New Japan Tag Team Heading to TNA, Mistico & Events

Bill Behrens

New Japan Wrestling announced that the tag team "No Limit", Yujiro and Tetsuya Naito, are off New Japan cards as they are heading to TNA hoping to win New Japan’s IWGP Jr. Tag Team Title from current champions, The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelly & Chris Sabin).

CMLL World Welterweight Champion, Mistico is scheduled to return to New Japan on 5/3.

Upcoming New Japan Events

NJPW “STRONG STYLE 37TH ANNIVERSARY”, 3/6/08 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Super Strong Machine 25th Anniversary Match: Riki Choshu, Super Strong Machine & Hiro Saito vs. Shiro Koshinaka, Akira Nogami & Masashi Aoyagi
2. Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Takashi Iizuka, Jado & Gedo
3. Manabu Nakanishi, Yutaka Yoshie , Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto vs. Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Tomoaki Honma
4. Shinsuke Nakamura & Hirooki Goto vs. Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson
5. 37th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tiger Mask vs. Masahiro Chono & Jushin Thunder Liger

NJPW “EXCITING BATTLE IN OKINAWA 2009″, 3/29/09
Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

1. Okinawa Pro Offer Match: Super Delfin, Kaijin Habu Otoko  & Menso~re Oyaji vs. Shisaou , Captain “Churaumi Pirates” Zack  & Mil Mongoose 2. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Karl Anderson
3. Shinsuke Nakamura, Hirooki Goto & Milano Collection AT vs. Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
4. Riki Choshu & Kazuchika Okada vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi

The schedule for April’s “CIRCUIT 2009 NEW JAPAN BRAVE” has been announced. This bridges the April Sumo Hall and May Fukuoka International Center super-shows, so is likely to focus around the New Japan Cup winner’s quest for momentum leading into his challenge against the winner of Tanahashi vs. Angle

– 4/11 @ Twin Messe Shizuoka
– 4/18 @ Kuwana City Gymnasium
– 4/19 @ Iwade Municipal Townsman Gymnasium
– 4/21 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2
– 4/22 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2
– 4/24 @ Shunan Sports Center
– 4/26 @ Oita Daihatsu Arena
– 4/27 @ Nagasaki Prefectural Gymnasium
– 4/29 @ Hiroshima Trade Center West Pavillion
– 4/30 @ Oita Event Hall
– 5/1 @ Kagoshima Citizen Gymnasium

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