NJPW Battle Autumn Results (10/16/22): Sanada vs. Taichi

NJPW Battle Autumn Results 10/16/22
Ao-Re Nagaoka
Nagaoka, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Ryohei Oiwa & Kosei Fujita 

Togi Makabe and Kosei Fujita will start things off. Standing Switch Exchange. Makabe with a wrist lock takedown. Makabe applies an arm-bar. Makabe transitions into a hammerlock. Fujita decks Makabe with a back elbow smash. Fujita applies a front face lock. Fujita applies a front face lock. Oiwa tags himself in. Oiwa punches Makabe in the back. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Oiwa stomps on Makabe’s back. Forearm Exchange. Makabe bodyslams Oiwa. 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 for a one count. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Honma applies the single leg crab. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe stops on Oiwa’s back. Makabe knocks Fujita off the ring apron. Makabe slams Oiwa’s head on a turnbuckle pad. Makabe with forearm shivers. Makabe tags in Honma.

Honma with two knife edge chops. Honma whips Oiwa across the ring. Honma scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Honma toys around with Oiwa. Oiwa with a series of 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 applies a waist lock. Honma with a back elbow smash. Oiwa dropkicks Honma. Oiwa tags in Fujita. Fujita dropkicks Honma. Honma denies The Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Fujita with combo forearms. Honma reverses out of the irish whip from Fujita. Fujita ducks a clothesline from Honma. Fujita drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Fujita knocks Makabe off the apron. Fujita with a forearm smash. Fujita with a leaping back elbow smash. Honma with clubbing blows to Fujita’s back. Fujita ducks a clothesline from Honma. Fujita slaps Honma in the chest. Fujita with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Honma denies The Boston Crab.

Fujita stomps on Honma’s chest. Fujita with a chop/forearm combination. Fujita whips Honma across the ring. Fujita goes for a Dropkick, but Honma holds onto the ropes. Honma with a Diving Splash. Honma tags in Makabe. Makabe with forearm shivers. Fujita ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Fujita with a Running Lariat. Fujita 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. Oiwa dropkicks Makabe. Fujita dropkicks Honma off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Two Running Elbow Smashes. Oiwa kicks Makabe in the gut. Oiwa hits The GutWrench Suplex. Oiwa applies The Boston Crab. Makabe grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Oiwa stomps on Makabe’s chest. Oiwa with a forearm smash. Oiwa runs into Makabe. Shoulder Block Exchange. Makabe bodyslams Oiwa. Makabe with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Oiwa with forearm shivers to GBH. Honma responds with a Leaping Kokeshi HeadButt. Makabe makes Oiwa tap out to The Boston Crab.

Winner: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma via Submission 

Second Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano vs. Jeff Cobb, The Great O-Khan and Gideon Grey In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Toru Yano and The Great O-Khan will start things off. Chain grappling exchange. Khan kicks Yano in the gut. Khan with two haymakers. Khan whips Yano across the ring. Yano holds onto the ropes. Yano ducks a clothesline from Khan. Yano slaps Khan in the back of the head. Khan drops Yano with a shoulder tackle. Khan shakes the ropes. Yano tugs on Khan’s braid. Khan uppercuts Yano. United Empire clears the ring. Khan stomps on Yano’s back. Khan is choking Yano in the corner. Khan applies a wrist lock. Khan whips Yano into a blue turnbuckle pad. Khan punches Yano in the back. The Great Wall of Khan. Khan unloads Three Mongolian Chops for a two count. Khan drags Yano to the corner. Cobb tags himself in. Cobb stomps on Yano’s chest. Cobb lifts Yano up in the air. Cobb drives his knee into Yano’s back. Surf’s Up. Cobb taunts Ishii. Forearm Exchange. Yano pulls Cobb down to the mat. Yano tags in Ishii. Ishii runs into Cobb. Shoulder Block Exchange. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Ishii with a shoulder block. Second Forearm Exchange.

Cobb reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Ishii with a running shoulder tackle. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Khan. Ishii applies a waist lock. Khan with a back elbow smash. Khan runs into Ishii. Ishii answers with a shoulder tackle. Grey attacks Ishii from behind. Ishii rocks Grey with a forearm smash. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ishii lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishii decks Cobb with a back elbow smash. Cobb dropkicks Ishii. Ishii with a Counter Vertical Suplex. Ishii tags in Hashi. Hashi with a running chop. Cobb reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi side steps Cobb into a turnbuckle pad. Cobb blocks The SuperKick. Cobb with a leaping shoulder block. Yano pulls Khan off the ring apron. Grey tags himself in. Khan whips Yano into the steel barricade. Hashi goes for a Bodyslam, but Grey lands back on his feet. Grey blocks a boot from Hashi. Grey with a Running Crossbody Block. Grey sends Hashi to the corner. Khan with a corner clothesline. Cobb with a leaping back elbow smash. Grey Powerslams Hashi for a two count. United Empire gangs up on Yano. Yano shoves Grey into Khan. Yano delivers a double low blow. Hashi makes Grey tap out to The Butterfly Lock.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano via Submission 

Third Match: Hikuleo, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ryusuke Taguchi and Jado vs. EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

House Of Torture attacks Hontai before the bell rings. Sho and Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Taguchi’s chest. Taguchi unloads a flurry of chops. Sho and Takahashi side steps The Double Hip Attack. Stereo Toe Kicks. Double Irish Whip. Taguchi side steps Sho into a turnbuckle pad. Taguchi with a Hip Attack to Takahashi. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Sho. Taguchi applies a waist lock. Sho with a back elbow smash. Sho catches Taguchi in mid-air. Taguchi with three sharp elbow strikes. Taguchi drops Sho with a Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Tenzan. Tenzan kicks Sho in the gut. Tenzan HeadButts Sho. Tenzan with a Mongolian Chop. Tenzan starts choking Sho. Tenzan drops his knee on the midsection of Sho. Wish Bone Attack. Tenzan tags in Hikuleo. Hikuleo hooks the outside leg for a two count. Hikuleo applies a wrist lock. Hikuleo with clubbing shoulder blocks. Hikuleo whips Sho into the red turnbuckle pad. Hikuleo tags in Jado.

Double Irish Whip. Hikuleo kicks Sho in the gut. Jado with a running knee lift. Jado clotheslines Sho. Hikuleo with a leaping elbow drop. Jado hooks the outside leg for a two count. Sho begs for mercy. House Of Torture clears the ring. House Of Torture gangs up on Jado. Sho goes into the lateral press for a two count. Sho tags in Takahashi. Takahashi slams Jado’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Jado’s chest. Takahashi is choking Jado with his boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a Leg Drop/Elbow Drop/Falling HeadButt Combination for a two count. Takahashi tags in Togo. Sho dumps Taguchi out of the ring. Togo stands on the left ankle of Jado. Togo punches Jado in the jaw. Togo with a Running Fist Drop for a two count. Jado hulks up. Togo kicks Jado in the gut. Jado drops Togo with a shoulder tackle.

Hikuleo and EVIL are tagged in. Hikuleo with a shoulder tackle. Hikuleo sends Sho chest first into the canvas. Hikuleo with The Snake Eyes. Hikuleo clotheslines Takahashi. Hikuleo stops EVIL in his tracks. Hikuleo denies Everything Is EVIL. Hikuleo with a Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Togo runs away from Hikuleo. Hikuleo tags in Tenzan. Hikuleo sends EVIL to the corner. Taguchi with a Corner Hip Attack. Jado with a corner clothesline. Hikuleo levels EVIL with The Body Avalanche. Tenzan applies The Sleeper Hold. Tenzan brings EVIL down to the mat. Tenzan applies The Anaconda Vice. The referee gets distracted by Takahashi. Togo wraps the garrote around Tenzan’s neck. Hikuleo gets Togo in position for The Chokeslam. Sho dropkicks the left knee of Hikuleo. Tenzan responds with a Mongolian Chop. Tenzan headbutts the midsection of EVIL. Tenzan with Three Mongolian Chops. EVIL connects with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

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

Fourth Match: David Finlay, Tiger Mask, Master Wato, Alex Zayne and Ren Narita vs. Zack Sabre Jr, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Douki and Taka Michinoku In A 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Master Wato and El Desperado will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wato backs Desperado into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Wato slaps Desperado in the chest. Desperado with a knife edge chop. Desperado applies a side headlock. Wato whips Desperado across the ring. Wato drops down on the canvas. Wato leapfrogs over Desperado. Wato drives his elbow into the midsection of Desperado. Wato with a backhand. Desperado rakes the eyes of Wato. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Desperado. Wato with a deep arm-drag. Wato dropkicks Desperado to the floor. Desperado regroups on the outside. Tiger Mask and Douki are tagged in. Tiger with a Spinning Back Kick. Tiger with a wrist lock takeover. Douki runs into Tiger. Tiger drops down on the canvas. Tiger with a Diving HeadButt. Douki pulls back the arms of Tiger. Tiger with a Flipping Mule Kick. Douki dropkicks the left knee of Tiger. Suzuki Gun clears the ring.

Suzuki Gun gangs up on Tiger. Douki sends Tiger to the corner. Douki with a corner clothesline. Douki goes for a Swinging Uranage Slam, but Tiger lands back on his feet. Tiger applies a waist lock. Douki with three sharp elbow strikes. Douki thrust kicks the midsection of Tiger. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tiger responds with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Narita and Kanemaru are tagged in. Double Toe Kick to Narita. Double Irish Whip. Kanemaru with a running elbow smash. Narita drops Desperado with The Big Boot. Kanemaru kicks Narita in the gut. Narita with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Narita clears the ring. Narita with The Bridging Half Hatch Suplex for a two count. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Narita. Nartia drives his knee into the midsection of Kanemaru. Kanemaru dropkicks Narita. Kanemaru tags in Sabre. Uppercut Exchange. Cobra Twist Exchange. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Sabre with an Overhead Wrist Kick.

Narita blocks a boot from Sabre. Narita hammers down on the right knee of Sabre. Narita with a Running Boot. Narita tags in Finlay. HeadButt Exchange. Finlay reverses out of the irish whip from Sabre. Finlay with a series of uppercuts for a two count. Sabre denies The Uranage BackBreaker. Finlay goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Sabre holds onto the ropes. Rollup Exchange. Second Uppercut Exchange. Sabre denies The Acid Drop. Sabre applies The Sleeper Hold. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex. Zayne and Michinoku are tagged in. Michinoku ducks a clothesline from Zayne. Michinoku with the greco roman eye poke. Zayne drives his knee into the midsection of Michinoku. Michinoku with a Running Pump Kick. Suzuki Gun knocks Hontai off the apron. Corner Clothesline Party. Zayne is displaying his fighting spirit. Suzuki avoids The Double SomerSault Leg Drop. Sliding Dropkick/Running Knee Strike Combination for a two count. Michinoku SuperKicks Zayne for a two count. Zayne hits The Counter Michinoku Driver. Zayne connects with The Cinnamon Twist to pickup the victory.

Winner: David Finlay, Tiger Mask, Master Wato, Alex Zayne and Ren Narita via Pinfall

Fifth Match: Shingo Takagi & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori & Gedo 

Hiromu Takahashi and Taiji Ishimori will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishimori backs Takahashi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Ishimori blocks The SuperKick. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Takahashi goes for a Running Hurricanrana, but Ishimori blocks it. Ishimori goes for a PowerBomb, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi with a running elbow smash. Ishimori reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Takahashi with a Headscissors Takeover. Takahashi tags in Takagi. Takahashi knocks Gedo off the ring apron. Takahashi applies a wrist lock. Takagi with a flying double axe handle strike. Double Toe Kick. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Takagi with an elbow drop. Takahashi with a basement dropkick for a two count. Takagi slams the left shoulder of Ishimori on the canvas. Takagi applies an arm-bar. Takagi tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi with a flying double axe handle strike. Takahashi blasts Gedo off the apron. Takagi punches Ishimori in the back. Double Irish Whip. Ishimori side steps Takahashi into a turnbuckle pad. Ishimori kicks Takagi in the gut. Ishimori side steps Takagi into Takahashi. Ishimori with another toe kick. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori slides under Takagi’s legs. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Ishimori sends Takagi tumbling to the floor. Ishimori dumps Takahashi out of the ring. Ishimori applies a wrist lock. Ishimori whips Takahashi into a steel barricade. Gedo attacks Takagi with the bell hammer. Ishimori punches Takahashi in the back. Now it’s Ishimori’s turn to attack Takahashi with the bell hammer. Ishimori rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Ishimori drives Takahashi face first into the exposed steel. Ishimori tags in Gedo.

Gedo tugs on Takahashi’s hair. Gedo with a palm thrust. Gedo whips Takahashi into the exposed steel. Gedo stands tall over Takahashi. Gedo tags in Ishimori. Takahashi with three knife edge chops. Ishimori answers with a liver punch. Ishimori goes for The Cipher Utaki, but Takahashi counters with a Headscissors Takeover. Takahashi dropkicks the left knee of Ishimori. Takahashi tags in Takagi. Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Takagi bodyslams Ishimori. Takagi goes for a Senton Splash, but Ishimori ducks out of the way. Gedo kicks Takagi in the gut. Gedo punches Takagi. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Gedo. Takagi decks Ishimori with a back elbow smash. Takagi with two corner clotheslines. Takagi with a running shoulder tackle.

Takagi ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi plays to the crowd. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Ishimori avoids The Sliding Lariat. Ishimori kicks the left knee of Takagi. Takagi goes for The Pop Up Death Valley Driver, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Takagi with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi rocks Ishimori with a forearm smash. Takagi whips Ishimori across the ring. Ishimori with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Ishimori tags in Gedo. Gedo with a JawBreaker.Gedo SuperKicks Takagi for a two count. Ishmiori grabs a steel chair. Takahashi dropkicks the chair into Ishimori’s face. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Gedo. Takahashi with a knee lift. Takahashi grabs Gedo’s beard. Double Irish Whip. LIJ with Two Corner Clotheslines. Takahashi SuperKicks Gedo. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shingo Takagi & Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall 

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

Sixth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Bushi and Titan vs. Aaron Henare, TJ Perkins and Francesco Akira In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Titan and Francesco Akira will start things off. Wrist Lock Exchange. Akira drop steps into a side headlock. Titan with heavy bodyshots. Titan whips Akira across the ring. Akira runs into Titan. Titan sends Akira to the corner. Akira launches Titan over the top rope. Titan with a forearm smash. Titan dives over Akira. Titan tells Akira to bring it. Titan ducks a clothesline from Akira. Titan drops down on the canvas. Akira reverses out of the irish whip from Titan. Akira leapfrogs over Titan. Akira drops down on the canvas. Akira dropkicks Titan for a two count. Akira applies a front face lock. Perkins tags himself in. Double Irish Whip. Perkins with a Spinning Back Kick. Akira kicks Titan in the chest. Perkins kicks the left hamstring of Titan. Akira with a basement dropkick. Perkins goes into the cover for a two count. Perkins mocks Naito. Henare tags himself in. Henare stomps on Titan’s chest. Henare HeadButts Titan. Henare stands on the back of Titan’s neck. Henare hooks the inside leg for a two count. Simultaneous tag to Akira. Perkins kicks Titan in the gut. Titan clotheslines Akira. Perkins with a toe kick. Perkins whips Titan across the ring. Titan with a Headscissors Takeover. Titan tags in Naito.

Naito with a forearm smash. Naito with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito applies a grounding full nelson lock. Naito tags in Bushi. Akira with forearm shivers. Bushi drives his knee into the midsection of Akira. Bushi whips Akira across the ring. Akira rolls under a clothesline from Bushi. Akira with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi stomps on Akira’s back. Bushi hammers down on the back of Akira’s neck. Bushi with a knee lift. Akira with a Cazadora Double Foot Stomp. Naito and Henare are tagged in. Misfired Clotheslines. Forearm Exchange. Naito decks Henare with a back elbow smash. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Henare. Combination Cabron. Naito applies the cravate. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Henare reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Henare with a Lou Thez Press. Henare transitions into a ground and pound attack. Henare tells the referee to shut up. Henare applies a chin lock in the ropes. Henare with clubbing blows to Naito’s chest. Henare with a forearm across the back of Naito’s neck. Henare delivers a gut punch. Naito denies The Ultima Clutch.

Naito with a back elbow smash. Naito avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Short-Arm Reversal by Naito. Naito goes for The Swinging DDT, but Henare counters with a Vertical Suplex. Perkins and Titan are tagged in. Titan with combo hamstring kicks. Titan with a Spinning Back Kick. Titan goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Perkins counters with a high knee strike. Perkins with a Roundhouse Kick. Titan ducks a clothesline from Perkins. Titan with a Jumping SuperKick. Akira runs interference. Akira SuperKicks Titan. Perkins hits The Final Cut. Akira knocks Bushi off the apron. Perkins with a sliding knee strike for a two count. Bushi denies The Leaning Tower. Titan rolls Perkins over for a two count. Perkins with a Spinning Back Kick. Perkins sweeps out the legs of Titan. Perkins with clubbing boot scrapes. Perkins with The Face Wash. Titan drops Perkins with a SpringBoard DDT. Bushi knocks Henare off the apron. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Titan with a Spinning GutBuster for a two count. Naito dumps Akira out of the ring. Titan with a diving corner clothesline. Bushi connects with The CodeBreaker. Titan plants Perkins with The SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Bushi and Titan via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: KENTA vs. Hirooki Goto In A First Round Match In The Inaugural NJPW World Television Championship Tournament 

Kenta immediately kicks Goto after the bell rings. Kenta with a Flying Boot. Goto with a corner clothesline. Goto follows that with a Running Lariat. Goto with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Goto stomps on Kenta’s back. Goto hammers down on the back of Kenta’s neck. Kenta with a reverse hammer throw into the steel barricade. Kenta Powerslams Goto on the floor. Goto gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Kenta repeatedly stomps on Goto’s back and chest. Kenta removes a turnbuckle pad. Kenta repeatedly whips Goto into the exposed steel for a two count. Goto kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments.

Kenta argues with the referee. Kenta with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Kenta toys around with Goto. Kenta ducks a clothesline from Goto. Kenta drops Goto with a DDT for a two count. Kenta with two knee drops for a two count. Goto with three overhand chops. Kenta drives his knee into the midsection of Goto. Goto drops Kenta with a Running Lariat. Goto with a forearm smash. Goto sends Kenta to the corner. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Kenta denies The Ushigoroshi.

Kenta rakes the eyes of Goto. Kenta ducks a clothesline from Goto. Kenta applies a waist lock. Kenta shoves Goto into the referee. Kenta with another DDT. Kenta grabs a steel chair. Goto avoids the chair shot. Goto clotheslines the chair into Kenta’s face. Kenta is busted open. Goto grabs the chair. The referee admonishes Goto. Kenta delivers a low blow. The referee catches Kenta using the middle rope for leverage. Goto goes for The Discus Lariat, but Kenta counters with clubbing palm strikes. Goto rolls Kenta over for a two count. Kenta ducks a clothesline from Goto. Kenta drives Goto face first into the exposed steel. Kenta connects with The GTS to pickup the victory.

Winner: KENTA via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Sanada vs. Taichi w/Miho Abe In A First Round Match In The Inaugural NJPW World Television Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sanada backs Taichi into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Sanada pats Taichi on the chest. Push Up Contest. Taichi with The Gedo Clutch for a two count. Sanada dodges The Axe Bomber. Sanada with The O’Connor Roll for a two count. Sanada dropkicks Taichi. Sanada dives over Taichi. Taichi with The Axe Bomber. Taichi with The Kawada Driver for a two count. Taichi applies the greco roman throat hold. Taichi toys around with Sanada. Taichi tugs on Sanada’s hair. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Sanada in the back. Sanada with forearm shivers. Short-Arm Reversal by Taichi. Taichi with The Hook Kick for a two count. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Sanada blocks it. Taichi with Kawada Kicks. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Taichi.

Sanada dodges The Axe Bomber. Sanada with a Running Lariat. Taichi chokes Sanada. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Taichi. Sanada with a double leapfrog. Sanada dropkicks Taichi to the floor. Sanada with The Slingshot Pescado. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada rolls Taichi back into the ring. Sanada goes into the lateral press for a two count. Taichi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Standing Switch Exchange. Taichi with a Kamagiri to the left shoulder of Sanada. Sanada with a forearm smash. Taichi answers with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Sanada turns a TKO into Skull End. Taichi grabs Sanada by his throat. Taichi with The Chokeslam for a one count. Sanada hits The TKO for a one count. Taichi dodges The Rolling Elbow. Taichi with The Dangerous Back Drop Driver. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Taichi. Sanada with The Tiger Suplex.

Sanada drops Taichi with The Rolling Elbow. Both guys spill to the floor. Both guys get back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Sanada with forearm shivers. Taichi kicks Sanada in the face. Sanada dodges The Running Boot. Sanada goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Taichi with The Hook Kick. Sanada uppercuts Taichi. Taichi rocks Sanada with a forearm smash. Taichi with a Kamagiri. Taichi hits The Last Ride for a two count. Sanada denies The Black Mephisto. Sanada with The Tiger Driver. Sanada goes for The Dominator, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Taichi with a sumo style takedown. Sanada denies The Gedo Clutch. Sanada applies Skull End. Taichi refuses to quit. Sanada connects with The Muto MoonSault for a two count. Sanada goes for The Muto MoonSault, but Taichi gets his knees up in the air. Taichi with an inside cradle for a two count. Rollup Exchange. Sanada plants Taichi with The Japanese Leg Clutch Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sanada via Pinfall 

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