Jay Lethal and Hiromu Takahashi face off at Global Wars: Columbus

The partnership between Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling has never been stronger and this fall, GLOBAL WARS descends upon the US featuring stars from both great organizations! The tour is highlighted by the United States return of the IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPION KENNY OMEGA as well as the United States debut of YOSHI-HASHI! All of your favorite ROH stars will be on the tour, like ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody, the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions Adam Page and the Young Bucks, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns, Jay Lethal, Silas Young, The Addiction, and more!
 
New Japan will be represented by former ROH World TV Champion KUSHIDA and rival Hiromu Takahashi, as well as Toru Yano and members of SUZUKI-GUN represented by NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki and the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Killer Elite Squad!
 
Officials from ROH and NJPW have been working around the clock and matches are being signed daily! Jay Lethal looks to bounce back in singles competition on the Global Wars Tour. In Columbus, he faces a man who has transformed into one of the world’s best since they met for the first time nearly one year ago!
 
JAY LETHAL vs. HIROMU TAKAHASHI
 
Jay Lethal was defeated by Silas Young in one of the most violent Last Man Standing Matches in the history of Ring of Honor. Lethal views the Global Wars Tour as a vehicle to get back on track, to pick up singles victories to put him back in title contention. In Columbus, he faces a man he has faced exactly once before, Hiromu Takahashi!
 
When Takahashi came to Ring of Honor in 2016, he do so on excursion. One of the biggest risk takers in wrestling, Takahashi took on all comers in ROH after making his name in Mexico, including resuming his feud with Dragon Lee! Takahashi returned to Japan, transforming himself, finding a friend in Daryl Takahashi, and capturing the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship for the first time! 
 
It is undoubtable that Takahashi has become one of the best wrestlers in the world since ROH fans last saw him compete in the United States. But fans that saw Takahashi compete on the War of the Worlds – UK Tour know that he is one of the best in the world. He and Lethal met on the Road to Final Battle last year and their rematch comes one year later with both men in different positions in their careers: Lethal looking for wins to put himself firmly back in the title picture and Takahashi looking for a career-making win in the United States!
 
Who will win this bout? Join us in Columbus to find out!
 
 
GLOBAL WARS – COLUMBUS
Local Time: Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 04:30pm EDT
Express Live!
405 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
 
ALREADY SIGNED:
 
MAIN EVENT
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. KUSHIDA
 
IWGP US CHAMPION “THE CLEANER” KENNY OMEGA & ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON) vs. FLIP GORDON & BEST FRIENDS (CHUCKIE T. & BERETTA)
 
SUZUKI-GUN (NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION MINORU SUZUKI & IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS KILLER ELITE SQUAD (LANCE ARCHER & DAVEY BOY SMITH JR.)) vs. CHAOS (“THE AERIAL ASSASSIN” WILL OSPREAY, YOSHI-HASHI, & TORU YANO)
 
THE ADDICTION (“ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & “HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN) vs. SEARCH & DESTROY (JONATHAN GRESHAM & JAY WHITE)
 
JAY LETHAL vs. HIROMU TAKAHASHI
 
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
 
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN)
ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION ADAM PAGE
 “PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG & BEER CITY BRUISER
 “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL
SHANE TAYLOR
MARK BRISCOE
JOSH WOODS