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Wrestling Rewind: NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2016

NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2016
September 25, 2016
Kobe World Memorial Hall
Kobe, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Will Ospreay & Roppongi Vice vs. Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi and Henare 

Henare will start things off with Romero. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Romero with a waist lock go-behind to Henare. Henare transitions into a wrist lock. Romero responds with a side headlock. Henare leapfrogs over Romero. Henare connects with the Hip Toss. Henare follows that with another Hip Toss to Ospreay. RPG drops Henare with Stereo Knee Strikes. RPG knocks Tiger Mask and Taguchi off the ring apron. Romero lands a knife edge chops. Romero tags in Ospreay. Ospreay kicks Henare in the shoulder. Ospreay follows that with a Uppercut. Ospreay is mauling Henare in the corner. Ospreay tags in Beretta. Beretta lands a clubbing blow to the back of Henare. Beretta connects with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Beretta lightly kicks Henare in the head. Henare fires up with a series of forearm smashes.

Henare drops Beretta with a Leaping Shoulder Block. Henare tags in Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask connects with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tiger Mask with a Over Head Kick to Romero. Tiger Mask goes for the Rolling Crucifix, but only gets a two count. Ospreay goes for a Standing Shooting Star Press, but Tiger Mask gets his knees up in the air. Romero with a chop/forearm combination to Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask responds with a Basement Dropkick that sends Romero out of the ring. Beretta knocks Tiger Mask off the top turnbuckle. Beretta drops Tiger Mask with the Running Knee for a two count. Beretta launches Tiger Mask to the corner. Beretta connects with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Tiger Mask plants Beretta with the Tiger Driver for a two count.

Ospreay and Taguchi are tagged in. Taguchi lands a series of Hip Attacks. Taguchi with the quick cover, but Ospreay kicks out at two. Ospreay goes for the SpringBoard Clothesline, but Taguchi counters with the Fujiwara Arm Bar. Beretta breaks up the submission attempt. Henare tosses Beretta out of the ring. Ospreay with the Victory Roll for a two count. Taguchi goes for the Hip Attack, but Ospreay counters with a Inverted Atomic Drop. Ospreay connects with Standing C4. Ospreay tags in Romero. Taguchi is a recipient of Forever Clotheslines. Taguchi drops Romero with a Leaping Hip Attack. Taguchi follows that with the Shining Wizard for a two count. Tiger Mask and Henare clears the ring. Taguchi dodges a leg lariat from Romero. Taguchi applies the Ankle Lock which forces Romero to tap out.

Winner:  Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi and Henare via Submission 

Second Match: Hunter Club vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi 

Captain New Japan attacks Tatsu before the bell rings. We have a three on one mollywhopping session in the center of the ring. Takahashi with a Corner Clothesline to Tatsu. Owens connects with a SlingShot Code Breaker. CNJ follows that with a Rock Bottom. Takahashi plants Tatsu with Pimp Juice to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Teruaki Kanemitsu vs. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma 

Tenzan and Kanemitsu attacks Makabe and Honma before the bell rings. Tenzan HeadButts Makabe. Tenzan tosses Makabe out of the ring. Kanemitsu goes for a series of running shoulder blocks, but Honma stands still. Both men are knocked down after landing a double shoulder tackle. Honma is lighting up Kanemitsu chest. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe bodyslams Kanemitsu. Makabe and Kanemitsu are trading back and forth shots. Honma is mauling Kanemitsu in the corner. Honma connects with a Hip Toss for a two count. Honma applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Kanemitsu crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Makabe kicks Kanemitsu in the back. Kanemitsu tags in Tenzan.

Tenzan drops Makabe with a Shoulder Tackle. Tenzna knocks Honma off the ring apron. Tenzan lands a series of Mongolian Chops. Tenzan repeatedly HeadButts Makabe in the corner. Tenzan connects with a Body Avalanche. Tenzan follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Makabe regains momentum with a short-arm lariat. Makabe goes into a Corner Mount. Tenzan fights out of the Northern Lights Suplex. Makabe clotheslines Tenzan for a two count. Makabe and Tenzan were trading back and forth shots. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma connects with Kokeshi. Tezan responds with a Exploder Suplex for a two count. Tenzan locks in the Anaconda Vice. Makabe breaks up the submission attempt. Tenzan knocks Makabe off the ring apron. Tenzan tags in Kanemitsu.

Kanemitsu lands a series of right hands. Kanemitsu bodyslams Honma. Kanemitsu follows that with a Dropkick. Kanemitsu locks in the Boston Crab. Honma quickly escapes and lands a clubbing blow to the back of Kanemitsu. Honma plants Kanemitsu with a Delayed Brain Buster for a two count. Honma knocks Tenzan off the ring apron. GBH drops Kanemitsu with Double Lariats. Kanemitsu finds a way to slip out of the Boston Crab. Kanemitsu ducks a clothesline from Honma. Kanemitsu rolls Honma over for a two count. Kanemitsu lands a series of forearm smashes. Honma responds with Kokeshi. Honma goes back to the Boston Crab which forces Kanemitsu to tap out.

Winner: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma via Submission 

Fourth Match: reDRagon vs. Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata 

Fish and Nagata will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nagata and Fish are trading back and forth waist locks. Fish drop toe holds Nagata to the canvas. Fish applies a top wrist lock. Nagata responds with a side headlock. Fish backs Nagata into the ropes. Fish lands a series of bodyshots. Nagata kicks Fish in the chest. Nagata dodges a leg lariat from Fish. Fish connects with a thrust kick to the midsection of Nagata. Nagata responds with a RoundHouse Kick. Fish rolls himself out of the ring. O’Reilly and Nakanishi are tagged in. Nakanishi shoves O’Reilly down to the canvas. O’Reilly kicks Nakanishi in the gut. O’Reilly applies a side headlock. O’Reilly goes for a shoulder tackle, but Nakanishi stands still.

O’Reilly and Nakanishi are in a middle of a kicking exchange in the center of the ring. O’Reilly gets Nakanishi trapped in the Triangle Choke. Nakanishi uses his core strength to PowerBomb O’Reilly. Nakanishi is having a hard time ascending to the top turnbuckle. Nakanishi connects with a Flying Crossbody Block. Nakanishi follows that with a Ground and Pound Attack. Nakanishi tags in Nagata. Nakanishi and Nagata drops O’Reilly with a Double Shoulder Block. Nagata connects with a Running Knee Lift for a two count. Nagata applies a Crippler Cross Face. O’Reilly places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Following a forearm exchange, Nagata slaps O’Reilly in the face.

O’Reilly blocks another roundhouse kick from Nagata. O’Reilly connects with his lightning quick offense. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish lands a series of Running Knee Strikes. Fish follows that with a RoundHouse Kick to the chest of Nagata for a two count. Fish drives Nagata back first into the turnbuckles. Fishi goes for a Exploder Suplex, but Nagata blocks it. Nagata repeatedly kicks Fish’s chest in the corner. Nagata with the Exploder Suplex for a two count. Nagata goes for a Brain Buster, but Fish lands back on his feet. Fish drops Nagata with a Leaping Knee Strike. Nakanishi and O’Reilly are tagged in. O’Reilly is targeting the midsection of Nakanishi. Red Dragon is mauling Nakanishi in the corner. Fish tosses Nagata out of the ring. Nakanishi connects with a Double Vertical Suplex. Nakanishi goes for the cover, but O’Reilly kicks out at the count of two. Fish slips out of the Fujiwara Arm Bar. Nakanishi plants O’Reilly with a Torture Rack Gut Buster for a two count. O’Reilly responds with a Triangle Choke which forces Nakanishi to tap out.

Winner: reDRagon via Submission 

Fifth Match: Adam Cole & The Young Bucks vs. David Finlay, Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima For The Vacant NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 

Finlay and Cole will start things off. Cole wants to fight Kojima. Finlay makes the tag to Kojima. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cole with a waist lock go-behind to Kojima. Cole applies a hammer lock. Cole transitions into a side headlock. Cole goes for a shoulder tackle, but Kojima stands still. Cole kicks Kojima in the gut Cole repeatedly stomps on Kojima’s chest in the corner. Cole poses in the center of the ring. Kojima drops Cole with a shoulder tackle. Kojima mocks Cole. Ricochet and Nick Jackson are tagged in. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Nick. Ricochet connects with a Leg Scissors TakeOver. Ricochet tags in Finlay. Finlay leapfrogs over Nick Jackson. Finlay lands a dropkick. Finlay and Ricochet are using their athleticism to double team Nick Jackson.

Finlay knocks Cole off the ring apron. Nick sends Finlay crashing back first on the top turnbuckle. Cole and Matt Jackson lands Stereo Dropkicks that sends Ricochet crashing to the outside. Nick rakes the eyes of Finlay. Nick tags in Matt. The Bucks are cutting the ring in half. Matt is stomping a mud hole in Finlay and walking it dry. Matt drives Finlay face first into the right boot from Nick. Matt tags in Cole. Cole launches Finlay into the turnbuckles. Matt goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Finlay blocks it. The Bullet Club goes for a Trifecta Brain Buster, but Ricochet, Finlay and Kojima counters with Trifecta Vertical Suplex’s. Matt tosses Ricochet out of the ring.

Nick connects with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Nick and Finlay are trading back and forth shots. Nick lands a back elbow strike. Finlay responds with a European Uppercut. Kojima is tagged in. Kojima starts lighting up The Bullet Club’s chest in the corner. Kojima follows that with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Kojima ascends to the top turnbuckle. Nick Jackson launches Kojima to the canvas. Kojima plants Nick with a Koji Cutter. Ricochet and Matt Jackson are tagged in. Ricochet with a Roll Through DDT to Matt. Ricochet follows thats with a 619 to Cole. Ricochet drops Matt with a Big Boot. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Cole. Cole connects with a leaping enziguri. Cole goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Ricochet counters with the Hurricanrana to Nick Jackson. Ricochet lands a Running Ace Crusher. Ricochet drops The Bullet Club with the SomerSault Plancha.

Ricochet rolls Matt Jackson back into the ring. Taguchi Japan is mauling Matt. Ricochet connects with the Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet blocks a SuperKick Attempt from Matt. Ricochet hits the Northern Lights Suplex. Cole goes for a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. The Bucks clears the ring. Cole plants Ricochet with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb. Matt goes for the cover, but Ricochet kicks out at the count of two. Cole with a back elbow strike to Ricochet. Ricochet tags in Finlay. The Bucks SuperKicks Finlay. The Bullet Club follows that with the Trifecta SuperKick to Kojima. Following a series of Shining Wizards, Finlay somehow kicks out. Cole tags in Matt. Ricochet and Finlay are tied in the tree of woe. Nick connects with a Draping Swanton Bomb for a two count. The Bucks goes for the Meltzer Driver, but Ricochet counters with the SpringBoard Ace Crusher. Kojima is a recipient of more SuperKicks. Kojima drops Cole and Matt with a Double Inside Out Lariat. Finlay tags in Ricochet. Ricochet and Finlay connects with the More Bang For Your Buck to pickup the victory.

Winner: New NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, David Finlay, Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii and The Briscoe Brothers vs. Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega and The Guerrillas of Destiny 

Goto and Omega will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Got backs Omega into the ropes. Omega kicks Goto in the gut. Omega lands a clubbing blow to the back of Goto. Omega applies a side headlock. Goto reverses the hold. Goto drops Omega with a shoulder tackle. Goto kicks Omega in the back. Goto tags in Ishii. Ishii is mauling Omega in the corner. Ishii and Omega are trading back and forth shots. Omega pokes Ishii in the eyes. Omega follows that with a Double Axe Handle Strike. Omega tags in Fale. Ishii with a series of forearm shivers to Fale. Fale drops Ishii with a straight right hand. Ishii responds with back to back leaping forearm smashes. Ishii goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Fale blocks it. Tonga kicks Ishii behind the referee’s back.

Fale drops Ishii with a shoulder tackle. A donnie brook ensues between The Briscoes and The Guerrillas. Jay Briscoe drops GOD with a Suicide Dive. Mark follows that with a MoonSault off the top turnbuckle. Fale is trying to fight off Ishii and Goto in the center of the ring. Fale connects with a Double Clothesline. The brawl between The Briscoes and GOD continues on the outside. Omega drives Goto back first to the apron. Fale steps on Ishii stomach. Fale is choking Ishii with his boot. Fale tags in Tonga. Fale and Tonga are double teaming Ishii in the corner. Tonga tags in Loa. Loa connects with a Running PowerSlam for a two count. Omega lands a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike to Ishii. Omega goes for a PileDriver, but Ishii blocks it. Tonga accidentally knocks Omega off the ring apron.

Fale clears the ring. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Fale. Ishii drops Loa with a Inside Out Lariat. Ishii follows that with a Scoop Slam to Omega. Ishii tags in Goto. Goto lands a series of forearm smashes. Goto drops Omega with a Spinning Heel Kick. Omega fights out of the Belly to Back Suplex. Goto with a Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Goto knocks GOD off the ring apron. Goto goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Omega counters with the Rolling Senton. Omega with a Top Rope MoonSault for a two count. Goto tags in Mark Briscoe. Mark with a Double Basement Dropkick to Omega and Fale.

Mark is trapped by GOD. Mark connects with a Jaw Breaker to Loa. Jay follows that with a Running Clothesline. Jay plants Tonga with a Neck Breaker for a two count. The Briscoes are double teaming Tonga. Tonga shoves Mark into a Shoulder Block from Fale. Following a series of Body Avalanches, GOD connects with a BlockBuster/Samaon Drop Combination for a two count. Tonga goes for the Gun Stun, but Mark blocks it. Goto clotheslines Loa. Omega drops Goto with the V-Trigger. Ishii responds with a Brain Buster. Fale clotheslines Ishii. Tonga blocks a right hand from Jay Briscoe. Tonga connects with The Gun Stun. GOD plants Jay Briscoe with Guerrilla Warfare to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega and The Guerrillas of Destiny via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and Kushida vs. Bushi, EVIL and Sanada 

Tanahashi and Sanada will start things off. Wrist lock exchange in the center of the ring. Sanada backs Tanahashi into the ropes which leads to a clean break. Sanada kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Tanahashi responds with a Back Elbow Strike. Tanahashi connects with a Flying Crossbody Block. Kushida and Bushi are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kushida goes for a Running Elbow Drop, but Bushi ducks out of the way. Bushi lands a shoulder tackle. Kushida leapfrogs over Bushi. Bushi goes for a Hurricanrana, but Kushida lands back on his feet. Kushida drops Bushi with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Kushida applies an arm-bar. Kushida stomps on Bushi elbow. Robinson tags himself in. Robinson and Tanahashi are cutting the ring in half.

Following a Trifecta Dropkick, Kushida goes for the cover, but Bushi kicks out at the count of two. Kushida continues to apply pressure to shoulder of Bushi. Sanada drags Kushida out of the ring. Bushi connects with the Suicide Dive. EVIL drives Robinson into the steel guard rail. Kushida is getting isolated in the center of the ring. Bushi tags in Sanada. Sanada drops Kushida with a back elbow strike for a two count. EVIL bodyslams Kushida. EVIL follows that with a Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL applies a rear chin lock. EVIL knocks Tanahashi off the ring apron. Kushida with a series of leg lariats to Bushi. Bushi is choking Kushida with his t-shirt. Kushida connects with a Belly to Back Suplex. Kushida tags in Tanahashi.

Tanahashi drops EVIL with a SuperMan Punch. Sanada attacks Tanahashi form behind. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to EVIL. Tanahashi locks in the Texas CloverLeaf. Kushida with a HoverBoard Lock to Bushi. Robinson applies an Abdominal Stretch to Sanada. LIJ finds a way to break up all three separate submission attempts. EVIL with a Side Walk Slam to Tanahashi. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada uppercuts Tanahashi. Sanada leapfrogs over Tanahashi. Sanada lands a beautiful dropkick. Sanada applies Skull In, but Tanahashi counters with a Swinging Neck Breaker. Tanahashi tags in Robinson.

Robinson lands back to back running corner clotheslines. Robinson follows that with the Cannonball Strike. Robinson plants EVIL with a Spine Buster. Robinson connects with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Sanada O’Connor Rolls Robinson into Skull In. Tanahashi from behind reverses the hold. Sanada connects with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Bushi drops Kushida with the Code Breaker. Robinson and Sanada are in a standing switch exchange. EVIL hits Robinson with the Western Lariat. Sanada follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Robinson responds with a Big Boot. Sanada plants Robinson with the TKO for a two count. Sanada goes back to Skull In which forces Robinson to tap out.

Winner: Bushi, EVIL and Sanada via Submission 

Eight Match: Michael Elgin (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship 

Elgin is playing mind games with Naito. Elgin wants Naito to bring it. Naito goes for a single leg takedown, but Elgin blocks it. Naito tosses Elgin out of the ring. Naito does his signature pose. Naito lands a series of clubbing blows to the back of Elgin. Naito applies a side headlock. Naito goes for a shoulder tackle, but Elgin stands still. Naito kicks Elgin in the gut. Elgin responds with a shoulder tackle. Elgin mocks Naito. Naito is stalling on the outside. Elgin connects with a leaping enziguri. Elgin follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Naito kicks Elgin in the jaw. Naito slips out of the Fireman’s Carry Position. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Elgin.

Naito chop blocks Elgin. Naito follows that with a Knee Breaker. Naito drives Elgin back first to the steel guard rail. Naito wraps Elgin’s ankle around the railing. Naito connects with a Flying Basement Dropkick off the ring apron. Elgin gets back into the ring at the count of seventeen. Naito applies a reverse knee bar. Naito continues to apply pressure to the left knee of Elgin. Naito repeatedly slaps Elgin in the face. Elgin lands a stiff haymaker. Elgin connects with the back elbow strike. Elgin side steps Naito into the turnbuckles. Elgin with an enziguri to the back of Naito head. Elgin and Naito are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Naito goes for the Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Elgin blocks it. Naito is isolating the knee of Elgin.

Naito goes for a Victory Roll, but Elgin counters with a German Suplex. Elgin with back to back elbow strikes to Naito. Elgin connects with the Inside Out Lariat. Elgin follows that with a Body Avalanche. Elgin goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito slides under Elgin. Elgin plants Naito a Elevated PowerSlam for a two count. Elgin hits Naito with a stiff short arm lariat. Elgin drops Naito with an enziguri in the center of the ring. Elgin with a Delayed German Suplex for a two count. Elgin shoots out of the jack knife cover. Naito repeatedly kicks the knee of Elgin in the corner. Naito connects with a Rebound Dropkick. Naito follows that with a Flying Basement Dropkick. Naito applies a Figure Leg Lock. Naito goes for the Satellite DDT, but Elgin counters with a Brain Buster. Naito and Elgin are trading back and forth shots.

Elgin lands a series of German Suplex’s. Elgin places Naito on the top turnbuckle. Naito with a perfectly placed right hand that sends Elgin crashing to the canvas. Naito goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Elgin counters with a PowerBomb in mid-air for a two count. Elgin bodyslams Naito. Elgin misses on the SuperFly Splash. Elgin is trying to create separation. Following a stiff forearm smash, Naito connects with the Satellite DDT for a two count. Naito follows that with a Reverse FrankenSteiner for a two count. Naito gets Elgin trapped in the Knee Bar. Elgin crawls to the bottom rope to break up the submission attempt. The brawl spills to the ring apron. Elgin connects with a Death Valley Driver on the apron.

Elgin plants Naito with a DeadLift Falcon Arrow for a two count. Elgin goes for the Buckle Bomb, but Naito counters with the Hurricanrana. The referee is knocked down. A pier six brawl ensues between members of LIJ, Kushida and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Bushi spits green mist into Kushida eyes. Sanada with Skull In to Tanahashi. Elgin lands a Double Samoan Drop to Sanada and EVIL. Elgin PowerBombs Bushi out of the ring. Naito from behind connects with Destino for a two count. Elgin responds with a Side Slam for a two count. Naito is teeing off on Elgin. Elgin lands back to back Western Lariats for a two count. Elgin follows that with the Buckle Bomb. Elgin goes for the Elgin Bomb, but Naito counters with two Destinos to pickup the victory. 

Winner: New IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

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