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NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Night One results for Monday, May 3: Tanahashi vs. White, Taichi vs. Tonga, and more

Match graphic for Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. “Switchblade” Jay White at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2021 NJPW Global on Twitter

With Sakura Genesis firmly in our rear view mirror, we’re moving on to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s spring spectacular, Wrestling Dontaku. Once again two nights, naturally both of them will air live and in full on NJPW World, so why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?

Today’s action takes place in Fukuoka’s Fukuoka Convention Center, kicking off at a brisk 5AM Eastern / 2AM Pacific, and is headlined by a pair of big matches, as Taichi challenges Tama Tonga for the rights to the Iron Finger From Hell in a ladder match and Hiroshi Tanahashi puts the NEVER Openweight Championship on the line against “Switchblade” Jay White

Bullet Club (Dick Togo, EVIL, Taiji Ishimori, Yujiro Takahashi) over Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato, Tiger Mask IV, & Toru Yano by pinfall with Bloody Cross from Ishimori on Tiger Dad.

Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, SHO, & YOH) over Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) by pinfall with Direct Drive from YOH on Kanemaru.

Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, SANADA, Shingo Takagi, & Tetsuya Naito) over UNITED EMPIRE (Aaron Henare, Great-O-Khan, Jeff Cobb, & Will Ospreay) by pinfall with a bridging O’Connor roll from SANADA on Henare.

Zack Sabre, Jr. over Tanga Loa by pinfall, earning the right for Sabre and Taichi to challenge for the IWGP Tag Team Championship.

Taichi over Tama Tonga, climbing the ladder and retrieving the Iron Finger From Hell to win the match. (Iron Finger From Hell Ladder Match)

“Switchblade” Jay White over Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) by pinfall with Blade Runner to win the NEVER Openweight Championship.

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