IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito returns to the US for the War of the Worlds Tour

For the fourth-consecutive year, the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling will do battle with and against one another on the War of the Worlds Tour! Titles will be contested and dream matches realized as all of your favorite stars from ROH and NJPW do battle in Toronto, Dearborn, New York City, and Philadelphia! With the relationship between ROH and NJPW stronger than ever, tickets have moved fast and these events will sell out. If you are considering coming, do not hesitate! Time is of the essence – get your tickets now!

Throughout this week, ROH will be announcing the touring stars from NJPW that will be engage in these Transpacific dream bouts! And our next star is a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion!


Coming off the best year of his career in 2016, many wondered how “El Ingobernable” would top his accomplishments in 2017. 2016 saw Naito won the New Japan Cup and go on to add his name to the storied lineage of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, a history that includes legends like Inoki, Tanahashi, and Choshu, defeating Kazuchika Okada for the championship. Though Naito would lose the championship back to Okada, Naito rebounded just three months later, capturing the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Michael Elgin in Kobe, Japan.

For nearly seven months, Naito has held the coveted championship, already the third-longest reign in the championship’s history. And some may argue that the leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon is having an even better 2017. Naito successfully defended his championship against Tanahashi at WrestleKingdom 11 and did so again against Michael Elgin at the New Beginning in Osaka. And with a stellar record in eight and ten-man matches, Los Ingobernables de Japon is proving to be one of the premiere forces in all of New Japan!

One of the most decorated stars in NJPW returns to the United States for the War of the Worlds Tour and he is looking to continue his tremendous 2017! Naito has thrived in War of the Worlds competition, compiling a 5-1 singles record. Can he keep the momentum going? Join us for The War of the Worlds Tour to find out!

The stars of ROH and NJPW will be competing with and against one another on the War of the Worlds Tour and there is nothing like being there LIVE! Don’t miss your opportunity to witness the best in professional wrestling do battle. Tickets are moving fast and are now limited – don’t hesitate, get yours today!

And keep it locked into ROHWrestling.com for the full list of NJPW stars headed Stateside and for match signings!


Sunday May 7 – Toronto, ON, Ted Reeve Arena

Wednesday May 10 – Dearborn, MI Ford Community Center

Friday May 12 – New York, NY The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom

Sunday May 14 – Philadelphia, PA 2300 Arena


ROH WORLD CHAMPION Christopher Daniels


ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)

ROH WORLD 6-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS  Bully Ray, Mark & Jay Briscoe

New Japan’s Tetsuya Naito

New Japan’s KUSHIDA


Will Ospreay

Dalton Castle

Jay Lethal

and more!