• Former WWE Wrestler Loses His Title At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 (Night 2)
At today’s NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 (Night 2) event, Kenta (fka Hideo Itami in WWE) lost the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi in a No DQ match.
Below are the complete results from today’s show:
– Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata and Tomoaki Honma def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Gedo and Jado)
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Master Wato def. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taka Michinoku)
– Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi) def. Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. and Douki)
– Triple Threat Tag Team Match For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Flying Tiger (Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask) (c) def. The Mega Coaches (Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero) and Bullet Club’s Cutest Tag Team (Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo) to retain the Titles
– Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani def. Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid
– Fatal 4 Way Match For The Provisional KOPW 2022 Trophy: Minoru Suzuki def. Chase Owens, Cima and Toru Yano
– NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship Match: House of Torture (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi and Sho) (c) def. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi and Yoh) to retain the Titles
– Sanada def. Great-O-Khan
– Tetsuya Naito def. Jeff Cobb
– No DQ Match For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Kenta (c) to win the Title
– IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) def. Will Ospreay to retain the Title (After the match, Tetsuya Naito challenged Okada to a World Title match at NJPW’s 50th Anniversary show)
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 4, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit
2. The Dudley Boyz vs. Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather
3. Kurt Angle vs. The Rock
4. Perry Saturn & Terri vs. Matt Hardy & Lita
5. Val Venis vs. Billy Gunn
6. Rikishi vs. Test
7. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kane vs. The Undertaker