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Hiroshi Tanahashi to wrestle at Giant Baba Memorial Show

Current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi has been announced as part of the upcoming Giant Baba Memorial Show in Japan. He will be teaming up with Yoshitatsu in a tag-team match in the main event to take on the team of AJPW Triple Crown Champion Kento Miyahara and ZERO1 Heavyweight Champion Deisuke Sekimoto.

The Giant Baba Memorial Show will be held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on February 19 where wrestlers from multiple Japanese pro-wrestling promotions will participate. Promotions like New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Zero1, NOAH, etc. will come together to celebrate the career of the late Giant Baba, who is the co-founder of AJPW.

The full card of the show has been revealed and it will feature a number of matches as follows: (Courtesy of @alljapan_eng from Twitter)

Giant Baba Memorial Battle Royal

Special referee: Mighty Inoue

Kim Duk vs Mitsuo Momota vs Joel Deaton vs Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs Masahito Kakihara vs Masao Inoue vs Mens Teioh vs Tamon Honda vs Yuto Aijima vs TARU (Zerol) vs Ryuji Hijikata (WI) vs Yasu Urano

6 man tag team match

Yuma Aoyagi (AJPW), Masanobu Fuchi (AJPW) and Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Free) vs TAKA Michinoku (Free), Taichi (NJPW) and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (NJPW)

Street Fight Bunkhouse Deathmatch

Atsushi Onita (free), Hideki Suzuki (free), Hideki Hosaka (free) and Kendo Kashin (free) vs Great Kojika (BJW), Shuji Ishikawa (AJPW), Mitsuya Nagai (Dradition) and Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION)

8 man tag team match

Tomoaki Honma (NJPW), Yuji Okabayashi (BJW), Naoya Nomura (AJPW) and Ren Narita (NJPW) vs Kazushi Miyamoto (Free), Tomohiko Hashimoto (A-TEAM), Daichi Hashimoto (BJW) and Takuya Nomura (BJW)

Abdullah The Butcher Retirement Ceremony

Confirmed guests: Keiji Mutoh, Stan Hansen, First Tiger Mask and Hisashi Shinma

Tag team match

Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH) and Jinsei Shinzaki (Michinoku Pro) vs Masaaki Mochizuki and Shun Skywalker (both DG)

3 way tag team match

SANADA and BUSHI (both NJPW) vs Jake Lee and Koji Iwamoto (both AJPW) vs Shota Umino (NJPW) and Ayato Yoshida (KDOJO)

Tag team match

Mil Mascaras and Dos Caras vs Kaz Hayashi (WI ) and NOSAWA Rongai (Gurentai)

6 man tag team match

Takao Omori, Jun Akiyama and Taiyo Kea (all AJPW) vs Yuji Nagata (NJPW), Satoshi Kojima (NJPW) and Osamu Nishimura (free)

MAIN EVENT

Kento Miyahara (AJPW) and Daisuke Sekimoto (BJW) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW) and Yoshitatsu (free)