Night three of the Road to Wrestling Dontaku tour took place on Monday, April 15 from the Kofu Civic Center in Yamanashi.
7th match: Los Ingobernables De Japon (Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, BUSHI and SANADA) defeated CHAOS (Rocky Romero, SHO, YOH, Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada) when Takagi pinned Romero.
Takagi and BUSHI continued to stake a claim to Roppongi 3K’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships when Takagi landed Last of the Dragon on the champion’s producer Romero. These teams continue to heat up ahead of their title match on April 26 in Hiroshima.
6th match: Jyushin Thunder Liger, YOSHI-HASHI and Kota Ibushi defeated Suzuki-Gun (TAKA Michinoku, Taichi and Zack Sabre Junior) when YOSHI-HASHI submitted Michinoku.
Ibushi and Sabre exchanged some heavy head kicks in this match, and ZSJ did his best to tear his opponent Saturday night at Sengoku Lord limb from limb. Nevertheless, team Ibushi prevailed, as YOSHI-HASHI showed fire by punishing Michinoku with a Butterfly Lock.
5th match: Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls, Ryusuke Taguchi and Hirooki Goto defeated Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Hikuleo and Jay White) when Robinson pinned Hikuleo.
IWGP US Champion Robinson was in fine form, wowing the Yamanashi crowd as he stepped up to his intimidating opponents. After avoiding a Hikuleo legdrop, Juice went in for the kill with Pulp Friction, proving he can hit the move on a bigger man ahead of his championship clash with Fale this Saturday at Sengoku Lord.
4th match: Toru Yano, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Dragon Lee defeated Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Jado, Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga) when Yano pinned Jado
Ishimori was quick to seek revenge on Lee for his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship loss. The two men would brawl into the crowd, with Ishimori gaining the upper hand, but ultimately it was Yano frustrating the Bullet Club yet again as he managed to roll up Jado.
3rd match: Suzuki Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado and Minoru Suzuki) defeated Ren Narita, Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata when Kanemaru pinned Narita.
Ahead of their participation in America’s prestigious NWA Crockett Cup, Nagata and Kojima took the fight to Suzuki Gun. Yet Suzuki was intent on punishing Young Lion Narita, and Narita ultimately fell to Kanemaru’s Deep Impact.
2nd match: Toa Henare defeated Shota Umino via pinfall.
Umino showed his usual fire and combination of strength and speed against Henare, but the more experienced Kiwi picked up the win with a TOA Bottom.
1st Match: Yota Tsuji defeated Yuuya Uemura via submission.
The bitter rivalry between these two Young Lions continued apace. Tsuji took the win this time in a shade over nine minutes via a Boston Crab on Uemura.