NJPW 50th Anniversary Results

NJPW 50th Anniversary Event
March 1, 2022
Nippon Budokan
Tokyo, Japan

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First Match: EVIL, SHO and Yujiro Takahashi w/Dick Togo vs. Tiger Mask, YOH and Ryohei Oiwa In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

House Of Torture attacks Team Tiger Mask before the bell rings. Sho repeatedly stomps on Tiger’s back. Sho is choking Tiger with his boot. Sho sends Tiger to the corner. Tiger rolls under a clothesline from Sho. Sho kicks Tiger in the face. Tiger with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Tiger unloads Two Mid-Kicks. Sho avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Tiger with a Flipping Mule Kick. Tiger whips Sho across the ring. Tiger drops Sho with a flying forearm smash. Tiger stomps on Sho’s back. Tiger with The Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Tiger tag in Yoh. Yoh with two dropkicks. Sho kicks Yoh in the gut. Yoh drops down on the canvas. Yoh sends Sho into the ropes. Yoh with a drop toe hold. Yoh with a sliding dropkick. Yoh tags in Oiwa. Oiwa stomps on Sho’s back. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Oiwa repeatedly stomps on Sho’s back. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Sho answers with The Kitchen Sink. House Of Torture clears the ring. Sho repeatedly stomps on Oiwa’s chest. Sho is choking Oiwa with his boot. Sho applies a front face lock. EVIL tags himself in. EVIL with a double sledge. EVIL bodyslams Oiwa for a two count. EVIL applies a wrist lock. EVIL tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi hammers down on the left shoulder of Oiwa. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Oiwa’s back. Takahashi toys around with Oiwa. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi with a knife edge chop. Takahashi slaps Oiwa in the face. Takahashi backs Oiwa into the ropes. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. Oiwa dropkicks Takahashi. House Of Torute knocks Tiger and Yoh off the ring apron. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Takahashi with a Counter Bodyslam for a two count. Yoh blasts Togo off the apron. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Yoh. Takahashi avoids The SuperKick. Tiger with a Spinning Back Kick. Yoh with a Jumping Knee Strike. Tiger follows that with The Roundhouse Kick. Oiwa hits The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. That leads us to a pier six brawl on the outside. Takahashi denies The Boston Crab. Takahashi blocks a boot from Oiwa. Takahashi sends Oiwa face first into the canvas. Takahashi with The Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Oiwa counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Oiwa with a forearm smash. Takahashi clotheslines Oiwa for a two count. Takahashi connects with Pimp Juice to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL, SHO and Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Second Match: El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori and Bad Luck Fale vs. Taichi, Taka Michinoku and Minoru Tanaka In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

Taiji Ishimori and Minoru Tanaka will start things off. Tanaka kicks the left hamstring of Ishimori. Tanaka tells Phantasmo to shut up. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Wrist Lock Exchange. Tanaka applies a hammerlock. Tanaka with a side headlock takeover. Ishimori answers with the headscissors escape. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Tanaka with a Spinning Back Kick. Tanaka slams Ishimori’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Tanaka fish hooks Ishimori. Tanaka with a straight right hand. Ishimori reverses out of the irish whip from Tanaka. Tanaka rolls under a clothesline from Ishimori. Ishimori kicks Tanaka in the gut. Tanaka drops down on the canvas. Tanaka dropkicks Ishimori. Tanaka pops back on his feet. Following a snap mare takeover, Tanaka kicks Ishimori in the back. Tanaka with The Standing MoonSault for a two count.

Tanaka with a forearm smash. Tanaka sends Ishimori to the corner. Ishimori slides under Tanaka. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori dives over Tanaka. Ishimori ducks a clothesline from Tanaka. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishimori tosses Tanaka out of the ring. Ishimori knocks Suzuki Gun off the ring apron. Fale whips Tanaka into the steel barricade. Phantasmo with two nipple holds. Ishimori gets Tanaka back into the ring at the count of thirteen. Ishimori slams Tanaka’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo gets Tanaka tied up in the tree of woe. Phantasmo with a Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Fale tags himself in. Phantasmo is choking Tanaka with his boot. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale tags in Ishimori.

Ishimori punches Tanaka in the back. Forearm Exchange. Tanaka with The Roundhouse Kick. Tanaka applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Phantasmo breaks up the submission hold. Phantasmo knocks Taichi off the apron. Ishimori tags in Fale. Fale bodyslams Tanaka. Fale goes for The Elbow Drop, but Tanaka ducks out of the way. Tanaka tags in Taichi. Taichi with Kawada Kicks. Taichi repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Fale. Taichi ducks a clothesline from Fale. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Phantasmo kicks Taichi in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Taichi. Taichi nails Phantasmo with The Hook Kick. Fale drops Taichi with a running shoulder tackle. Fale with The Elbow Drop for a two count. Taichi denies The Grenade. Taichi applies The Greco Roman Throat Hold. Taichi with a sumo style takedown. Fale delivers a gut punch. Fale sends Taichi to the corner. Taichi avoids The Body Avalanche. Taichi with The Kamagiri. Phantasmo and Michinoku are tagged in.

Phantasmo kicks Michinoku in the gut. Michinoku applies The CrossFace. Phantasmo grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Michinoku uppercuts Phantasmo. Michinoku sends Phantasmo to the corner. Michinoku with a Rising Knee Strike. Following a snap mare takeover, Michinoku with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Michinoku is raining down haymakers. Michinoku goes back to The CrossFace. Ishimori breaks up the submission hold. Tanaka kicks the left hamstring of Ishimori. Ishimori rakes the eyes of Tanaka. Ishimori dumps Tanaka out of the ring. Michinoku with the greco roman eye poke. Phantasmo rakes the back of Michinoku. Michinoku with a Jumping SuperKick. Michinoku goes for The Michinoku Driver, but Phantasmo lands back on his feet. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Michinoku. Phantasmo kicks Michinoku in the gut. Phantasmo with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Phantasmo is hesitant to deliver The Sudden Death. Ishimori hits The Cipher Utaki. Phantasmo connects with Thunder Kiss 86 to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori and Bad Luck Fale via Pinfall 

Third Match: The Strong Hearts vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Douki In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

El Desperado is playing mind games with El Lindaman after the bell rings. T-Hawk and Yoshinobu Kanemaru will start things off. Suzuki Gun attacks Hawk from behind. Suzuki Gun gangs up on Hawk. Hawk with forearm shivers. Douki kicks Hawk in the gut. The numbers are just too much for Hawk. Double Irish Whip. Hawk side steps Douki into the turnbuckle pad. Hawk dropkicks the left knee of Kanemaru. Hawk with a running shoulder tackle. Desperado kicks Hawk in the gut. Hawk with a Vertical Suplex. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Hawk. Kanemaru stomps on Hawk’s chest. Kanemaru repeatedly kicks Hawk in the face. Kanemaru repeatedly kicks the left knee of Hawk. Kanemaru whips Hawk across the ring. Hawk holds onto the ropes. Hawk kicks Kanemaru in the chest. Hawk unloads two knife edge chops. Hawk tags in Lindaman. Lindaman with The Missile Dropkick. Strong Hearts clears the ring. Lindaman applies a front face lock. Lindaman transitions into a cravate. Lindaman tags in Cima. Following a snap mare takeover, Cima with The Slingshot Senton. Cima grapevines the legs of Kanemaru. Kanemaru grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.

Desperado repeatedly stomps on Cima’s chest. Lindaman attacks Desperado from behind. Lindaman dumps Desperado out of the ring. Cima with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Cima with a gut punch. Cima tags in Hawk. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Double Basket Toss. Triple Basement Dropkick. Hawk goes for a Bodyslam, but Kanemaru lands back on his feet. Kanemaru shoves Hawk into the red turnbuckle pad. Kanemaru rolls Hawk over for a two count. Hawk denies The Satellite DDT. Kanemaru with a Vertical Suplex. Desperado and Lindaman are tagged in. Desperado with a shoulder tackle. Desperado scores the elbow knockdown. Lindaman kicks Desperado in the gut. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Lindaman. Desperado hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Chop Exchange. Lindaman decks Desperado with a back elbow smash. Lindaman with The Rolling Elbow. Lindaman with a Belly to Back Suplex. Lindaman follows that with a Judo Style Takedown for a two count. Desperado denies The Locomotive German Suplex. Desperado with a back elbow smash. Desperado ducks a clothesline from Lindaman. Desperado with The Guitarra de Angel.

Cima and Douki are tagged in. Cima dropkicks Douki. Douki reverses out of the irish whip from Cima. Cima dives over Douki. Cima kicks Douki in the gut. Cima bodyslams Douki. Cima with a double knee drop for a two count. Cima goes for Aoi Shoudou, but Douki lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Douki with three sharp elbow strikes. Douki kicks Cima in the gut. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kanemaru with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Double Irish Whip. Douki with a leaping back elbow smash. Kanemaru with a running elbow smash. Kanemaru follows that with The British Fall. Douki with The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki connects with The Day Break for a two count. Kanemaru dumps Hawk out of the ring. Hawk whips Kanemaru into the steel barricade. Cima denies Suplex de La Luna. Douki uppercuts Cima. Hawk with a Pop Up Knee Lift. Cima with The Guillotine Knee Drop. Lindaman with a SitOut FaceBuster. Lindaman follows that with The Locomotion German Suplex. Cima with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Lindaman lands The SomerSault Plancha. Hawk delivers The Night Ride. Cima plants Douki with The Flying Meteora to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Strong Hearts via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, Yuto Nakashima and Kosei Fujita vs. Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, The Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

United Empire attacks Team Kojima before the bell rings. Cobb punches Kojima in the back. Ospreay with forearm shivers to Nagata. Ospreay sends Nagata to the corner. Nagata kicks Ospreay in the face. Forearm Exchange. Ospreay with a Spinning Back Kick. Ospreay whips Nagata across the ring. Nagata rolls under a clothesline from Ospreay. Nagata dropkicks the left knee of Ospreay. Nagata kicks Ospreay in the chest. Nagata tags in Nakashima. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Nakashima stomps on Ospreay’s chest. Nakashima knocks Henare off the ring apron. Nakashima gets distracted by Khan. Nakashima with forearm shivers. Ospreay answers with a knife edge chop. Nakashima hammers down on the back of Ospreay’s neck. Nakashima with another forearm smash. Henare pulls Nakashima out of the ring. Henare sends Nakashima back first into the steel barricade. Henare with clubbing mid-kicks. Khan whips Fujita into the barricade. Henare tees off on Nakashima. Ospreay HeadButts Nagata. Henare rolls Nakashima back into the ring.

Ospreay talks smack to Nakashima. Ospreay with a blistering chop. Ospreay slams Nakashima’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Ospreay repeatedly slaps Nakashima in the face. Ospreay with a sharp knee strike. Ospreay tags in Khan. Khan applies The Camel Clutch. Khan tags in Cobb. Nakashima with two forearm smashes. Cobb HeadButts Nakashima. Cobb with The Deadlift Toss. Cobb launches Nakashima back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Cobb tags in Henare. Following a snap mare takeover, Henare repeatedly kicks Nakashima in the back for a two count. Henare toys around with Nakashima. Second Forearm Exchange. Nakashima reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Nakashima dodges The Running Boot. Nakashima scores the forearm knockdown. Kojima and Cobb are tagged in. Kojima ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Cobb with forearm shivers. Cobb sends Kojima to the corner. Kojima side steps Cobb into the turnbuckle pad. Stereo Machine Gun Chops. Kojima with a flying forearm smash.

Kojima plays to the crowd. Ospreay attacks Kojima from behind. Double Irish Whip. Kojima shoves Cobb into Ospreay. Kojima kicks Cobb in the gut. Kojima drops Cobb with The DDT. Cobb denies The Koji Cutter. Cobb whips Kojima across the ring. Cobb delivers The Spin Cycle. Cobb tags in Khan. Khan with a BackBreaker. Khan applies The Sheep Killer. Henare dumps Nagata out of the ring. Khan goes for The TTD, but Kojima lands back on his feet. Mongolian Chop Exchange. Kojima kicks Khan in the gut. Kojima hits The Koji Cutter. Kojima tags in Fujita. Fujita with two dropkicks. Khan sends Fujita back first into the canvas. Fujita drops down on the canvas. Fujita with another dropkick for a two count. Double Irish Whip. Kojima with a running elbow smash. Nagata with The Helluva Kick. Nakashima rocks Khan with a forearm smash. Fujita bodyslams Khan. Fujita applies The Boston Crab. Nagata gets Ospreay trapped in The Nagata Lock II. Nakashima punches Khan in the back. Nakashima with forearm shivers. Khan with a Double Vertical Suplex. Khan connects with The Eliminator to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, The Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare via Pinfall 

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

Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Shiro Koshinaka In A 10-Man Tag Team Match

LIJ attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Double Irish Whip. Makabe side steps Naito into the turnbuckle pad. Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Takahashi kicks Makabe in the gut. Takahashi with a double sledge. Double Irish Whip. Makabe with a double clothesline. Makabe sends Naito to the corner. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Makabe tags in Yano. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Naito kicks Yano in the gut. Yano with a reverse hammer throw into exposed steel. Yano tugs on Naito’s hair. Takahashi attacks Yano from behind. LIJ clears the ring. LIJ gangs up on Yano. LIJ whips Yano into the exposed steel. Naito applies a front face lock. Naito tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with a double sledge. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with three hip attacks. Takahashi punches Koshinaka. The referee is trying to calm down Koshinaka. Takahashi tags in Bushi. Bushi stomps on Yano’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Bushi fish hooks Yano. Bushi with a hip attack. Bushi stomps on Yano’s back. Bushi tags in Takagi.

Takagi glances at Ishii. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi knocks Ishii off the ring apron. Takagi applies a front face lock. Sanada tags himself in. Sanada kicks Yano in the ribs. Sanada hammers down on the back of Yano’s neck. Sanada blocks a boot from Yano. Sanada sweeps out the legs of Yano. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Koshinaka frees Yano from The Paradise Lock. Short-Arm Reversal by Yano. Yano pulls Sanada down to the mat. Yano tags in Koshinaka. Koshinaka with a Hip Attack to Sanada. Koshinaka knocks LIJ off the apron. Stereo Toe Kicks. Hip Attack Party. Koshinaka rolls Sanada back into the ring. Double Irish Whip into the exposed steel. Honma with a running elbow smash. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Koshinaka drops Sanada with The Flying Hip Attack. Koshinaka with clubbing hip smashes. Koshinaka with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi and Ishii are tagged in.

Shoulder Block Exchange. Ishii with a running forearm smash. Second Shoulder Block Exchange. Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Takagi bodyslams Ishii. Takagi with a Senton Splash for a two count. Takagi with a forearm smash. Takagi HeadButts Ishii. Takagi with a chop/jab combination. Ishii with a chop/forearm combination. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Ishii with a running shoulder tackle. Ishii repeatedly kicks Takagi in the face. Palm Strike Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Takagi sends Ishii to the corner. Takagi blocks a boot from Ishii. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Ishii Powerslams Takagi. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii rises back on his feet. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex of his own. Ishii tags in Honma.

Honma and Yano clears the ring. Double Lariat. Yano with a double leg takedown. Yano catapults Takagi into the exposed steel. Koshinaka with a Running Hip Attack. Honma hits The Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. Takagi shrugs off a running lariat from Honma. Takagi decks Honma with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Ryukon Lariat. Takahashi with a knife edge chop. Double Irish Whip. Honma takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Quadruple Basement Dropkick. Takagi with The Sliding Lariat for a two cout. Second Forearm Exchange. Bushi dropkicks Ishii to the floor. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Takahashi runs Makabe into the steel barricade. Honma denie Last Of The Dragon. Takagi with a short-arm lariat. Third Forearm Exchange. Honma HeadButts Takagi. Takagi with a running short-arm clothesline. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber for a two count. Takagi plants Honma with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato 

Hirooko Goto and Ryusuke Taguchi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Taguchi backs Goto into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Goto walks Taguchi into the ropes. Goto applies a side headlock. Taguchi with heavy bodyshots. Taguchi reverses the hold. Goto whips Taguchi across the ring. Taguchi runs into Goto. Shoulder Block Exchange. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Goto. Taguchi with a Running Hip Attack. Taguchi with clubbing hip smashes. Double Shoulder Tackle. Assisted Hip Toss. Wato with a Hurricanrana. Wato drives his elbow into the midsection of Goto. Wato with a back fist. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato stomps on Goto’s back. Double Irish Whip. Double Drop Toe Hold. Double Basement Dropkick for a two count. Taguchi with three hip smashes. Goto drops Taguchi with a Misdirection Lariat. Goto sends Taguchi face first into the red turnbuckle pad. Goto tags in Hashi.

War Drums. Hashi poses for the crowd. Hashi hammers down on the back of Taguchi’s neck. Hashi sends Taguchi to the corner. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto stomps on the midsection of Taguchi. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto stomps on Taguchi’s face. Goto hooks the outside leg for a two count. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi stomps on Taguchi’s chest. Hashi punches Taguchi in the back. Hashi stomps on Taguchi’s back. Chop Exchange. Taguchi goes for The Hip Attack, but Hashi holds onto the ropes. Taguchi with The Roll Through Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Wato. Wato scores the elbow knockdown. Wato drops Hashi with The Big Boot. Wato whips Hashi across the ring. Wato dropkicks Hashi to the floor. Goto kicks Wato in the gut. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Goto. Wato with a Flying Mid-Kick. Wato lands The SomerSault Plancha. Wato is fired up. Wato rolls Hashi back into the ring.

Wato with The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Wato applies a waist lock. Hashi with three sharp elbow strikes. Wato kicks Hashi in the gut. Wato sends Hashi to the corner. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Wato. Hashi with a NeckBreaker. Hashi tags in Goto. Wato with a leg lariat. Wato tags in Taguchi. Hip Attack Party for a two count. Taguchi goes for The Three Amigos, but Goto counters with a Vertical Suplex. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Goto. Taguchi applies a waist lock. Goto backs Taguchi into the turnbuckle pad. Hashi with a corner clothesline. Taguchi side steps Goto into the turnbuckle pad. Wato with a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Wato ducks a clothesline from Goto. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato with forearm shivers. Double Irish Whip. Taguchi drops down on the canvas.

Wato with a Hip Toss. Taguchi hits The Bomaye for a two count. Goto denies The Dodon. Goto with three sharp elbow strikes. Taguchi denies The Ushigoroshi. Hashi SuperKicks Taguchi. Hashi with a Spinning Mule Kick to Wato. Head Hunter/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination. Taguchi denies Shoto. Taguchi rolls Goto over for a two count. Taguchi applies The Ankle Lock. Hashi breaks up the submission hold. Wato dumps Hashi out of the ring. Goto negates No. 9. Goto with a snap mare takeover. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Goto. Taguchi with Two Hip Attacks. Hashi SuperKicks Taguchi. Goto with a Wrist Clutch Olympic Slam for a two count. Wato runs interference. Wato with clubbing mid-kicks. Chaos connects with The Violent Flash. Taguchi dropkicks Hashi. Goto goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Taguchi lands back on his feet. Taguchi dodges The Discus Lariat. Hashi SuperKicks Taguchi. Chaos delivers another Violent Flash. Chaos plants Taguchi with Shoto to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr and Yoshiaki Fujiwara In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

Kazuchika Okada and Zack Sabre Jr will start things off. Test Of Strength. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Okada with a single leg takedown. Okada applies a leg lock. Sabre transitions into a bodyscissors hold. Okada rolls Sabre over for a one count. Okada applies a front face lock. Okada transitions into a side headlock. Okada with a side headlock takeover. Sabre answers with the headscissors neck lock. Okada gets back to a vertical base. Sabre grabs a side headlock. Sabre transitions into the cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Wrist Lock Exchange. Okada kicks Sabre in the face. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Suzuki attacks Okada from behind. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki applies a rear chin lock. Suzuki transitions into a front face lock. Okada backs Suzuki into the red turnbuckle pad. Fujinami tags himself in.

Fujinami applies a double wrist lock. Fujinami wraps his legs around Suzuki’s neck. Fujinami adds an arm-bar. Suzuki responds with The Heel Hook. Fujinami tags in Tanahashi. Second Wrist Lock Exchange. Suzuki applies a hammerlock. Fujiwara tags himself in. Suzuki is not happy about it. Suzuki and Fujiwara starts slapping each other. Test Of Strength. Fujiwara brings Tanahashi down to the mat. Fujiwara applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Tanahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Tanahashi with a single leg takedown. Tanahashi applies The Heel Hook. Fujiwara reverses the pressure. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Stalemate in the corner. Palm Strike Exchange. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Tanahashi tags in Okada. Okada kicks Fujiwara in the gut. Okada with a forearm smash. HeadButt Party. Okada regroups on the outside. Okada applies a wrist lock. Fujinami tags himself in. Fujinami applies a side headlock. Fujinami with a side headlock takeover. Fujinami backs Fujiwara into the red turnbuckle pad. Tanahashi tags himself in.

Fujinami slaps Fujiwara in the chest. Bodyshots Exchange. Fujiwara slaps Tanahashi in the face. Fujiwara HeadButts Tanahashi. Fujiwara tags in Sabre. Suzuki Gun works on the left wrist of Tanahashi. Sabre pump kicks the left wrist of Tanahashi. Sabre wraps his legs around Tanahashi’s neck. Tanahashi put his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Fujiwara stands on the left leg of Tanahashi. Suzuki Gun is mauling Tanahashi in the corner. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Forearm/Uppercut Exchange. Sabre with two headbutts into the midsection of Tanahashi. Sabre whips Tanahashi across the ring. Tanahashi with a flying forearm smash. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tanahashi bodyslams Sabre. Tanahashi with The SomerSault Senton for a two count. Sabre applies The Cobra Twist. Tanahashi with a Hip Toss. Tanahashi goes for a leaping elbow drop, but Sabre counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Tanahashi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.

Sabre tags in Suzuki. Forearm Exchange. Tanahashi drops Suzuki with The Twist and Shout. Tanahashi tags in Okada. Double Irish Whip. Suzuki kicks Okada in the chest. Suzuki slaps Fujinami in the face. Dragon Screw Leg Whip Party. Okada hammers down on the right knee of Fujiwara. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada goes for a Bodyslam, but Suzuki lands back on his feet. Suzuki applies a side headlock. Suzuki and Fujiwara with Combo HeadButts to Okada. Stereo Fujiwara Arm-Bars. Suzuki with The Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki with Three PK’s. Okada is pissed. Okada with forearm shivers. Okada uppercuts Suzuki. Suzuki with forearm shivers. Suzuki with combo palm strikes. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Fujinami responds with The Dragon Sleeper. Tanahashi drops Suzuki with The SlingBlade. Tanahashi tees off on Fujiwara. Okada with The Spinning Tombstone PileDriver. Suzuki avoids The Rain Maker. Suzuki goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki with Two Palm Strikes. Okada dropkicks Suzuki. Okada connects with The Landslide. Okada plants Suzuki with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tatsumi Fujinami via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez