NJPW “King of Pro-Wrestling” 10/9/17 [Mon] 17:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(1) Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Leo Tonga vs SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
♦Winner: BUSHI (6:24) with a Schoolboy on Fale
(2) Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano vs Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
♦Winner: Yano (9:18) via ring out on Suzuki
~Yano posed with Suzuki’s NEVER Openweight Championship after the match.
(3) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [53rd Champions] Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet vs [Challengers] Sho & Yoh
♦Winner: Yoh (14:52) following an Elevated Flatliner on Ricochet
~Sho & Yoh (formerly known as Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu), returned as the mystery members of Roppongi 3K and captured the IWGP Jr. Tag titles. ~Champions fall on their 2nd defense. Sho & Yo become the 54th champions.
(4) IWGP Tag Championship Tornado Elimination Match:[78th Champions] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs [Challengers] Raymond Rowe & Hanson vs [Challengers] Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa Elimination order:~Loa (12:43) following the Killer Bomb from Archer & Smith Jr.
~Hanson (16:10) following a Killer Bomb through a table from Archer & Smith Jr.
♦Winner: Archer & Smith Jr.
~1st successful title defense
(5) YOSHI-HASHI, Barreta & Jado vs Kenny Omega, Cody & Marty Scurll
♦Winner: Scurll (13:42) with the Crossface Chickenwing
(6) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs Kota Ibushi & Juice Robinson
♦Winner: Robinson (10:26) with the Pulp Friction on Makabe
(7) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [77th Champion] KUSHIDA vs [Challenger] Will Ospreay
♦Winner: Ospreay (15:32) with the Oscutter
~Champion falls on his 3rd defense. Will Ospreay becomes the 78th Champion.
~Hiromu Takahashi came to the ring to challenge the new champion, but was interrupted by Marty Scurll, who issued a challenge of his own.
(8) Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Challenge Rights Match: [G1 27 Winner/Rights Holder] Tetsuya Naito vs [Challenger] Tomohiro Ishii
♦Winner: Naito (23:56) with the Destino
~1st successful defense
(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [65th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs [Challenger] EVIL
♦Winner: Okada (33:26) with the Rainmaker
~8th successful title defense
~With the defense, Okada is now set to defend the IWGP Heavyweight title against Tetsuya Naito on 1/4 at the Tokyo Dome. Gedo called Naito out to the ring. Naito said there’s still three months until Wrestle Kingdom 12, and to enjoy the wait.
~Okada said EVIL needs to remember how to compete at the IWGP level, and that he’s excited to keep making it rain through the rest of this year and into next year as well.