NJPW Honor Rising Night 2
February 24, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: The Beer City Bruiser vs. Toa Henare
Bruiser is talking smack to Henare before the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Henare applies a side headlock. Bruiser wants to fight. Henare shoves Bruiser. Henare applies a waist lock. Bruiser slaps Henrae in the face. Bruiser is putting the boots to Henare in the corner. Bruiser and Henare are trading back and forth chops. Henare ducks a clothesline from Bruiser. Bruiser dodges a Running Shoulder Block from Henare. Bruiser wants to the Korakuen Crowd to shut up. Bruiser delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Henare.
Bruiser repeatedly bounces Henare’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Henare is pissed. Henare fires up with a series of forearm smashes. Henare HeadButts Bruiser. Henare follows that with a Body Avalanche. Henare goes for a Samoan Drop, but Bruiser lands back on his feet. Henare drops Bruiser with a Running Shoulder Block for a two count. Henare lands a Flying Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Henare is trying to wear down Bruiser with multiple lariats. Bruiser decks Henare with a Spike DDT. Bruiser connects with a Frog Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Beer City Bruiser via Pinfall
Second Match: Hikuleo, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi vs. David Finlay, Juice Robinson and Jay Lethal in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Bullet Club attacks Lethal, Robinson and Finlay before the bell rings. Takahashi kicks Lethal in the gut. Owens with the cover on Finlay for a two count. Owens delivers a straight right hand. Finlay responds with a Back Elbow Smash. Lethal goes for a SlingShot Tornado DDT, but Owens blocks it. Owens kicks Finlay in the gut. Robinson rams his shoulders into the midsection of Owens. Robinson takes down Owens with a SlingShot Shoulder Block. Robinson tags in Lethal. Lethal with a BackBreaker for a two count. Lethal bounces Owens head on the top turnbuckle. Owens is on the receiving end of a Double Suplex. Finlay follows that with a Senton Splash for a two count. Owens pokes Finlay in the eyes. Takahashi trips Finlay from the outside.
Owens SuperKicks Robinson. Hikuleo drops Lethal with a Big Boot. Takahashi sends Finlay crashing ribs first into the steel guard rail. Hikuleo rolls Finlay back into the ring. Takahashi levels Finlay with multiple haymakers. Takahashi lands The Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi hits The Sliding Dropkick for a one count. Takahashi tags in Owens. Owens mocks Robinson with Juice Jabs. Owens rams Finlay’s face into Takahashi’s boot. Owens tags in Hikuleo. Hikuleo runs Finlay with a Corner Clothesline. Hikuleo with a Running PowerSlam for a two count. Finlay is trying to create distance, but it doesn’t last long.
Stereo Dropkicks from Finlay and Robinson. Finlay and Robinson connects with a Double Flapjack. Finlay tags in Lethal. Lethal throws Owens out of the ring. Lethal clotheslines Takahashi. Lethal fires up with Two Suicide Dives. Lethal is throwing forearm shivers at Hikuleo. Hikuelo responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Robinson with a Leg Lariat to Hikuleo. Hikuleo drops Robinson with a FlatLiner. Finlay lands a Missile Dropkick. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Finlay. Owens follows that with a Running Knee Strike.
The Bullet Club hits their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination. Owens Inadvertently SuperKicks Takahashi. Lethal connects with The Lethal Injection. Hikuleo goes for a ChokeSlam, but Lethal lands back on his feet. Robinson clocks Hikuleo with a Nasty Forearm Smash. Finlay follows that with a Stunner. Robinson continues the sequence with Pulp Friction. Lethal plants Hikuleo with Hail To The King to pickup the victory.
Winner: David Finlay, Juice Robinson and Jay Lethal via Pinfall
Third Match: Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Flip Gordon
Gordon and Takahashi will start things off. Takahashi kicks Gordon in the gut. Takahashi applies a wrist lock. Gordon reverses the hold. Gordon finds a unique way to create separation. Gordon drops Takahashi with a Shoulder Tackle. Gordon handstands over Takahashi. Gordon hits The Head Scissors TakeOver. Takahashi rolls himself out of the ring. Bushi attacks Gordon from behind. Takahashi throws Gordon out of the ring. Takahashi throws Gordon back first across the turnbuckles. Gordon and Takahashi are brawling in the crowd. Takahashi stomps on Gordon’s back. Bushi sends Taguchi face first to a wall. Takahashi fires off a knife edge chop. Gordon gets back in the ring at the count of fifteen.
Takahashi with the lateral press for a two count. Takahashi is targeting the injured knee of Gordon. Takahashi tags in Bushi. Bushi drives Gordon’s knee to the canvas for a two count. Bushi is choking Gordon with his t-shirt. Tiger Hattori is yelling at Bushi. Bushi dodges a leg lariat from Gordon. Gordon drops Bushi with a Pele Kick. Gordon tags in Taguchi. It’s a Hip Attack Party in Korakuen Hall. Taguchi with a DDT/NeckBreaker Combination to Bushi and Takahashi. Taguchi dishes out Two Vertical Suplex’s. Taguchi locks in the Ankle Lock. Taguchi with The La Magistral for a two count. Taguchi goes for Dodon, but Bushi blocks it. Taguchi thrust kicks the midsection of Bushi. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Bushi counters with an Atomic Drop.
Bushi decks Taguchi with a Rebound Kick. Bushi tags in Takahashi. Taguchi drops Takahashi with a Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Gordon. Gordon lands a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Gordon follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Gordon rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Gordon goes for The 450 Splash, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gordon hits The SpringBoard CorkScrew Stunner.
Takahashi side steps Gordon into the turnbuckles. Bushi with a Double Knee Strike to Gordon. Stereo Basement Dropkicks from LIJ. Bushi sides steps Taguchi out of the ring. Gordon is trying to negate the tandem offense from LIJ. Gordon eats Stereo SuperKicks. Bushi takes out Taguchi with a Suicide Dive. Takahashi connects with a Running Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckles. Takahashi goes for The Time Bomb, but Gordon rolls him over for a two count. Bushi SunsetFlips Gordon into a German Suplex from Takahashi. LIJ plants Gordon with The Doomsday MX to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Bad Luck Fale & The Guerrillas Of Destiny (c) vs. Cheeseburger, Delirious and Jushin Thunder Liger For The NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
Fale attacks Cheeseburger before the bell rings. A pier six brawl breaks out around the ringside area. Loa throws Delirious out of the ring. Tonga bounces Liger’s head on the ring apron. Cheeseburger is trying to crawl away from Fale. Delirious attacks Fale from behind. Cheeseburger locks in The Sleeper Hold. Fale drops Delirious and Liger with Two Shoulder Tackles. Fale Hip Tosses Cheeseburger. Fale goes for a Elbow Drop, but Cheeseburger ducks out of the way. Cheeseburger tags in Liger. Liger is trying to wear down Fale with multiple Shotei’s. Fale runs through Liger and Cheeseburger with a Double Shoulder Tackle. Fale tags in Loa.
Loa drivers Liger back first into the turnbuckles. Loa is mauling Liger in the corner. Loa tags in Tonga. Stereo HeadButts from GOD. Tonga clears the ring. Tonga with a Delayed Vertical Suplex to Cheeseburger. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Liger shoves Fale. Fale is targeting the midsection of Liger. Loa with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Loa HeadButts Liger. Loa knocks Delirious off the ring apron. Liger side steps Loa into the turnbuckles. Loa inadvertently takes out his brother with the Body Avalanche. Liger decks Loa with a Palm Strike. Liger tags in Delirious.
Loa kicks Delirious in the gut. Loa delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Delirious. Delirious fires back with a Back Elbow Smash. Delirious with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Loa. Delirious levels Loa with a Double Throat Thrust. Delirious connects with a Running Crossbody Block. Tong attacks Delirious from behind. Delirious responds with a Corner Clothesline. Delirious side steps Loa into this brother. Delirious rolls Loa over for a two count. Delirious kicks Loa in the gut. Loa connects with a Jack Hammer. Loa tags in Tonga. Tonga dropkicks Delirious. Cheeseburger tags himself in. Cheeseburger is throwing forearms, but it’s having no effect on Tonga.
Cheeseburger ducks a clothesline from Tonga. Cheeseburger hits The HeadScissors TakeOver. Cheeseburger follows that with a Standing Tornado DDT for a two count. Tonga slides under Cheeseburger. Tonga dropkicks Cheeseburger. The Bullet Club are destroying Cheeseburger in the center of the ring. Liger allows Cheeseburger to regain his stamina by throwing Three Shotei’s. Cheeseburger rolls Tonga over for a two count. Cheeseburger with a Basement Dropkick to Tonga. Cheeseburger gets Tonga trapped in The La Magistral for a two count. Tonga goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Cheeseburger counters with a small package for a two count. Cheeseburger goes for The Shotei, but Tonga counters with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Loa sends Delirious crashing to the outside. GOD plants Cheeseburger with Guerrilla Warfare to pickup the victory. After the match, Tonga drops Cheeseburger with The Gun Stun.
Winner: Still NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, Bad Luck Fale & The Guerrillas of Destiny via Pinfall
Fifth Match: The Young Bucks & Hangman Page vs. Chuckie T, Yoshi Hashi and Jay White in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
White is talking smack to Page before the bell rings. Nick Jackson and Taylor will start things off. Taylor with a single leg takedown to Nick. Nick leapfrogs over Taylor. Taylor SomerSaults over Nick. Taylor lands a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Nick slaps Taylor in the chest. Nick delivers a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag of his own. Stereo Boots to the midsection of Taylor. The Young Bucks connects with a PopUp Dropkick. Matt tags in Page. White wants Page to bring it. Following a forearm exchange, Page rakes the eyes of White. White ducks a clothesline from Page. White drops Page with a Running Forearm Smash. White follows that with a series of knife edge chops. White is mauling Page in the corner. White side steps Page into the turnbuckles. White continues to light up the chest of Page.
Page kicks White in the gut. White responds with a Dropkick. White tags in Taylor. Taylor dropkicks Page for a one count. Hashi tags himself in. Hashi hits a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Hashi kicks Page in the back. Page dodges an Axe Handle Strike from White. Page clotheslines Hashi. Page follows that with a Basement Dropkick/Standing MoonSault Combination. The Bucks clears the ring. Matt takes out Taylor with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Page with a Knife Edge Chop to White for a one count. Page bounces White’s head on the top turnbuckle. The Bucks are double teaming White. Page hits a Standing Shooting Star Press. The Bucks shakes the ropes like The Ultimate Warrior.
Matt with the lateral press for a two count. Matt applies a rear chin lock. White gets back to a vertical base. Matt delivers a clubbing blow to the back of White. Matt goes for a Jack Hammer, but White counters with a DDT. White makes the tag to Hashi. Hashi with a Back Elbow Strike to Page. Hashi goes for a BodySlam, but Page lands back on his feet. Page kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi responds with The Bunker Buster. Hashi lays Nick flat on the top rope. Hashi fires off a Draping Basement Dropkick. Hashi follows that with a Running Knife Edge Chop to Page. Hashi with a Draping Basement Dropkick to Page for a two count. Hashi launches Page to the ring apron. Page lays out Hashi with an Inside Out Lariat. Taylor and Nick Jackson are tagged in.
Taylor brings his lighting quick offense. Taylor throws Matt out of the ring. Taylor ducks a clothesline from Nick. Taylor rolls over into a Single Boston Crab. Nick decks Taylor with a RoundHouse Kick. Stereo SuperKicks from The Bucks. Matt connects with The Slice Bread. Nick follows that with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Nick tags in Page. Taylor side steps The Bucks into the turnbuckles. Taylor drops Page with Sole Food. Taylor tags in White. White with a series of knife edge chops to Page. White leapfrogs over Page. White with an Elbow KnockDown. White delivers Two Saito Suplex’s. White follows that with a Running European Uppercut to Page. White Suplex’s Page into the turnbuckles for a two count. Page creates distance with a Big Boot. Page Buckle Bombs White into Stereo Enzuigiris from The Bucks.
Nick SuperKicks Taylor. Page goes for the cover, but White kicks out. Hashi and Taylor has The Bucks perched on two turnbuckles. Page goes for The Rite Of Passage, but White rolls him over for a two count. Page with a Discus Forearm Smash to White. Taylor responds with a Leg Lariat. Matt hits a Double Knee Strike in the corner. Hashi lands an Inside Out Lariat. Hashi goes for a NeckBreaker, but Matt counters with a SuperKick. Nick knocks Taylor off the ring. The Bucks lays out Chaos with Stereo Crossbody Blocks to the outside. Page goes for a SlingShot Lariat, but White counters with a FlatLiner. White follows that with a DeadLift German Suplex. White goes for The Blade Runner, but The Bucks counters with Stereo SuperKicks. Page plants White with The Rite Of Passage to pickup the victory. After the match, Page drops White with The Rite Of Passage on a steel chair.
Winner: The Young Bucks & Hangman Page via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Dalton Castle (c) vs. Beretta vs. Beer City Bruiser in a Triple Threat Match For The ROH World Championship
Jay Lethal joins the commentary team for this match. Beer City Bruiser is trying put himself in this match. Castle is brawling with Bruiser on the floor. Castle bounces Bruiser’s head on the ring apron. Beretta lands a knife edge chop. Castle and Beretta continues to double team Bruiser on the outside. Bruiser fires back with two lariats. Bruiser throws Beretta back first to the steel guard rail. Bruiser talks smack to the Korakuen Hall. Bruiser rolls Castle back into the ring. Castle knocks Bruiser off the ring apron. Castle lands a Suicide Dive. Beretta throws a chair at Bruiser. Beretta launches Castle over the steel guard rail.
Beretta levels Bruiser with three forearm smashes. Beretta lands a Missile Dropkick off the ring apron. Beretta rolls Castle back into the ring. Beretta goes for a Leaping Back Elbow Strike, but Castle counters with a Dead Lift German Suplex. Bruiser dishes out Two Body Avalanches. Bruiser and Castle are trading back and forth shots. Bruiser sends Castle crashing to the outside. Bruiser applies an arm-bar. Bruiser drives Beretta’s injured shoulder to the canvas for a two count. Beretta kicks Bruiser in the chest. Bruiser responds with a Splash for a one count. Bruiser throws Castle out of the ring.
Bruiser whips Beretta face first across the middle turnbuckle. Following a chopping exchange, Bruiser rams Beretta’s shoulder on the steel guard rail. Castle knocks Bruiser off the top turnbuckle off with a Running Dropkick. Castle follows that with a HeadScissors TakeOver on the floor. Castle drops Beretta with a Big Boot. Castle rolls Bruiser back into the ring. Castle is wearing down Bruiser with multiple knee strikes. Castle goes for a German Suplex, but Bruiser counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Castle responds with a Double Leg TakeDown. Castle transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Castle kicks Bruiser in the face. Beretta lands a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Beretta follows that with a Swinging DDT. Bruiser drops Beretta with another Body Avalanche. Beretta and Castle connects with a Double SuperPlex. Bruiser wisely rolls himself out of the ring. Beretta goes for a PileDriver, but Bruiser blocks it. Bruiser hits a Death Valley Driver on the ring apron. Bruiser with a Forearm Smash to Castle. Bruiser clotheslines Castle over the top rope. Bruiser goes for a Frog Splash, but Beretta ducks out of the way.
Beretta with a Reverse Shining Wizard to Bruiser. Beretta connects with a PileDriver for a two count. Following a long forearm/chop exchange, Bruiser side steps Castle out of the ring. Bruiser hits The Running Knee. Bruiser follows that with a Frog Splash for a two count. Beretta HeadButts Bruiser. Bruiser goes for a Running Lariat, but Castle counters with a Big Boot. Castle goes for The Bangarang, but Beretta counters with a Cradle Cover for a two count. Castle lays out Beretta with The Exploder Suplex. Castle plants Bruiser with The Everest German Suplex to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Champion, Dalton Castle via Pinfall
Seventh Match: The Golden Lovers vs. Cody Rhodes & Marty Scrull
Rhodes throws a chair into the ring. Scrull is arguing with Omega. Ibushi and Rhodes will start things off. Rhodes spits at the crowd in Korakuen Hall. Rhodes tags in Scrull. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Scrull applies a wrist lock. Ibushi reverses the hold. Ibushi drop toe holds Scrull into a front face lock. Following this long grappling exchange, Scrull slaps Ibushi in the chest. Scrull crawls under Ibushi. Scrull drives Ibushi wrist to the canvas. Ibushi leapfrogs over Scrull. Ibushi dropkicks Scrull. Rhodes takes a swing at Omega. Ibushi drops Rhodes with a RoundHouse Kick. Ibushi tags in Omega. Rhodes is currently sitting in the front row.
Scrull uppercuts Omega. Omega responds with a Back Elbow Smash. Scrull rams his shoulders into the midsection of of Omega. Scrull goes for a Sunset Flip, but Omega blocks it. Omega lays out Rhodes with a Super SpringBoard Crossbody Block over the steel guard rail. Scrull SuperKicks Omega from the ring apron. Scrull tags in Rhodes. Rhodes delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Omega. Rhodes rolls Omega back into the ring. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half.
Rhodes kicks Omega in the shoulder. Rhodes blows a kiss at Ibushi. Omega fires back with two knife edge chops. Omega drives Rhodes face first across the top turnbuckle. Rhodes is begging for mercy. Omega connects with The Garvin Stomp. Omega tags in Ibushi. Stereo Leapfrogs from The Golden Lovers. Ibushi lands another RoundHouse Kick. Omega follows that with The Kotaro Krusher. Ibushi knocks Scrull off the ring apron. The Golden Lovers goes for The Cross Slash, but The Bullet Club blocks it. Ibushi rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Scrull is distracting Ibushi. Rhodes kicks Ibushi in the chest. The Bullet Club connects with a Clothesline/Enzuigiri Combination.
Rhodes follows that with a FlatLiner. Rhodes continues this sequence with a SpringBoard Frog Splash. Scrull uppercuts Ibushi. Rhodes stomps on Ibushi’s wrist. Red Shoes is trying to calm down Omega. The Bullet Club are double teaming Ibushi in the corner. Scrull with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Scrull is applying pressure to injured shoulder of Ibushi. Rhodes kicks Ibushi in the ribs. Rhodes hits a Delayed Front Suplex. Ibushi goes for a Back Body Drop, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes knocks Omega off the ring apron with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Ibushi regains momentum with a Scoop Slam. Ibushi makes the hot tag to Omega.
Omega connects with a SpringBoard High Fly Flow. Rhodes kicks Omega in the gut. Omega responds with a Snap Hurricanrana. Rhodes tags in Scrull. Scrull blocks The Snap Dragon Suplex. Ibushi fires off a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Omega delivers a Rolling Senton. Ibushi follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press. The Golden Lovers lands Back to Back MoonSaults for a two count. The Golden Lovers goes for The Golden Trigger, but Rhodes drags Ibushi out of the ring. Rhodes sends Ibushi crashing back first into the steel guard rail. Scrull snaps Omega’s fingers. Rhodes goes for a PowerBomb, but Ibushi blocks it. Rhodes takes out the leg of Ibushi. Omega saves Ibushi with The V-Trigger.
Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Scrull hits him with the Umbrella. Scrull drops Omega with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. The Bullet Club follows that with a SpringBoard Doomsday Dropkick. Scrull locks in The CrossFace ChickenWing. Rhodes gets Ibushi trapped in the The American Nightmare. Omega uses a BackPack Senton to break up the submission. Rhodes and Omega are trading back and forth shots. Rhodes decks Omega with a Drop Down Uppercut. Omega responds with a V-Trigger. Scrull thrust kicks the midsection of Omega. Ibushi levels Scrull with a Back Flip Kick. Scrull blocks The Last Ride PowerBomb. Scrull SuperKicks Ibushi. Ibushi responds with a Buzzsaw Kick. Scrull delivers an Inside Out Lariat.
The Bullet Club goes for another SpringBoard Doomsday Dropkick, but Ibushi somehow lands back on his feet. Ibushi hits a Snap Dragon Suplex on Scrull. Ibushi delivers his lighting quick offense. The Golden Lovers connects with a PowerBomb/German Suplex Combination. The Golden Lovers follows that with The Cross Slash. Omega with The Aoi Shoudou on Scrull. Omega decks Rhodes with a Big Boot. Rhodes responds with The Cross Rhodes. The Bullet Club with a SuperKick/NeckBreaker Combination on Ibushi for a two count. Rhodes kisses Ibushi. Ibushi is pissed. Ibushi slaps Rhodes in the chest. Ibushi PowerBombs Rhodes. Scrull rolls Ibushi over for a two count. Omega drops Scrull with a V-Trigger. Omega launches Scrull into a RoundHouse Kick from Ibushi. The Golden Lovers plants Scrull with The Golden Trigger to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Golden Lovers via Pinfall
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