NJPW's Road to Sakura Genesis tour continued today in Tokyo. Korakuen Hall was again the venue for today's event, which included a ceremony introducing the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship title belt.
There is just one more Road to Sakura Genesis show on Thursday, April 1, an untelevised event in Fukushima. This short tour then concludes with Sakura Genesis in Sumo Hall on Sunday, April 4, headlined by Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
Here are the results from today's event:
Kota Ibushi was presented with the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship to kick off the show.
Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI defeated Tiger Mask, Yota Tsuji, Yuya Uemura & Gabriel Kidd (10:05)
Naito submitted Tsuji with a crab.
SHO, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato defeated El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI (10:56)
SHO pinned DOUKI after hitting Shock Arrow.
EVIL, KENTA, Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori defeated Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI (13:04)
KENTA got the submission win over YH with Game Over.
Jay White, Gedo & Jado defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yuji Nagata & Tomoaki Honma (11:55)
White submitted Honma with the TTO.
Kota Ibushi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima defeated Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb (13:27)
Ibushi pinned Cobb after hitting Kamigoye.
Here is the full lineup for Sunday's show:
NJPW Sakura Genesis, Sunday, April 4, 4 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. SHO & YOH
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Satoshi Kojima vs. Jay White & Bad Luck Fale
- Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi vs. Great-O-Khan, Jeff Cobb & a mystery partner
- Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. EVIL, KENTA, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori & Dick Togo
- Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado