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NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling 2018 Results

NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling 2018
October 8, 2018
Sumo Hall
Ryogoku, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Suzuki Gun attacks Liger and Tiger Mask before the bell rings. Desperado bounces Liger’s head on the ring apron. Kanemaru rolls Tiger Mask back into the ring. Kanemaru is trying to rip off Tiger’s mask. Liger tumbles to the canvas. Desperado runs Liger into the ringside barricade. Desperado delivers a nasty chair shot. Kanemaru stomps on Tiger Mask back. Kanemaru kicks Tiger Mask in the chest. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado bodyslams Tiger Mask for a two count. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Following a snap mare takeover, Kanemaru knocks Liger off the ring apron. Kanemaru is putting the boots to Tiger Mask. Kanemaru locks in The Camel Clutch. Desperado stops Liger in his tracks. Desperado with another snap mare takeover. Desperado argues with the referee.

Tiger Mask unloads his lighting quick offense. Kanemaru attacks Tiger Mask from behind. Desperado kicks Tiger Mask in the gut. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru applies a Full Nelson Lock. Tiger Mask kicks Desperado in the jaw. Tiger Mask follows that with a Rolling Kick. Tiger Mask tags in Liger. Liger with a pair of Shotei’s. Liger with a Corner Shotei. Liger hits a Top Rope Hurricanrana. Liger rolls Kanemaru over for a two count. Kanemaru kicks Liger in the gut. Liger responds with a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Desperado breaks the submission attempt. Desperado kicks Liger in the chest. Liger is pissed. Liger with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Liger PowerBombs Kanemaru. Tiger Mask lands a Diving HeadButt for a two count.

Tiger Mask blasts Kanemaru with a Mid-Kick. Kanemaru responds with an Modified SlingBlade. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado with a Corner Clothesline. Desperado connects with a Brain Buster. Desperado Spears Tiger Mask for a two count. Suzuki Gun with their Running Knee/Spinning Belly to Back Suplex Combination. Tiger Mask negates Pinche Loco. Desperado rakes the eyes of Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask nails Desperado with The Tiger Driver for a two count. Tiger Mask and Desperado are trading back and forth shots. Tiger Mask with an Avalanche Tiger Suplex.

The referee is distracted by Kanemaru. Kanemaru spits whiskey into Tiger Mask’s eyes. Kanemaru decks Tiger Mask with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Desperado goes for Pinche Loco, but Liger counters with a Shotei. Kanemaru shoves Liger into the referee. Liger launches Kanemaru over the top rope. Liger with a SomerSault Senton off the ring apron. Kanemaru whips Liger back first to the barricade. Tiger Mask drops Desperado with a Head Kick. Tiger Mask connects with a Tiger Suplex. Kanemaru clocks Liger with a Whiskey Bottle. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back Kick to Kanemaru. Desperado responds with a Pop Up Low Blow. Desperado plants Tiger Mask with Pinche Loco to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Second Match: Juice Robinson & Toa Henare vs. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma 

Henare and Honma will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Honma applies a side headlock. Honma goes for a shoulder tackle, but Henare stands still. Henare growls at Honma. Henare kicks Honma in the gut. Henare applies a side headlock. Henare drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Henare bodyslams Honma for a one count. Honma reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Honma unloads two knife edge chops. Honma bodyslams Henare. Henare dodges The Kokeshi HeadButt. Henare applies a front face lock. Henare brings Honma to the corner. Henare tags in Robinson. Robinson with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Robinson with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Robinson tags in Henare.

Henare talks smack to Makabe. Henare paint brushes Honma. Quick forearm exchange. Henare with a stiff lariat to Honma. Honma responds with a Vertical Suplex. Robinson and Makabe are tagged in. Makabe with Two Shoulder Blocks. Makabe follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Robinson blocks it. Robinson drives his elbow into Makabe’s neck. Makabe with an Eastern Lariat for a two count. Robinson reverses out of the irish whip from Makabe. Robinson delivers Two Corner Clotheslines. Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson connects with a Full Nelson Bomb for a two count.

Robison knocks Honma off the ring apron. Robinson levels Makabe with Juice Jabs. Robinson goes for The Left Hand Of God, but Makabe counters with a Western Lariat. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma is lighting up Robinson’s chest. Honma with a SuperMan Punch. Honma follows that with a Running Bulldog. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt. Robinson responds with a throat chop. Honma with a Running Elbow Smash to Robinson. Honma with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Makabe tosses Henare out of the ring. Honma bodyslams Robinson. Robinson knocks Honma off the top turnbuckle.

Robinson tags in Henare. Henare with rapid fire forearms. Henare with a Running Lariat for a two count. Henare goes for a Samoan Drop, but Honma lands back on his feet. Honma with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Makabe. Henare brings the fight to Makabe. Henare with a Rugby Tackle for a two count. Makabe is displaying his fighting spirit. Makabe with an Eastern Lariat for a two count. GHB with a Double Lariat. Makabe bodyslams Henare. GHB plants Henare with their Kokeshi HeadButt/King Kong Knee Drop Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Third Match: Bullet Club Elite (The Young Bucks, Hangman Page and Chase Owens) vs. The Firing Squad (The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Bad Luck Fale and Taiji Ishimori) in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Chase Owens and Tanga Loa will start things off. Loa kicks Owens in the gut. Loa applies a side headlock. Owens leapfrogs over Loa. Owens goes for a Hip Toss, but Loa blocks it. Owens ducks a clothesline from Loa. Loa blocks a Roll Through SuperKick. Loa goes for a TombStone PileDriver, but Owens rolls him over for a two count. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Loa blocks it. Nick Jackson and Ishimori are tagged in. Ishmiori kicks Nick in the gut. Ishimori slides under Nick. Ishimori rams his shoulders into the midsection of Nick. Nick leapfrogs over Ishimori. Ishimori SomerSaults over Nick. Ishimori and Nick are trading leg sweeps. A Double Dropkick leads us to standoff in the center of the ring. Pier six brawl in Sumo Hall.

BC Elite delivers a Quarter of Dropkicks. Nick rolls Ishimori back into the ring. Nick tags in Matt. The Bucks are double teaming Ishimori. Bucks with a WheelBarrow/Cutter Combination. Page wraps his legs around Tonga’s neck. Nick dropkicks Tonga off the ring apron. Nick lands a SomerSault Plancha. Loa drags Matt out of the ring. Loa with a Running PowerSlam on the floor. Firing Squad is controlling the pace of the match. Ishimori stomps on the midsection of Matt. Ishimori tags in Tonga. Tonga bodyslams Matt. Tonga rips off Matt’s training belt. Tonga with a Standing Elbow Drop on Matt’s back. Tonga tags in Fale. Fale punches Matt in the ribs. Firing Squad are cutting the ring in half.

Fale rips off Matt’s medical tape. Fale stands on Matt’s back. Loa drives Matt chest into the white turnbuckle pad. Tonga lands a Stinger Splash. Tonga knocks Owens off the ring apron. Tonga with a clubbing blows to Matt’s back. Matt side steps Tonga into the turnbuckle pad. Matt SuperKicks Loa. Tonga attacks Matt from behind. Matt Spears Tonga. Matt tags in Page. Page ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Page with multiple clotheslines. Page kicks Ishimori in the ribs. Loa goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Page lands back on his feet. Page with a Discus Forearm Smash. Page with a Corner Clothesline to Ishimori. Page follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Page applies a waist lock. Loa decks Page with a Back Elbow Smash. Page ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Page with a Dropkick/MoonSault Combination for a two count.

Fale goes for a Body Avalanche, but Page ducks out of the way. Page and Owens clotheslines Fale over the top rope. Page lands an Asai MoonSault. Page tags in Owens. Ishimori is trying to create separation. BC Elite with a Triple Enzuigiri. Page BuckleBombs Ishimori into a Double Enzuigiri from The Bucks. Owens with a SlingShot BackBreaker for a two count. Ishimori responds with a HandSpring Forearm Smash. Ishimori tags in Tonga. Owens negates The Tongan Twist. Tonga goes for a SuperMan Punch, but Page counters with a Buckshot Lariat. Loa from behind responds with a German Suplex.

Loa kicks Owens in the gut. Owens with a BackBreaker to Loa. Fale drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Fale catches Matt Jackson in mid-air. Fale goes for The Grenade, but The Bucks counters with Stereo SuperKicks. Ishimori with a Double Hurricanrana. Ishimori takes out BC Elite with a SlingShot Corkscrew Plancha. Tonga goes for The Gun Stun, but Owens rolls him over for a two count. Owens delivers his combination offense. Owens with a Bicycle Kick to Loa. Owens follows that with a Running Knee Strike. Owens goes for a Package PileDriver, but GOD counters with The KillShot to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Firing Squad (The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Bad Luck Fale and Taiji Ishimori) via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and Takashi Iizuka vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Will Ospreay in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Suzuki and Ishii are brawling on the floor. Iizuka is putting the boots to Goto. Iizuka whips Goto to the corner. Goto drops Iizuka with a shoulder tackle. Goto kicks Taichi in the gut. Goto with a Vertical Suplex on top of Iizuka. Goto stomps on Iizuka’s chest. Suzuki trips Goto from the outside. Ospreay with a Bicycle Kick to Suzuki. Ishii follows that with a Saito Suplex. Ospreay with a Tip Up MoonSault. Taichi kicks Ospreay in the gut. Goto attacks Taichi from behind. Ospreay with a Spinning Back Kick to Taichi. Ishii delivers a shoulder tackle. Goto kicks Taichi in the back. Ospreay wraps this sequence with a Standing Shooting Star Press. Suzuki gets Goto trapped in The Roped Assisted Arm-Bar. Iizuka tosses Goto around the ringside area. Suzuki and Ishii are brawling in the crowd.

All hell is breaking loose. Suzuki drives a chair into Ishii’s back. Iizuka is choking Goto with a chair. Iizuka repeatedly stomps on Goto’s chest. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Taichi tosses Goto out of the ring. Iizuka is biting Goto’s forehead. Iizuka rolls Goto back into the ring. Iizuka bites the other members of Chaos. Suzuki applies a Knee Bar from behind the referee’s back. Iizuka tags in Suzuki. Suzuki with clubbing kicks to Goto. Suzuki paint brushes Goto. Goto fires up with Open Hand Chops. Goto goes for a Saito Suplex, but Suzuki counters with a Front Face Lock. Goto creates distance with a Brain Buster. Goto tags in Ishii. Ishii with a Corner Clothesline to Suzuki. Suzuki reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Suzuki with a Forearm Smash. Suzuki kicks Ishii in the face. Ishii is pissed.

This leads us to a forearm exchange. Ishii spits at Suzuki. Suzuki is in a deep trance. Suzuki delivers vicious forearm shots. Ishii goes for a Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but Suzuki counters with a Front Face Lock. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Ishii counters with a Back Body Drop. Suzuki drops Ishii with a Big Boot. Ishii responds with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay and Taichi are tagged in. Ospreay with a Forearm Smash. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ospreay unloads his combination offense. Ospreay with a HandSpring Enzuigiri for a two count. Taichi side steps Ospreay into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki Gun are destroying Ospreay.

Iizuka wraps a rope around Ospreay’s neck. Taichi with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Suzuki Gun and Chaos continues to brawl on the outside. Taichi rips off his pants. Ospreay blocks a SuperKick from Taichi. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay with a Flip Kick to Taichi. Ospreay follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki Gun has strength in numbers. Iizuka brings out the iron glove. Taichi tries to nail Ospreay with the NEVER OpenWeight Title. Ospreay hits a Standing Spanish Fly. Ospreay throws Iizuka into a Ushigoroshi from Goto. Ospreay SuperKicks the back of Taichi’s head. Ospreay plants Taichi with The Storm Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Bushi and Shingo Takagi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Roppongi 3K and Toru Yano in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Takagi and Yoh will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takagi has the strength of advantage. Yoh unloads two open hand chops. Yoh kicks Takagi in the gut. Yoh applies a side headlock. Takagi drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Yoh goes for a leapfrog, but Takagi catches him in mid-air. Yoh kicks Takagi in the ribs. Takagi decks Yoh with a back elbow smash. Yoh tags in Sho. Yoh drop toe holds Takagi into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. R3K with a Double Boot to Bushi. Bushi knocks Sho off the ring apron. Bushi kicks Yoh in the jaw. LIJ follows that with a pair of low dropkicks. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock on the bottom rope. Takagi is choking Yoh with his boot. Naito and Okada are brawling on the floor.

Takagi with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi tags in Sanada. Sanada kicks Yoh in the ribs. Yoh is throwing forearms at Sanada. Sanada drives his knee into the midsection of Yoh. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Sanada gets Yoh trapped in The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a Combination Basement Dropkick for a two count. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi applies a rear chin lock. The referee forces a clean break. Bushi tags in Naito. Bushi with a Missile Dropkick. Yoh creates distance with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Yoh tags in Okada. Okada clears the ring. Okada side steps Naito into the turnbuckle pad. Naito kicks Okada in the jaw. Okada responds with a DDT. Okada with a FlapJack for a two count.

Okada goes for a Reverse NeckBreaker, but Naito blocks it. Naito with an Atomic Drop. Naito with a Rebound Dropkick. Naito with a clubbing blow to Okada’s back. Bushi flips Okada into a Low Dropkick from Naito for a two count. Okada with an arm-drag takeover. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Okada dropkicks Naito. Naito goes for The Destino, but Okada counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Naito puts down Okada with a Flying Forearm Smash. Sho and Bushi are tagged in. Sho applies a waist lock. Bushi with three sharp elbow strikes. Sho ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Sho Spears Bushi.

Sho knocks Sanada off the ring apron. Sho with a BackStabber to Bushi. Yoh follows that with a Running Knee. Bushi blocks The 3K. Bushi drops Yoh with a DDT. Bushi tags in Takagi. Takagi with a Corner Clothesline. Sho responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Takagi with a Gory Bomb for a two count. Yano stops Takagi in his tracks. Sanada dropkicks Yano. Okada eats a pair of low dropkicks from LIJ. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Sho. Takagi with an Inside Out Lariat. Bushi lands a Suicide Dive. Takagi plants Sho with The Last Valkyrie to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Bushi and Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Zack Sabre Jr w/Taka Michinoku vs. EVIL 

Chris Jericho dressed as a druid attacks EVIL from behind before the bell rings. Jericho wraps a cable chord around EVIL’s neck. Jericho drives EVIL chest first to the ring apron. Jericho rolls EVIL back into the ring. Jericho transitions into a ground and pound attack. Jericho plants EVIL with The CodeBreaker. Zack Sabre Jr heads to the backstage area.

Jericho nails EVIL with the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. After the match, Sabre is trying to wake up EVIL. Naito storms into the ring to make the save. Naito and Sabre are trading back and forth shots. Naito connects with a Satellite DDT. Sabre is pissed. Naito does his signature tranquilo pose. Sabre talks smack to Naito.

Match Results: No-Contest 

Seventh Match: Kushida vs. Marty Scurll For The Vacated IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Scurll reverses the hold. Kushida is trying to get Scurll flustered. Scurll applies a side headlock. Kushida transitions into a front face lock. Kushida grapples around Scurll. Scurll goes for a shoulder tackle, but Kushida stands still. Kushida leapfrogs over Scurll. Kushida with a Jumping Cross Arm-Breaker. Scurll rolls Kushida over for a two count. Scurll blocks a boot from Kushida. Quick pinning exchange. Kushida blasts Scurll with a knife edge chop. Scurll responds with Two European Uppercuts. Scurll SuperKicks Kushida from the ring apron. Scurll is lighting up Kushida’s chest. Scurll avoids the Step Up Enzuigiri. Scurll locks in The Romero Special.

Scurll with brutal chops in the corner. Kushida creates distance with a DDT. Kushida with a pair of forearm knockdowns. Kushida with a High Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a CartWheel Dropkick. Kushida with an arm-ringer. Scurll goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Kushida lands on the ring apron. Kushida with an Apron Enzuigiri. Scurll has Kushida perched on the top turnbuckle. Scurll with a SuperPlex. Kushida rolls Scurll over for a two count. Scurll SuperKicks Kushida. Scurll and Kushida are trading back and forth shots. Scurll fights out of multiple pinning combinations. Kushida repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Scurll. Kushida goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Scurll counters with a Roll Through SuperKick.

Cravate/Muay Thai Knee Strike Exchange. Kushida nails Scurll with a Pele Kick. Scurll responds with a Rebound Lariat. It’s a slugfest in the center of the ring. Scurll uppercuts Kushida. Kushida fires back with a Cartwheel Kick. Kushida ascends to the top turnbuckle. Kushida applies a Kimura Lock. Kushida lands The Diablo Arm-Bar. Scurll catapults Kushida’s throat to the bottom rope. Kushida with a FlatLiner on the blue turnbuckle pad. Kushida goes for Back To The Future, but Scurll counters with The CrossFace Chicken Wing. Kushida reverses the hold. Scurll transitions into a Kimura Lock. Kushida with an arm-drag takeover.

Kushida goes for a Roll Through DDT, but Scurll counters with a Half and Half Suplex. Scurll goes for The Graduation, but Kushida counters with an Air Raid Crash. Scurll stomps on the left hand of Kushida. Scurll fights out of The HoverBoard Lock. Kushida kicks the left elbow of Scurll. Kushida goes for Back To The Future, but Scurll roll him over for a two count. Scurll PowerBombs Kushida. Scurll connects with Graduation for a two count. Scrull follows that with an Inside Out Lariat. Scrull goes back to The CrossFace Chicken Wing. Kushida with a Roll Through Air Raid Crash. Kushida plants Scurll with Back To The Future to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Kushida via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White w/Gedo For Hiroshi Tanahashi’s WrestleKingdom 13 Briefcase 

White is playing mind games with Tanahashi. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. White backs Tanahashi into the ropes. White adheres to the clean break. Tanahashi is distracted by Gedo. White attacks Tanahashi from behind. White sends Tanahashi back first to the steel barricade. White blasts Tanahashi with a knife edge chop. Tanahashi dropkicks White. Tanahashi kicks Gedo in the chest. Tanahashi runs after Gedo. White chop blocks Tanahashi. White targets the left leg of Tanahashi. White with a series of Dragon Screw Leg Whips. White mocks Tanahashi. White repeatedly slams the injured leg of Tanahashi on the ring apron. Gedo hits Tanahashi with the WrestleKingdom Briefcase.

Tanahashi punches White in the gut. Tanahashi skins the cat. Tanahashi kicks Gedo into the barricade. White hyperextends the left knee of Tanahashi. White has Tanahashi trapped in between the ropes. White tugs on Tanahashi’s hair. White repeatedly stomps on the injured knee of Tanahashi. White talks smack to Tanahashi. Following a snap mare takeover, White slaps the back of Tanahashi’s head. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at White. White delivers another cheap shot. Tanahashi side steps White into the turnbuckle pad. White goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip.

Tanahashi with a series of forearm shivers. Tanahashi bodyslams White. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Tanahashi follows that with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White fights out of The Texas CloverLeaf. White with a Vertical Suplex over the top rope. White repeatedly drives Tanahashi back first into the barricade. White rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Tanahashi delivers a Super High Fly Flow. Tanahashi goes for The SlingBlade, but White counters with Two Brutal Chops. White drops Tanahashi with a FlatLiner. White with a German Suplex.

White and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots. Neither man can hit their signature moves. White with Three Forearm Smashes. Tanahashi responds with Two Twist and Shouts. White with a Twisting Vertical Suplex. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Tanahashi knocks Gedo off the ring apron. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi connects with The High Fly Flow for a two count. Gedo pulls the referee out of the ring. Tanahashi drops Gedo with a palm strike. White from behind low blows Tanahashi. Tanahashi blasts White with a folding chair. Tanahashi bodyslams White on the chair. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but White ducks out of the way.

White throws the chair at Tanahashi. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi counters with an inside cradle to pickup the victory. After the match,  White attacks Tanahashi from behind. White gets Tanahashi in position for The Blade Runner. Kazuchika Okada storms into the ring to make the save. Okada finally gets his hands on Gedo. Okada goes for The Reverse NeckBreaker, but Jado gets in the way. Jado is trying to calm down Okada. The Firing Squad makes their way to the ringside area. Tama Tonga drops Okada with The Gun Stun. White plants Okada with The Blade Runner. White has joined The Firing Squad.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Kota Ibushi in a Triple Threat Match For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Test of strength. Rhodes kicks Omega in the gut. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes tosses Ibushi out of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes drops Omega with a shoulder tackle. Rhodes slides under Omega. Rhodes kicks Omega in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Rhodes applies another side headlock. Rhodes goes for a shoulder tackle, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi dropkicks Rhodes. Omega stops Ibushi in his tracks. Rhodes attacks Omega from behind. Rhodes with a clubbing blow to Ibushi’s back. Golden Lovers with a Double LeapFrog. Ibushi with a Mid-Kick to Rhodes. Omega follows that with The Kotaro Krusher. After a quick skirmish, Golden Lovers are hugging it out.

Rhodes shoves Omega into Ibushi. Rhodes with a Release Vertical Suplex. Rhodes with a Front Suplex on the floor. Omega is throwing haymakers at Rhodes. Rhodes with a Running Knee Lift to Omega for a one count. Ibushi with rapid fire forearms to Rhodes. Rhodes launches Ibushi over the steel barricade. Omega kicks Rhodes in the gut. Omega with a knife edge chop. Rhodes reverses out of the irish whip from Omega. Rhodes with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Rhodes dives over Omega. Omega with a Hurricanrana. Omega lands a SomerSault Plancha. Omega rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Omega with a Rolling Senton. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault. Omega gets Ibushi in position for The One Winged Angel.

Ibushi is pissed. Omega begs for mercy. Ibushi decks Rhodes with a Back Elbow Smash. Omega kicks Ibushi in the gut. Omega with a clubbing blow to Ibushi’s back. Ibushi whips Omega to the corner. Omega slips over Ibushi’s back. Rhodes PowerSlams Omega. Ibushi responds with a PowerSlam of his own. Ibushi with a Second Rope MoonSault for a two count. Rhodes pokes Ibushi in the eyes. Rhodes wants to form an alliance with Omega. Omega goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rhodes tries to steal the victory. Omega and Rhodes are trading back and forth shots. Rhodes SuperKicks Omega. Omega responds with a brutal chop. Rhodes with a single leg takedown. Rhodes gets Omega trapped in The Figure Four Leg Lock.

Omega is displaying his fighting spirit. Omega blocks a boot from Ibushi. Omega applies The Ankle Lock. Ibushi breaks the hold with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi goes for another Standing MoonSault, but Rhodes gets his knees up in the air. Omega with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega hits The Aoi Shoudou. Rhodes dodges The Beautiful Disaster Kick. Omega delivers another Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega goes for a V-Trigger, but Ibushi counters with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Rhodes responds with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Rhodes drops Ibushi with a HammerLock DDT for a two count. Rhodes is doing push ups in the center of the ring. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Ibushi. Rhodes lands a Suicide Dive. Rhodes negates The Golden Triangle MoonSault. Rhodes goes for Cross Rhodes, but Ibushi counters with a Knee Strike. Omega PowerBombs Rhodes through the announce table.Ibushi wraps this sequence with a Twisting Corkscrew Splash.

Omega and Ibushi engages in a Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Following a Forearm/Big Boot Exchange, Ibushi unloads his lighting quick offense. Omega with a throat chop to Ibushi. Omega with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega goes for The Kotaro Krusher, but Ibushi ducks out of the way. Ibushi goes for a German Suplex, but Omega lands back on his feet. Omega with V-Trigger 1. Omega ducks a clothesline from Ibushi. Omega nails Ibushi with V-Trigger 2. Omega goes for a Reverse Hurricanrana, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi with an Inside Out Lariat. Rhodes sends Ibushi crashing to the outside. Rhodes kicks Omega in the jaw. Rhodes with an Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Rhodes goes for Din’s Fire, but Omega counters with a Spinning Wheel Kick. V-Trigger 3 in the corner. Omega places Rhodes on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes with two sharp elbow strikes. Ibushi slowly crawls back into the ring. Omega pulls Ibushi off the second rope.

Ibushi kicks Omega in the back. Omega negates The Lawn Dart. Omega BuckleBombs Ibushi into Rhode’s back. Rhodes is tied in the tree of woe. Omega with an Death Valley Driver for a two count. V-Trigger 4. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi lawn darts Omega into Rhodes ribs. Ibushi goes for a DeadLift German Suplex off the second rope, but Omega counters with a SpringBoard Sunset Flip PowerBomb. V-Triggers 5 and 6. Rhodes slips out of The One Winged Angel. Rhodes PowerBombs Omega into a German Suplex from Ibushi for a two count. Rhodes transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rhodes hits The Beautiful Disaster Kick. Rhodes brings out a table from under the ring.

Rhodes shoves Omega through the table. Ibushi punches Rhodes in the face. Ibushi with a SuperPlex. Rhodes rolls Ibushi over for a two count. Rhodes goes for another Beautiful Disaster Kick, but Ibushi counters with a RoundHouse Kick. Ibushi with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Rhodes sides steps The Kamigoye. Ibushi with a Straight Jacket Suplex. Ibushi connects with The Kamigoye for a two count. Omega prevented Red Shoes from making the three count. Ibushi has no sympathy for Omega. Ibushi with combination palm strikes to Omega. Ibushi with a nasty open hand chop to Rhodes. Omega is throwing forearms at Ibushi. Palm Strike Exchange. Ibushi with a closed fist shots to Omega.

Ibushi drops Omega with The Bomaye for a two count. Rhodes drags Ibushi out of the ring. Rhodes delivers Cross Rhodes. Ibushi breaks the pinning attempt with a SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp. Rhodes with another Cross Rhodes for a two count. Rhodes kicks Ibushi in the chest. Rhodes lands Din’s Fire for a two count. Rhodes is displaying his frustration. Rhodes grabs the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship. Rhodes tosses the title to Nick Jackson. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on Omega’s chest. Ibushi snatches the chair away from Rhodes. Ibushi SuperKicks Rhodes. Omega responds with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Omega with a Jay Driller for a two count. V-Trigger 7. Omega plants Ibushi with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega via Pinfall 

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