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Former WWE Star Loses Title At NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2023, 2 More Title Changes

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At today’s NJPW Wrestling Dontaku event, 3 Titles changed hands.

Former WWE wrestler Kenta (fka Hideo Itami) lost the Strong Openweight Title at this event.

Also at this event, the NJPW return of AEW star Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose in WWE) was announced.

Below are the results:


Young Lion Hat-Trick Challenge Match: Oskar Leube def. Ryohei Oiwa, Yuto Nakashima and Boltin Oleg

– Chaos (Toru Yano, Yoh and Bishamon (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi)) def. House of Torture (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi, Sho and Dick Togo)

– United Empire (Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher) and Great-O-Khan) def. TMDK (Mikey Nicholls, Shane Haste and Kosei Fujita)

Main Show:

– Shota Umino and The Jet Setters (Kushida and Kevin Knight) def. United Empire (Aaron Henare and Catch 2/2 (Francesco Akira and TJP))

– Just 5 Guys (Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Douki) def. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and Bushi)

Strong Openweight Championship Match: Hikuleo def. Kenta (c) to win the Title

NJPW World Television Championship Match: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Jeff Cobb ended in a 15 minute time-limit draw

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship Match: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii) and Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Strong Style (Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado and Ren Narita) (c) to win the Titles

After the match, Shota Umino came out and announced that he will team up with Jon Moxley and one more wrestler to face Okada, Tanahashi & Ishii for the Titles at Dominion.

Below is the promo for Moxley’s return to New Japan Pro Wrestling:

NEVER Openweight Championship Match: David Finlay def. Tama Tonga (c) to win the Title

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match: Sanada (c) def. Hiromu Takahashi to retain the Title

After the match, it was revealed that Yota Tsuji will be Sanada’s next challenger for the Title. Yota took out Sanada with a Spear and posed with the Title.

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