On April 1, at Sakura Genesis event, in Tokyo at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Zack Sabre Jr., winner of the 2018 New Japan Cup, will challenge Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title. And here lies a huge question: is Sabre the man who can break the 650+ days of reign of The Rainmaker? Many tried before, and they all failed. And ever since, Okada has become the longest reigning IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the history of the title.
In a three-way tag team match, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru will defend the IWGP Junior Tag Team Championships against Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI of Los Ingobernables De Japon and SHO and YOH of Roppongi 3K. Kanemaru and Desperado captures the tag titles in whisky assisted controversial fashion at the NJPW 46th Anniversary event back on March 6.
A few days before his match against Dalton Castle for the ROH World Championship at SuperCard of Honor, Marty Scurll will try to dethrone Will Ospreay and become a 2-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. The saga of Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi, the Golden☆Lovers and the Bullet Club will continue as they’re going to face off Cody and Hangman Page
Sakura Genesis Full Card:
– Bullet Club (Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
– Chaos (Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii) vs. Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Takashi Iizuka)
– Six-man tag team match for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) (c) vs. Taguchi Japan (Togi Makabe,Michael Elgin and Ryusuke Taguchi)
– Taguchi Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and David Finlay) vs. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Jay White and Yoshi-Hashi)
– Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Evil and Sanada) vs. Suzuki-gun (IWGP Intercontinental Champion Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
– Three-way tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (c) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi) vs. Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh)
– IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Marty Scurll
– Golden☆Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) vs. Bullet Club (Cody and Hangman Page)
– IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr.