Invasion Attack (2013)
Promotion(s) NJPW
Date Apr 7, 2013
Venue Ryougoku Sumo Hall
City Sumida, Tokyo
Attendance 8,200
Television SKY PerfecTV!
Japan iPPV NicoNico
Internat'l iPPV Ustream
Official Results
iPPV Chronology
Next Event Wrestling Dontaku 2013
Prior Event New Japan Cup 2013 - Finals
Invasion Attack (2013) was a pro-wrestling event held by New Japan Pro-Wrestling on April 7, 2013 at Ryougoku Sumo Hall.  It was available as a pay-per-view in Japan on SKY PerfecTV! and NicoNico, and worldwide on Ustream.

Event Edit

The first title match, where Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship against Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi), led to a major storyline development, when Devitt turned on Taguchi after the match and joined forces with the returning King Fale, now renamed "Bad Luck Fale".[1] The turn led to the formation of Bullet Club later in the year.[5] In the second title match, NJPW wrestler Tama Tonga and CMLL wrestler El Terrible successfully defended the CMLL World Tag Team Championship against the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) duo of La Máscara and Valiente.[1] The sixth match of the event, a tag team grudge match between the teams of Hirooki Goto and Yuji Nagata and Laughter7 (Katsuyori Shibata and Kazushi Sakuraba) had to be ended early, when Sakuraba dislocated his right elbow, which would sideline him for the next three months.[1][6] The event was concluded with what NJPW billed as a "triple main event", featuring three title matches.[1] The third title match of the event featured the NJPW in-ring debut of Rob Conway, who successfully defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Satoshi Kojima.[1] In the fourth title match, Shinsuke Nakamura successfully defended the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against IWGP Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith Jr., avenging a first round loss suffered during the 2013 New Japan Cup.[1] In the final match of the evening, the winner of the 2013 New Japan Cup, Kazuchika Okada, defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to regain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and start his second reign as the top champion of NJPW.[1] Post-match Okada was challenged by Minoru Suzuki, which led to the main event of Wrestling Dontaku 2013.


No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) (c) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 10:42
2 AkebonoHiroyoshi TenzanManabu Nakanishi and Super Strong Machine defeated Chaos (Bob SappTakashi IizukaTomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi) Eight-man tag team match 10:00
3 Tama Tonga and El Terrible (c) defeated La Máscara and Valiente Tag team match for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship 08:57
4 Complete Players (Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated G.B.H. (Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma) Tag team match 10:41
5 Minoru Suzuki (with Taichi) defeated Toru Yano Singles match 10:09
6 Hirooki Goto and Yuji Nagata defeated Laughter7 (Katsuyori Shibata and Kazushi Sakuraba) by referee stoppage Tag team match 11:32
7 Rob Conway (c) (with Bruce Tharpe and Jax Dane) defeated Satoshi Kojima (with Hiroyoshi Tenzan) Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 14:24
8 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) defeated Davey Boy Smith Jr. (with Lance Archer and Taka Michinoku) Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship 18:04
9 Kazuchika Okada (with Gedo) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 31:41

(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match