NJPW Windy City Riot 2024 Results – April 12, 2024 – Tetsuya Naito vs. Jon Moxley

April 12, 2024
Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
English Commentary: Walker Stewart, Chris Charlton, and Veda Scott

Quick Match Results

  1. Pre-show: Strong Survivor match – Matt Vandagriff defeated Zane Jay via Styles Clash (pinfall 3:33)
  2. Pre-show: Alex Windsor & Trish Adora defeated Mina Shirakawa & Viva Van via GTF (pinfall 7:03)
    • Windsor pinned Van after hitting the GTF to give her team the victory.
  3. Ren Narita defeated Minoru Suzuki via Double Cross (pinfall 7:43)
    • Near the end of the match, Suzuki grabbed a chair and attempted to strike Narita only for the referee to grab it and engaged in a tussle over it. Suzuki shoved the referee away who kept a hold on the chair leading to Narita hitting Suzuki with a push up bar while the referee was not looking. This led to Narita hitting the Double Cross to Suzuki for the victory.
  4. NJPW Strong Women’s Championship match – Stephanie Vaquer (c) defeated AZM via Package Backbreaker (pinfall 10:50)
    • Following the match, Alex Windsor came out and issued a challenge to Vaquer for her title at next month’s Resurgence 2024 event. Vaquer responded accepting the challenge.
  5. NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship Open Challenge Four-way match – TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste) defeated West Coast Wrecking Crew (Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs), Fred Rosser & “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, and Guerillas of Destiny (El Phantasmo & Hikuleo) (c) via Jackknife Pin (pinfall 9:56)
    • Haste pinned Nelson after hitting a Jackknife Pin to give TMDK the victory to become new champions.
    • Following the match, West Coast Wrecking Crew attacked Lawlor and officially breaking up Team Filthy in the process. WCWC proceeded to cut Lawlor’s hair and attacked Rosser when he tried to save Lawlor.
  6. Shota Umino defeated Jack Perry via Death Rider (pinfall 15:04)
    • Prior to the start of the match, several people dressed up in riot control gear came out and surrounding the ringside. Perry came out next holding a Chicago city flag mocking the hometown of CM Punk and revealed the back of his jacket having the text of “Cry Me A River” which led to a heated reaction from the crowd both in support and against Perry.
    • Following the match, Perry offered a handshake to Umino and raised up his hand before flipping off the crowd and leaving to the back.
  7. Mustafa Ali defeated Hiromu Takahashi via 450 Splash (pinfall 15:08)
    • Prior to the start of the match, Takahashi came out with an extra buffed Daryl stuffed cat plushie sporting 6-pack abs.
    • Following the match, a bloody Ali grabbed Daryl and placed it on Takahashi’s chest and gave Daryl a handshake before leaving.
  8. Riot Rules match – Gabe Kidd, KENTA, Clark Conners, & David Finlay defeated Eddie Kingston, Jeff Cobb, TJP, & Homicide via Piledriver (pinfall 17:58)
    • The rules for this match were No DQ and Tornado Tag.
    • Kidd was the first to come out and revealed that his mystery partners were fellow Bullet Club members KENTA, Clark Connors, and David Finlay. Kingston came out next and revealed that his mystery partners were United Empire’s Jeff Cobb & TJP and wrestling legend Homicide.
    • Kidd pinned Homicide after hitting a piledriver to give Bullet Club the victory.
    • Following the match, both teams engaged in a brawl leading to Kingston issuing a challenge to Kidd for a No Ropes Last Man Standing match at Resurgence 2024 next month.
  9. NJPW World Television Championship match – Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Matt Riddle (c) via Rolling Cross Lock Pin (pinfall 13:15)
    • Following the match, Riddle quickly left the ring no selling the effects of his match and smiling on his way to the back in what appeared to have been his final match in New Japan. Sabre Jr. grabbed a microphone and gave a speech about regaining his World TV title. This led to Jeff Cobb coming out to the ring and challenged Sabre Jr. for his newly won title.
  10. Nic Nemeth defeated Tomohiro Ishii via Danger Zone (pinfall 14:07)
  11. IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Jon Moxley defeated Tetsuya Naito (c) via Death Rider (pinfall 20:21)
    • Following the match, Moxley gave a speech talking about how much this title victory means to him and thanked the Chicago crowd. Moxley then talked about New Japan’s Young Lions and young talent who are hungry to prove themselves in the company. Moxley then stated that since he’s the champion, that makes him the boss now and called out Shota Umino saying he will be the first to get to “graduate” to the next level and receive a shot at his title. This led to Ren Narita running out and attacked Moxley from behind with a push up bar. Narita then grabbed a microphone and stated he was next. Umino ran out to save Moxley and chased Narita out of the ring. Moxley grabbed the microphone and congratulated Narita for what he did and stated that he just graduated to “dead man” status.