NJPW “Anniversary Event” 3/6/18 [Tue] 19:00 @ the Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo
~ Katsuya Kitamura is out with an injury. The previously scheduled finale of the Best of 7 Trial Series against Nakanishi was canceled.
(1) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask, KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi vs Yuji Nagata, Tomoyuki Oka, Shota Umino, Tetsuhiro Yagi & Ren Narita Winner: KUSHIDA (7:31) with a Cross Armbar on Umino
(2) Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano Winner: Goto (7:41) with the GTR on Henare
(3) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship 3WAY Match:[56th Champions] YOH & SHO vs [Challengers] BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs [Challengers] Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado Winner: Desperado (16:34) via pinfall on SHO
~ Champions fall on their 1st defense. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado become the 57th champions.
(4) Special Singles Match: YOSHI-HASHI vs SANADA Winner: SANADA (17:38) with the Rounding Body Press
(5) Special Singles Match: Tetsuya Naito vs Taichi Winner: Naito (14:07) with the Destino
~ After the match, TAKA Michinoku warned Naito that he will be facing another Suzuki-gun member, Zack Sabre Jr., in the first round of the New Japan Cup.
(6) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [17th Champion] Minoru Suzuki vs [Challenger] Togi Makabe Winner: Suzuki (19:04) with the Gotch-style Piledriver
~ 1st successful title defense
~ Suzuki said there’s a particular wrestler pissing him off, and he’ll go to them, though he wouldn’t say who it was.
(7) Anniversary Day Special Singles Match: Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay Winner: Okada () with the Rainmaker
~ Respect was shown between Okada and Ospreay after the match.