New Japan Pro Wrestling sent out the following:
Title bouts set for Satsuma no Kuni April 29
KOPW 2023, IWGP Tag bouts official
On April 29, NJPW returns to Kagoshima for Satsuma no Kuni. A big night will see two titles defended, with KOPW 2023 and the heavyweight tag championships at stake in the history rich region.
The main event in Kagoshima will see the KOPW 2023 title defended by champion Shingo Takagi. Moving to challenge the Dragon is Taichi, continuing a rivalry that started one year ago over KOPW 2022 and brought a string of incredible matchups. Innovative rule sets and stipulations kept both men on edge and the fans on the edges of their seats last year; after Takagi and Aaron Henare just recently collided in a match of the year candidate in Korakuen Hall, what might the two come up with to top the Ultimate Triad?
Also on the line will be the IWGP Tag Team Championships in an all Aussie affair. At Sakura Genesis, Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis overcame the odds and a dangerous mid match injury for Fletcher, finally capturing the IWGP Tag Team Championships they had been pursuing for years. Yet, as Zack Sabre Jr. would remind them backstage, Aussie Open still have a loss on their records from World Tag League to avenge. Davis and Fletcher went down to Shane Haste and Mikey Nihcolls during the league, and now a rematch will settle the score one way or the other. Will the first Australian team to hold IWGP Tag Team Championship gold soon be replaced by a second?