New Japan Pro Wednesday (6/27) Honma Returns To Action, Okada/Suzuki Battle In Downpour, More

New Japan Pro Wednesday (6/27) Honma Returns To Action, Okada/Suzuki Battle In Downpour, More

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Tomoaki Honma Returns From Neck Injury

Tomoaki Honma returned to the ring on June 23rd, having completed a 400+ day recovery from a spinal injury. Honma teamed with Toa Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and his long-time Great Bash Heel teammate Togi Makabe to defeat Los Ingobernables de Japon. Honma was joined by his current wife during the post-match celebration.

Honma is a controversial figure. In 2015, he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend, retired pro-wrestler Kiyoko Ichiki. Honma has denied the allegations.

Okada & Suzuki Wrestle 30-Minute Draw In Monsoon

Minoru Suzuki celebrated his 30-year wrestling career with a two-day festival in Yokohama. The first day of the festival saw Suzuki challenge former-IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada in the main event. Despite an all-day downpour, the two men wrestled to a 30-minute Time Limit Draw. New Japan Pro Wrestling posted some amazing photos from the match HERE.

Results For Suzuki 30th Anniversary Weekend

Okada/Suzuki wasn’t the only match that took place during the Minoru Suzuki 30th Anniversary Celebration. Here’s the full results from the weekend via cagematch.com:

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