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As part of a working relationship with Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), the British Heavyweight Championship was defended at the event with [[Zack Sabre Jr.]] making his seventh title defense against [[Hiroshi Tanahashi]]. On April 6 at [[G1 Supercard]], Sabre defeated Tanahashi to retain the British Heavyweight Championship.<ref>{{cite web|last=Powell|first=Jason|title=4/6 ROH and NJPW G1 Supercard at MSG pre-show: The Honor Rumble|url=https://prowrestling.net/site/2019/04/06/4-6-roh-and-njpw-g1-supercard-at-msg-pre-show-the-honor-rumble/|publisher=Pro Wrestling Dot Net|access-date=April 6, 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last=Powell|first=Jason|title=4/6 ROH and NJPW G1 Supercard results: Powell’s live review of Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Hvt. Championship, Jay Lethal vs. Matt Taven vs. Marty Scurll in a three-way ladder match for the ROH Title, Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, and more|url=https://prowrestling.net/site/2019/04/06/4-6-roh-and-njpw-g1-supercard-results-powells-live-review-of-jay-white-vs-kazuchika-okada-for-the-iwgp-hvt-championship-jay-lethal-vs-matt-taven-vs-marty-scurll-in-a-three-way-ladder-match-for/|publisher=Pro Wrestling Dot Net|access-date=April 6, 2019}}</ref> Afterwards, Tanahashi was sidelined with an elbow injury until June 5, because of Sabre.<ref name="Fullcard" /> On July 18, Tanahashi and Sabre faced each other for a second time, during the [[G1 Climax#2019|2019 G1 Climax]], which Tanahashi won. On August 11, Tanahashi and Sabre faced each other for a third time in a six-man tag team match, where Sabre teamed with his [[Suzuki-gun]] stablemates [[Lance Archer]], [[Minoru Suzuki]] and [[Yoshinobu Kanemaru]], while Tanahashi teamed with [[Kazuchika Okada]], [[Will Ospreay]] and [[Yoshi-Hashi]]. Afterwards, in a post-match interview, Sabre offered Tanahashi a title match at the Royal Quest.<ref name="IWGPH">{{YouTube|id=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEf4-rb8O9o|title=Tanahashi vs ZSJ at Royal Quest? (G1 Climax 29)}}</ref> The title match was announced on August 13.<ref name="Fullcard" />
 
As part of a working relationship with Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), the British Heavyweight Championship was defended at the event with [[Zack Sabre Jr.]] making his seventh title defense against [[Hiroshi Tanahashi]]. On April 6 at [[G1 Supercard]], Sabre defeated Tanahashi to retain the British Heavyweight Championship.<ref>{{cite web|last=Powell|first=Jason|title=4/6 ROH and NJPW G1 Supercard at MSG pre-show: The Honor Rumble|url=https://prowrestling.net/site/2019/04/06/4-6-roh-and-njpw-g1-supercard-at-msg-pre-show-the-honor-rumble/|publisher=Pro Wrestling Dot Net|access-date=April 6, 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last=Powell|first=Jason|title=4/6 ROH and NJPW G1 Supercard results: Powell’s live review of Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Hvt. Championship, Jay Lethal vs. Matt Taven vs. Marty Scurll in a three-way ladder match for the ROH Title, Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, and more|url=https://prowrestling.net/site/2019/04/06/4-6-roh-and-njpw-g1-supercard-results-powells-live-review-of-jay-white-vs-kazuchika-okada-for-the-iwgp-hvt-championship-jay-lethal-vs-matt-taven-vs-marty-scurll-in-a-three-way-ladder-match-for/|publisher=Pro Wrestling Dot Net|access-date=April 6, 2019}}</ref> Afterwards, Tanahashi was sidelined with an elbow injury until June 5, because of Sabre.<ref name="Fullcard" /> On July 18, Tanahashi and Sabre faced each other for a second time, during the [[G1 Climax#2019|2019 G1 Climax]], which Tanahashi won. On August 11, Tanahashi and Sabre faced each other for a third time in a six-man tag team match, where Sabre teamed with his [[Suzuki-gun]] stablemates [[Lance Archer]], [[Minoru Suzuki]] and [[Yoshinobu Kanemaru]], while Tanahashi teamed with [[Kazuchika Okada]], [[Will Ospreay]] and [[Yoshi-Hashi]]. Afterwards, in a post-match interview, Sabre offered Tanahashi a title match at the Royal Quest.<ref name="IWGPH">{{YouTube|id=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEf4-rb8O9o|title=Tanahashi vs ZSJ at Royal Quest? (G1 Climax 29)}}</ref> The title match was announced on August 13.<ref name="Fullcard" />
   
In the [[NEVER Openweight Championship]] match, [[Tomohiro Ishii]] made his first title defense against [[KENTA]]. On August 12, KENTA and Ishii and [[Yoshi-Hashi]] in a match against [[Bullet Club]] ([[Bad Luck Fale]], [[Tama Tonga]] and [[Tanga Loa]]). During the match, KENTA turned on his partners and joined the Bullet Club.<ref name="G1finals" /><ref name="NEVER">{{YouTube|id=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dct7m-MJDFs|title=KENTA is in BULLET CLUB, and SHIBATA is FURIOUS! (G1 Climax 29)}}</ref> Afterwards, Ishii vowed revenge against KENTA.<ref name="NEVER" /> The title match was announced on August 13.<ref name="Fullcard" /> The event also included another championship match for the [[IWGP Tag Team Championship]] against the winners of a tournament held by Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), as part of a working relationship between the two promotions.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.revolutionprowrestling.com/post/the-road-to-royal-quest-begins | title = The Road To Royal Quest Begins | accessdate=July 17, 2019 | work=Revolution Pro Wrestling | language=English}}</ref> On August 30, Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) defeated reigining Undisputed British Tag Team Champions Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels in a tournament final to earn the oppurtunity to face the [[Guerrillas of Destiny]] ([[Tama Tonga]] and [[Tanga Loa]]) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.f4wonline.com/new-japan-news/iwgp-tag-team-title-match-official-njpw-royal-quest-291331| title = IWGP TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH OFFICIAL FOR NJPW ROYAL QUEST | accessdate=August 30, 2019 | work=''Wrestling Observer Newsletter'' | language=English}}</ref>
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In the [[NEVER Openweight Championship]] match, [[Tomohiro Ishii]] made his first title defense against [[KENTA]]. On August 12, KENTA and Ishii teamed with [[Yoshi-Hashi]] in a match against [[Bullet Club]] ([[Bad Luck Fale]], [[Tama Tonga]] and [[Tanga Loa]]). During the match, KENTA turned on his partners and joined the Bullet Club.<ref name="G1finals" /><ref name="NEVER">{{YouTube|id=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dct7m-MJDFs|title=KENTA is in BULLET CLUB, and SHIBATA is FURIOUS! (G1 Climax 29)}}</ref> Afterwards, Ishii vowed revenge against KENTA.<ref name="NEVER" /> The title match was announced on August 13.<ref name="Fullcard" /> The event also included another championship match for the [[IWGP Tag Team Championship]] against the winners of a tournament held by Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), as part of a working relationship between the two promotions.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.revolutionprowrestling.com/post/the-road-to-royal-quest-begins | title = The Road To Royal Quest Begins | accessdate=July 17, 2019 | work=Revolution Pro Wrestling | language=English}}</ref> On August 30, Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) defeated reigining Undisputed British Tag Team Champions Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels in a tournament final to earn the oppurtunity to face the [[Guerrillas of Destiny]] ([[Tama Tonga]] and [[Tanga Loa]]) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.f4wonline.com/new-japan-news/iwgp-tag-team-title-match-official-njpw-royal-quest-291331| title = IWGP TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH OFFICIAL FOR NJPW ROYAL QUEST | accessdate=August 30, 2019 | work=''Wrestling Observer Newsletter'' | language=English}}</ref>
   
 
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Royal Quest[1] was professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The show took place on August 31, 2019 at Copper Box Arena in London, England, United Kingdom at the Copper Box Arena. This was the first NJPW show that the promotion had produced independently in the United Kingdom. Wrestlers from Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW) – with whom NJPW has a partnership – also appeared at the event.

Production

Background

Royal Questlogo

Official logo for the event

On January 14, 2019, during Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo Dome, NJPW officially announced the show for August 31, 2019, taking place at the Copper Box Arena.[2][3] The event was officially named "Royal Quest" on February 14, 2019, also confirmed where three NJPW wrestlers.[1][4][5][6] It was later reported by Wrestling Observer Newsletter journalist Dave Meltzer, that Kazuchika Okada would be one of the wrestlers taking part of the event.[6] On February 22, 2019, NJPW officially announced that Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito would be taking part of the event.[7][8][9]

The show will mark the first time NJPW presented shows in the United Kingdom independently, as opposed to partnering up with a British promotion. NJPW had previously partnered with Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW) since 2015, co-producing shows annually in the United Kingdom as part of the he "New IWGP Conception", a global expansion strategy centered on their international partnerships.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] NJPW had previously partnered with Revolution Pro Wrestling for the 2015 Uprising event, while also co-producing the Global Wars UK and Strong Style Evolved UK in 2018.[19][20][21][22][23][24]

CBarena

Copper Box Arena, the arena for the show

Tickets for the show were put on sale on March 14, with pre-sale tickets being sold on March 12, costing from £30 to £120.[25][26] Through NJPW working relationship with RPW, on July 17, RPW announced they would host a tournament in August, were the winners would receive an oppurtunity for the IWGP Tag Team Championship.[27] The full match card was announced on August 13.[28] On August 13, it was also announced that the event would air live on Fite TV and would later be on demand in NJPW's streaming service NJPW World.[29][30]

Storylines

Royal Quest featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.[31]

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Kazuchika Okada who defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event

The Royal Quest was main evented by Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Minoru Suzuki. On August 12, Okada and Suzuki faced each other in a tag team match, where Okada teamed with his longtime rival Hiroshi Tanahashi and Suzuki with his Suzuki-gun stablemate Zack Sabre Jr., with Suzuki scoring a direct pinfall over Okada.[32] Afterwards, Suzuki reminded Okada that he didn't took part in the 2019 G1 Climax, while Okada took part of it and challenged him to a title match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.[32][33] In a post-match interview, Suzuki stated that he had planned to challenge Okada before the G1 Climax started.[33] The title match was announced on August 13.[28]

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Zack Sabre Jr. who defended the British Heavyweight Championship at the event

As part of a working relationship with Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), the British Heavyweight Championship was defended at the event with Zack Sabre Jr. making his seventh title defense against Hiroshi Tanahashi. On April 6 at G1 Supercard, Sabre defeated Tanahashi to retain the British Heavyweight Championship.[34][35] Afterwards, Tanahashi was sidelined with an elbow injury until June 5, because of Sabre.[28] On July 18, Tanahashi and Sabre faced each other for a second time, during the 2019 G1 Climax, which Tanahashi won. On August 11, Tanahashi and Sabre faced each other for a third time in a six-man tag team match, where Sabre teamed with his Suzuki-gun stablemates Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki and Yoshinobu Kanemaru, while Tanahashi teamed with Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay and Yoshi-Hashi. Afterwards, in a post-match interview, Sabre offered Tanahashi a title match at the Royal Quest.[33] The title match was announced on August 13.[28]

In the NEVER Openweight Championship match, Tomohiro Ishii made his first title defense against KENTA. On August 12, KENTA and Ishii teamed with Yoshi-Hashi in a match against Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa). During the match, KENTA turned on his partners and joined the Bullet Club.[32][36] Afterwards, Ishii vowed revenge against KENTA.[36] The title match was announced on August 13.[28] The event also included another championship match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship against the winners of a tournament held by Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), as part of a working relationship between the two promotions.[37] On August 30, Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) defeated reigining Undisputed British Tag Team Champions Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels in a tournament final to earn the oppurtunity to face the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship.[38]

Event

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentators Kevin Kelly
Gino Gambino
Andy Boy Simmonz
Ring announcer Makoto Abe
Ryan Devlin
Referees Kenta Sato
Red Shoes Unno

Preliminary matches

The pay-per-view opened with the full match card of the event and the promo of the some matches, including the IWGP Tag Team, NEVER Openweight, British Heavyweight and IWGP Heavyweight Championships, which was followed by Kevin Kelly and Gino Gambino on commentary.

In the first official match for the show, Roppongi 3K (Yoh, Sho and Rocky Romero) faced Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino and Ren Narita. In the end, Sho would hit the Power Breaker on Narita to win the match for his team.

Next it was, a Tag Team match between Kota Ibushi and Juice Robinson facing Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi and Hikuleo). In the end, Ibushi hit a standing Meteora followed by the Kamigoye for the win.

Following that it was a Six-man Tag Team match between Birds of Prey (Robbie Eagles and Will Ospreay) and Bullet Club (El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori). In the end, Ospreay and Eagles hit Phantasmo with a Neckbreaker/Superkick combination followed by the OsCutter by Ospreay, they would hit Ishimori with an Enziguri followed by the Red Wing for the win. After the match, Birds of Prey held the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships and challenged Phantasmo and Ishimori to a rematch for the titles.

Next it was, a Tag Team match between Los Ingobernables de Japón (Tetsuya Naito and SANADA) against Bullet Club (Jay White and Chase Owens). In the end, Owens went for the Package Piledriver but SANADA overpowered it, Owens went for a Clothesline but SANADA would counter into the Skull End for the win. After the match, White would attack both Naito and SANADA, whilst mocking Naito but Naito would overpower White and do his Tranquilo marquee taunt.

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Hiroshi Tanahashi, who defeated Zack Sabre Jr. to win the British Heavyweight Championship

The following match was contested for the IWGP Tag Team Championship, in which Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) defended their titles against the winners of the Road to Royal Quest tournament Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis). In the end, Loa hit Davis with the Apeshit followed by a Singer Splash from Tonga, they would hit Fletcher with the Super Powerbomb to win the match and retain the titles.

The following match was contested for the NEVER Openweight Championship, in which Tomohiro Ishii defended his title against KENTA. Before the match, it was shown a promo about the title match. Near the end, the Guerillas of Destiny interfered in the match but Ishii overpowered them, Ishii would hit the Veritcal Drop Brainbuster but Tonga would pull the referee, they would attack Ishii and hit them with the Magic Killer and pulled KENTA for the pin for another nearfall. In the end KENTA hit Ishii with the Go 2 Sleep to win the match.

The semi-main event was contested for the British Heavyweight Championship, in which Zack Sabre Jr. defended his title against Hiroshi Tanahashi. fore the match, it was shown a promo about the title match. In the end, after back and forth strikes, Sabre would go for a Backslide but Tanahashi countered it with the Sling Blade followed by a Dragon Suplex for a nearfall, Tanahashi would hit Sabre with the High Fly Flow to win the title.

Main event

In the main event, Kazuchika Okada defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Minoru Suzuki. Before the match started it was showed a promo of the title match. Near the end, Okada went for the Rainmaker but Suzuki would counter it, Suzuki went for the Gotch-style Piledriver but Okada countered it, Okada would go for a Spinning Tombestone Piledriver followed by the Rainmaker to retain the title. After the match, Okada would call out SANADA and challenged Okada to a match for his title, which he accepted and Okada would close out the show with his catchphrase.

Results

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Roppongi 3K (Yoh, Sho and Rocky Romero) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino and Ren Narita Six-man tag team match 8:19
2 Kota Ibushi and Juice Robinson defeated Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi and Hikuleo) Tag team match 8:46
3 Birds of Prey (Robbie Eagles and Will Ospreay) defeated Bullet Club (El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori) Tag team match 10:36
4 Los Ingobernables de Japón (Tetsuya Naito and SANADA) defeated Bullet Club (Jay White and Chase Owens) (with Gedo) Tag team match 12:59
5 Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) (c) (with Jado) defeated Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 12:56
6 KENTA (with Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) defeated Tomohiro Ishii (c) Singles match for the NEVER Openweight Championship 20:16
7 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Zack Sabre Jr. (c) Singles match for the British Heavyweight Championship 17:39
8 Kazuchika Okada (c) defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 33:25
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Road To Royal Quest Tag Team Tournament bracket

  First round
(August 4)
Semifinals
(August 11)
Final
(August 29)
                           
   Gabriel Kidd and Shaun Jackson  
 Brendan White and Kenneth Halfpenny  
   Gabriel Kidd and Shaun Jackson  
   Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels  
 Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels
   Dan Magee and Kurtis Chapman  
     Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels
   Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
   Dan Moloney and MK McKinnan  
 Team WhiteWolf (A-Kid and Carlos Romo)  
   Dan Moloney and MK McKinnan
   Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)  
 Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
   The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz)  


See also

External links

References

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