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Kazuchika Okada back on top of the world after Wrestle Kingdom. (PHOTO: New Japan Pro Wrestling)

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 Day 1 in Tokyo Quick Results (01/04/2023)

Published January 04, 2023

NJPW held the first day of Wrestle Kingdom 17 at Tokyo Dome in TokyoJapan.

Results:

– Main Event Match: Kazuchika Okada defeated Jay White (c) with Gedo (IWGP World Heavyweight  Championship Match)

*Kazuchika Okada won the IWGP World Heavyweight  Championship for the second time in his career.

PHOTO: NJPW

– Eighth Match: Kenny Omega with Don Callis defeated Will Ospreay (c) with United Empire (IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match)

*Kenny Omega won the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship for the second time in his career.

– Seventh Match: Hiromu Takahashi defeated Taiji Ishimori (c), El Desperado and Master Wato (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match)

*Hiromu Takahashi won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship for the 5th time in his career.

– Sixth Match: Keiji Muto, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shota Umino defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada & BUSHI) (6-Man Tag Team Match)

– Fifth Match: Tama Tonga with Jado defeated Karl Anderson (c) (NEVER Openweight Championship Match)

*Tama Tonga won the NEVER Openweight Championship for the second time in his career.

– Fourth Match: Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Ren Narita by submission (NJPW World Television Championship Match)

*Zack Sabre Jr. is the first wrestler to win the NJPW World Television Championship.

– Third Match: Bishamon (Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi) defeated FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) (c) (IWGP Tag Team Championship Match)

*Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi won the IWGP Tag Team Championshipfor the second time in their career.

– Second Match: Kairi (c) defeated Tam Nakano (IWGP Women’s Championship Match)

*Kairi got her first successful title defense as IWGP Women’s Champion.

– First Match: Catch 2/2 (TJP & Francesco Akira) (c) with Gideon Grey defeated LiYoh (Lio Rush & Yoh)  (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match)

*TJP and Francesco Akira got their third successful title defense as IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.

– Dark Match: Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima & Togi Makabe defeated Tatsumi FujinamiMinoru Suzuki & Tiger Mask (Antonio Inoki Memorial 6-Man Tag Team Match)

– Dark Match: Great-O-Khan, Shingo Takagi, Sho and Toru Yano advanced to the four-way match (New Japan Ranbo)

*Great-O-Khan, Shingo Takagi, Sho and Toru Yano will face t in a four-way match to determine the inaugural 2023 KOPW Provisional Champion at New Year Dash!!

– Dark Match: Ryohei Oiwa vs. Boltin Oleg ended in a time limit draw (Single Match)

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