Kizuna Road continued into Night 7 as the main event saw tensions heat up in advance of the main event on June 25 where Zack Sabre Jr.’s championship and G1 spot will be on the line.
Match 7 was between CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) and Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & DOUKI) The match started with YOSHI-HASHI and Zack in the ring together, but once Taichi and Ishii entered the ring, the match broke down into a big brawl. In the end, the match was decided by Toru Yano hitting DOUKI with the red mist.
After the match, Suzuki, Zack and Taichi went after their opponents, catching Red Shoes in the process. In the ring, YOSHI-HASHI called out Zack on the mic to large cheers from the crowd. Backstage Zack and Taichi mocked YOSHI-HASHI’s lack of success despite his age and complained that YOSHI-HASHI wasn’t putting anything on the line.
The sixth match was between the team of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, YOH & SHO and BULLET CLUB (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori & Gedo). Although the BULLET CLUB members were able to get the jump on their competitors, the match was dominated by Roppongi 3K, who were able to hit their 3K finishing move on Gedo with SHO getting the pin this time. Whilst the red corner talked at length about the G1 and their ambitions, BULLET CLUB declined to comment.
Match 5 saw Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma take on Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & SANADA). EVIL once again refused to take part in the LIJ fist raise either before or after the match. EVIL and Ibushi had some exciting interactions setting mouths watering for their upcoming G1 Climax match.
Match 4 was between Shota Umino & Jyushin Thunder Liger and Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi & BUSHI). Whilst Takagi dominated the match, Liger took the fight to him and they had some interesting interactions. The match heated up when Umino and Takagi were in the ring together and held a brutal chop exchange. Takagi ended the match with his pumping bomber.
The 3rd match saw the team of Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls & Ren Narita take on BULLET CLUB (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Chase Owens). Although he was the youngest and least experienced wrestler in the match, Narita gave a very good account of himself. Juice and Mikey were also good as a team. Backstage, Owens complained that the Niigata fans were cheering for Juice instead of the Tag Team champions.
Match 2 was between Tiger Mask and Yota Tsuji and Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer and Yoshinobu Kanemaru.) Tiger Mask and Lance Archer dominated the match with Tiger Mask attacking Archer with drop-kicks and high kicks. After the match, Tiger Mask complained that he was put into a match with a G1 competitor
The opening match was between TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) and Yuji Nagata & Yuya Uemura. TenCozy were in the opening match for the third consecutive night and able to once again defeat their opponents. Tenzan looked to be in good form, having successfully been able to get the win on Narita.
Before the event started a presentation was made to announce that a portion of the night’s proceedings would be donated to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Niigata