Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/23/mercedes-mone-to-defend-iwgp-womens-title-against-azm-hazuki-at-njpw-sakura-genesis/
Moné’s next title defense is locked in.
Over the past month, STARDOM’s AZM and Hazuki have stuck their claim to an IWGP Women’s Championship match.
In a video released by New Japan Pro-Wrestling, the IWGP Women’s Champion Mercedes Moné accepted both of their challenges and she’ll put the belt on the line on April 8th at NJPW Sakura Genesis.
BREAKING@mercedesvarnado has accepted the challenge of @azumikan1411 and @0929_hazuki for Sakura Genesis April 8!https://t.co/ZN8Z6QZk2G#njpw #njsg pic.twitter.com/bWKU83vy3W
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) March 24, 2023
The winner of this match is going to defend the title against Mayu Iwatani at STARDOM’s April 23rd event. Here is the updated Sakura Genesis card:
- United Empire (Francesco Akira, Aaron Henare & Jeff Cobb) vs. House of Torture (SHO, Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL)
- Master Wato, Hikuleo & Tama Tonga vs. BULLET CLUB (David Finlay, KENTA & El Phantasmo)
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI) vs. DOUKI, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
- NJPW World TV Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Shota Umino
- IWGP Tag Team Championships: Bishamon (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) (c) vs. Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher)
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. Robbie Eagles
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. SANADA
- IWGP Women’s Championship — Three Way: Mercedes Moné (c) vs. AZM vs. Hazuki