NJPW New Japan Soul 2024 Results – June 16, 2024 – El Desperado vs. SHO

June 16, 2024
Sapporo, Japan – Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center
English Commentary: Walker Stewart and Chase Owens

Quick Match Results

  1. Pre-show: Young Lion Debut match – Masatora Yasuda vs. Daiki Nagai went to a Time Limit Draw (10:00)
  2. United Empire (Jeff Cobb, TJP, Great-O-Khan, Callum Newman, & Francesco Akira) defeated Katsuya Murashima, Shoma Kato, Tomoaki Honma, Tomohiro Ishii, & Satoshi Kojima via Fireball (pinfall 7:40)
    • Akira pinned Kato after hitting the Fireball to give United Empire the victory.
    • Following the match, Ishii and Newman got involved in a staredown at ringside before Ishii left to the back.
  3. Just Five Guys (DOUKI & Taichi) defeated HOUSE OF TORTURE (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Ren Narita) via Jorge Rivera Special (pinfall 9:06)
    • Near the end of the match, House of Torture attempted to do their usual cheating shenanigans only for DOUKI to foil their plans in the end and hit a throat strike to Kanemaru to counter his Satori Surprise attack. DOUKI then caught Kanemaru in a Jorge Rivera Special roll-up for the pinfall to give Just Five Guys the victory.
    • Following the match, Taichi confronted Narita at ringside holding Narita’s pushup bar while Narita scurried away to safety.
  4. Bishamon (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) defeated HOUSE OF TORTURE (Dick Togo & EVIL) via Shoto (pinfall 8:10)
    • Prior to the start of the match, HoT’s Yujiro Takahashi came out with Togo and EVIL to be in their corner.
    • Goto pinned Togo after Bishamon hit a Shoto to give his team the victory.
  5. Los Ingobernables De Japon (Titan & Tetsuya Naito) defeated Just Five Guys (TAKA Michinoku & Yuya Uemura) via Immortal (pinfall 7:53)
    • Titan pinned Michinoku after hitting the Immortal double foot stomp to give LIJ the victory.
  6. NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship – Boltin Oleg, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Toru Yano defeated Los Ingobernables De Japon (Yota Tsuji, BUSHI, & Hiromu Takahashi) (c) via Kamikaze (pinfall 9:52)
    • Oleg pinned BUSHI after hitting the Kamikaze for the Never 6-Man Tag titles victory.
  7. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – BULLET CLUB War Dogs (Drilla Moloney & Clark Connors) (c) defeated TMDK (Robbie Eagles & Kosei Fujita) via No Clip (pinfall 17:52)
    • Connors pinned Fujita after hitting a No Chaser that was followed by Moloney hitting a Drilla Killer and Connors & Moloney hitting the double team No Clip finisher to retain the IWGP Jr. Tag titles.
  8. NEVER Openweight Championship – HENARE defeated Shingo Takagi (c) via Headbutt (pinfall 18:46)
    • Following the match, Takagi handed over the NEVER Openweight title to HENARE before collapsing in exhaustion to the mat and left the ring after getting up. Afterwards, HENARE performed a traditional Maori Haka dance in the ring in honor of his victory.
  9. IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship – David Finlay (c) defeated SANADA via Overkill (pinfall 25:31)
  10. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage match – El Desperado defeated SHO (c) via Pinche Loco (pinfall 28:57)
    • Prior to the start of the match, EVIL took a seat at the Japanese commentary table and at one point handed a wrench for SHO to use as a weapon after SHO had been thoroughly checked by the referees to make sure he had no weapons on him for the match.
    • During the match, House of Torture came out with chairs and Narita struck El Desperado in the face after SHO placed his head onto the cage. House of Torture then attacked several Young Lions leading to Boltin Oleg & Toru Yano running out to brawl with HoT. Afterwards, HoT attempted to climb up the cage to get inside only for Despy to chuck a few chairs that had been tossed in previously at EVIL and Yoshinobu Kanemaru to stop their attempts leading to Yano and Oleg dragging HoT away to the back.
    • Following the match, El Depserado gave a speech talking about his title victory and called out DOUKI to be the first official challenger for his title. This led to DOUKI coming out to the ring and after some more words by Despy, DOUKI responded accepting the challenge and quickly left to the back while Despy finished his show closing speech.