NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 thoughts (match rating scale is out of 4 stars)
“(c)” = incumbent champions

IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson) def. Roppongi 3K (Sho, Yoh) (c)

★★★½


GAUNTLET MATCH FOR THE NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Chaos (Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano) def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa) (c), Michael Elgin, War Machine (Hanson, Raymond Rowe), Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Takashi Iizuka, Zack Sabre Jr.), and Taguchi Japan (Juice Robinson, Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe)

★★


SINGLES MATCH
Kota Ibushi def. Cody

★★★


IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil, Sanada) def. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer) (c)

★★★


HAIR VS. HAIR MATCH FOR THE NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Hirooki Goto def. Minoru Suzuki (c)

★★★½


4-WAY MATCH FOR THE IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Will Ospreay def. Marty Scurll (c), Kushida, Hiromu Takahashi

★★★★


IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) def. Jay White

★★★


NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH FOR THE IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kenny Omega (c) def. Chris Jericho

★★★★


IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Kazuchika Okada (c) def. Tetsuya Naito

★★★


Wrestle Kingdom 12 was a really entertaining show all around and as a newbie to NJPW, I had a good time watching it despite not having any history watching most of the wrestlers on the show.

Recommended matches: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match and IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship match.
PPV RATING: A

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