NJPW “40th Anniversary Wrestling Dontaku”, 5/3/2012 [Thu] 15:00 @ Fukuoka Kokusai Center [TV/PPV]
(1) Strongman [CMLL], Captain New Japan & Tama Tonga vs. YOSHI-HASHI, Jado & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Ishii (7:12) following a Vertical Fall Brainbuster on Tonga.
(2) Ryusuke Taguchi & KUSHIDA vs. TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
◆Winner: Taichi (8:16) with the Taichi Style Gedo Clutch on KUSHIDA.
(3) Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Rocky Romero & Gedo
◆Winner: Tiger (7:50) with a Crucifix Hold on Gedo.
~ Romero steals Tiger Mask’s mask following the match. Tiger Mask and Romero have plenty of history especially following Romero’s days as a Black Tiger.
(4) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Prince Devitt vs. [Challenger] Low Ki
◆Winner: Low Ki (21:01) with the KiKrusher ’99.
~ Devitt falls on his 5th Defense. Low Ki becomes the 63rd Generation Champion.
(5) IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
◆Winner: Yano (16:47) following the Oni Kuroshi on Kojima.
~ TenKoji fall on their 3rd Defense. Yano & Iizuka become the 59th Generation Champions.
~ Tenzan was very vocal following the match as Yano & Iizuka used almost every dirty trick in their book to pick up the victory.
(6) Special Tag Match: Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] & Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall]
◆Winner: Suzuki (13:43) following the Gotch Style Piledriver on Makabe.
(7) Special Single Match: “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
◆Winner: Nakamura (12:15) following the Boma Ye.
(8) Special Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Tanahashi (13:59) with the High Fly Flow on Yujiro.
(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
◆Winner: Okada (24:55) following the Rainmaker.
~ 2nd Defense
~ Hiroshi Tanahashi came out and made the next bid a rematch from February against Okada. Could it be Okada vs. Tanahashi in June in Osaka, Japan?