On a history-making night, we see the end of a legend’s career and the birth of a new era of double gold.
NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles, Gauntlet Match: Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL, BUSHI & Shingo Takagi) defeated Champions Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano, and Togi Makabe), CHAOS (Robbie Eagles, YOSHI-HASHI, & Tomohiro Ishii) & Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, & Bad Luck Fale) to win the titles
The match began with Bullet Club and CHAOS. Bullet Club were eliminated after a thrust kick from YOSHI-HASHI on Chase Owens, followed up by an Iishi brainbuster for the pinfall elimination.
Up next was Suzuki-gun. They looked in firm control against CHAOS, but after Kanemaru missed Deep Impact Eagles cradled him for the pin and the second elimination for CHAOS.
Third to enter was L.I.J. The ended was a bit messed as EVIL hit Darkness Falls on Iishi, but he was late to kick out, so the referee was forced to call for the bell. EVIL hit Everything is Evil on Iishi anyway.
The final fall saw the champions enter and Yano immediately removed a turnbuckle and nearly rolled Shingo Takagi up to retain the gold. Taguchi had Shingo locked in the ankle lock, but he rolled through and BUSHI spat black mist into Taguchi’s eyes. Shingo hit Made in Japan to win the gold for Los Ingobernanbles de Japon.
Hiromu Takahashi & Ryu Lee defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Naoki Sano via pinfall
The match began with Hiromu and Liger, and Liger goes through all of his big submissions. They were set to tag to their respective partners, hut Ryu Lee and Takahashi jumped their opponents to take control. The duo tried another double team, but a pair of tilt-a-whirl backbreakers allowed him to take in Sano who hit a pair of dropkicks. We end up back with Hiromu, who reigns down forearms until Liger cuts him off with a powerbomb. Ryu Lee’s dive only hits his partner and hits a shotei followed up with a brainbuster for a near fall. Liger fights on, but another shotei is countered into a big clotheslines and Hiromu hits the timebomb for the victory.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles: Roppongi 3K defeated Champions Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) via pinfall to win the titles
Roppongi 3K jump-start the match, hitting a huge flip dive onto the champions and start off hot until ELP and Ishimori bail to the outside. Bullet Club take control on the outside and work over SHO, specifically his neck and back. Bullet Club tactics ahoy, including a double groin stomp in the corner. A huge spear from SHO allows him the tag to YOH who runs wild on both men. SHO showed his unbelievable strength, german suplexing both men. Bullet Club get back in control, but when they got for a 3K of their own, El Phantasmo is rocked by a big canadian destroyer. El Phantasmo tries to use a low blow, but SHO is wearing a cup. Ishimori is dropped with 3K and then El Phantasmo is rocked with a double team Shock Arrow for the win.
RevPro British Heavyweight Title: Champion Zack Sabre Jr. defeated SANADA via pinfall to retain the title.
The two start off with fast technical wrestling, neither man gaining the advantage. The two go back-and-forth, hold for hold, SANADA gaining the upper hand until he misses a moonsault which allows ZSJ to lock in some vicious submissions. SANADA dropkicks the knee of Zack regaining the advantage, hitting a huge PK when SANADA misses a moonsault. Pin attempt after pin attempt after pin attempt from both men, but ZSJ comes out on top after countering SANADA’s European clutch. Absolutely fantastic.
IWGP United States Title: Champion Jon Moxley defeated Juice Robinson via pinfall to retain the title.
Juice Robinson gets a jump on Moxley with a big dive, and this degenerates into a fight early on. Juice hits a drop toe hold into a chair, followed up by a cannonball into a seated Moxley. An enraged champion lays out Juice with a steel chair to take control, laying in right hands in the process. Juice rallies back, but Moxley counters with a figure four leg lock. Moxley takes it to the outside again with a chair, but Juice hits ‘the left hand of God’ into the chair, into Mox. The two exchange german suplexes, but a lariat puts Moxley back in control. The pair throw huge fists, with Juice hitting two more ‘left hand of God’s, but Moxley counters Pulp Friction into a double arm DDT, which rolls through into a Death Rider for the victory.
Post-match, Minoru Suzuki arrives and beats down Jon Moxley. Suzuki accepts the challenge and makes his intentions clear for the United States Title.
NEVER Openweight Title: Hirooki Goto defeated Champion KENTA via pinfall to win the title
Goto beats down KENTA to open, overpowering his smaller opponent. KENTA gets back into things with a big kick and throws to the outside. KENTA dropped Goto with a DDT on the ramp, forcing the challenger to take a 19 count on the outside. KENTA works over Goto with big kicks until Goto counters with a huge discus clothesline. KENTA retakes the advantage with a big diving clothesline and DDT, but Goto counters the flying knee into an Oshigoroushi. Goto cannot maintain any advantage, as KENTA locks in Game Over and hitting a draping DDT as Goto gets to the ropes. KENTA hits a PK and a flying knee for a near fall. Heavy lariats and strikes from both, gets the GTW for a near fall but hits the GTR for the win.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that the 2020 G1 Climax 30 will take place in October, due to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Jay White defeated Kota Ibushi via pinfall
Jay White immediately bailed to the outside, allowed Gedo to run interference but it didn’t work as Ibushi hit quick strikes on White. White fought back, dropping Ibushi neck and chin first onto the guard rail from the ring apron and working him over on the outside. Ibushi gets back into it with a snap hurricanrana and a missile dropkick, but White cuts that off with a handful of hair and a DDT. The two exchanged big moves, Ibushi going to a place and dropping White over and over with big forearms. White fought back with the kiwi crusher and a sick saito suplex. White hits a sick top-rope urinage and a sleeper suplex, but Kota rallies with a V-Trigger to leave both men down. Jay White threw Kota Ibushi into the referee and Gedo hit Ibushi with a chair, but it had no effect. he dropped Gedo, following up with a huge knee and the last ride but there’s no referee. Ibushi lays him out with two big kicks and a kamagoye, but Gedo pulls the referee out. Gedo tries to interfere again but White smashes Ibushi with a chair, followed up by Gedo hitting him with brass knuckles. White hits a bloody sunday followed up by Bladerunner for the win.
Jay White hit a second Bladerunner on Ibushi post-match for good measure.
Chris Jericho defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi via submission
Chris Jericho brought the AEW Title out with him, and All Elite Wrestling is mentioned a lot so take that as you would. The two veterans go hold-for-hold in the early going until Jericho lowbridged Tanahashi, following up with the triangle dropkick. Jericho slammed a gate into Tanahashi’s head and hit a vicious DDT on the English announce table, putting him in firm control. Jericho misses his own High Fly Flow, allowing Tanahashi back in but Jericho throws the referee in Hiroshi’s path, allowing him to hit a low blow. Jericho worked over Tanahashi with his weight belt, but Tanahashi went low himself. Jericho gets dumped to the outside attempting a lionsault and is caught with a huge High Fly Flow to the floor by Ace. Jericho beats the 19 count, but is caught up in a pair of dragon screw leg whips. Jericho got the knees up on a High Fly Flow, and hit a Lionsault for a near fall. Tanahashi blocks the Judas Effect and hits a straightjacket german suplex for a near fall. Jericho locks in the Liontamer, but Tanahashi powers out of it. Jericho counters the High Fly Flow again, this time with a codebreaker. Tanahashi sidesteps the Judas Effect and hits a codebreaker of his own for a near fall. Tanahashi goes for another High Fly Flow, but Jericho rolls through into the Liontamer once more. Jericho pulled back, and the Ace had no choice but to tap out.
IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Titles: Champion Testuya Naito defeated Champion Kazuchika Okada via pinfall to win both titles
Kazuchika Okada gained a quick start with a big DDT. Naito fired back with a big back elbow, a dropkick and combination cabron. Naito followed up with an apron DDT to the outside, working the neck of Okada. However, Naito hesitated so Okada could drop him with a big boot. Okada was in firm control until Okada hit some big elbows, a spinebuster and a top-rope hurricanrana. Okada countered back with the John Woo dropkick. A second dropkick, this time from the top to the outside further strengthened Okada’s advantage as ‘Rainmaker’ slams Naito’s knee into the floor and delivering a shin breaker into the announce table. Naito just beats the 20-count only to be dropped with a huge dropkick for a near fall. Naito countered the german suplex with a tornado DDT to get himself back into the fight, hitting a high angle Gloria and top-rope poison hurricanrana. Okada looked to have things well in hand, but Naito absorbed a dropkick and hit Destino for the closest of two counts. The two exchanged forearms until Okada nailed a spinning rainmaker and in an unbelievable exchange, Okada countered a Destino into a spinning tombstone and a rainmaker, which Naito amazingly kicked out of. Okada went back to the knee of Naito, hit two short clotheslines but Naito countered the rainmaker again into a Destino but his knee stopped it from being three. Tetsuya Naito hit his Stardust Press, but that’s still not enough. Naito then hit Valentia and a final Destino for the historic win. What a match.
Tetsuya Naito grabbed the microphone and said that winning the main event of the Tokyo is pretty great and hopefully they’ll do it again sometime and Okada raises a fist in respect to Naito. Tetsuya Naito says he will never forget this weekend and with both belts he will step forward into the future.
Naito was set to close with his usual L.I.J closing speech but KENTA attacks Naito, denying him his crowning moment, dropping him with a Go To Sleep.