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January 5, 2022 Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night 2

January 5, 2022 Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night 2

Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night 2 Results

The event takes place in the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Yuji Nagata defeats Gedo, Jado, and Bad Luck Fale – 06:40

  • Honma used a Kokeshi from the second rope on Gedo for the pinfall victory.

Master Wato, Hioryoshi Tenzan, and Satoshi Kojima defeats El Desperado, Taka Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru – 09:25

  • Master Wato used a new submission to get a victory over El Desperado. This is significant because Desperado is the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
  • This should set Wato up for a title shot in the future.

Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi defeats Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr, and Douki – 10:19

  • Shingo hit Last of the Dragon on Douki to get the pinfall victory.

Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask (c) defeat ELP/Taiji Ishimori and Rocky Romero/Ryusuke Taguchi – 12:10

  • Eagles, Tiger Mask, Romero, and Taguchi held ELP down and pulled off his boot to reveal a piece of metal. The referee decided to eliminate ELP and Ishimori. This made it a standard tag match from that point forward.
  • Robbie Eagles used the Romero Special to get the submission victory over Rocky Romero.

Saya Kamitani and Tam Nakano defeat Starlight Kid and Mayu Iwatani – 09:16

  • Kamitani used a Phoenix Splash to get the pinfall victory.

Minoru Suzuki defeats Cima, Toru Yano, Chase Owens – KOPW Interim Championship – 06:13

  • Suzuki used the Gotch Style Piledriver to get the pinfall victory over Toru Yano. With this win, Suzuki is the Interim KOPW Champion.

Evil, Yujiro Takahashi, Sho (c) defeats Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi, Yoh – NEVER Six Man Title Match – 09:40

  • Sho used a wrench to secure the pinfall.

Pro Wrestling Noah to the Ring to Promote the Combined Show on Saturday

  • Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi also came to the ring.


  • March 3 Primetime Return to AXS TV at 10PM
  • New Japan Cup – Starts March 2 and Finals are March 26 and 27
  • May 1 – Fukuoko Dome – Wrestling Dontako

Sanada defeats Great-O-Khan – 13:21

  • Sanada countered the Eliminator into a pinfall combination for the win.

Tetsuya Naito defeats Jeff Cobb – 15:33

  • Naito used Destino to get the pinfall victory.

Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Kenta (c) – IWGP United States Championship – 22:39

  • Tanahashi hit High Fly Flow off a huge ladder to get the pinfall victory.

Kazuchika Okada (c) v. Will Ospreay – IWGP World Championship – 32:55

  • Okada won using the rainmaker clothesline after a million false finishes.

Tetsuya Naito Confronts Okada at the End of the Show

  • He wants to be the next challenger for the IWGP World Championship. Okada seemed to indicate that would be fine.


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