NJPW releases the full lineups for Fighting Spirit Unleashed cards

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/09/24/njpw-releases-the-full-lineups-for-fighting-spirit-unleashed-cards/

New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the cards for this coming week’s Fighting Spirit Unleased shows in the U.S.

The three-show tour begins Friday in Lowell, Massachusetts followed by a show Saturday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and concludes Sunday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. The card from the Hammerstein Ballroom will stream live at 7 pm Eastern on New Japan World with Japanese commentary.

The notable addition to the shows is Amazing Red, who recently worked the Super J-Cup tournament in August. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express will be working all three shows, as well.

Below are the cards for each night:

Friday, Sept. 27th in Lowell, Massachusetts:
*Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito, Sanada & EVIL
*Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Roppongi 3K for the IWGP tag titles
*Jay White, KENTA & Gedo vs. Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi & Rocky Romero
*Tomohiro Ishii & Amazing Red vs. Shingo Takagi & Bushi
*The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express vs. Chase Owens & Jado
*Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. TJP & Clark Connors
*Lance Archer vs. Ren Narita
*Karl Fredericks vs. Alex Coughlin

Saturday, Sept. 28th at the Hammerstein Ballroom:
*Kazuchika Okada & Kota Ibushi vs. EVIL & Sanada
*KENTA vs. Yoshi-Hashi for the NEVER Openweight title
*Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Amazing Red vs. Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo
*Hiroshi Tanahashi & The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Bushi
*Guerrillas of Destiny & Jado vs. Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero
*Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. Clark Connors & Alex Coughlin
*Karl Fredericks vs. Lance Archer
*TJP vs. Ren Narita

Sunday, Sept. 29th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia:
*Jay White, KENTA, Guerrillas of Destiny, Chase Owens & Gedo vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi & The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express
*Kota Ibushi & TJP vs. EVIL & Bushi
*Tetsuya Naito, Sanada & Shingo Takagi vs. Juice Robinson & Roppongi 3K
*Amazing Red vs. Ren Narita
*Lance Archer vs. Alex Coughlin
*Karl Fredericks vs. Mikey Nicholls
*Rocky Romero vs. Clark Connors

I’m sorry but doesn’t New Japan have an IWGP US Championship? What is the point of this championship if it is not defended on their US Tours. That’s some WWE logic right there.

The quality of the Super J Cup shows was dogshit. I hope that these turn out a lot better.

Well then it should be on someone contractually allowed to work on New Japan cards in the US. That and Moxley may just be saving himself for next month.

I’m attending the Philly show, and I’m lukewarm on it going in seeing this card.

Isn’t the US Title on Robinson?!

Oh shit it is not!
So the title stayed on Moxley despite him losing to Robinson in the G1. Wow that’s confusing. What a gaff by NJPW. Maybe they expected him to lose it at Royal Quest. Embarassing honestly.

Yep, their G1 match wasn’t for the US Title, just to build for the US Title. Even if Moxley was healthy, he would have been at All Out, not Royal Quest. The earliest we could have seen Moxley-Robinson for the US Title may have been one of the Destruction cards, but we’re getting it next month anyway.

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Gee. I blame it on the title

Are you going to any of the U.S. events? I’m going to the event in San Jose in November. Super stoked. Both Suzuki and Liger was already announced for the event.

I’m debating New York. It’s down the street from me but I hadn’t been motivated to go as they’ve really pissed me off with how the handle their streaming on World. Then the NY show is on World and I’m thinking why not just watch it there.
I want to see the roster but I also saw them at MSG earlier this year and expect more chances each year.

But I still may wind up going.

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