49th Anniversary results: Despy vs. Ibushi

49th Anniversary results: Despy vs. Ibushi
49th Anniversary results: Despy vs. Ibushi

It’s March 4, and that means it’s time to celebrate New Japan Pro Wrestling’s birthday with the traditional anniversary show, folks. Naturally, it will air live and in full on NJPW World, so why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?

The different day isn’t the only change, because today’s action takes place, at the Nippon Budokan, kicking off at a brisk 3AM Eastern / 12AM Pacific, and is headlined by IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi defending the double belts against IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion El Desperado. Plus, the first two matches in this year’s New Japan Cup!

Gabriel Kidd, Hirooki Goto, Master Wato, & Tomoaki Honma vs. Suzuki-gun (DOUKI, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, & Zack Sabre, Jr.)

Bullet Club (Chase Owens, EVIL, “Switchblade” Jay White, KENTA, & Taiji Ishimori) vs. FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson), Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Toa Henare

Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, SHO, & Tomohiro Ishii) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, SANADA, & Shingo Takagi)

Jeff Cobb vs. Satoshi Kojima (New Japan Cup First Round Match)

Great-O-Khan vs. Tetsuya Naito (New Japan Cup First Round Match)

El Desperado vs. Kota Ibushi (c) (IWGP Heavyweight / IWGP Intercontinental Championship)

Enjoy the show!

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