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New Japan Pro Wrestling 45th Anniversary Show Results

New Japan Pro Wrestling celebrated it’s 45th anniversary this week, with a special event with huge implications for the New Japan Cup.

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING CELEBRATED IT’s 45th ANNIVERSARY WITH DEBUTS, TITLE CHANGES AND A UNIQUE MAIN EVENT.

In Ota City General Gymnasium (the venue where the very first show was held on March 6th, 1972) The IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defeated Tiger Mask W, the character from the anime of the same name come to life, in a unique non-title match.

‘The Rainmaker’ met the ‘Anime Superstar’ last night on New Japan’s birthday.

Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan, who replaced G.B.H following Tomoaki Honma‘s serious injury, defeated Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano to win the IWGP Heavyweight tag team titles.

 Zack Sabre Jr. continued his banner 2017, adding the RPW British Heavyweight Title to his PWG and Evolve titles, by knocking off Katsuyori Shibata, following a distraction by Minoru Suzuki and an attack from Davey Boy Smith Jr. Sabre Jr was then announced as the newest member of Suzuki-Gun. It was a great night for Suzuki-Gun as Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Roppongi Vice to win the IWGP Junior Tag Team Titles. The only title that did not change hands was the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, when Hiromu Takahashi beat Ryusuke Taguchi.

Zack Sabre Jr became a three promotion heavyweight champion, and also joined the devious Suzuki-Gun.

In other matches, The Chaos team of Hirooki Goto , YOSHI-HASHI, Jado and Gedo defeated Suzuki-Gun‘s Minoru Suzuki, Taka Michinoku, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Desperado, The Bullet Club quartet of Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Tonga Roa bested Jushin Thunder Liger, Yuji Nagata, David Finlay and Tiger Mask and  L.I.J‘s BUSHI, SANADA, EVIL (NEVER Six Man Tag Team champions) and Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Intercontinental champion) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Micheal Elgin and KUSHIDA.

Finally, Manabu Nakanishi defeated Tomoyuki Oka to open the show.

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