NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15(2021) Night 1 Results: Ibushi’s Night to Shine

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 1

NJPW held night 1 of Wrestle Kingdom 15- their biggest show of the year in Tokyo, Japan. Kota Ibushi won the IWGP World Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles in the main event. Here are the rest of the results from the event.

22-Man New Japan Rambo: Top 4 Qualify for KOPW Match on Night 2

Winners: Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, BUSHI and Toru Yano
Entrants: 1. Chase Owens, 2. Tomohiro Ishii, 3. Minoru Suzuki, 4. Yuji Nagata, 5. Toa Henare, 6. Hirooki Goto, 7. Yujiro Takahashi, 8. Yoshi- Hashi, 9. Togi Makabe, 10. Tomoaki Honma, 11. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, 12. Rocky Romero, 13. Douki, 14. SHO, 15. BUSHI, 16. Tiger Maskm 17. Bad Luck Fale, 18. Gabriel Kidd, 19. Yuya Uemura, 20. Yota Tsuji, 21. Toru Yano

Hiromu Takahashi defeated El Phantasmo in a singles match.

The Guerrillas of Destiny(Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) defeated Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship.

KENTA(holder) defeated Satoshi Kojima to retain his Contract Rights to IWGP US Championship Match. Before the match, IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley appeared in a pre-recorded video to hype his match on Night 2. He warned that he would be watching the winner very closely.

Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Great-O-Khan in a singles match.

Kazuchika Okada defeated Will Ospreay (w/Bea Priestley) in a singles match.

Kota Ibushi defeated Tetsuya Naito (c) to win the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships.

Post-match, Tetsuya Naito handed both the titles to Kota Ibushi. Jay White, the opponent for Ibushi for tomorrow night, appeared to warn the new champion that he will only have those titles for one night and will expose Ibushi for the fraud that he is. Ibushi replied that he will officially become a god tomorrow night if he retains the titles.

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