NJPW Hyper Battle 2022 Card Revealed

Six titles on the line at NJPW Hyper Battle

New Japan Pro-Wrestling have announced the card for their Hyper Battle show and six championships will be on the line at the April 9 event from Sumo Hall. 

In the main event, Zack Sabre Jr. will challenge Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. ZSJ earned a title shot after he won the New Japan Cup on Sunday, March 27, defeating Tetsuya Naito in the final. 

This will be the second time Sabre has challenged for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title. He failed to defeat Shingo Takagi for the gold at Power Struggle 2021. 

Also set for Hyper Battle is an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title match between champion El Desperado and SHO, and EVIL vs. Hiromu Takahashi for the NEVER Openweight Championship.

Check out the full lineup below:

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado vs. Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Gedo & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Will Ospreay & Aaron Henare
  • Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi (c) vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
  • Toru Yano (c) vs. Taichi - KOPW 2022 Trophy
  • EVIL (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi - NEVER Openweight Championship
  • YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan - IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 
  • El Desperado (c) vs. SHO - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

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