NJPW “Road to The New Beginning” 2/6/18 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask & KUSHIDA vs Shota Umino, Tetsuhiro Yagi & Ren Narita
♦Winner: KUSHIDA (7:55) with an Armbar on Narita
(2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoyuki Oka vs Yujiro Takahashi & Hikuleo
♦Winner: Yujiro (7:04) with the Pimp Juice on Oka
(3) Katsuya Kitamura 7 Match Trial Series: Manabu Nakanishi vs Katsuya Kitamura
♦Winner: Nakanishi (7:18) with the Argentine Backbreaker
(4) Rocky Romero, YOH & SHO vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
♦Winner: Romero (8:55) with a Backslide on TAKA
~ Suzuki-gun attacked Roppongi 3K after the match. Desperado & Kanemaru indicated they want to go after Roppongo 3K’s IWGP Jr. Tag Championships.
(5) Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
♦Winner: White (9:27) via referee stop over Henare
~ White hit Henare with the Blade Runner, but rather than go for the pin, he repeatedly assaulted Henare with elbow strikes even after he was knocked out, leading to the referee stop.
~ Finlay wanted to keep fighting White after the match, though White dismissed and ignored him.
(6) Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin & Ryusuke Taguchi vs Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & Taichi
♦Winner: Suzuki (12:00) with the Heel Hold on Tauchi
~ Suzuki kept the hold on for several moments even after Taguchi tapped out.
~ Michael Elgin tried to break it up, but was hit with the Iron Fingers by Iizuka
~ Makabe also tried to stop Suzuki, only to end up being hit with a Gotch-style Piledriver.
~ After Makabe and Suzuki had both left, the two continued to brawl backstage.
(7) YOSHI-HASHI, Will Ospreay & Gedo vs Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI
♦Winner: YOSHI-HASHI (11:39) with the Karma on BUSHI
~ Gedo stole BUSHI’s mask, and the extra match BUSHI wore during his entrance, after the match.
~ Naito and YOSHI-HASHI brawled after the match until the Young Lions at ringside broke it up.
(8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] SANADA & EVIL vs [Challengers] Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto
♦Winner: EVIL () following the Magic Killer and the EVIL on Goto
~ 1st defense
~ SANADA said he’ll defeat Okada again and take his title in Osaka on 2/10.
~ EVIL said he is stronger than Goto, and vowed to win his title match in Osaka as well.