Jason “JerseyViper” Namako passed along this report:
NJPW East Coast Invasion Night 1 Rahway, NJ
By: Jason “JerseyViper” Namako
Hello guys, this is JerseyViper, bringing you all the results from the 1st night of the NJPW East Coast Invasion Tour by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Yes, JAPON! in the AMERICAZ!, OMGZ! But anyway, the stars from NJPW are in the states, bringing the American crowd their style of wrestling, as their first stop was Rahway, NJ, the home of Jersey All-Pro Wrestling. So with that, here are the results.
Match Number One: The Strong Style Thugz(Low-Ki & Homicide) defeated Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Tiger Mask by pinfall after Low-Ki hit the Warrior’s Way and the Ki Krusher on Tiger Mask.
Match Number Two: Satoshi Kojima defeated Kenny Omega by pinfall after the Lariat-O.
Match Number Three: IWGP Tag Team champions Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson, IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Shinsuke Nakamura, Davey Richards, Jado & Gedo by pinfall after Devitt hit Jado with a brainbuster.
After the match, Homicide and Low-Ki attacked Devitt and Taguchi, who they will face for the IWGP Junior Tag Titles later this weekend and Ki said he will become the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion tomorrow against Devitt.
Match Number Four in the 1st Round of the Tournament to crown the 1st IWGP Intercontiental Champion: Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hideo Saito by pinfall after a whirlybird type manuever.
Match Number Five in the 1st Round of the Tournament to crown the 1st IWGP Intercontiental Champion: Tetsuya Naito defeated Josh Daniels(subbing for Tama Tomga) by pinfall after a corkscrew moonsault.
Match Number Six in the 1st Round of the Tournament to crown the 1st IWGP Intercontiental Champion: Toru Yano defeated Dan Maff by pinfall after a low blow.
Match Number Seven in the 1st Round of the Tournament ot crown the 1st IWGP Intercontiental Champion: MVP defeated Kazuchika Okada by submission after hitting the Playmaker into a unique submission move.
Main Event: “The War Machine” Rhino & Charlie Haas defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe by pinfall after Rhino hit the Gore on Makabe.
That is all for tonight’s show. Be back tomorrow with results from the 2nd night of the tour from New York City. Later guys, GONG!