Originally published at Match line-ups for NJPW Dontaku, Champion Carnival & NOAH on 5/3
There are several major shows taking place Monday in Japan for Golden Week with NJPW, AJPW & Pro Wrestling NOAH hosting events.
New Japan presents its first of two cards from Fukuoka with its annual Dontaku series.
The Dontaku card will stream live at 5 am ET on New Japan World and will see fans in attendance as Fukuoka is not affected by the current state of emergency.
*NEVER Openweight Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi (champion) vs. Jay White
*Iron Fingers from Hell Ladder Match: Taichi vs. Tama Tonga
*Rights to Challenge for the IWGP Tag Team Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tanga Loa
*Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan, Jeff Cobb & Aaron Henare vs. Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI
*Kazuchika Okada & Roppongi 3K vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
*EVIL, Yujiro, Taiji Ishimori & Dick Togo vs. Toru Yano, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tiger Mask & Master Wato
All Japan wraps up its annual Champion Carnival tournament on Monday with an empty arena show at Korakuen Hall with the following matches streaming at AJPW.tv:
*Suwama (10) vs. Shuji Ishikawa (8)
*Kento Miyahara (10) vs. Jake Lee (10)
*Yuma Aoyagi (8) vs. Kohei Sato (10)
*Shotaro Ashino (6) vs. Koji Doi (2)
There are five people tied with ten points on top of the standings, although Zeus’ point total includes the forfeit victory he receives on Monday due to the injury to Shinjiro Otani.
If Miyahara beats Lee, he wins the tournament. If Lee beats Miyahara, he would win providing Suwama loses his match. If Lee and Suwama were tied after Monday’s matches, Suwama wins the tiebreaker. If Suwama and Miyahara were tied, Miyahara wins. The only way Kohei Sato could win is if he beats Yuma Aoyagi, and Miyahara versus Lee is a draw.
Finally, Pro Wrestling NOAH runs Korakuen Hall later in the day after All Japan with the following line-up:
*Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya & Nioh vs. Shuhei Taniguchi, Akitoshi Saito & Muhammed Yone
*Kaito Kiyomiya vs. Ikuto Hidaka
*Takashi Sugiura & Kazunari Murakami vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Masaaki Mochizuki
*Masato Tanaka vs. Yoshiki Inamura
*Kendo Kashin vs. Masao Inoue
*Atsushi Kotoge, Hajime Ohara, Junta Miyawaki & Daisuke Harada vs. Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA, Yuya Susumu & Seiki Yoshioka
*Kotaro Suzuki, YO-HEY & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Yasutaka Yano, Kinya Okada & Kai Fujimura