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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Results

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Results

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13
January 4, 2019
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Toru Yano vs. Yuji Nagata, Jeff Cobb, and David Finlay vs. Hirooki Goto, Chuckie T, and Beretta vs. Minoru Suzuki & The Killer Elite Squad vs. Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi in a Gauntlet Match To Determine The No.1 Contender’s To The NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 

– Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, and Yujiro Takahashi eliminated by Jeff Cobb, David Finlay and Yuji Nagata

– Jeff Cobb, David Finlay and Yuji Nagata eliminated by Minoru Suzuki & The Killer Elite Squad

– Hirooki Goto, Beretta and Chuckie T eliminated by Jeff Cobb, David Finlay and Yuji Nagata

– Minoru Suzuki and The Killer Elite Squad eliminated by Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi and Toru Yano

– Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Toru Yano

Winner: Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Second Match: Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship 

Quick aerial display after the bell rings. Ospreay leapfrogs over Ibushi. Ospreay monkey flips Ibushi out of the ring. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but Ospreay ducks out of the way. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Ibushi blocks it. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Ibushi kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ospreay goes for a dropkick, but Ibushi holds onto the ropes. Ospreay avoids a Standing MoonSault from Ibushi. Ibushi dropkicks Ospreay. Ospreay kicks Ibushi in mid-air. Ospreay with a Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ospreay plays to the crowd. Ospreay with the cover for a two count. Ospreay with a pair of uppercuts. Ospreay is lighting up Ibushi’s chest. Ospreay with a BackBreaker for a two count. Ospreay repeatedly kicks Ibushi in the face. Ibushi is pissed. Ibushi wants more punishment.

Forearm Exchange. Ospreay with a Spinning Back Kick. Ibushi responds with a Snap Hurricanrana. Ibushi follows that with a SpringBoard Corkscrew MoonSault. Ibushi rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Ibushi with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ospreay side steps Ibushi into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ibushi with a Rolling German Suplex for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Last Ride, but Ospreay rolls him over for a two count. Ibushi hits The PK. Ospreay drops Ibushi with a Rolling Kick. Ibushi dives Ospreay. Ibushi PowerSlams Ospreay. Ospreay with a Cheeky Nando’s Kick for a two count. Ibushi and Ospreay are trading back and forth shots. Ibushi tells Ospreay to bring it.

Ibushi slaps Ospreay in the chest. Ibushi goes for The Last Ride PowerBomb, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Neither man can deliver a PowerBomb. Ospreay with a Pele Kick. Ibushi with a High Head Kick. Ospreay wraps this sequence with a Standing Spanish Fly. Ospreay nails Ibushi with a Hook Kick. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Ibushi counters with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Ospreay with a Snap German Suplex. Ibushi is shaking it off. Ibushi drops Ospreay with a Running Knee Strike. Ibushi connects with The Last Ride PowerBomb for a two count. Ospreay clips the legs of Ibushi. Ospreay gets Ibushi tied in the tree of woe. Ospreay repeatedly slaps Ibushi in the face. Ibushi is displaying his fighting spirit.

Ospreay violently kicks Ibushi in the corner. Ibushi with desperation elbow strikes. Ibushi with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Ospreay tumbles to the ring apron. Ibushi goes for a Deadlift German Suplex off the second rope, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ibushi is busted open. Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Ibushi negates The OsCutter. Ibushi with a Bridging Straight Jacket Suplex for a two count. Ospreay avoids The Kamigoye. Ibushi clotheslines Ospreay. Ibushi with rapid fire strikes. Ospreay with an Inside Out Lariat. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Ibushi counters with a Cradle TombStone PileDriver for a two count. Ospreay kicks the back of Ibushi’s head. Ospreay with a Running Back Elbow Smash. Ospreay plants Ibushi with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: New NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

Third Match: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. Roppongi 3K w/Rocky Romero vs. Bushi & Shingo Takagi in a Triple Threat Match For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Yoh kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Yoh drop toe holds Kanemaru into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. R3K with a pair of Double Dropkicks. R3K follows that with a Stereo SomerSault Plancha. Suzuki Gun stops R3K in their tracks. Kanemaru blasts Yoh with a knife edge chop. Kanemaru with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Suzuki Gun hits their Running Knee/Belly to Back Suplex Combination for a two count. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado slaps Yoh in the face. Yoh fires back with two open hand chops. Following a snap mare takeover, Desperado applies a rear chin lock. Kanemaru knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half.

Yoh side steps Kanemaru into the white and yellow turnbuckle pad. Yoh drops Desperado with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yoh SuperKicks Kanemaru. Yoh tags in Sho. Sho with a Corner Clothesline. Sho with a Running Lariat to Kanemaru. Sho leapfrogs over Desperado. Sho dropkicks Desperado. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kanemaru kicks Bushi out of the ring. Sho with a series of forearm smashes. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Sho. Takagi tags himself in. Sho repeatedly slaps Takagi in the chest. Takagi with a Running Knee Lift. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Sho fights out of the fireman’s carry position.

Takagi decks Sho with a Back Elbow Smash. Sho with a Double German Suplex. Desperado Spears Sho. Bushi with a Heel Kick to Yoh. Desperado drops Sho with a SpineBuster. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Sho with a Corner Clothesline. Yoh follows that with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. R3K connects with their BackBreaker/Flying Knee Drop Combination for a two count. Sho with a BackStabber. Yoh with a Running Knee. Yoh SuperKicks Kanemaru. R3K lands The 3K. Takagi with a series of PumpingBombers for a two count. Bushi lands a Suicide Dive. Takagi plants Sho with The Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Shingo Takagi and Bushi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr w/Taka Michinoku For The RevPRO British Heavyweight Championship 

Sabre ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishii with a Hip Toss. Ishii avoids a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii with a Back Drop Driver. Ishii goes for a Sliding Lariat, but Sabre counters with a Cross Arm-Breaker. Ishii reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Sabre repeatedly stomps on the right shoulder of Ishii. Sabre with clubbing mid-kicks. Ishii is throwing forearms at Sabre. Sabre with a Bridging Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Sabre hyperextends the other shoulder in the process. Sabre kicks Ishii in the back. Sabre with a flurry of soccer kicks. Ishii is pissed. Ishii walks into uppercuts from Sabre. Sabre with a Northern Lights Suplex. Sabre with a Standing Ankle Lock. Ishii reverses the hold.

Sabre with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii delivers The Pounce. Ishii unloads four knife edge chops. Sabre with a Big Boot. Ishii responds with a Corner Clothesline. Ishii with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Ishii puts Sabre on the top turnbuckle. Ishii with a SuperPlex. Sabre somehow gets back on his feet. Sabre dragon screws the injured shoulder of Ishii. Sabre is controlling the pace of the match. Sabre applies a double wrist lock. Sabre with an arm-ringer. Ishii goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Sabre holds onto the ropes. Sabre slides under Ishii. Sabre is sticking and moving. Sabre locks in The Octopus Stretch. Sabre with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count.

Sabre hits The PK. Sabre goes for The Zack Driver, but Ishii blocks it. Ishii wants more punishment. Ishii nails Sabre with a throat chop. Ishii PowerBombs Sabre for a two count. Ishii and Sabre are trading back and forth shots. Ishii HeadButts Sabre. Ishii with a Running Lariat for a two count. Sabre responds with an OverHead Kick. Sabre applies a sleeper hold. Sabre side steps The Sliding Lariat. Sabre with a European Clutch for a two count. Ishii crawls under Sabre. Ishii with The Sliding D. Ishii goes for a Brain Buster, but Sabre lands back on his feet. Sabre with a Guillotine Choke. Sabre transitions into The Octopus Stretch. Sabre locks in The Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This One Will Be Better Than the Last; The Inexorable March of Progress Will Lead Us All to Happiness which forces Ishii to tap out.

Winner: New RevPRO British Heavyweight Champion, Zack Sabre Jr via Submission 

Fifth Match: The Guerrillas Of Destiny (c) vs. EVIL & Sanada vs. The Young Bucks in a Triple Threat Match For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Tama Tonga and Nick Jackson will start things off. Nick leapfrogs over Tonga. Tonga wants Nick to shake his hand. Nick is not buying Tonga’s good guy tactics. Nick tags in Matt. Tonga inadvertently tags in EVIL. EVIL launches Tonga to the floor. EVIL bodyslams Matt on the ramp. EVIL follows that with a Running Lariat. EVIL rolls Matt back into the ring. Loa tags himself in. EVIL kicks Loa in the gut. Loa PowerSlams EVIL for a two count. Loa tags in Tonga. GOD are double teaming EVIL. Tonga drops EVIL with a NeckBreaker. Loa clears the ring. Tonga bodyslams EVIL. Loa with a Diving HeadButt. The Bucks knocks Tonga off the top turnbuckle. Nick dropkicks Loa. EVIL launches Matt to the ring apron. Nick with a NeckBreaker. Matt follows that with a Draping Swanton Bomb. The Bucks regains control of the match.

Matt with the cover for a two count. EVIL reverses out of the irish whip from Matt. Matt locks in The SharpShooter. Nick dumps Sanada out of the ring. Nick with a Twisting Corkscrew Plancha. Loa talks smack to Matt. GOD are talking strategy on the outside. EVIL crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. The Bucks with Stereo Suicide Dives. Matt goes for a SuperKick, but EVIL blocks it. Matt with a Forearm Smash. EVIL creates distance with an Inside Out Lariat. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada clears the ring. Sanada gets Nick trapped in The Paradise Lock. Sanada leapfrogs over Tonga. Sanada dropkicks Tonga. Sanada with a flurry of SlingShot Crossbody Blocks. Matt whips Sanada to the corner. Sanada goes for a MoonSault Reverse DDT, but Matt blocks it. Sanada goes for a Skull End, but Nick gets in the way.

Tonga drops Nick with The Tongan Twist. EVIL and Loa responds with The Magic Killer. Matt Spears Loa. Sanada with a Running Forearm Smash. GOD with a Super Tower Of Doom. Nick delivers a 450 Splash. Jado brings a kendo stick into the ring. The Bucks negates The Grenade. The Bucks with Stereo SuperKicks. Bad Luck Fale responds with a Double Clothesline. EVIL clotheslines Fale over the top rope. LIJ goes for The Magic Killer, but Tonga counters with a Spear. Loa with a Vertical Suplex. Nick with a Standing Hurricanrana. Sanada goes for a SpringBoard Forearm Smash, but The Bucks counters with Stereo SuperKicks. The Bucks goes for The Meltzer Driver, but Tonga counters with The GunStun. EVIL drops Tonga with Everything Is EVIL. LIJ plants Matt with The Magic Killer. Sanada lands a MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, EVIL & Sanada via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Cody Rhodes (c) w/Brandi Rhodes vs. Juice Robinson For The IWGP United States Championship 

Robinson starts things off with Juice Jabs. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes slides under Robinson. Robinson ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Robinson goes for a Back Body Drop, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Brandi is running interference. Robinson with a SpineBuster. Robinson follows that with a Flying Crossbody Block. Robinson fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Robinson hits The Juice Box. Brandi is using herself as a protective shield. Brandi talks smack to Robinson. Brandi dares Robinson to hit her. The referee tells Brandi to get out of the ring.

Rhodes delivers a cheap shot on the apron. Rhodes goes for The Cross Rhodes, but Robinson blocks it. Rhodes drives Robinson shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rhodes rolls Robinson back into the ring. Rhodes attacks the left shoulder of Robinson. Rhodes starts doing jumping jacks. Rhodes goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Brandi Spears Robinson. Brandi transitions into a ground and pound attack. The referee ejects Brandi from the ringside area. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Rhodes counters with Cross Rhodes for a two count.

Rhodes poses for the crowd. Rhodes stomps on Robinson’s back. Rhodes goes for Din’s Fire, but Robins blocks it. Robinson connects with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. Rhodes lands The Beautiful Disaster Kick. Rhodes follows that with Pulp Friction for a two count. Rhodes whips Robinson with his weight belt. Rhodes tells Robinson to get up. Rhodes repeatedly slaps Robinson in the face. Robinson and Rhodes are trading back and forth shots. Robinson with Clubbing Juice Jabs. Rhodes SuperKicks Robinson. Robinson responds with Two Left Hands Of God. Robinson plants Rhodes with Two Pulp Frictions to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP United States Champion, Juice Robinson via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Kushida (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Ishimori reverses the hold. Ishimori dives over Kushida. Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Ishimori. Ishimori rakes the eyes of Kushida. Kushida leapfrogs over Ishimori. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Kushida dropkicks Ishimori. Kushida goes for a Tornado DDT, but Ishimori blocks it. Ishimori gets Kushida trapped in The Lebel Lock. Kushida refuses to quit. Kushida crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

Ishimori is throwing haymakers at Kushida. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Kushida reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori slides under Kushida. Ishimori with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Kushida with shots to the midsection of Ishimori. Ishimori with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishimori follows that with a Sliding German Suplex. Ishimori goes for a 450 Splash, but Kushida ducks out of the way. Kushida applies The Cross Arm-Breaker. Kushida transitions into The Lebel Lock. Kushida with a Triangle Choke. Kushida fights out of the fireman’s carry position.

Kushida applies a key lock. Ishimori floats over to The Lebel Lock. Ishimori gets Kushida on his shoulders. Ishimori goes for a TombStone GutBuster, but Kushida blocks it. Kushida with a Running Boot to Ishimori. Kushida with a Running Enzuigiri. Ishimori responds with another TombStone GutBuster for a two count. Ishimori goes for a Brain Buster, but Kushida counters with The HoverBoard Lock. Ishimori drops Kushida with a Death Valley Driver. Ishimori with a ShotGun Meteora. Kushida hits Back To The Future. Kushida with a Forearm Smash. Ishimori fires back with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Ishimori plants Kushida with The Bloody Cross to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White w/Gedo 

Gedo is trying to distract Okada. White repeatedly stomps on Okada’s back. Okada is throwing forearms at White. Okada leapfrogs over White. Okada with a Big Boot. Okada follows that with a Sliding Dropkick. Okada punches the back of White. Okada drives his elbow into White’s neck. White kicks Okada in the gut. White whips Okada back first across the white turnbuckle pad. White delivers a Saito Suplex over the top rope. White tosses Okada around the ringside area. White rolls Okada back into the ring. White with a Running European Uppercut. White follows that with a Snap Saito Suplex for a two count. White applies The Cravate. White with the cover for a two count. Okada with three forearm smashes. White slaps Okada in the face.

Okada is pissed. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada slaps White in the face. Okada with a soccer kick. Okada ducks a clothesline from White. Okada drops White with a Running Elbow Strike. Okada whips White to the corner. Okada with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks White in the gut. Okada with a Snap DDT for a two count. Okada with clubbing forearm smashes in the corner. Okada with a Standing Dropkick which sends White crashing to the outside. Okada sends White over the ringside barricade with a Big Boot. Gedo attacks Okada from behind. Okada gives Gedo a long overdue receipt. Okada with a Leaping Double Crossbody Block.

Okada rolls White back into the ring. Okada bodyslams White. Okada lands a Flying Elbow Drop. Okada does his signature RainMaker Pose. Okada goes for The RainMaker, but White counters with three sharp elbow strikes. White drops Okada with a FlatLiner. White with a High Angle German Suplex. White follows that with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Okada negates The Blade Runner. White clotheslines Okada. White nearly hit Okada with a folding chair. Okada shoves White into Gedo.

Okada dropkicks White. White with an Modified Dragon Suplex. White delivers The Kiwi Crusher. Okada responds with a TombStone PileDriver. Okada and White are trading back and forth shots. Okada goes for a Dynamic Dropkick, but White holds onto the ropes. Okada goes for The RainMaker, but White ducks out of the way. Okada dropkicks White. White applies a Full Nelson Lock. Okada side steps The Blade Runner. Okada levels White with a Discus RainMaker. Okada goes for The RainMaker, but White counters with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito in a No Disqualification Match For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship

 

Naito attacks Jericho from behind before the bell rings. Major brawl inside Tokyo Dome. Naito sends Jericho chest first into the steel barricade. Naito wraps a cable chord around Jericho’s neck. Naito slams Jericho’s head on the table. The action spills to the ramp way. Naito with a Spike PileDriver on the ramp. Naito repeatedly stomps on Jericho’s chest. Naito rolls Jericho back into the ring. Naito whips Jericho with the white turnbuckle pad. Naito with a forearm smash. Naito kicks Jericho in the jaw. Naito with a Hurricanrana. Naito repeatedly kicks Jericho in the face. Naito clotheslines Jericho over the top rope. Naito does his signature tranquilo pose. Jericho tears Naito apart with a kendo stick.

Jericho mocks Naito. Jericho starts choking Naito with the kendo stick. Naito is throwing haymakers at Jericho. Jericho knocks Naito off the ring apron with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Jericho is doing camera work on the outside. Jericho with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the floor. Jericho with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Jericho with a Spike DDT on the english announce table. Jericho dumps Naito over the steel barricade. Jericho is basking in his own glory. Jericho bounces Naito’s head on the apron. Jericho with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Naito is trying to build momentum.

Jericho with an elbow knockdown. Jericho follows that with The LionSault for a two count. Jericho with a Belly to Back Suplex. Naito is teeing off on Jericho. Naito drops Jericho with a Flying Forearm Smash. Naito kicks Jericho in the gut. Naito with an elbow knockdown. Naito with a Sliding Dropkick. Naito spits at Jericho. Naito with a Draping Knee Smash. Naito with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Naito kicks Jericho in the back of the head. Following a snap mare takeover, Naito gives a salute to the LIJ faithful. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito goes for a Rebound Dropkick, but Jericho counters with The Walls Of Jericho.

Naito breaks free from the hold. Naito ducks a clothesline from Jericho. Jericho with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jericho goes for a CodeBreaker, but Naito counters with The Satellite DDT. Naito connects with Gloria for a two count. Naito goes for The Destino, but Jericho counters with another Walls Of Jericho. Naito uses the kendo stick to create separation. Naito starts swinging for the fences. Jericho drops Naito with The CodeBreaker for a two count. Jericho slings 8 chairs into the ring. Jericho goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito counters with a Spinning DDT on a collection of chairs.

Naito follows that with a CodeBreaker for a two count. Jericho throws a chair at Naito. Jericho blasts Naito with a knife edge chop. Jericho goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Naito counters with a German Suplex on the chair. Naito goes for The Destino, but Jericho blocks it. Jericho low blows Naito. Jericho delivers another CodeBreaker for a two count. Jericho calls Naito a stupid son of a bitch. Jericho tries to nail Naito with the IWGP Intercontinental Title. Naito flapjacks Jericho into the exposed steel. Naito connects with Destino for a two count. Naito nails Jericho with the IC Title. Naito plants Jericho with The Destino to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: Kenny Omega (c) w/The Young Bucks vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship

 Feeling out process after the bell rings. Tanahashi slaps Omega in the face. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Omega backs Tanahashi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Tanahashi with an open palm strike. Omega with a clubbing blows to Tanahashi’s back. Omega slaps Tanahashi in the face. Omega kicks Tanahashi in the chest. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Tanahashi counters with The Cobra Twist. Omega with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Tanahashi targets the left leg of Omega. Tanahashi applies a toe and ankle hold. Open Palm Strike Exchange. Omega crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Tanahashi goes for an irish whip, but Omega holds onto the top rope. Tanahashi unloads his combination offense.

Omega drops Tanahashi with a Running Knee Lift. Omega with a Twisting Elbow Drop. Omega brutally kicks Tanahashi in the back. Omega is choking Tanahashi with his boot. Omega plays to the crowd. Omega with a Running BackBreaker for a two count. Omega with a double axe handle strike. Omega with a clubbing forearm across the back of Tanahashi. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at Omega. Omega blasts Tanahashi with a knife edge chop. Omega with a flurry of soccer kicks. Omega is bringing the fight to Tanahashi. Omega with a High Angle Belly to Back Suplex. Tanahashi heads to the outside.

Omega dumps Tanahashi back first on the apron. Omega with a thunderous chop. Omega whips Tanahashi into the steel barricade. Tanahashi dropkicks Omega. Omega bodyslams Tanahashi on the Japanese Announce Table. Omega follows that with an Asai MoonSault off the barricade. Omega brings out a table from under the ring. Tanahashi rolls Omega back into the ring. Tanahashi with a series of forearm shivers. Omega continues to light up Tanahashi’s chest. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi is living and dying by the forearm exchanges. Omega goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip.

Tanahashi dropkicks Omega. Tanahashi bodyslams Omega. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Tanahashi goes for a SlingBlade, but Omega counters with a thunderous chop. Omega hits The Kotaro Krusher. Omega follows that with a Snap Hurricanrana. Tanahashi is trying to regain his stamina. Omega lands a SomerSault Plancha. Omega breaks the referee’s twenty count. Omega with a Missile Dropkick. Omega with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega with a Snap German Suplex. V-Trigger 1. Tanahashi goes for Twist and Shout, but Omega counters with a Rolling Senton. Omega tweaked his knee. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip off the second rope. Tanahashi connects with Twist and Shout. Tanahashi locks in Texas CloverLeaf. Tanahashi delivers The Styles Clash. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Omega gets his knees up in the air.

Tanahashi avoids another V-Trigger from Omega. Tanahashi with a Desperation Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade on the apron. Tanahashi inadvertently puts himself through the table on the floor. Omega attacks the lower back of Tanahashi. Omega with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Omega PowerBombs Tanahashi for a two count. Omega with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Omega is choking the life out of Tanahashi. Omega goes for a V-Trigger, but Tanahashi counters with The SlingBlade. Omega and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots. This leads us to a nasty palm strike exchange. Omega with clubbing knee smashes. Omega transitions into a ground and pound attack. Omega with a German Suplex. Tanahashi shrugs it off.

Omega with a Chop/Forearm Combination. Omega drops Tanahashi with The SlingBlade. Omega lands The High Fly Flow for a one count. Tanahashi is livid. V-Triggers 2, 3, and 4. Tanahashi targets the right knee of Omega. Omega goes for a Snap Dragon Suplex, but Tanahashi counters with a back elbow smash. Omega with a Reverse Hurricanrana. V-Trigger 5 and 6. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Tanahashi counters with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Tanahashi with a Bridging Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi connects with The High Fly Flow for a two count. Omega rocks Tanahashi with V-Trigger 7. Omega chops the back of Tanahashi. Omega with an Avalanche Snap Dragon Suplex. V-Trigger 8. Tanahashi negates The One Winged Angel. Tanahashi with a Desperation SlingBlade. Tanahashi plants Omega with The High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

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