New IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Crowned At Wrestle Kingdom Night 2

Hiromu Takahashi has done it again!

For the second year in a row, Takahashi has captured the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship with a win over "The Bone Soldier" Taiji Ishimori. This marks Hiromu's fourth title win and the third time he's captured the crown at Wrestle Kingdom.

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IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi


Taiji Ishimori and Hiromu Takahashi begin the match by locking up in the center of the ring. Takahashi is controlling the match against Ishimori, and both competitors are out of the ring now. Takahashi slams Ishimori on the ramp. Takahashi walks up the entranceway and then comes running back and looks as if he will attempt a dropkick of sorts, but Ishimori stops it and slams Takahashi onto the ramp. Now, both Ishimori and Takahashi are in the ring. Ishimori is controlling the match, and he is punishing Takahashi. Takahashi recovers, and both guys are outside of the ring, and Takahashi hits the shotgun dropkick onto Ishimori.


Both competitors are in the ring, and Hiromu Takahashi hits the Falcon Arrow on Ishimori, but Ishimori kicks out. Takahashi now goes for the Death Valley Driver, but Ishimori avoids it and now hits Takahashi with a sliding German suplex. Ishimori now does a 450 Splash and follows it up by putting Takahashi in a Labelle Lock. Ishimori counters a pop-up powerbomb into a Frankensteiner. Takahashi is up, and he nails Ishimori with a Wheelbarrow Flatliner. Takahashi hits the Death Valley Driver on Ishimori. Then he goes for the Time Bomb, but Ishimori gets out of it, and soon Ishimori hits Takahashi with the Canadian Destroyer. Takahashi and Ishimori are up, and Takahashi absolutely hammers Ishimori with a big forearm. Now, Ishimori is landing multiple forearms on Hiromu. Ishimori lands a powerful shoulderbreaker on Takahashi. Ishimori goes for the La Mystica and turns it into a Lebelle Lock, Takahashi grabs for the ropes, but Ishimori rolls him into the middle of the ring.


Ishimori hits Takahashi with the Lungblower but only gets a two count on Hiromu. Hiromu Takahashi now counters another La Mystica into an elevated flatliner but only gets a two count. Takahashi absolutely nails Ishimori with a devastating lariat, and now Ishimori is hit with a Death Valley Driver, which sends him into the exposed corner. Ishimori now counters Takahashi's Time Bomb 2.0 into the Bone Lock. Takahashi, a short time later, gets out of the Bloody Cross and hits the suplex flatliner. Takahashi hits the Time Bomb 2 and goes for the pin. The ref counts 1, 2, 3, and we now have a new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi.


Winner: Hiromu Takahashi

Takahashi was the first wrestler to capture gold on night two. Keep up with everything happening at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 night two with Fightful's ongoing coverage.

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