New Japan Pro Wrestling “Road to SAKURA GENESIS 2017”, 3/31/2017 [Fri] 18:30 @ Wakayanagi Sogo Taiikukan (Kuribara City) in Miyagi
(1) Tiger Mask IV & Hirai Kawato vs. Takashi Iizuka & El Desperado
♦Winner: Desperado (8:33) with the Guitara de Angel on Kawato.
(2) Jushin Thunder Liger & Katsuya Kitamura vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
♦Winner: Fale (7:13) following the Grenade on Kitamura.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Togi Makabe vs. Raymond Rowe, Hanson & David Finlay
♦Winner: Tenzan (8:20) with the Anaconda Vice on Finlay.
(4) Hirooki Goto, Jado, Gedo & Barreta vs. Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku
♦Winner: Jado (10:56) with the Crossface of Jado on TAKA.
(5) Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi
♦Winner: Ishii (7:56) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster on Yujiro.
(6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi & KUSHIDA vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI
♦Winner: SANADA (13:59) with the Skull End on Nakanishi.
(7) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Katsuyori Shibata & Yuji Nagata
♦Winner: Okada (12:39) following the Rainmaker on Nagata.
~ Okada finally claims the win in the prelude matches heading into the title defense. Okada aims to show Shibata that he has it all with inside himself and prove as to why he is the headlining champion.