Results From NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 12

New Japan Pro Wrestling presented Wrestle Kingdom 12 on Jan. 4th, 2017. If you missed this event, here is what went down….

-Masahito Kakihara won the Pre-Show New Japan Rumble

-The Young Bucks defeated Roppongi 3K to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships

-CHAOS (Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) defeated Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale), Michael Elgin & War Machine, Suzuki-gun (Taichi, El Desperado & Zack Sabre Jr. and Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson & Togi Makabe) to win the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships

-Kota Ibushi defeated Cody w/Brandi Rhodes

-Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA) became the NEW IWGP Heavyweight Champions by defeating Killer Elite Squad 

-Hirooki Goto defeated Minoru Suzuki in a hair vs. title match to beceome the NEW NEVER Openweight Champion

-Will Ospreay defeated Marty Scurll, KUSHIA & Hiromu Takahashi to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship

-Hiroshi Tanahashi retained the IWGP Intercontinental Championship when he defeated “Switchblade” Jay White

-Kenny Omega defeated Chris Jericho to retain the United States Championship

-Kazuchika Okada successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship by defeating Tetsuya Naito

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