NJPW Strong Style Evolved
March 25, 2018
Long Beach Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, California
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) vs. Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Sky and Romero will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Romero applies a wrist lock. Sky reverses the hold. Sky applies an arm-bar. Romero and Sky are trading chops and forearms. Romero with a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Sky. Sky responds with a double leg takedown. Sky with a Roll Through Neck Breaker to Romero. Kazarian and Yoh are tagged in. Kazarian kicks Yoh in the gut. Kazarian applies a side headlock. Kazarian drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Yoh dodges a back elbow strike from Kazarian. Yoh with a Spinning Uppercut to Kazarian. Yoh drop toe holds Kazarian into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. R3K follows that with Stereo Dropkicks to Daniels. Kazarian rakes the eyes of Sho. Kazarian tags in Sky.
Sky is throwing haymakers at Sho. Sho leapfrogs over Sky. Sho dropkicks Sky. Sho with a Big Boot to Kazarian. Sho tags in Yoh. Yoh stomps on Kazarian’s back. Yoh with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kazarian is begging for mercy. Yoh with forearm shivers to Kazarian. Daniels kicks Yoh in the back. Yoh knocks Daniels off the ring apron. Sky trips Yoh from the outside. Kazarian with a SpringBoard Leg Drop to Yoh. Kazarian tags in Daniels. Daniels dropkicks Yoh. SoCal Uncensored are cutting the ring in half.
Sky with a Double Foot Stomp to the back of Yoh. Daniels follows that with a STO. Kazarian continues the sequence with another leg drop for a two count. Kazarian applies a front facelock. Yoh gets back to a vertical base. Romero tags himself in, but the referee was distracted by SoCal Uncensored. Kazarian places Yoh on the top rope. Kazarian kicks Yoh in the chest. Daniels takes out Yoh with a SpringBoard MoonSault. Kazarian tags in Sky. Sky with a SpringBoard Cutter for a two count. Sky tags in Kazarian. Sky goes for a Stinger Splash, but Yoh ducks out of the way. Yoh tags in Romero.
Romero with a straight right hand to Kazarian. Romero lands a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Romero follows that with a Double Hurricanrana. Romero connects with Forever Clotheslines. Romero with a series of haymakers to Kazarian. Romero decks Kazarian with a knee lift. Romero with a SpringBoard Dropkick for a two count. Sky and Kazarian lowers the top rope which sends R3K crashing to the outside. Romero goes for a BlockBuster, but Kazarian catches him in mid-air. Sky lands a SomerSault Plancha. Kazarian TombStones Romero for a two count.
Sky inadvertently takes out Daniels with a Cutter. Yoh drags Romero to the corner. Romero tags in Sho. R3K are double teaming Kazarian. R3K goes for a Double Back Body Drop, but Kazarian lands back on his feet. Yoh SuperKicks Kazarian. Sho clotheslines Sky. Yoh lays out Kazarian with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Sho delivers Two German Suplex’s. R3K rocks Sky with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. R3K with a Dominator/Running Cutter Combination for a two count. Sho with a BackStabber to Sky. Yoh follows that with a Front Dropkick. R3K plants Sky with 3K to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero via Pinfall
Second Match: Hirooki Goto & Gedo vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
Robinson and Goto will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goto applies a waist lock. Robinson reverses the hold. This leads us to a early wrist lock exchange. Goto applies a side headlock. Goto goes for a shoulder tackle, but Robinson stands still. Goto tells Robinson to bring it. Robinson leapfrogs over Goto. Robinson decks Goto with a Back Elbow Smash. Robinson with a Leaping Senton for a two count. Robinson talks smack to Gedo. Robinson delivers a knife edge chop. Robinson kicks Goto in the face.
Robinson and Goto are charging into each other. Goto with a Western Lariat to Robinson. Goto suplex’s Finlay on top of Robinson. Goto’s mouth is busted open. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto tags in Gedo. Gedo pokes Robinson in the eye. Gedo is mauling Robinson on the middle rope. Gedo grabs the dreadlocks of Robinson. Gedo drives Robinson head to Goto’s boot. Chaos are cutting the ring in half. Goto and Robinson are trading forearm smashes.
Goto takes down Robinson with a knife edge chop. Stereo Shoulder Blocks from Chaos. Gedo rakes the eyes of Robinson. Gedo mocks Robinson with Gedo Jabs. Robinson kicks Gedo in the gut. Robinson follows that with Juice Jabs. Robinson ducks a clothesline from Gedo. Robinson pokes Gedo in the eye. Robinson tags in Finlay. Finlay with Forearm Shivers to Goto. Finlay dives over Goto. Finlay drops Goto with a Running European Uppercut.
Finlay with a Flying European Uppercut for a two count. Finlay goes for a Stunner, but Gedo blocks it. Goto connects with the Ushigoroshi. Gedo follows that with a SuperKick for a two count. Robinson with a Full Nelson Slam to Goto. Robinson with a Big Haymaker to Gedo. Robinson takes out Goto with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Finlay plants Gedo with The Stunner to pickup the victory.
Winner: Juice Robinson & David Finlay via Pinfall
Third Match: The Killer Elite Squad vs. Chuckie T & Toru Yano
KES attacks Yano and Taylor before the bell rings. Smith whips Taylor back first across the turnbuckles. Smith rams his knee across Taylor’s back. Smith with a big haymaker to Taylor. Taylor responds with Sole Food. Taylor locks in the Octopus Stretch. Taylor slides under Smith. Smith avoids a Step Up Enzuigiri to Taylor. Smith with a German Suplex. Smith knocks Yano off the ring apron. Smith delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Taylor. Smith tags in Archer. Archer slaps Taylor in the chest. Taylor creates distance with a Big Boot. Taylor goes for a PowerBomb, but Archer counters with a Back Body Drop. Archer drops Taylor with a Short-Arm Lariat. Archer lands The Old School. Archer tags in Smith.
Taylor with Forearm Smashes to Smith. Smith responds with a Scoop Slam for a two count. Smith applies a rear chin lock. Taylor gets back to a vertical base. Smith with a Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Smith locks in The Lion Tamer. Smith drives his elbow to the back of Taylor. Smith transitions into a ground and pound attack. KES continues to cut the ring in half. Yano starts heading to the backstage area. Archer runs through Taylor with a shoulder tackle. Smith HeadButts Taylor. Smith connects with a Double UnderHook Suplex for a two count. Smith goes back to the rear chin lock. Smith brings Taylor to the corner. KES goes for Hart Attack, but Taylor counters with a DDT. Taylor tags in Yano.
Archer and Yano are exchanging blows. Yano is trying to play mind games with Archer. Yano ducks a clothesline from Archer. Yano is begging for mercy. Archer blocks the low blow. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Archer. Archer sends Yano out of the ring. Yano knocks Archer off the ring apron. Yano shoves Smith into Archer. Taylor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Yano teases a dive. Instead Yano throws a turnbuckle pad at KES. Archer is pissed. Both men are grabbing each other’s hair. Yano drives Archer head to the canvas. Yano side steps Archer into the exposed turnbuckles.
Taylor with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Taylor decks Archer with a Jumping Knee Strike. Taylor follows that with a PileDriver for a two count. Taylor goes for a MoonSault, but Archer ducks out of the way. Taylor blocks the ChokeSlam from Archer. Archer levels Taylor with a Running Shoulder Block. Archer ChokeSlams Taylor for a two count. Taylor responds with a Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Taylor SuperKicks Archer. Archer with a Running Knee Lift to Taylor. KES plants Taylor with The Killer Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Killer Elite Squad via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Cody Rhodes & Marty Scrull w/Brandi Rhodes vs. The Guerrillas of Destiny
Cody is trying to remind GOD that Bullet Club is fine before the bell rings. What’s not fine is the booking of this match. He goes over GOD’s resume. Rhodes attacks Lao before the bell rings. Tonga is pissed. Tonga unloads a series of haymakers. Tonga with an arm-drag to Rhodes. Loa clotheslines Rhodes over the top rope. Scrull is yelling at Rhodes. Scrull tells Rhodes to get out of here. Stereo Shoulder Blocks to Scrull. Scrull proceeds to hug Rhodes on the outside. Loa and Scrull will finally start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Loa applies a wrist lock. Scrull reverses the hold. Scrull with a Side HeadLock TakeOver to Loa. Loa responds with a headscissors escape. Loa kicks Scrull in the gut. Loa tags in Tonga.
Tonga clotheslines Scrull. Tonga follows that with a bodyslam. Tonga with a Standing Elbow Drop to Scrull. Scrull tags in Rhodes. Rhodes dives over Tonga. Tonga delivers a Stinger Splash. Tonga uppercuts Rhodes. Rhodes avoids a SuperMan Punch from Tonga. Brandi drags Rhodes out of the ring. Scrull SuperKicks Tonga from the ring apron. Rhodes kisses Scrull. Rhodes rolls Tonga back into the ring. Rhodes applies a top wrist lock. Rhodes tags in Scrull. Rhodes and Scrull are cutting the ring in half.
Scrull repeatedly stomps on Tonga’s left elbow. Scrull applies a front facelock. Rhodes with a Delayed FaceBuster to Tonga. Rhodes is doing push ups in the center of the ring. Rhodes kicks Tonga in the ribs. Rhodes applies an arm-bar. Tonga fires back with multiple haymakers. Fake out from Scrull. Scrull thrust kicks the midsection of Tonga. Scrull sets up for the Chicken Wing, but Rhodes tags himself in. Tonga connects with Cross Rhodes. Tonga tags in Loa. Rhodes with Open Hand Chops to Loa. Loa responds with two lariats. Loa with a HipLock Neck Breaker to Rhodes. Loa follows that with a Samoan Drop to Scrull.
Loa goes for a Samoan Driver, but Rhodes counters with The Beautiful Disaster. Tonga with a SuperPlex to Rhodes. Tonga heads to the top turnbuckle. Scrull uppercuts Tonga. This leads us to a long superplex exchange. Rhodes mocks Omega. Rhodes goes for The Rise Of The Terminator, but Loa counters with a Spear for a two count. Scrull SuperKicks Loa. Rhodes kicks the left shoulder of Tonga. Rhodes and Scrull connects with a Lariat/Enzuigiri Combination. Scrull inadvertently takes out Rhodes with a Body Avalanche. Loa drives Scrull back first into the turnbuckle pad. Tonga lands a Stinger Splash. Tonga dropkicks Rhodes. Rhodes blocks Guerrilla Warfare. Rhodes shoves Tonga into Loa. Rhodes plants Loa with Cross Rhodes to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cody Rhodes & Marty Scrull via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida, Ryusuke Taguchi and Dragon Lee in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Naito and Tanahashi will start things off. Sanada attacks Tanahashi from behind. LIJ are putting the boots to Tanahashi. Tiger Hatori tells Sanada to the get out of the ring. Naito spits at Tanahashi. Tanahashi creates distance with a Double HeadScissors TakeOver. Lee and Takahashi are tagged in. We have a long vicious open hand exchange going on in the center of the ring. Lee ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Lee cartwheels out of the head scissors takeover. Lee with a Vertical Suplex. Lee lands a SomerSault Plancha. Lee repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s shoulder. Taguchi Japan clears the ring. Taguchi Japan are mauling Takahashi in the corner.
Taguchi drops Takahashi with a Jumping Hip Attack. Taguchi with The La Magistral for a two count. Taguchi tags in Kushida. Kushida applies an arm-bar. Kushida transitions into a double chicken wing. Kushida rolls Takahashi over for a two count. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Kushida with an arm-ringer to Takahashi. Naito takes out the legs of Kushida. A pier six brawl breaks out on the outside. Takahashi is choking Kushida with his boot. Bushi lands a Missile Dropkick. Bushi stomps on Takahashi’s chest. Bushi tags in Sanada.
Sanada with a single leg takedown to Kushida. Sanada gets Kushida get trapped in the Paradise Lock. Sanada delivers a Basement Dropkick. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi applies a rear chin lock. Kushdia creates distance with a leg lariat. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Kushida’s neck. Bushi knocks Lee and Taguchi off the ring apron. Kushida with a Cartwheel Dropkick to Bushi. Kushida follows that with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike to Sanada. Kushida tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi drops Sanada with a Running Forearm Smash. Tanahashi hip tosses Bushi. Takahashi kicks Tanahashi in the gut. LIJ goes for Stereo SuperKicks, but Tanahashi counters with a Double Dragon Screw Leg Whip.
Sanada locks in Skull End. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Sanada with a boot to Tanahashi. Sanada with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Naito and Taguchi are tagged in. Taguchi is dishing out multiple hip attacks. Taguchi drop toe holds Naito to the canvas. Taguchi applies the Ankle Lock. Kushida blocks a Sunset Flip from Bushi. Kushida has Bushi in a HoverBoard Lock. Tanahashi also has Sanada in a Texas Clover Leaf.
Takahashi breaks up the submission holds. Naito decks Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taguchi responds with another Ankle Lock. Tanahashi takes out Sanada with a SlingBlade. Bushi with a Code Breaker to Tanahashi. Lee rocks Takahashi with a Bicycle Kick. Takahashi sends Lee crashing into the turnbuckle pad with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Takahashi SuperKicks Taguchi. Naito rolls Taguchi over for a two count. Naito plants Taguchi with Destino to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi via Pinfall
— Tim Fiorvanti (@tim00) March 26, 2018
Sixth Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay
Liger and Ospreay shakes hands before the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Liger applies a side headlock. Liger with a single leg takedown to Ospreay. Liger gets Ospreay trapped in the Romero Special. Liger dumps Ospreay face first on the canvas. Liger delivers multiple knife edge chops. Ospreay dives over Liger. Ospreay decks Liger with a back elbow strike. Ospreay with a Spinning Hesitation Dropkick to Liger. Ospreay uppercuts Liger. Ospreay applies a modified bow and arrow stretch. Following a snap mare takeover, Ospreay has Liger in a rear chin lock. Ospreay kicks Liger in the gut. Liger responds with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker. Liger with a Running Cannonball Strike off the ring apron. Liger with a Vertical Drop Brain Buster on the floor. Ospreay gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen.
Liger with a Corner Clothesline to Ospreay. Liger follows that with a Liger Bomb for a two count. Liger places Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Liger goes for an Avalanche FrankenSteiner, but Ospreay landed on his knee. Ospreay with a HandSpring Enzuigiri to Liger. Ospreay follows that with the Sasuke Special. Ospreay lands a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ospreay with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Following a standing switch exchange, Ospreay dropkicks the back of Liger.
Ospreay goes for the 619, but Liger ducks out of the way. Liger drops Ospreay with The Rolling Kick. Ospreay responds with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay rocks Liger with a Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for the OsCutter, but Liger counters with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Liger connects with the Avalanche Vertical Drop Brain Buster for a two count. Ospreay blocks the Shotei from Liger. Ospreay with a Hook Kick to Liger. Liger responds with the Shotei for a two count. Liger goes for another Shotei, but Ospreay counters with a Liger Bomb for a two count. Ospreay levels Liger with a Leg Lariat. Ospreay plants Liger with The OsCutter to pickup the victory.
Winner: Will Ospreay via Pinfall
Will Ospreay just challenged Rey Mysterio to a match but was then attacked by Scurll. Scurll then removed Rey's mask. #njSSE
— Ross W Berman IV (@RossWBermanIV) March 26, 2018
Seventh Match: Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr vs. Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii
Sabre and Okada will start things off. Sabre applies a waist lock. Test of strength in the center of the ring. Sabre floats over into a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Okada responds with a front facelock. Sabre is wrenching the right shoulder of Okada. Sabre applies a Standing Bow and Arrow Stretch. Okada reverses the hold. Sabre kicks Okada in the chest. Sabre ducks The Rain Maker from Okada. Sabre is trying to regain his composure in the corner. Ishii and Suzuki are tagged in. Suzuki shoves Ishii. This leads us to a forearm exchange. Ishii avoids a Big boot from Suzuki. Ishii drops Suzuki with a shoulder tackle. Suzuki kicks Ishii in the chest. Suzuki applies a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Sabre has Okada trapped in an Abdominal Stretch. Suzuki hits Ishii with a folding chair. Suzuki and Ishii are brawling in the crowd.
Suzuki breaks a water bottle over Ishii’s forehead. Sabre wraps Okada shoulder under the steel guard rail. Suzuki slaps Okada in the chest. Ishii gets back in the ring at the count of ten. Ishii with a series of knife edge chops to Suzuki. Suzuki is laughing at Ishii. Suzuki blasts Ishii with an Open Hand Chop. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Stereo Fujiwara Arm-Bars from Suzuki Gun. Okada is pissed at the referee. Sabre stomps on the right knee of Ishii. Sabre drags Ishii to the corner. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki knocks Okada off the ring apron. Suzuki locks in the Heel Hook. Ishii crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Ishii spits at Suzuki. Suzuki repeatedly slaps Ishii in the face. Suzuki drops Ishii with a HeadButt. Suzuki tags in Sabre. Sabre starts paint brushing Ishii with his feet. Ishii walks into Buzzsaw Kicks from Sabre. Sabre goes for a Victory Roll, but Ishii counters with a German Suplex. Ishii tags in Okada. Okada clears the ring. Okada ducks a Big Boot from Sabre. Okada with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Okada drops Sabre with a DDT for a two count. Sabre blocks the Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada with a Forearm Smash to Sabre. Sabre responds with a uppercut. Sabre locks in the Octopus Stretch. Sabre transitions into Orienteering with Napalm Death. Okada finally reaches the bottom rope.
Sabre goes back to the Octopus Stretch. Suzuki and Ishii are brawling on the floor. Okada goes for a TombStone, but Sabre counters with a Double Wrist Lock. Ishii breaks the submission hold. Suzuki with a Big Boot to Ishii. Sabre and Okada are trading back and forth shots. Okada hip tosses Sabre. Okada locks in the Cobra Clutch Hold. Sabre blocks the Rain Maker. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Suzuki kicks the right shoulder of Okada. Suzuki applies a Sleeper Hold. Suzuki goes for a Gotch Style PileDriver, but Okada counters with a Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada tags in Ishii. Ishii is lighting up Suzuki’s chest with a chop/forearm combination in the corner. Following another long forearm exchange, Suzuki tells Ishii to bring it.
Suzuki blocks the Belly to Back Suplex. Suzuki applies a front facelock. Ishii creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Suzuki responds with the Sleeper hold. Suzuki drops Ishii with a Knee Lift. Sabre tags himself in. Sabre knocks Okada off the ring apron. Sabre lightly kicks Ishii in the head. Suzuki Gun are double teaming Ishii. Stereo PK’s for a two count. Suzuki throws Okada out of the ring. Sabre goes for another PK, but Ishii counters with a HeadButt. Ishii connects with a PowerBomb for a two count. Sabre applies a Guillotine Choke. Ishii with a Forearm Smash to Sabre. Okada follows that with two dropkicks. Ishii with Sliding D for a two count. Sabre ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Sabre locks in Orienteering with Napalm Death which forces Ishii to tap out. After the match, Sabre applies the Octopus Stretch on Okada.
Winner: Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr via Submission
Eight Match: Jay White (c) vs. Hangman Page For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
White ducks a clothesline from Page. This leads us to a early haymaker exchange. White delivers a series of knife edge chops. Page reverses out of the irish whip. White with a Flying Forearm Smash to Page. White side steps Page into the turnbuckle pad. Page with a Big Boot to White. Page transitions into a ground and pound attack. Page with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. White fires back with a bodyshot. White dropkicks Page. White with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. White applies a Bridging Last Chancery. Page crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
White is dishing out more knife edge chops on the outside. Page kicks White in the gut. White thrust kicks the midsection of Page. White rolls Page back into the ring. White sends Page to the ring apron. Page decks White with a Knee Lift. Page with a Hangman’s Neck Breaker on the middle rope. Page drives White rib first to the steel guard rail. Page is choking White with his boot. Page dumps White back first on the steel ring post. Page breaks the referee’s twenty count. Page kicks White in the ribs. Page connects with a PumpHandle Suplex for a two count. Page and White are trading back and forth shots.
White goes for a LeapFrog, but Page counters with a Fireman’s Carry Back Breaker for a two count. Page repeatedly kicks the back of White’s head. Page tells White to bring it. This leads us to a striking exchange in the center of the ring. White with a Snap Dragon Suplex to Page. White delivers more knife edge chops. White leapfrogs over Page. White with a Running Back Elbow Smash to Page. Page blocks the Three Amigos. White with a Running European Uppercut to Page. White with a Half/Half Suplex into the turnbuckle pad for a two count. White goes for the Kiwi Krusher, but Page rolls him over for a two count. Page blocks the German Suplex from White. White hits a Low Bridging German Suplex for a two count.
White is trying to wear down Page with more knife edge chops. Page drills White with a Hangman’s DDT. Page is quite indecisive with this springboard maneuver. White gets Page trapped in between the ropes. Gun Shot Chops from White. White goes for the Blade Runner, but Page blocks it. White drives Page face to the apron. White sends Page crashing to the outside with a Deadlift German Suplex. Page and White are trading chops and forearms on the top turnbuckle. Page connects with an Avalanche Neck Breaker for a two count.
Following a forearm exchange, White blasts Page with a knife edge chop. White with a Belly to Back Suplex over the top rope. White follows that with a Back Drop Suplex on the floor. White rolls Page back into the ring. Page applies a side headlock. Page rams his elbow across the back of White’s neck. White creates distance with a Saito Suplex. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Page counters with a PowerBomb. Page with a PileDriver for a two count. Page takes out White with a Shooting Star Press off the apron.
Page lands a MoonSault. Page rips off his elbow pad. Page with a BuckShot Lariat for a two count. Page goes for the Rite of Passage, but White rolls him over for a two count. White paint brushes Page. White hits a Half Nelson Suplex. White connects with The Kiwi Krusher for a two count. White has Page in position for The Blade Runner. Page spits at White. Page SuperKicks White. Page follows that with a Discus Elbow. Page goes for Rite of Passage, but White counters with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory. After the match, David Finlay Spears White.
Winner: Still IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Jay White via Pinfall
April 24 in Korakuen: White v Finlay for the US title. #njsse
— chris charlton (@reasonjp) March 26, 2018
Nine Match: The Young Bucks vs. The Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi)
Nick talks smack to Omega before the bell rings. Ibushi and Matt Jackson will start things off. Matt wants Omega to get in the ring. Ibushi tags in Omega. Matt cheap shots Ibushi. Ibushi and Nick are tagged in. Nick applies a side headlock. Nick negates the rapid fire offense from Ibushi. Ibushi drops Nick with a Buzzsaw Kick. Nick tags in Matt. Ibushi with a RoundHouse Kick to Matt. Ibushi repeatedly stomps on Matt’s back. Matt punches Omega. Ibushi kicks Omega in the gut. Stereo Back Elbow Smashes to Nick. Double Leapfrogs from The Golden Lovers. Matt throws Omega out of the ring. The Bucks with Knee Strike/Spinning Neck Breaker to Ibushi. The Bucks with a Hip Lock TakeOver to Omega. The Bucks follows that with Stereo Dropkicks. The Bucks unfortunately have a meeting of the minds on the top rope.
Omega goes for a SomerSault Plancha, but Nick counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. The Bucks takes out The Golden Lovers with a Pop Up Plancha. Nick with a Leg Drop to Ibushi. Matt brings out a table from under the ring. Nick throws Ibushi into the turnbuckle pad. Nick gets Ibushi tied in the tree of woe. Nick decks Ibushi with a Hangman’s Neck Breaker. Matt delivers a SlingShot Senton. Matt inadvertently knocks Nick off the ring apron with a Stinger Splash. Ibushi drops Matt with a RoundHouse Kick. Ibushi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block to Nick. Nick knocks Omega off the ring apron. The Bucks hits their PowerBomb/Enzuigiri Combination for a two count. Ibushi fights out of the SharpShooter. Ibushi dropkicks Matt. Ibushi tags in Omega.
Omega with a High Fly Flow to Matt. Omega with axe handle strikes to Nick. The Bucks with a Pop Up Hurricanrana to Ibushi. Ibushi responds with a Missile Dropkick. Matt goes for a HeadScissors TakeOver on Omega, but Ibushi counters with a RoundHouse Kick. Omega drops Nick with The Kotaro Krusher. The Bucks blocks The Cross Slash. Omega with a Rolling Senton to Matt. Ibushi follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press. The Golden Lovers lands a Double MoonSault for a two count. Omega attacks the injured back of Matt. Omega bounces Matt’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Omega whips Matt back first across the turnbuckle pad. Omega tags in Ibushi. Matt spits at Ibushi. Ibushi responds with forearm smashes. The Golden Lovers are cutting the ring in half.
Omega with a Running Back Breaker to Matt. Following a snap mare takeover, Ibushi applies a rear chin lock. Matt gets back to a vertical base. Matt with multiple bodyshots to Ibushi. Matt knocks Omega off the ring apron. Ibushi slaps the back of Matt. Omega with a Belly to Back Suplex on the apron. Ibushi goes for a Back Body Drop, but Matt lands back on his feet. Matt finally tags in Nick. Nick brings his lighting quick offense to The Golden Lovers. Omega with a knife edge chop to Nick. Omega goes for a FrankenSteiner, but Nick counters with a Code Breaker to Ibushi. Nick lands a Suicide Dive. Matt with a BlockBuster to Ibushi. Nick follows that with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. The Bucks are talking strategy in the corner. Ibushi sends Nick crashing to the outside.
The Golden Lovers with a Double SuperPlex to Matt. The Golden Lovers goes for The Golden Showers, but Nick gets in the way. Nick dumps Omega on the apron with a German Suplex. Ibushi with a Bicycle Kick to Matt. Ibushi clotheslines Nick out of the ring. Matt SuperKicks Omega. Matt is trying to fight out of the One Winged Angel. Ibushi connects with a SpringBoard German Suplex for a two count. Nick drags Omega out of the ring. Omega sends Nick back first to the steel guard rail. Ibushi and Matt are trading back and forth shots. Ibushi with a Spinning Heel Kick to Matt. Matt SuperKicks Ibushi. Omega responds with a V-Trigger. Ibushi clotheslines Matt. Ibushi with a Last Ride PowerBomb for a two count. Omega blasts Matt with another V-Trigger. Omega launches Nick into the crowd. Matt tells Ibushi to bring it.
Ibushi delivers a series of buzzsaw kicks. Ibushi goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Matt gets his knees up in the air. Matt locks in the SharpShooter. Omega breaks the submission with right hands. Nick SuperKicks Omega. Nick with a Flying Plancha to Omega. Matt goes back to the SharpShooter. Nick with a SpringBoard FaceBuster to Ibushi. Nick follows that with a Tornado DDT to Omega on the floor. Matt’s back is giving out. Nick with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick to Omega. Nick lands a 450 Splash. Matt puts Omega through a table with a Flying Elbow Drop. Nick with a Draping SpringBoard 450 Splash to Ibushi for a two count. Ibushi is showing his fighting spirit.
The Bucks brings The SuperKick Party to The Golden Lovers. Ibushi regains momentum with a Double Back Flip Kick. Omega and Matt are tagged in. Both men are trading clubbing haymakers. Omega hits the Snap Dragon Suplex. Matt responds with a Jumping PileDriver. Matt repeatedly whips Omega with a leather strap. Matt knocks down the referee. Omega with multiple V-Triggers to Matt. Matt Spears Omega. The Bucks sets up for The Meltzer Driver. Ibushi PowerBombs Nick through the announce table.
The Golden Lovers connects with a PileDriver/Missile Dropkick Combination for a two count. Omega tosses Matt into a RoundHouse Kick from Ibushi. Omega PowerBombs Matt for a two count. Omega starts showing slight compassion for Matt. Matt SuperKicks Omega. Ibushi responds with a Leg Lariat. Omega follows that with a V-Trigger. Omega hits The One Winged Angel for a two count. Nick is throwing knife edge chops at The Golden Lovers. Omega with a V-Trigger to Nick. Ibushi sends Nick out of the ring with a Half Nelson Suplex. The Golden Lovers plants Matt with The Golden Trigger to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Golden Lovers via Pinfall
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