RESULT: KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

A new champ is in the house.

This past August after suffering a gruesome injury at the G1 Special in California, Hiromu Takahashi was stripped of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship because he was not able to defend the title within a certain time period. In wake of Hiromu being stripped of the title, a tournament was announced to crown a new champion featuring Will Ospreay, KUSHIDA, BUSHI and Marty Scurll.

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KUSHIDA and BUSHI went one-on-one at 'Destruction In Kobe' to advance to the finals of the tournament and KUSHIDA got the best of BUSHI in that bout. Marty Scurll and Will Ospreay renewed their rivalry at 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed' and Scurll once again got the best Ospreay. The finals were then set as Scurll and KUSHIDA were set to clash for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at today's NJPW 'King Of Pro Wrestling' event. The two bulls went to war in the middle of the ring in a clash of styles and personalities but when it was all said and done it was KUSHIDA walking out on top and becoming a six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. 

(Here's an excerpt from Fightful's live coverage article of 'King Of Pro Wrestling'):


"Kushida gets Scurll down with a top rope Diablo Arm Bar, Scurll gets free and he slingshots Kushida into the bottom rope. Kushida recovers and he propels Scurll into the turnbuckle, Scurll then counters Back To The Future by getting Kushida in the chicken wing. Kushida gets free and Scurll gets him in a double wrist lock, Kushida gets free and Scurll nails him with a half nelson suplex. Kushida recovers and he nails Scurll with an Air Raid Crash, Kushida goes for the Hoverboard Lock and he couldn’t lock it due to the injured hand. Kushida goes for Back To the Future and Scurll rolls him up for the near fall, Scurll then hits Kushida with a power bomb followed by package DDT for a near fall. Scurll then hits Kushida with a lariat before going for his chicken wing, Kushida escapes and he hits Scurll with multiple Back To The Futures for the three count."


On a related note, Hiromu's faction Los Ingobernables de Japon gained a new member today and to find out who that is, click here.

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