Dream matches featuring the top stars in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling have become a reality thanks to the annual War of the Worlds events. This year’s War of the Worlds tour is no exception, as evidenced by the signing of a must-see match between Jay Lethal and Japanese legend Satoshi Kojima in Toronto on May 9.
The bout pits Lethal, the two-time former ROH World Champion and record-holder for most combined days as champion, against Kojima, a two-time former IWGP Heavyweight Champion and two-time former All Japan Pro Wrestling Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion.
Lethal and Kojima have met only once before. At the 2016 G1 Climax in Tokyo, Lethal successfully defended the ROH World Championship against Kojima.
Lethal is coming off a devastating setback at G1 Supercard earlier this month, when he lost the ROH World Title to Matt Taven in a Triple Threat Ladder Match. A victory over Kojima would send a message that Lethal has put the loss behind him and is forging ahead. Defeating the highly decorated Kojima, however, is a tall task for anyone -- even Lethal.
Join us in Toronto or live on HonorClub to witness this star-studded match-up!
ROH AND NJPW PRESENT WAR OF THE WORLDS -- TORONTO
THURSDAY, MAY 9
BELL TIME 7:30 P.M. ET
TED REEVE ARENA
175 MAIN STREET
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION MATT TAVEN vs. PCO
JAY LETHAL vs. SATOSHI KOJIMA
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION JEFF COBB
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY (TAMA TONGA AND TANGA LOA)
LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPÓN (EVIL AND SANADA)
JAY AND MARK BRISCOE
“EL TORO BLANCO” RUSH
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG
“OVERKILL” MARK HASKINS
“HOT SAUCE” TRACY WILLIAMS
THE KINGDOM (VINNY MARSEGLIA AND TK O’RYAN)
NJPW L.A. DOJO YOUNG LIONS ALEX COUGHLIN, CLARK CONNORS AND KARL FREDERICKS