NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018 Night 1 Results: NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Titles Are Defended, Plus The Golden Lovers Battle Cody & Adam Page In Singles Matches

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NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Title Match
Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson) def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa) to win the titles

Special Single Match
Kenny Omega def. Hangman Page

Special Single Match
Cody def. Kota Ibushi

Special Tag Match
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kushida

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desparado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) def. Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Michael Elgin, Togi Makabe & Toa Henare

Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh) def. Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)

Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi def. Yuji Nagata, Ren Narita & Tomoyuki Oka

Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens) def. Shota Umino & Yota Tsuji


Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens) vs. Shota Umino & Yota Tsuji

The match begins with Umino and Tsuji attacking their opponents with drop kicks before the bell sounds, Tsuji attacks Takahashi with a bunch of strikes in the corner. Tsuji then hits Takahashi with a running back elbow strike in the corner, Tsuji follows that up by catching Takahashi with a slam followed by chops. Takahashi recovers and he kicks a charging Tsuji in the face, Takahashi corners Tsuji before kicking him in the face again. Tsuji fights back and Takahashi quickly drops him before landing a follow up slam, Owens tags in and he attacks Tsuji with a back breaker. Tsuji fights back and he eventually nails Owens with a drop kick, Umino tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Umino nails Owens with a running back elbow strike and a missile drop kick for a near fall, Umino catches Owens in the Boston crab and Takahashi breaks it up.

Umino then nails an interfering Takahashi with a drop kick, Owens recovers and he nails Umino with the Jewel Heist for a near fall. Owens escapes a pin attempt from Umino to land a super kick followed by a gut buster, Owens then hits Umino with a package pile driver for a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)

Yuji Nagata, Ren Narita & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi

The match begins with Oka backing Liger into the ropes before landing a chop, Liger goes for a headlock and Oka gets free to drop him with a shoulder tackle. Oka waits for Liger to get up before dropping him with another shoulder tackle, Liger recovers and he nails a charging Oka with a palm strike. Mask IV tags in and he quickly drops Oka with a series of drop kicks, Mask IV catches Oka with a spin kick to the midsection before briefly applying the arm bar. Taguchi tags in and he pulls back on the arms of a downed Oka, Taguchi then catches Oka with a series of butt drops. Mask IV tags in and he works with Taguchi to hit Oka with a double shoulder tackle, Mask IV catches Oka in an octopus hold until Nagata breaks it up.

Oka then hits Mask IV with a suplex, Nagata tags in and he immediately cleans house against the opposing team. Nagata nails Mask IV with a boot to the face followed by an exploder suplex for a near fall, Mask IV recovers to hit Nagata with a Tiger Bomb for a near fall. Taguchi tags into the match and he nails Nagata with some hip attacks, Nagata recovers and he kicks Taguchi in the behind. Narita tags in and he triple teams Mask IV alongside his teammates, Narita hits Taguchi with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Narita applies the Boston crab on Taguchi and Mask IV breaks it up, Taguchi recovers and he drops Narita with a hip attack, Taguchi follows that up by nailing Narita with an enzaguri followed by a double under hook slam for the three count.

Winners: Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi

Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)

The match begins with Smith Jr and Archer jumping their opponents before the bell sounds, the brawl quickly spills to the arena floor. Iizuka grabs Sho and he throws him into a pile of chairs in the crowd, Archer battles Romero on the entrance ramp. Iizuka gets Sho in the ring while biting him on the forehead, Sho fights back and Iizuka starts biting his arm. Iizuka goes after the referee and Sho rolls him up out of nowhere for a three count.

Winners: Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh)

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