The Road to Wrestle Grand Slam tour continued today as NJPW ran their third straight night in Korakuen Hall.
A new set of challengers for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team titles were established, as Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and BUSHI made a challenge for Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI to defend the titles against them at an upcoming show. YOSHI-HASHI accepted the challenge on behalf of his team.
The show was also notable for the return of Kazuchika Okada.
Okada kicked off the show by cutting a promo. He said that he feels great and wants to challenge for the vacant IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
Here are results from today's show:
Shingo Takagi defeated Yota Tsuji (11:09)
Shingo won by referee stoppage after a forearm strike and a choke.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Master Wato defeated Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori (10:58)
Tanahashi used a Texas Clover Hold to submit Yujiro.
Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defeated Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI (11:56)
Loa pinned DOUKI after hitting three powerbombs.
Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb defeated Kota Ibushi & Tomoaki Honma (12:04)
Cobb pinned Honma after a Tour of the Islands.
Cobb laid Ibushi out after the match with a Cobb-igoye.
Tetsuya Naito & SANADA defeated Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI (23:24)
Naito pinned YH with a jackknife cradle.
After the match, Naito issued a challenge for the NEVER Six-Man titles. YOSHI-HASHI came back to the ring to accept, but got jumped three-on-one by Naito, SANADA and BUSHI. Goto ran back in to make the save for YH.
Up next are three Road to Dominion shows next week on June 1, June 2 and June 4, all at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World. Dominion will be held on Sunday, June 6 in Osaka-Jo Hall at 3 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World. No cards have been announced for the tour.