Invasion Attack

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Invasion Attack is an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event has been held since 2013 and aired domestically as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2013 to 2014, the event aired internationally as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV) and since 2015, it has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, New Japan Pro Wrestling World. Held annually at Tokyo's Ryōgoku Kokugikan, the event has been nicknamed "Spring Showdown at Ryōgoku" (春の両国決戦 Haru no Ryōgoku Kessen?).[1][2]

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event Ref(s)
1 Invasion Attack (2013) April 7, 2013 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 8,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [3][4][5]
2 Invasion Attack 2014 April 6, 2014 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 8,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [6][7][8]
3 Invasion Attack 2015 April 5, 2015 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,500 A.J. Styles (c) versus Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [9][10][11]
4 Invasion Attack 2016 April 10, 2016 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 9,078 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [12][13][14]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ 【4.6両国全カード!!】棚橋vs中邑! 後藤&柴田がタッグ挑戦! 石井vs内藤! デヴィvs田口! グレイシーvsクレイジー! 桜庭vs鈴木が初遭遇!. New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). April 1, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ 4月5日(日)両国でAJvs飯伏が決定! オカダvsファレ! 棚橋&柴田vs矢野&桜庭! ケニーvsドラダなど4大IWGP選手権が実現!!. New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Invasion Attack". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ 新日本プロレス「Invasion Attack」. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. April 7, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Caldwell, James (April 7, 2013). "Caldwell's New Japan "Invasion Attack" iPPV report 4/7: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of new IWGP World champion, U.S. stars in title matches, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Invasion Attack 2014". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ 新日本プロレス「Invasion Attack 2014」. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. April 6, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ Caldwell, James (April 6, 2014). "Caldwell's NJPW PPV results 4/6: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of "Invasion Attack 2014" - Nakamura regains IC Title, A.J. Styles big angle, new NWA tag champions, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Invasion Attack 2015". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ 新日本プロレス「Invasion Attack 2015」. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Show results - 4/5 NJPW "Invasion Attack" in Tokyo, Japan: A.J. Styles defends IWGP World Title in main event, ROH tag teams win both Tag Titles, Bullet Club in action, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Invasion Attack 2016". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ Meltzer, Dave (April 9, 2016). "NJPW Invasion Attack live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Championship". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  14. ^ Caldwell, James (April 10, 2016). "4/10 NJPW “Invasion Attack 2016” PPV Report – Okada vs. Naito, Ospreay’s debut, more big title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 

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