NJPW Hyper Battle Results (4/9/22): Kazuchika Okada vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

NJPW Hyper Battle Results 4/9/22
Sumo Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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First Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, The Guerrillas Of Destiny and Jado vs. Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and Gedo In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

A pier six brawl ensues before the bell rings. Gedo rakes the eyes of Jado. Owens does the same thing to Loa. Owens stomps on Tonga’s back. Gedo rolls Jado back into the ring. Gedo is putting the boots to Jado. Gedo gauges the eyes of Jado. Gedo talks smack to Jado. Gedo tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with two toe kicks. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Bullet Club is mauling Jado in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi applies a front face lock. Owens tags himself in. Owens kicks Jado in the gut. Owens with a knee drop. Owens taunts Tonga. Owens with a cocky cover for a two count. Owens toys around with Jado. Jado with heavy bodyshots. Owens rakes the eyes of Jado. Owens tags in Fale. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale with clubbing blows to Tonga’s back. Fale with a series of bodyshots in the corner. Jado side steps Fale into the turnbuckle pad. Jado tags in Tonga.

Tonga ducks a clothesline from Fale. Tonga knocks Owens off the ring apron. Tonga with forearm shivers. Tonga with three dropkicks. Takahashi kicks Tonga in the face. Loa rocks Takahashi with a forearm smash. Loa dumps Takahashi out of the ring. Tonga with The Stinger Splash. GOD denies The Double Chokeslam. Double Forearm. Double Toe Kick. Double Vertical Suplex. Fale denies The GunStun. Fale clotheslines Tonga. Fale tags in Owens. Owens with a running forearm smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Owens with The Shining Wizard for a one count. Tonga fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Tonga goes for The Tongan Twist, but Owens counters with a deep arm-drag. Tonga ducks a clothesline from Owens. Tonga hits The Tongan Twist. Tonga tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a flying forearm smash. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tanahashi bodyslams Owens. Tanahashi with The SomerSault Senton for a two count.

Owens avoids The SlingBlade. Owens fires off his combination offense. Tanahashi slaps Owens in the face. Tanahashi dodges The C-Trigger. Owens decks Tanahashi with a back elbow smash. Owens blocks The Twist and Shout. Owens nails Tanahashi with The C-Trigger. Owens tags in Gedo. Gedo with a JawBreaker. Gedo goes for The SuperKick, but Tanahashi counters with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Jado. Jado punches Owens. Double Irish Whip. Tonga with a gut punch. Loa with a running knee lift. Loa with The Atomic Drop. Tanahashi follows that with The SlingBlade. Jado hooks the outside leg for a two count. Jado connects with The Green Killer for a two count. Jado applies The OJK. Owens delivers another C-Trigger. Gedo hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gedo grabs the brass knuckles. Tanahashi gets Owens trapped in The Texas Cloverleaf. Jado makes Gedo tap out to The OJK.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, The Guerrillas Of Destiny and Jado via Submission 

Second Match: Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay & Aaron Henare 

United Empire attacks LIJ behind the referee’s back. Henare with clubbing blows to Takagi’s back. Henare is choking Takagi with his boot. Henare with three headbutts. Ospreay whips Naito into the steel barricade. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Takagi with forearm shivers. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Henare. Takagi HeadButts Henare. Takagi with a running knee lift. Henare answers with a Counter Vertical Suplex. Henare applies a wrist lock. Henare tags in Ospreay. Ospreay repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s chest. Ospreay slams Takagi’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Ospreay with a Spinning Pendulum BackBreaker. Ospreay argues with the referee. Ospreay repeatedly drives his knee into Takagi’s back. Ospreay kicks Takagi in the back. Ospreay tags in Henare. Double Irish Whip. Ospreay with a gut punch. Henare kicks out the legs of Takagi. Ospreay with a knee drop. Henare follows that with The PK for a two count. Henare unloads Two Mid-Kicks. Takagi blocks a boot from Henare. Henare is throwing haymakers at Takagi. Takagi sends Henare into the ropes. Takagi decks Henare with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi drops Henare with The Fake Out DDT. Naito and Ospreay are tagged in.

Naito drops down on the canvas. Ospreay ducks under a back elbow from Naito. Ospreay leapfrogs over Naito. Naito reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Naito with a deep arm-drag. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Ospreay’s head. Naito with the irish whip. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Ospreay. Combination Cabron for a one count. Forearm Exchange. Naito punches Ospreay in the back. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay kicks Naito in the face. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito lands back on his feet. Ospreay dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay kicks Naito in the chest. Short-Arm Reversal by Naito. Ospreay denies The Satellite DDT. Full Nelson Exchange. Naito with a NeckBreaker. Naito tags in Takagi. Takagi unloads a flurry of right jabs. Takagi with a knife edge chop. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Takagi. Takagi launches Ospreay over the top rope. Ospreay rocks Takagi with a forearm smash. Ospreay dives over Takagi. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Takagi goes for a German Suplex, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi denies The Standing Spanish Fly. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Takagi lands back on his feet. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Ospreay with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Ospreay avoids The Sliding Lariat. Ospreay delivers another Roundhouse Kick. Ospreay tags in Henare.

Henare knocks Naito off the ring apron. Henare with a corner clothesline. Following a snap mare takeover, Henare kicks Takagi in the back. Henare with The Samoan Drop for a two count. Takagi denies The Rampage. Takagi with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Henare unloads a flurry of strikes. Takagi with a short pumping bomber. Naito with a low dropkick. Takagi follows that with a Senton Splash for a two count. Ospreay dumps Naito out of the ring. Takagi with a forearm smash. Ospreay side steps Takagi into the red turnbuckle pad. Apron Enzuigiri/Rising Knee Strike Combination. Ospreay lands The SomerSault Plancha. Henare connects with The Rampage for a two count. Takagi denies The Streets Of Rage. Back Elbow Exchange. Takagi scores a right jab. Henare answers with The Hook Kick. Takagi clotheslines Henare. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio. Naito with The Pop Up SpineBuster. Double Irish Whip. Henare with a double shoulder tackle. Henare with a forearm/gut punch combination in the corner. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Takagi clotheslines the back of Henare’s neck. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi follows that with The Pumping Bomber for a two count. Takagi plants Henare with Made In Japan to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato (c) vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Ryusuke Taguchi and Taiji Ishimori will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Taguchi with a drop toe hold. Ishimori applies a hammerlock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Phantasmo tags himself in. Phantasmo with a flying double axe handle strike. Phantasmo applies a side headlock. Taguchi transitions into a hammerlock. Taguchi backs Phantasmo into the red turnbuckle pad. Wato tags himself in. Wato drop steps into a side headlock. Phantasmo whips Wato across the ring. Phantasmo drops down on the canvas. Phantasmo leapfrogs over Wato. Wato lunges over Phantasmo. Wato drives his elbow into the midsection of Phantasmo. Wato with a back hand. Phantasmo avoids The Spinning Back Kick. Phantasmo kicks Wato in the gut. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Phantasmo. Phantasmo slips over Wato’s back. Wato with a Running Hurricanrana. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato knocks Ishimori off the ring apron. Wato tags in Taguchi. Double Irish Whip. Double Drop Toe Hold. Double Basement Dropkick. Double Hip Toss to Ishimori. Wish Bone Attack. Double Low Dropkick. Wato slams Phantasmo’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Corner Hip Attack Party.

Dosey Do Routine. Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bullet Club drives Wato face first into Taguchi’s ass. Bullet Club avoids The Flying Hip Attack. Phantasmo kicks Taguchi in the back. Back Rake Party. Phantasmo goes into the lateral press for a two count. Phantasmo applies a front face lock. Ishimori tags himself in. Bullet Club continues to dish out more back rakes. Taguchi with heavy bodyshots. Ishimori drives his knee into the midsection of Taguchi. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori slides under Taguchi. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori with The SpringBoard Seated Senton for a two count. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo with a bum chop. Following a snap mare takeover, Phantasmo with clubbing hip smashes. Taguchi drops Phantasmo with The Roll Through Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Wato. Wato ducks a clothesline from Phantasmo. Wato knocks Ishimori off the apron. Wato scores the elbow knockdown. Wato kicks Phantasmo in the face. Wato whips Phantasmo across the ring. Wato dropkicks Phantasmo. Wato sends Phantasmo to the corner. Phantasmo dives over Wato. Wato with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ishimori runs interference. Phantasmo dropkicks Wato in mid-air for a two count. Phantasmo sends Wato chest first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori.

Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori cranks on Wato’s neck. Ishimori gets Wato tied up in the tree of woe. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Ishimori with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Phantasmo with a Hesitation Dropkick. Nether Regions Attack. Double Chop to Taguchi. Bullet Club drives Taguchi crotch first into Wato’s first. Wato is throwing haymakers at Phantasmo. Wato with a knife edge chop. Wato with the irish whip. Phantasmo dives over Wato. Phantasmo ducks a clothesline from Wato. Phantasmo with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Phantasmo goes for The SpringBoard MoonSault, but Wato ducks out of the way. Wato push kicks Phantasmo into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ishimori tags himself in. Ishimori blasts Taguchi off the apron. Ishimori stomps on Wato’s back. Ishimori bodyslams Wato. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Bullet Club toys around with Wato. Double Irish Whip. Wato  holds onto the ropes. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato with The DDT/Flatliner Combination. Wato tags in Taguchi. Hip Attack Party. Taguchi with The SpringBoard Double Hip Attack. Taguchi with Two Rolling Vertical Suplex’s. Taguchi puts Phantasmo on the top turnbuckle. Wato with a Rising Knee Strike. Taguchi with The SuperPlex.

Wato kicks Phantasmo in the back. Taguchi with The Running Hip Attack for a two count. Taguchi tags in Wato. Double Irish Whip. Wato sweeps out the legs of Phantasmo. Taguchi with Two Corner Hip Attacks. Wato with The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Ishimori sends Taguchi tumbling to the floor. Ishimori kicks Wato in the gut. Ishimori sends Wato to the corner. Ishimori with a Shotgun Meteora. Assisted CodeBreaker. Phantasmo with The MoonSault for a two count. Phantasmo tags in Ishimori. UFO/SpringBoard Knee Strike Combination. Ishimori with The Orihara MoonSault. Ishimori hooks the outside leg for a two count. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Ishimori hits The Cipher Utaki. Phantasmo connects with The Thunder Kiss 86 for a two count. Ishimori with Two Pump Kicks. Wato blocks The Sudden Death. Wato with The Roundhouse Kick. Wato drops Phantasmo with a Leaping Flatiner. Wato tags in Taguchi. Taguchi goes for The SpringBoard Hip Attack, but Phantasmo counters with The Atomic Drop. Phantasmo thrust kicks Taguchi’s bum. Taguchi denies The CR II. Rollup Exchange. Taguchi kicks Phantasmo in the gut. Phantasmo starts pulling down Taguchi’s pants. Taguchi plants Phantasmo with The Victory Roll to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Toru Yano (c) vs. Taichi w/Miho Abe In A No Rope/Ring Out Match For The KOPW 2022 Provisional Championship 

Yano is very anxious before the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Taichi backs Yano into the steel ring post. Yano kicks Taichi in the gut. Irish Whip Party. Forearm/Hamstring Kick Exchange. Yano rakes the eyes of Taichi. Yano goes for a Bodyslam, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Yano delivers the low blow. Taichi drops Yano with The Kamagiri. Yano avoids The Buzzsaw Kick. Yano shoves the referee out of the ring. Taichi with a running forearm smash. Yano side steps Taichi into the ring post. Taichi applies the greco roman throat hold. Yano rakes the eyes of Taichi. Yano with a judo takedown. Chain grappling exchange. Taichi with a sumo style takedown that sends Yano crashing to the outside to pickup the victory.

Winner: New KOPW 2022 Provisional Champion, Taichi 

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

Sanada, Will Ospreay and Hiroshi Tanahashi Segment 

Fifth Match: EVIL (c) w/Dick Togo vs. Hiromu Takahashi For The NEVER Openweight Championship

EVIL is playing mind games with Takahashi. EVIL grabs two steel chairs. Takahashi has no time for EVIL’s games. Takahashi denies Everything Is EVIL. Takahashi goes for The Time Bomb, but EVIL lands back on his feet. EVIl goes for Darkness Falls, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. EVIL blocks Everything Is Hiromu. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. EVIL regroups on the outside. Takahashi kicks EVIL in the gut. EVIL reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Takahashi gets distracted by Togo. Takahashi taunts Togo. Takahashi pulls EVIL out of the ring. Takahashi drives EVIL chest first into the steel barricade. Takahashi with Two Shotgun Dropkicks off the ring apron. Takahashi runs after Togo. EVIL clotheslines Takahashi. EVIL dumps Takahashi out of the ring. EVIL drives Takahashi back first into the barricade. The ring announcer goes down in the process. EVIL drives his knee into the midsection of Takahashi. EVIL wraps the chair around Takahashi’s neck. EVIL delivers the home run shot. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of thirteen.

EVIL toys around with Takahashi. Takahashi unloads three chops. EVIL whips Takahashi into the exposed steel. The referee ignores EVIL’s pin attempt. EVIL tosses Takahashi out of the ring. Togo punches Takahashi behind the referee’s back. Togo rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Takahashi kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Takahashi with three overhand chops. EVIL rakes the eyes of Takahashi. EVIL whips Takahashi across the ring. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Takahashi with a Running Hurricanrana. Takahashi kicks EVIL in the face. Takahashi applies The Upside Down. Takahashi whips Togo into the barricade. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a basement dropkick for a two count. Takahashi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but EVIL lands back on his feet. EVIL tugs on Takahashi’s hair. EVIL with the greco roman eye poke. Takahashi side steps EVIL into the exposed steel. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the red turnbuckle pad. EVIL bails out to the floor. Takahashi goes for The Sunset Bomb, but Togo gets in the way. Takahashi PowerBombs EVIL into Togo. Takahashi goes for a Wrap Around Dropkick, but EVIL ducks out of the way. EVIL rakes the eyes of Takahashi. EVIL with The Fisherman’s Suplex on the floor.

EVIL rolls Takahashi back into the ring. EVIL hits Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL argues with the referee. Takahashi denies Everything Is EVIL. EVIL pulls Takahashi down to the mat. Takahashi SuperKicks EVIL. Togo trips Takahashi from the outside. Togo wraps the garrote around Takahashi’s neck. Takahashi side steps EVIL into Togo. Takahashi goes for The Hiromu Roll, but the referee was distracted by Togo. EVIL shoves Takahashi into the referee. House Of Torture repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s back. Takahashi delivers The Magic Killer. Takahashi drops Togo with Everything Is Hiromu. Takahashi is fired up. Takahashi connects with The Time Bomb for a two count. Takahashi with Victory Royal for a two count. Low Blow Exchange. EVIL shoves the referee towards Takahashi. Counter Fest. Takahashi with The Hiromu Roll for a two count. Takahashi with an Inside Out Lariat. EVIL negates The Time Bomb II. EVIL sends Takahashi back first into the exposed steel. EVIL plants Takahashi with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory. After the match, Tama Tonga walks into the ring. Yujiro Takahashi attacks Tonga from behind. House Of Torture are putting the boots to Tonga. Tanga Loa storms into the ring to make the save. Loa hits Ape Shit. Tonga nails EVIL with The GunStun. Tonga is coming for the NEVER Openweight Title.

Winner: Still NEVER Openweight Champion, EVIL via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi (c) vs. Jeff Cobb & The Great O-Khan For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

United Empire’s plan to attack Chaos before the bell rang backfired. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Goto punches Khan in the back. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Assisted Hip Toss. Assisted Drop Toe Hold. Chaos dumps Cobb out of the ring. War Drums. Hashi punches Khan in the back. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Khan goes after the left ear of Hashi. Hashi reverses out of the irish whip from Khan. Khan with a Twisting Suplex for a two count. Khan dumps Hashi out of the ring. Khan knocks Goto off the ring apron. Cobb stomps on Hashi’s back. Cobb is choking Hashi with his boot. The referee is losing complete control of this match. Cobb whips Hashi into the steel barricade. Cobb rolls Hashi back into the ring. Khan hooks both legs for a two count. Khan applies a front face lock. Khan tags in Cobb. Cobb headbutts the back of Hashi. Cobb with a forearm shot across the back of Hashi. Surf’s Up. Cobb whips Hashi across the ring. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Hashi with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Khan pulls Goto off the apron. Cobb clotheslines the back of Hashi’s neck. Cobb with a Running Vertical Suplex for a two count. Cobb tags in Khan.

The Great Wall of Khan. Khan with an odd cover for a two count. Khan nails Hashi with The Pump Kick for a two count. Khan wants Hashi to kiss his boot. Hashi with heavy bodyshots. Khan punches Hashi in the back. Khan whips Hashi across the ring. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto knocks Cobb off the apron. Khan punches Goto in the back. Khan with a forearm smash. Khan with The Mongolian Chop. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Khan. Goto with The Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto with The Running Bulldog for a two count. Khan kicks Goto in the gut. Goto with a Running Lariat. Goto kicks Cobb in the gut. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Goto lands back on his feet. Goto applies a waist lock. Cobb decks Goto with a back elbow smash. Double Irish Whip. Goto ducks a clothesline from Khan. Goto clotheslines Cobb. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Khan lands back on his feet. Goto backs Khan into the turnbuckle pad. Hashi with a corner clothesline. Goto kicks Khan in the gut. Head Hunter/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination.

Khan denies Shoto. Goto drops Khan with The Reverse GTR for a two count. Goto goes for The GTR, but Cobb counters with a Running Lariat. Forearm Exchange. Khan kicks Goto in the gut. Khan unloads Two Mongolian Chops. Goto drives his knee into the midsection of Khan. Khan with a judo takedown. Khan tags in Cobb. Cobb with a chop/forearm/uppercut combination. Cobb dropkicks Goto. Cobb whips Goto into the turnbuckle pad. Cobb with a Running Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Cobb goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Goto ducks out of the way. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Hashi with a corner clothesline. Hashi wraps the left leg of Cobb around the middle rope. Hashi with a Running Dropick. Hashi drops Cobb with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Hashi with a running chop. Cobb drives Hashi back first into the turnbuckle pad. Khan with a corner clothesline. Cobb with a leaping uppercut. Khan applies The Sheep Killer. Assisted Elbow Drop. Cobb with The Standing MoonSault for a two count.

Khan dumps Goto out of the ring. Goto denies The Imperial Drop. Goto pulls Khan out of the ring. Hashi decks Cobb with a back elbow smash. Chaos with The Violent Flash. Chaos goes for Shoto, but Khan gets in the way. Khan with The Pump Kick. Hashi answers with a Running Lariat. Hashi delivers his combination offense to Cobb. Cobb hits The Spin Cycle for a two count. Hashi with a running short-arm lariat. Cobb with a forearm smash. Hashi SuperKicks Cobb. Hashi drills Cobb with The Canadian Destroyer. Hashi with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Chaos connects with Shoto for a two count. Khan applies The Claw. Hashi SuperKicks Khan. Cobb negates The Super Shoto. Cobb denies Karma. Goto HeadButts Cobb. Hashi rolls Cobb over for a two count. Hashi applies The Knee Bar. Goto is trying to wear down Khan with The Sleeper Hold. Khan responds with The Claw. Khan goes for The Eliminator, but Hashi lands back on his feet. Cobb rocks Hashi with a forearm smash. Khan with The Wrist Clutch Eliminator. Goto with forearm shivers. Khan with The Mongolian Chop. Goto goes for The Misdirection Lariat, but The United Empire counters with The Imperial Drop. Cobb plants Hashi with Tour Of The Islands to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Jeff Cobb & The Great O-Khan via Pinfall

Seventh Match: El Desperado (c) vs. SHO For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

Sho attacks Desperado before the bell rings. Sho stomps on Desperado’s chest. Sho sends Desperado face first into the steel ring post. The referee admonishes Sho. Sho rolls Desperado back into the ring. Sho throws Desperado out of the ring. Sho whips Desperado into the steel barricade. Sho wraps the t-shirt around Desperado’s neck. Sho sends Desperado back first into the barricade. Sho grabs a steel chair. The referee stops Sho in his tracks. Desperado with forearm shivers. Sho rakes the eyes of Desperado. Desperado with a reverse hammer throw into the barricade. Desperado clotheslines Sho over the barricade. Desperado pours water over Sho’s body. Desperado with a knife edge chop. Desperado and Sho are brawling in the crowd. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Sho’s chest. Desperado is raining down haymakers. Desperado rolls Sho back into the ring.

Desperado sends Sho to the corner. Desperado with a corner clothesline. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Sho’s face. Desperado is choking Sho with his boot. Desperado repeatedly stomps on the back of Sho’s head. Desperado shoves down the referee. Sho with two forearm smashes. Desperado slaps Sho in the face. Sho reverses out of the irish whip from Desperado. Desperado holds onto the ropes. Desperado launches Sho over the top rope. Desperado goes for a Flying Cannonball Senton, but Sho counters with a massive chair shot. Sho pulls Desperado back into the ring. Sho is trying to remove Desperado’s mask. Sho stomps on Desperado’s chest. Sho dumps Desperado out of the ring. Sho delivers multiple chair shots. Sho works on his joint manipulation game. Sho kicks the left shoulder of Desperado against the barricade. Desperado gets back in the ring at the count of ten.

Sho sends Desperado crashing over the barricade. Sho rolls Desperado back into the ring. Sho applies The Kimura Lock. Desperado grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Sho toys around with Desperado. Desperado unloads two knife edge chops. Sho rakes the eyes of Desperado. Desperado blocks a boot from Sho. Desperado hammers down on the right knee of Sho. Desperado with The Olympic Slam. Desperado with a Flying Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Desperado rolls Sho back into the ring. Desperado drops Sho with The Guitarra De La Muerte for a two count. Desperado lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Sho denies Pinche Loco. Sho turns a German Suplex into The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sho transitions into The Snake Bite. Desperado puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Sho unloads Three Mid-Kicks. Sho with forearm shivers. Sho starts bending Desperado’s fingers.

Sho wraps the left shoulder of Desperado around the top rope. Sho with combination forearms. Sho with a running clothesline. Sho answers with a running elbow smash. 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. Desperado with The Guitarra de Angel for a two count. Sho denies Pinche Loco. Sho shoves Desperado into the referee. Sho delivers the low blow. Sho grabs the wrench. Desperado with The Hitodenashi Driver. Desperado throws the wrench out of the ring. Sho negates Pinche Loco. Sho connects with The Cross Armed PileDriver for a two count. Sho locks in The Snake Bite. Desperado puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Desperado denies The Shock Arrow. Sho runs Desperado into the referee. Sho with another low blow. Desperado answers with two forearm smashes. Desperado plants Sho with The Pinche Loco to pickup the victory. After the match, Taiji Ishimori and Akira  comes out to confront Desperado.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, El Desperado via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship 

Sabre with a waist lock go-behind. Sabre brings Okada down to the mat. Chain grappling exchange. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Test Of Strength. Sabre with a back heel trip. Sabre works on his joint manipulation game. Okada with a single leg takedown. Okada applies a leg lock. Sabre wraps his legs around Okada’s waist. Okada applies the toe and ankle hold. Sabre rolls back to the vertical base. Okada with another single leg takedown. Okada applies a leg lock. Sabre transitions into a single leg crab. Okada grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Okada regroups on the outside. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada applies a side headlock. Sabre whips Okada across the ring. Okada drops Sabre with a shoulder tackle. Okada punches Sabre in the back. Okada hammers down on the back of Sabre’s neck. Okada with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Okada applies the rear chin lock. Sabre puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Okada bodyslams Sabre. Okada goes for The Slingshot Senton, but Sabre ducks out of the way. Sabre stomps on the left elbow of Okada. Okada gets back in the ring at the count of fourteen. Sabre is choking Okada with his knee. Sabre starts bending Okada’s fingers. Sabre stomps on the right shoulder of Okada. Sabre applies the short-arm scissors. Sabre is putting pressure on the right shoulder of Okada. Sabre toys around with Okada. Forearm Exchange. Okada drops Sabre with The Flapjack. Okada with forearm shivers. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada dodges The Big Boot. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada sends Sabre to the corner. Okada with a leaping back elbow smash. Okada kicks Sabre in the gut. Okada with The DDT for a two count. Okada applies a top wrist lock. Okada transitions into an arm-bar. Okada rolls Sabre over for a two count. Sabre denies The Reverse NeckBreaker. Sabre cranked on the right shoulder of Okada. Sabre with clubbing chest kicks. Second Forearm Exchange. Sabre uppercuts Okada. Okada goes for The Reverse NeckBreaker, but Sabre counters with The Octopus Stretch. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker.

Cobra Twist Exchange. Okada with a Hip Toss. Sabre denies The Money Clip. Sabre applies a straight jacket hold. Okada transitions into The Money Clip. Sabre with an arm-drag takeover. Sabre goes back to The Octopus Stretch. Sabre denies The Tombstone PileDriver. Okada applies The Cobra Twist. Sabre walks into the ropes which forces the break. Okada bodyslams Sabre. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. Sabre denies The Rain Maker. Sabre avoids The Shotgun Dropkick. Sabre applies The Guillotine Choke. Okada with a Vertical Suplex. Okada blocks a boot from Sabre. Sabre dodges The Spinning Rain Maker. Okada goes for The Dropkick, but Sabre holds onto the ropes. Sabre applies The Triangle Choke. Okada PowerBombs Sabre. Sabre applies a deep headscissors neck lock. Sabre dropkicks Okada. Sabre stomps on the right elbow of Okada. Okada dropkicks Sabre. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sabre counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sabre transitions into a Double Reverse Arm-Bar. Okada puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Okada exits the ring. Sabre with clubbing chest kicks. Okada denies The PK. Sabre with clubbing palm strikes. Okada nails Sabre with The Tombstone PileDriver on the floor. Okada rolls Sabre back into the ring. Okada delivers The Missile Dropkick. Okada with The Spinning Tombstone PileDriver. Okada with The Spinning Rain Maker. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sabre counters with The Zack Driver for a two count. Forearm/Uppercut Exchange. Sabre with an Overhead Wrist Kick. Sabre with clubbing uppercuts. Okada blasts Sabre with The Shotgun Dropkick. Sabre rises back on his feet. Sabre with The PK for a one count. Okada goes for The Tombstone PileDriver, but Sabre counters with The European Clutch for a two count. Sabre drops Okada with another PK for a two count. Sabre applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Sabre transitions into The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Okada puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Okada denies The Zack Driver. Uppercut Exchange. Okada rolls Sabre over for a two count. Sabre denies The Landslide. Okada goes for a Dropkick, but Sabre holds onto the ropes. Sabre kicks Okada in the face. Okada dropkicks Sabre. Sabre avoids The Rain Maker. Sabre applies The Sleeper Hold. Sabre with The Big Boot. Sabre dodges The Backslide Rain Maker. Okada denies The Tornado DDT. Sabre goes for The Zack Driver, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada connects with The Landslide. Okada plants Sabre with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

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

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Author: Josh Lopez