NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed
September 30, 2018
Long Beach, California
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First Match: Roppongi 3K vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, ACH and Ryusuke Taguchi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
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流れを掴んでいた@taguchiryusuke だが #RPG3K の見事なコンビプレーの前に撃沈…
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Yoh and Liger will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Yoh backs Liger into the ropes. Yoh pats Liger on the chest. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Liger applies a side headlock. Liger drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Yoh dropkicks Liger. Yoh plays to the crowd. Liger with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Liger follows that with The Romero Special. ACH and Taguchi applies Stereo Ankle Locks on the other members of R3K. Taguchi Japan are triple teaming Yoh. Taguchi with a Leaping Hip Attack. Yoh shoves Liger into Taguchi. Romero is putting the boots to Liger. Romero punches Liger in the face. Yoh tags in Sho.
Yoh drop toe holds Liger into a Baseball Slide Dropkick from Sho. Sho tags in Romero. Romero talks smack to Liger. Liger fires back with two open hand chops. Sho knocks Romero off the ring apron. Liger creates distance with another Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Liger tags in ACH. ACH unloads his lighting quick offense. Sho goes for a German Suplex, but ACH blocks it. ACH with a SlingShot Crossbody Block to Romero. ACH with a Sliding Boot to Sho. Sho kicks ACH in the gut. ACH responds with a flurry of strikes. ACH with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count.
Sho fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Sho with a waist lock go-behind. Sho with a German Suplex. Sho tags in Romero. Romero dodges a Hip Attack from Taguchi. Romero levels Taguchi with Forever Clotheslines. Taguchi regains momentum with The Hip Attack Party. Taguchi is throwing haymakers at R3K. R3K with a Trifecta Atomic Drop. R3K with Stereo Thrust Kicks to the midsection of Taguchi. Sho follows that with a BackStabber. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes for a two count. Taguchi negates The 3K. ACH with a Double Dropkick. ACH lands a Suicide Dive. Taguchi plants Romero with Dodon to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jushin Thunder Liger, ACH and Ryusuke Taguchi via Pinfall
Second Match: Hangman Page & Chase Owens vs. SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
#njpwUSA 大会第2試合はThe addiction VS @theAdamPage & @realchaseowens ！
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Page and Kazarian will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Page applies a side headlock. Page goes for a shoulder tackle, but Kazarian stands still. Kazarian applies a side headlock. Kazarian ducks a clothesline from Page. This leads us to a forearm exchange in the center of the ring. Neither men will budge. Daniels and Owens are tagged in. Daniels kicks Owens in the gut. Daniels blasts Owens with a knife edge chop. Owens responds with a Running NeckBreaker. Daniels kicks Owens in the jaw. Daniels with a Running NeckBreaker of his own. Daniels tags in Kazarian. SoCal Uncensored are double teaming Owens. Kazarian with a Leaping NeckBreaker for a two count. Page made a blind tag.
Page rocks Kazarian from the ring apron. Owens with an Modified FaceBuster. Page with a series of Corner Clotheslines. Page with a Beautiful Dropkick for a two count. Page bounces Kazarian’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Page tags in Owens. Owens repeatedly stomps on Kazarian’s chest. Owens with a Back Elbow Smash. Owens with a BackBreaker for a one count. Page and Owens are cutting the ring in half. Kazarian kicks out of The Fist Drop/Standing MoonSault Combination. Page plays to the crowd.
Page with a Bridging PumpHandle Fallaway Slam for a two count. Page with a Knife Edge Chop to Kazarian. Page tags in Owens. Owens applies a front face lock. Owens transitions into the cravate. Kazarian with shots to the midsection of Owens. Kazarian slips over Owens back. Kazarian with a LungBlower. Kazarian tags in Daniels. Daniels brings the fight to Page and Owens. Daniels drops Page with an STO. Daniels connects with an STO/Uranage Slam Combination.
Daniels with a WheelBarrow Slam for a two count. Daniels with a Uranage Slam. Daniels goes for The BME, but Owens rolls him over for a two count. Page delivers The Buckshot Lariat. Page knocks Kazarian off the ring apron. Owens with a SpringBoard BackBreaker for a two count. Page with a Big Boot to Kazarian. Page goes for an Apron Shooting Star Press, but Kazarian gets his knees up in the air. Kazarian reverses out of the irish whip from Owens. SoCal Uncensored plants Owens with The Best Meltzer Ever to pickup the victory.
Winner: SoCal Uncensored via Pinfall
Third Match: Flip Gordon, Jeff Cobb, and Chris Sabin vs. Hirooki Goto & The Best Friends in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
#njpwUSA 大会第3試合は@RealJeffCobb & @SuperChrisSabin & @TheFlipGordon VS @510njpw & ベストフレンズ ！
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Sabin and Taylor will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Taylor applies a waist lock. Sabin transitions into a wrist lock. Sabin with an arm-drag takedown. Taylor leapfrogs over Sabin. Taylor with a La Magistral for a one count. Sabin and Taylor cleared the ring. A forearm exchange leads us to a donnie brook in the center of the ring. Sabin with a Leaping Elbow Smash to Taylor. Gordon follows that with a Hip Attack. Cobb wraps this sequence with a Stinger Splash. Gordon with a Standing Shooting Star Press to Taylor. Sabin with an La Magistral of his own for a two count. The Best Friends are double teaming Sabin. Cobb drops The Best Friends with a Double Shoulder Tackle. Goto clotheslines Cobb. Goto and Cobb are brawling on the floor. Sabin hits The PK. Beretta knocks Sabin off the ring apron. Best Friends delivers Stereo Planchas to the outside.
Taylor bodyslams Sabin. Taylor tags in Beretta. Beretta is running back and forth on the apron. Beretta rams his boot across Sabin’s face. Beretta tags in Goto. Goto with a clubbing blow to Sabin’s back. Goto drops Sabin with a Back Elbow Strike. Goto with an Standing Elbow Drop for a two count. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto brings Sabin to the corner. Chaos continues to the cut the ring in half. Beretta with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Beretta blasts Sabin with a knife edge chop. Sabin is displaying his fighting spirit. Sabin with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Taylor. Taylor rakes the eyes of Sabin. Sabin dives over Beretta. Sabin drop toe holds Taylor into Beretta. Sabin creates distance with a Swinging DDT. Sabin tags in Gordon.
Gordon dropkicks Goto off the ring apron. Gordon thrust kicks the midsection of Beretta. Gordon with a SpringBoard Plancha. Gordon follows that with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Gordon negates The Tornado DDT. Gordon hits The SlingBlade. Gordon goes for a 450 Splash, but Beretta ducks out of the way. Beretta with a Running Knee. Goto and Cobb are tagged in. Cobb is lighting up Goto’s chest. Cobb with a Corner Clothesline. Cobb whips Goto to the corner. Goto side steps Cobb into the turnbuckles. Goto clotheslines Cobb. Goto rocks Cobb with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto with a Saito Suplex for a near fall.
Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Cobb blocks it. Cobb applies a waist lock. Goto with three sharp elbow strikes. Goto goes for The GTR, but Cobb counters with a Vertical Suplex. Goto avoids the Standing MoonSault. Goto rocks Cobb with a Discus Lariat. Goto tags in Taylor. Best Friends with a Double Vertical Suplex. Cobb shoves Beretta into Taylor. Cobb scores a Double Saito Suplex. Taylor kicks Cobb in the jaw. Beretta with a Standing Spinning DDT. Taylor connects with a PileDriver for a two count. Taylor goes for a MoonSault, but Cobb rolls out of the way. Cobb clotheslines Taylor. Cobb plants Taylor with The Wrath Of The Gods to pickup the victory.
Winner: Flip Gordon, Jeff Cobb and Chris Sabin via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Suzuki Gun (Zack Sabre Jr & The Killer Elite Squad) vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, and Sanada in 6-Man Tag Team Match
#njpwUSA 大会第4試合は #LIJ VS #鈴木軍！#KES が驚異のパワーを発揮！カリスマ@s_d_naito を追いつめる！
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Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. All hell is breaking loose in Long Beach. LIJ are double teaming Sabre in the corner. Sanada with a clubbing blow to Sabre’s back. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. Sanada reverses the hold. Sabre brings Sanada to the corner. Sabre tags in Smith. Smith targets the midsection of Sanada. Smith drops Sanada with Mid-Kick. Smith is throwing forearms at Sanada. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Smith. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Smith. Smith negates The Paradise Lock. Smith tags in Archer. Smith throws Sanada into a PowerSlam from Archer. Smith runs Naito into the ringside barricade. Archer slaps Sanada in the chest. Archer with a series of running elbow smashes. Suzuki Gun are controlling the pace of the match.
Smith bodyslams Sanada. Smith with a Bridging Leg Lock. Smith transitions into a Knee Bar. Smith and Sanada are trading back and forth shots. Smith goes for The Dungeon Special, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada kicks Smith in the jaw. Sanada delivers a Missile Dropkick. Archer goes for a ChokeSlam, but Sanada counters with a Hurricanrana. Sanada tags in Naito. Naito unloads his lighting quick offense. Naito with a Corner Dropkick to Sabre. Naito sweeps the legs of Sabre. Naito lands a Rebound Dropkick. Naito with a NeckBreaker to Smith. Smith applies a waist lock. Naito with three sharp elbow strikes. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Smith responds with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Smith knocks EVIL off the ring apron. KES are double teaming Naito.
KES hits their Side Walk Slam/Flying Foot Stomp Combination. Naito blocks The Killer Bomb. Naito drops Archer with a Satellite DDT. EVIL and Sabre are tagged in. Uppercut/Forearm Exchange in the center of the ring. EVIL tells Sabre to bring it. Sabre obliges with three european uppercuts. EVIL drops Sabre with a knife edge chop. EVIL with a Senton Splash. Sabre reagins momentum with an OverHead Kick. Sabre applies a Guillotine Choke. EVIL creates distance with a Fisherman’s Buster. Sanada with a Running Elbow Strike to Sabre. LIJ with a Pair of Low Dropkicks. Sanada takes out Archer with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Sabre goes for another Cobra Twist, but EVIL counters with Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL goes for Everything Is EVIL, but Sabre blocks it. Sabre lands The European Clutch to pickup the victory.
Winner: Suzuki Gun (Zack Sabre Jr & The Killer Elite Squad) via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Jay White & Gedo vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kushida
#njpwUSA 大会第5試合は@tanahashi1_100 & @KUSHIDA_0904 VS @JayWhiteNZ & 外道 ！
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Tanahashi and White are exchanging forearms before the bell rings. Tanahashi uppercuts White. Tanahashi rolls White back into the ring. Tanahashi continues to throw forearms and uppercuts at White. Tanahashi blocks a boot from White. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi kicks White in the gut. White reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi decks White with a Back Elbow Smash. White sends Tanahashi crashing to the outside. Gedo rakes the eyes of Kushida. White wraps a cables chord around Tanahashi’s neck. White unloads two knife edge chops. White rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. White with a Running European Uppercut. White follows that with a Snap Saito Suplex for a two count. White and Gedo are cutting the ring in half.
Gedo argues with the referee. Gedo bounces Tanahashi head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Gedo tags in White. White bodyslams Tanahashi. White with a Standing Elbow Drop fro a two count. White with a clubbing blow to Tanahashi’s back. White slams Tanahashi’s head on Gedo’s boot. Gedo thrust kicks the midsection of Tanahashi. Tanahashi with rapid fire bodyshots. Tanahashi with a Back Elbow Smash to Gedo. Tanahashi creates distance with a Desperation Crossbody Block. Tanahashi tags in Kushida.
Kushida with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Kushida knocks White off the ring apron. Kushida with a Jumping Enzuigiri to Gedo. Kushida delivers a Cartwheel Dropkick for a two count. Kushida drops Gedo with a Roll Through DDT. Kushida applies The HoverBoard Lock. White breaks the submission hold. White drags Gedo to the corner. White tags himself in. White unloads two knife edge chops. White kicks Kushida in the gut. Kushida responds with a HandSpring Elbow Strike. Kushida tags in Tanahashi.
Tanahashi is picking up momentum. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. White with a Brutal Chop to Tanahashi. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Kushida tosses Gedo out of the ring. Gedo pokes Kushida in the eye. Tanahashi sets up for The High Fly Flow. White is using the referee as a protective shield. Gedo nails Tanahashi with brass knucks. White plants Tanahashi with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jay White & Gedo via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay in a Semi-Final Match In The Vacated IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament
#njpwUSA 大会第6試合はIWGPジュニアヘビー級王座決定トーナメント1回戦！@WillOspreay VS @MartyScurll ！
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Ospreay starts things off with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay with a Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ospreay follows that with a Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Scurll rolls himself out of the ring. Ospreay lands a a Suicide Dive. Ospreay nails Scurll with Pip Pip Cheerio. Ospreay unloads two buzzsaw kicks. Scurll slaps Ospreay in the face. Scurll with Two European Uppercuts. Scurll SuperKicks Ospreay from the ring apron. Scurll rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Scurll drives Ospreay chest first to the apron. Scurll dodges a step up enzuigiri. Scurll stomps on the back of Ospreay’s head.. Scurll is lighting up Ospreay’s chest. Scurll applies a cravate. Scurll dropkicks the back of Ospreay’s neck for a two count. Scurll is annoyed with the Long Beach crowd.
Scurll with Two Throat Chops in the corner. Scurll kicks Ospreay in the face. Scurll is mauling Ospreay on the middle rope. Scurll is playing to the crowd. Ospreay with a Back HandSpring Kick. Ospreay sweeps the legs of Scurll. Ospreay goes for a Hesitation Dropkick, but Scurll ducks out of the way. Ospreay with a Top Rope 619. Scurll with a Jumping Enzuigiri which sends Ospreay crashing to the outside. Scurll whips Ospreay chest first to the steel guard rail. Scurll delivers more throat chops. Ospreay and Scurll are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay goes for another Spanish Fly, but Scurll counters with three sharp elbow strikes. Ospreay thrust kicks the midsection of Scurll. Ospreay connects with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb off the ring apron.
Ospreay rolls Scurll back into the ring. Ospreay hits The Robinson Special. Ospreay signals for The OsCutter. Scurll with a Roll Through SuperKick. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Scurll lands back on his feet. Ospreay with a flurry of strikes. Ospreay rocks Scurll with a Rebound Lariat. Ospreay places Scurll on the top turnbuckle. Scurll dumps Ospreay crotch first on the top rope. Scurll with a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner. Scurll follows that with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ospreay is displaying his fighting spirit. Ospreay with Combination Forearm Strikes to Scurll. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Scurll. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Ospreay gets Scurll trapped in The CrossFace Chicken Wing. Scurll rolls Ospreay for a two count. Scurll PowerBombs Ospreay for a two count. Scurll decks Ospreay with a Back Elbow Smash. Ospreay SuperKicks the back of Scurll’s head. Scurll negates The Storm Breaker. Ospreay has Scurll trapped on the second turnbuckle. Ospreay scores The Cheeky Nandos Kick. Scurll attacks Ospreay from behind. Scurll with an Avalanche CrossFace Chicken Wing for a two count. Scurll with another Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Scurll connects with an Modified Package PileDriver. Scurll plants Ospreay with The Graduation to pickup the victory.
Winner: Marty Scurll via Pinfall
Seventh Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny w/King Haku For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
#njpwUSA 大会第7試合はIWGPタッグ選手権試合！ヤングバックス VS GOD！
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Nick Jackson and Tama Tonga will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tonga applies a side headlock. Tonga drops Nick with a shoulder tackle. Tonga talks smack to Nick. Tonga leapfrogs over Nick. A Double Dropkick leads us to stand off in the cetner of the ring. The Bucks are throwing haymakers at GOD. Tonga with multiple bodyshots. The Bucks sends Loa out of the ring. The Bucks are double teaming Tonga. Nick with a Basement Dropkick. Matt dropkicks Loa off the ring apron. Nick with clubbing blows to Tonga’s back. Nick tags in Matt. The Bucks with a Double Hip Toss. Matt starts favoring his back. Matt with the cover for a one count. Matt tags in Nick. Nick kicks Tonga in the gut. Tonga shoves Nick into Matt. Tonga drops Nick with a Back Elbow Strike. Loa runs Matt back first into the edge of the ring frame.
Loa with a Running PowerSlam on the floor. Tonga HeadButts Nick. Tonga runs Nick into the ringside barricade. Loa brings out a table from under the ring. Loa goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Nick gets in the way. Nick with a Top Rope Plancha. Nick rolls Loa back into the ring. Nick unloads his lighting quick offense. Nick with a Jumping Knee Strike. Nick goes for a Running Bulldog, but Loa counters with an Inside Out Lariat. Matt punches Tonga. Loa sends Matt crashing through a table. GOD are double teaming Nick. Loa with a Diving HeadButt. Tonga follows that with a Frog Splash for a two count. Tonga is hammering down on the chest of Nick. Loa drives Nick back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Loa with a thumb to the eye. Loa with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Loa tags in Tonga. GOD with a Double HeadButt. Nick is desperately trying to create separation.
Nick with a MoonSault off the ring apron. Tonga lands a Stinger Splash. Tonga connects with The Tongan Twist for a two count. Tonga tags in Loa. Loa is mauling Nick on the second rope. Tonga goes for a Back Body Drop, but Nick lands back on his feet. Nick SuperKicks Tonga. Nick finally tags in Matt. Matt with rapid fire haymakers. Matt drops GOD with a Double Clothesline. Matt with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Loa. Matt with a low bridge which sends Loa crashing to the outside. Matt SuperKicks Tonga. Matt follows that with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Loa. Matt with a Sunset Flip. Matt locks in The SharpShooter. Loa breaks the submission hold.
Tonga dropkicks the back of Matt. Loa bodyslams Matt on Tonga’s knees for a two count. Matt Spears Tonga. Loa goes for a PowerSlam, but Nick lands back on his feet. Nick with a Jumping Enzuigiri to Tonga. Nick with a SlingShot Double Foot Stomp. Nick connects with a Draping LungBlower. Matt is the legal man now. It’s time for a SuperKick Party. Matt with the lateral press for a two count. More Bang For Your Buck for a two count. The Bucks goes for The Meltzer Driver, but Tonga counters with The GunStun. Loa hits Ape Shit for a two count. GOD goes for The Magic Killer, but Matt lands back on his feet. Matt fires off a pair of superkicks. GOD plants Matt with an Elevated GunStun to pickup the victory.
Winner: NEW IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, The Guerrillas Of Destiny via Pinfall
Eight Match: Juice Robinson (c) vs. Cody Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
Highlights from ‘FIGHTING SPIRIT UNLEASHED’ (Sep 30th)
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Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Robinson reverses the hold. Rhodes grabs the middle rope to force the break. Test of Strength. Robinson grapples around Rhodes. Rhodes applies a waist lock. Robinson backs Rhodes into the blue turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Robinson applies a side headlock. Quick stalemate in the corner. Rhodes taunts Robinson. Brutal chop exchange. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes slides under Robinson. Rhodes kicks Robinson in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Robinson goes for a Crossbody Body Block, but Rhodes ducks out of the way. Robinson catches Rhodes in mid-air. Robinson with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor.
Robinson inadvertently shoves Brandi. This allows Rhodes to attack Robinson from behind. Rhodes rolls Robinson back into the ring. Rhodes goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Robinson ducks out of the way. Robinson with Two Corner Clotheslines. Robinson sweeps the legs of Rhodes. Brandi continues to run interference. Robinson is pissed. Robinson rams his shoulders into the midsection of Rhodes. Rhodes with a Draping FlatLiner for a two count. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Rhodes rolls him over for a two count. Robinson with a cradle cover for a two count. Robinson drops Rhodes with a Leg Lariat. Robinson follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson goes for a Running PowerBomb, but Rhodes counters with a Hurricanrana.
Brandi attacks Robinson behind the referee’s back. Rhodes clotheslines Robinson over the top rope. Robinson dodges The Beautiful Disaster Kick. Robinson with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Robinson applies a waist lock. Rhodes with a double leg takedown. Rhodes applies a Figure Four Leg Lock. Robinson reverses the hold. Rhodes grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Rhodes throws water at Robinson. Rhodes hits The Disaster Kick for a two count. Robinson runs Rhodes into the red turnbuckle pad. Rhodes dives over Robinson. Rhodes goes for Cross Rhodes, but Robinson counters with Pulp Friction.
Brandi drags her husband out of the ring. Rhodes connects with Cross Rhodes on the floor. Robinson and Rhodes avoids the referee’s twenty count. Robinson and Rhodes are trading back and forth shots. Robinson levels Rhodes with Juice Jabs. Rhodes pokes Robinson in the eyes. Rhodes SuperKicks Robinson. Rhodes hits Din’s Fire for a two count. Robinson has Rhodes perched on the top turnbuckle. Robinson with a Vicious Forearm Smash. Robinson with a SuperPlex. Rhodes catches Robinson off guard with the small package to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii) vs. The Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi)
Okada and Ibushi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada applies a waist lock. Ibushi transitions into a wrist lock. Okada reverses the hold. Ibushi applies a side headlock. Ibushi with a side headlock takedown. Okada responds with a headscissors escape. Ibushi side steps The Rain Maker. Ishii and Omega are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Omega applies a side headlock. Omega goes for shoulder tackle, but Ishii stands still. Omega with a Forearm Smash. Ishii with a shoulder tackle of his own. Ishii knocks Ibushi off the ring apron. Ishii spits at Ibushi. Ishii walks into forearms from Omega. Ishii applies a front face lock. Ibushi kicks Ishii in the face. Ishii with forearm shivers to Ibushi. Ibushi wants more punishment. Ishii kicks Ibushi in the gut. Golden Lovers with a Double Leapfrog. Ibushi with a Mid Kick. Omega follows that with a Kotaro Krusher for a two count. Omega tags in Ibushi. Ibushi with multiple buzzsaw kicks. Ishii and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots.
Ishii with a Running Shoulder block to Ibushi. Okada tags himself in. Okada taunts Omega. Okada repeatedly stomps on Ibushi’s chest. Okada with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada brings Ibushi to the corner. Okada tags in Ishii. Chaos with a Double Shoulder Tackle. Ishii punches Omega. Ishii and Omega starts exchanging blows. Ishii tosses Omega around the ringside area. Okada bodyslams Ibushi. Ishii whips Ibushi back first across the red turnbuckle pad. Ishii tags in Okada. Ibushi with rapid fire forearms. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada with a sliding dropkick. Chaos are cutting the ring in half. Ishii delivers Three HeadButts. Ibushi dropkicks Ishii. Ibushi finally tags in Omega.
Omega with a Flying Crossbody Block. Omega takes a swing at Okada. Forearm Exchange in the center of the ring. Omega with a brutal chop to Ishii. Ishii fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Omega ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Omega with a Swinging DDT for a two count. Omega goes for a Leaping Hip Attack, but Ishii ducks out of the way. Ishii PowerSlams Omega. Ishii tags in Okada. Omega ducks a clothesline from Okada. Ibushi with a SpringBoard Dropkick Omega follows that with a Snap Hurricanrana. The Golden Lovers connects with The Cross Slash. Omega with a Rolling Senton. Golden Lovers with a flurry of MoonSaults for a two count. Ishii with a Saito Suplex to Omega. Ibushi responds with a Vertical Suplex. Okada nails Ibushi with a ShotGun Dropkick. Okada and Omega are left alone in the center of the ring.
Long forearm exchange. Okada uppercuts Omega. Omega with a knife edge chop. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Omega holds onto the ropes. Okada side steps The V-Trigger. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Omega counters with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega drops Ishii with a Death Valley Driver. Okada fires back with a Dynamic Dropkick. Ibushi negates The Rain Maker. Omega with V-Trigger 1. Ibushi follows that with a German Suplex. Ibushi takes out Ishii with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. V-Trigger 2. Okada with a TombStone PileDriver. Ishii hits The Sliding D. Okada with the cover for a two count. Okada does his signature Rain Maker Pose.
Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Omega counters with a Uranage Slam. Ishii and Ibushi engages in a forearm exchange. Ibushi unloads his lighting quick offense. Ibushi drops Ishii with a Mid-Kick. Ibushi with a Standing MoonSault Knee Drop for a two count. Omega PowerBombs Ishii into a German Suplex from Ibushi for a two count. Omega tosses Okada out of the ring. Okada with a DDT to Ibushi. Okada goes for a Dropkick, but Omega counters with a SitOut PowerBomb. Ishii blocks a V-Trigger from Omega. Ibushi delivers a Back Flip Kick. Palm Strike Exchange. Ibushi with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii blocks The Kamigoye. Ishii goes for a German Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet.
Ibushi with a Mid-Kick. Ishii responds with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii HeadButts Ibushi. Ishii shoves Omega into Ibushi. Okada dropkicks the back of Ibushi’s head. Ishii with a High Angle PowerBomb for a two count. Omega runs Okada into the steel barricade. Ibushi rocks Ishii with a High Leg Kick. Ibushi with a Bridging Straight Jacket German Suplex for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but Ishii counters with a HeadButt. The Golden Lovers lands their Mid-Kick/V-Trigger Combination. Omega kicks Okada off the ring apron. The Golden Lovers connects with The Golden Trigger to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Golden Lovers via Pinfall
– At the 2018 NJPW King of Pro Wrestling Show, it will be Kenny Omega vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Kota Ibushi in a Triple Threat Match For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
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