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NJPW Road to Wrestle Grand Slam results: Golden Ace in action


The Road to Wrestle Grand Slam tour continued today as NJPW ran their second of three straight nights in Korakuen Hall. 

The focus of the show was on Kota Ibushi vs. Jeff Cobb, which will likely be a match for Dominion on June 6. 

Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito in a singles match, plus Ishii, Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI defending the NEVER Openweight Six-Man titles against Naito, SANADA and BUSHI look to be upcoming matches as well. 

There has still not been an announcement regarding the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, vacated by Will Ospreay. 

By process of elimination, Shingo Takagi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the vacant title in a rematch of a match of the year contender from The New Beginning in Nagoya on January 30 seems likely. 

Here are results from today's show: 

Chase Owens defeated Yota Tsuji (8:34)

Owens pinned Tsuji after a package piledriver. 

Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI defeated Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori (9:44)

Sabre submitted Yujiro with Barry from Eastenders (modified octopus hold).

Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Master Wato (12:44)

Tama pinned Wato after a Magic Killer. 

Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI defeated Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Ryusuke Taguchi (17:11)

Shingo pinned Taguchi with a Made in Japan. 

Naito and Ishii had to be pulled apart after the match. They continue to tease both a singles match with Naito and Ishii, as well as a NEVER Six-Man Tag title match with Goto, Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI defending against Naito, SANADA & BUSHI. 

Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb (15:53)

Ibushi pinned O-Khan after a Kamigoye. 

Ibushi and Cobb stared each other down after the match. That singles match has been teased for quite some time and should be announced for Dominion any day now. 


Here is the lineup for tomorrow's show: 

NJPW Road to Wrestle Grand Slam, Wednesday, May 26, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
  • Kota Ibushi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb
  • Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Master Wato vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Yota Tsuji