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NJPW Wrestling Toyonokuni

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Wrestling Toyonokuni (レスリング豊の国 Resuringu Toyonokuni?) is a professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event was established in 2017 and took place in late April between the larger Sakura Genesis and Wrestling Dontaku events. The event was held in Beppu, Oita to replace Wrestling Hinokuni event was canceled due to the 2016 earthquake in Kumamoto.[1][2][3][4] The name of the event refers to the nickname of Oita Prefecture, "Land of Wealth" (豊の国 Toyonokuni?).[5]

ProductionEdit

The Wrestling Toyonokuni events featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[6]

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 Wrestling Toyonokuni 2017 April 29, 2017 Beppu, Oita B-con Plaza 2,570 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus Juice Robinson for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2017Edit

Wrestling Toyonokuni (2017)
WrestlingTyonokuniposter
Information
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date April 29, 2017
Attendance 2,570
Venue B-con Plaza
City Beppu, Oita
Event chronology

Sakura Genesis 2017 Wrestling Toyonokuni (2017) Wrestling Dontaku 2017
Wrestling Toyonokuni chronology

Wrestling Toyonokuni (2017) TBD

The first Wrestling Toyonokuni took place on April 29, 2017, at the B-con Plaza in Beppu, Oita, and aired worldwide on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.[7]

The event featured nine matches, three of which were contested for championships.[8] In the first title match, Hiromu Takahashi successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Ricochet.[9] The second title match saw Tetsuya Naito make his fourth successful defense of the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Juice Robinson.[10] Several matches at the event also built to matches taking place at Wrestling Dontaku 2017 the following week. One of these matches saw CHAOS' Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano defeat Bullet Club's Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens in a six-man tag team match in the buildup to an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match between champion Okada and challenger Fale.[11]

# Matches Stipulations Times
1 Jushin Thunder Liger, Hirai Kawato and Tomoyuki Oka defeated Tiger Mask IV, Katsuya Kitamura and Shota Umino Six-man tag team match 7:28
2 Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero) defeated Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) Tag team match 8:00
3 Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA and BUSHI) defeated Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi and Yoshitatsu) Tag team match 6:24
4 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and David Finlay Six-man tag team match 8:39
5 CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi and Will Ospreay) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and Taka Michinoku) Six-man tag team match 9:26
6 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens) Six-man tag team match 13:11
7 Hiromu Takahashi (c) defeated Ricochet Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 16:29
8 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated EVIL Singles match 18:46
9 Tetsuya Naito (c) defeated Juice Robinson Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship 26:42
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. April 10, 2017. Archived from the original on April 10, 2017. http://www.webcitation.org/6pcLYZoCl. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  2. Meltzer, Dave (April 18, 2016). "NJPW cancels PPV due to Kumamoto earthquakes". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-cancels-ppv-due-kumamoto-earthquakes-211231. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  3. Crockett, Paul (April 18, 2016). "New Japan PPV canceled". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/101387/new-japan-ppv-canceled-.html?p=1. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  4. (in Japanese) Tokyo Sports. April 18, 2016. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/531972/. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  5. "Oita: A land of plenty". Tokyo Weekender. May 6, 2017. http://www.tokyoweekender.com/2013/12/oita-a-land-of-plenty/. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  6. Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/pro-wrestling.htm. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  7. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. May 6, 2017. http://www.njpw.co.jp/94531. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  8. "NJPW WRESTLING TOYONOKUNI 2017 PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS" (in English). Voices Of Wrestling. May 6, 2017. http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2017/04/26/njpw-wrestling-toyonokuni-2017-preview-predictions/. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  9. Lanza, Joe (May 6, 2017). "NJPW WRESTLING TOYONOKUNI 2017 RESULTS & REVIEW" (in English). Voices Of Wrestling. http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2017/04/29/njpw-wrestling-toyonokuni-2017-results-review/. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  10. Rose, Bryan (May 6, 2017). "NJPW WRESTLING TOYONOKUNI RESULTS: NAITO VS. ROBINSON FOR IC TITLE". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-wrestling-toyonokuni-results-naito-vs-robinson-ic-title-234606. Retrieved AMay 6, 2017.
  11. Rose, Bryan (April 8, 2017). "NJPW Sakura Genesis live results: Okada vs. Shibata". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-sakura-genesis-live-results-okada-vs-shibata-233351. Retrieved April 27, 2017.

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