Wrestle Kingdom 14 Results


NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Results (Night Two)

January 5, 2020
Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Dome)
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

— Opening Match: BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, and EVIL def. Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano, and Togi Makabe, and Robbie Eagles, YOSHI-HASHI, and Tomohiro Ishii, and Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, and Bad Luck Fale, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, and Taichi to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship.

A video kicks off the show highlighting the entire match card. We then go live into the Tokyo Dome to see some fireworks.

Jushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match 2
Ryu Lee and Hiromu Takahashi vs. Naoki Sano and Jushin Thunder Liger w/ Yoshiaki Fujiwara

The bell rings on the final match of Jushin Thunder Liger’s career. Liger starts against Takahashi. They lock up before releasing in a stalemate. They lock up again, and Liger backs him into the ropes. Liger then backs up and bows to him. Takahashi applies a waistlock, but Liger takes him down and ties him up in a double arm bar submission. Liger then lets go and applies a bow and arrow stretch. Liger then releases that hold and applies a Romero Special, stretching him a bit before letting go. Takahashi gets up holding his lower back. Ryu Lee tags in, and Takahashi knocks Sano off the apron before Lee blindsides Liger. They double-team Liger with stomps. They send him to the corner and hit running clotheslines before hitting Liger with stereo dropkicks. Lee digs his knee into the back and applies a surfboard stretch. Lee lets go to knock Sano off the apron before taking Liger down for a one count. Takahashi tags in and applies the Fujiwara Arm Bar. Takahashi releases the hold and shouts at Liger. They trade chops, but Takahashi takes him down. Lee tags in, and they whip Liger to the opposite corner. Liger avoids an avalanche from Lee and hits Takahashi with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Lee runs in and receives the same fate.

Sano tags in and hits Lee and Takahashi with a missile dropkick. Sano then hits a double dropkick. Lee soon elbows him back and charges, but Sano shoulder blocks him down. Lee kips up and rips off his shirt and pants. They trade forearms before Lee levels Sano with a knee strike. Lee hits the ropes, but Sano pops up to turn him inside out with a clothesline. Both men are down, and the crowd applauds.

Liger and Takahashi tag in. They each go for a shoulder block and remain standing. They trade forearms with Takahashi ultimately pounding Liger down. Takahashi talks trash and forearms away at him in the corner. Takahashi shoves the referee and climbs the turnbuckle to punch Liger more. Liger counters out with a vicious powerbomb. Liger gets pumped up and connects with some stiff slaps. Liger sets up for another powerbomb, but Lee runs in and takes him down. Takahashi then takes Sano down. Liger and Sano are outside. Lee goes for a diving summersault senton, but Liger and Sano move. Lee hits Takahashi instead. Liger sends Lee into the ring post. Liger hits Takahashi with a big powerbomb for a near fall. Takahashi gets out of a suplex and hits a German Suplex. Liger immediately pops up and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Liger floors him with a brainbuster, but Lee breaks up the pin. Sano runs in, but Lee dropkicks him out of the ring. Lee then hits Sano with a suicide dive. Takahashi hits Liger with a falcon arrow for a two count. Takahashi sends Liger into Lee for a knee strike. They double-team him with a double knee strike. Takahashi covers, but Liger just barely kicks out. The crowd was on fire for that.

Takahashi picks Liger up on his shoulders and drives him into the turnbuckle. Takahashi picks him up for a Time Bomb, but Liger counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Liger gets fired up and charges, but Takahashi clotheslines him down. Takahashi connects with a Time Bomb to pin Liger and end his career.

Winners by Pinfall: Ryu Lee and Hiromu Takahashi

Immediately after the three count on Liger, the feed for NJPW World went out for several minutes.

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
SHO and YOH vs. El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori (c’s)

Sho and Yoh dropkick Phantasmo out of the ring before hitting him and Ishimori with stereo summersault sentons. Phantasmo takes control over Sho for a bit before hitting a springboard moonsault, wipes out Yoh with a dive, and hits a splash. Yoh breaks it up. Ishimori tags in, and they put Sho in the tree of woe. They attack him before Yoh runs in. They put Yoh in the tree of woe on Sho and step on both their groins. After more punishment, Sho finally spears Ishimori down.

Yoh tags in and dropkicks Ishimori down. Yoh takes him out before Phantasmo runs in. They send Yoh into the ropes. Ishimori gets booted back. Ishimori tries to catch Phantasmo flying out of the ring and falls. Yoh then hits a plancha on both men. Ishimori gets out of a falcon arrow, but he’s soon taken down. Sho and Phantasmo tag in. Sho hits a trio of German Suplexes. Phantasmo grabs Ishimori to help, but Sho gives them both a double German Suplex. Phantasmo surprises Sho with an inside cradle for a two count. Ishimori tags in and takes out Yoh. Ishimori knees Sho before Phantasmo hits a torture rack neckbreaker for a two count. Ishimori hits Sho with a lung blower before Phantasmo hits a best moonsault ever for a near fall. Sho counters a double-team with a Canadian Destroyer. Sho takes Ishimori out of the ring and superkicks Phantasmo. Phantasmo gets out of a cradle piledriver and hits a Styles Clash for a near fall. Phantasmo goes to hit Sho with the belt, but Rocky takes it away. Sho removes Phantasmo’s cup before hitting a Shock Arrow. Yoh then hits a dragon suplex. Yoh goes to the top rope, and they hit a Shock Arrow with a double stomp for the win.

Winners by Pinfall and new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: SHO and YOH

Video Package: British Heavyweight Championship

British Heavyweight Championship
SANADA vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (c)

The bell rings, and they size each other up. Sabre grabs the left arm and takes him down with a wristlock. Sanada flips up, and they start exchanging rapid arm drags and grapevines before winding up in a stalemate. Sanada reverses a whip, but Sabre avoids a big boot. They trade going for pinfalls, but they can’t keep their shoulders down for a one count. Sanada goes for a Paradise Lock, but Sabre gets out. Sanada gets out of a bow and arrow stretch and gets in Sabre’s face. They go for a test of strength, but Sabre pulls him down, steps on the hand, and takes Sanada down. Sabre applies a straitjacket submission, but Sanada fights out and puts it on Sabre. Sabre twists out and reapplies it to Sanada, but Sanada gets out yet again and puts it on Sabre. Sabre looks frustrated. Sabre creatively gets out and puts it back on Sanada. Sanada then pulls him down and steps out of it before putting it back on Sabre. Sabre eventually kicks him back, but Sanada knocks him out of the ring. Sanada feigns a dive and flips back into the ring. Sabre kicks the barricade in frustration.

Sabre gets in the ring, and Sanada puts him in an abdominal stretch. Sanada drops down and rolls around the mat with Sabre a few times. Sabre quickly takes him down and starts manipulating the arms. Sanada gets a foot on the bottom rope. Sabre then kicks the shoulder. Sabre bends the arm back and stomps on the elbow. Sabre wrenches the arm, but Sanada forearms out. Sabre reverses a whip, but Sanada dropkicks him in the knee. Sanada flips through a snapmare and blocks a PK. Sanada then hits a dragon screw on Sabre’s injured knee. Sabre rolls out of the ring to recover, so Sanada hits a plancha. Sabre gets in the ring and reverses a dragon screw. Sanada gets out of a Zack Driver and goes for a takedown, but Sabre applies a guillotine. Sanada sets up for a Skull End, but instead swings him around. Sabre avoids a Muta Moonsault and connects with a flying PK. Sabre grabs his knee in pain. They get up before being counted down. They trade stiff uppercuts. Sanada goes for a stomp, but Sabre moves. They trade roll-ups before Sabre finally kicks out. Sanada goes for Skull End, but Sabre gets out. Sabre rolls him up for a two count. Sanada kicks out and applies a dragon sleeper. Sabre fights out, but Sanada fights up. Sabre then applies a Cobra Twister. Sanada powers out and goes for Skull End, but Sabre gets out. Sabre catches him with a European Clutch for the win!

Winner by Pinfall and still British Heavyweight Champion: Zack Sabre Jr.

IWGP US Heavyweight Championship
Jon Moxley (c) vs. Juice Robinson w/ David Finlay

As Moxley makes his entrance, Robinson wipes him out with a plancha. Robinson sends him into the barricade before dropping him throat-first on the barricade. The bell rings. Robinson then scoop slams him on the floor before putting him in the ring. Robinson gets him out of the ring, but Moxley shoves him into the ring post. Moxley goes under the ring and grabs a chair. Moxley sets it up, but Robinson gives him a drop-toe-hold onto it. Robinson sits him down on the chair and hits a cannonball.

Robinson gets him in the ring and hits a corner clothesline. Moxley reverses a whip to the corner, and the momentum sends Robinson out of the ring. Moxley grabs another chair and smacks it off Robinson’s back. Tiger Hattori, the legendary referee, is becoming increasingly angry with this match. Moxley gets Robinson in the ring, punches away at him, and hits a backbreaker for a two count. Moxley applies a camel clutch and crossfaces him a few times. Moxley then applies a sleeper while holding the camel clutch. Robinson fights out, so Moxley clotheslines him in the corner and hits a basement clothesline for a near fall. Moxley and Robinson trade stiff chops before Moxley bits the forehead. Moxley charges, but Robinson floors him with a spinebuster. Robinson then connects with a clothesline before lifting him up for a rib breaker. Robinson goes for a powerbomb, but can’t get him up. Robinson gets a surge of energy and powerbombs him for a near fall.

Robinson jabs away at Moxley, but Moxley takes him down for a Figure Four Leglock. Robinson gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Moxley pulls him to the ring post and slams the leg off it a few times before wrapping the legs around the post with a Figure Four Leglock. Moxley grabs a chair and puts it around Robinson’s head. Moxley goes to hit him with another chair, but Robinson hits a Left Hand of God into the chair into Moxley’s face. Both men get in the ring. Robinson puts Moxley on the top rope and chops the chest. Robinson hits a superplex before popping up and hitting a jackhammer for a near fall. Robinson goes for a move, but Moxley counters into a German Suplex. Robinson soon comes back with a German Suplex on Moxley. They each go for clotheslines and remain standing. Moxley then floors him with a clothesline. Moxley goes for a Death Rider, but Robinson gets out and rolls him up for a two count. Robinson then annihilates him with a clothesline.

Both men are down. Moxley challenges Robinson to hit him. They trade punches while staggering on their feet. Robinson head-butts him, so Moxley head-butts him back and hits some forearms before slapping him. Robinson then spins him with a slap. Moxley takes him down and hits a flying knee. Robinson gets out of a Death Rider and punches him. Robinson then stuns him with a Left Hand of God. Robinson then takes him down with a second Left Hand of God. Robinson goes for a Pulp Friction, but Moxley gets out. Moxley hits a double arm DDT before hitting the Death Rider for the win!

Winner by Pinfall and still IWGP US Heavyweight Champion: Jon Moxley

Moxley celebrates in the ring and says he owns Wrestle Kingdom. All of a sudden, Minoru Suzuki makes his way to the ring. Suzuki removes his jacket and pants and is dressed to fight! Suzuki goes face-to-face with Moxley. The crowd is absolutely buzzing. They start trading forearms. Suzuki applies a rear naked choke before hitting a Gotch-Style Piledriver. Suzuki stands over Moxley before picking up the US Championship. Suzuki asks Moxley who he thinks he’s picking a fight with. He is the king of professional wrestling Minoru Suzuki. Suzuki says he’s picking up the fight and puts a foot on Moxley while standing tall.

Moxley comes to in the ring and attacks a young lion thinking it is Suzuki. Moxley leaves the ring looking very disoriented.

Video Package: NEVER Open Heavyweight Championship

NEVER Open Heavyweight Championship
Hirooki Goto vs. KENTA (c)

Goto takes Kenta down and punches away at him as the bell sounds. Kenta reverses a whip, but Goto reverses a hip toss. Goto big boots him, so Kenta gets out of the ring to recover. Goto immediately catches him, puts him in the ring, clotheslines him in the corner, and hits a running bulldog for a two count. Kenta leaves the ring again, but Goto again catches him and puts him in the ring. Goto attacks him and hits a snapmare before hitting a stiff kick to the back. Kenta kicks out at one. Goto stomps him and sends him into the ropes, but Kenta stuns him with a big boot. Kenta throws him out of the ring. Goto gets in, so Kenta knees him and sends him out of the ring again. Goto gets on the apron, so Kenta big boots him to the floor. Kenta whips him into the barricade and removes his t-shirt. Kenta then viciously kicks him in the chest. Kenta sends him into the barricade again before getting in the ring. Goto gets in the ring, so Kenta throws him out and kicks him in the back. Kenta attacks him on the ramp and DDTs him. Kenta gets in the ring and taunts the crowd. Goto barely gets in the ring at the 19 count. Kenta again throws him out of the ring, and the crowd is booing him. Goto gets in the ring, so Kenta knees him down and kicks him in the back for a two count. Kenta knees away at him and swipes his feet on his face. Kenta then applies a chin lock, but Goto fights up. Kenta quickly takes him down. Kenta viciously kicks him in the chest a few times before Goto blocks one. Kenta forearms him and goes for a kick, but Goto takes him down with a discus clothesline.

Kenta and Goto go back and forth in the corner trading elbow flurries to the face. Goto then floors him with a strike to the face. Goto sends Kenta to the corner for a rolling wheel kick. Goto follows up with a back suplex for a near fall. Goto goes for an ushigoroshi, but Kenta rakes the eyes. Kenta follows up with a scoop powerslam. Kenta goes to the top rope for a flying clothesline for a near fall. Kenta peppers him with some light kicks to the face before hitting a DDT. Kenta puts him on the ropes and jumps onto him. Goto goes for a knee, but Kenta moves. Goto then connects with an ushigoroshi.

Goto grabs Kenta, but Kenta counters into a LeBell Lock. Goto screams in pain, but he gets a foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Kenta kicks him in the ribs and back a few times before kicking him in the head. Kenta then connects with a draping DDT. Kenta destroys him with a big running dropkick in the corner before going to the top rope for a vicious double stomp. Kenta picks up a near fall. Kenta charges for a Psycho Knee, but Goto stops him. Kenta instead goes to a sleeper hold. Kenta takes him down and hits a PK. Kenta connects with a Psycho Knee for a near fall. Kenta is upset. Kenta goes for the Go 2 Sleep, but Goto blocks it. Kenta forearms him, so Goto takes him down with a head-butt. Kenta gets to his feet, and Goto hits a clothesline. Kenta doesn’t go down and hits a strike combo. Kenta hits a clothesline, but Goto is still standing. Goto then floors him with a clothesline for a near fall.

Kenta blocks a kicks from Goto and hits some palm strikes. Kenta hits some vicious palm strikes, but Goto moves forward. Kenta fights out of a move. Goto hits a GTW and eventually hits a GTR for the win!

Winner by Pinfall and new NEVER Open Heavyweight Champion: Hirooki Goto

An announcement runs down the big events coming up for NJPW in 2020.

Jay White w/ Gedo vs. Kota Ibushi

The bell rings, and White casually gets out of the ring and takes a stroll. Gedo gets in the ring, and Ibushi catches him. Gedo gets out of the ring. Ibushi avoids a blindside from White and hits a running kick. Ibushi hits a spin kick to the midsection before kicking him down. Ibushi follows up with a standing moonsault for a two count. Ibushi pulls White back into the ring and forearms him. White tries to leave the ring again, but Ibushi stops him. White quickly snaps Ibushi off the ropes and knocks him off the apron into the barricade. Ibushi doesn’t even put his arms up as he hits the barricade chest-first. Wow. White goes outside and sends Ibushi ribs-first into the barricade. Ibushi again takes it full force. White then puts him on the apron and slams the chest down. White gets him in the ring and covers for a one count.

White chokes Ibushi in the ring before the referee admonishes him. White gets in the referee’s face. White hits a neckbreaker for a two count. White kicks him in the head while cursing at him before applying a chin lock. Ibushi fights up and pushes him to the ropes. White boots him back and charges, but Ibushi hits a snap hurricanrana that sends White to the apron. White goes outside to recover. Ibushi catches him with a plancha before putting him back in the ring. Ibushi hits a missile dropkick and charges, but White moves. Ibushi catches him with a scoop powerslam before immediately going to the second rope for a moonsault. Ibushi lands on White’s face and picks up a near fall. White elbows him back, but Ibushi keeps advancing. White pulls the hair and DDTs him. White attacks him in the corner before hitting a DV-DDT for a near fall. White yells at the crowd before going for a uranage, but Ibushi blocks it. White then pulls him down by the hair. Ibushi blocks a suplex attempt, so White uppercuts him a few times. Ibushi counters a suplex into a bastard driver for a near fall.

Ibushi strikes away at White, but White fights back with a flurry of vicious elbows and clubs. Ibushi doesn’t feel it and takes White down with one strike. Ibushi stands over White, and White is backing up in fear. White gets up and forearms him, but Ibushi immediately responds with a forearm that collapses White. White pulls himself up on the ropes and hits a forearm. Ibushi again floors him with a forearm. Ibushi gets him to his feet and shouts at him. Ibushi punches him down before getting a nearly unconscious White to his feet. White hits some weak forearms, and Ibushi simply knocks him down. Ibushi again gets him to his feet and talks trash. White viciously slaps him in the face. Ibushi takes the punishment and wipes him out with a clothesline. Ibushi picks him up for a lawn dart, but White gets out. White pushes the referee into Ibushi to distract him. White then hits a complete shot followed by a German Suplex. White hits a Blade Runner followed by a Kiwi Krusher for a near fall. Ibushi tries to fight back, but White annihilates him with a Snap Saito.

White puts Ibushi on the top rope for a superplex. Ibushi fights it, and Gedo gets on the apron. White rakes the eyes and clubs away at Ibushi. Ibushi falls to the apron. White pulls him up while still on the ropes. Ibushi climbs the ropes, but White sweeps the feet to land him ribs-first on the top rope. White pulls him up to the top rope and hits a super uranage for a near fall! White legitimately spikes him on his head with a sleeper suplex. White gets Ibushi up, and Ibushi stuns him with a V-Trigger. They’re both down now. Ibushi gets up and rolls White up before hitting a vicious German Suplex on his neck for a near fall. Ibushi quickly follows up with a bummer ye for another near fall. Ibushi goes for a Kamigoye, but White counters into a Blade Runner attempt. White then sends Ibushi into the referee.

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Gedo gets in the ring with a chair and cracks Ibushi in the back. Ibushi absorbs the punishment and slowly turns to look at Gedo. Gedo kicks him, but Ibushi doesn’t feel it. Ibushi then hits a heart punch that KOs Gedo. Ibushi viciously knees White in the face before hitting a sit-out last ride, but the referee is still down. Trainers are attending to the referee at ringside, but Ibushi goes outside and puts him back in the ring. Ibushi grabs White, but he falls down. Ibushi viciously kicks him before hitting a Kamigoye… but Gedo pulls the referee out of the ring! Gedo gets in the ring and takes out brass knuckles. Ibushi blocks a punch from Gedo, but White throws a chair into Ibushi’s face. Gedo then levels Ibushi with the brass knuckles. White pulls an unconscious Ibushi up and hits a straitjacket Bloody Sunday. White goes for a Blade Runner and almost loses him due to exhaustion. White then hits a vicious Blade Runner for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Jay White

White celebrates with Gedo in the ring. White then attacks Ibushi again and hits another Blade Runner. White stands tall with Gedo.

Video Package: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho

If Tanahashi can defeat Chris Jericho, he will receive an opportunity at Jericho’s AEW World Heavyweight Championship.

The bell rings, and the crowd is buzzing. They lock up, and Jericho pushes him off before mocking Tanahashi’s name and posing. They lock up, and Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Jericho whips him off and goes for a shoulder block, but Tanahashi doesn’t go down. Jericho poses, but Tanahashi poses back at him. Jericho hits a headlock takeover, but Tanahashi fights up and hits a headlock takeover of his own. They’re at a stalemate. Jericho wrenches the arm and elbows the limb. Tanahashi fights back and takes Jericho down. Tanahashi wrenches the arm before sending him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Jericho chops the chest and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Jericho applies a hammerlock, but Tanahashi reverses the pressure. Tanahashi backs him to the corner and elbows him. Jericho sidesteps an avalanche, but Tanahashi elbows him back and hits a springboard cross-body block. Tanahashi hits a hip toss and mocks Jericho’s “Come On Baby” foot on chest pin. They exchange stiff strikes before Tanahashi sends him to the ropes. Jericho holds on and pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Tanahashi gets on the apron, so Jericho hits a springboard dropkick to send him to the floor. The crowd boos as he poses.

Jericho goes outside and whips him into the barricade. Jericho swings the barricade into Tanahashi’s head and grabs a camera from a photographer. Jericho gives Tanahashi the middle finger and takes a picture. Jericho sends Tanahashi into the barricade and lays him on a commentary table. Jericho clears the English commentary team and DDTs Takahashi on the table! The top of Tanahashi’s head grazes the edge of the table before he falls to the floor. Jericho sends Tanahashi to ringside and rolls him back into the ring.

Jericho knees Tanahashi down before stomping him. Jericho comes off the middle rope with a diving knee drop for a near fall. The English commentators do not have their headsets fixed yet. Tanahashi forearms away at him, but Jericho quickly floors him with a double underhook backbreaker followed by a dropkick to the head. Jericho plays air guitar and stomps Tanahashi’s head. Jericho goes to the top rope and continues to mock the air guitar. Jericho goes for a top rope splash, but Tanahashi moves. Tanahashi smiles mischievously and punches Jericho. Jericho throws him over the top rope, but Tanahashi skins the cat before taking Jericho down. Jericho takes him back down by sending him into the referee to take him out. Jericho removes his weightlifting belt before slapping it off Tanahashi’s back. The English commentators are back. Tanahashi desperately low blows Jericho. Tanahashi forearms him back to the corner but Jericho boots him back. Jericho goes for a bulldog, but Tanahashi sends him to the corner and splashes him. Tanahashi goes to the second rope and hits a summersault senton for a near fall.Tanahashi punches away at him before hitting the ropes. Jericho elbows him down and goes for a Lionsault, but Tanahashi pushes him to the floor! Tanahashi goes to the top rope and hits a cross-body block to the floor on Jericho. Jericho gets on the apron at the 18 count.

Tanahashi grabs the leg and hits a dragon screw on the rope. Tanahashi quickly dropkicks him and hits another dragon screw on the ropes. Tanahashi goes for a Sling Blade, but Jericho counters into a Codebreaker attempt. Tanahashi hits a dragon screw and viciously attacks the knee. Tanahashi goes to the top rope for a frog splash, but Jericho gets the knees up. Jericho hits a big Lionsault, but he can’t follow up as his knee is too hurt. Jericho finally covers, but Tanahashi kicks out.

Jericho goes for the Judas Effect, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi hits a straitjacket German Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi hits the ropes, but Jericho takes him down for the Liontamer! Tanahashi fights the pain and tries to get to the ropes, but Jericho drags him to the center of the ring. Tanahashi twists out and punches Jericho before twisting him off. Tanahashi follows up with a Sling Blade. Tanahashi hits a form of the GTR and goes to the top rope. Tanahashi comes off the top rope, but Jericho counters into a Codebreaker out of mid-air! Jericho covers, but Tanahashi kicks out. Jericho sizes Tanahashi up, but he ducks a Judas Effect. Tanahashi hits Jericho with a Codebreaker for a near fall. Jericho counters a Sling Blade into a Liontamer attempt. Tanahashi counters into an inside cradle for a near fall. Tanahashi connects with a twist and shout before hitting a Sling Blade for a near fall. Jericho just barely kicked out.

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Tanahashi signals to the crowd and goes to the top rope. Tanahashi goes for a diving cross-body block, but Jericho rolls through and goes for a Liontamer. Jericho turns him over and applies the hold. Jericho is bleeding from the mouth. Tanahashi fights it, so Jericho adjusts the angle to put the pressure on the neck. Tanahashi has no choice but to tap out!

Winner by Submission: Chris Jericho

Video Package: Double Championship Match

Double Championship Match
IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito vs. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada

The bell rings, and the crowd erupts. Okada and Naito just stand across the ring from one another, listening to the crowd chant. They approach each other before backing up a few times. They finally lock up and Okada pushes him to the corner. Naito quickly turns him before Okada turns him. Okada gives a clean break before teasing a chop. Okada sends him into the ropes, leapfrogs him, ducks two clotheslines, and Okada elbows him down. Okada whips him to the corner and charges with an elbow. Okada follows him with a big DDT for a near fall. Okada picks him up and slams him down before going to the apron for a slingshot senton. Okada hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Naito fights up, but Okada takes him down and hits a sliding kick. Naito soon takes him down and hits a sliding kick on Okada. Naito sends him to the corner, kicks him, and hits a slingshot dropkick in the corner. Naito goes for a neckbreaker, but Okada blocks it. Naito quickly sweeps the feet before hanging him off the apron and hitting a neckbreaker on the floor. Naito takes his time before stomping him. Naito gets him in the ring and hits another neckbreaker for a two count. Naito hits another neckbreaker before applying a full nelson with his legs. Naito manages to get his foot on the bottom rope. Naito stomps the neck and elbows him a few times. Naito clubs the neck and applies a neck cravat. Okada fights out, but Naito clubs the neck and spits on him. Okada reverses a whip to the corner, but Naito elbows him back. Naito charges, but Okada turns him inside out with a big boot.

Okada kips up and starts punching Naito before connecting with a big flapjack. Okada backs up to the corner and sizes him up. Naito blocks a big boot, and they trade forearms. Okada gets out of a sunset flip before hitting an emerald fusion neckbreaker on the knee. Okada connects with a scoop slam before going to the top rope. Okada catches him with a flying elbow drop and poses for the crowd. Naito counters a Rainmaker with some big elbows to the neck. Okada ducks and hits the ropes, but Naito floors him with a big spinebuster. Naito puts him on the top rope and hits a super hurricanrana. We’re 15 minutes into this. Naito gets him to his feet and goes for a Gloria, but Okada fights out. Okada hits some forearms and an uppercut. Naito feigns a punch and kicks him instead. Okada quickly explodes out of the corner with a big shotgun dropkick. Naito boots Okada back in the corner twice before going to the top rope. Okada then dropkicks him off the top rope to the floor! Okada goes outside and slams Naito’s knee on the ground. Naito’s knee was worked on by Jay White last night. Okada clubs Naito and clears the commentary table. Naito hits a knee breaker before hitting a knee breaker on the commentary table. Okada gets in the ring and is looking for a count-out. Naito is still over the barricade at 15 seconds. Somehow he gets back in the ring at 19!

Okada immediately goes to the top rope and hits a big missile dropkick for a near fall. Okada grabs a waistlock, and Naito tries to elbow out. Okada hits a German Suplex and goes for a Rainmaker, but Naito ducks it and catches him with a huge tornado DDT. Naito slowly gets up and hits a big Gloria on Okada’s neck. Naito gets Okada on the second rope. His knee is in rough shape. Naito hits an unreal super poisonrana that lands Okada directly on his head and covers… but Okada kicks out! Naito hits an enzuigiri. Okada comes back with a Rainmaker attempt, but Naito gets out. Okada starts to forearm him, but Naito floors him with a flying forearm. Okada gets out of a Destino, but Naito hits a combo kick and connects with the Destino, but Okada kicks out again! The crowd is in shock.

Naito signals for the end. Okada gets out of a Destino and dropkicks him down. Both men are down for a bit. They pull each other up and connect with forearms to the face, gaining speed as they go. Okada pulls him up to his feet and hits a forearm. Naito spits in his face and forearms him. Okada forearms him back, and they’re just wildly trading forearms now. Naito avoids a Rainmaker and punches him. Okada connects with a Rainmaker and picks him up. Naito goes for a Destino, but Okada counters into a tombstone piledriver. Okada follows up with a Rainmaker, but Naito kicks out! Okada is in disbelief.

Okada goes for a sit-out driver, but Naito fights it and slides out. Naito is down on the canvas. Okada picks him up, and Naito spits in his face. Okada viciously slams the injured knee off the mat three times. Naito is writhing in pain. Okada connects with two stiff Rainmakers before shouting. Naito ducks a third Rainmaker and hits a Destino! Naito holds his knee in pain for just a moment before covering, and Okada kicks out! Naito hits a scoop slam and goes to the top rope for a Stardust Press, but Okada still manages to kick out! The announcer states we’re at the 35 minute mark. Okada counters a Destino, but Naito comes right back with a Valentina. Naito hits one more Destino for the win!

Winner by Pinfall and Double Champion: Tetsuya Naito

Tetsuya Naito is the first double champion in the company’s history. Naito is the IWGP Heavyweight Champion and the IWGP Intercontinental Champion. Naito struggles to stand on his injured knee before the referee raises his arm.

Naito says winning in the main event in the Tokyo Dome feels pretty good. Naito tells Okada they’ll do this again. Okada raises a fist in acknowledgment. Music plays as the referee hands Naito the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Naito grabs the microphone and says the people around the world have finally seen him flip the script. Naito asks what he will do with the two belts. Naito has one thing he wants to say. He will never forget this weekend. With these two belts, he will now take steps forward into the future. That just about brings them to the end, so it’s time to end in style. For the first time in the Tokyo Dome, everyone can get ready to join in: Naito shouts his catchphrase as the crowd sings along.

All of a sudden, KENTA attacks him from behind! The crowd loudly boos. KENTA floors him with a running kick before taking him out with a Go 2 Sleep. KENTA punches away at him and picks up the two championship belts. KENTA sits cross-legged on Naito and poses with the two titles. KENTA then walks off. Naito is then helped out of the ring.

 


Quick Match Results

— Ryu Lee and Hiromu Takahashi def. Naoki Sano and Jushin Thunder Liger; Jushin Thunder Liger’s retirement match
— SHO and YOH def. El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
— Zack Sabre Jr. def. SANADA to retain the British Heavyweight Championship
— Jon Moxley def. Juice Robinson to retain the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship
— Hirooki Goto def. KENTA to win the NEVER Open Heavyweight Championship
— Jay White def. Kota Ibushi
— Chris Jericho def. Hiroshi Tanahashi via Submission
— Tetsuya Naito def. Kazuchika Okada to become the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion

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