NJPW Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Event Results

NJPW Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Event Results
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Tiger Mask & Gabriel Kidd vs. Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura 

Kidd and Tsuji will start things off. Forearm Exchange. Kidd runs into Tsuji. Kidd with forearm shivers. Tsuji dropkicks Kidd. Tsuji slaps Kidd in the chest. Tsuji whips Kidd across the ring. Kidd with two back elbow smashes. Kidd drops Tsuji with a shoulder tackle. Kidd repeatedly stomps on Tsuji’s chest. Kidd slams Tsuji’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Kidd tags in Tiger Mask. Kidd and Tiger Mask begin to cut the ring in half. Tiger Mask repeatedly kicks the right hamstring of Tsuji. Tiger Mask with a Double Knee Drop for a two count. Tiger Mask applies the bow and arrow stretch. Kidd knocks Uemura off the ring apron. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tiger Mask answers with a palm strike. Tiger Mask slaps Tsuji in the face. Tiger Mask kicks Tsuji in the back. Tiger Mask with a straight right hand. Tiger Mask unloads two mid-kicks. Tiger Mask follows that with a Spinning Back Kick.

Tiger Mask tags in Kidd. Kidd stomps on Tsuji’s back. Kidd uppercuts Tsuji. Kidd continues to throw forearms at Tsui. Kidd punches Tsuji in the back. Kidd is putting the boots to Tsuji. Kidd with the cover for a two count. Kidd tags in Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask applies an arm-bar. Uemura breaks the submission hold. Kidd slaps Tsuji’s in the chest. Tsuji responds with a Back Body Drop. Tsuji tags in Uemura. Uemura with forearm shivers. Uemura knocks Tiger Mask off the ring apron. Uemura goes for a Bodyslam, but Kidd blocks it. Uemura with forearm shivers. Uemura unloads two knife edge chops. Kidd dropkicks Uemura. Kidd tags in Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask with rapid fire chest kicks. Uemura drops Tiger Mask with a Running Forearm Smash.

The Young Lions are double teaming Tiger Mask. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Uemura applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Kidd breaks the submission hold. Tsuji dumps Kidd out of the ring. Uemura hits The Double OverHook Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Tiger Mask applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Uemura reverses the hold. Uemura repeatedly stomps on Tiger Mask’s back. Uemura dropkicks Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask responds with Two Spinning Back Kicks. Tiger Mask with a High Head Kick. Tiger Mask connects with The Tiger Driver for a two count. Tiger Mask plants Uemura with The Bridging Tiger Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tiger Mask & Gabriel Kidd via Pinfall 

Second Match: Colt Cabana, Toru Yano, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Rocky Romero vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks Taguchi Japan before the bell rings. Suzuki slaps Yano in the chest. Suzuki whips Yano across the ring. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Suzuki kicks Yano in the gut. Yano reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Suzuki sends Yano back first into the exposed steel. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki hits The PK. Suzuki tags in Kanemaru. Suzuki Gun are ganging up on Yano. Cabana comes in to help his partner. Desperado kicks Cabana in the gut. Desperado punches Cabana in the back. Suzuki Gun avoids The Stereo Hip Attacks. Cabana and Yano pulls Suzuki Gun down to the mat. Kanemaru’s wrist are getting demolished. Yano tags in Taguchi. Taguchi starts calling the plays. Taguchi with Forever Clotheslines. Taguchi calls a time out. Taguchi climbs to the second rope. Suzuki pulls Yano out of the ring. Taichi rakes the eyes of Cabana.

Suzuki is laughing at Taguchi. Suzuki tells Taguchi to bring it. Suzuki applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki sends Taguchi chest first into the steel barricade. Suzuki and Taguchi are brawling in the crowd. Anarchy inside Korakuen Hall. Suzuki breaks a chair over Taguchi’s back. Suzuki wraps a chair around Taguchi’s neck. Taguchi gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Taguchi’s chest. Desperado scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Taguchi with heavy bodyshots. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Desperado counters with an Atomic Drop. Taguchi kicks Desperado in the face. Taguchi creates distance with The Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Cabana. Cabana ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Cabana with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Cabana drops Kanemaru with The Bionic Elbow. Suzuki Gun avoids The Flying Asshole. Cabana with a SpringBoard Double Quebrada. Cabana rocks Desperado with a forearm smash. Suzuki kicks Cabana in the back. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Desperado with a forearm smash.

Romero and Taichi are tagged in. Romero side steps The Axe Bomber. Romero with a Running Hurricanrana. Forever Clotheslines. Romero uppercuts Taichi. Romero with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Yano clears the ring. Yano with a running elbow smash. Cabana lands The Flying Asshole. Taguchi follows that with a Corner Hip Attack. Romero with a Jumping Knee Strike. Romero hits The Shiranui for a two count. Romero goes for The Slice Bread, but Taichi blocks it. Taichi with a Step Up Kamagiri Kick. Taguchi pulls off Tacihi’s pants. Romero with an inside cradle for a two count. Romero rolls Taichi over for a two count. Romero with a Jumping Knee Strike. Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Taichi goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Romero lands back on his feet. Romero blocks The RoundHouse Kick. Romero with an open palm strike. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi with a RoundHouse Kick. Taichi connects with The Axe Bomber for a two count. Taichi makes Romero tap out to The Stretch Plum.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Submission 

Third Match: Roppongi 3K & Toa Henare vs. Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Yoh and Bushi will start things off. Bushi kicks Yoh in the gut. Over Hand Chop Exchange. Bushi kicks Yoh in the gut. Bushi with forearm shivers. Bushi yanks on Yoh’s hair. Sho tags himself in. Yoh leapfrogs over Bushi. Bushi avoids the drop toe hold. Bushi launches Yoh over the top rope. Sho kicks Bushi in the gut. Double Leapfrog. Takahashi with a ShotGun Dropkick. Sanada knocks Henare off the ring apron. Bushi toys around with Sho. Bushi slaps Sho in the chest. Bushi stomps on Sho’s chest. Bushi tags in Sanada. Sanada drives his knee into Sho’s chest in the corner. Sanada with a running elbow smash. Sanada with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sanada tags in Takahashi. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Sho’s back. Takahashi blasts Sho with a knife edge chop. Takahashi continues to stomp on Sho’s back. Takahashi pie faces Sho. Sho is pissed. Takahashi tells Sho to bring it.

Forearm Exchange. Bushi attacks Sho from behind. LIJ are ignoring the referee’s tag rules. Double Basket Toss Slam. Takahashi slams Sho’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Takahashi is choking Sho with his boot. Takahashi tags in Sanada. Sanada goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sho blocks it. Standing Switch Exchange. Sanada denies The DeadLift German Suplex. Sho ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Sho Spears Sanada. Sho tags in Henare. Henare drops Bushi with a shoulder tackle. Henare with a double hand chop to Takahashi. Henare kicks Sanada in the gut. Henare drives his knee into the midsection of Sanada. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Henare with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Henare follows that with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sanada kicks Henare in the face. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Henare. Sanada dropkicks the left knees of Henare and Yoh. Sanada with a SlingShot Pescado. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada rolls Henare back into the ring.

Sanada dives over Henare. Henare with a corner clothesline. Henare with a spinning back elbow smash. Henare hits The Samoan Drop. Yoh knocks Takahashi off the ring apron. Henare connects with The Rampage for a two count. Sanada negates The TOA Bottom. Henare reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada decks Henare with a back elbow smash. Henare goes for a PowerBomb, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada with a waist lock go-behind. Henare breaks free with a back elbow smash. Henare PowerSlams Sanada. Takahashi and Yoh are tagged in. Over Hand Chop Exchange. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Yoh runs around Takahashi. Yoh scores the elbow and forearm knockdowns. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Yoh. Yoh with a Spinning Back Elbow Strike.

Yoh goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Yoh nails Takahashi with a Delayed DDT for a two count. Double Irish Whip. Sho with a corner clothesline. Yoh follows that with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash off Sho’s back. Takahashi shoves Sho into Yoh. Takahashi with a German Suplex. Yoh SuperKicks Takahashi. Takahashi negates The Dragon Suplex. LIJ with a Sunset Flip/German Suplex Combination. Bushi stomps on Henare’s back. Bushi dumps Henare out of the ring. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Yoh negates The Time Bomb. Yoh blocks The SuperKick. Yoh with a Spinning Back Kick. Takahashi responds with a Lariat for a two count. LIJ plants Yoh with The LAT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Togi Makabe, and Tomoaki Honma vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Jay White, and Bad Luck Fale w/Gedo and Jado in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Makabe and Fale will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Makabe applies a side headlock. Makabe runs into Fale. Shoulder Block Exchange. Makabe side steps Fale into the turnbuckle pad. Makabe is throwing haymakers at Fale. Gedo trips Makabe from the outside. Fale attacks Makabe from behind. Bullet Club start taking advantage of the rules. Pier six brawl on the outside. White attacks the back of Makabe’s neck. Tonga punches Makabe in the back. Tonga rakes the back of Makabe. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale tags in White. White with a forearm shot across the back of Makabe. White slams Makabe’s head on the turnbuckle pad. White mocks Makabe. White toys around with Makabe. Makabe with forearm shivers. White with a single leg takedown. White follows that with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White tags in Tonga.

Tonga bodyslams Makabe. GOD with Stereo SlingShot Sentons. Tonga tags in Loa. Tonga continues to rake the back of Makabe. Makabe is throwing forearms at Loa. Loa delivers the eye poke. Makabe negates ApeShit. Makabe with a forearm smash. Loa kicks Makabe in the gut. Loa ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Makabe with a Western Lariat. Makabe tags in Finlay. Loa reverses out of the irish whip from Finlay. Finlay dives over Makabe. Finlay with a Running European Uppercut. Finlay knocks Bullet Club off the ring apron. Finlay with a running elbow smash. Finlay drops Loa with a Flying European Uppercut. Tonga scores the elbow knockdown. Robinson responds with a Leg Lariat. Loa Spears Robinson. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Loa. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex. Tonga answers with a Back Drop Driver. Tonga negates Pulp Friction. Tonga runs around Robinson. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block. Loa tags in White.

White knocks Makabe off the ring apron. White taunts Honma. White denies The Uranage Slam. White goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Finlay lands back on his feet. White with clubbing blows to Finlay. Finlay creates distance with a Uranage BackBreaker. Finlay tags in Honma. Honma unloads three knife edge chops. Honma whips White across the ring. Honma with a running elbow smash. Honma follows that with a Running Bulldog. White avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. White hits The Blade Buster for a two count. Makabe with a Double Clothesline to GOD. FinJuice dropkicks Fale off the ring apron. GBH with a Double Lariat. FinJuice delivers their Running Knee/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination. Honma connects with The Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. Honma goes for a Vertical Suplex, but White lands back on his feet. White with a knife edge chop. Honma responds with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma bodyslams White. Jado nails Honma with the kendo stick. White plants Honma with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Jay White, and Bad Luck Fale via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay, and Yoshi Hashi vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and EVIL in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Ishii and Takagi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishii applies a side headlock. Ishii runs into Takagi. Ishii with forearm shivers. Shoulder Block Exchange. Takagi with forearm shivers. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Ishii. Takagi with a running knee lift. Ishii drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay and Hshi clears the ring. A pair of running elbow smashes. Ishii delivers another shoulder tackle. Assisted MoonSault. Ishii unloads three knife edge chops. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. EVIL kicks Ishii in the back. Hashi returns the favor on the other side of the ring. Forearm Exchange. Hashi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Hashi with The Head Hunter. Hashi shoves Takagi. Hashi chops Takagi in the chest. Takagi responds with a double clothesline. Takagi avoids Pip Pip Cheerio. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Ospreay. Naito kicks Ospreay out of the ring. Naito repeatedly kicks the left knee of Ospreay. Ishii and Takagi are brawling in the crowd.

Takagi sends Ishii face first into the steel ring post. Takagi rocks Ishii with a right jab. Takagi rolls Ishii back into the ring. Takagi with a SlingShot Knee Drop. Takagi stands on Ishii’s face. Takagi tags in Naito. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Naito with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito applies the cravate. Naito tags in EVIL. EVIL with an axe handle strike. EVIL with a corner clothesline. Naito follows that with a basement dropkick. EVIL applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Hashi breaks the submission hold. Naito kicks Hashi in the gut. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Hashi’s head. Ishii unloads eight knife edge chops. EVIL blocks a boot from Ishii. EVIL with a Draping Foot Stomp. EVIL goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Ishii blocks it. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. EVIL tags in Takagi. Ishii hammers down on the back of Takagi’s neck. Ishii PowerSlams Takagi. Ishii tags in Ospreay. Ospreay with a Running Forearm Smash. Ospreay decks Takagi with a JawBreaker. Ospreay drops Takagi with a Mid-Kick. Naito kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ospreay answers with a HandSpring Back Flip Kick. Takagi launches Ospreay over the top rope. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Takagi shoves Ospreay.

Forearm Exchange. Ospreay with a Spinning Back Kick. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Takagi with a Pop Up Death Valley Driver. Takagi plays to the crowd. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Following a snap mare takeover, Ospreay avoids The Sliding Lariat. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Takagi goes for a SitOut Burning Hammer, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay nails Takagi with The Hook Kick. Takagi with a running short-arm clothesline. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Takagi lands back on his feet. Takagi drops Ospreay with a Lariat. Hashi and Naito are tagged in. Hashi scores the elbow knockdown. Hashi puts down EVIL. Hashi with a Running Hurricanrana. Naito decks Hashi with a back elbow smash. Naito goes for The Swinging DDT, but Hashi counters with The Bunker Buster for a two count. Ishii dumps EVIL out of the ring.

Hashi goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito blocks a boot from Hashi. Naito with a Draping NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito puts Hashi on the top turnbuckle. Naito with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Hashi negates The Destino. Hashi with an Inside Out Lariat. Hashi connects with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Hashi goes for Kumagorshi, but Naito blocks it. EVIL drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Ishii with a Back Drop Driver. Takagi responds with a Lariat. Ospreay with a RoundHouse Kick. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Takagi counters with Noshigami. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Takagi clotheslines the back of Hashi’s neck. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi delivers The Pumping Bomber. Naito with the cover for a two count. Naito plants Hashi with The Destino to pickup the victory.

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

Sixth Match: Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, and Yuji Nagata vs. Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, and Hirooki Goto In Manabu Nakanishi’s Retirement Match 

Nakanishi and Okada will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs Nakanishi into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Okada pats Nakanishi on the chest. Okada kicks Nakanishi in the back. Okada goes for The Argentine BackBreaker, but Nakanishi blocks it. Okada drives his knee into the midsection of Nakanishi. Nakanishi drops Okada with a shoulder tackle. Okada slips out of torture rack position. Nakanishi avoids The Rain Maker. Nakanishi with a straight right jab. Nakanishi drops Okada with a double throat thrust. Nakanishi tags in Tenzan. Team Nakanishi clears the ring. Knife Edge/Mongolian Chop Combination. Double Shoulder Tackle. Tenzan with a Falling HeadButt. Nakanishi follows that with a Running Splash. Tenzan with the cover for a two count. Nakanishi and Tenzan continues to double team Okada. Naknishi inadvertently clotheslines Tenzan. Okada with a running axe handle strike. Ibushi knocks Kojima and Nagata off the apron. Pier six brawl on the outside.

Okada whips Nakanishi into the steel barricade. Okada applies a sleeper hold. Okada hammers down on the back of Tenzan’s neck. Okada tags in Ibushi. Ibushi targets the back of Tenzan’s neck. Forearm Exchange. Ibushi drops Tenzan with The Mongolian Chop. Ibushi stomps on Tenzan’s back. Ibushi applies a front face lock. Ibushi tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi unloads Two Mongolian Chops. Tenzan reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi goes for a sunset flip, but Tenzan blocks it. Mongolian Chop Exchange. Tanahashi tags in Goto. Wish Bone Attack. Goto kicks Tenzan in the back. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto with a high elbow smash. Goto whips Tenzan across the ring. Goto is putting the boots to Tenzan. Goto slaps Tenzan in the chest. Goto with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Tenzan blocks it. Second Forearm Exchange. Tenzan creates distance with a Mountain Bomb. Tenzan tags in Kojima. Kojima clears the ring. Machine Gun Chops. Kojima with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Kojima lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count.

Over Hand Chop Exchange. Kojima with forearm shivers. Kojima blocks a lariat from Goto. Kojima kicks Goto in the gut. Kojima hits The Koji Cutter. Kojima goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Goto lands back on his feet. Goto goes for The GTR, but Kojima counters with The Vertical Suplex for a two count. Goto with The Ushigoroshi. Ibushi and Nagata are tagged in. Ibushi delivers his lightning quick offense. Nagata rolls under The Mid Kick. Nagata dropkicks the left knee of Ibushi. Ibushi answers with a Flying Mid-Kick. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi applies a waist lock. Nagata with three sharp elbow strikes. Nagata with an Exploder Suplex. Nagata Lock II. Ibushi reaches the bottom rope to force the break. Ibushi hammers down on the back of Nagata’s neck. Nagata drives his knee into the midsection of Ibushi. Nagata goes for a German Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi drops Nagata with The Back Flip Kick. Ibushi tags in Tanahashi. Nagata with a Big Boot. Palm Strike Exchange. Nagata with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Nagata tags in Nakanishi. Nakanishi unloads seven knife edge chops. Nakanishi whips Tanahashi across the ring. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Nakanishi.

Tanahashi goes for a Dragon Suplex, but Nagata gets in the way. Tanahashi side steps The Running Boot. Nakanishi’s vision is impaired. Nakanishi goes after Nagata. Not so fast, Nakanishi uses Nagata as a weapon. Nakanishi’s trademark dance. Nakanishi drops Tanahashi with a Running Lariat for a two count. Nakanishi is fired up. Tanahashi negates The Argentine BackBreaker. Tanahashi with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Double Irish Whip. Goto with a corner clothesline. Ibushi with a Jumping Knee Strike. Okada follows that with a running elbow smash. Tanahashi lands The Stinger Splash. Tanahashi with a Head Clutch Suplex. Nakanishi rises back on his feet. Nakanishi chops Tanahashi in the chest. Nakanishi delivers The SuperPlex.

Nakanishi with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Nakanishi gets Tanahashi in The Argentine BackBreaker. Tenzan applies The Anaconda Vice. Kojima follows that with The Kimura Lock. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Nagata counters with The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Nakanishi connects with The Hercules Cutter for a two count. Nakanishi goes for a Massive German Suplex, but Goto and Ibushi get in the way. Nakanishi with a Double Vertical Suplex. Nakanishi with a double throat thrust. Okada dropkicks Nakanishi. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade for a two count. Ibushi with a RoundHouse Kick to Goto. Okada knocks Kojima off the ring apron. Goto delivers The GTR. Ibushi follows that with The Kamigoye. Okada connects with The Rain Maker. Tanahashi plants Nakanishi with The High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, and Hirooki Goto via Pinfall 

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