The train to Power Struggle has reached its destination.
This morning (EST time) at the 'EDION Arena' in Osaka was New Japan Pro Wrestling's 'Power Struggle' show. 'Power Struggle lays the groundwork for some of the upper-to-midcard matches that will happen at Wrestle Kingdom and today's show kicked off with a number of tag team matches including the finals of the Super Junior Tag tournament that saw Roppongi 3K win for the second consecutive year. Tetsuya Naito put an end to his feud with Zack Sabre Jr., and the main event of the show saw Chris Jericho defend the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against "The King Of Darkness" EVIL.
(Below are the results from the show):
1) Ryusuke Taguchi, Chris Sabin, ACH & Toa Henare def. Jyushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Volador Jr. & Soberano Jr.
2) Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Robbie Eagles) def. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & KUSHIDA
3) Kazuchika Okada and Beretta def. Jay White & Bad Luck Fale
4) Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay
5) Super Junior Tag Team Tournament Finals - Three Way - Roppongi 3K (SHO and YOH) def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado and BUSHI and Shingo Takagi
6) NEVER Openweight Championship - Hirooki Goto def. Taichi (c)
7) RPW British Heavyweight Championship - Tomohiro Ishii (c) def. Minoru Suzuki
8) Tetsuya Naito def. Zack Sabre Jr.
9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship - Chris Jericho (c) def. EVIL
The next events for New Japan is 'Lion's Gate Project 1' and the beginning of World Tag League. To stay up to date with the schedule of NJPW, head over to their website.