New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again after a rocky month that saw cancellations due to COVID and the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship being vacated! 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 brisk 5AM Eastern / 2AM Pacific, and features Kazuchika Okada and Shingo Takagi wrestling for the vacant IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in the main event, as well as Kota Ibushi vs. Jeff Cobb in a grudge match second from the top.
Plus El Desperado defends the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against YOH, and more!
Bullet Club (Chase Owens, El Phantasmo, EVIL, Taiji Ishimori, & Yujiro Takahashi) over Chaos (Hirooki Goto, SHO, Tomohiro Ishii, & YOSHI-HASHI) & Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall with Bloody Cross from Ishimori on SHO.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, SANADA, & Tetsuya Naito) over Suzuki-gun (DOUKI, Taichi, & Zack Sabre, Jr.) by pinfall with an Aussie Suplex from SANADA on Sabre.
El Desperado (c) over YOH by pinfall with Pinche Loco to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Post-match, we ended up with some title challenges— ELP and Ishimori are coming for the junior tags, and Ishimori wants Despy.
Kota Ibushi over Jeff Cobb by pinfall with Kamigoye.
Shingo Takagi over Kazuchika Okada by pinfall with Last of the Dragon to win the vacant IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
Post-match, Shingo called Ibushi out as his first challenger, and Kota accepted.
Enjoy the show!