By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the February 22 New Japan Pro Wrestling “Honor Rising” night one event that will be held at Korakuen Hall.
-Ren Narita vs. Marty Scurll
-Shota Umino vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
-Jonathan Gresham and Jushin Liger vs. Taiji Ishimori and Robbie Eagles
-Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Toa Henare, and Tomoaki Honma vs. The Briscoes, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa
-Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Colt Cabana, Cheeseburger, and Delirious
-Will Ospreay vs. Dalton Castle for the Never Openweight Championship
-Jeff Cobb vs. Hirooki Goto for the ROH TV Title
-Jay Lethal, Kazuchika Okada, and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, and Vinny Marseglia
The following matches are advertised for the February 23 New Japan Pro Wrestling “Honor Rising” night two event that will be held at Korakuen Hall.
-Shota Umino, Ren Narita, and Yota Tsuji vs. Colt Cabana, Cheesebuger, and Delirious
-Toa Henare and Jonathan Gresham vs. Taka Michinoku and Zack Sabre Jr.
-Marty Scurll vs. Robbie Eagles
-Will Ospreay and Hirooki Goto vs. Dalton Castle and Jeff Cobb
-Tetsuya Naito and Shingo Takagi vs. Matt Taven and Vinny Marseglia
-Jay Lethal vs. TK O’Ryan for the ROH Championship
-Evil and Sanada vs. Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga for the IWGP Tag Titles
-The Briscoes vs. Juice Robinson and David Finlay for the ROH Tag Titles
Powell’s POV: There are some decent matchups and it’s always cool to see the ROH talent get an opportunity to work in Japan, but I can’t say that I’m blown away by the lineup for either show. Both events will be broadcast on the New Japan World streaming service.
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