NJPW Summer Struggle 1997 was a Special Event produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling, which took place on July 6, 1997, at the Sapporo Makomai Ice Arena in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
It's the 6° edition of the Summer Struggle event series, after NJPW Summer Struggle 1996 - WCW World in Sapporo.
The event had an attendance of 10,000 fans. The main event of the show was Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Naoya Ogawa.
Below you can find the full match card and results of NJPW Summer Struggle 1997, and more information about the event.
NJPW Summer Struggle 1997 Results
- Yutaka Yoshie defeats Black Cat
- Takashi Iizuka & Kendo Kashin defeat Heisei Ishingun (Akira Nogami & Akitoshi Saito)
- Osamu Kido & Junji Hirata defeat Heisei Ishingun (Kuniaki Kobayashi & Michiyoshi Ohara)
- Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani defeat Dean Malenko & Tatsuhito Takaiwa
J Crown ChampionshipEl Samurai defeats Jushin Thunder Liger (c) to win the title
- "Strong Style Strangle"
Antonio Inoki & Tiger King defeat Kensuke Sasaki & Kazuyuki Fujita
- "New Japan vs. nWo"
nWo Japan (Hiro Saito, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, nWo Sting & Michael Wallstreet) defeat Tatsumi Fujinami, Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima & Tadao Yasuda
- "NEW Japan vs. NOW Japan Summit Battle"
Riki Choshu & Shinya Hashimoto defeat nWo Japan (The Great Muta & Masahiro Chono)
G1 Climax 1997 - FinalKensuke Sasaki defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan
- "Pro-Wrestling vs. Judo"
Different Style FightNaoya Ogawa defeats Kazuo Yamazaki