NJPW Destruction In Kagoshima 2019 Results

NJPW Destruction In Kagoshima Results 9/16/19
Kagoshima Arena
Kagoshima, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Current Standings In The 2019 Young Lion Cup 

– Karl Fredericks 8 Points

– Shota Umino 8 Points

– Ren Narita 6 Points

– Clark Connors 6 Points

– Alex Coughlin 4 Points

– Yota Tsuji 2 Points

– Michael Richards 2 Points

– Yuya Uemura 0 Points

First Match: (6) Clark Connors vs. (0) Yuya Uemura in a 2019 Young Lion Cup Tournament Match 

Chain grappling exchange after the bell rings. Test Of Strength. Connors with a waist lock takedown. Uemura applies a wrist lock. Connors locks in The STF. Connors with a side headlock takeover. Uemura answers with the headscissors escape. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Uemura applies a side headlock. Connors backs Uemura into the turnbuckle pad. The referee calls for a clean break. Connors slaps Uemura in the chest. Uemura responds with a waist lock takedown. Uemura applies a hammerlock. Stalemate in the corner. Uemura blasts Connors with a knife edge chop.

Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Connors applies a side headlock. Connors drives his knee into the midsection of Uemura. Connors hammers down on the back of Uemura’s neck. Connors repeatedly stomps on Uemura’s back. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Connors uppercuts Uemura. Connors drives his elbow into the back of Uemura’s back. Uemura bodyslams Connors for a two count. Uemura with a Hip Toss. Uemura stomps on Connors back. Following a snap mare takeover, Uemura applies a rear chin lock. Connors gets back to a vertical base.

Connors with shots to the midsection of Uemura. Uemura is throwing forearms at Connors. Connors dropkicks Uemura. Connors locks in The Boston Crab. Uemura crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Connors toys around with Uemura. Uemura with two forearm smashes. Uemura slaps Connors in the chest. Connors and Uemura are trading back and forth shots. Connors kicks Uemura in the face. Connors with an open hand palm strike. Uemura with a deep arm-drag. Uemura connects with The Double Underhook Suplex. Uemura makes Connors tap out to The Boston Crab.

Winner: Yuya Uemura via Submission 

Second Match: (6) Ren Narita vs. (2) Michael Richards in a 2019 Young Lion Cup Match 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Narita with a waist lock go-behind. Narita backs Richards into the ropes. Narita with a single takedown. Narita applies another waist lock. Richards transitions into a wrist lock. Narita bends the left ankle of Richards. Richards is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Narita grabs the side headlock. Narita drops Richards with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Narita stomps on Richards back. Narita applies a rear chin lock. Richards gets back to a vertical base. Narita is fixated on the side headlock. Richards with a Belly to Back Suplex.

Richards slaps the mat. Richards with a corner clothesline. Richards scores the elbow knockdown. Richards follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Richards applies the single leg crab. Narita grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Richards with a forearm smash. Richards kicks Narita in the gut. Narita goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Richards lands back on his feet. Richards clotheslines Narita for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Narita dropkicks Richards. Narita plants Richards with The Bridging Belly to Belly Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ren Narita via Pinfall 

Third Match: Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino, Yota Tsuji vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Toa Henare, Karl Fredericks, and Alex Coughlin in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Tsuji and Coughlin will start things off. Tsuji dropkicks Coughlin. Tsuji clears the ring. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Coughlin drives his knee into the midsection of Tsuji. Coughlin punches Tsuji in the back. Coughlin uppercuts Tsuji. Tsuji is throwing haymakers at Coughlin. Coughlin drops Tsuji with a knife edge chop. Coughlin drives Tsuji back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Fredericks and Umino are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Umino applies a waist lock. Fredericks transitions into a wrist lock. Umino responds with a side headlock. Umino drops Fredericks with a shoulder tackle. Fredericks drops down on the canvas. Fredericks leapfrogs over Umino. Fredericks with a Leaping Crossbody Block. Fredericks stomps on Umino’s chest. Fredericks uppercuts Umino. Umino kicks Fredericks in the gut. Fredericks dropkicks Umino. Team Nakanishi knocks Team Nagata off the ring apron.

Fredericks stomps on Umino’s chest for a one count. Fredericks slams Umino’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Fredericks tags in Henare. Henare with a knife edge chop. Henare follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a one count. Henare tags in Coughlin. Following a snap mare takeover, Coughlin knocks Tsuji off the apron. Coughlin with a running boot. Coughlin bodyslams Umino for a two count. Coughlin blocks a boot from Umino. Coughlin with a single leg takedown. Coughlin tags in Nakanishi. Nakanishi repeatedly stomps on Umino’s chest. Umino is displaying his fighting spirit. Nakanishi nails Umino with a double throat thrust. Nakanishi tags in Fredericks. Fredericks bodyslams Umino. Fredericks goes for a leaping elbow drop, but Umino ducks out of the way. Fredericks stops Umino in his tracks. Fredericks with two uppercuts. Umino dropkicks Fredericks. Umino tags in Taguchi. Hip Attack Party. Taguchi tags in Nagata.

Nagata with Three Mid-Kicks. Nagata sends Nakanishi across the ring. Nagata delivers The Helluva Kick. Nagata goes for The Exploder Suplex, but Nakanishi blocks it. Forearm Exchange. Nakanishi clotheslines Nagata. Nakanishi chops Taguchi off the apron. Nakanishi plays to the crowd. Nakanishi with a running clothesline for a two count. Nakanishi locks in The Torture Rack. Nagata hits The Exploder Suplex. Nagata locks in The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Fredericks breaks the submission hold. Pier six brawl. Henare and Tsuji are tagged in. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji runs into Henare. Henare tells Tsuji to bring it. Forearm Exchange. Henare with a knife edge chop. Tsuji dropkicks Henare. Tsuji bodyslams Henare. Tsuji locks in The Boston Crab. Tsuji refuses to let go of the hold. Tsuji Spears Coughlin. Henare and Tsuji are trading back and forth shots. Henare delivers his combination offense. Henare HeadButts Tsuji. Henare connects with The Rampage for a two count. Nakanishi dumps Nagata out of the ring. Henare plants Tsuji with The TOA Bottom to pickup the victory.

Winner: Manabu Nakanishi, Toa Henare, Karl Fredericks, and Alex Coughlin via Pinfall

Fourth Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi, and Roppongi 3K vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Bad Luck Fale, and Chase Owens w/Jado in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Chaos attacks Bullet Club before the bell rings. Anarchy in Kagoshima. R3K with Stereo Low Dropkicks. Fale responds with a double shoulder tackle. Ishii kicks Fale in the gut. Fale with a double clothesline. Fale distracts the referee’s vision. Tonga runs Hashi into the steel barricade. Tonga drives Hashi face first into the steel ring post. Fale wants Kevin Kelly to chop Hashi in the chest. Owens stomps on Sho’s chest. Owens scores the elbow knockdown. Owens with a knee smash. Owens stomps on Sho’s back. Owens punches Sho in the jaw. Owens tags in Fale. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale tags in Tonga. Tonga taunts Ishii. Tonga dropkicks Sho. Tonga lands The Stinger Splash for a two count. Tonga tags in Loa.

GOD hits their Vertical Suplex/SlingShot Senton Combination. Loa talks smack to Ishii. Loa kicks Ishii in the gut. Forearm Exchange. Loa dropkicks Ishii to the floor. Owens attacks Sho behind the referee’s back. Loa goes for Ape Shit, but Sho lands back on his feet. Sho applies a waist lock. Loa with three sharp elbow strikes. Sho dropkicks Loa. Sho tags in Hashi. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi kicks Owens in the gut. Hashi knocks Fale off the ring apron. Loa reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi side steps Loa into the turnbuckle pad. Hashi with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Hashi has Loa draped across the top rope.

Hashi dropkicks the back of Loa for a one count. Loa goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Hashi lands back on his feet. Hashi applies a waist lock. Tonga kicks Hashi in the back. Ishii shoves Loa into Hashi. Chaos with a pair of shoulder tackles. Ishii with a corner clothesline. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Loa. Ishii follows that with a German Suplex. Fale with a double shoulder tackle. R3K dropkicks Fale out of the ring. Owens decks Sho with a back elbow smash. Owens delivers his combination offense. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Loa PowerSlams Sho. Tonga hits The Tongan Twist. GOD goes for The Magic Killer, but Sho counters with a Spear. Yoh connects with The Inside Cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi, and Roppongi 3K via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and Douki in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks Team New Japan before bell the rings. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Liger. Suzuki throws Liger into the steel barricade. Honma drops Kanemaru with a shoulder tackle. Honma plays to the crowd. Kanemaru avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Kanemaru stomps on Honma’s back. Kanemaru hammers down on the back of Honma’s neck. Honma bodyslams Kanemaru. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt. Tanahashi and Sabre are tagged in. Tanahashi blocks a boot from Sabre. Tanahashi hammers down on the right knee of Sabre. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Sabre transitions into a wrist lock. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at Sabre. Tanahashi decks Sabre with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. Tanahashi reverses the hold.

Suzuki breaks the submission hold. Pier six brawl on the floor. Suzuki and Liger are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki slings Liger into a row of chairs. Suzuki buries Liger under the barricade. Tanahashi gets back in the ring at the count of fifteen. Suzuki wants to hit Liger with a steel chair. Following a snap mare takeover, Kanemaru with a running dropkick for a two count. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s back. Kanemaru tags in Suzuki. Suzuki applies The Kimura Lock. Liger with forearm shivers. Suzuki kicks Liger off the ring apron. Forearm Exchange. Suzuki with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Suzuki tags in Douki.

Douki attacks Tanahashi with a steel pipe. Douki tags in Sabre. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Sabre HeadButts the midsection of Tanahashi. Sabre sends Tanahashi across the ring. Sabre goes for The PK, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Makabe and Suzuki are tagged in. Makabe drops Suzuki with a shoulder tackle. Makabe with two corner clotheslines. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for The Northern Lights Suplex, but Douki and Kanemaru gets in the way. Makabe with a Double Clothesline. Makabe reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Makabe drills Suzuki with The Western Lariat. Makabe is fired up. Makabe tags in Liger. Shotei/Open Hand Chop Exchange.

Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki tags in Douki. Douki kicks Liger in the gut. Douki uppercuts Liger. Douki ducks a clothesline from Liger. Liger with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Honma with a Running Elbow Smash. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Tanahashi follows that with a Flying Forearm Smash. Liger wraps this sequence with The Shotei for a two count. Honma dumps Kanemaru out of the ring. Liger applies a waist lock. Douki with three sharp elbow strikes. Douki rakes the eyes of Liger. Liger delivers another Shotei. Liger goes for The Brain Buster, but Suzuki gets in the way. Suzuki is trying to rip off Liger’s mask. Suzuki shoves down the referee. Suzuki delivers multiple chair shots which causes the disqualification. After the match, Suzuki rips off Liger’s mask.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Jushin Thunder Liger via Disqualification 

Sixth Match: Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, and Rocky Romero vs. Sanada, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Goto and Takagi will start things off. Chop Exchange. Takagi pie faces Goto. Takagi blocks a boot from Goto. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Takagi. Goto with a corner clothesline. Takagi runs into Goto. Shoulder Tackle Exchange. Goto with a Vertical Suplex. Goto stomps on Takagi’s back. Goto tags in Romero. Double Shoulder Tackle. Romero flexes his muscles. Romero stomps on Takagi’s back. Romero is throwing forearms at Takagi. Romero blasts Takagi with a knife edge chop. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Romero. Romero kicks Takagi in the jaw. Romero uppercuts Takagi. Romero slaps Takagi in the face. Romero ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Romero with a Hurricanrana. Romero kicks Takagi in the gut. Romero slaps Takagi in the chest. Romero goes for a Running Hurricanrana, but Sanada counters with a low dropkick. Sanada clears the ring. Takagi applies a wrist lock. Takagi tags in Bushi.

Bushi hammers down on the left elbow of Romero. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Romero’s neck. The referee admonishes Bushi. Bushi drops Romero with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi tags in Sanada. Sanada slams Romero’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a low dropkick. Sanada tags in Takagi. Takagi applies the cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Takagi knocks Goto off the ring apron. Takagi runs Goto into the steel barricade. Takagi tags in Sanada. Sanada punches Romero in the back. Romero with a chop/forearm combination. Romero creates distance with a Hurricanrana. Romero drills Sanada with The Rewind Kick. Romero tags in Okada. Okada clears the ring. Okada ducks two clotheslines from Sanada. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada plays to the crowd. Sanada kicks Okada in the jaw. Okada hits The FlapJack for a two count.

Okada goes for The TombStone PileDriver, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada with a forearm smash. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada dives over Okada. Sanada locks in Skull End. Okada reverses the hold. Sanada applies a waist lock. Okada decks Sanada with a back elbow smash. Okada uppercuts Sanada. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada counters with a Belly to Back Suplex. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Bushi-O-Rooni. Bushi dropkicks the left knee of Okada. Bushi with a DDT for a two count. Okada kicks Bushi in the gut. Bushi avoids The Running Elbow Smash. Okada takes a ride on The LIJ Train. LIJ with Stereo Basement Dropkicks for a two count. Okada avoids The MX. Romero Spears Bushi. Takagi responds with The Reverse GTR. Takagi and Goto are trading back and forth lariats. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Goto. Sanada goes for Skull End, but Okada counters with The Spinning TombStone PileDriver. Okada dropkicks Bushi. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, and Rocky Romero via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Tetsuya Naito & EVIL vs. Jay White & Yujiro Takahashi w/Gedo 

Bullet Club attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Naito is throwing haymakers at White. White reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Naito kicks White in the face. Naito with a deep arm-drag. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of White’s head. Naito poses for the crowd. Naito delivers another deep arm-drag. Naito applies an arm-bar. Naito brings White to the corner. Naito tags in EVIL. EVIL with a knife edge chop. EVIL applies a side headlock. White tugs on EVIL’s hair. EVIL drops White with a shoulder tackle. White denies The Scorpion Death Lock. Wish Bone attack by LIJ. LIJ are cutting the ring in half.

Naito with a gut punch. Naito sends White across the ring. Naito with a corner dropkick. Naito sweeps the legs of White. Gedo trips Naito from the outside. Naito kicks Gedo in the face. White attacks Naito from behind. White throws Naito into the ringside barricade. White mocks Naito. White and Naito are brawling in the crowd. White launches Naito into a collection of chairs. Naito gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. White repeatedly stomps on Naito’s chest. White slams Naito’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. White tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with a single leg takedown. Takahashi is raining down haymakers. Takahashi with two elbow drops for a two count. Takahashi dumps Naito out of the ring. White repeatedly drives Naito back first into the barricade.

White rolls Naito back into the ring. Takahashi with the cover for a two count. Takahashi tags in White. White applies a rear chin lock. Naito gets back to a vertical base. White punches the back of Naito’s neck. White blasts Naito with a knife edge chop. White side steps Naito into the turnbuckle pad. Naito kicks White in the face. Naito with a Running Hurricanrana. White stomps on Naito’s back. White goes for The Blade Buster, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito creates distance with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Naito tags in EVIL. EVIL ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. EVIL kicks Takahashi in the gut. EVIL is distracted by Gedo. EVIL drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of White. EVIL knocks Gedo off the ring apron. EVIL ducks a clothesline from White. EVIL with a Spinning Side Walk Slam. EVIL slaps the mat. EVIL hits The Bronco Buster for a two count. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but White blocks it. White with a Misdirection Lariat. White tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi with a Running Boot. Takahashi dumps EVIL face first on the canvas. Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. EVIL fights out of the fireman’s carry position. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but White gets in the way. White kicks EVIL in the gut. White punches EVIL in the back. White knocks Naito off the ring apron. White with a Running European Uppercut. Takahashi delivers a Helluva Kick. White follows that with The Blade Buster. Takahashi hooks the leg for a two count. Takahashi goes for Pimp Juice, but EVIL blocks it. Takahashi SuperKicks EVIL. Takahashi with a Death Valley Driver for a two count. Naito attacks Takahashi from behind. Naito goes for The Satellite DDT, but White blocks it. Naito drops White with a NeckBreaker. Naito dropkicks the back of White’s neck. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. EVIL with a running elbow smash. Naito follows that with an Inverted Atomic Drop. EVIL with a Running Lariat for a two count. EVIL plants Takahashi with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & EVIL via Pinfall 

Eight Match: El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Ishimori and Ospreay will start things off. Ospreay tells Phantasmo to bring it. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo knocks Eagles off the ring apron. Ishimori attacks Ospreay from behind. Ishimori punches the back of Ospreay’s back. Phantasmo kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ospreay kicks Phantasmo in the chest. Ospreay launches Ishimori over the top rope. Ospreay decks Phantasmo with a back elbow smash. Birds Of Prey with a Pop Up Hurricanrana. Birds Of Prey with Stereo Plancha’s to the floor. Eagles rolls Phantasmo back into the ring. Ospreay with a straight right hand. In and Out tags and wrist locks from both teams. Eagles with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Ospreay knocks Phantasmo off the apron. Stereo Chops. Ospreay drops down on the canvas. Eagles dropkicks Ishimori for a two count. Eagles unloads two knife edge chops. Ishimori slides under Eagles. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Phantasmo Pump Kicks Ospreay off the apron. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half.

Phantasmo rakes the back of Eagles. Phantasmo with a knife edge chop for a one count. Phantasmo with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Phantasmo with a Splash off the second rope. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Ishimori with a Delayed Double Foot Stomp for a one count. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Ishimori punches Eagles in the back. Ishimori with a BackBreaker. Phantasmo with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Phantasmo with The La Magistral for a two count. Phantasmo applies a side headlock. Eagles with shots to the midsection of Phantasmo. Phantasmo ducks a clothesline from Eagles. Phantasmo gets Eagles tied in the tree of woe. Bullet Club are mauling Eagles in the corner. Phantasmo kicks Eagles in the chest. Phantasmo stands on the back of Eagles neck. Phantasmo is choking Eagles with his boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Phantasmo with clubbing elbow smashes. Phantasmo applies a rear chin lock. Eagles gets back to a vertical base. Eagles decks Phantasmo with a JawBreaker. Eagles knocks Ishimori off the ring apron. Phantasmo negates The Slice Bread. Phantasmo goes for The Burning Hammer, but Eagles lands back on his feet. Eagles creates distance with a running elbow strike. Eagles tags in Ospreay.

Ospreay clears the ring. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Ospreay with a Top Rope 619. Ospreay dives over Phantasmo. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Phantasmo. Ospreay with a Tilt-A-Whirl DDT. Ishimori kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ospreay with a HandSpring Back Flip Kick. Phantasmo kicks Ospreay in the face. Ospreay answers with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Ospreay rolls Phantasmo over for a two count. Ospreay applies The Dragon Sleeper. Counter Exchange. Phantasmo with a back elbow smash. Phantasmo dodges The Hook Kick. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Phantasmo lands back on his feet. Phantasmo with a straight right hand. Ospreay is pissed. Phantasmo slaps Ospreay in the chest. Phantasmo with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Ishimori blocks a boot from Ospreay. Ishimori with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishimori hits The Sliding German Suplex for a two count. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo.

Assisted CodeBreaker/MoonSault Combination for a two count. Ishimori dumps Eagles out of the ring. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Ospreay side steps Ishimori into the turnbuckle pad. Ospreay drops Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Ishimori kicks Ospreay in the face. Ishimori with a back elbow smash. Eagles monkey flips Ishimori into a Mid-Kick from Ospreay. Eagles with The Shining Wizard. Ospreay follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press. Eagles lands The Suicide Dive. Ospreay with the cover for a two count. Ospreay delivers The Hook Kick. Ishimori negates The Storm Breaker. Ishimori with a Pump Kick. Ospreay responds with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishimori drops Ospreay with an Inside Out Lariat. Ishimori with a Running Meteora. Phantasmo gets Ishimori in the electric chair position. Eagles with a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner. Birds Of Prey with a Double Boot/Hook Kick Combination. They follow that with Stereo SomerSault Plancha’s. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Ospreay tags in Eagles. Stereo Enzuigiri’s. Birds Of Prey goes for Red Wing, but Phantasmo gets in the way. Ishimori is displaying his fighting spirit. Phantasmo goes for a Double PowerBomb, but Birds Of Prey lands back on their feet.

Birds Of Prey takes out Phantasmo. Ospreay catches Ishimori in mid-air. Birds Of Prey connects with The PowerBomb/Slice Bread Combination for a two count. Ospreay dumps Phantasmo out of the ring. Ishimori drills Eagles with The Reverse Hurricanrana. All four men are down. Eagles and Ishimori are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay has Ishimori draped across the apron. Eagles with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Ospreay follows that with Pip Pip Cheerio off the apron. Eagles delivers a Missile Dropkick to the left knee of Ishimori. Eagles locks in The Ron Miller Special. Ospreay with a SpringBoard 450 Splash. Ishimori refuses to quit. Ospreay gets Phantasmo trapped in The Octopus Stretch. Phantasmo breaks the submission holds with a Death Valley Driver. Phantasmo talks smack to Eagles. Phantasmo repeatedly slaps Eagles in the face. Eagles with a chop/forearm combination. Eagles is mauling Phantasmo in the corner.

Eagles goes for a Running Meteora, but Phantasmo ducks out of the way. Phantasmo dropkicks Ospreay off the apron. Phantasmo ducks a clothesline from Eagles. Phantasmo with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Phantasmo with a SpringBoard MoonSault. Phantasmo lands The Suicide Dive. Phantasmo delivers The Quebrada over the barricade. Phantasmo goes for another SpringBoard Splash, but Eagles gets his knees up in the air. Eagles with a High Head Kick. Eagles with a SliceBread/DDT Combination for a two count. Eagles drags Phantasmo to the corner. Eagles hits The 450 Splash. Phantasmo negates The Ron Miller Special. Ishimori drills Eagles with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Belt. Phantasmo rolls Eagles over for a two count. Bullet Club connects with their Jumping Knee Strike/Spinning Burning Hammer Combination for a two count. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Ishimori counters with The Bloody Cross. Bullet Club with Stereo SuperKicks. Bullet Club plants Eagles with their Bloody Cross/CR II Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall 

Ninth Match Kota Ibushi vs. KENTA For The Wrestle Kingdom 14 Briefcase

Kenta drills Ibushi with a Running Boot before the bell rings. Kenta hits Ibushi with the briefcase. Kenta talks smack to the Kagoshima crowd. Red Shoes checks on Ibushi. Ibushi is ready to fight. Kenta drops Ibushi with The Busaiko Knee for a two count. Kenta dumps Ibushi out of the ring. Kenta throws Ibushi around the ringside area. Ibushi gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen. Kenta immediately throws Ibushi out of the ring. Kenta delivers a Helluva Kick. Kenta follows that with a DDT on the floor. Ibushi avoids the referee’s twenty count. Kenta with a Draping DDT for a two count. Kenta stomps on the back of Ibushi’s head. Kenta is choking Ibushi with his boot. Kenta repeatedly kicks Ibushi in the face. Ibushi wants more punishment.

Ibushi with forearm shivers. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Kenta drops Ibushi with The Mid-Kick. Kenta scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Kenta applies a rear chin lock. Ibushi gets back to a vertical base. Kenta pulls Ibushi down to the mat. Kenta with two knee drops. Kenta with a back heel kick. Kenta toys around with Ibushi. Kenta drives his knee into the midsection of Ibushi. Ibushi dropkicks Kenta. Kenta kicks Ibushi in the face. Ibushi PowerSlams Kenta. Ibushi follows that with a MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi with a SlingShot Pescado. Ibushi rolls Kenta back into the ring. Standing Switch Exchange. Kenta with a running knee lift. Kenta kicks Ibushi in the back. Following a snap mare takeover, Ibushi kicks Kenta in the back. Forearm/Leg Kick Exchange. Both men are knocked down after a double head kick.

Ibushi dives over Kenta. Ibushi with a Hurricanrana. Kenta negates The Triangle MoonSault. Kenta uses the ring post as a weapon. Kenta brutally attacks the left knee of Ibushi. Kenta dumps Ibushi knee first on the announce table. Kenta has complete control of the match. Ibushi with rapid fire palm strikes. Kenta drops Ibushi with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Kenta applies The Heel Hook. Ibushi crawls to the bottom rope to force the break. Kenta delivers another Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Kenta goes back to The Heel Hook. Ibushi with forearm shivers. Kenta kicks the left knee of Ibushi. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Helluva Kick Exchange. Ibushi is raining down forearms in the corner. Ibushi goes for The Shibata Dropkick, but Kenta counters with The Heel Hook. Kenta is throwing forearms at Ibushi. Kenta with The Soaring Dropkick. Kenta lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count.

Ibushi negates The GTS. Kenta with another Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Kenta applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Ibushi grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Kenta with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ibushi responds with The Big Boot. Lariat Exchange. Ibushi with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Kinshasa. Ibushi drops The Guerrillas Of Destiny with a Double Back Flip Kick. Ibushi with a High Head Kick. Ibushi hits The Kinshasa. GOD pulls Red Shoes out of the ring. GOD connects with The Magic Killer. GOD goes for The SuperPowerBomb, but Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi Hashi gets in the way. Ishii with an Avalanche Brain Buster. Hashi clotheslines Tonga. Ishii brings Loa to the backstage area. Ibushi and Kenta are trading back and forth shots. Kenta hits The PK for a two count. Kenta follows that with The Kamigoye for a one count. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Ibushi counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ibushi plants Kenta with Two Kamigoye’s to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez