NJPW Royal Quest II will take place on October 1 & 2 at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London. Both nights include IWGP title matches and stacked cards. Here, we preview both nights and reveal how you can view the event.
Night 1 of Royal Quest is sold out and is unavailable to stream anywhere live. However, it will available to stream on NJPW World later. Tickets are still available for night 2, which is also only available to stream after the event.
IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White will share the ring with Tama Tonga in tag action on both nights. This will come just over a week before White defends his championship against Tonga at NJPW Declaration of Power on October 10.
Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, Zack Sabre Jr., Will Ospreay, and Hiroshi Tanahashi will appear on both nights of Royal Quest. They will share the card with independent UK wrestling performers such as Michael Oku, Ava White, and Dan Moloney.
NJPW Royal Quest II Preview
NJPW Royal Quest II: Night 1 (10/01/22) – Full Card
- Will Ospreay vs. Shota Umino
- IWGP Tag Team Championship: FTR (c) vs. Aussie Open
- BULLET CLUB (Jay White, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Gedo) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga, Jado & Hikuleo
- Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs. Jonah & Bad Dude Tito
- Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & DOUKI
- Gideon Grey & Great O’Khan vs. Ricky Knight Jr. & Michael Oku
- Kanji & Jazzy Gabert vs. Alex Windsor & Ava White
- Dan Moloney vs. Gabriel Kidd
Ospreay vs. Umino to Headline Night 1
Night 1 will be headlined by IWGP United States Champion Will Ospreay against Shota Umino in a non-title fight. Umino is one of the hottest young stars in NJPW.
Umino has spent the past year gaining experience outside of Japan by appearing for All Elite Wrestling, RevPro, Windy City Riot, and NJPW Strong. The match will offer a great chance to see arguably the finest wrestler on the planet, Ospreay, against the potential top future star, Umino.
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IWGP Tag Titles Defended
FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) will defend the IWGP Tag Team Championship against a team they have recently feuded with in AEW. As the current AEW, AAA, Ring of Honor, and IWGP tag champions, FTR are arguably the greatest tag team on the planet.
Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Karl Fletcher) will meet FTR for the first time in the country they made their names as part of PROGRESS.
Aussie Open and FTR have been in the ring together as part of a couple of six-man tag matches, but they’ve never met in a traditional tag team contest.
NJPW Royal Quest II: Night 2 (10/02/22) – Full Card
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tetsuya Naito
- BULLET CLUB (Jay White, Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hikuleo & Tama Tonga
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Dude Tito
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. Jonah
- FTR, Shota Umino, Gabriel Kidd & Ricky Knight Jr. vs. Will Ospreay, Aussie Open, Gideon Grey & Great O’Khan
- IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament First-Round Match: Jazzy Gabert vs. Ava White
- Hiromu Takahashi & SANADA vs. Young Guns
- DOUKI & El Desperado vs. Michael Oku & Robbie X
Home Town Sabre Jr. Looks for Revenge
Zack Sabre Jr. and Tetsuya Naito will headline night 2 in a grudge match with huge implications. Naito defeated Sabre Jr. in the G1 Climax in just 01:58. Sabre Jr. was hoping victory in the G1 Climax would lead to him having a title shot at Royal Quest. But Naito’s embarrassing victory over Sabre Jr. ruined that plan and sparked a fierce rivalry between the two men.
Sabre Jr. will get the opportunity to defend his honor in his home country. Whichever man is victorious will also receive a shot at Ospreay and his IWGP United States Championship.
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IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament Kicks Off
Jazzy Gabert and Ava White will make history as they compete in the opening match in a tournament to crown the inaugural IWGP Women’s Champion.
Former STARDOM Champion Gabert had a brief stint in NXT UK and also held the EVE Championship for almost a year. “The Ava” White has been a mainstay for Pro Wrestling EVE over the past year.
October 2 night two of Royal Quest II, history is made as the first match in the IWGP Women's Championship tournament takes place!
In the International bracket!
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) August 29, 2022
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