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Core lineup and first match set for New Japan and Ring of Honor War of the Worlds tour

Ring of Honor

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling are presenting their annual War of the Worlds tour in just a bit over two weeks, and they've announced the core lineup of wrestlers from both rosters who will be participating at all four dates-- May 7 in Toronto, Ontario, May 10 in Dearborn, Michigan, May 12 in New York City (which will be a pay-per-view), and May 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (which will be a TV taping).

New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • EVIL
  • Gedo
  • Hirooki Goto
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Tetsuya Naito

Ring of Honor

  • Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
  • Bully Ray
  • Christopher Daniels
  • Cody Rhodes
  • Dalton Castle
  • Jay Lethal
  • Marty Scurll
  • Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
  • Will Ospreay

As you can see, Los Ingobernables de Japon are nearly fully present, only missing IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi, and Chaos has a pretty solid presence on the show in Gedo, Goto, and Ospreay, despite the lack of IWGP Heayvweight Champion Kazuchika Okada. As well, Bullet Club will be represented aptly by Cody and the Young Bucks.

But that's not all that got announced yesterday! Hiroshi Tanahashi will team with the Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) to take on the Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson) at the Toronto show. It’ll be Omega’s only appearance on the tour, so let’s hope they make the most of it.

There you have it, folks

The bulk of the rosters are set but as you can see from that six-man tag, there are surprises yet to come. Excited?

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