And we are off to Wrestle Kingdom 13.
The two 'Road To Tokyo Dome' shows are now in the books. In just a few weeks live on NJPW World from what will be a jam-packed Tokyo Dome will be New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest show of the year Wrestle Kingdom 13. The match card is set and last night and Friday's 'Road To Tokyo Dome' shows were used to build feuds and storylines as those were the go home shows before January 4th.
The IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and the NEVER Openweight Champion Kota Ibushi clashed with their Wrestle Kingdom 13 opponents in tag team action in the main event and also during the show, Bullet Club went to war with 'CHAOS' one more time and the IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho showed up and gave another beating to Tetsuya Naito.
Here are the results from the show:
1) Ren Narita & Teruaki Kanemitsu vs. Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida - 15 Minute Time Limit Draw
2) SHO, YOH & Rocky Romero def. Toa Henare, Tiger Mask & Jushin Thunder Liger
3) Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto def. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
4) EVIL & SANADA def. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
5) Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Shingo Takagi def. Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
6) Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, Tanga Loa & "Switchblade" Jay White def. KUSHIDA, Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe, Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano
7) Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi def. Will Ospreay & Hiroshi Tanahashi
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Ishii and Minoru Suzuki got to continue their rivalry last night while Zack Sabre Jr. was in America competing at Ring Of Honor's 'Final Battle' pay-per-view. At Wrestle Kingdom 13, Sabre Jr. will take on Ishii for the RPW British Heavyweight Championship but in the meantime head over to Fightful's coverage article of 'Final Battle' to read up on how Z.S.J. fared against Jonathan Gresham.