New Japan Pro Wrestling “Road to SAKURA GENESIS 2017”, 4/4/2017 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Hirai Kawato vs. Takashi Iizuka, El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
♦Winner: TAKA (9:52) with the Just Face Lock on Kawato.
(2) Yuji Nagata & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
♦Winner: Owens (7:18) following the Package Driver on Oka.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Tiger Mask IV vs. Raymond Rowe, Hanson & David Finlay
♦Winner: Rowe (8:29) following the Fallout on Kojima.
~ War Machine with the direct win over the IWGP Tag Champion. As they even continued their ramapage against team New Japan following the match.
(4) Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano, Jado & Gedo vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
♦Winner: Yano (10:06) with the Urakasumi on Taichi.
(5) Tomohiro Ishii & Barreta vs. Kenny Omega & Bad Luck Fale
♦Winner: Fale (6:48) following the Grenade on Barreta.
(6) Juice Robinson & KUSHIDA vs. Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi
♦Winner: Naito (8:12) following the Destino on Robinson.
~ Hiromu took out KUSHIDA following the match. As he aims to remain the champion come the defense on 4/9.
(7) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Katsuyori Shibata & Togi Makabe
♦Winner: Okada (11:07) following the Rainmaker on Makabe.
~ The IWGP Champion Okada provoked the challenger Shibata following the match.
(8) NEVER 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [11th Champions] SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI vs. [Challengers] Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet
♦Winner: Ricochet (17:38) following a Reverse Rock Bottom on BUSHI.
~ Champions fall on their 2nd title defense. Tanahashi, Taguchi & Ricochet become the 12th generation champions.
~ “Taguchi Japan” celebrate the win as Taguchi stated that he now aims for the “world”.