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Partial card released for NJPW Power Struggle

Post by Big Red Machine » Oct 9th, '18, 08:56

Source: www.F4WOnline.com


By Bryan Rose | @br26 | Oct 9, 2018 12:23 am

A Intercontinental title match will headline this year’s Power Struggle.

Chris Jericho will defend the Intercontinental title against EVIL. The two have had staredowns with one another before, but Jericho took it to a new level at King of Pro Wrestling when he jumped EVIL as he went to face Zack Sabre Jr. in a singles match. Jericho, who was wearing a druid outfit, attacked EVIL as he was entering the ring and left him laying bad enough that the match was ruled a forfeit.

A NEVER Openweight title match has also been announced, with new champion Taichi defending against Will Ospreay, who scored a big win over Taichi at King of Pro Wrestling, and intends on capitalizing on his momentum by taking Taichi’s title.

Other matches announced include Tetsuya Naito facing Zack Sabre Jr. in a special singles match, Kazuchika Okada and Jay White facing off in a tag team match, and another tag team match pitting Hiroshi Tanahashi and David Finlay against The Golden Lovers. The finals of the Super Jr. Tag League 2018 will also be determined.

Power Struggle will take place on November 3 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym. Here is the card announced thus far:

Chris Jericho vs. EVIL for the IWGP Intercontinental title
Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Taichi vs. Will Ospreay for the NEVER Openweight title
Hiroshi Tanahashi and David Finlay vs. The Golden Lovers
Kazuchika Okada and Beretta vs. Jay White and Bad Luck Fale
Finals of the Super Jr. Tag League 2018


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Re: Partial card released for NJPW Power Struggle

Post by cero2k » Oct 9th, '18, 08:59

that Okada match looks really weird

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Re: Partial card released for NJPW Power Struggle

Post by Big Red Machine » Oct 9th, '18, 09:02

cero2k wrote:
Oct 9th, '18, 08:59
that Okada match looks really weird
Not really. It makes sense based on KOPW. Beretta is there to take the fall, while Fale is there to be both big and scary and thus make things look dire for the babyfaces while also keeping Okada away from Gedo until they're ready to pull the trigger on that (I'd totally be down for Okada vs. White in a cage at the Tokyo Dome with an "if Okada wins he gets five minutes alone in the cage with Gedo" stip).
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Re: Partial card released for NJPW Power Struggle

Post by cero2k » Oct 9th, '18, 09:22

Big Red Machine wrote:
Oct 9th, '18, 09:02
cero2k wrote:
Oct 9th, '18, 08:59
that Okada match looks really weird
Not really. It makes sense based on KOPW. Beretta is there to take the fall, while Fale is there to be both big and scary and thus make things look dire for the babyfaces while also keeping Okada away from Gedo until they're ready to pull the trigger on that (I'd totally be down for Okada vs. White in a cage at the Tokyo Dome with an "if Okada wins he gets five minutes alone in the cage with Gedo" stip).
oh no, not saying it doesn't make sense, it just looks weird. I'm really really hoping that White comes out on Fale's shoulder like Devitt used to

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