NJPW Battle Autumn Results (11/5/22): Will Ospreay vs. Tetsuya Naito

NJPW Battle Autumn Results 11/5/22
Edion Arena Osaka
Osaka, Japan

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First Match: TJ Perkins & Francesco Akira (c) vs. Bushi & Titan For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

LIJ dropkicks United Empire before the bell rings. Stereo Suicide Dives. Titan kicks Perkins in the back. Double Irish Whip. Bushi with a running elbow smash. Perkins side steps Titan into a turnbuckle pad. Akira with a leaping clothesline. Perkins dumps Bushi out of the ring. Perkins ducks a clothesline from Titan. Assisted Dropkick. Perkins with a Rebound Dropkick. Akira with The SomerSault Plancha. Perkins rolls Bushi back into the ring. Assisted Senton Splash for a two count. Perkins knocks Titan off the ring apron. Akira whips Bushi across the ring. Flapjack/FaceBuster Combination for a two count. Akira kicks Titan in the gut. 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. Akira punches Titan. Perkins wraps two t-shirts around Bushi’s neck. Perkins stomps on Bushi’s chest. Perkins with clubbing boot scrapes. Bushi dropkicks the left knee of Perkins. Akira wisely pulls Titan off the apron. Perkins drives his knee into Bushi’s back. Double Irish Whip. Bushi shoves Perkins into Akira. Bushi with a Double Hurricanrana. Bushi tags in Titan.

Titan ducks a clothesline from Perkins. Titan with a running forearm smash. Titan slaps Perkins in the chest. Titan with a SpringBoard Shotgun Dropkick. Titan ducks another clothesline from Perkins. Perkins launches Titan over the top rope. Titan with a Hurricanrana to the floor. Titan with The Asai MoonSault. Titan rolls Perkins back into the ring. Titan hooks the outside leg for a two count. Titan with clubbing hamstring kicks. Titan with a Spinning Back Kick. Perkins answers with a Roundhouse Kick. Titan drops Perkins with The SpringBoard Tornado DDT for a two count. Titan goes for a Spinning Dominator, but Perkins lands back on his feet. Perkins tags in Akira. Akira SuperKicks Titan. Double Toe Kick. Titan with a Double Dropkick. Titan tags in Bushi. Bushi stomps on Akira’s back. Akira rakes the eyes of Bushi. Akira sends Bushi to the corner. Bushi with a Pendulum Kick. Bushi with The Missile Dropkick. Bushi stomps on Akira’s back. Bushi with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Double Irish Whip. Bushi with a back elbow smash. Titan with a leaping clothesline off Bushi’s back. Dropkick/SpineBuster Combination for a two count.

Titan kicks Perkins in the ribs. Double Irish Whip to Perkins. Perkins side steps Titan into a turnbuckle pad. Perkins with a running dropkick. SuperKick Exchange. Bushi goes for The CodeBreaker, but Akira lands back on his feet. Bushi avoids The SuperKick. Bushi delivers The Rewind Kick. Forearm Exchange. Chop Exchange. Bushi with forearm shivers. Akira with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Titan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi drops Perkins with The BackStabber. Titan with a Flying Double Foot Stomp on the apron. Titan with The SpringBoard Splash. Bushi hooks the outside leg for a two count. Titan with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Bushi hits The CodeBreaker. Perkins pulls Titan off the apron. Perkins ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Akira SuperKicks Bushi. Akira with The Speed Fire. Double Meteora for a two count. Titan reverses out of the irish whip from Perkins. Titan matrix under a clothesline from Perkins. Final Cut/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination. United Empire connects with The Leaning Tower to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, TJ Perkins & Francesco Akira via Pinfall 

Second Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay, Alex Zayne and Toru Yano vs. Aussie Open, Aaron Henare and Gideon Grey In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

David Finlay and Aaron Henare will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Henare backs Finlay into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Henare. Strong lockup. Henare applies a side headlock. Finlay whips Henare across the ring. Henare drops Finlay with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Side Headlock Exchange. Henare sends Finlay into the ropes. Finlay avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Finlay with an inside cradle for a two count. Finlay with The La Magistral for a one count. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Henare. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Finlay applies a hammerlock. Finlay tags in Zayne Henare with forearm shivers. Finlay with a running elbow smash. Zayne hits The Baja Blast for a two count. Henare reverses out of the irish whip from Zayne. Zayne ducks a clothesline from Henare. Zayne with a SpringBoard Double Knee Drop. Zayne with a Twisting Senton Splash for a two count. Zayne with a running elbow smash. Zayne follows that with a Rolling Elbow. Zayne with forearm shivers. Henare shoves Zayne into the canvas. Henare with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Henare with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri.

Aussie Open clears the ring. Henare gets Zayne tied up in the ropes. Henare with clubbing blows to Zayne’s chest. Henare with a Mid-Kick for a two count. Henare applies a wrist lock. Henare tags in Fletcher. Fletcher kicks Zayne in the gut. Fletcher lifts Zayne up in the air. Davis tags himself in. Davis with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Davis applies an arm-bar. Zayne with heavy bodyshots. Davis bodyslams Zayne. Davis goes for a Senton Splash, but Zayne ducks out of the way. Zayne side steps Davis into a turnbuckle pad. Davis goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Zayne lands back on his feet. Zayne dodges The Polish Hammer. Zayne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Zayne tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Davis reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a flying forearm smash. Double Toe Kick to Tanahashi. Double Irish Whip. Tanahashi kicks Fletcher in the chest. Tanahashi drops Henare with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi slaps Grey in the face. Tanahashi with a forearm smash. Tanahashi bodyslams Davis. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count.

Davis avoids The SlingBlade. Davis bodyslams Tanahashi. Davis with a Senton Splash. Davis tags in Fletcher. Fletcher with forearm shivers. Fletcher chops Tanahashi. Tanahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Fletcher. Yano kicks Fletcher in the back. Tanahashi with The Twist and Shot. Tanahashi tags in Yano. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Yano throws the turnbuckle pad at Fletcher. Yano slaps Fletcher in the back of the head. Fletcher reverses out of the irish whip from Yano. Yano side steps Fletcher into the exposed steel. Yano rolls Fletcher over for a two count. Fletcher with forearm shivers. Short-Arm Reversal by Yano. Yano pulls Flecther down to the mat. Henare delivers a gut punch. Henare sends Yano to the corner. Henare with a Rising Knee Strike. Assisted Mid-Kick for a two count. Davis punches Tanahashi in the back. Meeting Of The Minds. Stereo Rollups for a two count. Tanahashi and Yano gets sandwiched in the center of the ring. Fletcher dropkicks Finlay off the apron. Davis with a running forearm smash to Zayne. Aussie Open with Three Combo Lariats. Aussie Open connects with The Corealis to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aussie Open, Aaron Henare and Gideon Grey via Pinfall 

Third Match: Hikuleo w/Jado vs. Yujiro Takahashi w/SHO 

Sho delivers a chop block before the bell rings. House Of Torture gangs up on Hikuleo. Sho with a flying forearm smash. Takahashi delivers The Helluva Kick. Hikuleo drops Takahashi with The Big Boot. Hikuleo goes for a Bodyslam, but Sho lands back on his feet. Hikuleo with another Big Boot. Hikuleo with Two Double Body Avalanches. Meeting Of The Minds. Hikuleo with a double clothesline. Hikuleo whips Takahashi across the ring. Hikuleo Powerslams Takahashi. Hikuleo connects with The Chokeslam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hikuleo via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Sanada vs. Ren Narita In A Semi-Final Match In The Inaugural NJPW World Television Championship Tournament

Chain grappling exchange. Narita backs Sanada into the ropes. Sanada turns Narita over. The referee calls for a clean break. Sanada pats Narita on the chest. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Narita. Sanada applies Skull End. Narita grabs the top rope which forces the breaker. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a low dropkick. Narita drives his knee into the midsection of Sanada. Following a snap mare takeover, Narita kicks Sanada in the back. Narita dumps Sanada out of the ring. Sanada with a reverse hammer throw into the steel barricade. Sanada kicks Narita in the face. Sanada with The Magic Screw off the barricade. Sanada nails Narita with The PileDriver on the concrete floor. Narita gets back in the ring at the count of fifteen. Sanada repeatedly stomps on Narita’s chest. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock on the bottom rope. Sanada dropkicks Narita to the floor. Sanada with The Slingshot Pescado. Sanada rolls Narita back into the ring. Sanada goes into the lateral press for a two count.

Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Narita with elbows into the midsection of Sanada. Narita with forearm shivers. Sanada uppercuts Narita. Narita reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada kicks Narita in the face. Narita with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Narita with a Mid-Kick. Narita sends Sanada to the corner. Narita with a Twisting Back Elbow Smash. Narita with The Bridging Half Hatch Suplex for a two count. Narita applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sanada puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Narita repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Sanada. Sanada hammers down on the right knee of Narita. Narita ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Narita applies The Sleeper Hold. Narita goes for The Cobra Twist, but Sanada counters with a Hip Toss. Narita goes for a snap mare takeover, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada dropkicks Narita. Sanada goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Narita lands back on his feet. Narita applies The Cobra Twist. Narita with a Mid-Kick. Narita with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Narita follows that with clubbing mid-kicks. Narita repeatedly stomps on Sanada’s chest. Narita is choking Sanada with his boot. Sanada decks Narita with a back elbow smash. Narita slips out of Skull End. Narita applies The Sleeper Hold.

Sanada with a deep arm-drag. Narita denies The TKO. Narita applies The Octopus Stretch. Sanada turns The O’Connor Roll into Skull End. Narita refuses to quit. Sanada goes for The Muto MoonSault, but Narita gets his knees up in the air. Narita with The Bridging O’Connor Roll for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Narita with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Narita with a Pump Kick. HeadButt Exchange. Narita reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Narita rises back on his feet. Sanada dodges The Big Boot. Sanada goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Narita counters with The Sleeper Hold. Sanada transitions into Skull End. Narita rolls Sanada over for a two count. Narita goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Sanada with elbows into the midsection of Narita. Narita ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Narita hits The Bridging T-Bone Suplex for a two count. Sanada uppercuts Narita. Narita slaps Sanada in the face. Enzuigiri Exchange. Sanada with The Rolling Elbow. Narita connects with The Narita Special #4 to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ren Narita via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: EVIL w/Dick Togo vs. Zack Sabre Jr. In A Semi-Final Match In The Inaugural NJPW World Television Championship Tournament

EVIL and Dick Togo attacks Kosei Fujita before the bell rings. Ryohei Oiwa is also rocking a Sabre jacket on the stage. Sabre applies The Sleeper Hold. Sabre with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Sabre headbutts the midsection of EVIL. Sabre applies a side headlock. EVIL whips Sabre across the ring. EVIL dodges The Big Boot. Sabre ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Togo trips Sabre from the outside. EVIL kicks Sabre out of the ring. EVIL whips Sabre into the steel barricade. EVIL bodyslams Fujita on top of Sabre. EVIL drives his knee into the midsection of Oiwa. EVIL bodyslams Oiwa on the top of Sabre. EVIL wraps a t-shirt around Sabre’s neck. EVIL wraps a steel chair around Sabre’s neck. Sabre with a flurry of toe kicks to EVIL and Togo.  Sabre fish hooks EVIL.

Sabre has EVIL sitting on the timekeeper’s table. Sabre whips Togo into the barricade. EVIL goes down in the process. EVIL rakes the eyes of Sabre. EVIL throws Oiwa into Sabre. EVIL goes for The Scorpion Death Lock, but Sabre counters with The Heel Hook on the floor. EVIL gets back in the ring at the count of fifteen. Sabre hits The PK for a two count. Sabre goes for The Zack Driver, but EVIL lands back on his feet. Sabre denies Everything Is EVIL. Sabre with The European Clutch for a two count. EVIL blocks a boot from Sabre. EVIL goes for a side thrust kick, but Sabre counters with The Ankle Lock. Sabre side steps EVIL into the exposed steel. Sabre applies The Sleeper Hold. The Young Lions gangs up on Togo. EVIL delivers a low blow. EVIL with an inside cradle for a two count. Sabre negates Everything Is EVIL. Sabre connects with The Grounding Cobra Twist Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hiromu Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori vs. El Desperado & Master Wato

Hiromu Takahashi and Master Wato will start things off. Takahashi dodges The Running Boot. Chop Exchange. Wato with Two Mid-Kicks. Takahashi blocks a boot from Wato. Takahashi hammers down on the right knee of Wato. Takahashi with a knife edge chop. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Takahashi goes for a Headscissors Takeover, but Wato lands back on his feet. Takahashi avoids The PK. Takahashi sends Wato into the ropes. Takahashi with a running elbow smash. Takahashi scores the elbow knockdown. Takahashi sends Wato face first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ishimori ignores Takahashi. Takahashi with a blistering chop. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Wato ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Takahashi with another elbow knockdown for a two count. Takahashi dropkicks Desperado off the ring apron. Wato denies The Falcon Arrow. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi unloads two knife edge chops. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Desperado pulls Takahashi out of the ring.

Desperado whips Takahashi into the steel barricade. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s chest. Wato and Desperado starts shoving each other. Wato kicks Desperado in the face. Wato rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Wato bodyslams Takahashi for a two count. Wato applies The Camel Clutch. Takahashi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Wato repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s back. Desperado is playing mind games with Wato. Desperado slaps Wato in the face. The referee is trying to calm down Wato. Desperado wraps the right shoulder of Takahashi around the bottom rope. Desperado stomps on Takahashi’s chest. Desperado is choking Takahashi with his knee. Desperado bodyslams Takahashi. Desperado hyperextends the left leg of Takahashi. Desperado talks smack to Takahashi. Takahashi with a flurry of overhand chops. Desperado rakes the eyes of Takahashi. Desperado chops Takahashi. Desperado whips Takahashi into the red turnbuckle pad. Desperado with a running elbow smash. Desperado tags in Wato.

Wato repeatedly stomps on Takahashi’s back. Wato drives his knee into the midsection of Takahashi. Wato with an Axe Kick for a two count. Wato is keeping Takahashi grounded. Wato kicks out the legs of Takahashi for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Wato stomps on Takahashi’s back. Wato slaps Desperado in the face. Desperado and Wato continues to shove each other in the corner. Takahashi with two knee dropkicks. Ishimori refuses to participate in this match. Desperado whips Takahashi into the steel barricade. Desperado with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the ramp way. Desperado and Wato starts brawling in the ring. The referee is losing control of this match. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen. Wato hammers down on the back of Takahashi’s neck. Wato stomps on Takahashi’s back. Wato with a forearm smash. Wato with a knee lift. Takahashi is displaying his fighting spirit. Wato with a forearm smash. Wato whips Takahashi across the ring. Takahashi kicks Wato in the face. Takahashi decks Desperado with a back elbow smash.

Wato kicks Takahashi in the gut. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Wato. Takahashi with a Running Hurricanrana. Takahashi kicks Desperado in the gut. Takahashi with two corner clotheslines. Takahashi side steps Desperado into Wato. Takahashi dropkicks Desperado into Wato. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a basement dropkick. Takahashi tags in Ishimori. Takahashi rocks Ishimori with a forearm smash. Takahashi with a Shotgun Dropkick off the apron. Takahashi rolls Ishimori back into the ring. Takahashi with The Falcon Arrow. Takahashi goes into the cover, but he’s pinning his partner. Wato hooks the outside leg for a two count. Ishimori denies The Recientemente. Wato with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Wato with forearm shivers. Ishimori reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Desperado made the blind tag. Wato ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Wato drops Ishimori with The Zig Zag. The referee tells Wato to get out of the ring. Desperdo kicks Ishimori in the gut. Desperado whips Wato into Ishimori. Desperado with The SpineBuster for a two count.

Desperado applies Numero Dos. Wato gets Takahashi trapped in The Vendaval. Ishimori transitions into The YES! Lock. Ishimori throws Desperado into Takahashi and Wato. Ishimori tags in Takahashi. Takahashi denies The German Suplex. Wato kicks Takahashi in the gut. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Wato. Wato lands The SomerSault Plancha. Takahashi with a Diving Senton Bomb to the outside. Desperado with a Flying Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Takahashi and Wato avoids the referee’s twenty count. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Desperado. Desperado launches Wato over the top rope. Wato with an Apron Enzuigiri. Wato with a SpringBoard European Uppercut to Ishimori. Takahashi responds with a Shotgun Dropkick. Desperado Spears Takahashi. Ishimori nails Desperado with The Pump Kick. Takahashi SuperKicks Wato. Takahashi and Ishimori gangs up on Desperado. Ishimori hits The Cipher Utaki. Wato ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Takahashi with a Pop Up PowerBomb. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into a turnbuckle pad. Takahashi goes for The Time Bomb, but Ishimori counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Wato rolls Takahashi over to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Desperado & Master Wato via Pinfall 

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

Seventh Match: Kazuchika Okada & Tama Tonga w/Jado vs. Jay White & KENTA w/Gedo 

Kazuchika Okada and Jay White will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs White into the ropes. White uses the referee as a shield. White chops Okada. White with a forearm smash. White repeatedly stomps on Okada’s chest. White with a straight right hand. White talks smack to Okada. Okada with forearm shivers. White drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Side Headlock Exchange. White whips Okada across the ring. Okada drops White with a shoulder tackle. Okada ducks a clothesline from White. Okada kicks White in the face. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada dropkicks White to the floor. Tonga and Kenta are tagged in. Tonga gets distracted by White. Kenta attacks Tonga from behind. Kenta with clubbing blows to Tonga’s back. Forearm Exchange. Kenta rakes the eyes of Tonga. Tonga drops down on the canvas. Tonga dropkicks Kenta. Tonga transitions into a ground and pound attack. Tonga hammers down on the left shoulder of Kenta. Tonga tags in Okada. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown for a two count. Kenta repeatedly kicks Okada in the face. Okada stomps on the left hamstring of Kenta. Okada slams the left shoulder of Kenta on the canvas. Okada hammers down on the left shoulder of Kenta. Okada tags in Tonga.

Tonga works on the left arm of Kenta. Tonga with two gut punches. Tonga with a forearm smash. Kenta reverses out of the irish whip from Tonga. White trips Tonga from the outside. Misfired Clotheslines. Kenta drops Tonga with a DDT. Kenta knocks Okada off the ring apron. Kenta tags in White. White dumps Tonga out of the ring. White whips Tonga into the steel barricade. White wraps the cable cords around Tonga’s neck. Kenta tees off on Okada. Kenta sends Okada shoulder first into the steel ring post. White drives Tonga face first into the ring post. Kenta stands on Tonga’s ribs. Kenta rolls Tonga back into the ring. White kicks Tonga in the face. White tags in Kenta. Kenta repeatedly stomps on Tonga’s back. Kenta whips Tonga across the ring. Kenta scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Tonga kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Kenta tags in White. White with clubbing shoulder blocks. Kenta is choking Tonga with his boot. The referee is trying to get Okada out of the ring. White tags in Kenta. Bullet Club are mauling Tonga in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Kenta kicks Tonga in the back. Tonga hulks up. Kenta with clubbing mid-kicks. Kenta rakes the eyes of Tonga. Kenta sends Tonga to the corner. Tonga with a Running Lariat. Okada and White are tagged in.

White ducks a clothesline from Okada. Okada ducks under a chop from White. Okada with forearm shivers. White reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada with a leaping back elbow smash. Okada kicks White in the gut. Okada drops White with The DDT for a two count. Okada applies The Money Clip. White with a deep arm-drag. Okada ducks a clothesline from White. Okada with a BackBreaker. Okada reapplies The Money Clip. White puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Okada bodyslams White. Okada dives over White. White ducks a clothesline from Okada. White with a DDT of his own. White with a Running Uppercut. White hits The BladeBuster for a two count. White with a knife edge chop. Okada blocks The Sleeper Suplex. Okada hammers down on the back of White’s neck. Okada goes for The Landslide, but White lands back on his feet. Okada denies The Blade Runner. White avoids The Rain Maker. Okada decks White with a back elbow smash. White answers with a blistering chop. Okada with The Reverse NeckBreaker. White tags in Kenta. Kenta knocks Tonga off the apron. Kenta toys around with Okada. Kenta rakes the eyes of Okada. Kenta with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Kenta mocks Okada. Okada blocks The Rain Maker. Kenta with another eye rake. Okada with The Big Boot. Okada tags in Tonga.

Tonga delivers his combination offense. Tonga with forearm shivers. Tonga repeatedly stomps on Kenta’s chest. Tonga knocks White off the apron. Kenta kicks Tonga in the face. Kenta with a Running Boot. Tonga clotheslines Kenta. Tonga with The Stinger Splash. Tonga with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Kenta blocks The Tongan Twist. Standing Switch Exchange. White rocks Okada with a forearm smash. Kenta kicks Tonga in the gut. Kenta drops Tonga with a DDT. White knocks Okada off the apron. White sends Tonga to the corner. Tonga side steps Kenta into a turnbuckle pad. White with The Flatliner. White with a Deadlift German Suplex. Kenta follows that with The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Kenta drills Tonga with The Busaiku Knee for a two count. White kicks Okada out of the ring. Tonga denies The GTS. Kenta kicks Tonga in the face. Kenta goes for The Discus Lariat, but Tonga counters with The Tongan Twist. Okada and White are brawling on the floor. Kenta rakes the eyes of Tonga. The referee catches Kenta using the top rope for leverage. Tonga hits The SRC. Tonga lands The Supreme Flow for a two count. Tonga denies The Blade Runner. Okada dropkicks White to the floor. Kenta denies The GunStun. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Tonga lands back on his feet. Kenta with a flurry of palm strikes. Tonga connects with The GunStun to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada & Tama Tonga via Pinfall 

Eight Match: FTR (c) vs. Jeff Cobb & The Great O-Khan w/Gideon Grey For The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

Cash Wheeler and Jeff Cobb will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wheeler applies a side headlock. Cobb whips Wheeler across the ring. Wheeler runs into Cobb. Wheeler with a waist lock go-behind. Cobb with an arm-drag takeover. Cobb with a waist lock takedown. Cobb applies a front face lock. Wheeler transitions into a side headlock. Cobb sends Wheeler into the ropes. Cobb goes for a Bodyslam, but Wheeler lands back on his feet. Wheeler with a Hurricanrana. Harwood and Khan are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Khan backs Harwood into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Khan shoves Harwood. Strong lockup. Harwood walks Khan into the ropes. Stalemate in the corner. Harwood pats Khan on the chest. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Khan applies a side headlock. Harwood whips Khan across the ring. Khan drops Harwood with two shoulder tackles. Harwood runs into Khan. Khan uppercuts Harwood. Harwood kicks Khan in the gut. Harwood with a Vertical Suplex. Khan rises back on his feet.

Forearm Exchange. Khan unloads Three Mongolian Chops. Khan sends Harwood to the corner. Harwood decks Khan with a back elbow smash. Harwood with two knife edge chops. Harwood with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Harwood follows that with a Leg Drop. Harwood tags in Wheeler. Assisted Leg Drop for a two count. Wheeler uppercuts Khan. Wheeler tags in Harwood. Wheeler whips Khan across the ring. Drop Toe Hold/Running Elbow Drop Combination for a two count. Harwood grabs Khan’s braid. Khan with a gut punch. Khan wraps his braid around Harwood’s neck. Khan hammers down on the left shoulder of Harwood. Khan dumps Harwood out of the ring. Cobb sends Harwood shoulder first into the steel ring post. Cobb rolls Harwood back into the ring. Khan continues to hammer down on the left shoulder of Harwood. Khan applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Harwood puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. The Great Wall of Khan. Khan tags in Cobb.

Chop Exchange. Cobb punches Harwood in the back. Cobb with clubbing shoulder blocks. Cobb drives Harwood back first into a turnbuckle pad. Cobb wraps the left shoulder of Harwood around the middle rope. Khan punches Harwood in the back. Khan sends Harwood back first into the steel barricade. Cobb goes into the lateral press for a one count. Cobb tags in Khan. Khan knocks Wheeler off the apron. Khan applies a wrist lock. Harwood with three overhand chops. Haymaker Exchange. Khan punches Harwood in the back. Khan tags in Cobb. Cobb with a BackBreaker. Surf’s Up. Cobb applies an arm-bar. Harwood is throwing haymakers at Cobb. Cobb blocks The Sunset Flip. Harwood drops Cobb with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Cobb stops Harwood in his tracks. Cobb knocks Wheeler off the apron. Harwood dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Cobb with a leaping back elbow smash. Cobb with a Running Belly to Back Suplex. Cobb tags in Khan.

Khan is putting the boots to Harwood. Khan applies a wrist lock. Harwood with heavy bodyshots. Misfired Clotheslines. Harwood with a DDT. Khan tags in Cobb. Cobb sends Harwood to the corner. Harwood side steps Cobb into a turnbuckle pad. Harwood tags in Wheeler. Wheeler with a chop/haymaker combination. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Cobb blocks The German Suplex. Cobb decks Wheeler with a back elbow smash. Khan applies the full nelson lock. Wheeler kicks Cobb in the face. Wheeler with a back elbow smash to Khan. Khan reverses out of the irish whip from Wheeler. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Khan. Wheeler with a running clothesline. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Wheeler uppercuts Cobb. Wheeler with a Release German Suplex. Wheeler with The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Cobb launches Wheeler over the top rope. Cobb with a forearm smash. Wheeler slams Cobb’s head on the top rope. Khan applies The Claw. Wheeler and Khan are trading back and forth shots on the apron. Wheeler uppercuts Khan. Cobb rocks Wheeler with a forearm smash. Cobb goes for The SuperPlex, but Wheeler lands back on his feet. Harwood tags himself in. FTR with The Doomsday Bulldog for a two count.

Khan with The Exploder Suplex to Wheeler. Khan drags Cobb to their corner. Cobb tags in Khan. Second Forearm Exchange. Short-Arm Reversal by Harwood. Harwood applies a wrist lock. Short-Arm Lariat Exchange. Khan with a forearm smash. Harwood shrugs off the short-arm lariat. Khan drops Harwood with The STO for a two count. Wheeler dumps Cobb out of the ring. Cobb catches Wheeler in mid-air. Cobb dumps Wheeler on the barricade. Wheeler propels Cobb over the barricade. Khan knocks Wheeler off the apron. Harwood ducks a clothesline from Khan. Harwood with a straight right hand. Harwood with a Belly to Back Suplex. Khan clotheslines Harwood. Khan goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Harwood lands back on his feet. Harwood puts Khan on the top turnbuckle. Harwood tags in Wheeler. FTR hits The Power Plex for a two count. Cobb goes for Tour Of The Islands, but Harwood counters with a chop block. Wheeler with The Swinging DDT. Khan kicks Harwood in the chest. Khan clotheslines Wheeler. Khan nails Harwood with The Pump Kick. Khan connects with The TTD for a two count. Wheeler denies The Eliminator. Harwood made the blind tag. Khan whips Wheeler across the ring. Wheeler slides under Khan’s legs. FTR plants Khan with The Big Rig to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, FTR via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Will Ospreay (c) w/Gideon Grey vs. Tetsuya Naito For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship

Naito side steps The Shotgun Dropkick from Ospreay. Naito with a deep arm-drag. Ospreay with the headscissors escape. Naito ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Naito goes for a Hurricanrana, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Naito dodges The PK. Ospreay goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Naito ducks out of the way. Naito sends Ospreay into the ropes. Ospreay dives over Naito. Naito kicks Ospreay in the gut. Naito dumps Ospreay out of the ring. Double Tranquillo Pose. Ospreay taunts Naito. Naito side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Naito backs Ospreay into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Ospreay turns Naito over. Naito ducks under a chop from Ospreay. Naito with forearm shivers. Naito with clubbing blows to Ospreay’s back. Naito whips Ospreay across the ring. Naito with a Hip Toss onto the knee. Naito with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Naito applies the grounding full nelson lock. Ospreay puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ospreay regroups on the outside. Ospreay gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen.

Naito kicks Ospreay in the chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Naito applies the cravate. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Naito sends Ospreay to the corner. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Ospreay. Ospreay catches Naito in mid-air. Ospreay puts Naito on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay chops Naito to the floor. Ospreay tugs on Naito’s hair. Ospreay whips Naito over the steel barricade. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Ospreay has Naito sitting on the barricade. Ospreay rocks Naito with a forearm smash. Ospreay rolls Naito back into the ring. Ospreay with a chop/forearm combination for a two count. Naito is fighting from underneath. Ospreay uppercuts Naito. Naito reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Naito goes for a Hip Toss, but Ospreay counters with The Cobra Twist. Ospreay with a Spinning Pendulum BackBreaker. Following a snap mare takeover, Ospreay applies a rear chin lock. Naito puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Ospreay whips Naito across the ring. Naito holds onto the ropes. Naito kicks Ospreay in the face. Ospreay decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Naito with a running single leg dropkick. Naito with a forearm smash. Naito kicks Ospreay in the gut. Naito punches Ospreay in the back. Naito whips Ospreay across the ring. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Ospreay’s neck. Naito with the irish whip. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Naito sweeps out the legs of Ospreay. Combination Cabron. Naito with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Naito toys around with Ospreay. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes in the corner. Naito with The Draping NeckBreaker for a two count. Naito applies the grounding full nelson lock. Ospreay puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Naito hammers down on the back of Ospreay’s neck. Naito repeatedly stomps on Ospreay’s back. Naito whips Ospreay across the ring. Ospreay with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Ospreay with The Slingshot Pescado.

Ospreay rolls Naito back into the ring. Naito avoids Pip Pip Cheerio. Naito ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Naito goes for The Swinging DDT, but Ospreay blocks it. Standing Switch Exchange. Naito with a back elbow smash. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Naito grabs the left leg of Ospreay. Ospreay with Kawada Kicks. Naito denies The OsCutter. Naito with Two Draping NeckBreakers. Naito sends Ospreay face first into the steel ring post. Ospreay propels Naito over his back. Ospreay nails Naito with The OsCutter on the floor. Both guys avoids Red Shoes twenty count. Forearm Exchange. Back Elbow/Kawada Kick Exchange. Ospreay with The Exploder Suplex. Naito maintains wrist control. Naito is trying to wear down Ospreay with these repeated back elbow smashes. Ospreay drives Naito back first into the red turnbuckle pad. Naito kicks Ospreay in the face. Ospreay goes for The Liger Bomb, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Naito drops Ospreay with The Swinging DDT.

Naito puts Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Naito goes for The Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay with The OsCutter for a two count. Ospreay drills Naito with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Ospreay goes for The Avalanche One Winged Angel, but Naito counters with The FrankenSteiner. Ospreay denies The Destino. Ospreay with The Liger Bomb for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Hidden Blade, but Naito rolls him over for a two count. Naito avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito sends Ospreay face first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Naito hits The Esperanza. Ospreay blocks The Destino. Ospreay SuperKicks Naito. Naito connects with The Destino for a two count. Ospreay negates The Destino. Ospreay goes for The Stom Breaker, but Naito counters with The Destino for a two count. Counter Fest. Ospreay with a Pop Up Forearm Smash. Ospreay delivers Two Hidden Blades for a two count. Ospreay plants Naito with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez