NJPW World Tag League 2017 Day 1 Results: A Block Action Begins, Plus The NJPW Debuts Of Jeff Cobb, Sami Callihan & Chucky T

NJPW World Tag League 2017 A Block Match: Death Juice (Juice Robinson & Sami Callihan) def. Los Ingobernables (Evil & Sanada)

NJPW World Tag League 2017 A Block Match: Chaos (Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto) def. Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka & Minoru Suzuki)

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi) def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & Gedo)

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Henare def. Suzuki-Gun (Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & El Desparado)

Manabu Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi, Adam Page, Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens)

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Berretta & Chucky T) def. Michael Elgin, Jeff Cobb, David Finlay & Katsuya Kitamura

Bullet Club (Leo Tonga, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa) def. Tomoyuki Oka & War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson)

Syota Umino & Hirai Kawato def. Tetsuhiro Yagi & Ren Narita



Match By Match Recap

Syota Umino & Hirai Kawato vs. Tetsuhiro Yagi & Ren Narita

The match begins with Kawato and Narita having a forearm striking exchange, Kawato wins the exchange before dropping Narita with some kicks. Umino tags in and he mauls Narita with strikes in the corner, Umino holds Narita down while applying the chin lock. Umino lets go of the chin lock to apply the camel clutch to Narita, Narita gets free before having a chopping exchange with Umino. Narita eventually drops Umino with a drop kick before tagging Yagi in, Yagi tosses Umino across the ring for a near fall. Yagi gets a near fall before just stomping away on a downed Umino, Yagi then applies the Boston crab to Umino.

Yagi releases the hold before stomping away on the back of Umino, Umino recovers before nailing Yagi with a drop kick. Kawato and Narita get into a striking exchange as they tag into the match, Kawato drops Narita and he applies the Boston crab to him. Yagi breaks the hold up and Kawato catches Narita with a springboard drop kick him, Kawato nails Narita with one more hold before scoring the three count.

Winners: Syota Umino & Hirai Kawato

Tomoyuki Oka & War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson) vs. Bullet Club (Leo Tonga, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa)

The match begins with Leo powering Oka into the ropes before just taunting him, Leo then starts attacking the back of Oka with some strikes before dropping him with a shoulder block. Oka gets up and he quickly drops Leo with a shoulder tackle, a brawl would then break out between everybody in the match. Rowe picks up Hanson and he tosses him right into a cornered Loa, Oka attacks Leo with a few strikes as everybody else battles outside of the ring. Leo quickly recovers and he nails Oka with a suplex for a near fall, Leo gets up and he stomps away on a downed Oka. Leo corners Oka before assaulting him with some strikes, Loa tags in and he catches Oka with a headbutt.

Loa then hits Oka with a slam followed by a leg drop for a near fall, Tama tags in and he rakes the back of a downed Oka. Tama quickly hits Oka with a snap suplex followed by a plethora of strikes, Loa tags back in and he cracks Oka with another headbutt. Oka recovers and he catches Loa with a belly to belly suplex, Rowe tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team. Rowe drops Tama before clobbering him with a knee strike, Hanson hits the ring and he takes out the opposition with avalanches in the corner. Oka tags in and he crushes the opposition with more avalanches alongside War Machine, Rowe then slams Oka and Hanson on a downed Loa for a near fall.

Leo hits the ring and he corners Oka so all of Bullet Club can work him over, Oka recovers to crack Loa with a few strikes. Loa recovers and he nails Oka with a blue thunder bomb for a near fall, Loa then hits Oka with an inverted pile driver for the three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Leo Tonga, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa)

Michael Elgin, Jeff Cobb, David Finlay & Katsuya Kitamura vs. Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Berretta & Chucky T)

The match begins with Yano using some of his trickery against Elgin, Elgin quickly drops a charging Yano with a shoulder tackle. Yano goes to the ropes and Elgin starts attacking him with strikes, Elgin slams Yano before catching him with a slingshot splash for a near fall. Finlay tags in and Yano gets free to tag Berretta in, Berretta takes Finlay down with a headlock and he keeps him down there for a short time. Finlay gets free and he clobbers a charging Berretta with a drop kick, Finlay follows that up by nailing Berretta with a running European uppercut. T tags in and he assaults Finlay with strikes in the corner, T slams Finlay before tagging Berretta into the match so he can rake the eyes of Finlay.

T tags back in so he can hit Finlay with a slingshot swanton for a near fall, Yano tags back in and throws Finlay into the exposed corner. Ishii tags in and he attacks an injured Finlay with some chops, Finlay tries fighting back and Ishii drops him with a forearm strike. Finlay avoids a clothesline before dropping Ishii with a back suplex, Cobb tags in and he nails the opposing team with a variety of suplexes. Cobb and Ishii get into a forearm strike exchange in the middle of the ring, Ishii recovers and he drops Cobb with a suplex. Cobb gets back up to nail Ishii with a suplex followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall, Yano then trips up Cobb.

Elgin hits the ring to lay out Ishii and Yano with a double running clothesline, Ishii recovers to nail Cobb with a lariat. Elgin then takes out Ishii with a second rope shoulder tackle, Kitamura tags in and he assaults T with some chops. Kitamura then hits T with a running back elbow strike in the corner, Kitamura would then catch T with a spear for a near fall. Kitamura picks up T and he assaults him with some forearm strikes, Berretta hits the ring to lay out Kitamura with a tornado DDT. Berretta and T hit Kitamura with a double choke slam for a near fall, T hits Kitamura with the Awful Waffle for the three count.

Winners: Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Berretta & Chucky T)

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