NJPW 46th Anniversary Event Results: Champion vs. Champion Main Event & Two Title Bouts

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Anniversary Special Single Match
Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Heavyweight Champion) def. Will Ospreay (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion)

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IWGP Intercontinental Title Match
Minoru Suzuki def. Togi Makabe to retain the title

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match
Triple Threat Match
Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desparado)  def. Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) & Los Ingobernables (Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi) to win the titles

Special Singles Match
Tetsuya Naito def. Taichi

Special Singles Match
Sanada def. Yoshi-Hashi 

Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) def. Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare

Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida, Tiger Mask IV, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Ren Narita, Tetsuhiro Yagi, Syota Umino, Tomoyuki Oka & Yuji Nagata


Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida, Tiger Mask IV, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Ren Narita, Tetsuhiro Yagi, Syota Umino, Tomoyuki Oka & Yuji Nagata

The match begins with Nagata’s team jumping the opposing team before the bell sounds, the young lions quadruple team Taguchi inside of the ring. Taguchi fights back and he nails everybody with hip attacks, Taguchi then hits Yagi with another hip attack. Mask IV tags in and he has a striking exchange with Yagi, Mask IV then hits a charging Yagi with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. Liger tags in and he quickly drops Yagi and he applies the surfboard hold to him. Tenzan tags in and he nails Yagi with a headbutt for a near fall, Tenzan would then attack Yagi with Mongolian chops. Yagi eventually gets free and he tags Nagata into the match, Nagata hits the ring and he nails Tenzan with several strikes followed by a low drop kick.

Tenzan and Nagata would then get into a striking exchange, Tenzan gets control after nailing a charging Nagata with a Samoan drop. Nagata recovers and he catches Tenzan with an exploder suplex, Umino and Kushida tag in and immediately get into a striking exchange. Kushida would then get quadruple teamed by the young lions, Umino nails Kushida with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Umino quickly applies the Boston crab and Oka also applies one to Taguchi, Kushida eventually gets free and he attacks the opposing team with kicks and DDT’s. Kushida gets Umino in the ring and he lands a cartwheel drop kick, Kushida applies the Hoverboard Lock and he transitions to an arm bar to force a tap out.

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

Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano)

The match begins with Henare and Ishii having a striking exchange, Henare and Ishii exchange shoulder tackles until Ishii goes down. Henare would then attack Ishii with a ton of headbutts, Ishii drops Henare with a single headbutt before tagging Yano into the match. Finlay tags in and Yano immediately removes the turnbuckle pad, Finlay nails Yano with a leaping European uppercut. Yano gets Finlay down with a hair pull as both teams brawl outside of the ring, Yano waits for Finlay to get thrown back into the ring before throwing him into the exposed turnbuckle. Goto tags in and he nails Finlay with a back elbow strike followed by a chin lock, Goto transitions to a single leg cra against Finlay.

Finlay starts fighting back and he eventually drops a charging Goto with a drop kick, Yano interferes and Finlay throws him into the exposed corner. Ushii interferes and Finlay nails him with a back suplex, Robinson tags in and he immediately cleans house on Chaos. Robinson then hits Goto with a spine buster followed by a senton, Robinson then hits all three members of Chaos with his patented jabs. Robinson then hits Goto with a flying clothesline, Henare tags in and he nails Goto with several strikes and a flying shoulder tackle. Henare and Ishii have another striking exchange until Ishii goes down, Henare goes to the top rope and he catches Goto with a diving shoulder tackle for a near fall. Goto would then get triple teamed by the opposing squad, Henare would then hit Goto with a spear for a near fall.

Robinson and Finlay take Yano and Ishii out with dives on the arena floor, Goto catches Henare with a modified neck breaker followed by the GTR for the three count.

Winners: Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match - Triple Threat Match: Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) (c) w/Rocky Romero vs. Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desparado) vs. Los Ingobernables (Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi)

The match begins with Takahashi and Yoh getting into a chopping exchange, Takahashi then drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Yoh recovers and he takes Takahashi down with a head scissors takedown,  Sho tags in and he double teams Takahashi alongside Yoh. Bushi hits the ring and Sho immediately knocks him back out of the ring, a brawl would then break out on the arena floor between all three teams. Takahashi gets Sho in the ring and he just stomps away on him, Bushi tags in and he chokes Sho with his shirt. Los Ingobernables then hit Sho with a double team wheelbarrow slam for a near fall, Kanemaru tags in and he nails Sho with a back body drop.

Desparado tags in and he chokes a downed Sho with his foot, Desparado then hits Sho with a slam followed by a splash. Sho starts fighting back and Desparado nails him with a spine buster for a near fall, Takahashi tags in and he stomps away on a downed Sho. Takahashi drops Sho with a clothesline in the corner followed by a drop kick for a near fall, Kanemau tags in and he gets Sho on the top rope to land a superplex for a near fall. Kanemaru applies the Boston crab and Sho breaks it by getting to the ropes, Sho fights back and he eventually catches Kanemaru with a suplex. Yoh tags in and he immediately cleans house against the opposing team, Yoh nails Kanemaru with a mule kick followed by a dragon screw leg whip to Desparado.

Yoh and Kanemaru then have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Kanemaru then drop a charging Yoh with a drop kick to the knee. Bushi tags in and Los Ingobernables double teams Kanemaru, Sho tags in and he attacks everybody he can find. Sho uses a drop kick to knock Takahashi from the ring apron to the barricade, Suzuki-Gun hits the ring and Sho nails both of them with a spear. Bushi returns and he eats a thrust kick from Sho for a near fall, Takahashi comes out of nowhere to hit Desparado with an apron bomb. Yoh then takes out Takahashi with a suicide dive as Bushi and Sho battle in the ring, Sho and Bushi have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Roppongi 3K nail Bushi with an over the shoulder cutter for a near fall, Sho then hits Bushi with a lung blower into a drop kick from Yoh.

Takahashi hits the ring to prevent 3K from being hit on Bushi, Bushi then sprays mist in the eyes of Sho as the referee was distracted. Kanemaru hits the ring and takes out Bushi before spraying beer in the eyes of Sho, Desparado then catches Sho with a roll up for the three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desparado), your new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions

Special Singles Match: Yoshi-Hashi vs. Sanada

The match begins with the competitors battling for position near the ring ropes, Sanada then drops Yoshi-Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Yoshi-Hashi recovers to knock Sanada out of the ring with a hurricarana, Yoshi-Hashi then hits Sanada with a dive on the arena floor. Yoshi-Hashi then stomps away on a downed Sanada before attacking him with chops, Sanada recovers and he throws Yoshi-Hashi into the barricade. Yoshi-Hashi propels Sanada into the crowd and Sanada quickly applies the Skull End as he drags Yoshi-Hashi into the crowd, Sanada eventually gets Yoshi-Hashi into the ring and he nails him with elbow strikes.

Sanada then wrenches away on the injured neck of Yoshi-Hashi, Sanada also attacks Yoshi-Hashi with a series of knee strikes before applying a chin lock. Yoshi-Hashi gets free and he nails Sanada with a drop kick to the knee followed by a double underhook DDT, Yoshi-Hashi waits for Sanada to get up to land a shoulder tackle followed by a rolling neck breaker. Yoshi-Hashi corners Sanada before landing a running chop and drop kick, Yoshi-Hashi goes for a neck breaker and Sanada gets free before landing a drop kick that knocks him out of the ring. Sanada then takes out a dazed Yoshi-Hashi with a dive, Sanada gets Yoshi-Hashi in the ring and he nails him with a springboard drop kick.

Sanada is setting up for something when Yoshi-Hashi quickly applies the Butterfly Lock, Yoshi-Hashi releases the hold to stomp away on Sanada. Sanada recovers and he nails Yoshi-Hashi with a back suplex, Yoshi-Hashi tries fighting back and Sanada lands a TKO for a near fall. Sanada goes for Skull End and Yoshi-Hashi breaks free to land a lung blower, Yoshi-Hashi then hits Sanada with a neck breaker before going to the top rope. Yoshi-Hashi goes for the swanton bomb and Sanada gets his knees up, Sanada goes for a moonsault and Yoshi-Hashi gets out of the way. Yoshi-Hashi and Sanada have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Yoshi-Hashi rocks Sanada with a super kick fromout of nowhere.

Sanada recover and he crushes Yoshi-Hashi with a European uppercut, Sanada goes for Skull End and Yoshi-Hashi counters with a small package for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi then hits Sanada with a Western Lariat for another near fall, Yoshi-Hashi then hits Sanada with a running sit out power bomb for another near fall. Yoshi-Hashi reapplies the Butterfly Lock to Sanada and Sanada eventually makes it to the ropes, Yoshi-Hashi goes for Kharma and Sanada escapes to apply Skull End. Sanada releases the hold to nail Yoshi-Hashi with a moonsault for the three count.

Winner: Sanada

Special Singles Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Taichi

The match begins with Taichi attacking Naito with the microphone stand and that knocks him out of the ring, Taichi drags Naito back up the entrance ramp. Taichi then nails Naito with a power bomb on the entrance ramp, Naito gets back in the ring and Taichi gets a near fall on him. Taichi rips Naito’s jacket off of him before whipping him with it, Naito tries fighting back and Taichi catches him with a spin kick to the midsection. Naito fights back to land a modified neck breaker followed by a drop kick, Taichi rolls out of the ring and Naito follows him before throwing him into the barricade. Naito gets Taichi in the ring and he just stomps away on him, Naito corners Taichi before stomping away on him again.

Naito traps Taichi in the ropes before landing a modified neck breaker for a near fall, Naito gets to the ring apron and Taichi nails him with an enzaguri. Taichi gets Naito out of the ring before throwing him into the barricade, Taichi gets Naito in the ring before landing a buzz saw kick for a near fall. Taichi misses a thrust kick and Naito makes him pay by landing a tornado DDT, Naito gets Taichi on the top rope before landing a hurricarana for a near fall. Naito sets up for Destino and Taichi counters with a belly to back suplex, Taichi then hits Naito with a series of clotheslines for a near fall. Taichi then hits Naito with a Last Ride power bomb for another near fall, Naito recovers and he cracks Taichi with a reverse hurricarana.

Taichi recovers and he nails Naito with a drop kick to the knees followed by an enzaguri, Naito recovers and he catches Taichi with a German suplex followed by Gloria for a near fall. Taichi gets the ref out of position before landing a low blow on Naito for a near fall, Taichi misses a super kick and Naito catches him with a rolling kick. Taichi grabs the microphone stand and Naito nails him with an enzaguri before grabbing the stand, the referee goes down after accidentally being pushed into Taka Michinoku. Naito then hits Taichi with a low blow followed by a shot with the microphone stand, Naito then hits Taichi with Destino for the three count.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Intercontinental Title Match: Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Togi Makabe

The match begins with Suzuki and Makabe exchanging blows in the middle of the ring, Makabe gains control by dropping Suzuki with a shoulder tackle. Makabe traps Suzuki in the ropes while landing a bunch of strikes, Suzuki recovers and he nails Makabe with forearm strikes. Makabe responds by knocking Suzuki out of the ring with forearm strikes, Makabe then throws Suzuki into the barricade a few times. Makabe gets Suzuki back into the ring and a striking exchange takes place, Makabe regains control by dropping Suzuki with another shoulder tackle. Suzuki recover and he gets Makabe in a triangle choke as they are trapped in the ropes, Suzuki drags Makabe out of the ring after releasing the hold.

Suzuki would then throw Makabe into the barricade before getting him back into the ring, Suzuki then smashes the knee of Makabe in the ring post. Suzuki shoves the referee to the ground before attacking the knee of Makabe with a steel chair, Suzuki stomps away on the injured knee of Makabe after losing his steel chair. Makabe tries fighting back and Suzuki drops him with a headbutt, Suzuki rolls for a knee bar before transitioning into a reverse figure four as Makabe gets to the ropes a hort time later. Suzuki would then attack Makabe with short range kicks to the head, Makabe recovers and he nails a charging Suzuki with a power slam. Makabe follows that up by nailing Suzuki with multiple running clotheslines in the corner, Makabe then hits Suzuki with a northern lights suplex for a near fall.

Suzuki fights back and he nails a cornered Makabe with a boot to the face, Makabe blocks the penalty kick before having another striking exchange with Suzuki until Makabe goes down. Makabe gets up and Suzuki has another striking exchange with him, Makabe ends the exchange by nailing Suzuki with a death valley driver. Makabe gets Suzuki to the top rope before landing a German suplex after smashing his head on the ring post, Makabe goes for the King Kong Knee Drop and Suzuki gets out of the way. Suzuki reapplies the knee bar to a downed Makabe and he eventually makes it to the ropes, Makabe and Suzuki get into a chopping exchange in the middle of the ring.

Suzuki rolls for another knee bar and Makabe counters with a German suplex for a near fall, Suzuki escapes a second suplex and Makabe nails him with a clothesline for a near fall. Suzuki recovers and he nails a charging Makabe with a drop kick, Suzuki applies a sleeper hold to Makabe. Suzuki goes for the Gotch Style Pile Driver and Makabe escapes to land chops to the neck, Suzuki recovers and kicks away at the injured knee of Makabe. Suzuki reapplies the sleeper hold and then hits the Gotch Style Pile Driver for a three count.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, still the IWGP Intercontinental Champion

Anniversary Special Single Match: Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Heavyweight Champion) vs. Will Ospreay (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion)

The match begins with Ospreay and Okada doing a little chain wrestling, Okada gets control and works over the arm of Ospreay. Ospreay also gets some damage on Okada by working over his arm, Okada trips up Ospreay before applying a Cattle Mutilation. Ospreay gets free and the two exchange pin attempts for several near falls, Okada would then wrench away on the arms of Ospreay after a brief break on the arena floor. The competitors keep their hands interlocked as both go for various pin attempts, Ospreay then hits Okada with some forearm strikes and a hurricarana that knocks Okada to the arena floor.

Ospreay fakes a suicide dive and Okada makes him pay by landing a shotgun drop kick, Okada gets Ospreay out of the ring before slamming him on the arena floor. Okada charges and drops Ospreay after taking a lap around the ring, Okada gets Ospreay in the ring and he lands a DDT for a near fall. Ospreay follows that up by nailing Ospreay with a neck breaker for a near fall, Okada slows things down further by holding Ospreay in a chin lock. Ospreay fights back and he nails Okada with a handspring enzaguri, Ospreay then hits Okada with a series of strikes and a jaw breaker. Ospreay drops Okada in the corner before landing a running drop kick, Ospreay follows that up with a springboard forearm strike against Okada.

Ospreay then drops Okada with a drop kick before landing a running shooting star press for a near fall, Ospreay misses the Robinson Special and Okada cracks him with a flapjack. Okada gets Ospreay to the top rope and he knocks him right of with a drop kick, Okada follows Ospreay to the arena floor before throwing him into the barricade. Okada would then knock Ospreay over the barricade, Ospreay recovers and he leaps off the barricade to hit Okada with a flying forearm. Ospreay then hits Okada with a Space Flying Tiger Drop, Ospreay gets Okada in the ring to land an elevated reverse DDT for a near fall. Ospreay follows that up by nailing Okada with a Robinson Special, Ospreay goes for the Os Cutter and Okada counters by applying the cobra clutch.

Ospreay gets free and Okada nails him with a modified neck breaker, Okada then hits Ospreay with a running European uppercut for a near fall. Ospreay recovers and he nails Okada with a super kick, Okada also recovers fast to hit a charging Ospreay with a clothesline. Okada then hits Ospreay with a top rope elbow drop, Okada would then assault Ospreay with several forearm strikes. Ospreay gets angry and he has a striking exchange with Okada, Ospreay gains control by nailing Okada with an enzaguri followed by a one man spanish fly for a near fall. Ospreay then hits Okada with a Rainmaker for a near fall, Ospreay goes to the top rope and he lands the Implosion Splash for a near fall.

Ospreay then catches a kneeling Okada with a forearm strike to the back of the head, Ospreay goes for the Os Cutter and Okada counters with a tombstone pile driver. Ospreay counters the Rainmaker with a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Ospreay goes for an Os Cutter again and Okada counters with a drop kick. Okada then hits Ospreay with a German suplex for a near fall, Okada would then hit Ospreay with a few short arm clotheslines. Okada then hits Ospreay with a tombstone pile driver followed by the Rainmaker for the three count.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada

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