Shingo Takagi is now the king. Well, a provisional king.
Takagi defeated Taichi to become the KOPW 2022 Provisional Champion at night seven of the Golden Fight Series tour.
As all KOPW matches, their bout had a special stipulation. The first person to accumulate a 30 count on their opponent over the course of the match won.
Shingo’s flurry of a Pumping Bomber and a Last Of The Dragon scores him a six count to give him the win by a margin of one pinfall.
Golden Fight Series Night One Results
Yuto Nakajima and Tiger Mask versus Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe
Honma hits the Kokeshi on the Young Lion.
Winners: Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe
Suzuki-gun (Zack Sabre Jr, DOUKI and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) versus Ryohei Oiwa, Master Wato and Ryusuke Taguchi
Zach chokes out Oiwa with the Triangle.
Winners: Suzuki-gun (Zack Sabre Jr, DOUKI and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and Gedo) versus Suzuki-gun (TAKA Michinoku and El Desperado)
Taka is pinned by Ishimori. Poor Taka. I don’t think he has won a match since returning to NJPW.
Winners: Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and Gedo)
Chaos (YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto) versus Bullet Club (Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale)
Fale and Goto fight over Goto’s staff. In jerking it free, Goto nails Hashi in the head. Owens and Fale hit the Grenade Launcher on Yoshi. Owens pins him with an assisted flying elbow smash. After the match, Bullet Club retains possession of Goto and Hashi’s staves, mocking them.
Winners: Bullet Club (Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale)
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi and Tetsuya Naito) versus Chaos (YOH, Toru Yano and Kazuchika Okada)
Bushi clobbers Yano with a Codebreaker so that Naito can roll him up. Naito puts his fist into the air. Okada steps forward to fist bump him. He tries a sneaky attack. Naito gives him a pop-up low-blow and a Destino.
Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi and Tetsuya Naito)
House of Torture (SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL) (c) versus Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga – NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Evil low-blows Loa. Sho hits Loa with his wrench. Yujiro pins him with Pimp Juice.
Winners: House of Torture (SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL)
Taichi (c) versus Shingo Takagi – KOPW 2022 Provisional Trophy – 30 Count Match
Winner: …and new KOPW 2022 Provisional Champion, Shingo Takagi.