NJPW Road To Power Struggle Results (11/1/20): El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi

NJPW Road To Power Struggle Results 11/1/20
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Uemura grabs the right leg of Tsuji. Standing Switch Exchange. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Uemura applies a hammerlock. Tsuji drop steps into a side headlock. Tsuji with a side headlock takeover. Uemura whips Tsuji across the ring. Tsuji drops Uemura with a shoulder tackle. Uemura drops down on the canvas. Uemura leapfrogs over Tsuji. Uemura with a Deep Arm-Drag. Uemura applies an arm-bar. Uemura transitions into a double wrist lock.

Tsuji put his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Uemura works on the left wrist of Tsuji. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Uemura maintains wrist control. Tsuji with a Back Body Drop. Tsuji with a Vertical Suplex. Tsuji follows that with The Flying Forearm Smash. Tsuji PowerSlams Uemura for a two count. Tsuji applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Uemura denies The Boston Crab. Tsuji repeatedly stomps on Uemura’s chest. Uemura reverses out of the irish whip from Tsuji. Uemura dropkicks Tsuji. Tsuji negates The Double OverHook Suplex. Chop Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Uemura with a deep arm-drag. Uemura applies an arm-bar. Uemura connects with The Bridging Double OverHook Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yuya Uemura via Pinfall 

Second Match: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Toru Yano vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi, and Douki In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Douki sends Hashi face first into the steel ring post. Taichi is choking Hashi with his boot. Sabre tugs on the right ear of Yano. Sabre applies a hammerlock. Sabre rolls Yan back into the ring. Sabre uppercuts Yano. Sabre whips Yano across the ring. Yano holds onto the ropes. Yano blocks a boot from Sabre. Standing Switch Exchange. Yano is trying to remove a turnbuckle pad. Yano reverses out of the irish whip from Sabre. Yano removes the turnbuckle pad. Sabre applies The Sleeper Hold. Yano removes another turnbuckle pad. The referee snatches the turnbuckle pad away from Yano. Sabre applies The Guillotine Choke. Sabre with the lateral press for a two count. Sabre slams Yano’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Suzuki Gun is mauling Yano in the corner. Sabre tags in Douki. Douki wraps a steel pipe around Yano’s neck. Douki tags in Taichi. Taichi applies an illegal choke hold. Taichi abuses the referee’s five count. Taichi continues to choke Yano in the corner. Taichi tags in Sabre. The referee checks on Yano. Sabre with three uppercuts. Yano pulls Sabre down to the mat. Yano plays to the crowd. Sabre applies The Ankle Hold. Sabre repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano creates distance with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex.

Hashi and Taichi are tagged in. Hashi dodges The Axe Bomber. Taichi ducks a clothesline from Hashi. Hashi applies a waist lock. Taichi decks Hashi with a back elbow smash. Hashi reverses out of the irish whip from Taichi. Taichi kicks Hashi in the face. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Taichi. Hashi hits The Head Hunter for a two count. Hashi knocks Douki off the ring apron. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Taichi kicks Hashi in the chest. Hashi tells Taichi to bring it. Forearm/Hamstring Kick Exchange. Hashi slaps Taichi in the face. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Hashi denies The Buzzsaw Kick. Taichi rakes the eyes of Hashi. Hashi with a blistering chop. Taichi side steps Hashi into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi tags in Douki. Douki with a corner clothesline. Hashi shrugs off a running lariat from Douki. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Hashi responds with a Vertical Suplex. Hashi tags in Goto.

Goto knocks Sabre off the apron. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto with The Running Bulldog for a two count. Douki fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Douki rakes the eyes of Goto. Douki ducks a clothesline from Goto. Sabre with a Running European Uppercut. Taichi with a Corner Clothesline. Douki follows that with The SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki applies The Italian Stretch No. 32. Yano breaks up the submission hold. Sabre pulls Yano out of the ring. Sabre applies The Knee Bar on the floor. Goto catches Douki in mid-air. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Douki lands back on his feet. Douki with a flurry of uppercuts. Chaos connects with The GTW to pickup the victory. After the match, Taichi wraps the pipe around Goto’s neck. Sabre gets Hashi trapped in The Kimura Lock. Yano attacks Sabre and Taichi with a turnbuckle pad. Hashi SuperKicks Taichi. Goto plants Taichi with The Ushigoroshi. Hashi drops Sabre with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker onto the left knee of Goto.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Third Match: Kazuchika Okada & Gabriel Kidd vs. Will Ospreay & The Great O-Khan w/Bea Priestley 

The Empire attacks Okada and Kidd before the bell rings. Ospreay is throwing haymakers at Kidd. Khan targets the back of Okada. Okada with forearm shivers. Ospreay transitions into a corner mount. Okada dumps Khan out of the ring. Okada attacks Ospreay from behind. Okada punches Ospreay in the back. Double Irish Whip. Kidd with a corner clothesline. Okada with a running elbow smash. Okada bodyslams Ospreay. Kidd follows that with The Senton Splash for a two count. Kidd hammers down on the back of Ospreay’s neck. Kidd with a forearm smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Kidd with a knee drop for a one count. Forearm Exchange. Ospreay denies the irish whip. Ospreay drives Kidd face first into the turnbuckle pad. Ospreay kicks Kidd in the back. Ospreay clotheslines Kidd. Khan ducks a clothesline from Okada. Khan kicks Okada in the gut. Khan drops Okada with The Mongolian Chop. Khan dumps Okada out of the ring.

Ospreay stomps on Kidd’s chest. Khan is choking Okada with his boot. Ospreay with clubbing shoulder blocks. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Ospreay unloads two knife edge chops. Ospreay is choking Kidd with his knee. Ospreay tags in Khan. Khan grabs Kidd by his left ear. Khan with a straight right hand. Kidd is displaying his fighting spirit. Khan with a forearm smash. Khan stands on Kidd’s face. Khan slams Kidd’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Khan is mauling Kidd in the corner. The referee is trying to get Okada out of the ring. Priestley is choking Kidd with her boot. Khan abuses the referee’s five count. Khan tags in Ospreay. Ospreay HeadButts Kidd. Ospreay with The Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Ospreay repeatedly drives his knee into Kidd’s back. Ospreay applies a rear chin lock. Kidd with heavy bodyshots. Kidd with a forearm smash. Ospreay drives his knee into the midsection of Kidd. Ospreay sends Kidd back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ospreay talks smack to Okada. Kidd kicks Ospreay in the face. Kidd knocks Khan off the ring apron. Ospreay kicks Kidd in the gut. Kidd dropkicks Ospreay. Kidd tags in Okada.

Okada with forearm shivers. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada ducks under two clotheslines from Ospreay. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada with the irish whip. Ospreay kicks Okada in the face. Okada hits The FlapJack for a two count. Okada plays to the crowd. Okada goes for The TombStone PileDriver, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay applies a waist lock. Okada decks Ospreay with a back elbow smash. Okada blocks a boot from Ospreay. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Okada. Ospreay with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Ospreay tags in Khan. Khan clotheslines the back of Okada’s neck. Khan puts Okada on the top turnbuckle. Khan with another Mongolian Chop. Khan gets Okada tied in the tree of woe. Khan is choking Okada with his boot. Khan with The Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Second Forearm Exchange. Khan unloads Three Mongolian Chops for a two count. Khan goes for The Full Nelson Leg Sweep FaceBuster, but Okada blocks it. Okada applies The Money Clip. Khan backs Okada into the turnbuckle pad. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker. Khan denies The TombStone PileDriver. Okada uppercuts Khan. Khan grabs the left ear of Okada. Khan with a Tomahawk Chop. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Khan. Okada dropkicks Khan. Okada tags in Kidd.

Kidd knocks Ospreay off the apron. Kidd with forearm shivers. Khan reverses out of the irish whip from Kidd. Kidd kicks Khan in the face. Kidd with two running shoulder blocks. Kidd ducks a clothesline from Khan. Kidd with a forearm knockdown. Kidd goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Khan blocks it. Kidd uppercuts Khan. Khan reverses out of the irish whip from Kidd. Khan dumps Kidd chest first on the canvas. Ospreay kicks Okada off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Khan with a corner clothesline. Ospreay SuperKicks Kidd. Khan drops Kidd with The Full Nelson Leg Sweep FaceBuster for a two count. Ospreay kicks Okada in the gut. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Ospreay holds onto the ropes. Ospreay delivers The Rolling Elbow. Kidd decks Khan with a back elbow smash. Kidd avoids The Pump Kick. Kidd shoves Khan into Ospreay. Kidd rolls Khan over for a two count. Kidd goes for The Double Arm Suplex, but Khan counters with The Back Body Drop. Kidd with forearm shivers. Kidd slaps Khan in the face. Khan nails Kidd with The Pump Kick. Khan connects with The Reverse BrainBuster. Khan plants Kidd with The Eliminator to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay & The Great O-Khan via Pinfall 

– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.

Fourth Match: Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tomoaki Honma vs. Jay White, KENTA, and Chase Owens w/Gedo In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

White and Kenta are playing mind games with The Golden Aces. Ibushi and Owens will start things off. Ibushi is immediately distracted by White. Owens attacks Ibushi from behind. Owens repeatedly stomps on Ibushi’s back. Ibushi scores the elbow knockdown. Ibushi stomps on Owens back. Ibushi sends Owens shoulder first into the red turnbuckle pad. Ibushi tags in Honma. Ibushi knocks Kenta off the ring apron. Tanahashi delivers a gut punch. Double Irish Whip. Honma with a running elbow smash. Ibushi with The Helluva Kick. Tanahashi follows that with a Leaping Crossbody Block. Honma stomps on Owens back. Honma with a high elbow smash. Honma bodyslams Owens. Owens avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Kenta knocks Tanahashi off the apron. All hell starts breaking loose in Korakuen Hall.

Owens kicks Honma in the chest. Owens brings Honma to the corner. Owens with combo sumo strikes. Owens decks Honma with a back elbow smash. Owens tags in White. White with three uppercuts. Bullet Club has their own shoulder block party. White repeatedly kicks Honma in the gut. The referee is trying to get Ibushi out of the ring. White mocks Honma. White drives his knee into the midsection of Honma. White drops Honma with The Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. White applies a front face lock. White with two knee lifts. White dumps Honma out of the ring. Kenta sends Honma back first into the steel barricade. Kenta rolls Honma back into the ring. White with the lateral press for a two count. Honma reverses out of the irish whip from Owens. Honma kicks White into the barricade. Honma desperately crawls to his corner. White stops Honma in his tracks. Honma creates distance with The Vertical Suplex. Honma tags in Ibushi.

Ibushi with forearm shivers. White reverses out of the irish whip from Ibushi. Ibushi with a Flying Mid-Kick. White side steps Ibushi into the turnbuckle pad. Ibushi dives over White. Ibushi with The Mid-Kick. Ibushi follows that with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi applies a waist lock. White decks Ibushi with a back elbow smash. White whips Ibushi across the ring. White with an Inverted Atomic Drop. White pulls Ibushi down to the mat. White with a Running European Uppercut. White hits The BladeBuster for a two count. Ibushi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. White with a knife edge chop. Ibushi with a Spinning Back Kick. White ducks a clothesline from Ibushi. White drops Ibushi with The DDT. White tags in Kenta. Kenta with Two Mid-Kicks. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Ibushi dropkicks Kenta. Ibushi tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi dropkicks Owens off the apron. Tanahashi blocks a boot from Kenta. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi goes for The Texas CloverLeaf, but Kenta counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Kenta applies Game Over. Tanahashi put his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Kenta kicks Tanahashi in the back. Kenta repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s back. Tanahashi denies The Green Killer. Kenta with The DDT for a two count. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Tanahashi lands back on his feet. Palm Strike/Back Fist Exchange. Short-Arm Reversal by Kenta. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Honma and Owens are tagged in. Owens ducks a clothesline from Honma. Honma with forearm shivers. White attacks Honma from behind. White applies a waist lock. Honma with three sharp elbow strikes. White kicks Honma in the gut. Honma ducks a clothesline from White. Honma with The DDT/FlatLiner Combination. Triple Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. The referee is distracted by Gedo. White tries to hit Honma with Ibushi’s WrestleKingdom Briefcase. Ibushi with a RoundHouse Kick. Tanahashi steals Kenta’s IWGP US Contract Briefcase. Honma drops Kenta with The Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma knocks Gedo off the apron. Owens delivers his combination offense. Owens whips Honma across the ring. Honma with another Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma goes for The Flying Kokeshi HeadButt, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens with The V-Trigger. Owens connects with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White, KENTA, and Chase Owens via Pinfall

Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito & Sanada vs. EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi w/Dick Togo 

Naito and EVIL will start things off. EVIL kicks Naito in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. Naito whips EVIL across the ring. EVIL drops Naito with a shoulder tackle. Naito drops down on the canvas. Naito with a deep arm-drag. Naito kicks EVIL in the gut. Takahashi kicks Naito in the back. Sanada trips EVIL from the outside. Naito with a low dropkick. Naito drop toe holds Takahashi into a low dropkick from Sanada. Naito slams EVIL’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Naito tags in Sanada. Sanada stomps on EVIL’s chest. Sanada hammers down on the back of EVIL’s neck. Sanada rakes the back of EVIL. Sanada with a forearm smash. Sanada applies a wrist lock. Sanada hammers down on the left shoulder of EVIL. Sanada whips EVIL across the ring. Sanada scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Sanada stomps on EVIL’s chest. Sanada tags in Naito.

Naito repeatedly stomps on EVIL’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Naito tugs on EVIL’s hair. Naito applies a rear chin lock. Naito transitions into the cravate. Naito hammers down on the back of EVIL’s neck. EVIL denies The Swinging NeckBreaker. Naito with a gut punch. Short-Arm Reversal by EVIL. EVIL whips Naito into the exposed steel. EVIL kicks Sanada in the gut. EVIL whips Sanada into the exposed steel. Takahashi with forearm shivers. EVIL whips Naito into the steel barricade. EVIL stands on Naito’s face. EVIL stomps on the left knee of Naito. EVIL rolls Naito back into the ring. Red Shoes ignores EVIL’s cocky covers. EVIL dumps Naito out of the ring. Togo with a straight right hand. Togo drives Naito back first into the barricade. Togo rolls Naito back into the ring. Red Shoes admonishes EVIL. EVIL stomps on the left knee of Naito. EVIL tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi applies a rear chin lock. Takahashi with The Sliding Boot for a one count. Takahashi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi tags in EVIL. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Takahashi with a Sliding Leg Drop. EVIL follows that with The Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Naito blocks it. Naito with heavy bodyshots. EVIL drives his knee into the midsection of Naito. Naito ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Standing Switch Exchange. Naito avoids The Misdirection Lariat. Naito creates distance with The Swinging NeckBreaker. Sanada and Takahashi are tagged in. Sanada duck a clothesline from Takahashi. Sanada with forearm shivers. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Takahashi. Takahashi denies The Paradise Lock. Sanada decks Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Sanada dives over Takahashi. Sanada blocks a boot from Takahashi. Sanada with a back heel trip. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Sanada knocks Togo off the apron. Sanada with Two SlingShot Pescado’s. Sanada plays to the crowd.

Sanada with The Low Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Takahashi starts biting Sanada’s fingers. Sanada kicks Takahashi in the gut. Finger Biting Exchange. Takahashi sends Sanada face first into the canvas. Takahashi with The Sliding Boot. Takahashi tags in EVIL. EVIL applies a wrist lock. Sanada denies Darkness Falls. EVIL with a back elbow smash. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of EVIL. Sanada tags in Naito. Naito kicks EVIL in the gut. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Naito with the irish whip. Naito follows that with The Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of EVIL. Combination Cabron. Naito knocks Takahashi off the apron. Naito with the lateral press for a two count. Naito applies The Pluma Blanca. Red Shoes is distracted by Togo. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Naito’s chest. Takahashi hits Sanada with the pimp stick. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito throws Togo into the ring. EVIL attacks Naito from behind. Naito with forearm shivers. Togo wraps the choker around Naito’s neck. EVIL dumps Red Shoes out of the ring which causes the disqualification. After the match, EVIL clocks Naito with the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. EVIL connects with Everything Is EVIL.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & Sanada via Disqualification 

Sixth Match: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi In A IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

LIJ attacks Suzuki Gun before the bell rings. Takahashi with forearm shivers. Takahashi dumps Desperado out of the ring. Takahashi repeatedly sends Desperado chest first into the steel barricade. Bushi punches Kanemaru in the back. Takahashi rolls Desperado back into the ring. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Desperado’s chest. Takahashi slams Desperado’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Takahashi tags in Bushi. Bushi is choking Desperado with his boot. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Desperado’s neck. Bushi drops Desperado with The Swinging NeckBreaker. Bushi stomps on Desperado’s chest. Bushi tags in Takahashi. Chop Exchange. Desperado rakes the eyes of Takahashi. Kanemaru kicks Takahashi in the back. Desperado knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Double Irish Whip. Takahashi shoves Kanemaru into Desperado. Assisted Hurricanrana. Takahashi whips Kanemaru into Desperado. Takahashi with a Double Shotgun Dropkick. Suzuki Gun avoids The Double Missile Dropkick. Kanemaru kicks Bushi in the gut. Kanemaru sends Bushi back first into the barricade. Desperado tugs on Takahashi’s hair. Desperado whips Takahashi into the barricade.

Desperado rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Desperado stomps on Takahashi’s back. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s back. Kanemaru dumps Takahashi out of the ring. Knaemaru sends Takahashi back first into the barricade. Kanemaru with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the floor. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of fourteen. Takahashi with two open hand chops. Kanemaru punches Takahashi in the back. Kanemaru whips Takahashi across the ring. Kanemaru with The SpineBuster. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado punches Takahashi in the back. Desperado with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Desperado applies the single leg crab. Takahashi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru repeatedly drives his knee into Takahashi’s back. Kanemaru hooks the outside leg for a two count. Kanemaru applies The Camel Clutch. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado is putting the boots to Takahashi. Second Chop Exchange. Desperado with the irish whip. Takahashi side steps Desperado into the turnbuckle pad. Desperado stomps on Takahashi’s back. Takahashi blocks a boot from Desperado. Takahashi drops Desperado with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip.

Takahashi tags in Bushi. Bushi with a double sledge across the back of Desperado. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Bushi with a Running Hurricanrana. Kanemaru trips Bushi from the outside. Double Irish Whip. Bushi side steps Kanemaru into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi kicks Desperado in the face. Running Bulldog/Dropkick Combination. Desperado side steps Bushi into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi with The Pendulum Kick. Bushi delivers The Missile Dropkick. Bushi with a SlingShot Hurricanrana on the floor. Bushi is fired up. Bushi rolls Desperado back into the ring. Bushi hits The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi toys around with Desperado. Desperado with three open hand chops. Bushi answers with forearm shivers. Desperado shoves Red Shoes towards Bushi. Desperado dropkicks the left knee of Bushi. Desperado tags in Kanemaru.

Bushi decks Kanemaru with a back elbow smash. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Bushi. Kanemaru goes for The Knee Crusher, but Bushi lands back on his feet. Bushi drops Kanemaru with The DDT. Bushi tags in Takahashi. Kanemaru reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Takahashi side steps Kanemaru into the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a basement dropkick for a two count. Takahashi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kanemaru lands back on his feet. Kanemaru applies a waist lock. Short-Arm Reversal by Takahashi. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi kicks the middle rope into Kanemaru’s face. Takahashi with a Running Dropkick. Takahashi hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Double Irish Whip. Kanemaru shoves Bushi into Takahashi. Kanemaru dumps Bushi out of the ring. Kanemaru with a Running Boot. Suzuki Gun with their Belly to Back Suplex/Running Dropkick Combination for a two count. Kanemaru follows that with The British Fall for a two count. Kanemaru fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Kanemaru sends Takahashi chest first into the turnbuckle pad. Kanemaru with The Back Drop Driver. Kanemaru bodyslams Takahashi. Kanemaru lands The MoonSault for a two count.

Takahashi SuperKicks Kanemaru in mid-air. Kanemaru fights out of the electric chair position. Kanemaru ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Kanemaru with a Tilt-A-Whirl DDT. Kanemaru hits Deep Impact for a two count. Desperado kicks Bushi in the gut. Desperado dumps Bushi out of the ring. Kanemaru goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Takahashi counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Kanemaru kicks Takahashi in the face. Takahashi clotheslines Kanemaru. Kanemaru kicks Bushi in the gut. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Takahashi. SuperKick/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination. SitOut PowerBomb/Vertical Suplex Combination for a two count. LIJ goes for The LAT, but Desperado gets in the way. Desperado kicks Bushi in the gut. Desperado rakes the eyes of Bushi. Bushi dropkicks Desperado to the floor. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckle pad. Kanemaru rolls Takahashi over for a two count. Takahashi SuperKicks Kanemaru. Kanemaru tugs on Red Shoes shirt. Takahashi avoids the low blow. Takahashi with Two SuperKicks. Takahashi with The Victory Royal for a two count. Kanemaru negates The Time Bomb II. Kanemaru drills Takahashi with The BrainBuster. Desperado and Bushi are tagged in.

Bushi ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Forearm Exchange. Desperado stomps on the left foot of Bushi. Desperado with a straight right hand. Desperado avoids The Step Up Enzuigiri. Desperado applies a waist lock. Desperado transitions into a side wrist lock. Bushi with a forearm smash. Desperado hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Desperado applies Numero Dos. Bushi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Desperado with The Guitarra de Angel for a two count. Desperado repeatedly kicks the left knee of Bushi. Bushi with a Back Body Drop. Bushi launches Desperado over the top rope. Desperado with an open palm strike. Bushi with a straight right hand. Bushi follows that with The SpringBoard FrankenSteiner. Bushi drills Desperado with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Bushi inadvertently clocks Red Shoes with MX. Desperado with a Massive Haymaker. Desperado tries to hit Bushi with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Belt, but the second referee gets in the way. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi goes for The CodeBreaker, but Desperado counters with The SpineBuster. Desperado applies Numero Dos. Bushi refuses to quit. Takahashi dropkicks Desperado. Takahashi knocks Kanemaru off the apron. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Desperado. LIJ with their Sunset Flip/German Suplex Combination. LIJ connects with The LAT for a two count. Takahashi dumps Kanemaru out of the ring. Desperado negates MX. Desperado plants Bushi with Pinche Loco to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

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