NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 : Les notes de Dave Meltzer

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Ci-dessous, retrouvez toutes les notes attribuées par Dave Meltzer du Wrestling Observer pour le show le plus important de l’année à la NJPW et qui s’est tenu les 4 et 5 janvier dernier : Wrestle Kingdom 14.

Deux matchs ont obtenu cinq étoiles ou plus cette année, à savoir le match pour le IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, défendu par Will Ospreay face à Hiromu Takahashi et le match pour le IWGP Heavyweight Championship défendu par Kazuchika Okada face à Kota Ibushi.

Tag Team match (exhibition)
Arisa Hoshiki & Mayu Iwatani vs. Giulia & Hana Kimura
**½ (2,5/5)

8-Man Tag Team match (pre-show)
Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji vs. Alex Coughlin, Karl Fredericks Clark Connors & Toa Henare
**½ (2,5/5)

Tag Team match (pre-show)
Satoshi Kojima & Horoyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
*½ (1,5/5)

8-Man Tag Team match
Jushin Thunder Liger (w/Yoshiaki Fukiwara), Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask (w/El Samurai) vs. Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Ryusuke Taguchi (w/Kuniaki Kobayashi)
**¾ (2,75/5)

8-Man Tag Team match
BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, EVIL & SANADA vs. El Desperado, Taichi, Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
**¾ (2,75/5)

8-Man Tag Team match
YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto vs. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale & KENTA
**½ (2,5/5)

IWGP Tag Team Championship
The Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Dave Finlay & Juice Robinson
*** (3/5)

IWGP United States Championship 
Lance Archer vs. Jon Moxley
***½ (3,5/5)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
*****¼ (5,25/5)

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Jay White (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
****½ (4,5/5)

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kota Ibushi
*****½ (5,5/5)

NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships Gauntlet match (pre-show)
Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Robbie Eagles vs. Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
*½ (1,5/5)

NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships Gauntlet match (pre-show)
Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Robbie Eagles vs. TAICHI, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
*¼ (1,25/5)

NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships Gauntlet match (pre-show)
Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Robbie Eagles vs. EVIL, BUSHI & Shingo Takagi
** (2,5/5)

NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships Gauntlet match (pre-show)
EVIL, BUSHI & Shingo Takagi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano (c)
**¼ (2,25/5)

Tag Team match – Match final de Jushin Thunder Liger
Jushin Thunder Liger (w/Yoshiaki Fukiwara) & Naoki Sano vs. Ryu Lee & Hiromu Takahashi
***½ (3,5/5)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (c) vs. Roppongi 3K
***½ (3,5/5)

RevPro British Heavyweight Championship
Zack Sabre Jr (c) vs. SANADA
**** (4/5)

IWGP United States Championship
Jon Moxley (c) vs. Juice Robinson
**¾ (2,75/5)

NEVER Openweight Championship
KENTA (c) vs. Hirooki Goto
**½ (2,5/5)

Match simple
Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi
*** (3/5)

Match simple
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho
****¼ (4,25/5)

IWGP Heavyweight &. IWGP Intercontinental Double Championship match
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito (c)
****¾ (4,75/5)