NJPW The New Beginning In Osaka
February 10, 2018
Osaka Prefectural Gym
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First Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Katsuya Kitamura
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kitamura fights out of the Waist Lock. Nagata backs Kitamura into the ropes. Kitamura is flexing his pecks. Nagata applies a side head lock. Nagata goes for a shoulder tackle, but Kitamura stands still. Nagata kicks Kitamura in the gut. Kitamura responds with a shoulder tackle. Kitamura bodyslams Nagata. Kitamura applies a front facelock. Nagata with a stiff forearm smash to Kitamura. Nagata drop toe holds Kitamura into the canvas. Nagata applies an arm-bar. Kitamura crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Nagata is putting the boots to Kitamura in the corner.
Nagata and Kitamura are trading back and forth shots. Nagata is targeting the left hamstring of Kitamura. Nagata fires off a buzzsaw kick. Nagata is wearing down Kitamura with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kitamura explodes out of the corner with a Running Shoulder Block. Kitamura follows that with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Kitamura goes for a Spear, but Nagata counters with a Big Boot. Kitamura with a Gut Wrench Suplex for a two count. Kitamura PowerSlams Nagata for a two count. Kitamura locks in the Torture Rack. Nagata lands back on his feet. Kitamura blocks The Sleeper Hold.
Following a intense slapping exchange, Nagata dishes out Two Running Boots. Kitamura PowerBombs Nagata for a two count. Kitamura connects with The Spear for a two count. Kitamura goes for a Jack Hammer, but Nagata counters with The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Kitamura desperately places his hand on the bottom rope. Nagata with a Step Up Knee Strike to Kitamura. Nagata follows that with The Exploder Suplex. Nagata delivers The PK for a two count. Kitamura blocks The Saito Suplex. Kitamura is lighting Nagata’s chest. Nagata levels Kitamura with a Nasty Palm Strike. Nagata lands a Spinning Heel Kick. Nagata plants Kitamura with The Saito Suplex to pickup the victory.
Winner: Yuji Nagata via Pinfall
Second Match: Roppongi 3K w/Rocky Romero vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Sho and Desperado will start things off. Suzuki Gun quickly double teams Sho. Sho dodges a Running Back Elbow Strike from Desperado. Sho Spears Kanemaru. Yoh is putting the boots to Depserado in the corner. Desperado fires off a knife edge chop. Yoh responds with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Sho follows that with a Clothesline. Rocky Romero is talking smack to Desperado. Kanemaru drags Sho out of the ring. Kanemaru is ramming Sho’s injured back around the ringside area. Kanemaru with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the floor. Sho gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen.
Desperado with the cover for a two count. Suzuki Gun with a Double Back Body Drop for a two count. Kanemaru locks in the Camel Clutch. Kanemaru bodyslams Sho. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Sho is sent crashing into the turnbuckle pad. Desperado with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Desperado stomps on Sho’s back. Desperado is ramming Sho’s head across the canvas. Desperado locks in The Reverse Gory Special. Sho creates distance with a deep arm-drag. Sho with a Vertical Suplex to Desperado. Sho tags in Yoh.
Yoh delivers two dropkicks. Desperado rakes the eyes of Yoh. Yoh fights off the tandem offense from Suzuki Gun. Yoh drops Kanemaru with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yoh kicks Desperado in the chest. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Yoh takes down Desperado with a Spinning Forearm Smash. Yoh decks Desperado with an enzuigiri from the ring apron. Yoh drives his shoulder into the midsection of Desperado. Yoh connects with a SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Yoh thrust kicks the gut of Desperado. Desperado responds with a SpineBuster. Desperado tags in Kanemaru.
Kanemaru with a Corner Clothesline to Yoh. Kanemaru goes for a Back Body Drop, but Yoh lands back on his feet. Yoh dropkicks Kanemaru. Yoh makes the tag to Sho. Sho fires up with his lighting quick offense. Sho’s back gives out. Kanemaru decks Sho with a Back Elbow Strike. R3K responds with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Sho connects with a BackStabber. Yoh follows that with a Single Leg Dropkick. Sho with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count.
Yoh tosses Desperado out of the ring. R3K goes for The 3K, but Desperado Spears Yoh. Desperado drops Sho with a European Uppercut. Desperado sends Yoh crashing into the steel guard rail. Kanemaru with a SuperPlex for a two count. Kanemaru locks in The Boston Crab. Desperado is choking Yoh with a chair behind the referee’s back. Kanemaru transitions into The Lion Tamer which forces Sho tap out. After the match, Suzuki Gun beats down Romero.
Winner: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Submission
Third Match: Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Taka Michinoku and Taichi vs. Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin, Kushida and Ryusuke Taguchi
Makabe attacks Suzuki before the bell rings. Makabe is choking Suzuki on the middle rope. Makabe and Suzuki are exchanging clubbing forearm smashes. Makabe dodges a Big Boot from Suzuki. Makabe tells Suzuki to bring it. Makabe tags in Taguchi. Suzuki knocks Makabe off the ring apron. Suzuki and Makabe are brawling on the outside. Taguchi with rapid fire forearm shivers to Michinoku. Michinoku pokes Kushida in the eye. Kushida responds with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a CartWheel Dropkick. Taichi kicks Kushida in the gut. Kushida levels Taichi with a HandSpring BackElbow Strike. Makabe sends Suzuki crashing into the steel guard rail.
Taguchi with multiple hip attacks to Taichi. Iizuka hits Taguchi in the back with a folding chair. Iizuka and Elgin are brawling in the Osaka Crowd. Taichi is choking Taguchi with a cable chord. Suzuki kicks Makabe in the ribs. Taichi hits Taguchi with the bell hammer. Taichi with a Corner Clothesline. Taichi rips off his pants. Taguchi dodges a buzzsaw kick from Taichi. Taguchi decks Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki with a nasty liver punch to Elgin. Taichi tags in Iizuka. Iizuka bites the back of Taguchi’s head. Iizuka is putting the boots to Taguchi in the corner. Taguchi creates distance with a back elbow strike. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Iizuka ducks out of the way. Iizuka bites the back side of Taguchi. Taguchi finally delivers The Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Elgin.
Elgin with a Corner Clothesline to Iizuka. Elgin follows that with a Double Vertical Suplex to Taichi and Michinoku. Elgin rocks Iizuka with a Nasty Forearm Smash. Elgin with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Elgin with short-arm lariats to Iizuka. Taichi kicks Elgin in the back. Elgin responds with a Bicycle Kick which sends Taichi crashing to the outside. Elgin bites the forehead of Iizuka. Iizua levels Elgin with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Makabe and Suzuki are tagged in.
Makabe with a Corner Lariat to Suzuki. Makabe transitions into the Corner Mount. Makabe with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Makabe eats back elbow strikes from Suzuki. Makabe bodyslams Suzuki. Suzuki is trying to wear down Makabe with forearm shivers. Following a snap mare takeover, Makabe blocks The PK. Makabe and Suzuki are currently in another long forearm exchange. Suzuki locks in The Rear Naked Choke. Suzuki tags in Michinoku. Suzuki Gun clears the ring. Referee gets in Suzuki’s way. Michinoku with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Iizuka brings out The Iron Glove. Makabe clotheslines Michinoku. Makabe dumps Michinoku on the canvas. Makabe lands The King Kong Knee Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin, Kushida and Ryusuke Taguchi via Pinfall
Fourth Match: David Finlay, Juice Robinson and Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Jay White and Toru Yano
Yano and Robinson will start things off. Yano rips off a turnbuckle pad. Robinson delivers the Airplane Spin. Robinson dumps Yano on the canvas. Finlay decks Yano with a haymaker from the ring apron. Ishii drops Robinson with a shoulder tackle. Now Ishii and Henare are throwing forearms at each other. Henare HeadButts Ishii. Henare follows that with a Lariat. Finlay with a Spinning European Uppercut to White. Robinson continues the sequence with a Running Senton. Robinson with Juice Jabs to Yano. White thrust kicks the midsection of Robinson. White whips Robinson shoulder first to steel ring post.
Yano tags in Ishii. Ishii with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Ishii is lighting up Robinson’s chest in the corner. Robinson staggers Ishii with a Throat Chop. Ishii dodges a leg lariat from Robinson. Robinson takes down Ishii with a Running Lariat. Ishii tags in White. White goes for a Back Body Drop, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson connects with a FlapJack on the exposed steel. Robinson drops White with a Leg Lariat. Robinson tags in Finlay.
Finlay with forearm shivers to White. White responds with a knife edge chop. Finlay leapfrogs over White. Finlay dropkicks White. Finlay wears down White with multiple European Uppercuts. White regains momentum with a Snap Vertical Suplex. White decks Finlay with a Back Elbow Strike. Finlay connects with a Uranage BackBreaker. Finlay tags in Henare. Henare with a SpineBuster for a two count.
Yano attacks Henare. Robinson with a Double NeckBreaker to Yano and Ishii. Taguchi Japan are triple teaming White. Robinson and Finlay with a Side Russian Leg Sweep/Running Knee Combination. Henare lands a Flying Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Henare HeadButts White. White fires back with his lighting quick offense. White plants Henare with The Blade Runner. White with Crucifix Elbow Smashes which forces the referee to stop this match.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Jay White and Toru Yano via Referee Stoppage
Fifth Match: Bushi vs. Gedo
Gedo and Bushi are brawling on the stage before the bell rings. Gedo whips Bushi back first to the steel guard rail. Gedo rolls Bushi back into the ring. Gedo drops Bushi with a big haymaker. Bushi chops Gedo’s beard. Referee snatches the clippers away from Bushi. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Gedo. Bushi goes back to attack Gedo’s beard. Bushi decks Gedo with a DDT on the second rope. Bushi starts choking Gedo with his t-shirt. Bushi is mauling Gedo on the outside.
Bushi locks in the STF. Gedo crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Gedo drops Bushi with a FlatLiner. Gedo gets Bushi trapped in the CrossFace. Gedo is trying to rip off Bushi’s mask. Gedo with multiple haymakers to Bushi. Gedo is tying Bushi’s mask on the top rope. Gedo slaps Bushi in the face. Gedo wants Bushi to bring it. Bushi is having hard time breaking out of this knot. Shota Umino helps Bushi escape the knot. Bushi lands a Missile Dropkick. Bushi follows that with a Suicide Dive. Bushi with a Double Knee Strike to Gedo.
Bushi connects with a Spinning NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi dives over the referee. Gedo with the inside cradle for a two count. Bushi decks Gedo with a Rolling Kick. Gedo shoves Bushi into the referee. Gedo negates the green mist from Bushi. Gedo delivers a low blow behind the referee’s back. Gedo SuperKicks Bushi for a two count. Bushi counters The Gedo Clutch for a two count. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi follows that with a CodeBreaker for a two count. Bushi plants Gedo with MX to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bushi via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yoshi Hashi
Hashi attacks Naito before the bell rings. Hashi with a clubbing blow to the back of Naito. Hashi mocks Naito in the center of the ring. Hashi knocks Naito off the ring apron. Hashi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Hashi rolls Naito back into the ring. Naito kicks Hashi in the gut. Naito repeatedly whips Hashi into the steel guard rail. Naito delivers Two NeckBreakers for a two count. Naito applies an Cravate. Naito is putting the boots to Hashi. Naito spits at Hashi. Hashi fires back with forearm shivers. Naito rakes the eyes of Hashi. Hashi blocks The Satellite DDT. Hashi with a Basement Dropkick to Naito. Hashi drops Naito with a DDT.
Hashi with a knife edge chop to Naito. Hashi follows that with The Bunker Buster. Hashi is mauling Naito in the corner. Hashi lays Naito flat on the top rope. Hashi connects with the Running Basement Dropkick for a two count. Naito blocks the Vertical Suplex. Naito drives his knee to the back of Hashi’s neck. Naito with a Sliding Dropkick. Naito gets Hashi tied in the tree of woe. Naito with a Draping Knee Breaker for a two count. Naito is wearing Hashi down with multiple back elbow strikes. Hashi dodges a leg sweep from Naito. Hashi with a Basement Dropkick which sends Naito crashing to the outside.
Hashi lands a SomerSault Plancha. Hashi delivers a NeckBreaker on the ramp. Hashi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Hashi connects with The Flying Bunker Buster for a two count. Hashi applies The ButterFly Lock. Naito regains momentum with a Tornado DDT. Naito with a SlingShot Dropkick. Naito follows that with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Hashi chops Naito in the chest. Naito responds with a Flying Forearm Smash.
Naito goes for Destino, but Hashi counters with a PowerSlam. Following a long slapping exchange, Hashi SuperKicks Naito. Hashi with The Western Lariat for a two count. Hashi connects with a Running SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Hashi goes back to The ButterFly Lock. Naito reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Hashi goes for Karma, but Naito blocks it.
Naito slaps Hashi in the face. Naito with a Release German Suplex to Hashi. Naito side steps Hashi into the turnbuckle pad. Naito delivers a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito with an Avalanche Hurricanrana. Naito drops Hashi with a Rolling Kick. Naito follows that with a Dragon Suplex. Hashi responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Hashi goes for a Western Lariat, but Naito counters with Two Destino’s to pickup the victory. After the match, Taichi attacks Naito on the stage. Taichi is choking Naito with the microphone stand.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Ospreay starts things off with a Running Bicycle Kick. Ospreay and Takahashi are throwing rapid fire forearms at each other. Ospreay with a Spinning Heel Kick to the chest of Takahashi. Takahashi goes for a HeadScissors TakeOver, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Takahashi dodges the Basement Dropkick from Ospreay. Takahashi finally hits The HeadScissors TakeOver. Takahashi tells Ospreay to bring it. Ospreay misses on a Standing Shooting Star Press. Takahashi dodges a leg lariat from Ospreay. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Ospreay takes down Takahashi with a Flying HeadScissors. Ospreay goes for The Sasuke Special, but Takahashi connects with a German Suplex on the floor.
Takahashi dishes out a knife edge chop. Takahashi with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex which sends Opsreay crashing into the steel guard rail. Takahashi continues to throw Ospreay around the ringside area. Takahashi rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Takahashi is ramming his knee across Ospreay’s face. Takahashi levels Ospreay with two knife edge chops for a one count. Takahashi whips Ospreay sternum first to the ropes. Takahashi with a Running Basement Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi shoves Ospreay. Ospreay responds with a forearm smash. Takahashi slaps Ospreay in the chest. Takahashi with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Takahashi applies a Leg Scissors Leg Lock.
Takahashi fights out of the Electric Chair Position. Takahashi with a Corner Clothesline to Ospreay. Ospreay responds with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ospreay decks Takahashi with a Jaw Breaker. Ospreay follows that with a Running European Uppercut. Ospreay creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay follows that with a 619. Takahashi goes for The Avalanche Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Ospreay blocks it. Ospreay levels Takahashi with a Bicycle Kick. Ospreay with a Phenomenal Forearm off the steel guard rail. Ospreay connects with Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Ospreay goes for Bloody Sunday, but Takahashi counters with a knee strike.
Takahashi kicks Ospreay in the gut. Takahashi goes for another Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex, but Ospreay lands on his second rope. Ospreay with a Spinning Corkscrew Splash for a two count. Takahashi blocks the Romero Special. Takahashi with a PopUp PowerBomb to Ospreay. Ospreay responds with a Stunner. Ospreay goes for a HandSpring Enzuigiri, but Takahashi counters with a DeadLift German Suplex. Ospreay kicks Takahashi in the jaw. Takahashi inadvertently takes out Red Shoes. Takahashi clotheslines Ospreay on the apron. Takahashi delivers an Avalanche Sunset Flip PowerBomb. Takahashi tells Red Shoes to stop counting. Takahashi lands a Top Rope Senton.
Takahashi rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Takahashi connects with The Time Bomb for a two count. Takahashi goes for another Time Bomb, but Ospreay blocks it. Ospreay Thrust Kicks the back of Takahashi’s head. Takahashi responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Takahashi with a Corner Clothesline to Ospreay. Ospreay negates the Avalanche Wheel Barrow Driver from Takahashi. Ospreay dumps Takahashi’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Ospreay connects with the Essex Destroyer. Ospreay follows that with The Implosion 450 for a two count. Ospreay delivers the Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Takahashi counters with a Diving NeckBreaker.
Takahashi and Ospreay are trading back and forth shots. Takahashi repeatedly slaps Ospreay in the chest. Ospreay decks Takahashi with The Cheeky Nandos Kick. Ospreay with an Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana for a one count. Ospreay levels Takahashi with a Leg Lariat. Takahashi responds with Two SuperKicks. Ospreay goes for The Time Bomb, but Takahashi counters with the Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Ospreay is raining more elbow strikes. Ospreay fights out of the fireman’s carry position.
Ospreay Thrust Kicks Takahashi. Ospreay follows that with a Dragon Suplex. Takahashi immediately gets back on his feet. Takahashi turns an OsCutter into a German Suplex. Ospreay responds with a Standing Spanish Fly. Ospreay lays Takahashi flat on the top rope. Ospreay lands a SpringBoard Shooting Star Press. Ospreay connects with Bloody Sunday for a two count. Ospreay drops Takahashi with The BeHeading. Ospreay plants Takahashi with The OsCutter to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay via Pinfall
Eight Match: Hirooki Goto (c) vs. EVIL For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship
EVIL kicks Goto in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. Goto reverses the hold. EVIL and Goto starts running into each other. Goto drops EVIL with a shoulder tackle. Following snap mare takeover, Goto kicks EVIL in the back. Goto drives his elbow to the back of EVIL’s neck. Goto with an Elbow Knockdown for a one count. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto repeatedly slaps EVIL in the chest. EVIL explodes out of the corner with a Big Lariat. Goto is trying to regain his composure on the outside. EVIL sends Goto back first to the steel guard rail. EVIL wraps a chair around Goto’s neck. EVIL whips Goto throat first across the steel ring post.
EVIL rolls Goto back into the ring. EVIL applies a rear chin lock. EVIL with a Side Walk Slam for a two count. EVIL lightly kicks Goto in the face. Goto with Open Hand Chops to EVIL. EVIL responds with a Knife Edge Chop/Senton Combination for a two count. EVIL sends Goto to the corner. Goto kicks EVIL in the jaw. EVIL blocks the buzzsaw kick. Goto with a Running Lariat to EVIL. Goto dishes out multiple forearm smashes. Goto decks EVIL with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto goes for a Ushigoroshi, but EVIL lands back on his feet.
Following a standing switch exchange, EVIL eats a back elbow strike from Goto. EVIL uses the referee to Thrust Kick the left hamstring of Goto. EVIL delivers a Corner Clothesline. EVIL connects with a Running BullDog for a two count. Goto blocks Darkness Falls. Goto applies a Sleeper Hold on the ring apron. EVIL with a Running Lariat which sends Goto crashing to the outside. EVIL stacks three chairs on top of each other. EVIL knocks down the referee. Goto kicks EVIL in the gut. Goto with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the folding chairs.
Goto rolls EVIL back into the ring. Goto drops EVIL with a Corner Clothesline. Goto is mauling EVIL in the corner. Goto with Buzzsaw Kicks across the chest of EVIL. Goto places EVIL on the top turnbuckle. EVIL rakes the eyes of Goto. EVIL shoves Goto into the referee. EVIL levels Goto with a Big Boot. EVIL is strangling Goto with a foreign object. EVIL goes for a Western Lariat, but Goto counters with The Ushigoroshi.
Goto decks EVIL with a Buzzsaw Kick. EVIL responds with a High Knee Strike. EVIL connects with the Fisherman’s Buster. Goto and EVIL are trading back and forth lariats. EVIL with Darkness Falls for a two count. Goto blocks the STO. EVIL delivers a German Suplex. EVIL follows that with a Big Lariat for a two count. EVIL with a Discus Forearm Smash to Goto. Goto responds with a HeadButt. Goto with The Draping GTR for a two count. Both men desperately fights out of each other’s signature moves. Goto finally plants EVIL with The GTR to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Hirooki Goto via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Sanada For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Quick test of strength. Sanada applies a side headlock. Okada turns Sanada over for a one count. Okada applies a hammer lock. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada applies a wrist lock. Sanada reverses the hold. Okada now has wrist control. Sanada with a wrist lock takedown to Okada. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Okada applies a top wrist lock. Okada transitions into a side headlock. Okada drops Sanada with a shoulder tackle. Okada follows that with a High Hip Lock. Okada decks Sanada with a straight right hand in mid-air. Sanada drives Okada back first to the steel ring post. Sanada connects with a Flying BullDog off the ring apron.
Sanada tosses Okada out of the ring. Sanada levels Okada with a PileDriver on the ramp. Okada gets back in the ring at the count of thirteen. Sanada applies an Cravate. Okada creates distance with multiple bodyshots. Sanada drops Okada with a Back Elbow Strike. Sanada lands a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Sanada follows through with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Sanada stomps on Okada’s chest. Sanada connects with his second PileDriver for a two count.
Sanada goes back to the rear chin lock. Okada gets back to a vertical base. Okada with Sledge Hammer Strikes to the midsection of Sanada. Okada follows that with Forearm Shivers. Okada hits The FlapJack. Okada bring his lighting quick offense to Sanada. Okada drops Sanada with a DDT for a two count. Okada ascends to the top turnbuckle. Sanada dishes out a Biel Throw. Okada with a SpringBoard Dropkick which sends Sanada crashing to the outside. Okada levels Sanada with a Helluva Kick. Okada follows that with a Draping DDT on the floor.
Okada rolls Sanada back into the ring. Okada lightly kicks Sanada in the face. That leads us to a long forearm exchange. Okada connects with a Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada lands The Elbow Drop. Okada proceeds to deliver the Rain Maker Pose. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada counters with a High Angle Saito Suplex. Sanada fights out of the TombStone. Okada rocks Sanada with a Forearm Smash. Sanada leapfrogs over Okada. Sanada dropkicks Okada out of the ring. Sanada follows that with Two SlingShot Crossbody Blocks. Sanada with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count.
Okada staggers Sanada with a Big Boot. Okada goes for a German Suplex, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada floats over into The Dragon Sleeper. Okada rolls Sanada over for a two count. Sanada dodges a dropkick from Okada. Sanada locks in Skull End. Okada reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Now Sanada is kicking Okada in the head. Sanada uppercuts Okada. Sanada connects with The TKO for a two count. Okada regains momentum with the Cobra Clutch. Sanada kicks Okada in the jaw. Sanada gets Okada trapped in Skull End. Okada desperately finds a way to break the submission.
Sanada dumps Okada on the canvas. Sanada goes for a MoonSault, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada creates distance with a Big Boot. Okada blocks the Full Nelson Lock. Sanada delivers a Tiger Suplex for a two count. Sanada is trying to wear down Okada on the top rope. Sanada with an Avalanche SlingBlade for a two count. Okada slips out of Skull End. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada counters with a Rain Maker of his own for a two count.
Okada responds with Skull End. Okada dishes out two dropkicks. Okada follows that with The TombStone PileDriver. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada lands a MoonSault for a two count. Sanada goes for another MoonSault, but Okada gets his knees up in the air. Okada delivers Two Rain Makers. Okada hits a German Suplex. Sanada goes for Skull End, but Okada counters with The Jumping TombStone PileDriver. Okada plants Sanada with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall