NJPW updates Summer Struggle card for Jingu Stadium

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/08/10/njpw-updates-summer-struggle-card-for-jingu-stadium/

New Japan Pro Wrestling has added several matches to its Summer Struggle event at Jingu Stadium on Saturday, August 29th.

New matches include a NEVER Openweight title match as Shingo Takagi defends the title against Minoru Suzuki, a rematch for the IWGP tag titles with Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi defending against Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi, and a singles match between Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Master Wato.

The card is headlined by a rematch for the Double Championship with EVIL defending the titles against former dual champion Tetsuya Naito.

There will also be an IWGP junior heavyweight title match between champion Hiromu Takahashi and Taiji Ishimori.

Plus, a four-way match to determine the KOPW2020. The four qualifying matches (with fans voting on stipulations for each one) will take place August 26th with the following matchups set and the winners meeting at Jingu Stadium:
*Kazuchika Okada vs. Yujiro
*SHO vs. Sanada
*Toru Yano vs. Bushi
*Satoshi Kojima vs. El Desperado

Below is the updated card for Summer Struggle on August 29th at Jingu Stadium:
*EVIL vs. Tetsuya Naito for the Double Championship
*Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi for the IWGP tag titles
*Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP junior heavyweight title
*Shingo Takagi vs. Minoru Suzuki for the NEVER Openweight title
*Four-way for the KOPW2020 Crown
*Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Master Wato


As much as I love Naito, him winning this main even has no real purpose or positive outcome. It makes EVIL look weak and diminishes the prestige of the title.

ZSJ/Taichi could go either way. But personally I would like to see a Ibushi/Tana loss with Tana taking the pin, furthering a feud between Ibushi and Tana

I’m slightly disappointed with Ishimori in this COVID-era. Hopefully this is his chance to tear it up.

Shingo/Suzuki should be MOTN. Going to be a banger.

KOPW… :man_shrugging:

Still not sold on Wato, so I could care less about this.