New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again and fans have finally returned to the arenas! This weekend’s shows will set the tone for reduced-capacity NJPW shows going forward and hopefully give us some direction for the next couple months in this time of uncertainty. Like all of New Japan’s other major events, the show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
Today’s action takes place in Osaka's Osaka-Jo Hall, kicking off at a ripe 2AM Eastern / 11PM Pacific, and features Tetsuya Naito defending both his IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships against the winner of the New Japan Cup, as well as Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi defending the IWGP Tag Team Championship against the Suzuki-gun team of Taichi and Zack Sabre, Jr.
Plus Shingo Takagi defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against SHO, and more!
Ryusuke Taguchi, Satoshi Kojima, & Yuji Nagata over Gabriel Kidd & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) by submission with Nagata Lock II from Nagata on Kidd.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi, & SANADA) over Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) & Yota Tsuji by submission with a Boston Crab from Hiromu on Tsuji.
Suzuki-gun (DOUKI, El Desperado, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) over Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato, & Yuya Uemura by pinfall with Pinche Loco from Desperado on Uemura.
Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & Yujiro Takahashi) over Chaos (Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada) by pinfall with Pimp Juice from Yujiro on Goto.
Shingo Takagi (c) over SHO by pinfall with Last of the Dragon to retain the NEVER Openweight Championship.
Taichi & Zack Sabre, Jr. over Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi (c) by pinfall with Zack Driver from Sabre on Tanahashi to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship.
EVIL over Tetsuya Naito (c) by pinfall with EVIL to win the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships.
Post-match, a BUSHI that had run in to attack Naito unmasked himself as Dick Togo (RIGHT?!) and beat him down with EVIL until Hiromu made the save! Hiromu cut a promo on EVIL challenging him for a title match!
Enjoy the show!