New Japan Road Results (7/4/22): Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kushida vs. KENTA & Taiji Ishimori

New Japan Road Results 7/4/22
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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First Match: Minoru Suzuki vs. Kosei Fujita 

Fujita dodges The Big Boot. Fujita with forearm shivers. Suzuki kicks the back of Fujita’s right knee. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Fujita puts his foot on the middle rope which forces the break. Suzuki denies the ankle pick. Suzuki applies a wrist lock. Suzuki transitions into a hammerlock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Suzuki with a hammerlock takedown. Suzuki works on his joint manipulation game. Suzuki wraps his legs around Fujita’s neck. Fujita escapes the hold. Test Of Strength. Suzuki continues to work on the left shoulder of Fujita. Suzuki applies an arm-bar. Suzuki transitions into a double wrist lock. Fujita puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Suzuki toys around with Fujita. Suzuki with a knee lift. Suzuki kicks Fujita in the gut. Suzuki with Two Running Boots. Fujita dropkicks Suzuki.

Fujita with forearm shivers. Short-Arm Reversal by Suzuki. Forearm Exchange. Fujita sends Suzuki to the corner. Fujita with a leaping back elbow smash. Suzuki denies The Belly to Belly Suplex. Suzuki HeadButts Fujita. Short-Arm Reversal by Fujita. Fujita hits The Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Suzuki repeatedly slaps Fujita in the face. Fujita applies The Boston Crab. Fujita repeatedly stomps on Suzuki’s chest. Fujita with forearm shivers. Fujita whips Suzuki across the ring. Fujita dropkicks Suzuki for a two count. Suzuki delivers a gut punch. Suzuki with a knee lift. Suzuki whips Fujita across the ring. Fujita side steps another Big Boot. Fujita drops Suzuki with a shoulder tackle. Rollup Exchange. Suzuki applies The Triangle Choke. Suzuki transitions into The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Suzuki makes Fujita tap out to The Fujiwara Arm-Bar.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki via Submission 

Second Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Taka Michinoku 

Michinoku attacks Kojima before the bell rings. Michinoku throws his t-shirt at Kojima. Michinoku dumps Kojima out of the ring. Michinoku kicks Kojima in the gut. Michinoku whips Kojima into the steel barricade. Michinoku wraps the right shoulder of Kojima around the steel barricade. Kojima inadvertently clotheslines the steel ring post. Michinoku wraps the right shoulder of Kojima around the ring post. Kojima gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen Michinoku stands on the right shoulder of Kojima. Michinoku stomps on Kojima’s chest. Kojima with two overhand chops. Michinoku answers with the greco roman eye poke. Michinoku kicks the right shoulder of Kojima. Michinoku with two arm-ringers. Michinoku with a Running Boot. Michinoku follows that with another arm-ringer.

Michinoku applies The Double Reverse Arm-Bar. Michinoku transitions into The CrossFace. Kojima puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Michinoku continues to work on the right shoulder of Kojima. Michinoku wraps the right shoulder of Kojima around the top rope. Michinoku drives his knee into the midsection of Kojima. Michinoku with Machine Gun Chops. Michinoku with another eye poke. Michinoku follows that with a Rising Knee Strike. Kojima side steps Michinoku into the red turnbuckle pad. Machine Gun Chops. Kojima sends Michinoku to the corner. Kojima with a flying forearm smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Forearm Exchange. Michinoku dodges The Rolling Elbow. Michinoku kicks the left knee of Kojima.

Michinoku with The La Magistral for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Michinoku with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Kojima denies The Michinoku Driver. Kojima with clubbing blows to Michinoku’s back. Kojima drops Michinoku with The DDT. Michinoku denies The Koji Cutter. Kojima with forearm shivers. Kojima kicks Michinoku in the gut. Kojima hits The Koji Cutter. Michinoku with a Pump Kick. Michinoku brings Kojima down to the mat. Michinoku starts bending Kojima’s fingers. Kojima puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Kojima drills Michinoku with The BrainBuster for a two count. Michinoku with a Jumping SuperKick. Kojima connects with The Lariat to pickup the victory.

Winner: Satoshi Kojima via Pinfall 

Third Match: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Ryohei Oiwa 

Tomoaki Honma and Ryohei Oiwa will start things off. Shoulder Block Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Honma reverses out of the irish whip from Oiwa. Oiwa drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Oiwa stomps on Honma’s chest. Misfired Bodyslams. Oiwa punches Honma in the back. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Oiwa whips Honma across the ring. Oiwa goes for a dropkick, but Honma holds onto the ropes. Honma with a Diving Splash. Honma knocks Tenzan off the ring apron. Honma rocks Oiwa with a forearm smash. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe stomps on Oiwa’s back. Second Forearm Exchange. Makabe drives his knee into the midsection of Oiwa. Makabe hammers down on the back of Oiwa’s neck. Makabe sends Oiwa to the corner. Makabe with forearm shivers. Makabe is choking Oiwa with his knee. Makabe slams Oiwa’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma repeatedly stomps on Oiwa’s chest. Honma with a Hip Toss. Honma blasts Tenzan off the apron. Honma applies the single leg crab. Oiwa grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Honma tags in Makabe.

Makabe stomps on Oiwa’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Makabe applies a rear chin lock. The referee is trying to get Tenzan out of the ring. Makabe whips Oiwa into the red turnbuckle pad. Honma tags himself in. Honma continues to stomp on Oiwa’s chest. Honma with clubbing boot scrapes. Honma with The Face Wash. Honma toys around with Oiwa. Oiwa with three overhand chops. Honma drives his knee into the midsection of Oiwa. Honma goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Oiwa lands back on his feet. Oiwa dropkicks Honma. Oiwa tags in Tenzan. Tenzan with a running shoulder tackle. Tenzan knocks Makabe off the apron. Tenzan unloads Three Mongolian Chops. Tenzan kicks Honma in the gut. Tenzan with Two HeadButts. Tenzan with a corner clothesline. Tenzan drills Honma with The BrainBuster for a two count. Tenzan with a Falling HeadButt. Tenzan applies The Anaconda Vice. Makabe breaks up the submission hold. Tenzan headbutts the midsection of Makabe. Tenzan with Three Mongolian Chops. Third Forearm Exchange. Honma with a knife edge chop. HeadButt Exchange. Honma clotheslines Tenzan. Honma hits The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Makabe.

Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Tenzan denies The Northern Lights Suplex. Tenzan with Two Mongolian Chops. Makabe kicks Tenzan in the gut. Tenzan responds with The Mountain Bomb. Tenzan tags in Oiwa. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Oiwa sends Makabe to the corner. Oiwa with a Corner Dropkick. Oiwa with a running shoulder tackle for a two count. Makabe denies The GutWrench Suplex. Makabe with a forearm smash. Oiwa dropkicks Makabe. Oiwa knocks Honma off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Oiwa with a running elbow smash. Tenzan with a corner clothesline. Oiwa kicks Makabe in the gut. Oiwa connects with The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Oiwa applies The Boston Crab. Oiwa refuses to let go of the hold. Tenzan attacks Honma from behind. Tenzan kicks Honma out of the ring. Makabe grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Oiwa stomps on Makabe’s back. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Oiwa runs into Makabe. Second Shoulder Block Exchange. Oiwa with another round of forearms. Makabe nails Oiwa with The Lariat for a two count. Makabe makes Oiwa tap out to The Boston Crab.

Winner: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma via Submission 

Fourth Match: Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Yuji Nagata, Clark Connors and The DKC In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Yoshinobu Kanemaru and The DKC will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Kanemaru with a single leg takedown. Kanemaru applies a side headlock. DKC whips Kanemaru across the ring. DKC drops down on the canvas. DKC leapfrogs over Kanemaru. Kanemaru kicks DKC in the gut. Kanemaru goes for a Bodyslam, but DKC lands back on his feet. DKC karate chops the ribs of Kanemaru. DKC drops Kanemaru with a running shoulder tackle. DKC with a Falling Karate Chop for a one count. DKC with a forearm smash. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of DKC. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado kicks DKC in the gut. Desperado hammers down on the back of DKC’s neck. Double Irish Whip. Kanemaru with a running elbow smash. Desperado kicks DKC in the face. DKC dropkicks Kanemaru. DKC with a backhand to Desperado. DKC tags in Connors. Connors with a running shoulder tackle. Connors scores the elbow knockdown. Connors whips Desperado across the ring. Connors goes for The Powerslam, but Desperado holds onto the ropes. Desperado kicks Connors in the face. Connors ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Connors with a chop/forearm combination. Connors with a gut punch. Chop Exchange. Desperado rakes the eyes of Connors. Running Elbow Exchange. Desperado sends Connors into the ropes. Connors denies The SpineBuster. Desperado dumps Connors out of the ring.

All hell is breaking loose in Korakuen Hall. Desperado slaps Connors in the chest. Desperado whips Connors into the steel barricade. Desperado bodyslams Connors on the floor. Desperado rolls Connors back into the ring. Desperado bodyslams Connors. Desperado tags in Taichi. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Connors in the back for a one count. Taichi applies a wrist lock. Taichi is lighting up Connors chest for a two count. Taichi tags in Kanemaru. Assisted Face Wash. Kanemaru with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Connors back. Kanemaru whips Connors into the blue turnbuckle pad. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Taichi stands on Connors face. Connors with three chops. Desperado kicks Connors in the gut. Desperado blocks The Vertical Suplex. Desperado rocks Connors with a forearm smash for a two count. Connors drops down on the canvas. Connors delivers The Pounce. Connors tags in Nagata. Nagata with Three Mid-Kicks. Nagata sends Desperado to the corner. Nagata with The Helluva Kick. Nagata goes for The Exploder Suplex, but Kanemaru gets in the way. Nagata reverses out of the irish whip from Kanemaru. Nagata with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Desperado denies The Exploder Suplex. Nagata with a forearm smash. Desperado avoids The Helluva Kick.

Desperado dropkicks the back of Nagata’s left knee. Desperado tags in Taichi. Taichi with Kawada Kicks. Nagata is pissed. Nagata with a forearm smash. Taichi throws Nagata into the canvas. Taichi talks smack to Nagata. Taichi slaps Nagata in the face. Hamstring Kick Exchange. Nagata blocks a boot from Taichi. Nagata hammers down on the left knee of Taichi. Nagata hits The Exploder Suplex. Nagata tags in DKC. DKC delivers his combination offense. DKC with a Spinning Back Fist. Nagata and Connors clears the ring. Double Irish Whip. Nagata with The Helluva Kick. Connors with a running elbow smash. Doomsday Karate Kick for a two count. DKC dodges The Axe Bomber. DKC with a Roundhouse Kick. Taichi launches DKC over the top rope. DKC with an Apron Enzuigiri. DKC drops Taichi with The Diving Karate Chop for a two count. Taichi denies The DK Fire. DKC kicks Taichi in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Taichi. Taichi nails DKC with The Hook Kick for a two count. DKC avoids The Roundhouse Kick. DKC rolls Taichi over for a two count. DKC with an inside cradle for a two count. Taichi kicks DKC in the face. Taichi ducks a clothesline from DKC. Taichi connects with The Dangerous Back Drop Driver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

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

Fifth Match: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo w/SHO In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Chaos attacks House Of Torture before the bell rings. Yano kicks Togo in the gut. Yano is trying to put Togo in the dog cage. Togo rakes the eyes of Yano. Togo slams Yano’s head on the dog cage. Goto gets distracted by Sho. EVIL attacks Goto from behind. EVIL rolls Goto back into the ring. EVIL with a double sledge. EVIL sends Goto to the corner. Goto ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Goto with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Takahashi kicks EVIL in the gut. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Goto drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. War Drums to Takahashi and Togo. Chaos poses for the crowd. Goto stomps on EVIL’s back. Goto hammers down on the back of EVIL’s neck. Goto punches EVIL in the back. EVIL reverses out of the irish whip from Goto. Sho trips Goto from the outside. EVIL knocks Hashi off the ring apron. EVIL dumps Goto out of the ring. Sho rakes the eyes of Goto. Togo whips Yano into the dog cage. Sho rolls Goto back into the ring. EVIL goes into the lateral press for a two count. EVIL tags in Takahashi. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Goto. Takahashi bodyslams Goto. Takahashi with a Leg Drop/Elbow Drop/Falling HeadButt Combination for a two count. Takahashi tags in Togo.

Togo stomps on Goto’s chest. Togo tosses Goto out of the ring. Sho with three overhand chops. Too hooks the outside leg for a two count. Goto with two overhand chops. Togo rakes the eyes of Goto. Following a snap mare takeover, Togo with a Running Fist Drop for a two count. EVIL yells at the referee. Togo is throwing haymakers at Goto. Goto kicks Togo in the gut. Goto with a Vertical Suplex. Goto tags in Yano. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Yano and Togo plays hot potato with the turnbuckle pad. Togo punches Yano. Togo whips Yano across the ring. Yano holds onto the ropes. Yano ducks a clothesline from Togo. Yano slaps Togo in the back of the head. Yano with a Tomahawk Chop. Togo kicks Yano in the gut. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano tags in Hashi.

Togo with the greco roman eye poke. Togo punches Hash in the jaw. Togo tags in Takahashi. Double Irish Whip. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Togo. Hashi shoves Togo into Takahashi. Hashi chucks Takahashi into EVIL. Hashi drops Takahashi with The Head Hunter for a two count. Takahashi starts biting Hashi’s fingers. Hashi kicks Takahashi in the gut. Hashi whips Takahashi across the ring. Takahashi holds onto the ropes. Hashi dumps Takahashi face first on the top rope. House Of Torture clears the ring. Double Irish Whip. Togo with a running elbow smash. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. EVIL follows that with a corner clothesline. Takahashi hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Hashi denies The Big Juice. Hashi applies a waist lock. Takahashi with three sharp elbow strikes. Goto with a running shoulder tackle. Goto blasts EVIL off the apron. Goto with a corner clothesline. Hashi with a running chop. Bishamon goes for The Violent Flash, but Sho gets in the way. Takahashi shoves Goto into Hashi. Bishamon blocks The Stereo Low Blows. Yano delivers the double low blow. Bishamon nails Takahashi with The Violent Flash. Bishamon connects with Shoto to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Alex Zayne, Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi In A 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Tomohiro Ishii and Sanada will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Hammerlock Exchange. Sanada applies a side headlock. Ishii whips Sanada across the ring. Ishii dodges The Big Boot. Misfired Clotheslines. Sanada sends Ishii to the corner. Ishii side steps Sanada into the turnbuckle pad. Sanada ducks another clothesline from Ishii. Ishii blocks a boot from Sanada. Ishii applies a waist lock. Ishii dodges the back elbow smash. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Misfired Paradise Locks. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sanada whips Ishii across the ring. Sanada drops down on the canvas. Ishii holds onto the ropes. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishii avoids the low dropkick. Sanada dodges The PK. Sanada dropkicks Ishii. Sanada with a forearm smash. Ishii drops Sanada with a shoulder tackle. Ishii slams Sanada’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Ishii tags in Okada.

Okada with a forearm smash. Okada bodyslams Sanada. Okada with The Slingshot Senton. Okada with another forearm. Okada hammers down on the back of Sanada’s neck. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Bushi kicks Okada in the back. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Okada. Sanada tags in Naito. Naito kicks the left knee of Okada. Naito with clubbing blows to Okada’s back. Naito sends Cole to the corner. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Okada. Combination Cabron. Okada blocks The NeckBreaker. Okada kicks Naito in the gut. Okada with a DDT. Taguchi tags himself in. Wato clears the ring. Taguchi with clubbing blows to Naito’s back. Double Irish Whip. Double Drop Toe Hold. Double Basement Dropkick. Team 6 or 9 delivers their combination offense to Bushi. Taguchi with a Corner Hip Attack. Wato with a leaping back elbow smash. Naito side steps Taguchi into the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi with a leaping back elbow smash. Naito kicks Wato in the gut. Naito dumps Wato out of the ring. Takahashi with The Mongolian Chop. Takahashi with a double sledge. Double Irish Whip to Taguchi. Double Atomic Drop. Assisted Swinging DDT.

Naito takes Taguchi to the woodshed. Naito applies a front face lock. Takagi tags himself in. Takagi attacks Taguchi’s backside. Takagi with an Atomic Drop. Takagi with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Taguchi. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi applies a wrist lock. Bushi tags himself in. Bushi attacks the backside of Taguchi. Bushi sends Taguchi to the corner. Bushi kicks Taguchi in the gut. Bushi with a double handed chop. Bushi drives his knee into the midsection of Taguchi. Bushi with The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Bushi hooks the outside leg for a two count. Bushi stomps on Taguchi’s ass. Taguchi denies The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Bushi kicks Taguchi in the gut. Taguchi goes for The Hip Attack, but Bushi counters with The Atomic Drop. Bushi continues to attack Taguchi’s backside. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Taguchi drops Bushi with The Hip Attack. Takahashi and Zayne are tagged in.

Zayne scores the elbow knockdown. Zayne clears the ring. Zayne with two forearm smashes. Zayne with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Zayne follows that with a Spinning Back Kick. Zayne with a SomerSault Leg Drop. Zayne with a running elbow smash. Zayne puts Takahashi on the top turnbuckle. Zayne side steps Naito into Takahashi. Zayne with The Leaping FrankenSteiner. Zayne ducks a clothesline from Naito. Zayne with a Low Enzuigiri. Zayne lands The SomerSault Plancha. Zayne rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Zayne hits The Baja Blast for a two count. Okada knocks Takagi off the apron. Takahashi with three sharp elbow strikes. Takahashi runs around Zayne. Zayne blocks The Triangle Choke. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Zayne. Takahashi with a Cazadora Flatliner. Zayne tags in Wato. Takahashi blocks The German Suplex. Takahashi blocks a boot from Wato. Wato with a forearm smash. Takahashi decks Wato with a back elbow smash. Takahashi dropkicks Wato. Takahashi blocks The Roundhouse Kick. Takahashi with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Takahashi tags in Takagi.

Takagi blocks a boot from Wato. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Takagi with a Twisting Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi is raining down 12×6 elbows. Wato avoids The Sliding Lariat. Wato kicks Takagi in the gut. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Wato. Takagi goes for The Pop Up Death Valley Driver, but Wato counters with The Hurricanrana. Taguchi clears the ring. Double Irish Whip. Takagi launches Zayne and Wato over the top rope. Taguchi with a Hip Attack. Apron Enzuigiri/Hip Attack Combination. Wato with The Flying Uppercut for a two count. Taguchi dumps Takahashi out of the ring. Takagi goes for a Bodyslam, but Wato lands back on his feet. Wato punches Takagi in the back. Takagi decks Wato with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Ryukon Lariat. Takagi with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Takagi blocks a boot from Okada. Okada with The Flapjack. Okada uppercuts Naito.

Okada whips Naito across the ring. Okada goes for a Dropkick, but Naito holds onto the ropes. Naito with a basement dropkick. Ishii with a running shoulder tackle. Sanada applies Skull End. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop BrainBuster, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada with a forearm smash. Ishii dodges The Rolling Elbow. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi clotheslines Ishii. Wato ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Wato with The Dreamcast Kick. Wato with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Takagi denies The Recientemente. Wato with The Crucifix Bomb for a two count. Takagi avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Takagi applies a waist lock. Wato with a back elbow smash. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato kicks Takagi in the chest. Takagi blocks The SuperKick. Takagi with The Pop Up Death Valley Driver. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber for a two count. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Takagi plants Wato with Made In Japan to pickup the victory.

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

Seventh Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kushida vs. KENTA & Taiji Ishimori 

Kushida and Taiji Ishimori will start things off. Chain grappling exchange. Kushida wraps his legs around Ishimori’s neck. Ishimori gets back to a vertical base. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Kushida with two hamstring kicks. Kushida applies a wrist lock.  Kushida transitions into a hammerlock. Kushida with a deep arm-drag. Ishimori goes into the lateral press for a two count. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Tanahashi and Kenta are tagged in. Kenta is playing mind games with Tanahashi. Tanahashi mocks Kenta. Kenta kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Kenta applies a side headlock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Hair Pull Exchange. Tanahashi with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Short-Arm Reversal by Kenta. Kenta uppercuts Tanahashi. Kenta sends Tanahashi to the corner. Tanahashi decks Kenta with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Tanahashi plays the air guitar. Tanahashi applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi tags in Kushida.

Kushida slams the left shoulder of Kenta on the top rope. Kushida with an arm-ringer. Kenta drops down on the canvas. Kenta scores the elbow knockdown. Kenta knocks Tanahashi off the ring apron. Kenta whips Tanahashi into the steel barricade. Ishimori is throwing haymakers at Kushida. Kenta transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ishimori rakes the eyes of Kushida. Red Shoes is losing control of the match. Ishimori rolls Kushida back into the ring. Kenta rakes the eyes of Kushida. Kenta whips Kushida into the blue turnbuckle pad. Kenta tags in Ishimori. Bullet Club is mauling Kushida in the corner. Ishimori applies a wrist lock. Ishimori hammers down on the left shoulder of Kushida. Ishimori hyperextends the left shoulder of Kushida. Chop Exchange. Kenta slams the left shoulder of Kushida on the top rope. Ishimori stands on the left hand of Kushida. Ishimori stomps on Kushida’s back. Ishimori tags in Kenta. Kenta stops Kushida in his tracks. Kenta taunts Tanahashi. Following a snap mare takeover, Kenta kicks Kushida in the back for a one count. Kushida with heavy bodyshots. Kushida with a forearm smash. Kenta drives his knee into the midsection of Kushida. Kenta whips Kushida across the ring. Kushida with a Handspring Back Elbow. Kushida tags in Tanahashi.

Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Ishimori attacks Tanahashi from behind. Tanahashi slaps Ishimori in the face. Tanahashi with a Corner Dropkick. Tanahashi with a Half Hatch Suplex. Tanahashi skins the cat. Tanahashi dropkicks Ishimori into the barricade. Kenta dropkicks Tanahashi off the apron. All hell is breaking loose in Korakuen Hall. Kenta drops Kushida with a DDT on the floor. Ishimori rakes the eyes of Tanahashi. Kenta rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Kenta hooks the outside leg for a two count. Kenta applies The Figure Four Headlock. Kenta whips Tanahashi into the exposed steel. Kenta rakes the back of Tanahashi. Kenta tags in Ishimori. Kenta applies a front face lock. Ishimori with repeated back rakes. Ishimori applies a wrist lock. Ishimori whips Tanahashi into the exposed steel. Tanahashi with heavy bodyshots. Ishimori drives his knee into the midsection of Tanahashi. Ishimori tags in Kenta. Back Rake Exchange. Kenta knocks Kushida off the apron. Kenta is throwing haymakers at Tanahashi. Kenta with Two Running Boots. Kenta with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Kenta applies The STF.

Ishimori dumps Kushida out of the ring. Kenta shoves Tanahashi into Red Shoes. Kenta nails Tanahashi with The DDT. Kenta grabs a crutch. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Kushida and Ishimori are tagged in. Kushida with a Flying Tomahawk Chop. Kushida repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Ishimori. Ishimori reverses out of the irish whip from Kushida. Kushida with a Diving Crossbody Block. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Kenta. Kushida with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Kushida is raining down combo palm thrusts. Kushida with an arm-ringer. Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Ishimori. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Tanahashi gets Kenta trapped in The Texas Cloverleaf. Ishimori puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ishimori denies The Kimura Suplex. Kushida with a Corner Dropkick. Kushida goes for The La Mistica, but Ishimori counters with Cipher Utaki for a two count. Kenta dumps Tanahashi out of the ring. Kenta brings Tanahashi to the backstage area. Kushida denies The Bloody Cross. Kushida with another shoulder kick. Ishimori connects with The La Mistica. Ishimori makes Kushida tap out to The Bone Lock.

Winner: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori via Submission 

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