NJPW Road To Wrestling Dontaku 2018 Day 1 Results: An Elimination Tag Match Headlines, Plus Suzuki-Gun Battles Los Ingobernables

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Elimination Tag Team Match

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Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Michael Elgin & Kushida def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Yoshi-Hashi & Will Ospreay)

Los Ingobernables (Evil, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Suzuki-Gun (Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., El Desparado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Toa Henare

Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, Taichi & Taka Michinoku) def. Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh)

Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask IV & Shota Umino def. Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi & Ren Narita

Manabu Nakanishi def. Tomoyuki Oka

Tetsuhiro Yagi def. Yuya Uemura


Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Yuya Uemura

The match begins with some chain wrestling between both competitors, Yagi backs Uemura into the ropes and a chopping exchange breaks out. Uemura catches Yagi in a headlock before taking him down, Yagi gets free and he catches Uemura in a head scissors. Uemura gets free and he works over the arm of Yagi, Yagi gets free again and he wrenches away on the arm of Yagi. Yagi trips up Uemura and he applies the STF before transitioning into a headlock, Yagi trips up Uemura again before landing elbow drops on his leg. Yagi goes back to applying a headlock to a downed Uemura, Yagi gets up and he drops Uemura with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Yagi traps Uemura in the corner before landing a plethora of chops, Yagi gets Uemura down again before applying a chin lock.

Yagi releases the hold to catch Uemura with a knee lift for a near fall, Yagi applies the Boston crab to Uemura and Uemura gets to the ropes. Yagi gets Uemura near the ropes and another striking exchange breaks out, Uemura recovers and nails a charging Yagi with a drop kick. Uemura the hits Yagi with a few strikes before landing a hip toss for a near fall, Uemura applies the Boston crab to Yagi and Yagi gets to the ropes. Uemura gets angry and he attacks Yagi with a bunch of forearm strikes, Yagi recovers and he cracks a charging Uemura with a drop kick. Uemura drops Yagi with a single blow before Yagi catches him with a small package for a near fall, Yagi then hits Uemura with a back body drop before applying the Boston crab for the submission.

Winner: Tetsuhiro Yagi

Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tomoyuki Oka

The match begins with Oka and Nakanishi taking turns wrenching away on each others arms, Oka applies a headlock to Nakanishi. Nakanishi gets free and the two exchange shoulder tackles until a striking exchange breaks out, Nakanishi then drops a charging Oka with a shoulder block. Nakanishi throws Oka out of the ring and he follows him out there, Nakanishi attacks Oka with a few strikes before throwing him into the barricade. Nakanishi gets Oka back in the ring and Oka attacks him with some chops, Nakanishi recovers to drop Oka with a headbutt. Oka fights back and Nakanishi drops him with a single blow, Oka recovers and he drops Nakanishi with a suplex. Oka corners Nakanishi before catching him with an avalanche, Oka then takes Nakanishi down with a judo throw for a near fall.

Oka quickly applies the Boston crab to Nakanishi and Nakanishi gets to the ropes, Nakanishi recovers and he catches a charging Oka with a spear. Nakanishi then nails Oka with a clothesline for a near fall, Nakanishi gets Oka to his feet before Oka nails him with a belly to belly suplex. Nakanishi recovers and he nails Oka with a suplex followed by a splash for a near fall, Nakanishi applies the torture rack to Oka and a tap out follows.

Winner: Manabu Nakanishi 

Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi & Ren Narita vs. Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask IV & Shota Umino

The match begins with Mask IV catching Taguchi with an arm drag before eating a hip attack, Umino and Narita get tagged in by their respective partners. Umino and Narita immediately get into a striking exchange, Narita traps Umino in the corner before landing a ton of kicks. Umino recovers and he kicks away at Narita in the opposite corner, Narita drops a charging Umino with a back elbow strike for a near fall. Narita follows that up with a slam on Umino for a near fall, Makabe tags in and he attacks Umino with a few strikes. Makabe catches Umino with a slam before tagging Taguchi into the match, Taguchi quickly nails Umino with a few hip attacks.

Taguchi hits Umino with a hip attack to the back of the head for a near fall, Taguchi then nails Umino with a series of butt drops until Umino gets his knees up. Umino then catches Taguchi with a drop kick before tagging Nagata into the match, Nagata quickly nails Taguchi with a series of kicks. Nagata fakes a drop kick before kicking Taguchi in the behind, Taguchi recovers to drop Nagata with a hip attack. Makabe tags into the match and he assaults Nagata with strikes in the corner, Nagata recovers to nail Makabe with a boot to the face. Makabe and Nagata have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Mask IV tags in and he attacks Makabe with a series of kicks. Makabe recovers and he catches a charging Mask IV with a power slam, Narita tags in and he nails Mask IV with a running forearm strike followed by a drop kick.

Narita goes for a modified Texas cloverleaf and Nagata breaks it all up, Narita and Taguchi would then double team Mask IV in the ring. Mask IV recovers to catch Narita in an arm bar and Taguchi breaks it up, Mask IV catches Narita with a series of kicks followed by a Tiger Driver for a three count.

Winners: Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask IV & Shota Umino

Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, Taichi & Taka Michinoku)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping their opponents before the bell sounds, Taichi attacks everybody on the opposing team with his microphone stand. The brawl between both teams spills to the arena floor, Michinoku gets Yoh in the ring before double teaming him with Taichi. Yoh fights back by nailing Taichi with a dragon screw leg whip, Yoh then hits Michinoku with a head scissors takedown followed by a drop kick. Iizuka hits the ring and he chokes Yoh with a piece of rope, another brawl breaks out between both teams and it again spills to the arena floor. Taichi battles Romero into the crowd as Iizuka throws Yoh into a bunch of chairs, Iizuka then grabs a chair and he attacks Yoh with it. Michinoku waits for Yoh to get back in the ring to just stand on his head, Yoh then gets triple teamed by the opposing team.

Taichi stays in the ring and he chokes Yoh before Iizuka bites his head, Iizuka tags in and he bites Yoh in the head again. Yoh tries fighting back and Iizuka decides to bite his foot, Iizuka gets tired of biting the foot and he opts to bite the hand of Yoh. Michinoku tags in and he stomps away on a downed Yoh, Michinoku then corners Yoh before landing a running knee strike. Yoh recovers and he catches Michinoku with a dragon screw leg whip followed by an enzaguri, Romero tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Romero then catches Michinoku and Taichi with some Forever Clotheslines, Michinoku recovers to poke Romero in the eyes. Michinoku escapes a hurricarana from Romero to apply the cross face, Taichi tags in and he drops Romero with a spin kick to the midsection.

Romero recovers by avoiding a Taichi kick to nail him with a mule kick, Sho tags in and Iizuka interferes to bite him in the head. Sho gets free and he nails a charging Iizuka with a drop kick, Sho and Yaoh then hit Taichi with a double knee strike. Chaos would then attack Taichi with a series of triple team moves, Romero then takes out Michinoku with a suicide dive. Taichi uses a referee distraction to take out Yoh with a super kick, Iizuka then attacks Sho so Taichi can get a near fall on him. Taichi then hits Sho with a power bomb for the three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, Taichi & Taka Michinoku)

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Toa Henare vs. Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano)

The match begins with Yano immediately playing his tricks against Tenzan, Tenzan gets angry and he nails Yano with a headbutt. Tenzan then attacks a trapped Yano with some Mongolian chops and a shoulder tackle, Ishii tags in and Henare gets a tag as well. Henare quickly attacks Henare with forearm strikes and a striking exchange breaks out a few moments later, Ishii eventually drops Henare with a shoulder tackle. Ishii traps Henare in the ropes before attacking him with a bunch of chops, Ishii then throws Henare into an exposed corner before tagging Yano into the match. Yano would then throw Henare into the exposed corner before landing a hip toss, Ishii tags in and he attacks Henare with a plethora of chops.

Henare gets angry and he tries nailing Ishii with some strikes of his own, Ishii responds by knocking Henare out of the ring. Ishii gets Henare back in the ring before attacking him with more chops, Yano tags in and he stomps away on a downed Henare. Yano again throws Henare into the exposed corner, Henare recovers and he drops Yano with a shoulder tackle. Tenzan tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Tenzan then attacks Yano with some Mongolian chops. Tenzan follows that up with a clothesline in the corner followed by a suplex for a near fall, Yano recovers and he attacks Tenzan with his own Mongolian chops. Tenzan fights back and Yano takes him down with a hair pull, Ishii tags in and Tenzan nails him with a spin kick.

Henare tags into the match and he nails Ishii with a clothesline followed by a shoulder tackle, Henare goes to the top rope to land another shoulder tackle on Ishii for a near fall. Yano interferes and Chaos attacks Henare with some double team moves, Tenzan hits the ring and he drops Ishii with a clothesline, Tenzan and Henare double team Ishii before Henare lands a clothesline for a near fall. Henare and Ishii have a striking exchange until Henare lands a spear for a near fall, Ishii gets angry and he levels Henare with a lariat for a near fall. Ishii then hits Henare with a brain buster for a three count.

Winners: Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano)

Los Ingobernables (Evil, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., El Desparado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping the opposition before the bell sounds and the brawl spills to the arena floor, Archer remains in the ring as he battles Sanada. Archer chokes Sanada in the corner before stomping away on him, Sanada recovers to drop a charging Archer with a drop kick. Sanada locks for the Paradise Lock and Kanemaru hits the ring to break it up, Sanada then catches Kanemaru in the Paradise Lock. Archer prevents Sanada from landing a drop kick by nailing him with The Pounce, the brawl between both teams resumes and it spills into the crowd this time. Desparado chokes Bushi with a chair in the aisle, Archer works over Evil by smashing him into the barricade.

Smith Jr and Desparado double team Sanada in the ring before Archer returns to level him with a clothesline, Smith Jr tags in and he attacks Sanada with a plethora of strikes. Smith Jr slows things down further by applying a bulldog choke to Sanada, Desparado tags in and Sanada drop him with a European uppercut. Sanada follows that up by nailing a charging Desparado with a drop kick, Takahashi tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Kanemaru attacks Takahashi from behind and Takahashi quickly takes both men out, Takahashi drops Desparado before landing a basement drop kick for a near fall. Desparado recovers and he nails a charging Takahashi with a spine buster, Takahashi recovers to catch a charging Desparado with a super kick.

Evil tags into the match and he nails Desparado with a clothesline in the corner, Smith Jr tags in and he kicks Evil in the face. Evil recovers to drop Smith Jr and land a senton bomb for a near fall, Evil look for the lariat and Smith Jr drops him with a knee strike. Smith Jr nails Evil with a Saito suplex for a near fall, Smith Jr goes to the middle rope and Evil avoids the guillotine leg drop. Evil quickly applies the Banshee Muzzle to Smith Jr before Archer breaks it up, KES catches Evil with a sidewalk slam into a splash for a near fall. Evil recovers and he drops Smith Jr with a DDT, Bushi and Kanemaru get tagged into the match before having a striking exchange. Bushi then catches Kanemaru and Desparado with a double missile drop kick, Bushi hits Kanemaru with a spinning neck breaker fora near fall.

Bushi looks for MX and Kanemaru gets out of the way, Sanada returns to the ring and Archer takes him out with a full nelson slam. Kanemaru and Desparado would then hit Bushi with a series of double team moves, Kanemaru nails Bushi with a middle rope DDT for a near fall. Bushi surprises Kanemaru with a small package for a three count.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Evil, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)

Elimination Tag Team Match: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Yoshi-Hashi & Will Ospreay) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Michael Elgin & Kushida

The match begins with Robinson working over the arm of Goto, Goto gets free to briefly apply a headlock to Robinson. Robinson gets free to drop Goto a few times with shoulder tackles, Goto quickly attempts to throw Robinson out of the ring for an elimination. Goto would then apply the headlock to Robinson, Robinson gets free and he tries dumping Goto out of the ring. Goto recovers to drop Robinson before stomping away on him, Robinson recovers to drop Goto with a clothesline before landing a senton bomb. Elgin tags in and he attacks a cornered Goto with some strikes, Elgin then crushes Goto with a shoulder tackle. White tags into the match and he attacks Elgin with some chops, Elgin recovers to nail a leaping White with a power slam.

Finlay tags in and he attacks White with some European uppercuts, Finlay then drops White with a leaping European uppercut. White then gets ganged up on by the entire opposing team, Finlay then hits White with a middle rope European uppercut for a near fall. White recovers and he drops Finlay with a Saito suplex, Yoshi-Hashi tags in as Chaos quadruple teams Finaly. Ospreay tags in and he attacks Finlay with some strikes in the corner, White tags back in and he also attacks Finlay with some strikes. Okada tags in and he slams Finlay before landing a slingshot swanton bomb, Okada slows things down further by holding Finlay in a chin lock. Finlay recovers and he drops Okada with a back suplex, Tanahashi tags into the match and he cleans house on the opposing team.

Tanahashi then catches Goto with a dragon screw leg whip, Tanahashi then hits Okada with a spinning neck breaker. Okada recovers and he catches a charging Tanahashi with a flapjack, Ospreay tags into the match and he nails Tanahashi with a series of kicks. Tanahashi recovers to catch Ospreay with a middle rope cross body block, Kushida tags in and he nails Ospreay with a rolling kick. Yoshi-Hashi hits the ring and Kushida hits him with a drop kick, Kushida then catches Ospreay in an arm bar and Ospreay quickly gets free. Ospreay catches Kushida with an enzaguri followed by a 619, Kushida recovers to catch a leaping Ospreay in an arm bar. Kushida transitions into a triangle choke against Ospreay, Ospreay picks Kushida up and theyboth go over the top rope.

The two battle on the ring apron until a striking exchange breaks out, Kushida goes for the Hoverboard Lock and Ospreay breaks it with a suplex that causes both to fall to the arena floor for a double elimination.

Eliminated: Kushida & Will Ospreay

The action resumes with Elgin nailing Yoshi-Hashi with a series of running clotheslines in the corner, Yoshi-Hashi responds by nailing Elgin with a mule kick. Yoshi-Hashi then drops Elgin with a Western Lariat for a near fall, Elgin recovers to catch Yoshi-Hashi with an enzaguri. Elgin then dumps Yoshi-Hashi over the top rope and to the arena floor for an elimination.

Eliminated: Yoshi-Hashi

The match resumes with Elgin throwing Goto over the top rope and to the ring apron, Goto gets back in the ring and he gets Elgin to the ring apron. Goto uses a spin kick to knock Elgin to the arena floor for an elimination.

Eliminated: Michael Elgin

The action resumes with Robinson nailing Goto with a plethora of strikes, Robinson drops Goto in the corner before landing a cannonball. Goto counters Pulp Friction by nailing Robinson with a modified neck breaker, Goto gets Robinson on the top rope and he follows him up there. Robinson gets free and he shoves Goto to the ring apron, Robinson uses a clothesline to knock Goto to the arena floor for an elimination.

Eliminated: Hirooki Goto

The action resumes with Okada quickly throwing Robinson out of the ring for an elimination.

Eliminated: Juice Robinson

The match continues with Okada dropping Tanahashi before applying the cobra clutch, Tanahashi gets free and he applies the Texas Cloverleaf to Okada. White eventually gets in the ring to break the submission up, Okada then places Tanahashi on the top turnbuckle before drop kicking him to the ring apron. Finlay interferes and he gets Okada over the top rope and to the ring apron. White and Finlay both nail their opponents to the arena floor for a double elimination.

Eliminated: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada

The action continues with Finlay and White exchanging blows, Finlay then hits White with a uranage back breaker for a near fall. Finlay goes for a stunner and White counters with a flat liner into a German suplex for a near fall, White catches Finlay with a death valley driver for a near fall. White escapes a roll up from Finlay before propelling him into the turnbuckle multiple times, White then gets Finlay over the top rope and to the ring apron. White does his best to German suplex Finlay to the arena floor and Finlay blocks it, White gets back in the ring and so does Finlay before landing a release German suplex. Finlay hits White with a stunner before knocking him over the top rope and to the arena floor for the final elimination.

Eliminated: Jay White

Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Michael Elgin & Kushida

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