ROH News: Confirmed match cards for Global Wars tour 2017
What's the story?
Much like every year, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling are all set to host the Global Wars tour this year as well. The tour will have four events in four different cities in the US and will feature stars from both ROH and NJPW.
On 26th September 2017, ROH announced the very first match of the tour which is going to see Kenny Omega make his return to the company and defend his IWGP US Heavyweight Title against Yoshi-Hashi. The rest of the matches were initially revealed on Ring of Honor’s official website as matches for all four nights has now been confirmed.
In case you didn’t know…
The Global Wars tour was first initiated in the year 2014 when ROH and NJPW announced a partnership among them and hosted the first-ever show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada later that very same year.
Since then, the Global Wars tour has been a tradition alongside the War of the Worlds tour, where NJPW wrestlers travel to America in order to be a part of the tour.
The heart of the matter
ROH has now confirmed and revealed the match cards for all four nights of the Global Wars tour, which will take place later this month from October 12-15.
One night one, we will get to witness four top singles matches which will feature the newly crowned IWGP Jr. Heavyweight champion Will Ospreay, and also two former ROH World champions. Two tag team matches will also be featured on the card and also one women’s match. Fans will also get a close look at Minoru Suzuki led faction Suzuki Gun and Bullet Club subgroup, The Elite will also be in action. Here is the full match card for night one.
Global Wars: Buffalo
#1. The Elite (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks) vs The Kingdom
#2. Mark Briscoe and War Machine vs Suzuki-gun
#3. Will Ospreay vs Punishment Martinez
#4. Christopher Daniels vs Hiromu Takahashi
#5. Frankie Kazarian vs Jay Lethal
#6. Bullet Club (Cody and Marty Scurll) vs CHAOS (Toru Yano and Yoshi-Hashi)
#7. Hangman Page vs KUSHIDA
#8. Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) vs The Dawgs (Rhett Titus and Will Ferrara)
#9. Mandy Leon vs Jenny Rose.
On the second night of action, we will get to witness the first title defence of the tour, as the ROH Tag Team titles will be on the line in a mega three-way tag match. Current IWGP Never Openweight champion Minoru Suzuki will also be in singles action, and Bullet Club leader Kenny Omega will team up with his fellow stablemates in a six-man tag team match. Britt Baker will also feature in a Women of Honor match. Here is the card for night two.
Global Wars: Pittsburgh
#1. Bullet Club (Cody, Kenny Omega, and Marty Scurll) vs. CHAOS (Toru Yano, Will Ospreay, and Yoshi-Hashi)
#2. Minoru Suzuki vs Silas Young
#3. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) vs War Machine
#4. Best Friends (Beretta and Chuckie T.) vs The Addiction
#5. Jay Lethal vs Jay White
#6. The Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) vs The Young Bucks- ROH World Tag Team Championship
#7. Hangman Page vs Josh Woods vs Kenny King vs Kushida vs Matt Taven vs Punishment Martinez- Proving Ground Instant Reward (ROH World Television Championship)
#8. Britt Baker to compete in Women of Honor match
On the third night, The Elite will once again be in action, as their fellow Bullet Club member Cody Rhodes is all set to defend his ROH World Championship. The battle between Japanese factions CHAOS and Suzuki Gun will also continue in American soil, and we will also get to witness another women’s match on the tour. Here is the card for night three.
Global Wars: Columbus
#1. Cody (c) vs KUSHIDA- ROH World Championship match
#2. The Elite vs Best Friends (Beretta and Chuckie T.) and Flip Gordon
#3. CHAOS (Toru Yano, Will Ospreay, and Yoshi-Hashi) vs Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
#4. The Addiction vs Search and Destroy (Jay White and Jonathan Gresham)
#5. Holidead vs Sumie Sakai
#6. Hiromu Takahashi vs Jay Lethal
#7. Beer City Bruiser and Silas Young vs The Motor City Machine Guns
#8. Bullet Club (Adam Page and Marty Scurll) vs Kenny King and Mark Briscoe
#9. Josh Woods vs Shane Taylor
On the final night of action, Kenny Omega will defend his IWGP US Heavyweight Title only for the second time. The Addiction will once again be in action for the fourth consecutive night and so will be the Suzuki Gun. Here is the card for night four.
Global Wars: Chicago
#1. Kenny Omega (c) vs YOSHI-HASHI- IWGP US Heavyweight Championship match
#2. Bullet Club (Adam Page, Cody, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) vs Search and Destroy (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Jay White and Jonathan Gresham)
#3. Hiromu Takahashi vs Marty Scurll
#4. Flip Gordon vs Will Ospreay
#5. Colt Cabana vs Toru Yano
#6. The Addiction vs Cheeseburger and KUSHIDA
#7. Jay Lethal, Kenny King and Mark Briscoe vs Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
#8. Best Friends (Beretta and Chuckie T.) vs Beer City Bruiser and Silas Young
The Global Wars tour will take place from October 12th to October 15th and will unfold many ROH and NJPW storylines. The four success match cards look really promising and much like every year, the Global Wars tour is expected to deliver and turn out to be a huge success.
The Global Wars tour is one of my favourites, along with the War of the Worlds tour because it brings along ROH and NJPW wrestlers and we as fans get to witness some of our biggest dream matches, for the first time.
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