New Japan Pro Wrestling “SAKURA GENESIS 2017”, 4/9/2017 [Sun] 16:00
@ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
10,231 Spectators (overcrowded)
(0) Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger & David Finlay vs. Hirai Kawato, Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura
♦Winner: Finlay (7:00) following the Prima Nocta on Kitamura.
(1) Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask W & Tiger Mask IV vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
♦Winner: Tonga (8:40) following the GunStun on Tiger IV.
(2) YOSHI-HASHI, Rocky Romero & Barreta vs. Minoru Suzuki (Pancrase MISSION), El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku (K-DOJO)
♦Winner: HASHI (6:50) with the Karma on TAKA.
(3) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [50th Champions] Yoshinobu Kanemaru (FREE) & Taichi vs. [Challengers] Jado & Gedo
♦Winner: Kanemaru (10:26) following the Deep Impact on Gedo.
~ 1st successful title defense.
~ Romero and Barreta stepped forward to make the challenge against the champions.
(4) Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega & Bad Luck Fale
♦Winner: Omega (10:15) with the Katayoku no Tenshi on Ishii.
(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA (FREE), EVIL & BUSHI
♦Winner: Robinson (11:30) following the Pulp Friction on Naito. ~ Robinson with the win over the IC Champion, as he called out for a chance at the belt.
(6) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [74th Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Raymond Rowe & Hanson
♦Winner: Rowe (14:06) following the Fall Out on Kojima.
~ Champions fall on their 1st title defense. War Machine become the 75th champions. ~ The Guerrillas of Destiny challenged the champions during the backstage interview.
(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [15th Champion] Hirooki Goto vs. [Challenger] Zack Sabre Jr.
♦Winner: Goto (16:16) following the GTR.
~ 3rd successful title defense. ~ Goto and Suzuki got into a brawl following the match.
(8) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [76th Champion] Hiromu Takahashi vs. [Challenger] KUSHIDA
♦Winner: Hiromu (1:56) following the TIME BOMB.
~ 3rd successful title defense. ~ Hiromu takes out the former champion in record time. ~ Ricochet stepped forward to make the challenge.
(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [65th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Katsuyori Shibata
♦Winner: Okada (38:09) following the Rainmaker.
~ 4th successful title defense. ~ Fale appeared after the match as he took out Okada with a Bad Luck Fall, in the process asserting himself as the next challenger for the belt.