By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the New Japan Pro Wrestling Fighting Spirit Unleashed event that will be held tonight in Long Beach, California at the Walter Pyramid.
-Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada.
-Juice Robinson vs. Cody for the IWGP U.S. Championship.
-The Young Bucks vs. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Titles.
-Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll in an IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title tournament match.
-Kushida and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White and Gedo.
-Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, and Evil vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer, and Zack Sabre Jr.
-Flip Gordon, Chris Sabin, and Jeff Cobb vs. Chuckie T, Beretta, and Hirooki Goto.
-Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels vs. Hangman Page and Chase Owens.
-ACH, Jushin Liger, and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Sho, Yoh, and Rocky Romero.
Powell’s POV: This event will stream live on New Japan World tonight. It will debut on AXS TV on Friday with Jim Ross and Kevin Kelly on commentary. Ross’s usual broadcast partner Josh Barnett had a scheduling conflict. I will be covering the show as it streams live on New Japan World tonight beginning at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will hear my audio review late tonight or tomorrow morning.
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