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NJPW New Year Dash!!
Friday, Week 1, January 2018
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
2,205 Attendance

Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Shota Umino, Tetsuhiro Yagi & Takeshi Yamaguchi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata, Oleg Boltin & Ren Narita in 7:00 when Honma used a top rope Kokeshi on Boltin 68 C+

Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura defeated Alex Shelley & Speedball Mike Bailey in 11:57 when Jake Lee used Giant Killing on Shelley 74 B-

Talking backstage in an interview Jake & Naoya said that they would be putting 100% of their efforts into teaming together this year and wanted to win the tag titles before the next Wrestle Kingdom.

Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Jeff Cobb, Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa defeated Will Ospreay, Toru Yano, SHO, YOH & YOSHI-HASHI when Kenny Omega used a One Winged Angel on Ospreay 77 B

Backstage after being pinned, Will Ospreay cut a similar promo to yesterday talking about how tonight may have been his last show with NJPW until Kenny Omega came round the corner and offered him a handshake. Kenny brought his other hand from behind his body which had a Bullet Club shirt in it and offered it to Ospreay. Ospreay refused to take it but Kenny told him that if he changes his mind the offer is still on the table.

Juice Robinson, Kota Ibushi, KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi & Satoshi Kojima defeated EVIL, SANADA, BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Volador Jr in 11:37 when Taguchi used Dodon on Hiromu 79 B

Immediately after pinning the champion, Ryusuke Taguchi challenged Hiromu to a title match.

Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii in 15:26 when Shuji used Splash Mountain on Ishii 85 B+

Suwama & Shuji in a promo in the ring after the match called out the IWGP Tag Team Champions KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji claiming they were owed a title shot from beating them in the Tag League. Suwama said they would win the tag belts then leave the company taking them back to AJPW with them.

KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji & Kaito Kiyomiya defeated Kento Miyahara, Daichi Hashimoto & Takuya Nomura in 13:51 when Kaito used Emerald Flowsion on Takuya 82 B

After the bell went, KENTA & Marufuji threw Daichi & Takuya out the ring allowing Kaito to hit another Emerald Flowsion, this time on the new IWGP Intercontinental Champion Kento Miyahara.

Tetsuya Naito & WHIRO vs Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto went to a no contest after 18:14 when Red Shoes lost control and threw out the match. 91 A

After about 17 minutes of the match, Tetsuya Naito went for the hot tag to WHIRO but he stepped down off the apron and started laughing as he took off his Los Ingobernables and thew it in Naito's face. WHIRO then lifted his arm up and made the signal which led to five men entering through various entrances around Korakuen.

Katsuya Kitamura
Tomoyuki Oka
Toa Henare
David Finlay Jr
Shotaro Ashino

The five men slowly joined WHIRO at ringside and surrounded the three in the ring until given the signal by WHIRO to jump in and attack as they mauled them taking care of Goto & Tanahashi first before all taken turns hitting their finishers on Naito. Ashino took the IWGP title from the commentary table and handed it to WHIRO as the six men stood surrounded by some of the top names in the company all laid out as they looked out into south end of the building.

As the six men walked backstage they were hounded by reporters asking for an explanation however they simply marched on into the locker room with WHIRO quietly muttering "soon."

Show Rating: 86 B+

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