New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again with another reduced capacity show for your enjoyment! This week we’ve got a two-fer we’ll be covering for you, with today’s show in Korakuen Hall and this weekend’s big Summer Struggle in Jingu, 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 Tokyo’s legendary Korakuen Hall, kicking off at a ripe 5:30AM Eastern / 2:30AM Pacific, and features the first round of the tournament to crown a provisional KOPW 2020 Champion, four stipulation matches that will feed into a finals at Jingu.
Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & YOSHI-HASHI) over Yota Tsuji, Yuji Nagata, & Yuya Uemura by submission with the Butterfly Lock from Tacos on Uemura.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Kota Ibushi, & Master Wato over Suzuki-gun (DOUKI, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & Zack Sabre, Jr.) by pinfall with High Fly Flow from Tanahashi on DOUKI.
El Desperado over Satoshi Kojima by disqualification. (KOPW 2020 First Round No Finishers Match)
Toru Yano over BUSHI by pinfall. (KOPW 2020 First Round 2-Count Pinfalls Match)
SANADA over SHO by submission with a figure four leglock. (KOPW 2020 First Round Submission Match)
Kazuchika Okada over Bullet Club (Jado, Gedo, & Yujiro Takahashi) by submission with a Cobra Clutch on Gedo. (KOPW 2020 First Round Handicap Match)
Enjoy the show!