NJPW G1 Climax 29 Results (8/4/19): Tetsuya Naito vs. Shingo Takagi

NJPW G1 Climax 29: Night 14
August 4, 2019
Edion Arena Osaka
Osaka, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Night 1

Night 2

Night 3 

Night 4 

Night 5 

Night 6 

Night 7 

Night 8 

Night 9

Night 10

Night 11

Night 12

Night 13

Here’s the official reference sheet for the NJPW G1 Climax 29

Block A (Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, KENTA, Will Ospreay, EVIL, Sanada, Zack Sabre Jr, Bad Luck Fale, and Lance Archer)

Block B (Jon Moxley, Tetsuya Naito, Tomohiro Ishii, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Hirooki Goto, Shingo Takagi, Jeff Cobb, Taichi, and Toru Yano)

Updated Scoreboard

A Block 

– Kazuchika Okada 12 Points

– Kota Ibushi 10 Points

– Hiroshi Tanahashi 8 Points

– KENTA 8 Points

– EVIL 8 Points

– Sanada 6 Points

– Zack Sabre Jr 6 Points

– Will Ospreay 4 Points

– Lance Archer 4 Points

– Bad Luck Fale 4 Points

B Block 

– Jon Moxley 10 Points

– Juice Robinson 6 Points

– Tomohiro Ishii 6 Points

– Tetsuya Naito 6 Points

– Jay White 6 Points

– Hirooki Goto 6 Points

–  Jeff Cobb 6 Points

– Toru Yano 6 Points

– Taichi 4 Points

– Shingo Takagi 4 Points

First Match: Toa Henare & Yuya Uemura vs. Shota Umino & Ren Narita

Henare and Narita will start things off. Henare applies an arm-bar. Henare grapples around Narita. Henare tells Narita to bring it. Henare shoves Narita. Narita slaps Henare in the chest. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Narita kicks Henare in the gut. Narita with two forearm smashes. Narita is raining down haymakers in the corner. Henare drops Narita with a shoulder tackle. Henare with forearm shivers. Henare with a blistering chop. Henare follows that with a double hand chop for a two count. Henare tags in Uemura.

Uemura stomps on Narita’s back. Uemura attacks the left hamstring of Narita. Uemura with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Uemura applies The Achilles Lock. Narita grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Henare tags himself in. Henare with a tomahawk chop. Henare is putting the boots to Narita’s back. Narita with shots to the midsection of Henare. Henare sends Narita across the ring. Henare with a corner clothesline. Henare goes for The Samoan Drop, but Narita lands back on his feet. Narita applies a waist lock. Henare decks Narita with a back elbow smash. Narita answers with a Release OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Uemura and Umino are tagged in.

Uemura scores the elbow knockdown. Uemura with a corner dropkick. Uemura drops Umino with a shoulder tackle. Uemura locks in The Boston Crab. Narita breaks the submission hold. Henare slaps Narita in the chest. Uemura goes for The Double UnderHook Suplex, but Umino blocks it. Umino with an elbow knockdown. Umino follows that with a basement dropkick. Umino and Narita are double teaming Uemura. Narita with a Big Boot. Umino delivers a Missile Dropkick. Umino goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Uemura counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Umino connects with The SpineBuster for a two count. Umino plants Uemura with The Fisherman’s Suplex Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shota Umino & Ren Narita via Pinfall 

Second Match: Sanada, EVIL, and Bushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Lance Archer, and Minoru Suzuki in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Archer punches Sanada in the back. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on Bushi’s chest. Sanada with two dropkicks. Archer reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Archer delivers The Derailer. Archer kicks Sanada out of the ring. Archer with a forearm smash. Suzuki and Bushi are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki buries Bushi under a steel barricade. Archer is raining down haymakers. Archer argues with the referee. Archer with a short-arm clothesline. Sabre laughs at Archer. Archer tags in Suzuki. Suzuki applies a toe and ankle hold. Suzuki Gun are double teaming Sanada. Kimura Lock/Single Leg Crab Combination. Suzuki tags in Archer.

Archer talks smack to Sanada. Archer toys around with Sanada. Archer stands on Sanada’s face. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Archer. Archer with a straight right hand. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. EVIL and Sabre are tagged in. Sabre ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Sabre uppercuts EVIL. EVIL side steps The Big Boot from Sabre. EVIL drops Sabre with a shoulder tackle. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL follows that with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Sabre negates Darkness Falls. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. EVIL with a Hip Toss. Sabre uppercuts EVIL. EVIL with forearm shivers. Sabre with an OverHead Kick to the left arm of EVIL.

Sabre tags in Suzuki. Suzuki unloads three mid-kicks. Suzuki goes for The PK, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL throws the right leg of Suzuki at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Suzuki. EVIL tags in Bushi. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Bushi-O-Rooni. Suzuki takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Stereo Low Dropkicks for a two count. Suzuki Gun clears the ring. Bushi goes for a Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Suzuki blocks it. Suzuki applies a sleeper hold. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki applies The Rear Naked Choke. Suzuki plants Bushi with The Delayed Gotch Style PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer, and Minoru Suzuki via Pinfall 

Third Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, and Tomoaki Honma vs. Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Bullet Club attacks Team New Japan before the bell rings. Owens kicks Ibushi out of the ring. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Takahashi is choking Tanahashi with his boot. Takahashi kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Takahashi with a knife edge chop. Takahashi with forearm shivers. Takahashi sends Tanahashi across the ring. Tanahashi decks Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block off the second rope. Tanahashi plays to the crowd. Owens attacks Tanahashi from behind. Owens hammers down on the back of Tanahashi’s neck. Owens kicks Ibushi in the chest. Tanahashi with a Big Boot. Tanahashi nails Owens with a back elbow smash. Fale clotheslines Tanahashi from the ring apron. Fale drags Tanahashi out of the ring.

Fale sends Tanahashi chest first into the steel barricade. Fale talks smack to Tanahashi. Fale wraps a cable chord around Tanahashi’s neck. Fale stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Tanahashi gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Takahashi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi tags in Fale. Fale punches Tanahashi in the back. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at Fale. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Fale. Tanahashi kicks Fale in the gut. Tanahashi goes for a Bodyslam, but Fale counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Fale tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with a chop/forearm combination in the corner. Takahashi goes for The Helluva Kick, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Ibushi.

Ibushi clears the ring. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi with a Mid-Kick. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi applies a waist lock. Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Takahashi dumps Ibushi face first on the canvas. Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi tags in Owens. Owens knocks Honma off the ring apron. Owens with a running forearm smash. Owens clotheslines Ibushi for a two count. Ibushi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Owens kicks Ibushi in the gut. Ibushi negates The V-Trigger. Owens rakes the eyes of Ibushi. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from Owens. Ibushi hits The Back Flip Kick. Ibushi tags in Honma. Honma with two forearm smashes. Honma drops Owens with a Mongolian Chop. Honma with a running elbow smash. Honma follows that with a Running Bulldog.

Owens avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Fale goes after Tanahashi. Owens with a knife edge chop. Honma responds with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Triple Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma bodyslams Owens. Honma is distracted by Takahashi. Honma goes for The Flying Kokeshi HeadButt off the second rope, but Owens ducks out of the way. Fale with an elbow drop. Fale hits The Grenade. Owens goes for a Package PileDriver, but Honma counters with a Back Body Drop. Honma rolls Owens over for a two count. Owens kicks Honma in the gut. Owens with a knife edge chop. Owens side steps The Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Owens drills Honma with The V-Trigger. Owens plants Honma with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall

Fourth Match: Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, and Yoshi Hashi vs. KENTA, Clark Connors, and Karl Fredericks in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Ospreay and Kenta will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kenta backs Ospreay into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Ospreay slaps Kenta in the face. Forearm Exchange. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Kenta applies a side headlock. Ospreay drops down on the canvas. Ospreay leapfrogs over Kenta. Kenta denies The Monkey Flip. Ospreay avoids The PK. Reversal Fest. Double Palm Strike. Kenta drops Ospreay with a Big Boot. Kenta kicks Ospreay in the back. Kenta applies a front face lock. Okada and Fredericks are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fredericks applies a wrist lock. Okada reverses the hold. Fredericks with a waist lock go-behind. Okada transitions into a side headlock. Okada drops Fredericks with a shoulder tackle. Fredericks leapfrogs over Okada. Fredericks with a Leaping Crossbody Block. Fredericks bodyslams Okada. Fredericks with a Leaping Foot Stomp for a one count. Okada escapes The Boston Crab. Fredericks kicks Okada in the gut. Okada hits The FlapJack. Okada drags Fredericks to the corner. Okada tags in Ospreay.

Ospreay uppercuts Fredericks. Ospreay bodyslams Fredericks. Ospreay kicks Kenta off the ring apron. Ospreay talks smack to Kenta. Fredericks with a knee lift. Fredericks uppercuts Ospreay. Ospreay scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Ospreay applies a front face lock. Ospreay tags in Hashi. Hashi kicks the right hamstring of Fredericks. Hashi with a heavy chop. Hashi has Fredericks draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks the back of Fredericks for a two count. Fredericks slaps Hashi in the chest. Fredericks uppercuts Hashi. Hashi responds with a knife edge chop. Fredericks dropkicks Hashi. Fredericks tags in Connors. Connors drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Connors knocks Okada off the ring apron. Ospreay kicks Connors in the gut. Connors bodyslams Ospreay. Connors is lighting up Hashi’s chest. Connors is fired up. Hashi with a running elbow smash. Connors ducks a clothesline from Hashi. Connors dropkicks Hashi. Connors clears the ring.

Kenta with a corner clothesline. Fredericks follows that with a Stinger Splash. Connors Spears Hashi. Fredericks with a leaping elbow drop. Connors with the cover for a two count. Kenta delivers his combination offense. Kenta nails Ospreay with a Spinning Back Fist. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kenta responds with The Jumping Boot. Connors and Hashi are trading back and forth shots. Hashi goes for a NeckBreaker, but Connors rolls him over for a two count. Connors drives his knee into the midsection of Hashi. Connors hammers down on the back of Hashi’s neck. Hashi with a running clothesline. Hashi connects with The Bunker Buster for a two count. Hashi makes Connors tap out to The Butterfly Lock.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, and Yoshi Hashi via Submission 

Fifth Match: (6) Tomohiro Ishii vs. (6) Toru Yano in a G1 Climax 29 B Block Tournament Match

Yano removes two turnbuckles pad before the bell rings. Ishii attacks Yano from behind. Yano reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Yano side steps Ishii into the turnbuckles. Yano wraps his t-shirt around Ishii’s face. Yano rolls Ishii over for a two count. Yano kicks Ishii in the gut. Yano with more rollups. Yano with a fireman’s carry takeover for a two count. Ishii throws his t-shirt at Yano. Yano begs for mercy. Yano sits on the ramp. Yano tells Ishii to bring it. Yano gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Ishii repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Ishii unloads seventeen knife edge chops. Ishii argues with the referee. Irish Whip Exchange. Yano sends Ishii crashing into the exposed steel. Yano toys around with Ishii. Ishii is pissed.

Yano with forearm shivers. Yano rakes the eyes of Ishii. Yano continues to play mind games with Ishii. Ishii with a running clothesline. Ishii PowerSlams Yano. Ishii talks smack to Yano. Ishii stands on the back of Yano’s neck. Ishii repeatedly kicks Yano in the face. Yano slaps the mat. Forearm Exchange. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Yano. Ishii with a Saito Suplex. Yano with two amateur takedowns. Yano sends Ishii face first into the middle turnbuckle for a two count. Yano plays to the crowd. Yano mocks Ishii. Ishii with a forearm smash. Yano clotheslines Ishii. Yano follows that with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Yano goes for a PowerBomb, but Ishii lands back on his feet.

Ishii with combination forearm strikes. Ishii HeadButts Yano. Ishii tells Yano to get up. Ishii drops Yano with a Running Lariat for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but Yano blocks it. Ishii shoves the referee into Yano. Yano negates the low blow. Ishii HeadButts Yano. Ishii goes for The Sliding Lariat, but Yano rolls him over for a two count. Yano with an inside cradle for a two count. Ishii drops Yano with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii hits The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Ishii plants Yano with The Vertical Drop Brain Buster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: (6) Juice Robinson vs. (4) Taichi w/Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a G1 Climax 29 B Block Tournament Match

Yoshinobu Kanemaru attacks Robinson before the bell rings. Kanemaru drives Robinson face first into the steel ring post. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Robinson’s back. Taichi drills Robinson with The Buzzsaw Kick for a two count. Taichi with Kawada Kicks to the back of Robinson. Taichi goes for The Axe Bomber, but Robinson counters with a Full Nelson Bomb. Robinson plays to the crowd. Taichi heads to the outside. Taichi avoids The SlingShot Pescado. Robinson is loading up The Left Hand Of God. Robinson is distracted by Kanemaru. Taichi pulls Miho Abe in the path of Robinson. Robinson tells Miho to kiss his ass. Taichi attacks Robinson from behind. Miho slaps Robinson in the face. Taichi sends Robinson crashing into the steel barricade.

Taichi slams Robinson’s head on the Japanese Announce Table. Taichi drills Robinson with a chair. Robinson gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen. Taichi with the cover for a one count. Taichi grabs Robinson by his throat. Taichi is choking Robinson in the corner. The referee admonishes Robinson. Taichi puts his leg on the back of Robinson’s neck. Taichi continues to choke Robinson. Taichi toys around with Robinson. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Robinson in the back. Robinson is pissed. Taichi mocks Robinson. Robinson with two forearm smashes. Taichi rakes the eyes of Robinson. Taichi unloads a flurry of Kawada Kicks. Taichi with a corner clothesline. Robinson responds with a Big Boot. Robinson with a knife edge chop. Robinson hits The SpineBuster.

Juice Jabs/Leg Kick Exchange. Robinson kicks the right shin of Taichi. Robinson negates The Kamagiri. Taichi kicks Robinson in the face. Taichi slams Robinson’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Taichi drops Robinson with The Kamagiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi goes for a SuperKick, but Robinson blocks it. Robinson goes for Juice Box, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Robinson hammers down on the back of Taichi’s neck. Taichi with a Big Boot. Robinson responds with a Leg Lariat. Robinson with a corner clothesline. Robinson follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Taichi counters with a Back Drop Suplex. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi with an Inside Out Axe Bomber for a two count.

Taichi goes for The Last Ride, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson hits The Juice Box. Robinson PowerBombs Taichi for a two count. Robinson applies The Boston Crab. Kanemaru continues to run interference. Taichi uses the referee as a human shield. Robinson delivers The Right Hand Of God. Taichi negates Pulp Friction. Robinson knocks Kanemaru off the ring apron. Robinson with a SlingShot Pescado. Taichi blinds Robinson with The Suntory Surprise. Taichi connects with The Gedo Clutch for a two count. Taichi SuperKicks Robinson. Taichi plants Robinson with The Black Mephisto to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taichi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (6) Hirooki Goto vs. (6) Jeff Cobb in a G1 Climax 29 B Block Tournament Match

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cobb applies a side headlock. Shoulder Block Exchange. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Standing Switch Exchange. Cobb negates The GTR. Goto avoids The Tour Of The Islands. Lockup in the center of the ring. Goto backs Cobb into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Goto kicks Cobb in the gut. Goto with forearm shivers. Goto applies a side headlock. Goto with a shoulder tackle. Cobb ducks a clothesline from Goto. Cobb drops Goto with a shoulder tackle. Cobb sends Goto across the ring. Cobb goes for a Diving Back Elbow Smash, but Goto ducks out of the way. Goto with a Hip Toss. Cobb dropkicks Goto to the floor. Cobb teases a dive. Cobb blasts Goto with a knife edge chop. Cobb punches Goto in the back. Knife Edge Chop Exchange on the floor.

Cobb rolls Goto back into the ring. Cobb HeadButts Goto. Cobb rams his elbow across Goto’s face. Cobb goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Goto lands back on his feet. Cobb with a straight right hand. Goto responds with a Discus Lariat. Goto goes for a Saito Suplex, but Cobb blocks it. Cobb with shots to the midsection of Goto. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Cobb negates The Ushigoroshi. Goto with a forearm smash. Lariat Exchange. Goto takes a ride on The Spin Cycle. Cobb with two corner clotheslines. Cobb with a heavy chop. Cobb and Goto are trading back and forth lariats. Cobb with a Leaping Uppercut Forearm. Cobb hits The Samoan Drop. Cobb lands The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Cobb puts Goto on the top turnbuckle. Cobb goes for a SuperPlex, but Goto blocks it. Goto with forearm shivers.

Goto goes for The Avalanche Goto Revolution, but Cobb counters with a Deadlift SuperPlex for a two count. Goto negates The Tour Of The Islands. Goto kicks Cobb in the face. Goto ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Goto hits The Ushigoroshi. Forearm Exchange. Goto unloads Three Mid-Kicks. Goto drills Cobb with The Reverse GTR for a two count. Cobb drives Goto back first into the red turnbuckle pad. Cobb SuperKicks Goto. Cobb goes for a German Suplex, but Goto blocks it. Goto with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Cobb denies The Mid-Kick. Cobb with a Snap German Suplex. Cobb goes for The Tour Of The Islands, but Goto lands back on his feet. Goto connects with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Goto plants Cobb with The GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (10) Jon Moxley vs. (6) Jay White w/Gedo in a G1 Climax 29 B Block Tournament Match

Moxley attacks White before the bell rings. Moxley repeatedly stomps on White’s chest. Moxley is choking White with his boot. Moxley unloads two knife edge chops. Moxley dumps White out of the ring. Moxley runs White into the steel barricade. Moxley with a Side Russian Leg Sweep into the barricade. Moxley continues to toss White around the ringside area. Moxley stands on White’s face. Moxley applies a sleeper hold. Moxley brings out a table from under the ring. Gedo takes the table away from Moxley. White is putting the boots to Moxley. White with a knife edge chop. Moxley gets in White’s face. Moxley with a chop/forearm combination. Moxley clotheslines White. White responds with a Top Rope Stunner. White drops Moxley with a DDT. Moxley negates The Blade Runner. White delivers another DDT. White transitions into a ground and pound attack. White hits The Blade Buster for a two count.

White repeatedly drives Moxley back first into the steel barricade. White sends Moxley face first into the steel ring post. White rolls Moxley back into the ring. White with Two Running European Uppercuts. Moxley with a ShotGun Dropkick. Moxley lands The Suicide Dive. Moxley propels White over the barricade. Moxley and White are brawling in the crowd. Chaos in Osaka. Moxley applies a front face lock. Moxley drives his knee into the midsection of White. Moxley rolls White back into the ring. Moxley repeatedly slams the left leg of White on the steel ring post. Moxley applies The Figure Four Leg Lock around the ring post. White fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Standing Switch Exchange. Moxley with a double leg takedown. Moxley applies The Texas CloverLeaf. Moxley transitions into The STF.

White crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. White repeatedly kicks Moxley in the face. White uses Red Shoes as a human shield. White kicks Moxley in the gut. White with a Half and Half Suplex into the turnbuckle pad. White goes for a Uranage Slam, but Moxley blocks it. White applies a waist lock. Moxley with three sharp elbow strikes. White with a Snap Saito Suplex. Moxley pops back on his feet. Moxley goes for a Running Lariat, but White counters with a FlatLiner. White follows that with a DeadLift German Suplex. White hits The Uranage Slam for a two count. Moxley negates The Kiwi Crusher. White with four uppercuts. Moxley slaps White in the face. Moxley with The X-Plex for a two count. Moxley tells White to bring it. Forearm Exchange. White delivers his combination offense. Moxley with a Uranage Slam. Moxley pulls down his right knee sleeve. White avoids The Regal Knee. Gedo hops on the ring apron to distract Moxley.

Moxley negates The Blade Runner. Moxley with a forearm smash. Moxley kicks White in the gut. Moxley hits The Death Rider for a two count. Moxley shoves White into Red Shoes. Moxley wants Gedo to hit him with the brass knuckles. White low blows Moxley. Gedo delivers the brass knuckle shot. White hooks the leg for a two count. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Moxley rolls him over for a two count. Moxley clotheslines White. Moxley drills White with The Regal Knee for a two count. Moxley knocks Gedo off the ring apron. White with The Sleeper Suplex. Moxley goes for The Death Rider, but White counters with another Sleeper Suplex. Moxley gives White the middle finger. White connects with The Cross-Armed Bloody Sunday. White plants Moxley with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (6) Tetsuya Naito vs. (4) Shingo Takagi in a G1 Climax 29 B Block Tournament Match

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Naito backs Takagi into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Naito pats Takagi in the chest. Naito avoids the knife edge chop. Naito kicks Takagi in the gut. Naito with elbow smashes to the back of Takagi’s neck. Naito applies a side headlock. Takagi with shots to the midsection of Naito. Naito with a shoulder block. Naito drops down on the canvas. Naito with a back elbow strike. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Naito goes for a sunset flip, but Takagi lands back on his feet. Naito dodges The Sliding Lariat. Takagi goes for a WheelBarrow Suplex, but Naito counters with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Takagi avoids The Basement Dropkick. Takaig goes for a Senton Splash, but Naito ducks out of the way. Naito with a side headlock takeover. Takagi answers with the headscissors escape. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring.

Naito calls for the fist bump. Takagi kicks Naito in the gut. Takagi with clubbing headbutts. Takagi with a knife edge chop. Naito dumps Takagi out of the ring. Tranquilo Pose. Takagi throws a chair at Naito. Naito sits on the chair. Naito plays to the crowd. Naito drop toe holds Takagi into the chair. Naito with a single leg dropkick. Naito stomps on Takagi’s back. Naito kicks Takagi in the face. Naito hammers down on the back of Takagi’s neck. Naito with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito wraps his legs around Takagi’s shoulders. Takagi puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Naito kicks Takagi in the gut. Naito with a straight right hand. Naito sends Takagi across the ring. Naito with a corner dropkick. Naito sweeps the legs of Takagi. Takagi catches Naito in mid-air. Forearm Exchange. Naito rakes the eyes of Takagi. Takagi tugs on Naito’s hair. Naito spits at Takagi. Takagi is pissed. Naito kicks Takagi in the gut. Takagi decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Takagi with a right jab. Takagi follows that with a Western Lariat. Takagi clotheslines Naito over the top rope.

Takagi tosses Naito around the ringside area. Takagi sends Naito face first into the steel ring post. Takagi kicks Naito in the back. Takagi dumps Naito face first on the ring apron. Takagi drills Naito with a DDT on the floor. Takagi rolls Naito back into the ring. Takagi with a SlingShot Knee Drop. Takagi is choking Naito with his knee. Takagi toys around with Naito. Takagi with two shoulder blocks. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi applies a sleeper hold. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes to the chest of Naito. Takagi with a leaping knee drop. Takagi repeatedly kicks Naito in the face. Takagi paint brushes Naito. Naito unloads three open hand chops. Takagi with a double hand chop. Naito hits The Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito follows that with a Running Hurricanrana. Naito kicks Takagi in the gut. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Takagi. Naito delivers The Combination Cabron. Naito drops Takagi with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Naito kicks the back of Takagi’s head. Naito is giving Takagi a taste of his own medicine.

Naito fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Takagi denies The Satellite DDT. Takagi with a Pop Up Death Valley Driver. Takagi with a Running Knee Lift. Takagi dumps Naito ribs first on the top rope. Takagi lands The Dragon Spirit Elbow for a two count. Naito side steps The Sliding Lariat. Naito with a low enzuigiri. Takagi kicks Naito in the face. Naito with a Draping NeckBreaker. Naito puts Takagi on the top turnbuckle. Takagi with a back door escape. Takagi dumps Naito face first on the blue turnbuckle pad. Takagi drills Naito with The Noshigami. Naito ducks two clotheslines from Takagi. Naito drops Takagi with The Satellite DDT. Naito goes for Gloria, but Takagi counters with a Pop Up Knee Lift. Naito with a Rolling Kick. Naito with a Flying Forearm Smash. Naito hits Gloria for a two count. Takagi with two back elbow smashes. Takagi negates The Destino. Takagi PowerBombs Naito. Takagi with a WheelBarrow German Suplex into the red turnbuckle pad.

Takagi tells Naito to get up. Takagi blocks a boot from Naito. Takagi with two corner clotheslines. Takagi with Kawada Kicks to the head. Takagi puts Naito on his shoulders. Takagi ascends to the second rope. Naito with rapid fire forearms. Takagi goes for an Avalanche PowerBomb, but Naito counters with The FrankenSteiner. Naito hits The Reverse Hurricanrana. Takagi responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Takagi unloads Two Short-Arm Pumping Bombers. Naito goes for a Snap Dragon Suplex, but Takagi blocks it. Takagi with a running clothesline. Takagi with a Snap Saito Suplex. Naito answers with The Snap Dragon Suplex. Naito nails Takagi with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito goes for a Flying Forearm Smash, but Takagi counters with Made In Japan for a two count. Takagi with an Inside Out Pumping Bomber for a two count. Takagi goes for The Last Of The Dragon, but Naito counters with a Reverse DDT. Naito and Takagi are trading back and forth shots. Second Forearm Exchange. Naito with a lethal palm strike. Takagi HeadButts Naito. Naito hits The BrainBuster for a two count. Naito goes for Destino, but Takagi blocks it. Takagi delivers another Inside Out Lariat. Takagi goes for The Last Of The Dragon, but Naito counters with The Canadian Destroyer. Naito plants Takagi with Two Destino’s to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez