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Ring of Honor returns to Japan this weekend with Honor Rising 2017

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Yes folks, it's that time of year again. Ring of Honor are rounding a statistically significant portion of the crew up to head to Japan for the two interpromotional shows that New Japan gets to host a year as part of their continuing partnership.

It's a slightly late weekender spilling over into Monday, and it's headlined by the return of the Bullet Club to Japanese shores after a bit of a break while Kenny Omega decided his short-term future.

Biz Cliz are, in large part, resuming their feud with Chaos, but Los Ingobernables de Japon also has a fair presence on the card, featuring in several tag matches including a defense of their NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship on Night One.

War Machine are featured in two special challenge tag matches, against the Young Bucks and then Guerrillas of Destiny, the NEVER title is on the line against ROH up-and-comer Punisher Martinez, and YOSHI-HASHI finally gets the ROH World Championship shot he earned when he pinned Adam Cole at New Years Dash!! back in January.

Last but not least, let's shine a spotlight on the featured tags for Night One there. Cody finally gets to check Shibata off his list, even if only in a tag, and Omega highlights his re-dedication to New Japan partnered with Adam Cole against the heart and soul of ROH, Dem Boys themselves, the Briscoe Brothers.

Complete cards follow—

Night One (February 26, 4:30AM Eastern)

  1. Chaos (Gedo & Jado) & Silas Young vs. David Finlay, Juice Robinson, & KUSHIDA
  2. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, & SANADA) (c) vs. Delirious, Jushin Liger, & Tiger Mask IV (NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship)
  3. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa, & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, & YOSHI-HASHI)
  4. War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
  5. Dalton Castle, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito) & Punisher Martinez
  6. Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes & Hangman Page) vs. Jay Lethal & Katsuyori Shibata
  7. Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) vs. Bullet Club (Adam Cole & Kenny Omega)

Night Two (February 27, 4:30AM Eastern)

  1. Chaos (Gedo & Jado) & Silas Young vs. David Finlay, Henare, & KUSHIDA
  2. Dalton Castle, Delirious, Jushin Liger, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA, & Tetsuya Naito)
  3. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa) vs. War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe)
  4. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page, & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay Lethal, & Juice Robinson
  5. Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Punisher Martinez (NEVER Openweight Championship)
  6. Adam Cole (c) vs. YOSHI-HASHI (ROH World Championship)
  7. Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay) vs. Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson)

There you have it, folks

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