NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Night 1 Results – May 3, 2024

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Night 1 Results – May 3, 2024

Location: Fukuoka Japan
Venue: Fukuoka International Conference Center

Tag Team Match
NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Boltin Oleg & Shoma Kato vs. Katsuya Murashima & Togi Makabe (Pre Show)

Boltin Oleg hits shoulder tackles on Togi Makabe before Makabe hits a bodyslam on Shoma Kato.

Katsuya Murashima & Kato brawled then Oleg flips Makabe in his arms before hitting a gutwrench suplex.

Oleg puts Murashima in a Boston Crab then hits Kamikaze on Murashima for the win.

Winners: NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Boltin Oleg & Shoma Kato vs. Katsuya Murashima (6:57)
Rate: 5

Tag Team Match
House Of Torture (Junior Heavyweight Champion Sho & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Just 5 Guys (Taka Michinoku & Douki)

House Of Torture attacks Just 5 Guys to begin the match then Yujiro Takahashi trips Taka Michinoku then drags him to the floor and shoved him face first into the ring post.

Sho then beat up Michinoku in the ring before Douki enters and hits a double back elbow.

Sho hits a spear on Douki then Douki suplexed Sho and they were both down.

Michinoku & Takahashi tags back in & Michinoku hits a Mafia Kick and a superkick for a near fall.

He applied a crossface on the mat and cranked back on Takahashi’s head.

Takahashi hits Michinoku with his cane while the ref was distracted then he hits Pimp Juice for the win.

Winners: House Of Torture (7:29)
Rate: 3

Tag Team Match
Just 5 Guys (KOPW 2024 Champion Yuya Uemura & Taichi) vs. United Empire (Callum Newman & Great O Khan)

Yuya Uemura & Great O Khan starts this match with basic standing switches then Uemura works the left arm.

Taichi & Callum Newman enters before O Khan hits Mongolian Chops on Taichi.

Newman hits Mafia Kick then a snap suplex on Uemura and a Penalty Kick for a near fall.

Uemura came off the top rope but Newman caught him with a dropkick.

Newman & Uemura traded kicks before Uemura hits Deadbolt Suplex for the win.

Winners: Just 5 Guys (9:14)
Rate: 6

6 Man Tag Team Match
TMDK (Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste & Kosei Fujita) vs. Guerrillas Of Density (El Phantasmo, Hikuleo & Jado)

Mikey Nicholls & Hikuleo starts this match and immediately traded forearm strikes.

Shane Haste enters and works over Jado then Kosei Fujita & Jado swore at each other as they traded kicks. Haste hit some chops on Hikuleo that Hikuleo no sold.

Hikuleo hits a double clothesline then hits a big boot on Haste.

El Phantasmo enters and traded offense with Haste before ELP got a roll up on Nicholls for the win.

Winners: Guerrillas Of Density (6:55)
Rate: 5

6 Man Tag Team Match
IWGP Tag Team Champions Bishamon (Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi) & Tiger Mask IV vs. Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens & Kenta)

Both teams brawled at the bell then Taiji Ishimori grounded Hirooki Goto and choked him with a t shirt.

Bullet Club works over Yoshi Hashi before Tiger Mask hits a Tiger Driver on Owens for a near fall.

Owens hits a back suplex on Tiger Mask for a near fall.

Owens then hits Package Piledriver for the win.

Winners: Bullet Club (7:34)
Rate: 5

8 Man Tag Team Match
Bullet Club War Dogs (Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Drilla Moloney & Clark Connors, Gabe Kidd & Gedo) vs. Los Ingobernables De Japon (NEVER Openweight Champion Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito & Bushi)

Bullet Club War Dogs attacks LIJ to open the match as Tetsuya Naito traded offense with Drilla Moloney.

Meanwhile Shingo Takagi & Gabe Kidd brawled to the floor over the guardrail and into the crowd and over to a wall.

We now see Clark Connors & Hiromu Takahashi also have brawled to a wall.

Takahashi dove back into the ring at the 19 count but BCWD kept Takahashi grounded.

Takahashi hits a dragon screw on Connors.

Kidd & Takagi tags in and immediately hit shoulder tackles then switched to forearm strikes. Kidd hits a suplex.

Bushi & Gedo enters and Bushi hits a twisting neckbreaker.

Moloney hits a double stomp on Bushi’s chest then Naito hits a standing neckbreaker on Moloney. Bushi locks in Fable & Gedo taps out.

Winners By Submission: Los Ingobernables De Japon (11:16)
Rate: 6

6 Man Tag Team Match
IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley, El Desperado & Shota Umino vs. House Of Torture (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Ren Narita & Evil)

House Of Torture attacks Jon Moxley, El Desperado & Shota Umino from behind before ring introductions.

Ren Narita hits a blow on Moxley before Moxley drops him with a clothesline and they brawled to the floor.

In the ring Moxley & Umino hit some team moves on Narita.

Umino got whipped into an exposed corner then House Of Torture hits a double team snap suplex on Umino on the floor.

Moxley got the tag and he hits a German suplex on Narita then backs Narita into a corner and hits repeated punches to his forehead. Narita locks in Cobra Twist.

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado traded offense.

Dick Togo jumped in the ring and chokes Desperado with his wire.

Moxley hits a plancha to the floor before Kanemaru sprayed whiskey in Desperado’s eyes then rolls him up to get the win.

Winners: House Of Torture (8:44)
Rate: 3

Television Title Match
Zack Sabre Jr (c) vs. Jeff Cobb

Match starts off with a feeling out process early then Zack Sabre Jr sold a rib injury after a hip toss. Jeff Cobb steps on ZSJ’s stomach and he hits a belly 2 belly overhead suplex.

ZSJ hits some European uppercuts then Cobb hits a forearm that stunned ZSJ.

ZSJ hits a punt kick but sold that rib injury. ZSJ hits a German suplex so Cobb hits one.

Cobb hits a standing moonsault for a near fall before ZSJ hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. ZSJ hits a standing powerbomb.

ZSJ went for a rear naked choke but Cobb rolls out and hits a release F5.

Cobb went for Tour Of The Islands but ZSJ blocks it.

Cobb hits a diving forearm then went for a 2nd one but ZSJ caught the arm and turned it into a cross armbreaker.

Cobb stood up with the arm hold still locked in & hits Tour Of The Islands to put away ZSJ.

Winner & New Television Champion: Jeff Cobb (13:28) (NEW CHAMPION!!!)
Rate: 7

Yota Tsuji vs. David Finlay

David Finlay rolls to the floor and stalled then Finlay repeatedly rams Yota Tsuji back first into the guardrail at ringside.

Finlay was in charge back in the ring and he kept Tsuji grounded.

Finlay hits a senton before Tsuji hits a snap suplex into the corner and Finlay sold pain in his neck.

Tsuji dove through the ropes and barreled onto Finlay with Finlay falling hard backwards into the guardrails.

In the ring Tsuji hits a gutbuster double knees to the stomach and he applied a leg lock around Finlay’s waist but Finlay reached the ropes.

Finlay hits a Blue Thunder Bomb then a Dominator off his shoulders for a near fall.

Tsuji fired back with a tilt a whirl backbreaker over his knee then a modified Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Tsuji came off the ropes but Finlay caught him with a Stunner.

Finlay hits a Buckle Bomb then Oblivion for a near fall.

Tsuji hits a modified flatliner and a Curb Stomp on the head and they were both down.

Finlay hits a series of European uppercuts before Tsuji hits a jumping knee for a near fall.

He hits another Curb Stomp to the head then a top rope Curb Stomp to the head for a near fall.

Tsuji sets up for Gene Blaster but Gedo distracted him.

Finlay hit his own spear and a Stundog Millionaire before Tsuji hits a 2nd Gene Blaster.

He set up for a 3rd one but Finlay side steps it and Finlay may have struck Tsuji with the shillelagh then hits Overkill for the win.

Winner: David Finlay (22:22) 
Rate: 7

Global Title Match
Nic Nemeth (c) vs. NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi

Nic Nemeth & Hiroshi Tanahashi traded mat holds early on before Tanahashi hits a dragon screw. He hits a 2nd rope crossbody before Nemeth worked the left leg.

They got up and traded forearms before Nemeth hits a leaping DDT for a near fall.

Tanahashi hits 2nd rope summersault senton for a near fall.

They each skinned the cat to climb back into the ring then they hit simultaneous crossbody and both were down.

They got up and Tanahashi hits a series of forearm strikes then Nemeth hits a headbutt.

Tanahashi hit a Sling Blade then Ace’s High for a near fall.

However he missed a High Fly Flow then Tanahashi charged but Nemeth caught him with a superkick for a near fall.

Tanahashi hits Twist & Shout then another Sling Blade for a near fall.

Tanahashi again went for High Fly Flow but Nemeth got his knees up to block it and Nemeth got a near fall.

Nemeth hits Danger Zone then a 2nd one for the win.

Winner & Still Global Champion: Nic Nemeth (17:22) (STILL CHAMPION!!!)
Rate: 7