Naito vs. ZSJ prepare for the main event of the second night
After defending the IWGP Tag Team Championships on night one of Royal Quest II, things don’t slow down on night two with another stacked roster headlined by a modern classic rivalry.
Royal Quest II night 2 TICKETS
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The main event will see Tetsuya Naito fight Zack Saber Jr. in singles action. After Naito’s sub-two-minute victory over ZSJ in the G1 sparked a huge tantrum from Saber, it was pretty clear that a long-running furious rivalry was going to continue, and the tag team match of Kobe between Los Ingobernables De Japon and Dangerous Tekkers was wrong. enough to settle things. Saber’s grand plan was to win the G1 Climax and use his title shot in London this weekend, but the best plans fell on El Ingobernable, just as Saber dashed Naito’s hopes for status. Tokyo Dome’s main event in the past.
Now, the two men’s path to IWGP World Heavyweight gold and headlining Wrestle Kingdom is tortured at best and impossible at worst. Yet after Will Ospreay defeated David Finlay to retain the IWGP United States title in Kobe on Sunday, Naito made an unexpected move. El Ingobernable went to challenge Ospreay, only to be interrupted by Zack Saber Jr., who said he beat Ospreay in the New Japan Cup, something Naito couldn’t do in the G1. Now, this fight is poised to create a number one contender for Ospreay’s title. Belt or not, a main event singles win at Saber’s home court would do a lot for Naito as 2022 draws to a close, as would a triumphant return to the UK for Saber. How will things go at Crystal Palace?
The BULLET CLUB side of Jay White, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson will take on Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hikuleo and Tama Tonga. After Kobe saw a stunning turn for the Young Gun, Hikuleo is now on his brother’s side of the Hontai/BULLET CLUB fence. How will this six-man tag pan out just a week before the declaration of power?
Kazuchika Okada takes on Bad Dude Tito in singles. TMDK villain Tito showed fans in Japan what STRONG audiences already knew when he put on a series of hard-hitting performances throughout the G1 tour, and was the first wrestler to compete in front of cheering fans. of Korakuen in two and a half years. years when he faced Minoru Suzuki recently. Then he pushed the King to its limits and, on October 2, he faced Suzuki’s opponent in the first Royal Quest at Okada. Will Tito be bad enough to beat the G1 Climax winner?
JONAH maintains the TMDK and CHAOS theme by taking on Tomohiro Ishii. While Top Dog’s issues with Kazuchika Okada on the road to the declaration of power on October 10 in Ryogoku are well-documented, he and Ishii also have precedents. Earlier in IMPACT Wrestling earlier this year, Ishii was able to pull off an impressive singles victory over JONAH, including hoisting him up for an incredible Vetical Drop Brainbuster. Jonah’s unstoppable run in Japan, yet to be pinned or submitted to NJPW, may be partly driven by a desire for revenge against the Stone Pitbull, revenge he can take in London if he can. overthrow Ishii.
A ten star man tag will see the United Empire forces go up against FTR team Shota Umino, Gabriel Kidd and British heavyweight champion Ricky Knight Jr. After the main event on the first night in London, the big question heading into Sunday will be whether Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler still hold the IWGP Tag Team Championship gold medal, or whether it will be the Australian Open heading into this fight as as new champions. With the spinoff of Shota Umino and Will Ospreay’s battle also to come, there are a lot of moving parts involved in a charged fight.
History will be made in London, with the first match of the tournament to crown the first IWGP Women’s Champion. Former STARDOM World Champion Jazzy Gabert will face British prospect Ava White; Gabert has experience and brutal power on her side, but can White’s potential see her upset in the first round?
The second match on the card offers a huge opportunity for Ethan Allen and British heavyweight champion Luke Jacobs, as the Young Guns take on Hiromu Takahashi and LIJ’s SANADA. Allen returns to action in this game after months out with a knee injury, but looks to hit the ground running, while Jacobs continues to make a rapid rise, having recently beaten Francesco Akira in London . Hiromu Takahashi has publicly stated that he wants to create a dream card for junior heavyweights and may be looking for talent tonight, while SANADA will teach a lesson in tag team expertise tonight.
Starting tonight, DOUKI and El Desperado will take on Michael Oku and Robbie X. Two of the UK’s top junior heavyweights will take on a three-time former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, who will make for an aggressive and crowd-pleasing combination with the masked maniac. DOUKI. Fresh from losing his British Cruiserweight title and then falling in a challenge for the STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championships alongside partner Connor Mills, Oku wants to regain his momentum in the worst possible way, while Robbie X is able to start the second night with a bang and its own definitive statement, but can they defeat Suzuki-Gun?