It is time for Castle Attack yet again! New Japan has created a new two-night event to bridge the gap between the big New Beginning shows and the New Japan Cup. NJPW is set up for a huge spring for sure coming out of these huge events. The second Castle Attack show will have six matches, some intense grudge matches, and four titles on the line. The main event will be another potential classic between Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito. What will happen on Night Two in Osaka? NJPW presents Castle Attack Night Two 2021.
TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Will Ospreay)
The legendary tag team TenCozy has been teaming together in some fashion since 1998. They are six-time IWGP Tag Team Champions. But has time truly passed them by in New Japan?
Kojima and Tenzan both lost singles matches to members of the United Empire at New Beginning in Nagoya. Can they have more success in a tag team setting against the talented team of Cobb and Ospreay? Or will the United Empire further showcase their dominance in New Japan? It should be a fun opener to Night Two.
CHAOS (Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada) vs. BULLET CLUB (Jay White, Chase Owens & EVIL)
It is time for more Chaos versus Bullet Club warfare on Night Two of Castle Attack! This six-man tag team match will be coming on the heels of three singles matches involving all these competitors from Night One. Who will be out for revenge during this tag team match? It will be hard to say, but it will be a hard-hitting affair, to say the least.
NJPW Castle Attack Night Two 2021
Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
(IWGP Tag Team Championship)
The first title match of Night Two should be an exciting one. Yoshi-Hashi won his first-ever New Japan Pro Wrestling title last summer by winning the NEVER 6-Man Tag Team Championship. It seemed to have motivated Yoshi-Hashi as he has been fighting with a lot of passion, helping his Chaos team successfully defend those titles on multiple occasions. He now turns his sights to a new title.
At New Beginning in Hiroshima, Yoshi-Hashi pinned Tanga Loa to retain the 6-Man titles. After the match, they challenged Guerrillas of Destiny for the Tag Team titles. The Guerrillas of Destiny are the only seven-time IWGP Tag Team Champions in New Japan History. Can they prevent the upset from the talented Chaos team?
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Great-O-Khan
(NEVER Openweight Championship)
The legendary Tanahashi won his first-ever NEVER Openweight Championship in a classic match against Shingo Takagi at New Beginning in Nagoya. It is now time for his first title defense. It will be against the dangerous and mysterious Great-O-Khan of the United Empire.
The United Empire is trying to make a big impact of New Japan. The problem is the team lost all three of its singles matches at Wrestle Kingdom earlier this year. Great-O-Khan even lost to Tanahashi during those shows. If United Empire is going to truly control New Japan, they need a huge victory. Can Great-O-Khan make Tanahashi’s first NEVER title reign a brief one?
Bushi vs. El Desperado vs. El Phantasmo
(IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship)
Hiromu Takahashi sadly tore his left pectoral muscle on the February 19th Road to Castle Attack show in a tag match. After seeing Takahashi overcoming a horrific neck injury and returning to Junior Heavyweight glory in 2020, it was an awful setback. He will be out of action for about six months, and it forced him to relinquish his beloved IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. In the semi-main event of Night Two of Castle Attack, it is time to crown a new Champion.
The vacant title will be decided in a triple threat match between Bushi, El Desperado, and El Phantasmo. El Phantasmo was supposed to have a title match against Takahashi on this show. Can he refocus and win his first-ever Junior Heavyweight Championship? Bushi is the only man in the match to have ever won the prestigious title. Who will take Junior Heavyweight glory at Castle Attack?
NJPW Castle Attack Night Two 2021
Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
(IWGP Intercontinental Championship)
It is time for two of the biggest rivals in New Japan Pro Wrestling, to face off in the main event of Castle Attack. I cannot wait.
Tetsuya Naito has had a love/hate relationship with the IWGP Intercontinental Championship over the years. He has the most title reigns in New Japan History with his sixth reigns with this title. But he has kicked and destroyed the belt as well in the past. That was why it was a little shocking to see him challenge Kota Ibushi only for the Intercontinental Championship.
This will be the first time the Intercontinental Championship will be defended individually since January 4, 2020. Kota Ibushi has vowed to unify the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the Intercontinental Championship in the near future. Naito took exception to this and challenged for just the one title. Will Naito reclaim the Intercontinental Championship for a record-breaking seventh time? Or will Kota Ibushi retain the title and fulfill his promise to unify the two biggest titles in all of New Japan? It will be an explosive way to end Castle Attack on Sunday night.