NJPW Road To Dominion: Night 1 Results (6/1) New IWGP Tag Team Champions Crowned In Korakuen
New Japan Pro Wrestling aired a free edition of Road To Dominion on Tuesday. The show was headlined by Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. regaining the IWGP Tag Team Titles that they lost at Wrestle Kingdom, as well as the return of their manager Miho Abe. The nearly-30min bout with Guerrillas of Destiny seemed to put a cap on the 6-month feud between the two teams.
After the bout, Zack Sabre Jr. pointed out that Weezer has released two albums in the time it took Dangerous Tekkers to regain the belts, and “nobody even wants ONE Weezer album.” The win was an emotional one for Sabre’s partner Taichi, who recently recovered from a positive COVID infection.
After the match, Zack Sabre Jr. dropped an open challenge to any team in the country of Japan, name dropping All Japan Pro Wrestling in the process.
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Elsewhere on the card, Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan continued their dominant streak, as they bested Kota Ibushi and Young Lion Yota Tsuji. Also El Desperado got Suzuki-gun the win in tag action, ahead of his Jr. Heavyweight Title defense on June 7th.
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- Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado) def. SHO, YOH & Yuya Uemura by pinfall. (11:36)
El Desperado pinned Yuya Uemura via Pinche Loco.
- Bullet Club (EVIL, Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens & El Phantasmo) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomoaki Honma, Tiger Mask & Ryusuke Taguchi by pinfall. (12:37)
Taiji Ishimori pinned Tiger Mask via Bloody Cross
- United Empire (Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb) def. Kota Ibushi & Yota Tsuji by pinfall. (12:32)
Great-O-Khan pinned Yota Tsuji via Eliminator.
- CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii) def. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI) by pinfall. (16:31)
Hirooki Goto pinned SANADA via Goto-Nishiki.
- IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) def. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) by pinfall. (26:08)
Zack Sabre Jr. pinned Tama Tonga via Dangerous Zack Driver.
NJPW will return for Road To Dominion on June 2nd at 5:30am ET on NJPWWorld.com