NJPW Tiger Hattori Retirement Event Results

NJPW Tiger Hattori Retirement Event Results
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Toa Henare vs. Yota Tsuji, Yuya Uemura, and Gabriel Kidd in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Henare and Kidd will start things off. Test Of Strength. Henare with a waist lock go-behind. Kidd applies a hammerlock. Heanre with a side headlock takeover. Kidd answers with the headscissors escape. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Henare backs Kidd into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Kidd turns Henare over. Kidd slaps Henare in the chest. Kidd kicks Henare in the gut. Kidd with clubbing blows to the back of Henare. Kidd drops down on the canvas. Henare bodyslams Kidd. Makabe and Tsuji are tagged in. Tsuji starts running into Makabe. Forearm Shiver Exchange. Tsuji drops Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji with two over hand chops. Tsuji dropkicks Makabe for a one count. Makabe bodyslams Tsuji. Makabe transitions into a ground and pound attack. Makabe slams Tsuji’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Makabe is throwing forearms at Tsuji. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma repeatedly stomps on Tsuji’s chest. Honma punches Tsuji in the back. Honma bodyslams Tsuji. Honma follows that with an elbow drop for a two count. Henare applies a front face lock. Henare tags himself in.

Henare delivers a gut punch. Chop Exchange. Henare with a double hand chop for a two count. Henare tags in Honma. Honma kicks Tsuji in the gut. Honma scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Tsuji is displaying his fighting spirit. Tsjui is relying too much on the forearm shivers. Honma drops Tsuji with a knife edge chop. Tsuji Spears Honma. Tsuji tags in Uemura. Uemura knocks Henare off the ring apron. Uemura cheap shots Makabe. The referee is trying to calm down Makabe. Uemura runs into Honma. Honma tells Uemura to bring it. Uemura with forearm shivers. Uemura uppercuts Honma. Uemura drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Uemura kicks Makabe in the gut. Uemura goes for a Bodyslam, but Makabe blocks it. Uemura ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Uemura bodyslams Makabe. Uemura is mauling Honma in the corner. Uemura with a running elbow smash. Uemura hits The Vertical Suplex for a two count. Honma negates The Double OverHook Suplex. Honma HeadButts Uemura. Uemura dropkicks Honma.

Uemura goes for a DeadLift German Suplex, but Honma blocks it. Honma with three sharp elbow strikes. Uemura slaps Honma in the face. Honma responds with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Henare and Kidd are tagged in. Kidd with forearm shivers. Henare reverses out of the irish whip from Kidd. Kidd ducks a clothesline from Henare. Kidd drops Henare with a shoulder tackle. Kidd with a running elbow smash. Kidd bodyslams Henare for a two count. The Young Lions are demolishing Henare. Triple Dropkick. Kidd applies the single leg crab. Makabe attacks Kidd from behind. Tsuji slaps Makabe in the chest. Tsuji dumps Makabe out of the ring. Kidd is throwing forearms at Henare. Henare is pissed. Henare with a high elbow smash. Kidd reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Henare with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. A pair of brawl ensues on the outside. Henare connects with The TOA Bottom to pickup the victory.

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

Second Match: Will Ospreay & Roppongi 3K vs. Tiger Mask & The Mega Coaches in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Sho and Rocky Romero will start things off. Romero rolls Sho over for a two count. Romero ducks a clothesline from Sho. Romero tags in Taguchi. The King Of Sneaky Style. Sho tags in Taguchi. Yoh with an inside cradle for a two count. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Yoh. Taguchi rolls Yoh over for a two count. Yoh dropkicks the left knee of Taguchi. Rollup Exchange. That lead us to a big standoff. Yoh kicks Taguchi in the gut. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip from Yoh. Yoh and Taguchi are running the ropes. Yoh leapfrogs over Taguchi. Yoh drop toe holds Taguchi into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. Yoh knocks Tiger Mask off the ring apron. Yoh with the cover for a two count. Yoh slams Taguchi’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Yoh tags in Ospreay.

Ospreay uppercuts Taguchi. Ospreay with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Ospreay repeatedly drives his knee into Taguchi’s back. Ospreay applies a rear chin lock. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Ospreay tags in Sho. Sho is choking Taguchi with his boot. Sho knocks Romero off the ring apron. Sho drives his knee into the midsection of Taguchi. Sho applies a front face lock. Yoh tags himself in. Taguchi is displaying his fighting spirit. Yoh kicks Taguchi in the gut. Yoh punches Taguchi in the back. Yoh with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Yoh applies a wrist lock. Yoh tags in Sho. Sho hammers down on the left shoulder of Taguchi. Sho repeatedly kicks Taguchi’s backside. Sho whips Taguchi across the ring. Taguchi kicks Sho in the face. Taguchi goes for a Hip Attack, but Sho counters with Two Atomic Drops. Taguchi creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taguchi tags in Romero.

Romero with a Running Hurricanrana. Romero kicks Yoh in the gut. Yoh reverses out of the irish whip from Romero. Romero delivers another Running Hurricanrana. Ospreay charges in with a boot to the midsection of Romero. Romero ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Ospreay goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Romero counters with a Desperation Hurricanrana. Romero plays to the crowd. Forever Clotheslines. Romero drops Sho with a nasty knee lift. Romeo goes for The Slice Bread #2, but Sho blocks it. Standing Switch Exchange. Sho applies a waist lock. Romero with three sharp elbow strikes. Romero uppercuts Sho. Romero with an open palm strike. Sho responds with a Big Lariat. Ospreay and Tiger Mask are tagged in. Tiger Mask with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tiger Mask kicks Ospreay in the face. Tiger Mask with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Ospreay negates The Tiger Bomb.

Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back Kick. Ospreay answers with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick. Tiger Mask launches Ospreay over the top rope. Tiger Mask has Ospreay perched on the top turnbuckle. Tiger Mask with an Avalanche Butterfly Suplex for a two count. The Mega Coaches clears the ring. Tiger Mask goes for The Tiger Suplex, but Ospreay blocks it. Ospreay with three sharp elbow strikes. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tiger Mask negates The Storm Breaker. Tiger Mask with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Ospreay drills Tiger Mask with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Ospreay connects with The Hook Kick. Ospreay plants Tiger Mask with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory. After the match, The Mega Coaches attacks Roppongi 3K from behind.

Winner: Will Ospreay & Roppongi 3K via Pinfall 

Third Match: Juice Robinson, David Finlay, and Yoshi Hashi vs. EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Robinson and EVIL will start things off. Takahashi attacks Robinson from behind. LIJ repeatedly stomps on Robinson’s back. Robinson with a Double Crossbody Block. Robinson applies a wrist lock. Robinson tags in Finlay. Finlay with a Double Axe Handle Strike. Finlay knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Double boot to the midsection of Takahashi. Double Bulldog. Finlay bodyslams EVIL on Robinson’s knees for a two count. Finlay whips EVIL across the ring. Finlay with a running elbow smash. Finlay dives over EVIL. Finlay drives his knee into the midsection of EVIL. EVIL ducks a clothesline from Finlay. EVIL drops Finlay with a shoulder tackle. EVIL knocks Hashi off the ring apron. LIJ goes on the charge. EVIL applies a wrist lock. EVIL tags in Bushi. Bushi with clubbing axe handle strike. Bushi with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi stomps on Finlay’s back. Bushi hammers down on the left shoulder of Finlay. Bushi tags in Takahashi.

Chop Exchange. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Finlay. Takahashi is lighting up Finlay’s chest. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi follows that with a basement dropkick for a two count. Takahashi slams Finlay’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Takahashi tags in EVIL. EVIL unloads two knife edge chops. EVIL toys around with Finlay. Finlay with a series of uppercut forearms. EVIL answers with a double hand chop. EVIL goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex. Finlay tags in Hashi. Hashi clears the ring. EVIL reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi with a running elbow smash. EVIL denies The SlingShot Suplex. Hashi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Takahashi kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi has Takahashi draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks Takahashi to the floor. Hashi with a running knife edge chop. Hashi follows that with The Bunker Buster for a two count. Hashi goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL dodges a SuperKick from Hashi.

EVIL throws the right leg of Hashi at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Hashi. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. EVIL tags in Bushi. Hashi with a forearm smash to Bushi. Hashi is showcasing his educated feet. Bushi kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Bushi. Hashi tags in Robinson. Robinson with a corner clothesline. Robinson is fired up. Bushi kicks Robinson in the face. Bushi with a Pendulum Kick. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Robinson takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Stereo Basement Dropkicks for a two count. Bushi goes for a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Robinson blocks it. Bushi with a Rewind Kick. FinJuice responds with a Double FlapJack. Robinson connects with The Left Hand Of God. Finlay with The Stunner. Robinson plants Bushi with The Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Juice Robinson, David Finlay, and Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, and Yujia Nagata in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attack before the bell rings. Desperado hammers down on the back of Nakanishi’s neck. Pier six brawl on the outside. Nakanishi sends Desperado chest first into the steel barricade. Suzuki with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Nakanishi runs Suzuki and Kanemaru into the barricade. Taichi stomps on Tenzan’s back. Taichi unloads Two Mongolian Chops. Tenzan HeadButts the midsection of Taichi. Tenzan with rapid fire mongolian chops. Tenzan tags in Nakanishi. Nakanishi and Tenzan are double teaming Taichi. Double Shoulder Tackle. Nakanishi with a Running Splash for a two count. Nakanishi plays to the crowd. Suzuki kicks Nakanishi in the back. Taichi attacks Nakanishi with a steel chair. Taichi wraps the chair around Nakanishi’s neck. Red Shoes admonishes Taichi. Suzuki and Kojima are brawling in the crowd. Taichi dumps Nakanishi out of the ring.

Taichi applies the cravate across the steel railing. Nakanishi gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen. Taichi is choking Nakanishi in the corner. Desperado tags himself in. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match. Nakanishi is getting demolished. Suzuki toys around with Nakanishi. Forearm Exchange. Suzuki slaps Nakanishi in the face. Nakanishi Spears Suzuki. Nakanishi tags in Nagata. Nagata with a Running Boot. Desperado kicks Nagata in the gut. Nagata reverses out of the irish whip from Desperado. Nagata with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Nagata reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Nagata delivers The Helluva Kick. Nagata goes for an Exploder, but Suzuki blocks it. Suzuki with clubbing elbow smashes. Suzuki kicks Nagata in the chest. Nagata hammers down on the right knee of Suzuki. Second Forearm Exchange.

Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Nagata. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Nagata’s chest. Nagata reverses out of the irish whip from Kanemaru. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Nagata. Kanemaru kicks Nagata in the face. Nagata responds with The Exploder Suplex. Nagata tags in Kojima. Kojima with Machine Gun Chops. Kojima with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Suzuki Gun predictably attacks Kojima from behind. Following a snap mare takeover, PK/Running Dropkick Combination for a one count. Kanemaru goes for the irish whip, but Nakanishi blocks it. Nakanishi with a Double Vertical Suplex. Kojima connects with The Running Lariat to pickup the victory.

Winner: Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, and Yuji Nagata via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Colt Cabana, and Toru Yano vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Jay White, and Bad Luck Fale w/Gedo & Jado in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Bullet Club attacks Cabana and Yano before the bell rings. Trademark mind games from Cabana and Yano. Double tag to Ibushi and Tanahashi. Ibushi with forearm shivers. Tanahashi stomps on Tonga’s back. Double Shoulder Tackle. Tanahashi kicks Loa in the gut. Double Back Body Drop. Double Standing MoonSault for a two count. Tanahashi with two forearm smashes. White drives his knee into Tanahashi’s back. Tanahashi knocks White off the ring apron. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Tonga. Tanahashi targets the midsection of Tonga. Tonga reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Jado nails Tanahashi with the kendo stick. Tonga repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Tonga with a straight right hand. Tonga puts his leg on the back of Tanahashi’s neck. Tonga is choking Tanahashi. Tiger Hattori is distracted by The Bullet Club Antics.

Following a snap mare takeover, God with Stereo SlingShot Sentons for a two count. Loa drives Tanahashi back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Loa with forearm shivers. Loa tags in White. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at White. White drops Tanahashi with a single leg takedown. White with Two Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whips. White applies the single leg crab. Tanahashi grabs the bottom rope to force the break. White repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. White tags in Fale. Fale is putting the boots to Tanahashi. Fale stands on the left knee of Tanahashi. Fale argues with Tiger Hattori. Fale tags in White. White rakes the eyes of Tanahashi. White uses the middle rope as a weapon. White tags in Loa. Loa with a short elbow drop. Tanahashi is getting picked apart in the corner. Double HeadButt. Tonga with rapid fire bodyshots. Tanahashi is displaying his fighting spirit.

Tanahashi dropkicks Fale off the ring apron. Tonga punches Tanahashi in the back. Tanahashi skins the cat. Tanahashi with a HeadScissors TakeOver over the top rope. Ibushi with a forearm smash to Loa. Tanahashi tags in Ibushi. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi drops Tonga with The Mid Kick. Tonga reverses out of the irish whip from Ibushi. Tonga decks Ibushi with a back elbow smash. Ibushi PowerSlams Tonga. Ibushi follows that with a SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Tonga with a FlatLiner. Ibushi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ibushi with a High RoundHouse Kick. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but Loa counters with a German Suplex. GOD goes for a Double Belly to Back Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi avoids The Double Lariat. Ibushi creates distance with a Double Back Flip Kick. Cabana and White are tagged in. Cabana ducks a clothesline from White. Cabana with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Cabana unloads a flurry of right jabs. White kicks Cabana in the gut. Cabana crawls under White.

Cabana hits The Bionic Elbow. Cabana lands The Flying Asshole. Cabana flexes his muscles. Cabana with a Flying Splash for a two count. Cabana grabs the right wrist of White. White pulls Cabana down to the mat. White nails Cabana with a Spike DDT. White tags in Fale. Fale stomps on Cabana’s back. Fale with a straight right hand. Cabana imitates Yano. Cabana with a forearm smash. Cabana side steps Fale into the turnbuckle. Cabana tags in Yano. Fale brings Yano inside the ring. Fale with clubbing lariats in the corner. Yano slaps the back of Fale’s head. Fale with two shoulder tackles. Loa knocks Ibushi and Tanahashi off the ring apron. White with a Running European Uppercut. Loa with a Corner Clothesline. Tonga lands The Stinger Splash. Fale follows that with an elbow drop for a two count. Pier six brawl on the outside. Fale can’t decide whether he wants to hit Cabana or Yano with The Grenade. Cabana connects with The Bionic Elbow. Yano low blows Fale. Yano with a backslide cover to pickup the victory. After the match, Tiger Hattori kicks Gedo in the nuts. GOD starts brawling with Ibushi and Tanahashi.

Winner: Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Colt Cabana, and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Sanada vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, and Hirooki Goto in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Takagi and Ishii will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takagi backs Ishii into the ropes. Tiger Hattori calls for a clean break. Ishii blasts Takagi with a knife edge chop. Takagi shoves Ishii. Forearm Exchange. Shoulder Block Exchange. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Ishii drops Takagi with a shoulder tacke. Ishii slaps Takagi in the face. Second Forearm Exchange. Ishii with a chop/forearm combination in the corner. Ishii kicks Takagi in the face. Ishii tags in Okada. Okada slams Takagi’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Okada with two elbow smashes. Okada dumps Takagi back first on the canvas. Okada with a SlingShot Senton for a one count. Okada tags in Goto. Goto kicks Takagi in the back. Goto with clubbing blows to Takagi’s back. Goto scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Takagi applies a side headlock. Goto sends Takagi to the corner. Takagi kicks Goto in the face. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Goto. Sanada with a low dropkick. Naito knocks Okada and Ishii off the ring apron. Naito throws Okada into the steel barricade.

Takagi applies a front face lock. Following a snap mare takeover, Takagi with a running double sledge to Ishii. Third Forearm Exchange. Takagi shoves Ishii into Goto. Takagi with a Double Clothesline. Takagi tags in Naito. LIJ are ganging in up on Goto. Naito applies the standing cravate. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes in the corner. Naito drops Goto with The NeckBreaker for a two count. Naito goes back to the cravate. Sanada tags himself in. Sanada with clubbing blows to Goto’s back. Goto with Three Over Hand Chops. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Goto. Goto goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Sanada decks Goto with a back elbow smash. Sanada negates The Ushigoroshi. Goto drops Sanada with a Discus Lariat. Sanada tags in Naito. Naito stops Goto in his tracks. Naito whips Goto across the ring. Goto pulls Naito down onto his left knee. Goto tags in Okada. Naito reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada knocks Takagi off the ring apron. Okada with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Naito in the gut. Okada follows that with The DDT for a two count.

Okada goes for a Bodyslam, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito with a waist lock go-behind. Okada decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Okada uppercuts Naito. Naito kicks Okada in the gut. Naito with a Running Hurricanrana. Naito hits The Draping NeckBreaker. Naito kicks Ishii off the ring apron. Stalemate in the corner. Naito denies The Reverse NeckBreaker. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito avoids The Rain Maker. Naito goes for a Swinging DDT, but Okada counters with The Reverse NeckBreaker. Ishii and Takagi are tagged in. Ishii with a corner clothesline. Ishii kicks Takagi in the gut. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Takagi blocks a boot from Ishii. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Ishii avoids The Pumping Bomber. Ishii with a Back Drop Driver. Ishii repeatedly kicks Takagi in the face. Takagi is pissed. Takagi with a double hand chop. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi gives Ishii a taste of his own medicine. Ishii leans into forearms from Takagi. Ishii PowerSlams Takagi. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Lariat Exchange. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Ishii applies a waist lock. Takagi with three sharp elbow strikes. Fourth Forearm Exchange.

Takagi drops Ishii with The Western Lariat. Takagi tags in Sanada. Sanada dives over Takagi. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii tags in Goto. Goto drops Sanada with a shoulder tackle. Goto scores the elbow knockdown. Goto with a Hip Toss. Goto follows that with a Mid Kick. Goto with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto hits The Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto with a forearm smash. Goto whips Sanada across the ring. Sanada decks Goto with a back elbow smash. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Goto. Goto answers with a Big Lariat. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Goto takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Stereo Low Dropkicks for a two count. Naito dumps Okada out of the ring. Sanada applies Skull End. Okada kicks Sanada in the gut. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada dropkicks Sanada. Naito responds with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito dropkicks the back of Okada’s head. Ishii with a German Suplex. Takagi with a Saito Suplex. Goto clotheslines Takagi. Sanada kicks Goto in the gut. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Goto connects with The Ushigoroshi. Goto goes for The GTR, but Sanada rolls him over for a two count. Goto with The La Magistral for a two count. Sanada plants Goto with The Bridging O’Connor Roll to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Sanada via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez