NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019 Results

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019 Results

NJPW Wrestling Donatku 2019
May 4, 2019
Fukuoka Convention Center
Fukuoka, Japan

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First Match: Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji 

Narita and Uemura will start things off. China Grappling Exchange. Uemura goes for a Butterfly Suplex, but Narita blocks it. Uemura backs Narita into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Uemura slaps Narita in the chest. Uemura tells Narita to bring it. Narita kicks Uemura in the gut. Narita with forearm shivers. Narita stomps on Uemura’s back. Narita bodyslams Uemura. Narita repeatedly stomps on Uemura’s back. Narita drops Uemura with a forearm smash. Narita is choking Uemura with his boot. Umino tags himself in. Umino is trying to get Narita off of Uemura. Umino repeatedly stomps on Uemura’s chest. Umino bodyslams Uemura. Umino bounces Uemura’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Narita and Umino are cutting the ring in half.

Double Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Narita stomps on Uemura’s chest. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Narita continues to stomp on Uemura’s back. Narita with three open hand chops. Uemura is having a really hard time creating separation. Umino with a Hip Toss for a two count. Narita kicks Tsuji in the gut. Narita dumps Tsuji out of the ring. Umino delivers another bodyslam. Umino locks in The Boston Crab. Uemura crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Umino scores the elbow knockdown. Umino follows that with a basement dropkick for a two count. Uemura fires up with forearm shivers. Umino uppercuts Uemura. Uemura dropkicks Umino. Uemura tags in Tsuji.

Tsuji drops Umino with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji knocks Narita off the ring apron. Tsuji with a flurry of forearm shivers in the corner. Umino responds with a running elbow smash. Forearm Exchange. Tsuji with a Rebound Dropkick. Tsuji with a Running Elbow Smash. Uemura follows that with a Corner Dropkick. Tsuji with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Tsuji locks in The Boston Crab. Narita drops Tsuji with The Big Boot. Uemura dumps Narita out of the ring. Umino with a running forearm smash to Uemura. Tsuji kicks Umino in the gut. Umino dropkicks Tsuji. Umino and Narita are double teaming Tsuji. Umino lands The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Umino plants Tsuji with The Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shota Umino & Ren Narita via Pinfall 

Second Match: Taguchi Japan (Jeff Cobb, Yoshi Hashi, Toa Henare, Tiger Mask, and Ryusuke Taguchi) vs. Suzuki Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Taka Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and El Desperado) in a 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Tiger Mask and Taka Michinoku will start things off. Tiger Mask kicks the left shoulder of Michinoku. Michinoku with a single leg dropkick. Michinoku goes for a Bodyslam, but Tiger Mask lands back on his feet. Tiger Mask drops Michinoku with a leg sweep. Tiger Mask unloads Two Mid-Kicks in the corner. Michinoku reverses out of the irish whip from Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back Kick. Tiger Mask drops Michinoku with The Mid-Kick. Tiger Mak stomps on Michinoku’s back. Tiger Mask tags in Hashi. Hashi kicks Michinoku in the gut. Hashi with a forearm smash. Hashi follows that with a running knife edge chop. Hashi has Michinoku draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks the back of Michinoku. Taguchi Japan clears the ring. Taguchi calls the plays. Michinoku is getting mollywhopped. Taguchi gives Hashi his rugby helmet. Hashi is perched on the second turnbuckle. From behind, Suzuki applies a sleeper hold. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Suzuki drills Hashi with a steel chair. Taichi lightly kicks Hashi in the back. Hashi gets back in the ring at the count of fourteen.

Michinoku tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru kicks Hashi in the gut. Suzuki Gun starts cutting the ring in half. Following a snap mare takeover, Kanemaru dropkicks the back of Hashi’s head. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Hashi’s back and chest. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Hashi is trapped in Suzuki Gun’s corner. Desperado tags in Suzuki. Suzuki with Two Mid-Kicks. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Hashi. Suzuki is toying around Hashi. Hashi is pissed. That leads us to a forearm exchange. Hashi reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Hashi blats Suzuki with a knife edge chop. Suzuki avoids The Spinning Back Heel Kick. Hashi negates The PK. Hashi delivers The Spinning Back Heel Kick. Hashi clotheslines Suzuki. Cobb and Taichi are tagged in. Leg Kick/Forearm Smash Exchange. Cobb whips Taichi to the corner. Cobb with a corner clothesline. Cobb follows that with a Diving Elbow Smash. Cobb hits The Samoan Drop. Cobb with a Standing MoonSault for a two count.

Cobb puts Desperado and Kanemaru down with a Double Belly to Back Suplex. Cobb knocks Michinoku off the ring apron. Taichi side steps Cobb into the neutral turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Cobb blocks The Buzzsaw Kick. Cobb ducks a clothesline from Taichi. Cobb with a Big Lariat. Cobb tags in Henare. Henare stomps on Taichi’s chest. Henare with forearm shivers. Henare with a Diving Shoulder Tackle. Henare is fired up. Henare with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Henare takes a ride on the Suzuki Gun Train. Suzuki applies a Sleeper Hold. Taichi with The Buzzsaw Kick for a two count. Suzuki Gun and Taguchi Japan continues to brawl on the floor. Cobb connects with The Tour Of The Islands. Taichi responds with The Axe Bomber. Henare with a Running SpineBuster for a two count. Henare goes for The TOA Bottom, but Taichi blocks it. Big Boot Exchange. Taichi with a RoundHouse Kick. Taichi follows that with a Back Drop Driver. Tachi with an Inside Out SuperKick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Taka Michinoku, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Third Match: Togi Makabe, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Toru Yano vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny & Jado in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Liger and Jado will start things off. Jado wants Liger to shake his hand. Liger has no time for Jado’s games. Jado hugs Liger. Jado gives Liger a standing ovation. All the love and games come to an end as Loa attacks Liger from behind. GOD clears the ring. Tonga with clubbing axe handle strikes. Tonga delivers a gut punch. Tonga is choking Liger in the corner. Liger side steps Loa into the turnbuckle pad. Liger with Two Shotei’s. Liger sends Loa tumbling to the floor. GOD avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Tonga continues to attack Liger behind the referee’s back. Tonga applies a full nelson lock. Jado blasts Liger with a knife edge chop. Tonga rolls Liger back into the ring. Jado with forearm shots across Liger’s back. Jado tags in Tonga.

Tonga with clubbing shoulder blocks. Tonga applies a rear chin lock on the bottom rope. Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Tonga with a seated senton on the injured back of Liger. Tonga tags in Loa. Liger shoves Tonga into Loa. Liger drop toe holds Tonga to the canvas. Liger tags in Makabe. Makabe with forearm shivers. Tonga with a blindside attack. Makabe answers with three corner clotheslines. Makabe transitions into The Corner Mount. Makabe plays to the crowd. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Loa blocks it. Makabe is throwing forearms at Loa. Loa PowerSlams Makabe.

Loa gives Makabe the middle finger. Makabe responds with a Misdirection Lariat. Makabe tags in Yano. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Loa whips Yano into the exposed steel. Loa tags in Jado. Loa with a Belly to Back Suplex. Jado hooks the leg, but only Yano kicks out. Jado locks in The Crippler CrossFace. Liger breaks the submission hold. Jado grabs the kendo stick. Makabe gets in Jado’s way. Makabe drops GOD with The Double Clothesline. Liger follows that with The Shotei. Yano shoves the referee into Jado. Yano delivers a timely low blow. Yano connects with The Schoolboy Rollup to pickup the victory.

Winner: Togi Makabe, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Hirooki Goto, Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls, and Tomoaki Honma vs. Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, and Hikuleo in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Owens attacks Goto from behind before the bell rings. Owens repeatedly stomps on Goto’s chest. Owens with a forearm smash. Goto with a Hip Toss Reversal. Goto drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Goto takes a swing at White. Goto bounces Owens head on the red turnbuckle pad. Goto tags in Nicholls. Nicholls kicks Owens in the gut. Nicholls applies a wrist lock. Nicholls tags in Robinson. Robinson with a flying double axe handle strike. Double Elbow Smash. Robinson and Nicholls their Senton Splash/Fist Drop Combination. Robinson tags in Honma. Nicholls and Goto clears the ring. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Owens ducks out of the way. Pier six brawl on the outside. Owens drives his knee into Honma’s back. Owens with a fist drop. Owens follows that with a knee drop. Owens stomps on Honma’s chest. Honma with a knife edge chop. Owens rakes the eyes of Honma. Owens tags in White. White applies a single leg crab. Honma grabs the bottom rope to force the break. White tags in Fale. Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business.

Fale with the cover for a two count. Fale tags in Hikuleo. Hikuleo delivers two blistering chops in the corner. Honma is pissed. Honma with two knife edge chops. Hikuleo drops Honma with a forearm smash for a two count. Hikuleo tags in Owens. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens bodyslams Honma. Owens mocks Honma. Owens goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Honma ducks out of the way. Owens tags in White. White applies a side headlock. Honma with clubbing elbow smashes. White responds with two knife edge chops. Honma creates distance with a Flying Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Goto. Goto puts White down with the shoulder tackle. Goto knocks Fale and Hikuleo off the ring apron. Goto with forearm shivers. Goto shoves Owens into White. Goto with a double clothesline. Goto with a Hip Toss to Owens. Goto kicks White in the gut. Goto follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex on top of Owens. Goto with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto hits The Back Drop Driver for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but White lands back on his feet. White kicks Goto in the face. Standing Switch Exchange. White side steps The Misdirection Lariat. White with a Snap Saito Suplex. White tags in Hikuleo.

Hikuleo knocks Robinson and Nicholls off the ring apron. Hikuleo goes for a bodyslam, but Goto lands back on his feet. Goto applies a side headlock. Big collision in the center of the ring. Hikuleo tells Goto to bring it. Goto ducks two clotheslines from Hikuleo. Goto with a Running Lariat. Goto tags in Robinson. Two Corner Clotheslines. Nicholls with a baseball slide dropkick to Fale. Robinson delivers The Running Cannonball Strike. Hikuleo catches Robinson in mid-air. Hikuleo goes for a ChokeSlam, but Robinson blocks it. Robinson and Nicholls with a Double Vertical Suplex. Following a snap mare takeover, Robinson with a running neck snap. Nicholls hits The Sliding Lariat. Robinson with the cover for a two count. Fale avoids The Stereo Dropkicks. Fale with a Double Shoulder Tackle. White drops Robinson with a Twisting Vertical Suplex. Owens with a Running Knee Strike. Hikuleo with a Massive Leg Drop for a two count. Owens thrust kicks the midsection of Goto. Goto responds with The Ushigoroshi. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt. Robinson negates The Tongan Swing. Hikuleo with a heavy chop to Robinson. Hikuleo goes for a ChokeSlam, but Robinson counters with a DDT. Robinson with a Diving Clothesline. Robinson blasts Hikuleo with The Left Hand Of God. Robinson plants Hikuleo with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls, and Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Will Ospreay & Dragon Lee vs. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo 

Phantasmo two sweets the forehead of Ospreay. Ospreay shoves Phantasmo. Phantasmo kicks Ospreay in the gut. All hell is breaking loose before the bell rings. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Ospreay leapfrogs over Phantasmo. Ospreay monkey flips Phantasmo across the ring. Ospreay shows off his athletic ability. Ospreay knocks Ishimori off the ring apron. Phantasmo with a boot to the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay goes for a Hurricanrana, but Phantasmo lands back on his feet. Phantasmo leapfrog over Ospreay. Ospreay somersaults over Phantasmo. Phantasmo slips over Ospreay’s back. Phantasmo drops down on the canvas. Phantasmo dropkicks Ospreay. Phantasmo backs Ospreay into the ropes. Phantasmo slaps Ospreay in the chest. Phantasmo blocks a punch from Ospreay. Phantasmo with an open hand chop. Phantasmo walks around the top rope. Phantasmo with a SpringBoard HeadScissors TakeOver for a two count. Phantasmo attacks the back of Ospreay’s neck. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half.

Ishimori is throwing forearms at Ospreay. Ishimori with muay thai knee strikes. Ishimori applies the standing cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori cranks on the neck of Ospreay. Ishimori with the cover for a one count. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo gets Ospreay tied in the tree of woe. Phantasmo repeatedly stomps on Ospreay’s chest. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Ishimori knocks Lee off the ring apron. Forearm Exchange. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori slides under Ospreay. Ishimori with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay avoids The Bomb’s Away. Ospreay delivers a Glancing Blow. Ospreay tags in Lee. Ishmori side steps the roll through dropkick. Lee negates The PK. Lee rolls Ishimori over for a two count. Lee goes for The One-Arm PowerBomb, but Ishimori rolls him over for a two count. Lee with a Big Boot. Ishimori goes for The La Mystica, but Lee blocks it. Lee with a WheelBarrow Rollup for a two count.

Lee and Ishimori are trading back and forth shots. Lee with a Spinning Back Kick. Ishimori with a Pump Kick. Jumping Knee Strike Exchange. Ishimori drops Lee with an Inside Out Lariat. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo unloads two knife edge chops. Phantasmo decks Lee with a back elbow smash. Lee with a Rebound German Suplex. Phantasmo is rocked in the corner. Lee tags in Ospreay. Ospreay with a diving elbow smash. Ospreay sweeps the legs of Phantasmo. Ospreay with a Hesitation Dropkick. Ospreay knocks Ishimori off the ring apron. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Phantasmo negates The Storm Breaker. Phantasmo uses the middle rope for leverage. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay drops Phantasmo with a Modified Stunner.

Ospreay puts Phantasmo on the top turnbuckle. Phantasmo sends Ospreay crashing to the canvas. Phantasmo kicks Lee off the ring apron. Ishimori with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Phantasmo follows that with a Massive Asai MoonSault. Ishimori with a Leaping Meteora. Phantasmo with a Diving Back Elbow Smash. Ishimori with a Flying CodeBreaker off Phantasmo’s shoulders. Phantasmo hits The BME. Ospreay fights out of the torture rack position. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Phantasmo. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay hits The Robinson Special. Phantasmo SuperKicks Ospreay in mid-air. Phantasmo connects with a Spinning Torture Rack NeckBreaker. Phantasmo plants Ospreay with The Modified FaceBuster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kota Ibushi & Roppongi 3K vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Ibushi and Naito will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ibushi applies a wrist lock. Naito reverses the hold. HammerLock Exchange. Naito applies a side headlock. Naito drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi nips up. Naito spits at Ibushi. Ibushi drops down on the canvas. Ibushi leapfrogs over Naito. Naito avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Ibushi goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Naito ducks out of the way. Ibushi with a HeadScissors TakeDown for a one count. Naito does his signature tranquilo pose. Yoh and Bushi are tagged in. Yoh kicks Bushi in the gut. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Yoh with clubbing blows to Bushi’s back. Bushi is lighting up Yoh’s chest. Yoh with a Back/NeckBreaker Combination. Bushi rakes the eyes of Yoh. Bushi with a boot to the midsection of Yoh. Yoh tags in Sho. Yoh drop toe holds Bushi into a sliding dropkick from Sho. Stereo Dropkicks to Naito. Sho stomps on Bushi’s back. Sho slaps Bushi in the chest. Bushi side steps Sho into the turnbuckle pad. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Bushi follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi with a Western Lariat. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Yoh. Takagi sends Yoh crashing into the steel barricade.

Bushi brings Sho to the corner. Bushi with an open hand chop. Bushi repeatedly stomps on Sho’s chest. Bushi tags in Naito. Naito with a corner dropkick. Naito sweeps the legs of Sho. Naito knocks Ibushi off the ring apron. Naito hits The Combination Cabron. Naito tags in Takagi. Takagi with a knife edge chop. Takagi bodyslams Sho. Takagi with a Diving Elbow Drop for a two count. Sho applies a side headlock. Takagi clotheslines the back of Sho’s neck. Forearm Exchange. Sho with a Stiff Lariat. Bushi kicks Sho in the back. Sho Spears Bushi. Takagi kicks Sho in the gut. Sho with a Vertical Suplex to Takagi. Sho tags in Ibushi. Ibushi with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ibushi knocks Naito off the ring apron. Ibushi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Ibushi rolls Takagi back into the ring. Ibushi tells Takagi to bring it. Ibushi and Takagi are trading back and forth shots. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Takagi decks Ibushi with a back elbow smash. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Takagi with a Pop Up Death Valley Driver. Takagi tags in Naito.

Naito is hammering away at Ibushi. Naito with a Draping NeckBreaker. Naito hits The Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Naito drops Ibushi with The Running Knee for a two count. Naito follows that with a SitOut Gloria for a two count. Ibushi thrust kicks the midsection of Naito. Naito responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ibushi with an Inside Out Lariat. Ibushi tags in Yoh. Yoh uppercuts Naito. Yoh drops Naito with a Spinning Elbow Strike. R3K whips Naito to the corner. Sho with a corner clothesline. Yoh follows that with a diving back elbow smash off Sho’s back. Naito shoves Sho into Yoh. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Natio dumps Sho out of the ring. Naito goes for The Satellite DDT, but Yoh counters with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Yoh SuperKicks Naito. Naito blocks The Dragon Suplex. Takagi drops Yoh with The Pumping Bomber. Takagi with two back elbow smashes. Sho clotheslines Takagi. Bushi dropkicks Sho to the floor. Yoh with two uppercuts. Bushi flips Yoh into a basement dropkick from Naito. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Naito plants Bushi with The Destino to pickup the victory.

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

– At the NJPW Dominion PPV, Kota Ibushi will put his IWGP Intercontinental Title on the line against Tetsuya Naito.

Seventh Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL 

EVIL and Ishii starts running into each other after the bell rings. EVIL tells Ishii to bring it. That lead us to a forearm exchange. EVIL finally puts Ishii down with the shoulder tackle. EVIL dumps Ishii out of the ring. EVIL runs Ishii into the steel barricade. EVIL drives Ishii face first into the steel ring post. EVIL wraps the left leg of Ishii around the barricade. Ishii gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen. EVIL kicks the right hamstring of Ishii. Ishii talks smack to EVIL. EVIL applies a leg lock. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. EVIL slams the left knee of Ishii on the canvas. Ishii fights out of the Scorpion Death Lock. EVIL repeatedly slaps Ishii in the face. Ishii is pissed. Ishii with forearm shivers. EVIL kicks the left knee of Ishii. Ishii responds with a shoulder tackle. Ishii is wobbling around the ring.

Ishii with a chop/forearm combination. Ishii PowerSlams EVIL. EVIL with heavy elbow strikes. Ishii drives EVIL back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ishii with clubbing shoulder blocks. Ishii with a corner clothesline. Ishii goes for a SuperPlex, but EVIL blocks it. Ishii HeadButts EVIL. Ishii hits The SuperPlex for a two count. Ishii tells EVIL to get up. EVIL blocks a lariat from Ishii. EVIL throws the right leg of Ishii at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Ishii. EVIL follows that with a Turnbuckle Suplex. EVIL with a Twisting NeckBreaker on the floor. EVIL grabs two steel chairs. EVIL wraps a chair around the neck of Ishii. EVIL hits a home-run. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL is fired up. EVIL with a SuperPlex of his own for a two count. EVIL applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Ishii crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Ishii lands back on his feet. Ishii with a waist lock go-behind. EVIL with three sharp elbow strikes. Ishii responds with a Belly to Back Suplex. EVIL continues to attack the left knee of Ishii. EVIL drops Ishii with a forearm smash. Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat. Now Ishii gets EVIL trapped in The Scorpion Death Lock. EVIL refuses to quit. Ishii hyperextends the left knee of Ishii. Ishii with combination elbow strikes. Ishii hits The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Ishii goes for a Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but EVIL counters with a High Knee Strike. EVIL with a German Suplex.

Ishii immediately gets back on his feet. Ishii with a Running Lariat. EVIL responds a HeadButt/Lariat Combination. EVIL delivers a Thunderous Lariat for a two count. EVIL goes for Everything Is EVIL, but Ishii counters with a German Suplex. Lariat Exchange. Ishii with Two HeadButts. A flurry of counters in the center of the ring. EVIL with a Half and Half Suplex. Ishii negates Darkness Falls. EVIL with a Discus Forearm Smash. Ishii responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii follows that with another Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii plants EVIL with The Vertical Drop Brain Buster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Sanada For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Okada applies a wrist lock. Sanada reverses the hold. Okada with a single leg takedown. Okada applies a leg lock. Okada bends the left ankle of Sanada. Okada negates The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Okada applies a toe and ankle hold. Okada with a wrist lock takedown. Okada with a standing bow and arrow stretch. Sanada with an arm-drag takedown. Sanada rolls Okada over for a one count. Leg Sweep Exchange. Double Nip Up leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Okada backs Sanada into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Okada pats Sanada on the chest. Sanada kicks Okada in the gut. Sanada drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Okada with a Big Boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada with a sliding dropkick. Okada applies a waist lock. Okada dumps Sanada on the canvas. Okada with a SlingShot Senton for a one count.

Okada applies a rear chin lock. Sanada gets back to a vertical base. Sanada with shots to the midsection of Okada. Okada punches Sanada in the back. Sanada kicks Okada in the jaw. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Okada. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Okada shoves off The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a Leaping Hurricanrana. Okada ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Sanada dropkicks the right knee of Okada. Sanada follows that with a dragon screw leg whip. Sanada gets Okada trapped in The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a low dropkick for a two count. Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Sanada with a running elbow smash. Sanada with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Okada with a forearm smash. Sanada answers back with the elbow knockdown. Sanada goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada with a Diving European Uppercut.

Okada with two elbow knockdowns. Okada ducks two clotheslines from Sanada. Okada drops Sanada with a running back elbow strike. Okada plays to the crowd. Okada whips Sanada to the blue corner. Okada with a Diving Back Elbow Smash. Okada hits The DDT for a two count. Sanada heads to the outside. Sanada pulls Okada off the ring apron. Okada sends Sanada crashing into the steel barricade. Okada delivers The Helluva Kick. Air Okada into the railing. Okada rolls Sanada back into the ring. Okada bodyslams Sanada. Okada uppercuts Sanada. Sanada with a double leapfrog. Sanada dropkicks Okada to the floor. Sanada follows that with The Pescado for a two count. Sanada goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Okada lands back on his feet. Sanada goes for Skull End, but Okada counters with an arm-drag takeover. Okada drops Sanada with The FlapJack. Okada uppercuts Sanada. Okada goes for a Reverse NeckBreaker, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada with a Big Boot. Sanada with a Spinning Heel Kick. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Sanada holds onto the ropes. Okada negates The TKO.

Standing Switch Exchange. Okada goes for a German Suplex, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada kicks Okada in the gut. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Okada responds with The Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Okada does his signature Rain Maker Pose. Rollup Exchange. Sanada drop toe holds Okada to the canvas. Sanada with a jack knife cover for a two count. Okada applies The Cobra Clutch. Sanada dropkicks Okada. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. This time Okada dropkicks Sanada. Okada hits The TombStone PileDriver. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada with a Draping Spinning NeckBreaker. Sanada with a Bridging Tiger Suplex for a two count. Sanada with a BackBreaker. Sanada goes for The Muto MoonSault, but Okada ducks out of the way. Sanada is favoring his right knee.

Okada kicks Sanada in the face. Sanada avoids The ShotGun Dropkick. Okada with a Spinning Rain Maker. Sanada negates The Rain Maker. Sanada floats over into Skull End. Okada refuses to quit. Sanada lets go of the hold. Sanada goes for Two Muto MoonSault, but Okada gets his knees up in the air. Sanada and Okada are trading back and forth shots. Sanada side steps The Rain Maker. Okada blasts Sanada with The ShotGun Dropkick. Okada has a crazed look in his eyes. Sanada decks Okada with a back elbow smash. Skull End Exchange. Double Waist Lock. Sanada rolls into Skull End. Sanada drops Okada with The Rain Maker for a two count. Sanada with a Discus Forearm Smash. Sanada goes for a MoonSault, but Okada counters with a Spinning TombStone PileDriver. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

After the match, Sanada fist bumps with Okada.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

Chris Jericho will make his New Japan Pro Wrestling return at Dominion 2019. Jericho will battle Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

Check Out Episode 154 of The Hoots Podcast 

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Author: Josh Lopez