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New Japan Internet PPV Results
"Invasion Attack 2014"
April 6, 2014
Tokyo, Japan at Ryogoku Arena
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


- The PPV aired on Internet PPV through UStream.TV and will be available on-demand after the PPV concludes.

(1) IWGP Jr. Hvt. tag champions Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) beat IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion Kota Ibushi & El Desperado to retain the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Titles. Fantastic opening tag match. Ibushi pulled off a double top-rope huracanrana on both Bucks, but Nick Jackson pinned Desperado after More Bang For Your Buck. Afterward, the Bucks posed with both the IWGP tag belts and ROH tag belts.

(2) Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba & Togi Makabe beat Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michonoku & Taichi in a six-man tag match. That was mainly a slapfest between Sakuraba and Suzuki. Sakuraba then caught Taichi in a keylock for a submission win while staring down a crazed Suzuki.

(3) NWA World Hvt. champion Satoshi Kojima & Tenzan beat NWA tag champions Rob Conway & Jax Dane to capture the NWA World Tag Titles. TenCozy finished off Jax with a double-team combination to win the belts. NWA president Bruce Tharpe threw a fit ringside after trying to cause a distraction during the match. Conway confronted NWA champ Kojima after the match, setting up a future title re-match.

(4) Rolles & Daniel Gracie beat Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano in a crazy brawl. Yano handcuffed Daniel to the guardrail, allowing the heels to isolate Rolles until Daniel was freed. Daniel then tapped out Iizuka with a leg submission. That was something.

(5) Ryusuku Taguchi beat Prince Devitt (dressed in all-black bodypaint) with his Dodon finisher. Very interesting match, if it was Devitt's farewell. The Young Bucks twice tried to interfere on behalf of their Bullet Club teammate, but Devitt reprimanded them, so they turned on Devitt and beat him down. Devitt responded with a flip splash to the outside, taking out the Bucks. The rest of the match was wrestled like a respect match between the former Apollo 55 tag partners. After Taguchi won, Devitt asked for a handshake and Taguchi accepted.

[Intermission]

(6) IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi beat Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga) in a tag match. Fale tried to pin New Japan's top champion, but Okada fought of Fale and eventually pinned Tonga with the Rainmaker lariat.

Post-match, Okada and Fale came face-to-face to keep their top title feud again when suddenly a man in a hood attacked Okada. The man was revealed to be ... A.J. Styles. Styles took the mic and said Okada was a "young boy" in TNA and now thinks he's World champion. Styles said he's still a "young boy," then grabbed the IWGP World Title and stood over Okada. Styles, who was dressed in his brooding heel TNA get-up, unzipped his jacket to reveal a Bullet Club t-shirt. Apparently Styles is the new leader following Devitt's removal. This felt like a set-up for Okada vs. Styles at the ROH vs. New Japan series next month in either Toronto or New York.

(7) NEVER Openweight champion Tomohiro Ishii beat Tetsuya Naito to retain the NEVER Title. The crowd was hot and deeply invested in this match. Very strong singles match with back-and-forth pin attempts following power moves and hard-hitting strikes. On his third try, Ishii hit a brainbuster suplex for the pin and the win.

(8) IWGP Hvt. tag champions Bullet Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) beat Shibata & Hirooki Goto to retain the IWGP Tag Titles. Very good tag match. Anderson and Doc combined for their Magic Killer swinging neckbreaker combination on Goto for the win, deflating a crowd that was itching for new tag champs.

(9) Shinsuke Nakamura beat IWGP IC champion Tanahashi to re-capture the IWGP Intercontinental Title that he lost to Tanahashi at the Tokyo Dome on January 4. What a main event. Tanahashi drew boos throughout by targeting Nakamura's injured left knee in a heelish, but justifiable way. Nakamura then made a super comeback and finished Tanahashi with two Boma Ye running knee smashes to the face for the pin and the win. Afterward, Captain New Japan helped Tanahashi to the back while Nakamura celebrated his title victory in the ring.

Post-match, the Gracie Brothers returned to the ring. Daniel Gracie told Nakamura that he wants the IC Title. Nakamura took the mic to speak, but Sakuraba suddenly entered the ring and challenged the Gracies. Nakamura commented on this interesting situation as only he can, then sent Sakuraba on his way after tabling the discussion. The Gracies let the ring, too, then Nakamura signed off with a streamer celebration.


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