"The King of Darkness" EVIL coming to 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! Our third New Japan star is the second competitor to represent Los Ingobernables de Japon!


The former Takaaki Watanabe was rechristened “The King of Darkness” EVIL by Tetsuya Naito as he was introduced as the latest member of Los Ingobernables de Japon in Fall of 2015. Since discovering how to channel darkness, EVIL has thrived, reaching the finals of the 2015 World Tag League with Naito and had wins over then-IWGP Intercontinental Champion Michael Elgin and then-NEVER Openweight Champion Katsuyori Shibata in the 2016 G1 Climax.

EVIL would nearly capture the ROH World Television Championship at Field of Honor 2016. While championship glory would elude him on that occasion, EVIL would capture the NEVER Openweight Championship from Shibata at Power Struggle! EVIL would go on to win the NEVER Openweight Six Men Championships with Bushi and Sanada representing Los Ingobernables de Japon for the first time at WrestleKingdom 11 and for the second time at the New Beginning in Osaka. 

The presence of EVIL not only presents a challenge for the stars of ROH but also adds an alley for Naito. Will the two compete in tag team action? What is the agenda of Los Ingobernables de Japon? Join us on 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

New Japan’s EVIL


Will Ospreay

Dalton Castle

Jay Lethal

and more!