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NJPW “G1 Special in the US” Results”: Title Change and First-Ever IWGP US Champion Crowned

NJPW offered 2 epic shows this week-end live from Long Beach, California (full cards here). Every IWGP and NEVER title were on the line and the first-ever IWGP United States Championship was crowned on the USA soil. NJPW, CMLL and ROH talents squared off during 2 nights to remember. NJPW already announced she will be back in the USA next year because of the tremendous success of those shows.

JULY 1 SHOW

* CHAOS (Will Ospreay, Rappongo Vice & Briscoe Brothers) defeated Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Young Bucks, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi)

* Los Ingobernables de Japon (Sanada, Evil, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi) defeated Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Volador Jr., Dragon Lee & Titan

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #1: Jay Lethal pinned Hangman Page

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #2: Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Juice Robinson

* Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida, Jay White & David Finlay defeated Billy Gunn, Yoshitatsu, Yohei Komatsu & Sho Tanaka

* IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: War Machine (Raymond Rowe and Hansen) defeated Guerillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tonga Roa) (c)

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #3: Tomohiro Ishii pinned Tetsuya Naito

* IWGP US Title Tournament First Round Match #4: Kenny Omega pinned Michael Elgin

* IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada pinned Cody (w/ Brandi)

Kenny Omega tried to make Brandi stop the match by giving her a towel to throw in the ring, the same way Cody tried to do to stop Omega match at NJPW Dominion 6.11

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JULY 2 SHOW

* Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Kushida and David Finlay defeated Yoshi Tatsu and The Tempura Boys (Sho Tanaka and Yohei Komatsu)

* IWGP US Title Tournament – Semifinal #1: Kenny Omega defeated Jay Lethal

* IWGP US Title Tournament – Semifinal #2: Tomohiro Ishii defeated Zach Sabre Jr.

* Dragon Lee, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Volador Jr. and Titan pinned Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada, EVIL, Bushi and Tetsuya Naito)

* Bullet Club (Guerillas of Destiny and Hangman Page)  vs War Machine (Raymond Rowe and Hansen) and Michael Elgin

* IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) (c) defeated Rappongi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Baretta)

* Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale and Cody) w/Brandi Rhodes vs Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) w/Gedo

Cody entered on his own, without the rest of The Bullet Club. After the match, Cody grabbed the world title belt and held it upin front a booing crowd.

IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Billy Gunn

Billy Gunn shook hands with Tanahashi in a show of respect after the match

* IWGP US Title Tournament – Final:  Kenny Omega w/The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) defeated Tomohiro Ishii to become the first-ever IWGP United States Champion.

After the match, Cody grabbed the belt from Omega. Even if the two finally embraced, dissension seems to be spreading into The Bullet Club.

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