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New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night Two results, open thread from the Tokyo Dome

Here's a place to check results and comment along with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night Two - happening Wednesday, January 5, 2021 from the Tokyo Dome. The show will air live during the early morning hours for United States audiences, with a replay available an hour after the main show wraps.

NJPW has their own, WWE Network like streaming service, NJPW World which can be subscribed to worldwide and that will broadcast the show in both English and Japanese. You can access NJW at this link. At current exchange rate, the service is a little less than $9 per month. For those of you without the ability to subscribe to NJPW World, the show will also be available on FITE TV live as an internet pay-per-view.

That leaves the time difference from Tokyo as the major challenge. With a bell time of 5PM in Japan, the broadcast will start with the pre-show at 2AM Eastern / 11PM Pacific time in the U.S.

It should be worth a sluggish Wednesday afternoon, however. Wrestle Kingdom is the biggest event on New Japan's calendar - whatever the January show from the Tokyo Dome is called, it's NJPW's version of WrestleMania - and they've done their best to put together an exciting card worthy of that status, even with continuing travel restrictions due to COVID.

Use this space to discuss the show before, during (whenever you watch) and after with the best pro wrestling community on the internet, and we'll update the results as we have them.

  • Yuji Nagata, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Jado & Gedo)
  • Master Wato, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado, TAKA Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
  • Los Ingobernables De Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi) def. Suzuki-Gun (DOUKI, Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi)
  • Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask IV def. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi & Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
  • Saya Kamitani & Tam Nakano def. Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid (Stardom Special Match)
  • Minoru Suzuki def. Chase Owens, CIMA & Toru Yano to become the KOPW 2022 Provisional Champion
  • Bullet Club (EVIL, SHO, & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, YOH, & YOSHI-HASHI) to retain the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
  • Keji Mutoh, Kaito Kiyomiya & Kenoh led a NOAH contingent to the ring to set-up NIght Three. LIJ met them there, but left without it getting physical.
  • SANADA def. Great-O-Khan
  • Tetsuya Naito def. Jeff Cobb
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi def. KENTA in a No Disqualification Match to win the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
  • Kazuchika Okada def. Will Ospreay to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

Enjoy the show!

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