NJPW Road To The New Beginning In Osaka Day 1 Results: Chaos vs. Suzuki-Gun Headlines

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Elimination Match
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Sho & Yoh) def. Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desparado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

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Bullet Club (Kenta, Jay White & El Phantasmo) def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada & Bushi)

Los Ingobernables (Shingo Takagi, Evil & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Robbie Eagles)

Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Douki)

Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna) def. Toa Henare & Yota Tsuji

Taiji Ishimori def. Yuya Uemura

Ryusuke Taguchi def. Gabriel Kidd


Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Gabriel Kidd

The match begins with some chain wrestling between Kidd and Taguchi, Kidd gets to work on the arm of Taguchi. Taguchi trips up Kidd and he wrenches away on his leg, Kidd gets Taguchi in a headlock and Taguchi gets free before eating a shoulder tackle. Taguchi tries wearing out Kidd and Kidd nails him with an elbow drop, Taguchi recovers and he nails a charging Kidd with a hip attack. Taguchi corners Kidd before stomping away on him, Taguchi keeps Kidd down while wrenching away on his leg. Taguchi traps the legs of Kidd while nailing him with some strikes, Taguchi nails the injured leg of Kidd with a leg drop while still wrenching away on it afterwards. Taguchi keeps Kidd down while applying a modified chin lock, Kidd fights his way free and he nails Taguchi with a slam. Kidd corners Taguchi while landing a back elbow strike, Kidd follows up on that by nailing Taguchi with a shoulder tackle.

Kidd then nails Taguchi with a drop kick before catching him in the Boston crab, Taguchi gets to the ropes to break the submission attempt. Kidd releases the hold before stomping away on a downed Taguchi, Taguchi recovers and he exchanges some small packages with Kidd. Taguchi goes for an ankle lock and Kidd counters with a roll up for a near fall, Taguchi then nails Kidd with an enziguri. Taguchi follows up by nailing Kidd with a running hip attack for a near fall, Taguchi gets Kidd in an ankle lock and the tap out follows.

Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi

Taiji Ishimori vs. Yuya Uemura

The match begins with Uemura attacking Ishimori with a drop kick before stomping away on him, Ishimori leaves the ring and Uemura attacks him with strikes when he returns. Uemura misses a drop kick attempt and Ishimori stomps away on him, Ishimori applies a cravat to Uemura while landing knee strikes. Uemura fights back and Ishimori drops him with a single chop, Ishimori gets Uemura back down while cranking on his neck. Ishimori keeps Uemura down while stomping away on him, Uemura keeps Ishimori down while applying a chin lock. Uemura gets free and Ishimori takes him down for a near fall, Uemura fights back and he nails a charging Ishimori with a drop kick. Uemura then hits Ishimori with a back elbow strike and a suplex for a near fall, Uemura drops Ishimori again before applying the Boston crab and Ishimori eventually gets to the ropes. Ishimori recovers and he nails Uemura with a handspring enziguri, Uemura escapes a Bloody Cross attempt to roll up Ishimori for a few near falls.

Uemura then nails Ishimori with a double underhook suplex for another near fall, Ishimori misses a knee strike and Uemura rolls him up for a near fall. Ishimori quickly catches Uemura in the Yes Lock and a tap out follows.

Winner: Taiji Ishimori

Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna) vs. Toa Henare & Yota Tsuji

The match begins with Homna getting Henare in a headlock, Henare gets free and he shoves Homna to the mat below. Henare gets Homna in a headlock and Homna gets free before exchanging shoulder tackles with Henare until Homna goes down, Tsuji tags in and Makabe gets a tag a short time later. Tsuji gets Makabe in a headlock and they exchange shoulder tackles a short time later until Makabe goes down, Makabe quickly recovers and he nails Tsuji with a slam. Makabe corners Tsuji before landing a few strikes, Homna tags in and he stomps away on a cornered Tsuji. Homna keeps the pressure on Tsuji by landing more strikes, Makabe tags in and he cracks Tsuji with some strikes of his own. Makabe corners Tsuji before landing some shoulder thrusts, Makabe nails Tsuji with a slam for a near fall. Homna tags back in and he nails Tsuji with some more strikes, Homna drops Tsuji with a trio of chops for a near fall.

Tsuji fights back and he cracks Homna with a running drop kick, Henare tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Henare eventually drops Homna with a multiple strike combination, Homna looks for a suplex and Henare nails him with one of his own for a near fall. Homna recovers to drop Henare and land a kokeshi, Makabe tags in and he cleans house before mounting and nailing Henare with strikes. Henare fights back and he nails Makabe with a Samoan drop, Tsuji tags in and he attacks Makabe with some strikes. Tsuji then drops Makabe with a shoulder tackle before landing a power slam for a near fall, Tsuji gets Makabe in the Boston crab and Makabe gets to the ropes. Tsuji gets Makabe up and a striking exchange breaks out, Tsuji ends the exchange by nailing Makabe with a spear. Tsuji reapplies the Boston crab to Makabe and Makabe powers his way free, Tsuji gets Makabe up and he attacks him with a ton of forearm strikes.

Makabe recovers and he nails a charging tsuki with a clothesline for a near fall, Henare hits the ring and Homna nails him with a diving kokeshi. Tsuji catches Makabe with a few roll ups for a few near falls, Makabe drops Tsuji and he applies the Boston crab to force a tap out.

Winners: Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna)

Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Douki)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping their opponents before the bell sounds and the brawl spills all over the place, Nakanishi and Tenzan double team Douki in the ring. Tenzan and Nakanishi nail Douki with a double shoulder tackle, Nakanishi then hits Douki with a splash for a near fall. Tenzan stays in the ring and he nails Douki with a few strikes, Suzuki interferes and he gets Tenzan in a rope assisted arm bar. Another brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the place, Douki grabs his pipe and he chokes Tenzan with it. Suzuki and Nakanishi brawl towards the backstage area, Suzuki then focuses his attack on Tenzan. Suzuki throws Tenzan back in the ring so Douki can get a near fall on him, Suzuki tags in and he attacks Tenzan with some kicks. Tenzan fights back and he nails a charging Suzuki with a Samoan drop, Nakanishi tags in and he attacks Suzuki with some chops.

Suzuki fires back and a striking exchange breaks out between the two, Nakanishi ends the exchange by nailing Suzuki with a spear. Nakanishi then hits Suzuki with a clothesline for a near fall, Nakanishi gets Suzuki in the Argentine Back Breaker and Douki breaks it up. Nakanishi goes after Douki before getting attacked by Suzuki, Douki tags in and he works over Nakanishi with Suzuki. Nakanishi picks up Douki and he throws him at Suzuki, Tenzan tags in and he attacks Douki with some Mongolian chops. Tenzan then drops Douki with a suplex for a near fall, Suzuki hits the ring to double team Tenzan with Douki. Douki stands over a downed Tenzan while stomping away on him, Douki then hits Tenzan with a springboard double stomp for a near fall. Suzuki tries bringing a chair in the ring and Nakanishi prevents it, Tenzan then hits Douki with a spinning heel kick. Tenzan drops Douki with a uranage before applying the anaconda vice to force a tap out.

Winners: Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan

Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Robbie Eagles) vs. Los Ingobernables (Shingo Takagi, Evil & Hiromu Takahashi)

The match begins with Ishii and Evil exchanging shoulder tackles until Ishii goes down, Ishii and Evil exchange some strikes as well. A brawl quickly breaks out between both teams until Evil gets triple teamed in the ring, Goto tags in and he corners Evil before landing a few strikes. Goto keeps Evil corners while landing a spin kick to the head, Takagi interferes and that allows LIJ to instigate another brawl that spills all over the place. Evil and Takagi nail Goto with a double shoulder tackle for a near fall, Takahashi tags in and he attacks Goto with some strikes before landing a basement drop kick. Takahashi keeps Goto down while stomping away on him, Takagi tags in and he gets into a striking exchange with Goto. Evil hits the ring and Goto lays him out with a clothesline, Goto then nails Takagi with a suplex. Takahashi interferes and Eagles takes him out, Ishii tags in and he exchanges some strikes with takagi.

Ishii ends the exchange by nailing a charging Takagi with a clothesline, Takagi corners Ishii next while landing a bunch of strikes. Ishii responds by cornering Takagi and landing strikes of his own, Ishii also assaults Takagi with a bunch of headbutts. Takagi fights back and Ishii nails him with a belly to back suplex, Takagi gets up and he nails Ishii with a clothesline. Takahashi and Eagles are tagged in by their respective partners, Takahashi and Eagles immediately get into a striking exchange. Takahashi ends the exchange by nailing Eagles with a drop kick for a near fall, Takahashi and Eagles also exchange some clotheslines before Eagles lands a drop kick. Eagles then hits Takahashi with a sliced bread for a near fall, Eagles misses a 450 splash attempt before getting double teamed by Evil and Takahashi for a near fall. Eagles fights back and he nails Takahashi with a Backpack for a near fall, Eagles gets Takahashi in the Ron Miller Special and the rest of LIJ break it up. 

Goto and Ishii help clear the ring before triple teaming Takahashi with Eagles, Eagles nails Takahashi with a springboard drop kick to the knee. Eagles sets up for the Ron Miller Special and Takahashi rolls him up for a three count.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Shingo Takagi, Evil & Hiromu Takahashi)

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada & Bushi) vs. Bullet Club (Kenta, Jay White & El Phantasmo)

The match begins with Naito mocking Kenta until Kenta tags into the match, Kenta does everything possible to avoid Naito before tagging Phantasmo in. Bushi tags in a short time later and Phantasmo attacks him with a few strikes, Bushi drops Phantasmo with a hurricarana. White hits the ring and he double teams Bushi alongside Phantasmo, Bushi fights back and he takes both of them out. Bushi goes for a suicide dive and Kenta prevents it before attacking Naito, Kenta thows Naito into the wall while dragging him backstage. Phantasmo works over Bushi in the ring and he places him on the top rope, Bushi is hung upside down in the corner before Phantasmo stands on his balls. White tags in and he gets Bushi in a chin lock, Bushi quickly gets free and White drops him with a back elbow strike. Kenta tags in and he works over the cornered Bushi, Kenta then drops Bushi with a knee strike to the midsection.

Kenta corners Bushi again while attacking him with more strikes, Phantasmo tags in and he rakes the back of Bushi. White tags in and he double teams Bushi with White, Bushi fights back and he takes out both competitors with a double hurricarana. Sanada tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Gedo tries interfering and Sanada nails him with a low blow. Sanada also gets Phantasmo in a Paradise Lock before drop kicking him in the behind, White uses a ref distraction to drop Sanada with a hair pull. White follows up by nailing Sanada with a DDT for a near fall, White misses a charge in the corner and Sanada eventually drops him with a side suplex. Naito and Kenta are tagged in by their respective partners, Naito and Kenta immediately get into a striking exchange. Naito ends the exchange by nailing Kenta with an atomic drop and drop kick to the knee, Naito drops Kenta in the corner before landing another drop kick to his knee.

Naito keeps Kenta down while applying a figure four leg lock, Kenta eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission attempt. Kenta gets up and another striking exchange breaks out with Naito, Naito ends the exchange before getting Kenta to the top rope. Kenta fights back and he nails Naito with a tornado DDT onto the top rope, Kenta then hits Naito with a top rope clothesline. Kenta follows up on that by nailing Naito with a rope assisted DDT for a near fall, Kenta then hits Naito with a knee strike. Kenta also decides to attack Naito with a series of kicks, Naito avoids the penalty kick to nail Kenta with a drop kick to the knee. Bushi tags in and he nails Kenta with a missile drop kick, LIJ then attacks Kenta with some triple team moves for a near fall. Everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all hate each other out, Bushi and Naito then double team Kenta after Sanada goes after White. Kenta recovers and he gets Bushi in Game Over before attacking Naito again, Kenta then hits Bushi with a penalty kick and Go To Sleep for a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Kenta, Jay White & El Phantasmo)

Elimination Match
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Sho & Yoh) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desparado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

The match begins with Desparado tagging into the match before attacking Okada with some strikes, Okada recovers to slam Desparado and land a slingshot swanton bomb. Yoh tags in and he attacks Desparado with some strikes, Desparado fights back before getting double teamed by Sho and Yoh. Kanemaru interferes and that allows Yoh to get dropped by a clothesline from Desparado, Sabre Jr tags in and Ospreay tags in a short time later. Ospreay and Sabre Jr go back and forth until Ospreay lands a head scissors takedown, Ospreay goes for a handspring enziguri and Sabre Jr catches him in an ankle lock. A brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the arena, Sabre Jr gets Ospreay in the crowd while attacking him with strikes. Taichi throws Okada into the ring post while choking him with a camera cable, Desparado and Kanemaru start double teaming Ospreay. Taichi tags in and he chokes Ospreay on the middle rope, Kanemaru tags in and he nails Ospreay with a DDT for a near fall.

Desparado tags in and he works over a downed Ospreay, Sabre Jr tags back in and he works over Ospreay in the corner. Ospreay fights back and he drops Sabre Jr with a hook kick to the head, Okada tags in and he nails Sabre Jr with a running back elbow strike. Okada then takes care of the interfering Desparado and Kanemaru, Okada follows that up by nailing Sabre Jr with a DDT for a near fall. Sabre Jr fights back and he gets Okada in a sleeper hold, Okada gets free and Sabre Jr drops a knee on his shoulder. Taichi tags in and he attacks Okada with some kicks and a corner clothesline, Okada fights back and Taichi nails him with a head kick. Okada fights back and Taichi nails him with another head kick, Okada recovers to hit Taichi with a drop kick. Okada looks for the Rainmaker and Taichi counters by dumping him to the ring apron, Taichi knocks Okada to the arena floor with an enziguri for an elimination (Eliminated: Kazuchika Okada). 

The match resumes with Sho trying to roll up Taichi for an elimination, Taichi gets Sho to the ring apron and Sho drags him out there. Taichi accidentally gets Sho back in the ring and Sho drop kicks him to the arena floor for an elimination (Eliminated: Taichi), the match resumes with Sho and Yoh battling Desparado and Kanemaru in the ring. Kanemaru gets Sho to the ring apron and Desparado tries eliminating him, Kanemaru spits whiskey in the eyes of Sho before knocking him to the arena floor for an elimination (Eliminated: Sho). The match resumes with Yoh getting Kanemaru to the ring apron and Kanemaru battles back into the ring, Kanemaru grabs his whiskey bottle and he misses hitting Yoh with it. Yoh nails Kanemaru with a super kick before dumping him out of the ring for an elimination (Eliminated: Yoshinobu Kanemaeru), the match resumes with Yoh dumping Desparado out of the ring and the referee didn’t see it due to being distracted. 

Yoh then nails Desparado with a leaping DDT for a near fall, Desparado fights back and he nails Yoh with a spear followed by an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Desparado goes for the Angel’s Wings and Yoh fights back to roll him up for a near fall, Yoh goes for a hurricarana and both competitors tumble over the top rope and to the arena floor for a double elimination (Eliminated: El Desparado and Yoh). The match resumes with Ospreay and Sabre Jr having a striking exchange, Ospreay misses a drop kick and Sabre Jr briefly locks him in a submission hold. Sabre Jr dumps Ospreay out of the ring and to the ring apron, Sabre Jr continues trying to knock Ospreay to the arena floor. Ospreay gets back in the ring by nailing Sabre Jr with a springboard forearm strike, Ospreay goes for an Os Cutter and Sabre Jr counters with an arm bar. Sabre Jr transitions into a triangle choke, Ospreay gets up while getting Sabre Jr in the air and both tumble over the ropes and to the ring apron. Ospreay and Sabre Jr exchange a ton of strikes, Ospreay gets Sabre Jr back in the ring to land a shooting star press for a near fall. 

Ospreay then nails Sabre Jr with a hook kick, Ospreay goes for the Hidden Blade and Sabre Jr counters while looking for a submission hold. Ospreay catches sabre Jr in a roll up for a near fall, Ospreay then drops Sabre Jr with an enziguri. Ospreay and Sabre Jr exchange roll ups for a few near falls, Sabre Jr goes for a penalty kick and Ospreay counters with a head kick. Ospreay catches a leaping Sabre Jr with a Storm Breaker for a three count.

Winners: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Sho & Yoh) 
Sole Survivor: Will Ospreay

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