New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again and do you hear that whistle in this distance? It’s Power Struggle, the last major stop on the road to Wrestle Kingdom 15! After this, it’s just World Tag League and a late Best of the Super Jr. and we’re home free, folks. Like all of New Japan’s other major events, this show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
Today’s action takes place in Osaka’s Edion Arena Osaka, kicking off at a ripe 3AM Eastern / 12AM Pacific, and features a tight slate of singles matches, main evented by Tetsuya Naito once again putting his titles on the line against the man they call EVIL!
Toru Yano def. Zack Sabre, Jr. via countout after tying Sabre’s shoelaces to the barricade, retaining the KOPW 2020 Provisional Championship in a No Turnbuckle Pads Match
Shingo Takagi def. Minoru Suzuki via pinfall following Last of the Dragon to win the NEVER Openweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada def. Great-O-Khan via ref stoppage with Money Clip; Will Ospreay challenged Okada to a match at Wrestle Kingdom afterwards and Okada accepted
KENTA def. Hiroshi Tanahashi via submission with Game Over to retain the New Japan Cup USA Winner’s Briefcase
“Switchblade” Jay White def. Kota Ibushi via pinfall (backslide with his feet on the ropes) to win the G1 Climax Winner’s Briefcase
Tetsuya Naito def. EVIL via pinfall following Destino to retain the IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Championship; White came out to declare his intention to challenge Naito on the second night of Wrestle Kingdom and was chased off by Ibushi
Enjoy the show!