NJPW New Years Dash 2023 Results

NJPW New Years Dash 2023
January 5, 2023
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo vs. Ren Narita, Tomoaki Honma and Tiger Mask In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

House Of Torture attacks Hontai before the bell rings. Togo is throwing haymakers at Tiger. EVIL and Togo are putting the boots to Tiger. EVIL grabs Tiger from behind. Tiger kicks Togo in the face. Tiger with a Flipping Mule Kick to EVIL. Tiger sends Togo into the ropes. Tiger with a deep arm-drag. Tiger with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Tiger is putting the boots to Togo. Tiger with a straight right hand. Takahashi pulls Tiger out of the ring. Takahashi drives Tiger back first into the steel barricade. EVIL whips Narita into Honma. Takahashi sends Tiger face first into the steel ring post. Takahashi rolls Tiger back into the ring. Togo is trying to unmask Tiger. Togo slams Tiger’s head on a turnbuckle pad. Togo with two haymakers. Togo applies a front face lock. EVIL tags himself in. EVIL kicks Tiger in the gut. EVIL wraps a towel around Tiger’s neck. EVIL rakes the back of Tiger. Togo removes Tiger’s mask. Togo punches Tiger in the back. Togo tosses Tiger back inside the ring. EVIL goes into the lateral press for a one count. EVIL tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi stomps on Tiger’s chest. Takahashi with two knee lifts. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Tiger is displaying his fighting spirit. Takahashi drives his knee into the midsection of Tiger. Takahashi kicks Tiger in the gut. Tiger answers with a Tiger Driver. Tiger tags in Narita. Narita with a Running Boot. Narita clears the ring. Narita with a twisting back elbow smash. Narita with a Bridging Half Hatch Suplex for a two count. Narita applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Takahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Narita applies The Cobra Twist. Takahashi starts biting Narita’s fingers. Narita with clubbing hamstring kicks. Narita slaps Takahashi in the face. Narita with a forearm smash. Takahashi blocks a boot from Narita. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Narita. Takahashi sends Narita face first into the middle rope. Takahashi with another Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi tags in EVIL.

EVIL repeatedly stomps on Narita’s chest. Double Irish Whip. Meeting Of The Minds. Narita nails EVIL with The Pump Kick. Narita tags in Honma. Honma with a running shoulder tackle. Honma unloads three knife edge chops. Honma sends EVIL to the corner. Honma with a running elbow smash. Honma with a Running Bulldog. EVIL avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. House Of Torture clears the ring. Togo punches Honma. Double Irish Whip. Togo with a running elbow smash. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. EVIL follows that with a corner clothesline. EVIL hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Honam denies Everything Is EVIL. Honma with a Rocket Kokeshi HeadButt. Double Mid-Kick. Honma delivers The Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. EVIL blocks The PileDriver. EVIL rakes the eyes of Honma. Honma shrugs off a lariat from EVIL. Honma HeadButts EVIL. The referee gets distracted by Togo. Takahashi clocks Honma and Tiger with the walking stick. House Of Torture connects with The Magic Killer to pickup the victory. After the match, The House Of Torture gangs up on Narita. Minoru Suzuki and El Desperado storms into the ring to make the save. Is a new faction forming?

Winner: EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo via Pinfall 

Second Match: Will Ospreay, TJ Perkins and Francesco Akira vs. Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Douki w/Taka Michinoku In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

TJ Perkins and Yoshinobu Kanemaru will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Perkins with a headscissors takedown. Kanemaru transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Perkins escapes the hold. Kanemaru applies a side headlock. Perkins whips Kanemaru across the ring. Kanemaru drops Perkins with a shoulder tackle. Perkins goes for the trip, but Kanemaru holds onto the ropes. Kanemaru grabs a side headlock. Perkins goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Kanemaru lands back on his feet. Kanemaru with a side headlock takeover. Kanemaru with another shoulder tackle. Perkins drops down on the canvas. Perkins leapfrogs over Kanemaru. Kanemaru applies a waist lock. Perkins with a back elbow smash. Kanemaru grabs another side headlock. Akira made the blind tag. Perkins with The Atomic Drop. Running NeckBreaker/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination. United Empire clears the ring. Perkins repeatedly stomps on Kanemaru’s chest. Ospreay whips Douki into the steel barricade. Akira with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Akira slams Kanemaru’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Akira tags in Perkins.

Following a snap mare takeover, United Empire with The Assisted Senton Splash for a two count. Perkins drives his knee into Kanemaru’s back. Perkins applies a hammer/chin lock combination. Perkins fish hooks Kanemaru. Perkins rams his boot across Kanemaru’s face. Perkins slams Kanemaru’s head on another turnbuckle pad. Perkins kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Perkins with clubbing boot scrapes. Perkins delivers The Face Wash. Perkins applies a front face lock. Ospreay tags himself in. Kanemaru uppercuts Ospreay. Ospreay slams Kanemaru’s head on a turnbuckle pad. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Ospreay shoves the referee away. Ospreay slaps Taichi in the face. Ospreay dumps Taichi out of the ring. Kanemaru with a Running Boot. Ospreay kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Kanemaru lands back on his feet. Ospreay reverses out of the irish whip from Kanemaru. Ospreay blocks The Spinning DDT. Kanemaru ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Ospreay. Kanemaru with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kanemaru tags in Taichi. Taichi with Kawada Kicks. Taichi kicks Ospreay in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Ospreay in the back.

Ospreay kicks Taichi in the face. Ospreay dodges The Big Boot. Taichi blocks The German Suplex. Taichi with a Kamagiri. Greco Roman Throat Hold Party. Taichi nails Ospreay with The Hook Kick. Taichi with a corner clothesline. Ospreay hammers down on the back of Taichi’s neck. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi answers with The Axe Bomber. Douki and Akira are tagged in. Akira ducks a clothesline from Douki. Akira kicks Douki in the gut. Akira whips Douki across the ring. Douki with a Hurricanrana. Douki ducks a clothesline from Akira. Douki with a SpringBoard Back Elbow. Douki with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Akira denies The SitOut Gory Bomb. Akira with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. United Empire clears the ring. Double Roundhouse Kick/Running Boot Combination. Akira with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Perkins puts Douki on his shoulders. Kanemaru denies The Leaning Tower. Perkins with The Slingshot Pescado. Akira dives over Douki. Akira with a Snap German Suplex. Douki denies The Speed Fire. Douki connects with The Jorge Rivera Special to pickup the victory. After the match, Ospreay gets into a massive brawl with Taichi.

Winner: Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Douki via Pinfall 

Third Match: Zack Sabre Jr, Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Yoshi Hashi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Hirooki Goto and Sane Haste will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Haste backs Goto into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Goto walks Haste into the ropes. Goto pats Haste on the chest. Haste kicks Goto in the gut. Haste uppercuts Goto. Double Shoulder Tackle to Hasted. Assisted Hip Toss. Double Toe Kick to Nicholls. War Drums. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Sabre. Goto with a forearm smash. Ishii drops Sabre with a running shoulder tackle. War Drums to Sabre. Goto with a corner clothesline. Goto clotheslines Nicholls off the ring apron. Haste slams the right shoulder of Goto on the top rope. Haste repeatedly stomps on the right shoulder of Goto. Haste applies a hammerlock. Haste with a Knee Drop. Haste kicks Hashi in the gut. Haste dumps Hashi out of the ring. Haste applies a wrist lock. Haste tags in Nicholls. Nicholls kicks the right shoulder of Goto. Nicholls hammers down on the right shoulder of Goto. The referee is losing control of this match. Sabre wraps the right shoulder of Goto around the steel barricade.

Sabre kicks the barricade for further damage. Sabre stomps on the right elbow of Goto. Sabre rolls Goto back into the ring. Nicholls hooks the outside leg for a two count. Nicholls with a Knee Drop. Nicholls tags in Sabre. Sabre stands on the right shoulder of Goto. Sabre applies a wrist lock. TMDK gangs up on Hashi. Goto with three overhand chops. Sabre uppercuts the right shoulder of Goto. Goto with a Running Lariat. Goto tags in Ishii. Sabre ducks under a forearm from Ishii. Ishii blocks a boot from Sabre. Ishii dodges a back elbow from Sabre. Ishii goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sabre lands back on his feet. Sabre applies a side headlock. Ishii with The Back Drop Driver. Haste attacks Ishii from behind. Haste sends Ishii to the corner. Ishii with a running shoulder tackle. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Nicholls. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Forearm/Uppercut Exchange.

Sabre with a full nelson switch. Sabre ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Sabre applies The Cobra Twist. Ishii with a Hip Toss. Sabre uppercuts Ishii. Sabre with a Mid-Kick. Ishii unloads two knife edge chops. Sabre brings Ishii down to the mat. Sabre stomps on the right shoulder of Ishii. Ishii chops Sabre. Sabre with a Running Boot. Ishii answers with The Pounce. Hashi and Nicholls are tagged in. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Nicholls. Hashi knocks Haste off the apron. Double Lariat. Nicholls sends Hashi to the corner. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Nicholls. Hashi with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Haste with three uppercuts. Haste blocks The Ushigoroshi. Hashi SuperKicks Haste. Goto rocks Nicholls with a forearm smash. Hashi SuperKicks Nicholls. Nicholls denies The Shoto. Sabre applies The Sleeper Hold. Standing Switch Exchange. Ishii with a Release German Suplex. Sabre blasts Ishii with The PK. Forearm Exchange. Hashi with a blistering chop. Hashi SuperKicks Nicholls. Haste dropkicks Hashi. TMDK connects with The Tank Buster to pickup the victory. After te match, Kosei Fujita joins TMDK.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr, Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi vs. Shota Umino, YOH, Ryusuke Taguchi and Togi Makabe In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

LIJ attacks Taguchi Japan before the bell rings. Bushi repeatedly stomps on the nether regions of Taguchi. Bushi slaps Taguchi’s backside. Bushi whips Taguchi across the ring. Taguchi with a Running Boot. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Bushi counters with The Atomic Drop. Bushi kicks Taguchi’s backside. Taguchi reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Taguchi with a Hip Attack. Taguchi Japan clears the ring. Taguchi climbs up the middle rope. Misfired Bums Of Steel. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Umino. Taguchi doesn’t know he’s left alone in the ring. Taguchi wants a fist bump from LIJ. Sanada and Takahashi side steps The Double Hip Attack. Quadruple Basement Dropkick. Bushi repeatedly stomps on Taguchi’s chest. Bushi hammers down on the back of Taguchi’s neck. Bushi tags in Takahashi. Takahashi unloads two knife edge chops. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a running basement dropkick for a two count. Takahashi applies a wrist lock. Sanada tags himself in. Sanada hammers down on the left shoulder of Taguchi. Sanada hammers down on the back of Taguchi’s neck. Following a snap mare takeover, Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Takahashi dumps Yoh out of the ring. Takahashi whips Yoh into the steel barricade. Sanada applies a front face lock. Sanada tags in Naito.

Naito hammers down on the back of Taguchi’s neck. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown for a two count. Naito with two elbow smashes. Naito dropkicks Umino off the apron. Naito applies a front face lock. Naito tags in Sanada. Sanada rakes the back of Taguchi. Taguchi with two overhand chops. Taguchi kicks Sanada in the gut. Sanada with The Atomic Drop. Sanada sends Taguchi to the corner. Taguchi kicks Sanada in the face. Double Fake Out. Taguchi finally drops Sanada with a Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Makabe. Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Sanada blocks The Northern Lights Suplex. Double Irish Whip. Makabe with a double clothesline. Makabe Powerslams Sanada. Makabe tags in Umino. Umino with forearm shivers. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Umino. Umino holds onto the ropes. Umino kicks Sanada in the face. Umino with a deep arm-drag. Umino dropkicks Sanada. Umino ducks under a forearm from Sanada. Umino with a Hurricanrana. Umino with another dropkick. Umino pops back on his feet. Umino with a Running Uppercut. Umino with The Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Sanada blocks The Exploder Suplex.

Umino kicks Sanada in the gut. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Umino. Umino kicks Sanada in the gut. Umino goes for a Sunset Flip, but Sanada counters with The Paradise Lock. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada with a low dropkick. Sanada tags in Naito. Naito with a forearm smash. Naito kicks Umino in the gut. Naito punches Umino in the back. Naito whips Umino across the ring. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Umino’s head. Naito sends Umino to the corner. Umino kicks Naito in the face. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Umino. Umino decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Naito goes for a Step Up Enzuigiri, but Umino counters with The STF. Makabe wipes out Bushi. Forearm Exchange. Enzuigiri Exchange. Naito denies The Death Rider. Misfired Clotheslines. Umino with The Exploder Suplex. Takahashi and Yoh are tagged in. Yoh clotheslines Takahashi. Yoh scores the forearm knockdown. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Yoh. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Yoh with a flying corkscrew forearm.

Taguchi Japan clears the ring. Double Irish Whip. Yoh with a leaping back elbow smash. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Taguchi follows that with a Corner Hip Attack. Yoh thrust kicks the midsection of Takahashi. Yoh hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Takahashi denies The Direct Drive. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Yoh reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Takahashi holds onto the ropes. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Yoh. Sanada kicks Yoh in the chest. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi with The CodeBreaker. Takahashi drops Yoh with a Running Lariat for a two count. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into a turnbuckle pad. Takahashi goes for The Time Bomb, but Yoh rolls him over for a two count. Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Yoh lands back on his feet. Takahashi blocks The Five Star Clutch. Takahashi SuperKicks Yoh. Misfired Signature Moves. Yoh drills Takahashi with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Yoh SuperKicks Takahashi. Yoh with The Ushigoroshi. Yoh connects with The Direct Drive to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shota Umino, YOH, Ryusuke Taguchi and Togi Makabe via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Jay White, KENTA, El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori w/Gedo vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga, Hikuleo and Master Wato w/Jado In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Taiji Ishimori and Master Wato will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wato applies a side headlock. Ishimori tugs on Wato’s hair. Ishimori grabs a side headlock. Ishimori continues to go after Wato’s hair. Ishimori with two haymakers. Wato answers with two mid-kicks. Wato whips Ishimori across the ring. Wato leapfrog over Ishimori. Wato drives his elbow into the midsection of Ishimori. Wato with a backhand. Ishimori dodges The Running Bulldog. Wato ducks a clothesline from Ishimori. Wato drops Ishimori with The Bulldog. Wato slams Ishimori’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Tanahashi and Kenta are tagged in. Kenta is playing mind games with Tanahashi. Tanahashi plays the air guitar. Kenta power walks around the ring. Kenta kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Kenta applies a side headlock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Kenta grabs Tanahashi’s hair. Tanahashi with a gut punch. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Kenta reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Kenta reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Phantasmo kicks Tanahashi in the back. Kenta with a toe kick. Kenta drops Tanahashi with The DDT.

The referee is trying to calm down Hikuleo. Kenta slams Tanahashi’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Kenta tags in White. White repeatedly stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Phantasmo attacks Tanahashi behind the referee’s back. White stomps on both of Tanahashi’s hamstrings. White with The Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White slams Tanahashi’s head on Phantasmo, Kenta and Ishimori’s boots. White tags in Ishimori. Back Rake Party. White is choking Tanahashi with his boot. White toys around with Tanahashi. Forearm Exchange. Double Eye Rake. Tanahashi blocks a boot from White. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Hikuleo. Hikuleo with a shoulder tackle. Hikuleo goes for a Bodyslam, but White land back on his feet. White chops Hikuleo. Hikuleo launches White to the corner. White ducks under a chop from Hikuleo. Hikuleo with The Big Boot. Meeting Of The Minds. Hikuleo with a double clothesline. Chop Exchange. Hikuleo levels Whit with The Body Avalanche. Hikuleo with The Running Powerslam for a two count. Hikuleo whips White across the ring. Hikuleo goes for a Powerslam, but White holds onto the ropes. White kicks Hikuleo in the face. White denies The Gunslinger. White delivers a chop block. White talks smack to Hikuleo. White blocks The Chokeslam. White repeatedly kicks the left knee of Hikuleo. White with a DDT. Tonga and Phantasmo are tagged in.

Phantasmo shoves Tonga. Second Forearm Exchange. Phantasmo with a double throat thrust. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Phantasmo teep kicks Tonga into the turnbuckle pad. Tonga explodes out of the corner with a running clothesline. Tonga with The Stinger Splash. Phantasmo denies The Tongan Twist. Phantasmo kicks Tonga in the gut. Phantasmo ducks a clothesline from Tonga. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Tonga. Phantasmo goes for The UFO, but Tonga lands back on his feet. Tonga with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Ishimori with a gut punch. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori slides out of the ring. Kenta attacks Wato from behind. Tanahashi drops Kenta with The Twist and Shot. White responds with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White ducks a clothesline from Hikuleo. Hikuleo Powerslams White. Phantasmo shoves Tonga into Hikuleo. Tonga rolls Phantasmo over for a two count. Tonga hits The Tongan Twist. Tonga connects with The GunStun on Gedo. Phantasmo clocks Tonga with the NEVER Openweight Title which forces the disqualification. After the match, White demolishes Hikuleo with a steel chair. White challenges Hikuleo to a Loser Leaves Japan Match. White plants Hikuleo with The Blade Runner.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga, Hikuleo and Master Wato via Disqualification 

Sixth Match: Shingo Takagi vs. The Great O-Khan vs. SHO w/The House Of Torture vs. Toru Yano In A Fatal Four Way For The KOPW Provisional Championship 

Yano and Sho exits the ring. Chain grappling exchange. Test Of Strength. Takagi applies a side headlock. Khan whips Takagi across the ring. Takagi runs into Khan. Shoulder Block Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Stereo Rollups for a two count. Yano kicks Sho in the gut. Yano with forearm shivers. Sho side steps Yano into a turnbuckle pad. Double Sledge to Sho. Takagi kicks Sho in the chest. Khan punches Sho in the back. Togo and Takahashi pulls Takagi and Khan out of the ring. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Sho kicks Yano in the gut. Sho whips Yano into the exposed steel. Sho dumps Yano out of the ring. House Of Torture gangs up on Yano. EVIL rolls Yano back into the ring. Sho hooks the inside leg for a two count. Sho repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Sho applies a knuckle lock. Sho with three arm-ringers. Sho applies The Snake Bite. Takagi breaks up the submission hold. Sho rakes the eyes of Takagi. Sho repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s chest. Sho toys around with Takagi. Second Forearm Exchange. Takagi sends Sho back first into the exposed steel. EVIL runs interference.

Sho with a corner clothesline. Sho with a Vertical Suplex. Sho transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sho applies a wrist lock. Sho whips Takagi into the exposed steel. Sho continues to stomp on Takagi’s chest. Sho is choking Takagi with his boot. Sho repeatedly kicks Takagi in the face. Takagi with a gut punch. Takagi with forearm shivers. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Sho. Sho rakes the eyes of Takagi. Sho tosses Takagi out of the ring. Takahashi drives a chair into the midsection of Takagi. EVIL rolls Takagi back into the ring. Sho hooks the outside leg for a two count. Sho yells at the referee. Sho stands on the back of Takagi’s neck. Sho with combination kicks. Takagi blocks The SuperKick. Sho ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Takagi blocks The Spear. Takagi drops Sho with a DDT. Takagi with a running shoulder tackle. Takagi bodyslams Sho. Takagi with a Senton Splash. Takagi plays to the crowd. Takagi blocks a boot from Sho. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Takagi with The Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sho avoids The Sliding Lariat. Sho rakes the eyes of Takagi. Sho with combo forearms. Sho with a short-arm lariat. Takagi decks Sho with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Ryukon Lariat. Takagi kicks Yano in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Yano.

Yano pulls Takagi down to the mat. Khan ducks a clothesline from Yano. Khan with a Judo Throw. Khan snatches the wrench away from Sho. Sho delivers the low blow. Sho with multiple chair shots to Yano and Takagi. Takagi kicks Sho in the gut. Takagi grabs the chair. The referee admonishes Takagi. Khan stomps on Sho’s chest. Takagi with The Pumping Bomber. Takagi and Khan clears the ring. Khan applies a Double Claw on EVIL and Togo. Khas has EVIL and Togo sitting in the timekeeper’s area. Takagi drives Takahashi back first into the barricade. EVIL and Togo goes down in the process. Sho begs for mercy. Sho with two eye rakes. Takagi and Khan answers with a Jab/Pump Kick Combination. Khan wants Takagi to shake his hand. Mongolian Chop Exchange. Khan with a throat thrust. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano catapults Khan into the exposed steel. Takagi with The Pumping Bomber to Khan. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Takagi. Takagi avoids the exposed steel. Takagi side steps Yano into the exposed steel. Takagi with another Pumping Bomber. Khan responds with The Pump Kick. Khan connects with The Eliminator for a two count. Takagi plants Yano with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: New KOPW 2023 Provisional Champion, Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Kazuchika Okada & Kenny Omega vs. Jeff Cobb & Aaron Henare 

Kenny Omega and Jeff Cobb will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cobb backs Omega into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Omega with a waist lock go-behind. Cobb decks Omega with a back elbow smash. Omega drops down on the canvas. Cobb catches Omega in mid-air. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Omega lands back on his feet. Cobb blocks The Dragon Suplex. Cobb with a deep arm-drag. Omega ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Omega dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Cobb blocks The Kotaro Krusher. Cobb goes for a Release German Suplex, but Omega lands back on his feet. Okada and Henare are tagged in. Henare repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Okada. Okada backs Henare into the ropes. Henare turns Okada over. Henare with rapid fire bodyshots. Red Shoes admonishes Henare. Henare whips Okada across the ring. Okada ducks a clothesline from Henare. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada with a forearm smash. Okada sends Henare to the corner. Henare side steps Okada into a turnbuckle pad. Henare with combo bodyshots in the corner. Henare with a Lou Thez Press. Henare kicks Omega off the ring apron.

Henare with a Senton Splash. Henare whips Okada into a turnbuckle pad. Henare applies a front face lock. Henare repeatedly drives his knee into Okada’s ribs for a two count. Henare tags in Cobb. Cobb stomps on the midsection of Okada. Cobb repeatedly drives his knee into Okada’s back. Surf’s Up. Omega punches Cobb. Cobb with a running sledge. Cobb mocks Omega. Cobb repeatedly stomps on Okada’s chest. Cobb with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Cobb continues to taunt Okada. Cobb brings Okada to his corner. Cobb tags in Henare. Henare takes a swipe at Omega. Henare with clubbing shoulder blocks. Okada with forearm shivers. Henare drops Okada with The Mid-Kick for a two count. Henare applies the grounding cravate. Forearm Exchange. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Henare kicks Okada in the face. Henare blocks The Flapjack. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker. Omega and Cobb are tagged in. Omega ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Second Forearm Exchange. Omega chops Cobb. Cobb punches Omega in the back. Omega kicks Cobb in the face. Omega with The Slam Dunk for a two count. Omega with clubbing blows to Cobb’s back. Cobb answers with a Counter Vertical Suplex. Cobb tags in Henare.

Henare rakes the eyes of Omega. Henare with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Omega dodges The Spinning Heel Kick. Omega kicks Henare in the gut. Omega with The Rolling Senton. Omega lands The MoonSault for a two count. Omega tags in Okada. Okada with forearm shivers. Okada whips Henare across the ring. Okada with The Flapjack for a two count. Okada goes for The Tombstone, but Henare lands back on his feet. Henare drops Okada with The Spinning Heel Kick. Cobb kicks Omega off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Cobb with a leaping back elbow smash. Henare with a Rising Knee Strike. Cobb SuperKicks Okada. Henare follows that with The Rampage for a two count. Cobb dumps Omega out of the ring. Okada denies The Streets Of Rage. Okada with a forearm smash. Henare answers with a liver punch. Okada dropkicks Henare. Okada bodyslams Henare. Okada with The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. Henare avoids The Rain Maker. Omega clocks Henare with The V-Trigger. Cobb goes for The Ripcord Tour Of The Islands, but Omega lands back on his feet. Okada dropkicks Cobb. Omega with The Snap Dragon Suplex. Rain Maker/V-Trigger Combination to Henare. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada & Kenny Omega via Pinfall 

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