KENTA And Hiroshi Tanahashi Agree To No DQ Match For IWGP US Title

It looks like KENTA and Hiroshi Tanahashi will be stepping into the ring with the IWGP U.S. title belt up for grabs.

Tanahashi has been calling out KENTA for at least a week now. During the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors and World Tag League Finals, KENTA appeared on the video screen and accepted Hiroshi Tanahashi’s challenge for the IWGP United States Championship. Tanahashi agreed to let KENTA pick the stipulations for the match if he accepted, and of course, KENTA went with a no DQ match.


Hiroshi Tanahashi has been challenging KENTA to an IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship match over the past few days, but the champion has been reluctant to accept. Sweetening the deal, Tanahashi offered to give KENTA his pick of stipulations for the match, so as ‘not to make it a direct rematch’ from his Power Struggle defeat on November 6.

KENTA finally accepted the challenge in a video message directed toward the Ace at the World Tag League/Best of the Super Jr. finals. Pointing out that Tanahashi had sent him through a table during their bout in Osaka last month, KENTA said that he wanted vengeance, and would have the match as long as it was an anything goes, no disqualification match. Tanahashi accepted the conditions, but the date and venue of the match is currently TBA.

Stay with as we will have the results and more news regarding this match as it is released.

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