NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

RESULTS

comment()

SENGOKU-ENBU -KIZNA- Presents SAKURA GENESIS 2017

SUN. APRIL. 9. 2017 | 4:00 PM

Tokyo

Ryogoku Kokugikan

1-3-28, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

6TH MATCH 60 MINUTES LIMIT
IWGP TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
74TH CHAMPION
CHALLENGER TEAM

VS

Match time: 12m04s

Fallout→Pin

  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo
  • photo

MATCH MOVIE

WRESTLER COMMENT

Rowe:
‘Dreams come true sometimes and listen when I tell you, our dream is coming true right now. From the moment I started wrestling I watched old NJPW videos and learned from them. I was watching IWGP title matches. And now, with my best friend, in Sumo Hall, we became IWGP Tag Team Champions. Literally, it’s a dream come true. These are the only reason we came and nobody will take these belts from us.’

Hanson:
‘This means that the world should take notice. It’s War Machine! World! Domination!’

(Loa and Tonga walk in)

Loa:
‘Aww, your best friend? How sweet. And now you won the titles. We used to have those. We were cheated out of them But those are our titles. Since we lost them we haven't had a rematch. Well, we’re having one now.’

Tonga:
‘Who do you think you are, giving people a second chance after they get beat? War Machine, you know where you are? You're treading on our turf. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Bullet Club owns New Japan. GOD owns those belts. You wanna paint your face, paint your face. But you think you can come to Japan and beat those old guys and now you’re the champions? No, you ain't beaten us.’


Hanson:
‘You saw what we did. You know what we can do. You want a shot, bring it on.You got your shot. Tenkoji got their shot. Everyone has got a shot. Bring it on!’

Rowe:
‘You said it yourself when you started. Those belts used to be on your shoulders. Right now, they're on our shoulders. You want them, take ‘em away.’

Loa:
‘Oh, we’ll get them. We beat you before. World Tag League last year, remember?’

Rowe:
‘Last year. It’s a new year.’

Loa:
‘New year, new champs.’

Hanson:
‘Anyone! Anytime! War Machine takes all comers!’


Kojima:
‘I'm done. Completely exhausted. But to be that work out means I gave it my all. We’ll have another chance. If we keep giving it everything we have, we’ll get another chance. Thank you.’

Tenzan:
‘Koji might be exhausted, but I'm not. I want to be a champion again. I can't believe we lost like that. There's so much still to do for TenKoji. As far as War Machine are concerned, I don't think I've seen the kind of respect those two showed after their match. But the two of them, with that heart, their size, power, moves, technique. They have it all. I want us to have one more chance at them.’

-- They certainly showed a lot of respect after the match with that bow.

Tenzan:
‘They clearly study and understand Japanese culture. The bow showed a lot of respect. And they made a promise when we were talking, that they'd give us another chance sometime.’

-- Did you feel reinvigorated, holding the belts?

Tenzan:
‘When you have a championship, it's a completely different feeling, mentally and physically. We have to get back in the hunt and have those belts around our waists again.’

BACK TO RESULTS TOP