Monday, August 3, 2020

Taiji Ishimori Wins IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 13

New Japan’s annual Tokyo Dome show is now underway. The stacked card could end up being one of NJPW’s best ever and we’ve got the results as and when they happen.

Taiji Ishimori defeated KUSHIDA to become the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion in the 6th match of the might. Ishimori hit the Bloody Cross to become the new champion and end KUSHIDA’s 6th reign with the belt.

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After the match the commentary team were describing the win as the end of an era. The team where discussing KUSHIDA being one the greatest performers in the division’s history and the vibe felt like his time in NJPW was coming to an end. There have been numerous reports recently linking KUSHIDA with WWE, so there may well be a chance that his contact ends soon with New Japan and he appears in NXT. Though this is in no way confirmed.

You can follow all of our coverage for this historic event here

Here’s the full card for the event:

  • NEVER Openweight Championship Match – Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match – Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado) (c) vs. Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi & BUSHI)
  • RPW British Heavyweight Championship Match – Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Zac Sabre Jr.
  • IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match – Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match – Cody (c) vs. Juice Robinson
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match – KUSHIDA (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori
  • Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada
  • IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship No Disqualification Match – Chris Jericho (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match – Kenny Omega (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

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