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 16! 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 4AM Eastern / 1AM Pacific, and features a full slate of singles matches, main evented by Shingo Takagi defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Zack Sabre, Jr.
Suzuki-gun (DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) over Kosei Fujita & Ryohei Oiwa by submission with a Boston Crab.
Bullet Club (Gedo, Jado, & Tanga Loa) over Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) & Tiger Mask IV by pinfall from Loa on Honma.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi, & SANADA) over Master Wato, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Yuji Nagata by pinfall with a bridging pin from SANADA on Taguchi.
Bullet Club (EVIL, SHO, & Yujiro Takahashi) over Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & YOSHI-HASHI) (c) by pinfall with EVIL from EVIL on YOSHI-HASHI to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship.
Post-match, YOH returned and ran the new champs off.
Toru Yano (c) over Great-O-Khan, 6-5 to retain the KOPW 2021 Provisional Championship. (Amateur Rounds Match)
El Desperado over Robbie Eagles (c) by submission with Numero Dos to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
KENTA over Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) by pinfall with the Go 2 Sleep to win the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.
Kazuchika Okada (c) over Tama Tonga by pinfall with the Rainmaker to retain the G1 Climax 31 Right to Challenge Certificate.
Shingo Takagi (c) over Zack Sabre, Jr. by pinfall with Last of the Dragon to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
Enjoy the show!