ROH issued the following:
Wrestling fans around the world were shocked by the announcement that Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling will be running two joint shows in May of this year. The first will be “Global Wars” and will take place Saturday May 10th at the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto, Canada. The second will be “War of the Worlds” on Saturday May 17th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. New Japan’s top wrestlers will be making the trip overseas for these massive events. Over the next few weeks rohwrestling.com will be announcing the names of the New Japan stars that will be competing at these events, with the next one being
The six time IWGP Heavyweight Champion is finally coming to Ring of Honor. For years Tanahashi has been hyped as one of the absolute best wrestlers on the planet. This May, Tanahashi will be able to put that claim to the test as he faces the ROH roster; the top wrestlers in North America with legit claim to being the best on the planet.
Tanahashi is the current reigning and defending IWGP Intercontinental Champion, and has also held the IWGP Tag Team Championships on two occasions. His six reigns as IWGP Heavyweight Champion ties him for the most all time in the illustrious history of the organization.
Regardless of who Tanahashi steps into the ring with, he’s sure to bring elite match quality to these shows. Rohwrestling.com polled fans on who their ROH/New Japan dream matches would be, and Tanahashi’s name came up more than any other wrestler. Fans seem to want to see him face off against everyone on the ROH roster as multiple names came up on who he should compete against.
You only have two opportunities to see the IWGP Heavyweight Champion live and in person in North America. Tickets are selling quickly, but seats are still available for “Global Wars” on Saturday May 10th. “War of the Worlds” on May 17th in New York City has SOLD OUT!. Don’t miss these epic once in a lifetime events.
Previously Announced New Japan Pro Wrestling Stars
03/10/14 - “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada