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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12
Thursday, Week 1, January 2018
Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
43,657 Attendance
Show Rating 100 A*

Pre-Show New Japan Rumble

SANADA came out victorious in the annual Dark Rumble match after coming out at the last spot and eliminating the remaining three men in Katsuya Kitamura, Yuji Nagata & YOSHI-HASHI. Surprise entrants were Cheeseburger of ROH and former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Scott Norton, who were both elimated by Kitamura. Tomoyuki Oka had the most elimations as he and Kitamura held control of the match for an extended period of time making short work of several fellow Young Lions and Juniors. 77 B

BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi defeated Funky Future and The Young Bucks in 13:43 to win the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Titles when BUSHI hit MX on Taguchi 82 B
BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi become the 54th IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Champions

Marty Scurll defeated Satoshi Kojima to retain his ROH Television Title in 7:56 when Scurll locked in the Chickenwing forcing Kojima to tap out 77 B
Marty Scurll makes his 6th title defence

Tomohiro Ishii defeated Togi Makabe in 11:27 when Ishii hit a brainbuster 83 B+

Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa defeated Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr & El Desperado in 10:54 to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Titles when Tama Tonga hit a Gun Stun on El Desperado 75 B-
Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa become the 15th NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Champions

Will Ospreay defeated KUSHIDA to win the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title in 23:53 when Ospreay used a 630 senton to pin KUSHIDA 95 A*
Will Ospreay becomes the 78th IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion

Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Robinson defeated War Machine in 13:43 to win the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Titles when Hiroshi & Juice hit stereo High Fly Flows 87 B+
After the match Tanahashi took to the mic and thanked the fans for coming out tonight, he promised that although it was great fun to team with Juice tonight he plans on getting back to where the ace should be on the biggest show of the year, at the top.
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Robinson become the 78th IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions

EVIL defeated Michael Elgin to win the NEVER Openweight Title in 16:54 when EVIL used EVIL on Elgin. 83 B+
𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯𝔶𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔦𝔰 𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔩
EVIL becomes the 18th NEVER Openweight Champion

Kenny Omega defeated Kota Ibushi to win the IWGP Intercontinental Title and retain the IWGP United States Title in 37:54 when Omega used a One Winged Angel 98 A*
Post-match Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi shook hands

Tetsuya Naito defeated Kazuchika Okada to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title in 42:40 when Naito win two Destinos in a row to pin Okada. 99 A*
The other members of Los Ingobernables de Japon joined Naito in the ring to celebrate the end of Okada's record breaking reign on a great evening for all members of the group.
Tranquillo! Assen na yo!

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