Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 1 1/4/2021

Updated: Jan 5


New Japan Ranbo: Chase Owens, BUSHI, Bad Luck Fale & Toru Yano were the final four and advance to tomorrow's KOPW 2021 match (34:40)

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One of the dudes won while still on his way to the ring. Awesome. I fantasy booked a finish like this years ago.


Hiromu Takahashi defeated El Phantasmo to remain number one contender for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship (17:46)

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IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (w/Jado) defeated Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. (w/DOUKI) to win the titles (19:18)

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A Jon Moxley video promo aired.

Moxley said everyone who's fought for the right to challenge him probably thought they'd get off easy, but they're wrong. Mox said he's the boogeyman of NJPW and whoever wins the contract tonight, he's coming for them.


IWGP United States Championship right to challenge certificate match: KENTA defeated Satoshi Kojima (w/Hiroyoshi Tenzan) to retain the briefcase (14:12)

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Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Great-O-Khan (17:13)

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Kazuchika Okada defeated Will Ospreay (w/Bea Priestley) (35:41)

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IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Championship double title match: Kota Ibushi defeated Tetsuya Naito to win the titles (31:18)

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This was the one of the best shows I can remember in atleast a decade


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Pay no attention that it's 5:14:05 and it will breeze by