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NJPW War of Worlds

The official War of Worlds (2016) logo

War of the Worlds is a professional wrestling supershow co-produced by the American Ring of Honor (ROH) and Japanese New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotions. The two promotions announced a partnership in February 2014, which led to the first War of the Worlds event taking place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City the following May.[1] In 2015, ROH and NJPW presented two War of the Worlds events, both taking place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May.[2] In 2016, War of the Worlds took place over three shows in Dearborn, Michigan, Toronto and New York City,[3] with Philadelphia added to the tour in 2017.[4][5] 2017 also saw the first War of the Worlds UK tour, for which ROH and NJPW partnered with the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and British Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW) promotions.[6] In 2020, ROH and NJPW decided to make the sixth edition of the tour but the event was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.[7]

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event Ref(s)
1 War of the Worlds (2014) May 17, 2014 New York City, New York, USA Hammerstein Ballroom 3,000 A.J. Styles (c) versus Kazuchika Okada versus Michael Elgin for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [8][9][10]
2 War of the Worlds '15 Night 1 May 12, 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2300 Arena 1,200 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Shinsuke Nakamura) versus The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) [11][12]
3 War of the Worlds '15 Night 2 May 13, 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2300 Arena 1,200 Bullet Club (A.J. Styles, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) versus The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) [13][14]
4 War of the Worlds (2016) Night 1 May 9, 2016 Dearborn, Michigan, USA Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 1,200 Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Colt Cabana, Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe versus Bullet Club (Adam Cole, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa/Tanga Loa) [15][16]
5 War of the Worlds (2016) Night 2 May 11, 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ted Reeve Arena 1,500 Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa/Tanga Loa) versus Jay Briscoe, Jay Lethal, Mark Briscoe and Roderick Strong [17][18]
6 War of the Worlds (2016) Night 3 May 14, 2016 New York City, New York, USA Terminal 5 1,200 Bullet Club (Adam Cole and Matt Jackson) versus CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii) versus Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong [19][20][21]
7 War of the Worlds (2017) Night 1 May 7, 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ted Reeve Arena 1,500 The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Hiroshi Tanahashi versus The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) [22][23][24]
8 War of the Worlds (2017) Night 2 May 10, 2017 Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 1,000 Bullet Club (Cody, Hangman Page, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) versus CHAOS (Beretta, Hirooki Goto, Rocky Romero and Will Ospreay) [25][26]
9 War of the Worlds (2017) Night 3 May 12, 2017 New York City, New York, U.S. Hammerstein Ballroom 1,800 Christopher Daniels (c) versus Cody versus Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship [27][28]
10 War of the Worlds (2017) Night 4 May 14, 2017 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. 2300 Arena 1,100 Adam Cole versus Marty Scurll in a Philadelphia Street Fight [29]
11 War of the Worlds UK: London August 18, 2017 London, England York Hall N/A Bullet Club (Cody, Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (Bushi, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA and Tetsuya Naito) [30]
12 War of the Worlds UK: Liverpool August 19, 2017 Liverpool, England Liverpool Olympia N/A Cody (c) versus SANADA for the ROH World Championship [31]
13 War of the Worlds UK: Edinburgh August 20, 2017 Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh Corn Exchange N/A Jay Lethal versus Silas Young in an Edinburgh Street Fight [32]
14 War of the Worlds Tour (2018) May 9, 2018 Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell Memorial Auditorium N/A The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi) [33]
15 May 11, 2018 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ted Reeve Arena N/A Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHIEVILHiromu Takahashi and SANADA) versus Dalton Castle, Jay Lethal, Kenny King and Colt Cabana [34]
16 May 12, 2018 Royal Oak, Michigan Royal Oak Music Theatre N/A The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) (c) versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI) for the ROH World Tag Team Championship [35]
17 May 13, 2018 Chicago, Illinois Odeum Expo Center N/A Bullet Club (CodyHangman PageMarty Scurll, and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHIEVILHiromu TakahashiSANADA and Tetsuya Naito) [36]
18 War of the Worlds Tour (2019) May 8, 2019 Buffalo, New York Buffalo RiverWorks N/A Flip Gordon versus Bandido
19 May 9, 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ted Reeve Arena N/A Matt Taven (c) versus PCO for the ROH World Championship
20 May 11, 2019 Grand Rapids, Michigan DeltaPlex Arena N/A Hirooki GotoJay LethalJeff CobbSatoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata versus The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe), Bully Ray, Shane Taylor and Silas Young
21 May 12, 2019 Chicago, Illinois Odeum Expo Center N/A Jeff Cobb versus Jay Lethal, PCO and Rush
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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