Early this morning, for those of us in North America anyway, New Japan Pro Wrestling held the Sakura Genesis 2017 event broadcast live on NJPW World. The event saw Kazuchika Okada successfully defend his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Katsuyori Shibata in the main event.
New IWGP Tag Team Champions were crowned when War Machine defeated TenCozy.
The Bullet Club reigned supreme in both of their matches as well.
Here are the complete results from the 2017 Sakura Genesis event. I haven’t gotten to see the event yet, so I can’t comment on match quality:
- Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger & David Finlay defeated Tomoyuki Oka, Katsuya Kitamura & Hirai Kawato via pinfall in 7:00
- Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens) defeated Tiger Mask W, Tiger Mask IV, Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata via pinfall in 8:40
- CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Rocky Romero & Beretta) defeated Suzukigun (Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku) via pinfall in 6:50
- Suzukigun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi) (c) defeated The World Class Tag Team (Gedo & Jado) via pinfall in 10:26
- Bullet Club (Kenny Omega & Bad Luck Fale) def. CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) via pinfall
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Ricochet & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI) via pinfall in 11:30
- War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe) defeated TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) (c) via pinall in 12:04 to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship
- Hirooki Goto (c) defeated Zack Sabre Jr. via pinfall in 16:16 to retain the NEVER Openweight Championship
- Hiromu Takahashi (c) defeated KUSHIDA via pinfall in 1:56 to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match
- Kazuchika Okada (c) defeated Katsuyori Shibata via pinfall in 38:09 to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match
If you missed it, you can watch it on NJPW World if you are a subscriber.