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NJPW: 49th Anniversary Show Results | 4th March 2021

New Japan Pro-Wrestling | NJPW: 49th Anniversary Show | Thursday 4th March 2021 |16:00 | Budokan Hall, Tokyo.


Hirooki Goto, Gabriel Kidd, Tomoaki Honma & Master Wato def. DOUKI, Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi

Goto hit an Ushigoroshi on his second attempt, then hit a GTR for the pin on DOUKI. Ahead of their first-round New Japan Cup match, Honma and Suzuki traded blows after the bell. Suzuki dropped Honma with a forearm. 


EVIL, Jay White, Chase Owens, KENTA & Taiji Ishimori def. Ryusuke Taguchi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare

KENTA fell victim to a 5-on-1. Tanahashi tagged in and he was on the wrong end of a 5-on-1 Bullet Club attack. Bullet Club used their human centipede abdominal stretch on Tana. Tana hit a dragon screw on Owens and tagged Finlay. Finlay was quickly cut off after an Owens knee strike. EVIL tagged in and got hit with a Finlay neck breaker. Taguchi tagged in and immediately got hit with Everything is EVIL for the pin. 


SHO, Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii def. BUSHI, Shingo Takagi & SANADA

SHO tagged in for a nice exchange with Shingo. Shingo hit a big tackle and tagged BUSHI. BUSHI connected with a missile dropkick, a basement dropkick and a DDT. Everyone jumped in ahead of the finish. Shingo and BUSHI doubled up on SHO. SHO hit Shingo with a spear. SHO hit a deadlift German to BUSHI. SHO hit a lariat and called for Shock Arrow. He hit it, then pinned BUSHI. Ishii and SANADA traded chops after the match. 


Wrestle Grand Slam was announced for May 15 in Yokohama Stadium and in the Tokyo Dome on May 29. 


49th Anniversary Show; New Japan Cup 2021 – First Round: 
Jeff Cobb def. Satoshi Kojima

Kojima blocked Tour of the Islands. Cobb blocked a lariat. Kojima hit a lariat, but Cobb kicked out. Kojima removed his elbow pad. Cobb blocked a lariat with a superkick. Kojima blocked a lariat with a shoulder block. Kojima went for another lariat, but Cobb caught him coming in and hit a Tour of the Islands for the pin. 


49th Anniversary Show; New Japan Cup 2021 – First Round: 
Great-O-Khan def. Tetsuya Naito

O-Khan used a key lock on the knee, then used a kneebar. Naito fought the hold for a long time. He teased tapping out, he teased reaching the ropes, but Red Shoes eventually called for the stoppage. O-Khan continued stomping on the knee after the bell. Naito was helped to the back. 


49th Anniversary Show;
IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Championships: 
Kota Ibushi def. El Desperado

Ibushi held up Desperado’s hand in a show of respect after the match. Ibushi cut a promo. He said he will unify the titles, he will take on all challengers and specifically called out Tanahashi at the commentary desk. He closed by saying will never leave us, he will never betray us. 


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