NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 Results

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 Results
January 4, 2023
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Pre-Show 

First Match: Ryoehi Oiwa vs. Boltin Oleg 

This bout is a three minute exhibition. Chain grappling exchange. Oleg with a double leg takedown. Strong lockup. Oiwa with a single leg takedown. Hand fighting display. Oleg grabs the left leg of Oiwa. Oleg with two fireman’s carry takeovers. Standing Switch Exchange. Oleg with a waist lock takedown. Standing Switch Exchange. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring.

Oiwa applies a wrist lock. Oiwa with a fireman’s carry takeover. Oiwa applies The Cross-Arm-Breaaker. Oleg puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Oiwa stomps on Oleg’s chest. Oiwa applies a side headlock. Oleg whips Oiwa across the ring. Oiwa drops Oleg with a shoulder tackle. Oleg drops down on the canvas. Oleg with a Hip Toss. Oleg bodyslams Oiwa for a two count as time expires.

Match Result: Time-Limit Draw 

Second Match: The 2023 New Japan Rambo. The Final Four Will Advance To New Year Dash For The KOPW 2023 Provisional Championship Opportunity

The Participants: (SHO, Hikuleo, EVIL, Tomohiro Ishii, The Great O-Khan, Douki, Rocky Romero, KENTA, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Aaron Henare, Ryusuke Taguchi, Jeff Cobb, Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls, Yujiro Takahashi, Toru Yano, El Phantasmo, Taichi, Shingo Takagi) 

The Order Of Eliminations 

1.) EVIL was eliminated by Sho

2.) Tomohiro Ishii was eliminated by Aaron Henare & The Great O-Khan

3.) Douki was eliminated by The Great O-Khan

4.) Yoshinobu Kanemaru was eliminated by Hikuleo

5.) Rocky Romero was eliminated by Shane Haste

6.) Ryusuke Taguchi was eliminated by TMDK

7.) Hikuleo was eliminated by The Great O-Khan

8.) Jeff Cobb was eliminated by TMDK

9.) Shane Haste was eliminated by Mikey Nicholls

10.) Mikey Nicholls was eliminated by The Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare

11.) Aaron Henare was eliminated by El Phantasmo

12.) Taichi was eliminated by Shingo Takagi, El Phantasmo, KENTA, Sho and Yujiro Takahashi

13.) Yujiro Takahashi was eliminated by Shingo Takagi

14.) KENTA was eliminated by Shingo Takagi

15.) El Phantasmo was eliminated by Sho

Winners: Shingo Takagi, The Great O-Khan, SHO and Toru Yano 

Third Match: Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima and Togi Makabe vs. Tatsumi Fujinami, Minoru Suzuki and Tiger Mask In The Antonio Inoki Memorial Match 

Yuji Nagata and Tatsumi Fujinami will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nagata backs Fujinami into the ropes. Fujinami turns Nagata over. Strong lockup. Standing Switch Exchange. Wrist Lock Exchange. Fujinami applies a hammerlock. Nagata transitions into a front face lock. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Nagata applies a side headlock. Fujinami whips Nagata across the ring. Nagata drops Fujinami with a shoulder tackle. Nagata with Two Mid-Kicks. Fujinami responds with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Fujinami tags in Suzuki. Palm Strike Exchange. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Nagata. Suzuki slaps Nagata in the chest. Suzuki tags in Tiger. Tiger with Two Mid-Kicks. Tiger with a Spinning Back Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Tiger pulls back the arms of Nagata. Tiger with three overhand chops. Tiger with another Mid-Kick.

Tiger tags in Fujinami. Fujinami is lighting up Nagata’s chest. Chop Exchange. Fujinami slaps Nagata in the face. Suzuki tags himself in. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on Nagata’s chest. Forearm Exchange. Nagata with The Exploder Suplex. Nagata tags in Kojima. Kojima kicks Suzuki in the gut. Machine Gun Chops. Kojima sends Suzuki to the corner. Kojima with a flying forearm smash. Suzuki answers with The Helluva Kick. Kojima with forearm shivers. Suzuki with a knee lift. Kojima blocks The PK. Second Forearm Exchange. Suzuki tags in Tiger. Double Irish Whip. Double Toe Kick. Double Mid-Kick. Suzuki with a straight right hand. Tiger with a Spinning Back Kick. Tiger hits The Tiger Driver for a two count. Tiger is raining down overhand chops. Tiger punches Kojima. Kojima blocks a lariat from Tiger. Kojima kicks Tiger in the gut.

Kojima drops Tiger with The Koji Cutter. Kojima tags in Makabe. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Tiger blocks The Northern Lights Suplex. Tiger with a knee lift. Fujinami kicks Makabe in the gut. Fujinami with Three Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Tiger locks in The Octopus Stretch. Fujinami has Nagata trapped in The Dragon Sleeper. Makabe with a short-arm lariat. Tiger with a Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Tiger follows that with a Spinning Back Kick. Makabe Powerslams Tiger for a two count. Makabe with a Running Lariat. Makabe drags Tiger to the corner. Suzuki HeadButts Makabe. Suzuki pulls Makabe off the top turnbuckle. Makabe blocks The Reverse Hurricanrana. Makabe rolls Tiger over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima and Togi Makabe via Pinfall 

NJPW WRESTLE KINGDOM 17 !!!

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

Yoh starts things off with a SomerSault Plancha. Perkins with two up kicks. Yoh scores the elbow knockdown. Assisted Cazadora Splash. Rush with a SpringBoard MoonSault to the outside. Rush punches Akira. Yoh with forearm shivers. Rush and Akira starts brawling up the rampway. Perkins whips Yoh into the steel barricade. United Empire delivers The Alley Oop on the ramp. Perkins rolls Yoh back into the ring. Yoh with forearm shivers. Yoh with two toe kicks. Perkins with a Spinning Back Kick. Akira kicks Yoh in the chest. Akira with a basement dropkick. Perkins goes into the cover for a two count. Perkins tags in Akira. Akira with a double handed chop. Akira with a corner clothesline. Akira gets Yoh tied up in the tree of woe. Akira tags in Perkins. Assisted Coast To Coast Dropkick. Perkins kicks Yoh out of the ring. Assisted Dropkick to the outside. Rush slowly crawls down the ramp. Akira rolls Yoh back into the ring.

Perkins slams Yoh’s head on a turnbuckle pad. Perkins with clubbing boot scrapes. Perkins with The Face Wash. Rush is busted open. Rush Spears Perkins. Yoh reverses out of the irish whip from Perkins. Yoh dropkicks Perkins. Rush and Akira are tagged in. Rush with a Windmill Kick. Perkins kicks Rush in the gut. Perkins goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rush lands back on his feet. Rush thrust kicks the midsection of Perkins. Rush with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Perkins reverses out of the irish whip from Rush. Rush avoids the double clothesline. Rush with a Handspring Double Back Elbow Smash. Rush lands Two Suicide Dives. Rush drops Akira with The Spinning Unprettier for a two count. Rush tags in Yoh. Perkins blocks The SuperKick. Akira SuperKicks Yoh. Rush with a Spinning Heel Kick. Rush with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Perkins. Akira blocks The Come Up. Akira with The Half & Half Suplex.

Yoh SuperKicks Akira. Yoh puts Akira on the top turnbuckle. Yoh slaps Akira in the chest. Perkins puts Yoh on his shoulders. Yoh with The SuperPlex/PowerBomb Combination. Yoh with The Ushigoroshi. Rush follows that with The Final Hour. Yoh hooks the outside leg for a two count. Rush dumps Perkins out of the ring. Perkins made the blind tag. Chaos connects with The 3K. Perkins responds with The Mamba Splash. Perkins dropkicks Rush to the floor. Perkins with The Detonation Kick for a two count. United Empire goes for The Leaning Tower, but Yoh counters with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Rush with a Standing Spanish Fly to Akira. Chaos delivers another 3K for a two count. Akira slaps Rush in the face. Rush unloads a flurry of strikes. Rush nails Akira with The Come Up. Yoh goes for The Direct Drive, but Perkins counters with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.

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

Second Match: Kairi (c) vs. Tam Nakano For The IWPG Women’s Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kairi backs Nakano into the ropes. Kairi pats Nakano on the forehead. Kairi with a gut punch. Kair ducks a clothesline from Nakano. Nakano applies a side headlock. Kairi whips Nakano across the ring. Nakano cartwheels around Kairi. Kairi reverses out of the irish whip from Nakano. Kairi with a deep arm-drag. Nakano matrix under a clothesline from Kairi. Nakano with a headscissors takeover. Nakano dropkicks Kairi. Kairi tugs on Nakano’s hair. Forearm Exchange. Kairi Spears Nakano. Kairi with a Sliding Forearm in the corner. Kairi with a flying forearm smash for a two count. Kairi slaps Nakano in the chest. Nakano drops Kairi with The Spinning Heel Kick. Nakano with  Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Nakano is fired up. Nakano rolls Kairi back into the ring. Nakano with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count.

Kairi blocks The Screw Driver. Kairi with a straight right hand. Kairi avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Nakano blocks The Spinning Back Fist. Nakano hits The Violent Screwdriver for a two count. Nakano with clubbing blows to Kairi’s back. Nakano with an Axe Kick to Kairi’s back. Kairi responds with The Spinning Back Fist for a two count. Kairi starts screaming. Kairi floors Nakano with another Spinning Back Fist. Kairi connects with The Insane Elbow to pickup the victory. After the match, the lights go out inside the Tokyo Dome. Mercedes Mone makes her way down to the ring to confront Kairi. Mone drops Kairi with a Modified Gory Bomb. Mone says that she knows a thing or two about making history. She’s here in New Japan and STARDOM to create more history. Mone calls herself the CEO of this woman’s division. Mone informs Kairi that she’s going to make Kairi bankrupt at NJPW Battle In Valley in San Jose. Mone stands tall with the IWGP Women’s Championship.

Winner: Still IWGP Women’s Champion, Kairi via Pinfall 

Third Match: FTR (c) vs. Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi For The IWPG Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Cash Wheeler and Yoshi Hashi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Wheeler with a side headlock takeover. Hashi reverses the hold. Wheeler whips Hashi across the ring. Wheeler drops down on the canvas. Hashi drops Wheeler with a shoulder tackle. Goto and Harwood are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Harwood backs Goto into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Harwood shoves Goto. Strong lockup. Forearm Exchange. Harwood chops Goto. Harwood with forearm shivers. Double Shoulder Tackle to Harwood. Assisted Hip Toss. Goto kicks Wheeler in the gut. Goto dumps Wheeler out of the ring. Hashi with a corner clothesline. Harwood answers with two forearm smashes. Harwood blocks The Shoto. Wheeler pulls Hashi out of the ring. Harwood drills Goto with The BrainBuster. Wheeler lands The Suicide Dive.

Wheeler rolls Goto back into the ring. Harwood puts Goto on the top turnbuckle. Harwood with a blistering chop. Harwood tags in Wheeler. FTR with The Power Plex for a two count. Wheeler tags in Harwood. Double Lariat. FTR gangs up on Goto. Harwood PowerBombs Goto. Dragon Suplex/Jackknife Hold Combination for a two count. Wheeler with a knee lift to Hashi. Wheeler tags himself in. Goto kicks Harwood in the chest. Goto with The Discus Lariat. Harwood kicks Goto in the gut. Harwood with a forearm smash. Goto answers with The Ushigoroshi. Hashi and Wheeler are tagged in. Hashi with a chop/forearm combination. Wheeler kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi side steps Wheeler into a turnbuckle pad. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Wheeler. Wheeler blocks The Kumagoroshi. Wheeler tags in Harwood.

Hashi SuperKicks Wheeler. Harwood punches Hashi. Hashi delivers The Head Hunter. Hashi tags in Goto. Harwood blocks The Shoto. Hashi SuperKicks Harwood. Wheeler runs interference. FTR hits The Big Rig for a two count. Wheeler with a chop/uppercut combination to Hashi. Hashi with a Vertical Suplex to the floor. Harwood goes for a PowerBomb, but Goto counters with Two Back Body Drops. Goto HeadButts Harwood. Goto with The Vertical Suplex. Goto tags in Hashi. Harwood blocks The Running Lariat. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi SuperKicks Harwood. Harwood denies Karma. Standing Switch Exchange. Harwood with The PileDriver for a two count. FTR connects with The Spiked PileDriver for a two count. Wheeler punches Goto. Wheeler thrust kicks the midsection of Goto. Wheeler dumps Goto out of the ring. Hashi denies The Big Rig. Hashi SuperKicks Wheeler. Goto clotheslines Wheeler over the top rope. Goto clotheslines the back of Harwood’s neck. Hashi SuperKicks Harwood. Bishamon connects with The Shoto to pickup the victory. After the match, Bishamon hugs FTR.

Winner: New IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Zack Sabre Jr vs. Ren Narita For The Inaugural NJPW World Television Championship 

Sabre pie faces Narita before the bell rings. Katsuyori Shibata joins the commentary team for this match. Standing Switch Exchange. Cross-Arm-Breaker Exchange. Sabre dodges The PK. Sabre scores the ankle pick. Narita dodges The PK. Narita brings Sabre down to the mat. Narita goes for a foot stomp, but Sabre ducks out of the way. Test Of Strength. Sabre applies a straight jacket hold. Narita reverses the hold. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Hamstring Kick Exchange. Narita delivers his combination offense. Narita drops Sabre with a Running Boot. Sabre blocks The Half Hatch Suplex. Sabre with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Sabre starts bending Narita’s fingers. Sabre works on his joint manipulation game. Sabre stomps on the left elbow of Narita. Sabre with clubbing chest kicks. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Narita with forearm shivers. Sabre with an arm-ringer. Narita answers with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex.

Narita with a Twisting Hip Attack. Narita with The Bridging Half Hatch Suplex for a two count. Cobra Twist Exchange. Sabre with a Hip Toss. Sabre kicks Narita in the back. Narita is pissed. Narita drives his knee into the midsection of Sabre. Following a snap mare takeover, Narita kicks Sabre in the back. Narita tells Sabre to bring it. Back Kick Exchange. Running Boot Exchange. Both men are knocked down after a Double Big Boot. PK Exchange. Sabre uppercuts Narita. Narita with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Narita with forearm shivers. Sabre with three uppercuts. Sabre with a forearm smash. Narita hits The Bridging Exploder Suplex for a two count. Narita repeatedly kicks Sabre in the face. Sabre applies The Ankle Lock. Narita grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.

Sabre stomps on the right knee of Narita. Sabre with clubbing hamstring kicks. Sabre toys around with Narita. Narita drops Sabre with The Mid-Kick. Narita with The PK for a two count. Narita with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Narita maintains wrist control. Sabre applies The Triangle Choke. Narita repeatedly stomps on Sabre’s face. Narita with a forearm smash. Sabre with an Overhead Wrist Kick. Sabre kicks the left shoulder of Narita. Narita floors Sabre with a palm strike. Narita applies The Sleeper Hold. Narita rolls Sabre over for a two count. Sabre connects with The European Clutch for a two count. Sabre kicks Narita in the face. German Suplex Exchange. Sabre dodges The Spinning Heel Kick. Sabre with a Mid-Kick. Narita goes for The Narita Special #3, but Sabre rolls him over for a two count. Second Cobra Twist Exchange. Sabre makes Narita tap out to The Cross-Arm-Breaker. After the match, Sabre joins TMDK.

Winner: New NJPW World Television Champion, Zack Sabre Jr via Submission 

Fifth Match: Karl Anderson (c) vs. Tama Tonga w/Jado For The NEVER Openweight Championship 

Anderson clocks Tonga with the NEVER Openweight Title before the bell rings. Anderson kicks Tonga off the ring apron. Anderson hits The Fisherman’s Buster on the steel barricade. Anderson poses for the crowd. Anderson brings Tonga up the rampway. Anderson nails Tonga with The Bernard Driver on the ramp. Anderson mocks Tonga. Tonga blocks The GunStun. Anderson heads towards the apron. Tonga with a gut punch. Forearm Exchange. Tonga with two uppercuts. Anderson blocks The GunStun. Anderson with The Hiyah Kick. Anderson taunts the crowd. Anderson repeatedly slaps Tonga in the face. Second Forearm Exchange. Tonga tees off on Anderson. Anderson uppercuts Tonga. Anderson with the irish whip. Tonga clotheslines Anderson.

Tonga with The Stinger Splash. Tonga unloads a flurry of bodyshots in the corner. Tonga with a Corner Dropkick. Anderson avoids The Stinger Splash. Anderson with another Hiyah Kick. Anderson drops Tonga with The TKO for a two count. Anderson with a Flying NeckBreaker for a two count. Tonga denies The GunStun. Tonga hits The SRC. Tonga ascends to the top turnbuckle. Anderson with a running haymaker. Anderson with an elbow smash. Anderson peppers Tonga with forearms. Tonga blocks The Avalanche BrainBuster. Tonga HeadButts Anderson. Tonga sends Anderson crashing into the canvas. Tonga with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tonga lands The Supreme Flow for a two count. Anderson denies The GunStun. Anderson goes for The TKO, but Tonga lands back on his feet. Misfired Clotheslines. Tonga blocks The GunStun. Tonga with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tonga connects with The Flying GunStun. Tonga plants Anderson with The GunStun to pickup the victory.

Winner: New NEVER Openweight Champion, Tama Tonga via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Keiji Muto, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shota Umino vs. Tetsuya Naito, Sanada and Bushi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match. It’s Muto’s Last Match In New Japan 

Keiji Muto and Sanada will start things off. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Muto. Sanada with two standing dropkicks. Muto reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Sanada with a BackBreaker. Sanada follows that with The Muto MoonSault for a two count. Sanada whips Muto across the ring. Muto rolls under a clothesline from Sanada. Muto dropkicks the left knee of Sanada. Muto drops Sanada with The Shining Wizard. Muto with a BackBreaker. Tanahashi tells Muto to not dive off the top turnbuckle. Sanada punches Muto in the back. Muto kicks Sanada in the chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Muto with a Running Elbow Drop. Muto tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a leaping elbow drop. Tanahashi clears the ring. Tanahashi with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Tanahashi plays the air guitar. Sanada with a forearm smash. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Bushi kicks Tanahashi in the back.

Naito dropkicks the left knee of Tanahashi. Sanada with a basement dropkick. All hell is breaking loose in the Tokyo Dome. Sanada stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi stomps on Tanahashi’s back and chest. Bushi with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi with another transitional stomp. Bushi tags in Naito. Naito with forearm shivers. Naito sends Tanahashi to the corner. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Tanahashi. Combination Cabron. Naito taunts Muto. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Naito kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Naito. Tanahashi dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Umino. Umino with a Missile Dropkick. Umino kicks Sanada in the gut. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Umino. Umino kicks Sanada in the face. Umino with a deep arm-drag.

Umino ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Umino with a Hurricanrana. Bushi kicks Umino in the gut. Umino sends Bushi chest first into the canvas. Umino with a corkscrew elbow strike. Umino with a running elbow smash to Naito. Umino follows that with a Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Umino applies The STF. Muto drops Sanada with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Muto applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Tanahashi gets Bushi trapped in The Texas Cloverleaf. Naito grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Naito blocks The Uranage Slam. Umino kicks Naito in the gut. Naito reverses out of the irish whip from Umino. Naito with a back elbow smash. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Naito follows that with a Twisting NeckBreaker. Naito tags in Bushi. Bushi with The Missile Dropkick. Bushi stomps on Umino’s back. Umino ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Umino with a Rolling NeckBreaker. Sanada dropkicks Umino. Sanada dropkicks Muto off the ring apron. Tanahashi with Two Twist and Shouts. Bushi responds with The Rewind Kick. Tanahashi with The SlingBlade. Muto hits The Shining Wizard. Umino connects with The Death Rider to pickup the victory.

Winner: Keiji Muto, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shota Umino via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado vs. Master Wato In A Fatal Four Way Match For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 

Takahashi dropkicks Desperado after the bell rings. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Dropkick/Belly to Back Suplex Combination to Ishimori. Desperado rakes the eyes of Takahashi. Wato with an elbow/back hand combination. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Ishimori is throwing haymakers at Desperado. Ishimori with an inside cradle for a two count. Desperado rolls Wato over for a two count. Desperado chops Wato. Stereo Rollups. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Double Irish Whip to Wato. Desperado scores the elbow knockdown. Ishimori regroups on the outside. Palm Strike Exchange. Wato ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Wato shoves Desperado into Takahashi. Wato with a Double Bulldog. Wato with forearm shivers. Desperado starts running after Ishimori. Ishimori with a Hip Toss on the rampway. Ishimori with a Shoulder Breaker to Takahashi. Wato dropkicks Takahashi into Desperado. Ishimori is trying to do everything he can to do as minimal as possible in this match. Ishimori with The Orihara MoonSault. Everybody avoids the referee’s twenty count. Ishimori with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishimori with a Sliding German Suplex. Desperado avoids The 450 Splash.

Wato dives over Ishimori. Ishimori with a back elbow smash. Desperado whips Ishimori into Wato. Desperado rolls Ishimori over for a two count. Takahashi applies The D. Desperado locks in Numero Dos. Wato PowerBombs Takahashi into Desperado. Chop Exchange. Wato with two hamstring kicks. Wato with a Mid-Kick. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Wato. Wato ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Wato with a Headscissors Takeover. Ishimori pulls Wato out of the ring. Takahashi goes for The Sunset Bomb off the apron, but Ishimori lands back on his feet. Desperado with a Flying Cannonball Senton to the outside. Wato with The SomerSault Plancha. Takahashi follows that with a Diving Senton Bomb. Takahashi rolls Wato back into the ring. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into a turnbuckle pad. Ishimori with a Pump Kick. Desperado with a shoulder tackle. Ishimori with a Jumping Knee Strike. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Desperado with The SpineBuster. Wato drops Desperado with The Zig Zag. Takahashi blocks The TTD. Takahashi with a SitOut PowerBomb. Desperado with The Guitarra de Angelo. Desperado goes for The Pinche Loco, but Wato counters with a SuperKick. Wato with The Roundhouse Kick.

Desperado blocks The Recientemente. Desperado floors Wato with The Loco Mono. Dueling Chop/Forearm Exchange. Takahashi SuperKicks Desperado. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori goes for The Handspring Back Elbow, but Wato blocks it. Wato applies a waist lock. Wshimori with three sharp elbow strikes. Wato with The Recientemente for a two count. Desperado denies The RPP. Ishimori sends Desperado crashing into the steel barricade. Takahashi with The Tower Of Doom for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Desperado connects with The Pinche Loco. Takahashi responds with The Time Bomb for a two count. Wato with a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Wato with The Recientemente II for a two count. Ishimori pulls the referee out of the ring. Ishimori blasts Wato with a steel chair. Ishimori rolls the referee back into the ring. Ishimori goes for The Bloody Cross, but Wato lands back on his feet. Wato drops Ishimori with The Recientemente II for a two count. Wato with a Roundhouse Kick to Takahashi. Wato with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Wato goes for The Recientemente II, but Takahashi counters with a deep arm-drag. Takahashi plants Wato with The Time Bomb II to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Will Ospreay (c) w/The United Empire vs. Kenny Omega w/Don Callis For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 

Don Callis joins the commentary team for this match. Omega dodges The Running Boot. Ospreay applies a front face lock. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Omega applies a wrist lock. Omega repeatedly slaps Ospreay in the face. Ospreay with a waist lock takedown. Omega kicks Ospreay in the face. Side Headlock Takeover/Headscissors Escape Exchange. Omega drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay pops back on his feet. That leads us to a quick shoving contest. Palm Strike Exchange. Omega kicks Ospreay in the face. Omega slips over Ospreay’s back. Ospreay with a Headscissors Takeover. Ospreay with The Slingshot Pescado. Ospreay rains down two haymakers. Ospreay whips Omega into the steel barricade. Ospreay rolls Omega back into the ring. Omega blocks The Pip Pip Cheerio. Omega sends Ospreay back first into the barricade. Omega with clubbing blows to Ospreay’s back. Omega with a forearm shot across the back of Ospreay. Omega with The Rolling Senton. Omega follows that with a MoonSault for a two count.

Omega kicks Ospreay in the face. Omega punches Ospreay in the back. Omega whips Ospreay across the ring. Omega with a Hip Toss. Omega repeatedly kicks Ospreay in the back. Omega sends Ospreay to the corner. Omega is choking Ospreay with his boot. Omega slaps Ospreay in the back of the neck. Omega whips Ospreay into the red turnbuckle pad. Omega removes the blue turnbuckle pad. Omega repeatedly stomps on Ospreay’s back. Ospreay decks Omega with a back elbow smash. Osprey with two forearm smashes. Omega teep kicks Ospreay into the exposed steel. Omega with a BackBreaker for a two count. Omega stomps on Ospreay’s back. Omega with a forearm smash. Omega with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Omega whips Ospreay across the ring. Omega goes for a Hip Toss, but Ospreay counters with The Cobra Twist. Omega breaks free with a Hip Toss. Ospreay dumps Omega face first on the top rope. Ospreay with a Running Boot. Omega goes for a Counter Suplex, but Ospreay counters with a Stundog Millionaire.

Ospreay with forearm shivers. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Ospreay with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Ospreay drops Omega with The Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Omega blocks it. Ospreay kicks Omega in the face. Chop Exchange. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Second Chop Exchange. Omega kicks Ospreay in the face. Ospreay SuperKicks Omega. Omega avoids The OsCutter. Omega pulls out a table from under the ring. Omega drives the table into Ospreay’s back. Omega lays the table on Ospreay’s back. Omega with a Flying Double Foot Stomp off the ring apron. Ospreay pulls Omega out of the ring. Ospreay drives Omega back first into the barricade. Ospreay with rapid fire haymakers. Ospreay drills Omega with The BrainBuster on the broken table. Ospreay with The Sky Twister Press. Ospreay rolls Omega back into the ring. Ospreay with a Flying Forearm across the back of Omega’s neck for a two count. Omega blocks The OsCutter. Omega with The V-Trigger. Omega with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Omega follows that with The Aoi Shoudou for a two count.

Ospreay blocks The Snap Dragon Suplex. Ospreay with two sharp elbow strikes. Omega answers with a forearm across the back of Ospreay. Omega with a knife edge chop. Omega puts Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Omega with hammer elbows. Omega with clubbing blows to Ospreay’s back. Omega goes for The Avalanche Dragon Suplex, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Ospreay hits The OsCutter for a two count. Ospreay with a Running Boot. Ospreay puts Omega on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay with Three Cheeky Nando’s Kicks. Ospreay and Omega are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay with a blistering chop. Omega blocks The Avalanche Reverse Spanish Fly. Omega nails Ospreay with a DDT on the exposed steel. Ospreay is busted open. Omega dropkicks Ospreay into the barricade. Omega lands The Rise Of The Terminator. Omega places the broken table against the barricade. Omega is further breaking the table with Ospreay’s head. Omega rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Omega with The Spiked PileDriver for a two count. Omega transitions into a ground and pound attack. Omega kicks Ospreay in the face. Ospreay shoves down Red Shoes. Omega with Two Snap Dragon Suplex’s. Omega is trying to wear down Ospreay. Omega with vicious knee strikes. Omega with The Jay Driller for a two count.

V-Trigger 2 sends Ospreay to the floor. Omega rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Omega gets crotched on the exposed steel. Ospreay with three haymakers. Ospreay is trying to wake himself up. Omega dumps Ospreay jaw first on the exposed steel. V-Trigger 3. Omega puts Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay blocks The Avalanche One Winged Angel. Omega with The Avalanche Croyt’s Wrath for a two count. V-Trigger 4 for a two count. Omega tells Ospreay to stay down. V-Triggers 5 and 6. Omega is raining down haymakers. Ospreay rises back on his feet. Omega scores three right jabs. Ospreay with a Chop/Kawada Kick Combination. V-Trigger 7. Omega goes for an Inside Out Lariat, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ospreay drops Omega with The Chelsea’s Grin. Ospreay with Two Hidden Blades. Ospreay connects with The Super OsCutter for a two count. Omega denies The Storm Breaker. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Ospreay rolls him over for a two count. Ospreay with The Styles Clash. Ospreay delivers another Hidden Blade for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Omega lands back on his feet. V-Trigger 8. Ospreay responds with a Hidden Blade. Omega grabs the left wrist of Ospreay. Forearm Exchange. Omega with The Bridging Straight Jacket German Suplex for a two count. Ospreay spits at Omega. V-Trigger 9. Omega plants Ospreay with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Jay White (c) w/Gedo vs. Kazuchika Okada For The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship 

Rocky Romero joins the commentary team for this match. White is playing mind games with Okada. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. White backs Okada into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. White pats Okada on the chest. Strong lockup. Okada turns White over against the ropes. White slaps Okada in the face. White kicks Okada in the gut. White with clubbing blows to Okada’s back. White slams Okada’s head on a turnbuckle pad. White repeatedly stomps on Okada’s chest. White with a knife edge chop. White drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from White. Okada drops White with The Big Boot. Okada with a forearm smash. Okada with a NeckBreaker. Following a snap mare takeover, Gedo pulls White out of the ring. White lures Okada to the outside. Okada kicks White in the gut. Okada punches White in the back. Okada rolls White back into the ring. Gedo backs away from Okada. White ducks a clothesline from Okada. White with a Snap Saito Suplex. White repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Okada. White flexes his muscles.

White fish hooks Okada. White with a gut punch. White with a forearm shot across the back of Okada. White bodyslams Okada for a two count. White applies a rear chin lock. Okada with heavy bodyshots. White with a forearm smash. White ducks a clothesline from Okada. White with a DDT for a two count. White kicks Okada out of the ring. White repeatedly drives Okada back first into the steel barricade. White with a GourdBuster on the ring apron. White rolls Okada back into the ring. White dumps Okada ribs first on the top rope. White with The Half Hatch Suplex into the blue turnbuckle pad for a two count. Too Sweet Chops. Toe Kick Exchange. Okada with a Back Body Drop. Okada ducks a clothesline from White. Okada kicks White in the gut. Okada drops White with The DDT. Okada with forearm shivers. Okada ducks under two clotheslines from White. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada whips White across the ring. Okada with The Flapjack. White side steps Okada into a turnbuckle pad. White with clubbing shoulder blocks. White shoves Red Shoes.

Okada puts White on the top turnbuckle. Okada dropkicks White to the floor. Okada brings White up the rampway. Gedo runs interference. Okada ducks a clothesline from White. Okada with two toe kicks. Okada with a Double DDT on the ramp. Okada is fired up. Okada rolls White back into the ring. Okada with a Shotgun Dropkick. Okada applies The Money Clip. White with heavy bodyshots. White backs Okada into the blue turnbuckle pad. White with The Complete Shot. White with a Deadlift German Suplex. White with a Running Uppercut. White hits The BladeBuster for a two count. White buries his knee into the midsection of Okada. Okada uppercuts White. White blocks The Tombstone PileDriver. White hammers down on Okada’s ribs. White with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Okada blocks The Sleeper Suplex. White delivers a chop block. Okada repeatedly kicks White in the face. Okada leans into chops from White. Okada with two forearm smashes. Okada whips White across the ring. Okada dropkicks White. Okada goes for The Landslide, but White lands back on his feet. White rakes the eyes of Okada. Okada with an arm-drag takeover. White dodges The Spinning Rain Maker. Okada denies The Blade Runner. Okada reapplies The Money Clip. Okada with The Spinning Tombstone PileDriver. Okada drops White with The Spinning Rain Maker. Okada goes back to The Money Clip. White regroups on the outside. Gedo stops Okada in his tracks. Okada rocks Gedo with a forearm smash. Okada with a SomerSault Senton to the outside. Okada bodyslams White. Okada with The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. White avoids The Rain Maker. Okada toys around with White.

Forearm Exchange. Red Shoes gets distracted by Gedo. White repeatedly kicks Okada in the face. White spits at Okada. White with The Uranage Slam. Okada unloads a flurry of back elbow smashes. White with The Sleeper Suplex to the floor. White rolls Okada back into the ring. White with another Sleeper Suplex. White with The Regal Plex for a two count. White drills Okada with The Bloody Sunday. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Okada counters with a German Suplex. Okada with a Backslide Rain Maker. Okada with a short-arm clothesline. White dodges The Rain Maker. Okada dropkicks White. Swing and Miss Display. Okada hits The Landslide. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but White counters with The Blade Runner for a two count. Okada with clubbing blows to White’s chest. White drops Okada with The Jay Maker. White maintains wrist control. White scores another Jay Maker. White mocks Okada. White goes for The Blade Runner, but Okada counters with The Rain Maker for a two count. Second Forearm Exchange. White unloads a series of chops. White talks smack to Okada. Okada fires back with forearm shivers. Third Forearm Exchange. Okada with three uppercuts. Okada denies The Blade Runner. Okada with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Counter Fest. Okada connects with The Blade Runner. Okada with The Cobra Flowsion. Okada plants White with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory. After the match, Shingo Takagi challenges Okada to a title match.

Winner: New IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez