New Japan Cup Results (3/13/22): Hiromu Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki

New Japan Cup Results 3/13/22
The Baycom Gymnasium
Hyogo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

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First Match: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi and Master Wato vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi and Taka Michinoku In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Hirooki Goto and Taichi will start things off. Goto blocks a boot from Taichi. Goto applies a side headlock. Taichi whips Goto across the ring. Goto runs into Taichi. Shoulder Block Exchange. Taichi with a Running Boot. Double Shoulder Tackle. Assisted Hip Toss. War Drums to Sabre and Michinoku. Goto tags in Wato. Wato whips Taichi across the ring. Wato drives his elbow into the midsection of Taichi. Wato with a backhand. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato kicks the left hamstring of Taichi. Taichi blocks a boot from Wato. Taichi starts choking Wato. Wato scores the elbow knockdown. Wato kicks Taichi in the face. Short-Arm Reversal by Taichi. Taichi drops Wato with The Hook Kick. A pier six brawl ensues on the outside. Taichi dumps Wato out of the ring. Taichi whips Wato into the steel barricade. Sabre is choking Wato with his boot. Michinoku rolls Wato back into the ring.

Taichi goes into the lateral press for a two count. Taichi applies the greco roman throat hold. Taichi tags in Michinoku. Suzuki Gun is mauling Wato in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Michinoku rakes the eyes of Wato. Michinoku stomps on Wato’s face. Michinoku uppercuts Wato. Michinoku tags in Sabre. Wato is displaying his fighting spirit. Sabre brings Wato down to the mat. Sabre applies the cravate. Wato puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Sabre cranks on Wato’s neck. Wato with forearm shivers. Sabre headbutts the midsection of Wato. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Sabre. Wato with a Leg Lariat. Wato tags in Hashi. Hashi with a chop/forearm combination. Hashi sends Sabre to the corner. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Sabre. Hashi with a NeckBreaker for a two count.

Sabre denies The Vertical Suplex. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Hashi with forearm shivers. Sabre with an Overhead Wrist Kick. Sabre kicks the right shoulder of Hashi. Sabre uppercuts Hashi. Sabre tags in Michinoku. Michinoku clears the ring. Michinoku sends Hashi to the corner. Suzuki Gun delivers their combination offense. Michinoku with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Hashi denies The Michinoku Driver. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Michinoku answers with The Greco Roman Eye Poke. Wato with a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Taichi kicks Wato in the gut. Taichi punches Wato in the back. Double Irish Whip. Wato holds onto the ropes. Wato sends Sabre crashing to the outside. Wato avoids The Axe Bomber. Wato dropkicks Taichi to the floor. Wato lands The SomerSault Plancha. Michinoku kicks the left knee of Hashi. Michinoku fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Hashi with Two SuperKicks. Chaos connects with The Shoto to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi and Master Wato via Pinfall 

Second Match: El Desperado & Douki vs. SHO & Yujiro Takahashi 

El Desperado attacks Sho before the bell rings. Forearm Exchange. Desperado rolls Sho back into the ring. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Sho’s chest. Sho rakes the eyes of Desperado. Deserado reverses out of the irish whip from Sho. Douki kicks Sho in the back. Desperado scores the elbow knockdown. Desperado tags in Douki. Desperado stands on Sho’s face. Desperado wraps the hoodie around Sho’s neck. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Sho bails out to the floor. Takahashi clotheslines Desperado. Douki ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Douki kicks Takahashi in the gut. Takahashi with a reverse hammer throw into the steel barricade. Takahashi hits The Reverse DDT on the floor. Sho whips Desperado into the barricade. Takahashi rolls Douki back into the ring. Sho repeatedly stomps on Douki’s back and chest. Sho applies a front face lock. Takahashi tags himself in. Takahashi kicks Douki in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with The Sliding Boot for a two count. Douki slaps Takahashi in the chest. Douki with forearm shivers. Takahashi drives his knee into the midsection of Douki. Takahashi bodyslams Douki.

Takahashi with a Leg Drop/Elbow Drop/Falling HeadButt Combination for a two count. Sho is choking Douki with his boot. Second Forearm Exchange. Takahashi backs Douki into the ropes. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. Takahashi goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Douki counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Takahashi kicks Douki in the gut. Douki with a flying forearm smash. Takahashi tags in Sho. Sho stops Douki in his tracks. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Douki tags in Desperado. Desperado with a shoulder tackle. Desperado sends Sho to the corner. Desperado with a running elbow smash. Desperado with a running shoulder tackle. Desperado follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Desperado stands on Sho’s face. Sho denies Guitarra de Angel. Sho starts bending Desperado’s fingers. Sho kicks the left arm of Desperado. Desperado with a blistering chop. Sho with forearm shivers. Sho continues to bend Desperado’s fingers. Sho applies The Kimura Lock. Desperado puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Sho stomps on Desperado’s chest. Desperado avoids The Shoulder Kick. Sho shoves the referee towards Desperado. Sho Spears Desperado. Sho goes for a Bodyslam, but Desperado lands back on his feet. Desperado hits The SpineBuster. Douki and Takahashi are tagged in. Takahashi kicks Douki in the gut. Takahashi whips Douki across the ring. Douki with a Running Headscissors Takeover. Douki with a corner clothesline. Douki follows that with a basement dropkick. Douki with a Running Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Takahashi denies The Gory Bomb. Takahashi blocks a boot from Douki. Takahashi sends Douki face first into the canvas. Douki avoids The Sliding Boot. Douki applies The Italian Stretch No. 32. Sho breaks up the submission hold. Desperado punches Sho in the back. Desperado dumps Sho out of the ring. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Douki. Takahashi starts biting Douki’s fingers. Douki with a throat thrust. Douki with a Running Lariat. Douki goes for The Day Break, but Takahashi counters with The Big Juice to pickup the victory.

Winner: SHO & Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, The Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare vs. El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, Bad Luck Fale and Gedo In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Bullet Club attacks United Empire before the bell rings. Ospreay and Phantasmo are brawling on the outside. Henare is throwing haymakers at Gedo. Ishimori kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ishimori rakes the back of Ospreay. Gedo begs for mercy. Gedo rakes the eyes of Henare. Henare reverses out of the irish whip from Gedo. Gedo holds onto the ropes. Gedo kicks Henare in the face. Henare drops Gedo with a shoulder tackle. Henare goes after Gedo’s beard. Ospreay tags himself in. Ospreay with a double axe handle strike. United Empire viciously attacks Gedo’s beard. Gedo tugs on Ospreay’s hair. Ospreay rocks Gedo with a forearm smash. Gedo reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Phantasmo sends Ospreay tumbling to the floor. Phantasmo repeatedly stomps on Ospreay’s chest. Phantasmo kicks Ospreay in the ribs. Phantasmo rips off Ospreay’s medical tape. Phantasmo applies the nipple hold. The referee is losing complete control of this match.

Gedo grabs Ospreay from behind. Fale tags himself in. Fale with a gut punch. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale tags in Ishimori. Ishimori rakes the back of Ospreay. Ishimori with forearm shivers across the back of Ospreay. Ishimori tags in Gedo. The Back Rake Fest continues in the corner. Phantasmo stands on the right ankle of Ospreay. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Phantasmo sends Ospreay to the corner. Ospreay kicks Phantasmo in the face. Ospreay is displaying his fighting spirit. Phantasmo stops Ospreay in his tracks. Forearm Exchange. Phantasmo tags in Fale. Fale grabs the right leg of Ospreay. Ospreay tags in Cobb. Cobb talks smack to Fale. Cobb with forearm shivers. Fale reverses out of the irish whip from Cobb. Cobb denies The Grenade. Cobb dropkicks Fale. Cobb with a running clothesline for a two count. Cobb stands on Fale’s back. Fale with heavy bodyshots. Fale sends Cobb to the corner.

Cobb avoids The Body Avalanche. Fale fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Fale whips Cobb across the ring. Fale drops Cobb with a shoulder tackle. Fale tags in Ishimori. Ishimori rakes the eyes of Cobb. Cobb reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori slides under Cobb. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori dives over Cobb. Cobb sends Ishimori into the ropes. Cobb with a Pop Up BackBreaker. Cobb tags in Khan. Khan unloads Two Mongolian Chops. Ishimori answers with The Pump Kick. Khan applies The Bear Hug. Khan throws Ishimori back first into the turnbuckle pad for a two count. Khan hammers down on the left shoulder of Ishimori. Khan whips Ishimori across the ring. Ishimori with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Ishimori tags in Gedo. Mongolian Chop Party. Fale runs through Ospreay. Henare with heavy bodyshots. Cobb clotheslines Fale over the top rope. Gedo denies The Eliminator. Gedo thrust kicks the midsection of Khan. Khan blocks The SuperKick. Khan applies The Sheep Killer. Khan with a BackBreaker. Khan makes Gedo tap out to The Sheep Killer.

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

Fourth Match: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and YOH vs. Tetsuya Naito, Sanada and Bushi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Tanahashi applies a hammerlock. Naito transitions into The Full Nelson Lock. Tanahashi with a drop toe hold. Naito applies a side headlock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Naito tugs on Tanahashi’s hair. Naito kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Naito with clubbing blows to Tanahashi’s back. Natio continues to go after Tanahashi’s hair when the referee calls for the clean break. Naito sends Tanahashi to the corner. Tanahashi decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Naito ducks out of the way. Tranquilo Pose. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Tanahashi. Naito applies a front face lock. Bushi tags himself in. Bushi with a double sledge. Bushi with a forearm smash. Bushi sends Tanahashi to the corner. Tanahashi side steps Bushi into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi with a Pendulum Kick. Bushi dives over Tanahashi. Tanahashi with two low dropkicks. Tanahashi tags in Yoh. Wish Bone Attack. Yoh stomps on Bushi’s back. Yoh with a forearm smash. Yoh whips Bushi across the ring. Yoh scores the elbow knockdown. Yoh with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count.

Yoh stomps on Bushi’s back. Okada tags himself in. Okada kicks Bushi in the gut. Okada with a forearm smash. Okada bodyslams Bushi. Okada with The Slingshot Senton. Okada tags in Tanahashi. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Tanahashi applies the cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Tanahashi tags in Yoh. Yoh stomps on Bushi’s chest. Bushi with forearm shivers. Yoh kicks Bushi in the gut. Yoh repeatedly stomps on Bushi’s chest. Yoh with the irish whip. Bushi kicks Yoh in the face. Bushi with a Running Hurricanrana. Yoh stops Bushi in his tracks. Bushi drops Yoh with The DDT. Okada and Sanada are tagged in. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Okada. Sanada with forearm shivers. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada scores the forearm knockdown. Sanada with a deep arm-drag. Sanada ducks another clothesline from Okada. Sanada with The Atomic Drop. Sanada with a double leg takedown. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Naito taunts Okada. Sanada with a low dropkick. Okada denies The TKO. Okada with forearm shivers. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada with the irish whip. Okada with a leaping back elbow smash. Okada kicks Sanada in the gut. Okada with The DDT for a two count. Sanada denies The Tombstone PileDriver. Sanada applies Skull End. Naito with a single leg takedown. Naito gets Tanahashi trapped in The Indian Death Lock. Bushi dumps Yoh out of the ring. Yoh whips Bushi into the steel barricade.

Okada side steps Sanada into the turnbuckle pad. Sanada dives over Okada. Okada hits The Flapjack. Okada tags in Yoh. Yoh stomps on Sanada’s chest. Yoh sends Sanada to the corner. Yoh blocks a boot from Sanada. Yoh with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yoh goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Sanada decks Yoh with a back elbow smash. Yoh dropkicks Sanada. The Dream Team clears the ring. Double Irish Whip. Leaping Back Elbow Party. Yoh connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Yoh applies The Full Nelson Lock. Sanada backs Yoh into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi with a running elbow smash. Triple Basement Dropkick for a two count. Sanada applies Skull End. Okada drops Sanada with The Big Boot. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Tanahashi with The Twist and Shout. Naito ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Naito with The Swinging NeckBreaker. Yoh SuperKicks Naito. Sanada goes back to Skull End. Yoh with an Inside Cradle for a two count. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Naito. Yoh rolls Sanada over for a two count. Sanada with a forearm smash. Yoh uppercuts Sanada. Sanada responds with The TKO for a two count. Sanada makes Yoh tap out to Skull End.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada and Bushi via Submission 

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

Fifth Match: Chase Owens w/Bad Luck Fale vs. Tiger Mask In A Second Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Owens avoids two leg kicks. Owens with a waist lock takedown. Owens applies a front face lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Tiger bars the left arm of Owens. Owens grabs Tiger’s mask. Tiger applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Owens puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Tiger repeatedly kicks the right shoulder of Owens. Tiger kicks Owens in the face. Owens regroups on the outside. Tiger ducks a clothesline from Owens. Owens with a forearm smash. Owens and Tiger traded visits to the blue turnbuckle pad. Tiger kicks Owens off the ring apron. Tiger lands The Suicide Dive. Owens gets back in the ring at the count of eleven. Tiger with a Spinning Back Kick. Tiger avoids The V-Trigger. Tiger rolls Owens over for a two count. Owens with a drop toe hold into the middle rope. Owens with The Slingshot BackBreaker.

Owens repeatedly kicks Tiger’s back. Owens applies a modified bow and arrow stretch. Owens with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Owens hooks the outside leg for a two count. Owens applies The Reverse Boston Crab. Tiger grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Owens with Two Seated Sentons across the back of Tiger. Owens with a flying double axe handle strike. Owens follows that with a forearm shiver across Tiger’s back. Owens is choking Tiger with his boot. Owens applies the greco roman throat hold. The referee admonishes Owens. Owens bodyslams Tiger. Tiger has Owens perched on the top turnbuckle.

Owens with forearm shivers. Tiger answers with The Avalanche Arm-Drag. Owens denies The Tiger Driver. Tiger ducks a clothesline from Owens. Tiger applies The Double Reverse Arm-Bar. Owens puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Standing Switch Exchange. Tiger rolls Owens over for a two count. Owens kicks Tiger in the face. Owens with The Roll Through SuperKick. Owens with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Tiger with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Tiger kicks Owens in the gut. Tiger hits The Tiger Driver for a two count. Owens avoids The Diving HeadButt. Owens with a Double Knee GutBuster for a two count. Tiger denies The Package PileDriver. Tiger with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Owens nails Tiger with The V-Trigger. Owens connects with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chase Owens via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Tanga Loa In A Second Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takagi backs Loa into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Takagi with a knife edge chop. Loa shoves Takagi. Takagi runs into Loa. Shoulder Block Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Loa whips Takagi across the ring. Takagi ducks a clothesline from Loa. Takagi drops Loa with a shoulder tackle. Takagi bodyslams Loa. Takagi with a Senton Splash. Loa regroups on the outside. Takagi with a double sledge. Takagi sends Loa shoulder first into the steel ring post. Takagi uses the ring post as a weapon. Takagi kicks Loa in the gut. Takagi repeatedly slams Loa’s head on the ring apron. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Loa. Takagi whips Loa across the ring. Loa with a Running Lariat. Loa is fired up. Loa with a forearm smash. Loa drives Takagi back first into the barricade. Takagi and Loa are trading back and forth shots. Loa slams Takagi’s head on the apron. Loa with The Slingshot Senton for a two count.

Loa applies a chin lock on the middle rope. Takagi fights from underneath. Loa kicks Takagi in the gut. Loa with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Loa with a forearm smash. Loa follows that with two corner clotheslines. Loa with The Running Powerslam for a two count. Loa applies The OJK. Takagi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Takagi denies The Exploder Suplex. Loa backs Takagi into the turnbuckle pad. Loa with clubbin shoulder blocks. Loa sends Takagi to the corner. Takagi side steps Loa into the turnbuckle pad. Takagi with a Hip Toss. Takagi with a running shoulder tackle. Takagi plays to the crowd. Takagi with a Counter Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi with The Back Drop Driver. Loa responds with The Exploder Suplex. Takagi rises back on his feet. Takagi clotheslines Loa for a two count. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi goes for The Sliding Lariat, but Loa counters with The Dropkick.

Takagi hammers down on the back of Loa’s neck. Loa kicks Takagi in the gut. Loa with a knee lift. Loa with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Loa follows that with a Spinning PowerBomb. Loa lands The Diving HeadButt for a two count. Loa with clubbing blows to Takagi’s back. Loa goes for a PowerBomb, but Takagi counters with a Back Body Drop. Takagi decks Loa with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Loa denies The Ryukon Lariat. Loa goes for Ape Shit, but Takagi lands back on his feet. Takagi delivers The Sliding Lariat. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Takagi puts Loa on the top turnbuckle. Takagi with an Avalanche BrainBuster. Double Lariat. Second Forearm Exchange. Takagi with a short pumping bomber. Loa Spears Takagi. Loa connects with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Takagi denies Ape Shit. Takagi applies The Dragon Sleeper. Takagi scores a right jab. HeadButt Exchange. Loa with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi plants Loa with The Pumping Bomber to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: EVIL w/Dick Togo vs. Tama Tonga w/Jado  In A Second Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Tonga attacks EVIL before the bell rings. Tonga and EVIL are brawling on the ramp way. Tonga slams EVIL’s head on the ring apron. EVIL with a reverse hammer throw into the steel barricade. Tonga runs EVIL into a barricade. The ring announcer goes down in the process. All hell is breaking loose in Hyogo. Tonga is throwing haymakers at EVIL. EVIL rakes the eyes of Tonga. EVIL punches Tonga in the back. EVIL sends Tonga back first into the barricade. Tonga gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. EVIL pulls Tonga out of the ring. EVIL tugs on Tonga’s hair. EVIL continues to go after Tonga’s eyes. EVIL removed the blue turnbuckle pad. Tonga dropkicks EVIL. EVIL attacks Tonga with the blue turnbuckle pad. The referee admonishes EVIL. EVIL starts choking Tonga with the chair. EVIL drives Tonga back first into the barricade and once again goes down in the process. EVIL wraps the microphone cord around Tonga’s neck. EVIL rolls Tonga back into the ring.

EVIL kicks Tonga in the face. Tonga with heavy bodyshots. EVIL whips Tonga into the exposed steel. EVIL applies a wrist lock. Tonga with three sharp elbow strikes. Tonga side steps EVIL into the exposed steel. Tonga with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Tonga with three dropkicks. Tonga plays to the crowd. Tonga with The Stinger Splash for a two count. Tonga gets distracted by Togo. Tonga dives over EVIL. Tonga with a gut punch. Tonga with forearm shivers. EVIL shoves the referee towards Tonga. EVIL kicks Tonga in the gut. EVIL delivers The Magic Killer. EVIL applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Tonga grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. EVIL hits Darkness Falls for a two count. Tonga denies Everything Is EVIL. EVIL rakes the eyes of Tonga. EVIL with a reverse hammer throw into the exposed steel. Tonga rises back on his feet. Tonga drops EVIL with a Running Lariat. EVIL repeatedly kicks Tonga in the face. Tonga ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Tonga with The Tongan Twist for a two count. Tonga blasts Togo off the ring apron.

Tonga denies Everything Is EVIL. EVIL denies The GunStun. EVIL shoves Tonga towards the referee. Tonga blocks the low blow. Tonga with The Rolling Death Valley Driver. Tonga lands The Supreme Flow for a two count. Tonga connects with The GunStun for a two count. Togo pulls the referee out of the ring. Togo wraps the garrote around Tonga’s neck. Jado wraps a rope around Togo’s neck. Sho and Yujiro Takahashi attacks Jado from behind. El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori storms into the ring to make the save. Ishimori helps Tonga gets back on his feet. Phantasmo nails Tonga with The Sudden Death. Ishimori rolls Marty Asami back into the ring. EVIL plants Tonga with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory. After the match, House Of Torture gangs up on Tonga. Jado delivers a series of kendo stick shots. Chase Owens drops Jado with a Running Knee Strike. Owens is raining down haymakers. Bad Luck Fale picks Tonga up. Tonga Loa comes to the aid of his brother. Loa clotheslines Owens. Fale responds with The Grenade. And the director of this attack Gedo walks into the ring and clocks Jado with The Brass Knuckle Punch. Gedo’s master plan has been achieved.

Winner: EVIL via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki In A Second Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup

Quick feeling out process after the bell rings. Chop Exchange. Suzuki starts tasting his own blood. Second Chop Exchange. Suzuki dumps Takahashi out of the ring. Third Chop Exchange. Suzuki whips Takahashi into the steel barricade. Suzuki grabs a steel chair. Red Shoes admonishes Suzuki. Suzuki shoves down Red Shoes. Suzuki kicks Takahashi in the chest. Fourth Chop Exchange. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Suzuki toys around with Takahashi. Fifth Chop Exchange. Suzuki tells Takahashi to get up. Sixth Chop Exchange. Takahashi with three running forearm smashes. Suzuki refuses to go down. Takahashi with The Shotgun Dropkick. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi rolls Suzuki back into the ring.

Takahashi with a basement dropkick. Takahashi hits The Falcon Arrow for a one count. Suzuki fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Suzuki sends Takahashi to the corner. Suzuki with The Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Palm Strike Exchange. Seventh Chop Exchange. Suzuki wants more punishment. Eight Chop Exchange. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Suzuki goes for The Sleeper Hold, but Takahashi rolls him over for a two count. Takahashi with an inside cradle for a two count. Takahashi SuperKicks Suzuki. Takahashi with a running lariat, but Suzuki stands still. Suzuki with combination palm strikes. Suzuki HeadButts Takahashi. Suzuki rocks Takahashi with a forearm smash. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Takahashi counters with a jackknife hold for a one count. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Takahashi. Takahashi rakes the eye of Suzuki. Takahashi rolls Suzuki over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall

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