Wrestling fans will find it hard to sleep tonight because NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 is upon us. The two shows at the Tokyo Dome are NJPW’s equivalent to WrestleMania. There are seven big matches tonight, but the most important is a main event for the Double Gold. So who will move on to face Jay White on night two? Find out in our Wrestle Kingdom 15 night 1 results.
O) NEW JAPAN RAMBO Winners: Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, Bushi & Toru Yano
22 wrestlers competed in this match. Chase Owens was the MVP due to duration in the ring. The Young Lions tried to team up but Fale took them out. Yano lucked out because he didn’t even have to get in the ring before he won. The final four competitors will move on to night two’s KOPW 2021 match. (34m 40s)
1) Hiromu Takahashi def El Phantasmo
Phantasmo went for CR2 but Hiromu reversed into a pinning combination for the victory. Hiromu will take on Taiji Ishimori for the Jr title tomorrow. (17m 46s)
2) IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: G.O.D. (Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga) def Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) (3rd defense)
Jado was able to slip Tonga Taichi’s iron glove. This resulted in an Ape Sh*t and new champions. (19m 18s)
3) IWGP US HEAVYWEIGHT RIGHT TO CHALLENGE CONTRACT: KENTA vs Satoshi Kojima
Before the match Jon Moxley appeared in a pre-taped video saying he’s coming for the contract holder. After a fun match and a flurry of reversals KENTA hit a GTS for the win. (14m 12s)
4) Hiroshi Tanahashi def Great-O-Khan
Khan tried to use a chair but failed. Tanahashi teased using the chair but the Ace doesn’t cut corners. He scored his first singles victory since October with a High Fly Flow instead. (17m 13s)
5) Kazuchika Okada def Will Ospreay
Ospreay suplexed Okada through a table. Bea Priestley tried to get involved. Ospreay mocked Okada’s Rainmaker pose, which always means you’ll lose. Okada tried to use the Money Clip but needed a Rainmaker to beat Ospreay. (35m 41s)
6) IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT AND IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Kota Ibushi def Tetsuya Naito (2nd defense)
Both wrestlers spammed their finishers but could only manage a two count. In the end multiple Kamigoyes felled Naito. Ibushi will defend the Double Gold against Jay White on night two. (31m 18s)
That’s all for Wrestle Kingdom 15 night 1 results live but please join us for night two. The show is scheduled for 2 am Eastern.