New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again with another reduced capacity show for your enjoyment! This weekend we’ve got a one-off in Nagoya, and 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 Aichi's Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, kicking off at a ripe 5AM Eastern / 2AM Pacific, and features EVIL defending both his IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships against Hiromu Takahashi.
Plus Shingo Takagi defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against El Desperado, a grudge match between Kazuchika Okada and Yujiro Takahashi to settle the fallout from New Japan Cup Finals, and more!
Taiji Ishimori over Yuya Uemura by submission with a LeBell Lock.
Ryusuke Taguchi, Satoshi Kojima, & Togi Makabe over Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano), & Gabriel Kidd by pinfall with a German Suplex from Makabe on Kidd.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, SANADA, & Tetsuya Naito) over Chaos (Hirooki Goto, SHO, & YOSHI-HASHI) by submission with Skull End from SANADA on SHO.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Kota Ibushi, Master Wato, & Yuji Nagata over Suzuki-gun (DOUKI, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & Zack Sabre, Jr.) by pinfall with Kamigoye from Ibushi on DOUKI.
Kazuchika Okada over Yujiro Takahashi by submission with a Cobra Clutch.
Shingo Takagi (c) over El Desperado by pinfall with Last of the Dragon to retain the NEVER Openweight Championship.
EVIL (c) over Hiromu Takahashi by pinfall with EVIL to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championships.
Post-match, Ishimori attacked Hiromu and Naito made the save and then squared off with EVIL, so that’s our direction for Summer Struggle next month.
Enjoy the show!