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'''Sakura Genesis''' was an annual professional wrestling event promoted by [[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] (NJPW). Originally known as '''Invasion Attack''',  The event has been held since [[Invasion Attack (2013)|2013]] and aired domestically as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2013 to [[Invasion Attack 2014|2014]], the event aired internationally as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV) and since [[Invasion Attack 2015|2015]], it has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, [[New Japan Pro Wrestling World]]. The event was renamed in 2017.<ref name="2017Schedule">{{cite web | url = http://www.njpw.co.jp/79157 | archiveurl = http://www.webcitation.org/6nGYlTed0 | script-title=ja:【年間スケジュール発表!】6月11日大阪城ホール!『G1』両国3連戦! 現地時間・7月1日、2日にロサンゼルスで初のビッグマッチ!『G1 Special in USA』決定!! | archivedate=January 4, 2017 | date=January 4, 2017 | accessdate=January 4, 2017 | work=[[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> Held annually at Tokyo's Ryōgoku Kokugikan, the event has been nicknamed {{nihongo|"Spring Showdown at Ryōgoku"|春の両国決戦|Haru no Ryōgoku Kessen}}.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=11283 | script-title=ja:【4.6両国全カード!!】棚橋vs中邑! 後藤&柴田がタッグ挑戦! 石井vs内藤! デヴィvs田口! グレイシーvsクレイジー! 桜庭vs鈴木が初遭遇! | date=April 1, 2014 | accessdate=March 23, 2016 | work=[[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] | language=Japanese}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=13564 | script-title=ja:4月5日(日)両国でAJvs飯伏が決定! オカダvsファレ! 棚橋&柴田vs矢野&桜庭! ケニーvsドラダなど4大IWGP選手権が実現!! | date=March 16, 2015 | accessdate=March 23, 2016 | work=[[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> In 2019, the event was replaced by [[G1 Supercard]].
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'''Sakura Genesis''' was an annual professional wrestling event promoted by [[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] (NJPW). Originally known as '''Invasion Attack''',  The event has been held since [[Invasion Attack (2013)|2013]] and aired domestically as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2013 to [[Invasion Attack 2014|2014]], the event aired internationally as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV) and since [[Invasion Attack 2015|2015]], it has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, [[New Japan Pro Wrestling World]]. The event was renamed in 2017.<ref name="2017Schedule">{{cite web | url = http://www.njpw.co.jp/79157 | archiveurl = http://www.webcitation.org/6nGYlTed0 | script-title=ja:【年間スケジュール発表!】6月11日大阪城ホール!『G1』両国3連戦! 現地時間・7月1日、2日にロサンゼルスで初のビッグマッチ!『G1 Special in USA』決定!! | archivedate=January 4, 2017 | date=January 4, 2017 | accessdate=January 4, 2017 | work=[[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> Held annually at Tokyo's Ryōgoku Kokugikan, the event has been nicknamed {{nihongo|"Spring Showdown at Ryōgoku"|春の両国決戦|Haru no Ryōgoku Kessen}}.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=11283 | script-title=ja:【4.6両国全カード!!】棚橋vs中邑! 後藤&柴田がタッグ挑戦! 石井vs内藤! デヴィvs田口! グレイシーvsクレイジー! 桜庭vs鈴木が初遭遇! | date=April 1, 2014 | accessdate=March 23, 2016 | work=[[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] | language=Japanese}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=13564 | script-title=ja:4月5日(日)両国でAJvs飯伏が決定! オカダvsファレ! 棚橋&柴田vs矢野&桜庭! ケニーvsドラダなど4大IWGP選手権が実現!! | date=March 16, 2015 | accessdate=March 23, 2016 | work=[[New Japan Pro Wrestling]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> In 2019, the event was replaced by [[G1 Supercard]] and the event returned a year later.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 22:56, January 16, 2020

Sakura Genesis was an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Originally known as Invasion Attack,  The event has been held since 2013 and aired domestically as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2013 to 2014, the event aired internationally as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV) and since 2015, it has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, New Japan Pro Wrestling World. The event was renamed in 2017.[1] Held annually at Tokyo's Ryōgoku Kokugikan, the event has been nicknamed "Spring Showdown at Ryōgoku" (春の両国決戦, Haru no Ryōgoku Kessen).[2][3] In 2019, the event was replaced by G1 Supercard and the event returned a year later.

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 Invasion Attack (2013) April 7, 2013 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 8,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
2 Invasion Attack 2014 April 6, 2014 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 8,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
3 Invasion Attack 2015 April 5, 2015 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,500 A.J. Styles (c) versus Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
4 Invasion Attack 2016 April 10, 2016 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,078 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
5 Sakura Genesis 2017 April 9, 2017 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 10,231 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Katsuyori Shibata for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
6 Sakura Genesis 2018 April 1, 2018 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,882 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Zack Sabre Jr. for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
7 Sakura Genesis 2020 March 31, 2020 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan TBD TBD
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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