NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 2019 Results

NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 2019
June 5, 2019
Ryogoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan

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First Match: Dragon Lee, Titan, and Shota Umino vs. Bandido, Jonathan Gresham, and Ren Narita in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Umino and Gresham will start things off. Test Of Strength. Gresham applies a side headlock. Umino drops Gresham with a shoulder tackle. Gresham stops Umino in his tracks. Umino delivers another shoulder tackle. HeadLock TakeOver Exchange. Gresham wants Umino to shake his hand. Bandido and Titan are tagged in. Bandido with a Spinning Back Kick. Titan drops down on the canvas. Nice display of agility from both luchadors. Titan with a Spinning HeadScissors TakeOver. Titan ducks a clothesline from Bandido. Bandido with a Pop Up Cutter. Bandido stomps on Titan’s chest. Bandido with an arm-ringer. Bandido tags in Gresham. Gresham applies wrist lock. Narita tags himself in. Heavy emphasis on the left wrist of Titan.

Narita tags in Bandido. Bandido with a Flying Double Foot Stomp on the left shoulder of Titan. Bandido sends Titan across the ring. Titan kicks Bandido in the face. Titan delivers a Missile Dropkick. Titan tags in Lee. Lee with forearm shivers. Lee unloads a Shibata Dropkick. Lee is fired up. Forearm Exchange. Lee with a Spinning Back Kick. Lee goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Bandido lands back on his feet. Bandido hits The GTS out of the Torture Rack Position. Lee with a Rebound German Suplex. Jumping Knee Strike Exchange. Bandido with a Standing Spanish Fly. Bandido tags in Narita. Narita knocks Umino off the ring apron. Narita with a running elbow smash. Narita with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Narita stomps on Lee’s chest.

Lee launches Bandido and Gresham to the ring apron. Narita blocks a boot from Lee. Narita has Lee draped across the middle rope. Bandido with a SpringBoard 450 Splash. Gresham with a Shooting Star Press. Narita connects with a Bridging German Suplex. Umino and Titan clears the ring. Titan with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Umino with a Running Elbow Smash. Lee wraps this sequence with The STO. Lee and Umino with a Double Vertical Suplex. Titan with a SpringBoard Splash. Lee hooks the leg for a two count. Gresham ducks a clothesline from Umino. Gresham kicks Umino in the gut. Umino dropkicks Gresham. Bandido drops Umino with a Big Boot. Titan responds with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Titan takes out Bandido with The Quebrada. Lee with forearm shivers. Narita fires back with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Lee with a High Knee Strike. Lee pulls down his right knee pad. Lee connects with The V-Trigger to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dragon Lee, Titan and Shota Umino via Pinfall 

Second Match: Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Robbie Eagles, and El Phantasmo) vs. Roppongi 3K & Ryusuke TagNauchi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Bullet Club attacks Taguchi Japan before the bell rings. Phantasmo transitions into a ground and pound attack. Phantasmo puts on Taguchi’s helmet. Phantasmo kicks Taguchi out of the ring. Phantasmo is playing catch with Eagles. Phantasmo punts the rugby ball into the crowd. Phantasmo with a knife edge chop. Phantasmo applies a wrist lock. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip from Phantasmo. Taguchi delivers a corner hip attack. Taguchi knocks Ishimori and Eagles off the ring apron. Taguchi starts calling the plays. R3K with a series of corner clotheslines. Phantasmo delivers a low blow. Eagles with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick to the left knee of Yoh. Bullet Club finally pulls Taguchi off the middle turnbuckle. Phantasmo with a thumb strike for a two count. Phantasmo tags in Eagles. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Phantasmo drives his knee into the midsection of Taguchi. Eagles unloads a mid-kick. Stereo Step Up Enzuigiri’s for a two count. Eagles applies a front face lock. Eagles tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo kicks Taguchi in the gut. Phantasmo with an open hand chop. Phantasmo scales the ropes.

Phantasmo with a SpringBoard HeadScissors TakeOver for a two count. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Ishimori and Eagles are double teaming Taguchi. Eagles with a Leaping Meteora. Ishimori follows that with a ShotGun Meteora. Bullet Club gets Taguchi tied in the tree of woe. Phantasmo stands on Taguchi’s nether regions. Ishimori tags in Eagles. Taguchi falls on the canvas. Eagles with the cover for a two count. Eagles toys around with Taguchi. Taguchi with shots to the midsection of Eagles. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Eagles counters with an Atomic Drop. Eagles with clubbing mid-kicks. Eagles drops Taguchi with a hip attack. Taguchi creates distance with a Jumping Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Yoh. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Eagles. Yoh with two dropkicks. Yoh knocks Ishimori off the ring apron. Yoh with a Spinning Forearm Smash. Yoh is fired up. Yoh goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Eagles lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Yoh backs Eagles into the red turnbuckle pad. Sho tags himself in.

Sho with a corner clothesline. Yoh with a Flying Elbow Smash off Sho’s back. R3K hits their Reverse PowerSlam/Sliding Dropkick Combination. Phantasmo is throwing forearms and palm strikes at R3K. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Yoh plays to the crowd. Eagles negates The 3K. Eagles kicks Sho in the chest. Eagles with a Standing Slice Bread to Yoh. Forearm Exchange. Eagles ducks a clothesline from Sho. Eagles with a High Head Kick. Eagles nails Sho with a Hook Kick. Eagles with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sho drops Eagles with an Inside Out Lariat. Sho goes for a Double UnderHook PileDriver, but Eagles blocks it. Eagles with a Pump Kick. Sho with a SuperMan Punch. Eagles kicks the right shoulder of Sho. Eagles hits The Turbo Back Pack for a two count. Eagles SuperKicks Sho. Eagles ascends to the top turnbuckle. Phantasmo tags himself in. Eagles lands The 450 Splash. Eagles is unaware of the tag. Phantasmo plants Sho with The CR II to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo, and Robbie Eagles) via Pinfall 

Third Match: Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Jushin Thunder Liger, Yoshi Hashi, Tiger Mask and Toru Yano) vs. Suzuki Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and Douki) in a 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Liger and Douki will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Douki backs Liger into the ropes. Douki paint brushes Liger. Douki drives his knee into the midsection of Liger. Liger reverses out of the irish whip from Douki. Douki side steps The Shotei. Douki uppercuts Liger. Liger responds with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Liger locks in The Romero Special. Kanemaru breaks the submission hold. Douki stomps on Liger’s chest. Yano trips Douki from the outside. Yano plays to the crowd. Suzuki Gun and Chaos starts brawling on the floor. All hell is breaking loose. Taichi drives Ishii face first into the steel ring post. Douki with a Flying Senton Splash. Douki puts Liger on the top turnbuckle. Douki is trying to remove Liger’s mask. Douki tags in Kanemaru. Taichi and Kanemaru are choking Liger with his boot. Taichi and Ishii are trading back and forth shots on the outside. Taichi rakes the eyes of Ishii. Kanemaru with the cover for a one count. Kanemaru tags in Suzuki.

Suzuki repeatedly kicks Liger in the chest. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Suzuki drops Liger with a knee lift. Suzuki applies a kimura lock. Suzuki ignores the referee’s five count. Liger reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Suzuki avoids The Corner Shotei. Suzuki kicks Liger in the gut. Liger clotheslines Suzuki. Taichi and Ishii are tagged in. Taichi repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Ishii. Ishii with a blistering chop. Taichi side steps Ishii into the white turnbuckle pad. Taichi goes for a Step Up Enzuigiri, but Ishii ducks out of the way. Ishii with a heavy chop. Ishii drops Taichi with a shoulder tackle. Ishii goes for a Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi with a High Head Kick for a two count. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi goes for a SuperKick, but Ishii blocks it. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi goes for The Axe Bomber, but Ishii counters with a Release German Suplex. Hashi and Sabre are tagged in.

Sabre ducks a clothesline from Hashi. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. Hashi with a Hip Toss. Sabre uppercuts Hashi. Hashi responds with two chops. Sabre applies a kimura lock. Hashi with a Vertical Suplex. Sabre with a double leg takedown. Sabre follows that with a jack knife cover for a two count. Sabre hits The PK. Hashi hammers down on the left knee of Sabre. Hashi goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Sabre counters with an OverHead Kick to the left wrist of Hashi. Sabre locks in The Octopus Stretch. Sabre tags in Douki. Douki with a corner clothesline. Sabre with a Running European Uppercut. Kanemaru with a Running Elbow Smash. Suzuki delivers a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki blasts Hashi with The PK.

Douki with a Running Double Foot Stomp for a one count. Chaos clears the ring. Douki goes for a Gory Bomb, but Hashi lands back on his feet. Hashi with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Douki responds with a SitOut Gory Bomb for a two count. Tiger Mask kicks the back of Douki. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back Kick. Kanemaru hammers down on the left knee of Tiger Mask. Kanemaru with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kanemaru goes for a Reverse DDT, but Tiger Mask counters with a Tiger Driver. Taichi dumps Tiger Mask out of the ring. Taichi low blows Ishii. Suzuki and Sabre gets Ligero and Yano trapped in Stereo Submissions. Douki uppercuts Hashi. Hashi drops Douki with an Inside Out Lariat. Hashi plants Douki with Karma to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Jushin Thunder Liger, Yoshi Hashi, Tiger Mask and Toru Yano) via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Toa Henare vs. LIJ (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, EVIL, and Bushi) in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Ibushi and Naito will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ibushi applies a side headlock. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from Naito. Naito leapfrogs over Ibushi. Naito goes for a sunset flip, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Naito avoids The PK. Naito with an arm-drag takeover. Naito dodges the roundhouse kick. Tranquilo pose. Bushi and Honma are tagged in. Bushi kicks Honma in the gut. Bushi with clubbing blows to Honma’s back. Honma reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Bushi kicks Honma in the face. Honma drops Bushi with a shoulder tackle. Honma and Henare with a Double Shoulder Tackle. Henare with a Running Tomahawk Chop. Honma goes for a Running Kokeshi HeadButt, but Bushi ducks out of the way. Naito drop toe holds Henare into a Sliding Dropkick from Sanada. LIJ clears the ring. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Honma’s neck. Naito sends Ibushi crashing into the barricade. Naito and Ibushi are brawling in the crowd.

Bushi slaps Honma in the chest. Bushi tags in EVIL. EVIL with a knife edge chop. Honma shoves EVIL. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. EVIL with the cover on Honma for a two count. EVIL tags in Sanada. Forearm Exchange. Sanada uppercuts Honma. Sanada goes for The TKO, but Honma lands back on his feet. Honma with an elbow knockdown. Honma follows that with The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe drops Sanada with a shoulder tackle. Makabe knocks EVIL and Naito off the ring apron. Makabe PowerSlams Bushi. Makabe with Two Corner Clotheslines. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Makabe goes for a German Suplex, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada with three sharp elbow strikes. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Makabe negates The Paradise Lock. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada springboards over Makabe. Sanada kicks Makabe in the gut. Makabe responds with a Misdirection Lariat. Naito and Ibushi are tagged in.

Ibushi side steps Naito into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ibushi PowerSlams Naito. Ibushi follows that with a MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Naito gets his knees up in the air. Naito with a Sliding Dropkick. Naito spits at Ibushi. Ibushi with a Big Boot. Ibushi with a Spinning Back Kick. Naito hits The Satellite DDT. EVIL throws the right leg of Ibushi at the referee. Ibushi blocks the thrust kick from EVIL. EVIL rakes the eyes of Ibushi. Ibushi dropkicks EVIL. Ibushi tags in Henare. Henare with three knife edge chops. Henare ducks two clotheslines from EVIL. Henare drops EVIL with a Diving Shoulder Tackle. Henare with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Makabe with a Corner Clothesline. Stereo Kokeshi HeadButts for a two count. Massive brawl on the outside. Henare goes for a Spear, but EVIL blocks it. Henare SuperKicks EVIL. Henare side steps EVIL into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Sanada with a Running Elbow Smash. Bushi follows that with a Leaping Meteora. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Henare. Sanada kicks Henare in the chest. EVIL with a Running Lariat for a two count. Bushi delivers a Suicide Dive. LIJ plants Henare with The Magic Killer to pickup the victory.

Winner: LIJ (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, EVIL and Bushi) via Pinfall  

Fifth Match: Kazuchika Okada & Rocky Romero vs. Marty Scurll & Brody King 

Okada and King will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. King backs Okada into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Okada pats King on his shoulders. Okada kicks King in the gut. Okada applies a side headlock. King drops Okada with a shoulder tackle. King blasts Okada with a knife edge chop. King with a forearm smash. Okada drop toe holds King into the middle rope. Okada with a sliding dropkick. Okada tags in Romero. King has the height and strength advantage. King tells Romero to bring it. Forearm Exchange. King tags in Scurll. Scurll with a wrist lock takedown. Romero avoids a vicious foot stomp. Romero applies a wrist lock. Scurll transitions into a hammerlock. Scurll stomps on the left elbow of Romero. Scurll blasts Romero with a knife edge chop. Scurll slides under Romero. Romero with Two Hurricanrana’s. King goes for a PowerBomb, but Romero lands back on his feet. Romero repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of King. King slaps Romero in the chest. King with a double arm-drag takeover. King with Two Forearm Smashes. Scurll SuperKicks Romero from the ring apron.

Scurll with the cover for a two count. Scurll locks in The Romero Special. Scurll tags in King. Scurll bodyslams Romero. King follows that with a Running Frog Splash for a two count. King drops Romero with a knife edge chop. King tags in Scurll. Scurll taunts Okada. King with clubbing blows to Romero’s back. King applies the abdominal stretch. Scurll kicks Romero in the gut. Romero with forearm shivers. Scurll responds with a big haymaker. Scurll goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Romero lands back on his feet. Romero with a knife edge chop. Scurll thrust kicks the left knee of Romero. Scurll stomps on the left hand of Romero. Romero drops Scurll with a Rewind Kick. Romero tags in Okada. Okada with two elbow knockdowns. Okada ducks a clothesline from Scurll. Okada with a running elbow knockdown. Okada with a Diving Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Scurll in the gut. Okada drops Scurll with a DDT. King with a knife edge chop.

Okada bodyslams King on top of Scurll. Okada follows that with another bodyslam. Okada dives over Scurll. Scurll with a Running European Uppercut. Scurll with a Tornado DDT. Scurll tags in King. Okada launches Scurll to the ring apron. Corner Clothesline/Enzuigiri Combination. Villain Enterprises hits their Sunset Flip/German Suplex Combination for a two count. Romero with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Romero nails Scurll with The Shotei. Forever Clotheslines. Romero delivers his combination offense. King drops Romero with The Black Hole Slam. King connects with a Spike PileDriver for a two count. King goes for a Bodyslam, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada uppercuts King. King with a forearm smash. Okada dropkicks King. Okada follows that with a Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada & Rocky Romero via Pinfall  

Sixth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White w/Gedo 

White attacks Tanahashi before the bell rings. White repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s back. White dumps Tanahashi out of the ring. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at White. Gedo attacks Tanahashi behind the referee’s back. White runs Tanahashi into the barricade. White poses for the crowd. White rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. White with a Running European Uppercut. White stands on the left wrist of Tanahashi. White targets the injured shoulder of Tanahashi. Tanahashi continues to throw forearms. White with an OverHead Throw over the top rope. White applies a hammerlock. White repeatedly drives Tanahashi’s back into the edge of the ring frame. White the injured shoulder of Tanahashi around the barricade. White stops the referee’s twenty count. More dirty tactics by The Switch Blade. Tanahashi gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen. White toys around with Tanahashi. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from White. All Tanahashi has left is forearm shivers. White with a Dragon Screw Arm-Whip for a two count. White unloads two knife edge chops. White is in complete control of the match.

White goes for a Saitio Suplex, but Tanahashi blocks it. White drives his knee into the midsection of Tanahashi. White with a HammerLock Saito Suplex for a two count. White pulls off the left elbow pad of Tanahashi. White with forearm shivers across the back of Tanahashi. HammerLock Exchange. Tanahashi is displaying his fighting spirit. Tanahashi blocks a boot from White. Tanahashi drops White with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi with two elbow knockdowns. Tanahashi with a Running Forearm Smash. Tanahashi is fired up. White reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of White. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. White negates The SlingBlade. Tanahashi goes for a Dragon Suplex, but White blocks it. White counters Tanahashi’s counters. White drops Tanahashi with a FlatLiner. White follows that with a DeadLift German Suplex. White with a Running Death Valley Driver for a two count. White goes for a Sleeper Suplex, but Tanahashi blocks it. White with a Uranage Slam for a two count.

White goes for The Kiwi Crusher, but Tanahashi counters with Two Twist and Shouts. White locks in The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. White transitions into a Double Arm-Bar. Tanahashi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. White goes for a Sleeper Suplex, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi with an open palm strike. White with forearm shivers. Tanahashi responds with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi counters with Two SlingBlades for a two count. Tanahashi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Tanahashi kicks Gedo off the ring apron. White negates The High Fly Flow. Tanahashi with a Bridging Straight Jacket German Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi applies a full nelson lock. Gedo continues to run interference. Tanahashi drops Gedo with a palm strike. White low blows Tanahashi. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Tanahashi counters with a Low Blow of his own. Tanahashi rolls White over for a two count. Tanahashi with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi goes for The Texas CloverLeaf, but White rolls him over for a two count.

Winner: Jay White via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Juice Robinson (c) vs. Jon Moxley For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 

Moxley gives Robinson the middle finger before the bell rings. Intense standoff. Moxley and Robinson engages in rockers punches. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Robinson is throwing haymakers at Moxley. Moxley drives his knee into the midsection of Robinson. Robinson with a back elbow smash. Moxley responds with a running knee lift. Moxley clotheslines Robinson over the top rope. Moxley delivers a Suicide Dive. Moxley tumbles into press row. Moxley with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Moxley and Robinson are brawling in the crowd. Moxley HeadButts Robinson. Moxley fish hooks Robinson. Moxley drops Robinson with a forearm smash. Moxley with clubbing elbow smashes. Moxley is trying to bust Robinson open. Moxley attacks The Young Lions. Moxley goes for a Spike PileDriver, but Robinson counters with a Back Body Drop. Robinson with a Cannonball Senton off the titantron. Robinson drags Moxley towards the rings. Robinson dumps Moxley throat first on the barricade. Robinson sends Moxley crashing into the barricade.

Robinson is choking Moxley with his boot. Robinson has a cut above his left eye. Robinson goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but Moxley ducks out of the way. Moxley rolls Robinson back into the ring. Moxley chop blocks Robinson. Moxley repeatedly slams the left leg of Robinson on the steel ring post. Moxley drops Robinson with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Moxley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Moxley bites the forehead of Robinson. Moxley applies a single leg crab. Moxley transitions into The STF. Moxley mocks Robinson. Robinson hits The SpineBuster. Robinson is raining down haymakers in the corner. Robinson tells Red Shoes to shut the fuck up. Moxley heads to the outside. Robinson with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Moxley applies a side headlock. Robinson dumps Moxley crotch first on the barricade. Robinson with Two Massive Lariats. Robinson hits The Juice Box. Moxley shoves Robinson off the top turnbuckle.

Moxley brings out a table from under the ring. Moxley hits Robinson with a folding chair. Moxley with rapid fire haymakers. Moxley has Robinson laid flat on the table. Moxley with a Running Chair Drop off the ring apron. Moxley follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex through the table. Robinson gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Moxley with The X-Plex for a two count. Moxley rams the injured knee of Robinson around the steel ring post. Moxley applies The Ring Post Figure Four Leg Lock. Moxley wraps a chair around the injured leg of Robinson. Red Shoes tells Moxley to get down. Robinson throws the chair at Moxley. Robinson drops Moxley with a Running Corner Clothesline. Moxley responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Moxley and Robinson are trading back and forth shots. Robinson slaps Moxley in the face. Juice Jabs. Moxley negates The Left Hand Of God. Moxley goes for Dirty Deeds, but Robinson tackles him out of the ring.

Robinson delivers The Left Hand Of God. Moxley is down on the floor. Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike, but the table refused to break. Robinson PowerBombs Moxley through the table. Robinson rolls Moxley back into the ring. Robinson with a double leg takedown. Robinson applies The Boston Crab. Moxley escapes the hold. Moxley with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Moxley locks in The Texas CloverLeaf. Robinson refuses to quit. Robinson bites the forehead of Moxley. Robinson drops Moxley with The Left Hand Of God. Moxley negates Pulp Friction. Moxley goes for Dirty Deeds, but Robinson rolls him over for a two count. Double Lariat. Moxley kicks the left knee of Robinson. Moxley hits Dirty Deeds for a two count. Moxley plants Robinson with The Lifting Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Jon Moxley via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi In The Finals Of The 2019 Best Of The Super Juniors Tournament

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay backs Takagi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Ospreay shoves Takagi. Test Of Strength. Takagi has the leverage advantage. Ospreay applies a hammerlock. Takagi transitions into a side headlock. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Takagi with quick bodyshots. Takagi reverses the hold. Ospreay applies a side headlock. Takagi drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay kicks up. Takagi talks smack to Ospreay. Ospreay tells Takagi to bring it. Takagi kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Takagi. Ospreay leapfrogs over Takagi. Ospreay goes for a monkey flip, but Takagi blocks it. Ospreay avoids The Sliding Lariat. Counter Exchange. Takagi goes for a German Suplex, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Takagi negates The OsCutter. Ospreay with a leg sweep for a one count. Takagi avoids a RoundHouse Kick. That leads us to a standoff.

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay backs Takagi into the blue turnbuckle pad. Takagi pats Ospreay in the chest. Takagi delivers a thunderous chop. Takagi applies the cravate. Ospreay with shots to the midsection of Takagi. Ospreay unloads two knife edge chops. Ospreay with a Running Hurricanrana. Ospreay dropkicks Takagi to the floor. Ospreay shows off his athleticism. Takagi retreats to the outside. Takagi with two forearm smashes. Takagi with a knife edge chop. Ospreay drops Takagi with an elbow knockdown. Ospreay with a sliding dropkick. Ospreay plays to the crowd. Ospreay with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Ospreay with a chop/forearm combination. Takagi rakes the eyes of Ospreay. Ospreay kicks Takagi in the gut. Takagi launches Ospreay over the barricade. Takagi gets Ospreay in the fireman’s carry position. Takagi dumps Ospreay face first on the ring apron. Takagi with a Spike DDT on the floor.

Ospreay fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Ospreay follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi lands a SomerSault Plancha. Takagi rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Takagi stands on Ospreay’s chest. Takagi with a double foot stomp. Takagi with a Running Knee Lift. Takagi drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Takagi with a Back Body Drop. Takagi blocks a boot from Ospreay. Takagi with a Corner Clothesline. Takagi with a flurry of left jabs. Takagi with a knife edge chop. Ospreay kicks Takagi in the forehead. Ospreay is throwing forearms at Takagi. Takagi responds with a Pop Up Death Valley Driver for a two count. Takagi applies a neck vice. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi applies a rear chin lock. Ospreay gets back to a vertical base. Takagi pie faces Ospreay. Ospreay with two forearm smashes. Takagi drops Ospreay with a double hand chop. Ospreay nips up. Takagi decks Ospreay with a back elbow smash. Ospreay responds with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ospreay side steps Takagi into the white and orange turnbuckle. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay hits The 619. Ospreay dives over Takagi. Ospreay with a Running European Uppercut. Ospreay follows that with a Hesitation Dropkick.

Ospreay with a Running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Takagi rolls himself out of the ring. Ospreay delivers The Sasuke Special. Ospreay lands Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Takagi negates The Storm Breaker. Takagi with a Back Body Drop. Takagi blocks The Mid-Kick from Ospreay. Ospreay nails Takagi with a Hook Kick. Takagi answer back with his combination offense. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Takagi dumps Ospreay face first on the canvas. Takagi with a Sliding Lariat for a two count. Takagi goes for Noshigami, but Ospreay rolls him over for a two count. Ospreay thrust kicks the midsection of Takagi. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Takagi. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ospreay counters with a Cutter. Ospreay with a Running Pump Kick. Ospreay follows that with a Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Ospreay goes for an Avalanche Storm Breaker, but Takagi blocks it. Open Palm Strike Exchange. Takagi knocks Ospreay off the top turnbuckle.

Ospreay with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ospreay goes for a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner, but Takagi counters with an Avalanche Death Valley Driver for a two count. Stiff Lariat Exchange. Takagi goes for a SitOut Burning Hammer, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Takagi ducks out of the way. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Takagi counters with The Noshigami. Takagi goes for The Pumping Bomber, but Ospreay counters with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Takagi avoids The Robinson Special. Takagi with a WheelBarrow Suplex into the blue turnbuckle pad. The action spills to the ring apron. Ospreay with a Hook Kick. Ospreay hits The OsCutter on the apron. Takagi gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Dropkick for a two count. Ospreay follows that with The 630 Senton on the back of Takagi. Ospreay lands The Shooting Star Press for a two count.

Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Ospreay connects with The OsCutter for a two count. Takagi repeatedly slaps Ospreay in the chest. Ospreay fires with clubbing chest kicks. Takagi grabs the left leg of Ospreay. Takagi HeadButts Ospreay. Forearm Exchange. Ospreay hook kicks the back of Takagi’s back. Ospreay unloads a flurry of kicks. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Takagi counters with The Last Of The Dragon for a two count. Takagi is feeding off the energy from the crowd. Takagi delivers Two Pumping Bombers for a two count. Takagi goes for a Death Valley Driver, but Ospreay counters with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Takagi drops Ospreay with a blistering chop. Takagi with two short-arm lariats. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Takagi responds with a Pumping Bomber. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay Hook Kicks Takagi. Ospreay follows that with Hidden Blade. Ospreay connects with The OsCutter. Ospreay plants Takagi with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez