New NEVER Openweight Champion Crowned At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night One

Everything is EVIL at Wrestle Kingdom 16.

EVIL is the new NEVER Openweight Champion, defeating Tomohiro Ishii at night one of Wrestle Kingdom 16.
The bout was filled with interference from House of Torture (Dick Togo, SHO, & Yujiro Takahashi). YOH was the only member of CHAOS to try and help Ishii. The finish saw EVIL put Ishii away with Everything is EVIL.

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Ishii won the belt at NJPW Battle In The Valley in November 2021 when he defeated Jay White. He made zero successful defenses of the title. This marks EVIL's second reign as NJPW NEVER Openweight Champion. He previously held the title in 2016 for ten days.

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