NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night Two Results 1/5/2022

IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Flying Tiger (Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask) (c) defeated Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo) vs. The Mega Coaches (Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero)

Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani defeated Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid

PROVISIONAL KOPW 2022 TROPHY
Minoru Suzuki defeated Chase Owens, Cima, and Toru Yano

NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
House of Torture (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi & Sho) (c) (w/ Dick Togo) defeated Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh)

Sanada defeated Great-O-Khan

Tetsuya Naito defeated Jeff Cobb

NO DQ MATCH FOR THE IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated KENTA (New IWGP United States Champion)

IWGP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kazuchika Okada (c) defeated Will Ospreay

Pro-Wrestling NOAH made its presence felt during New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s flagship event. Members of the NOAH roster briefly occupied the ring during Night 2 of Wrestle Kingdom 16 on Wednesday.

A large contingent of NOAH wrestlers was led to the ring by Keiji Mutoh. Speaking during the English language broadcast on New Japan World, Chris Charlton said it was Muto’s first time in Tokyo Dome since Wrestle Kingdom 8.

Keiji Mutoh is a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion from his years in New Japan. Early last year, Mutoh signed a contract with Pro-Wrestling NOAH, where he won the GHC Heavyweight Championship. Mutoh is currently one-half of the GHC Tag Team Champions alongside Naomichi Marufuji.

Kaito Kiyomiya and Kenoh took the microphone and addressed the crowd at the Tokyo Dome. They were eventually confronted by New Japan’s Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi, and BUSHI. The trio exchanged words with the NOAH wrestlers inside the ring but left without any physical interaction.

Keiji Mutoh took a picture while the NOAH wrestlers were in the ring. He later posted it on Twitter, along with words explaining that NOAH had occupied the ring at New Japan’s biggest event of the year.

Members of the Pro-Wrestling NOAH and New Japan Pro-Wrestling rosters are preparing to meet in matches on Night 3 of Wrestle Kingdom 16. That card will be held at Yokohama Arena on Saturday.