NJPW Power Struggle 2019 Results

NJPW Power Struggle 2019
November 3, 2019
Edion Arena Osaka
Osaka, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Yuya Uemura vs. TJ Perkins, Volador Jr, Titan, and Clark Connors in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Liger and Connors will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Connors backs Liger into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Connors slaps Liger in the chest. Liger applies a side headlock. Liger runs into Connors. Liger with two palm strikes. Liger repeatedly stomps on Connors chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Liger stomps on Connors face. Connors is pissed. Slap Exchange. Tiger Mask and Volador are tagged in. Tiger Mask applies a side headlock. Volador reverses the hold. Tiger Mask drops down on the canvas. Volador SuperKicks Tiger Mask. Volador shows off his athleticism. Volador applies a wrist lock. Volador tags in Titan.

Titan with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Titan unloads a flurry of kicks. Tiger Mask with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Tiger Mask tags in Taguchi. Hip Attack Party. Titan avoids The SpringBoard Hip Attack. Titan with a Spinning Back Kick. Taguchi thrust kicks the midsection of Titan. Titan with a Jumping Back Kick. Taguchi responds with a Leaping Hip Attack. Umeura and Perkins are tagged in. Umeura clears the ring. Uemura applies the boston crab. Uemura with a Pop Up Dropkick. Uemura follows that with a deep arm-drag.

Uemura goes for The Double UnderHook Suplex, but Perkins blocks it. Perkins with a T-Bone Suplex for a two count. Volador sends Tiger Mask to the floor. Titan and Volador with Stereo Topes. Connors Spears Uemura. Perkins avoids The Hip Attack. Perkins goes for The Detonation Kick, but Uemura lands back on his feet. Uemura rolls Perkins over for a two count. Uemura slaps Perkins in the chest. Perkins with a SpringBoard Forearm Smash. Perkins connects with The Detonation Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: TJ Perkins, Titan, Volador Jr, and Clark Connors via Pinfall 

Second Match: El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Robbie Eagles & Rocky Romero 

Ishimori and Eagles will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishimori backs Eagles into the ropes. Ishimori kicks Eagles in the gut. Eagles reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Eagles ducks two clotheslines from Ishimori. Ishimori slides under Eagles. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori dives over Eagles. Eagles with a Hurricanrana. Eagles tags in Romero. Chaos are double teaming Ishimori. Romero dropkicks Ishimori. Romero with an uppercut forearm to Phantasmo. Romero blasts Ishimori with a knife edge chop. Romero applies a wrist lock. Romero tags in Eagles. Forever Elbow Smashes. Ishimori kicks Romero in the face. Phantasmo pulls Eagles off the ring apron. Pier six brawl ensues on the outside.

Phantasmo rolls Eagles back into the ring. Ishimori tags in Eagles. Ishimori has Eagles tied in the tree of woe. Bullet Club are mauling Eagles in the corner. Phantasmo with the cover for a two count. Eagles slaps Phantasmo in the chest. Phantasmo works on his joint manipulation game. Phantasmo scales the ropes. Phantasmo is distracted by Romero. Phantasmo with a SpringBoard Death Valley Driver/Arm-Drag TakeOver Combination for a two count. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Stereo SuperKicks for a two count. Eagles side steps Ishimori into the turnbuckle pad. Ishimori drops Phantasmo with a shoulder tackle. Eagles with The Shining Wizard. Eagles tags in Romero.

Romero with Two Hurricanrana’s. Forever Clotheslines. Romero plays to the crowd. Romero has Phantasmo draped across the top rope. Romero with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Ishimori applies a front face lock. Chaos responds with a Jumping Knee Strike/SuperKick Combination. Romero with a Tornado DDT off Eagles chest. Eagles wipes out Ishimori with a Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Romero hits The Standing Slice Bread #2 for a two count. Phantasmo with a Spinning Cut Throat Argentine NeckBreaker for a two count. Eagles unloads a flurry of kicks. Ishimori connects with The Bloody Cross. Phantasmo plants Romero with The CR II to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall 

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

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Archer with forearm shivers. Archer is choking EVIL with his elbow. EVIL kicks Archer in the jaw. EVIL runs into Archer. EVIL rakes the eyes of Archer. Archer refuses to go down. EVIL goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Archer blocks it. Archer with a Running Crossbody Block. Archer stomps on EVIL’s back. Sabre kicks the left shoulder of Sanada. Suzuki and Sanada are brawling in press row. Suzuki buries Takagi under a steel guard rail. EVIL unloads three knife edge chops. Archer drops EVIL with a forearm smash. Archer tags in Suzuki. Suzuki toys around with EVIL. EVIL starts chopping Suzuki in the chest. Suzuki laughs at EVIL. Suzuki tells EVIL to bring it. Suzuki with an open palm strike. Suzuki tags in Sabre.

Sabre applies a rear chin lock. Sabre with a neck twist. Sabre applies the cravate. Archer tags himself in. Archer kicks EVIL in the gut. Archer with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match. Archer slams EVIL’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Archer with two running elbow smashes. Archer kicks EVIL in the face. Archer goes for a Vertical Suplex, but EVIL counters with The Fisherman’s Buster. Archer tags in Suzuki. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Suzuki. EVIL tags in Takagi. Takagi repeatedly stomps on Suzuki’s chest. Takagi with two corner clotheslines. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Suzuki applies a front face lock. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Suzuki negates The Pumping Bomber. Palm Strike/Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Takagi rips off his medical tape.

That leads us to a Forearm Exchange. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Takagi counters with a Back Body Drop. Suzuki with The Big Boot. Takagi responds with The Pumping Bomber. Sanada and Sabre are tagged in. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Sabre. Sanada goes for The TKO, but Sabre counters with The Octopus Stretch. Sanada with a Hip Toss. Sabre escapes The Paradise Lock. Sabre applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sanada rolls Sabre over for a two count. Sanada negates The Zack Driver. Sabre kicks the left wrist of Sanada. Takagi pulls Suzuki out of the ring. Takagi drives Suzuki back first into the steel barricade. Rollup Exchange. Sanada with a jack knife cover to pickup the victory. After the match, Suzuki and Takagi continues to brawl in the crowd.

Winner: EVIL, Sanada, and Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi Hashi vs. Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi 

Okada and Ibushi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs Ibushi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Okada obliges. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Okada hammers down on the right knee of Ibushi. Okada uppercuts Ibushi. Ibushi dropkicks Okada. Okada regroups on the outside. Ibushi tells Okada to bring it. Hashi and Tanahashi are tagged in. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Strike Fest. Hashi whips Tanahashi across the ring. Tanahashi decks Hashi with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block. Hashi whips Tanahashi into the steel barricade. Hashi with a heavy chop. Hashi rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Hashi tags in Okada. Okada dumps Tanahashi out of the ring.

Hashi attacks Tanahashi behind the referee’s back. The referee is trying to get Ibushi out of the ring. Okada with a Slam. Okada follows that with a SlingShot Senton. Okada tags in Hashi. Hashi kicks Okada in the gut. Hashi has Tanahashi draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks the back of Tanahashi for a two count. Chaos are cutting the ring in half. Hashi catapults Tanahashi into a DDT from Okada for a two count. Okada goes for The Reverse NeckBreaker, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi creates distance with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Ibushi. Ibushi with forearm shivers. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from Okada. Ibushi with a Running Mid-Kick. Ibushi with a Spinning Back Kick. Ibushi with a Standing Corkscrew MoonSault for a two count.

Ibushi applies a waist lock. Okada with three sharp elbow strikes. Ibushi kicks Okada in the face. Okada responds with The FlapJack. Okada tags in Hashi. Hashi scores the elbow knockdown. Hashi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Ibushi. Ibushi dropkicks Hashi. Ibushi tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a Jumping Forearm Smash. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Tanahashi sends Hashi across the ring. Hashi kicks Tanahashi in the face. Hashi with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Tanahashi responds with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips.

Ibushi knocks Okada off the ring apron. Tanahashi applies The Texas CloverLeaf. Okada breaks the submission hold. Ibushi negates The TombStone PileDriver. Okada avoids The Double Lawn Dart. Okada with a Double Dropkick. Hashi drops Tanahashi with a Running Lariat. Hashi connects with The Modified Ushigoroshi for a two count. Hashi goes for Karma, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Hashi SuperKicks Tanahashi. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Tanahashi lands The High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

Chris Jericho Promo 

– CHRIS JERICHO VS. HIROSHI TANAHASHI HAS BEEN MADE OFFICIAL FOR NIGHT 2 OF WRESTLE KINGDOM 14.

Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Taichi 

Naito attacks Taichi before the bell rings. Rockers punches. Naito kicks Taichi into the ropes. Both men are grabbing their hair. Taichi hammers down on the back of Naito’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Naito in the back. Naito with forearm shivers. Taichi nails Naito with a Spinning Hook Kick. Taichi dumps Naito outo of the ring. Naito whips Taichi into the steel barricade. Naito wraps a cable chord around Taichi’s neck. Naito and Taichi are brawling in the crowd. Taichi slings Naito into multiple rows of chairs. Taichi drives Naito face first into the steel ring post. Taichi rolls Naito back into the ring. Taichi puts his knee on Naito’s chest for a two count. Taichi kicks Naito in the back. Taichi with a Big Boot. Naito responds with clubbing elbow smashes.

Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Taichi’s head. Naito delivers more elbow smashes in the corner. Taichi reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Naito kicks Taichi in the jaw. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito puts Taichi on the top turnbuckle. Naito goes for a Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Taichi counters with The Super PowerBomb for a two count. Taichi talks smack to Naito. Naito struggles to get back on his feet. Naito with three forearm smashes. Taichi drops Naito with The Big Boot. Taichi tells Naito to bring it. Naito with rapid fire haymakers. Taichi repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Naito. Naito spits at Taichi.

Taichi with a Mid-Kick. Naito slaps Taichi in the face. Naito drills Taichi with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Naito hits Gloria. Taichi negates The Destino. Naito and Taichi are trading back and forth shots. Taichi with a Back Drop Driver. Naito targets the back of Taichi’s neck. Taichi avoids The Flying Forearm Smash. Taichi with another Back Drop Driver for a two count. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito lands back on his feet. Taichi with a High Head Kick. Taichi delivers The Axe Bomber. Taich follows that with The Last Ride for a two count. Taichi rips off his pants. Naito denies The SuperKick. Naito with a Dragon Suplex. Naito with a Rolling Capo. Naito connects with The Destino for a two count. Naito with The Valentia for a two count. Taichi goes for Black Mephisto, but Naito blocks it. Taichi punches Naito in the back. Naito with The Black Mephisto. Naito plants Taichi with The Destino to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Roppongi 3K vs. El Desperado & Yoshibobu Kanemaru in The Finals Of The 2019 Super Jr. Tag League

Suzuki Gun attacks R3K before the bell rings. Kanemaru sends Yoh face first into the steel ring post. Desperado with a Belly to Back Suplex on the ramp. Kanemaru stomps on Yoh’s back. Kanemaru rolls Yoh back into the ring. Sho is still laid out on the ramp. Yoh side steps Kanemaru into the turnbuckle pad. Yoh with a single leg dropkick. Yoh follows that with a spinning elbow strike. Yoh with a Double Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yoh stomps on Kanemaru’s chest. Yoh uppercuts Kanemaru. Kanemaru responds with The Big Boot. Yoh sends Kanemaru tumbling to the floor. Yoh with a SlingShot Pescado. Yoh rolls Kanemaru back into the ring. Yoh is putting the boots to Kanemaru. Sho slowly crawls towards the ringside area.

Yoh repeatedly stomps on Kanemaru’s chest. Yoh is choking Kanemaru with his boot. Kanemaru launches Yoh over the top rope. Yoh with a forearm smash. Desperado is running interference. Kanemaru kicks Yoh off the ring apron. Desperado whips Yoh into the steel barricade. Kanemaru with a Slicing Leg Drop. Sho gets introduced to the steel barricade. Yoh gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Kanemaru stands on Yoh’s face. Kanemaru slams Yoh’s head on Desperado’s boots. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado bodyslams Yoh. Desperado stands on Yoh’s chest. Desperado slaps Sho in the face. Desperado drives his knee into the midsection of Yoh. Desperado tags in Kanemaru.

Kanemaru bodyslams Yoh. Kanemaru with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Yoh is displaying his fighting spirit. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Yoh. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Yoh with a Vertical Suplex. Kanemaru knocks Sho off the ring apron. Kanemaru with a Running Boot from the outside. Desperado hooks the leg for a two count. Desperado slams Yoh’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Yoh creates distance with a FlatLiner/DDT Combination. Yoh tags in Sho. Sho with forearm shivers. Kanemaru reverses out of the irish whip from Sho. Sho unloads a flurry of kicks. Sho knocks Desperado off the ring apron. Sho goes for a German Suplex, but Kanemaru blocks it. Sho drops Kanemaru with a shoulder tackle. Sho is throwing forearms at Kanemaru. Desperado nails Sho with a steel chair behind the referee’s back.

Desperado Spears Sho. Suzuki Gun with a Running Boot/Belly to Back Suplex Combination for a two count. Desperado locks in The Stretch Muffler. Sho refuses to quit. Kanemaru delivers The Suntory Surprise. Yoh finally breaks the submission hold. Desperado goes for The Pinche Lock, but Sho counters with a Back Body Drop. Desperado with a knife edge chop. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Kanemaru drags Yoh out of the ring. Sho with a DeadLift German Suplex. Sho connects with The PowerBreaker for a two count. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on the injured back of Sho. Kanemaru with a corner clothesline.

Kanemaru goes for Deep Impact, but Sho ducks out of the way. R3K delivers The 3K. Desperado kicks Yoh in the gut. Desperado shoves Sho into Yoh. Desperado ducks a clothesline from Sho. Desperado with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Desperado goes for Pinche Loco, but Sho blocks it. Sho with combination forearm strikes. Desperado rakes the eyes of Sho. Desperado with a straight right hand. Sho clotheslines Desperado. Sho goes for Shock Arrow, but Desperado lands back on his feet. Desperado HeadButts Sho. R3K plants Desperado with The 3K to pickup the victory.

After the match, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori attacks Roppongi 3K from behind.

Winner Of The 2019 Super Juniors Tag League: Roppongi 3K via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: KENTA (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kenta backs Ishii into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Slap/Forearm Exchange. Kenta with Three Running Boots. Ishii drops Kenta with a shoulder tackle. Ishii kicks Kenta in the back of the head. Ishii unloads three knife edge chops. Ishii won’t let Kenta run away. Ishii transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kenta rakes the eyes of Ishii. Kenta kicks Ishii in the gut. Kenta with a FlatLiner. Kenta is raining down haymakers. Kenta with Three Mid-Kicks. Kenta kicks the left hamstring of Ishii. Ishii tells Kenta to bring it. Palm Strike Exchange in the corner. Kenta drops Ishii with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Kenta with two knee drops. Kenta follows that with a back heel kick. Kenta toys around with Ishii.

Kenta drives his knee into the midsection of Ishii. Ishii avoids The Running Boot. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii with a chop/forearm combination. Ishii PowerSlams Kenta for a two count. Ishii applies a waist lock. Kenta grabs the top rope to force the break. Second Forearm Exchange. Kenta with a running knee lift. Kenta kicks Ishii in the back. Kenta repeatedly stomps on Ishii’s back. Kenta hits The Draping DDT for a two count. Ishii is throwing forearms at Kenta. Kenta unloads a flurry of kicks. Kenta with a Helluva Kick. Kenta follows that with a Shibata Dropkick. Kenta lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Kenta signals for The GTS. Ishii with clubbing blows to Kenta’s back. Kenta drops Ishii with another DDT for a two count.

Kenta continues to kick Ishii in the chest. Ishii is displaying his fighting spirit. Ishii nails Kenta with a throat chop. Ishii unloads seven throat chops in the corner. Ishii argues with Red Shoes. Ishii puts Kenta on the top turnbuckle. Ishii with an Avalanche Brain Buster for a two count. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Kenta lands back on his feet. Ishii avoids The Spinning Back Fist. Ishii with Two German Suplex’s. Ishii goes for The Sliding Lariat, but Kenta counters with Game Over. Ishii puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Kenta with a Running Knee Strike across the back of Ishii’s neck. Kenta with a German Suplex. Kenta hits The PK. Kenta drops Ishii with The Busaiku Knee. Kenta with a Mid-Kick. Kenta unloads another Busaiku Knee Strike for a two count. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Ishii lands back on his feet. Ishii with a Discus Lariat. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick.

Kenta slaps the back of Ishii’s head. Ishii leans into forearms from Kenta. Ishii floors Kenta with a forearm smash. Ishii with two corner clotheslines. Ishii with a running clothesline. Ishii PowerBombs Kenta for a two count. Ishii hits The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Kenta negates The Vertical Drop Brain Buster. Ishii clotheslines Kenta. Kenta responds with The Falcon Arrow. Ishii with combination forearm strikes. Kenta drops Ishii with a Discus Lariat. Kenta with The PK. Counter Exchange. Kenta with an inside cradle for a two count. Kenta with a Spinning Back Fist. Ishii with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kenta answers with The Busaiku Knee Strike. Ishii blocks a boot from Kenta. Kenta with vicious palm strikes. Kenta connects with The GTS. Kenta slowly pulls down his left knee pad. Kenta plants Ishii with The GTS to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still NEVER OpenWeight Champion, KENTA via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Bushi For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

Ospreay dropkicks Bushi to the floor before the bell rings. Ospreay with a SlingShot Pescado. Ospreay whips Bushi into the steel barricade. Ospreay is fired up. Ospreay with a straight right hand. Ospreay rolls Bushi back into the ring. Ospreay blasts Bushi with a knife edge chop. Bushi kicks Ospreay in the face. Bushi with a Hurricanrana. Bushi follows that with a SlingShot Pescado. Bushi launches Ospreay over the barricade. Bushi dropkicks Ospreay. Bushi with a NeckBreaker across the steel barricade. Bushi is giving Ospreay a taste of his own medicine. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Ospreay’s neck. Bushi slaps Ospreay in the chest. Bushi locks in The STF. Ospreay grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Bushi kicks Ospreay in the gut. Forearm Exchange.

Bushi hammers down on the back of Bushi’s neck. Ospreay dumps Bushi chest first on the canvas. Bushi reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Ospreay with a HandSpring Back Flip Kick for a two count. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Bushi negates The Storm Breaker. Ospreay starts kicking Bushi in the chest. Bushi rakes the eyes of Ospreay. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi avoids The Sasuke Special. Bushi drills Ospreay with a Draping DDT. Ospreay tumbles to the floor. Bushi kicks Ospreay in the chest. Bushi rolls Ospreay back into the ring at the count of fitteen. Bushi with a Leaping Meteora. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Bushi drops Ospreay with The Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count.

Ospreay avoids The MX. Bushi has Ospreay perched on the top rope. Bushi goes for a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay lands The Sasuke Special. Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Bushi blocks it. Bushi shoves Ospreay into Red Shoes. Ospreay blinds Bushi with the green mist. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Bushi pulls Red Shoes into The OsCutter from Ospreay. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Bushi reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Ospreay goes for The Shooting Star Press, but Bushi gets his knees up in the air. Bushi bllinds Ospreay with the posion mist. Bushi drills Ospreay with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count.

Bushi goes for The MX, but Ospreay counters with a High Head Kick. Ospreay nails Bushi with The Hook Kick. Bushi dodges The Hidden Blade. Bushi with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Bushi with a Rewind Kick. Ospreay responds with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Bushi lands back on his feet. Bush rolls Ospreay over for a two count. Bushi connects with The MX for a two count. Bushi goes for The Super MX, but Ospreay counters with a Cutter in mid-air for a two count. Ospreay drills Bushi with The Hidden Blade. Ospreay connects with The Super OsCutter. Ospreay plants Bushi with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

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

– Hiromu Takahashi will battle Will Ospreay For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at WrestleKingdom 14.

Ninth Match: Jay White (c) w/Gedo vs. Hirooki Goto For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship 

White starts playing mind games with Goto after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goto backs White into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. White pie faces Goto. Goto tells White to bring it. White ducks a clothesline from Goto. White applies a side headlock. White continues to slither out of the ring. White runs into Goto. White with clubbing blows to Goto’s back. Goto drops White with a shoulder tackle. White with a knife edge chop. Goto answers with forearm shivers. Goto sends White face first into the turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto starts kicking White in the back. White kicks Goto in the jaw. Goto clotheslines White over the top rope. Gedo attacks Goto from behind. Goto with a forearm smash. White drives a steel chair into Goto’s back.

White repeatedly runs Goto into the steel barricade. White with a Head/Arm Suplex into the barricade. White taunts Katsuyori Shibata. Goto avoids the referee’s count. White with clubbing knee drops. White applies a single leg crab. Gedo removes the blue turnbuckle pad. White whips Goto into the exposed steel for a two count. White with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. White applies a rear chin lock. Goto gets back to a vertical base. White pulls Goto down to the mat. White punches Goto in the back. White rakes the eyes of Goto. White poses for the crowd. White with two haymakers. Goto refuses to go down. White with forearm shivers. It takes one forearm smash to put down White. Goto with a Hip Toss. White dumps Goto over the top rope.

Goto sends White crashing into the steel barricade. Goto tosses White around the ringside area. Goto rolls White back into the ring. Goto with a Spin Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto stomps on White’s back. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but White lands back on his feet. The referee admonishes White. White bounces Goto’s head on the top rope. White nails Goto with The DDT. White with a Running European Uppercut. White with a Death Valley Driver for a two count. Goto starts favoring his lower block. White is throwing forearms at Goto. White with a knife edge chop. Goto goes for The Misdirection Lariat, but White counters with a FlatLiner. White with a DeadLift German Suplex. Goto responds with a German Suplex. Goto drops White with a Running Clothesline. Forearm Exchange.

White fights out of the fireman’s carry position. White delivers his combination offense. Lariat Exchange. Goto with clubbing elbow smashes. White with a Saito Suplex over the top rope. White rolls Goto back into the ring. White with The Uranage Slam. White hits The Kiwi Crusher for a two count. White with a forearm shot across the back of Goto. Goto drives his knee into the back of White’s neck. White with a Snap Saito Suplex. White puts Goto on the top turnbuckle. White goes for The SuperPlex, but Goto blocks it. Goto with Two HeadButts. White hammers down on the back of Goto’s neck. White delivers The SuperPlex. Goto responds with The Ushigoroshi. White negates The GTR. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Goto blocks it.

The referee is distracted by Gedo. White low blows Goto. White drops Goto with a Sleeper Suplex. Goto unloads Two HeadButts. Goto hits The Reverse GTR. Goto with Shouten Kai for a two count. Goto knocks Gedo off the ring apron. White avoids The Mid-Kick. Counter Exchange. Goto blasts White with The Mid-Kick. Goto follows that with The GTW for a two count. Goto connects with The GTR for a two count. Gedo pulls the referee out of the ring. Shibata attacks Gedo. Shibata applies a sleeper hold. Kenta drops Goto with The Big Boot. Kenta drills Goto with The GTS. Kenta knocks Shibata off the ring apron. Kenta rolls the referee back into the ring. Kenta whips Shibata into the steel barricade. White plants Goto with The Blade Runner.

Winner: Still IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Jay White via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez