08-15-2017, 11:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2015
NJPW Destruction in Fukushima
Saturday, Week 2, September 2017
Fukushima Big Pallette
Show Rating 88 B+
Katsuya Kitamura, Tetsuhiro Yagi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima defeated Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Tomoyuki Oka & Shota Umino in 7:54 when Tenzan made Umino tap out to the Anaconda Vise. 72 B-
Good showing for the young lions, will be interesting to see how much longer until Oka and Kitamura break through from taking pinfalls to picking up wins if they continue to impress.
Cody, Tanga Roa & Tama Tonga defeated Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson & Hirai Kawato in 8:43 when Tama Tonga hit a Gun Stun on Kawato. 81 B
Tama picks up a win ahead of challenging for the tag titles again in 2 weeks.
Will Ospreay, YOSHI-HASHI, Gedo & Jado defeated Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Manabu Nakanishi & David Finlay in 7:21 when YOSHI-HASHI pinned Tiger Mask following Karma. 73 B-
Literally just a match to get people on the card... NEXT
Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Ricochet, KUSHIDA & Michael Elgin in 14:54 when El Desperado hit KUSHIDA with Pinche Loco to pin the champion. 79 B
El Desperado pins KUSHIDA again and takes the momentum and potentially the psychological advantage into their title match in Hiroshima.
Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano defeated Takashi Iizuka, TAKA Michinoku, Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr in 14:59 after Tomohiro Ishii hit a brainbuster on Taka. 75 B-
A blow for Killer Elite Squad who were looking to pick up a high profile victory going into their IWGP Tag Title match but great news for Okada and his Chaos teammates.
BUSHI, SANADA & EVIL defeated The Elite in 21:43 to retain their NEVER Openweight 6-Man Titles in a great match after Evil used Evil on Matt Jackson.
Los Ingobernables de Japon make their 3rd title defence. 88 B+
A really good match, wasn't expecting it to get such a high score but the three heavyweights in the match all put in great performances.
Tetsuya Naito defeated Bad Luck Fale in 13:45 following a Destino by Naito to retain his title shot at Wrestle Kingdom 12.
During the match the Young Bucks came out to ringside in an attempt to help Fale but BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi came to make the save dragging them to the back allowing Naito get the clean win.86 B+
Post-match Tomohiro Ishii appeared and took down Naito with an Ishii Driller while being drowned with boos from the Pro-Naito crowd. Ishii then took to the mic to remind Naito that has beaten him twice in 2017 already and he intends to do it again at King of Pro Wrestling. 85 B+
Hiroshi Tanahasi defeated Zack Sabre Jr in 20:20 following 3 consecutive High Fly Flows to retain his IWGP Intercontinental Champion and gets his revenge from the G1 Climax defeat.
Zack came to the ring alone, unlike his G1 Climax singles matches where he usually had backup from El Desperado, a move that could have potentially cost him the belt.89 A
Post-match Hiroshi Tanahashi thanked the fans for coming out and helping him retain his title and played air guitar to close out the show. 92 A
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