Full Lineup Revealed For NJPW New Japan Soul 2024 Night 1 (6/16/2024); First NJPW Steel Cage Match In 20 Years

New Japan Pro-Wrestling revealed the full lineup of matches for Night 1 of it’s upcoming New Japan Soul 2024 event.

The nine bout show will feature five championship matches. The headliner will see the current IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion SHO defend his title against the BOSJ 31 winner El Desperado. The match will be contested in a steel cage as this was the request of Desperado. This will mark the first time in twenty years that a singles match will take place inside a steel cage. The IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title has never been defended inside a cage but that will change on June 16th at Hokkai Kita Yell.

HENARE will get another opportunity at the NEVER Openweight Title held by Shingo Takagi after their double knockout draw at Dominion.

The IWGP Global Title will be defended as the champion David Finlay faces the challenge of SANADA.

Here is the full lineup of matches for NJPW New Japan Soul 2024 Night 1:

  • Main Event: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Match– SHO (c) vs. El Desperado
  • IWGP Global Championship – David Finlay (c) vs. SANADA
  • NEVER Openweight Championship– Shingo Takagi (c) vs. HENARE
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships – BULLET CLUB War Dogs (Drilla Moloney & Clark Connors) (c) vs. TMDK (Robbie Eagles & Kosei Fujita)
  • NEVER Openweight 6 man Tag Team Championships: Los Ingobernables De Japon (Yota Tsuji, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi) (c) vs. Boltin Oleg, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano
  • Los Ingobernables De Japon (Titan & Tetsuya Naito) vs Just Five Guys (TAKA Michinoku & Yuya Uemura)
  • YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Shota Umino vs HOUSE OF TORTURE (Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL)
  • Just Five Guys (DOUKI & Taichi) vs HOUSE OF TORTURE (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Ren Narita)
  • Katsuya Murashima, Shoma Kato, Tomoaki Honma, Tomohiro Ishii & Satoshi Kojima vs United Empire (Callum Newman, Francesco Akira, Great-O-Khan, Jeff Cobb & TJP)
  • Kickoff: Young Lion Debut Match– Masatora Yasuda vs Daiki Nagai

New Japan Soul Night 1 will air live on NJPW World subscription streaming service.

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