Wrestle Kingdom 12 Results

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual Tokyo Dome concluded early this morning. The 6-hour super-show featured 9 matches, 7 of which were for championships.

Wrestle Kingdom 12 Results

  1. Masahito Kakihara won the New Japan Rumble
    • Kakihara won the Rumble by eliminating Cheeseburger last. The 45-year-old former Best of the Super Juniors winner has been battling cancer and encouraged people to donate to Takayama’s fund.
  2. The Young Bucks defeated Roppongi 3K (c) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
  3. Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii, and Toru Yano won the 6-Man Tag Team Championship Gauntlet
    • Former champions, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa were the last team eliminated.
  4. Kota Ibushi defeated Cody
  5. Hirooki Goto defeated Minoru Suzuki to win the NEVER Openweight Championship
    • Suzuki was forced to shave the back of his hair off in the ring after the match.
  6. Will Ospreay defeated Marty Scurll, Hiromu Takahashi, and KUSHIDA to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  7. Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Jay White to retain the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
  8. Kenny Omega defeated Chris Jericho to retain the IWGP United States Championship
  9. Kazuchika Okada defeated Tetsuya Naito to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship