NJPW recently held the first night of their Summer Struggle in Sapporo Event, which took place inside the Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena in Hokkaido, Japan. The show featured El Desperado defending his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Taiji Ishimori in the main event.
Below are the highlights from the show:
- Master Wato def. Yuya Uemura.
- Dick Togo and EVIL def. YOH and Tomohiro Ishii.
- Rocky Romero, Ryusuke Taguchi and Hiroshi Tanahashi def. El Phantasmo, Yujiro Takahashi and KENTA.
- Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb def. SHO and Kazuchika Okada.
- BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, SANADA and Tetsuya Naito def. DOUKI, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi.
- El Desperado def. Taiji Ishimori to retain his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.