New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again and we’re into the next cycle of shows with Destruction in Hiroshima. The Destruction tour is headlined by three major shows, with Fukushima (Sept. 10) and Hiroshima (Sept. 16) already past, and you can check out match recommendations here for Fukushima and here for Hiroshima if you missed them. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
We'll have open threads & results for each show as well as the standard match recommendation posts for each of them, so why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?
Today’s action takes place in Hyogo's Kobe World Hall, kicking off at a ripe 3AM Eastern / 12AM Pacific, and features the IWGP United States and IWGP Tag Team Championships on the line, as well as Beretta’s first singles match as a heavyweight and what will surely be a top-shelf Los Ingobernables de Japon vs. Chaos tag featuring Will Ospreay doing cat things.
Hirai Kawato & Hiroyoshi Tenzan over Monster Rage (Katsuya Kitamura & Tomoyuki Oka) by submission with the Anaconda Vise from Tenzan on Oka.
Funky Future (Ricochet & Ryusuke Taguchi), Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask IV, & Togi Makabe over Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Taichi, TAKA Michinoku, Takashi Iizuka, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) by pinfall with a King Kong Knee Drop from Makabe on Michinoku.
Chaos (Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) over Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens) by pinfall with Karma from Tacos on Owens.
Beretta over Yujiro Takahashi by pinfall with the Dudebuster.
Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. & Lance Archer) over Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa) and War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) (c) by pinfall with Killer Bomb on Rowe to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship. (Tornado Tag Team Match)
After intermission, the vignette of knife guy plays again.
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin over David Finlay & Kota Ibushi by pinfall with an Elgin Bomb from Elgin on Finlay.
Chaos (Rocky Romero, Tomohiro Ishii, & Toru Yano) over Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, SANADA, & Tetsuya Naito) by pinfall with a brainbuster from Ishii on BUSHI.
Post-match, Ishii takes it to Naito further, beating him pillar to post and leaving him stumbling.
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Will "the Cat" Ospreay) over Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi) by pinfall with an OsCutter from Mr. Whiskers on Hiromu.
Kenny Omega (c) over Juice Robinson by pinfall with an AVALANCHE ONE WINGED ANGEL to retain the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.
Kenny declares the Cleaner to be back and puts Juice over for trying hard.
Enjoy the show!