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

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.

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