NJPW 49th Anniversary Card Announced; NJ Cup, Champ vs. Champ

NJPW is turning 49, and they're celebrating in style this Thursday, March 4 from Japan.

The event sees a clash of double champions, as IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion Kota Ibushi will take on the king of the Junior Heavyweights in Desperado, who holds the Junior Heavyweight and tag titles. Kota Ibushi has requested that the match be for both of his titles.

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In addition, two first round New Japan Cup matches have been announced, pitting former World Champion Tetsuya Naito against the Great O Khan, and another former World Champion Satoshi Kojima against Jeff Cobb. The rest of the show is padded out with tag team matches.

You can see the full card below.

  • Kota Ibushi vs. El Desperado
  • New Japan Cup Round 1: Tetsuya Naito vs. Great O Khan
  • New Japan Cup Round 1: Satoshi Kojima vs. Jeff Cobb
  • CHAOS (SHO, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada) vs Los Ingobernables De Japon (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi & SANADA)
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs BULLET CLUB (Jay White, Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens KENTA & EVIL)
  • Master Wato, Gabriel Kidd, Tomoaki Honma & Hirooki Goto vs Suzuki-Gun (DOUKI, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki & Taichi)

Fightful will have results of the show after it concludes on Thursday, March 4.

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