NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 (Night 1) Results

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 (Night 1) Results

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Night 1 Results
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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Night 1 Pre-Show 

First Match: Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Yota Tsuji, and Yuya Uemura vs. Toa Henare, Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors, and Alex Coughlin in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

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Uemura and Connors will start things off. Chain grappling exchange. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Uemura applies a side headlock. Uemura drops Connors with a shoulder tackle. Lockup in the center of the ring. Connors with a side headlock. Uemura backs Connors into the turnbuckles. Connors tags in Coughlin. Coughlin is lighting up Uemura’s chest. Uemura gets in Coughlin’s face. That leads us to a knife edge chop exchange. Coughlin punches Uemura in the back. Coughlin continues to chop Uemura in the chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Coughlin stomps on Uemura’s back for a two count. LA Dojo Boys are cutting the ring in half.

Fredericks uppercuts Uemura. Fredericks bodyslams Uemura. Fredericks follows that with a Mario Elbow Drop for a two count. Uemura with forearm shivers. Uppercut Forearm Exchange. Uemura dropkicks Fredericks. Uemura tags in Makabe. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Coughlin attacks Makabe from behind. Makabe PowerSlams Coughlin. Honma and Makabe with Stereo Corner Mounts. Makabe with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Makabe with a straight right hand. Fredericks answers with a Pump Kick. Fredericks hits The SpineBuster. Henare and Tsuji are tagged in.

Shoulder Block/Forearm Exchange. Tsuji dropkicks Henare. Honma knocks LA Dojo Boys off the ring apron. Uemura with a corner dropkick. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Tsuji bodyslams Henare. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt. Tsuji hooks the leg for a two count. Pier six brawl on the outside. Second Forearm Exchange. Henare with an open palm strike. Henare levels Tsuji with a Body Avalanche. Tsuji applies The Boston Crab. Coughlin starts chopping Tsuji. Tsuji refuses to let go of the hold. Coughlin repeatedly stomps on Tsuji’s back. Tsuji Spears Coughlin. Tsuji is fired up. Henare with a Spinning Back Kick. Henare with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Henare connects with The TOA Bottom to pickup the victory.

Winner: Toa Henare, Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors, and Alex Coughlin via Pinfall 

Second Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi

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The match begins with Kojima and Tenzan jumping their opponents before the bell sounded. Kojima and Tenzan knock Nagata out of the ring before double teaming Nakanishi. Nakanishi recovers and nails both opponents with a Double Vertical Suplex. Nagata returns to double team Kojima. Nakanishi with a Running Splash for a two count.  Nakanishi then drops Kojima with a clothesline before tagging Nagata in. Nagata quickly attacks Kojima with strikes. Kojima fires back with forearm shivers. Nagata eventually drops Kojima with a series of chest kicks.

Nagata goes for an Exploder Suplex and Kojima counters with a DDT. Kojima tags in Tenzan. Tenzan clears the ring. Tenzan and Nagata are trading back and forth shots. Tenzan corners Nagata while landing some Mongolian chops. Tenzan PowerSlams Nagata. Forearm Exchange. Tenzan with The Mountain Bomb. Nagata responds with an Exploder Suplex. Nakanishi and Kojima are tagged in.

Kojima corners Nakanishi before landing machine gun chops. Kojima then drops Nakanishi with a forearm strike before going to the top rope. Nakanishi throws Kojima off the top turnbuckle. Nakanishi drops Kojima with a clothesline for a two count. Nakanishi gets Kojima in the Argentine Backbreaker and Tenzan breaks it up. Tenzan and Kojima hits The 3D. Kojima ducks a clothesline from Nakanishi. Kojima connects with The Western Lariat to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima via Pinfall 

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Night 1 !!!! 

First Match: Jyushin Thunder Liger, Tatsuji Fujinami, The Great Sasuke, and Tiger Mask w/El Samurai vs. Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and Ryusuke Taguchi w/Kuniaki Kobayashi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

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Liger and Sano will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Liger with a double leg takedown. Liger applies a surfboard stretch. Liger applies a side headlock. Liger drops Sano with a shoulder tackle. Sano leapfrogs over Liger. Sano dropkicks Liger to the floor. Sano lands The Suicide Dive. Sano tags in Otani. Otani clears the ring. Face Wash by Otani. Otani with a Running Boot. Otani follows that with a Helluva Kick to Sasuke. Liger unloads five shotei’s. Liger tags in Tiger Mask. Takaiwa applies a waist lock. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back Kick. Takaiwa answers with The Death Valley Driver. Takaiwa tags in Taguchi.

Taguchi with a snap mare takeover. Hip Attack Party. Taguchi with a Senton Splash for a two count. Taguchi tags in Sano. Sano and Tiger Mask are trading back and forth shots. Sano tags in Otani. Otani bodyslams Tiger Mask. Otani with a Running Boot. Otani tags in Takaiwa. Takaiwa bodyslams Tiger Mask. Takaiwa with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Tiger Mask drives his knee into the midsection of Takaiwa. Takaiwa with a forearm smash. Tiger Mask creates distance with The Tiger Bomb. Fujinami with Three Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Fujinami applies The Sleeper Hold. Fujinami transitions into a Dragon Sleeper. Fujinami wipes out Sano. Fujinami tags in Sasuke. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasuke goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Takaiwa ducks out of the way.

Takaiwa tags in Sano. Sasuke avoids The Diving Double Foot Stomp. Sasuke with a Spinning Back Kick. Sano has Sasuke perched on the top turnbuckle. Sano delivers The SuperPlex. Liger and Taguchi are tagged in. Liger with an Atomic Drop. Liger puts Taguchi on the top turnbuckle. Liger with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner for a two count. Tiger Mask with a Flying Crossbody Block to the floor. Taguchi with a Hip Attack. Liger negates The Dodon. Liger rolls Taguchi over for a two count. Taguchi with Two Step Up Enzuigiri’s. Taguchi connects with The Bomaye for a two count. Taguchi plants Liger with The Dodon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and Ryusuke Taguchi via Pinfall 

Second Match: Sanada, EVIL, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, and El Desperado in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

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Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Suzuki and EVIL are exchanging forearms. Sanada uppercuts Sabre. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL slaps the mat. EVIL hits The Bronco Buster for a two count. EVIL stomps on Suzuki’s back. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Suzuki applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki pulls EVIL out of the ring. Suzuki sends EVIL chest first into the steel barricade. Suzuki hits EVIL with a folding chair. Sabre uppercuts EVIL. All hell is breaking loose in the Tokyo Dome. EVIL with forearm shivers. Suzuki slaps EVIL in the face. Suzuki applies a sleeper hold. EVIL negates The Gotch Style PileDriver. Suzuki tags in Desperado. Following a snap mare takeover, Desperado applies a rear chin lock. Taichi kicks EVIL in the face. Desperado with the cover for a two count. Desperado tags in Taichi.

Taichi toys around with EVIL. EVIL is throwing forearms at Taichi. Taichi with a standing choke. Taichi mocks EVIL. EVIL creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. EVIL tags in Takagi. Takagi knocks Suzuki off the ring apron. Takagi repeatedly stomps on Taichi’s chest. Takagi with two corner clotheslines. Back Elbow Smash Exchange. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Taichi kicks Takagi in the face. Taichi side steps Takagi into the white turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Collision in the center of the ring. Taichi with a High RoundHouse Kick. Takagi clotheslines Taichi. Taichi responds with a Kamagiri Kick. Sabre and Sanada are tagged in.

Sabre applies a side headlock. Sanada with a double leapfrog. Sanada dropkicks Sabre. Sanada gets Desperado trapped in The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a low dropkick. Sanada goes for The TKO, but Sabre counters with The Cobra Twist. Sanada with a Hip Toss. Sabre escapes The Paradise Lock. Rollup Exchange. Sanada denies The PK. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Sabre. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Sabre takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Bushi hits The BackStabber for a two count. Sanada drives his knee into the midsection of Desperado. Sanada dumps Desperado out of the ring. Sabre goes for The Zack Driver, but Bushi lands back on his feet. Sabre makes Bushi tap out to The Omoplata.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, and El Desperado via Submission 

Third Match: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi, and Toru Yano vs. Kenta, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

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Yano and Fale will start things off. Yano runs into Fale. Fale drops Yano with a shoulder tackle. Fale whips Yano to the corner. Yano is trying to remove, Sarah, the turnbuckle pad. Yano ducks a clothesline from Fale. Hashi and Owens are tagged in. Owens with a knife edge chop. Hashi avoids The Flying Forearm Smash. Hashi with a Step Through Kick. Hashi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Owens lands back on his feet. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Takahashi pulls Hashi out of the ring. Owens with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Fale with a double shoulder tackle. Fale knocks Yano off the ring apron. Owens tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi kicks Hashi in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi tags in Fale. Fale bodyslams Hashi. Fale with a salute cover for a two count. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Owens tags in Takahashi. Owens with a running knee lift. Takahashi with a Belly to Back Suplex. Owens follows that with The Shining Wizard. Takahashi with the cover for a two count. Hashi delivers his combination offense. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Owens kicks Hashi in the back. Ishii with a Snap German Suplex. Ishii kicks Fale in the gut. Ishii goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Fale counters with a Bodyslam. Yano slaps the back of Fale’s head. Hashi creates distance with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Kenta and Goto are tagged in.

Goto with a Running Lariat. Goto with a corner clothesline. Goto follows that with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Kenta fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Neither men can deliver their signature maneuver. Kenta with a DDT. Kenta tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi drops Goto with The Reverse DDT. Owens with a Running Forearm Smash. Fale levels Goto with a Body Avalanche. Takahashi hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Goto fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Hashi SuperKicks Takahashi. Owens with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ishii HeadButts Fale. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Goto shoves Takahashi into Kenta. Goto with a Discus Lariat. Goto connects with The Ushigoroshi. Goto plants Takahashi with The GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi, and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: The Guerrillas Of Destiny (c) w/Jado vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

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FinJuice attacks GOD before the bell rings. Robinson is throwing haymakers at Tonga. Tonga with clubbing elbow smashes. Loa with a Massive Back Body Drop on the ramp. Loa with a forearm smash. Loa rolls Robinson back into the ring. GOD has the early numbers advantage. Loa repeatedly stomps on Robinson’s chest. Loa tags in Tonga. Stereo Dropkicks for a two count. Tonga with a straight right hand. Tonga lands The Stinger Splash. Tonga rakes the back of Robinson. Tonga tags in Loa. Loa taunts Finlay. Loa goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson drops Loa with a Reverse DDT. Robinson tags in Finlay.

Finlay knocks Tonga off the ring apron. Finlay with forearm shivers. Finlay with Two Running European Uppercuts. Finlay follows that with a Flying European Uppercut. Tonga attacks Finlay from behind. Tonga delivers a gut punch. Finlay launches Tonga over the top rope. Loa goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay decks Loa with a back elbow smash. Finlay is distracted by Tonga. That allows Loa to knock Finlay off the top turnbuckle. Loa with a Running PowerSlam. GOD starts cutting the ring in half. Stereo HeadButts. Tonga is choking Finlay. Tonga with a running back elbow strike. Tonga with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Tonga tags in Loa. Tonga bodyslams Finlay. GOD with Stereo SlingShot Sentons.

Loa with the cover for a one count. Finlay is displaying his fighting spirit. Finlay unloads two knife edge chops. Loa answers with a straight right hand. Loa whips Finlay to the corner. Loa with a corner clothesline. Finlay Spears Loa. Finlay tags in Robinson. Robinson with two running elbow smashes. Loa reverses out of the irish whip from Robinson. Robinson with a Running Clothesline. Robinson delivers Two SpineBusters. Crushing Corner Clotheslines by Robinson. Robinson with Two Running Cannonball Strikes. Juice Jabs. Loa denies The Left Hand Of God. Loa with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Loa with a German Suplex. Loa tags in Tonga. Robinson avoids The Stinger Splash. Robinson drops Loa with a Leg Lariat. Robinson tags in Finlay. Finlay with a SlingShot Pescado to the floor. FinJuice hits their Running Knee/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination for a two count. Double FlapJack. Finlay puts Tonga on the top turnbuckle. Loa attacks Robinson from behind.

Loa with a SitOut PowerBomb. Tonga lands The Diving HeadButt for a two count. Finlay negates The Magic Killer. Finlay uppercuts Loa. GOD with a Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. GOD connects with The Magic Killer for a two count. GOD nails Robinson with The Magic Killer. Loa drives Finlay back first into the turnbuckle pad. Tonga with The Stinger Splash. GOD goes for The Super PowerBomb, but Finlay counters with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Finlay with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Jado nails Finlay with the kendo stick. Tonga rolls Finlay over for a two count. Robinson negates The GunStun. Finlay drops Tonga with The Stunner. Loa goes for Ape Shit, but Robinson gets in the way. Robinson knocks Jado off the ring apron. Loa denies Pulp Friction. Robinson delivers The Left Hand Of God. Robinson follows that with Pulp Friction. Robinson rocks Tonga with The Left Hand Of God. Finlay plants Tonga with The Acid Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Juice Robinson & David Finlay via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Lance Archer (c) vs. Jon Moxley in a Texas Death Match For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 

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Moxley attacks Archer before the bell rings. Moxley with forearm shivers. Archer drops Moxley with a Diving Crossbody Block. Archer is throwing haymakers at Moxley. Moxley launches Archer over the top rope. Moxley lands The Suicide Dive. Moxley launches Archer over the steel barricade. Moxley whips Archer into a row of chairs. Moxley drags Archer back inside the ringside area. Moxley grabs a kendo stick. Archer throws a chair into Moxley’s face. Archer delivers multiple chair shots. Archer hits Moxley with a trash can lid. Archer starts choking Moxley with the kendo stick. Archer repeatedly hits Moxley with the kendo stick. Archer has complete control of the match.

Archer is mauling Moxley in the corner. Archer with clubbing blows to Moxley’s back. Archer losing his footing on the top rope. Moxley is giving Archer a taste of his own medicine. Moxley with three sharp elbow strikes. Moxley nails Archer with the trash can lid. Moxley with a Snap Vertical Suplex through two steel chairs. Moxley rocks Archer with The Regal Knee. Archer catches Moxley in mid-air. Archer ChokeSlams Moxley on the ring apron. Archer ChokeSlams one of the young lions into Moxley. Archer lands The Top Rope Plancha. Moxley gets back on his feet at the count of eight. Archer sets up a chair contraption.

Moxley goes for a German Suplex, but Archer blocks it. Archer fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Archer with a forearm smash. Archer hits The Blackout through the chair contraption. Archer locks in The EBD Claw. Moxley transitions into a Cross-Arm-Breaker. Archer with an OverHead Throw. Moxley answers with a Lariat. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Moxley counters with a Double UnderHook DDT. Archer gets back on his feet at the count of nine. Archer negates The Death Rider. Moxley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Archer hits The Pounce.

Archer ChokeSlams Moxley on a steel chair. Moxley refuses to stay down. Moxley gives Archer the middle finger. Archer drops Moxley with The Big Boot. Archer locks in The Plastic Bag EBD Claw. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Archer sets up two tables on the floor. Archer jams the spikes from his helmet into Moxley’s forehead. Moxley negates The BlackOut. Moxley and Archer are trading back and forth shots. Moxley plants Archer with The Death Rider off the ring apron through two tables to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Jon Moxley via Knockout 

Sixth Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

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Ospreay with a quick waist lock takedown. Ospreay grapples around Takahashi. Ospreay slaps Takahashi in the back. Ospreay lays down on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Forearm Exchange. Ospreay drops down on the canvas. Ospreay leapfrogs over Takahashi. Counter Display. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Takahashi with a Running Hurricanrana. Takahashi goes for The Sunset Apron Bomb, but Ospreay blocks it. Takahashi PowerBombs Ospreay on the ring apron. Takahashi with a Missile Dropkick off the apron. Takahashi unloads two knife edge chops. Takahashi toys around with Ospreay. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Ospreay. Ospreay goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi kicks Ospreay in the face. Takahashi applies The Upside Down. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Ospreay responds with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp across the back of Takahashi’s neck. Ospreay with a Draping DDT for a two count.

Takahashi regroups on the outside. Ospreay drives Takahashi back first into the steel guard rail. Ospreay applies the cravate. Takahashi with two blistering chops. Ospreay drops Takahashi with a NeckBreaker on the floor. Ospreay rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Ospreay with the cover for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Ospreay kicks Takahashi in the back. Ospreay applies The Koji Clutch. Takahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Takahashi is lighting up Ospreay’s chest. Ospreay with a Spinning Back Kick. Takahashi responds a WheelBarrow FlatLiner. Takahashi with a running low dropkick. Takahashi follows that with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Takahashi continues to chop Ospreay in the chest. Takahashi kicks the second rope. Ospreay with a Double Back Flip Kick. Takahashi avoids The Sasuke Special. Takahashi goes for a German Suplex, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Takahashi throws Ospreay back into the ring. Ospreay delivers The Sasuke Special.

Ospreay rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Takahashi side steps The Robinson Special. Takahashi with a ShotGun Dropkick. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Ospreay unloads a flurry of head kicks in the corner. Ospreay with a Top Rope 619. Ospreay with a Flying Double Foot Stomp on the apron. Ospreay delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Ospreay preparing for Hidden Blade. Takahashi proceeds to collapse. Ospreay is trying to wake up Takahashi with Kawada Kicks. Ospreay drills Takahashi with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Takahashi fights out of the electric chair position. Takahashi with an open hand chop. Takahashi with an Avalanche WheelBarrow Bomb for a two count. Takahashi hits The Dynamite Plunger for a two count. Ospreay denies The Running Death Valley Driver. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination. Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Takahashi negates The OSCutter. Ospreay with The Made In Japan for a two count. Ospreay lands The Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ospreay connects with The OSCutter for a two count. Ospreay nails Takahashi with a Hook Kick. Takahashi avoids The Hidden Blade.

Takahashi with a Pop Up SitOut PowerBomb. Ospreay and Takahashi are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay with a High RoundHouse Kick. Ospreay goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash, but Takahashi counters with a High Angle German Suplex. Takahashi goes for an Inside Out Lariat, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Takahashi drills Ospreay with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ospreay negates The Time Bomb. Takahashi with Two SuperKicks. Ospreay with a Hook Kick. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay drops Takahashi with The Hidden Blade. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Takahashi counters with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Takahashi with an Inside Out Lariat. Takahashi connects with The Time Bomb for a two count. Takahashi with a running forearm smash. Takahashi plants Ospreay with The Cradle Emerald Flowsion to pickup the victory. 

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Jay White (c) w/Gedo vs. Tetsuya Naito For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship 

White starts playing his trademark mind games with Naito. Naito goes after Gedo. Naito tugs on Gedo’s beard. Naito ducks a clothesline from White. Naito with a deep arm-drag. Naito with a Hip Toss. Naito follows that with a one legged dropkick. Tranquilo Pose. White regroups on the outside. Naito blocks a boot from White. Naito with a leg sweep. Naito with a Draping NeckBreaker off the ring apron. Naito walks towards Gedo. Naito sends White chest first into the steel barricade. Naito rolls White back into the ring. Naito is putting the boots to White. Naito repeatedly kicks White in the face. Naito applies the standing cravate. White with heavy bodyshots. Naito kicks White in the gut. White reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Naito decks White with a back elbow smash. White attacks Naito from behind. White with forearm shivers. White repeatedly stomps on Naito’s chest. White is choking Naito with his boot. White with a knife edge chop. White launches Naito over the top rope. Gedo continues to run interference. White drives Naito crotch first into the steel ring post.

Gedo hits Naito with a steel chair behind Red Shoes back. White whips Naito into the barricade. White flexes his muscles. White applies The Ankle Lock. White rolls Naito back into the ring. White with a Running European Uppercut. White follows that with a Snap Saito Suplex. White mocks Naito. White jams Naito’s back into edge of the ring frame. White kicks the left hamstring of Naito. White with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White figure fours the legs of Naito. White applies The Muta Lock. White talks smack to Naito. White unloads two knife edge chops. White sends Naito to the corner. Naito kicks White in the jaw. Naito with a Flying Hurricanrana. Naito is clutching his left knee. Naito with a Sliding Dropkick. Naito drops White with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Combination Cabron. Naito with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito applies a HeadScissors Full Nelson Lock. White reaches the bottom rope to force the break. White drills Naito with a Spike DDT.

White with a Running Death Valley Driver. White pulls Naito down to the mat. White goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Naito lands back on his feet. White reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. White with a knife edge chop. White avoids The Flying Forearm Smash. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Naito drops White with a Flying Forearm Smash. White responds with a FlatLiner. White with a DeadLift German Suplex. White has Naito perched on the top turnbuckle. White goes for The SuperPlex, but Naito blocks it. Naito with clubbing blows to White’s back. Naito kicks White in the face. Naito with a Draping NeckBreaker onto the knee. White with a back door escape. White dumps Naito face first on the top turnbuckle. White repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Naito. White hyperextends the left knee of Naito. White spits at Naito. White with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope.

White toys around with Naito. Naito with two forearm smashes. White continues to attack the left knee of Naito. White tells Naito to get up. Naito goes for a Satellite DDT, but White blocks it. White with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Naito uses his elbow to create distance. White with a Snap Saito Suplex over the top rope. Naito denies The Kiwi Crusher. White delivers his combination offense. White hits The Blade Buster. White follows that with The Kiwi Crusher for a two count. White chop blocks Naito. White with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White applies The Reverse Figure Four Leg Lock. Naito refuses to quit. White with forearm shots across the left knee of Naito. Naito spits at White. Naito with a Rolling Capo Kick. Standing Switch Exchange. White ducks a clothesline from Naito. Naito drops White with a Pop SpineBuster. Naito goes for Gloria, but White blocks it.

White hammers down on the back of Naito’s neck. Naito with forearm shivers. Gedo enters the ring. Naito spits at Gedo. Naito ducks a clothesline from White. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito hits The Satellite DDT. Naito with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Naito with Gloria for a two count. White sits down on the canvas. Naito kicks White in the face. White negates The Destino. White throws Naito into Red Shoes. Gedo grabs a steel chair. White low blows Naito. Naito with a Dragon Suplex. Naito low blows Gedo. White throws a chair at Naito. White with Two Sleeper Suplex’s. Naito responds with The Destino. Naito negates The Blade Runner. Naito with an open palm strike. Naito nails White with The Poison Rana. Naito connects with The Destino for a two count. Naito follows that with The Valentia. Naito plants White with The Destino to pickup the victory. 

Winner: New IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kota Ibushi For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ibushi applies a wrist lock. Okada reverses the hold. Ibushi with a single leg takedown. Ibushi applies a leg lock. Ibushi transitions into a hammerlock. Okada reverses the hold. Ibushi with a drop toe hold. Ibushi with a side headlock takeover. Okada answers with the headscissors escape. Test Of Strength. Ibushi applies a waist lock. Okada floats over into a side headlock. Okada drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi pops back on his feet. Forearm Exchange. Ibushi avoids The Rain Maker. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi scores The Mid-Kick. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi applies a rear chin lock. Okada grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Ibushi drops Okada with a heavy chest kick. Okada ducks two clotheslines from Ibushi. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada with a Flying Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Ibushi in the gut. Okada with a Snap DDT for a two count. Ibushi regroups on the outside.

Okada shoves Ibushi into the steel barricade. Okada nails Ibushi with a Draping DDT on the floor. Okada rolls Ibushi back into the ring. Okada with the cover for a one count. Ibushi tells Okada to bring it. Ibushi with three forearm smashes. Okada kicks Ibushi in the gut. Okada with a Spike DDT. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Ibushi gets back to a vertical base. Ibushi with heavy bodyshots. Okada hammers down on the right knee of Ibushi. Ibushi dropkicks Okada. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Ibushi. Ibushi with a Flying Mid-Kick. Ibushi dives over Okada. Ibushi PowerSlams Okada. Ibushi follows that with a Second Rope MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi goes for a German Suplex, but Okada blocks it. Okada puts Ibushi on the top turnbuckle. Okada with a Standing Dropkick that sends Ibushi crashing to the outside. Okada whips Ibushi into the barricade. Okada propels Ibushi over the ringside area. Okada with a Leaping Crossbody Block. Okada rolls Ibushi back into the ring. Okada applies The Red Ink. Okada bodyslams Ibushi. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose.

Ibushi side steps The Rain Maker. Ibushi hits The Hitodenashi Driver. Okada kicks Ibushi in the face. Okada goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Ibushi counters with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Ibushi lands The Triangle MoonSault. Ibushi rolls Okada back into the ring. Ibushi with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ibushi with a SitOut Last Ride for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Bomaye, but Okada counters with a ShotGun Dropkick. Okada with The TombStone PileDriver. Ibushi hangs onto the top rope. Okada with clubbing blows to Ibushi’s back. Okada with three uppercuts. Ibushi is pissed. Okada with forearm shivers. Ibushi fires back with throat punches. Okada with a ShotGun Dropkick. Ibushi gets back on his feet. Ibushi tees off on Okada. Red Shoes admonishes Ibushi. Ibushi toys around with Okada. Ibushi with lethal palm strikes in the corner. Ibushi repeatedly kicks Okada behind the referee’s back.

Ibushi goes for a DeadLift German Suplex, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi goes for The Lawn Dart, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada with The Big Boot. Okada follows that with The TombStone PileDriver on the apron. Ibushi gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada delivers Heavy Rain for a two count. Okada with a German Suplex. Ibushi fires back with three sharp elbow strikes. Ibushi clotheslines Okada. Ibushi kicks Okada towards the apron. Ibushi with a DeadLift German Suplex off the second rope for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Lawn Dart, but Okada blocks it. Okada with a Spinning TombStone PileDriver. Ibushi responds with a Desperation Rain Maker. Ibushi with a High RoundHouse Kick. Ibushi unloads Two Bomaye’s for a two count. Ibushi connects with The Kamigoye for a two count.

Okada dropkicks Ibushi. Okada and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots. Ibushi with his lighting quick offense. Ibushi kicks Okada in the face. Ibushi with a Spinning Back Kick. Ibushi goes for an Avalanche Tiger Driver, but Okada blocks it. Okada with forearm shivers. Okada goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Ibushi counters with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Phoenix Splash, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada with a Spinning Rain Maker. Okada connects with The Rain Maker for a two count. Okada with Two Rain Makers. Ibushi with a High Head Kick. Ibushi with a Jumping Knee Strike. Okada responds with a SitOut TombStone PileDriver. Okada plants Ibushi with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

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