NJPW Destruction in Ryogoku 2023 took place on October 9, and the event featured six championship matches. Here are the results from the event.
Two Titles Change Hands At NJPW Destruction In Ryogoku
NJPW Destruction in Ryogoku 2023 took place on October 9. The event featured 11 matches, with six of those being championship matches. Of the championship matches, two titles saw a change in hands.
El Phantasmo and Hikuleo, representing Guerillas of Destiny, successfully challenged for the Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship from the Bullet Club War Dogs’ Gabe Kidd and Alex Coughlin. This marks El Phantasmo and Hikuleo’s first reign with the titles, and they are the sixth team to hold the title.
Tama Tonga brought more gold to the Guerillas of Destiny camp by regaining the NEVER Openweight Championship in his match against David Finlay. This marks Tonga’s third reign with the championship.
SANADA successfully retained his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against EVIL in a lumberjack match for the main event. As a result, SANADA will defend the championship against Tetsuya Naito at WrestleKingdom 18 on January 4, 2024.
NJPW Destruction in Ryogoku 2023 Full Results
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Lumberjack Death Match: SANADA (c) def. EVIL
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Triple-Threat Match: Hiromu Takahashi (c) def. YOH and Mike Bailey
- NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Tama Tonga def. David Finlay (c) – TITLE CHANGE
- NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match: CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada) (c) def. Josh Alexander, Chris Sabin & Alex Shelly
- Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship Match: Guerillas of Destiny (El Phantasmo & Hikuleo) def. Bullet Club War Dogs (Gabe Kidd & Alex Coughlin) (c) – TITLE CHANGE
- Best of 7 Series Final Match: Master Wato, Shota Umino & Yuji Nagata def. Strong Style (El Desperado, Ren Narita & Minoru Suzuki)
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Bullet Club War Dogs (Drilla Moloney & Clark Connors) def. Intergalactic Jet Setters (Kevin Knight & KUSHIDA)
- Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Yota Tsuji, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito) def. United Empire (Callum Newman, HENARE, Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb)
- Singles Match: Tanga Loa def. Chase Owens
- Six-Man Tag Team Match: Just 5 Guys (DOUKI, Taichi & Yuya Uemura) def. House of Torture (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi)
- Frontier Zone Kickoff 10-Man Tag Team Match: Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask, YOH, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI def. Takahiro Katori, Jun Masaoka, Kengo, Kazuma Sumi & Takeshi Masada