IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match
Roppongi 3K vs. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (c)
ELP beat up a Young Lion before the match just because he could. SHO was thrown into the barricade early on, allowing the champions to work over his partner with alternating tags and as many cheap shots and cowardly maneuvers as possible. Every time SHO got close to getting back to the apron, they would attack him again. ELP couldn’t help himself in taking extra shots at Rocky Romero and a few Young Lions, and eventually it allowed SHO to get past their defenses and make the hot tag.
SHO cleaned house and splashed Ishimori in the corner. He countered a neckbreaker attempt and hit a standing dropkick, but Phantasmo hit the ring to initiate yet another double team attack. YOH returned and somehow German suplexed both men, but he may have tagged back in too early as the champions were once again able to beat him down and put the boots to him in their corner. They mocked the “3K” pose and tried to hit the challenger’s own finisher, but YOH somehow countered it into a Canadian Destroyer on Ishimori.
ELP battled both men and actually hit a Styles Clash on YOH for a close nearfall. Ishimori threw one of the title belts into the ring but Rocky Romero stole it before they could use it. Phantasmo went to low blow YOH… but he was wearing a cup! The 3K connects! SHO heads to the top rope – SHOCK ARROW! 1…2…3!
Winners & New Champions: Roppongi 3K
RevPro British Heavyweight Championship Match
Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. SANADA
Sabre was way too cocky going into this, clearly assuming his submission game would make this an easy win. SANADA quickly took him to the mat time and time again, countering holds and whipping him around the ring, all with a smile on his face. Zack rolled out and threw a temper tantrum, kicking the barricade, but it was all a trap to bait in his opponent and throw him into the rails. From there he was able to slow things down for a few minutes, working limbs and trying to create an opening for himself.
After a beat SANADA mounted his comeback and launched into a flury of stiff uppercuts and forearm strikes. Zack gave ’em right back. He locked in a sleeper briefly and tried for the moonsault, but ended up crashing and burning. Zack nearly stole the win with some insanely close pinning combinations, about half of which I could actually name. He locked in the Octopus Stretch but SANADA wiggles free and tried for the Skull End. Sabre looked like he might be caught, but rolled through into a bridging pin – he got it!
Winner & Still Champion: Zack Sabre Jr.
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