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Chase Owens Vs Bad Luck Fale Vs BUSHI Vs Toru Yano
This is for the Kings of Pro Wrestling 2021 title.
The match started with Fale and Owens two sweeting each other and Fale giving Owens the two sweet of doom and nearly pinned him to start the match.
The match is one fall only so it’s not elimination. Owens and Fale used a double team maneuver and Owens had BUSHI pinned. But as he bridged on his suplex, Fale kicked out his leg. They both grabbed the referee which allowed Yano to give them the double low blow. He then pinned BUSHI to win the 2021 version of the title he had in 2020.
Winner: Toru Yano
Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi Vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
That’s two matches in a row that were underwhelming. Lots of goofy interference. Desperado eventually pinned Taguchi with the Pinche Loco.
Winner: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
Jeff Cobb Vs Shingo Takagi
They quickly went to the outside which allowed Jeff to catch Shingo in a bear hug and then he tossed him over his head with a crazy suplex.
— Ciaràn (@CiaranRH) January 5, 2021
Jeff teased giving Shingo the Razor’s Edge from the edge of the apron and to the floor, but Shingo got loose and knocked Jeff down to the floor and then hit a dive to the outside.
Shingo hit a DVD on Cobb and then a superplex. He hit a wheel barrel suplex and tried to hit a sliding lariat before Cobb, who was sitting, caught him, got up and then did a t-bone suplex. They went nose to nose and each knocked the hell out of each other and both finally collapsed.
Cobb went for the Tour of the Islands, but Shingo wiggled out of it and then hit a chop block and dragon screw leg whip on Cobb to take the big man off his feet. Shingo hit Made In Japan for a two count.
Cobb finally hit the Tour, but his knee went out on him. He finally made it over to cover Shingo and he had his foot on the bottom rope. He then grabbed the leg to cover him and Shingo kicked out.
Jeff went for the Tour again but Shingo wiggled out. Jeff hit the moonsault powerslam and when he went for the Tour again, he got clotheslined right in the face. They clotheslined each other. Cobb went for a headbutt and was hit with a forearm. Shingo went for Jeff’s moonsault powerslam, or something similar and he barely got him over. Shingo hit a pumping bomber and Cobb went ass over tea kettle. Shingo hit Last of the Dragon to win.
Winner: Shingo Takagi
Evil Vs SANADA
This started slow, but picked up. SANADA specifically seems fired up to perform. He hit a beautiful Tiger suplex. He went for the Skull End, but Evil rammed him into the turnbuckle. We had one last match, but Evil hit a beautiful superplex. Evil then put on the Scorpion Deathlock.
All of SANADA’s stuff looks tremendous and when he’s inspired, like he is tonight, he’s awesome. He gave Evil a beautiful high angle back suplex. Looked like poetry in motion.
SANADA missed a moonsault and landed on his feet. Evil rushed him and he went for the Skull End. Evil grabbed his leg and threw it into the referee. That allowed Dick Togo to interfere and hit SANADA with a chair. He and Evil hit SANADA with the Magic Killer. Togo went to the top. SANADA kicked Evil toward the rope and Togo fell off the top rope and to the floor.
Referee was back from his siesta and SANADA almost stole the pin with a small package. SANADA put the Skull End on. SANADA went for one moonsault and hit it and then went back up and Evil got his knees up. Evil hooked the referee which allowed Togo to use a wire to choke out SANADA. Togo was drop kicked onto a table that was perched to the outside. Togo kind of jumped into it.
SANADA rolled up Evil for a two count. SANADA took a suplex on his head. SANADA blocked a low blow and hit his own Everything is Evil followed by a pop-up TKO and moonsault off the top to win the match.
Hiromu Takahashi Vs Taiji Ishimori
After a fun start of quick moves and transitions, Hiromu went back up the ramp, got a running start and was going to shoot a running dropkick on Ishimori. But he couldn’t see that Ishimori was already up and Ishimori side slammed him. Looked weird because of the camera angle; almost like Hiromu was dumb for trying.
Hiromu did the same thing and hit it, this time from the apron to the floor. Back in the ring, Hiromu was reaching for the bottom rope and Ishimori did a 450 splash right on his arm. Now he’s working the Yes lock.
Hiromu is selling his shoulder. There was a sequence where Hiromu went for the Time Bomb, didn’t get it, but hit a German suplex with Ishimori coming off the ropes at record speed. It ended with Ishimori hitting a Canadian Destroyer.
Ishimori started to unload on Hiromu with right hand after right hand. The work was amazing and it looked brutal. Ishimori hit a brutal shoulder breaker. Hiromu is taking a beating. Ishimori put him back into the Yes lock.
— Ciaràn (@CiaranRH) January 5, 2021
Hiromu finally reached the ropes after screaming in pain. Ishimori also started attacking the bad hand which Hiromu injured last night.
After withstanding a beating, Hiromu hit a Time Bomb to win the match. Pretty tremendous sell job here and Ishimori’s offense was fierce.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi
Jay White Vs Kota Ibushi
Methodical start to this one as White trolls both the audience and Ibushi. Most of the match so far is White dominating a tired Ibushi.
Ibushi did hit a Bastard Driver which changed the momentum. He charged for a running knee, but missed and White gave him a German suplex. White gave him a tremendous Rock Bottom. White hit a Kiwi Crusher for a two count. Ibushi hit a bom a ye for a two. White used his legs on the ropes in a pin attempt, but Red Shoes realized he had his feet on the ropes. Ibushi kicked him right in the face.
Ibushi went to the top, but Gedo jumped on the apron, allowing White to grab Ibushi. He started attacking Ibushi’s leg with dragon screws. White keeps kicking Ibushi in the face, but it’s only making Ibushi angry. Now he’s hitting him in the face with forearms and he’s no selling. And now Ibushi is going on the offensive with kicks and forearms. He’s now kicking him right in the ass.
— SirLARIATO (@SirLARIATO) January 5, 2021
White begs Ibushi to just pin him as a way to goad him into something. Ibushi just starts hitting him in the face. Red Shoes came in to break it up and Ibushi pushed him away. White then hit Ibushi low. He took Ibushi outside and rammed his back into the rail and his stomach into the edge of the apron all while telling him, “Fuck you!”
Back inside the ring, he dropped Ibushi right on his head twice with German suplexes. Ibushi came back, but was too weak to cover. He hit the Last Ride for two. He went for the Kamigoye, but then was dropped on his head again. And then he did it again before using a Regal Plex for a two. Ibushi reversed a blade runner into a Kamigoye for a two count. Ibushi then hit the Phoenix Splash but Gedo pulled out the referee.
Ibushi hit Gedo with the Kamigoye. Jay hit the Blade Runner for a nutty two count. White locked in a submission. Ibushi went for the V-trigger, but White blocked it and hit another Regal Plex. Ibushi hit a V-trigger. Ibushi hit two Kamigoyes to win the match.
Winner: Kota Ibushi