NJPW continued the Road to Wrestling Dontaku tour today with a show at Korakuen Hall.
The main event pitted members of The United Empire against Los Ingobernables de Japon in an eight-man tag, with United Empire coming out on top.
The big angle on the show took place in the semi-main, as EVIL helped Dick Togo defeat Toru Yano after turning the lights out. EVIL will challenge Yano for the KOPW 2021 provisional title on April 28 at Wrestling Satsuma no Kuni.
The tour continues Thursday with a 5:30 a.m. Eastern time show, again from Korakuen Hall.
Here are full results from today's show:
Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated SHO, YOH & Gabriel Kidd (10:00)
Kanemaru pinned SHO after a ref bump, a low blow and a schoolboy.
Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado defeated Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI (8:40)
Tanga Loa pinned DOUKI after hitting Apesh*t.
EVIL, KENTA, Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori defeated Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Tomoaki Honma (14:26)
EVIL used a Darkness Scorpion (scorpion deathlock) on Honma for the submission win.
Gedo & Dick Togo defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano (11:14)
EVIL was presumably under the ring for the match as Yano crawled under the ring and someone threw him back out.
The lights went out after Yano put a hood over Togo's head. A camera flash appeared to illuminate EVIL hitting Yano with Everything is EVIL while the lights were out. With the hood still on, Togo was placed on top of Yano. The lights came back on and Togo pinned Yano.
EVIL put a hood on Yano and stomped him down after the match.
Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan, Jeff Cobb & Aaron Henare defeated Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI (16:16)
Cobb pinned BUSHI after hitting a Tour of the Islands.
Here is the lineup for Thursday's show:
NJPW Road to Wrestling Dontaku night four, Thursday, April 15, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --
- Will Ospreay & Aaron Henare vs. Shingo Takagi & SANADA
- Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI vs. Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. EVIL, KENTA, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori & Gedo
- Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado
- Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tomoaki Honma, SHO & YOH