New Japan Pro Wrestling “KING OF PRO WRESTLING”, 10/10/2016 [Mon] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
9,671 Spectators (crowded)
(0) TV Anime “Tiger Mask W” Anniversary Special Match: Tiger Mask W vs. Red Death Mask
◆Winner: Tiger (7:25) with a Tiger Driver.
(1) Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay vs. Adam Cole, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Ishii (8:40) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster on Yujiro.
(2) Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi & Bobby Fish vs. Toru Yano, Jado, Rocky Romero & Barreta
◆Winner: Honma (8:10) following the Kokeshi on Romero.
~ Makabe and Yano continued brawl after the match. This lead to Makabe calling out for a shot at the GHC Tag belts that Yano and Marufuji hold. Appears Makabe & Honma may get a shot at the GHC belts in the near future.
(3) NJPW vs NOAH Special 8 Man Tag Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Go Shiozaki, Maybach Taniguchi, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya
◆Winner: Shiozaki (11:49) following the Go-Arm Lariat on Nakanishi.
~ The two groups continued to have issues against one another following the match.
(4) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [48th Champions] Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Ricochet & David Finlay
◆Winner: Matt (12:47) with the More Bang 4 Your Buck on Finlay.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
(5) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [71st Champions] Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. [Challengers] Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
◆Winner: Tonga (13:57) following the Guerrilla Warfare on Mark.
~ Champions fall on their 3rd title defense. The Guerrillas of Destiny become the 72nd generation champions.
~ Ishii charged after the new champions, but was ultimately taken out with the Guerrilla Warfare.
(6) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, KUSHIDA & Jay Lethal vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
◆Winner: Elgin (10:42) with the Elgin Bomb on Naito.
~ EVIL took out KUSHIDA with a chair shot after the match. KUSHIDA was taken out on a stretcher as L.I.J. regrouped from the loss.
(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [12th Champion] Katsuyori Shibata vs. [Challenger] Kyle O’Reilly
◆Winner: Shibata (18:09) via referee stop.
~ 3rd successful title defense.
~ NOAH’s Go Shiozaki came out to make the challenge, but Shibata more or less played off the challenge. Though that led to EVIL attacking Shibata from behind as he asserted himself as the next challenger.
(8) Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Challenger Rights Match: [Rights Holder] Kenny Omega vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
◆Winner: Omega (21:52) with the Katayoku no Tenshi.
(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [65th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Naomichi Marufuji
◆Winner: Okada (28:00) following the Rainmaker.
~ 1st successful title defense.
~ Omega confronted Okada after the match to assert his position against him for the IWGP belt at the Tokyo Dome.