NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14: Night 1 Results (1/4) Okada Battles Ibushi In Thrilling Main Event

Jushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match I: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, The Great Sasuke & Tatsumi Fujinami (w/ El Samurai) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Naoki Sano, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shinjiro Otani (w/ Kuniaki Kobayashi)

Special referee: Norio Honaga

Liger demands that Sano starts the match with him. Liger immediately takes Sano to the canvas and locks in a surfboard stretch. Sano wrestles out. Liger hits a shoulder tackle. Sano hits a dropkick. Liger slides out of the ring. Sano hits a Tope Suicida.

Otani tags in and dominates Liger in the ring. Otani hits a face wash. Otani hits a face wash to Great Sasuke on the outside. Liger hits Otani with a Shotei. Tiger Mask tags in. Takaiwa tags in.

They trade chops and kicks. Takaiwa hits a Death Valley Driver. Taguchi tags in. Taguchi snapmares Tiger Mask and hits a series of hip attacks for a nearfall. Sano tags in.

Sano and Tiger trade blows. Sano hits a solebutt. Otani tags in and bodyslams Tiger Mask. Otani hits a Yakuza Kick. Takaiwa tags in. Takaiwa chops away on Tiger Mask. Takaiwa hits a corner lariat and slams Tiger Mask. Takaiwa climbs to the top rope and hits an elbow drop for a nearfall.

Takaiwa dodges a kick. Tiger Mask hits Tiger Driver. Fujinami tags in. Fujinami gives everyone Dragon Screws. Fujinami locks in a Dragon Sleeper but Sano breaks it up. Sasuke tags in.

Sasuke slams Takaiwa. Sasuke climbs the top rope. Takaiwa dodges a Swanton Bomb. Sano tags in. Sasuke dodges a double stomp. Sano hits a solebutt. Sasuke hits a strike combo and climbs the top rope. Sano recovers and joins him. Sano hits a Superplex. Taguchi tags in. Liger tags in.

Liger hits a Shotei in the corner. Liger hits an Avalanche Frankensteiner for a nearfall. Tiger Mask climbs to the top rope and hits a crossbody to the outside on Takaiwa. Liger counters a Dodon with a nearfall. Taguchi hits an Enzuigiri. Taguchi hits Bumaye. Taguchi hits Dodon for the pinfall in 8:52.

WINNERS: Ryusuke Taguchi, Naoki Sano, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shinjiro Otani.

After the match, all the legends celebrated with Liger.

Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA & Shingo Takagi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & El Desperado)

Big old brawl to start. EVIL gets a nearfall on Suzuki. Suzuki locks in a rope-hung armbar. Everyone brawls on the outside. Suzuki gets EVIL back in the ring and locks in a Rear Naked Choke. EVIL fights out of the Gotch Piledriver. El Desperado tags in.

Desperado keeps EVIL grounded. Taichi tags in. EVIL fights back and tags in Takagi. Takagi attacks Taichi’s leg in the corner. El Desperado tries to intervene but eats a corner lariat. Takagi drops Taichi with a standing lariat. Taichi comes back with a quick kick and rips his pants off.

Takagi blocks an enzuigiri. They trade lariats. Taichi hits a high kick. Takagi hits a lariat. Taichi hits a Jumping Head Kick. SANADA tags in. Sabre tags in. SANADA hits a dropkick. Sabre slides out of the ring. SANADA catches Desperado in Paradise Lock. SANADA hits a dropkick to Desperado. Sabre counters a Fireman’s Carry with a Cobra Twist. Sabre counters Paradise Lock by trading nearfalls with SANADA. SANADA hits a basement dropkick. BUSHI tags in and hits a Dropkick.

BUSHI does a BUSHIroonie. Everyone beats up Zack Sabre Jr. BUSHI gets a nearfall. BUSHI counters Zack Driver. Sabre locks in Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This One Will Be Better Than the Last; The Inexorable March of Progress Will Lead Us All to Happiness for the submission in 8:48.

WINNERS: Suzuki-gun.

After the match, Sabre refuses to break the hold. SANADA goes for Skull End but Sabre escapes with his title belt.