Ring of Honor announced on Saturday at the #HONORCON event in Philadelphia a new partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
The ROH events will feature Japanese talent on 5/10 in Toronto and 5/17 in New York City. Talent scheduled includes IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jushin Liger, Gedo, and Jado.
ROH posted the following about the announcement on ROHWrestling.com:
ROH AND NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING TO PRESENT 2 SUPER SHOWS THIS MAY
BREAKING – Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff has announced a pact with Mr. Naoki Sugabayashi, Chairman of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, during the first-ever ROH #HonorCon fan expo in Philadelphia.
Standing beside Mr. Sugabayashi, Mr. Koff detailed how the two organizations will present super shows this spring featuring the most popular and celebrated wrestlers from ROH and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, respectively.
Experience these super shows live when ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling collide this May:
GLOBAL WARS: May 10th in Toronto at the Ted Reeve Arena.
WAR OF THE WORLDS: May 17th in Manhattan at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
The much talked about ROH/New Japan trailer promoting the events will be released tonight at www.ROHWrestling.com and on our youtube channel.
ROHwrestling.com will have more information about these events as the story develops.