NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 Day 2 Results: The NEVER Openweight Title Is Defended, Plus Chaos Competes In Tag Team Action

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NEVER Openweight Title Match
Hirooki Goto def. Michael Elgin to win the title

Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Jay White & Tomohiro Ishii) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Evil, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, Taichi, Taka Michinoku, El Desparado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida, Togi Makabe, Toa Henare & Jeff Cobb def. Chaos (Toru Yano, Yoshi-Hashi, Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh)

Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori) def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Ren Narita

Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata def. Tomoyuki Oka & Shota Umino

Yota Tsuji fought Yuya Uemura to a time limit draw


Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura

The match begins with some chain wrestling between the competitors, Uemura starts wrenching away on the arm of Tsuji. Uemura goes for an arm bar and he switches to a short arm lock instead, Tsuji gets free and he works on the legs of Uemura. Uemura gets to the ropes and Tsuji stomps away on him, Tsuji also kicks away at the injured leg of Uemura before wrenching away on it. Tsuji transitions to a single leg crab against Uemura, Tsuji then applies a modified leg lock to Uemura until Uemura gets to the ropes. Tsuji picks Uemura up and he kicks away at him in the corner, Uemura recovers and nails a charging Tsuji with a back elbow strike. Uemura then slams Tsuji for a near fall on a pin attempt, Uemura applies the arm bar to a downed Tsuji. Uemura transitions to a kimura attempt and Tsuji makes it to the ropes, Tsuji recovers and nails Uemura with a drop kick.

Tsuji then slams Uemura before getting a near fall on a pin attempts, Tsuji continuously slams Uemura before getting another near fall. Tsuji applies the single leg crab to Uemura and Uemura gets to the ropes, Tsuji gets angry and he attacks the injured leg of Uemura. Uemura recovers and catches a charging Tsuji with a drop kick, Uemura applies the arm bar to Tsuji. Tsuji gets free and Uemura drops him before applying a second arm bar, Tsuji gets to the ropes just as the bell sounds to signal a draw.

Match Result: Draw

Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata vs. Tomoyuki Oka & Shota Umino

The match begins with Oka attacking Nakanishi with some forearm strikes, Nakanishi and Oka exchange shoulder tackles until Oka goes down. Nagata and Umino get tagged in by their respective partners, Umino and Nagata exchange forearm strikes until Umino drops Nagata with a drop kick. Umino slows things down a little by holding Nagata in a chin lock, Nagata gets free and he starts working over the arm of Umino. Nagata would then apply the single leg crab to a downed Umino, Nakanishi tags in and he works with Nagata to hit Umino with a double shoulder tackle. Nagata tags back in and he nails a cornered Umino with some strikes, Nakanishi tags back in and he also attacks Umino with some strikes. Nakanishi applies the Argentine Back Breaker to Umino and Oka interferes to break it up.

Nakanishi goes for a knee drop and Umino gets out of the way, Umino follows that up by nailing Nakanishi with a drop kick. Oka tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Oka catches Nakanishi with multiple avalanches followed by a head and arm suplex. Nakanishi fights back and he catches Oka with a series of strikes, Oka recovers to drop Nakanishi with a suplex. Oka maintains control by stomping away on a downed Nakanishi, Nakanishi recovers and he nails Oka with a spear. Nagata tags in and he attacks Oka with a series of kicks, Oka recovers and takes Nagata down with a belly to belly suplex. Umino tags in and he attacks Nagata with forearm strikes, Umino catches Nagata with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Umino goes for an arm bar and Nakanishi breaks that up, Nagata then nails a charging Umino with a knee lift followed by a head kick for a near fall, Nagata applies the cross face to Umino and a tap out follows.

Winners: Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Ren Narita vs. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori)

The match begins with Tenzan catching Takahashi in a headlock until a hair pull gets Takahashi free, Tenzan then hits Takahashi with a headbutt followed by a clothesline. Tenzan waits for Takahashi to stand up before landing some Mongolian chops, Takahashi fights back and Tenzan drops him with a shoulder tackle. Narita and Ishimori get tagged in by their respective partners, Ishimori catches Narita with a shoulder thrust before landing a springboard butt drop. Takahashi tags in and he double teams Narita alongside Ishimori, Takahashi would then attacks Narita with a series of slaps. Takahashi follows that up by slamming Narita before applying the Boston crab, Takahashi releases the hold before kicking Narita in the face. Narita recovers and drops a charging Takahashi with a drop kick, Tenzan tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team.

Tenzan would catch Takahashi with a suplex for a near fall, Takahashi would eventually trip up Tenzan before landing a basement drop kick. Takahashi would follows that up with a fisherman buster suplex against Tenzan, Takahashi would get Tenzan in the corner before landing a running boot to the face. Tenzan recovers and he nails Takahashi with a spin kick, Narita and Ishimori get tagged in by their respective partners. Narita would drop Ishimori before applying the Boston crab, Takahashi would eventually get free and catch Narita with a spin kick of his own. Ishimori would then hit Narita with a double knee power bomb for a near fall, Ishimori then applies the cross face and Narita taps out.

Winners: Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori)

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