NJPW Destruction in Fukushima 2017
September 10, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Shota Umino & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Hirai Kawato & Yuji Nagata
Nagata and Nakanishi will start things off. Nagata immediately lands a Big Boot. Nagata and Nakanishi are trading back and forth shots. Nakanishi is lighting up Nagata chest in the corner. Nakanishi bodyslams Nagata. Nakanishi follows that with a Running Splash for a two count. Umino and Kawato are tagged in. Chain grappling exchange in the middle of the ring. Kawato lands a side headlock takeover. Umino responds with a headscissors hold. Kawato kicks Umino in the gut. Kawato applies a side head lock. Kawato drops Umino witha shoulder tackle for a two count. Kawato shoots the half and gets another two count. Kawato stomps on Nagata back. Kawato tags in Nagata.
Nagata knocks Nakanishi off the ring apron. Nagata with a snap mare takeover to Umino. Nagata drops Nakanishi with the Helluva Kick. Nagata tags in Kawato. Kawato lands a series of knife edge chops. Umino dropkicks Kawato. Umino tags in Nakanishi. Nakanishi knocks Nagata off the ring apron. Kawato lands a Open Hand Slap to the chest of Nakanishi. Nakanishi responds with a straight right hand. Nakanishi bodyslams Kawato. Nakanishi goes for a knee drop, but Kawato ducks out of the way. Kawato tags in Nagata. Nagata is roundhouse kicking the chest and back of Nakanishi.
Nagata goes for the Exploder Suplex, but Nakanishi blocks it. Nagata and Nakanishi are engaging in a forearm/slap exchange which has Nagata staggering. Nakanishi clotheslines Nagata for a two count. Umino sends Kawato crashing to the outside. Nakanishi goes for the Torture Rack, but Nagata counters with a Sleeper Hold. Nakanishi drops Nagata with a double axe handle. Kawato connects with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick to Nakanishi. Nakanishi tags in Umino. Umino with three running back elbow strikes in the corner for a two count. Umino goes for a bodyslam, but Nagata blocks it. Nagata drops Umino with a roundhouse kick. Nagata follows that with an Exploder Suplex. Nagata locks in the Nagata Lock which forces Umino to tap out.
Winner: Hirai Kawato & Yuji Nagata via Submission
Second Match: Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura vs. Yoshi Hashi & Hirooki Goto
Kitamura and Hashi will start things off. Hashi applies a side headlock. Hashi goes for a shoulder tackle, but Kitamura stands still. Kitamura and Hashi are running into each other. Kitamura finally drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Kitamura knocks Goto off the ring apron. Kitamura with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike to Hashi. Kitamura follows that with a Gut Wrench Suplex for a two count. Kitamura lands a series of forearm strikes. Hashi responds with a dropkick to the knee of Kitamura. Hashi drags Kitamura out of the ring. Hashi drives Kitamura back first into the steel guard rail.
Hashi stomps on Kitamura back. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto with a snap mare takeover to Kitamura. Goto kicks Kitamura in the back for a two count. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto and Hashi are cutting the ring in half. Hashi fires off two knife edge chops in the corner. Hashi places Kitamura on the top rope. Hashi connects with a Running Basement Dropkick to the back of Kitamura for a two count. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto and Hashi connects with a Double Shoulder Block. Goto goes for the cover, but Kitamura kicks out at the count of two. Kitamura connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex.
Kitamura tags in Oka. Oka is forearming Goto in the corner. Oka slaps Goto in the chest. Oka connects with a Body Avalanche. Oka knocks Hashi off the ring apron. Kitamura Spears Goto. Oka follows that with a Running Back Elbow Drop for a two count. Kitamura and Hashi are brawling on the outside. Goto clotheslines Oka. Hashi tosses Kitamura out of the ring. Goto lands a spinning heel kick. Goto connects with a Side Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Goto locks in the Boston Crab. Oka crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Oka connects with his lightning quick offense. Goto responds with a two roundhouse kicks to pickup the victory.
Winner: Yoshi Hashi & Hirooki Goto via Pinfall
Third Match: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Jado & Beretta
Jado and Owens will start things off. Owens kicks Jado in the gut. Owens applies a side headlock. Owens drops Jado with a shoulder tackle. Jado is playing mind games with Owens in the middle of the ring. Jado lands a series of knife edge chops. Jado bodyslams Owens. Jado ascends to the second rope. Jado goes for a Flying Splash, but Owens gets his boot up in the air. Jado is having a hard time standing on his feet. Jado falls face first to the canvas. Owens is mauling Jado in the corner. Owens rakes the eyes of Jado. Owens tags in Takahashi. Takahashi lands a Big Boot that knocks Beretta off the ring apron.
Owens with a Flying Double Axe Handle to the back of Jado. Owens and Jado are trading back and forth shots. Owens kicks Jado in the chest. Jado responds with a clothesline. Jado makes the hot tag to Beretta. Beretta is lighting up Takahashi’s chest in the corner. Beretta connects with a Double Stomp to Owens. Beretta follows that with a Leaping Lariat. Beretta drops Owens and Takahashi with a SomerSault Plancha. Beretta rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Takahashi dumps Beretta crotch first on the top turnbuckle.
Takahashi plants Beretta with a Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Beretta responds with a Tornado DDT. Beretta tags in Jado. Jado knocks Owens off the ring apron. Jado lands a knee lift to Takahashi. Beretta follows that with a SuperKick. Jado clotheslines Takahashi for a two count. Beretta tosses Owens out of the ring. Owens drops Jado with a Running Forearm Strike in the corner. Beretta responds with a Running Knee. Takahashi with a Sliding Leg Lariat to Beretta. Takahashi plants Jado with a Fisherman’s Brain Buster for a two count. Takahashi follows that with a DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Leo Tonga & Bad Luck Fale vs. David Finlay & Juice Robinson
Fale and Robinson will start things off. Tonga grabs Robinson by his hair. Tonga lands a clubbing blow to the back of Robinson. Tonga and Fale are double teaming Robinson. Fale bodyslams Finlay. Tonga follows that with a bodyslam to Robinson. Fale is choking Robinson with his boot. Fale drops Finlay with a Body Avalanche. Fale goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Fale tosses Robinson out of the ring. Tonga whips Finlay back first into the steel guard rail.
Robinson lands a double chop to the head of Tonga. Robinson with a flurry of left jabs to Tonga. Fale attacks Robinson from behind. Tonga goes for a Big Boot, but Robinson ducks out of the way. Finlay with a Hesitation Dropkick to Tonga. Robinson and Finlay connects with Stereo Dropkicks to Fale. Robinson and Finlay clotheslines Fale over the top rope.
Finlay follows that with a SlingShot Crossbody Block to the outside. Robinson lands a Running Cannonball Strike to Tonga. Tonga responds with a Big Boot for a two count. Tonga goes for a ChokeSlam, but Finlay counters with a Double Axe Handle. Robinson lands a left jan across the jaw of Tonga. Finlay follows that with a Stunner. Robinson plants Tonga with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.
Winner: David Finlay & Juice Robinson via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, Taka Michinoku and Takashi Iizuka vs. Ricochet, Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida, Togi Makabe and Hiroshi Tanahashi
A donnie brook ensues before the bell rings. Iizuka is a recipient of Stampede Body Avalanches. Iizuka continues to drop Taguchi with a Big Boot. Taguchi ascends to the second rope. Iizuka bites the backside of Taguchi. Desperado bounces Kushida head ont he ring apron. Kanemaru repeatedly kicks Makabe in the back. Desperado stomps on Taguchi back. Taguchi tags in Kushida. Kushida drop toe holds Desperado into a Low Hip Attack from Taguchi. Kushida is lighting up Desperado chest in the corner. Desperado locks in Numero Dos. Desperado and Michonku are double teaming Kushida. Kushida tosses Michinoku out of the ring.
Kushida connects with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Kushida tags in Ricochet. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick to Kanemaru. Ricochet lands three running axe handle strike. Ricochet connects with a Spinning Heel Kick to Kanemaru. Ricochet drops Taichi with a Bicycle Kick. Ricochet follows that with a Roll Through Basement Dropkick. Ricochet plants Michinoku with a Neck Breaker. Ricochet side steps Taichi face first into the turnbuckle pad. Ricochet lands a 619. Ricochet with a SpringBoard European Uppercut to Taichi. Ricochet tags in Tanahashi. Iizuka trips Tanahashi from the outside.
Kanemaru connects with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Makabe. Iizuka repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi chest. Taichi hits Tanahashi in the head with the ring bell hammer. Taichi is driving the ring bell hammer into the nose of Tanahashi. Suzuki Gun are mauling Tanahashi in the corner behind the referee’s back. Iizuka is chomping on Tanahashi shoulder. Iizuka kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Tanahashi responds with a back elbow strike. Tanahashi connects with a Crossbody Block off the second rope. Tanahashi lands a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to Kanemaru. Tanahashi tags in Makabe. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe connects with a PowerSlam to Kanemaru. Makabe follows that with a corner clothesline to Iizuka. Makabe goes into the Corner Mount.
Iizuka starts choking Makabe. Makabe clotheslines Iizuka for a two count. Iizuka responds with an Atomic Drop. Makabe tags in Taguchi. Taguchi knocks Suzuki Gun off the ring apron. Taguchi with a series of forearm shivers to Michinoku. Michinoku pokes Taguchi in the eye. Taguchi responds with a Hip Attack. Taguchi goes for a Leaping Hip Attack, but Michinoku ducks out of the way. Taguchi is getting destroyed by the other members of Suzuki Gun. Taichi drops Taguchi with a leg lariat. Michinoku goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Ricochet knocks the Microphone Stand out of Taichi hands. Taguchi pokes Michinoku in the eye. Taguchi rolls Michinoku over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ricochet, Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida, Togi Makabe and Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall
Sixth Match: War Machine (c) vs. The Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Killer Elite Squad in a Triple Threat Match For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Tonga will start things off with Archer. Tonga wants Archer to give him the two sweet hand gesture. Tonga ducks a right hand from Archer. Tonga tags in Hanson. Hanson gets into a shoving contest with Archer. Hanson and Archer are trading back and forth running shoulder blocks. Archer lands a series of clubbing blows to the back of Hanson. Hanson ducks a clothesline from Archer. Hanson drops Archer with a Leaping Shoulder Tackle. Rowe bodyslams Hanson on top of Archer. Rowe kicks Smith in the gut. KSE lands Stereo BodySlams. GOD attacks KSE from behind. Loa repeatedly stomps on Archer’s chest in the corner.
GOD connects with Stereo Stinger Splash. KSE plants Tonga with a SpineBuster/Running Lariat Combination. Hanson and Archer are brawling in the crowd. Archer whips Rowe face first into the steel ring post. Hanson with a Big Boot to Tonga. Archer kicks Loa in the gut. Archer rolls Hanson back into the ring. Hanson is trying to create distance between himself and KSE. Hanson lands a series of Forever Body Avalanches. KSE responds with a Chop Block/Round House Kick Combination for a two count. Archer tags in Smith. Smith drives his elbow to the back of Hanson. Smith drops Hanson with a straight right hand. Smith follows that with another Round House Kick. Smith goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Archer blind slides Rowe.
KSE tosses GOD out of the ring. Smith with a Big Boot to Hanson. Smith connects with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Smith applies a rear chin lock. Smith drives his knee to the midsection of Hanson. KSE are cutting the ring in half. Archer drops Hanson with a Running Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Smith lands a right hand that knocks Tonga off the ring apron. Hanson connects with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Hanson follows that with a Leaping Seated Senton out of the corner. Loa and Rowe are tagged in. Rowe lands an Exploder Suplex. Loa returns the favor. Rowe connects with a SuperMan Punch. Rowe duck a right hand from Tonga. Rowe dropkicks Tonga into the turnbuckles.
Rowe drops Loa with a Standing V-Trigger for a two count. War Machine goes for a FallOut, but Tonga gets in the way. Loa connects with an Olympic Slam to Rowe. Tonga follows that with a Neck Breaker to Archer. GOD connects with the Stereo Tonga Twist. GOD plants Rowe with Guerrilla Warfare. Smith responds with a Leaping Reverse DDT to Tonga. KSE plants Loa with the Killer Bomb. Rowe shoves Archer into Smith. KSE goes for BlackOut on Rowe, but Hanson counters with a Double SomerSault Senton off the top turnbuckle. Hanson follows that with a Suicide Dive. WarMachine plants Loa with FallOut to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, War Machine via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Will Ospreay
Ospreay starts things off with a Bicycle Kick to Takahashi. Ospreay and Takahashi are in a middle of a forearm exchange in the center of the ring. Takahashi goes for a Pop Up SitOut PowerBomb, but Ospreay counters with a Hurricanrana. Ospreay whips Takahashi to the corner. Takahashi heads to the outside. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Takahashi goes for a Head Scissors TakeOver, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Naito from behind stomps on Ospreay back. Ospreay lands an enziguri from the ring apron. Ospreay follows that with a SpringBoard Double Basement Dropkick to Naito and Takahashi. Ospreay tags in Ishii.
Ishii drops Takahashi with a Running Shoulder Tackle. Ishii is tossing Naito around the ringside area like a rag doll. Ishii lands a forearm shiver to the back of Takahashi. Ishii drops Takahashi with a HeadButt. Ishii fires off three consecutive knife edge chops. Ishii is talking smack to Takahashi. Takahashi unwisely engages in a forearm contest with Ishii. Naito kicks Ishii behind the referee’s back. Ishii is pissed. Takahashi dropkicks the knee of Ishii. Takahashi knocks Ospreay off the ring apron. Takahashi connects with the Garvin Stomp. Takahashi tags in Naito. Naito continues to apply pressure to the left leg of Ishii. Ishii is lighting up Takahashi and Naito chests in the corner.
Takahashi lands a double axe handle strike to the back of Ishii. Takahashi follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Takahashi and Naito drops Ishii with Stereo Sliding Leg Lariats. Takahashi goes for the cover, but Ishii kicks out at the count of two. Takahashi is applying pressure to the injured knee of Ishii. Ishii connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Ishii tags in Ospreay. Ospreay with a series of Running Axe Handle Strikes. Ospreay connects with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick. Naito kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ospreay responds with a Back Elbow Strike. Ospreay with a Double Hesitation Dropkick to Naito and Takahashi in the corner.
Ospreay follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ospreay goes for a SpringBoard Double Stomp, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi plants Ospreay with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex into the turnbuckles. Ishii and Naito are tagged in. Naito ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Ishii drops Naito with a Shoulder Tackle. Ishii with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Naito in the corner. Ishii follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Naito lands back elbow strike. Ishii responds with a PowerSlam for a two count. Ishii goes for a Side Belly to Back Suplex, but Naito blocks it. Naito connects with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito follows that with the SlingShot Dropkick.
Naito is hyperextending the injured knee of Ishii. Naito goes for a Shoulder Breaker, but Ishii blocks it. Naito repeatedly slaps Ishii in the face. Ishii responds with four forearm shivers. Ishii connects with a Inside Out Lariat. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Takahashi gets in the way. Ospreay tosses Takahashi out of the ring. Ospreay tags himself in. Ospreay is forearming Naito in the corner. Ospreay connects with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Naito responds with a Running Enziguri. Naito goes for the Satellite DDT, but Ospreay blocks it.
Ospreay plants Naito with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay goes for the OsCutter, but Takahashi counters with a Inside Out Lariat. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Naito drop toe holds Ishii face first into a Basement Dropkick from Takahashi. Takahashi SuperKicks Ospreay. Naito goes for Destino, but Ospreay counters with a Leaping Front Kick. Ospreay drops Takahashi with a Running Enziguri. Naito low blows Ospreay behind the referee’s back. Naito plants Ospreay with the Destino to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall
Eight Match: Bushi, Sanada and EVIL (c) vs. Rocky Romero, Toru Yano and Kazuchika Okada in a 6-Man Tag Team Match For The NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
A pier six brawl ensues immediately after the bell rings. Okada and Romero lands back to back Running Leaping Back Elbow Strikes to EVIL. Yano drop toe holds EVIL face first into the turnbuckle pad. Okada follows that with a Sliding Leg Lariat. Okada tags in Romero. Romero uppercuts EVIL. Romero fires off a forearm shiver. EVIL launches Romero to the outside. EVIL whips Okada sternum first into the ringside guardrails. Bushi is choking Romero with his t-shirt. Bushi stomps on Romero’s back. Bushi tags in Sanada. Snap Mare TakeOver to Romero. LIJ are mauling Romero while the referee is arguing with Yano. EVIL connects with a Running Senton. Sanada goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Romero lands a series of forearms to Bushi. Bushi rakes the eyes of Romero.
Bushi goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Romero lands back on his feet. Romero drops Bushi with a Leaping Elbow Strike. EVIL blocks a Over Head Kick from Romero. Romero finally makes the hot tag to Okada. Okada knocks Sanada off the ring apron. EVIL kicks Okada in the gut. Okada ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Okada drops EVIL with a Running Back Elbow Strike. EVIL drives his knee to the midsection of Okada. Okada responds with a Flap Jack. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Bushi attacks Okada from behind. Okada tosses Bushi out of the ring. Okada bodyslams EVIL. Okada ascends to the top turnbuckle.
Sanada hops on the ring apron to distract Okada. EVIL dodges Okada’s aerial attack. EVIL connects with a Side Walk Slam. EVIL follows that with a Corner Clothesline. EVIL plants Okada with a Fisherman’s Brain Buster for a two count. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada goes for a SpringBoard Maneuver, but Okada catches him in mid-air. Okada connects with the Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada makes the tag to Yano. Yano rips off a turnbuckle pad. Sanada snatches the turnbuckle pad away from Yano. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Yano. Sanada connects with the Abdominal Clutch for a two count. Sanada goes for the Paradise Lock, but Yano crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Yano grabs Sanada by his hair. Yano continues to play his mind games with Sanada.
Sanada dropkicks Yano. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi connects with the Missile Dropkick. Yano drags Bushi head to the canvas. Yano tags in Romero. Romero lands a SpringBoard Forearm Smash to Bushi. Romero follows that with a Head Scissors TakeOver. Bushi responds with a Big Boot. Bushi with a Running Basement Dropkick that sends Romero crashing to the outside. Bushi drops Romero with a Suicide Dive. Romero side steps Bushi into the turnbuckles. Romero uppercuts EVIL. Romero connects with a Leaping Double Stomp. Romero lands a Running Lariat.
Romero goes for Slice Bread #2, but Bushi blocks it. Sanada gets Romero trapped in Skull In. Yano low blows Sanada. EVIL whips Yano back first into the exposed steel in the corner. Bushi accidentally drops EVIL with a Forearm Smash. Okada dropkicks Bushi. Romero plants Bushi with Slice Bread #2 for a two count. EVIL lands a thrust kick to the midsection of Romero. Bushi plants Romero with a Code Breaker for a two count. Bushi follows that with MX for another two count. EVIL tosses Okada out of the ring. Yano sends Bushi crashing crotch first on the top turnbuckle. Sanada low blows Yano. Sanada gets Yano trapped in the Paradise Lock underneath the bottom rope. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but EVIL counters with the STO. Bushi drops Romero with MX to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, Bushi, Sanada and EVIL via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Minrou Suzuki (c) w/Suzuki Gun vs. Michael Elgin w/Hiroshi Tanahashi, Funky Future, and Kushida in a Lumberjack Death Match For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship
Test of strength in the middle of the ring. Elgin with a waist lock go-behind to Suzuki. Suzuki transitions into a Kimura Lock. Suzuki backs Elgin in the ropes. Suzuki lands a cheap shot. Elgin responds with a shoulder tackle that sends Suzuki out of the ring. Elgin lands a series of forearm shots. Suzuki and Elgin starts shoving each other. This leads to a forearm/chop exchange in the center of the ring. Elgin bodyslams Suzuki. Elgin connects with a SlingShot Splash for a two count. Elgin follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Suzuki retreats to the outside. Suzuki Gun are talking smack to Funky Future. Suzuki goes for the Fujiwara ArmBar, but Elgin blocks it. Suzuki lowers the top rope which sends Elgin crashing to the outside. Massive brawl ensues in the ringside area.
Elgin and Suzuki are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki dumps a piece of the guard railing on the back of Elgin. Suzuki whips Elgin sternum first into the guard rail. Elgin and Suzuki are trading stiff forearm smashes on the outside. Suzuki rolls Elgin back into the ring. Suzuki drops Elgin with a forearm shiver. Suzuki rakes the eyes of Elgin. Suzuki tosses Elgin out of the ring. This allows Suzuki Gun to attack Elgin. Ricochet bounces Michinoku head on the ring apron. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Ricochet. Suzuki gets Elgin trapped in a Leaping Arm Breaker. Suzuki drives his knee to the midsection of Elgin. Elgin is getting mollywhopped on the outside. Suzuki goes for the cover, but the referee is distracted by the brouhaha in the ringside area.
Following another forearm exchange, Suzuki gets Elgin shoulders pinned to the mat for a two count. Suzuki repeatedly hits Elgin in the back with the Steel Chair. Elgin Bicycle Kicks the chair out of Suzuki hands. Elgin tosses the chair out of the ring. Elgin connects with a Chop/Forearm Combination in the corner. Elgin follows that with a Big Boot. Elgin drops Suzuki with a Jumping Elbow. Elgin gets Suzuki tied in the tree of owe. Elgin lands a leaping enziguri to the back of Suzuki head. Elgin plants Suzuki with a SlingShot Neck Breaker. Elgin with a German Suplex for a two count. Elgin is targeting the upper neck region of Suzuki.
Suzuki fires up with a series of Open Hand Strikes. Suzuki lands a Snap Mare TakeOver. Suzuki with a Round House Kick to the chest of Elgin for a two count. Elgin and Suzuki are in a middle of a great forearm fest in the corner. Suzuki Gun attacks Elgin behind the referee’s back. Elgin connects with a Double Fallaway Slam to Kanemaru and Taichi. Elgin SuperKicks Desperado off the ring apron. Elgin plants Suzuki with a Falcon Arrow for a two count. Elgin goes for the Buckle Bomb, but Suzuki blocks it. Elgin lands a forearm shiver that sends Suzuki to the corner.
Elgin connects with another leaping enziguri. Elgin follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Suzuki uses the referee as a shield. Suzuki drops Elgin with a Big Boot. Tanahashi connects with a Double Dragon Screw Leg Whip to Kanemaru and Michinoku. Elgin Press Slams Michinoku onto Suzuki Gun on the outside. Ricochet follows that with a HandSpring CorkScrew Twisting Plancha. Elgin connects with the Buckle Bomb. Suzuki responds with a Sleeper Hold. Elgin with a Discus Forearm Smash to Suzuki. Elgin plants Suzuki with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Killer Elite Squad storms into the ring to attack Elgin. War Machine joins the fray in the ringside area. Elgin drops Suzuki with a Spinning Back Fist. Elgin goes for Burning Hammer, but Suzuki lands back on his feet. Takashi Iizuka hits Elgin in the face with a Iron Glove. Suzuki plants Elgin with the PileDriver to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Minoru Suzuki via Pinfall
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