NJPW Wrestling Hi No Kuni
April 29, 2018
Grand Messe Kumamoto
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Shota Umino & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Yuji Nagata & Ren Narita
Narita and Oka will start things off with a long grappling exchange. Test of strength. Narita backs Oka into the ropes. Oka with a double leg takedown to Narita. Oka follows that with a Waist Lock TakeDown. Oka applies a side headlock. Oka shoves Narita. Narita applies a side headlock. Oka rolls Narita over for a one count. Oka drops Narita with a shoulder tackle. Oka bodyslams Narita. Oka tags in Umino. Umino repeatedly stomps on Narita’s back. Umino bounces Narita’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Umino is putting the boots to Narita in the corner. Umino delivers a series of Open Hand Chops. Umino kicks Narita in the gut. Umino follows that with a BodySlam for a two count. Umino applies a front facelock. Umino tags in Oka.
Oka with a Forearm Shiver across the back of Narita. Oka with a Hip Toss for a two count. Oka whips Narita sternum first to the turnbuckle pad. Nagata tags himself in. Nagata and Oka are trading forearm shivers. Nagata kicks Oka in the back. Umino tags himself in. Following another long forearm exchange, Umino is laid out on the mat. Nagata rocks Umino with a Buzzsaw Kick. Nagata tags in Narita. Narita attacks the injured shoulder of Umino. Narita with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Narita with a Hip Toss of his own for a two count. Umino creates distance with a Dropkick. Umino tags in Oka.
Oka connects with a SpineBuster for a two count. That leads us to the third forearm exchange of the match. Narita dropkicks Oka. Narita tags in Nagata. Nagata blasts Oka with multiple buzzsaw kicks. Nagata hits The Helluva Kick. Nagata goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Oka blocks it. Oka uppercuts Nagata. Nagata with a Big Boot. Oka drives Nagata back first into the turnbuckle pad. Oka with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Oka goes for a BodySlam, but Nagata lands back on his feet.
Nagata applies The Nagata Lock. Umino breaks the submission. Umino avoids a Big Boot from Nagata. Umino drops Nagata with a Running Forearm Smash for a two count. Umino and Oka are double teaming Nagata. Umino lands a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Umino locks in the Boston Crab. Narita with a Back Elbow Smash to Oka. Nairta follows that with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Umino dropkicks Narita. Umino and Nagata are trading open hand slaps. Nagata with a RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Nagata connects with the Exploder Suplex. Nagata applies The Nagata Lock II which forces Umino to tap out.
Winner: Yuji Nagata & Ren Narita via Submission
Second Match: Jay White, Rocky Romero and Roppongi 3K vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi and David Finlay in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Romero and Tiger Mask will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tiger Mask applies a waist lock. Romero transitions into a wrist lock. Tiger Mask reverses the hold. Romero backs Tiger Mask into the turnbuckle pad. Romero goes for a Leaping Back Elbow Strike, but Tiger Mask ducks out of the way. Tiger Mask delivers a Spinning Heel Kick. Tiger Mask repeatedly kicks the shoulders of Romero. Following a snap mare takeover, Romero is trying to rip off Tiger’s Mask. Romero applies an Bow and Arrow Stretch. Tiger Mask blasts Romero with an Over Head Kick. Tiger Mask dropkicks Romero out of the ring. Tiger Mask tags in Liger.
Liger with a Baseball Slide Drop Kick. Taguchi rolls Romero back into the ring. Liger locks in The Romero Special. Chaos clears the ring. Chaos are demolishing Liger in the corner. Stereo Suplex from R3K for a two count. Romero tags in White. White repeatedly stomps on Liger’s chest. White is choking Liger with his boot. White tags in Sho. Yoh drop toe holds Liger into a Basement Dropkick from Sho. Sho with the cover for a two count. Sho irish whips Liger to the corner. Liger kicks Sho in the jaw. Sho ducks The Shotei from Liger. Liger connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker. Liger tags in Taguchi. It’s time for a Hip Attack Party.
White slaps Taguchi in the ass. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but White counters with an Atomic Drop. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from White. Taguchi creates distance with a Jumping Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Finlay. Finlay with a Running European Uppercut to White. Finlay lands a Flying Uppercut for a two count. Finlay decks White with a Forearm Smash. White responds with a Saito Suplex. White tags in Romero. Chaos knocks Taguchi Japan off the ring apron. Trifecta Knee Strike from R3K. Sho with a BackStabber to Finlay. Yoh follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Romero with the lateral press for a two count. A pier six brawl breaks out in the ringside area. Finlay blocks The SliceBread. Romero fires up with Forever Clotheslines. Finlay plants Romero with The Stunner to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi and David Finlay via Pinfall
Third Match: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Togi Makabe & Toa Henare
Yano and Makabe will start things off. Yano immediately is trying to rip off the turnbuckle pad. Makabe attacks Yano from behind. Yano reverses out of the irish whip. Yano full rips off the turnbuckle pad. The referee snatches the turnbuckle pad away from Makabe. Yano kicks Makabe in the gut. Yano continues his shenanigans. Makabe mocks Yano. Makabe drops Yano with a Shoulder Tackle. Makabe tags in Henare. Stereo Shoulder Blocks from Makabe and Henare. Ishii attacks Henare behind the referee’s back. Ishii throws Henare back first to the steel guard rail. Yano stomps on Henare’s chest. Yano whips Henare into the exposed steel in the corner. Yano tags in Ishii.
Ishii with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Henare. Ishii kicks Henare in the face. Ishii tags in Yano. This it’s Henare who sends Yano back first to the exposed steel. Henare with a Vertical Suplex to Yano. Henare tags in Makabe. Makabe runs through Yano with another shoulder tackle. Makabe PowerSlams Ishii. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Yano blocks The Northern Lights Suplex. Makabe clotheslines Yano for a two count. Yano rakes the eyes of Makabe. Makabe responds with a Western Lariat for a two count. Yano drives Makabe’s head to the canvas. Ishii and Henare are tagged in.
A forearm concert breaks out in the center of the ring. Henare drops Ishii with a shoulder tackle. Henare levels Ishii with a Body Avalanche. Henare follows that with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Yano trips Henare from the outside. Henare kicks Ishii in the jaw. Henare shoves Yano into Ishii. Ishii runs through Henare with a Body Avalanche of his own. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Henare. Ishii with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Ishii applies a waist lock. Makabe clotheslines Ishii. Henare lands a Flying Shoulder Block. Following a Double Lariat, Henare Spears Ishii for a two count. Ishii blocks the Atomic Drop from Henare. Henare with a SpineBuster for a two count. Henare HeadButts Ishii. Ishii goes for The Brain Buster, but Henare counters with a Knee Strike. Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii plants Henare with the Vertical Brain Buster to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, Takashi Iizuka and Taka Michinoku vs. The Golden Lovers, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Suzuki Gun attacks Team Kenny before the bell rings. Iizuka kicks Owens in the gut. Michinoku repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s chest. Sabre is attack the wrist of Omega. Takahashi avoids a Body Avalanche from Michinoku. Takahashi delivers a Helluva Kick. Takahashi with a Running BullDog. Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick to Taichi. Iizuka is biting the back of Takahashi’s head. Iizuka and Owens are brawling in the crowd. Omega is destroying Taichi with the microphone stand. Michinoku rakes the eyes of Takahashi. Michinoku applies a side headlock. Michinoku tags in Iizuka.
Iizuka is mauling Takahashi in the corner. Now Iizuka starts the rest of Team Kenny. Iizuka tags in Taichi. Taichi is paint brushing Takahashi. Takahashi fires back with a open hand chops. Taichi with a Spinning Heel Kick to Takahashi. Takahashi responds with a Reverse DDT. Iizuka knocks The Golden Lovers off the ring apron. Takahashi bites Iizuka’s thumb. Takahashi clotheslines Iizuka. Takahashi tags in Ibushi. The Golden Lovers are double teaming Taichi. Ibushi with a Buzzsaw Kick to Taichi. Omega follows that with a Kotaru Krusher. Sabre ducks a clothesline from Omega. Ibushi drops Sabre with a German Suplex. Golden Lovers launches Michinoku to the corner. Team Kenny with The Quadruple Cross Slash.
Ibushi rolls Taichi back into the ring. Golden Lovers goes for The Golden Trigger, but Sabre counters with a Sleeper Hold. Taichi side steps Ibushi into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi decks Ibushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Ibushi avoids a leg lariat from Taichi. Ibushi fires up with his lighting quick offense. Taichi knocks down Ibushi with an Inside Out Lariat. Taichi tags in Sabre. Sabre delivers a series of uppercuts. Ibushi with a RoundHouse Kick to Sabre. Ibushi tags in Owens. Owens unloads multiple forearm shivers. Sabre with an Over Head Kick across the shoulder of Owens.
Owens and Omega responds with a Big Boot/SuperKick Combination. Owens with a Draping Swinging Neck Breaker for a two count. Owens rocks Sabre with a Running Forearm Smash. Takahashi follows that with a Helluva Kick. Ibushi with a Jumping Knee Strike to Sabre. Omega wraps this sequence with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Owens connects with a Double Knee GutBuster for a two count. Suzuki Gun clears the ring. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Sabre counters with a Kimura Lock. Owens hits Jewel Heist for a two count. Sabre locks in the Octopus Stretch which forces Owens to tap out.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, Takashi Iizuka and Taka Michinoku via Submission
Fifth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, Kushida and Juice Robinson vs. Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Will Ospreay and Yoshi Hashi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Tanahashi and Okada will start things off. Okada kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Okada with multiple blows across the back of Tanahashi. Tanahashi and Okada are exchanging forearm shivers. Okada tosses Tanahashi out of the ring. Okada goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Robinson. Elgin and Robinson clears the ring. Elgin with a Big Boot to Okada. Robinson follows that with a Knee Lift. Elgin drops Okada on Robinson’s knee. Robinson goes for an Assisted Splash, but Okada ducks out of the way. Stereo Back Elbow Smashes from Goto and Hashi. Okada blasts Robinson with a Basement Dropkick. Ospreay with a Standing MoonSault. Okada drops Robinson with a Neck Breaker. Okada tags in Goto.
Following a snap mare takeover, Goto kicks Robinson in the back for a two count. Goto knocks Elgin off the ring apron. Elgin is pissed. Goto stomps on Robinson’s chest. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi with a Knife Edge Chop to Robinson. Hashi lays Robinson on the top rope. Hashi dropkicks the back of Robinson for a two count. Okada and Tanahashi are brawling on the ramp. Okada goes for a TombStone, but Tanahashi counters with a SlingBlade. Ospreay with a Bicycle Kick to Kushida. Robinson negates the 450 Splash. Ospreay fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Robinson with a Back Elbow Smash to Ospreay. Robinson clotheslines Ospreay. Robinson tags in Kushida.
Kushida attacks Ospreay left shoulder. Kushida connects with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Kushida with a Double Back Flip Kick to Goto and Hashi. Ospreay decks Kushida with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay follows that with the 619. Kushida leapfrogs over Ospreay. Kushida and Ospreay are showing off their athleticism. Kushida with a Cartwheel Dropkick for a two count. Ospreay blocks the Roll Through DDT from Kushida. Ospreay with a flurry of strikes to Kushida. Kushida locks in the Cravate. Ospreay responds with a Standing Spanish Fly. Ospreay tags in Hashi. Kushida with an Apron Enzuigiri to Hashi. Kushida drops Hashi with a SlingShot Tornado DDT. Kushida tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi delivers a Running Forearm Smash. Elgin with a Corner Clothesline to Goto. Elgin lands a Diving Senton.
Tanahashi goes for the Assisted Reverse Alabama Slam, but Goto gets his knees up in the air. Hashi with the inside cradle for a two count. Hashi blasts Tanahashi with a Spinning Heel Kick. Hashi with The Western Lariat for a two count. Robinson takes down Hashi with a Flying Crossbody Block. Goto clotheslines Robinson. Elgin drops Goto with a Discus Forearm Smash. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Elgin. Ospreay and Kushida are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay SuperKicks Kushida. Ospreay connects with The Storm Breaker. Ospreay drags Kushida out of the ring. Tanahashi hits The Twist and Shout. Tanahashi follows that with Two SlingBlades. Tanahashi plants Hashi with The High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, Kushida and Juice Robinson via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Bushi vs. El Desperado
Bushi with a Basement Dropkick before the bell rings. Bushi with a Flying Hurricanrana on the floor. Bushi launches Desperado over the steel guard rail. Bushi rolls Desperado back into the ring. Bushi is putting the boots to Desperado. Bushi starts choking Desperado with his t-shirt. Desperado rakes the eyes of Bushi. Desperado kicks Bushi in the gut. Bushi slips over Desperado’s back. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Desperado uses the referee as a protective shield. Desperado Spears Bushi. Desperado tosses Bushi out of the ring. Desperado whips Bushi back first across the steel guard rail. Desperado brings Bushi to the ramp. Desperado is trying to rip off Bushi’s mask. Bushi gets back in the ring at the count of thirteen.
Bushi with a series of forearm shivers to Desperado. Desperado applies a rear chin lock. Desperado places Bushi on the top turnbuckle. Desperado goes back to attacking Bushi’s mask. Desperado goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Bushi lands back on his feet. Bushi decks Desperado with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Desperado fires back with a knife edge chop. Bushi drops Desperado with a DDT. Desperado side steps Bushi into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi kicks Desperado in the face. Bushi lands a Missile Dropkick. Bushi with a Double Knee Strike to Desperado. Bushi connects with a Swinging Neck Breaker for a two count.
Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Bushi kicks Desperado in the jaw. Desperado slaps Bushi in the chest. Bushi has Desperado perched on the top rope. Bushi lands a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner for a two count. Bushi goes for MX, but Desperado ducks out of the way. Desperado with a SpineBuster for a two count. Desperado locks in Numero Dos. Bushi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Desperado goes for Pinche Loco, but Bushi counters with a Rolling Wheel Kick. Bushi delivers a Canadian Destroyer. Bushi follows that with a Draping CodeBreaker for a two count. Yoshinobu Kanemaru launches Bushi off the top turnbuckle which causes the disqualification. After the match, Hiromu Takahashi storms into the ring to make the save.
Winner: Bushi via Disqualification
Seventh Match: Hiromu Takahashi w/Bushi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru w/Desperado
Takahashi with a Back Elbow to Kanemaru. Takahashi drops Kanemaru with a Running Forearm Smash. Takahashi kicks the left shoulder of Kanemaru. Takahashi with a Basement Dropkick. Kanemaru rolls himself out of the ring. Takahashi sends Desperado crashing into the steel guard rail with a Flying ShotGun Dropkick. Kanemaru knocks Takahashi off the ring apron. Kanemaru repeatedly whips Takahashi across the steel guard rail. Kanemaru with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Kanemaru stomps on Takahashi’s back. Kanemaru with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Kanemaru locks in a Single Leg Boston Crab. Takahashi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Kanemaru with a Running Boot from the outside. Kanemaru applies a Full Boston Crab on the bottom rope. Desperado attacks Takahashi behind the referee’s back. Takahashi breaks the referee’s twenty count. Takahashi is having a really hard time getting back on his feet. Kanemaru starts choking Takahashi with his boot. Kanemaru with a Helluva Kick. Takahashi’s back gives out on a suplex attempt. Kanemaru kicks Takahashi in the face. Takahashi responds with a Lariat. Takahashi fires up with Two Corner Clotheslines. Takahashi with a Running Basement Dropkick for a two count. Kanemaru fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Kanemaru tells Takahashi to bring it.
Kanemaru and Takahashi are trading back and forth shots. Takahashi with a German Suplex to Kanemaru. Kanemaru responds with a Spinning Tornado DDT. Kanemaru PowerBombs Takahashi for a two count. Kanemaru goes back to the Boston Crab. Kanemaru bodyslams Takahashi. Kanemaru goes for a MoonSault, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahshi sends Kanemaru crashing into the turnbuckle pad with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Kanemaru drops Takahashi with a Big Boot. Kanemaru shoves the referee into Bushi. This allows Desperado to attack Takahashi. Kanemaru inadvertently spits mist into Desperado’s eyes. Bushi spits green mist into Kanemaru’s eyes. Bushi lands a Suicide Dive. Takahashi connects with a Time Bomb for a two count. Takahashi with a Turnbuckle Death Valley Driver. Takahashi plants Kanemaru with another Time Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall
Eight Match: EVIL & Sanada (c) vs. The Killer Elite Squad For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
KES and LIJ are immediately brawling before the bell rings. Smith with Forearm Shivers to Sanada. Archer talks smack to the crowd. Stereo Haymakers from LIJ. EVIL clotheslines Smith over the top rope. Sanada leapfrogs over Archer. Sanada dropkicks Archer. Sanada goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Archer catches him in mid-air. Archer ChokeSlams Sanada on the top rope. Smith drives EVIL back first to the steel guard rail. Smith brings out a table from under the ring. KES goes for The Killer Bomb, but EVIL gets in the way. Archer rolls Sanada back into the ring. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Archer tags in Smith.
Smith stomps away on the midsection of Sanada. Smith with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Smith applies a rear chin lock. Sanada gets back to a vertical base. Sanada slaps Smith in the chest. Archer responds with a Pop Up PowerSlam for a two count. Archer knocks Sanada off the top turnbuckle with a Big Lariat. Archer slaps Sanada in the face. Sanada lands a Missile Dropkick. Smith HeadButts Sanada. Sanada responds with a Basement Dropkick. Sanada tags in EVIL. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Archer. EVIL runs through Archer with a shoulder tackle. EVIL with a Discus Corner Clothesline to Archer. EVIL follows that with a Running Bulldog. EVIL with a Diving Senton for a one count. Sanada tosses Smith out of the ring.
LIJ connects with a Double Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. LIJ goes for The Magic Killer, but Smith blocks it. Smith with a Big Boot to EVIL. Smith dumps EVIL with a German Suplex. Sanada sends Archer to the ring apron with a Hurricanrana. KES puts Sanada through a table with a Flying Killer Bomb. Archer with a Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Archer tags in Smith. Smith inadvertently takes out Archer with a Basement Dropkick. EVIL clotheslines Smith. Smith responds with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Smith locks in the Sharpshooter. EVIL crawls towards the bottom rope to create separation.
Archer drags EVIL out of the ring. Archer with a Fallaway Slam on the floor. Smith with the lateral press for a two count. Archer rips off the turnbuckle pad. Archer bounces EVIL’s head on the exposed steel. Smith connects with an Avalanche PowerSlam for a two count. Smith transitions into a ground and pound attack. EVIL blocks The Killer Bomb. KES with a Running Splash/Side Walk Slam Combination. KES hits The Magic Killer for a two count. Sanada comes out of nowhere with a Missile Dropkick. Sanada locks in Skull End. Archer reverses the hold. Smith HeadButts the back of Sanada’s head. Sanada with a Back Elbow Smash. Sanada floats over into Skull End.
LIJ delivers their lightning quick offense. Sanada dropkicks Archer off the ring apron. LIN connects with The Magic Killer for a two count. Archer with a Big Boot to Sanada. Archer follows that with The Black Hole Slam to EVIL. Archer wedges a steel chair in between the turnbuckles. LIJ blocks The Double ChokeSlam from Archer. LIJ sends Archer crashing face first to the chair that’s placed in the corner. EVIL rocks Smith with The Conchairto. EVIL connects with Darkness Fall for a two count. Sanada takes out Archer with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. EVIL plants Smith with The STO to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, EVIL & Sanada via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Suzuki kicks the left knee of Naito. Naito kicks Suzuki in the gut. Naito tosses Suzuki out of the ring. Naito does his signature pose. Suzuki is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Suzuki mocks Naito. Naito is trying to play mind games with Suzuki. Suzuki goes for a Helluva Kick, but Naito blocks it. Naito sweeps the legs of Suzuki. Naito drags Suzuki out of the ring. Naito repeatedly whips Suzuki across the steel guard rails. Naito rolls Suzki back into the ring. Following a snap mare takeover, Naito applies a HeadScissors Neck Lock. Naito with the quick cover for a one count. Naito starts kicking Suzuki in the face. Suzuki drops Naito with a Big Boot. Suzuki tells Naito to bring it.
Naito rakes the eyes of Suzuki. Naito delivers clubbing blows in the corner. Suzuki locks in the Roped Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki hits The PK. Suzuki drives his into the midsection of Naito. Suzuki launches Naito over the steel guard rail. Suzuki drops multiple chairs on Naito’s back. Suzuki attacks one of The Young Lions. Suzuki yells at the referee. Suzuki and Naito are trading back and forth shots. Naito gets back int he ring at the count of nineteen. Suzuki with a series of buzzsaw kicks to Naito. Suzuki talks smack to the crowd. Suzuki locks in the Cravate. Suzuki kicks Naito in the back for a two count. Suzuki works on his joint manipulation game.
Suzuki applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Suzuki continues to paint brush Naito. Suzuki with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Naito responds with a Open Hand Chop. Naito spits at Suzuki. Naito with a Back Elbow Strike to Suzuki. Naito follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Naito drops Suzuki with a Neck Breaker. Naito gets Suzuki tied in the tree of woe. Naito attacks the back of Suzuki’s neck. Naito ticks Suzuki off with the Face Wash. Suzuki with a Helluva Kick to Naito. Suzuki connects with 3 PK’s for a two count. Naito with a Satellite DDT to Suzuki. Following a forearm/chop exchange, Suzuki is standing tall over Naito.
Naito creates distance with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Suzuki. Naito lands The Rebound Dropkick. Suzuki shoves the referee. Naito places Suzuki on the top turnbuckle. Suzuki gets Naito trapped in a Hanging Heel Hook. Suzuki is applying pressure to the injured knee of Naito. Suzuki kicks the back of Naito’s hamstring. Naito is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Suzuki goes back to a Heel Hook. Naito crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Suzuki applies a Figure Four Leg Lock. Naito spikes Suzuki with a DDT. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Suzuki. Naito follows that with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Naito goes for The Destino, but Suzuki counters with a Heel Hook. Naito refuses to quit. Suzuki is throwing stiff bodyshots. Suzuki locks in a Sleeper Hold. Naito responds with a Swinging Neck Breaker. Naito catches Suzuki off guard with open hand slaps. Suzuki kicks the right knee of Naito. Suzuki goes back to the Sleeper Hold. Naito connects with a Brain Buster. Naito plants Suzuki with The Destino to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall
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