What match went the longest last night?
New Japan Pro Wrestling returned to the United States on September 30th to present 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed'. There were nine matches on the card with two of those being for championships and one having championship implications. Stories coming out of the show were NXT Women's Champion Kairi Sane, Mae Young Classic finalist Io Shirai and NXT commentator Mauro Ranallo all being in attendance at the show. The current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Cody added to his resume' when he defeated Juice Robinson to become the new IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Champion and there was an unofficial main event proposed for 'King Of Pro Wrestling' on October 8th. Below are the official match times from last night's 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed' show:
1) Taguchi Japan (Jushin Thunder Liger, Ryusuke Taguchi and ACH) def. Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, SHO and YOH) 9:00
2) The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) def. Adam "Hangman" Page & Chase Owens 8:05
3) Jeff Cobb, Chris Sabin & Flip Gordon def. Hirooki Goto, Beretta & Chuckie T 12:00
4) Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr.) def. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and EVIL) 10:00
5) Jay White & Gedo def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA 9:00
6) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match - Marty Scurll def. Will Ospreay 16:45
7) IWGP Tag Team Championships - Guerrillas Of Destiny def. The Young Bucks (c) to become the new champions. 19:50
8) IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship - Cody (w/ Brandi Rhodes) def. Juice Robinson (c) to become the new champion. 16:50
9) Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) def. Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii 23:10
To catch up on the action from 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed', check out Fightful's coverage article of the show, and to hear some opinions on it, we have a recap podcast of the event that can be viewed and listed to by clicking here.