NJPW offered 2 epic shows this week-end live from Long Beach, California (full cards here). Every IWGP and NEVER title were on the line and the first-ever IWGP United States Championship was crowned on the USA soil. NJPW, CMLL and ROH talents squared off during 2 nights to remember. NJPW already announced she will be back in the USA next year because of the tremendous success of those shows.


* CHAOS (Will Ospreay, Rappongo Vice & Briscoe Brothers) defeated Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Young Bucks, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi)

* Los Ingobernables de Japon (Sanada, Evil, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi) defeated Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Volador Jr., Dragon Lee & Titan

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #1: Jay Lethal pinned Hangman Page

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #2: Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Juice Robinson

* Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida, Jay White & David Finlay defeated Billy Gunn, Yoshitatsu, Yohei Komatsu & Sho Tanaka

* IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: War Machine (Raymond Rowe and Hansen) defeated Guerillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tonga Roa) (c)

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #3: Tomohiro Ishii pinned Tetsuya Naito

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #4: Kenny Omega pinned Michael Elgin

* IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada pinned Cody (w/ Brandi)

Kenny Omega tried to make Brandi stop the match by giving her a towel to throw in the ring, the same way Cody tried to do to stop Omega match at NJPW Dominion 6.11



* Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Kushida and David Finlay defeated Yoshi Tatsu and The Tempura Boys (Sho Tanaka and Yohei Komatsu)

* IWGP US Title Tournament – Semifinal #1: Kenny Omega defeated Jay Lethal

* IWGP US Title Tournament – Semifinal #2: Tomohiro Ishii defeated Zach Sabre Jr.

* Dragon Lee, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Volador Jr. and Titan pinned Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada, EVIL, Bushi and Tetsuya Naito)

* Bullet Club (Guerillas of Destiny and Hangman Page)  vs War Machine (Raymond Rowe and Hansen) and Michael Elgin

* IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) (c) defeated Rappongi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Baretta)

* Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale and Cody) w/Brandi Rhodes vs Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) w/Gedo

Cody entered on his own, without the rest of The Bullet Club. After the match, Cody grabbed the world title belt and held it upin front a booing crowd.

IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Billy Gunn

Billy Gunn shook hands with Tanahashi in a show of respect after the match

* IWGP US Title Tournament – Final:  Kenny Omega w/The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) defeated Tomohiro Ishii to become the first-ever IWGP United States Champion.

After the match, Cody grabbed the belt from Omega. Even if the two finally embraced, dissension seems to be spreading into The Bullet Club.


By Steph Franchomme

News, Reviews, Social Media Editor, Impact Wrestling Reviewer, Interviewer Well, call me The Boss... And French...

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