NJPW Results (2/22): Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Event At Korakuen Hall

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NJPW Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Event
February 22, 2020
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

1. Tiger Mask & Gabriel Kidd def. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji

2. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru def. Toru Yano, Colt Cabana, Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero

3. BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & SANADA def. SHO, YOH & Toa Henare

4. Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa def. Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma

5. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & EVIL def. Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay

Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Match
6. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, Kota Ibushi & Hirooki Goto def. Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata

After the main event, several stars including Nagata, Tenzan and Kojima all gave speeches thanking Nakanishi and presented him with flowers. Tanahashi brought a ton of wrestlers to the ring to do the same.

Harold Meij, Naoki Sugabayashi, Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Hase, Ricki Choshu and Tatsumi Fujinami all came out to pay tribute as well. Nakanishi ended the night thanking the fans for his entire career, and said that even though he’s retiring, he was born a wrestler and will die as a wrestler.