NJPW New Japan Road Results (2/20/20): Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

NJPW New Japan Road Results 2/20/20
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

You can follow me on Twitter @TheHootsPodcast

First Match: Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Tsuji backs Kidd into the red turnbuckle pad. Standing Switch Exchange. Tsuji applies a wrist lock. Kidd reverses the hold. Tsuji with a single leg takedown. Tsuji rolls Kidd over for a one count. Kidd signals for the test of strength. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kidd backs Tsuji into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Kidd pats Tsuji on the chest. Kidd tells Tsuji to bring it. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tsuji slaps Kidd in the chest. Tsuji kicks Kidd in the gut. Tsuji applies a side headlock. Tsuji drops Kidd with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji with a forearm smash. Tsuji follows that with a Big Biel Throw for a two count.

Tsuji with a forearm shot across the back of Kidd. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji bodyslams Kidd. Kidd denies The Boston Crab. Kidd with forearm shivers. Kidd goes for a Bodyslam, but Tsuji lands back on his feet. Tsuji with an Over Hand Chop. Tsuji is lighting up Kidd’s chest. Kidd dropkicks Tsuji. Kidd with Two Running European Uppercuts. Kidd bodyslams Tsuji for a two count. Kidd applies the single leg crab. Kidd repeatedly stomps on Tsuji’s back. Forearm Exchange. Kidd with clubbing blows to Tsuji’s back. Tsuji Spears Kidd. Tsuji connects with The PowerSlam for a two count. Tsuji makes Kidd tap out to The Boston Crab.

Winner: Yota Tsuji via Submission 

Second Match: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Yuya Uemura in a 8-Man Tag Team Match

Uemura dropkicks Suzuki before the bell rings. Uemura with forearm shivers. Does Uemura have a death wish? Uemura reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Uemura dropkicks Suzuki. Uemura repeatedly whips Suzuki into the steel barricade. Uemura rolls Suzuki back into the ring. Uemura is putting the boots to Suzuki in the corner. Uemura with machine gun forearms. Uemura shoves the referee away. Hashi tags himself in. Hashi is trying to calm down Suzuki. Hashi chops Suzuki in the chest. Suzuki reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Suzuki. Desperado kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi with a Running Hurricanrana. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Hashi. Suzuki applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki pulls Hashi out of the ring. Suzuki gives Uemura a receipt. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Desperado bodyslams Hashi. Desperado with a Frog Splash on the left knee of Hashi for a two count. Suzuki and Uemura are brawling in the crowd.

Suzuki Gun are triple teaming Hashi. Taichi stands on the left knee of Hashi. Suzuki applies a knee bar from the outside. Taichi toys around with Hashi. Hashi unloads three knife edge chops. Taichi answers with a Mid-Kick. Taichi with two corner clotheslines. Taichi rips off his pants. Hashi denies The Buzzsaw Kick. Hashi hammers down on the right knee of Taichi. Hashi with a forearm smash. Hashi drops Taichi with a Rewind Kick. Hashi tags in Ospreay. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio. Double boot to the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay with a HandSpring Double Back Flip Kick. Taichi rakes the eyes of Ospreay. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay tags in Goto. Double Elbow Knockdown. Ospreay with a Standing Shooting Star Press. Goto kicks Taichi in the gut for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Taichi side steps Goto into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Kamagiri Kick. Goto avoids The Axe Bomber. Collision in the center of the ring. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Goto clotheslines Taichi. Taichi responds with another Kamagiri Kick.

Kanemaru and Uemura are tagged in. Kanemaru kicks Uemura in the gut. Uemura side steps The Big Boot. Uemura drops Kanemaru with a shoulder tackle. Uemura knocks Suzuki off the ring apron. Hashi with a Running Chop. Ospreay follows that with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Uemura connects with The Double OverHook Suplex for a two count. Uemura applies a waist lock. Kanemaru with three sharp elbow strikes. Kanemaru dropkicks Uemura. Suzuki delivers The Helluva Kick. Desperado hits The SpineBuster. Dropkick/PK Combination for a two count. Desperado dumps Ospreay out of the ring. Kanemaru applies The Boston Crab. Uemura grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Kanemaru goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Uemura counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Kanemaru with a Running Lariat. Kanemaru plants Uemura with The Deep Impact to pickup the victory.

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

Third Match Kazuchika Okada, Colt Cabana, and Toru Yano vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Toa Henare in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Okada and Honma will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs Honma into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Okada pats Honma on the chest. Okada blocks a boot from Honma. Okada applies a side headlock. Okada drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Okada uppercuts Honma. Honma scores the elbow knockdown. Okada avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Okada applies a front face lock. Henare and Yano are tagged in. Yano ducks a clothesline from Henare. Henare attacks Yano from behind. Yano reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Henare kicks Yano in the gut. Henare ducks a clothesline from Yano. Henare puts Yano down with the shoulder tackle. Henare is throwing haymakers at Yano. Henare drives his knee into the midsection of Yano. Yano pulls Henare down to the mat. Cabana and Okada knocks GBH off the ring apron. Yano whips Henare into the exposed steel. Yano tags in Cabana.

Double Wrist Lock TakeDown. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Henare decks Cabana with a back elbow smash. Henare goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Cabana ducks out of the way. Cabana with the cover for a two count. Cabana is trying to wear out the referee with multiple pinning predicaments. Cabana tags in Okada. Okada dumps Henare back first on the canvas. Okada with a SlingShot Senton. Henare with heavy bodyshots. Henare goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Okada blocks it. Okada goes for The TombStone PileDriver, but Henare lands back on his feet. Henare kicks Okada in the gut. Henare with a Vertical Suplex. Makabe drops Okada with a shoulder tackle. Makabe knocks Cabana and Yano off the ring apron. Okada kicks Makabe in the gut. Makabe reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Makabe PowerSlams Okada. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Okada blocks it. Makabe clotheslines Okada for a two count. Makabe applies a waist lock. Okada with three sharp elbow strikes. Makabe kicks Okada in the gut.

Makabe talks smack to Okada. Okada ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada tags in Cabana. Cabana runs into Makabe. Makabe tells Cabana to bring it. Cabana ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Cabana unloads a flurry of right jabs. Cabana delivers The Bionic Elbow. Makabe responds with a Western Lariat. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma with forearm shivers. Honma blasts Cabana with a knife edge chop. Honma with a running elbow smash. Honma follows that with a Running Bulldog. Honma plays to the crowd. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt. A pair of corner clotheslines. Honma connects with The Diving Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. Honma bodyslams Cabana. Yano pulls Cabana out of harms way. Cabana and Yano sends Makabe tumbling to the floor. Cabana kicks Honma in the gut. Honma goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Cabana uses the referee for leverage. Yano low blows Honma. Cabana plants Honma with The SuperMan to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, Colt Cabana, and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Tiger Mask, and Yuji Nagata vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi, and Bushi in a 10-Man Tag Team Match

Nakanishi and Naito will start things off. Nakanishi signals for the test of strength. Nakanishi has the leverage and strength advantage. Bushi and Takahashi attacks Nakanishi from behind. Nakanishi denies the double irish whip. Double Eye Rake. Nakanishi with a double shoulder tackle. Nakanishi follows that with a double throat thrust to Naito. Nakanishi tags in Tenza. Knife Edge/Mongolian Chop Combination. Double Shoulder Tackle. Tenzan with a Basement HeadButt. Nakanishi with The Running Splash. Tenzan with the cover for a two count. Tenzan targets the abdomen of Naito. Tenzao tags in Tiger Mask. Low HeadButt/Mid-Kick Combination. Tiger Mask dropkicks Naito. Tiger Mask with a High Head Kick. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back Kick to Takahashi. Bushi runs interference. Tiger Mask with a Back Body Drop. Sanada kicks Tiger Mask in the gut. Tiger Mask ducks a clothesline from Sanada. EVIL trips Tiger Mask from the outside. Sanada with a low dropkick.

Sanada and EVIL clears the ring. Naito is trying to remove Tiger’s Mask. The referee admonishes Naito. Naito tags in EVIL. EVIL unloads two knife edge chops for a two count. EVIL hooks both legs for a two count. EVIL stomps on Tiger Mask chest. EVIL tags in Bushi. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Tiger Mask neck. Bushi applies The STF. Tenzan breaks the submission hold. Takahashi mocks Tenzan. Takahashi inadvertently drops Naito with The Mongolian Chop. Mongolian Chop Exchange. Takahashi kicks Tenzan out of the ring. Bushi tags in Sanada. Sanada kicks Tiger Mask in the gut. Sanada whips Tiger Mask across the ring. Sanada with a running elbow smash. Sanada with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sanada goes for The TKO, but Tiger Mask lands back on his feet. Tiger Mask creates distance with The Tiger Driver. Tiger Mask tags in Nagata. Nagata dumps Bushi out of the ring. Nagata knocks EVIL and Naito off the ring apron. Takahashi attacks Nagata from behind. Nagata reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Nagata with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex.

Nagata unloads three mid-kicks. Nagata delivers The Helluva Kick. Nagata goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Sanada blocks it. Nagata with forearm shivers. Sanada scores the elbow knockdown. Nagata avoids The Standing MoonSault. Sanada dropkicks the back of Nagata’s head. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada blocks a boot from Nagata. Nagata denies The Paradise Lock. Nagata fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Nagata hits The Exploder Suplex. Kojima and EVIL are tagged in. Kojima ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Kojima with a flurry of strikes. Machine Gun Chops. Kojima with a running forearm smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. EVIL throws Kojima off the top turnbuckle. Kojima takes a ride on The LIJ Train.

Quadruple Low Dropkick. EVIL and Sanada goes for The Magic Killer, but Tenzan gets in the way. Tenzan kicks Sanada in the gut. Tenzan hammers down on the back of Sanada’s neck. Ten-Koji Cutter. EVIL rakes the eyes of Kojima. Kojima blocks a lariat from EVIL. Kojima kicks EVIL in the gut. Kojima drops EVIL with The Koji Cutter. EVIL ducks a clothesline from Kojima. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Kojima. EVIL hits Darkness Falls for a two count. Kojima negates Everything Is EVIL. Kojima applies a waist lock. Nakanishi kicks EVIL in the gut. Nakanishi with The Hercules Cutter. Nakanishi wipes out everybody with a SlingShot Pescado. Kojima connects with The Running Lariat to pickup the victory.

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

Fifth Match: The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Jay White, and Bad Luck Fale w/Gedo and Jado vs. Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, and David Finlay in a 8-Man Tag Team Match

Bullet Club Attack before the bell rings. GOD and White are ganging up on Ibushi. Double Irish Whip. Ibushi dives over Loa. Ibushi scores the elbow knockdown. Ibushi with a Hurricanrana. White with clubbing blows to Ibushi’s back. White repeatedly stomps on Ibushi’s back. White blasts Ibushi with a knife edge chop. Ibushi reverses out of the irish whip from White. White launches Ibushi over the top rope. Ibushi avoids the kendo stick spot. Ibushi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Ibushi tags in Finlay. Finlay ducks a clothesline from White. Finlay uppercuts White. White reverses out of the irish whip from Finlay. Finlay dives over White. Finlay with a Spinning Elbow Strike. White side steps Finlay into the turnbuckle pad. Finlay decks White with a back elbow smash. Finlay drops White with The Flying Spinning Uppercut for a two count. Finlay goes for a Uranage Slam, but White blocks it. Finlay drives his knee into the midsection of White. Gedo trips White from the outside. Finlay blocks a boot from White. White an Exploder Suplex over the top rope. Pier six brawl.

Loa bodyslams Finlay on the floor. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Tonga rakes the back of Robinson. Fale is wearing out Tanahashi. Loa rolls Finlay back into the ring. White with a knife edge chop. White tags in Tonga. Double Back Body Drop. GOD with Two SlingShot Senton’s. Tonga tags in Fale. Fale punches Finlay in the back. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale tags in Tonga. Tonga HeadButts Finlay for a two count. Tonga tags in White. White delivers a gut punch. White applies a rear chin lock. Finlay gets back to a vertical base. White pulls Finlay down to the mat. White toys around with Finlay. White drives his knee into the midsection of Finlay. White goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay creates distance with a Uranage BackBreaker. Tanahashi and Tonga are tagged in.

Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Tonga. Tanahashi knocks Fale and Loa off the ring apron. Tanahashi decks Tonga with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block off the second rope. Tonga reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi bodyslams Tonga. Loa runs interference. Tanahashi shoves Tonga into Loa. Ibushi with a Double Missile Dropkick. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi drops White with The Mid-Kick. Double Boot to the midsection of Fale. Fale clotheslines Ibushi. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Fale. Tanahashi follows that with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tonga hits The Tongan Twist. Tonga tags in Loa. Loa with a corner clothesline. Loa goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Tanahashi tags in Robinson. Robinson with a corner clothesline. Robinson delivers The Running Cannonball Strike. Ibushi and Finlay clears the ring.

Robinson with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Double Irish Whip. Ibushi with a Jumping Knee Strike. Tanahashi levels Loa with a Running Crossbody Block. Robinson with an Inverted Atomic Drop. FinJuice with The Side Russian Leg Sweep/Running Knee Combination for a two count. Finlay and Ibushi with Stereo SlingShot Pescado’s. Robinson gets Loa in position for Pulp Friction. Robinson is distracted by Jado. The referee rips the kendo stick away from Jado. Robinson nails Jado with The Left Hand Of God. Loa with a gut punch. Loa HeadButts Robinson. Loa goes for ApeShit, but Finlay gets in the way. FinJuice with a Double FlapJack. Robinson connects with The Left Hand Of God. Finlay follows that with The Stunner. The referee is distracted by Gedo. Tonga blasts Robinson with the IWGP Tag Team Title Belt. Loa goes on to steal the victory. After the match, GOD attacks Ibushi and Tanahashi from behind. Loa drills Ibushi with ApeShit. Tonga plants Tanahashi with The GunStun.

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

Sixth Match: Roppongi 3K (c) vs. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

Sho and Romero will start things off. Forearm Exchange. Romero slides under Sho. Romero ducks a clothesline from Sho. Sho with a Hip Toss/Cross-Arm-Breaker Combination. Sho kicks Romero in the gut. Sho goes for a sunset flip, but Romero counter with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. That leads us to a big standoff. Yoh and Taguchi are tagged in. Taguchi grabs the left leg of Yoh. Taguchi applies a wrist lock. Yoh reverses the hold. Yoh applies the hammerlock. Taguchi with a single leg takedown. Taguchi applies a knee bar. Taguchi transitions into a single leg crab. Yoh grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Yoh kicks Taguchi in the gut. Yoh applies a side headlock. Taguchi with a series of drop downs. Yoh avoids a knife edge chop. Yoh mocks Taguchi. Taguchi with a low dropkick. Taguchi with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Sho. Taguchi tags in Romero. Taguchi hammers down on the back of Sho’s neck. Taguchi starts calling the plays. Hip Attack Party.

Romero goes for an Assisted Tornado DDT, but Yoh blocks it. Yoh with a Snap Vertical Suplex into Taguchi’s backside. Sho kicks Taguchi out of the ring. R3K are putting the boots to Romero. Yoh slams Romero’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Yoh tasg in Sho. Yoh leapfrogs over Romero. Yoh drop toe holds Romero into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho for a two count. Sho applies a rear chin lock. Romero with heavy bodyshots. Romero punches Sho in the back. Sho drops Romero with a running knee lift. Sho kicks Romero in the back for a two count. Sho applies a front face lock. Sho tags in Yoh. Romero with a chop/forearm combination. Yoh uppercuts Romero. Yoh bodyslams Romero. Yoh with an Elbow/Knee Drop Combination. Yoh with a Standing Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Yoh applies The Figure Four HeadLock. Sho knocks Taguchi off the ring apron. Romero reaches the bottom rope to force the break. Yoh with a low dropkick. Yoh drops Romero with a forearm smash. Yoh toys around with Romero. Slap Exchange. Yoh uppercuts Romero. Romero kicks Yoh in the face. Romero nails Yoh with The Swinging DDT.

Romero tags in Taguchi. Taguchi with a series of running hip attacks. Yoh avoids The SpringBoard Hip Attack. Taguchi with a SlingShot Pescado. Taguchi sends Yoh tumbling to the floor. Taguchi lands The SomerSault Plancha. Taguchi rolls Yoh back into the ring. Taguchi delivers The SpringBoard Hip Attack for a two count. Yoh denies The Three Amigos. Yoh drops Taguchi with a Delayed DDT for a two count. Yoh applies a waist lock. Taguchi with three sharp elbow strikes. Yoh uppercuts Taguchi. Yoh with a Spinning Back Kick. Yoh goes for the sunset flip, but Taguchi counters with The Ankle Lock. Taguchi with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Yoh gets trapped in The Ankle Lock. Yoh negates The Dodon. Yoh creates distance with a Modified SlingBlade. Yoh tags in Sho. Sho with a corner clothesline. Sho kicks the left hamstring of Taguchi. Sho with rapid fire back and chest kicks. Sho SuperKicks Taguchi for a two count. Sho goes for a DeadLift German Suplex, but Taguchi blocks it. Sho with a running elbow smash. Taguchi responds 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 with another Running Hurricanrana. Forever Clotheslines. Romero hits The Slice Bread for a two count. Romero applies a wrist lock. Romero with a Flying Knee Drop across the left shoulder of Sho. Romero targets the left shoulder of Sho. Sho applies The Sleeper Hold. Romero with a Short-Arm Shoulder Block. Romero with a Falcon Arrow/Cross-Arm-Breaker Combination. Taguchi applies The Ankle Lock on Yoh. R3K reverses both submission holds. Second Forearm Exchange. Mega Coaches with Stereo Hip Attacks. Romero slingshots Sho into Taguchi’s hips. Romero with The Swinging DDT. Taguchi follows that with The Bomaye. Romero hooks the leg for a two count. Cazadora CodeBreaker for a two count. Taguchi dumps Yoh out of the ring. Romero is fired up. Romero goes for another Slice Bread, but Sho blocks it. Sho side steps Romero into the turnbuckle pad. Romero wisely kicks the injured shoulder of Sho. Yoh SuperKicks Romero. R3K with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes.

Romero shoves Sho into Yoh. R3K hits their Reverse PowerSlam/Running Cutter Combination for a two count. Sho with a BackStabber. Yoh with one legged dropkick. Taguchi negates The 3K. Taguchi with forearm shivers. Taguchi drops Yoh with a Hip Attack. Sho clotheslines Taguchi. Romero clotheslines Taguchi. Yoh dropkicks Romero. Sho Spears Taguchi. Romero responds with a knee lift. Romero uppercuts Yoh. Yoh wraps this sequence with The Pele Kick. Forever Clothesline Exchange. Romero with a backslide cover for a two count. Romero with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Romero uppercuts Sho. Romero drops Sho with a big palm strike. Sho with an Inside Out Lariat. Sho connects with The Bridging DeadLift German Suplex for a two count.

Sho with The PowerBreaker for a two count. Yoh with a SlingShot Pescado. Sho goes for Shock Arrow, but Romero lands back on his feet. Romero with an inside cradle for a two count. Jumping Knee Strike Exchange. Sho goes for a PowerBomb, but Romero lands back on his feet. Romero nails Sho with The Rewind Kick. R3K responds with The K for a two count. Yoh with forearm shivers. Taguchi answers with a Hip Attack. Yoh inadvertently SuperKicks Sho. Romero rolls Sho over for a two count. Taguchi relying too much on the hip attacks. Sho with a High Angle German Suplex. Yoh lands The SomerSault Plancha. Sho with an Inside Out Lariat. Sho connects with The Shock Arrow for a two count. R3K plants Romero with The Strong X to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Roppongi 3K via Pinfall 

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

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishii backs Takagi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Takagi avoids the knife edge chop. Takagi applies a side headlock. Takagi runs into Ishii. Ishii tells Takagi to bring it. Shoulder Block Exchange. Takagi finally drops Ishii with the shoulder tackle. Takagi with a short elbow drop. Takagi stands on the midsection of Ishii. Takagi with a Senton Splash. Takagi stands on Ishii’s back. Takagi applies a front face lock. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Ishii. Takagi with a running knee lift. Ishii answers with a shoulder tackle. Ishii repeatedly kicks Takagi in the back. Ishii with Three HeadButts. Ishii talks smack to Takagi. HeadButt Exchange. Ishii kicks Takagi in the face. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Takagi with a double hand chop. Takaghi whips Ishii across the ring. Ishii runs into Takagi. Ishii with a knife edge chop. Takagi responds with a Vertical Suplex.

Takagi with a double knee drop. Takagi toys around with Ishii. Forearm Exchange. Takagi continues to kick Ishii in the face. Takagi slaps the back of Ishii’s head. Ishii is pissed. Ishii leans into forearms from Takagi. Ishii drops Takagi with a forearm smash. Ishii gives Takagi a taste of his own medicine. Ishii with a chop/forearm combination. Red Shoes admonishes. Ishii is mauling Takagi in the corner. Ishii talks smack to Takagi. Ishii with a corner clothesline. Takagi shoves Ishii. Takagi nails Ishii with a DDT. Takagi with clubbing kawada kicks. Takagi follows that with a chop/forearm combination. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi drives his knee into Ishii’s head. Takagi is trying to wake up Ishii. Takagi tells Ishii to do something. Ishii rises back on his feet. Ishii unloads a series of throat chops. Takagi with Two Big Boots. Takagi propels Ishii over the top rope. Takagi with three short headbutts. Ishii with a running forearm smash. Ishii goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Takagi blocks it. Takagi hits The Death Valley Driver on the ring apron. Takagi rolls Ishii back into the ring.

Takagi plays to the crowd. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Ishii applies a waist lock. Takagi with three sharp elbow strikes. Takagi dumps Ishii back first on the canvas. Takagi with a Sliding Lariat. Takagi follows that with Noshigami for a two count. Ishii negates Made In Japan. Takagi with clubbing lariats. Takagi goes for The Pump Bomber, but Ishii counters with a PowerSlam. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Swing and miss fest. Takagi with a Northern Lights Suplex. Back Drop Driver Exchange. Takagi and Ishii are trading back and forth lariats. Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat. Ishii PowerBombs Takagi for a two count. Ishii puts Takagi on the top turnbuckle. Second HeadButt Exchange. Ishii delivers The SuperPlex for a two count. Takagi avoids The Sliding Lariat. Takagi decks Ishii with a back elbow smash. Takagi with a straight right jab. Takagi follows that with a Western Lariat.

Third HeadButt Exchange. Second Forearm Exchange. Takagi hits Made In Japan for a two count. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber for a one count. Ishii with a Massive Lariat. Ishii blocks a lariat from Takagi. Ishii with a German Suplex. Takagi rises back on his feet. Ishii with a Lariat for a one count. Ishii with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but Takagi counters with The Ishii Driver. Ishii negates Last Of The Dragon. Quick stalemate. Takagi and Ishii are trading back and forth shots. Takagi with a Draping GTR. Takagi follows that with The Pumping Bomber for a two count. Takagi plants Ishii with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still NEVER OpenWeight Champion, Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Checkout Episode 192 of The Hoots Podcast 

Advertisements

Author: Josh Lopez