SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)...
New Japan Wrestling Dontaku 2016 Results
May 3, 2016
Full Results reported at PuroresuSpirit.net
The event is available for on-demand viewing through New Japan’s NJPWWorld.com pay streaming service.
(1) Bullet Club’s Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi beat Juice Robinson & Captain New Japan.
(2) Will Ospreay & Sakuraba & YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo beat Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi & Jay White & David Finlay in an eight-man tag match.
(3) Ricochet & Matt Sydal beat IWGP Jr. Hvt. tag champions Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta to re-capture the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Titles.
(4) The Elite Bullet Club (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks) beat NEVER Openweight tag champions Tanahashi & Michael Elgin & Yoshitatsu to re-capture the NEVER Openweight Six-man Tag Titles. Omega pinned Yoshi for the win. Afterward, Omega proposed an IWGP IC Title ladder match against Tanahashi.
(5) IWGP World tag champions Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa beat Togi Makabe & Honma to retain the IWGP World Tag Titles.
(6) Yuji Nagata beat NEVER Openweight champion Shibata to capture the NEVER Openweight Title. The idea being re-establishing the previous generation after Shibata went through Tenzan and Kojima before falling to Nagata.
(7) IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion KUSHIDA beat Jushin Liger to retain the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Title. Respect shown from veteran to next generation Jr. Hvt. leader.
(8) EVIL beat Hirooki Goto in a battle of CHAOS vs. Naito’s L.I.J. faction.
(9) Kazuchika Okada beat Sanada to give CHAOS two singles victories over Naito’s faction. However…
(10) IWGP World Hvt. champion Naito beat Tomohiro Ishii in a 30-minute match to retain the IWGP World Title. Afterward, Okada challenged Naito for his IWGP World Title re-match.