A new set of challengers for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team titles were established at today's NJPW Road to Wrestle Grand Slam event.
Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and BUSHI challenged NEVER Six-Man Champions Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI to a title match at a later date.
Naito and SANADA defeated Goto and YOSHI-HASHI in the main event of today's event. Naito pinned YOSHI-HASHI with a jackknife cradle. After the match, Naito cut a promo and said that while his stablemate Shingo Takagi has his sights set on the IWGP World title, Naito wants some gold as well. Naito then issued the challenge.
YOSHI-HASHI returned to the ring after the main event to accept the challenge, but was laid out by Naito, SANADA and BUSHI. Goto ran in to make the save for his partner. Ishii was not booked on today's show, but his interactions with Naito had been heavily focused on on Monday and Tuesday's Road to Wrestle Grand Slam events.
The NEVER Six-Man title match, as well as the rest of the cards for next week's Road to Dominion events should be announced imminently. To this point, zero matches have been announced for the June 1, June 2, June 4 Road to Dominion shows, nor for the Dominion event itself. Dominion will take place on Sunday, June 6 in Osaka-Jo Hall.