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NJPW's WK16 Day 1 Trends Worldwide, Main Event to Be Held on Day 2


Wed 05 Jan 2022 | 12:27 AM
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Pro Wrestling fans are still enjoying this crazy week that full of significant shows from different promotions. On Tuesday's noon in Cairo time, the massive Wrestle Kingdom 16 (WK16) took place. The event was organized by the iconic New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and it would last for three days. The first day trended worldwide on social media, in addition, a massive and highly anticipated main event announced for the festival's second day that will take place tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/WrestlingInc/status/1476568763256524801

The Match Card & Results

The first match was dedicated to the promotion's 50th Anniversary, and it was the New Japan Ranbo that aimed to select KOPW 2022 Trophy's four participants. 

https://twitter.com/CiaranRH2/status/1478264869623410690

It featured: Chase Owens, Aaron Henare, Kosei Fujita, Yuto Nakashima, Ryohei Oiwa, Master Wato, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Minoru Suzuki, Satoshi Kojima, TAKA Michinoku, Tomoaki Honma, DOUKI, Yuji Nagata, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Bad Luck Fale, Togi Makabe, and Toru Yano, alongside two surprising mentions of the iconic Tatsumi Fujinami and CIMA.

The winners were: CIMA, Minoru Suzuki, Chase Owens, and the KOPW 2020 & 2021 Champion Toru Yano.

After that, the match was followed by another strong contest between YOH vs SHO that ended with the victory of YOH.

https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1478286844144271364

Next, there was Bullet Club defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi and The Mega Coaches (Ryusuke Taguchi and Rocky Romero) by DQ, and United Empire defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon. After that, Katsuyori Shibata defeated Ren Narita.

https://twitter.com/njpwglobal/status/1478286827178328064

Moving to the most important four contests that for the promotion's major championships: Never Openweight, IWGP Tag Team, IWGP Junior Heavyweight, and IWGP World Heavyweight. Three out of four champions were changed at the same night.

https://twitter.com/njpwglobal/status/1478403348785160200

Tomohiro Ishii lost his NEVER Openweight championship to Evil, Chaos defeated Dangrous Tekkers and named as the new IWGP Tag Team champions. Only El Desperado defeated Hiromu Takahashi.

https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1478309063507480577

Finally, Kazuchika Okada won his match with Shingo Takagi and became the new IWGP World Heavyweight champion. The main event stunned all the fans across the universe, and was praised by all wrestling lovers and bloggers.

https://twitter.com/njpwglobal/status/1478426004486041601

After that match Will Ospreay came to the ring and challenged Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

This main event is one of the most highly anticipated by all Pro Wrestling fans in the world. This match will take place tomorrow.