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NJPW News: Chris Jericho’s First IWGP Intercontinental Title Defense Announced

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Today marks exactly four months now since Chris Jericho defeated Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship back on June 9th at Dominion. Yet, ‘Y2J’ has still not had his first title defense.

After making a surprise appearance at King Of Pro Wrestling yesterday and attacking EVIL, it was likely only a matter of time before Jericho’s first defense of his championship was announced. With New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Power Struggle coming up on November 3rd in Osaka, it has now been revealed EVIL will be the challenger for Jericho:

 

Additionally, more matches have also been announced. While the Super Jr. Tag League Finals is not yet determined, the participants include BUSHI & Shingo Takagi, SHO & YOH, Taiji Ishimori & Robbie Eagles, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru, KUSHIDA & Chris Sabin, Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr, ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi, Jyushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask. Here’s a look at the latest card for Power Struggle:

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
(C) Chris Jericho vs. EVIL

Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

NEVER Openweight Championship
(C) Taichi vs. Will Ospreay

The Golden Lovers vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay

Kazuchika Okada & Beretta vs. Jay White & Bad Luck Fale

Super Jr. Tag League Finals
TBD vs. TBD

 

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