NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12
January 4, 2018
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Pre-Show Match: New Japan Rumble
And we are underway at Wrestle Kingdom 12! The first match is the New Japan Rumble, featuring plenty of New Japan stars and surprise athletes battling it out!
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1.) Katsuya Kitamura eliminated by Chase Owens
2.) Bushi eliminated by Leo Tonga
3.) Delirious eliminated by Chase Owens
4.) Leo Tonga eliminated by Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata
5.) Manabu Nakanishi eliminated by Yuji Nagata
6.) Chase Owens eliminated by Yoshinobu Kanemaru
7.) Yuji Nagata eliminated by Katsuya Kitamura & Chase Owens
8.) Taka Michinoku eliminated by Mr Juicy Gino Gambino
9.) Yoshinobu Kanemaru by Mr Juicy Gino Gambino
10.) El Desperado eliminated by Mr Juicy Gino Gambino
11.) Jushin Thunder Liger eliminated by Taka Michinoku
12.) Tiger Mask eliminated by Mr Juicy Gino Gambino
13.) Mr Juicy Gino Gambino eliminated by David Finlay & Toa Henare
14.) Toa Henare eliminated by Yoshi Hashi
15.) Yoshi Hashi eliminated by David Finlay
16.) David Finlay eliminated by Yujiro Takahashi
17.) Yujiro Takahashi eliminated by Satoshi Kojima
18.) Cheeseburger eliminated by Masahito Kakihara
19.) Satoshi Kojima eliminated by Cheeseburger & Masahito Kakihara
20.) Hiroyoshi Tenzan eliminated by Masahito Kakihara
21.) Masahito Kakihara
Winner: Masahito Kakihara
First Match: Roppongi 3K (c) w/Rocky Romero vs. The Young Bucks For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Matt Jackson and Yoh will start things. Matt shoves Yoh. Matt slaps Yoh in the face. Matt kicks Yoh in the gut. Matt applies a side headlock. Matt drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Yoh leapfrogs over Matt. Yoh blocks an early SuperKick attempt. Following a double leg takedown, Yoh locks in the SharpShooter. Matt returns the favor. Yoh and Matt are trading back and forth forearm shivers. Nick bounces Sho head on the top turnbuckle. R3K with Stereo Atomic Drops. R3K follows that with Stereo Dropkicks. Yoh drop toe holds Nick face first to the canvas. Sho delivers a Running Leg Lariat. R3K connects with The C 25. R3K lands Stereo SomerSault Planchas.
Looks like Yoh has suffered a back injury. Nick SuperKicks Yoh. Matt takes out Sho with a Basement Dropkick. Nick hits the High Angle German Suplex on the ring apron.The Bucks PowerBombs Romero on the stage. Matt follows that with a Ring Apron PowerBomb to Sho.Matt with a Double Axe Handle Strike to the back of Yoh. Matt whips Yoh back first across the turnbuckles. Yoh kicks Matt in the jaw. Yoh lowers the top rope which sends Matt crashing to the outside. Matt tags in Nick. Nick bodyslams Yoh. The Bucks are cutting the ring in half.
Matt with a Back Breaker to Yoh. Nick is stretching Yoh in the center of the ring. Yoh creates distance with multiple bodyshots. Nick tosses Yoh out of the ring. Matt goes for a PileDriver on the stage, but Yoh counters with a Back Body Drop. Nick with a SpringBoard Dropkick that knocks Yoh off the ring apron. Nick inadvertently takes out his brother with the Suicide Dive. Yoh tags in Sho. Sho with a HeadScissors TakeOver to Nick. Sho follows that with a Vertical Suplex to Matt. Sho with a Corner Clothesline to Nick. Sho’s lighting quick offense only gets a two count. Sho applies a waist lock. Nick decks Sho with a Back Elbow Strike. Sho responds with a series of German Suplex’s to The Bucks. R3K with a Dominator/Running NeckBreaker Combination for a two count.
Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes to Matt. Nick and Yoh are in a middle of a SuperKick Exchange. Sho with a BackStabber to Nick. Yoh follows that with a Single Leg Dropkick. R3K goes for The 3K, but Nick counters with a Tornado DDT. Sho goes for another German Suplex, but Nick lands back on his feet. Nick with a Leaping Enzuigiri to Sho. Sho responds with The Inside Out Lariat. Matt with a Forearm Shiver to the back of Yoh. Matt goes for a BodySlam, but Yoh counters with a Forearm Shiver of his own. Matt is targeting the injured back of Yoh. The Bucks hits their Buckle Bomb/Enzuigiri Combination. They follow that with a MoonSault/Drapping DDT Combination for a two count. Nick drops Sho with a MoonSault off the ring apron. Yoh escapes The SharpShooter. Yoh with the Rolling Crucifix for a two count. We got ourself a Single Leg Crab Party. The Bucks regains momentum with The SuperKick Party. Nick takes out Sho with a Flying Corkscrew Plancha to the outside. Nick goes back to the SharpShooter which forces Yoh to tap out.
Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks via Submission
Second Match: Bad Luck Fale & The Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. Taichi, Takashi Iizuka and Zack Sabre Jr vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and Beretta vs. Michael Elgin & War Machine vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe and Juice Robinson in a Gauntlet Match For The NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
Suzuki attacks Elgin and War Machine before the bell rings. Desperado is putting the boots to Hanson on the outside. Elgin with a back elbow strike to Iizuka. Elgin side steps Sabre into the turnbuckles. Elgin with a Double Samoan Drop to Taichi and Sabre. Elgin ducks a clothesline from Iizuka. Elgin delivers two knife edge chops. Elgin bodyslams Iizuka. Elgin follows that with a SlingShot Splash. Elgin connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Elgin tags in Hanson. Hanson applies a rear chin lock.
Taichi kicks Hanson in the back. Iizuka is biting Hanson in the forehead. Taichi hits Hanson with the ring bell hammer. Iizuka is teeing off on Hanson. Hanson cartwheels over Iizuka. Hanson with a stiff clothesline to Iizuka. Sabre and Rowe are tagged in. Rowe decks Sabre with a Forearm Smash. Sabre sliders under Rowe. Rowe with a ShotGun Knee Strike to Sabre. Sabre responds with a Shoulder Kick.
Rowe uppercuts Sabre. Rowe with a Tilt-A-Whirl GutBuster to Sabre. Rowe goes for a Gut Wrench Suplex, but Sabre lands back on his feet. Taichi decks Rowe with a Leaping Enziugiri. Iizuka tosses Elgin out of the ring. Hanson bodyslams Iizuka. Hanson goes for a MoonSault, but Iizuka ducks out of the way. Sabre hits Hanson with The Shining Wizard. Rowe responds with a nasty knee lift. War Machine with a Pop Up PowerSlam to Taichi. Iizuka brings out the Iron Glove. Sabre makes Rowe tap out with the Cross Arm Breaker.
War Machine and Michael Elgin are officially eliminated.
Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii and Beretta are the next entrants. Suzuki Gun attacks Chaos on the stage. Iizuka is choking Yano. Sabre starts Beretta in the face. Taichi side steps Yano into the turnbuckles. Taichi connects with an enzuigiri. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabre drops Yano with the PK for a two count as Beretta breaks up the pin attempt. Sabre tosses Beretta out of the ring. Taichi rips off his pants. Yano dodges a leg lariat from Taichi. Iizuka brings out the Iron Glove. Yano shoves Taichi into Iizuka. Yano low blows Taichi. Yano rolls Taichi over to pickup the important pinfall for Chaos.
Taichi, Takashi Iizuka and Zack Sabre Jr are officially eliminated.
Juice Robinson, Togi Makabe and Ryusuke Taguchi of Taguchi Japan are the forth entrant of the Gauntlet Match. Beretta with multiple forearm shivers to Makabe. Robinson dodges a Hip Attack from Yano. Robinson ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Robinson is dishing out a flurry of Juice Jabs. Yano rips off a turnbuckle pad. Yano kicks Robinson in the gut. Robinson responds with a Running Clothesline. Robinson tags in Makabe. Makabe fires up with a series of a Corner Clothesline.
Makabe transitions into the Corner Mount. Yano rakes the eyes of Makabe. Makabe clotheslines Yano for a two count. Beretta is lighting up Makabe chest. Makabe connects with a PowerSlam. Makabe tags in Taguchi. Taguchi Japan is mauling Yano in the corner. Taguchi with a SpringBoard Leg Lariat to Yano for a two count. Makabe runs through Ishii and Beretta with a Double Clothesline. Robinson lands a Double SlingShot Crossbody Block. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Yano counters with another rollup to score his second pinfall of the match.
Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe and Juice Robinson are officially eliminated.
The Bullet Club are the final entrants. Loa kicks Ishii out of the ring. Loa HeadButts Beretta. Loa connects with a Death Valley Driver on the ring apron. Fale is destroying Yano. Yano side steps Fale into the exposed steel in the corner. Yano tags in Ishii. Ishii with three Corner Clotheslines to Tonga. Ishii drops Loa with a Shoulder Tackle. Ishii kicks Fale in the gut. Fale goes for a BodySlam, but Ishii lands back on his feet.
Ishii applies a waist lock. Fale backs Ishii into the corner. Fale with a Body Avalanche to Ishii. Fale goes for a Running Splash, but Ishii ducks out of the way. Ishii and Fale are trading back and forth shots. Ishii hits The Vertical Brain Buster. Ishii tags in Beretta. Stereo Knife Edge Chops to Fale. Fale decks Beretta with a Big Boot. Fale follows that with a Samoan Drop to Ishii.
Fale tags in Tonga. Beretta goes for a Tornado DDT, but GOD counters with Guerrilla WarFare. Tonga lands The Stinger Splash. Loa whips Beretta back first into the turnbuckles. Beretta sends Loa crashing to the canvas. Beretta goes for a MoonSault, but Tonga counters with The Gun Stun for a two count. Fale clotheslines Ishii. Beretta plants Tonga with The Dude Buster to pickup the victory.
Winner: New NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and Beretta via Pinfall
Third Match: Cody Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes vs. Kota Ibushi
Rhodes gives Don Callis the Ring of Honor. Rhodes is stalling on the outside. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi leapfrogs over Rhodes. Rhodes with a drop toe hold that sends Ibushi face first to the canvas. Rhodes dodges a leg lariat from Ibushi. Ibushi misses on the Standing MoonSault. Rhodes gives Ibushi the middle finger. Standing Switch Exchange in the center of the ring. Rhodes lands a Hip Toss. Rhodes gets Ibushi trapped in the Indian Death Lock. Rhodes kicks Ibushi in the gut. Rhodes follows that with a Draping Uppercut. Ibushi responds with a Hurricanrana.
Ibushi drops Brandi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Rhodes decks Ibushi with a massive haymaker. Rhodes rolls Ibushi back into the ring. Rhodes connects with The Beautiful Disaster Kick for a two count. Rhodes is targeting the back of Ibushi neck. Rhodes applies a front face lock. Rhodes with two forearm shivers to Ibushi. The referee is distracted by Brandi. Rhodes starts hitting Ibushi with a steel chair. Ibushi with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to Rhodes. Ibushi lands the Golden Triangle MoonSault.
Ibushi follows that with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ibushi delivers his lighting quick offense to Rhodes. Ibushi with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi goes for a SlingShot Suplex, but Brandi gets in the way. Rhodes and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots. Ibushi goes for a PileDriver, but Rhodes blocks it. Ibushi kicks Rhodes in the chest. Rhodes connects with The Cross Rhodes off the ring apron. Ibushi gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Ibushi is having a hard time getting back on his feet.
Rhodes places Ibushi on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes with a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner for a two count. Rhodes kicks Ibushi in the shoulder. Rhodes goes for Cross Rhodes, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi lawn darts Rhodes into the turnbuckle pad. Rhodes and Ibushi are trading back and forth slaps. Ibushi drops Rhodes with a Palm Strike. Ibushi with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ibushi goes for the Kamigoye, but Rhodes counters with a Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Rhodes misses on the Beautiful Disaster Kick. Ibushi connects with a Tiger Suplex. Ibushi follows that with The Kamigoye. Ibushi lands a Phoenix Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kota Ibushi via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Killer Elite Squad (c) vs. EVIL & Sanada For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
EVIL and Archer will start things off. Archer knocks Sanada off the ring apron. KES hits The Killer Bomb for a two count. Smith kicks Sanada in the ribs. KES are double teaming Sanada on the outside. Smith with a straight right hand to Sanada. Archer wants the Tokyo crowd to shut up. Archer mocks EVIL. Archer applies a front face lock. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Archer tags in Smith. Smith with a disrespectful cover for a two count. EVIL tags in Sanada. Smith launches Sanada out of the ring. Smith is attacking the Young Boys in the ringside area. Archer ChokeSlams EVIL off the ring apron.
Smith rolls Sanada back into the ring. Smith with the lateral press for a two count. Smith applies a rear chin lock. Smith transitions into a head scissors leg lock. KES continues to cut the ring in half. Archer with a Body Avalanche to Sanada. KES hits their Back Breaker/Diving Splash Combination for a two count. Archer is arguing with the referee. Archer clotheslines Sanada. Archer connects with The Never Ending Story. Sanada side steps Archer into the turnbuckle pad. Sanada decks Archer with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Sanada dropkicks the right knee of Smith. Smith knocks EVIL off the ring apron.
Archer is choking Sanada with his t-shirt. Archer tags in Smith. Smith with a Gut Wrench Suplex for a two count. Smith with a clubbing blow to the back of Sanada. Smith delivers a Double UnderHook Suplex. Smith goes back to the rear chin lock. Archer with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Sanada regains momentum with a Hurricanrana. Sanada finally tags in EVIL. EVIL with a Senton to Archer. EVIL follows that with a Discus Lariat. EVIL with a Running BullDog to Archer. Smith is throwing multiple forearm shivers at EVIL. EVIL responds with a thrust kick to the gut. Archer goes for a ChokeSlam, but EVIL blocks it. It takes three running lariats to knock down Archer.
EVIL with the cover for a two count. Archer lands a Spanish Fly. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada with two dropkicks to Smith. Sanada leapfrogs over Smith. Sanada goes for a Saito Suplex, but Smith counters with a BodySlam. Smith misses on the MoonSault. Sanada locks Skull In. Sanada runs into a forearm smash from Archer. KES drops EVIL with The Heart Attack. Killer Bomb to Sanada for a two count. Archer with a Big Boot to EVIL. EVIl shoves Archer into Smith. EVIL connects with The STO. EVIL and Sanada connects with The Magic Killer for a two count. Sanada lands a MoonSault to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, EVIL & Sanada via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Hirooki Goto in a Hair vs. Hair Match For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship
Suzuki slaps Goto in the face. Suzuki tells Goto to bring it. Goto responds accordingly. Suzuki and Goto are trading back and forth forearm shivers. Suzuki locks in the Rear Naked Choke. Goto backs Suzuki into the turnbuckle pad. Suzuki is choking Goto in the corner. The doctors are attending to Goto. Suzuki kicks Goto in the chest. Suzuki tosses Goto out of the ring. Stiff Forearm Smash from Suzuki. Suzuki whips Goto back first across the steel guard rail. Suzuki hits Goto in the back with a steel chair. Goto’s stamina is fading away.
Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki continues to target the injured back of Goto. Goto repeatedly slaps Suzuki in the chest. Suzuki drops Goto with another Clubbing Forearm Smash. Suzuki connects with a Helluva Kick. Suzuki applies a Cravate. Suzuki goes for The PK, but Goto blocks it. Suzuki decks Goto with a Palm Strike. Goto responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto follows that with a Running BullDog. Suzuki applies a side headlock. Goto with a Saito Suplex for a two count.
Coming out of a long forearm exchange, Goto goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Suzuki counters with a Guillotine Choke. Suzuki transitions into the Rear Naked Choke. Suzuki goes for the Pile Driver, but Goto counters with a Back Body Drop. Goto hits the Ushigoroshi. Suzuki Gun arrives to the ringside area. Yoshi Hashi makes the save. Suzuki dropkicks Goto. Suzuki is paint brushin Goto in the center of the ring. Suzuki goes back to the Rear Naked Choke. Goto fights out of the PileDriver Position. Goto delivers a stiff lariat in the corner. Suzuki responds with a HeadButt. Suzuki applies a front face lock to Goto who’s staggering on the second rope. Goto with The Avalanche Ushigoroshi. Third Forearm Exchange of the match. Goto HeadButts Suzuki. Goto plants Suzuki with The GTR to pickup the victory.
Winner: New NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Hirooki Goto via Pinfall
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Sixth Match: Marty Scrull (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kushida vs. Will Ospreay in a Fatal Four Way Match For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Scrull quickly heads to the outside after the bell rings. Ospreay and Kushida are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay drops Kushida with a Shoulder Tackle. Ospreay somersaults over Kushida. Ospreay dropkicks Kushida for a one count. Kushida leapfrogs over Ospreay. Kushida lands a hip toss. Kushida follows that with a Cartwheel Basement Dropkick for a two count. Ospreay and Kushida are chasing Scrull. Takahashi rolls Scrull over for a two count. Ospreay with a Double HandSpring Rolling Kick to Kushida and Scrull. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Scrull. Ospreay kicks Kushida in the jaw. Ospreay delivers a Leaping Hurricanrana. Takahashi responds with a Head Scissors TakeOver. Ospreay kicks Scrull in the gut. Scrull stomps on Takahashi’s fingers.
Scrull SuperKicks Takahashi. Scrull is raking the eyes of Ospreay. Kushida with a HandSpring Kick that knocks Scrull off the top turnbuckle. Kushida lands a Double SomerSault Plancha. Ospreay drops Kushida with a Helluva Kick. Scrull fires up with a series of knife edge chops. Ospreay takes out Takahashi, Kushida and Scrull with a Super MoonSault off a Metal Tower. Ospreay rolls Kushida back into the ring. Ospreay connects with the Hesitation Dropkick. Ospreay goes for a Standing Shooting Star Press, but Kushida gets his knees up in the air. Kushida with a inside cradle for a two count. Kushida gets Ospreay trapped in the Cross Arm Breaker.
Scrull with the rolling crucifix to Kushida for a two count. Scrull stomps on Kushida left hand. Kushida and Scrull has Takahashi and Ospreay in precarious positions. Kushida and Scrull are trading back and forth shots. Kushida drops Scrull with a Liver Kick. Scrull responds with a thrust kick to the left knee. Ospreay decks Scrull with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kushida with a Roll Through DDT to Takahashi. Kushida goes for another Roll Through DDT, but Scrull counters with a European Uppercut. Ospreay with a Bicycle Kick to Scrull. Scrull connects with the Inside Out Lariat. Kushida and Takahashi are knocked after a double clothesline.
We have a quadruple slapping exchange in the center of the ring. Ospreay goes for the OsCutter, but Scrull counters with the CrossFace Chicken Wing. Kushida attacks Takahashi from behind. Kushida goes for The Back To The Future, but Takahashi counters with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex that sends Kushida crashing back first into the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi slaps Kushida in the face. Ospreay lands three Cheeky Nandos Kicks. Ospreay goes for another Shooting Star Press, but Scrull counters with an Ace Crusher in mid-air. Scrull connects with the Modified Ushigoroshi. Scrull hits Opsreay with The OsCutter for a two count. Scrull is dislocating the fingers of Takahashi.
Kushida with the Avalanche Cross ArmBreaker to Ospreay. Ospreay creates distance with a Buckle Bomb. Scrull throws powder into Kushida eyes. Kushida levels Scrull with the Back to The Future for a two count. Takahashi with a Massive SunsetFlip PowerBomb to Scrull. Takahashi connects with The Time Bomb for a two count. Takahashi SuperKicks Scrull. Takahashi goes for another Time Bomb, but Scrull counters with the CrossFace Chicken Wing. Ospreay breaks up the submission attempt. Scrull and Ospreay takes out Kushida and Takahashi with a Cavalcade of SuperKicks. Ospreay goes for the OsCutter, but Takahashi counters with a TombStone. Takahashi tosses Scrull out of the ring.
Takahashi lands a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi with a Death Valley Driver to Scrull on the ring apron. Kushida responds with The SunsetFlip PowerBomb. Ospreay continues the sequence with a Double Shooting Star Press to the outside. Ospreay follows that with the Inverted 450 Splash for a two count. Takahashi clotheslines Ospreay. Takahashi drops Ospreay with The Time Bomb for a two count as Scrull drags the referee out of the ring. Scrull hits Takahashi and Kushida with the umbrella. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly to Scrull. Ospreay plants Scrull with The OsCutter to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Jay White For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. White backs Tanahashi into the turnbuckles. Tanahashi lands a deep arm-drag. Tanahashi applies an arm-bar. White responds with a head scissors leg lock. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Tanahashi transitions into a hammer lock. Tanahashi goes back to the arm-bar. White reverses the hold. Tanahashi drops White with a Running Haymaker. Tanahashi with a forearm smash that knocks White off the ring apron. Tanahashi goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but White ducks out of the way. White is targeting the injured knee of Tanahashi.
White uppercuts Tanahashi. White wraps Tanahashi leg around the steel guard rail. White rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. White with a Running European Uppercut. White follows that with a Snap Saito Suplex for a two count. White continues to hyperextend the knee of Tanahashi. White applies a Modified Indian Death Lock. White wants to see the ace. Tanahashi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. White and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots.
Tanahashi hits the Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi delivers his lighting quick offense. Tanahashi with a Side Russian Leg Sweep to White. Tanahashi follows that with a bodyslam. Tanahashi lands a SomerSault Senton for a two count. White kicks the back of Tanahashi knee. Tanahashi drives White back first into the turnbuckle pad. Tanahashi connects with two Leg Trapped Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Tanahashi decks White with the High Fly Flow on the outside. White dishes out a knife edge chop. White with a DeadLift German Suplex to Tanahashi. White follows that with a Vertical Suplex on the apron. White is mauling Tanahashi with clubbing knee strikes in the corner.
Tanahashi slaps White in the face. White responds with a Vertical Suplex that sends Tanahashi crashing into the turnbuckle pad. White with a Saito Suplex to Tanahashi. White follows that with a Running Death Valley Driver for a two count. White and Tanahashi are fighting for position on the top rope. Tanahashi connects with an Avalanche Twist and Shout. Tanahashi follows that with two SlingBlades for a two count. Tanahashi lands the High Fly Flow. Tanahashi goes for another High Fly Flow, but White ducks out of the way. White repeatedly drives his elbow across the jaw of Tanahashi. White hits the Kiwi Krusher for a two count. White goes for The BladeRunner, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi plants White with two High Fly Flows to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall
Eight Match: Kenny Omega (c) w/The Young Bucks vs. Chris Jericho in a No DQ Match For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
Jericho attacks Omega before the bell rings. The Young Boys and Red Shoes are trying to calm Jericho down. Jericho and Omega are engaging in rockers punches. Omega ducks a clothesline from Jericho. Omega drops Jericho with a Big Boot. Omega transitions into a ground and pound attack. Omega with two knife edge chops to Jericho. Jericho rakes the eyes of Omega. Jericho kicks Omega in the ribs. Jericho is lighting Omega’s chest. Omega goes for a Hurricanrana, but Jericho counters with the Walls of Jericho. Omega crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Omega uses right leg to create distance. Omega tosses Jericho out of the ring.
Omega goes for a Baseball Slide Dropkick, but Jericho blocks it. Omega kicks Jericho into the steel guard rail. Omega with a Baseball Slide Dropkick that sends Jericho tumbling over the announce table. Omega goes for a SpringBoard FrogSplash, but Jericho ducks out of the way. Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho in the media area. Jericho attack Red Shoes. Jericho puts Red Shoes son in the Lion Tamer. Omega breaks the submission hold. Omega with a clubbing blow to the back of Jericho. Omega hits Jericho with the tv monitor. Jericho throws a table at Omega.
Omega bodyslams Jericho on the floor. Omega lands a Flying Double Stomp off the steel guard rail. Back to the ringside area, Jericho hits the SlingShot Vertical Suplex. Both men avoids the referee’s twenty count. Omega bounces Jericho’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Jericho regains momentum with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Jericho talks smack to Masahiro Chono. Jericho PowerBombs Omega on the floor. Jericho brings two steel chairs into the ring. Jericho is taunting the Tokyo Crowd with a camera. Jericho with a Flying Elbow Strike for a two count. Jericho wedges a chair in the corner. Jericho kicks Omega in the gut. Jericho follows that with a Dropkick from the second rope for a two count. Omega repeatedly slaps Jericho in the face.
Omega kicks Jericho in the chest. Jericho responds with a back elbow strike. Jericho connects with a LionSault for a two count. Omega with a Snap Hurricanrana to Jericho. Omega clotheslines Jericho over the top rope. Omega lands a SomerSault Plancha. Omega hits the Kotaro Krusher for a two count. Omega follows that with the Aoi Shoudou. Jericho rolls Omega over for a two count. Omega dishes out a V-Trigger. Omega goes for a Snap Dragon Suplex, but Jericho counters with the Walls of Jericho. Omega sprays Comb Spray into Jericho’s eyes. Jericho shoves the referee. Jericho starts driving Omega’s head into a steel chair. Omega is busted open. Short right hands by Jericho. Jericho and Omega are trading back and forth shots.
Omega rocks Jericho with a V-Trigger. Omega connects with two the Snap Dragon Suplex’s. Omega decks Jericho with a RoundHouse Kick. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Jericho lands back on his feet. Jericho throws a chair at Omega. Jericho is mauling Omega with the chair. Omega with a Standing Dropkick to Jericho. Omega follows that with a Running V-Trigger that sends Jericho crashing through the table on the outside. Omega dishes out three more V-Triggers. Omega connects with a Double Underhook PileDriver for a two count.
Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Jericho counters with the Walls of Jericho. Jericho transitions into the Lion Tamer. Omega finds a way to reach the bottom rope. After two V-Triggers, Omega hits the One Winged Angel for a two count. Jericho goes for a FrankenSteiner, but Omega counters with Snake Eyes. Omega with a Rolling Senton to Jericho. Omega goes for a Second Rope MoonSault, but Jericho ducks out of the way. Jericho connects with the CodeBreaker for a two count. Omega throws a chair at Jericho’s back. Omega plants Jericho with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) w/Gedo vs. Tetsuya Naito For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Okada backs Naito into the ropes. Naito pats Okada in the chest. Naito kicks Okada in the gut. Side Step by Natio. Naito dropkicks the knee of Okada. Okada leapfrogs over Naito. Naito SomerSaults over Okada. Naito and Okada continues to run the ropes. Okada misses on a Running Senton. Okada and Naito trades back and forth arm-drags. Naito ducks a clothesline from Okada. Naito dodges his signature pose in the center of the ring. Naito is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Okada is putting the boots to Naito as he re-enters the ring.
Naito with a Hip Lock to Okada. Naito follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Naito goes for a Tornado DDT, but Okada blocks it. Okada with a Standing Dropkick that sends Naito crashing to the outside. Okada whips Naito back first across the turnbuckles. Okada delivers a Big Boot. Naito responds with a neck breaker on the steel guard rail. Okada gets back into the ring at the count of fifteen. Naito lands another neck breaker on the ring apron. Naito with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Naito continues to target the injured neck of Okada. Naito is mauling Okada in the corner.
Okada dishes out a flurry of forearm shivers. Naito with a Basement Dropkick to the back of Okada’s neck. Naito connects with the Rebound Dropkick. Naito follows that with his fourth neck breaker of the match for a two count. Naito applies a Cravate. Okada kicks Naito in the jaw. Okada drops Naito with a DDT. Okada with a forearm/back elbow combination to Naito. Naito rolls himself out of the ring. Okada clotheslines Naito on the floor. Okada levels Naito with a IEDDT. Okada rolls Naito back into the ring. Okada goes for a Leaping Back Elbow Strike, but Naito ducks out of the way. Naito drives his knee to the back of Okada’s neck. Naito with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Naito goes for Gloria, but Okada lands back on his feet.
Okada connects with a FlapJack. Okada follows that with a Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada with a Flying Elbow Drop to Naito. Okada does the Rain Maker Pose. Okada applies the Cobra Clutch. Naito goes for a Satellite DDT, but Okada counters with the Cobra Clutch. Naito crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Naito drops Okada with a leg sweep. The Running Hangman’s Neck Breaker by Naito.
Naito with the Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana for a two count. Naito connects with Gloria. Naito goes for Star Dust Press, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada and Naito are trading back and forth shots. Okada decks Naito with a Big Boot. Naito responds with a Pele Kick. Okada rocks Naito with a Basement Dropkick. Okada with a Running Forearm Smash for a two count. Naito and Okada are fighting for position on the top rope.
Okada sends Naito crashing to the canvas. Okada goes for a Diving Senton, but Naito ducks out of the way. Naito bodyslams Okada. Okada uses his strength to hit the deadlift german suplex. Okada connects with a Rain Maker for a two count. Okada is talking smack to Naito. Okada goes for a TombStone, but Naito lands back on his feet. Okada dodges the step up enzuigiri.
Naito uses The Destino to fight out of the Cobra Clutch. Okada and Natio are in a middle of a long forearm exchange. Naito slaps at Okada in the face. Okada goes for a Reverse NeckBreaker, but Naito counters with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Naito goes for Destino, but Okada counters with a Rain Maker. Naito responds with The Destino for a two count. Okada dropkicks Naito. Okada turns a Destino into a Jumping Tombstone PileDriver. Okada plants Naito with the Rain Maker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall