NJPW King of Pro Wrestling Results (10/14) New IWGP US Champion Crowned, Okada/SANADA, More

UPDATE: Jon Moxley and Zack Sabre Jr. were unable to make it to Japan, due to the recent typhoon. The IWGP United States Title is currently vacant.

FIRST MATCH: El Desperado Comeback Match: SHO & YOH vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

El Desperado pinned SHO via Pinche Loco. (10:44)

WINNERS: Suzuki-gun

SECOND MATCH: Hiroshi Tanahashi 20th Anniversary Match IV: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Most Violent Players (Togi Makabe & Toru Yano)

Hiroshi Tanahashi pinned Toru Yano via High Fly Flow. (9:43)

WINNERS: Hiroshi Tanahasi & Tomoaki Honma

THIRD MATCH: Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito) vs. Suzuki-gun (DOUKI & Taichi)

Taichi was disqualified for hitting Takagi with a microphone stand. (9:00)

WINNERS: Los Ingobernables de Japon.

After the match, Taichi powerbombed Naito, and Douki counted a fake three count. Taichi got on the mic and called Naito “weak.” Taichi then expressed a desire to be double champion.

FOURTH MATCH: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru Suzuki

Minoru Suzuki pinned Jushin Thunder Liger via Delayed Gotch Piledriver. (17:38)

WINNER: Minoru Suzuki

After the match, Suzuki attacked various Young Lions with a chair, and then bowed to Liger. Liger then got a microphone and thanked Suzuki.

FIFTH MATCH: IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. El Phantasmo

Will Ospreay pinned El Phantasmo via Stormbreaker. (27:58)

WINNER AND STILL IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Will Ospreay

SIXTH MATCH: CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi)

Hirooki Goto pinned Yujiro Takahashi via GTR. (12:27)

WINNERS: CHAOS

After them match, Ishii attacked KENTA.

SEVENTH MATCH: IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship No Disqualification Match: Lance Archer vs. Juice Robinson

Lance Archer pinned Juice Robinson via EBD Claw. (14:58)

WINNER AND NEW IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Lance Archer

After the match, Archer attacked Juice Robinson. David Finlay returned from injury to make the save. Finlay hit Archer with a Stunner and an Acid Drop.

EIGHTH MATCH: IWGP Heavyweight Championship Right To Challenge Contract Match: Kota Ibushi (c) vs. EVIL

Kota Ibushi pinned EVIL via two Kamigoye knee strikes. (24:05)

WINNER AND STILL IWGP CHALLENGER: Kota Ibushi

MAIN EVENT: IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. SANADA

Kazuchika Okada pinned SANADA via Rainmaker. (36:21)

WINNER AND STILL IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Kazuchika Okada

After the match, Okada shook the hand of a weeping SANADA. Okada then called out Ibushi. Ibushi congratulated Okada on the victory. Ibushi then said he wants to be a double champion. He says that Okada being at the top all the time “isn’t fun anymore.”

Okada says taking the belt won’t be that easy. Ibushi says lets do it. The January 4th main event is now set. Kazuchika Okada will defend against Kota Ibushi.