All-Atlantic title qualifier set for New Japan Road Night 4

As AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling Forbidden Door approaches, the first step in finding out who will represent NJPW in the All-Atlantic Championship Four-Way Game will take place tomorrow at Korakuen Hall.

It’s true; while the final AEW contender won’t be decided until this Wednesday when Malakai Black takes on Penta Oscuro in what promises to be an absolute barn burner on free-to-air TV, New Japan has four wrestlers vying for the fourth corner of the bracket, and the first two qualifications will take place at New Japan Road Night 4.

In what’s billed as the fifth match of the evening – or early morning if you live in the US – Tomoaki Honma will take on Clark Connors. Honma is a seasoned veteran with a historic propensity for deathmatch, and AEW fans should recognize Connors from Team NJPW Strong’s multi-man match against The Factory – who’s been a constant heel presence on Strong New Japan lately – on AEW Dark in May.

Once this match is over, the other qualifier will take place, as Tomohiro Ishii will face Yoshinobu Kanemaru. Ishii is absolutely a name AEW fans will recognize, appearing on dynamite last November with Orange Cassidy in a fun couples match against The Butcher and the Blade as part of the Best Friends AEW stable joining New Japan’s CHAOS stable.

Ishii also has experience with AEW Tournament Qualifiers, as he fought eventual tournament winner Adam Cole for a spot in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Ishii ultimately lost that match, so maybe this is his chance to redeem that loss.

The rest of New Japan Road Night 4 promises to be fun, as not only will stars such as Hiromu Takahashi, Kazuchika Okada, and Tetsuya Naito be in action, but the G1 block lineups will also be revealed.