I started preparing for this show months ago but time got away from me as I tried to work out a number of things and now on the 17th of February the time has finally arrived.
This show was planned as a follow-up to a number of cards, from the 2018 PNPW Global Tag Cup Tournament to the show entitled Road to Rebirth. The delay steals some of momentum I was working with, as these streams always do better than nearly anything else I do on Twitch, but nothing can be done about that.
Rebirth came from my desire to stop using the IWGP belts that came with the game as part of the licensing deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling and to start using my own PNPW branded titles.
The main event, dubbed an 8 Man Eliminator is one part Elimination Chamber (sans massive cage structure) and one part Championship Scramble.
Two men start, at “5 minute” intervals a new competitor joins, eliminations can happen at any point and once all competitors have joined it’s last man standing wins.
The full card is listed below the video if you’re looking for something specific.
PNPW Tag Titles
IWGP Tag Team Champs Hansen & Rowe v 2018 PNPW Global Tag Cup Winners Hirooki Goto & Masato Tanaka
PNPW Jr Tag Titles
IWGP Jr Tag Champs Taiji Ishimori & Robbie Eagles v Imperial Ambition (Jordan Devlin & Buddy Murphy)
PNPW TV Title
Kazuchika Okada (c) v Kassius Ohno
PNPW Trios Tag Titles
NEVER 6-Man Tag Champs Minoru Suzuki, ZSJ, Shelton Benjamin v OvE (Sami Callihan, Dave Crist & Jake Crist)
PNPW Junior Heavyweight Title
IWGP Junior Heavy Weight Champ KUSHIDA v Mustafa Ali v Mark Andrews
PNPW Hardcore Title
Giant Bernard (c) v Taz
PNPW Women’s Tag Titles
Mia Yim & Gail Kim (c) v Sasha Banks & Bayley
PNPW IC Title:
IWGP IC Champ Tomohiro Ishii v Doug Williams
PNPW Women’s Title:
Io Shirai (c) v Millie McKenzie
PNPW Mixed Tag Team Titles
Killian Dain & Nikki Cross (c) v Cody & Brandi Rhodes
8 Man Eliminator for the PNPW World Title
1. Samoa Joe
2. Trent Seven
3. Finn Balor
6. Matt Riddle
7. AJ Styles
8. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Andrade Cien Almas