NJPW Royal Quest II Results (10/2/22): Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

NJPW Royal Quest Results 10/2/22
Crystal Palace National Sports Center
London, England

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: El Desperado & Douki vs. Michael Oku & Robbie X

Forearm Exchange after the bell rings. Stereo Eye Rakes. Dosey Do Routine. Robbie dropkicks Douki to the floor. Robbie slides under a clothesline from Desperado. Oku with a Headscissors Takeover. Stereo Suicide Dives. Robbie rolls Desperado back into the ring. Robbie with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Robbie applies a wrist lock. Oku tags himself in. Oku kicks Desperado in the face. Desperado rakes the eyes of Oku. Oku kicks Desperado in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Oku with a running dropkick. Oku goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Desperado blocks it. Desperado stomps on the left foot of Oku. Desperado goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Oku lands back on his feet. Desperado decks Oku with a back elbow smash. Desperado dodges The Jumping Knee Strike. Desperado applies a waist lock. Oku with a back elbow smash. Oku leapfrogs over Desperado. Oku with a Running Knee. Oku plays to the crowd. Oku applies the single leg crab. Robbie knocks Douki off the ring apron. Douki drives Robbie face first into the steel ring post.

Douki drops Oku with The Day Break. Desperado hooks the inside leg for a two count, Desperado slams Oku’s head on the left foot of Douki. Desperado tags in Douki. Douki repeatedly stomps on Oku’s chest. Douki is choking Oku with his boot. Desperado attacks Oku behind the referee’s back. Douki tags in Desperado. Desperado toys around with Oku. Desperado with a Belly to Back Suplex. Desperado knocks Robbie off the apron. Desperado tags in Douki. Douki repeatedly slaps Oku in the face. Oku fights from underneath. Oku with forearm shivers. Douki with a throat thrust. Douki sends Oku to the corner. Douki catches Oku in mid-air. Oku with a Spinning DDT. Oku tags in Robbie. Robbie with three clotheslines. Robbie knocks Desperado off the apron. Robbie blocks a boot from Douki. Robbie with a Spinning Back Kick. Douki reverses out of the irish whip from Robbie. Robbie dives over Douki. Robbie with a Hip Toss. Robbie with a Cartwheel Dropkick for a two count. Robbie rocks Douki with a forearm smash. Douki reverses out of the irish whip from Robbie. Robbie holds onto the ropes. Robbie sends Douki to the apron. Robbie with The Pele Kick.

Robbie with The Asai MoonSault. Robbie rolls Douki back into the ring. Robbie delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Douki fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Standing Switch Exchange. Douki with a back elbow smash. Douki kicks Robbie in the gut. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Douki tags in Desperado. Desperado with a corner clothesline. Desperado with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Desperado goes for Guitarra de Angel, but Robbie lands back on his feet. Robbie applies a waist lock. Desperado decks Robbie with a back elbow smash. Oku with a Flying Crossbody Block. Robbie with a Standing Shooting Star Press. Oku follows that with a SpringBoard MoonSault. Robbie hooks the outside leg for a two count. Oku dumps Douki out of the ring. Desperado denies The Handspring Cutter. Misfired Clotheslines. Desperado hits The Guitarra de Angel for a two count. Desperado goes for Pinche Loco, but Robbie lands back on his feet. Robbie SuperKicks Desperado. Desperado connects with The El Es Culero to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Desperado & Douki via Pinfall

Second Match: Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ethan Allen & Luke Jacob 

Sanada and Ethan Allen will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Allen backs Sanada into the ropes. Allen pats Sanada on the chest. Strong lockup. Sanada pats Allen on the chest. Sanada applies a wrist lock. Allen with a fireman’s carry takeover. Sanada with the headscissors escape. Arm-Drag Exchange. Double Dropkick. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Sanada wants Allen to shake his hand. Misfired Toe Kicks. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Allen denies The Paradise Lock. Takahashi and Jacob are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jacob applies a wrist lock. Chop Exchange. Jacob leapfrogs over Takahashi. Young drops Takahashi with The Big Boot. Jacob applies a side headlock. Allen tags himself in. Jacob whips Takahashi across the ring. Jacob drops down on the canvas. Allen leapfrogs over Takahashi. Allen dropkicks the left knee of Takahashi. Jacob with a Sliding Dropkick. Allen knocks Sanada off the ring apron. Allen bodyslams Takahashi. Jacob with a Senton Splash. Allen hooks the outside leg for a two count.

Allen with two forearm smashes. Allen with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Allen goes for The Olympic Slam, but Takahashi counters with a deep arm-drag. Allen kicks Takahashi in the gut. Sanada kicks Allen in the back. Takahashi dropkicks the left knee of Allen. Sanada knocks Jacob off the apron. Sanada tags himself in. LIJ works on the left wrist of Allen in the corner. Sanada with the irish whip. Sanada blocks a boot from Allen. Sanada with a single leg takedown. The Young Guns are trapped in separate Paradise Locks. Stereo Basement Dropkicks. Sanada hammers down on the back of Allen’s neck. Sanada tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a basement dropkick for a two count. Takahashi goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Allen blocks it. Takahashi with clubbing blows to Allen’s back. Allen with a Vertical Suplex. Allen tags in Jacob. Jacob ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Jacob with a running forearm to Sanada. Jacob with Two Release German Suplex’s. Takahashi uppercuts Jacob. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Jacob. Jacob decks Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Jacob blocks The SuperKick. Jacob with The Discus Lariat. Jacob with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count.

Takahashi with a jackknife hold for a two count. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Jacob. Takahashi kicks Jacob in the chest. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Jacob. Takahashi with a German Suplex. Takahashi tags in Sanada. Jacob reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada with two dropkicks. Jacob denies The TKO. Jacob with a forearm smash. Sanada answers with an in adverted low blow. Sanada goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Jacob counters with The Rear Naked Choke. Sanada rolls Jacob over for a two count. Jacob slaps Sanada in the chest. Sanada denies The Back Drop Driver. Sanada hammers down on the back of Jacobs neck. Sanada denies The Uranage Slam. Jacob applies The Sleeper Hold. Jacob with a short-arm lariat. Jacob goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sanada counters with The Magic Scrkew. Takahashi knocks Allen off the apron. Sanada connects with The TKO for a two count. Sanada argues with the referee. The referee shoves Sanada into a schoolboy rollup for a two count. Sanada applies Skull End. Jacob with an inside cradle for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Allen tags himself in. Jacob ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Belly to Back Suplex/Back Kick Combination. The Young Guns hits The Doomsday Device for a two count. Sanada kicks Allen in the face. Takahashi dropkicks Jacob to the floor. Allen with a Spinning Back Kick. Sanada avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Sanada makes Allen tap out to Skull End.

Winner: Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi via Submission 

Third Match: Jazzy Gabbert vs. Ava White In A First Round Match In The Vacated IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament 

White shoves Gabbert after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Shoulder Block Exchange. Gabbert ducks a clothesline from White. Gabbert drops White with a shoulder tackle. Forearm Exchange. White with a double throat thrust. White cartwheels around Gabbert. White with a Running Leg Lariat. White with a Roundhouse Kick. White punches Gabbert in the back. White with The Axe Kick in the ropes. Gabbert denies The PK. Gabbert sends White face first into the ring apron. Gabbert transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gabbert hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gabbert applies The Anaconda Vice. White puts her foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. White with forearm shivers. White kicks Gabbert in the gut. Gabbert denies The GutWrench Suplex. Gabbert drives White back first into a turnbuckle pad. Gabbert with clubbing shoulder blocks. Gabbert applies the cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Gabbert with clubbing blows to White’s back and chest for a two count.

Gabbert applies The Romero Special. Gabbert sends White to the corner. White side steps Gabbert into a turnbuckle pad. White with two forearm smashes. White with a Spinning Back Kick. White follows that with two corner clotheslines. Gabbert dodges The Axe Kick. Gabbert avoids the up and over. White kicks Gabbert in the gut. White with The GutWrench Suplex. White hits The Axe Kick for a two count. White with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Gabbert denies The Sunset Flip. White with a Back Heel Kick. White with a forearm smash. Gabbert drops White with The Spinning Back Fist. Gabbert nails White with The PileDriver for a one count. Gabbert repeatedly slaps White in the face. White kicks Gabbert in the gut. White with The Gotch PowerBomb for a two count. White continues to pepper Gabbert with forearms. Gabbert ducks a clothesline from White. Gabbert connects with The Inoki Plex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jazzy Gabbert via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Will Ospreay, Aussie Open, The Great O-Khan and Gideon Grey vs. FTR, Shota Umino, Gabriel Kidd and Ricky Knight Jr In A 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Will Ospreay and Shota Umino will start things off. Umino with a Running Dropkick. Umino with forearm shivers. Umino sends Ospreay to the corner. Ospreay kicks Umino in the face. Ospreay with a Running Boot. Forearm Exchange. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Umino answers with a forearm knockdown. Umino sends Ospreay chest first into the canvas. Umino with a corkscrew uppercut for a two count. Umino applies a front face lock. Harwood tags himself in. Ospreay kicks Harwood in the gut. Chop Exchange. Ospreay kicks Harwood in the face. Second Chop Exchange. Harwood with the irish whip. Ospreay side steps Harwood into a turnbuckle pad. Ospreay with a Running Boot. Ospreay tags in Grey. Grey talks smack to Harwood. Grey unloads a flurry of right jabs. Grey smacks Harwood with his glove. Harwood chops Grey. Khan tags himself in. Second Forearm Exchange. Harwood uppercuts Khan. Harwood plays around with Khan’s braid. Khan with Three Mongolian Chops. Khan is raining down haymakers. Khan applies a wrist lock. Khan tags in Fletcher.

Fletcher with a double sledge. Fletcher kicks Harwood in the gut. Fletcher sends Harwood to the corner. Harwood decks Fletcher with a back elbow smash. Harwood with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Harwood with a Leg Drop. Harwood tags in Kidd. Double Chop. Double Irish Whip. Double Hip Toss for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Kidd with a Senton Splash for a two count. Kidd uppercuts Fletcher. Fletcher reverses out of the irish whip from Kidd. Grey kicks Kidd in the back. Kidd knocks Grey off the ring apron. Kidd decks Fletcher with a back elbow smash. Davis pulls Kidd out of the ring. Ospreay with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Ospreay clears the ring. All hell is breaking loose in London. Fletcher bodyslams Kidd for a one count. Fletcher slams Kidd’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Fletcher tags in Davis. Bodyslam/Chop Exchange. Third Chop Exchange. Davis goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kidd lands back on his feet. Davis with a back elbow smash. Kidd with The Exploder Suplex. Davis tags in Fletcher.

Standing Switch Exchange. Kidd with a back elbow smash. Kidd drops Fletcher with a Western Lariat. Kidd tags in Wheeler. Wheeler is throwing haymakers at Aussie Open. Wheeler kicks Grey out of the ring. Fletcher goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Wheeler lands back on his feet. Wheeler runs Fletcher into Khan. Wheeler with The O’Connor Roll for a two count. Wheeler with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Ospreay. Wheeler clotheslines Ospreay over the top rope. Fletcher kicks Wheeler in the gut. Fletcher whips Wheeler across the ring. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Fletcher. Wheeler Powerslams Fletcher for a two count. Wheeler tags in Harwood. BackBreaker/Flying Elbow Drop Combination for a two count. Wheeler dumps Davis out of the ring. Fletcher sends Wheeler crashing to the outside. Harwood blocks a boot from Fletcher. Fletcher SuperKicks Harwood. Fletcher tags in Davis. Assisted Mid-Kick. Assisted Flying Cutter for a two count.

Davis transitions into a ground and pound attack. Davis talks smack to Harwood. Lariat Exchange. Fourth Forearm Exchange. Misfired Clotheslines. Harwood drops Davis with The DDT. Khan and Knight are tagged in. Knight with a flurry of chops. Khan reverses out of the irish whip from Knight. Knight with a Running Death Valley Driver. Knight with a Corner Dropkick. Knight sweeps out the legs of Khan. Knight with a corner dropkick. Knight hits The Green Killer for a two count. Khan avoids The 450 Splash. Khan with a Judo Throw. United Empire clears the ring. Grey with a Stinger Splash. Khan with a corner clothesline. Running Boot/Flying Enzuigiri Combination. Aussie Open with The Pendulum Slam. Ospreay with a Sky Twister Press off Davis back. Khan goes into the cover for a two count. Another melee commences on the outside. Khan goes for The Eliminator, but Knight lands back on his feet.

Knight with a Spinning Heel Kick. Knight showcases his speed and agility. Fletcher catches Knight in mid-air. Fletcher with The Falcon Arrow. FTR responds with The Big Rig. Davis with a double clothesline. Kidd is lighting up Davis chest. Davis sends Kidd chest first into the canvas. Kidd blocks The Step Up Enzuigiri. Kidd slaps Davis in the face. Kidd drills Davis with The BrainBuster. Ospreay delivers Pip Pip Cheerio. Ospreay denies The Death Rider. Umino with a forearm smash. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Umino dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay crawls under Umino’s legs. Umino avoids The Hook Kick. Umino goes for The Rolling Elbow, but Ospreay counters with a Roundhouse Kick. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Umino lands back on his feet. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Umino. Umino dropkicks Ospreay. Grey thrust kicks the back of Umino. Grey sends Umino tumbling to the floor. The referee snatches the cane away from Grey. Grey delivers the low blow. Khan nails Knight with The Pump Kick for a two count. Knight connects with The Eliminator to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay, Aussie Open, The Great O-Khan and Gideon Grey via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga and Hikuleo w/Jado vs. Jay White & The Good Brothers w/Gedo In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

Tama Tonga and Jay White will start things off. White is playing mind games with Tonga. Hikuleo and Gallows are tagged in. Shoulder Block Exchange. Haymaker/Forearm Exchange. Gallows kicks Hikuleo in the gut. Gallows uppercuts Hikuleo. Gallows with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Gallows with another uppercut. Hikuleo side steps Gallows into a turnbuckle pad. Hikuleo with a running clothesline. White tugs on Hikuleo’s hair. Hikuleo applies a side headlock. Hikuleo tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a gut punch. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Tanahashi kicks the left knee of Gallows. Tanahashi stomps on the left foot of Gallows. Gallows reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Anderson kicks Tanahashi in the back. Gallows clotheslines Tanahashi. Gallows tags in White. White is choking Tanahashi with his boot. White stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. White with clubbing shoulder blocks. Bullet Club are mauling Tanahashi in the corner.

Too Sweet Chops for a two count. White toys around with Tanahashi. Tanahashi scores two liver shots. Tanahashi punches White in the back. White blocks a boot from Tanahashi. White with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White mocks Tanahashi. White tags in Anderson. Anderson fish hooks Tanahashi. Anderson applies a rear chin lock. Tanahashi with elbows into the midsection of Anderson. Anderson tugs on Tanahashi’s hair. Anderson with a forearm smash. Tanahashi responds with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Hikuleo. Anderson thrust kicks the midsection of Hikuleo. Anderson ducks under two clotheslines from Hikuelo. Hikuleo drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Chop Exchange. Hikuleo kicks Gallows off the ring apron. Anderson side steps Hikuleo into a turnbuckle pad. Hikuleo Powerslams Anderson. Hikuleo goes for The Chokeslam, but Gallows counters with a Roundhouse Kick. White and Tonga are tagged in.

Tonga ducks a clothesline from White. Tonga with a gut punch. Tonga knocks Gallows off the apron. Tonga with rapid fire bodyshots. Tonga with forearm shivers. Tonga whips White across the ring. Tonga dropkicks White. Tonga with The Stinger Splash. Tonga goes for a Running Powerslam, but White lands back on his feet. White chops Tonga. Tonga explodes out of the corner with a running clothesline. White denies The GunStun. Tonga denies The Sleeper Suplex. Tonga avoids The Blade Runner. White goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Tonga lands back on his feet. White side steps Tonga into a turnbuckle pad. White drops Tonga with The DDT. White tags in Gallows. Good Brothers clears the ring. Anderson with a Hiyah Kick. Gallows levels Tonga with The Body Avalanche. Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Anderson dumps Tanahashi out of the ring. Tonga denies The Magic Killer. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to White. Gallows responds with The Big Boot. Tonga connects with The GunStun to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga and Hikuleo via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Dude Tito 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Hammerlock Exchange. Okada applies a side headlock. Okada grabs a side wrist lock. Tito clotheslines Okada. Tito with a chop/forearm combination. Tito rolls Okada back into the ring. Tito with The Slingshot Senton for a two count. Tito applies The Camel Clutch. Okada with elbows into the midsection of Tito. Tito with a straight right hand. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Tito. Tito kicks Okada in the face. Okada with The Big Boot. Okada with forearm shivers. Tito reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada ducks under two clotheslines from Tito. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada sends Tito the corner. Okada with a leaping back elbow smash. Okada kicks Tito in the gut. Okada drops Tito with The DDT for a two count. Tito denies The Revere NeckBreaker. Okada blocks a boot from Tito. Okada with another Big Boot.

Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada applies The Money Clip. Tito grabs the middle rope which forces the break. Okada with clubbing blows to Tito’s back. Tito with The Sky High. Okada uppercuts Tito. Okada with the irish whip. Tito with a Running Death Valley Driver. Tito with a Rolling Elbow. Tito thrust kicks the midsection of Okada. Tito with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Tito with a German Suplex for a two count. Okada fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Tito with a forearm smash. Okada dropkicks Tito. Okada with The Spinning Tombstone PileDriver. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tito counters with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Okada fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Tito with The Rolling Elbow. Tito dodges The Spinning Rain Maker. Okada ducks a clothesline from Tito. Okada dropkicks Tito. Okada with The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall

Seventh Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yota Tsuji  

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishii backs Tsuji into the ropes. Tsuji turns Ishii over. The referee calls for a clean break. Tsuji slaps Ishii in the chest. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji runs into Ishii. Shoulder Block Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Second Shoulder Block Exchange. Tsuji drops Ishii with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji with two knife edge chops. Tsuji toys around with Ishii. Tsuji with an overhand chop. Ishii with a running shoulder tackle. Chop Exchange. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Ishii with a blistering chop. Tsuji regroups on the outside. Second Forearm Exchange. Ishii slaps Tsuji in the face. Third Forearm Exchange. Tsuji with a Spinning Back Kick. Tsuji with a running shoulder tackle. Tsuji follows that with a Chop/Back Kick Combination. Tsuji SuperKicks Ishii. Ishii reverses out of the irish whip from Tsuji. Tsuji with a Headscissors Takeover. Tsuji hits The Fosbury Flop.

Tsuji rolls Ishii back into the ring. Tsuji with a Running Powerslam for a two count. Tsuji talks smack to Ishii. Ishii denies The Boston Crab. Tsuji is raining down forearms. Tsuji repeatedly kicks Ishii in the back. Ishii leans into forearms from Tsuji. Ishii rocks Tsuji with a forearm smash. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ishii sends Tsuji to the corner. Tsuji blocks a boot from Ishii. Tsuji drops Ishii with The Heat Seeker. Ishii denies The Aoi Shodou. Palm Strike Exchange. Tsuji HeadButts Ishii. Ishii dodges The Big Boot. Ishii with a Release German Suplex. Ishii goes for a Running Lariat, but Tsuji counters with a Spinning Belly to Back Suplex. Tsuji with a Running Knee Strike. Tsuji with The Cross Legged Michinoku Driver for a two count. Ishii denies The Alabama Slam. Ishii dodges The Big Boot. Tsuji goes for a Bodyslam, but Ishii lands back on his feet. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Tsuji. Ishii with a Belly to Back Suplex. Tsuji rises back on his feet.

Tsuji SuperKicks Ishii. Tsuji with a BackBreaker. Tsuji stomps on the back of Ishii’s head. Ishii Powerslams Tsuji. Tsuji responds with a Mid-Kick. Ishii rises back on his feet. Both men are knocked down after a double shoulder block. Ishii with combo forearms. Tsuji with a Spinning Heel Kick. Ishii blocks a lariat from Tsuji. Ishii HeadButts Tsuji. Ishii with a Running Lariat for a two count. Tsuji denies The Vertical Drop BrainBuster. Ishii HeadButts Tsuji. Ishii with a forearm smash. Tsuji connects with The Alabama Slam for a two count. Ishii denies The Spear. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop BrainBuster, but Tsuji lands back on his feet. Ishii with a forearm smash. Lariat Exchange. Tsuji delivers his combination offense. Tsuji ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Tsuji Spears Ishii for a two count. Ishii avoids The Spear. Tsuji SuperKicks Ishii. Tsuji with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ishii with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii follows that with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Ishii plants Tsuji with The Vertical Drop BrainBuster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr. The Winner Will Become The Number One Contender For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 

Naito is playing mind games with Sabre. Sabre backs Naito into the ropes. Naito turns Sabre over. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Naito starts rubbing Sabre’s forehead. Naito kicks Sabre in the gut. Naito dumps Sabre out of the ring. Tranquillo Pose. Sabre starts throwing a fit on the outside. Naito partakes in the Sabre chants. Sabre runs after Naito. Naito with a toe kick. Sabre tosses Naito out of the ring. Sabre mocks Naito. Naito gives Sabre a big thumbs up. Naito wants Sabre to shake his hand. Sabre blocks a boot from Naito. Sabre bends the right ankle of Naito. Naito rakes the eyes of Sabre. Naito sends Sabre to the corner. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Sabre. Misfired Clotheslines. Sabre applies The Sleeper Hold in the ropes. Sabre transitions into The Octopus Stretch. Naito spills to the floor.

Sabre starts bending Naito’s fingers. Sabre with an arm-ringer. Sabre stomps on the left elbow of Naito. Sabre is smothering Naito in the corner. Red Shoes ignores Sabre’s cocky pin cover. Sabre applies an arm-bar. Naito puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Sabre rolls Naito back into the ring. Sabre applies a leg lock. Sabre works on his joint manipulation game. Sabre hyperextends the left elbow of Naito. Sabre repeatedly kicks Naito in the face. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Naito with forearm shivers. Sabre answers with another arm-ringer. Short-Arm Reversal by Naito. Naito kicks Sabre in the gut. Naito with a NeckBreaker. Naito with a forearm smash. Naito kicks Sabre in the gut. Naito punches Sabre in the back. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Naito kicks Sabre in the face. Naito with a Headscissors Takeover. Naito sends Sabre to the corner. Naito blocks a boot from Sabre. Naito with Two NeckBreakers. Naito dropkicks the back of Sabre’s neck for a two count.

Naito applies a grounding full nelson lock. Naito repeatedly slaps Sabre in the face. Naito fish hooks Sabre. Naito starts another Sabre chant. Sabre puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Naito abuses Red Shoes five count. Naito repeatedly kicks Sabre in the face. Naito goes for a NeckBreaker, but Sabre counters with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Sabre with repeated dragon screw arm whips. Naito blocks The Overhead Wrist Kick. Rollup Exchange. Naito with a Pop Up SpineBuster. Sabre with a Running Uppercut. Sabre denies The Swinging DDT. Sabre applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sabre transitions into a Triangle Choke. Naito refuses to quit. Sabre goes for The Dragon Suplex, but Naito counters with a deep arm-drag.

Naito with another Pop Up SpineBuster. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Naito follows that with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Sabre headbutts the midsection of Naito. Naito applies a wrist lock. Naito with two back elbow smashes. Naito drills Sabre with The Valentia. Naito goes for The Destino, but Sabre counters with The Zack Driver. Sabre tells Naito to a wake up. Uppercut/Chop Exchange. Sabre hits The European Clutch for a two count. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Naito goes for a Flying Forearm, but Sabre counters with The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Sabre pulls back both arms of Naito. Sabre grapevines the legs of Naito. Naito puts his head under the bottom rope which forces the break. Sabre blasts Naito with The PK for a two count. Sabre drops Naito with The Tornado DDT. Sabre goes for The Zack Driver, but Naito counters with The Destino. Sabre with The Dragon Suplex. Sabre repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Naito. Naito avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Naito connects with Two Destino’s to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

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