NJPW New Year Dash 2018


Here are the results, my ratings and review of NJPW New Year Dash 2018:


TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima), Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata defeated Ren Narita, Shota Umino, Tetsuhiro Yagi & Tomoyuki Oka
Rating: ⭐️⭐️


Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Taichi, TAKA Michinoku, Takashi Iizuka & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Hirai Kawato, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Toa Henare & Togi Makabe
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️



Jay White defeated Katsuya Kitamura
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2



BULLET CLUB (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) defeated Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) & Cheeseburger (w/Rocky Romero)
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2



BULLET CLUB (Chase Owens, Cody, Leo Tonga, Marty Scurll & Yujiro Takahashi) (w/Brandi Rhodes) defeated David Finlay, Juice Robinson, Kota Ibushi, KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️



NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Title Match
BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defeat CHAOS (Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) (c)



Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.) defeated War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe), Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin



Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito) defeated CHAOS(Gedo, Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & YOSHI-HASHI)


Overall Show Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Best Wrestler
Tetsuya Naito

Best Team
Los Ingobernables de Japon

Best Match
Bullet Club vs Chaos for the Six Man Tag Titles

Best Holy S*#T moment
Chris Jericho attacking Tetsuya Naito

The annual show that takes place the day after Wrestle Kingdom saw only one singles match and a multitude of multi man tag matches with the only match that had any stakes to it being the Never Open Weight Six Man Tag Titles Match. But it was not the matches as entertaining as they were that were the main talking points taken from this event.

Firstly the fighting within the Bullet Club started up again between Kenny and Cody as The Cleaner stopped Cody from obliterating Ibushi with a steel chair. The two had an exchange of words and shoved each other a few times before Marty and other Club members split them up.

Kenny was not done as he had a bit more business involving a new member. It seemed like Switchblade Jay White would be joining Bullet Club but then he attacked Kenny and hit his finisher then was chased off by other Bullet Club members. After seeing three multi man tag matches involving mostly all of the BC I don’t think they need any more members right now. It seems like The Leader is losing control and we may see a split coming could it soon be The Bullet Club vs The Elite ?

Of course the main talking point from this show was Jericho attacking Naito and it is now clear that the Alpha is far from done with NJPW and I can’t wait to see Naito vs Jericho.


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