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Wrestling Rewind: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9
January 4, 2015
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: reDRagon (c) vs. Forever Hooligans vs. Alex Shelley & Kushida vs. The Young Bucks in a Fatal Four Way Match For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Kushida and Fish will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fish applies a wrist lock. Kushida reverses the hold. Kushida floats over into a front face lock. Fish responds with a side headlock takeover. Kushida applies a leg scissors leg lock. Kushida dropkicks Fish. O’Reilly attacks Kushida from behind. Time Splitters delivers their tandem offense to O’Reilly. Time Splitters lands Stereo Back Body Drops to The Bucks. Fish uppercuts Kushida. Kozlov made the blind tag. Kushida kicks Fish in the chest. Kozlov dodges a leg lariat from Fish. Kozlov with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors TakeOver. Kozlov follows that with a Cavalcade of Kicks to Fish. Kozlov with a Running Double Stomp for a two count. Kozlov throws his hat at Fish.

Fish drives Kozlov back first into the turnbuckles. Kozlov is trying fight out of reDRagon’s corner. Following a snap mare takeover, O’Reilly kicks Kozlov in the back. Fish with a Running Back Elbow Strike for a two count. The Bucks knocks The Time Splitters off the ring apron. Kozlov launches Matt Jackson out of the ring. Nick Jackson inadvertently kicks his brother in the face. Nick decks Kozlov with a Reverse Elbow Strike. Kozlov responds with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Kozlov tags in Romero. Romero with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick to reDRagon. Romero drops Matt with a Over Head Kick. Romero with a series of Forever Clotheslines.

Forever Hooligans goes for a Double Suplex, but Matt counters with a knee strike. Matt launches Romero face first across the top turnbuckle. Kushida connects with the Tornado DDT. Kushida with a Double HandSpring Kick to reDRagon. Kushida lowers the top rope which sends Romero crashing to the outside. Shelley lands a Flying Knee Strike. The Bucks and Time Splitters are trading back and forth shots. O’Reilly decks Kushida with a Leaping Forearm Smash. O’Reilly goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Shelley counters with a SuperKick in mid-air. Shelley sends Fish back first to the steel guard rail. Romero trips Kushida. Romero lays out Shelley with a Suicide Dive. Kozlov follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Double Basement Dropkick by Matt Jackson. Nick Jackson follows that with a Twisting Corkscrew Plancha. Kushida connects the sequence with the Flying Senton off the top turnbuckle.

Kushida rolls Matt back into the ring. Shelley delivers a Corner Clothesline. Time Splitters with the Outatime for a two count. Shelley locks in the Last Chancery. Matt eats a Basement Dropkick from Kushida. Leaping Enzuigiri/Double Knee Strike Combination to Nick. Kozlov goes for a Discus Lariat, but Matt counters with a SuperKick. Kozlov and Shelley has The Bucks in the Electric Chair Position. Romero goes for a Flying Double Clothesline, but The Bucks lands back on their feet. We have ourself a SuperKick Party brewing in the center of the ring.

The IndyTaker gets a two count. Kushida with multiple forearm shivers to reDragon. Kushida lands a Double HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Matt SuperKicks Kushida. The Bucks goes for the More Bang For Your Buck, but Fish gets in the way. Nick and Matt have a meeting of the minds in the corner. reDRagon are double teaming Shelley. Fish delivers the Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker to Shelley. O’Reilly follows that with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Ride The Lightning to Matt Jackson. Fish with an Avalanche Falcon Arrow to Nick. O’Reilly with the inside cradle for a two count. Fish connects with the Exploder Suplex. reDRagon plants Kozlov with Chasing The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, reDRagon via Pinfall 

Second Match: Bad Luck Fale, Jeff Jarrett and Yujiro Takahashi w/Karen Jarrett and Scott D’Amore vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Tomoaki Honma 

Karen shoves Honma before the bell rings. This leads us to a pier six brawl. Jarrett kicks Honma in the gut. Tenzan shoves Fale into Takahashi. Tenzan and Kojima connects with a Double Vertical Suplex. SlingShot Elbow Drop/Falling HeadButt Combination to Takahashi. Kojima starts lighting up Takahashi’s chest. Kojima lands a Leaping Forearm Smash. Fale attacks Kojima from behind. Fale tags in Jarrett.

Jarrett targets the midsection of Kojima. Jarrett clotheslines Kojima for a two count. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Fale drops Kojima with a Big Haymaker. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Kojima. Takahashi with an arrogant cover for a two count. Kojima delivers the Koji Cutter to Takahashi. Kojima tags in Honma. Honma knocks Fale and Jarrett off the ring apron.

Honma bodyslams Takahashi. Honma lands a series of knife edge chops. Honma goes for the Kokeshi HeadButt, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi with a Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Honma responds with a Leaping HeadButt. Jarrett and Honma have a tug of war over the guitar. Jarrett inadvertently breaks the guitar over Takahashi’s head. Double Vertical Suplex to Jarrett. Kojima clotheslines Fale over the top rope. Tenzan and Kojima decks Takahashi with the 3D. Honma lands a Flying Kokeshi HeadButt to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Third Match: Killer Elite Squad, Shelton Benjamin and Takashi Iizuka vs. Naomichi Marafuji, TMDK and Toru Yano 

Suzuki Gun attacks the Noah Group before the bell rings. Yano will starts things off with Iizuka. Yano connects with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Iizuka rakes the eyes of Yano. Yano tugs on Iizuka’s beard. Yano starts ripping off the turnbuckle pad. Iizuka hits Yano in the face with the turnbuckle pad. Iizuka tags in Benjamin. Benjamin with multiple haymakers to Yano.

Benjamin drops Yano with a Spinning Heel Kick.  Benjamin tags in Archer. KES knocks TMDK off the ring apron. KES connects with the Heart Attack. Yano drives Archer’s head to the canvas. Yano side steps Archer into the turnbuckles. Yano tags in Nichols. Nichols ducks a clothesline from Archer. Nichols dropkicks Archer. TMDK and KES are exchanging blows. Haste with a Running PowerSlam to Smith. Nichols follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike.

Smith kicks Nichols in the chest. Smith PowerBombs Haste. Nichols decks Smith with a Leaping Leg Lariat. Archer ChokeSlams Haste. Nichols tags in Marufuji. Marufuji with rapid fire strikes to Iizuka. Marufuji with a Reverse Mule Kick for a two count. Benjamin connects with an Avalanche Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Iizuka puts on the Iron Claw. Marufuji SuperKicks Iizuka. Iizuka responds with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Iizuka is choking Marufuji with his steel chain. TMDK with the Thunder Valley to Iizuka. Marufuji follows that with the Ko-Oh to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomichi Marufuji, TMDK and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Minoru Suzuki vs. Kazushi Sakuraba 

Sakuraba with a waist-lock go behind to Suzuki. Suzuki reverses the hold. Sakuraba and Suzuki are in a intense grappling exchange. Sakuraba applies a single leg lock. Suzuki responds with a knee bar. Sakuraba goes for the SharpShooter, but Suzuki heads to the bottom rope to create separation. Suzuki is refusing to let go of the knee bar. Suzuki with multiple slaps across the face of Sakuraba. Sakuraba fires back with open hand palm strikes.

Suzuki with a Rope Assisted ArmBar. Suzuki and Sakuraba brings to their brawl to the stage. Suzuki bodyslams Sakuraba. Sakuraba responds with a spinning heel kick. Sakuraba lands back to back roundhouse kicks. Sakuraba applies a Kimura Lock. Sakuraba tells Suzuki to bring it. Sakuraba rolls Suzuki back into the ring. Sakuraba continues to target the upper chest region of Suzuki.

Suzuki gets back on his feet at the count of nine. Suzuki is pissed. Suzuki is trying to fight off more roundhouse kicks from Sakuraba. Sakuraba floats over into a Cross Arm Breaker. Suzuki places his boot on the bottom rope to break up the submission hold. Sakuraba repeatedly kicks Suzuki in the back. Suzuki and Sakuraba are trading back and forth shots. Suzuki lands a Big Boot. Suzuki locks in the Rear Naked Choke which forces Sakuraba to pass out.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki via Submission 

Fifth Match: Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Togi Makabe For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship 

Ishii and Makabe starts things off with a long forearm exchange. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Ishii and Makabe are running into each other. Ishii with a PowerSlam to Makabe. Makabe responds with a PowerSlam of his own. Ishii drops Makabe with a vicious knife edge chop. Ishii lands multiple HeadButt Strikes to Makabe. Ishii lightly kicks Makabe in the face. Makabe fires up with a series of haymakers. Makabe connects with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Ishii and Makabe are beating the shit out of each other with vicious sledge hammer shots. Makabe with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Makabe is mauling Ishii in the corner.

Ishii walks into more forearm strikes from Makabe. Ishii decks Makabe with a Corner Clothesline. Ishii connects with the SuperPlex. Ishii follows that with a PowerBomb for a two count. Makabe responds with a Inside Out Lariat. Makabe PowerBombs Ishii for a two count. Ishii is trying to create separation with multiple back elbow strikes. Makabe with a German Suplex for a two count. Makabe sends Ishii to the corner. Makabe places Ishii on the top turnbuckle. Makabe for an Avalanche German Suplex, but Ishii blocks it. Makabe with the Avalanche Northern Lights Suplex for a two count.

Makabe blocks a Leaping Enzuigiri from Ishii. Makabe clotheslines Ishii for a one count. Ishii goes for a German Suplex, but Makabe lands back on his feet. Ishii clotheslines Makabe for a two count. Following a short-arm lariat exchange, Ishii HeadButts Makabe. The Sliding D gets a two count. Ishii staggers Makabe with Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Ishii delivers back to back running lariats. Makabe regains momentum with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Ishii and Makabe are talking shit to each other while throwing more forearm shivers. Makabe with a SledgeHammer Strike for a two count. Makabe lands the King Kong Knee Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: New NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Togi Makabe via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Ryusuke Taguchi (c) vs. Kenny Omega w/The Young Bucks For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Omega backs Taguchi into the ropes. Omega slaps Taguchi in the face. Taguchi starts paint brushing Omega. Taguchi kicks Omega in the gut. Taguchi applies a side headlock. Omega leapfrogs over Taguchi. Taguchi SomerSaults over Omega. Taguchi clotheslines Omega over the top rope. The Bucks hops on the ring apron to distract Taguchi. Omega sprays Cold Spray into Taguchi’s eyes. Omega with a clubbing blow to the back of Taguchi. Omega lands a knife edge chop. Omega responds with a Leaping Elbow Strike for a two count. Omega rakes the eyes of Taguchi. Omega kicks Taguchi into the turnbuckles. Omega is choking Taguchi with his boot.

Omega with a Delayed Vertical Suplex to Taguchi. Omega is ramming shoulder across the face of Taguchi. After a knife edge chop from Omega, Taguchi kicks Omega in the jaw. Taguchi dodges a spinning heel kick from Omega. Taguchi lays out The Bucks and Omega with a SomerSault Plancha. Taguchi rolls Omega back into the ring. Taguchi lands a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Taguchi delivers back to back vertical suplex’s. Omega regains momentum with a front dropkick.

Omega with the Kotaro Krusher for a two count. Omega goes for the Snap Dragon Suplex, but Taguchi blocks it. Omega repeatedly stomps on the back of Taguchi. Omega goes for a Running PowerBomb, but Taguchi counters with a Hurricanrana that sends Omega crashing into the turnbuckles. Taguchi with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Omega and Taguchi are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle.

Omega dropkicks Taguchi in mid-air. Omega with a GutWrench Sitout PowerBomb for a two count. Omega with the roll through for another two count. Taguchi decks Omega with a Leaping Knee Strike. Taguchi follows that with the WheelBarrow FaceBuster for a two count. Taguchi gets Omega trapped in the Ankle Lock. Taguchi knocks Nick Jackson off the ring apron. Omega inadvertently hits Matt Jackson with the V-Trigger. Taguchi with a Double Knee GutBuster for a two count. Omega fights out of the Electric Chair Position. Omega connects with the Croyt’s Wrath. Omega follows that with a V-Trigger. Omega plants Taguchi with the One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Bullet Club (c) w/Amber O’Neal and Tama Tonga vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Goto and Anderson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goto applies a side headlock takeover. Anderson responds with a head scissors leg lock. Anderson lands a deep arm-drag. More chain grappling between both men. Anderson kicks Goto in the gut. Anderson uppercuts Goto. Goto fires up with multiple forearm strikes. Gallows delivers a kidney shot from the ring apron. Shibata applies a Sleeper Hold behind the referee’s back. Goto inadvertently clotheslines Shibata off the ring apron. Gallows SuperKicks Goto. Anderson connects with the bodyslam. Gallows with a Running Splash for a two count. Anderson transitions into a ground and pound attack.

The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Anderson applies a rear chin lock. Goto gets back to a vertical base. Anderson decks Goto with a Leaping Leg Lariat for a two count. Gallows is mauling Goto in the corner. Goto kicks Gallows in the chest. Goto and Gallows starts running into each other. Goto clotheslines Gallows. Goto makes the hot tag to Shibata. Shibata lands a Helluva Kick. Shibata with a series of forearm shivers to Gallows. Gallows drops Shibata with a Running Body Avalanche. Shibata dropkicks Gallows. Shibata applies an Abdominal Stretch. Shibata and Goto with Stereo Seated Dropkicks to Gallows.

Shibata and Gallows connects with a Double Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Anderson with a Bicycle Kick to Goto. Shibata walks into the Running Knee from Anderson. Back Breaker/Elbow Drop Combination gets a two count. Bullet Club with The Boot of Doom to Goto. The Double Neck Breaker Combination gets a two count. Shibata fights out of the Magic Killer Position. Anderson goes for the GunStun, but Goto counters with the Ushigoroshi. Shibata lands the PK. Gallows responds with a Double Clothesline. The Gallows Pole gets a two count. Gallows bodyslams Shibata. Shibata and Goto knocks Gallows off the top turnbuckle. Goto HeadButts Gallows. Shibata knocks Anderson off the ring apron. Shibata lands another PK to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata via Pinfall 

Eight Match: AJ Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito 

Styles attacks Naito before the bell rings. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Naito blocks it. Naito delivers a series of haymakers. Styles drives his elbow to the back of Naito’s neck. Naito sends Styles to the ring apron. Styles with a Back Body Drop that sends Naito crashing to the outside. Naito avoids a MoonSault Neck Breaker from Styles. Naito lands a Running Front Kick from the ring apron. Naito follows that with a Missile Dropkick. Naito goes for the Rebound Dropkick, but Styles blocks it. Styles takes out the legs of Naito.

Styles connects with the knee breaker. Styles and Naito are trading back and forth shots. Styles kicks Naito in the hamstring area. Styles applies a Reverse Figure Four Leg Lock. Naito crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Styles drags Naito to the center of the ring. Following a forearm exchange, Naito drops Styles with the Satellite DDT. Naito follows that with a Hip Toss. Naito delivers a Basement Dropkick. Naito with a SomerSault Senton to Styles.

Naito gets Styles tied in the tree of woe. Naito with the Rope Assisted Neck Breaker for a two count. Naito places Styles on the top turnbuckle. Styles repeatedly HeadButts Naito. Styles with the Phenomenal Forearm to Naito. Styles connects with a Vertical Neck Breaker for a two count. Following a standing switch exchange, Styles dishes out a German Suplex. Naito with a Victory Roll for a two count. Naito staggers Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito lands a Leaping Shoulder Block. Naito bodyslams Styles. Styles has Naito perched on the top turnbuckle. Styles goes for the Avalanche Exploder Suplex, but Naito lands back on his feet.

Styles gets Naito trapped in the Calf Crusher. Naito creates separation with another enzuigiri. Naito with a Swinging Uranage Slam to Styles. Naito follows that with a Snap Dragon Suplex for a two count. Styles ducks a clothesline from Naito. Styles drops Naito with the Pele Kick. Styles connects with the Bloody Sunday. Naito deposits Styles out of the ring. Styles gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Styles drives Naito’s face to middle turnbuckle. Naito responds with a Rebound Dropkick. Naito goes for the FrankenSteiner, but Styles counters with the Super Styles Clash to pickup the victory.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Kota Ibushi For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship 

Ibushi with quick heel kick to Nakamura. Nakamura dodges multiple strikes from Ibushi. Ibushi applies a front facelock. Nakamura backs Ibushi into the ropes. Ibushi paint brushes Nakamura. Ibushi goes for a dropkick, but Nakamura holds onto the ropes. Nakamura fires off four consecutive knee strikes. Nakamura drops Ibushi with a high leg lariat. Nakamura goes for the Boma Ye, but Ibushi ducks out of the way. Ibushi dropkicks Nakamura. Ibushi is mauling Nakamura in the corner. Ibushi mocks Nakamura with Good Vibrations. Nakamura tells Ibushi to bring it.

Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations to Ibushi. Nakamura lays Ibushi flat on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike to the ribs of Ibushi. Nakamura follows that with a Flying Knee Strike. Ibushi gets back into the ring at the count of eight. Nakamura applies a Standing Cravate. Nakamura with a Leaping Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura transitions into an abdominal stretch. Nakamura rolls Ibushi over for a two count. Nakamura gains control with a front facelock. Nakamaura and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots.

Ibushi dodges a leg lariat from Nakamura. Ibushi dishes out open hand palm strikes. Nakamura connects with the Back Stabber. Nakamura goes for a Release German Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi with a Hurricanrana to Nakamura. Ibushi dropkicks Nakamura out of the ring. Ibushi lands the Golden Triangle MoonSault. Ibushi bounces Nakamura’s head on the ring apron. Ibushi rolls Nakamura back into the ring. Ibushi with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick to Nakamura. Ibushi follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick. Ibushi drops Nakamura with a RoundHouse Kick. Ibushi with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Up and Overs Goes Ibushi.

Nakamura dropkicks Ibushi in mid-air. Nakamura follows that with a Front Slam. Nakamura is ramming knee across the ribs of Ibushi. Nakamura misses on the Boma Ye. Ibushi slaps Nakamura in the chest. Ibushi connects with a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner for a two count. Ibushi fires off a Snap Dragon Suplex. Ibushi with a Standing Corkscrew MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi drops Nakamura with another clubbing roundhouse kick. Nakamura is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Ibushi with the Last Ride PowerBomb for a two count. Ibushi goes for the Phoenix Splash, but Nakamura ducks out of the way. Nakamura with the Boma Ye to the back of Ibushi’s head.

Nakamura is putting the boots to Ibushi. Nakamura shoves the referee into Ibushi. Nakamura floats over into the Cross Arm Breaker. Nakamura transitions into a Triangle Choke. Ibushi kicks Nakamura in the face break up the submission hold. Ibushi applies a Sleeper Hold. Ibushi connects with a Release Exploder Suplex. Ibushi decks Nakamura with the Boma Ye of his own for a two count. Ibushi starts showing his frustration. Nakamura is mauling Ibushi in the corner. Ibushi with a SpringBoard German Suplex for a two count. Nakamura regains momentum with a flurry of HeadButts. Nakamura goes back to the ground and pound attack. Nakamura connects with the Falcon Arrow. Nakamura follows that with the Signature Boma Ye to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi with a waist lock go-behind to Okada. Okada applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Okada applies a side headlock. Okada drops Tanahashi with a shoulder tackle. Tanahashi ankle picks Okada. Tanahashi goes back to the side headlock. Tanahashi levels Okada with a shoulder tackle of his own. Tanahashi lands a side headlock takeover. Okada responds with a head scissors leg lock. We have a stale mate in the corner. Okada pats Tanahashi on the chest. Okada punches Tanahashi. Okada and Tanahashi are trading back and forth haymakers.

Tanahashi uppercuts Okada. Tanahashi bodyslams Okada. Okada responds a Running European Uppercut that sends Tanahashi crashing to the outside. Okada whips Tanahashi back first across the steel guard rail. Okada levels Tanahashi with a Hangman’s DDT. Okada breaks up the referee’s twenty count. Okada and Tanahashi starts brawling on the ramp. Okada goes for a Gut Wrench Suplex, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi drops Okada with a jaw breaker. Tanahashi is playing air guitar. Okada delivers a Fireman’s Carry Slam. Okada rolls Tanahashi back into the ring.

Following a snap mare takeover, Okada lands a Running Front Kick. Okada with multiple back elbow strikes to Tanahashi. Tanahashi side steps Okada into the turnbuckles. Okada scoop slams Tanahashi. Okada goes for a Leaping Senton, but Tanahashi ducks out of the way. Tanahashi with a Leaping Forearm Smash to Okada. Tanahashi bodyslams Okada. Tanahashi with a Flying Senton Splash for a two count. Okada responds with the FlapJack. Tanahashi misses on the Flying Crossbody Block. Okada gets Tanahashi trapped in Red Ink. Tanahashi places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation.

Okada with a SlingShot SomerSault Senton to Tanahashi for a two count. Okada and Tanahashi in a middle of a long forearm exchange. Okada lands a series of european uppercuts. Tanahashi blocks a Big Boot from Okada. Okada decks Tanahashi with the Basement Dropkick. Okada goes for Heavy Rain, but Tanahashi counters with a neck breaker for a two count. Okada and Tanahashi are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Tanahashi with a forearm shivers that sends Okada to the canvas. Tanahashi misses on the High Fly Flow.

Okada with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Okada follows that with a Reverse NeckBreaker for another two count. Okada bodyslams Tanahashi. Okada with a Flying Elbow Drop to Tanahashi. Okada does the Rain Maker Pose. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with a Victory Roll for a two count. Tanahashi drops Okada with the Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Okada. Tanahashi launches Okada over the steel guard rail. Tanahashi lays out Okada with the Super High Fly Flow on the outside. Tanahashi rolls Okada back into the ring at the count of eighteen. Tanahashi connects with the SlingBlade. Okada goes for the TombStone PileDriver, but Tanahashi counters with a TombStone PileDriver of his own.

Tanahashi delivers Back to Back High Fly Flows for a two count. Okada fights out of the Texas CloverLeaf. Okada uppercuts Tanahashi. Tanahashi responds with the SlingBlade. Tanahashi mocks Okada. Okada connects with the Rain Maker for a two count. Coming out of another forearm exchange, Okada goes for the TombStone, but Tanahashi counters with the Victory Roll for a two count. Tanahashi dropkicks the right knee of Okada. Tanahashi repeatedly slaps Okada in the face. Okada with a back slide cover for a two count. Tanahashi responds with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Okada with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Okada dropkicks Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a series of Dragon Screw Leg Whips to Okada. Tanahashi plants Okada with the Signature High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

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