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Kizuna Road 2019 was a professional wrestling tour, produced by the Japanese New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion. The tour took place between June 14 and 25, 2019, with shows taking place in Shizuoka, Tokyo, Saitama, Fukushima, Niigata, Iwate, Aomori, and Sendai. The tour featured four title matches two for NJPW's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team, NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships, and five two for RPW's championships, British Cruiserweight and British Heavyweight Championships, as well as Zack Sabre Jr.'s G1 Climax spot. This was the eighth tour under the Kizuna Road name.

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

The event was announced on February 28. On May 23, it was announced that fourth and fifth shows of the tour would be broadcasted on Fighting TV Samurai as retrospective shows. On June 9, NJPW announced the full card for the tour. On June 12, it was announced that fourth night of the tour was sold out.

The third, fourth and the tenth night of the tour aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, New Japan Pro Wrestling World, with English commentary provided by Kevin Kelly and Chris Charlton.

StorylinesEdit

The Kizuna Road 2019 involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

In the British Heavyweight Championship match, Zack Sabre Jr. who made his fifth title defense against Yoshi-Hashi. On June 9 at Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall, Sabre and Yoshi-Hashi faced each other in a tag team match, where Sabre teamed with his Suzuki-gun stablemate Minoru Suzuki and Yoshi-Hashi teamed with Jushin Thunder Liger. Yoshi-Hashi scored a direct pinfall over Sabre for the win. After the match, Yoshi-Hashi attacked Sabre and posed with the British Heavyweight Championship belt. In a post-match interview, Sabre accepted Yoshi-Hashi's challenge. Leading to the match, Sabre didn't take Yoshi-Hashi seriously, while Yoshi-Hashi reminded that he wasn't in the 2019 G1 Climax and stated that he would take Sabre's spot in the tournament, where Sabre accepted to put on the line, which NJPW officially announced on June 19.

Two more title matches were scheduled to take place at Kizuna Road 2019. In the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match, Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) defended the titles against Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo). Meanwhile, Phantasmo defended his British Cruiserweight Championship against Ryusuke Taguchi. On June 5, 2019, Phantasmo, Ishomori, and their Bullet Club stablemate Robbie Eagles faced Sho, Yoh, and Taguchi in a six-man tag team match. Phantasmo scored the win for his team after pinning Sho. Following the match, Phantasmo and Ishomori attacked Sho, Yoh, and Taguchi and held up their IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship belts and afterwards challenged them to a match. In a post-match interview, Roppongi 3K accepted the challenge, while Taguchi challenged Phantasmo to a match for his British Cruiserweight Championship. The title matches were announced on June 9. Also announced was a six-man tag team match between Phantasmo and his Bullet Club stablemates Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi facing Taguchi, Togi Makabe and Toru Yano for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. The match would serve as a prelude to Taguchi challenging Phantasmo for the British Cruiserweight Championship later on the tour on June 25.

ResultsEdit

Night 1Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Yuya Uemura by submission Singles match 8:13
2 Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and Shota Umino Six-man tag team match 8:47
3 Togi Makabe and Ren Narita) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and SANADA) Tag team match 8:54
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and Shingo Takagi) defeated Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma and Toa Henare Six-man tag team match 10:33
5 CHAOS (Yoh, Sho and Mikey Nicholls) and Juice Robinson defeated Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo) Eight-man tag team match 9:10
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi and Toru Yano defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi) Six-man tag team match 12:54
7 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi and Tomohiro Ishii) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and DOUKI) Six-man tag team match 13:01
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 2Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Yuya Uemura defeated Yota Tsuji by submission Singles match 8:22
2 Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 8:33
3 Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and Shingo Takagi) defeated Tomohiro Ishii and Shota Umino) Tag team match 8:47
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and SANADA) defeated Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma and Toa Henare Six-man tag team match 10:33
5 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo) defeated CHAOS (Yoh, Sho and Mikey Nicholls) and Juice Robinson Eight-man tag team match 12:10
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe and Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi) Six-man tag team match 13:06
7 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi and Toru Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and DOUKI) Six-man tag team match 15:34
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 3 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Yuya Uemura by submission Singles match 8:49
2 Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI) defeated Tomohiro Ishii, Tomoaki Honma and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 11:58
3 Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls and Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Jado) Six-man tag team match 8:57
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and SANADA, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI) defeated Kota Ibushi, Yuji Nagata, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and Shota Umino Ten-man tag team match 10:38
5 Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi)defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe and Ryusuke Taguchi Six-man tag team match 10:52
6 Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Lance Archer) defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi) and Toa Henare Six-man tag team match 14:30
7 Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo) defeated Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) (c) Tag Team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 23:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 4 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Yuya Uemura defeated Yota Tsuji Singles match 8:09
2 Toa Henare and Tomoaki Honma defeated Yuji Nagata and Shota Umino Tag Team match 10:58
3 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI) defeated Kota Ibushi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima ,Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask Ten-man tag team match 10:46
4 Bullet Club (Jay White, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Taiji Ishimori) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls and Ren Narita Eight-man tag team match 10:45
5 Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe and Toru Yano (c) defeated Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and El Phantasmo) Six-man tag team match for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 15:41
6 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii, Yoh and Sho) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Lance Archer, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) Ten-man Elimination tag team match 31:30
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 5 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Yuji Nagata and Yuya Uemura by submission Tag Team match 9:25
2 Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Tiger Mask and Yota Tsuji Tag Team match 7:40
3 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Jado) defeated Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 7:50
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL, SANADA and BUSHI) defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Jushin Thunder Liger) Six-man tag team match 8:24
5 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, and Shingo Takagi) defeated Kota Ibushi and Shota Umino Tag Team match 9:35
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, Yoh and Sho defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo and Gedo) Ten-man tag team match 12:57
7 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi and DOUKI) Eight-man tag team match 11:47
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 6 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Yuji Nagata and Yota Tsuji Tag Team match 7:29
2 Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Tiger Mask and Yuya Uemura Tag Team match 10:09
3 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 10:01
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI) defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Jushin Thunder Liger) Six-man tag team match 9:30
5 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, and SANADA) defeated Kota Ibushi and Shota Umino Tag Team match 11:02
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, Yoh and Sho defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens, Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo and Gedo) Ten-man tag team match 15:02
7 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer and DOUKI) Eight-man tag team match 13:12
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 7 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Yuji Nagata and Yuya Uemura by submission Tag Team match 9:02
2 Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Tiger Mask and Yota Tsuji Tag Team match 7:03
3 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Chase Owens) defeated Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 9:54
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi and BUSHI) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger and Shota Umino Six-man tag team match 9:49
5 Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and SANADA) Six-man tag team match 12:20
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, Yoh and Sho defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo and Gedo) Ten-man tag team match 12:46
7 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer and DOUKI) Eight-man tag team match 11:47
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 8 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Yuji Nagata and Yota Tsuji Tag Team match 6:38
2 Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Tiger Mask and Yuya Uemura Tag Team match 7:05
3 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 10:14
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI) defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Jushin Thunder Liger Six-man tag team match 9:28
5 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL) defeated Kota Ibushi and Shota Umino Six-man tag team match 11:03
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, Yoh and Sho defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens, Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo and Gedo) Ten-man tag team match 13:30
7 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer and DOUKI) Eight-man tag team match 15:05
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 9 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Yuji Nagata and Yuya Uemura by submission Tag Team match 9:00
2 Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Tiger Mask and Yota Tsuji Tag Team match 7:03
3 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Chase Owens) defeated Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 10:01
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL, SANADA and Shingo Takagi) defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Jushin Thunder Liger) Six-man tag team match 10:24
5 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, and BUSHI) defeated Kota Ibushi and Shota Umino Tag Team match 10:03
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, Yoh and Sho defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo and Gedo) Ten-man tag team match 13:40
7 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi and DOUKI) Eight-man tag team match 15:30
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 10 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Yuji Nagata and Yota Tsuji by submission Tag Team match 8:44
2 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI) defeated Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Shota Umino and Ren Narita) Ten-man tag team match 11:06
3 Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls defeated Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) Tag Team match 8:21
4 Bullet Club (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens and Taiji Ishimori) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare, Yoh and Sho Eight-man tag team match 11:08
5 CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii) and Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask defated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI) Ten-man tag team match 11:53
6 El Phantasmo (c) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi Singles Match for the British Cruiserweight Championship 24:04
7 Zack Sabre Jr. (c, entrant) defeated Yoshi-Hashi Singles Match for the British Heavyweight Championship and Sabre's G1 Climax spot 23:03
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match
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