NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2016”, 4/23/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Manabu Nakanishi, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Rocky Romero, Barreta & Gedo
◆Winner: Nakanishi (10:29) with an Argentine Backbreaker on Gedo.
(2) Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Jay White & David Finlay
◆Winner: Honma (10:25) following the Kokeshi Driver on Finlay.
(3) Captain New Japan & Juice Robinson vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
◆Winner: Loa (8:14) following the Guerrilla Warfare on Captain.
~ Makabe and Honma rushed out to make the save from the brothers continued assualt.
(4) Katsuyori Shibata & KUSHIDA vs. Yuji Nagata & Jushin Thunder Liger
◆Winner: Liger (17:08) with a Backslide on KUSHIDA.
~ Liger claims the win over the champion before the title match at Dontaku.
~ Both Liger and Nagata taunted that they will be the new champions.
(5) NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [5th Champions] Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin & Yoshitatsu vs. [Challengers] Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Elgin (15:28) following the Elgin Bomb on Yujiro.
~ 1st successful title defense.
(6) Special Elimination Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
~ Ishii eliminated Naito (14:52) via over the top rope (OTR).
~ EVIL eliminated Ishii (15:07) via OTR.
~ Goto eliminated EVIL (16:31) via OTR.
~ BUSHI eliminated Goto (17:20) via OTR.
~ BUSHI eliminated Okada (19:16) via OTR.
~ HASHI eliminated BUSHI (20:58) with a Butterfly Lock.
◆Winner: SANADA (25:00) following the Skull End on HASHI.
~ Naito out quick to the next challenger for the IWGP Heavy belt, while BUSHI with some strong upsets.
~ SANADA though secures the win for L.I.J in the end.
~ LIJ stood over Okada to celebrate their win tonight, as then Ishii attacked Naito. Naito and Ishii continued to brawl backstage.