New Japan Cup 2018: Night 8
March 18, 2018
Act City Hamamatsu
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Ren Narita vs. Shota Umino
Umino shoves Narita before the bell rings. Narita goes for a double leg takedown, but Umino counters with a front facelock. Narita transitions into a waist lock. This chain grappling exchange leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Narita backs Umino into the ropes. Narita and Umino are trading open hand chops. Umino kicks Narita in the gut. Umino applies a side headlock. Umino drops Narita with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Umino stomps on the back of Narita. Umino bodyslams Narita for a one count. Umino with forearm shivers across the back of Narita.
Following a snap mare takeover, Umino kicks Narita in the back. Umino locks in the Camel Clutch. Narita crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Umino bounces Narita head on the turnbuckle pad. Umino is choking Narita with his boot. Umino repeatedly stomps on Umino’s chest. Umino decks Narita with a clubbing forearm smash. Umino follows that with a knife edge chop. Narita explodes out of the corner with a Running Dropkick.
Narita with a Back Body Drop to Umino. Narita delivers a Hip Toss. Narita connects with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Narita locks in the Boston Crab. Umino finally places his hand on the bottom rope. Narita is wearing down Umino with multiple forearm smashes. Umino responds with a Uppercut. Umino lands a Missile Dropkick. Umino with a Forearm Knockdown to Narita. Umino dropkicks Narita for a two count. Umino follows that with another Missile Dropkick. Umino applies the Boston Crab which forces Narita to tap out.
Winner: Shota Umino via Submission
Second Match: Bad Luck Fale, Tanga Loa, and Yujiro Takahashi vs. Togi Makabe, Toa Henare, and Tomoyuki Oka in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Henare and Fale will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fale shoves Henare down to the canvas. Fale knocks Makabe off the ring apron. Henare goes for two shoulder tackles, but it’s having any effect on Fale. Henare ducks a clothesline from Fale. Henare dropkicks the left knee of Fale. Henare drops Fale with a Running Shoulder Block. Henare kicks Fale in the gut. Fale runs through Oka and Henare with a Double Shoulder Block. Takahashi whips Oka face first to the steel ring post. Fale bodyslams Henare for a two count. Fale drags Henare to the corner. Fale tags in Takahashi.
Takahashi and Henare are trading back and fort shots. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Henare. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi delivers a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Takahashi tags in Loa. Loa attacks the ribs of Henare. Loa is standing on Henare’s back. Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Loa drives Henare back first to the turnbuckle pad. Loa repeatedly stomps on Henare’s chest. Loa is choking Henare with his boot. Loa tags in Fale. Henare HeadButts Fale. Fale responds with a HeadButt of his own. Fale is mauling Henare on the bottom rope. Fale tags in Takahashi. Takahashi bodyslams Henare for a two count. More frequent tags from Bullet Club.
Loa talks smack to Makabe. Loa bodyslams Henare. Loa follows that with a Leaping Leg Drop for a two count. Loa with a Forearm Smashes across the jaw of Henare. Henare ducks a clothesline from Loa. Henare finally creates distance with a Running Shoulder Block. Henare tags in Makabe. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe with a Corner Clothesline to Loa. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for the Northern Light Suplex, but Loa blocks it. Makabe clotheslines Loa for a two count. Loa PowerSlams Makabe for a two count. Following a forearm exchange, Makabe takes down Loa with a Big Lariat. Oka and Takahashi are tagged in.
Oka with a Shoulder Tackle to Takahashi. Oka uppercuts Takahashi. Oka lands a Stinger Splash. Oka goes for a Body Avalanche, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi rocks Oka with a Helluva Kick. Takahashi delivers a Low Angle Dropkick for a two count. Fale throws Makabe out of the ring. Takahashi goes for Pump Juice, but Oka blocks it. Takahashi drives Oka’s head to the canvas. Takahashi fires off another Sliding Dropkick. Henare Spears Takahashi. Loa responds with Ape Shit. Loa with a Clubbing Blow to Makabe. Makabe runs through Loa and Takahashi with a Double Clothesline. Makabe knocks Fale off the ring apron. Takahashi bits Oka’s thumb. Takahashi goes for a Fisherman’s Buster, but Oka counters with a Vertical Suplex. Takahashi drops Oka with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Takahashi plants Oka with Pimp Juice to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bad Luck Fale, Tanga Loa, and Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall
Third Match: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Taichi & Takashi Iizuka
Suzuki Gun attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Iizuka and Yano are brawling in the crowd. Iizuka is putting the boots to Yano who’s laying on a collection of chairs. Taichi starts choking Ishii in the corner. Suzuki Gun are double teaming Ishii. Taichi decks Ishii with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Ishii side steps Iizuka into the turnbuckle pad. Ishii with a Corner Clothesline to Taichi. Ishii repeatedly shoves Iizuka into Taichi. Ishii drops Iizuka with a shoulder tackle. Taichi is using the referee to negate Ishii offense. Iizuka trips Ishii from the outside. Taichi suffers the same consequence from Yano.
Taichi hits Yano with a microphone stand. Now Iizuka and Ishii are brawling in the crowd. Taichi buries Yano under a collection of chairs. Ishii gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen. Taichi tags in Iizuka. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Iizuka wraps a rope around the neck of Ishii. The referee distracted by Yano’s shenanigans. Taichi sends Ishii back first to the steel guard rail. Taichi rolls Ishii back into the ring. Ishii is pissed. Ishii spits at Iizuka. Iizuka is choking Ishii on the bottom rope. Taichi with the lateral press for a two count. Taichi slaps Ishii in the face. Ishii responds with a series of knife edge chops.
Taichi rakes the eyes of Ishii. Taichi side steps Ishii into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi decks Ishii with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi delivers a spinning heel kick. Ishii regains momentum with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii tags in Yano. Yano is trying to rip off the turnbuckle pad. Yano sends Iizuka crashing into the exposed steel. Yano is playing mind games with Iizuka. Iizuka bites the forehead of Yano. Yano starts tugging at Iizuka beard.
Iizuka starts yelling at the referee. Yano slaps the back of Iizuka head. Iizuka is biting Yano’s fingers. Yano rakes the eyes of Iizuka. Iizuka responds with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Taichi knocks Ishii off the ring apron. Iizuka brings out the Iron Glove. Yano low blows Iizuka. Yano rolls Iizuka over for a two count as Taichi hits the referee with the microphone stand. Taichi jams the mic stand into the midsection of Ishii to cause the disqualification. After the match, Iizuka hits Ishii with the Iron Glove.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano via Disqualification
Fourth Match: Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens vs. Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson
Ibushi and Elgin will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Elgin backs Ibsuhi into the ropes. Ibushi applies a side headlock. Ibushi goes for a shoulder tackle, but Elgin stands still. Elgin drops Ibushi with a shoulder block. Elgin dodges a leg lariat from Ibushi. Elgin goes for a German Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi misses on the Standing MoonSault. Elgin delivers a Hurricanrana. Robinson and Owens are tagged in. Test of strength in the center of the ring. Owens kicks Robinson in the gut. Owens follows that with a Forearm Smash. Robinson leapfrogs over Owens. Owens runs into a Jumping Enzuigiri from Elgin. Robinson with a Belly to Back Suplex. Robinson kicks Ibushi in the gut. Elgin takes out Ibushi with a SlingShot Elbow Strike. Taguchi Japan are double teaming Owens.
Elgin with a Vertical Suplex. Elgin dumps Robinson on top of Owens for a two count. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Robinson. Owens with a closed fist strike to Robinson. Ibushi makes the blind tag. Ibushi with a Buzzsaw Kick to Elgin. Ibushi and Owens connects with a Buzzsaw Kick/Running BullDog Combination. Ibushi still refuses to do the Bullet Club hand gesture. Owens mocks Robinson. Owens tags in Ibushi. Fist Drop/Standing MoonSault Combination for a two count. Owens takes a swing at Elgin. Owens attacks the ribs of Robinson. Owens is dishing out Chase Jabs. Robinson responds with Juice Jabs.
Robinson goes for a Lariat, but Owens counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Owens with a Corner Clothesline to Robinson. Owens goes for a Running Cannonball, but Robinson counters with a Lariat. Robinson tags in Elgin. Elgin with a back elbow smashes to Owens. Owens responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Elgin side steps Owens into the turnbuckle pad. Elgin with a SlingShot BlockBuster to Owens. Elgin blocks a Buzzsaw Kick from Ibushi. Elgin with multiple forearms to Ibushi. Elgin goes for a Discus Lariat, but Ibushi blocks it. Elgin PowerSlams Ibushi. Owens ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Owens rocks Elgin with a Bicycle Kick. Elgin responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin follows that with a Delayed German Suplex for a two count.
Elgin attacks the upper neck region of Owens.Owens SuperKicks Elgin. Elgin tags in Robinson. Robinson knocks Ibushi off the ring apron. Owens creates distance with a Back Body Drop. Owens tags in Ibushi. Ibushi with a Back Elbow Strike to Elgin. Ibushi is showing off his athleticism. Ibushi takes out Elgin with a Flying Crossbody Bloc to the outside. Ibushi lands a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Ibushi brings his lighting quick offense to Robinson. Robinson drops Ibushi with a High Leg Lariat. Ibushi tags in Owens. Owens knocks Elgin off the ring apron. Owens kicks Robinson in the chest. Owens ducks a clothesline from Robinson.
Owens with a Hammerlock Lariat for a two count. Owens goes for the Package PileDriver, but Elgin with a SuperKick. Elgin kicks Ibushi in mid-air. Ibushi delivers a Double Back Flip Kick to Robinson and Elgin. Owens SuperKicks Robinson from the ring apron. Ibushi lands The Golden Triangle MoonSault. Owens rolls Robinson back into the ring. Owens connects with the Shining Wizard for a two count. Robinson responds with a jack knife cover for a two count. Robinson rocks Owens with a Nasty Forearm Smash. Robinson plants Owens with Pulp Friction.
Winner: Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson via Pinfall
Fifth Match: The Killer Elite Squad vs. Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi
Archer and Goto will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Archer backs Goto into the turnbuckle pad. Goto with Forearm Smashes to Archer. Archer drops Goto with a shoulder tackle. Archer goes for a Running Splash, but Goto ducks out of the way. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi knocks Smith off the ring apron. Stereo Shoulder Blocks to Archer. Chaos follows that with Stereo Elbow Drops. Goto sends Hashi crashing into Archer with a Hip Toss. Chaos does their signature pose in the center of the ring. Smith attacks Goto from behind. Smith drops Goto with a Big Boot. Archer launches Hashi over the steel guard rail. Smith and Hashi are brawling in the crowd.
Archer is putting the boots to Goto on the floor. Archer repeatedly hits Goto with the microphone. Smith drives Hashi back first into the english announce table. Archer rolls Hashi back into the ring. Hashi is trying to create separation with forearm shivers. Archer decks Hashi with a Back Elbow Smash. Archer with a Short-Arm Clothesline. Archer tags in Smith. KES are cutting the ring in half. Smith stomps on the midsection of Hashi. Smith delivers Two Belly to Belly Suplex’s for a two count. Smith is applying pressure to the injured shoulder of Hashi. Smith drives Hashi head to the canvas. Smith transitions into a ground and pound attack. Smith is talking smack to Goto. Smith throws Hashi back first across the turnbuckle pad. Smith tags in Archer.
Archer dumps Hashi out of the ring. Archer teases a dive. Hashi knocks Archer off the ring apron. Archer with a Massive Shoulder Block to Hashi. Archer sends Goto crashing to the outside. Archer is choking Hashi with his boot. Archer uppercuts Hashi. Archer follows that with a Body Avalanche. Smith applies a Waist Lock. Hashi creates distance with a Spinning Heel Kick. Hashi finally tags in Goto. Goto with Multiple Corner Lariats to Smith. Goto rocks KES with a Double Spinning Heel Kick. Goto with a Saito Suplex to Smith. Archer responds with a Full Nelson Bomb. Hashi SuperKicks Archer. Smith drops Hashi with a Reverse DDT. Goto with a Running Lariat to Smith. Archer and Hashi are tagged in.
Hashi with Forearm Smashes to Archer. Archer responds with a Knee Lift. Hashi hits The Bunker Buster. Hashi levels Archer with a Knife Edge Chop. Hashi drops Archer with a DDT for a two count. Hashi with a Western Lariat for a two count. Hashi applies the Butterfly Lock. Goto throws Smith out of the ring. Chaos are double teaming Archer. Chaos with a Knee/Neck Breaker Combination for a two count. Chaos goes for Magic Killer, but Smith gets in the way. Smith takes out Goto with a German Suplex. Hashi shoves Archer into Smith. Hashi rolls Archer over for a two count. KES connects with The Hart Attack. KES plants Hashi with The Killer Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Killer Elite Squad via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Suzuki and Naito will start things off. Suzuki repeatedly kicks the hamstring of Naito. Naito ducks a clothesline from Suzuki. Naito does his signature pose in the center of the ring. Suzuki is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Suzuki throws a chair at the steel ring post. Bushi and Kanemaru are tagged in. Desperado attacks Bushi from behind. Bushi launches Desperado out of the ring. Bushi with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver to Kanemaru. Bushi is putting the boots to Kanemaru in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, LIJ are double teaming Kanemaru. Naito spits at Suzuki. Takahashi blast Kanemaru with a knife edge chop. LIJ are cutting the ring in half.
Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Kanemaru’s neck. Kanemaru goes for a Back Body Drop, but Bushi lands back on his feet. Kanemaru lowers the rope which sends Bushi crashing to the outside. Suzuki and Naito are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki whips Naito shoulder first into a collection of chairs. Suzuki buries Naito under three steel barricades. Kanemaru is choking Takahashi with a chair. Bushi gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Suzuki repeatedly hits Naito with a folding chair. Desperado is trying to rip off Bushi mask. Suzuki wraps a chair around Naito’s neck. Bushi with Forearm Shivers to Desperado. Desperado rakes the eyes of Bushi. Desperado tags in Suzuki.
Suzuki with Open Hand Chops to Desperado. Suzuki kicks the left shoulder of Desperado. Suzuki follows that with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki delivers a PK for a two count. Suzuki applies the Kimura Lock. Suzuki transitions into the Cross Arm Breaker. Naito breaks the submission hold. Suzuki gets Naito trapped in the Heel Hook. Naito crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Suzuki kicks Naito out of the ring. Suzuki tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru stomps on the back of Desperado. Kanemaru is mauling Desperado in the corner. Desperado and Kanemaru are trading Big Boots. Desperado decks Kanemaru with a Side Leg Lariat. Desperado tags in Takahashi.
Takahashi clears the ring. Takahashi with a Back Elbow Smash to Kanemaru. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Kanemaru. Takahashi lands Two HeadScissors TakeOvers. Takahashi with a Corner Clothesline to Kanemaru. Takahashi follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Kanemaru fights out of the Fireman’s Carry Position. Kanemaru is grabbing Takahashi hair. Takahashi kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Kanemaru responds with a Spinning Tornado DDT. Naito and Suzuki are tagged in.
Naito with a Back Elbow Strike to Suzuki. Naito rocks Suzuki with a Sliding Dropkick. Naito goes for The Rebound Dropkick, but Suzuki counters with The Heel Hook. Suzuki repeatedly slaps Naito in the face. Suzuki attacks the injured knee of Naito. Suzuki blocks the Satellite DDT. Naito kicks Suzuki in the gut. Suzuki responds with The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki tags in Desperado. Desperado knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Suzuki Gun are triple teaming Naito. Following a snap mare takeover, Kanemaru delivers a Hesitation Dropkick for a two count.
Kanemaru and Bushi are brawling on the outside. Desperado Spears Naito for a two count. Suzuki locks in the Sleeper Hold. Takahashi breaks the submission attempt. Takahashi SuperKicks Bushi. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Naito counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takahashi with a Corner Clothesline to Desperado. Bushi follows that with a Leaping Double Knee Strike. Naito wraps the sequence with a SpineBuster. Naito plants Desperado with Destino to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay vs. Kazuchika Okada & Chuckie T
Tanahashi and Okada will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs Tanahashi into the ropes. Okada pats Tanahashi on the chest. Tanahashi attacks the left knee of Okada. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Okada reverses the hold. Okada drops Tanahashi with a shoulder tackle. Tanahashi leapfrogs over Okada. Okada blocks the Full Nelson Bomb from Tanahashi. Okada with a HeadScissors Leg Lock. Finlay and Taylor are tagged in.
Taylor kicks Finlay in the gut. Taylor leapfrogs over Finlay. Finlay kicks Taylor in the chest. Taylor ducks a clothesline from Finlay. Taylor delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Finlay. Finlay drops Taylor with a Running European Uppercut. Taylor kicks Finlay in the jaw. Taylor lands a Missile Dropkick. Okada and Tanahashi are brawling on the outside. Okada whips Tanahashi back first to the steel guard rail. Taylor bodyslams Finlay for a two count. Taylor tags in Okada.
Okada kicks Finlay in the ribs. Finlay wants more punishment. Okada responds accordingly with a stiff forearm smash. Okada bodyslams Finlay. Okada follows that with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Okada applies a front facelock. Okada tags in Taylor. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Taylor. Finlay with a sunset flip cover for a one count. Chaos are cutting the ring in half. Okada stomps on the midsection of Finlay. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada applies a rear chin lock. Okada levels Finlay with a Knee Lift. Finlay kicks Okada in the jaw. Okada responds with a Side HeadLock. Finlay creates distance with a Belly to Back Suplex. Finlay tags in Tanahashi.
Tanahashi with multiple strikes to Okada. Tanahashi bodyslams Taylor. Tanahashi follows that with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to Okada. Tanahashi bodyslams Okada. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Okada ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Okada decks Tanahashi with an Elbow KnockDown. Okada kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Okada drops Tanahashi with a DDT for a two count. Okada goes for the Air Raid Crash, but Tanahashi blocks it. Okada connects with the Flap Jack. Okada tags in Taylor. Taylor with a Corner Dropkick to Tanahashi. Taylor goes for a Falcon Arrow, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Tanahashi tags in Finlay.
Finlay delivers a series of European Uppercuts for a two count. Taylor hits Sole Food. Taylor with a Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Taylor and Okada throws Tanahashi out of the ring. Okada with a NeckBreaker to Finlay. Taylor lands a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Taylor locks in the Single Leg Boston Crab. Tanahashi breaks up the submission hold. Tanahashi avoids a dropkick from Okada. Okada blocks the SlingBlade. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Tanahashi ducks out of the way. Tanahashi slaps Okada in the face. Okada responds with a dropkick. Finlay uppercuts Taylor. Taylor responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Taylor goes for Awful Waffle, but Finlay rolls him over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay via Pinfall
Eight Match: Zack Sabre Jr vs. Sanada in a Semi-Final Match In The 2018 New Japan Cup
Sabre kicks the wrist of Sanada. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sabre pulls Sanada down to the canvas. Sabre applies a top wrist lock. Sabre transitions into a side headlock. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Sanada applies a top wrist lock. Sanada maintains control of this early grappling exchange. Sabre reverses the hold. Sanada uses his athleticism to break the hold. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Sabre applies an arm-bar. Sanada fights out of the Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Sanada with a Bridging Cover for a one count. Sabre floats over into a Bow and Arrow Stretch. Sanada reverses the hold. Sabre kicks Sanada in the chest. Sanada throws Sabre out of the ring. Sanada teases a dive. Sabre gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen.
Sabre tells Sanada to fuck off. Coming out of the test of strength, Sabre applies a Straight Jacket Hold. Sanada reverses the hold. Sabre uppercuts Sanada. Sanada responds with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Sanada with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Sanada rolls Sabre back into the ring. Sanada and Sabre are exchanging forearms/uppercuts. Sanada goes for the Paradise Lock, but Sabre counters with the Cross Arm Breaker. Sanada locks in Skull End. Sabre escapes the hold. Sabre delivers an Over Head Kick across the left shoulder of Sanada. Sabre is choking Sanada with his boot. Sanada is trying to regain his composure on the outside.
Sabre is working on his joint manipulation game. Sabre rolls Sanada over for a two count. Sanada and Sabre are trading back and forth shots. Sabre plucks Sanada out of mid-air. Sabre locks in the STF. Sabre transitions into a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Sabre twist the left shoulder of Sanada. Sabre is wrenching the left wrist of Sanada. Sanada creates distance with forearm shivers. Sabre crawls under Sanada. Sabre HeadButts the chest of Sanada. Sabre follows that with a uppercut. Sanada leapfrogs over Sabre. Sanada dropkicks Sabre. Sanada gets Sabre trapped in the Paradise Lock. Sanada delivers a Basement Dropkick. Sanada applies a waist lock. Sabre breaks the hold with a uppercut. Sanada goes for the TKO, but Sabre counters with the Kimura Lock. Sanada places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation.
Sabre repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Sanada. Sanada is pissed. Sanada is throwing forearm smashes at Sabre. Sanada goes for a Hip Toss, but Sabre counters with the Abdominal Stretch. Sanada reverses the hold. Sanada with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Sanada goes for a MoonSault, but Sabre ducks out of the way. Sabre decks Sanada with a Running Back Elbow Smash. Sabre connects with The PK. Sabre is stomping out Sanada in the center of the ring. Sabre sends Sanada to the ring apron. Sanada lands a Missile Dropkick. Sanada goes for another TKO, but Sabre counters with a Guillotine Choke.
Sanada responds with a Swinging Skull End. Sabre hyperextends the left shoulder of Sanada. Sabre sweeps the legs of Sanada. Sabre with the European Clutch for a two count. Sanada gets Sabre trapped in Skull End. Sabre rolls Sanada over for a two count. Sanada uppercuts Sabre. Sabre locks in a Sleeper Hold. Sabre transitions into a Triangle Choke. Sanada finally connects with the TKO for a two count. Sabre goes for a Tiger Suplex, but Sanada rolls him over for a two count. Sanada dumps Sabre on the canvas. Sanada goes for a MoonSault, but Sabre counters with the Jim Breaks Arm-Bar which forces him to tap out.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr via Submission
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