NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 Night 1 Results (01/04): Tokyo, Japan

NJPW recently had the first night of their Wrestle Kingdom Event, which took place from Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The show saw IWGP World Heavyweight Champion “Switchblade” Jay White put his IWGP World Heavyweight Title on the line against “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada in the main event.

Below are the results from the show:

– Ryohei Oiwa vs. Boltin Oleg in a Three Minute Exhibition Match ends in a Double Count-Out.

– Shingo Takagi, Great-O-Khan, Toru Yano and SHO were the final four participants of the 2023 KOPW Right To Challenge/New Japan Rambo Match and will face each other as part of NJPW’s New Year Dash Event.

– Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima and Togi Makabe def. Tiger Mask, Minoru Suzuki and Tatsumi Fujinami in an Antonio Inoki Memorial 6-Man Tag Team Match.

– Catch 2/2 (Francesco Akira and TJP) (c) def. LiYOH (Lio Rush and YOH) to retain their IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships.

– KAIRI (c) def. Tam Nakano to retain her IWGP Women’s Championship. After the match, Mercedes Moné (F.K.A. Sasha Banks in the WWE) made an appearance and confronted KAIRI. Mercedes Moné then attacked KAIRI and issued a challenge for her IWGP Women’s Championship at NJPW’s Battle in the Valley Event on February 18th.

– Bishamon (YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto) def. FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (c) to become the new IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.

– Zack Sabre Jr. def. Ren Narita to win the finals of the NJPW World TV Championship Tournament and become the inaugural NJPW World TV Champion.

– Tama Tonga def. “The Machinegun” Karl Anderson (c) to become new NEVER Openweight Champion.

– Shota Umino, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Keiji Muto def. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, SANADA and Tetsuya Naito) in a Keiji Muto Last 6-Man Match Tag Team Match In NJPW.

– Hiromu Takahashi def. Taiji Ishimori (c), Master Wato and El Desperado in a 4-Way Match to become the new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion.

– Kenny Omega def. Will Ospreay to become the new IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion.

– Kazuchika Okada def. Jay White (c) to become the new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. After the match, Shingo Takagi challenged Kazuchika Okada to a future match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

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