NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night Two Results (01/05) – Okada/Ospreay For The IWGP World Title

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Tonight's announced card:

- Flying Tiger (Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask) (c) vs. Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo) vs. The Mega Coaches (Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

- Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid vs. Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani in a Stardom exhibition match

- Chase Owens vs. Cima vs. Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano in a Four-way match for the Provisional KOPW 2022 Trophy

- House of Torture (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi & Sho) (c) (w/ Dick Togo) vs. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh) for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship

- Sanada vs. Great-O-Khan

- Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb

- KENTA (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi in a No DQ match for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship


- Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Will Ospreay for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

The NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night Two Pre-Show

- Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Tomoaki Honma def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Gedo & Jado)

- Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Master Wato def. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taka Michinoku)

- Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & Douki)

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night Two

- Kevin Kelly and Chris Charlton are our commentators for Night Two via video link. Kevin Kelly is broadcasting from the USA and Chris Charlton from an undisclosed location in Tokyo.

Flying Tiger (Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask) (c) vs. Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo) vs. The Mega Coaches (Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

The match begins with The Mega Coaches starting the offense on Bullet Club, as Tiger Mask was taken out and sent out of the ring as the bell rang. Ishimori and Robbie Eagles go at it as Taguchi is sent out of the ring. El Phantasmo and Ishimori start the beat down on Robbie Eagles in the ring. Kevin Kelly mentions El Phantasmo having something in his boot. Rocky Romero re-enters the fray, but El Phantasmo takes him down before Taguchi re-enters and Phantasmo deals with him with his loaded boot.


El Phantasmo shows off his incredible agility on the ropes, walking across the top rope to the other side at one point, whilst holding the wrist of Taguchi. Taguchi and Romero eventually fly out of the ring taking out Eagles and Ishimori. In the ring, Tiger Mask delivers his signature suplex from the top rope to El Phantasmo, and eventually scores a two-count on the pin. Tiger Mask continues his dominance in this high-action fast-paced contest. Kevin Kelly states the first team to get a fall wins the match, as there has been no tagging in and out at this point.

The Mega Coaches double team Robbie Eagles and almost pick up the victory before El Phantasmo breaks up the count. Bullet Club regains some control of the match as Phantasmo heads to the top rope and hits a Thunder Kiss on Tiger Mask, but Tiger Masks kicks out of the pin attempt. Phantasmo accidentally kicks Ishimori out of the ring, before he is ganged up by the other two teams. All four men hold him down as they take off his loaded boot. Robbie Eagles retrieves a metal plate that El Phantasmo had hidden for his advantage. The match then pauses as the referee removes Bullet Club from the match.

The remaining teams go back and forth before Taguchi is sent out of the ring and Tiger Mask dives through the middle rope onto him on the outside. Eagles and Romero got at it in the ring. Rocky Romero is in the middle ring with a submission hold applied by Robbie Eagles and Rocky Romero taps out.


Winners: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Flying Tiger via submission

Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid vs. Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani in a Stardom exhibition match

The match gets under in a high-speed fashion as Starlight Kid and Kamitani begin the match. Nakano is taken out on the apron and Iwatani is tagged into the match. Nakano is eventually tagged in as she takes control of Iwantani. Iwantani delivers a lethal kick to the side of the head as she brings Nakano to the middle of the ring and rolls up Nakano for the two-count. Nakano fights back, hits the ropes, but is immediately taken back down from the running knee.

Starlight Kid is tagged back into the match as the pace quickens. Kamitani is also tagged back in and delivers a wonderful dropkick to Kid. All members of each team are now involved as Iwatani delivers a double arm drag in the ring, as Starlight Kid hits a perfect splash Kamitani, but Kamitani kicks out. Starlight Kid then gets on Iwatani's shoulders on the rope and springboards onto Kamitani but Nakano breaks up the pin attempt.


Nakano heads to the top rope and flies outside of the ring onto the Stardom members and Iwatani outside of the ring. In the ring, Kamitani springboards onto Starlight Kid and tries her own pin attempt but she kicks out. Kamitani and Starlight Kid go back and forth, but Iwatani hits Kamitani with a superkick as Starlight goes for the roll-up. Nakano breaks up the pin cover again and then delivers a tiger suplex to Iwatani. Kamitani tags in. She then jumps from the top rope and hits a wonderful splash to pin Starlight Kid.

Winners: Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani via pinfall

Chase Owens vs. Cima vs. Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano in a Four-way match for the Provisional KOPW 2022 Trophy

The match starts with all three men stomping Toru Yano in the middle of the ring. He then rolls out of the ring but appears to search for something under the ring. CIMA and Suzuki then go at it to the delight of the NJPW fans who begin to clap. They trade chops to the chest before CIMA takes down Suzuki. Suzuki then counters his offense, hits the ropes before Yano and Chase Owens pull him out of the ring. CIMA then dives onto the outside landing on the three men.

Back in the ring, Chase Owens and CIMA battle. Chase hits a running knee, which sees CIMA roll out of the ring. Toru Yano then enters the fray and removes one of the corner pads. Owens then tries to punch Suzuki, but it doesn't affect him. He then strikes Owens who falls straight to the mat. CIMA is now back in and hits Toru Yano with a leg submission whilst also delivering a suplex to Owens at the same time. Suzuki keeps knocking CIMA down whilst Yano is still wrapped in the leg submission by CIMA. Yano is eventually let go of as all men lock each other in a headlock and the referee calls for a rope break.


Owens and Yano then collide before CIMA re-enters and hits Chase Owens with a driver to plant him onto the mat. CIMA hits the top rope and hits his finisher before Suzuki returns and locks in CIMA with a sleeper. Toru Yano re-enters before Suzuki hits him with a piledriver and secures the victory via pinfall.

Winner: Provisional KOPW 2022 Trophy winner, Minoru Suzuki via pinfall

After the match, Suzuki attacks Toru Yano but as they get near the ropes, Yano locks Suzuki to the top rope with some handcuffs. Suzuki is then unlocked by a Young Lion, who he then proceeds to punch after unlocking him.

House of Torture (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi & Sho) (c) (w/ Dick Togo) vs. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh) for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship

The bell sounds and we get underway in all-out action once again. A very fast pace to the show's action tonight. EVIL goes to the eyes of Goto in the ring and sends Goto into the steal in the corner where Yujiro removed the corner pad. Sho is tagged in and he takes advantage of EVIL's wearing down of Goto. Yoh enters the ring to go after Sho but pays the price with a knee and is sent out of the ring.


Yujiro is now tagged in as he continues to assault before Goto blocks his suplex attempts and uses his strength, before knocking Yujiro down. EVIL enters untagged, but Goto has found his way back into the match, and eventually tags in Yoshi-Hashi. Yoshi-Hashi takes out Yujiro before delivering a neck breaker to EVIL. He then delivers a dropkick to Yujiro in the corner of the ring. Yoshi-Hashi and Yujiro trade blows before Yujiro is put down by Yoshi-Hashi with a lariat. Yoh and Sho are then tagged in.

They then temporarily take up the tempo as they pick up where they left off last night. Yoh then looks to gain control, but as he hits the rope, EVIL pulls his legs and he falls to the canvas. House of Torture then gains an advantage as Sho delivers a powerbomb to Yoh, but he is saved by his teammates. Dick Togo then enters as the referee is distracted by Sho holding a wrench, but his attempts fail. Chaos turns the tables and Yoh and Sho continue in the ring. Yoh then tries to hit his finisher, before EVIL enters a low blow Yoh as the referee was distracted again. The wrench is then used by Sho and House of Torture win via pinfall.

Winners: Still NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, House of Torture (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi & Sho) via pinfall


The entire Pro Wrestling NOAH roster heads to the ring and enters through the audience with Keiji Mutoh leading them. They take to the microphone to further NJPW vs. Pro Wrestling NOAH event on Saturday. Some of the NJPW roster members come to the ring including Shingo Takagi. They try and verbally get the better of each other by claiming they are the best in Japan. NOAH says they came to pick a fight tonight at the Tokyo Dome. They say that they are the elite of professional wrestling and insults the NJPW fans. They claim they will change the pecking order in Japanese wrestling and NOAH will become the top promotion in the country.

A video plays showcasing NJPW's upcoming events including New Japan Cup 2022 and Wrestling Dontaku 2022.

Sanada vs. Great-O-Khan

Both men lock up to get the match underway as they feel each other out. Great-O-Khan attempts to control the left arm of Sanada, but Sanada reverses. Sanada then delivers a dropkick which sends Great-O-Khan to the outside. He attempts the moonsault, as Great-O-Khan heads back into the ring, Sanada turns around into a clothesline on the apron. Great-O-Khan hits a waist lock takedown and takes control of the match.


Great-O-Khan attempts a number of pinfalls but Sanada kicks out each time. Chris Charlton does a great job putting over Great-O-Khan discussing his track record and history. Sanada hits a dropkick to the knee to try and spur his way back into the match. Sanada flips up and delivers a series of arm drags before sending Great-O-Khan outside of the ring. The match resumes in the ring and attempts to lock Great-O-Khan into submission but he counters and drives Sanada face-first into the match.

Great-O-Khan eventually leaps over the top rope, after he doubted himself last night, and lands on Sanada to the gasp of the NJPW fans. It leads to the United Empire member taking control of the match once more and locks in the bridge as he pins Sanadabut he kicks out. Great-O-Khan locks Sanada into the Sheep Killer submission before Sanada escapes before Great-O-Khan reverses, then Sanada reverses and locks Sanada in the claw. He eventually gets Sanada back in the Sheep Killer submission and then lifts Sanada up. Sanada shifts his weight to escape and hits a tiger suplex, pinning Great-O-Khan but he kicks out. Sanada then attempts a moonsault but he lands on Great-O-Khan's knees.

Both men exchange blows in the middle of the ring as the NJPW fans clap each forearm strike. Sanada hits Great-O-Khan with a spinning kick before he counters that with a knockout punch. Great-O-Khan attempts the pin but Sanada gets his shoulder up. Great-O-Khan then hits his own moonsault, as Sanada reverses and locks in a bridge to pin Great-O-Khan.


Winner: Sanada

Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb

Jeff Cobb immediately attacks Naito in the corner. He sends Naito into another corner as he responds with his own attack on Cobb, focusing on the left leg. Naito pushes the referee down as Naito is fired up. Cobb is on the apron and attempts a suplex to Naito, but Naito dropkicks Cobb to the outside. Naito keeps working on the left leg on the outside, specifically aiming for the knee. Cobb manages to lift Naito up on the outside, slams him into the ring post, and then drops a vertical suplex on the hard surface below.

The referee counts as Naito tries to get his breath back following the suplex. He rolls back into the ring in time, but Cobb takes firm control of the contest. Cobb shows his strength, lifts Naito up, and slams him onto the ring canvas. He then picks Naito up and runs corner to corner, forcing his back into the turnbuckles. Naito attempts to spur his way back into the contest and sends Cobb down with a dropkick to the knee.

Cobb is hobbling, as Naito positions him in the corner of the ring, and delivers another dropkick to the left knee. He then drags Cobb to the middle of the ring and locks in submission to further aggravate the left knee and apply pressure. Naito takes full advantage and looked for a Kneebreaker, but Cobb counters and he hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Naito begins to dominate the match and continues to focus on the left knee.


Jeff Cobb is up on the top rope and Naito looks to deliver a Frankensteiner, but Cobb counters with a powerbomb from the top. Cobb goes for the cover, but Naito gets the shoulder up at two. Cobb lifted Naito up but Cobb's left knee gave way, and Naito locks him into a leg submission. Cobb has a suspected bust nose at this stage. Cobb turns around and begins to pummel Naito as the blood pouring from his nose fires him up. Naito delivers a kick to the head, but Cobb responds with a clothesline. Naito eventually hits the Destino, driving Cobb into the mat, to pick up the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito via pinfall

KENTA (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi in a No DQ match for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship

Kendo sticks are immediately introduced as both men swing the sticks at each other. Tanahashi gets the advantage and begins to strike KENTA with the kendo stick on the outside. KENTA responds by smashing the championship title in the face of Tanahashi. He now picks up a kendo stick and strikes the challenger on the outside, before taking him into the ring. KENTA then heads under the ring and finds a steel chair. He also pulls out a trash can and also his championship briefcase from last year. KENTA uses the chair and hits Tanahashi on the back, followed by a trash can lid to his head.


KENTA hits the challenger again with the trash can lid. He heads back to the outside and pulls out a ladder from underneath the ring. KENTA lifts up the trash can but Tanahashi hits a dropkick to the knee and the champion goes face-first into the steel. Tanahashi then hits KENTA in the head with the trash can lid, followed by the trash can to the skull. He then places the trash can over KENTA's head and rattles a steel chair against him. Tanahashi then pulls out a guitar from underneath the ring.

He gets ready to smash the guitar over KENTA's head and connects. He heads back out of the ring and looks for more weapons. He now finds a table and sets the table up on the outside. KENTA then receives a dragon screw leg whip onto the middle ring rope as he tries to attack Tanahashi. Back in the ring, Tanahashi tries to lock in a submission but KENTA grabs the briefcase hits it on the challenger's head. He then uses it with the knee to Tanahashi. KENTA sends Tanahashi to the outside and places him on the table. KENTA heads to the top rope, but Tanahashi gets up and fights with the champion on the top turnbuckle.

Tanahashi heads underneath the ring again and finds multiple steel chairs and throws them into the ring. He sets up a pile of chairs in the ring as Tanahashi knocks KENTA down onto the pile, but Tanahashi also caught some. Tanahashi goes to the top rope, but KENTA moves out of the way as the challenger lands belly first onto the steel chairs. Tanahashi is now sitting in the corner, as KENTA sets up a pile of chairs on top of him. KENTA then delivers a dropkick. KENTA goes for the GTS but Tanahashi counters and hits a neck breaker onto the chairs.


Tanahashi heads back to the outside and brings the table he set up earlier, into the ring. He positions KENTA on the table. KENTA has a surge of adrenaline to hit Tanahashi on the top rope. The champion then hits a  Falcon Arrow through the table below. KENTA heads back out of the ring and looks for another weapon. He pulls out another table. He then pulls out a supersize ladder. You hear the NJPW fans' shock. KENTA sets the ladder and the table up. KENTA puts Tanahashi on the table and climbs the ladder. Tanahashi awakens and pushes KENTA from the top of the ladder onto the trash can below, with his face busted open. Tanahashi then puts KENTA on the table and climbs the ladder. He delivers an incredible splash from the top of the ladder and covers KENTA for the win.

Winner: The NEW IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi via pinfall

Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Will Ospreay for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

The bell sounds as the NJPW fans make some noise. The bout starts on the mat as Ospreay and Okada look to get the early control. They lock up on their feet as Ospreay has Okada in a wristlock but Okada counters, then Ospreay counters, as they head back to the mat. Okada locks Ospreay in a headlock, as Ospreay tries to escape pulling Okada's hair. Ospreay is sent down after coming off the ropes, but he immediately flips up.


Okada then backdrops Ospreay and finds some control of the match. It doesn't take long for Ospreay to counter and deliver a DDT from the middle rope. He goes for the pinfall but Okada kicks out. Ospreay then heads for the top rope and uses a flying forearm to take the champion down. They both head out of the ring. Ospreay calls Okada a "fake champion" as he pushes his face into what he feels is the real IWGP World Title. He then punishes Okada some more as they head back into the ring. Ospreay has Okada locked with the wrist and then delivers a huge spinning side world slam.

Okada eventually counters Ospreay's offense and delivers a Flapjack as he came off the ropes. He builds up some acceleration and knocks the challenger down. Okada begins to get the better of Will Ospreay and delivers a reverse neck breaker and attempts the pinfall, but Ospreay kicks out. Both wrestlers end up on the apron and trade punches as the NJPW fans clap in rhythm to each connection. Okada then dropkicks Ospreay off the apron.  The champion sends Ospreay over the guardrail. He attempts to dive over the guardrail onto Ospreay, but Ospreay hits a dropkick of his own to counter. The challenger then climbs the lighting rig and hits a moonsault onto Okada below.


Back in the ring, Ospreay attempts to finish off Okada but he kicks out before the count of three. He picks up Okada for the Chelsea Grin, but Okada reverses, as Ospreay hits a step-up kick to the head to the champion. Ospreay tries to dive on Okada outside of the ring, but Okada catches him and hits a Tombstone onto the concrete floor. Okada sends Ospreay back in the ring and delivers a missile dropkick but Ospreay kicks out of the pin attempt. The champion locks in a Money Clip. Okada heads to the top turnbuckle again and hits an elbow on top of Will Ospreay. In an incredible sequence, both men counter each other's big moves in some beautiful fashion to show it is going to take something special to end this contest.

Ospreay has Okada hanging over the top rope and delivers a Shooting Star Press, which sees Okada bouncing onto the mat. He then heads to the top turnbuckle and hits a second Shooting Star Press onto Okada on the canvas. He goes for the pin but the champion kicks out. The NJPW fans begin to clap as they show their appreciation for this match. Ospreay then hits a Chelsea Grin. Okada counters Ospreay's next offense, but Ospreay delivers a Tombstone to Okada in the middle of the ring. He mocks Okada, but the champion counters, as Okada uses the Stormbreaker finisher but Ospreay kicks out.


Both men are down in the ring as Ospreay counters the Rainmaker into his own move, showing off his incredible athleticism. Ospreay has ahold of Okada's wrist as he knocks him down. Ospreay then hits a Super Oscutter but Okada kicks out of the pin attempt. Okada then counters the Stormbreaker and hits Ospreay with the Tombstone. Okada then hits two Rainmakers, but only manages a two-count on the pin. Okada manages to get Ospreay in the Money Clip once again. Ospreay wriggles out and delivers a Rainmaker of his own.

Both wrestlers are now on their knees trading blows. They eventually get to their feet and continue trading shots. Ospreay manages to connect with a Hidden Blade, but Okada kicks out of the pinfall at the last second. Both men then trade moves, before Ospreay connects with a knee to the face and a headbutt. Okada then pulls out an incredible dropkick, before ending the match with the Rainmaker.

Winner: Still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via pinfall

Kazuchika Okada is presented with the championship after the match, as the NJPW fans clap in the tune of chanting "Okada." Okada grabs the microphone after the match and says he's the real champion but Will Ospreay is the real deal and he'll respect that. Okada puts over Shingo Takagi and Will Ospreay. Okada says he's the most appropriate champion for this 50th Anniversary year of NJPW. Tetsuya Naito makes his way down to the ring. Naito takes the microphone. Naito praises Okada and say's he's the toughest in NJPW. Naito says he needs to be the next challenger for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Okada says there's no problem with that and calls it done as the fans clap. Okada thanks everyone for their support and wishes Antonio Inoki all the best. Okada gets emotional and says that everyone on the NJPW roster will give their best as long as the fans are there to support them.


That's all for Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night Two!