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The Kizuna Road is a professional wrestling event held annually since 2012 by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). Kizuna Road is a series of six to ten shows usually held in July, but recently in June. The first tour was to celebrate NJPW's 40th Anniversary. The tour took a hiatus in 2015, but returned the following year. The Kizuna Road tour is held after Dominion and before the G1 Climax. Since 2016, the event has aired worldwide on NJPW's Internet streaming site, NJPW World.

Since the beginning of the Kizuna Road that features title matches for most of NJPW championships titles including the IWGP Heavyweight and Junior Heavyweight and the NEVER Openweight and 6-Man Tag Team Championships. Also in the beginning until the last of the tours are usually held in the Korakuen Hall.

Dates, venues, and main eventsEdit

Event series Show # Date City Venue Main event
Kizuna Road 2012 1 July 7, 2012 Takasaki, Gunma, Japan Sunpia Takasaki CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Takahashi and Masato Tanaka) vs. Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito
2 July 8, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura and Masato Tanaka) vs. Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi
3 July 10, 2012 Kurihara, Miyagi, Japan Wakayanagi Townsman Gymnasium Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga and Tetsuya Naito vs. CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Yoshi-Hashi, Yujiro Takahashi and Masato Tanaka)
4 July 11, 2012 Akita, Japan Furusato Village Dome Theater Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Karl Anderson and Tama Tonga vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Takahashi and Masato Tanaka)
5 July 13, 2012 Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan City Gymnasium Hiroshi Tanahashi, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga and Tetsuya Naito vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi and Masato Tanaka)
6 July 15, 2012 CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi and Masato Tanaka) vs. Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Karl Anderson and Tama Tonga
7 July 16, 2012 Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan Citizen Gymnasium Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tama Tonga vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura and Masato Tanaka)
8 July 18, 2012 Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan Teisen Hall Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito vs. CHAOS (Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi)
9 July 19, 2012 Akebono, Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii and Masato Tanaka)
10 July 22, 2012 Yamagata, Japan General Sports Center Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Masato Tanaka for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kizuna Road 2013 1 July 5, 2013 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Prince Devitt (c) vs. Gedo for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
2 July 7, 2013 Takasaki, Gunma, Japan Sunpia Takasaki Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale and Prince Devitt) vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Gedo)
3 July 9, 2013 Fukushima, Japan Castle Gymnasium Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale and Prince Devitt) vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Gedo)
4 July 10, 2013 Yamagata, Japan General Sports Center Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale and Prince Devitt) vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Gedo)
5 July 13, 2013 Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan Teisen Hall Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Tetsuya Naito and La Sombra vs. CHAOS (Masato Tanaka, Takashi Iizuka, Toru Yano, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi)
6 July 14, 2013 Bullet Club (Prince Devitt, Karl Anderson, El Terrible, Tama Tonga and Bad Luck Fale) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Manabu Nakanishi, Togi Makabe, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Captain New Japan
7 July 15, 2013 Bullet Club (Prince Devitt, Karl Anderson, El Terrible, Tama Tonga and Bad Luck Fale) vs. CHAOS (Gedo, Yoshi-Hashi, Yujiro Takahashi, Kazuchika Okada and Jado)
8 July 17, 2013 Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan General Gymnasium Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale and Prince Devitt) vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Gedo)
9 July 20, 2013 Akita, Japan City Gymnasium Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Prince Devitt for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kizuna Road 2014
1 June 28, 2013 Gifu, Japan Industrial Hall Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito
2 June 29, 2013 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs Yujiro Takahashi for the NEVER Openweight Championship
3 July 4, 2013 Kota Ibushi (c) vs. KUSHIDA for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
4 July 6, 2013 Takasaki, Gunma, Japan Sunpia Takasaki Bullet Club (Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and Tama Tonga) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe and Tetsuya Naito
5 July 7, 2013 Chiba, Japan Port Arena Sub Arena Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi and Tama Tonga) vs. CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii)
6 July 11, 2013 Niigata, Japan City Gymnasium Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma
7 July 13, 2013 Fukushima, Japan Big Palette Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga) vs. CHAOS (Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura and Gedo)
Kizuna Road 2016 1 June 24, 2016 Aichi, Japan General Gymnasium #2 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi and Will Ospreay) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI)
2 June 29, 2016 Mie, Japan Kusuryokuchi Gymnasium #2 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi and Gedo) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI)
3 June 27, 2016 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI)
4 June 29, 2016 Nagano, Japan Citizen Pavilion Multi Hall CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi and Will Ospreay) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI)
5 July 1, 2016 Aomri, Japan Undokoen Higashi Taiikukan CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi and Gedo) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI)
6 July 3, 2016 Iwate, Japan Industrial Bunka Center Apio Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs Tomoaki Honma for the NEVER Openweight Championship
Kizuna Road 2017 1 June 18, 2017 Niigata, Japan City General Gymnasium Taguchi Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, KUSHIDA and Ryusuke Taguchi) and Togi Makabe vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI)
2 June 19, 2017 Ibaraki, Japan Furukawa City Gymnasium
3 June 20, 2017 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI) (c) vs. Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson and KUSHIDA) for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
4 June 22, 2017 Aomori, Japan Citizen Gymnasium Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Taguchi Japan (David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and Ryusuke Taguchi) and Togi Makabe
5 June 23, 2017
6 June 24, 2017 Iwate, Japan Prefectural Gymnasium CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
7 June 26, 2017 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Minoru Suzuki (c) vs Yoshi-Hashi for the NEVER Openweight Championship
8 June 27, 2017 KUSHIDA (c) vs. BUSHI for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Kizuna Road 2018 1 June 15, 2018 Saitama, Japan Tokorozawa Municipal Gymnasium Taguchi Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jeff Cobb, Juice Robinson, Michael Elgin and Ryusuke Taguchi) vs. CHAOS (Gedo, Jay White, Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii)
2 June 17, 2018 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Michael Elgin (c) vs. Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship
3 June 18, 2018 Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. El Desperado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
4 June 19, 2018 S・S・Machine No.69, S・S・Machine Don, S・S・Machine Justice, S・S・Machine Buffalo and S・S・Machine Ace (with Super Strong Machine) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI)
5 June 20, 2018 Iwaki, Japan Iwaki City Total Gymnastics Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Taguchi Japan (David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe and Ryusuke Taguchi and Hiroyoshi Tenzan)
6 June 22, 2018 Akita, Japan Akita Terza Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Toa Henare, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe and KUSHIDA
7 June 23, 2018 Yamagata, Japan Yamagata Big Wing Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Toa Henare, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma)
8 June 24, 2018 Iwate, Japan Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi) vs. David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, KUSHIDA and Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Kizuna Road 2019 1 June 14, 2018 Shizuoka, Japan Kira Messe Numazu CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi and Tomohiro Ishii) versus Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and DOUKI)
2 June 15, 2018 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi and Toru Yano) versus Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and DOUKI)
3 June 16, 2018 Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) versus Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
4 June 17, 2018 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii, Yoh and Sho) versus Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Lance Archer, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
5 June 19, 2018 Saitama, Japan Kuki City Gymnasium CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) versus Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi and DOUKI)
6 June 22, 2018 Fukushima, Japan Fukushima City National Memorial Gym CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) versus Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer and DOUKI)
7 June 23, 2018 Niigata, Japan Niigata City Gymnasium 
8 June 23, 2018 Iwate, Japan Morioka Takaya Arena
9 June 24, 2018 Aomori, Japan Hachinohe City East Gymnasium CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) versus Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi and DOUKI)
10 June 24, 2018 Miyagi, Sendai, Japan Sendai Sunplaza Hall Zack Sabre Jr. versus Yoshi-Hashi for the British Heavyweight Championship and Sabre's G1 Climax's spot
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