New Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK 2016” Results

New Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK 2016” RESULTS

4/10/2016 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
9,078 Spectators

(1) Ryusuke Taguchi & Juice Robinson vs. Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Fale (3:45) following the Bad Luck Fall on Robinson.

(2) Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Toru Yano, Kazushi Sakuraba & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Nagata (7:06) with a Back Drop Hold on HASHI.

(3) Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto vs. EVIL & BUSHI
◆Winner: Ishii (10:36) following the Sliding Lariat on BUSHI.

(4) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [45th Champions] Ricochet & Matt Sydal vs. [Challengers] Rocky Romero & Barreta
◆Winner: Romero (15:48) following the Strong Zero on Ricochet.
~ Champions fall on their 1st title defense. Roppongi Vice become the 46th generation champions.

(5) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [73rd Champion] KUSHIDA vs. [Challenger] Will Ospreay
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (15:07) with the Hoverboard Lock.
~ 3rd successful title defense.

~ Liger challenger KUSHIDA following the match.

(6) NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [4th Champions] Kenny Omega, Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin & Yoshitatsu
◆Winner: Elgin (14:46) with an Avalanche style Elgin Bomb on Nick Jackson.
~ Champions fall on their 3rd title defense. Tanahashi, Elgin, and Yoshitatsu become the 5th generation champions.

~ It appears Elgin vs. Omega might be set up for the IC belt after Omega and Elgin continued to have issues following the match.
~ Fale attacked Tanahashi as well.

(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [10th Champion] Katsuyori Shibata vs. [Challenger] Hiroyoshi Tenzan
◆Winner: Shibata (10:47) following a PK.
~ 3rd successful title defense.
~ Shibata called out Nagata following the match, in which the two then confronted one another.

(8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [69th Champions] Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. [Challengers] “GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY” Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
◆Winner: Tonga (16:54) following the Guerrilla Warfare on Honma.
~ Champions fall on their 2nd title defense. Tonga & Loa become the 70th generation champions.

(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [63rd Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Naito
◆Winner: Naito (28:50) following the Destino.
~ Champion falls on his 4th title defense. Naito becomes the 64th generation champion.
~ A mysterious masked man aided Naito in beating Okada during the match, he took out Okada with a cutter then a moonsault press.
~ Naito’s destiny is finally achieved as his pursuit of the IWGP Heavy belt has finally been realized.
~ Ishii confronted the new champion after the match, though at a poor reception from the fans. A “kaere” chant broke out which means “Go home/get out”. [Side note: Okada was booed for most of the match as well.]
~ The masked wrestler then revealed himself to be freelance wrestler Seiya Sanada and as the newest member of L.I.J.
~ Naito also showed how much he cared for the belt in this stage of his career as he threw the belt away.
~ Gedo also found himself on the wrong end of Naito’s wrath during and after the match as well.