New Japan Pro Wrestling’s latest event, Wrestling Dontaku Day One, is in the books. The show is the first of two events which conclude the Wrestling Dontaku tour.
The most newsworthy thing to come out of the event was TAICHI regaining the NEVER Openweight Championship. TAICHI defeated Jeff Cobb who was attempting to make his first defence of the title since winning it at G1 Supercard. TAICHI held the title last fall when he won and lost it to Hirooki Goto. This is his second reign with the title.
The other piece of news was the video that played, teasing a new challenge for Juice Robinson’s IWGP United States Championship. The video played after Robinson, Hirooki Goto and Mikey Nicholls defeated Jay White, Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens. The video showed an individual playing with an hourglass, claiming Robinson’s time was running out. June 5th was the date shown at the end of the clip, which is also the date of the Best of the Super Juniors final.
The full results for Wrestling Dontaku Day One is as follows:
- Tomoaki Honma, Ren Narita & Shota Umino def. Toa Henare, Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji
- Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, Ryusuke Taguchi & YOSHI-HASHI
- Will Ospreay, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano def. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Hikuleo
- Kota Ibushi, SHO & YOH def. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
- Juice Robinson, Hirooki Goto & Mikey Nicholls def. Jay White, Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
- EVIL & SANADA def. Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii
- NEVER Openweight Championship Match – TAICHI def. Jeff Cobb (c)
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match – Dragon Lee (c) def. Taiji Ishimori
- Rumored New WWE Signing Vacates Championship
- Dolph Ziggler First Post-WWE Match Confirmed
- WWE’s Dominik Mysterio Breaks Silence With Message To Judgment Day After Title Loss
- CM Punk Backstage News From WWE NXT Deadline
- AEW Star Calls Out Triple H Following Controversial WWE Affiliate Comment
- Top WWE Star Pulled From Shows After Legitimate Injury
- AEW Star’s First Match In Six Months Confirmed
- AEW Star Responds To Claim They Were Punished For Social Media Conduct
- WWE Star Going ‘Back To The Drawing Board’
- TNA Wrestling Departure Confirmed