Follow along with us. We have Wrestle Kingdom 14 night two live coverage featuring Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito for the double title in the main event.
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NEVER Openweight 6-man Tag Team Gauntlet Match
The first two teams in are Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, and Chase Owens vs Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, and Robbie Eagles.
Eagles was about to eat Fale’s finisher, but he got out and Fale ate two superkicks from Eagles and Yoshi-Hashi. Ishii hit Owens with a brainbuster to win the fall for Chaos.
Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru are in next. Eagles rolled up Kanemaru to win another fall for Chaos.
Evil, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi are in next. Evil and Ishii had some great action and there was a bit of a botch. Evil hit the Darkness Falls on Ishii and it looked like Ishii kicked out, but the referee called it three. He then hit the Everything Is Evil after Ishii got counted out, which was probably supposed to be the correct finish. LIJ is left standing.
Now the champs (Togi Makabe, Toru Yano and Ryusuke Taguchi) are in. Yano got a quick rollup to start the last fall for a near two count. Bushi spit black mist at Taguchi from the apron which allowed Shingo to hit the Made in Japan for the pin. We have new champs.
Winner: Evil, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi
Ryu Lee & Hiromu Takahashi Vs Naoki Sano and Jushin Thunder Liger
Lee and Takahashi kept Liger in the ring. When Takahashi tagged in Lee, he then pushed Sano off the mat so Liger couldn’t make the tag. Sano finally came in and hit a drop kick on both guys.
Some really good wrestling in the match, but it ended with Liger taking the Time Bomb for the pin.
Winner: Ryu Lee & Hiromu Takahash
Liger did a promo at the end but I didn’t catch what he said as I had to switch over to the Japanese feed since the English feed went down.
Sho & Yoh Vs Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
Ishimori and Phantasmo are a really good tag team. They hung Sho upside down and both stepped on his testicles. That wasn’t nice. Phantasmo had the belt to hit Sho, but Rocky Romero took the belt from him. Phantasmo went to hit Sho in the balls, but Sho was wearing a cup so he hurt his hand. They double teamed Phantasmo and finally Sho hit the shock arrow for the pin. Sho and Yoh are the new champs.
That was a fun match.
Winner: Sho & Yoh
SANADA Vs Zack Sabre Jr.
We missed most of this match live because of NJPW World issues. We caught the end which was ZSJ winning with the European clutch after a ton of reversals.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
Juice Robinson Vs Jon Moxley
This was a really physical match. Juice hit his big left hand on a chair which ricocheted as Moxley was about to slam him with a chair. Down the stretch, Juice went for the Pulp Friction, but Moxley turned it into a German suplex. Juice followed up with a German of his own. Juice got a nearfall on after blocking a Death Rider.
They traded headbutts. Moxley hit a big knee. Juice hit two left hands. Moxley reversed the Pulp Friction into two Death Riders to get the fall.
Winner: Jon Moxley
Minoru Suzuki came out and they battled with forearms until Suzuki Gotch’d Moxley.
Hirooki Goto Vs KENTA
Goto beat a countout at 19 and then KENTA threw him right back outside of the ring.
Kenta is relentless with his kicks toward Goto, including ones to the head. He hit a double foot stomp from the top rope and then sat down on him. They traded lariats and Goto no sold KENTA’s and killed him with one of his own for a two count. They traded open hand slaps to the side of the neck. Goto finally won with the GTR.
The early part of the match wasn’t much, but the last five minutes was straight up violence.
Winner: Hirooki Goto
Jay White Vs Kota Ibushi
Jay launched Kota out of the ring and Kota didn’t protect himself and took the rail neck first. The match isn’t as methodical as Jay’s match with Naito last night.
Jay and Kota were on the apron. Jay was sitting on the top rope. Kota went for a springboard rana, but White tripped him up and he fell stomach first right on the top rope. White suplexed Kota right on top of his head. Kota hit a kick. He was about to go for the Kamagoye, but White threw him into the ref who was knocked outside. Gedo came in and hit Kota with a soft chair shot to the back. Ibushi lit him up and he went to the outside. Kota hit the Last Ride on Jay but no referee was inside the ring.
Back in the ring, Ibushi hit the Kamagoye, but Gedo pulled the referee outside. Gedo came back inside with a four finger ring. Jay threw a chair that hit Ibushi in the head and then ricocheted back. Gedo then hit him with the knucks. White hit him with the Switch Blade for the win. Really good match.
Winner: Jay White
Tanahashi was dressed as Jericho.
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— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 5, 2020
Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs Chris Jericho
This is similar to Jericho’s heel matches. It’s slow and methodical. Jericho pulled Tanahashi out to the announcer’s table and gave him a DDT on it which knocked the announcers out of commission for a good five minutes. Jericho went to the top rope and did what could only be described as a frog splash belly flop.
— daniel (@early90spants) January 5, 2020
Tanahashi went on the offensive with dragon screws. Jericho did a Lionsault. Jericho put Tanahashi in the Boston Crab after he put his knees up on Tanahashi’s High Fly Flow. Tanahashi went back up and did it again, but Jericho caught him with the Code Breaker. Tanahashi hit him with his own Code Breaker. After a Twist & Shout, he went for the High Fly Flow again, but missed and Jericho transitioned it into the Boston Crab. Tanahashi surprisingly tapped out.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Tetsuya Naito Vs Kazuchika Okada
This match isn’t as good as the two best matches from last night, but it was still damn good; especially the last 10 minutes. It was around 40 minutes.
Okada was on the offensive for most of it, working on Naito’s knee. He tossed Naito knee first onto the table and Naito almost got counted out.
Naito finally got the offensive and gave Okada a poison-rana from the top rope. Okada landed more like a powerbomb, but it was still scary.
Naito hit a Destino for a two count. Okada hit two Rainmakers for a nearfall. Naito hit another Destino, but hesitated on the cover because of his knee. He then hit Stardust and Okada kicked out at 2 and 9/10. He finally hit another Destino to win the match. Tetsuya Naito is the champ champ.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito
KENTA attacked Naito after the match, giving him a GTS.