New Japan Wrestling Dontaku Preview
New Japan Pro Wrestling will present Wrestling Dontaku on Thursday & Friday. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika are set to write another chapter in the greatest rivalry of New Japan’s modern era. 5/4 will see Tanahashi challenge Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, in a match that has headlined numerous Wrestle Kingdoms.
Also on the rematch docket, Will Ospreay will defend his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against KUSHIDA. After a lengthy rivalry, Ospreay finally beat KUSHIDA last year to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Now the champ is out to prove that victory wasn’t a fluke.
Also set for the two day extravaganza will be the Bullet Club Civil War. 5/3 marks the 5-year anniversary of Prince Devitt forming Bullet Club. Devitt, along with Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale & Karl Anderson attacked Hiroshi Tanahashi to form the popular stable.
On 5/3, Kenny Omega will face Hangman Page, while Cody will face Kenny’s lover Kota Ibushi. Also on 5/3, The Young Bucks will team with Marty Scurll to take on Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Championships. Finally, on 5/4 Team Kenny & Team Cody will clash in 10-man tag action. Also, Bone Soldier is set to return.
Both events are set to air live on NJPWWorld.com at 4am EDT.
5/3, 4am EDT
- Yota Tsuji & Shota Umino vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)
- Ren Narita, Tomoyuki Oka & Yuji Nagata vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Tiger Mask
- Roppongi 3K (Sho, Yoh & Rocky Romero) vs. Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Takashi Iizuka & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
- Juice Robinson, Toa Henare, Togi Makabe, David Finlay & Michael Elgin vs. CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & Jay White)
- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Championship Match: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) vs. Bullet Club (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson & Marty Scurll)
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL, BUSHI, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay)
- Kota Ibushi vs. Cody
- Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Page
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5/4, 4am EDT
- Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask & Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Yuya Uemura, Ren Narita & Shota Umino
- Tomoyuki Oka & Yuji Nagata vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)
- Roppongi 3K (Sho, Yoh & Rocky Romero) vs. Suzuki-gun (Taichi, TAKA Michinoku & Takashi Iizuka)
- Toa Henare & Togi Makabe vs. CHAOS (Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii)
- Michael Elgin, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs. CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Jay White & Hirooki Goto)
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, BUSHI, SANADA & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
- Team Kenny (Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) vs. Team Cody (Cody, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, Hangman Page, & Marty Scurll)
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. KUSHIDA
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
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