This morning NJPW celebrated Togi Makabe’s 20th anniversary with the promotion at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Check video of Honma and Makabe making their entrance:
NJPW Togi Makabe 20th Anniversary Show Results
Henare vs. Tomoyuki Oka
– This match was stopped just minutes in after Henare appeared to legit injure his ankle.
Winner: Oka via ref stoppage
Jado and Gedo (CHAOS) vs. Taka Michinoku and El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun)
– Jado got Michinoku to tap to a crossface.
Tiger Mask, Jushin Liger, Yuji Nagata, and Katsuyori Shibata vs. Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Takashi Iizuka and Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki-Gun)
– Suzuki and Shibata look to be building to a match as they brawled around ringside.
– Kanemaru pinned Tiger Mask and then stole his mask.
– Suzuki cut a promo on Shibata afterwards, Shibata then came back to the ring and they brawled some more.
David Finlay, Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida, Juice Robinson and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bushi, Hiromu Takahashi, EVIL, Sanada and Tetsuya Naito (Los Ingobernables)
– Taguchi and Takahashi were paired up quite a bit, as they will be competing for the junior heavyweight title the next time it is defended.
– Juice Robinson continues to climb the rankings, as he picked up the win for his team.
Winners: Finlay, Taguchi, Kushida, Tanahashi and Juice Robinson
Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Hirooki Goto and Kazuchika Okada (CHAOS)
– Okada pinned Nakanishi with the Rainmaker.
Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe (GBH) vs. Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano (CHAOS)
– For those unaware, the team of “Great Bash Heel” (GBH) used to be a much larger stable, and featured many wrestlers currently in CHAOS. Then they turned on Makabe, who was their leader, and joined Okada and Nakamura in CHAOS. Makabe savours every opportunity he gets for revenge.
– He got his revenge here, as he finished off Yano with the King Kong Knee Drop for the win.
Winners: Great Bash Heel (GBH)