New Japan Pro Wrestling returned to Kumamoto this Sunday for the first Wrestling Hi No Kuni even in three years, after a cancellation in 2016 due to earthquakes in the region, and a change of venue in 2017.
The show was part of three big events happening this week for NJPW, in conjunction with Wrestling Dontaku on Thursday and Friday. As a part of the ongoing war between Los Ingobernables de Japon and Suzuki-Gun, all four of the top matches on this card feature competitors from those two factions. While EVIL and SANADA put the IWGP Tag Team Championships on the line against the Killer Elite Squad, the entire tour has been building to the IWGP Intercontinental Championship battle between Minoru Suzuki and Tetsuya Naito.
NJPW Wrestling Hi No Kuni Results
April 29, 2018
(1) Yuji Nagata & Ren Narita def. Shota Umino & Tomoyuki Oka
(2) Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger & David Finlay def. Jay White & Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yo)
(3) SUZUKI-GUN vs. BULLET CLUB
Zack Sabre Jr., Takashi Iizuka, Taka Michinoku & Taichi def. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
(4) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, Kushida & Juice Robinson def. Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Will Ospreay & Yoshi-Hashi
(5) Bushi def. El Desperado via DQ
(6) Hiromu Takahashi def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
(7) IWGP Tag Team Championship Match
EVIL & SANADA (c) def. Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
(8) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match
Tetsuya Naito (c) def. Minoru Suzuki to become the new champion!