NJPW Windy City Riot Results – April 12, 2024

NJPW Windy City Riot Results – April 12, 2024

Location: Chicago Illinois
Venue: Wintrust Arena

Strong Survivor Match
Matt Vandagriff vs. Zane Jay (Pre Show)

Match ends when Matt Vandagriff hits Zane Jay with a Styles Clash for the win.

Winner: Matt Vandagriff (3:33)
Rate: 3

Tag Team Match
Mina Shirakawa & Viva Van vs. Alex Windsor & Trish Adora (Pre Show)

Match ends when Alex Windsor hits Viva Van with GTF to get the win for her team.

Winners: Alex Windsor & Trish Adora (7:03)
Rate: 5

Minoru Suzuki vs. Ren Narita

Minoru Suzuki hits a series of forearms and he applied a sleeper when the ref forced him to let it go, Suzuki lunged at the ref.

Ren Narita grabs his push up bar and struck Suzuki with it.

He then hits Double Cross for the win.

Winner: Ren Narita (7:43)
Rate: 6

Strong Women’s Title Match
Stephanie Vaquer (c) vs. AZM

AZM tried to take control of the pace early in the match by running a few circles around Stephanie Vaquer until she had enough and managed to catch AZM.

After stunning AZM with a few headbutts Vaquer traps AZM in the corner and hits a crippling dragon screw in an attempt to slow her down.

AZM rolls out of the ring to recover and when Vaquer tried to follow AZM caught her by surprise and hits Vaquer on the floor with the double stomp from the top rope.

AZM went for a cover but Vaquer was able to kick out.

Both women seemed to find another gear as they engaged in a back & forth battle that saw them go hit for hit, pin for pin and hold for hold.

AZM hits Vaquer with another double stomp from the top rope then a cover but Vaquer kicks out at the last second and after another quick exchange Vaquer hits a Package Backbreaker to get the win.

Winner & Still Strong Women’s Champion: Stephanie Vaquer (10:50) (STILL CHAMPION!!!)
Rate: 7

After the match Alex Windsor returns to the ring and challenged Vaquer to a future Strong Women’s Title match.

Strong Openweight Tag Team Titles Fatal 4 Way Match
Guerrillas Of Density (El Phantasmo & Hikuleo) (c) vs. West Coast Wrecking Crew (Royce Issacs & Jorel Nelson) vs. TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste) vs. Fred Rosser & Tom Lawlor

Tom Lawlor & Royce Isaacs were in the ring and were about to lock up but El Phantasmo made a blind tag.

Hikuleo finally got in and hits some double clotheslines and double Godsends.

Hikuleo hits Godsend and ELP hits springboard Thunder Kiss 86 but Shane Haste made a blind tag on ELP.

Haste enters the ring pushed ELP to the floor & hits Jorel Nelson with a jackknife to get the win.

Winners & New Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions: TMDK (9:56) (NEW CHAMPIONS!!!)
Rate: 6

After the match West Coast Wrecking Crew knocks Tom Lawlor out and cut a significant amount of his hair off then they shoved the hair into Fred Rosser’s mouth.

Shota Umino vs. Jack Perry

Shota Umino did arm waving over his head then Perry hits a running knee in the corner then made the Go 2 Sleep gesture but Umino turns Go To Sleep into a DDT.

Shota then hits Blaze Blade to the back of the head then Death Rider for the win.

Winner: Shota Umino (15:04)
Rate: 6

Hiromu Takahashi vs. Mustafa Ali

Match starts off with quick pin attempts leaving both men on equal footing.

Hiromu Takahashi then went into the corner before tagging out to his stuffed cat Darryl.

Ali engaged with the cat prompting Takahashi to hit the ring again.

This distraction was enough for Takahashi to take control.

On the floor a chase ensued before Ali took advantage by landing a DDT to the floor to take the lead. Back in the ring Ali found a significant offensive success.

Instead of taking full advantage Ali taunted Darryl allowing Takahashi to reverse momentum.

Takahashi lands a dropkick that sent Ali crashing into the barricade.

Takahashi places Ali on the top rope where a strike sent him flying but Ali lands on his feet.

Ali responded with a dive but Takahashi held on sending Ali crashing into the corner in the ring.

Takahashi then hoisted Ali back to the top rope but Ali reversed again landing a sunset flip and a 450 splash to get the win.

Winner: Mustafa Ali (15:08)
Rate: 7

8 Man Tag Team Riot Rules Match
Outlaw Inc (Strong Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston & Homicide) & United Empire (Jeff Cobb & TJP) vs. Bullet Club (Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Clark Connors, David Finlay, Gabe Kidd & Kenta)

Homicide & Gabe Kidd brawled up the staircase then they went into the concourse and brawled back down another flight of stairs.

Clark Connors put barbed wire over his head and headbutts TJP.

Connors tried a spear on Jeff Cobb that he no sold.

Connors got a full head of speed and hit a spear that knocked Jeff down.

Homicide sets up for Cop Killah but Bullet Club War Dogs made the save & Kidd hits Drill A Hole Piledriver for the win.

Winners: Bullet Club (17:58)
Rate: 7

Television Title Match
Matt Riddle (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr

Match starts off with Matt Riddle & Zack Sabre Jr scramble on the mat.

Riddle was outclassed on the mat forcing him to use his strength to overwhelm ZSJ.

ZSJ repeatedly caught Riddle then he tortured Riddle by attacking all of his limbs and his exposed toes.

This played out multiple times with ZSJ gaining a little more each time.

Riddle eventually lands a suplex to put ZSJ on the back foot.

A powerbomb and knee strike scored Riddle a near fall before ZSJ answer with a choke initiating another mat war.

Riddle tried for a powerbomb but ZSJ reversed into a Zack Bomber for a near fall.

ZSJ tried to follow up with a Penalty Kick but Riddle reversed into a half crab.

Once ZSJ escaped before Riddle hits Floating Bro for a near fall.

Both men began throwing strikes before Riddle tried for Brostone but ZSJ reversed into a Euro clutch that nearly won him the match.

Riddle tried for another knee strike but missed so ZSJ responded getting a Crucifix on Riddle to get the win.

Winner & New Television Champion: Zack Sabre Jr (13:15) (NEW CHAMPION!!!!)
Rate: 7

After the match ZSJ got on the mic and celebrated with the Television Title before Jeff Cobb came to the ring and issued a challenge.

Non Title Match
Global Champion Nic Nemeth vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Match starts off with some basic grappling opened this match before both guys turned to striking. Ishii hits Nemeth with a forearm then Ishii lands a superplex.

Ishii tried for a sleeper but Nemeth reversed into an Olympic slam before a DDT scored Nemeth a near fall.

Nemeth tried for a strike but Ishii caught him and reversed into a powerbomb.

Ishii didn’t follow up so Nemeth hits a Famouser.

Ishii lands a lariat for another near fall before a superkick from Nemeth scored him a one count.

Ishii lands Danger Zone on Nemeth which he followed with a lariat then a cover but Nemeth kicks out at one.

Nemeth drops Ishii with a superkick but Ishii kicks out at 1.

Both men began trading bombs then after dropping Nemeth with a headbutt.

Ishii tried for a pin but Nemeth kicked out again.

Another back & forth followed before Nemeth hits Danger Zone to put Ishii away.

Winner: Global Champion Nic Nemeth (14:07)
Rate: 7

IWGP World Heavyweight Title Match
Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Jon Moxley

Tetsuya Naito hits Jon Moxley with a chair shot then once Moxley comes back up he was bleeding.

Naito’s 1st Destino attempt was blocked so he hits a Destino on the 2nd try for a near fall.

Moxley his a Death Rider for a near fall. Naito’s next Destino attempt was blocked.

Moxley hits a 2nd Death Rider for an near fall moments later Moxley hit a 3rd Death Rider to put away Naito.

Winner & New IWGP World Heavyweight Champion: Jon Moxley (20:21) (NEW CHAMPION!!!)
Rate: 7

After the match Moxley got on the mic and thanked the fans and he said he was offering his 1st title defense to Shota Umino. However, Ren Narita attacked him with his push up bar. Umino ran to the ring and helped chase Narita off. Moxley got on the mic and said Narita, you just went from a Young Boy to a Dead Man.