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NJPW King of Pro Wrestling
Saturday, Week 2, October 2017
Ryōgoku Kokugikan
10,300 Attendance
Show Rating 100 A*





Ryusuke Taguchi, Ricochet, Katsuya Kitamura & David Finlay defeated Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata in 9:54 when Ricochet pinned Hiroyoshi Tenzan after a 450. 82 B



Hirooki Goto, Rocky Romero, Beretta, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, TAKA Michinoku, Taichi & Takashi Iizuka in 8:35 when Hirooki Goto pinned Taichi with a GTR. 77 B




EVIL, BUSHI & SANADA defeated Bad Luck Fale, Cody & Marty Scurll in 13:10 when SANADA forced Marty Scurll to tap out to the Skull End.
Los Ingobernables de Japon make their 3rd title defence. 79 B





War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson) defeated Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa) in 12:56 when War Machine hit Fallout on Tanga Roa.
War Machine make their 3rd title defence. 82 B






KUSHIDA defeated Will Ospreay in 19:59 when KUSHIDA made Ospreay tap out to the Hoverboard lock.
KUSHIDA makes his 3rd title defence. 89 A

Backstage a distraught Will Ospreay made a promise that he would come back better than ever in the future and finally beat KUSHIDA in a one on one match.


After the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title match there was a break for a special presentation for the announcement of the teams competing in the upcoming Super Jr Tag Tournament which is taking place during the Power Struggle tour.


Los Ingobernables de Japon
BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi


Bullet Club
Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson


IWGP Jr Tag Team Champions
Taguchi Japan
Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet


Suzuki-Gun
TAKA Michinoku & Taichi


Chaos
Will Ospreay & Rocky Romero


Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask


Takuya Nomura & Hirai Kawato


Suzuki-gun
El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru




Michael Elgin defeated Juice Robinson in 16:45 when Big Mike used the Elgin Bomb to pick up the win.
Michael Elgin makes his 1st title defence. 88 B+




Tetsuya Naito defeated Tomohiro Ishii in 21:20 when Naito used two Destinos to pin Ishii. 90 A
Post-match Naito took to the mic to thank the fans for coming to the show and supporting him, he said he can now fully concentrate on winning the IWGP Heavyweight Title at Wrestle Kingdom in the main event.





Kota Ibushi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in 18:43 to win the IWGP Intercontinental Title when Ibushi used the Last Ride Powerbomb to pin Tanahashi after he kicked out of the Kamigoye. 94 A
While talking to the media after the match Ibushi mentioned he was extremely happy to win his first heavyweight gold in NJPW and that he would be appearing at shows full time going forward.




Kazuchika Okada defeated Kenny Omega in 41:54 following three Rainmakers in a row to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title. 99 A*
Kazuchika Okada makes his 9th title defence.
With the win Kazuchika Okada will pass Shinya Hashimoto's 489 day record as the longest ever IWGP Heavyweight Title reign.



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