Night one of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 is in the books as it went down on Tuesday morning and aired live on NJPW World and Fite TV.
In the headliner, Kazuchika Okada defeated Shingo Takagi to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Now, Okada will headline the second night when he defends the title against Will Ospreay.
There were some other title changes on the show as Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships and EVIL defeated Tomohiro Ishii to win the NEVER Openweight Championship. The promotion holds night two on Wednesday morning. Here are the results:
Chase Owens, Toru Yano, Minoru Suzuki, and CIMA advance to the finals of KOPW 2022 New Japan Ranbo
YOH defeated SHO
KENTA, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (Bullet Club) defeated Rocky Romero, Ryusuke Taguchi & Hiroshi Tanahashi
Jeff Cobb, Will Ospreay & Great-O-Khan (United Empire) defeated SANADA, BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito (Los Ingobernables De Japon)
Katsuyori Shibata defeated Ren Narita
EVIL defeated Tomohiro Ishii to win the NEVER Openweight Championship
Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI (CHAOS) defeated Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi (Dangerous Tekkers) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion El Desperado defeated Hiromu Takahashi to retain the title
Kazuchika Okada defeated Shingo Takagi to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship