA, & Shingo Takagi) vs. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi, Dick Togo, & EVIL).

From NJPW:

Headlining on August 1 will be the NEVER Openweight 6-Man tag team Championships. This potential eighth defence for CHAOS sprung from the post IWGP Tag Team Championship match scenes at the Tokyo Dome on July 25. As Dangerous Tekkers celebrated regaining the tag gold from Tetsuya Naito and SANADA, Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI hit the ring.

Goto and YOSHI-HASHI challenged the Guerrillas of Destiny earlier in 2021, and though they fell short, their consistent smooth teamwork in NEVER 6 defences have kept them a formidable team. Evidently the two feel the same way, and called their shot to challenge the new champs, with a challenge for the NEVER titles held to sweeten the deal.

With YOSHI-HASHI and Goto set to join Naito and SANADA as challengers in a tag team three way on September 5 in the MetLife Dome, we now also have this NEVER 6 title match set, as Minoru Suzuki will join ZSJ and Taichi. Every NEVER Openweight 6-Man title match has been an instant classic that has electrified Korakuen Hall this year, and this should be no different. With the tag team champions joined by the King in Minoru Suzuki, are the titles under greater threat than ever before?

We will also see the farewell matches for both Yuya Uemura and Yota Tsuji, as their Young Lion journeys finally come to a close. After months of campaigning, Yota Tsuji finally gets his long awaited singles bout against Tetsuya Naito. El Ingobernable has granted Tsuji his dream match, and will now expect to be impressed before Tsuji advances into the world at large.

Yuya Uemura will have his own last match against Kazuchika Okada. Okada was a harsh master against Tsuji during his challenge match earlier last month. Can Uemura fare better against the Rainmaker before he heads on excursion?

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