Various: Jon Moxley vs. Tetsuya Naito IWGP World Title Set for NJPW Windy City Riot 2024, YOH Suffered Shoulder Injury, Bryan Danielson Defeats Blue Panther

Jon Moxley & Tetsuya Naito Agree to IWGP World Title Match at NJPW Windy City Riot 2024

Saturday’s Sakura Genesis 2024 event for New Japan Pro Wrestling in Tokyo, Japan featured one new updated match announced for the card of Windy City Riot 2024, which takes place on April 12th in Chicago, Illinois.

This new updated match was an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match of Jon Moxley vs. Tetsuya Naito.

This match was setup following Naito defeating Yota Tsuji to retain his IWGP World Heavyweight title. During Naito’s post-match victory celebration, Moxley came out to interrupt. This led to Naito offering to put his IWGP World Heavyweight title on the line for their upcoming match at Windy City Riot 2024. Moxley responded agreeing to the offer making the match official for the show.

Current card for the NJPW Windy City Riot 2024:

  • Strong Survivor match – Matt Vandagriff vs. Zane Jay
  • Mina Shirakawa & Viva Van vs. Alex Windsor & Trish Adora
  • NJPW Strong Women’s Championship match – AZM vs. Stephanie Vaquer (c)
  • NJPW World Television Championship match – Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Matt Riddle (c)
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship Open Challenge Four-way match – TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. Guerillas of Destiny (El Phantasmo & Hikuleo) (c)
  • Nic Nemeth vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Shota Umino vs. Jack Perry
  • Riot Rules match – Eddie Kingston & three mystery partners vs. Gabe Kidd & three mystery partners
  • Mustafa Ali vs. Hiromu Takahashi
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Jon Moxley vs. Tetsuya Naito (c)

YOH Suffers Shoulder Injury at NJPW Sakura Genesis 2024

Saturday’s NJPW Sakura Genesis 2024 event in Tokyo, Japan also featured YOH suffering a dislocated shoulder injury.

YOH suffered the injury very early into his match against SHO for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. YOH was seen clutching his arm in pain and after being checked upon by the referee, the match was called off due to YOH being unable to continue.

Following some medical treatment, YOH was able to walk to the back albeit in serious pain.

Bryan Danielson Defeats Blue Panther at Saturday’s CMLL Event, Blue Panther Issues Challenge for Rematch

Saturday’s Viernes Espectacular event for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre featured Bryan Danielson defeating Blue Panther in a first ever singles match between the two in their careers.

Following the match, Blue Panther issued a challenge to Danielson for a rematch in the future, which Danielson agreed. Danielson stated that Blue Panther was his idol and thanked him for the match and bowed to him in a sign of respect. Blue Panther responded by putting Danielson on his shoulder and the two celebrated their match and Danielson’s victory.