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DOUBLE CHAMPION CROWNED AT WRESTLEKINGDOM 14
Tetsuya Naito has become the first person in NJPW history to hold both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles at the same time.
Intercontinental Champion Naito defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada on night two of WrestleKingdom 14 in the ‘Double Gold Dash’ to win both titles.
This is Naito’s fifth Intercontinental Championship reign, and his second IWGP Championship reign. For full results of day two, click here.
WILL OSPREAY POSSIBLY SUFFERS INJURY
According to PWInsider, Will Ospreay reportedly suffered an ankle injury or possibly a broken heel during last night’s IWGP Junior. Heavyweight Championship Match against Hiromu Takahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 14.
Will Ospreay tweeted a picture with the caption “sad pig” and it appears to show him icing his foot. The injury could have occurred when Ospreay hit his Sasuke special.
Nothing has been confirmed by NJPW or Ospreay at time of writing.
WRESTLE KINGDOM 14 ATTENDANCE ANNOUNCED
A grand total of 70,071 fans checked out NJPW’s biggest show of the year, WrestleKingdom 14.
The attendance on day one drew 40,008 fans to the Tokyo Dome and the second night brought in 30,063. In regards to day one, NJPW Reddit moderator @EvanDeadlySinsW, only the outfield seats were available, and those were opened the day of the show due to ticket demand.
Wrestle Kingdom 13 drew 38,162 fans and Wrestle Kingdom 12 brought in 34,995.
SECOND DUSTY CLASSIC MATCH CONFIRMED FOR NXT
NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang) vs. NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA (Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish) has been announced for this coming weeks episode of NXT.
This is the second tournament match announced for Wednesday, with another NXT UK vs NXT clash, as The Forgotten Sons will face Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel).
IMPACT WRESTLING ANNOUNCES WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
Impact Wrestling announced that Tessa Blanchard has won “Wrestler of the Year.”
She also won “Match of the Year” thanks to her match against Impact World Champion Sami Callihan at Slammiversary in July, and “Finishing Move of the Year.”
At Next Sunday’s Hard to Kill in Dallas, Blanchard will get a shot at Callihan’s Impact World Title.
THUNDER ROSA WINS GOLD IN JAPAN
NWA Talent Thunder Rosa captured the Tokyo Joshi Pro international Princess Championship in the main event of the promotion’s New Year Dish show at Itabashi Green Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Rosa defeated Maki Itoh ending her 78-day reign with the title, having two successful title defences.
BREED PRO WRESTLING TO RETURN
After their highly successful ‘Starrcave’ show last year, Breed Pro Wrestling have announced that they will be returning on Saturday 28th of March.
After taking a break due to the financial issues surrounding Starrcave (the show had to be moved back), they are returning with ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’ at Hex Nightclub in Sheffield.
The first match announced is a long-standing feud in Breed, as Session Moth Martina will face Gene Munny in a no disqualification match.
TWO NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN OTT
We had a pair of new champions at OTT ‘Stickin Out’ in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Sammii Jayne became a two-time OTT Women’s Champion, defeating Katey Harvey and Adam Maxted defeated Mark Haskins to become the new OTT Gender Neutral Champion.