A double champion got into double trouble at Road to Wrestling Dontaku.

Jeff Cobb, the current ROH World Television Champion and NJPW’s NEVER Openweight Champion, had his bell rung by the dastardly Suzuki-gun.

Cobb’s team of Toa Henare and Yoshi-Hashi were facing Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Minoru Suzuki and Taichi of Suzuki-gun in a tag team match. Henare tapped out to Taichi’s Stretch Plump submission move to end the bout.

While Cobb was checking on Henare, Minoru Suzuki snatched both of Cobb’s belts giving them to Taichi. Taichi threw them at Cobb. Taichi and Cobb shared some unkind words in the middle of the ring. As Cobb was distracted, Kanemaru spun him around spitting whiskey in his eyes. Taichi hit a blinded Cobb with a super kick to the jaw.

Taichi threw the ROH World Television Championship belt out of the ring, parading around with the NEVER Openweight Championship instead.

Taichi taunts Jeff Cobb. Photo: NJPW.

Taichi talked some more trash before stomping Cobb in the chest.

Taichi will face Cobb for the NEVER Openweight Championship on the first night of Wrestling Dontaku on May 3rd.

In other matches:

Shota Umino defeated Yota Tsuji with a Fisherman’s Suplex.

Ren Narita and Rocky Romero beat Yuya Uemura and Tiger Mask. Romero pinned Uemura with Sliced Bread.

Ryusuke Taguchi and Jyushin Thunder Liger beat Suzuki-gun (Taka Michinoku and El Desperado). Taguchi pinned Taka with a Dodon.

Tomoaki Honma, Mikey Nicholls, Toru Yano and Togi Makabe beat Bullet Club (Hikuleo, Bad Luck Fale, Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga). Nicholls pinned Hikuleo with a Mikey Bomb.

Dragon Lee, Juice Robinson, Will Ospreay and Hirooki Goto beat Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens, Gedo and Jay White). Robinson pinned Gedo with Pulp Friction.

Sho, Yoh, Kota Ibushi, Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada beat Los Ingobernables de Japon. Ibushi pinned Bushi with a Kamigoye.