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.
Gedo and Jado
“The World Class Tag Team” Gedo and Jado return to North America. The former four-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions have worked in just about every major promotion in Japan. The two also had a few matches on American soil in 2000 when they competed for ECW. These two veterans of the ring debuted in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1989 and have been there regularly since 2001.
With other world class tag teams in ROH including reDRagon, The Briscoes, Adrenaline RUSH, Raymond Rowe & Hanson, and ROH World & IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks, the possibilities are endless on who “The World Class Tag Team” could face. And if they are involved in singles competition, it’s something that both competitors are familiar with. Jado is also a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion in the singles ranks.
Whether its singles or tag action, you won’t be able to find the match quality that these two events are sure to display anywhere else in the world. Gedo and Jado join Okada, Tanahashi, and Nakamura as announced talent who will be making the trip to North America to compete in ROH. More names will still be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned to rohwrestling.com
You have two chances to see Gedo and Jado in North America again. 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!. If you missed out on tickets, be sure to order “War of the Worlds” on VOD at rohwrestling.com the same week of the live show. You can’t miss these epic once in a lifetime events.
Previously Announced New Japan Pro Wrestling Stars