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New Japan Cup Results (3/9/19): Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin

New Japan Cup Results (3/9/19)

New Japan Cup 2019: Night 2
March 9, 2019
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Aichi, Japan

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Night 1

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Taiji Ishimori & Chase Owens vs. Yoshi Hashi & Tomoaki Honma

Owens slaps Hashi in the face before the bell rings. Owens and Hashi will start things off. Owens applies a waist lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Owens applies a side headlock. Hashi negates The Package PileDriver. Owens blocks a punch from Hashi. Hashi goes for Karma, but Owens blocks it. Owens avoids a thrust kick from Hashi. Honma and Ishimori are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishimori applies a side headlock. Ishimori goes for two shoulder tackles, but Honma stands still. Honma kicks Ishimori in the gut. Ishimori kicks the left shoulder of Honma. Honma drops Ishimori with a shoulder tackle. Honma blasts Ishimori with a knife edge chop. Honma bodyslams Ishimori. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Ishimori ducks out of the way. Owens knocks Hashi off the ring apron.

Owens is choking Hashi with his boot. Ishimori applies the cravate. Ishimori tags in Owens. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Honma. Bullet Club are double teaming Honma. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Ishimori whips Honma to the corner. Ishimori with a Leaping Meteora. Honma responds with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Honma tags in Hashi. Hashi drops Ishimori with a back elbow strike. Hashi is distracted by Owens. Ishimori kicks Hashi in the back. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Ishimori. Hashi with a Spinning Heel Kick to Owens. Hashi with a Running Chop. Hashi goes for a Vertical NeckBreaker, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Ishimori kicks Owens in the gut. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Ishimori.

Hashi hits The Bunker Buster for a two count. Ishimori responds with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ishimori tags in Owens. Owens with a Running Forearm Smash. Hashi dodges The Running Knee Strike. Hashi with a Vertical NeckBreaker. Hashi tags in Honma. Honma with a Flying Forearm Smash. Honma with a Running Bulldog. Honma follows that with The Kokeshi HeadButt. Hashi with a Running Meteora. Honma with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. Ishimori and Hashi are brawling on the floor. Honma HeadButts Ishimori. Honma goes for a Flying Kokeshi HeadButt, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens plants Honma with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taiji Ishimori & Chase Owens via Pinfall 

Second Match: Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr, and Taichi vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Satoshi Kojima and Toru Yano in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Suzuki Gun attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Hashi is choking Ishii with his boot. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Ishii reverses out of the irish whip from Taichi. Taichi side steps Ishii into the turnbuckles. Taichi goes for a Step Up Enzuigiri, but Ishii ducks out of the way. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Taichi. Ishii applies a waist lock. Taichi decks Ishii with a back elbow smash. Taichi with a Mid-Kick. Ishii is pissed. That leads us to a Knife Edge Chop/Leg Kick Exchange. Ishii continues to light up Taichi’s chest. Ishii talks smack to Taichi. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi drops Ishii with a leg sweep. Taichi dumps Ishii out of the ring. Suzuki and Kojima are brawling in the crowd. Taichi wraps the left leg of Ishii around the steel barricade.

Suzuki throws a chair at Kojima. Taichi bounces Ishii’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Taichi tags in Suzuki. Suzuki kicks Ishii in the gut. Suzuki and Ishii are trading back and forth shots. Suzuki kicks the right shoulder of Ishii. Suzuki applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Kojima breaks the submission hold. Suzuki gets Kojima trapped in The Knee Bar. Suzuki slams Ishii’s head on the left boot of Smith. Suzuki tags in Smith. Smith with a forearm smash. Ishii tells Smith to bring it. Smith is distracted by Yano. Smith locks in The Boston Crab. Yano continues to push Smith’s buttons. Smith knocks Yano off the ring apron. Smith tags in Taichi. Ishii is displaying his fighting spirit. Taichi rakes the eyes of Ishii. Ishii kicks Taichi in the jaw. Taichi responds with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants.

Ishii avoids The Buzzsaw Kick. Taichi goes for a Lariat, but Ishii counters with a Vertical Suplex. Suzuki and Kojima are tagged in. Suzuki kicks Kojima in the gut. Forearm/Open Hand Chop Exchange. Kojima side steps Suzuki into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Kojima delivers a series of Machine Gun Chops. Kojima with a Running Forearm Smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Suzuki pulls Kojima off the top turnbuckle. Suzuki with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Kojima blocks The PK. Kojima goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Suzuki counters with a Muay Thai Knee Strike. That leads us to another forearm exchange. Suzuki applies The Rear Naked Choke. Smith knocks Yano off the ring apron. Kojima kicks Suzuki in the gut.

Kojima goes for The Koji Cutter, but Suzuki counters with another Rear Naked Choke. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Kojima counters with a Back Body Drop. Kojima creates distance with The Western Lariat. Kojima tags in Yano. On cue Yano starts removing turnbuckle pads. Suzuki drops Yano with a Big Boot. Suzuki tags in Smith. Suzuki Gun are demolishing Yano. Smith PowerSlams Yano for a two count. Suzuki dumps Kojima out of the ring. Smith goes for a Big Boot, but Yano rolls him over for a two count. Smith with backslide cover for a two count. Smith negates The Low Blow. Smith HeadButts Yano. Smith goes for The SitOut PowerBomb, but Yano counters with The FPNU to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Satoshi Kojima and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Third Match: EVIL & Shingo Takagi vs. Zack Sabre Jr & Taka Michinoku

EVIL and Sabre will start things off. EVIL kicks Sabre in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. Sabre with an arm-drag takeover. Sabre applies an arm-bar. EVIL transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Sabre easily escapes the hold. EVIL dodges The PK. Sabre goes for a Flying Arm-Bar, but EVIL rolls him over for a two count. Sabre HeadButts the chest of EVIL. Sabre applies a side headlock. EVIL blocks a boot from Sabre. EVIL drops Sabre with a shoulder tackle. Takagi knocks Michinoku off the ring apron. EVIL unloads two knife edge chops. EVIL with a Corner Clothesline. EVIL goes for a Fisherman’s Buster, but Sabre counters with The Kimura Lock. EVIL hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count.

EVIL with a full arm dragon twist. Sabre applies a full nelson lock. Sabre follows that with The Flying Octopus Stretch. Sabre tags in Michinoku. Michinoku knocks Takagi off the ring apron. Sabre goes for a Running European Uppercut, but EVIL ducks out of the way. EVIL kicks Michinoku in the face. EVIL with a Running Bulldog/Clothesline Combination. EVIL tags in Takagi. Takagi drops Sabre with a shoulder tackle. Takagi bodyslams Michinoku. Takagi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Michinoku lands back on his feet. Takagi blocks a boot from Michinoku. Takagi with a double hand chop for a two count. Michinoku floats over into The Crippler Cross Face. Sabre kicks EVIL away. Sabre hits The PK.

Michinoku with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Michinoku SuperKicks Takagi for a two count. Sabre kicks EVIL in the gut. Michinoky goes for a Bodyslam, but Takagi lands back on his feet. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi ducks a clothesline from Michinoku. Takagi goes for The Last Of The Dragon, but Sabre gets in the way. EVIL with a German Suplex. Michinoku responds with a single leg dropkick. Michinoku with a Jumping Knee Strike. Takagi with a Corner Clothesline. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Michinoku. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL & Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada and Bushi vs. Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson and Hirooki Goto in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Goto and Sanada will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Goto applies a top wrist lock. Sanada grapples around Goto. Sanada with a side headlock takeover. Goto responds with the headscissors escape. Sanada blocks a boot from Goto. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Goto negates The Paradise Lock. Ibushi and Naito are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Naito tugs on Ibushi’s hair. Ibushi sends Naito across the ring. Ibushi leapfrogs over Naito. Naito drop toe holds Ibushi into the canvas. Ibushi avoids The Sliding Dropkick. Ibushi goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Naito ducks out of the way. Naito kicks Ibushi in the gut. Ibushi dropkicks Naito. Ibushi tags in Robinson.

Robinson with Two Corner Clotheslines. Robinson goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but Naito ducks out of the way. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Bushi with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. LIJ clears the ring. Sanada rakes the eyes of Goto. Sanada whips Goto into the steel barricade. Naito grabs the dreadlocks of Robinson. Naito tags in Bushi. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Robinson’s neck. Bushi repeatedly stomps on Robinson’s chest. Bushi tags in Naito. Naito spits at Ibushi. Naito with a Corner Dropkick to Robinson. Naito knocks Ibushi off the ring apron. LIJ with Stereo Basement Dropkicks. Naito with a Pop Up SpineBuster to Ibushi. Naito tags in Sanada. Sanada goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Robinson blocks it. Robinson creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Robinson tags in Goto.

Goto knocks Naito off the ring apron. Sanada kicks Goto in the gut. Goto clotheslines Sanada. Goto kicks Bushi in the gut. Goto with a Vertical Suplex on top of Sanada. Goto blasts Sanada with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Sanada fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Sanada drives his knee into the midsection of Goto. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Ibushi breaks the submission hold. Ibushi kicks Naito in the gut. Bushi flips Ibushi into a Low Dropkick from Naito. Sanada skins the cat. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Goto drops Sanada with a Discus Lariat. Robinson and Bushi are tagged in.

Bushi avoids The Leg Lariat from Robinson. Juice Jabs. Bushi responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi dropkicks the left knee of Robinson. Bushi hits The Spike DDT for a two count. Robinson side steps Bushi into the turnbuckles. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Bushi goes for a Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Robinson counters with The Leg Lariat. Robinson with a Senton Splash for a two count. Naito ducks a clothesline from Robinson. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ibushi with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ibushi blocks a boot from Sanada. Goto hits The Ushigoroshi. Robinson goes for a PowerBomb, but Bushi rolls him over for a two count. Robinson drops Bushi with The FlapJack. Robinson follows that with a Diving Clothesline. Robinson plants Bushi with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson and Hirooki Goto via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Taguchi Japan (Colt Cabana, Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino, and Manabu Nakanishi) vs. Team New Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yuji Nagata, Togi Makabe and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) in a 8-Man Tag Team Match

Umino shoves Tanahashi before the bell rings. Umino is throwing forearms at Tanahashi. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Umino with a Running Elbow Smash. Umino with a Running Forearm Smash. Umino ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Umino drops Tanahashi with The Forearm Knockdown. Tanahashi negates The Boston Crab. Forearm Exchange. Nagata and Cabana are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nagata with a full arm dragon twist. Wrist Lock Exchange leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Cabana kicks Nagata in the gut. Nagata avoids an elbow smash from Cabana. Nagata dropkicks the left knee of Cabana. Nagata with two leg kicks. Cabana crawls under Nagata. Cabana grapples around Nagata. Cabana rolls Nagata over for a two count. Cabana is playing mind games with Nagata. Tenzan and Taguchi are tagged in.

Taguchi wants a double fist bump from Tenzan. Tenzan kicks Taguchi in the gut. Tenzan delivers multiple headbutts. Tenzan applies a side headlock. Tenzan drops Taguchi with a shoulder tackle. Tenzan mocks Taguchi. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Tenzan unloads Three Mongolian Chops. Tenzan follows that with Two Hip Attacks. Tenzan slams Taguchi’s head on the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Taguchi with a Flying Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Nakanishi. Nakanishi clears the ring. Time for a Hip Attack Party. Umino is throwing forearms at Tenzan. Tenzan reverses out of the irish whip from Umino. Tenzan creates distance with The Mountain Bomb. Tenzan tags in Tanahashi.

Tanahashi with clubbing bodyshots. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash for a two count. Tanahashi bodyslams Umino. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Pier six brawl on the outside. Tanahashi gets Umino trapped in The Boston Crab. Umino crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. More forearm shots from Umino. Umino bodyslams Tanahashi. Umino locks in The Boston Crab. Umino dropkicks Tanahashi. Umino tags in Nakanishi. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Nakanishi. Nakanishi goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip.

Tanahashi tags in Makabe. Makabe with a Corner Clothesline. Makabe with a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Nakanishi blocks it. Nakanishi clotheslines Makabe. Nakanishi knocks Nagata and Tenzan off the ring apron. Taguchi Japan are demolishing Makabe. Nakanishi with the cover for a two count. Nakanishi goes for The Hercules Cutter, but Nagata gets in the way. Nagata with a Big Boot. Tenzan clotheslines Nakanishi. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Makabe lands The King Kong Knee Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Team New Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yuji Nagata, Togi Makabe and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Lance Archer vs. Toa Henare in a First Round Match In The 2019 New Japan Cup

Archer kicks Henare in the gut. Archer punches Henare in the chest. Henare PowerBombs Archer for a two count. Henare is fired up. Henare with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Henare launches Archer over the steel barricade. Henare is putting the boots to Archer. Henare rolls Archer back into the ring. Henare goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Archer blocks it. Henare kicks Archer in the gut. Archer fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Archer bounces Henare’s head on the top rope. Archer drops Henare with a Big Boot. Archer violently swings Henare into the steel barricade. Archer with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Henare gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen.

Archer with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Archer argues with the referee. Archer with a massive shoulder tackle for a two count. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Archer is toying around with Henare. Archer applies a wrist lock. Archer delivers Old School. Henare is throwing forearms at Archer. Archer fires back with a palm strike. Archer with a forearm smash. Henare clotheslines Archer. Henare with rapid fire forearm shivers. Henare ducks a clothesline from Archer. Henare with a leaping shoulder tackle. Henare follows that with The Samoan Drop for a two count. Henare with a Corner Clothesline. Archer punches Henare in mid-air.

Henare with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Henare goes for The TOA Bottom, but Archer blocks it. Archer applies a full nelson lock. Archer hits The Pounce. Archer with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Archer ChokeSlams Henare for a two count. Archer puts Henare on the top turnbuckle. Archer goes for The Blackout, but Henare lands back on his feet. Henare blocks a boot from Archer. Forearm Exchange. Archer goes for a Butterfly Suplex, but Henare blocks it. Henare HeadButts Archer. Archer responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Archer plants Henare with The BlackOut to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lance Archer via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Mikey Nicholls vs. Hikuleo w/Jado in a First Round Match In The 2019 New Japan Cup

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hikuelo has the obvious strength and size advantage. Hikuleo launches Nicholls across the ring. Nicholls applies a wrist lock. Nicholls goes for a shoulder tackle, but Hikuleo stands still. Nicholls unloads a knife edge chop. Hikuleo tells Nicholls to bring it. That leads us to a knife edge chop exchange. Nicholls with a running back elbow strike. Nicholls is distracted by Jado. Hikuleo drops Nicholls with a shoulder tackle. Hikuleo clotheslines Nicholls over the top rope. Jado attacks Nicholls with the kendo stick. Hikuleo with a clubbing forearm to Nicholls back. Hikuleo whips Nicholls back first across the steel barricade. Hikuleo drives Nicholls back first into the steel ring post. Nicholls gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Hikuelo kicks Nicholls in the back. Hikuleo with a knife edge chop. Hikuleo with a Running Knife Edge Chop for a one count.

Second Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Hikuleo kicks Nicholls in the back. Hikuleo with a BackBreaker. Hikuleo follows that with The Side Walk Slam for a two count. Hikuleo applies a rear chin lock. Hikuleo stomps on Nicholls back. Nicholls is throwing forearms at Hikuleo. Hikuleo with a Vertical Suplex. Nicholls kicks Hikuleo in the jaw. Nicholls side steps Hikuleo into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Nicholls with two corner clotheslines. Nicholls goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Hikuleo blocks it. Hikuleo drives his knee into the midsection of Nicholls. Nicholls clotheslines Hikuleo. Nicholls knocks Jado off the ring apron.

Hikuleo negates The Mikey Bomb. Nicholls with a Big Lariat. Nicholls with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Nicholls goes for a MoonSault, but Hikuleo ducks out of the way. Hikuleo with a corner clothesline. Hikuleo drops Nicholls with a Big Boot. Hikuleo with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Hikuleo goes for The Headliner, but Nicholls blocks it. Nicholls kicks Hikuleo in the gut. Jado nails Nicholls with the kendo stick. Hikuleo goes for The Headliner, but Nicholls counters with a DDT. Hikuleo and Nicholls are trading back and forth shots. Nicholls connects with a Death Valley Driver. Nicholls with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Nicholls plants Hikuleo with The Mikey Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mikey Nicholls via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Will Ospreay vs. Bad Luck Fale w/Jado in a First Round Match In The 2019 New Japan Cup

Ospreay starts things off with a ShotGun Dropkick. Ospreay is throwing forearms at Fale. Fale launches Ospreay across the ring. Ospreay with Two Running Forearm Smashes. Ospreay ducks a pair of clotheslines from Fale. Ospreay with a Spinning Back Kick. Jado starts running interference. Fale knocks Ospreay off the ring apron. Jado hits Ospreay with the kendo stick. Fale slams Ospreay into the steel ring post. Fale sends Ospreay crashing into the steel barricade. Ospreay gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Fale stands on Ospreay’s back. Fale continues to attack the lower back of Ospreay. Ospreay is displaying his fighting spirit. Fale applies a rear chin lock. Fale is mauling Ospreay in the corner.

Fale bodyslams Ospreay. Fale applies a nerve hold. Fale with the cover for a two count. Fale goes back to the nerve hold. Ospreay with a HandSpring Double Back Flip Kick. Ospreay delivers three forearm smashes. Ospreay with a Leaping Hip Attack. Ospreay follows that with a Hesitation Dropkick. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a one count. Ospreay repeatedly kicks Fale in the chest. Ospreay negates The Grenade. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Fale responds with a shoulder tackle. Fale levels Ospreay with The Body Avalanche. Fale with a Running Splash for a two count.

Fale goes for The Grenade, but Ospreay counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay prepares for The OsCutter. Fale shoves the referee into Ospreay. Jado delivers another kendo stick shot. Ospreay kicks Jado in the gut. Ospreay decks Fale with a back elbow smash. Ospreay finally get some retribution on Fale and Jado. Ospreay hits The Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Fale blocks it. Fale Spears Ospreay. Fale drops Ospreay with The Grenade for a two count. Fale goes for The Bad Luck Fall, but Ospreay counters with a Hurricanrana to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin in a First Round Match In The 2019 New Japan Cup

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Elgin shoves Okada to the corner. Elgin backs Okada into the ropes. Okada pats Elgin in the chest. Elgin responds with a forearm smash. Okada applies a side headlock. Okada goes for a shoulder tackle, but Elgin stands still. Okada with the drop down. Elgin catches Okada in mid-air. Okada applies another side headlock. Elgin dumps Okada chest first on the canvas. Okada kicks Elgin in the gut. Elgin reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Elgin drops Okada with a shoulder tackle. Elgin with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Elgin unloads two knife edge chops. Okada decks Elgin with a back elbow smash. Okada whips Elgin to the corner. Elgin delivers a Missile Dropkick. Elgin with a Side Russian Leg Sweep into the edge of the ring frame.

Elgin rolls Okada back into the ring. Elgin brutally attacks the left shoulder of Okada. Elgin drives Okada shoulder first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Elgin with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Elgin bodyslams Okada. Elgin goes for a SlingShot Splash, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada with The Oklahoma Roll for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada with a Sliding Dropkick. Okada drops Elgin with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Okada slams Elgin’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Okada with clubbing elbow smashes. Elgin kicks Okada in the gut. Elgin with two knife edge chops. Okada uppercuts Elgin. Okada dumps Elgin on the canvas. Okada with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Elgin gets back to a vertical base. Elgin with a Standing Tower Of London. Okada responds with a Big Boot. Elgin PowerSlams Okada.

Elgin with two elbow knockdowns. Elgin with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Elgin with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Standing Switch Exchange. Elgin with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Elgin with Two Corner Clotheslines. Elgin goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada rolls Elgin over for a two count. Okada ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Okada with a Running Elbow Strike. Okada follows that with a Leaping Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Elgin in the gut. Okada hits The Spike DDT for a two count. Okada bodyslams Elgin. Okada goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Elgin counters with The Crippler Cross Face. Okada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Elgin goes for a PowerBomb, but Okada blocks it. Elgin with three short-arm lariats. Okada drops Elgin with The FlapJack.

Okada with a Big Boot. Elgin responds with three knife edge chops. Elgin is fired up. Okada drives Elgin back first into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Okada goes for a Leaping Back Elbow Smash, but Elgin ducks out of the way. Okada with a Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada bodyslams Elgin. Okada follows that with a Flying Elbow Drop. Okada does his signature rain maker pose. Elgin with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin with Two German Suplex’s. Elgin hits The Dragon Suplex. Elgin with a Tiger Bomb for a two count. Elgin goes for The Buckle Bomb, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada puts Elgin on the top turnbuckle. Elgin kicks Okada in the jaw. Okada uppercuts Elgin in mid-air. Elgin with a Pump Kick. Elgin SuperKicks Okada. Okada goes for a Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Elgin blocks it.

Okada dropkicks the back of Elgin. Okada BuckleBombs Elgin. Okada hits The Okada Bomb for a two count. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Elgin counters with The Western Lariat. Elgin maintains wrist control. Elgin goes for The Burning Hammer, but Okada lands back on his feet. Elgin avoids The Rain Maker. Okada rolls Elgin over for a two count. Elgin ducks a clothesline from Okada. Okada dropkicks Elgin. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Elgin counters with a Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Elgin locks in The Crippler Cross Face. Okada refuses to quit. Elgin BuckleBombs Okada. Neither man can deliver The Rain Maker. Elgin drops Okada with The Spinning Back Fist. Elgin removes his red elbow pads. Okada connects with The TombStone PileDriver. Okada plants Elgin with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

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