NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling 2019 Results

NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling Results 10/14/19
Sumo Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Roppongi 3K vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru 

Suzuki Gun attacks R3K before the bell rings. Desperado stomps on Yoh’s back. Sho whips Kanemaru into the steel barricade. Desperado is choking Yoh with his boot. Desperado hammers down on the back of Yoh’s back. Yoh with three open hand chops. Desperado drives his knee into the midsection of Yoh. Desperado blasts Yoh with a knife edge chop. Yoh reverses out of the irish whip from Desperado. Yoh drops down on the canvas. Yoh leapfrogs over Desperado. Yoh drop toe holds Desperado into a Sliding Boot from Sho. Yoh dropkicks Kanemaru to the floor. Yoh tags in Sho. Sho stomps on Desperado’s back. Sho with Two Mid-Kicks. Sho with forearm shivers. Desperado needs a rest bit. Kanemaru dumps Sho out of the ring.

Kanemaru sends Sho chest first into the barricade. Kanemaru with a Slicing Leg Drop. Desperado whips Yoh into a row of chairs. Kanemaru drives Sho shoulder first into the steel ring post. Sho gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru with a Vertical Suplex. Kanemaru follows that with a DDT for a two count. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado drops Sho with a NeckBreaker. Desperado knocks Yoh off the ring apron. Desperado bodyslams Sho. Suzuki Gun continues to cut the ring in half. Desperado with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Kanemaru nails Sho with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Kanemaru locks in The Boston Crab. Sho grabs the bottom rope to create separation.

Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado with two haymakers. Sho fires back with forearm shivers. Desperado rakes the eyes of Sho. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru stomps on Sho’s back. Kanemaru is mauling Sho in the corner. Kanemaru delivers a Helluva Kick. Sho creates distance with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Sho tags in Yoh. Yoh scores the elbow knockdown. Yoh dropkicks Desperado. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Kanemaru. Yoh with a Spinning Forearm Smash. Yoh tells Kanemaru to get up. Yoh with a running back elbow smash. Yoh with a Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Yoh goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Kanemaru lands back on his feet. Kanemaru tags on Yoh’s hair. Yoh decks Kanemaru with a back elbow smash. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Sho. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado is putting the boots to Yoh. Yoh answers with three forearm smashes. Standing Switch Exchange. Sho tags himself in.

Sho with a corner clothesline. Yoh follows that with a Diving Back Elbow Smash off Sho’s back. Desperado shoves Sho into Yoh. Desperado is lighting up R3K’s chest. R3K nails Desperado with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Yoh knocks Kanemaru off the apron. Sho hits The BackStabber. Yoh with a single leg dropkick. R3K plays to the crowd. R3K goes for The 3K, but Kanemaru gets in the way. Desperado with a corner clothesline. Sho responds with a lariat. Sho hits The Bridging DeadLift German Suplex for a two count. Sho goes for Shock Arrow, but Desperado lands back on his feet. Desperado shoves Sho into the referee. Kanemaru lands The Suntory Surprise. Desperado with a vicious haymaker. Desperado plants Sho with The Pinche Loco to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Second Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano 

Tanahashi and Makabe will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi with an arm-drag takeover. Air Guitar. Standing Switch Exchange. Makabe applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi with a back heel trip. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Tanahashi runs into Makabe. Makabe kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Tanahashi responds with a running elbow smash. Makabe drops Tanahashi with a shoulder tackle. Lockup in the center of the ring. Makabe backs Tanahashi into the blue turnbuckle pad. Honma and Yano are tagged in. Honma with clubbing blows to Yano’s back. Yano starts playing mind games with Honma. Honma is throwing haymakers at Yano. Honma scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Honma follows that with a running elbow drop for a two count. Honma with a double axe handle strike. Honma bodyslams Yano. Honma plays to the crowd.

Makabe negates The Kokeshi HeadButt. Tanahashi kicks Makabe in the gut. Tanahashi bodyslams Makabe. Makabe and Yano avoids Stereo Koekshi HeadButts. Pier six brawl ensues on the outside. Honma gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Yano stomps on Honma’s chest. Yano slams Honma’s head on the exposed steel. Yano tags in Makabe. Makabe bodyslams Honma. Makabe stomps on Honma’s back. Honma unloads three knife edge chops. Makabe with a straight right hand. Makabe tags in Yano. Yano kicks Honma in the gut. Yano repeatedly whips Tanahashi into the exposed steel. Yano tags in Makabe. Makabe toys around with Honma. Forearm Exchange.

Makabe goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Honma lands back on his feet. Honma kicks Makabe in the gut. Honma creates distance with a shoulder tackle. Honma tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Makabe reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi blocks a boot from Makabe. Tanahashi with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Tanahashi bodyslams Makabe in the corner. Tanahashi follows that with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Makabe dodges The SlingBlade. Tanahashi with an open palm strike. Makabe responds with a Desperation Lariat. Makabe tags in Yano. Yano rakes the eyes of Tanahashi. Tanahashi whips Yano into the exposed steel.

Inverted Atomic Drop Exchange. Yano tugs on Tanahashi’s hair. Yano shoves Tanahashi into the referee. Yano goes for the low blow, but Honma gets in the way. Honma HeadButts Yano. Tanahashi and Honma with a Double Vertical Suplex. Stereo Kokeshi HeadButts for a two count. Honma hammers down on the back on Makabe’s neck. Tanahashi and Honma avoids The Double Clothesline. Tanahashi with an OverHead Suplex. Honma drops Makabe with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Yano side steps Tanahashi into the exposed steel. Yano rolls Tanahashi over for a two count. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Tanahashi connects with The High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Third Match: Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Taichi & Douki 

Naito and Douki will start things off. Douki kicks Naito in the gut. Douki with clubbing blows to Naito’s back. Naito reverses out of the irish whip from Douki. Naito with an arm-drag takeover. Naito follows that with a Hip Toss. Naito applies The SurfBoard Stretch. Naito is putting the boots to Douki. Naito tags in Takagi. Douki with three open hand chops. Takagi drops Douki with a double hand chop. Takagi with a knee drop. Douki rakes the eyes of Takagi. Douki delivers his combination offense. Douki with a running clothesline. Taichi pulls Naito off the ring apron. Taichi throws Naito around the ringside area. Douki is choking Takagi with a steel pipe. Suzuki Gun has regain control of the match.

Douki sends Takagi shoulder first into the steel ring post. Takagi gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen. Taichi drives Naito face first into the ring post. Douki is choking Takagi with his boot. Douki abuses the referee’s five count. Douki slams Takagi’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Douki tags in Taichi. Taichi starts choking Takagi in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi applies an arm-bar. Taichi transitions into a hammerlock. Taichi tags in Douki. Douki toys around with Takagi. Takagi goes after Taichi. Douki punches Takagi in the back. Takagi is pissed. Douki with two samurai throat thrusts. Takagi decks Douki with a back elbow smash. Takagi with a straight right jab. Takagi drops Douki with a Western Lariat. Naito and Taichi are tagged in.

Forearm/Leg Kick Exchange. Taichi repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Naito. Naito applies a waist lock. Taichi breaks free with a back elbow smash. Naito kicks Taichi in the face. Naito with a Running Hurricnarana. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Taichi’s neck. Naito spits at Taichi. Naito sends Taichi across the ring. Taichi kicks Naito in the face. Naito avoids The Kamagiri Kick. Naito kicks Taichi in the gut. Taichi responds with a Big Boot. Taichi follows that with The Kamagiri Kick. Douki knocks Takagi off the apron. Taichi rips off his pants. Naito dodges The Buzzsaw Kick. Naito with two forearm smashes. Naito hits The Satellite DDT.

Takagi and Douki are tagged in. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Douki. Takagi with two corner clotheslines. Takagi nails Douki with a DDT for a two count. Takagi goes for The Noshigami, but Douki blocks it. Takagi ducks a clothesline from Douki. Takagi applies a waist lock. Douki with rapid fire leg kicks. Takagi hits The Noshigami for a two count. Naito dumps Taichi out of the ring. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber. Takagi gets Douki in position for Made In Japan. Taichi drills Takagi with the microphone stand which causes the disqualification. After the match, Naito goes for The Destino, but Taichi blocks it. Taichi with a Back Drop Driver. Taichi SuperKicks Takagi. Taichi PowerBombs Naito.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi via Disqualification 

Fourth Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru Suzuki 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Test Of Strength. Liger applies a wrist lock. Liger spits at Suzuki. Liger tells Suzuki to bring it. Grappling Exchange. Liger with a drop toe hold. Suzuki applies The Kimura Lock. Liger puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Liger goes for a rolling knee bar, but Suzuki blocks it. Liger applies The Triangle Choke. Liger refuses to let go of the hold. Liger with a basement dropkick. Suzuki heads to the outside. Liger throws Suzuki around the ringside area. Liger grabs a steel chair. The referee admonishes Liger. Suzuki drops Liger with a Big Boot. Suzuki introduces Liger to the barricade. Suzuki delivers multiple chair shots. Suzuki wraps the left shoulder of Liger around the barricade. Suzuki argues with the referee.

Suzuki is trying to rip off Liger’s mask. Suzuki slaps Liger in the back of the head. Suzuki talks smack to Liger. Suzuki shoves Liger. Liger with three open hand chops. Suzuki answers with a forearm smash. Suzuki continues to rip away at Liger’s mask. Suzuki applies a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki HeadButts Liger. Suzuki with a big right hand. Suzuki pie faces Liger. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Liger drives his knee into the midsection of Suzuki. Suzuki with a Big Boot. Suzuki sends Liger across the ring. Suzuki delivers The Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Liger denies The PK. Liger hammers down on the right knee of Suzuki. Liger with a Running Shotei. Suzuki shrugs it off. Suzuki with forearm shivers. Liger drops Suzuki with The Shotei.

Liger with a Rolling Capo Kick. Liger goes for The Brain Buster, but Suzuki lands back on his feet. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Liger responds with The Jim Breaks Arm-Bar. Liger repeatedly kicks the right shoulder of Suzuki. Liger with an arm-ringer. Suzuki applies another sleeper hold. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Liger counters with a Back Body Drop. Liger with a Lou Thez Press for a two count. Liger drills Suzuki with The Brain Buster for a two count. Suzuki dropkicks Liger. Suzuki with clubbing palm strikes. Liger hulks up. Slap Exchange. Suzuki floors Liger with a forearm smash. Liger is displaying fighting spirit. Suzuki plants Liger with The Gotch Style PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. EL Phantasmo For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

Phantasmo wants Ospreay to shake his hand. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay backs Phantasmo into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Lockup in the center of the ring. Phantasmo backs Ospreay in the ropes. Phantasmo pats Ospreay in the chest. Phantasmo with a deep arm-drag takeover. Ospreay transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Ospreay with a leg sweep for a one count. Phantasmo ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Phantasmo goes for a snap mare takeover, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay kicks Phantasmo in the gut. Ospreay leapfrogs over Phantasmo. Phantasmo lunges over Ospreay. Phantasmo goes for a monkey flip, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Counter Exchange. Phantasmo avoids The High Head Kick. Ospreay refuses to shake Phantasmo’s hand. Phantasmo calls for the test of strength.

Phantasmo attacks the back of Ospreay’s neck. Ospreay slaps Phantasmo in the face. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Is Ospreay losing his vision? Phantasmo helps Ospreay get back on his feet. Phantasmo rakes the eyes of Ospreay. Phantasmo follows that with a back rake. Phantasmo slaps Ospreay in the chest. Phantasmo with a straight right hand. Ospreay kicks Phantasmo in the face. Phantasmo with an open hand chop. Phantasmo with a Double SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Phantasmo mocks Ospreay. Ospreay drops Phantasmo with Pip Pip Cheerio. Ospreay hits The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ospreay with two haymakers. Ospreay throws Phantasmo into Gino Gambino. Ospreay tells Gambino to get out of the way. Phantasmo throws a chair at Ospreay. Ospreay and Phantasmo are brawling in the crowd. Ospreay and Phantasmo are trading back and forth shots on the balcony.

Phantasmo stomps on Ospreay’s fingers. Phantasmo with a Flying Crossbody Block off the balcony. Phantasmo rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Phantasmo with the cover for a two count. Phantasmo applies a wrist lock. Phantasmo sends Ospreay chest first into the turnbuckle pad. Phantasmo puts Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Phantasmo gets Ospreay tied in the tree of woe. Phantasmo with a Sliding Dropkick. Phantasmo is mauling Ospreay in the corner. Ospreay with a Desperation German Suplex. Ospreay with a chop/forearm combination. Phantasmo dives over Ospreay. Ospreay dropkicks Phantasmo in mid-air. Ospreay two forearm smashes. Phantasmo reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Phantasmo. Ospreay with a HandSpring Back Flip Kick. Ospreay goes for a Double MoonSault, but Phantasmo ducks out of the way. Ospreay with a Running Shooting Star Press. Ospreay follows that with The Red Arrow for a two count.

Phantasmo negates The Storm Breaker. Ospreay with a heavy chop. Ospreay fights out of the torture rack position. Ospreay kicks Phantasmo in the face. Phantasmo responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Phantasmo goes for a Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Phantasmo decks Ospreay with a back elbow smash. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Phantasmo with another Step Up Enzuigiri. Phantasmo goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ospreay counters with a Stunner. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Phantasmo counters with The Spinning Rack Bomb. Ospreay negates The CR II. Forearm Exchange on the ring apron. Ospreay kicks the left hamstring of Phantasmo. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Cutter on the floor. Phantasmo gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen.

Ospreay hits The Coast To Coast. Ospreay lands The Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Ospreay connects with The OsCutter for a two count. Taiji Ishimori pulls the referee out of the ring. Ishimori transitions into a ground and pound attack. Robbie Eagles with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Eagles with a Running Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Eagles brings Ishimori to the backstage area. Phantasmo grabs the junior heavyweight title belt. Ospreay nails Phantasmo with The Hook Kick. Phantasmo avoids The Hidden Blade. Phantasmo low blows Ospreay. Phantasmo drills Ospreay with the title belt. Phantasmo with a Flying Splash for a two count. Phantasmo with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Phantasmo with an Avalanche Rack Bomb for a two count.

Phantasmo connects with The Styles Clash for a two count. Phantasmo follows that with The V-Trigger. Phantasmo goes for The One Winged Angel, but Ospreay rolls him over for a two count. Phantasmo SuperKicks Ospreay. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly. Second Forearm Exchange. Phantasmo with clubbing palm strikes. Ospreay fires back with a Hook Kick/High Head Kick Combination. Ospreay with a Running BlockBuster for a two count. Ospreay ascends to the top turnbuckle. Phantasmo kicks the referee into the ropes. Phantasmo HeadButts Ospreay. Phantasmo goes for another Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Ospreay counters with a SitOut PowerBomb. Hidden Blade. Ospreay plants Phantasmo with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, and Yoshi Hashi vs. Jay White, KENTA, and Yujiro Takahashi w/Gedo in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

White plays mind games with Goto after the bell rings. Ishii and Kenta will start things off. Kenta tags in Takahashi. Ishii is pissed. Ishii tags in Hashi. Takahashi kicks Hash in the gut. Takahashi with forearm shivers. Takahashi backs Hashi into the ropes. Takahashi with a knife edge chop. Takahashi pie faces Hashi. Hashi drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. Hashi scores the elbow knockdown. Hashi goes for a Bodyslam, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Hashi blocks a boot from Takahashi. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Takahashi. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Hashi stomps on Takahashi’s back. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Kenta kicks Hashi in the back. Hashi knocks Kenta off the ring apron. Takahashi dumps Hashi chest first on the top rope.

All hell is breaking loose on the outside. White with clubbing blows to Goto’s back. Ishii and Kenta are trading forearms. Takahashi drives Hashi face first into the steel ring post. Kenta transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi rolls Hashi back into the ring. Takahashi tags in White. White talks smack to Goto. White stomps on Hashi’s chest. White with Two Bodyslams. White flexes his muscles. White tags in Takahashi. Takahashi is choking Hashi with his boot. Takahashi toys around with Hashi. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi tags in Kenta. Kenta scores the elbow knockdown. Kenta taunts Ishii. Kenta stomps on Hashi’s back. Kenta with two knee drops. Kenta follows that with a back heel kick. Kenta spits at Ishii. The referee is trying to calm down Ishii.

Hashi with forearm shivers. Hashi denies The Mid-Kick. Hashi hammers down on the left knee of Kenta. Kenta with heavy bodyshots. Kenta hammers down on the back of Hashi’s neck. Kenta kicks Ishii off the apron. Hashi creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Hashi tags in Ishii. Forearm Exchange. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Kenta with a Running Boot to Ishii. Kenta reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Ishii drops Kenta with a shoulder tackle. Ishii brings Kenta to the corner. Ishii unloads seven knife edge chops. Ishii repeatedly kicks Kenta in the face. Kenta slaps Ishii in the face. Kenta gives Ishii a taste of his own medicine. Kenta tells Ishii to bring it. Kenta nails Ishii with a DDT. Kenta gives himself a standing ovation. Kenta kicks Ishii in the back. Second Forearm Exchange. Kenta with Two Running Boots. Kenta goes for a Discus Lariat, but Ishii counters with a Back Drop Driver.

Goto and White are tagged. White is throwing forearms at Goto. Goto drops White with a Mid-Kick. Goto knocks Takahashi off the ring apron. Goto with a corner clothesline. White denies The Saito Suplex. Goto clotheslines White over the top rope. Goto throws White around the ringside area. Goto rolls White back into the ring. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto follows that with The Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but White lands back on his feet. White applies a waist lock. Goto decks White with a back elbow smash. Goto is distracted by Gedo. White with a knife edge chop. White ducks a clothesline from Goto. White puts Goto down with The DDT.

White tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with a Running Boot. Collision in the center of the ring. Takahashi with a Sliding Boot. Kenta clears the ring. Takahashi with a Helluva Kick. Kenta drills Goto with The Shibata Dropkick. Takahashi hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Takahashi goes for Pimp Juice, but Hashi gets in the way. Kenta drops Hashi with The Big Boot. Ishii dumps Kenta out of the ring. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Goto blocks it. Goto clotheslines White. Takahashi responds with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Goto negates Pimp Juice. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Goto connects with The Ushigoroshi. Goto plants Takahashi with The GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, and Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Lance Archer vs. Juice Robinson in a No Disqualification Match For The Vacated IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 

Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Robinson blocks it. Robinson kicks Archer in the gut. Robinson with an inside cradle for a two count. Robinson Spears Archer out of the ring. Robinson is fired up. Robinson drives a chair into the midsection of Archer. Robinson delivers multiple chair shots. Robinson sends Archer crashing into the steel barricade. Robinson sends Archer face first into the steel ring post. Robinson is raining down southpaw haymakers. Robinson goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but Archer counters with The Big Boot. Archer starts rearranging the furniture. Archer ChokeSlams Robinson through a table. Archer goes after The Young Lions. Archer poses with the IWGP US Title Belt. Archer removes all four turnbuckle pads. Archer dumps a chair on Robinson’s back. Archer wedges a chair in the corner. Archer brings out two tables.

Archer with a Running Boot to Robinson. Archer punches Yota Tsuji. Archer sends Robinson face first into the chair that’s wedge in the corner. Archer with two haymakers. Archer slaps Robinson in the chest. Archer has complete control of the match. Robinson denies The Murder Hawk Mansion. Robinson HeadButts Archer. Robinson with The SuperPlex for a two count. Juice Jabs. Robinson follows that with The Right Hand Of God. Robinson hits The Left Hand Of God. Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike through the table for a two count. Archer negates Pulp Friction. Archer with a Big Boot. Archer delivers The Pounce through the other table in the corner. Archer is looking for more weapons. Multiple chairs are being launched into the ring.

Archer punches the chair out of Robinson’s hand. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson avoids The EBD Claw. Robinson with The Juice Box for a two count. Archer ChokeSlams Robinson on a stack of chairs. Archer puts Robinson on the top turnbuckle. Archer connects with The Blackout on the chairs for a two count. Archer is pissed. Archer repeatedly slams Robinson’s head on the chairs. Archer plants Robinson with The EBD Claw to pickup the victory. After the match, David Finlay returns. Archer goes for a ChokeSlam, but Finlay counters with a Stunner. Finlay follows that with The Slice Bread #2. Archer retreats to the outside.

Winner: New IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Lance Archer via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kota Ibushi vs. EVIL For The Wrestle Kingdom 14 Briefcase 

EVIL kicks Ibushi in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. EVIL drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi pops back on his feet. EVIL goes back to the side headlock. EVIL with a side headlock takeover. Ibushi with heavy bodyshots. Ibushi drops down on the canvas. Ibushi dropkicks EVIL. Ibushi with Three Mid-Kicks. EVIL blocks a boot from Ibushi. EVIL throws the right leg of Ibushi at Red Shoes. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Ibushi. EVIL clotheslines Ibushi over the top rope. EVIL applies a wrist lock. EVIL repeatedly whips Ibushi into the steel barricade. EVIL rolls Ibushi back into the ring. EVIL with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a one count. EVIL applies a bow and arrow stretch.

EVIL goes for a Running Senton, but Ibushi ducks out of the way. Ibushi with forearm shivers. EVIL drives his knee into the midsection of Ibushi. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Ibushi with a Running Mid-Kick. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. EVIL kicks Ibushi in the face. Ibushi PowerSlams EVIL. Ibushi follows that with a MoonSault for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Ibushi side steps EVIL into the turnbuckle pad. EVIL launches Ibushi to the ring apron. Ibushi with a forearm smash. Ibushi dives over EVIL. EVIL clotheslines the back of Ibushi’s neck. EVIL has Ibushi draped across the second rope. EVIL with a Leaping Foot Stomp. EVIL slaps the mat. EVIL goes for The Bronco Buster, but Ibushi counters with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp.

Ibushi goes for a DeadLift German Suplex, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL drops Ibushi with a Top Rope Stunner. EVIL pulls Ibushi out of the ring. EVIL with a knee lift. EVIL blasts Ibushi with a knife edge chop. EVIL wraps a chair around Ibushi’s neck. Home Run Shot. EVIL rolls Ibushi back into the ring. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL puts Ibushi on the top turnbuckle. EVIL with The SuperPlex for a two count. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi reverses out of the irish whip from EVIL. Ibushi goes for a dropkick, but EVIL holds onto the ropes. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Ibushi with a Hurricanrana. Ibushi has EVIL perched on the top turnbuckle. Ibushi with two forearm smashes. EVIL HeadButts Ibushi. Ibushi responds with a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner for a two count.

EVIL negates The Kamigoye. EVIL goes for a German Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi with a Running Lariat. EVIL answers with a Discus Forearm Smash. EVIL with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. EVIL hits The Darkness Falls for a two count. Ibushi rolls EVIL over for a two count. Ibushi drills EVIL with The Hitodenashi Driver. Ibushi follows that with The Last Ride for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Kinshasa, but EVIL counters with an Inside Out Lariat. EVIL with a Running Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ibushi applies a full nelson lock. Ibushi with a Bridging Wrist Lock Suplex. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but EVIL counters with Two Half and Half Suplex’s. Ibushi drops EVIL with a Big Lariat. Ibushi negates Everything Is EVIL. HeadButt Exchange. Ibushi with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ibushi plants EVIL with Two Kamigoye’s to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi via Pinfall 

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

Sanada avoids The ShotGun Dropkick after the bell rings. Forearm Exchange. Okada continues to miss on his dropkick attempts. Okada ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Okada uppercuts Sanada. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Sanada holds onto the ropes. Sanada dives over Okada. Sanada dodges The Rain Maker. Double Dropkick leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Okada signals for the test of strength. Sanada applies a wrist lock. Standing Switch Exchange. Sanada controls the left arm of Okada. Sanada goes back to the wrist lock. Okada reverses the hold. Sanada transitions into a hammerlock. Okada backs Sanada into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break.

Okada pats Sanada on the chest. Okada kicks Sanada in the gut. Okada applies a side headlock. Okada drops Sanada with a shoulder tackle. Okada with a forearm smash. Okada hammers down on the back of Sanada’s neck. Okada with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Sanada gets back to a vertical base. Okada with a Sliding Dropkick. Sanada heads to the outside. Okada uppercuts Sanada. Okada sends Sanada crashing into the steel barricade. Okada propels Sanada over the barricade with a Running Boot. Okada goes for a Draping DDT, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada hits The Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker on the floor. Sanada dumps Okada throat first on the barricade. Okada gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen.

Sanada with the cover for a two count. Sanada applies a wrist lock. Sanada sends Okada across the ring. Sanada with a running elbow smash. Sanada follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Okada with shots to the midsection of Sanada. Sanada with a knee lift. Okada kicks Sanada in the face. Sanada scores the elbow knockdown. Sanada goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada with a Diving European Uppercut. Okada nips up. Okada with an elbow/forearm knockdown combination. Okada ducks two clotheslines from Sanada. Okada with a running elbow smash. Okada plays to the crowd. Okada with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Sanada in the gut. Okada drops Sanada with The DDT for a two count.

Okada goes for The Reverse NeckBreaker, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada punches the back of Okada’s neck. Okada with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Okada whips Sanada into the barricade. Okada delivers another Running Boot. Okada follows with a Leaping Crossbody Block into a row of chairs. Okada stops the referee’s twenty count. Sanada is displaying his fighting spirit. Okada talks smack to Sanada. Second Forearm Exchange. Okada bodyslams Sanada. Okada dives over Sanada. Okada uppercuts Sanada. Sanada with a double leapfrog. Sanada dropkicks Okada to the floor. Sanada with The SlingShot Pescado. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada rolls Okada back into the ring. Sanada blocks a boot from Okada. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a low dropkick for a two count.

Okada with clubbing elbow smashes. Sanada goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada side steps Sanada into the turnbuckle pad. Okada avoids The Muto MoonSault. Okada drills Sanada with The ShotGun Dropkick. Okada delivers a Missile Dropkick. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Okada rolls Sanada over for a two count. Counter Exchange. Sanada with The TombStone PileDriver. Sanada hits The TKO for a two count. Sanada locks in Skull End. Okada refuses to quit. Okada struggles to get back on his feet. Okada with a Desperation Rain Maker for a two count. Forearm/Uppercut Exchange. Sanada applies Skull End. Okada reverses the hold. Okada dropkicks the back of Sanada’s head. Okada delivers The Dynamic Dropkick.

Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada lands The Muto MoonSault on Okada’s back. Sanada goes for another Muto MoonSault, but Okada gets his knees up in the air. Okada kicks Sanada in the face. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Okada. Okada escapes Skull End. Okada connects with a Spinning TombStone PileDriver. Sanada with Three Big Boots. Sanada with a Japanese Leg Clutch Hold for a two count. Sanada avoids The Rain Maker. Sanada goes for The Swinging Skull End, but Okada counters with an arm-drag takeover. Okada dropkicks Sanada. Sanada goes for a Pop Up TKO, but Okada counters with another dropkick. Sanada with a Discus Forearm Smash. Okada applies Skull End. Okada drills Sanada with The Michinoku Driver. Okada plants Sanada with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez