Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tomohiro Ishii successfully upheld their reign as the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions (V2). They faced off against the seasoned veteran trio of Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Togi Makabe, and Tiger Mask IV in the semi-main of the NJPW “Road to DESTRUCTION 2023” on September 9, held at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The thrilling bout reached its conclusion when Ishii hit a Vertical Drop-style Brainbuster following a Sliding Lariat pining Tenzan (17:46) securing the titles once more for his team.
In a backstage interview following the match, Hiroshi Tanahashi assumed the role of spokesperson for his triumphant team. He extended an invitation and made a passionate appeal to IMPACT Wrestling, urging them to send a team to compete for the NEVER 6-Man Tag Team Championship gold.
Author: Rohit Singh Karir