NJPW New Year Dash Results 1/6/20

NJPW New Year Dash Results 1/6/20

NJPW New Year Dash Results 1/6/20
Ota City Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Jushin Thunder Liger Retirement Ceremony 

First Match: Toa Henare, Yota Tsuji, and Yuya Uemura vs. Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors, and Alex Coughlin in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

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Uemura and Connors will start things off. Chain grappling exchange. Connors with a fireman’s carry takeover. Uemura is trying to out grapple Connors. Connors applies a front face lock. Uemura transitions into a hammerlock. Connors puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Uemura applies a wrist lock. Connors with a drop toe hold. Connors applies The STF. Connors follows that with a SurfBoard Stretch. Uemura falls on top of Connors for a one count. Tsuji and Coughlin are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tsuji applies a side headlock. Coughlin with heavy bodyshots. Tsuji drops Coughlin with a shoulder tackle. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Coughlin blasts Tsuji with a knife edge chop. Coughlin with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Coughlin stomps on Tsuji’s chest. Coughlin uppercuts Tsuji. Coughlin tags in Connors.

Double Hip Toss. LA Dojo Boys are cutting the ring in half. Double Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Tsuji with a forearm shiver. Fredericks drives his knee into the midsection of Tsuji. Fredericks slaps Tsuji in the chest. Fredericks stomps on Tsuji’s back. Fredericks tags in Coughlin. Fredericks with an open hand chop. Coughlin is lighting up Tsuji’s chest. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji goes for a Bodyslam, but Coughlin blocks it. Coughlin hammers down on the back of Tsuji’s neck. Tsuji bodyslams Coughlin. Tsuji tags in Henare. Henare drops Coughlin with a shoulder tackle. Fredericks ducks a clothesline from Henare. Fredericks kicks Henare in the gut. Henare responds with a shoulder tackle. Henare knocks Connors off the ring apron. Coughlin unloads three knife edge chops. Henare drives his knee into the midsection of Coughlin. Henare with a Spinning Back Kick.

Henare levels Coughlin with a Body Avalanche. Henare hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Coughlin ducks a clothesline from Henare. Standing Switch Exchange. Coughlin side steps Henare into the turnbuckle pad. Fredericks lands The Stinger Splash. Coughlin chops Henare in the chest. Connors Spears Henare. Coughlin with the cover for a two count. Coughlin goes for a Fallaway Slam, but Henare blocks it. Henare decks Coughlin with a high elbow smash. Henare with a Vertical Suplex. Uemura and Fredericks are tagged in. Uemura runs into Fredericks. Fredericks slaps Uemura in the chest. Uppercut/Forearm Exchange.

Uemura goes for a Double OverHook Suplex, but Fredericks blocks it. Fredericks delivers a Unique BackBreaker. Fredericks dropkicks Uemura. Uemura responds with a Corner Dropkick. Uemura follows that with The Double OverHook Suplex for a two count. Uemura locks in The Boston Crab. Coughlin breaks the submission hold. Pier six brawl on the outside. Uemura with forearm shivers. Uemura uppercuts Fredericks. Fredericks dropkicks Uemura. Uemura with an inside cradle for a two count. Fredericks connects with The SpineBuster. Fredericks with The Mario Elbow Drop. Fredericks makes Uemura tap out to The Single Leg Crab.

Winner: Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors, and Alex Coughlin via Submission 

Second Match: Roppongi 3K vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori in a Fatal Four Way Tag Team Match 

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Bullet Club attacks R3K before the bell rings. Ishimori knocks Kanemaru off the ring apron. Phantasmo is throwing haymakers at Yoh. Ishimori wipes out Sho. R3K dropkicks Bullet Club to the floor. R3K plays to the crowd. Suzuki Gun pulls R3K out of the ring. Sho sends Desperado chest first into the steel barricade. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Takahashi tags himself in. Takahashi kicks Phantasmo in the gut. LIJ with a Double FlapJack. Takahashi kicks Yoh in the gut. Takahashi slaps Yoh in the chest. Double Leapfrog. Takahashi with a ShotGun Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi unloads two knife edge chops. Takahashi continues to kick Yoh in the gut. Yoh leapfrogs over Takahashi. Sho drops down on the canvas. Yoh drop toe holds Takahashi into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. Sho knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Yoh stomps on Takahashi’s chest. Yoh bodyslams Takahashi for a two count. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori tags himself in.

Ishimori with a Flying Seated Senton. Ishimori uppercuts Takahashi. Ishimori applies the cravate. Ishimori drives Takahashi face first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo with a Front Suplex. Phantasmo stomps on the back of Takahashi’s knees. Phantasmo gets Takahashi tied in the tree of woe. Stereo Sliding Dropkicks. Bullet Club is mauling Takahashi in the corner. Suzuki Gun attacks Bullet Club from behind. Kanemaru bodyslams Bushi on the floor. Kanemaru dumps Takahashi out of the ring. Kanemaru sends Takahashi chest first into the barricade. Kanemaru with a Guillotine Leg Drop. Kanemaru follows that with a Spike DDT on the floor. Desperado is putting the boots to Takahashi. Desperado rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Suzuki Gun repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s back. Bullet Club with a double back rake.

That leads us to a quick shoving contest. Bullet Club and Suzuki Gun are demolishing Takahashi in the center of the ring. R3K joins the fray. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Takahashi. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado applies a rear chin lock. Desperado transitions into The Camel Clutch. Desperado makes another tag to Kanemaru. Kanemaru kicks Takahashi in the face. Kanemaru is distracted by Ishimori. Takahashi unloads two knife edge chops. Kanemaru hammers down on the back of Takahashi’s neck. Yoh tags himself in. Yoh kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Yoh launches Kanemaru over the top rope. Takahashi with a flurry of chops. Yoh uppercuts Takahashi. Yoh goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Yoh blocks the thrust kick. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Takahashi creates distance with a Pop Up PowerBomb. Phantasmo pulls Sho off the ring apron. Phantasm whips Yoh to the corner. Ishimori and Bushi are tagged in.

Ishimori kicks Bushi in the gut. Bushi nails Ishimori with The Pendulum Kick. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Bushi shoves Desperado into Kanemaru. Bushi with a Double Hurricanrana. Bushi knocks Phantasmo off the ring apron. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Bushi with a forearm smash. Desperado kicks the second rope as Bushi was heading back into the ring. Desperado tags himself in. Ishimori with three open hand chops. Desperado rakes the eyes of Ishimori. Desperado with a back elbow smash. Ishimori responds with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Sho pulls Phantasmo off the apron. Sho tags himself in. Sho kicks Ishimori out of the ring. Sho scores the elbow knockdown. Sho with a running forearm smash. Desperado begs for mercy. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Sho. Kanemaru trips Sho from the outside. Desperado knocks Yoh off the apron. Kanemaru goes for The Stinger Splash, but Sho ducks out of the way.

Sho Spears Ishimori. Sho with a corner clothesline. Yoh with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash off Sho’s back. Desperado shoves Sho into Yoh. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Bushi hits The BackStabber. Kanemaru dumps Yoh out of the ring. Bushi kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Bushi. Takahashi SuperKicks Kanemaru. Ishimori kicks Takahashi in the gut. Ishimori with a Corner Meteora. Assisted CodeBreaker. Phantasmo follows that with The MoonSault. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Yoh. DDT/FlatLiner Combination by Yoh. Yoh lands The SomerSault Plancha. Desperado runs into Sho. Desperado and Sho are trading back and forth shots. Sho with a Running Lariat. Sho drops Desperado with a knee lift. Sho connects with The Power Breaker. Desperado negates Shock Arrow. Desperado HeadButts Sho. Desperado with a big haymaker. Bushi attacks Desperado from behind. Bushi blinds Sho with green mist. Desperado plants Sho with The El Es Clero to pickup the victory. 

Winner: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Third Match: Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, and David Finlay vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Bad Luck Fale, and Chase Owens w/Jado in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

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Ibushi and Owens will start things off. Owens wants Ibushi to join Bullet Club. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Ibushi. Owens punches Ibushi in the back. Owens is putting the boots to Ibushi. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens slams Ibushi head on the turnbuckle pad. Owens repeatedly stomps on Ibushi’s chest. Ibushi dives over Owens. Ibushi dropkicks Owens. Ibushi tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi decks Owens with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block off the second rope. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tonga kicks Tanahashi in the back. Tanahashi knocks Tonga off the ring apron. Owens kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Owens with a knife edge chop. Tanahashi side steps Owens into the turnbuckle pad. Fale clotheslines Tanahashi behind the referee’s back. Owens clears the ring. Pier six brawl on the outside.

Fale runs Tanahashi into the steel barricade. Loa drops Robinson throat first on the barricade. Owens and Ibushi are brawling in the crowd. Jado jams the kendo stick into the midsection of Tanahashi. Tonga is demolishing Finlay. Tonga hammers down on the back of Finlay’s neck. Owens with the cover for a two count. Owens mocks Tanahashi. Owens tags in Fale. Fale delivers a gut punch. Owens with a sharp elbow strike to the back of Tanahashi’s neck. Tanahashi with rapid fire bodyshots. Tanahashi goes for a Bodyslam, but Fale blocks it. Fale punches Tanahashi in the back. Fale tags in Tonga. Tonga dropkicks Tanahashi for a two count. Tonga applies a front face lock. Tonga bodyslams Tanahashi. Tonga tags in Loa. Loa with a SlingShot Senton. Loa slithers around Tanahashi. Tanahashi is displaying his fighting spirit. Loa kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Loa with forearm shivers. Loa whips Tanahashi across the ring. Loa with a corner clothesline. Loa goes for The Brain Buster, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout.

Tanahashi tags in Robinson. Robinson knocks Fale and Tonga off the ring apron. Robinson with two corner clotheslines. Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike. Juice Jabs. Robinson drops Loa with The Left Hand Of God. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Tonga counters with The Tongan Twist. Finlay kicks Tonga in the gut. Tonga reverses out of the irish whip from Finlay. Finlay dives over Tonga. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Tonga. Finlay with a Running European Uppercut. Owens nails Finlay with The Pump Kick. Owens buries his knee into the midsection of Ibushi. Owens dumps Ibushi out of the ring. Owens with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Loa drives Robinson back first into the turnbuckle pad. Tonga with Two Stinger Splashes. GOD levels FinJuice with Stereo Body Avalanches. FinJuice responds with Stereo Belly to Back Suplex’s. Fale with a Double Clothesline. Loa tags in Owens.

Owens goes for a Double Knee GutBuster, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson tags in Ibushi. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from Owens. Ibushi with forearm shivers. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Ibushi. Ibushi with a Flying Mid-Kick. Fale attacks Ibushi from behind. Ibushi with a Double Back Flip Kick. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi ducks two clotheslines from Owens. Jado nails Ibushi with the kendo stick. Owens hits The Jewel Heist for a two count. Owens with a running forearm smash. Owens follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Owens avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Owens rocks Ibushi with The V-Trigger. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi with a Running Knee Strike. Ibushi with a Mid-Kick. Tanahashi follows that with The SlingBlade. Ibushi connects with The Kamigoye to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, and David Finlay via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL & Shingo Takagi 

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Ishii and EVIL will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishii applies a side headlock. Ishii with a Running Lariat. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Goto clotheslines Takagi. Goto and Takagi are brawling on the outside. Another running lariat from Ishii for a two count. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but EVIL lands back on his feet. Ishii negates Everything Is EVIL. EVIL hits Darkness Falls for a two count. Ishii HeadButts EVIL. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Goto and Takagi are tagged in. Goto runs into Takagi. Forearm Exchange. Goto with a corner clothesline. Takagai reverses out of the irish whip from Goto. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Goto responds with a Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto with an elbow smash. Goto stomps on Takagi’s back. Goto with clubbing blows to Takagi’s back. Goto applies the standing cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto kicks Takagi in the back. Takagi unloads two knife edge chops. Takagi with a forearm smash. Goto kicks Takagi in the gut. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Takagi drops Goto with a Charging Lariat. EVIL wraps a chair around Ishii’s neck. HOME RUN SHOT. Takagi sends Goto face first into the steel ring post. Takagi drives Goto back first into the steel barricade. Takagi applies a chin lock. EVIL runs Ishii into the ring post. EVIL is lighting up Ishii’s chest. Takagi rolls Goto back into the ring. Takagi with a SlingShot Foot Stomp.

Takagi stands on top of Goto. Takagi kicks Goto in the back. Takagi tags in EVIL. Goto is trying to fight back. Takagi HeadButts Goto. EVIL stomps on Goto’s chest. EVIL with a running elbow smash. EVIl sweeps the legs of Goto. EVIL slaps the mat. EVIL knocks Ishii off the ring apron. EVIL hits The Bronco Buster for a two count. EVIL tags in Takagi. Goto with three open hand chops. Takagi drops Goto with a double hand chop. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi kicks Goto in the back. Takagi toys around with Goto. Goto is pissed. Goto with a Spinning Clothesline. Takagi tags in EVIL. EVIL stops Goto in his tracks. EVIL with forearm shivers. Goto creates distance with a Misdirection Clothesline. Goto tags in Ishii.

Ishii with a corner clothesline. Chop/Forearm Combination in the corner. Ishii talks smack to EVIL. Ishii drops EVIL with a shoulder tackle. Ishii repeatedly kicks EVIL in the face. EVIL applies a side headlock. EVIL hammers down on the back of Ishii’s neck. EVIL blocks a boot from Ishii. EVIL the right leg of Ishii at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Ishii. EVIL has Ishii draped across the second rope. EVIL with a Draping Foot Stomp. EVIL hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Ishii avoids The Running Lariat. EVIL drops Ishii with a Misdirection Lariat. Takagi wipes out Goto. EVIL applies The Scorpion Death Lock. EVIL shrugs off forearm shivers from Goto. Goto with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Takagi kicks Goto in the gut. Takagi with Three HeadButts. Goto applies The Sleeper Hold. Takagi with a Back Pack Slam. Takagi kicks EVIL in the back. Ishii takes a ride on The LIJ Train.

EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Ishii. Takagi clotheslines the back of Ishii’s neck. EVIL follows that with Darkness Falls for a two count. Ishii negates Everything Is EVIL. Ishii blocks a lariat from EVIL. Ishii with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi and Goto are tagged in. Stiff Lariat Exchange. Goto fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Goto goes for The GTR, but Takagi blocks it. Following a snap mare takeover, Takagi with a Sliding Lariat for a two count. Takagi blocks a boot from Goto. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Goto responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto hits The Saito Suplex for a two count. EVIL with a Back Drop Driver to Ishii.

Takagi goes for a double clothesline, but Goto and Ishii stands still. Takagi with a chop/forearm combination. Goto hits The Ushigoroshi. Ishii with a Sliding Lariat. Chaos connects with their Magic Killer/Reverse GTR Combination for a two count. Goto goes for The GTR, but EVIL counters with a Running Lariat. Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat. Takagi responds with a Western Lariat. It’s a Lariat Fest in Tokyo. Takagi and Goto are trading back and forth shots. Palm Strike Exchange. Takagi with a Right Jab. HeadButt Exchange. Takagi denies The Mid-Kick. Takagi with a Draping GTR. Takagi plants Goto with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL & Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Yoshi Hashi, and Robbie Eagles vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Lance Archer, and Taichi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

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Ospreay and Sabre will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay with a wrist lock takedown. Sabre rolls back onto his feet. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Ospreay reverses the hold. Test of strength. Counter Wrist Lock Exchange. Ospreay with a single leg takedown. Ospreay applies a toe and ankle hold. Sabre transitions into a Standing Cravate. Sabre blocks the kick from Ospreay. The chain grappling exchange continues. Ospreay with a Running Hurricanrana. Ospreay tags in Eagles. Double Elbow Knockdown. Wish Bone Attack. Stereo PK’s for a one count. Eagles grabs the left ankle of Sabre. Sabre rakes the eyes of Eagles. Eagles with Three Mid-Kick. Sabre uppercuts Eagles. Eagles responds with a knife edge chop. Suzuki kicks Eagles in the back. Suzuki applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. That leads us to a massive Chaos/Suzuki Gun brawl.

Suzuki buries Eagles under a steel barricade. All hell is breaking loose in Tokyo. Taichi sends Okada face first into the steel ring post. Eagles gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Rapid Fire Wrist Locks from Suzuki Gun. Sabre Pump Kicks the left wrist of Eagles. Suzuki works on his joint manipulation game. Suzuki applies a double wrist lock. Suzuki tags in Taichi. Suzuki dumps Eagles out of the ring. Taichi sends Eagles back first into the steel barricade. Taichi attacks the left shoulder of Eagles. Suzuki wraps Eagles shoulder around the steel ring post. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match. Taichi tags in Archer.

Archer tells Eagles to get up. Eagles with forearm shivers. Archer drops Eagles with a forearm smash. Eagles repeatedly kicks Archer in the face. Archer delivers The Pounce. Archer bodyslams Eagles. Archer tosses Eagles across the ring. Archer tags in Sabre. Sabre toys around with Eagles. Sabre with two uppercuts. Sabre is choking Eagles with his boot. Eagles needs to create separation. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Kimura/Ankle Lock Combination. The referee has no control over this match. Suzuki stomps on Eagles chest. Suzuki slaps Eagles in the chest. Eagles is displaying his fighting spirit. Suzuki with an open palm strike. Suzuki with two forearm smashes. Suzuki with a knee lift. Eagles reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Eagles goes for a dropkick, but Suzuki holds onto the ropes. Suzuki applies the single leg crab. Suzuki attacks the other knee to add more pressure.

Suzuki gets Eagles trapped in The Knee Bar. Eagles reaches the bottom rope to force the break. Suzuki slaps Eagles in the back of the head. Eagles with a Spinning Back Kick. Eagles kicks Suzuki in the chest. Eagles ducks a clothesline from Suzuki. Eagles creates distance with a Spinning Heel Kick. Archer and Hashi are tagged in. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Hashi lands back on his feet. Hashi with forearm shivers. Hashi side steps Archer into the turnbuckle pad. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Archer. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Taichi kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi responds with a Running Hurricanrana. Hashi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Archer blocks it. Hashi with a Running Clothesline. Archer answers with a Deep Lariat. Archer tags in Taichi.

Taichi paint brushes Hashi. Hashi with two forearm smashes. Hashi blasts Taichi with a knife edge chop. Taichi starts choking Hashi. Hashi avoids The Big Boot. Hashi drops Taichi with The Rewind Kick. Hashi tags in Okada. Okada with forearm shivers. Okada ducks a clothesline from Taichi. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada sends Taichi to the corner. Okada with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Taichi in the gut. Okada goes for a DDT, but Taichi counters with a Back Drop Driver. Taichi with a RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Taichi rips off his pants. Eagles delivers a Missile Dropkick. Suzuki with an open palm strike. Suzuki applies a Sleeper Hold. Ospreay nails Suzuki with The Hook.

Sabre with a Flying Guillotine Choke. Sabre with an OverHead Wrist Kick. Sabre with a Running European Uppercut to Hashi. Hashi responds with a Lariat. Archer hits The Black Hole Slam. Okada dropkicks Archer to the floor. Taichi low blows Okada. Taichi hits Okada with the iron glove which causes the disqualification. After the match, Taichi is choking Okada with his microphone stand. Taichi gets Okada in position for The Last Ride. Jon Moxley walks down to the ring. Moxley gets in Suzuki’s face. Forearm/Slap Exchange. Moxley kicks Suzuki in the gut. Moxley plants Suzuki with The Death Rider.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Yoshi Hashi, and Robbie Eagles via Disqualification

Sixth Match: KENTA & Jay White w/Gedo vs. Tetsuya Naito & Sanada 

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Naito attacks Kenta before the bell rings. Naito is choking Kenta with his boot. Naito sends Kenta back first into the steel barricade. White has attention on Sanada. White hammers down on the back of Sanada’s neck. White goes for a Hip Toss, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada with an arm-drag takeover. Sanada dropkicks White to the floor. Gedo trips Sanada from the outside. White slams Sanada head on the top rope. White runs away from Naito. White runs Sanada into the railing. Kenta and Naito are brawling in the crowd. Kenta with rapid fire haymakers. Kenta nails Naito with a Spike DDT on the floor. White stands on Sanada’s chest. White with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. White tags in Kenta. The local patrons are getting restless.

Kenta kicks Sanada in the back. Kenta scores the elbow knockdown. Kenta knocks Naito off the ring apron. Kenta throws Naito into the barricade. Kenta whips Sanada back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Kenta tags in White. White repeatedly stomps on Sanada’s chest. White is choking Sanada with his boot. White applies a side headlock. Sanada with heavy bodyshots. White punches Sanada in the back. White scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. White tags in Kenta. Kenta is throwing haymakers at Sanada. Kenta again blasts Naito off the apron. Kenta with two uppercuts. Sanada kicks Kenta in the face. Sanada delivers a Missile Dropkick. Sanada tags in Naito.

Naito tees off on Kenta. Naito decks Kenta with a back elbow smash. Naito blocks a boot from Kenta. Naito with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito with a Sliding Dropkick to the back of the head. Naito with a Hip Toss to White. Naito follows that with a low dropkick. Naito kicks Kenta in the chest. Naito spits at Kenta. Naito with a Draping NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito drops Kenta with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Naito plays to the crowd. Naito toys around with Kenta. Forearm Exchange. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kenta kicks the left knee of Naito. Kenta drills Naito with a DDT. Kenta tags in White. White stomps on the left hamstring of Naito. White with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Naito hammers down on the right knee of White. Naito with a Running Hurricanrana. Naito tags in Sanada.

White reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada ducks a clothesline from White. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of White. Sanada dropkicks Kenta to the floor. Sanada with Two SlingShot Pescado’s. Sanada dives over White. Sanada blocks a boot from White. Sanada with a single leg takedown. White denies The Paradise Lock. Sanada kicks White in the face. White shoves Red Shoes into Sanada. Standing Switch Exchange. White hits The Snap Saito Suplex. White with a Running European Uppercut. White follows that with The Blade Buster for a two count. Sanada with clubbing elbow smashes. White pulls Sanada down to the mat. White goes for The Uranage Slam, but Naito counters with a Single Leg Dropkick.

Kenta drops Naito with The Big Boot. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Naito. White negates The TKO. White goes for The Blade Buster, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada kicks the middle rope as Gedo was entering the ring. Sanada with The Swinging Skull End. Sanada goes for The Muto MoonSault, but White blocks it. Sanada negates The Blade Runner. White with a Sleeper Suplex. Naito and Kenta are brawling on the outside. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Sanada counters with a Bridging O’Connor Roll to pickup the victory. After the match, White and Kenta destroys Naito and Sanada with steel chairs. Kenta closes the show posing with the IWGP IC and Heavyweight Title Belts.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & Sanada via Pinfall 

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