New Japan Road Results (6/21/22): Taiji Ishimori vs. Hiromu Takahashi

New Japan Road Results 6/21/22
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

You can follow me on Twitter @JoshLopezMedia

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Douki vs. Yuto Nakashima 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nakashima applies a waist lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Douki applies a hammerlock. Nakashima with two sharp elbow strikes. Nakashima applies a hammerlock. Nakashima transitions into a side headlock. Douki with heavy bodyshots. Nakashima keeps a grasp of the side headlock. Douki whips Nakashima across the ring. Nakashima drops Douki with a shoulder tackle. Nakashima stomps on Douki’s back and chest. Nakashima with forearm shivers. Nakashima with a Mid-Kick. Short-Arm Reversal by Douki. Douki with a NeckBreaker. Douki whips Nakahshima across the ring. Douki scores the elbow knockdown. Douki with another NeckBreaker for a two count. Douki applies a rear chin lock. Nakashima puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Douki toys around with Nakashima.

Nakashima with forearm shivers. Douki nails Nakashima with a throat thrust. Nakashima denies The Vertical Suplex. Douki rakes the eyes of Nakashima. Nakashima drops Douki with The Mid-Kick. Nakashima with forearm shivers in the corner. Nakashima with the irish whip. Nakashima follows that with a flying forearm smash. Nakashima scores the elbow knockdown. Nakashima bodyslams Douki for a two count. Nakashima applies The Boston Crab. Douki grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Nakashima repeatedly stomps on Douki’s back. Nakashima goes for a Bodyslam, but Douki lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Douki decks Nakashima with a back elbow smash. Douki kicks Nakashima in the back. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakashima with an inside cradle for a two count. Nakashima delivers another Mid-Kick. Douki with a Running Lariat for a two count. Douki makes Nakashima tap out to The Italian Stretch No. 32.

Winner: Douki via Submission 

Second Match: Taichi vs. Ryohei Oiwa 

Taichi is playing mind games with Oiwa. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Oiwa backs Taichi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Oiwa dropkicks Taichi. Oiwa with clubbing blows to Taichi’s back. Taichi blocks The Bodyslam. Oiwa blocks a boot from Taichi. Oiwa hammers down on the left knee of Taichi. Oiwa bodyslams Taichi for a one count. Oiwa stomps on Taichi’s chest. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Taichi kicks Oiwa in the face. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi with a Mid-Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi repeatedly kicks Oiwa in the back. Taichi toys around with Oiwa. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Taichi unloads a series of knife edge chops for a two count. Taichi repeatedly stomps on the back of Oiwa’s head.

Taichi applies the single leg crab. Oiwa grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Oiwa denies The Dangerous Back Drop Driver. Oiwa hammers down on the back of Taichi’s neck. Oiwa reverses out of the irish whip from Taich. Oiwa with The Corner Dropkick. Oiwa drops Taichi with a running shoulder tackle. Oiwa plays to the crowd. Oiwa hits The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Oiwa applies The Boston Crab. Taichi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Oiwa goes for a Hip Toss, but Taichi throws him into the canvas. Oiwa dropkicks Taichi for a two count. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Taichi slaps Oiwa in the face. Oiwa with a running forearm smash. Taichi with a Sumo Style Takedown. Taichi connects with a Jumping Head Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taichi via Pinfall 

Third Match: EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo vs. Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, YOH and Toru Yano In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Yano attacks Dick Togo before the bell rings. Yano brings Togo to the backstage area. All hell is breaking loose in Korakuen Hall. Yano puts Togo inside the dog cage. Hashi rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Assisted Hip Toss. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Sho. Goto with a forearm smash. Yoh uppercuts Sho. War Drums to Takahashi and Sho. EVIL stays put on the outside. The referee is losing control of this match. EVIL frees Togo from the dog cage. Togo tees off on Yano. Togo starts choking Yano with a steel chair. Takahashi sends Hashi face first into the steel ring post. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Hashi’s chest. House Of Torture are mauling Hashi in the corner. Takahashi tags in Togo. Togo with two haymakers. Sho is choking Hashi with his boot. Togo repeatedly stomps on Hashi’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Togo with a Diving Fist Drop for a two count. Togo tags in Sho.

Sho kicks Hashi in the face. Sho knocks Yoh off the ring apron. Sho with repeated foot stomps in the corner. Sho continues to choke Hashi with his boot. Sho slams Hashi’s back on the blue turnbuckle pad. Sho tags in EVIL. Double Forearm. EVIL hammers down on the back of Hashi’s neck. EVIL bodyslams Hashi for a two count. Hashi with heavy bodyshots. Hashi with a knife edge chop. EVIL rakes the eyes of Hashi. EVIL whips Hashi across the ring. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of EVIL. Hashi with a Spinning Mule Kick. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto with a shoulder tackle to Sho. Goto clears the ring. Goto side steps EVIL into the blue turnbuckle pad. Goto with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. EVIL denies The Ushigoroshi. Goto blocks The Assisted Side Thrust Kick. Goto drives his knee into the midsection of EVIL.

EVIL ducks a clothesline from Goto. Sho removes a blue turnbuckle pad. EVIL sends Goto chest first into the exposed steel. EVIL tags in Sho. Sho applies a wrist lock. Sho with combination kicks. Sho rakes the eyes of Goto. Goto drops Sho with The Misdirection Lariat. Goto tags in Yoh. Yoh dropkicks House Of Torture off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Hashi with a running chop. Yoh with a leaping back elbow smash. Double SuperKick. Assisted Ushigoroshi for a two count. Chaos clears the ring. Yoh is fired up. Sho denies The Direct Drive. Sho ducks a clothesline from Yoh. Standing Switch Exchange. Yoh goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Sho holds onto the ropes. Yoh with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yoh applies The Knee Bar. The referee gets distracted by Togo who’s holding the garrote. Sho starts tapping out, but the referee is not paying attention. Takahashi nails Yoh with the pimp stick. Sho attacks Yoh with the wrench to pickup the victory. After the match, Togo wraps the garrote around Yano’s neck. Togo puts Yano inside the dog cage.

Winner: EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo via Pinfall

Fourth Match: TJ Perkins, Francesco Akira and Aaron Henare vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato and Jado In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

United Empire attacks Taguchi Japan before the bell rings. Dosey Do Routine. Meeting Of The Minds. Wato hammers down on the back of Akira’s neck. Wato with clubbing mid-kicks. Wato stomps on Akira’s back. Akira reverses out of the irish whip from Wato. Akira drops down on the canvas. Wato with a Headscissors Takeover. Wato with a forearm smash. Perkins pulls Wato off the ring apron. Perkins with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Akira with The Slingshot Pescado. Akira rolls Wato back into the ring. Akira tags in Perkins. Perkins bodyslams Wato. Akira knocks Taguchi off the apron. Assisted Senton Splash for a two count. Perkins rams his boot across Wato’s face. Perkins grapevines the legs of Wato. Perkins with two elbow drops. Perkins applies The Muta Lock. Wato grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Perkins tags in Henare.

Henare punches Wato in the back. Henare applies a wrist lock. Henare whips Wato into two turnbuckle pads. Henare with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Henare delivers a gut punch to Taguchi. Henare dumps Taguchi out of the ring. Henare drags Wato to the corner. Perkins tags himself in. Perkins kicks Wato in the back. Perkins with a BackBreaker. Perkins goes for The Slingshot Senton, but Wato ducks out of the way. Wato ducks a clothesline from Akira. Wato with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Wato hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Wato tags in Taguchi. Taguchi with a Hip Attack. Henare kicks Taguchi in the gut. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Taguchi with Two Hip Attacks. Taguchi drops Perkins with The Bomaye for a two count.

Double Irish Whip. Perkins avoids the double clothesline. Double Drop Toe Hold. Double Basement Dropkick. Akira kicks Taguchi in the face. Akira stomps on Taguchi’s chest. Akira checks on Perkins. Akira with a drop toe hold into the middle rope. Double Dropkick. Akira with a double sledge. Double Irish Whip. Taguchi kicks Perkins in the gut. Taguchi with a Reverse DDT/DTT Combination. Henare and Jado are tagged in. Lariat Exchange. Henare talks smack to Jado. Wato with a gut punch. Jado with a running knee lift. Taguchi follows that with The Hip Attack. Jado with a Running Lariat for a two count. Jado applies The OJK. Taguchi gets Perkins trapped in The Ankle Lock. Perkins transitions into The Pinoy Stretch. Jado with a knife edge chop. Henare delivers his combination offense. Henare makes Jado tap out to The Ultimate Clutch.

Winner: TJ Perkins, Francesco Akira and Aaron Henare via Submission 

Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada and Bushi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Kosei Fujita In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Fujita dropkicks Takagi before the bell rings. Fujita repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s chest. Fujita with forearm shivers. Double Irish Whip. Back Elbow/Corner Clothesline Party. Fujita bodyslams Takagi. Fujita applies The Boston Crab. Takagi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Fujita repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s back. Fujita with forearm shivers. Fujita runs into Takagi. Quick shoving contest. Shoulder Block Exchange. Fujita dropkicks Takagi. Takagi drops Fujita with a running shoulder tackle. Takagi kicks Fujita in the back. Takagi toys around with Fujita. Takagi with an elbow drop for a two count. Takagi whips Fujita across the ring. Takagi with a Back Body Drop. Takagi with a double handed chop. Takagi tags in Bushi. Following a snap mare takeover, Bushi kicks Fujita in the back. Bushi repeatedly stomps on Fujita’s chest. Bushi with a double handed chop. Bushi kicks Fujita in the face. Bushi tags in Naito. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Following a snap mare takeover, Naito applies The Puma Blanca. LIJ prevents Chaos from getting in the ring.

Fujita puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Naito tags in Sanada. Sanada bodyslams Fujita. LIJ repeatedly stomps on Fujita’s chest. Double Irish Whip. Fujita side steps Sanada into the turnbuckle pad. Fujita dropkicks Naito. Sanada kicks Fujita in the gut. Fujita dropkicks Sanada. Bushi stops Fujita in his tracks. Forearm Exchange. Bushi with a Belly to Back Suplex. Takagi clears the ring. Bushi applies The Boston Crab. Okada kicks Bushi in the face. Okada drops Sanada with The Big Boot. Takagi blocks a boot from Okada. Takagi scores a right jab. Okada ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Tenzan HeadButts Takagi. Tenzan with The Mongolian Chop. Okada kicks Naito in the gut. Makabe Powerslams Naito. Okada tells Fujita to wake up. Fujita with combo forearms. Bushi with a running elbow smash. Fujita with an inside cradle for a two count. Fujita rocks Bushi with a forearm smash. Bushi dropkicks Fujita into the ropes. Bushi connects with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi makes Fujita tap out to The Boston Crab.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada and Bushi via Submission 

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

Sixth Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma/Clark Connors In An AEW All-Atlantic Championship Qualifying Match 

Shoulder Block Exchange. Ishii with a forearm smash. Second Shoulder Block Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Connors drops Ishii with a misdirection shoulder tackle. Connors unloads two knife edge chops. Connors drives his knee into the midsection of Ishii. Connors whips Ishii across the ring. Connors scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Connors applies an arm-bar. Connors with clubbing elbow smashes for a one count. Connors with forearm shivers. Ishii reverses out of the irish whip from Connors. Connors with a running forearm smash. Ishii answers with a diving shoulder tackle. Connors hammers down on the back of Ishii’s neck. Ishii with The Back Drop Driver for a two count. Ishii kicks Connors in the back. Ishii toys around with Connors. Connors with forearm shivers. HeadButt Exchange. Connors drops down on the canvas. Connors delivers The Pounce. Connors with a running elbow smash. Connors sends Ishii to the corner. Connors with a Corner Spear. Connors with a Back Body Drop. Connors follows that with an elbow drop for a two count.

Connors with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii kicks Connors in the face. Connors with a corner clothesline. Ishii answers with a chop/forearm combination. Ishii shoves down the referee. Ishii with a blistering chop. Connors reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Third Shoulder Block Exchange. Chop Exchange. Connors uppercuts Ishii. Connors with a forearm smash. Ishii shrugs off two lariats from Connors. Misfired Clotheslines. Connors drops Ishii with The Western Lariat. Connors lands The Diving Elbow Drop for a two count. Connors Spears Ishii for a two count. Ishii sends Connors chest first into the red turnbuckle pad. Ishii with The Kitchen Sink. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Connors lands back on his feet. Ishii with a forearm smash. Connors with a running elbow smash. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Connors. Ishii with a Release German Suplex.

Connor rises back on his feet. Ishii with boxing elbows. Connors answers with The Rolling Elbow. Connors with boxing elbows. Connors HeadButts Ishii. Connors goes for The Spear, but Ishii counters with a PowerBomb for a two count. Ishii with a Running Lariat for a two count. Connors denies The Vertical Drop BrainBuster. Ishii HeadButts Connors. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop BrainBuster, but Connors counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Connors dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Connors with a Deadlift German Suplex. Ishii rises back on his feet. Connors ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Connors connects with Two Spears for a two count. Connors sends Ishii into the ropes. Ishii holds onto the ropes. Ishii kicks Connors in the face. Connors Powerslams Ishii. Ishii denies The Trophy Kill. Connors slaps Ishii in the face. Connors with a shoulder block. Ishii responds with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii plants Connors with The Vertical Drop BrainBuster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishimori backs Takahashi into the red turnbuckle pad. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Takahashi walks Ishimori into the ropes. Ishimori turns Takahashi over. Takahashi with a counter chop. Short-Arm Reversal by Takahashi. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi kicks the middle ropes into Ishimori’s face. Ishimori ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishimori sends Takahashi to the corner. Ishimori blocks a boot from Takahashi. Ishimori kicks Takahashi in the back. Takahashi with a running elbow smash. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Ishimori avoids the basement dropkick. Ishimori regroups on the outside. Takahashi runs after Ishimori. Ishimori with The Tornado Divorce Court on the floor. Ishimori applies a hammerlock. Ishimori sends Takahashi shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ishimori wraps the left shoulder of Takahashi around the ring post. Ishimori smashes the left shoulder of Takahashi with a steel chair. Ishimori removed the blue turnbuckle pad. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen.

Takahashi with two forearm smashes. Ishimori answers with an elbow smash. Ishimori stomps on Takahashi’s back. Ishimori whips Takahashi into the exposed steel. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of fifteen. Ishimori applies the cravate. Ishimori with clubbing shoulder blocks. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori cranks on Takahashi’s neck for a two count. Ishimori applies a wrist lock. Ishimori wraps the left shoulder of Takahashi around the top rope. Ishimori with a Swinging Arm-Ringer. Ishimori applies The Cobra Clutch. Takahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Takahashi with three chops. Ishimori kicks Takahashi in the gut. Takahashi with a Running Hurricanrana. Takahashi applies The Upside Down. Takahashi sends Ishimori back first into the exposed steel. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a basement dropkick. Takahashi follows that with The Shotgun Dropkick off the ring apron. Takahashi rolls Ishimori back into the ring.

Ishimori denies The Victory Royal. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Ishimori. Takahashi kicks Ishimori in the chest. Takahashi hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Ishimori blocks The Running Death Valley Driver. Ishimori kicks Takahashi in the back. Ishimori has Takahashi sitting on the middle rope. Ishimori with The Sliding German Suplex. Ishimori applies a wrist lock. Ishimori drops Takahashi with The Arm-Breaker for a two count. Ishimori goes for The La Misticia, but Takahashi blocks it. Takahashi brings Ishimori to the apron. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi goes for The Sunset Bomb, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Ishimori drives Takahashi shoulder first into the ring post. Ishimori lands The Orihara MoonSault. Ishimori rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Ishimori hooks the outside leg for a two count. Takahashi goes for Cipher Utaki, but Ishimori counters with a Headscissors Takeover. Takahashi decks Ishimori with a back elbow smash. Ishimori with a running elbow smash. Takahashi with a short-arm lariat. Takahashi goes for D, but Ishimori counters with a PowerBomb. Takahashi blasts Ishimori with The Shotgun Dropkick.

Ishimori fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ishimori with a knee lift. Takahashi whips Ishimori across the ring. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishimori drills Takahashi with The Canadian Destroyer. Takahashi with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex into a turnbuckle pad. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi slaps Ishimori in the face. Takahashi goes for D, but Ishimori counters with The Jackknife Hold for a two count. Takahashi SuperKicks Ishimori. Takahashi with a Running Lariat. Takahashi drops Ishimori with The Victory Royal for a two count. Dragon Sleeper Exchange. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi goes for The Time Bomb, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Ishimori denies The Death Valley Driver. Ishimori sends Takahashi shoulder first into the ring post. Ishimori with a Hammerlock Shoulder Breaker. Ishimori with The La Mistica. Ishimori applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Takahashi rolls Ishimori over for a two count. Ishimori ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Ishimori with another La Mistica. Ishimori applies The YES! Lock. Takahashi reaches the bottom rope which forces the break. Ishimori with a knee lift. Ishimori blocks The SuperKick. Ishimori with a Pump Knee Strike. Ishimori nails Takahashi with The PileDriver on the apron. Ishimori rolls Takahashi back into the ring.

Ishimori hits The Cipher Utaki for a two count. Ishimori goes for The Bloody Cross, but Takahashi counters with D. Takahashi with an Inside Out Lariat. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the exposed steel. Takahashi connects with The Time Bomb for a two count. Takahashi goes for Time Bomb II, but Ishimori counters with an Arm-Breaker. Ishimori applies The Bone Lock. Takahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Lariat Exchange. Ishimori with a Jumping Knee Strike. Takahashi SuperKicks Ishimori. Takahashi with Two Stunners. Ishimori denies Time Bomb II. Takahashi with forearm shivers. Ishimori slaps Takahashi in the chest. Takahashi HeadButts Ishimori. Ishimori negates The Avalanche Time Bomb II. Ishimori with clubbing blows to Takahashi’s back. Ishimori with clubbing elbow smashes. Ishimori applies The Dragon Sleeper. Ishimori with an Avalanche Reverse Bloody Sunday for a two count. Ishimori plants Takahashi with The Bloody Cross to pickup the victory. After the match, Kushida walks down to the ring. Kushida says that he’s coming after the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall 

Checkout Episode 314 of The Hoots Podcast 

Author: Josh Lopez

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.