NJPW confirms the presence of more fighters for shows in Australia, replacing Tanahashi with Kenny Omega
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) announced a few days ago that it will perform for the first time a tour in Australia, entitled ” Fallout Down Under”. Bad Luck Fale confirmed it through the official New Japan Facebook account in Australia, as he will participate with several fighters from his dojo. Despite having presented several fighters, they continue to reveal new members of the company’s next international tour.
Intercontinental IWGP Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi will not be able to finally attend the tour. Tanahashi was preparing to attend, but eventually, he will not be able to go to the tour because commitments and agreements force him to be in Japan during those dates. In substitution to Tanahashi has announced the presence of the IWGP Champion of the United States, Kenny Omega. Omega will join the rest of the Bullet Club in new international shows.
In addition to Omega, it has been revealed that “Switchblade” Jay White, Toa Henare, Yuji Nagata, Rocky Romero and Chase Owens will also participate in the tour. To this, we must add the new members of the Fale Dojo, the dojo of Bad Luck Fale. These include the names of Robbie Eagles, Mick Moretti and Jack Bonza, who have fought in Australian companies such as MCW and PWA. They have to add the new Young Lion Nathan Ryles, in addition to the possible inclusion of Teruaki Kanemitsu. Kanemitsu was injured in the back in 2016 in New Japan and since then has not appeared in the Japanese company, but Fale has announced as a new student of his dojo. Special guests will also be The Mighty Do not Kneel, the group currently made up of Jonah Rock, Damian Slater, Marcius Pitt and Slex.
these additions are added to the list of previously confirmed, which was the following: Kazuchika Okada, Minoru Suzuki, “The American Nightmare” Cody, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Tomohiro Ishii, EVIL and SANADA, KUSHIDA, Will Ospreay, Juice Robinson, Bad Luck Fale, Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) and Lance Archer. For now, there are no announced matches, but special duels will be announced during the next few weeks. It should be remembered that The New Beginning will take place before this tour, so there could be headline changes and other last-minute modifications after these shows. The selections chosen for the events were the following:
- Friday, February 16: Titanium Arena in Adelaide
- Saturday, February 17: Festival Hall in Melbourne
- Sunday, February 18: Quay Center in Sydney
- Monday, February 19: HBF Stadium in Perth