NJPW King of Pro Wrestling 2017
October 9, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Hiromu Takahashi, Bushi and Sanada vs. Bad Luck Fale, Leo Tonga and Yujiro Takahashi
LIJ attacks Fale before the bell rings. We have ourself a pier six brawl on the outside. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Fale’s chest. Takahashi connects with a Hesitation Dropkick. Fale responds with a running shoulder block. Fale bodyslams Takahashi. Fale follows that with a Seated Senton Splash for a two count. Fale tags in Yujiro. Snap mare takeover leads into a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Tonga drops Takahashi with a Straight Right Hand for a two count. Tonga delivers a Delayed Bodyslam for another near fall. Yujiro knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Yujiro and Hiromu are trading back and forth shots.
Yujiro with a Helluva Kick to Hiromu. Hiromu ducks a clothesline from Yujiro. Yujiro kicks Hiromu in the gut. Hiromu responds with a Head Scissors TakeOver. Sanada and Tonga are tagged in. Sanada leapfrogs over Tonga. Sanada dropkicks Tonga. Sanada lowers the top rope which sends Yujiro Takahashi crashing to the outside. Sanada connects with a Flying Pascada onto Tonga and Takahashi. Tonga repeatedly HeadButts Sanada.
Tonga goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sanada blocks it. Tonga is distracted by Bushi. Sanada takes out the legs of Tonga. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Tonga responds with a Big Boot. Tonga tags in Fale. Fale flattens Bushi with a Running Body Avalanche. Tonga drops Bushi another Big Boot for a two count. Fale goes for the Grenade, but Bushi blocks it. Fale has Bushi in position for the Bad Luck Fall. Takahashi uses Daryl the Cat to distract Fale. Bushi spits green mist into Fale’s eyes. Bushi rolls Fale over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi, Bushi and Sanada via Pinfall
Second Match: Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr. w/El Desperado & Taka Michinoku vs. Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano
Suzuki attacks Yano before the bell rings. Suzuki whips Yano into the steel guard rail. Sabre and Goto are brawling on the outside. Sabre kicks Goto in the shoulder. Suzuki rolls Yano back into the ring. Suzuki applies a Kimura Lock. Suzuki tags in Sabre. Suzuki and Sabre locks in a Double Cross ArmBreaker. Sabre with a Bridging Figure Four Leg Lock to Yano. Sabre starts bending Yano’s fingers. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Suzuki has Yano trapped in a Leg Lock. Suzuki transitions into a Sitting Dragon Sleeper Hold. Sabre enters the ring and wraps his leg around Yano’s left shoulder. Yano and Sabre are trading back and forth shots.
Yano drops Sabre with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano tags in Goto. Goto knocks Suzuki off the ring apron. Goto with a Spinning Heel Kick to Sabre. Sabre applies a side headlock. Goto creates separation with an Exploder Suplex. Goto goes for a Leaping Elbow Drop, but Sabre counters with a Triangle Choke. Sabre fires off back to back european uppercuts. Sabre transitions into a Guillotine Choke. Sabre with a Over Head Kick to Goto’s shoulder. Sabre gets Goto trapped in the Octopus Stretch. Goto connects with the Ushigoroshi.
Suzuki and Yano are tagged in. Yano is ripping off the turnbuckle pad. Yano dodges a Big Boot from Suzuki. Suzuki lands a Thrust Kick to the back of Yano’s head. Yano is trying to play mind games with Suzuki. Suzuki with a stiff knee strike to the midsection of Yano. The PK gets a two count. Yano goes for a Low Blow, but Suzuki counters with a HeadButt. Suzuki drags Yano to the outside. Suzuki is strangling Yano with a Black and Yellow Rope. Yano low blows Suzuki. Yano gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Suzuki gets counted out. After the match, Yano steals Suzuki’s NEVER OpenWeight Title. Suzuki is destroying The Young Lions. Sabre attacks one of the referee’s.
Winner: Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano via CountOut
Third Match: Funky Future (c) vs. Roppongi Vice 3K w/Rocky Romero For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu are the official members of Roppongi Vice 3K. Sho and Yoh dropkicks Funky Future before the bell rings. RV3K lands Stereo SomerSault Plancha’s. Funky Future responds with Stereo Clotheslines. Taguchi drops Sho with a Hip Attack. Ricochet with a SpringBoard MoonSault to Yoh. Funky Future are double teaming Yoh in the corner. Ricochet uppercuts Yoh. Sho whips Ricochet into the hips of Taguchi. Sho drives Ricochet into the steel guard rail. Sho with a Leaping Enziguri that knocks Taguchi off the second rope. Yoh repeatedly stomps on Taguchi’s chest for a two count. Yoh follows that with a Knee Drop for another near fall. Sho slaps Taguchi in the chest. Sho delivers a Running Corner Clothesline. Following a Hip Toss, Sho applies a Crippler Cross Face. Taguchi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. RV3K are cutting the ring in half.
Taguchi and Yoh are trading back and forth over hand chops. Yoh applies a Leg Scissors Hold. Sho with a Running Knee to midsection of Taguchi. Sho applies a Front Face Lock. Taguchi continues to be isolated in RV3K’s corner. Yoh with a Low Angle Dropkick for a two count. RV3K goes for a Double Back Body Drop, but Taguchi counters with a Double Dropkick. Taguchi tags in Ricochet. Ricochet with a Flying Clothesline to Sho. Ricochet follows that with the 619. Ricochet deposits Sho on the top rope. Ricochet with a Roll Through Vertical Suplex. Ricochet delivers a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ricochet uppercuts Yoh. Yoh responds with a drop toe hold. Yoh locks in the Crippler Cross Face. Ricochet is trying to fight off RVK3.
Ricochet plants RV3K with a Neck Breaker/DDT Combination. Ricochet tags in Taguchi. Sho applies a Fujiwara Arm Bar. Taguchi responds with the Ankle Lock. Taguchi with Back to Back Vertical Suplex’s to Sho. Sho goes for the Package PileDriver, but Taguchi counters with a Back Body Drop. Taguchi drills Sho with the enziguri. Ricochet kicks Yoh out of the ring. Ricochet connects with the Inside Out Lariat. RV3K drops Taguchi with Stereo Leaping Knee Strikes. RV3K lays out Taguchi with the Reverse Suplex/Neck Breaker Combination for a two count. Yoh Thrust Kicks the midsection of Ricochet. Ricochet responds with a Hip Attack.
Ricochet follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Uppercut to Yoh. Ricochet plants Yoh with the Benadryller for a two count. The Shooting Star Press gets a two count as Sho breaks up the pin attempt. Sho with a series of Deadlift German Suplex’s to Ricochet. Taguchi goes for a Leaping Hip Attack, but Sho counters with more Deadlift German Suplex’s. Ricochet lands a Double Stomp to Sho. Ricochet and Yoh trades back and forth SuperKicks. Sho connects with a BackStabber. Yoh drops Ricochet with a Running Knee. RV3K delivers the 3K to Ricochet to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Roppongi Vice 3K via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Killer Elite Squad (c) vs. War Machine vs. The Guerrillas of Destiny in a Three-Way Tornado Elimination Tag Team Match For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
KES, War Machine and GOD are brawling on the outside before the bell rings. War Machine launches Smith over the steel guard rail. Rowe bodyslams Smith on the floor. Archer and Tonga are brawling in the crowd. Back in the ring, War Machine continues to double team Smith. Rowe is mauling Smith on the outside. Archer goes for a ChokeBomb, but Loa gets in the way. Tonga connects with a leaping neck breaker to Archer. Loa follows that with a Elbow Drop. GOD and War Machine are trading back and forth shots. Tonga drives his elbow to the forehead of Hanson. GOD has a meeting of the minds courtesy of War Machine. Rowe bodyslams Hanson on top of Loa. Hanson drags Loa out of the ring.
Archer runs through Rowe. Hanson drops Archer with a Shoulder Block. Tonga with a SuperMan Punch that sends Hanson tumbling to the crowd. Weapons are being thrown around the ringside area. Rowe delivers a SpineBuster to Loa. Rowe connects with a Suicide Dive. Tonga hits Hanson in the face with a trash can. GOD plants Hanson with Guerrilla Warfare for a two count. Tonga goes for a Frog Splash, but Hanson ducks out of the way. Archer throws Rowe into the turnbuckles. Archer dishes out back to back corner clotheslines. War Machine flattens Archer with Decapitation for a two count. Smith with a Saito Suplex to Tonga. Smith gets Tonga trapped in the SharpShooter.
Archer is choking Tonga with the Kendo Stick. Loa hits Archer in the back with a trash can lid. Loa with a Side Suplex to Smith. Archer responds with the Rotation PowerSlam. Hanson with a Seated Senton Splash to Archer. Smith drops Hanson with a Reverse DDT. Tonga goes for the SuperMan Punch, but Rowe counters with a V-Trigger. The Killer Bomb from KES gets a two count. Archer goes for a Double ChokeSlam, but GOD counters with Guerrilla Warfare for a two count. Hanson is trying to fight off the double team attack from GOD. Hanson with a Corner Clothesline to Tonga. Loa drives Hanson back first to the turnbuckles. Hanson lowers the top rope which sends Tonga crashing to the outside. War Machine connects with FallOut. Hanson follows that with a Suicide Dive to KES.
Rowe with the lateral press, but Loa somehow kicks out at two. War Machine wedges a table in the corner. Tonga dodges a Kendo Stick shot from Hanson. Archer knocks a trash can lid out of a Tonga’s hands. Smith side steps Loa face first into the steel chair. KES plants Loa with the Killer Bomb to score the first pinfall of the match. The Guerrillas of Destiny are officially eliminated. Despite being eliminated, Tonga starts mauling Rowe with a Trash Can. After landing the third KillerBomb of the match, Hanson breaks up the pin attempt with a Diving Splash. Hanson shoves Smith into Archer. Hanson drops Archer with a Spin Kick. Hanson with a clubbing haymakers to Archer. Hanson lays Archer flat on the table. Hanson ascends to the top turnbuckle. KES KillerBombs Hanson through a table to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Killer Elite Squad via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Beretta, Jado and Yoshi Hashi vs. Cody Rhodes, Marty Scrull and Kenny Omega
Hashi throws his t-shirt at Omega. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Omega applies a side headlock. Omega drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Omega stomps on Hashi’s back. Omega repeatedly slaps Hashi in the face. Hashi responds with a flurry of forearms. Hashi with Back to Back Shoulder Tackles to Omega. Hashi delivers the Bunker Buster to Rhodes. Scrull kicks Hashi in the back. Hashi knocks Scrull off the ring apron. Hashi launches Omega out of the ring. Omega dodges a baseball slide dropkick from Hashi. Omega decks Scrull. Hashi with a Double Axe Handle Strike to Scrull. The Bullet Club are triple teaming Hashi. Beretta knocks everybody down with a Swanton Bomb off the steel ring post. Beretta rolls Omega back into the ring. Hashi makes the tag to Omega. Beretta with a Thrust Kick to the midsection of Omega. Beretta follows that with a Running Knee for a two count. Omega pokes Beretta in the eye. Omega tags in Rhodes.
Rhodes wants Jado to kiss the Ring of Honor. Beretta with a perfectly placed knife edge chop. Rhodes with a haymaker. Scrull goes for the cover, but Beretta kicks out at two. Beretta starts kicking Scrull in the hamstring. Scrull is stretching Beretta in the center of the ring. Scrull stomps on Beretta’s fingers. Scrull tags in Omega. Omega drops Beretta with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Omega connects with a Back Breaker for a near fall. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Rhodes catapults Beretta into the turnbuckle pad. Rhodes lands the Disaster Kick. Rhodes blows a kiss to the Sumo Hall Crowd. Beretta with a lower abdomen attack to Rhodes. Omega and Scrull are putting the boots to Beretta.
Omega accidentally knocks Scrull off the ring apron with the Hip Attack. Beretta tags in Hashi. Hashi connects witht he Hurricanrana. Hashi places Rhodes on the top rope. Hashi with a Running Basement Dropkick that sends Rhodes out of the ring. Hashi drops Rhodes with a Neck Breaker for a two count. Omega responds with a Rolling Senton. Omega follows that with a MoonSault for a two count. Hashi and Scrull are trading back and forth shots. Scrull takes out the legs of Hashi. Hashi levels Scrull with the Spinning Heel Kick.
Hashi tags in Jado. Jado is lighting up Scrull chest. Scrull says that he’s going to break Jado’s hand. It looks like Scrull snap one of Jado’s fingers. Scrull goes for the ChickenWing, but Jado counters with a Victory Roll for a two count. Scrull uppercuts Jado. Jado responds with the IEDDT for a two count. Rhodes is putting the boots to Jado. Beretta clotheslines Rhodes over the top rope. Hashi delivers a Western Lariat to Omega. Jado locks in the Crippler Cross Face. Scrull transitions into the Chicken Wing Submission Hold which forces Jado to tap out.
Winner: Cody Rhodes, Marty Scrull and Kenny Omega via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs. Juice Robinson & Kota Ibushi
Ibushi and Tanahashi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi backs Ibushi into the corner. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Ibushi transitions into a HeadScissors Hold. More chain grappling in the center of the ring. Tanahashi drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi immediately gets back on his feet. Ibushi leapfrogs over Tanahashi. Ibushi delivers a dropkick to Tanahashi. Ibushi applies a front face lock. Robinson and Makabe are tagged in. Back to the Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Robinson applies a side headlock. Robinson drops Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Robinson HeadButts Makabe. Robinson follows that with a stiff forearm smash. Makabe responds with a PowerSlam. Makabe launches Robinson back first to the steel guard rail.
Makabe rolls Robinson back into the ring. Makabe tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi targets the back of Robinson. Tanahashi lands a series of uppercuts in the corner. Tanahashi bounces Robinson’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Tanahashi tags in Makabe. Makabe is dishing out a flurry of forearm shivers. Tanahashi and Makabe are cutting the ring in half. Robinson fires up with Juice Jabs. Tanahashi kicks Robinson in the chest. Robinson responds with a SpineBuster. Robinson tags in Ibushi. Ibushi knocks Makabe off the ring apron. Ibushi with a series of RoundHouse Kicks to Tanahashi. Ibushi connects with his lighting quick offense. The Standing MoonSault gets a two count.
Tanahashi elbows the jaw of Ibushi. Tanahashi follows that with a Diving Senton for a two count. Ibushi regains momentum with a German Suplex. Ibushi goes for a Leg Lariat, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Makabe and Robinson are tagged in. Makabe flattens Robinson with a Lariat. Makabe goes into the Corner Mount. Robinson delivers a Big Boot to Makabe. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Tanahashi slaps Robinson in the face. Ibushi drops Tanahashi with another RoundHouse Kick.
Robinson clotheslines Makabe. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to Robinson. Ibushi connects with the SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Tanahashi responds with the SlingBlade. Makabe and Robinson are running into each other. Makabe levels Robinson with the Western Lariat. Makabe PowerBombs Robinson for a two count. Tanahashi tosses Ibushi out of the ring. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block to Ibushi on the outside. Makabe goes for the King Kong Knee Drop, but Robinson ducks out of the way. Following a stiff forearm smash, Robinson plants Makabe with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.
Winner: Juice Robinson & Kota Ibushi via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Kushida (c) vs. Will Ospreay For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Kushida and Ospreay shakes hands before the bell rings. Kushia and Ospreay are engaging in rockers punches. Ospreay goes for the Shooting Star Press off the ring apron, but Kushida ducks out of the way. Kushida lands a Big Boot. Kushida with a Exploder Suplex to Ospreay. Kushida connects with a Running Dropkick that sends Ospreay over the steel guard rail. Kushida goes for a Running Splash off the steel chair, but Ospreay counters with a Leaping Clothesline. Ospreay goes for the HandSpring MoonSault, but Kushida counters with the Cross Arm Breaker. Kushida rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Kushida is applying pressure to the knee of Ospreay. Kushida applies a Figure Four Leg Lock. Ospreay crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Kushida kicks the back of Ospreay’s hamstring. Kushida with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Kushida applies an arm-bar. Kushida gets Ospreay shoulders pinned to the mat for a two count. Kushida with a Modified Verison of the Cattle Mutilation. Ospreay dishes a flurry of knife edge chops. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Kushida. Ospreay drops Kushida with a HandSpring Leg Lariat. Ospreay follows that with a Jaw Breaker. Ospreay sends Kushida to the corner. Ospreay with a Hesitation Dropkick to Kushida. The Standing Spinning Corkscrew Splash gets a two count. Ospreay goes for the Cheeky Nandos Kick, but Kushida blocks it. Ospreay lands an enziguri from the ring apron. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count.
Ospreay with a Elbow across the jaw of Kushida. Kushida responds with a Discus Forearm Smash. Kushida floats over into the HoverBoard Lock. Kushida connects with the Pele Kick. Ospreay responds with a Spanish Fly. Kushida and Ospreay are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay places Kushida on the top rope. Ospreay and Kushida are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Kushida gets Ospreay trapped in the Cross Arm Breaker. Ospreay places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Kushida with the Arm-Ringer to Ospreay. Kushida is mauling Ospreay in the center of the ring. Ospreay connects with a Double Knee Gut Buster.
Ospreay follows that with a Leaping Reverse DDT for a two count. Ospreay heads to the top turnbuckle. Kushida lands a Rolling Kick that has Ospreay staggering. Ospreay levels Kushida with the Cheeky Nandos Kick. Kushida goes for the Super Back To The Future, but Ospreay counters with a Flying Cutter. Ospreay’s Corkscrew Shooting Star Press gets a two count. Ospreay goes for the OsCutter, but Kushida counters with the HoverBoard Lock. Kushida kicks Ospreay in the shoulder. Kushida goes for the Tornado DDT, but Ospreay blocks it. Ospreay plants Kushida with the OsCutter to pickup the victory. After the match, Marty Scrull snaps the fingers of Hiromu Takahashi. Scrull will be Ospreay next challenger for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title.
Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay via Pinfall
Eight Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito For The WrestleKingdom 12 Main Event Briefcase
Naito is stalling around the ring. Naito wants Ishii to calm down. Ishii dishes out a flurry of forearm shivers. Naito rakes the eyes of Ishii. Naito tosses Ishii out of the ring. Naito does his signature pose in the center of the ring. Ishii immediately lands a elbow drop. Ishii is lighting up Naito’s chest. Ishii talks smack to Naito. Naito spits at Ishii. Naito blocks a Vertical Brain Buster Attempt from Ishii. Naito delivers an Atomic Drop. Naito follows that with a dropkick to the right knee of Ishii. Ishii is regaining his composure on the outside. Naito whips Ishii back first to the steel guard rail. Naito continues to target the injured knee of Ishii. Naito wraps Ishii knee around the second rope.
Naito applies a Leg Lock. Ishii fires up with a flurry of knife edge chops. Ishii takes out the legs of Naito. Ishii kicks the back of Naito’s left knee. Ishii connects with his chop/forearm combination. Ishii starts chopping the throat of Naito. Ishii delivers a Vertical Suplex. Ishii lightly kicks Naito in the head. Ishii HeadButts Naito. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito drops Ishii with a Reverse DDT. Naito follows that with a Running Basement Dropkick. Naito applies a side headlock. Ishii blocks the Satellite DDT from Naito. Naito goes for a Clothesline, but Ishii counters with a Saito Suplex.
Ishii with a Corner Clothesline. Ishii places Naito on the top turnbuckle. Naito with a Running Low Dropkick that knocks Ishii off the second rope. Naito levels Ishii with a Spin Around Neck Breaker. Naito hits Ishii with the SlingShot Dropkick. Naito slaps the back of Ishii’s head. Ishii is leaning into forearm shivers from Naito. Ishii connects with a Release German Suplex that sends Naito crashing into the turnbuckle pad. Ishii with a StackUp PowerBomb for a two count. Ishii plants Naito with the Avalanche Brain Buster for a two count. Ishii goes for Sliding D, but Naito ducks out of the way. Naito creates separation with the Satellite DDT. Following a long forearm exchange, Naito delivers a Heel Kick. Naito with a Release German Suplex to Ishii. Naito has Ishii perched on the top turnbuckle.
The FrankenSteiner gets a two count. Naito goes for Gloria, but Ishii blocks it. Naito drops Ishii with the Step Up Enziguri. Naito with a Missile Dropkick to the back of Ishii head. Coming out of a Dragon Suplex, Ishii immediately gets back on his feet. Ishii hits Naito with Sliding D for a two count. Ishii clotheslines the back of Naito’s neck. Naito floats over into the Modified Calf Crusher. Ishii crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Naito connects with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Naito levels Ishii with Gloria for a two count. Ishii goes for the Vertical Brain Buster, but Naito counters with Destino for a two count. Ishii responds with a Spinning Brain Buster for a two count. Ishii is starting to fire up in the corner. Ishii drops Naito with the Inside Out Lariat for a two count. After a quick exchange in the center of the ring, Naito plants Ishii with the Destino for a two count. Naito follows that with another Destino to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) w/Gedo vs. EVIL For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. EVIL applies a side headlock. EVIL drops Okada with a shoulder tackle. Okada retreats to the corner. EVIL kicks Okada in the gut. EVIL follows that with a flurry of knife edge chops. Okada applies the side headlock. EVIL reverses the hold. EVIL lands another shoulder tackle. Okada leapfrogs over EVIL. Okada with Back to Back Deep Arm-Drags. Okada and EVIL slips out of each others finishers which leads us to a stand off in the center of the ring. Okada kicks EVIL in the gut. Okada dumps EVIL on the canvas. Okada delivers a SlingShot Senton. Okada connects with a neck breaker. Okada with a Diving Senton for a two count. Okada applies a Straight Jacket Hold. EVIL lays his boot on the bottom rope. Okada with a Running Dropkick that sends EVIL out of the ring.
Okada whips EVIL back first to the steel guard rail. EVIL responds with a Railing Drop Toe Hold. EVIL wraps a chair around Okada’s neck. EVIL drives Okada throat first to the steel ring post. EVIL follows that with the Conchairto. Okada gets back into the ring at the count of fourteen. EVIL applies a Standing Cravate. EVIL connects with a Neck Breaker for a two count. EVIL talks smack to Okada. Okada delivers a flurry of forearm shivers. EVIL drops Okada with a Double Chop. EVIL with a Leaping Senton for a two count. EVIL rakes the eyes of Okada. EVIL lands a SurfBoard Stomp. EVIL applies a rear chin lock. EVIL sends Okada into the turnbuckle pad. Okada dodges a lariat from EVIL. Okada levels EVIL with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Two Back Elbow Strikes leads to a DDT from Okada. Okada with the FlapJack for a two count. Okada places EVIL on the top turnbuckle. Okada with a Standing Dropkick that sends EVIL crashing to the outside.
EVIL throws a chair at Okada. Okada with a Flying Crossbody Block over the steel guard rail. EVIL and Okada are brawling in the Sumo Hall Crowd. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Okada blocks it. EVIL clotheslines Okada over the steel guard rail. EVIL rolls Okada back into the ring. EVIL connects with a Side Walk Slam for a two count. EVIL goes for the Fisherman’s Brain Buster, but Okada counters with a Big Boot. Okada flattens EVIL with the Reverse Neck Breaker. EVIL slaps Okada in the face. Okada responds with a uppercut. EVIL blocks a TombStone Attempt from Okada. EVIL with a German Suplex. EVIL hits Okada with the Corner Clothesline. Okada and EVIL are trading strikes on the top rope. Okada sends EVIL crashing to the canvas.
Okada goes for the Missile Dropkick, but EVIL ducks out of the way. EVIL locks in the Banshee Muzzle. Okada refuses to quit. EVIL lightly kicks Okada in the head. Following a long forearm exchange, Okada dropkicks EVIL. Okada with a Diving Elbow Drop. Okada does the Rainmaker Pose. EVIL blocks a RainMaker attempt. EVIL side steps Okada into the referee. EVIL kicks Okada in the gut. EVIL with a Fisherman’s Buster on the turnbuckle pad. EVIL brings four chairs in the ring. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Okada counters with a Hurricanrana on the stacks of chairs. Okada connects with the TombStone PileDriver.
Okada goes for the Rainmaker, but EVIL counters with Darkness Falls. The referee is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Okada and EVIL are trading back and forth forearm shivers. Okada uppercuts EVIL. Okada drops EVIL with a straight right hand. Okada repeatedly stomps on EVIL’s back. EVIL connects with a Release Exploder Suplex. EVIL follows that with a Inside Out Lariat. EVIL is mauling Okada in the corner. EVIL plants Okada with the Avalanche Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. EVIL goes for the STO, but Okada counters with a German Suplex. EVIL Headbutts Okada. Reverse DDT gets a two count. Okada responds with Two Rain Makers. Okada connects with another TombStone PileDriver. Okada follows that with the RainMaker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall
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