NJPW Rankings, Results, & Territory Report (12/16/18)

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NJPW Rankings, Results, & Territory Report (12/16/18)

  1. Results
  2. NJPW Rankings 12/16/18
  3. Upcoming Matches

NJPW Territory Report Archives

1. Results

Road To Wrestle Kingdom Night 1
December 14th, 2018
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Jushin Thunder Liger, KUSHIDA, Tiger Mask & Tomoaki Honma defeated Ayato Yoshida, Ren Narita, Toa Henare & Yuya Uemura
  2. Shingo Takagi defeated Shota Umino
  3. CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & Rocky Romero) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka)
  4. CHAOS (SHO, Tomohiro Ishii & YOH) defeat Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
  5. BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale, Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito)
  6. Kazuchika Okada defeated Gedo
  7. CHAOS (Toru Yano & Will Ospreay), Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe defeated Chase Owens, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi& Yujiro Takahashi

Road To Wrestle Kingdom Night 2
December 15th, 2018
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino vs. Ren Narita & Teruaki Kanemitsu – Time Limit Draw
  2. CHAOS (Rocky Romero, SHO & YOH) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask & Toa Henare
  3. CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka)
  4. Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA) defeated Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  5. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito) defeated Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
  6. BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale, Jay White, Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defeated Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) & CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano) & KUSHIDA
  7. Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Will Ospreay

2. NJPW Rankings & 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)

Contenders:

  1. Hiroshi Tanahashi
    • Will face Omega on January 4th, 2019.

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

Contenders:

  1. Taiji Ishimori
    • Will face champion on January 4th, 2019.

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Chris Jericho
Won: Dominion in Osaka – from Tetsuya Naito
Defenses: 1
Challengers: EVIL (Power Struggle)

Contenders: 

  1. Tetsuya Naito
    • Will face champion on January 4th, 2019.

NEVER Openweight Championship
Champion: Kota Ibushi
Won: from Hirooki Goto at WTL Finals
Defenses: None

Contenders:

  1. Will Ospreay
    • Will face champion on January 4th, 2019.

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

Contenders:

  1. Juice Robinson
    • Will face champion on January 4th, 2019.

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: 0
Challengers:

  1. Evil & Sanada
    • Will face champions on January 4th, 2019
  2. The Young Bucks
    • Will face champions on January 4th, 2019

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)

Contenders:

  1. BUSHI and Shingo Takagi
    • Will face champion on January 4th, 2019
  2. Roppongi 3K
    • Will face champions on January 4th, 2019

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

Upcoming Matches

Wrestle Kingdom 13
January 4th, 2018
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo, Japan

  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship
  • Kenny Omega (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship
  • Chris Jericho (c) vs Tetsuya Naito
  • Kazuchika Okada vs Jay White
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • KUSHIDA (c) vs Taiji Ishimori
  • IWGP United States Championship
  • Cody (c) vs Juice Robinson
  • RevPro British Heavyweight Championship
  • Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs Zack Sabre Jr.
  • IWGP Tag Team Championships: Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs The Young Bucks vs. EVIL and SANADA
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado (c) vs Roppongi 3K vs BUSHI and Shingo Takagi
  • IWGP NEVER Openweight Championship
  • Kota Ibushi (c) vs Will Ospreay