5 YRS AGO – New Japan “Wrestling Dontaku 2014” in Fukuoka, Japan (5-3-14): Styles captures IWGP Hvt. Title from Okada, plus Bullet Club, Nakamura, Sakaruba, Young Bucks, Ibushi, Naiti, Liger

A.J. Styles (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)

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The following report was originally published five years ago today on PWTorch.com…


New Japan “Wrestling Dontaku 2014” Results
May 3, 2014
Fukuoka, Japan
Results reported HERE via PuroresuSpirit.com

The big news is A.J. Styles captured the IWGP World Hvt. Title from Okada in the PPV main event. Styles used outside interference from the Bullet Club, including new stable member Yujiro Takahashi.

(1) IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Champions Young Bucks beat Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) to retain the IWGP Jr. Tag Titles. This match aired free on the iPPV broadcast. JC: Excellent opening match. Great tag team combinations and action.

(2) Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka beat Shelton Benjamin & Minoru Suzuki.

(3) NWA World Hvt. champion Satoshi Kojima beat Wes Brisco to retain the NWA World Title.

(4) Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata beat Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi.

(5) IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion Kota Ibushi beat Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Title.

(6) NEVER champion Tomohiro Ishii beat Tomoaki Honma to retain the NEVER Openweight Title.

(7) Tanahashi & Togi Makabe & Naito & Jushin Liger beat Bullet Club in an elimination match. Tanahashi pinned Doc Gallows for the win.

(8) Rolles & Daniel Gracie beat IWGP IC champion Shinsuke Nakamura & Kazushi Sakuraba in a wrestling vs. MMA match.

(9) A.J. Styles beat IWGP World Hvt. champion Okada to capture the IWGP World Title.


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