New Japan Pro Wrestling Wrestling Rewind

Wrestling Rewind: Wrestle Kingdom 10

Wrestle Kingdom 10
January 4, 2016
The Tokyo Dome
Tokyo, Japan

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First Match: reDRagon (c) vs. Matt Sydal & Ricochet vs. Roppongi Vice vs. The Young Bucks w/Cody Hall in a Fatal Four Way Match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

A donnie brook ensues before the bell rings. The Young Bucks and Cody Hall clears the ring. Matt Jackson and Bobby Fish will start things. Matt immediately goes into a ground and pound attack. Matt gets Fish shoulders pin to the mat for a one count. Matt tags in Nick Jackson. The Young Bucks connects with a Double Hip Toss. The Bucks follows that with Stereo Basement Dropkicks. The Young Bucks are cutting the ring in half. Nick lands a Flying Axe Handle to the wrist of Fish. Fish responds with a uppercut. Fish launches Matt Jackson to the ring apron. O’Reilly lands a Big Boot that sends Matt crashing to the outside. Fish connects with a Samoan Drop. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Red Dragon are double teaming Nick Jackson. Red Dragon goes for a Stereo Roundhouse Kicks, but Nick holds onto the ropes. Nick gives Red Dragon the Suck It Hand Gesture.

Nick Jackson tags in Sydal. Sydal connects with a SpringBoard HeadScissors TakeOver. Sydal follows that with a dropkick. Sydal goes for a Step Up Enzigrui, but O’Reilly ducks out of the way. O’Reilly connects with Axe and Smash. Romero makes the blind tag. Romero gets Sydal tied in the tree of woe. Beretta with a Flying Double Stomp to the chest of Sydal. RPG knocks Nick Jackson off the ring apron. Beretta lands a knife edge chop. Sydal responds with a spinning heel kick. Beretta drops Sydal with a enziguri to the back of the head. Beretta follows that with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. The Young Bucks makes the blind tag. Beretta connects with the SomerSault Plancha to the outside.

Beretta rolls Matt Jackson back into the ring. Nick Jackson knocks Beretta off the top turnbuckle. Nick goes for the cover, but Beretta kicks out at the count of two. Beretta tags in Fish. The Young Bucks lands a series of SuperKicks. Nick hooks the leg, but only gets a two count. Matt drops Beretta with a Big Boot. Matt follows that with a knee drop. Matt slaps Beretta in the face. Beretta responds with another knife edge chop. Matt rakes the eyes of Beretta. Matt tags in Nick. Nick dropkicks O’Reilly out of the ring. Nick follows that with a Step Up Enziguri that sends Fish crashing to the outside. Nick floats over into a front facelock. Nick transitions into a rear chin lock. Nick dropkicks Beretta. Nick tags in Matt. Matt is telling Romero to suck it. Romero slaps Matt in the face. Matt responds with a SuperKick.

Beretta with a Elevated Double Stomp to Matt Jackson. Beretta plants Nick Jackson with a Tornado DDT. Beretta tags in Ricochet. Ricochet connects with the SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Matt Jackson. Ricochet lands a leg scissors takeover. Ricochet follows that with a Corner Dropkick. Nick Jackson kicks Ricochet in the gut. Sydal drop toe holds Nick into a Basement Dropkick from Ricochet. Ricochet and Sydal connects with Stereo Standing MoonSaults for a two count. Matt tosses Ricochet out of the ring. Red Dragon drops Matt Jackson with a Stereo RoundHouse Kick to the chest. Fish lands a Flying Senton Splash to the outside. O’Reilly gets Matt trapped in a Rope Assisted ArmBar. Nick Jackson drops Ricochet, Sydal and Fish with a SomerSault Plancha. Nick SuperKicks O’Reilly. Romero responds with a SlingShot Crossbody Block to the outside.

Sydal follows that with a MoonSault off the steel ring post. Cody Hall trips Ricochet. Hall connects with a Razor Edge that sends Ricochet crashing into Sydal and RPG on the outside. Hall tosses Ricochet back into the ring. Matt plants Ricochet with a Buckle Bombs. The Bucks follows that with their Cannonball/Enziguri Combination. Nick connects with a Draping SpringBoard Swanton Bomb for a two count. The Bucks goes for More Bang For Your Buck, but Sydal counters with a FrankenSteiner. Ricochet with a Northern Lights Suplex to Matt Jackson. Ricochet connects with a Vertical Brain Buster. Ricochet drops Hall with a SpringBoard MoonSault. Ricochet follows that with a SpringBoard 450 Splash for a two count. Ricochet bodyslams Matt. Ricochet and Sydal goes for the Stereo Shooting Star Press, but Red Dragon gets in the way. Fish and O’Reilly are mauling Sydal in the corner.

Fish connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker. O’Reilly follows that with a Flying Double Stomp to the chest of Sydal. Red Dragon plants Nick Jackson with Double Dragon for a two count as Cody Hall drags Fish out of the ring. Fish whips Hall back first into the steel guard rail. O’Reilly lands a missile dropkick off the ring apron. Red Dragon goes for Chasing The Dragon, but The Bucks blocks it. Sydal, Ricochet and RPG connects with a Golden Sombrero Suplex. Romero follows that with a SpringBoard Double Dropkick to Sydal and Ricochet.

Romero with a Head Scissors Takedown to Fish. Romero lands a series of Forever Clotheslines. Romero drops Sydal and Ricochet with the Inside Out lariat. Romero with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick to Sydal. Beretta follows that with the Shining Wizard for a two count. Sydal responds with a leaping knee strike. Romero drops Red Dragon with a Suicide Dive. RPG goes for Strong Zero, but Ricochet counters with a Over Head Kick. Matt Jackson makes the blind tag. Sydal and Ricochet connects with Stereo Shooting Star Press. Matt with the cover for a two count. The Bucks plants Romero with the More Bang For Your Buck to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Briscoe Brothers & Toru Yano vs. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Yujiro Takahashi for the Vacated NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 

Bullet Club attacks Briscoe Brothers before the bell rings. Fale hits Yano in the back with the OpenWeight Title Belt. Jay lands a Body Avalanche to Tonga. Mark follows that with a lariat. Jay ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Jay with a series of jabs to Takahashi. Mark drops Takahashi with a running lariat. Jay clotheslines Takahashi over the top rope. Mark connects with a Elbow Drop off the ring apron. Fale attacks The Briscoes from behind. Tonga drives Mark to the corner. Tonga tags in Fale. Fale bounces Mark’s head on the ring apron. Mark responds with a Forearm Strike. Mark tags in Yano. Yano ducks a clothesline from Fale. Yano slaps Fale in the back of the head. Yano is backing himself in between the ropes. Fale drops Yano with a right hand. Fale knocks The Briscoes off the ring apron. Fale is choking Yano with his boot.

Fale stands on Yano’s back. Fale tags in Takahashi. Yano is getting destroyed in the corner. Takahashi with a snap mare takeover to Yano. Takahashi lands a sliding leg lariat for a two count. Takahashi tags in Tonga. Tonga drives his elbow to the back of Yano. Tonga dropkicks Mark Briscoe off the ring apron. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Fale bodyslams Yano. Fale sits on Yano’s chest for a two count. Yano is ripping off a turnbuckle pad. Yano side steps Fale into the exposed steel. Yano ducks a lariat from Fale. Yano drags Takahashi and Tonga’s head to the canvas. Fale drops Yano with a Running Shoulder Tackle. Fale follows that with another Body Avalanche. Fale goes for a Splash, but Yano ducks out of the way. Mark Briscoe and Takahashi are tagged in. Mark knocks Tonga off the ring apron. Mark lands a series of knife edge chops.

Takahashi goes for a Back Drop Suplex, but Mark lands back on his feet. Mark connects with a Exploder Suplex for a two count. Takahashi responds with a Big Boot. Mark ducks under the sliding leg lariat from Takahashi. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Mark. Takahashi plants Mark with a Fisherman’s Brain Buster. Tonga and Jay Briscoe are tagged in. Tonga immediately sends Jay crashing to the outside. Tonga is stomping on Mark’s chest in the corner. Mark connects with a BlockBuster to the outside. Jay plants Tonga with the Death Valley Driver for a two count. Jay follows that with a neck breaker for another two count. Jay goes for the Jay Driller, but Tonga counters with the Tonga Twist. Tonga connects with a Alabama Slam for a two count. Fale kicks Yano out of the ring. Tonga goes for the Jay Driller, but Jay blocks it. Jay drives Tonga back first into the turnbuckles. Jay Briscoe and Tonga are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Tonga with a back elbow strike that sends Jay crashing to the canvas. Yano throws a chair at Tonga’s face. The Briscoes plants Tonga with the Doomsday Device to pickup the victory.

Winner: New NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, The Briscoes Brothers and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Third Match: Jay Lethal (c) w/Truth Martini vs. Michael Elgin for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship 

Collar and elbow tie up. Elgin backs Lethal into the corner. Lethal slaps Elgin in the face. Elgin responds with a big forearm smash. Lethal applies a side headlock. Lethal’s shoulder tackle is blocked. Lethal goes for a Leapfrog, but Elgin counters with a PowerSlam. Elgin connects with the Corner Clothesline. Elgin follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Elgin with a One Arm Press Slam to Lethal. Elgin and Lethal are fighting for position on the ring apron. Truth Martini is holding on Elgin’s ankle. Elgin kicks Lethal in the gut. Elgin goes for a PowerBomb, but Lethal lands back on his feet. Elgin kicks away the book of truth. Lethal dropkicks Elgin off the ring apron. Lethal follows that with two Suicide Dives. Martini is doing the spinaroonie. Elgin gets back into the ring at the count of seventeen.

Lethal drops Elgin with a back elbow strike for a one count. Lethal is mocking Elgin. Lethal connects with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Lethal bounces Elgin head on the top turnbuckle. Elgin launches Lethal to the ring apron. Lethal goes for a SlingShot Shoulder Block, but Elgin catches Lethal in mid-air. Elgin connects with a Discus Forearm Shot. Lethal responds with a Hip Toss. Letahl follows that with a Cart Wheel Dropkick for a two count. Lethal applies a rear chin lock. Elgin backs Lethal into the turnbuckles. Lethal goes for a Tornado DDT, but Elgin blocks it. Elgin connects with a Exploder Suplex. Elgin with a series of Running Forearm Strikes. Elgin bodyslams Lethal. Elgin follows that with a SlingShot Splash.

Lethal lands a Big Boot out of the corner. Elgin responds with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam. Elgin with a Deadlift German Suplex for a two count. Elgin lands a series of short-arm lariats. Lethal connects with a Step Up Enziguri. Lethal plants Elgin with the Lethal Combination. Lethal with the Hail To The King for a two count. Lethal goes for Lethal Injection, but Elgin ducks out of the way. After a standing switch exchange, Elgin lands back to back German Suplex’s. Elgin connects with a Inside Out Lariat. Elgin plants Lethal with a DeadLift Falcon Arrow. Elgin Buckle Bombs Lethal. Elgin drops Martini with a spinning back fist. Elgin goes for a PowerBomb, but Lethal hits Elgin in the face with the book of truth. Lethal plants Elgin with Lethal Injection to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still ROH World Heavyweight Champion, Jay Lethal via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Kenny Omega (c) w/The Young Bucks vs. Kushida w/Ryusuke Taguchi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

The Bullet Club SuperKicks Taguchi before the bell rings. Omega repeatedly hits Kushida in the back with his jacket. Omega lands a series of forearm strikes. Omega spits in Kushida’s face. Omega drives his elbow to the back of Kushida. Omega lands a knife edge chop. Kushida side steps Omega into the turnbuckles. Kushida dropkicks Omega in the knee. Kushida follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Kushida knocks The Young Bucks off the ring apron. Omega uses hair spray to blind Kushida’s eyes. Kushida responds with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick that sends Omega crashing into the steel guard rail. Nick Jackson throws a trash can at Kushida’s face behind the referee’s back. Omega connects with his own version of the More Bang For Your Buck.

Omega rolls Kushida back into the ring. Omega connects with a back breaker. Omega follows that with a Somersault Plancha. Kushida gets back into the ring at the count fifteen. Omega with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Omega is choking Kushida with wrist tape. Omega lands a clubbing blow to the back of Kushida. Omega and Kushida are trading back and forth shots. Omega goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kushida blocks it. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Omega. Kushida drops Omega with a Modified Pele Kick. Kushida follows that with a Enziguri from the ring apron. Kushida connects with the SpringBoard Clothesline. Kushida lands a series of kicks to the shoulder of Omega.

Kushida with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors Takeover to Omega. Kushida applies the HoverBoard Lock. Omega lands a lariat across the throat of Kushida. Kushida responds with a Over Hand Kick. Kushida connects with a Flying Senton to the outside. Kushida with a running dropkick to Omega. Kushida follows that with a MoonSault for a two count. Kushida goes back to the HoverBoard Lock. Omega escapes and lands a exploder suplex. Omega places Kushida on the top turnbuckle. Kushida plants Omega with a Kimura Lock Splash. Kushida continues to apply pressure to the back of Omega. Omega goes for the Dragon Suplex, but Kushida blocks it.

Omega lands a V-Trigger. Kushida responds with a big forearm smash. Kushida goes for a CorkScrew MoonSault, but Omega ducks out of the way. Kushida repeatedly kicks Omega in the shoulder. Kushida goes for the HandSpring Cutter, but Omega counters with the Croyt’s Wrath. Kushida floats over into the HoverBoard Lock. Taguchi hits The Young Bucks with the trash can. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Kushida lands back on his feet. Kushida lands a Discus Forearm Smash. Omega responds with the V-Trigger that has Kushida staggering in the middle of the ring. Omega plants Kushida with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Omega follows that with another V-Trigger. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Kushida counters with the inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Kushida via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Bullet Club (c) vs. Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Honma and Anderson will start things off. Anderson lands a clubbing blow to the back of Honma. Honma rakes the eyes of Anderson. Anderson responds with a uppercut. Honma bodyslams Anderson. Honma goes for a Diving HeadButt, but Anderson ducks out of the way. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows lands a series of bodyshots in the corner. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson stomps on Honma’s back. Anderson bodyslams Honma. Anderson goes for a Senton Splash, but Honma ducks out of the way. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe knocks Gallows off the ring apron. Makabe connects with a corner clothesline. Makabe goes into the Corner Mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Anderson blocks it.

Makabe drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Honma follows that with a jaw breaker to Gallows. Makabe and Honma connects with a Double Clothesline to Gallows. Anderson whips Honma back first into the steel guard rail. Gallows clotheslines Makabe with the steel chain. The referee is yelling at Gallows. Anderson stomps Makabe’s chest. Anderson lands a right hand that has Makabe staggering. Anderson is ramming his elbow across the jaw of Makabe. Anderson goes into a ground and pound attack. Anderson tags Gallows. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Gallows is mauling Makabe in the middle of the ring. Gallows knocks Honma off the ring apron. Gallows tags in Anderson.

Anderson connects with a Bicycle Kick. Gallows follows that with a right hand to the jaw of Makabe. Anderson goes for the cover, but Makabe kicks out at the count of two. Makabe clotheslines Anderson. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma bodyslams Anderson. Honma follows that with another bodyslam to Gallows. Honma connects with a HeadButt. Honma lands a series of knife edge chops. Gallows trips Honma from the outside. Anderson and Gallows plants Honma with a Double Neck Breaker. The Bullet Club follows that with the Boot of Doom for a two count. Anderson with a Running GunStun for another two count. The Bullet Club goes for the Magic Killer, but Makabe gets in the way.

Makabe clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Honma clotheslines Anderson. Honma follows that with a bodyslam. Anderson goes for the Avalanche Gun Stun, but Honma blocks it. Anderson plants Honma with a Running PowerBomb for a two count. Anderson uppercuts Honma. Honma responds with a HeadButt. Makabe and Gallows are tagged in. Makabe lands a series of running lariats. Gallows SuperKicks Makabe. Gallows connects with the Gallows Pole for a two count. Makabe drops The Bullet Club with a Double Clothesline. Makabe and Gallows are running into each other. Makabe clotheslines Gallows. Makabe wakes up Honma. Honma lands another HeadButt to Anderson. Honma connects with the top rope Kokeshi. Honma bodyslams Gallows. Honma lands another Kokeshi. Makabe follows that with the King Kong Knee Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Tetsuya Naito w/Bushi and EVIL vs. Hirooki Goto 

Bushi and EVIL attacks Goto from behind before the bell rings. Naito lands a clubbing blow to the back of Goto. Goto connects with a hip toss. Goto drops Naito with a shoulder tackle. Goto kicks Naito in the chest. Goto rolls Naito back into the ring. Goto kicks Naito in the back. EVIL whips Goto back first into the steel guard rail. EVIL wraps a chair around Goto’s neck. EVIL connects with the Conchairto. Naito lands a neck breaker off the ring apron that sends Goto crashing through the table. Naito is posing in the middle of the ring. Naito with a snap mare takeover. Naito applies a headscissors hold. Naito is trying to kick the camera man. Naito drops Goto with a back elbow strike. Naito follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count.

Naito is going after the referee. Naito applies a rear chin lock. Goto gets back to a vertical base. Naito lands a clubbing blow to the back of Goto. Naito spits at Goto. Naito stomps on Goto’s back. Goto reverses out of the irish whip. Goto connects with a running lariat. Goto lands a series of buzzsaw kicks across the chest of Naito. Goto lands a Spinning Heel Kick in the corner. Goto with a Running Bulldog to Naito. Goto follows that with a belly to back suplex for a two count. Goto goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Goto. Naito follows that with a DDT. Naito connects with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick. Naito lands a SlingShot Dropkick. Naito places Goto on the top turnbuckle.

Goto plants Naito with the Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count. Goto shoots the half, but Naito once again kicks it out. Goto connects with the Step Up Enziguri. Naito responds with a Over Head Kick. Naito drops Goto with a Flying Forearm. Naito follows that with a FrankenSteiner for a two count. Naito goes for Destino, but Goto blocks it. Goto and Naito are trading back and forth shots. Goto connects with the Ushigoroshi. Goto lands a forearm strike across the jaw of Naito. Goto accidentally knocks down the referee. Goto drops Naito with the Inside Out Lariat. EVIL attacks Goto from behind. Bushi accidentally spits green mist into EVIL’s eyes. Goto plants Bushi with the Ushigoroshi. Naito low blows Goto behind the referee’s back. Naito with a jack knife cover for a two count. Naito goes for the Destino, but Goto counters with a HeadButt. Goto plants Naito with the Ura Shouten to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata for the NEVER OpenWeight Championship 

Ishii and Shibata are immediately trading back and forth shots after the bell rings. Ishii drops Shibata with a shoulder tackle. Ishii goes for Sliding D, but Shibata ducks out of the way. Ishii dodges a leg lariat from Shibata. After a long forearm exchange in the middle of the ring, Shibata connects with the knee lift. Shibata repeatedly stomps on Ishii’s back. Shibata lightly kicks Ishii in the face. Ishii is pissed. Ishii lands a snap mare takeover. Ishii and Shibata are voluntarily trading back and forth back kicks. Shibata lands a series of knife edge chops. Ishii returns the favor. Shibata wants more punishment. Shibata nips up and drops Ishii with a forearm smash. Ishii responds with a belly to back suplex. Ishii starts kicking Shibata in the face.

Ishii follows that with a HeadButt. Ishii is mauling Shibata in the corner. Ishii connects with a corner clothesline. Shibata responds with a series of clubbing forearms. Shibata lands a leaping leg lariat. Shibata applies a rear chin lock. Ishii gets back to a vertical base. Shibata transitions into the Octopus Stretch. Ishii crawls to the middle rope to create separation. Shibata lands a Big Boot in the corner. Shibata repeatedly scraps his boot across the face of Ishii. Shibata connects with a Jab/Chop Combination in the corner. Ishii starts walking into forearm strikes from Shibata. Ishii with a forearm smash that has Shibata staggering. Ishii rams his boot across the face of Shibata. A long forearm fest ensues in the corner. Shibata connects with the Hesitation Dropkick.

Ishii responds with a Lariat. Shibata dropkicks Ishii. Shibata connects with a Exploder Suplex for a two count. Shibata applies a Triangle Choke. Ishii places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Shibata goes back to kicking Ishii in the back. Shibata and Ishii are trading back and forth running boots and lariats. Shibata connects with a German Suplex. Ishii responds with a German Suplex of his own. This leads both men laying flat on the canvas trying to regain stamina. Ishii repeatedly chops Shibata in the throat. Ishii plants Shibata with a PowerBomb for a two count. Ishii and Shibata are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Shibata applies a Kimura Lock. Shibata drives Ishii shoulder to the top rope. Ishii connects with a Missile Dropkick. Ishii follows that with a running lariat for a one count. Ishii connects with Sliding D for a two count. Ishii lands a knee strike. Shibata responds with a Vertical Suplex.

Shibata applies a front face lock. Shibata connects with a Over Head Kick. Shibata blocks a leg lariat from Ishii. Shibata clotheslines Ishii. Shibata plants Ishii with the Death Valley Driver for a two count. Shibata is trying to wear down Ishii with the rear chin lock. Shibata transitions into a Sleeper Hold. Shibata lands a roundhouse kick to the chest of Ishii. Shibata goes for the PK, but Ishii counters with a Vicious HeadButt to the chest. Shibata and Ishii are trading back and forth headbutts. Shibata dropkicks Ishii for a one count. Ishii connects with a stiff lariat for a two count. Shibata with a spinning back fist to Ishii. Ishii responds with a Pele Kick. Shibata drops Ishii with a Running Leg Lariat. Shibata connects with the PK to pickup the victory.

Winner: New NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Katsuyori Shibata via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. AJ Styles for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship 

Collar and elbow tie up. Nakamura applies an arm-bar. Nakamura backs Styles into the ropes. Styles applies a side headlock. Styles ducks a clothesline from Nakamura. Styles goes for the BackSlide, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Styles dodges a Standing Boma Ye from Nakamura. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Nakamura backs Styles into the ropes. Nakamura tells Styles to bring it. Nakamura eats a bullet from Styles. Styles leapfrogs over Nakamura. Styles dropkicks Nakamura. Nakamura with a snap mare takeover to Styles. Nakamura kicks Styles in the chest. Nakamura follows that with a knee drop. Nakamura mocks Styles. Nakamura repeatedly drives his knee to the midsection of Styles. Nakamura with a leg sweep that knocks Styles off the second rope.

Styles back is giving out. Styles attacks Nakamura from behind. Styles bounces Nakamura head on the top turnbuckle. Styles lands a knife edge chop. Styles bodyslams Nakamura. Styles follows that with a knee drop. Styles applies the Muta Lock. Nakamura connects with his lighting quick offense. Styles responds with a Leaping Lariat in the corner. Styles drives his elbow to the back of Nakamura. Styles and Nakamura are trading back and forth shots. Nakamura plants Styles with a Uranage Back Breaker. Styles rolls himself out of the ring. Nakamura drives Styles back first into the steel guard rail. Nakamura kicks Styles in the ribs. Nakamura drops Styles with a leg lariat. Nakamura connects with Good Vibrations. Nakamura lands a series of low knee strikes.

Nakamura with a Front Slam to Styles. Nakamura goes for the Boma Ye, but Styles ducks out of the way. Nakamura places Styles on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike to the back of Styles for a two count. Styles lands a forearm strike from the ring apron. Styles connects with the Phenomenal Forearm. Styles goes for a vertical suplex, but Nakamura blocks it. Styles with a Snap Suplex that sends Nakamura crashing into the turnbuckles. Styles gets Nakamura trapped in the Calf Killer. Nakamura places his hand on the bottom rope to create separation. Nakamura drops Styles with a spinning heel kick. Nakamura goes for a Release Exploder Suplex, but Styles blocks it. Nakamura connects with a Lung Blower. Nakamura follows that with the Release Exploder Suplex. Styles side steps Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Styles goes back to the Calf Killer. Nakamura refuses to tap out.

Nakamura transitions into the Cross Arm Breaker. Styles drops Nakamura with a Discus Forearm Smash. Styles follows that with the Torture Rack PowerBomb for a two count. Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Nakamura blocks it. Styles dodges another Boma Ye attempt from Nakamura. Nakamura kicks Styles in the jaw. Nakamura finally connects with a Flying Boma Ye off the second rope. Styles and Nakamura are trading back and forth shots. Styles plants Nakamura with a Wheelbarrow FaceBuster for a two count. Styles connects with the Phenomenal Blitz. Styles follows that with a Pele Kick.

Nakamura responds with another Boma Ye for a two count. Styles with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Styles drops Nakamura with the Boma Ye. Styles follows that with a 450 Splash for a two count. Nakamura floats over into the Leg Trapped Cross Arm Breaker. Nakamura transitions into the Triangle Choke. Styles plants Nakamura with the Styles Clash for a two count. Styles follows that with Blood Sunday. Styles stomps on the back of Nakamura’s head. Styles dumps Nakamura in the corner. Styles goes for an Avalanche Styles Clash, but Nakamura blocks it. Nakamura connects with an Avalanche Falcon Arrow for a two count. Nakamura lands a Boma Ye to the back of Styles head. Nakamura follows that with the signature Boma Ye to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 

Collar and elbow tie up. Okada backs Tanahashi into the ropes. Okada pats Tanahashi on the shoulder and follows that with a forearm strike. Okada drops Tanahashi with a right hand. Okada drives his knee to the midsection of Tanahashi. Tanahashi responds with a forearm smash. Tanahashi and Okada are talking smack to each other. Tanahashi slaps Okada in the face. Okada responds with a series of forearm strikes. Okada drops Tanahashi with a Big Boot. Okada lands a clubbing blow to the back of Tanahashi. Okada applies a Standing Cravate. Tanahashi responds with a Sitting Hammer Lock. Tanahashi gets Okada shoulders pin to the mat for a one count. Tanahashi applies a headscissors hold in the middle of the ring. Okada responds with a side headlock. Tanahashi gets back to a vertical base. Tanahashi transitions into a standing side headlock.

Okada reverses the hold. Tanahashi lands a series of bodyshots to Okada. Tanahashi connects with a Shin Breaker. Tanahashi chop blocks Okada. Tanahashi is applying pressure to the knee of Okada. More chain grappling between both men. Tanahashi continues to attack the back of Okada’s knee. Okada goes for a corner clothesline, but Tanahashi responds with a back elbow strike. Okada rolls out of the Crossbody Block from Tanahashi. Okada lands a SpringBoard Dropkick that sends Tanahashi crashing to the outside. Okada lands a Big Boot that sends Tanahashi tumbling over the steel guard rail. Okada follows that with a Running Crossbody Block over the guard rail. Tanahashi gets back into the ring at the count of sixteen. Okada dumps Tanahashi in the corner. Okada connects with a SlingShot Senton for a two count.

Okada applies a rear chin lock. Tanahashi gets back to a vertical base. Tanahashi lands a  uppercut forearm. Tanahashi goes for the Flipping Senton, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada with a leaping back elbow strike in the corner. Okada connects with a Tornado DDT. Okada follows that with a Running Uppercut Forearm for a two count. Okada applies a Straight Jacket Hold. Okada misses on the Senton. Okada goes for a FlapJack, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi takes out the legs of Okada. Okada goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Okada rolls himself out of the ring. Okada and Tanahashi are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Tanahashi with another Dragon Screw Leg Whip that sends Okada crashing into the second rope.

Tanahashi follows that with his third Dragon Screw Leg Whip of the match. Tanahashi lands a SlingBlade on the ring apron. Tanahashi connects with High Fly Flow to the outside. Okada gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Tanahashi bodyslams Okada. Tanahashi follows that with a Frog Splash off the second rope. Tanahashi goes for the Texas CloverLeaf, but Okada slithers to the bottom rope to break the hold. Tanahashi repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Okada. Tanahashi dropkicks the knee of Okada. Okada responds with a Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots. Okada lands a Basement Dropkick across the chest of Tanahashi. Okada follows that with a series of Running Basement Dropkicks.

Okada goes for the cover, but Tanahashi kicks out at the count of two. Okada lands a SpringBoard Double Dropkick for another two count. Okada bodyslams Tanahashi. Okada heads back to the top turnbuckle. Okada connects with the Leaping Elbow Drop. Okada does the Rain Maker Pose. Okada goes for the TombStone, but Tanahashi counters with a rollup for a two count. Tanahashi drops Okada with the Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi locks in the Texas CloverLeaf in the middle of the ring. Okada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Tanahashi connects with a Swinging Neck Breaker. Tanahashi follows that with the SlingBlade. Tanahashi goes for the High Fly Flow, but Okada ducks out of the way. Tanahashi lands another Swinging Neck Breaker.

Okada responds with the TombStone. Okada connects with the Rain Maker for a two count. Okada follows that with the High Fly Flow for another two count. Tanahashi responds with the Rain Maker to Okada. Tanahashi attacks the injured knee of Okada. Okada goes for another TombStone, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi drops Okada with the SlingBlade. Tanahashi follows that with the Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi connects with back to back High Fly Flows for a two count. Tanahashi goes for his third consecutive High Fly Flow, but Okada counters with a Dropkick in mid-air. Tanahashi blocks a German Suplex attempt from Okada. Tanahashi slaps Okada in the face. Okada responds with a dropkick. Okada follows that with a German Suplex. Okada lands three consecutive Rain Makers to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

Check out Episode 68 of the Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast

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