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

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

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