New Japan Pro Wrestling Territory Report (10/28/18)

Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada

New Japan Pro Wrestling Territory Report (10/28/18)

  1. News
  2. Results
  3. Upcoming Matches
  4. Current Champions and Statistics

NJPW Territory Report Archives

1. News

Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi Team Up Against Bullet Club

Of the bigger events occurring on the Road to Power Struggle tour, Hiroshi Tanahashi has been rescuing Okada from Bullet Club attacks. At the Korakuen Hall show on Saturday they shook hands which was fitting with the brother of the Macho Man on commentary, what with the Mega Powers comparisons and all.

Kota Ibushi Continues Won’t Cheat Or 1-Sweet

Kota Ibushi doesn’t seem to be joining in Chase Owen’s and Yujiro Takahashi’s cheating when they have been teaming together on the Road to Power Struggle tour. Ibushi is filling in for Omega on the opposing side of his WrestleKingdom opponent.

Ibushi won’t join in on double teams with his teammates. He won’t 1-sweet them and instead gives them high-fives. This all could mean Ibushi further distances himself from any Bullet Club or Elite alliance.

Cody To Defend IWGP United States Championship Against Beretta At ROH Global Wars Toronto

Ring of Honor announced that Cody will defend his IWGP United States Championship against Beretta on November 11th. The match will take place at Ring of Honor’s Global Wars: Toronto.

Don Callis Returns On Commentary

After a Tweet from Chris Jericho strongly hinting NJPW should bring Don Callis back on commentary, he has been brought back. NJPW announced Callis has been confirmed for the commentary booth on multiple big shows moving forward and at Wrestle Kingdom.

2. Results

Road To Power Struggle Night 1
October 16th, 2018
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Ren Narita, Shota Umino & Toa Henare defeated Ayato Yoshida, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
  2. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Chase Owens, Kota Ibushi & Yujiro Takahashi
  3. Bad Luck Fale, Jay White, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defeated Beretta, Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano & Chuckie T
  4. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori [2] defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask [0]
  5. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    El Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. [2] defeated ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi [0]
  6. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru [2] defeated Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA [0]
  7. Super Junior Tag League 2018 Match
    BUSHI & Shingo Takagi [2] defeated Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) [0]

Road To Power Struggle Night 2
October 17th, 2018
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Ren Narita, Shota Umino & Tomoaki Honma defeated Ayato Yoshida, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
  2. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Kota Ibushi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare & Togi Makabe
  3. Beretta, Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano) & Chuckie T defeated. Bad Luck Fale, Jay White, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa – via DQ
  4. Super Junior Tag League 2018 Match
    Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask (2) defeated El Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. (2)
  5. Super Junior Tag League 2018 Match
    Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori (4) defeated ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi (0)
  6. Super Junior Tag League 2018 Match
    BUSHI & Shingo Takagi (4) defeated Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA (0)
  7. Super Junior Tag League 2018 Match
    Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) (2pts) defeated Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (2pts)

October 19th – Hiroshima

  1. Tiger Mask and Jushin Liger (4pts) defeated Bushi and Shingo Tagachi (4pts)
  2. ACH and Taguchi (2pts) defeated El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (2pts)

October 20th – Ehime

  1. Sabin and Kushida (2pts) defeated Soberano Jr. and Volador Jr. (2pts)
  2. Sho and Yoh (4pts) defeated Taiji Ishimori and Robbie Eagles (4pts)

October 22nd – Shimane

  1. Shingo Takagi and Bushi (4pts) defeated Volador Jr and Soberano Jr. (2pts)
  2. Sho and Yoh (6pts) defeated Tiger Mask and Jushin Liger (4pts)

October 23rd – Tottori

  • El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (4pts) defeated Taiji Ishimori and Robbie Eagles (4pts)
  • Chris Sabin and Kushida (4pts) defeated ACH and Ryusuke Taguchi (2pts)

Road To Power Struggle
October 26th, 2018
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Shota Umino, Toa Henare & Yota Tsuji defeated Ayato Yoshida, Ren Narita & Yuya Uemura
  2. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano defeated Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku
  3. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Kota Ibushi
  4. Bad Luck Fale, Gedo, Jay White, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defeated Beretta, Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada & Rocky Romero & Chuckie T
  5. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA [6] defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask [4]
  6. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) [6] defeat El Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. [2]
  7. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & Shingo Takagi) [8] defeated Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori [4] (14:00)
  8. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi [4] defeated Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) [6]

Road To Power Struggle
October 27th, 2018
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Ren Narita, Shota Umino & Tomoaki Honma defeated Ayato Yoshida, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
  2. Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii defeated Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku
  3. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Kota Ibushi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare & Togi Makabe
  4. Bad Luck Fale, Gedo, Jay White, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defeated Beretta, Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Toru Yano & Chuckie T
  5. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi [6] defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask [4] (12:42)
  6. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) [8] defeated El Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. [2] (11:55)
  7. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori [6] defeated Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA [6] (12:31)
  8. Super Junior Tag League 2018
    El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru [8] defeated BUSHI & Shingo Takagi [8]

Super Junior Tag Team Tournament Standings

  1. BUSHI & Shingo Takagi – 8pts
  2. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado – 8pts
  3. Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) – 8pts
  4. KUSHIDA & Chris Sabin – 6pts
  5. ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi – 6pts
  6. Taiji Ishimori & Robbie Eagles – 6pts
  7. Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask – 4pts
  8. Volador Jr. & Soberano Jr. – 2pts

Shows on:  28, 29, 31, and November 1st.

3. Upcoming Matches

NJPW Power Struggle
November 3rd, 2018
Osaka, Japan

  • The Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) (Bullet Club Elite) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi and David Finlay
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Chris Jericho (c) vs EVIL (LIJ)
  • Tetsuya Naito (LIJ) vs Zack Sabre Jr. (Suzuki-Gun)
  • Kazuchika Okada and Beretta (CHAOS) vs Bad Luck Fale and Jay White (BCOG)
  • Finals of the Super Junior Tag Tournament

4. Championship Landscape

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Champion: Kenny Omega
Won: Dominion in Osaka – from Kazuchika Okada
Title Defenses: 3
Challengers: Cody (G1 in SF), Tomohiro Ishii (Destruction in Hiroshima), vs Cody vs Kota Ibushi (triple-threat, King of Pro Wrestling)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Champion: Kushida (6x Champion, 8 total title defenses)
Won: King of Pro Wrestling from vacant (defeated Marty Scurll in tournament final)
Title Defenses (Current Reign): 0

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Chris Jericho
Won: Dominion in Osaka – from Tetsuya Naito
Defenses: None

NEVER Openweight Championship
Champion: Taichi
Won: Destruction in Beppu
Defenses: None

IWGP United States Championship
Champion: Cody
Won: from Juice Robinson at NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed (9/30/18)
Title Defenses: None

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Champions: the Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
Won: NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed (9/30/18) from the Young Bucks
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Tiger Mask & Jushin Liger (KOPW)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Champions: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
Won: 46th Anniversary Show from Roppongi 3K (triple threat also involving Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi)
Title Defences: 3
Challengers: Bushi & Takahashi/Roppongi 3K (triple threat), Bushi & Takahashi, (Road to Dontaku), Roppongi 3K (Dominion)

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships
Champions: Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, & Taiji Ishimori
Won: G1 night 19 from the Young Bucks & Marty Scurll
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: David Finlay, Juice Robinson, & Ryusuke Taguchi