NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Results (1/5/22): Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Results 1/5/22
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First Pre-Show Match: Yuji Nagata, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma vs. Bad Luck Fale, Gedo and Jado In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Bullet Club attacks Team GBH before the bell rings. Makabe kicks Jado out of the ring. GBH gangs up on Fale. Meeting Of The Minds. Fale dumps Honma out of the ring. Makabe kicks Fale in the gut. Makabe gives Fale the middle finger. Fale drops Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Fale starts choking Makabe. Fale argues with the referee. Fale tags in Jado. Jado rams Makabe’s face across the top strand. Jado with a forearm shot across the back of Makabe. Jado slams Makabe’s head on the left boot of Gedo. Jado stands on the midsection of Makabe. Jado tags in Gedo. Gedo kicks Makabe in the gut. Gedo stomps on Makabe’s chest. Gedo kicks Makabe in the ribs. Gedo tags in Fale. Fale with a gut punch. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Makabe with forearm shivers. Fale answers with another gut punch. Makabe is displaying his fighting spirit. Makabe runs through the double clothesline. Makabe clotheslines Jado. Makabe tags in Nagata. Nagata kicks Gedo off the ring apron. Nagata with The Helluva Kick to Jado. Nagata ducks a clothesline from Fale. Nagata repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Fale. Nagata with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Jado denies The Exploder Suplex. Jado whips Nagata across the ring. Nagata rolls under a clothesline from Jado. Nagata dropkicks the left knee of Jado. Fale drops Nagata with a running shoulder tackle. Fale goes for The Grenade, but Nagata counters with The Nagata Lock II. Jado breaks up the submission hold. Nagata tags in Honma. Fale with a gut punch. Fale tags in Gedo. Gedo whips Honma across the ring. Gedo thrust kicks the midsection of Honma. Jado kicks Honma in the chest. Fale with The Elbow Drop. Gedo hooks the outside leg for a two coun. Fale dumps Nagata out of the ring. Jado grabs the kendo stick. Makabe knocks Jado off the ring apron. GBH with a Double Lariat. Honma with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Fale attacks the midsection of Makabe. Makabe ducks a clothesline from Fale. Makabe clotheslines Fale over the top rope. Gedo rakes the eyes of Honma. Honma with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma lands The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma connects with The Flying Kokeshi HeadButt to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yuji Nagata, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Second Pre-Show Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Master Wato vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taka Michinoku In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Wato attacks Desperado before the bell rings. That leads us to a pier six brawl. Wato with a forearm smash. Wato stomps on Desperado’s back. Wato with forearm shivers. Wato with a Mid-Kick. Wato kicks Desperado in the gut. Desperado rakes the eyes of Wato. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Desperado. Wato decks Desperado with a back elbow smash. Wato with a back hand. Wato with another Mid-Kick. Wato follows that with combination kicks. Wato whips Desperado into the red turnbuckle pad. Wato with a leaping back elbow smash. Wato with forearm shivers. Wato repeatedly stomps Desperado’s chest. Wato is choking Desperado with his boot. Tenzan tags himself in. Tenzan is trying to calm down Wato. Tenzan repeatedly stomps on Desperado’s chest. Tenzan HeadButts Desperado. Mongolian Chop/Forearm Party. Kojima bodyslams Desperado. Slingshot Elbow Drop/Falling HeadButt Combination for a two count. Tenzan stomps on Desperado’s back. Tenzan kicks Desperado in the chest. Tenzan with Two HeadButts. Tenzan sends Desperado to the corner. Tenzan with a corner clothesline. Tenzan drills Desperado with The BrainBuster for a two count.

Tenzan kicks Desperado in the gut. Tenzan unloads Two Mongolian Chops. Desperado ducks a clothesline from Tenzan. Kanemaru kicks Tenzan in the back. Desperado attacks Tenzan from behind. Kanemaru pulls Tenzan out of the ring. Kanemaru repeatedly slams Tenzan’s head on the ring apron. Desperado is lighting up Wato’s chest. Kojima is brawling with Michinoku. The referee has lost complete control of this match. Kanemau rolls Tenzan back into the ring. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Tenzan’s chest. Desperado tags in Michinoku. Michinoku rakes the eyes of Tenzan. Michinoku rams his boot across Tenzan’s face. Michinoku with two uppercuts. Suzuki Gun is mauling Tenzan in the corner. Kanemaru punches Tenzan in the back. Double Irish Whop. Kanemaru with a running elbow smash. Michinoku with a Rising Knee Strike. Following a snap mare takeover, Running Dropkick/Running Knee Strike Combination for a two count. Tenzan reverses out of the irish whip from Kanemaru. Tenzan hits The Mountain Bomb. Michinoku repeatedly stomps on Tenzan’s back. Tenzan with a Spinning Heel Kick. Tenzan tags in Kojima. Kojima clears the ring.

Machine Gun Chops. Kojima sends Kanemaru to the corner. Kojima with a flying forearm smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Michinoku attacks Kojima from behind. Michinoku kicks Kojima in the gut. Double Irish Whip. Kojima with a double shoulder tackle. Kojima kicks Michinoku in the gut. Kojima drops Michinoku with The DDT. Kojima nails Kanemaru with The Koji Cutter. Kanemaru avoids The Lariat. Step Up Enzuigiri/SuperKick Combination. Wato and Desperado are tagged in. Wato ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Chop/Mid-Kick Exchange. Desperado rocks Wato with a forearm smash. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato kicks Desperado in the chest. Desperado blocks The SuperKick. Desperado goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Wato lands back on his feet. Wato ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Desperado hits The SpineBuster. Desperado connects with The Guitarra de Angel for a two count. Desperado brings the fight to TenCozy. TenKoji Cutter. Wato drills Desperado with The TTD for a two count. TenCozy clears the ring. Wato goes for The RPP, but Desperado ducks out of the way. Desperado Spears Wato. Desperado goes for Pinche Loco, but Wato lands back on his feet. Wato with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Wato makes Desperado tap out to a Modified Anaconda Vice.

Winner: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Master Wato via Submission 

Third Pre-Show Match: Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi and Douki In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Bushi and Douki will start things off. Douki with a single leg takedown. Bushi drops down on the canvas. Bushi leapfrogs over Douki. Bushi slips over Douki’s back. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Douki. Bushi with a deep arm-drag. Douki side steps Bushi into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi kicks Douki in the face. Bushi with a Flying Headscissors Takeover. Bushi stomps on Douki’s chest. Takahashi and Sabre are tagged in. Takahashi signals for the test of strength. Takahashi is playing mind games with Sabre. Sabre headbutts the midsection of Takahashi. Sabre applies a side headlock. Sabre transitions into a cravate. Takahashi with an arm-drag takeover. Takahashi sends Sabre into the ropes. Takahashi drops down on the canvas. Sabre scores the ankle pick in mid-air. Sabre goes for The Bow and Arrow Stretch, but Takahashi falls on top of him for a one count. Takahashi sweeps out the legs of Sabre. Takahashi applies a side headlock. Sabre whips Takahashi across the ring. Takahashi dodges The Big Boot. Takahashi drops Sabre with a shoulder tackle. Short-Arm Reversal by Takahashi. Takahashi kicks the middle rope into Sabre’s face. Takahashi goes for a Running Hurricanrana, but Sabre counters with The Heel Hook.

Takahashi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Sabre applies the cravate. Sabre grapevines the legs of Takahashi. Sabre applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Suzuki Gun is mauling Takahashi in the corner. Sabre tags in Douki. Douki with a forearm smash. Douki bodyslams Takahashi. Douki with a Running Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki slams Takahashi’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Douki tags in Taichi. Suzuki Gun are choking Takahashi with their boots. The referee is losing control of the match. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Takahashi in the back for a two count. Taichi applies repeated greco roman throat holds. The referee admonishes Taichi. Taichi toys around with Takahashi. Takahashi with three over hand chops. Taichi throws Takahashi into the canvas. Takahashi with a Running Headscissors Takeover. Takahashi blocks a boot from Taichi. Takahashi traps the right arm. Takahashi with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Takahashi tags in Takagi. Takagi blocks a boot from Taichi. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Takagi with forearm shivers. Sabre grabs Takagi from behind. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Sabre. Takagi with two corner clotheslines. Sabre applies a Guillotine Choke. Takagi with The Vertical Suplex. Takagi decks Taichi with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Ryukon Lariat. Taichi targets the ribs of Takagi. Taichi nails Takagi with The Hook Kick.

Takagi avoids The Buzzsaw Kick. Takagi applies a waist lock. Taichi with The Kamagiri. Lariat Exchange. Taichi delivers The Axe Bomber. Taichi tags in Douki. Douki knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Douki with a corner clothesline. Douki ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Standing Switch Exchange. Douki with three sharp elbow strikes. Douki thrust kicks the midsection of Takagi. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi with a short pumping bombr. Douki sends Takagi tumbling to the floor. Bushi kicks Douki in the gut. Bushi whips Douki across the ring. Douki with a deep arm-drag. Douki dropkicks Takahashi off the apron. Douki wipes out LIJ with The Senton Bomb. Douki rolls Takagi back into the ring. Douki hits The Day Break for a two count. Takagi denies Suplex de Luna. Takagi with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores another right jab. Takagi drops Douki with The Fake Out DDT. Takagi with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Sabre with two uppercuts. Takagi answers with The Noshigami. Bushi knocks Taichi off the apron. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Double Irish Whip. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takagi with a running elbow smash. Takahashi SuperKicks Douki. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber. Takagi plants Douki with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi via Pinfall 

NJPW WRESTLE KINGDOM 16 NIGHT TWO !!!! 

First Match: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask (c) vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero In A Triple Threat Match For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

El Phantasmo drops Tiger Mask with The Sudden Death before the bell rings. Eagles tackles Phantasmo. Eagles is raining down haymakers. Ishimori punches Eagles. Romero kicks Ishimori in the gut. Mega Coaches tees off on Bullet Club. Forever Clotheslines/Hip Attacks. Stereo Hip Attacks. Romero kicks Eagles in the gut. Romero punches Eagles in the back. Taguchi is perched on the middle turnbuckle. Romero sends Eagles face first into Taguchi’s ass. Romero with a double leg takedown. Romero catapults Eagles into Taguchi’s ass. Romero drops Eagles with The Spinning DDT. Taguchi with a Sliding Hip Attack for a two count. Eagles reverses out of the irish whip from Taguchi. Eagles leapfrogs over Taguchi. Taguchi inadvertently drops Romero with a shoulder tackle. Eagles with a Sliding Lariat/Knee Combination. Eagles reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori launches Eagles over the top rope. Eagles with an Apron Enzuigiri. Phantasmo takes a swipe at Eagles. Eagles wipes out The Mega Coaches with a Flying Crossbody Block. Eagles is fired up. Eagles ducks a clothesline from Phantasmo. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Eagles. Ishimori applies a front face lock. Back Rake Party.

Ishimori slams Eagles head on the red turnbuckle pad. Ishimori sends Eagles to the blue corner. Ishimori with a Shotgun Meteora. Phantasmo puts Ishimori on his shoulders. Romero with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Romero with combination sumo strikes. Phantasmo stomps on the left foot of Romero. Phantasmo’s right boot is definitely loaded. Taguchi with rapid fire sumo strikes. Phantasmo repeatedly stomps on the right hand of Taguchi. Phantasmo works on his joint manipulation game. Phantasmo slaps Taguchi in the chest. Phantasmo goes for The Old School Back Rake, but Eagles counters with The SpringBoard FrankenSteiner. Eagles ducks a clothesline from Taguchi. Eagles with a Flying Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Suicide Dive/Flying Crossbody Block Combination from The Mega Coaches. Phantasmo ascends to the top turnbuckle. Tiger Mask gets back into the ring. Tiger Mask with two haymakers. Tiger Mask with an Avalanche Butterfly Suplex. Tiger Mask hits The Tiger Driver for a two count.

Tiger Mask reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Tiger Mask with Three Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreakers. Tiger Mask sends Romero to the corner. Apron Enzuigiri/Running Boot Combination. Eagles with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Eagles applies The Ron Miller Special. Ishimori breaks up the submission hold. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Phantasmo whips Tiger Mask across the ring. Tiger Mask holds onto the ropes. Tiger Mask sends Phantasmo crashing to the outside. Ishimori drives his knee into the midsection of Tiger Mask. Eagles thrust kicks the midsection of Ishimori. Eagles dumps Ishimori out of the ring. Tiger Mask inadvertently kicks Eagles. Taguchi blasts Tiger Mask with The Hip Attack. Eagles with The Atomic Drop. Mega Coaches responds with a Double Hip Attack. The Black Hole Vacation for a two count. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Double Irish Whip. Romero with a Double Hurricanrana. Romero dropkicks Phantasmo. Romero goes for The Shiranui, but Ishimori counters with The Cipher Utaki. Flying Knee Strike/UFO Combination. Ishimori lands The Orihara MoonSault. Phantasmo connects with The Thunder Kiss 86 for a two count. Eagles intercepts Sudden Death.

Eagles uses Phantasmo’s right leg as a weapon. Phantasmo begs for mercy. Double Enzuigiri. Romero with a big palm strike. Taguchi drops Phantasmo with The Bomaye. Eagles removes the right boot of Phantasmo. There’s a honk of metal inside the boot. The referee has decided to remove Phantasmo and Ishimori from the match. Tiger Mask with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Taguchi with an inside cradle for a two count. Eagles with a unique pinning combination for a two count. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Eagles. Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tiger Mask with a Spinning Back Kick. Tiger Mask follows that with a Flipping Mule Kick to Romero. Taguchi fires back with The Hip Attack. Tiger Mask sends Taguchi tumbling to the floor. Tiger Mask lands The Suicide Dive. Romero with a Jumping Knee Strike. Eagles avoids The Rewind Kick. Eagles with an inside cradle for a two count. Romero rolls Eagles over for a two count. Romero uppercuts Eagles. Eagles blocks a boot from Romero. Eagles connects with The Turbo Backpack for a two count. Eagles makes Romero tap out to The Ron Miller Special.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask via Submission 

Second Match: Starlight Kid & Mayu Iwatani vs. Saya Kamitani & Tam Nakano

Starlight Kid and Saya Kamitani will start things off. Kid immediately ambushes Kamitani after the bell rings. Kamitani reverses out of the irish whip from Kid. Kamitaini leapfrogs over Kid. Kamitaini avoids the basement dropkick. Kamitani reverses out of the irish whip from Kid. Kid with a Headscissors Takeover. Kid with a basement dropkick. Kid knocks Nakano off the ring apron. Kid tags in Iwatani. Kid stomps on Kamitani’s back. Double Tiger Feint Kick. Double Standing MoonSault for a two count. Iwatani kicks Kamitani in the back. Iwatani is fired up. Iwatani whips Kamitani across the ring. Kamitani with a Spinning Heel Kick. Kamitani tags in Nakano. Iwatani with a Spinning Back Kick. Nakano matrix under a clothesline from Iwatani. Nakano with a roll through basement dropkick for a two count. Nakano applies a waist lock. Iwatani with three sharp elbow strikes. Forearm Exchange. Iwatani with a low dropkick in the corner. Iwatani plays to the crowd.

Iwatani applies The Full Nelson Lock. Iwatani hits The Crucifix Bomb for a two count. Iwatani applies The Full Nelson Lock. Nakano avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Nakano with a Spinning Heel Kick. Iwatani drops Nakano with The SlingBlade. Kid and Kamitani are tagged in. Kid dodges The Big Boot. Kid ducks a clothesline from Kamitani. Kid kicks Kamitani in the gut. Kamitani dropkicks Kid. Kid launches Kamitani over the top rope. Kamitani with a forearm smash. Kamitani dives over Kid. Iwatani kicks Kamitani in the gut. Nakano punches Iwatani in the back. Nakano with clubbing axe handle strikes. Iwatani with a Double Arm-Drag. Iwatani pops back on her feet. Kid lands The Asai MoonSault. Iwatani rolls Kamitani back into the ring. Kid connects with The Twisting Splash for a two count. Assisted Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.

Iwatani dumps Nakano out of the ring. Kid applies The Texas Cloverleaf. Nakano breaks up the submission hold. Nakano tosses Iwatani out of the ring. Nakano with a Running Meteora. Nakano with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Nakano rolls Kid back into the ring. Kamitani with The SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Kamitani with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Kamitani goes for The Star Crusher, but Kid counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Rollup Exchange. Kamitani with The Bridging Schoolboy Suplex for a two count. Kid denies The Star Crusher. Iwatani SuperKicks Kamitani. Kid with The Hurricanrana for a two count. Misfired Kicks. Tiger Suplex Exchange. Kamitani hits The Star Crusher. Kamitani plants Kid with The Phoenix Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Saya Kamitani & Tam Nakano via Pinfall 

Third Match: Toru Yano vs. Chase Owens vs. CIMA w/The Strong Hearts vs. Minoru Suzuki A Fatal Four Way Match For The 2022 KOPW Provisional Championship 

Everybody is putting the boots to Yano before the bell rings. Suzuki slaps Owens in the face. Cima grabs Suzuki from behind. Cima tells Suzuki to bring it. Overhand Chop Exchange. Cima kicks Suzuki in the gut. Suzuki reverses out of the irish whip from Cima. Cima dives over Suzuki. Suzuki side steps Cima into the turnbuckle pad. Cima kicks Suzuki in the gut. Cima with The Missile Dropkick. Cima with two overhand chops. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Cima. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki rocks Cima with a forearm smash. Yano and Owens pulls Suzuki out of the ring. Yano and Owens are double teaming Suzuki. Cima wipes out everybody with The Suicide Dive. Cima rolls Owens back into the ring. Owens applies a side headlock. Cima whips Owens across the ring. Owens drops Cima with a shoulder tackle. Cima drops down on the canvas. Owens catches Cima in mid-air. Cima goes for The Sunset Flip, but Owens counters with a running knee strike.

Yano slaps Owens in the back of the head. Yano starts removing a turnbuckle pad. Owens backs away from Suzuki. Forearm Exchange. Yano slaps Suzuki in the back of the head. Yano whips Suzuki into the exposed steel. Yano kicks Cima in the gut. Cima reverses out of the irish whip from Yano. Cima with a drop toe hold. Cima grapevines the legs of Yano. Cima kicks Owens in the gut. Cima with a Vertical Suplex. Suzuki slaps Cima in the chest. Suzuki talks smack to Cima. Suzuki with a forearm smash. Cima refuses to let go of the hold. Suzuki with a Running Boot. Sleeper Hold Exchange.

Yano grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Owens dumps Suzuki out of the ring. Owens is putting the boots to Yano. Owens delivers his combination offense. Owens denies The Inverted Atomic Drop. Owens nails Yano with The C-Trigger. Owens goes for a Package PileDriver, but Cima counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cima hits The Air Raid Crash. Cima connects with The Flying Meteora for a two count. Suzuki goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Yano with a double low blow. Yano rolls Suzuki over for a two count. Suzuki dropkicks Yano. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki plants Yano with The Gotch Style PileDriver to pickup the victory. After the match, Yano handcuffs Suzuki to the top rope.

Winner: KOPW 2022 Provisional Trophy Champion, Minoru Suzuki via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: EVIL, SHO and Yujiro Takahashi (c) w/Dick Togo vs. Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi and YOH w/Tomohiro Ishii For The NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 

Chaos attacks House of Torture before the bell rings. Goto with clubbing blows to EVIL’s back. Goto rolls EVIL back into the ring. Goto stomps on EVIL’s chest. Goto with forearm shivers. Goto sends EVIL to the corner. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto with The Running Bulldog. Goto repeatedly stomps on EVIL’s chest. Sho rakes the eyes of Goto. Yoh dropkicks Sho to the floor. Yoh with The Slingshot Pescado. Goto with clubbing blows to EVIL’s back. EVIL rakes the eyes of Goto. Takahashi removes the blue turnbuckle pad. EVIL whips Goto into the exposed steel. EVIL toys around with Goto. EVIL dumps Goto out of the ring. Ishii stops Togo in his tracks. Sho rolls Goto back into the ring. Goto with three overhand chops. EVIL continues to rake the eyes of Goto. Sho tags himself in. Sho applies a wrist lock. Sho with combination kicks. Sho starts bending Goto’s fingers. Yoh with clubbing blows to Sho’s back. Sho drops Yoh with The Kitchen Sink. Sho applies a wrist lock. Sho sends Goto back first into the exposed steel. Sho tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi with two knee lifts. Takahashi backs Goto into the ropes. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. Goto denies The Fisherman’s Suplex. Goto goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Goto with The Misdirection Lariat. EVIL runs interference. Goto avoids the exposed steel. Sho grabs Goto’s hair. EVIL inadvertently knocks Sho off the ring apron. Goto with The Back Drop Driver. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi with a running shoulder tackle. Hashi kicks EVIL in the gut. Hashi sends EVIL to the corner. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Hashi delivers his combination offense. Hashi whips Takahashi into EVIL. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Takahashi. Hashi drops EVIL with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Hashi has Takahashi perched on the top rope. Hashi dropkicks the back of Takahashi for a two count. Hashi goes for a PowerBomb, but Takahashi blocks it. Takahashi starts biting Hashi’s fingers. Takahashi sends Hashi face first into the canvas. Takahashi with The Sliding Boot. Hashi denies The Olympic Slam. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Hashi answers with a knife edge chop. Takahashi with The Olympic Slam. Hashi with a Running Lariat. Sho and Yoh are tagged in.

Yoh scores two forearm knockdowns. Short-Arm Reversal by Sho. Sho rakes the eyes of Yoh. Yoh drops down on the canvas. Yoh whips Sho across the ring. Yoh with a drop toe hold. Yoh with a basement dropkick. Forearm Exchange. Jumping Knee Strike Exchange. Sho denies The German Suplex. Sho starts bending Yoh’s fingers. Yoh uppercuts Sho. Sho reverses out of the irish whip from Yoh. EVIL trips Yoh from the outside. Sho kicks Hashi off the apron. EVIL sends Yoh to the corner. Sho with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. EVIL follows that with a corner clothesline. Sho kicks Yoh in the gut. Sho PowerBombs Yoh for a two count. House Of Torture clears the ring. Sho grabs the wrench. Togo wraps the choker around Yoh’s neck. Ishii pulls Togo out of the ring. Double SuperKick/Ushigoroshi Combination. Sho denies The Direct Drive. Sho with a Back Body Drop. Yoh SuperKicks Sho. Yoh with The Ushigoroshi. Yoh prepares for The Direct Drive. The referee gets distracted by Takahashi. EVIL delivers the low blow. Sho nails Yoh with the wrench to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, The House Of Torture via Pinfall 

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

Fifth Match: Sanada vs. The Great O-Khan w/Aaron Henare

Quick feeling out process after the bell rings. Khan grabs an arm-bar. Sanada reverses the hold. Wrist Lock Exchange. Khan goes for a Hip Toss, but Sanada counters with a deep arm-drag. Sanada dropkicks Khan to the floor. Sanada dives off the ring apron. Khan clotheslines Sanada over the top rope. Khan rolls Sanada back into the ring. Khan with a waist lock takedown for a one count. Khan drops Sanada with The Face Plant for a two count. Khan with a GourdBuster for a two count. Khan stands over Sanada. Khan wants Sanada to kiss his boot. Sanada with forearm shivers. Khan drives his knee into the midsection of Sanada. Mongolian Chop Exchange. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Khan. Sanada pops back on his feet. Sanada with a forearm knockdown. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Khan. Sanada with The Atomic Drop. Sanada with The Slingshot Pescado. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada rolls Khan back into the ring.

Sanada blocks a boot from Khan. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Khan denies The Paradise Lock. Khan drops Sanada with The Flatliner. Sanada regroups on the outside. Sanada dares Khan to dive. Khan obliges with The Slingshot Pescado. Khan is fired up. Khan rolls Sanada back into the ring. Khan with The Reverse Powerslam for a two count. Khan nails Sanada with The Pump Kick for a two count. Khan goes for The GutWrench Suplex, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Khan escapes Skull End. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Khan. Sanada dives over Khan. Skull End/Sheeper Killer Exchange. Sanada with a knee lift. Khan denies The Skull End. Khan goes for The Eliminator, but Sanada counters with a deep arm-drag.

Sanada avoids The Pump Kick. Khan blocks The Bridging O’Connor Roll. Khan applies The Claw. Khan goes for The Eliminator, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada goes for The Bridging O’Connor Roll, but Khan holds onto the ropes. Khan ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Khan applies The Sheep Killer. Khan goes for a Powerslam, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada hits The Bridging Tiger Suplex for a two count. Sanada goes for The Muto MoonSault, but Khan gets his knees up in the air. Forearm Exchange. Uppercut Exchange. Khan with a throat thrust. Sanada with a Spinning Back Kick. Khan answers with another throat thrust for a two count. Khan lands The SpringBoard MoonSault. Khan goes for The Eliminator, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada connects with The Japanese Leg Clutch Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sanada via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb 

Cobb attacks Naito before the bell rings. Cobb with rapid fire haymakers in the corner. Cobb punches Naito in the ribs. Cobb with the irish whip. Naito repeatedly kicks Cobb in the face. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Naito repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Cobb. Naito shoves down the referee. Cobb with forearm shivers. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Naito counters with a high knee strike. Naito dropkicks Cobb off the ring apron. Naito with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Naito kicks Cobb in the ribs. Naito continues to stomp on the left knee of Cobb. Short-Arm Reversal by Cobb. Cobb lifts Naito up in the air. Cobb repeatedly drives Naito back first into the steel ring post. Cobb with a Running Vertical Suplex on the floor. Naito gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Cobb stomps on Naito’s chest. Cobb repeatedly drives his knee into Naito’s back. Cobb uppercuts the lower back of Naito. Cobb stomps on the midsection of Naito. Cobb with a Gorilla Press Slam. Cobb stands on Naito’s back. Cobb mocks Naito. Cobb repeatedly drives Naito back first into the neutral color turnbuckle pads. Cobb unloads two knife edge chops. Cobb with a low dropkick. Naito with forearm shivers.

Cobb blocks a boot from Naito. Cobb with a shoulder tackle. Cobb goes for a Deadlift Suplex, but Naito lands back on his feet. Cobb with a forearm smash. Naito drops Cobb with The Running Boot. Naito with a haymaker/toe kick combination. Naito kicks the left knee of Cobb. Naito whips Cobb across the ring. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito with a sliding dropkick. Naito sends Cobb to the corner. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Cobb. Combination Cabron. Naito with a running dropkick. Tranquilo Pose. Naito applies The Indian Death Lock. Naito repeatedly kicks the left knee of Cobb. Cobb denies The Knee Crusher. Cobb with a straight right hand. Cobb avoids the low dropkick. Cobb with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Cobb with a leaping back elbow smash. Cobb follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Naito holds onto the ropes.

Cobb blocks a boot from Naito. Naito ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Naito drops Cobb with The Satellite DDT. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Naito with The Esperanza. Cobb denies The Destino. Naito with another dropkick to the left knee of Cobb. Naito puts Cobb on the top turnbuckle. Naito hammers down on the left knee of Cobb. Naito goes for The Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Cobb counters with an Avalanche PowerBomb for a two count. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Cobb goes for Tour Of The Islands, but Naito counters with The Calf Slicer. Cobb breaks the hold. Cobb with a GutWrench German Suplex. Naito ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cobb answers with an Inside Out Lariat. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Cobb goes for Tour Of The Islands, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito connects with The Valentina. Naito plants Cobb with The Destino to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: KENTA (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi In A No Disqualification Match For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 

Kenta gives Tanahashi a kendo stick before the bell rings. Kenta and Tanahashi are swinging kendo sticks at each other. Tanahashi with clubbing kendo stick shots across the back of Kenta. Kenta nails Tanahashi with the IWGP US Title Belt. Kenta whips Tanahashi with the kendo stick. Kenta rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Kenta continues to hit Tanahashi with the kendo stick. Kenta rolls multiple weapons into the ring. Kenta grabs the broken red briefcase. Kenta attacks Tanahashi with a chair and trash can lids. Kenta pulls out a ladder from under the ring. Kenta stomps on Tanahashi’s back. Kenta places the ladder in the corner. Kenta whips Tanahashi into the ladder. Kenta with another kendo stick shot. Kenta grabs the trash can. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Kenta. Tanahashi cracks Kenta with the trash can lid. Tanahashi smashes Kenta with the trash can. Tanahashi puts the trash can over Kenta’s head. Tanahashi delivers a massive chair shot.

Tanahashi breaks the guitar over Kenta’s head. Tanahashi pulls out a table from under the ring. Tanahashi sets up the table on the floor. Tanahashi with a leaping forearm smash. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Kenta nails Tanahashi with the red briefcase. Kenta with a Briefcase Assisted Busaiku Knee Strike. Kenta dumps Tanahashi out of the ring. Kenta lays Tanahashi flat on the table. Kenta is raining down haymakers. Kenta ascends to the top turnbuckle. Tanahashi with heavy bodyshots. Kenta denies The SuperPlex. Kenta with three haymakers. Tanahashi slaps Kenta in the face. Tanahashi flings multiple chairs into the ring. Tanahashi applies a waist lock. Kenta with three sharp elbow strikes. Kenta answers with a palm strike. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade into the pile of chairs. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Kenta ducks out of the way. Kenta with vicious boot scrapes in the corner.

Kenta multiple chairs in front of Tanahashi. Kenta delivers The Shibata Dropkick. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Tanahashi counters with Two Twist and Shouts. Tanahashi brings the table into the ring. Tanahashi lays Kenta flat on the top table. Tanahashi puts a chair on Kenta’s chest. Tanahashi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Kenta drives the chair into Tanahashi’s face. Kenta with a straight right hand. Tanahashi denies The SuperPlex. Kenta with clubbing headbutt. Kenta with an Avalanche Falcon Arrow through the table. Kenta rolls another table and larger size ladder into the ring. Kenta stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Kenta sets up this massive ladder in the corner. Kenta is wearing down Tanahashi in the corner. Kenta slams Tanahashi’s head on the table. Kenta is throwing haymakers at Tanahashi. Kenta lays Tanahashi flat on the table. Tanahashi shoves Kenta off the ladder. Kenta is busted open. Tanahashi places Kenta on the table. Tanahashi climbs to the top of the ladder. Tanahashi connects with The High Fly Flow through the table to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Will Ospreay For The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship 

Chain grappling exchange. Hand fighting display. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Okada with a single leg takedown. Okada applies a leg lock. Okada transitions into a front face lock. Okada grabs a side headlock. Ospreay tugs on Okada’s hair. Ospreay whips Okada with a shoulder tackle. Okada drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay pops back on his feet. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Okada with The Big Boot. Ospreay stomps on the left foot of Okada. Okada with a Back Body Drop. Okada with forearm shivers across the back of Ospreay. Okada blocks a boot from Opsreay. Okada hammers down on the right knee of Ospreay. Okada with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Ospreay with heavy bodyshots. Okada rocks Ospreay with a forearm smash. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada side steps Ospreay into the turnbuckle pad. Okada puts Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay kicks Okada in the face. Ospreay puts Okada on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Ospreay with The Draping DDT for a two count. Ospreay follows that with Pip Pip Cheerio.

Okada regroups on the outside. Ospreay with a blistering chop. Ospreay talks smack to Okada. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Ospreay rolls Okada back into the ring. Red Shoes ignores Ospreay. Ospreay repeatedly kicks Okada in the back. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Ospreay unloads two knife edge chops. Okada hammers down on the back of Ospreay’s neck. Ospreay with a Spinning Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Ospreay repeatedly drives his knee into Okada’s back. Ospreay applies the cravate. Okada with elbows into the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay with a double sledge. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Ospreay kicks Okada in the face. Okada with The Flapjack. Okada with a forearm knockdown. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada ducks under two clotheslines from Ospreay. Okada with a running back elbow smash. Okada sends Ospreay to the corner. Okada with a leaping back elbow smash. Okada kicks Ospreay in the gut. Okada drops Ospreay with The DDT for a two count. Ospreay denies The Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Okada avoids The Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count.

Okada goes for The Tombstone PileDriver, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay attacks Okada’s ribs. Ospreay brings Okada to the ring apron. Forearm Exchange. Ospreay with a thunderous chop. Okada blasts Ospreay with The Shotgun Dropkick. Okada whips Ospreay into the steel barricade. Okada with a Running Boot that propels Ospreay over the barricade. Ospreay SuperKicks Okada in mid-air. Ospreay slams Okada’s head on the steel truss. Ospreay with The Asai MoonSault off the lighting grid. Ospreay rolls Okada back into the ring. Ospreay with a blindside forearm smash. Ospreay with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Okada decks Ospreay with a back elbow smash. Okada with a forearm smash. Okada uppercuts Ospreay. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Okada heads to the outside. Ospreay goes for The Sasuke Special, but Okada counters with The Tombstone PileDriver on the floor. Okada rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Okada with The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Okada applies The Money Clip. Ospreay runs Okada into the turnbuckle pad. Okada with another Shotgun Dropkick. Okada bodyslams Ospreay. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose.

Ospreay denies The Rain Maker. Okada goes for a Wheelbarrow German Suplex, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay with The Roundhouse Kick. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Okada goes for the dropkick, but Ospreay holds onto the ropes. Ospreay goes for The Standing Shooting Star Press, but Okada gets his knees up in the air. Okada whips Ospreay across the ring. Okada goes for The Dynamic Dropkick, but Ospreay counters with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ospreay has Okada draped across the top strand. Ospreay kicks Okada in the chest. Ospreay with Two Shooting Star Presses for a two count. Ospreay hits The OsCutter for a two count. Ospreay drops Okada with The Chelsea’s Grin. Okada avoids The Hidden Blade. Ospreay with a Counter Tombstone PileDriver. Ospreay mocks Okada. Okada avoids The Rain Maker. Okada with The Backslide Storm Breaker for a two count. Ospreay with three sharp elbow strikes. Okada dropkicks the back of Ospreay’s head. Okada whips Ospreay across the ring. Okada with The Dynamic Dropkick.

Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Ospreay counters with The Standing Spanish Fly. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Osprey with two short-arm lariats. Ospreay with The Super OsCutter for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada with The Spinning Tombstone PileDriver. Misfired Signature Moves. Okada with The Discus Lariat. Okada connects with The Rain Maker for a two count. Okada goes back to The Money Clip. Okada avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Ospreay with a Rain Maker of his own. Palm Strike Exchange. Second Forearm Exchange. Okada with Two Rain Makers. Ospreay with a Pop Up Forearm Smash. Ospreay nails Okada with The Hidden Blade for a two count. Ospreay with Kawada Kicks. Okada denies The Storm Breaker. Okada with The Back Drop Clutch for a two count. Okada uppercuts Ospreay. Ospreay answers with The Hook Kick. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada with a short-arm lariat. Ospreay drops Okada with The V-Trigger. Ospreay HeadButts Okada. Ospreay goes for The Hidden Blade, but Okada counters with The Dropkick. Okada connects with The Landslide. Okada plants Ospreay with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory. After the match, Tetsuya Naito comes down to the ring. Naito declares himself the next challenger for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

Winner: Still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

Checkout Episode 290 of The Hoots Podcast

Author: Josh Lopez

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