NJPW The New Beginning In Osaka 2019 Results

NJPW The New Beginning In Osaka 2019 Results

NJPW The New Beginning In Osaka 2019
February 11, 2019
Edion Arena Osaka
Osaka, Japan

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First Match: Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka and Taka Michinoku vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Pier six brawl before the bell rings. Iizuka whips Tenzan into the steel barricade. Iizuka rolls Tenzan back into the ring. Iizuka is putting the boots to Tenzan. Iizuka repeatedly kicks Tenzan in the gut. Iizuka with a straight right hand. Tenzan drops Iizuka with a shoulder tackle. Tenzan stomps on Iizuka’s chest. Tenzan brings Iizuka to the corner. Tenzan tags in Liger. Liger dumps Iizuka out of the ring. Liger with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Kojima is putting the boots to Iizuka on the outside. Kojima rolls Iizuka back into the ring. Liger goes for The Romero Special, but Suzuki counters with a Rear Naked Choke. Michinoku knocks Kojima and Tenzan off the ring apron. Suzuki runs Liger into the steel barricade. Suzuki and Liger are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki buries Liger under a pile of steel guard rails. Iizuka throws a chair at Tenzan. Pure chaos in Osaka.

Suzuki Gun is cutting the ring in half. Suzuki with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Michinoku stomps on Liger’s chest. Michinoku bounces Liger’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Michinoku removes Iizuka’s muzzle. Iizuka thinks he’s at a buffet. Iizuka tags in Suzuki. Suzuki with a forearm smash. Liger responds with a flurry of chops. Suzuki tells Liger to bring it. Suzuki kicks Liger in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki kicks Liger in the back for a two count. Suzuki tags in Michinoku. Michinoku with a Jumping Knee Strike. Michinoku with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Liger kicks Michinoku in the jaw. Liger creates distance with The Shotei. Suzuki and Kojima are tagged in.

Forearm/Chop Exchange. Suzuki goes for a Helluva Kick, but Kojima blocks it. Kojima with Machine Gun Chops in the corner. Suzuki loves the punishment. Kojima with a Running Forearm Smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Suzuki responds with a Big Boot. Kojima with four forearms shivers. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Kojima. Suzuki hits The PK for a two count. Suzuki and Kojima are trading back and forth shots. Suzuki goes back to The Rear Naked Choke. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Kojima counters with a Back Body Drop. Suzuki avoids The Western Lariat. Suzuki tags in Iizuka.

Iizuka kicks Kojima in the gut. Kojima drops Iizuka with The Koji Cutter. Kojima tags in Tenzan. Tenzan with a shoulder tackle. Tenzan delivers multiple Mongolian Chops. Tenzan HeadButts Iizuka. Tenzan with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Tenzan with a straight right hand. Iizuka with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Tenzan responds with The Mountain Bomb for a two count. Tenzan lcoks in The Anaconda Vice. Suzuki breaks the submission hold. Tenzan headbutts Suzuki in the chest. Tenzan unloads more mongolian chops. Tenzan kicks Suzuki out of the ring. Tenzan and Kojima hits The 3D. Tenzan talks smack to Iizuka. Suzuki kicks Tenzan in the chest. Suzuki is throwing forearms at Tenzan. Suzuki knocks Kojima off the ring apron. Iizuka stops Suzuki in tracks. Iizuka nails Tenzan with a steel chair which causes the disqualification.

Winner: Jushin Thunder Liger, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima via Disqualification 

Second Match: EVIL & Sanada vs. Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino 

EVIL and Yoshida will start things off. EVIL kicks Yoshida in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. EVIL drops Yoshida with a shoulder tackle. Yoshida is throwing forearms at EVIL. EVIL with a knife edge chop. Yoshida fires back with four forearm smashes. EVIL whips Yoshida to the corner. Yoshida with a shoulder tackle. Yoshida tags in Umino. Double Shoulder Tackle. Umino repeatedly kicks EVIL in the chest. EVIL goes for a Bodyslam, but Umino lands back on his feet. Umino kicks EVIL in the gut. Umino bodyslams EVIL. Umino with three forearm smashes. EVIL knocks Yoshida off the ring apron. EVIL bodyslams Umino. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada bodyslams Umino. Heavy emphasis on the bodyslam. In and out tags from LIJ.

EVIL with the cover for a two count. EVIL applies a rear chin lock. Umino gets back to a vertical base. Umino is displaying his fighting spirit. EVIL with a heavy chop. Umino goes for a dropkick, but EVIL wisely holds onto the ropes. EVIL with a single leg crab. Umino crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. EVIL hyperextends the left wrist of Umino. Umino kicks EVIL in the jaw. Umino creates distance with a Missile Dropkick. Umino tags in Yoshida. Yoshida knocks Sanada off the ring apron. Yoshida with a forearm smash. EVIL kicks Yoshida in the gut. Yoshida responds with a forearm shiver. Yoshida with three open hand chops. Yoshida drops EVIL with a Big Boot. Yoshida with a Shin Kick for a two count. Yoshida goes for a Back Drop Driver, but EVIL blocks it.

EVIL with a double sledge. EVIL follows that with a Running Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada blocks a roundhouse kick from Yoshida. Sanada drives his elbow into the left knee of Yoshida. Yoshida with a Mid-Kick. Yoshida tags in Umino. Umino is throwing forearms at Sanada. Umino ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Umino with a Forearm Knockdown. Umino with a Running Elbow Strike. Umino is starting to build momentum. Umino with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Umino tags in Yoshida. The Young Lions are double teaming Sanada. Umino with a Missile Dropkick for a two count.

Yoshida and EVIL are brawling on the outside. Umino with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Umino and Sanada are trading back and forth shots. Umino dropkicks Sanada. Umino goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Umino with an inside cradle for a two count. Umino with a La Magistral for a two count. Umino delivers his combination offense. Sanada side steps Umino into the turnbuckle pad. EVIL with a Corner Clothesline. Sanada with a Big Boot. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Umino. Sanada with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. LIJ plants Umino with The Magic Killer to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL & Sanada via Pinfall 

Third Match: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and Bushi vs. Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Taichi runs Naito into the steel guard rail. Taichi is manhandling Naito on the outside. Taichi drives Naito face first into the steel ring post. Taichi nails Naito with a red folding chair. Taichi rolls Naito back into the ring at the count of sixteen. Taichi mocks Naito. Taichi with a clubbing forearm to the back of Naito. Taichi tags in Desperado. Desperado with a NeckBreaker. Desperado stomps on Naito’s back. Desperado gets Naito trapped in between the ropes. Kanemaru delivers a timely cheap shot. Kanemaru whips Takagi face first across the ring post. Desperado with the cover for a two count. Kanemaru with a Running Bicep Leg Drop. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match.

Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Naito’s chest. Kanemaru rolls Naito back into the ring. Desperado applies a front face lock. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru kicks Naito in the ribs. Kanemaru attacks the injured shoulder of Naito. Kanemaru tags in Taichi. Taichi removes Naito’s trainer tape. Taichi talks smack to Naito. Naito is throwing forearms at Taichi. Taichi with a Snap Kick to the midsection of Naito. Taichi drops Naito with a Mid-Kick. Desperado knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Taichi takes off his pants. Taichi with a Buzzsaw Kick for a two count. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito counters with a Hurricanrana. Taichi with a Big Boot. Naito responds with a Single Leg Dropkick. Bushi and Desperado are tagged in.

Bushi with rapid fire forearm shivers. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Bushi with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Bushi side steps Desperado into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi with a Missile Dropkick. Kanemaru attacks Bushi from behind. Bushi shoves Desperado into Kanemaru. Bushi with a Double Hurricanrana. Bushi plays to the crowd. Bushi SuperKicks Desperado. Desperado responds with a SpineBuster. Bushi wraps this sequence with a DDT. Bushi tags in Takagi. Desperado kicks Takagi in the jaw. Takagi with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Takagi with two knife edge chops. Haymaker Exchange. Desperado Spears Takagi. Desperado tags in Kanemaru.

Kanemaru with a Helluva Kick. Takagi blocks a boot from Kanemaru. Takagi with a double hand chop. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Takagi. Desperado knocks Naito off the ring apron. Desperado with a Big Boot. Suzuki Gun hits their Running Knee/Belly to Back Suplex Combination for a two count. Takagi catches Kanemaru in mid-air. Takagi with a Northern Lights Suplex. Takagi tags in Naito. Kanemaru avoids The Pumping Bomber. Kanemaru fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Takagi. Kanemaru goes for a Tornado DDT, but Takagi counters with a Vertical Suplex.

Naito is teeing off on Kanemaru. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito knocks Taichi off the ring apron. Naito with a Basement Dropkick. Naito goes for Gloria, but Taichi gets in the way. Naito decks Taichi with a back elbow smash. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kanemaru kicks Naito in the gut. Bushi flips Kanemaru into a Low Dropkick from Naito. Bushi drops Desperado with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi with a SlingShot Hurricanrana. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Takagi follows that with The Pumping Bomber. Naito plants Kanemaru with The Destino to pickup the victory. After the match, Roppongi 3K attacks LIJ on the stage. They will be the next in the line for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.

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

Fourth Match: Yoshi Hashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi 

Honma and Takahashi will start things off. Owens attacks Honma from behind. Takahashi kicks Honma in the gut. Takahashi with a knife edge chop. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi slaps Honma in the face. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Honma’s chest. Takahashi with a Helluva Kick. Takahashi goes for a shoulder tackle, but Honma stands still. Takahashi and Honma are trading back and forth shots. Honma drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. Honma with a double axe handle. Honma bodyslams Takahashi. Owens kicks Honma in the back. Honma takes a swing at Takahashi. Takahashi clotheslines Honma. Takahashi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi slams Honma’s head on the right boot of Owens. Takahashi tags in Owens.

Owens delivers a gut a punch. Owens drives his elbow into Honma’s back. Owens punches Honma in the jaw. Owens slams Honma’s head on the left boot of Takahashi. Owens tags in Takahashi. Takahashi kicks Honma in the gut. Owens stomps on Honma’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a sliding dropkick for a two count. Takahashi goes for a DDT, but Honma blocks it. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Honma with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Honma tags in Hashi. Hashi clears the ring. Hashi is lighting up Takahashi’s chest. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Owens drags Hashi out of the ring. Owens kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Hashi hits The Bunker Buster for a two count.

Hashi goes for a Bodyslam, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi blocks a boot from Hashi. Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi goes for a Fisherman’s Buster, but Hashi blocks it. Takahashi with shots to the midsection of Hashi. Hashi goes for a Vertical NeckBreaker, but Takahashi counters with a Fisherman’s Buster. Hashi drops Takahashi with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Honma and Owens are tagged in. Honma blocks a boot from Owens. Honma with an STO. Honma with a back elbow strike. Honma bodyslams Owens. Honma is throwing forearms at Owens. Honma whips Owens to the corner. Honma with a Running Forearm. Homna follows that with a Running Bulldog.

Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Owens ducks out of the way. Suzuki Gun are double teaming Honma. Owens with a Running Knee Strike to Honma. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Takahashi. Owens responds with a Pump Kick. Homa walks into a stiff lariat from Owens. Owens with a Spinning Back Kick. Honma HeadButts Owens. Honma drops Owens with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. Hashi and Takahashi are brawling on the outside. Honma with three knife edge chops. Owens with a Running Knee Lift. Suzuki Gun hits their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination. Owens with a Spin Out Elbow Drop. Owens plants Honma with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Guerrillas Of Destiny w/Jado vs. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano  

GOD attacks Makabe and Yano before the bell rings. Loa is choking the life out of Makabe. Tonga transitions into a ground and pound attack on the ramp. Tonga with a clubbing blow to Yano’s back. Loa with a double axe handle strike. Loa drops Makabe with a vicious crossface. GOD finally brings Makabe and Yano back to the ringside area. Loa drives Makabe back first into the steel barricade. Loa stomps on Yano’s back. Loa with a forearm smash. GOD are double teaming Yano. Tonga drops Yano with a NeckBreaker. Loa with the cover for a two count. GOD goes for The Magic Killer, but Makabe gets in the way. Makabe is throwing haymakers at Tonga. Loa attacks Makabe from behind. Jado trips Makabe from the outside. Loa dumps Yano out of the ring. Tonga punches Yano in the gut. Tonga HeadButts Yano. Tonga and Yano are brawling in the crowd. Tonga repeatedly hits Yano with a red purse. Tonga talks smack to the camera man. Yano gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen.

Loa with a ground and pound attack. Loa stomps on Yano’s chest. Loa with a forearm smash. Loa with a Corner Clothesline. Loa tags in Tonga. Tonga with a straight right hand. Tonga is manhandling Yano. Tonga with a disrespectful cover for a two count. Tonga tags in Loa. Yano is trying to create separation. Loa HeadButts Yano. Yano pulls Loa down to the mat. Yano tags in Makabe. Makabe drops Loa with a shoulder tackle. Makabe PowerSlams Tonga. Makabe knocks Jado off the ring apron. Makabe plays to the crowd. Makabe with Three Corner Clotheslines. Makabe transitions into the corner mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Loa counters with a front face lock. Loa with clubbing forearms to the back of Makabe. Stiff Lariat Exchange. Loa with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam. Loa is throwing forearms at Makabe.

Makabe with a Misdirection Lariat. Tonga and Yano are tagged in. Yano rakes the eyes of Tonga. Yano removes the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Yano plays to the crowd. Yano kicks Tonga in the gut. Yano whips Tonga into the exposed steel. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano hits Tonga with the turnbuckle pad. Yano is distracted by Jado. Tonga dropkicks Yano. GOD are double teaming Yano. GOD hits their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Loa repeatedly stomps on Makabe’s back. GOD avoids The Double Clothesline. Jado nails Makabe with a kendo stick. Tonga connects with The Gun Stun. Yano shoves Loa into Tonga. Yano low blows Loa. Tonga plants Yano with The Gun Stun to pickup the victory. After the match, Tonga whips Yano and The Young Lions with the kendo stick.

Winner: The Guerrillas Of Destiny via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

Chain grappling exchange after the bell rings. Taguchi backs Ishimori into the ropes. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Taguchi applies a wrist lock. Ishimori reverses the hold. Ishimori applies a side headlock. Taguchi leapfrogs over Ishimori. Ishimori SomerSaults over Taguchi. Taguchi applies The Ankle Lock. Ishimori rolls himself out of the ring. Taguchi is playing mind games with Ishimori. Ishimori gives Taguchi a standing ovation. Ishimori dropkicks Taguchi off the ring apron. Ishimori mocks Taguchi. Taguchi is not happy. Ishimori kicks Taguchi in the gut. Ishimori with a straight right hand. Ishimori’s speed is getting the best of Taguchi. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Taguchi gets back in the ring at the count of five. Ishimori applies the cravate. Ishimori with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Ishimori with a BackBreaker for a two count.

Taguchi with shots to the midsection of Ishimori. Ishimori kicks Taguchi in the back. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori with a neck crank. Ishimori applies a rear chin lock. Taguchi gets back to a vertical base. Ishimori with a side headlock takeover. Ishimori locks in The Captain’s Hook. Taguchi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Taguchi is throwing forearms at Ishimori. Taguchi goes for a Hip Attack, but Ishimori counters with Two Atomic Drops. Taguchi dropkicks Ishimori to the floor. Taguchi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Taguchi rolls Ishimori back into the ring. Taguchi with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Taguchi lands a SomerSault Plancha for a two count. Taguchi hits Three Amigos for a two count. Taguchi goes for Dodon, but Ishimori blocks it. Taguchi goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Ishimori with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ishimori gets Taguchi tied in the tree of woe.

Ishimori with a Leaping Enzuigiri to the back of Taguchi. Ishimori follows that with a Sliding German Suplex. Ishimori goes for a Corner Meteora, but Taguchi ducks out of the way. Taguchi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ishimori negates The Ankle Lock. Taguchi dropkicks the left knee of Ishimori. Taguchi with a La Magistral for a two count. Taguchi goes back to The Ankle Lock. Ishimori refuses to quit. Taguchi with a ShinBreaker. Taguchi follows that with a Front Suplex. Taguchi connects with The Bomaye for a two count. Taguchi is trying to make Ishimori tap out. Taguchi goes for Dodon, but Ishimori rolls him over for a two count. Ishimori with The Bloody Cross. Taguchi responds with another ankle lock. Taguchi with Dodon for a two count. Taguchi goes for Burning Hammer, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Ishimori clotheslines Taguchi. Ishimori with a ShotGun Meteora. Ishimori with a Death Valley Driver for a two count. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taguchi goes for Dodon, but Ishimori counters with The Bloody Cross to pickup the victory.

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

Seventh Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Luck Fale w/Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi

Okada is throwing forearms at Fale. Fale drops Okada with a Big Boot. Okada goes for a bodyslam, but Fale blocks it. Fale with a straight right hand. Okada kicks Fale in the jaw. Okada with Two Running Forearm Smashes. Okada sends Fale tumbling to the floor. Okada with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Okada with a clubbing blow to Fale’s back. Okada is distracted by Chase Owens. Fale drops Okada with a shoulder tackle on the floor. Owens and Takahashi are beating up Okada behind the referee’s back. Okada gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Fale repeatedly stomps on Okada’s back. Fale stands on Okada’s back. Heavy emphasis on the lower back of Okada. Fale with a Slingshot Forearm Shot. Okada can barely stand. Fale with clubbing forearms to Okada’s back. Fale with a Back Body Drop. Okada tumbles to the floor. Okada negates the referee’s twenty count.

Okada is throwing forearms at Fale. Okada goes for a Bodyslam, but Fale counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Fale with two devastating elbow drops. Fale tugs on Okada’s hair. Fale with the cover for a two count. Okada and Fale are trading back and forth shots. Okada ducks a clothesline from Fale. Okada with a Running Elbow Strike. Okada bodyslams Fale. Okada with three forearm shivers. Okada drop toe holds Fale to the middle rope. Okada with a Sliding Dropkick. Okada with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Fale in the gut. Okada drops Fale with a DDT for a two count. Okada dives over Fale. Fale with a shoulder tackle. Fale with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Fale goes for The Bad Luck Fall, but Okada counters with a Back Body Drop.

Forearm Exchange. Okada with a ShotGun Dropkick. Okada with a Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada with a Flying Elbow Drop. Okada plays to the crowd. Okada applies a waist lock. Fale with three sharp elbow strikes. Fale clotheslines Okada for a two count. Fale whips Okada to the corner. Fale with a Body Avalanche. Fale follows that with a Running Splash for a two count. Fale goes for The Bad Luck Fall, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada with a forearm smash. Okada with a Missile Dropkick. Okada knocks Owens off the ring apron. Takahashi attacks Okada from behind. Takahashi with a Fisherman’s Buster. Owens follows that with a Running Knee Strike.

Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Yoshi Hashi gets in the way. Hashi SuperKicks Takahashi. Hashi drops Owens with an Inside Out Lariat. Okada with an uppercut/forearm combination. Fale Spears Okada. Okada dropkicks the back of Fale. Okada with a Dynamic Dropkick. Fale goes for The Grenade, but Okada counters with a Front Dropkick. Okada ducks a clothesline from Fale. Okada goes for The Spinning Rain Maker, but Fale counters with The Grenade for a two count. Fale repeatedly stomps on Okada’s back. Fale ascends to the top turnbuckle. Okada with a Standing Dropkick. Okada with a SuperPlex. Fale fires back with clubbing lariats. Okada with a Spinning Rain Maker. Okada connects with THE Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Jay White w/Gedo For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship 

White is playing mind games with Tanahashi. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi with a side headlock takeover. Quick stalemate in the corner. Tanahashi is distracted by Gedo. Tanahashi kicks White in the gut. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. White backs Tanahashi into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. White repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Tanahashi with four forearm smashes. Tanahashi decks White with a back elbow smash. White responds with a leg sweep. Tanahashi avoids a ring post spot. White kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Tanahashi sends White crashing into the steel barricade. Gedo with a cheap shot. Gedo begs for mercy. White attacks Tanahashi from behind. White with a Saito Suplex over the top rope. Did Tanahashi tweaked his right knee? White repeatedly drives Tanahashi into the steel barricade. White flexes for the crowd. White brutally attacks the injured right leg of Tanahashi.

Seems like White doesn’t want to wrestle in the ring. White dumps Tanahashi knee first on the table. Tanahashi gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at White. White side steps a low dropkick from Tanahashi. White repeatedly slaps Tanahashi in the back of the head. Tanahashi with another set of forearm smashes. Tanahashi drops White with a forearm knockdown. Tanahashi bodyslams White. Tanahashi follows that with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. White fights out of the Texas CloverLeaf. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of White. White drops Tanahashi with a FlatLiner. White with a DeadLift German Suplex. White with a Leg Buster for a two count. Gedo is complaining about a slow count. White gets Tanahashi trapped in between the ropes.

White uppercuts Tanahashi. White with three knife edge chops. Tanahashi wants more punishment. White obliges with an uppercut forearm. Tanahashi creates distance with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the second rope. Tanahashi with Super Crossbody Block to the outside. Gedo continues to run interference. White grabs a white folding chair. Tanahashi shoves White into Gedo. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi applies a full nelson lock. White decks Tanahashi with a back elbow smash. A flurry of counters in the center of the ring. Tanahashi with Three Twist and Shouts. Tanahashi tells White to get up. Tanahashi with two uppercuts. White retreats to the corner.

Tanahashi delivers two dragon screw leg whips. White is doing everything he can to avoid The SlingBlade. Tanahashi with a Wrist Clutch German Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi knocks Gedo off the ring apron. Tanahashi lands The High Fly Flow. Tanahashi goes for another High Fly Flow, but White ducks out of the way. White kicks the back of the injured knee of Tanahashi. White with Two Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whips. White locks in The TTO. Tanahashi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. White with Two Snap Saito Suplex’s. White follows that with a Death Valley Driver/Reverse DDT Combination.

White hits The Kiwi Crusher for a two count. White with a Half and Half Suplex. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Tanahashi with Two Reverse Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Tanahashi locks in The Texas CloverLeaf. Tanahashi connects with The Styles Clash, but can’t capitalize on the pinning opportunity. Tanahashi with Two SlingBlades for a two count. Tanahashi follows that with a Bridging Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but White counters with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Jay White via Pinfall 

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