NJPW New Japan Road Results (7/4) Tanahashi and KUSHIDA Unite in Main Event Tag
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Kosei Fujita vs. Minoru Suzuki
Fujita starts strong against Suzuki, but Suzuki is impervious to pain. Suzuki does a quick job on Fujita and submits it via Fujiwara Armbar in 8:20.
Winner: Minoru Suzuki
TAKA Michinoku vs. Satoshi Kojima
GHC Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima is introduced as TAKA’s opponent. Kojima immediately tries to overpower TAKA but TAKA spends the match attacking Kojima’s arm to weaken the lariat. TAKA ends up bringing Kojima to the mat to stretch his shoulders, but Kojima fights back and hits Cozy Cutter followed by a Lariat for the win in 6:54.
Winner: Satoshi Kojima
Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Ryohei Oiwa against GBH (Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma)
Oiwa is dissected by Makabe and Honma to begin with. The young lion tries to get some fire, but the veteran team proves too much for him. Tenzan steps in and takes over Honma. Tenzan almost takes the win over Honma but instead scores in Oiwa. Oiwa comes in with some momentum but his wings are clipped by Makabe, who locks out a Boston Crab for the submission at 10:50.
Winners: GBH (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma)
Yuji Nagata, The DKC & Clark Connors vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi)
The LA Dojo team does its best against Suzuki-gun. Connors continues to be an explosive and strong middleweight, too big to be a junior, but still smaller than a heavyweight. Nagata and Taichi have some exciting exchanges, but Suzuki-gun’s underhanded tactics prevent LA Dojo from really bursting into the match. Taichi pinned The DKC via Backdrop in 11:24.
CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano) vs. House of Torture (EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo)
CHAOS continues to have the House of Torture issue. Goto and YOSHI-HASHI kept up the pace and focused on Yujiro and EVIL, while Yano and Togo continued to fight over the dog cage. SHO attempted to get involved for House of Torture, which led to a double low blow from EVIL and Yujiro. CHAOS fights their way out of the tight spot and Goto & YOSHI-HASHI flatten Yujiro with Shoto for the pinfall in 9:41.
Winners: CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI and Toru Yano)
Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Alex Zayne, Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato vs. Tetstuya Naito, BUSHI, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi and Shingo Takagi
Okada, Ishii, Naito, Takagi & SANADA all took the opportunity to tenderize their G1 Climax 32 contestants. Taguchi popped his ass out. Hiromu, Wato, BUSHI and Taguchi all vied for position as the Jr. Tag Division is wide open. Lots of fast action comes to an end when Takagi pinned Wato via Made In Japan at 15:53.
Winners: Tetstuya Naito, BUSHI, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi and Shingo Takagi
Hiroshi Tanahashi and KUSHIDA against KENTA and Taiji Ishimori
Eager to capitalize on yesterday’s win, Tanahashi and KUSHIDA took a measured approach against the BC tandem. Tanahashi and KENTA continue to let their animosity get the better of them but KENTA uses it to their advantage. KUSHIDA is eager to get a win over Ishimori and secure a title shot against the Junior Champion. As the match progresses, KENTA and Tanahashi fight in the back. KUSHIDA continues to attack Ishimori’s arm, trying a submission, pinfall, anything, but gets trapped in La Mistica and is forced into Bone Lock submission at 20:51.
Winners: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori
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