NJPW The New Beginning In Sapporo 2020 (Night One) Results

NJPW The New Beginning In Sapporo 2020 (Night One) Results
February 1, 2020
Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center
Hokkaido, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura 

Phantasmo and Uemura will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Phantasmo backs Uemura into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Phantasmo kicks Uemura in the gut. Phantasmo applies a side headlock. Phantasmo runs into Uemura. Shoulder Block Exchange. Phantasmo rakes the eyes of Uemura. Phantasmo drops Uemura with a shoulder tackle. Phantasmo poses for the crowd. Uemura leapfrogs over Phantasmo. Uemura drops down on the canvas. Uemura with a shoulder tackle. Uemura knocks Ishmori off the ring apron. Uemura goes for a Bodyslam, but Phantasmo lands back on his feet. Phantasmo pulls Uemura down to the mat. Phantasmo blasts Tiger Mask off the apron. Phantasmo hammers down on the back of Uemura’s neck. Phantasmo applies a front face lock. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Ishimori with a Leaping Back Rake.

Ishimori punches Uemura in the back. Ishimori talks smack to Uemura. Ishimori drops Uemura with a knife edge chop. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo delivers The Frog Rake. Phantasmo with a blistering chop. Phantasmo applies a front face lock. Phantasmo is mauling Uemura in the corner. Phantasmo gets Uemura tied up in the tree of woe. Phantasmo repeatedly stomps on Uemura’s chest. Ishimori with a running elbow smash to Tiger Mask. Double Groin Attack. Phantasmo with the cover for a two count. Phantasmo applies a rear chin lock. Phantasmo transitions into a front face lock. Phantasmo chops Uemura in the back. Uemura dropkicks Phantasmo. Uemura tags in Tiger Mask.

Tiger Mask with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tiger Mask dropkicks Ishimori off the apron. Tiger Mask ducks a clothesline from Phantasmo. Standing Switch Exchange. Tiger Mask rolls Phantasmo over for a two count. Tiger Mask applies The Knee Bar. Tiger Mask uses his feet to create separation. Tiger Mask with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Tiger Mask dumps Ishimori out of the ring. Phantasmo with a Pump Knee Strike. Phantasmo follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tiger Mask responds with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Tiger Mask tags in Uemura. Uemura with a running forearm smash to Ishimori. Tiger Mask hits The Tiger Bomb. Uemura repeatedly stomps on Phantasmo’s back. Uemura applies The Boston Crab. Phantasmo grabs the middle rope to force the break. Tiger Mask with a High Head Kick. Uemura follows that with a Double UnderHook Suplex for a two count.

Ishimori nails Tiger Mask with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Uemura ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Uemura drops Ishimori with a shoulder tackle. Phantasmo SuperKicks Uemura. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. Double SuperKick. Phantasmo knocks Tiger Mask off the apron. Ishimori hooks the leg for a two count. Phantasmo sends Tiger Mash crashing into the steel barricade. Ishimori goes for The Bloody Cross, but Uemura counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Uemura rolls Ishimori over for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishimori with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ishimori makes Uemura tap out to The Yes Lock. After the match, Phantasmo attacks Gabriel Kidd.

Winner: El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori via Submission 

Second Match: Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Toa Henare vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi, and Yota Tsuji in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Henare and Nakanishi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nakanishi backs Henare into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Nakanishi pats Henare in the chest. Forearm Exchange. Nakanishi negates The Argentine BackBreaker Rack. Henare ducks a clothesline from Nakanishi. Nakanishi drops Henare with a shoulder tackle. Nakanishi bodyslams Henare. Nakanishi goes for a running knee drop, but Henare ducks out of the way. Henare tags in Honma. Honma repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Nakanishi. Honma works on the left leg of Nakanishi. Honma tags in Makabe. Wishbone Attack. Makabe drops his elbow on the left knee of Nakanishi. Makabe applies a leg lock. Nakanishi grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Makabe knocks Tenzan off the ring apron. Makabe slams Nakanishi’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Makabe tags in Henare. Makabe with a forearm smash. Henare unloads three knife edge chops. Henare tags in Honma.

Honma with Three Seated Senton’s on the left knee of Nakanishi. Nakanishi fires back with four knife edge chops. Honma kicks Nakanishi in the gut. Honma ducks a clothesline from Nakanishi. Nakanishi Spears Honma. Nakanishi tags in Tenzan. Tenzan drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Tenzan knocks Henare and Makabe off the ring apron. Tenzan with Three Mongolian Chops. Tenzan kicks Honma in the gut. Tenzan HeadButts Honma. Tenzan is lighting up Honma’s chest. Tenzan whips Honma across the ring. Tenzan with a corner clothesline. Tenzan hits The Brain Buster for a two count. Tenzan stomps on Honma’s back. Second Forearm Exchange. Tenzan drops Honma with a Spinning Heel Kick for a two count. Tenzan follows that with Two Mongolian Chops. Tenzan HeadButts Honma in the chest. Honma responds with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe with two corner clotheslines. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Makabe goes for The Northern Lights Suplex, but Tenzan blocks it. Makabe with a forearm smash. Makabe talks smack to Tenzan.

Tenzan creates distance with The Mountain Bomb. Henare and Tsuji are tagged in. Tsuji ducks a clothesline from Henare. Tsuji runs into Henare. Henare and Tsuji are trading back and forth shots. Tsuji reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Tsuji with a Flying Forearm Smash. Henare with The Big Boot. Henare goes for The Samoan Drop, but Tsuji counters with The Boston Crab. Tenzan locks in The Anaconda Vice. Nakanishi gets Makabe trapped in The Argentine BackBreaker Rack. Henare reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Tsuji repeatedly stomps on Henare’s chest. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Henare with a high elbow smash. Henare Spears Tsuji for a two count. Pier six brawl on the outside. Tsuji negates The TOA Bottom. Tsuji slaps Henare in the face. Henare with a running clothesline. Henare connects with The TOA Bottom to pickup the victory.

Winner: Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Toa Henare via Pinfall 

Third Match: Will Ospreay, Roppongi 3K and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Zack Sabre Jr, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and Douki in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks Team New Japan before the bell rings. Sabre sends Ospreay chest first into the steel barricade. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Yoh’s chest. Ospreay decks Sabre with a back elbow smash. Ospreay with Pip Pip Cheerio off the barricade. Douki sends Taguchi face first into the steel ring post. Yoh goes for a dropkick, but Kanemaru holds onto the ropes. Kanemaru stomps on Yoh’s back. Kanemaru whips Yoh across the ring. Yoh side steps Kanemaru into the turnbuckle pad. Yoh with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Yoh tags in Sho. Sho drops down on the canvas. Yoh drop toe holds Kanemaru into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. R3K dropkicks Desperado to the floor. Taguchi calls the plays. Taguchi with a Leaping Hip Attack. Taguchi poses on the middle rope. Kanemaru drives Sho face first into Taguchi’s backside. Douki sends Taguchi crashing to the outside. Kanemaru dumps Sho out of the ring. Pier six brawl on the outside. Kanemaru with The Slicing Leg Drop.

Ospreay and Sabre are brawling in the crowd. Sabre applies the hammerlock. Kanemaru throws Sho into the ringside barricade. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Sho gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen. Desperado scores the elbow knockdown. Desperado with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sho with forearm shivers. Desperado drops Sho with a big haymaker. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Following a snap mare takeover, Kanemaru with a running dropkick for a two count. Kanemaru kicks Yoh off the ring apron. Kanemaru tags in Douki. Douki with Two Bodyslams. Sho is throwing forearms at Douki. Douki rakes the eyes of Sho. Douki backs Sho into the blue turnbuckle pad. Sabre tags himself in. Sabre is choking Sho with his boot. Complete mugging in the corner. Sabre pulls on the left ear of Sho. Sabre applies The HeadScissors Neck Lock. Sho with heavy bodyshots. Sabre applies the leaping guillotine choke.

Sabre with an OverHead Wrist Kick. Sho ducks a clothesline from Sabre. Sho Spears Sabre. Sho tags in Ospreay. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio. Douki kicks Ospreay in the gut. Douki reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Ospreay dumps Douki chest first on the canvas. Ospreay knocks Suzuki Gun off the ring apron. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Ospreay drops Sabre with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Sabre side steps Ospreay into the turnbuckle pad. Sabre avoids The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. Ospreay with a Hip Toss. Sabre applies a side headlock Ospreay leapfrogs over Sabre. Sabre applies The HeadScissors Neck Lock. Desperado kicks Yoh in the gut. Desperado dumps Yoh out of the ring. Sabre with three uppercuts. Ospreay responds with a knife edge chop. Sabre with The Running Boot. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taguchi and Douki are tagged in.

Douki scores the elbow knockdown. Suzuki Gun clears the ring. Taguchi is getting demolished. Suzuki Gun with a Spinning Belly to Back Suplex/Running Knee Combination. Douki lands The SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki connects with The SpringBoard DDT for a two count. Taguchi rolls Douki over for a two count. Douki with a throat thrust. Ospreay nails Douki with The Hook Kick. Sabre HeadButts Ospreay in the chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabre cranks on Ospreay’s neck. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Kanemaru attacks R3K from behind. Yoh dropkicks Kanemaru to the floor. Sho sweeps Desperado off the ring apron. Sho with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Yoh with a SlingShot Pescado. Douki grabs the steel pipe. Douki shoves down the referee. Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taguchi with a Front Suplex. Taguchi delivers The Bomaye for a two count. Taguchi plants Douki with The Dodon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay, Roppongi 3K and Ryusuke Taguchi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi vs. Ryu Lee & Robbie Eagles 

Takahashi and Lee will start things off. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Lee with a Spinning Back Kick. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Lee. Takahashi goes for a Running HeadScissors TakeOver, but Lee lands back on his feet. Takahashi drops down on the canvas. Lee dropkicks Takahashi to the floor. Takahashi kicks Lee in the gut. Lee whips Takahashi into the steel barricade. Lee tags in Eagles. Lee continues to chop Takahashi in the chest. Eagles drops down on the canvas. Lee leapfrogs over Takahashi. Eagles kicks Takahashi in the chest. Eagles with a double leg takedown. Sliding Enzuigiri/Basement Dropkick Combination for a two count. Eagles drives his knee into Takahashi’s back. Eagles slams Takahashi’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Eagles with a knife edge chop. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Eagles. Bushi with a Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi pulls Lee off the ring apron.

Takahashi and Lee are brawling in the crowd. Bushi rakes the eyes of Eagles. Bushi rolls Eagles back into the ring. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Eagles chest. Takahashi tags in Bushi. LIJ are putting the boots to Eagles. Bushi with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi brings Eagles to the corner. Bushi is lighting up Eagles chest. Bushi tags in Takahashi. Takahashi unloads three knife edge chops. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a running basement dropkick for a two count. Takahashi hammers down the right shoulder of Eagles. Takahashi tags in Bushi. Eagles with forearm shivers. Eagles with a Mid-Kick. Double Leapfrog by LIJ. Bushi kicks Eagles in the gut. Takahashi delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. LIJ drops Lee with a Basket Toss Slam. Bushi locks in The STF. Bushi fish hooks Eagles. Eagles reaches the bottom rope to create separation.

Bushi toys around with Eagles. Bushi tags in Takahashi. Takahashi tells Eagles to bring it. Eagles obliges with forearm shivers. Takahashi drops Eagles with a knife edge chop. Eagles kicks Takahashi in the face. Eagles creates distance with a leg lariat. Eagles tags in Lee. Lee sweeps the legs of Takahashi. Combination Cabron. Lee mocks Tetsuya Naito. Lee spits at Takahashi. Lee with Machine Gun Forearms. Lee repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s face. Lee delivers The Shibata Dropkick for a two count. Lee plays to the crowd. Lee paint brushes Takahashi. Lee goes for The Brain Buster, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi applies a waist lock. Lee decks Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Takahashi with a WheelBarrow Suplex. Lee responds with a Snap German Suplex. Takahashi SuperKicks Lee. Lee with a Jumping Knee Strike. Takahashi with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex into the turnbuckle pad.

Bushi and Eagles are tagged in. Eagles dives over Bushi. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Eagles answers with a Knee Breaker. Eagles with a Sliding Lariat across the back of Bushi’s neck. Eagles whips Bushi to the corner. Bushi avoids The Corner Meteora. Bushi nails Eagles with The Pendulum Kick. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Eagles reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Takahashi with an Inside Out Lariat. LIJ with a Double Burning Hammer for a two count. Takahashi sends Lee back first into the steel barricade. Eagles negates The CodeBreaker. Eagles slaps Bushi in the face. Eagles with The Turbo Back Pack for a two count. Lee drops Takahashi to the floor. Lee lands The SomerSault Plancha. Eagles makes Bushi tap out to The Ron Miller Special.

Winner: Ryu Lee & Robbie Eagles via Submission 

Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito & Sanada vs. KENTA & Jay White w/Gedo 

Bullet Club are playing mind games with Naito after the bell rings. Naito lets Kenta walk back inside the ring. Naito is distracted by White. Naito ducks a clothesline from Kenta. Naito kicks Kenta in the gut. Naito shoves Kenta into White. Naito dumps White out of the ring. Tranquilo Pose. Naito mocks Kenta. Kenta tags in White. White wants to fight Sanada. He will get his wish. Sanada is distracted by Gedo. White with clubbing blows to Sanada’s back. White hammers down on the back of Sanada’s back. White blasts Sanada with a knife edge chop. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from White. Sanada drops down on the canvas. White goes for a Hip Toss, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada with a deep arm-drag. Sanada dropkicks White. Gedo trips Sanada from the outside. Sanada dumps White out of the ring. Sanada avoids the leg sweep. Kenta attacks Sanada from behind.

Kenta knocks Naito off the ring apron. Kenta sends Naito chest first into the steel barricade. White tosses Sanada around the ringside area. Kenta drills Naito with a DDT on the floor. White flexes his muscles. Bullet Club has complete control of the match. Sanada avoids the referee’s twenty count. White drags Sanada to the corner. White tags in Kenta. Kenta is putting the boots to Sanada. Kenta scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Kenta stomps on Sanada’s chest. Kenta whips Sanada back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Kenta with clubbing gut punches. Kenta tags in White. White applies a rear chin lock. Sanada gets back to a vertical base. White punches Sanada in the back. Sanada scores the elbow knockdown. Sanada goes for a Standing MoonSault, but White ducks out of the way. White with a Leg Drop for a two count. White tags in Kenta.

White slams Sanada’s head on the right boot of Kenta. Kenta repeatedly kicks Sanada in the back. Kenta with two knee drops. Kenta follows that with a back heel kick. Kenta mocks Naito. Kenta with a forearm smash into the midsection of Sanada. Sanada kicks Kenta in the jaw. Sanada delivers a Missile Dropkick. Sanada tags in Naito. Naito tees off on Kenta. Naito spits at Kenta. Naito knocks White off the ring apron. Naito kicks White in the face. Naito with a Running Hurricanrana. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks Kenta in the back of the head. Naito drops Kenta with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Naito with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito applies The Full Nelson Leg Lock. Kenta puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Naito with a high elbow smash. Naito goes for Gloria, but Kenta blocks it. Naito decks Kenta with a back elbow smash. Kenta PowerSlams Naito. Kenta with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Naito negates The GTS. Naito kicks Kenta in the gut. Naito with forearm shivers. Kenta hits The Draping DDT for a two count.

Kenta with a Running Knee Strike into the back of Naito’s neck. Naito avoids The Big Boot. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kenta reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Naito goes for a Flying Forearm Smash, but Kenta counters with a German Suplex. Naito hits The SpineBuster. Sanada and White are tagged in. Sanada with forearm shivers. White reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of White. Sanada follows that with a SlingShot Pescado. Sanada is fired up. White is trying to crawl away from Sanada. Sanada rolls White back into the ring. Sanada dives over White. Sanada kicks White in the face. Sanada with a single leg takedown. White denies The Paradise Lock. Sanada ducks a clothesline from White. Sanada goes for The TKO, but White lands back on his feet. White uses the referee as a human shield. White pulls Sanada down to the mat. White with a running elbow smash. White drops Sanada with The Snap DDT.

White goes for The Uranage Slam, but Sanada blocks it. White blasts Sanada with a knife edge chop. Sanada fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Standing Switch Exchange. White drills Sanada with The Snap Saito Suplex. White connects with The Blade Buster for a two count. White goes for The Sleeper Suplex, but Naito counters with The Running Knee. Kenta with Two Running Boots. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Kenta. Sanada decks White with a back elbow smash. Sanada floats over into Skull End. Gedo grabs a steel chair. Sanada kicks the middle rope as Gedo was entering the ring. Sanada negates The Blade Runner. White with an inside cradle for a two count. White escapes Skull End. Sanada with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Gedo blasts Sanada with the steel chair behind the referee’s back. White rolls Sanada over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory.

Winner: KENTA & Jay White via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kazuchika Okada & Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi 

Moxley and Okada attacks Suzuki Gun before the bell rings. Moxley with forearm shivers. Okada drives his knee into the midsection of Taichi. Okada punches Taichi in the back. Moxley rakes Suzuki in the eyes. Suzuki with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Suzuki kicks Moxley in the gut. Taichi chucks Okada out of the ring. Slap Exchange. Suzuki with a knee lift. Suzuki with forearms shivers. Suzuki tells Moxley to bring it. Forearm Exchange. Moxley HeadButts Suzuki. Suzuki laughs at Moxley. That leads us to another forearm exchange. HeadButt Exchange. Moxley mocks Suzuki. Moxley turns his back on Suzuki. Moxley talks smack to Suzuki. Suzuki kicks Moxley in the face. Moxley responds with The Big Boot. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Suzuki is throwing forearms at Moxley. Moxley slaps Suzuki in the face. Moxley gives Suzuki the middle finger. Suzuki is trying to rip off Moxley’s left middle finger.

Suzuki with clubbing palm strikes. Suzuki tags in Taichi. Taichi toys around with Moxley. Moxley drives Taichi back first into the red turnbuckle pad. Moxley with a running forearm smash. Moxley tags in Okada. Moxley knocks Suzuki off the ring apron. Double Elbow Knockdown. Moxley with a short elbow drop. Okada follows that with a Sliding Dropkick. Okada drops Taichi with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Taichi gets back to a vertical base. Okada dumps Taichi back first on the canvas. Okada goes for a SlingShot Senton, but Taichi ducks out of the way. Taichi with a Big Boot. Okada and Taichi are trading back and forth shots. Taichi pie faces Okada. Taichi repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Okada. Okada wants more punishment. Forearm/Leg Kick Exchange. Taichi hits The Back Drop Driver. Suzuki sends Moxley crashing into the steel barricade. Suzuki delivers multiple chair shots. Suzuki and Moxley are brawling in the crowd.

Taichi whips Okada back first into the barricade. Taichi slings Okada into a row of chairs. All hell is breaking loose in Sapporo. Suzuki buries Moxley under a steel guard rail. Taichi rolls Okada back into the ring at the count of sixteen. Moxley rakes the eyes of Suzuki. Moxley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Taichi applies the cravate. Moxley and Suzuki are swinging guard rails at each other. Taichi applies the abdominal stretch. Taichi maintains wrist control. Taichi stands on the back of Okada’s neck. Taichi tags in Suzuki. Suzuki hammers down on the back of Okada’s neck. Suzuki applies a rear chin lock. Suzuki transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Suzuki tags in Taichi. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Taichi applies the cravate. Taichi talks smack to Okada. Okada with forearm shivers. Okada denies The Mid-Kick. Taichi side steps Okada into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Kamagiri Kick in the corner. Suzuki kicks Moxley off the apron. Taichi rips off his pants. Okada dodges The Buzzsaw Kick. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Okada counters with a Hurricanrana. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker.

Moxley and Suzuki are tagged in. Machine Gun Forearms. Suzuki reverses out of the irish whip from Moxley. Moxley with a Running Clothesline. Moxley drops Suzuki with a BackBreaker for a two count. Moxley applies The Texas CloverLeaf. Moxley transitions into The STF. Moxley is biting Suzuki’s forehead. Moxley drills Suzuki with The Regal Knee Strike for a two count. Moxley knocks Taichi off the apron. Moxley is rearranging the furniture on the outside. Moxley sets up a table on the floor. Moxley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Suzuki blocks it. Suzuki applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki follows that with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Moxley refuses to quit. Suzuki is choking Moxley with his boot. Moxley drops Suzuki with a Desperation Lariat.

Moxley goes for The Death Rider, but Taichi gets in the way. Taichi rakes the eyes of Moxley. Moxley ducks a clothesline from Taichi. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi avoids The Rain Maker. Okada side steps The SuperKick. Okada uppercuts Taichi. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Taichi holds onto the ropes. Taichi with a Back Drop Driver. Moxley delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Suzuki smiles at Moxley. Forearm/Palm Strike Exchange. Moxley kicks Suzuki in the gut. Suzuki negates The Death Rider. Suzuki with combination palm strikes. Suzuki applies The Rear Naked Choke. Moxley is slowly fading away. Suzuki plants Moxley with The Gotch Style PileDriver to pickup the victory. After the match, Taichi wraps a cable chord around Okada’s neck. Taichi is choking Okada with the microphone stand. Taichi grabs the iron glove. Okada dropkicks Taichi. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sabre counters with a Sleeper Hold. Taichi hits Okada with the iron glove. Suzuki Gun beats down Will Ospreay who was trying to make the save.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki & Taichi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL 

EVIL kicks Ishii in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. EVIL runs into Ishii. Shoulder Block Exchange. Forearm Exchange. EVIL is on wobbly legs. Ishii ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Ishii with a waist lock go-behind. EVIL drops Ishii with a shoulder tackle. EVIL kicks Ishii out of the ring. EVIL tosses Ishii around the ringside area. Ishii with a running shoulder tackle on the floor. Ishii delivers multiple chair shots. Red Shoes admonishes Ishii. EVIL punches the chair into Ishii’s face. EVIL wraps the chair around Ishii’s neck. EVIL sends Ishii neck first into the steel ring post. EVIL rolls Ishii back into the ring. EVIL drops Ishii with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. EVIL applies a rear chin lock. EVIL hooks the outside leg for a two count. EVIL toys around with Ishii. Ishii is pissed. Ishii unloads four knife edge chops. EVIL drops Ishii with a double hand chop.

EVIL goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Ishii blocks it. Stalemate in the center of the ring. Ishii with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. EVIL reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Ishii with a running shoulder tackle. Ishii repeatedly kicks EVIL in the face. Ishii is mauling EVIL in the corner. EVIL shoves Ishii. EVIL with a knife edge chop. Ishii responds with six throat chops. Ishii shoves Red Shoes. EVIL kicks Ishii in the gut. EVIL with a Snap Vertical Suplex into the blue turnbuckle pad. EVIL pulls out a pair of chairs. EVIL wraps a chair around Ishii’s neck. Home Run Shot. EVIL hits The Bronco Buster for a two count. Ishii hammers down on the back of EVIL’s neck. Ishii blocks a lariat from EVIL. Ishii with a Saito Suplex. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL blocks a boot from Ishii. Ishii with a forearm shiver. EVIL shoves Red Shoes towards Ishii. EVIL kicks Ishii in the gut. Assisted Magic Killer.

EVIL gets Ishii draped across the middle rope. EVIL with a Leaping Foot Stomp. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Ishii lands back on his feet. EVIL denies The Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii with a German Suplex. Ishii with a corner clothesline. Ishii puts EVIL on the top turnbuckle. Ishii delivers The SuperPlex for a two count. EVIL with Machine Gun Forearms. Ishii puts EVIL down with one forearm smash. Ishii PowerBombs EVIL for a two count. EVIL with a Big Lariat. Ishii responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Ishii drops EVIL with a Running Clothesline for a two count. EVIL negates The Vertical Drop Brain Buster. Ishii with combo forearm smashes. EVIL with a Discus Forearm Smash/Lariat Combination for a two count. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL puts Ishii on the top turnbuckle.

EVIL delivers his own SuperPlex for a two count. Ishii negates Everything Is EVIL. Ishii HeadButts EVIL. EVIL connects with Darkness Falls for a two count. Ishii drops EVIL with a DDT. Ishii follows that with a Sliding Lariat. Ishii is trying to wake himself up. Ishii blocks two lariats from EVIL. Ishii with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii unloads another Sliding Lariat for a two count. EVIL with Two Half and Half Suplex’s. EVIL goes for a Running Lariat, but Ishii counters with The Dragon Suplex. EVIL rises back on his feet. EVIL HeadButts Ishii. EVIL with a Running Lariat for a two count. Counter Display. Lariat Exchange. Ishii HeadButts EVIL. Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii plants EVIL with The Vertical Drop Brain Buster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Shingo Takagi For The NEVER OpenWeight Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goto applies a side headlock. Takagi runs into Goto. Shoulder Block Exchange. Goto kicks Takagi in the gut. Goto and Takagi continues to run into each other. Forearm Exchange. Goto fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Takagi negates The GTR. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto avoids The Sliding Lariat. Takagi applies a waist lock. Goto decks Takagi with a back elbow smash. Goto drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Goto scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto with a high elbow smash. Goto repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s back. Second Forearm Exchange. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Goto. Takagi blocks a boot from Goto. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Takagi. Goto with Two Running Lariats. Takagi refuses to go down.

Lariat Exchange. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Takagi clotheslines Goto over the top rope. Takagi poses with The Never OpenWeight Title. Takagi sends Goto face first into the steel ring post. Takagi stomps on the midsection of Goto. Takagi whips Goto back first into the barricade. Takagi dumps Goto face first on the ring apron. Takagi follows that with a DDT on the floor. Takagi rolls Goto back into the ring. Takagi with a SlingShot Knee Drop. Takagi abuses the referee’s five count. Goto fires back with a mid-kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto repeatedly kicks Takagi in the back. Goto tells Takagi to bring it. Chop Exchange. Takagi drops Goto with a double sledge. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi toys around with Goto. Goto with a Discus Lariat. Goto with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto goes for a Saito Suplex, but Takagi blocks it. Goto negates Noshigami.

Goto with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Goto applies the sleeper hold. Takagi backs Goto into the blue turnbuckle pad. Takagi hits The Noshigami. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi with a knee drop. Takagi with a Sliding Lariat. Goto responds with The Ushigoroshi. Second Lariat Exchange. Takagi with a Snap Saito Suplex. Goto responds with a Snap Saito Suplex of his own. Takagi with a straight jab. Goto clotheslines Takagi for a two count. Takagi drops Goto with a Running Lariat. Goto is on rubber legs. Goto is trying to regain his stamina. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Takagi gets Goto in the fireman’s carry position. Goto with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi with an Avalanche Death Valley Driver for a two count. Takagi puts Goto on the top turnbuckle. Takagi goes for The SuperPlex, but Goto blocks it. Takagi repeatedly slaps Goto in the face. Goto with forearm shivers. Goto HeadButts Takagi.

Goto with an Avalanche Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Goto with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Goto hits The Draping Reverse GTR for a two count. Goto unloads five chest kicks. Takagi gets Goto trapped on the second rope. Takagi drops Goto with The Draping GTR. Takagi with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Takagi goes for Last Of The Dragon, but Goto lands back on his feet. Goto connects with The Shouten Kai for a two count. Goto blasts Takagi with The Mid-Kick. HeadButt Exchange. Third Forearm Exchange. Goto with two palm strikes. Takagi answers with two right jabs. Double HeadButt. Goto start headbutting the back of Takagi’s head. Goto hits The Reverse GTR. Takagi negates The GTR. Takagi hits Made In Japan for a two count. Takagi plants Goto with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: NEW NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez