New Talent Revealed for Bloodsport Bushido

Bloodsport Bushido takes place at Tokyo’s famed Ryogoku Kokugikan venue in June
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Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport is coming to Japan, and the card will be full of hard-hitting athletes who embrace an intensely physical style of professional wrestling.

The promotion officially comes to Japan with “Bloodsport Bushido” on June 22 at the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. Barnett will be part of the card, as will Minoru Suzuki. Sports Illustrated has confirmed that more international talent will also be featured at the event, as the card will include:

  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
  • Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Mike “The Titan” O’Hearn
  • Kazushi Sakuraba
  • David Mozimanashavili
  • and Masakatsu Funaki

“Bloodsport Bushido” marks the international debut for Bloodsport. The card will air live on, and it takes place two months after Bloodsport X–which takes place during WrestleMania weekend and features WWE’s Shayna Baszler.

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