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Honor Rising: Japan 2017
Honor Rising Japan 2017
Promotional poster featuring both NJPW and ROH wrestlers
Information
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Ring of Honor
Date February 26 and 27, 2017
Attendance 1,636 (February 26)[1]
1,271 (February 27)[2]
Venue Korakuen Hall
City Tokyo, Japan
Honor Rising: Japan chronology

Honor Rising: Japan 2016 Honor Rising: Japan 2017 TBA

Honor Rising: Japan 2017 was a two-day "supershow" event co-produced by the Japanese New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and American Ring of Honor (ROH) promotions. The shows took place on February 26 and 27, 2017, at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Continuing the partnership between NJPW and ROH, these were the second annual Honor Rising: Japan shows co-produced by NJPW and ROH.

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

Honor Rising: Japan 2017 was officially announced by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) on November 29, 2016.[3] On February 3, 2017, NJPW announced the ROH wrestlers taking part in the events; ROH World Champion Adam Cole, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson), The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe), Dalton Castle, Delirious, Hangman Page, Jay Lethal, Punisher Martinez, Silas Young and War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe). For Martinez and Young, the shows would mark their first NJPW appearances. Also announced for the events were Cody and Kenny Omega, the former making his first NJPW appearance since Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome and the latter making his return to NJPW after a brief hiatus, which started on January 5, 2017.[4] NJPW wrestlers announced for the tour included Bad Luck Fale, Juice Robinson, Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa and Will Ospreay.[5]

Cards and the rest of the NJPW participants for the shows were released on February 13. The shows were set to feature three title matches.[6][7] On the first show, Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL and SANADA) would defend the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship against Delirious, Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask.[8] The second show would see Hirooki Goto defend the NEVER Openweight Championship against Punisher Martinez, while Adam Cole would defend the ROH World Championship against Yoshi-Hashi.[9] The match between Cole and Yoshi-Hashi had been set up at an NJPW show on January 5, 2017, when Yoshi-Hashi pinned Cole in a six-man tag team match.[6]

The shows would air worldwide through NJPW's internet streaming site, New Japan Pro Wrestling World, with English commentary provided by Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero.[7]

ResultsEdit

February 26
# Results[10][11] Stipulations Times
1 David Finlay, Juice Robinson and KUSHIDA defeated Gedo, Jado and Silas Young Six-man tag team match 10:00
2 Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL and SANADA) (c) defeated Delirious, Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask Six-man tag team match for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 10:34
3 CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay and Yoshi-Hashi) defeated Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa and Yujiro Takahashi) Eight-man tag team match 11:05
4 War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) Tag team match 12:05
5 Hiromu Takahashi, Punisher Martinez and Tetsuya Naito defeated Dalton Castle, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Ryusuke Taguchi Six-man tag team match 11:46
6 Jay Lethal and Katsuyori Shibata defeated Bullet Club (Cody and Hangman Page) Tag team match 14:06
7 Bullet Club (Adam Cole and Kenny Omega) defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) Tag team match 22:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match
February 27
# Results[12] Stipulations Times
1 Jado and Silas Young defeated David Finlay and KUSHIDA Tag team match 08:16
2 Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA and Tetsuya Naito) defeated Dalton Castle, Delirious, Jushin Thunder Liger, Ryusuke Taguchi and Tiger Mask Ten-man tag team match 10:32
3 War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) defeated Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa) Tag team match 09:21
4 Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay Lethal and Juice Robinson Six-man tag team match 09:10
5 Hirooki Goto (c) defeated Punisher Martinez Singles match for the NEVER Openweight Championship 10:49
6 Adam Cole (c) defeated Yoshi-Hashi Singles match for the ROH World Championship 16:28
7 Bullet Club (Cody, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated CHAOS (Jay Briscoe, Kazuchika Okada, Mark Briscoe and Will Ospreay) Eight-man tag team match 20:16
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

ReferencesEdit

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  3. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. November 29, 2016. http://www.njpw.co.jp/73627. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  4. (in Japanese) Tokyo Sports. February 4, 2017. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/648075/. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  5. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. February 3, 2017. http://www.njpw.co.jp/82978. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Meltzer, Dave (February 13, 2017). "Kenny Omega's return highlights ROH & NJPW Honor Rising lineup". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/kenny-omegas-return-highlights-roh-njpw-honor-rising-lineup-230046. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Johnson, Mike (February 13, 2017). "New Japan-Ring of Honor 'Honor Rising' lineups for Tokyo announced, shows to stream on New Japan World". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/107713/new-japanring-of-honor-honor-rising-lineups-for-tokyo-announced-shows-to-stream-on-new-japan-world.html?p=1. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  8. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. February 13, 2017. Archived from the original on February 13, 2017. http://www.webcitation.org/6oF5Ib1Fy. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  9. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. February 13, 2017. Archived from the original on February 13, 2017. http://www.webcitation.org/6oF5Omqy8. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  10. Rose, Bryan (February 26, 2017). "NJPW/ROH Honor Rising results: The return of Kenny Omega". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpwroh-honor-rising-results-return-kenny-omega-230766. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  11. Johnson, Mike (February 26, 2017). "Briscoes vs. Bullet Club and more: complete NJPW/ROH Honor Rising 2017 Night One coverage". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/107973/briscoes-vs-bullet-club-and-more-complete-njpwroh-honor-rising-2017-night-one-coverage.html?p=1. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  12. Johnson, Mike (February 27, 2017). "Bullet Club vs. Okada & Briscoes & Ospreay, Cole vs. Yoshi-Hashi and more: complete NJPW/ROH Honor Rising Night Two coverage". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/107990/bullet-club-vs-okada-briscoes-ospreay-cole-vs-yoshihashi-and-more-complete-njpwroh-honor-rising-night-two-coverage.html?p=1. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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