NJPW Kizuna Road Results (7/3): Shibata vs. Honma Openweight Title Match, Bullet Club, Jushin Liger In-Action, Final Stop Before G1 Climax

Kizuna Road

New Japan “Kizuna Road” Results

July 3, 2016

Iwate, Japan

Results courtesy of PuroresuSpirit.net

This was the last big show before the start of the G1 Climax tournament in mid-July. The event is available on-demand on the pay New Japan World streaming service.

(1) Chase Owens beat David Finlay.

(2) Tenzan & Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi beat CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Sakuraba & Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta) in an eight-man tag match. Tenzan scored the fall, continuing to state his case for the G1 Climax tournament.

(3) Bullet Club (Hangman Adam Page & Yujiro Takahashi) beat Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan.

(4) Yuji Nagata & Nakanishi beat Togi Makabe & Juice Robinson.

(5) Ricochet & Matt Sydal & Satoshi Kojima beat NEVER Openweight Six-man tag champions The Elite (Kenny Omega & the Young Bucks) to capture the NEVER Openweight Six-man Tag Titles. Sydal pinned Matt Jackson to capture the titles.

Afterward, Kojima unofficially relinquished his G1 Climax spot to Tenzan.

(6) CHAOS (IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay & YOSHI-HASHI) beat L.I.J. (Naito & Sanada & BUSHI & EVIL) in an eight-man tag match. Ospreay pinned BUSHI.

(7) NEVER Openweight champion Shibata beat Honma with the PK to retain the NEVER Openweight Title. Shibata countered a diving Kokeshi with a sleeper into the PK for the pinfall.

Afterward, Shibata picked up a lifeless Honma appearing to show him respect, but then he dumped him out of the ring to stand alone. Shibata held up the title belt with force, then bowed and left the ring.