At King of Pro-Wrestling, Naofumi Yamamoto returned to New Japan, attacking Jeff Jarrett when he interfered in the main event match and, in doing so, helped Hiroshi Tanahashi defeat AJ Styles for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Yamamoto is best known to American wrestling fans as being Yoshi Tatsu. Where he performed for WWE’s shows from 2007 till his release on June 12th.
What will Yamamoto’s return to New Japan bring? Will he feud with AJ Styles and the Bullet Club?
At King Of Pro Wrestling the main event featured AJ Styles versus Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Styles who captured the title May 3rd, 2014 after defeating Kazuchika Okada placed the title on the line for his 3rd official title defense.
Tanahashi who after defeated Katsuyori Shibata at Destruction In Kobe claimed he will be setting his sights back on the title is looking for his 7th reign. His wish was granted at King Of Pro Wrestling as AJ Styles put the title on the line. As Jeff Jarrett accomplished the former TNA superstar and current member of the Bullet Club.
Tanahashi and Styles previously faced off in Ryōgoku Kokugikan on February 17, 2008, and more recently met in a special non-tournament singles match during the final day of the 2014 G1 Climax. Tanahashi won the match, but was afterwards attacked by Bullet Club’s newest member, Jeff Jarrett.
Towards the end of the match, as Jarrett went to interfere in the match, Naofumi Yamamoto, widely known as Yoshi Tatsu, made his return to NJPW after a stint in WWE and stopped his attempt. This was followed by Tanahashi hitting Styles with the High Fly Flow, aka a frog splash, to win the match and become the IWGP Heavyweight Champion for the record-breaking seventh time