NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018: Night 2
May 4, 2018
Fukuoka Convention Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Yuya Uemura, Ren Narita, and Shota Umino vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Tiger Mask in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Before the bell rings, The Young Lions takes down Liger, Tiger Mask and Taguchi with Trifecta Dropkicks. Liger is getting demolished in the corner. Liger tags in Tiger Mask. Double shoulder tackle from Umino and Narita. Uemura bodyslams Tiger Mask for a two count. Young Lions are putting the boots to Tiger Mask. Uemara kicks Tiger Mask in the gut. Uemara delivers multiple forearm smashes. Tiger Mask fires back with a Spinning Heel Kick. Tiger Mask is lighting up Uemura’s chest. Tiger Mask tags in Taguchi.
Following a Snap Mare Takeover, it’s time for The Hip Attack Party. Taguchi with the cover for a two count. Taguchi throws Narita out of the ring. Liger launches Uemura back first to the steel guard rail. Liger with a series of knife edge chops on the floor. Liger gets Uemura trapped in The Romero Special. Liger tags in Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask with a Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Young Lions continues to piss off the veterans. Tiger Mask dropkicks Uemura. Tiger Mask unloads vicious open hand slaps. Tiger Mask tags in Liger.
Liger goes for a Running Shotei, but Uemura counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Uemura dropkicks Liger. Uemura tags in Umino. Umino clears the ring. Umino with Three Forearm Smashes to Liger. Liger responds with a Shotei. Liger tags in Taguchi. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip. Taguchi thrust kicks the midsection of Umino. Taguchi with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Umino tags in Narita.
Narita knocks Liger and Tiger Mask off the ring apron. Narita with a shoulder tackle to Taguchi for a two count. Narita locks in The Sharpshooter. A pier six brawl breaks out in the ringside area. Taguchi connects with a Running Hip Attack for a two count. Taguchi goes for The Dodon, but Narita rolls him over for a two count. Taguchi locks in The Oh My And Garankle Hold which forces Narita to tap out.
Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Tiger Mask via Submission
Second Match: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Yuji Nagata & Tomoyuki Oka
Oka and Owens will start things off. Takahashi attacks Oka from behind. Owens kicks Nagata in the gut. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Oka’s chest. Nagata shoves Owens into a Shoulder Tackle from Oka. Nagata and Oka drops Takahashi with a Double Shoulder Block. Nagata with a Helluva Kick to Owens. Oka follows that with a Flying Forearm Smash. Oka with an Over Head Belly to Belly to Suplex for a two count. Oka slaps Owens in the chest. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Oka. Owens levels Oka with a Knee Lift. Takahashi and Owens hits their Neck Breaker/Belly to Back Suplex Combination.
Owens drop toe holds Nagata into a Sliding Dropkick from Takahashi. Owens and Takahashi mocks Nagata. Owens blasts Oka with a Knife Edge Chop. Owens bounces Oka’s head on Takahashi’s boot. Owens tags in Takahashi. Owens and Takahashi are cutting the ring in half. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi delivers a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Takahashi is paint brushing Oka. Takahashi with a Big Boot to Oka. Oka is pissed. Oka creates distance with a Modified SlingBlade. Oka tags in Nagata.
Nagata knocks Owens off the ring apron. Nagata with a Buzzsaw Kicks to Takahashi. Nagata follows that with a Helluva Kick of his own. Nagata connects with an Exploder Suplex for a two count. Nagata decks Takahashi with a Back Elbow Smash. Takahashi and Nagata are trading Big Boots. Takahashi hits The Fisherman’s Buster. Takahashi tags in Owens. Owens brings his lighting quick offense to Nagata. Nagata gets Owens trapped in The Fujiwara Arm-Bar.
Nagata tosses Takahashi out of the ring. Nagata tags in Oka. Oka drives Owens back first to the turnbuckle pad. Oka goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens SuperKicks Oka. Oka gets Owens in a pinning position for a two count. Oka uppercuts Owens. Owens responds with Jewel Heist for a two count. Takahashi and Nagata are brawling on the floor. Owens plants Oka with The Package Pile Driver to pickup the victory.
Winner: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall
Third Match: Takashi Iizuka, Taichi and Taka Michinoku vs. Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Suzuki Gun attacks R3K before the bell rings. Taichi hits Yoh with the Microphone Stand. Iizuka stomps on Sho’s shoulder. Iizuka delivers stiff chair shots. Taichi is choking Yoh with the chair. Iizuka starts biting R3K’s forehead. The referee has to run away from Iizuka. Suzuki Gun are mauling Sho in the corner. Iizuka tags in Taichi. Iizuka thinks he’s at the buffet. Sho displays his fighting spirit. Sho slaps Taichi in the chest. Taichi responds with a Spinning Heel Kick.
Taichi with a Corner Clothesline for a two count. Sho avoids a leg lariat from Taichi. Taichi tags in Michinoku. Michinoku stomps on Sho’s back and head. Sho with Forearm Smashes to Michinoku. Michinoku pokes Sho in the eye. Sho kicks Michinoku in the gut. Michinoku responds with a Single Leg Dropkick. Michinoku follows that with a SuperKick for a two count. Iizuka shoves Yoh into the referee. Taichi blasts Romero with the Microphone Stand.
Sho is trying to negate the tandem offense from Suzuki Gun. Iizuka with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Sho. Michinoku levels Sho with a Jumping Knee Strike. Taichi wraps this sequence with a Leg Lariat. Iizuka puts on The Iron Glove. Sho shoves Michinoku into Iizuka. Romero lands a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Trifecta Knee Strikes from R3K. Yoh SuperKicks Taichi off the ring apron. Romero takes out Taichi with a Suicide Dive. R3K plants Michinoku with The 3K to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Togi Makabe & Toa Henare
Ishii and Henare will start things off. Ishii walks into forearm shivers from Henare. Ishii responds with vicious strikes. Henare wants Ishii to bring it. Henare unloads more forearm smashes in the corner. Henare with a Corner Clothesline to Ishii. Henare goes for a shoulder tackle, but Ishii stands still. Ishii slaps Henare in the face. Henare with Vicious HeadButts to Ishii. Ishii drops Henare with a shoulder tackle. Ishii repeatedly kicks Henare in the back. Following a Knife Edge Chop Exchange, Ishii chops Henare in the throat. Ishii tags in Yano. Yano is trying to play mind games with Makabe.
Yano whips Henare into the exposed steel in the corner. Henare creates distance with a Running Shoulder Tackle. Henare’s mouth is busted open. Henare tags in Makave. Makabe with a Shoulder Block to Yano. Ishii attacks Makabe from behind. Makabe fires up with a Running Corner Clotheslines. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Yano blocks it. Makabe with a Western Lariat for a two count. Makabe gives Yano the middle finger. Yano starts bouncing back and forth on the ropes like an idiot. Makabe takes down Yano with another Lariat. Makabe tags in Henare.
Henare with a Leaping Shoulder Tackle to Yano. Henare knocks Ishii off the ring apron. Henare lands a Flying Shoulder Block for a two count. Yano slams Henare’s head on the mat. Yano tags in Ishii. Ishii charges into Henare. Henare HeadButts Ishii. Ishii responds with a German Suplex. Ishii with a Corner Clothesline to Henare. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Makabe gets in the way. Ishii blocks a Lariat from Makabe. Ishii is throwing forearms at Makabe. Makabe decks Ishii with a Spinning Back Fist. Henare connects with a Samoan Drop. Henare and Makabe with a Double Lariat to Ishii. Henare Spears Ishii for a two count.
Yano lowers the top rope which sends Makabe tumbling to the outside. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Henare. Yano catapults Henare face first to the exposed steel. Ishii with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Makabe whips Yano into the steel guard rail. Henare clotheslines Ishii. Henare follows that with a Driving Spear for a two count. Henare and Ishii are trading Vicious HeadButts. Ishii blocks The Uranage Slam. Henare catches Ishii off guard with the inside cradle for a two count. Henare with a Back Elbow Smash to Ishii. Ishii responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Ishii plants Henare with The Vertical Brain Buster to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Hirooki Goto, Jay White, and Yoshi Hashi vs. Michael Elgin, Juice Robinson and David Finlay in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Elgin and Goto will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goto and Elgin are trading forearm smashes. Goto goes for a Hip Toss, but Elgin blocks it. Goto ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Goto applies a waist lock. Elgin decks Goto with Multiple Back Elbow Smashes. Elgin negates the GTR from Goto. Elgin kicks Goto in the gut. Got bounces Elgin’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Goto tags in White. Goto and White drops Elgin with a Double Shoulder Tackle. White knocks Finlay off the ring apron. Elgin blasts White with a Knife Edge Chop. Elgin applies a wrist lock. Elgin tags in Robinson. Robinson with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Robinson takes a swing at Goto. Stereo Running BullDogs from Robinson and White. Robinson follows that with Juice Jabs. White tags in Hashi.
Hashi kicks Robinson in the gut. Hashi applies a side headlock. Robinson leapfrogs over Hashi. Robinson dropkicks Hashi. Finlay gives White a receipt. Robinson with Juice Jabs to Hashi. Robinson and Hashi are trading knife edge chops. White lowers the top rope which sends Robinson tumbling to the outside. White drives Robinson crotch first into the steel ring post. Goto with a Forearm Smash to Elgin. White rolls Robinson back into the ring. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto with a Clubbing Blow to the back of Robinson. Following a Snap Mare Takeover, Goto applies a rear chin lock. Chaos are cutting the ring in half.
Double Shoulder Blocks from Goto and Hashi. White follows that with an Basement Dropkick. Goto Hip Tosses Hashi on top of Robinson. White refuses to do the Chaos signature pose. Hashi tags in White. White uppercuts Robinson. White with a Saito Suplex for a two count. White punches Finlay. Robinson fires up with multiple haymakers. White avoids a Leg Lariat from Robinson. White goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson knocks Goto and Hashi off the ring apron. Robinson kicks White in the face. Robinson dives over White. Robinson tags in Elgin.
Elgin with Running Haymakers to White. Elgin rams his shoulders into the midsection of White. Elgin hits The Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin lands a Missile Dropkick. Elgin with Running Corner Clotheslines. Elgin SuperKicks Goto. Goto goes for a Spinning Heel Kick, but Elgin counters with a Back Breaker. Elgin and White are trading back and forth shots. Elgin connects with a PumpHandle Death Valley Driver for a two count. White blocks a Vertical Suplex from Elgin. White creates distance with a Snap Saito Suplex. Elgin makes the hot tag to Finlay.
Finlay reveres out of the irish whip from Hashi. Finlay uppercuts Hashi. Team New Japan are double teaming Hashi. Elgin drops Hashi on Robinson’s knee. Finlay lands a Flying European Uppercut for a two count. Elgin and Goto are brawling on the floor. Finlay with a Uranage Back Breaker for a two count. Finlay goes for a Stunner, but Hashi counters with a Spinning Heel Kick. Finlay responds with another European Uppercut. Hashi takes down Finlay with an Western Lariat for a two count. Hashi plants Finlay with Karma to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hirooki Goto, Jay White and Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi vs. Minoru Suzuki, The Killer Elite Squad, Yoshibobu Kanemaru, El Desperado in a 10-Man Tag Team Match
A donnie brook breaks out before the bell rings. Suzuki and Naito are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki wraps Naito’s leg around the chair. Suzuki buries Naito under a steel guard rail. Archer sends Takahashi crashing into EVIL and Sanada. So far Suzuki Gun is rag dolling LIJ. Archer is choking Bushi with his t-shirt. Archer with a Fallaway Slam. Archer tags in Kanemaru. Desperado whips Takahashi back first to the steel guard rail. Kanemaru with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kanemaru tags in Smith. Smith repeatedly slams Bushi on the canvas. Smith tags in Suzuki.
Suzuki rips off Bushi’s t-shirt. Suzuki slaps Bushi in the chest. Naito slowly makes his way back to the ringside area. Suzuki blasts Bushi with a Knife Edge Chop. Suzuki locks in The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Naito spits at Suzuki. Naito and Suzuki are trading back and forth shots. Suzuki with a Single Leg TakeDown to Naito. Suzuki gets Naito trapped in The Heel Hook. The referee reminds Suzuki that Naito is not the legal man. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki kicks Bushi in the back. Suzuki tags in Desperado. Bushi kicks Desperado in the jaw. Desperado thrust kicks the midsection of Bushi. Bushi responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi tags in Takahashi.
Takahashi clears the ring. Takahashi kicks Desperado in the gut. Takahashi with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Kanemaru attacks Takahashi from behind. Takahashi takes down Desperado and Kanemaru with a Double Basement Dropkick. Takahashi with a Corner Clothesline to Desperado. Takahashi follows that with another Basement Dropkick for a two count. Desperado uses the referee for protection. Desperado Spears Takahashi. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Suzuki Gun are mauling Takahashi in the corner.
KES connects with The Hart Attack. KES drops Kanemaru on top of Takahashi for a two count. The other members of Suzuki Gun and LIJ are brawling on the floor. Takahashi SuperKicks Kanemaru. Takahashi tags in Naito. Naito with a Corner Dropkick to Kanemaru. Naito hits The Rebound Dropkick. Naito goes for The Destino, but Suzuki counters with a Sleeper Hold. Sanada transitions into Skull End.
KES goes for The Killer Bomb, but EVIL gets in the way. EVIL clotheslines Smith over the top rope. Bushi knocks Desperado out of the ring. Bushi and Sanada lands Stereo Planchas. Naito with a Leaping Forearm Smash to Suzuki. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Kanemaru. Naito follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. EVIL with an Inside Out Lariat. Naito plants Kanemaru with Destino to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi via Pinfall
Chris Jericho’s NJPW Return:
Seventh Match: The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, Marty Scrull, and Hangman Page vs. The Golden Lovers, Bad Luck Fale, and The Guerrillas Of Destiny in a 10-Man Tag Team Match
Scrull and Fale will start things off. Scrull goes for a Bodyslam, but Fale stands still. Fale bodyslams Scrull. Scrull tags in Rhodes. Rhodes spits at Omega. Tama Tonga and Nick Jackson are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nick applies a side headlock. Nick drops Tonga with a shoulder tackle. Tonga leapfrogs over Nick. Tonga and Nick are running the ropes. A double dropkick leads us to standoff in the center of the ring.
Tonga applies a side headlock. Nick reverses the hold. Matt Jackson makes the blind tag. Nick slides under Tonga. Loa tags himself in. The Bucks delivers Stereo Boots to the midsection of Tonga. The Bucks goes for a Pop Up Dropkick, but Loa gets in the way. Loa goes for a PowerBomb, but Matt catches his brother in mid-air. GOD blocks The Stereo SuperKicks.
Rhodes and Ibushi are tagged in. Rhodes is stalling in the corner. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ibushi applies a side headlock. Ibushi runs through Rhodes with a shoulder tackle. Rhodes leapfrogs over Ibushi. Rhodes sends Ibushi face first to the canvas. Rhodes blows a kiss at Omega. Ibushi responds with his lighting quick offense. Ibushi with a Standing Corkscrew MoonSault for a two count. Page attacks Ibushi behind the referee’s back. Rhodes tags in Page. Team Cody are cutting the ring in half.
Scrull bodyslams Ibushi. Scrull talks smack to Fale. Scrull bounces Ibushi’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Page and Rhodes clears the ring. Ibushi dropkicks Rhodes. Ibushi tags in Omega. Omega with Axe Handle Strike to Scrull. Ibushi with a Snap Hurricanrana to Rhodes. The Golden Lovers hits their Buzzsaw Kick/Kotaro Krusher for a two count. The Bucks stops The Golden Lovers in their tracks. The Bucks knocks GOD off the ring apron.
Page and Rhodes drags The Golden Lovers out of the ring. Tonga lands a Missile Dropkick. Matt responds with a SuperKick. Loa clotheslines Matt. Scrull with a Fake Out Thrust Kick to Loa. Ibushi takes down Scrull with a Spinning Heel Kick. Ibushi tags in Fale. Ibushi hits The Golden Triangle MoonSault. Fale ascends to the top rope. Scrull brings an umbrella into the ring. Fale goes for The Bad Luck Fall, but The Bucks counter with Stereo SuperKicks. Fale plants Scrull with a Body Press to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Golden Lovers, The Guerrillas Of Destiny and Bad Luck Fale via Pinfall
Eight Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Kushida For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay backs Kushida into the ropes. Kushida is trying to measure up Ospreay. Kushida with a wrist lock takedown. Kushida applies an arm-bar. Kushida transitions into a wrist lock. Following multiple snap mare takeovers, Kushida goes back to the wrist lock. Kushida applies a rear chin lock. Kushida drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay leapfrogs over Kushida. Kushida responds with a leapfrog of his own. Kushida goes for a Hip Toss, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay avoids a CartWheel Dropkick from Kushida. Ospreay inadvertently gets the referee in position for The HeadScissors TakeOver. This allows Kushida to kick Ospreay in the left shoulder. Ospreay rolls himself out of the ring.
Ospreay is back peddling away from Kushida. Ospreay kicks Kushida from the ring apron. Kushida launches Ospreay over the steel guard rail. Ospreay creates distance with a big haymaker. Ospreay goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Kushida counters with a Cross Arm Breaker on the floor. Kushida starts targeting the injured bicep of Ospreay. Kushida stomps on the back of Ospreay’s left shoulder for a one count. Ospreay gets Kushida in a pinning predicament for a one count. Kushida reapplies The Cross Arm Breaker. Ospreay fires up with Multiple Forearm Smashes. Kushida connects with a Turnbuckle Flatliner.
Ospreay kicks the back of Kushida’s hamstring. Kushida locks in The Camel Clutch. Ospreay heads to the bottom rope to create separation. Kushida applies a rear chin lock. Ospreay gets back to a vertical base. Kushida is mauling Ospreay in the center of the ring. Kushida delivers a Buzzaw Kick. Ospreay blasts Kushida with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ospreay lands The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ospreay rolls Kushida back into the ring. Ospreay with The Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Kushida applies The Cravate. Ospreay with a RoundHouse Kick to Kushida. Ospreay uppercuts Kushida. Ospreay follows that with The Hesitation Dropkick. Ospreay with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count.
Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Kushida blocks it. Kushida avoids a Leg Lariat from Ospreay. Kushida decks Ospreay with The Over Head Kick. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Kushida. Kushida crawls under Ospreay. Kushida applies The Kimura Lock. Ospreay breaks the submission with a German Release Suplex. Kushida wants more punishment. Ospreay rips off the medical tape of Kushida. Kushida with a Rolling Kick to Ospreay. Kushida and Ospreay are trading back and forth shots on the ring apron. Kushida blocks The Flying Spanish Fly. Ospreay with a Bicycle Kick to Kushida. Kushida responds with a Roll Through DDT on the floor. Ospreay gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen.
Kushida with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana for a two count. Kushida is trying to wear down Ospreay with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kushida goes for a Tornado DDT, but Ospreay counters with a Modified CodeBreaker. Ospreay levels Kushida with a Running Bicycle Kick. Ospreay delivers a series of Cheeky Nandos Kicks. Ospreay with a 450 Splash for a two count. Ospreay follows that with the Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Kushida counters with The HoverBoard Lock.
Ospreay blocks The Back To The Future. Ospreay drops Kushida with a Standing Spanish Fly/DDT Combination. Following a forearm exchange, Kushida tells Ospreay to bring it. Ospreay SuperKicks the back of Kushida’s head. Kushida responds with a Wind Mill Punch. Kushida repeatedly stomps on Ospreay’s head. Kushida with a Nasty Corner Dropkick to Ospreay. Kushida goes for an Avalanche Back To The Future, but Ospreay counters with The OsCutter. Ospreay plants Kushida with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay via Pinfall
The Return of Taiji Ishimori:
Bone Soldier revealed as… TAIJI ISHIMORI! #NJPWWorld Watch now▶︎https://t.co/Tj7UBJ4PjP #njDONTAKU #NJPW @taiji_ishimori pic.twitter.com/pWfTAzNI17
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) May 4, 2018
Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) w/Gedo vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs Tanahashi into the ropes. Okada pats Tanahashi on the chest. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Okada applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Tanahashi applies a hammer lock. Tanahashi transitions into a side headlock. Okada attacks the ribs of Tanahashi. Okada applies a side headlock. Okada drops Tanahashi with a shoulder tackle. Tanahashi leapfrogs over Okada. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tanahashi blocks it. Okada decks Tanahashi with a Back Elbow Strike. Tanahashi and Okada are trading deep arm-drags.
Okada with a Forearm Smash to Tanahashi. Okada goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with a Chop Block. Tanahashi slips out of The TombStone PileDriver. Tanahashi dropkicks the right knee of Okada. Okada knocks Tanahashi off the top turnbuckle with a Standing Dropkick. Okada drops Tanahashi with the IEDDT. Okada throws Tanahashi back first to the steel guard rail. Okada delivers a Helluva Kick. Okada hits a Draping IEDDT on the floor. Tanahashi gets back in the ring at the count of fifteen. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada dropkicks the back of Tanahashi. Okada taunts The Fukuoka Crowd.
Okada walks into forearm smashes from Tanahashi. Okada uppercuts Tanahashi. Okada bounces Tanahashi head on the turnbuckle pad. Okada is mauling Tanahashi in the corner. Okada drives his elbow across the back of Tanahashi’s neck. Okada applies The Cravate. Tanahashi creates distance with a Delayed Neck Breaker. Tanahashi unloads more forearm smashes on Okada. Tanahashi with a Corner Dropkick. Tanahashi hyperextends the left leg of Okada. Tanahashi goes for a SlingBlade, but Okada counters with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Okada kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Okada with a Snap DDT for a two count.
Okada bodyslams Tanahashi. Okada dives over Tanahashi. Tanahashi side steps Okada into the turnbuckle pad. Okada hits The Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada follows that with another Bodyslam. Okada lands a Flying Elbow Drop. Okada does his signature Glorious Pose. Tanahashi immediately gets back on his feet. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to Okada. Tanahashi with a Text Book High Fly Flow on the floor. Okada responds with a TombStone PileDriver. Okada and Tanahashi avoids the referee’s twenty count.
Following a Forearm Exchange, Okada uppercuts Tanahashi. Tanahashi fires back with more forearm/haymakers. Tanahashi lightly stomps on the back of Okada’s head. Okada goes for a Front Dropkick, but Tanahashi holds onto the ropes. Tanahashi with a Twist and Shout to Okada. Tanahashi follows that with a SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada with Two Dropkicks to Tanahashi. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with a SlingBlade.
Neither man can dish out The TombStone PileDriver. Okada with a ShotGun Dropkick to Tanahashi. Okada has a major smile on his face. Tanahashi connects with a TombStone PileDriver. Tanahashi follows that with a High Fly Flow. Tanahashi goes for the closing High Fly Flow, but Okada gets his knees up in the air. Okada ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Okada with a German Suplex for a one count. Okada goes for a Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Suplex. Okada dropkicks Tanahashi. Tanahashi responds with a SlingBlade. Okada dropkicks Tanahashi in mid-air. Tanahashi with a Rain Maker to Okada for a one count. Tanahashi is dishing out open hand slaps. Okada is bleeding from the mouth. Okada plants Tanahashi with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall
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