NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 2018
June 4, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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First Match: Flip Gordon & Chris Sabin vs. Tiger Mask & Shota Umino
Tiger Mask and Gordon will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tiger Mask applies a waist lock. Tiger Mask transitions into a wrist lock. Gordon starts displaying his amazing athletic ability. Tiger Mask kicks Gordon in the gut. Gordon leapfrogs over Tiger Mask. Gordon continues to play mind games with Tiger Mask. Gordon goes for a HeadScissors TakeOver, but Tiger Mask blocks it. A leg sweep exchange leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Sabin and Umino are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sabin applies a hammer lock. Umino responds with a side headlock. Umino transitions into a wrist lock. Umino drops Sabin with a shoulder tackle. Umino shakes the ropes. Umino delivers a series of forearm shivers. Sabin kicks Umino in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabin unloads a Running Single Leg Dropkick. Sabin tags in Gordon.
Gordon blasts Umino with a Knife Edge Chop. Gordon irish whips Umino to the corner. Gordon with a Corner Dropkick to Umino. Gordon follows that with a PK. Gordon tags in Sabin. Gordon hits a Standing MoonSault. Sabin with a Running Boot across the chest of Umino. Sabin with a Standing Splash for a two count. Sabin applies a rear chin lock. Umino gets back to a vertical base. Umino is trying to create separation. Sabin drives his knee into the midsection of Umino. Umino dropkicks Sabin. Umino finally tags in Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask with a Flying Crossbody Block to Sabin. Tiger Mask fights out of the Full Nelson Lock. Tiger Mask decks Gordon with a Rolling Kick. Tiger Mask connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker for a two count. Sabin kicks Tiger Mask in the jaw. Sabin fires off a Missile Dropkick. Sabin with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count.
Sabin and Tiger Mask are trading back and forth shots. Sabin rocks Tiger Mask with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tiger Mask responds with The Tiger Driver. Gordon and Umino are tagged in. Gordon dives over Umino. Umino takes down Gordon with a Back Elbow Smash. Umino stomps on Gordon’s back. Umino ducks a clothesline from Gordon. Umino delivers a Running Forearm Smash. Gordon with a Jumping Knee Strike to Umino. Gordon with a Running Samoan Drop. Gordon follows that with a Running Shooting Star Press. Gordon lands a MoonSault for a two count. Sabin tosses Tiger Mask out of the ring. Gordon connects with The Kinder Surprise. Gordon plants Umino with the Four Flippy Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Flip Gordon & Chris Sabin via Pinfall
Second Match: Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, and Taka Michinoku vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi, and Toru Yano in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Suzuki Gun attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Michinoku and Ishii are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki attacks one of The Young Lions. Iizuka bites Hashi’s forehead. Hashi dodges a Double Axe Handle Strike from Iizuka. Hashi drops Iizuka with The Bunker Buster. Hashi delivers a Running Knife Edge Chop. Hashi hangs Iizuka on the top rope. Suzuki kicks Hashi behind the referee’s back. Suzuki locks in a rope assisted arm-bar. Iizuka knocks Yano off the ring apron. Suzuki breaks the hold at four. Iizuka throws a chair at Yano. There’s a war going on inside Korakuen Hall. Suzuki applies a Kimura Lock on the announcers table. Hashi gets back into the ring at the count of sixteen. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half.
Suzuki with a Forearm Smash to Hashi. Suzuki follows that with an Over Hand Chop. Suzuki irish whips Hashi to the corner. Suzuki connects with a Helluva Kick. Suzuki hits The PK for a two count. Suzuki applies a Sleeper Hold. Michinoku with a Big Boot to Ishii. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Hashi blocks it. Suzuki drives his knee into midsection of Hashi. Suzuki tags in Michinoku. Michinoku with a Bicycle Kick to Hash. Michinoku repeatedly stomps on Hashi chest. Iizuka is distracting the referee. Iizuka bites Hashi right foot. Michinoku tags in Iizuka.
Iizuka is putting the boots to Hashi in the corner. Iizuka goes for a Body Avalanche, but Hashi ducks out of the way. Hashi creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Hashi decks Iizuka with a Spinning Heel Kick. Hashi tags in Ishii. Ishii blocks The Vice Grip from Iizuka. Iizuka bites Ishii’s shoulder pad. Iizuka thinks he’s at a buffet. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex to Iizuka. Ishii and Suzuki engages in a long forearm exchange. Ishii ducks a Big Boot from Suzuki. Ishii drops Suzuki with a Shoulder Tackle. Ishii delivers his Chop/Forearm Combination. Iizuka with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Ishii. Ishii responds with a PowerSlam.
Yano and Michinoku are tagged in. Yano immediately rips off the turnbuckle pad. Yano side steps Michinoku into the exposed steel. Suzuki and Iizuka attacks Yano from behind. Suzuki Gun applies Stereo Arm-Bars. Michinoku with a PK to Yano for a two count. Suzuki tosses Hashi out of the ring. Iizuka brings out the Iron Glove. Ishii drags Iizuka out of the ring. Yano low blows Michinoku. Yano shoves Michinoku into the referee. Yano rolls Michinoku over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano via Pinfall
Third Match: Roppongi 3K & Hirooki Goto vs. El Desperado, Taichi, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Goto and Taichi will start things off. Taichi backs himself in between the ropes. Desperado and Sho are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sho backs Desperado into the ropes. Tiger Hatori calls for a clean break. Desperado kicks Sho in the gut. Desperado grabs Sho by his hair. Sho reverses out of the irish whip. Yoh drop toe holds Desperado into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. R3K with Stereo Dropkicks to Kanemaru. Taichi rakes the eyes of Goto. R3K takes down Taichi with a Double Back Elbow Strike. Chaos delivers an Assisted Senton. Sho goes for a German Suplex, but Desperado blocks it. Sho launches Desperado the ring apron. Sho sweeps the legs of Desperado. Sho delivers a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Sho follows that with a SomerSault Plancha to Tomoyuki Oka. Suzuki Gun are putting the boots to Sho on the floor.
Another Chaos/Suzuki Gun War breaks out inside Korkauen Hall. Desperado sends Sho crashing into a collection of chairs. Sho gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Desperado with a Full Slam to Sho. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru stomps on the midsection of Sho. Kanemaru dropkicks the injured knee of Sho. Kanemaru tags in Taichi. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Taichi repeatedly stomps on Sho’s back. Taichi slaps Sho in the face. Sho responds with multiple open hand chops. Taichi rocks Sho with a Buzzaw Kick. Taichi swings and misses on the forearm smash. Sho Spears Taichi. Sho tags in Goto.
Goto with a Running Clothesline to Taichi. Goto Suplex’s Desperado on top of Taichi. Goto unloads a Running Spinning Heel Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Goto rams his elbow across the back of Taichi’s neck. Taichi side steps Goto into the turnbuckles. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Goto. Taichi with another buzzsaw kick for a two count. Suzuki Gun are triple teaming Goto. Taichi clotheslines Goto for a two count. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi goes for a SuperKick, but Goto counters with The Ushigoroshi. Yoh and Kanemaru are tagged in.
Yoh avoids a Bicycle Kick from Kanemaru. Yoh fires up with Running Forearm Smashes. Yoh rams his shoulders into the midsection of Kanemaru. Yoh dropkicks the back of Kanemaru. Desperado bounces Yoh’s head on the ring apron. Yoh dropkicks Desperado. Yoh side steps Kanemaru into the turnbuckles. Yoh rocks Kanemaru with a Jumping Enzuigiri. Yoh with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Yoh goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kanemaru lands back on his feet. Kanemaru with a clubbing blow to the back of Yoh. Yoh uppercuts Kanemaru. Desperado attacks Yoh behind the referee’s back.
Kanemaru drops Yoh with a Big Boot. Kanemaru knocks Sho off the ring apron. Suzuki Gun connects with their Running Knee/Belly To Back Suplex Combination for a two count. Goto tosses Taichi out of the ring. Taichi hits Goto with a Microphone Stand. Sho and Desperado are trading forearm shivers. Sho leapfrogs over Desperado. Sho dropkicks Desperado. R3K goes for The 3K, but Kanemaru spits mist into Yoh’s eyes. Kanemaru sends Sho crashing to the outside. Kanemaru with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Yoh. Kanemaru goes for The Deep Impact, but Yoh counters with The Five Star Clutch to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roppongi 3K & Hirooki Goto via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Marty Scrull & Yujiro Takahashi
Tanahashi and Scrull will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Scrull applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Following a standing switch exchange, Scrull grabs the top rope to create separation. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Scrull with an arm-ringer to Tanahashi. Tanahashi drop toe holds Scrull. Tanahashi has control of the left arm of Scrull. Scrull and Tanahashi are trading side headlock takeovers. We have a standoff in the center of the ring. Scrull wants Tanahashi to shake his hand. Takahashi and Henare are tagged in.
Takahashi unloads Three Big Boots. Henare drops Takahashi with a Shoulder Tackle. Scrull kicks Henare behind the referee’s back. Henare takes a swing at Scrull. Takahashi tosses Henare out of the ring. Scrull SuperKicks Henare from the ring apron. Takahashi kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Takahashi whips Tanahashi face first across the steel ring post. Scrull gives Liger the middle finger. Scrull rolls Henare back into the ring. Takahashi with a Right Hand to Henare. Takahashi bodyslams Henare for a two count. Takahashi applies a rear chin lock. Takahashi with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Takahashi tags in Scrull.
Scrull stomps on the triceps of Henare. Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Scrull goes for The Romero Special, but Tanahashi gets in the way. Scrull stomps on the back of Henare’s knees. Scrull applies an Abdominal Stretch. Scrull is using Takahashi for leverage. Henare with a Hip Toss to Scrull. Henare uses his legs to create separation. Henare tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi clears the ring. Tanahashi decks Scrull with a Back Elbow Smash. Tanahashi with a Crossbody Block off the second rope. Tanahashi proceeds to mock Scrull.
Tanahashi delivers a series of strikes. Scrull goes for The FakeOut Thrust Kick, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi gets Scrull trapped in a Texas CloverLeaf. Tanahashi goes for a Dragon Suplex, but Scrull counters with a Standing Crossface Chicken Wing. Scrull negates The SlingBlade. Scrull tries to snap Tanahashi’s fingers. Tanahashi drops Scrull with a big haymaker. Tanahashi tags in Henare. Henare with a Running Shoulder Tackle to Takahashi. Henare bodyslams Takahashi. Henare with a Running Tomahawk Chop for a two count. Henare connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count.
Bullet Club snaps the fingers of Henare. Tanahashi with a SlingBlade to Scrull. Takahashi kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Tanahashi responds with the Twist and Shout. Henare lands a Flying Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Tanahashi and Scrull are brawling on the floor. Henare goes for a Uranage Slam, but Takahashi blocks it. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Henare. Takahashi SuperKicks Henare. Takahashi with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Takahashi plants Henare with Pimp Juice to pickup the victory.
Winner: Marty Scrull and Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall
Fifth Match: ACH, Kushida, Dragon Lee, and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada and Bushi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Bushi and Lee will start things off. Quick standing switch exchange. Lee applies a wrist lock. Bushi kicks Lee in the gut. Bushi slips over Lee’s back. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Lee. Bushi goes for a HeadScissors TakeOver, but Lee lands back on his feet. Lee with a Spinning Heel Kick to Bushi. Lee unloads a series of forearms in the corner. Lee with a Corner Dropkick to Naito. Lee sweeps the legs of Naito. Lee follows that with a Rebound Dropkick. Lee dropkicks Bushi. EVIL trips Lee from the outside. EVIL drags Lee out of the ring. Bushi lands a Suicide Dive. LIJ clears the ring.
All hell is breaking loose in Korakuen Hall. Naito runs Taguchi into the steel ring post. Bushi is choking Lee with his t-shirt. Bushi tags in Naito. LIJ with a Stereo Hip Toss to Lee. Sanada rocks Lee with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Naito with a cavalier cover for a two count. Naito brings Lee to the corner. Naito tags in EVIL. Following a snap mare takeover, EVIL applies a rear chin lock. EVIL with a Knife Edge Chop to Lee. EVIL knocks Kushida and Taguchi off the ring apron. Lee with a Bicycle Kick to EVIL. Naito goes for a German Suplex, but Lee lands back on his feet. Lee with a Standing Spanish Fly to Naito. Lee tags in Taguchi.
It’s time for a Hip Attack Party. Taguchi kicks EVIL in the jaw. Taguchi is trying to play mind games with EVIL. Taguchi decks EVIL with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taguchi tags in Kushida. Taguchi Japan clocks EVIL with a Double Gut Punch for a two count. Kushida with an arm-ringer to EVIL. EVIL thrust kicks the right leg of Kushida. Kushida side steps Bushi into the turnbuckles. Kushida with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Kushida with a Hip Toss to Bushi. Kushida follows that with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Kushida tags in ACH.
ACH with knife edge chops to Bushi. ACH stomps on Bushi’s back. ACH clears the ring. ACH with a Bridging DeadLift German Suplex for a two count. ACH dives over Bushi. Bushi drops ACH with a DDT. Bushi tags in Sanada. EVIL with a Corner Clothesline to ACH. LIJ rocks ACH with a Trifecta Basement Dropkick. Sanada with the lateral press for a two count. Sanada locks in Skull End. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Sanada ducks out of the way. ACH rolls Sanada over for a two count. ACH goes for a Cradle DDT, but Sanada counters with Skull End which forces him to tap out.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada and Bushi via Submission
Chris Jericho Promo:
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Sixth Match: Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay vs. Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens
Ospreay and Owens will start things off. Owens applies a top wrist lock. Ospreay goes for the snap mare takeover, but Owens still has wrist control. Owens with a waist lock takedown to Ospreay. Ospreay applies a front face lock. Owens backs Ospreay into the ropes. Owens kicks Ospreay in the gut. Owens with a short right hand to Ospreay. Owens applies a side headlock. Owens drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay leapfrogs over Owens. Ospreay monkey flips Owens. Owens gets Ospreay in a Fireman’s Carry Position. Ospreay delivers a Hurricanrana. Owens negates The OsCutter. Owens goes for the Package PileDriver, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Ibushi and Okada are tagged in.
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ibushi applies a wrist lock. Okada reverses the hold. Ibushi applies a hammer lock. Okada backs Ibushi into the ropes. Okada is trying to play mind games with Ibushi. Okada kicks Ibushi in the gut. Okada applies a side headlock. Okada drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi leapfrogs over Okada. Ibushi dropkicks Okada. Owens knocks Ospreay off the ring apron. Following a snap mare takeover, Ibushi kicks Okada in the back. Ibushi tags in Owens. Owens drives his forearm into the ribs of Okada. Owens starts paint brushing Okada. Owens does the Rain Maker Pose. Owens rams Okada into the turnbuckle pad. Owens and Ibushi hits their Fist Drop/Standing MoonSault Combination for a two count. Ibushi and Okada are trading back and forth shots.
Ibushi kicks Okada in the face. Okada responds with a FlapJack. Ospreay and Owens are tagged in. Ospreay decks Owens with a Jaw Breaker. Ospreay with a Leg Lariat to Owens. Ospreay fires off with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Ospreay goes for a Shibata Dropkick, but Owens ducks out of the way. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay hits the Top Rope 619. Ospreay follows that with The Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Owens blocks The Storm Breaker. Ospreay repeatedly kicks Owens in the chest. Owens goes for a Back Body Drop, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Owens SuperKicks Ospreay. Ospreay fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ospreay delivers his lightning quick offense. Owens connects with a Death Valley Driver for a two count.
Owens targets the back of Ospreay’s neck. Owens places Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay staggers Owens with The Cheeky Nandos Kick. Ospreay tags in Okada. Okada with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike to Owens. Okada drops Owens with a DDT for a two count. Okada with a Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada lands a Top Rope Elbow Drop. Owens avoids The Rain Maker. Ibushi fires off a Missile Dropkick. Okada side steps Owens into the turnbuckle pad. Okada with a Big Boot to Ibushi. Owens responds with a Palm Strike/Forearm Combination. Ospreay with a Back Elbow Smash to Owens. Ibushi and Ospreay with Stereo Back Flip Kicks. Ibushi and Ospreay are trading forearm shivers.
Ospreay blocks a Dragon Suplex. Ospreay with a Reach Around Kick to Ibushi. Ibushi responds with a Leg Lariat. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Ibushi. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ibushi wraps this sequence with an Inside Out Lariat. Ibushi takes out Ospreay with a Golden Triangle MoonSault. Owens kicks Okada in the gut. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Owens holds onto the ropes. Owens blasts Okada with The PK. Owens goes for a Package PileDriver, but Okada counters with a dropkick. Ibushi and Ospreay are brawling on the floor. Okada with a V-Trigger to Owens. Okada plants Owens with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay via Pinfall
NJPW Dominion 2018 Match Card:
1.) Suzuki Gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) vs. Roppongi 3K For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
2.) Jay White & Yoshi Hashi vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
3.) Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
4.) Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Michael Elgin vs. Taichi in a Triple Threat Match For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship
5.) Sanada & EVIL (c) vs. The Young Bucks For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
6.) Rey Mysterio, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Cody Rhodes, Marty Scrull, and Hangman Page in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
7.) Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
8.) Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Chris Jericho For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship
9.) Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kenny Omega IV. Two Out Of Three Falls Match For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Seventh Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori In The Finals Of The Best Of The Super Juniors Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishimori backs Takahashi into the ropes. Ishimori swings and misses on the knife edge chop. Takahashi and Ishimori are the running the ropes. Takahashi with a Forearm Smash to Ishimori. Takahashi the right shoulder of Ishimori. Takahashi with a ShotGun Dropkick that sends Ishimori out of the ring. Ishimori responds with a Running Hurricanrana. Takahashi goes for an Avalanche Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Ishimori blocks it. Takahashi and Ishimori are trading back and forth shots on the floor. The brawl spills into the crowd. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Ishimori. Takahashi blast Ishimori with a Running ShotGun Dropkick in the upper deck section of Korakuen Hall. Takahashi goes for a PowerBomb, but Ishimori counters with a Hurricanrana. Takahashi gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen.
Ishimori applies a Standing Cravate. Takahashi fires up with open hand chops. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori uses his legs to twist Takahashi’s neck. Takahashi rolls himself out of the ring. Ishimori whips Takahashi face first across the steel ring post. Ishimori is choking Takahashi with a folding chair. Ishimori with a Knife Edge Chop to Takahashi. Ishimori gets Takahashi’s legs trapped on the second rope. Ishimori with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishimori connects with a Sliding German Suplex for a two count. Ishimori applies a rear chin lock. Ishimori transitions into a Crippler Cross Face. Takahashi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Ishimori slides under Takahashi. Ishimori rams his shoulder into the midsection. Takahashi negates a SpringBoard Maneuver from Ishimori. Takahashi hits The Avalanche Sunset Flip PowerBomb. Ishimori gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Takahashi with a Corner Clothesline to Ishimori. Takahashi follows that with a Running Basement Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi stomps on Ishimori’s back. Takahashi kicks Ishimori in the jaw. Takahashi applies a Modified Tarantula. Takahashi with a WheelBarrow FaceBuster on the floor. Takahashi with a Flying ShotGun Dropkick off the ring apron.
Takahashi rolls Ishimori back into the ring. Takahashi with a Flying Senton Bomb for a two count. Ishimori blocks The Time Bomb. Ishimori goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike, but Takahashi counters with a Lariat. Ishimori rolls Takahashi over for a two count. Ishimori goes back to the Crippler Cross Face. Takahashi finally reaches the bottom rope to break the hold. Ishimori stomps on Takahashi’s chest. Following a Forearm/Chop Exchange, Ishimori ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Ishimori floats over into the Crippler Cross Face for the third time in this match. Takahashi refuses to quit.
Takahashi side steps the double knee strike from Ishimori. Takahashi goes for a Release German Suplex, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Takahashi with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex that sends Ishimori crashing into the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi with an Inside Out Lariat to Ishimori. Takahashi follows that with The Dynamite Plunger for a two count. Takahashi levels Ishimori with another Corner Clothesline. Takahashi with an Avalanche Destroyer for a two count. Takahashi delivers a Turnbuckle Death Valley Driver. Takahashi swings and misses with the SuperKick. Ishimori with a Bicycle Kick to Takahashi. Takahashi responds with a SuperKick. Takahashi and Ishimori traded Reverse Hurricanrana’s. Both men are displaying their fighting spirit.
Ishimori with a Jumping Knee Strike to Takahashi. Ishimori drops Takahashi with an Inside Out Lariat for a one count. Ishimori delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Ishimori with a Running Meteora for a two count. Ishimori with a TombStone GutBuster for a two count. Ishimori goes for Bloody Cross, but Takahashi counters with a Deep Arm-Drag. Ishimori with a Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Takahashi locks in the Triangle Choke.
Ishimori creates distance with a Buckle Bomb. Ishimori with a Corner Clothesline to Takahashi. Ishimori spikes Takahashi with a Uranage Slam. Ishimori goes for a 450 Splash, but Takahashi gets his knees up in the air. Takahashi with a Hurricanrana to Ishimori. Takahashi hits The D Driver. Takahashi goes back to the Triangle Choke. Ishimori reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Takahashi unloads another Turnbuckle Death Valley Driver. Takahashi plants Ishimori with The Time Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall
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