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Sakura Genesis is an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Originally known as Invasion Attack,  The event has been held since 2013 and aired domestically as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2013 to 2014, the event aired internationally as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV) and since 2015, it has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, New Japan Pro Wrestling World. The event was renamed in 2017.[1] Held annually at Tokyo's Ryōgoku Kokugikan, the event has been nicknamed "Spring Showdown at Ryōgoku" (春の両国決戦, Haru no Ryōgoku Kessen).[2][3]

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 Invasion Attack (2013) April 7, 2013 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 8,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
2 Invasion Attack 2014 April 6, 2014 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 8,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
3 Invasion Attack 2015 April 5, 2015 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,500 A.J. Styles (c) versus Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
4 Invasion Attack 2016 April 10, 2016 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,078 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
5 Sakura Genesis 2017 April 9, 2017 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 10,231 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Katsuyori Shibata for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
6 Sakura Genesis 2018 April 1, 2018 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,882 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Zack Sabre Jr. for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

ReferencesEdit

  1. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. January 4, 2017. Archived from the original on January 4, 2017. http://www.webcitation.org/6nGYlTed0. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  2. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. April 1, 2014. http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=11283. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  3. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. March 16, 2015. http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=13564. Retrieved March 23, 2016.