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NJPW New Year Dash !! 2018
Friday, Week 1, January 2018
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
2,205 Attendance
Show Rating 87 B+




Hirai Kawato, Tetsuhiro Yagi, Jushin Liger & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Ren Narita, Syota Umino, Henare & Tiger Mask in 7:56 when Jushin Liger used a Liger Bomb on Narita 65 C



Yuji Nagata, Katsuya Kitamura & Tomoyuki Oka defeated Scott Norton, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan in 8:01 when Katsuya Kitamura used Monster Drop on Scott Norton 69 C+



Great Bash Heel defeated Togi Makabe & Chase Owens in 9:43 when Togi Makabe used the King Kong Knee Drop on Chase Owens 77 B



Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Ryusuke Taguchi & David Finlay defeated Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano & Rocky Romero in 13:43 when Juice Robinson pinned Rocky with Pulp Friction 79 B

Post-match Tomohiro Ishii told the reporters backstage that Hirooki Goto will still be out injured for the Fantasticamania tour but at New Beginning they're coming for the tag belts



Pre-match the newest Los Ingobernables de Japon member was revealed as a returning Jay White under the name WHIRO



Hiromu Takahashi, BUSHI & WHIRO in 12:43 when WHIRO hit a Kiwi Krusher on Tama Tonga 82 B
Hiromu Takahashi, BUSHI & WHIRO become the 16th NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Champions



Kota Ibushi & KUSHIDA defeated Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay in 19:59 when KUSHIDA used Back to the Future on Okada to pin the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion 86 B+

After the match KUSHIDA took a microphone from ringside. KUSHIDA explained how he felt he has been held back from reaching his full potential due to the label of being a Junior since joining the company over 7 years ago. KUSHIDA said from today onwards he is going to bulk up and become a full time heavyweight. He also challenged Okada to a singles match to prove to not only the fans but himself that he is truly one of the best in the world.



Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & SANADA defeated Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks in 22:54 when SANADA used Skull End to make Nick Jackson tap out 90 A
Post match SANADA picked up Kenny's US and IC belts and informally challenged Omega to a title match.




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