Road to Dominion night 2 (June 2) preview: NEVER 6-Man tag titles

NEVER title match to headline second night in Korakuen Hall



The second night of the Road to Dominion will see statements made en route to championship action at Dominion June 7, as well as the NEVER six man championship at stake in our main event. 

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Main event: NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii) vs Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI)

At the top of the card Wednesday, the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships will be on the line. While Los Ingobernables De Japon are no strangers to the six man titles, Tetsuya Naito will be gunning for the trios belts for the first time alongside SANADA and BUSHI. 

In the opposite corner will be a CHAOS side that has drawn more new eyes to the titles they hold with each passing match. With four defences already to their names, they now seek a record breaking fifth reign, but have their work cut out for them against a motivated LIJ side. 

Particularly, in fact, a motivated Tetsuya Naito. With Shingo Takagi insistent on being a part of June 7’s bout to determine a new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Naito has been intent on making sure he stays in the spotlight, and has decided to target the NEVER champions, and Tomohiro Ishii in particular. Naito and Ishii engaged in violent war last week in Korakuen Hall, and their bitter animosity could well dictate the narrative of this match. While Naito was the one to verbalise LIJ’s challenge for the six man titles, his intent seems wholly singular. In that case, could the remaining four members hold the key to success? Will SANADA and BUSHI connect for their fourth NEVER reign together, and BUSHI’s fifth reign total? Or will YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto see one another through to yet another commanding defence?

4th Match: Master Wato & Kota Ibushi vs United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)

In Wednesday’s semi main event, Kota Ibushi teams with Master Wato once again when they face Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan. When this match was made last week in Korakuen Hall, the night didn’t end well for Master Wato, as a Cobbigoye from Jeff Cobb smashed the young would-be master into near oblivion. Two nights later, and Ibushi himself tasted the devastating knee. Now five days will separate Ibushi and Cobb from their Dominion singles showdown, and both men will be looking to show that their will to win, as well as their knee, is stronger. 

3rd Match: Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki) vs BULLET CLUB (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado)

24 hours after Dangerous Tekkers and G.o.D clash with the IWGP Tag Team Championships on the line, a six man bout will see the two teams face off once again. Will it be the Guerrillas attempting to add further insult to injury tonight? Or will it be a new championship team hitting the ring Wednesday?

2nd Match: SHO, YOH & Ryusuke Taguchi vs Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI)

Tonight’s second match will see Roppongi 3K reunited with co-coach Ryusuke Taguchi to tae on the Suzuki-Gun side of El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI. With June 7 seeing YOH finally have his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match against Desperado after over a month’s delay, will YOH be taking a Direct Drive to Osaka?

1st Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomoaki Honma, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura vs BULLET CLUB (EVIL, El Phantasmo, Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori)

Eight man action will kick of proceedings Wednesday in Korakuen. From Yota Tsuji’s recent tests to Yuya Uemura looking to catch up, Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo wanting to make a mark on junior heavyweight proceedings, to EVIL and Hiroshi Tanahashi having an eye on what happens in Monday’s IWGP World heavyweight Championship match, there are moving parts and intrigue from the opening bell!