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

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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)

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

The match begins with Elgin backing Goto into the ropes before letting him go free, Elgin gets Goto in the corner before landing a chop. Goto and Elgin have a striking exchange until Goto goes for a headlock, Elgin gets free and he exchanges shoulder tackles with Goto. Goto drops Elgin with a hip toss before Ishii and Makabe get tagged in, Ishii and Makabe immediately get into a striking exchange. Yano distracts Makabe and that allows Ishii to gain control, Makabe recovers to attack Yano before nailing Ishii with a power slam. Finlay tags in to land some drop kicks against his opponents, Ishii then drops a charging Finlay with a shoulder tackle. Yano tags in and he throws Finlay into the exposed corner a few times, White tags in and he nails Finlay with a Saito suplex for a near fall.

Goto tags in and he drops Finlay with a back elbow strike, Goto slows things down further by holding Finlay in a chin lock. Yoshi-Hashi tags in and Finlay quickly nails him with a uranage back breaker, Robinson tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Robinson then hits Yoshi-Hashi with his patented jabs, Robinson then hits an interfering Yano with a spine buster. Robinson traps Yoshi-Hashi in the corner before landing a cannonball for a near fall, Yoshi-Hashi recovers and drops Robinson with a Western Lariat. Elgin hits the ring and he eats a super kick from Yoshi-Hashi, Henare and White get tagged in by their respective partners. Henare quickly drops White with a flying shoulder tackle, Henare follows that up by nailing White with a top rope shoulder tackle. Henare triple teams White alongside Finlay and Makabe, a brawl breaks out all over the place between both teams.

Robinson and Finlay take out some of their opponents with some dives, Henare nails White with a spear for a near fall. White hits a charging Henare with a flat liner followed by a German suplex, White then hits Henare with Blade Runner for a three count.

Winners: Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano)

NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Title Match: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa) (c) vs. Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson)

The match begins with Scurll trying to attack Fale from behind, Scurll goes for an eye poke and Fale drops him with a shoulder block. Nick tags in and Tama tags in a few moments later, Tama applies a headlock before dropping Nick with a shoulder tackle. Tama follows that up by catching Nick with a drop kick, Loa tags in and he double teams Nick alongside Tama. Matt tags in and The Young Bucks double team the G.O.D., Fale hits the ring and he takes out the entire opposing team. The Bucks eventually drop Fale with a high cross body/drop kick combination, Scurll tags in and he nails Loa with a super kick from the ring apron. The Bucks then take out the G.O.D. with dives, Fale battles Scurll and they eventually brawl on the arena floor.

Both teams take the brawl to the arena floor until Loa gets Scurll in the ring, Loa traps Scurll in the corner while landing some strikes. Tama tags in and he catches Scurll with an avalanche for a near fall, Fale tags in and he attacks Scurll with some more strikes. Fale then stands up top of the downed Scurll for a short time, Fale then nails Scurll with a butt drop for a near fall. Loa tags in and he slams Scurll before landing a leg drop for a near fall, Loa holds Scurll down while pulling back on his arms. Scurll gets free and he nails Loa with a lung blower, Nick tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team. Tama gets tagged in as Nick continues going after the opposing team, the Bucks then apply sharp shooters to Loa and Tama until Fale breaks it up. Scurll hits the ring and he attacks Fale with some strikes, Scurll then snaps the fingers of Fale before the Bucks hit everybody with super kicks.

Loa then gets triple teamed by the opposing team before Matt gets a near fall on a pin attempt, Fale gets Scurll out of the ring before Nick nails him with a super kick. Loa recovers to clobber Matt with a clothesline for a near fall, G.O.D. hit Matt with a Magic Killer and then Fale lands a splash for a near fall. Scurll gets back in the ring and he knocks Fale out of it, Nick returns to the ring and he knocks Tama out of it with a super kick. Loa is then hit with a triple super kick from the opposing team, the Bucks hit Loa with More Bang For Your Buck for the three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson), your new NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champions

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

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping Los Ingobernables before the bell sounds, the brawl betwene both teams quickly spills to the arena floor. Naito quickly throws an attacking Suzuki into the barricade, Takahashi and Desparado have their battle inside of the ring. Naito tags in and he double teams Desparado alongside Bushi for a near fall, Naito keeps Desparado cornered while landing some strikes. Suzuki hits the ring and he knocks Naito out of it as another brawl breaks out between both team, the brawl spills to the arena floor as Suzuki attacks Naito with pieces of the barricade. Desparado attacks Takahashi with some chairs as they battle in the crowd, Suzuki-Gun gets Naito in the ring and they all work over him at the same time.

Suzuki catches Naito in a rope assisted arm bar while Sabre Jr rips away at his leg, Kanemaru tags in and he nails Naito with drops kicks to the knee. Taichi tags in and he chokes Naito with a shirt before tagging Sabre Jr into the match, Sabre Jr goes for a modified STF on Naito before Suzuki hits the ring to wrench away on the other leg. Sabre Jr and Suzuki take turns applying submissions to a downed Naito, Suzuki tags in and he applies the knee bar to Naito. Takahashi breaks up the knee bar and Suzuki quickly lays him out, Suzuki then attacks Naito with a kick to the face. Naito blocks the penalty kick before getting into a striking exchange with Suzuki, Naito eventually drops Suzuki with a tornado DDT. Sanada and Sabre Jr get tagged in by their respective partners, Sanada eventually drops a charging Sabre Jr with a drop kick.

Sanada then applies the Paradise Lock to an interfering kanemaru, Sabre Jr takes advantage to apply the octopus stretch to Sanada. Sanada gets free and he nails Kanemaru with a drop kick, Sabre Jr jumps on the back of Sanada before applying a guillotine choke. Sabre Jr releases the hold and Sanada nails him with a drop kick to the knee, Bushi tags in and he double teams Sabre Jr alongside Sanada. Sabre Jr recovers to hit Bushi with a head and arm suplex, Suzuki-Gun hits the ring and all five of them work over Bushi. Kanemaru tags in and he gets a near fall on a downed Bushi, Bushi recovers and he drops Kanemaru with a kick to the head. Evil tags in and Kanemaru uses a referee distraction to nail him with a drop kick. Naito returns and he catches Kanemaru with an enzaguri, all the members of Los Ingobernables then work over Kanemaru. Evil then hits Kanemaru with Everything Is Evil for a three count.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)

After the match, The Young Bucks come to the ring to challenge Evil & Sanada for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles before laying them out with super kicks. Evil grabs the microphone after recovering to say the challenge has been accepted.

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

The match begins with Okada kicking Tanahashi in the midsection before landing a few strikes, Tanahashi knocks Okada to the arena floor before taking him out with a dive. Tanahashi gets Okada back in the ring and Okada fails at a Rainmaker attempt, Ospreay and Kushida get tagged in by their respective partners. Ospreay knocks Kushida out of the ring before faking a suicide dive, Kushida gets back in the ring and he kicks the arm of Ospreay. Kushida catches Ospreay in the camel clutch and Ospreay gets to the ropes, Ospreay recovers to catch Kushida with a handspring enzaguri. Okada and Tanahashi take their fight to the arena floor, Ospreay backs Kushida into the corner while landing some strikes. Ospreay drops Kushida before nailing him with a drop kick to the back of the head, Okada tags in and he attacks Kushida with some strikes.

Ospreay tags back in and he catches Kushida with a neck breaker, Ospreay holds Kushida down while wrenching away on his head. Okada hits the ring and Kushida takes out both Chaos members with a double handspring elbow strike, Tanahashi tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Tanahashi catches a cornered Okada with a running drop kick followed by a middle rope swanton bomb for a near fall, Okada escapes the Sling Blade to hit Tanahashi with a flapjack. Okada drags Tanahashi to the arena floor in an attempt for the tombstone pile driver, Tanahashi escapes and he nails Okada with a dragon screw leg whip. Tanahashi gets Okada back in the ring before landing another dragon screw leg whip, Tanahashi applies the cloverleaf to Okada and Kushida gets Ospreay in a Hoverboard Lock.

Ospreay escapes his submission hold to help free Okada from Tanahashi, Okada then hits a swinging Tanahashi with a death valley driver. Ospreay and Kushida get tagged in by their respective partners before having a striking exchange, Kushida eventually catches a downed Ospreay with a drop kick. Ospreay blocks a rolling DDT from Kushida and Kushida nails him with a few knee strikes instead, Tanahashi eventually traps Kushida in the ropes before landing a super kick for a near fall. Ospreay goes for a springboard move and Kushida catches him in an arm bar, Ospreay escapes after Kushida transitioned into a triangle choke. Kushida then drops Ospreay with an overhead kick to the head, Ospreay recovers and he quickly drops Kushida with a one man Spanish fly. Okada tags in and he quickly catches Kushida with a neck breaker, Okada then catches Kushida with a top rope elbow drop.

Okada looks for a Rainmaker and Tanahashi prevents it from happening, Ospreay hits the ring and he knocks Tanahashi out of it. Kushida then attacks Ospreay with a middle rope DDT, Kushida then hits Okada with an enzaguri followed by a springboard hurricarana for a near fall. Kushida then kicks a downed Okada in the arm, Okada recovers and he nails Kushida with a tombstone pile driver. Tanahashi interferes and Okada lays him out with a drop kick, Okada then hits Kushida with a Rainmaker for the three count.

Winners: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay)

Special Single Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Cody

The match begins with Cody applying a headlock to Ibushi before wrenching away on his arm, Ibushi goes for a few kicks and Cody gets him against the ropes. Ibushi then drops Cody with a shoulder tackle before nailing him with a high kick, Ibushi follows that up with a snap suplex against Cody. Cody recovers and he drops Ibushi before nailing him with a few strikes, Cody rolls out of the ring for a few moments before attacking Ibushi with some more strikes. Ibushi backs Cody into the corner and Cody escapes the ring to grab his injured neck, Cody waits for Ibushi to get close before snapping his neck on the top rope. Cody then hits Ibushi with a front suplex onto the ring apron, Cody throws Ibushi into the barricade before attacking his back with strikes.

Cody follows Ibushi around the arena floor while nailing him with some more strikes, Cody gets Ibushi in the ring so he can get a near fall on a pin attempt. Cody gets angry and he stomps away on a downed Ibushi, Cody then nails Ibushi with a kick to the midsection for another near fall. Cody drags Ibushi to the ring apron before landing some more strikes, Cody grabs the hand of Ibushi and he just bites it. Cody drops Ibushi again before applying the figure four leg lock, Ibushi eventually makes it to the ropes to break the submission hold. Cody then sends Ibushi into the corner before landing a forearm strike, Ibushi recovers and he nails a charging Cody with a drop kick. Ibushi then attacks Cody with a series of kicks before landing a hurricarana, Ibushi knocks Cody out of the ring before nailing him with the Golden Triangle.

Cody gets back in the ring and he avoids a springboarding Ibushi before landing the Disaster Kick, Ibushi and Cody have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Ibushi eventually drops a swinging Cody with a lariat from out of nowhere, Cody tries attacking Ibushi and he winds up crushing the referee in the corner. Cody grabs a table and he sets it up in the corner of the ring, Cody gets Ibushi to the top rope and he follows him up there. Ibushi fights back and he gets Cody on the table before landing a top rope double stomp, Ibushi goes back up to the top rope and he lands a second double stomp. Ibushi nails Cody with a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Ibushi goes for a knee strike and Cody rolls him up for a near fall. Ibushi recovers and he quickly drops Cody with a head kick, Ibushi misses a second knee strike and Cody runs into the crowd.

Ibushi does a dive from the top rope onto Cody and they both crash on the arena floor, Ibushi gets Cody back in the ring and Cody nails him with a Cross Rhodes from out of nowhere for a near fall. Cody then hits Ibushi with a vertabreaker for the three count.

Winner: Cody

- Cody jumped Kenny Omega as he made his entrance and he brings a table in the ring as Page holds Omega, Omega gets free and he drop kicks the table into Cody as the bell sounds.

Special Single Match: Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Page

The match begins with Omega attacking Page with a hurricarana, Page rolls out of the ring and Omega takes him down with a dive. Omega follows that up by taking Cody out with a suicide dive, Page attacks Omega from behind and he lands a release German suplex. Omega rolls out of the ring and Page nails him with a top rope moonsault, Page then throws Omega into the barricade a few times. Page then hits Omega with a Rite Of Passage on an unset up table that was on the arena floor, Page gets Omega in the ring and he grabs a steel chair. Page shoves the referee down after the referee tried grabbing the chair, Page then hits Omega with a DDT of the steel chair. Omega rolls out of the ring and Page follows him to land more strikes, Omega recovers and he suplexes Page on the arena floor.

Omega follows that up by catching Page with a back suplex on the ring apron, Omega then hits Page with a Finlay Roll on the arena floor. Omega goes for a moonsault from the barricade and he eventually clotheslines Page over the barricade, Page returns to nail Omega with a clothesline on the arena floor. Page gets Omega in the ring to land a power bomb for a near fall, Page traps Omega in the corner while stomping away on him. Omega and Page have a striking exchange until Omega goes down, Page catches Omega with a slingshot in the ropes for a near fall. Page and Omega have another striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Page catches Omega with a bridging fall away slam for a near fall. Page follows that up by catching Omega with an Irish Whip into the turnbuckle, Omega recovers and he drops Page with axe handle smashes.

Omega then catches a swinging Page with a tornado DDT for a near fall, Omega catches Page with another Finlay Roll followed by a moonsault for another near fall. Omega misses a V Trigger and he connects with a second attempt, Page recovers to nail Omega with a roaring elbow followed by a package tombstone pile driver for a near fall. Page gets Omega on the top rope and he follows him up there, Page then catches Omega with a top rope neck breaker for a near fall. Page goes for the Rite Of Passage again and Omega blocks it by getting to the ropes, Omega escapes a German suplex from Page to land another V Trigger. Page recovers and he nails Omega with an enzaguri before eating another V Trigger, Page escapes the One Winged Angel and Omega nails him with a snap dragon suplex.

Page tries sling shotting back in the ring and Omega clobbers him with a V Trigger for a near fall, Omega goes for a double under hook pile driver and he nails it on the second attempt for a near fall. Omega crushes Page with another V Trigger and a One Winged Angel for the three count.

Winner: Kenny Omega

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