NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2017”, 4/27/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Hiroshima Green Arena, Small Arena1,705 Spectators~ Takashi Iizuka suffered a broken left ankle on the left show and has been taken off the remainder of the current scheduled shows.
(1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Hirai Kawato & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Tiger Mask IV, Katsuya Kitamura & Shota Umino
♦Winner: Oka (8:28) with a Boston Crab on Umino.
(2) Toru Yano & Will Ospreay vs. El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
♦Winner: Ospreay (5:06) following the OsCutter on TAKA.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & David Finlay vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Chase Owens
♦Winner: Tenzan (6:57) with the Anaconda Vice on Owens.
(4) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [50th Champions] Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi vs. [Challengers] Rocky Romero & Barreta
♦Winner: Barreta (16:54) with the Strong Zero on Kanemaru.
~ Champions fall on their 2nd title defense. Roppongi Vice become the 51st Champions.
~ The new champions proved the Young Bucks, who were not in attendance today, to be their first challengers.
(5) Juice Robinson, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, Ricochet & Yoshitatsu vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
♦Winner: Robinson (12:32) following the Pulp Friction on SANADA.
~ Robinson claims the finally prelude win before the IC title match against Naito on the 29th.
(6) Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi
♦Winner: Fale (13:28) following a Tombstone Piledriver on YOSHI-HASHI.
(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [15th Champion] Hirooki Goto vs. [Challenger] Minoru Suzuki
♦Winner: Suzuki (24:19) following the Gotch style Piledriver.
~ Champion falls on his 4th title defense. Suzuki becomes the 16th champion.
~ El Desperado got involved in the match which allowed Suzuki to claim the victory.
~ The fans in attendance booed the new champion for taking the low road.
~ Suzuki declared that Suzuki-gun is #1.