NJPW Kizuna Road 2018 Day 3 Results: The IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Is Defended, Plus Chaos Competes In Tag Team Matches

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IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match
Hiromu Takahashi def. El Desparado to retain the title

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, Jeff Cobb, Juice Robinson & Kushida def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii & Gedo)

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

Chaos (Toru Yano, Yoshi-Hashi, Sho & Yoh) def. Togi Makabe, David Finlay, Toa Henare & Ryusuke Taguchi

Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoyuki Oka

Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori) def. Ren Narita & Shota Umino

Yota Tsuji fought Yuya Uemura to a time limit draw


Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura

The match begins with Tsuji backing Uemura into the ropes before landing a chop, Uemura would eventually do the same to Tsuji. Uemura and Tsuji would have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Uemura corners Tsuji before landing a flying back elbow strike. Tsuji recovers and drops Uemura with a shoulder tackle, Uemura and Tsuji have another striking exchange until Uemura goes down. Tsuji starts attacking the knee of a downed Uemura, Tsuji also starts wrenching away on the injured knee of Uemura. Uemura eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission from Tsuji, Tsuji smashes the injured knee of Uemura into the ring mat below. Tsuji would then apply the single leg crab to a downed Uemura, Uemura gets free and he attacks Tsuji with chops. Tsuji recovers and stomps away on a downed Uemura, Uemura gets back up and he nails Tsuji with a drop kick.

Uemura mounts a downed Tsuji to assault him with a plethora of strikes, Uemura misses a leaping back elbow strike in the corner and Tsuji makes him pay with a drop kick. Tsuji would then hit Uemura with a hip toss for a near fall, Tsuji follows that up by landing a back body drop for a near fall. Tsuji looks for the Boston crab and opts to just stomp away on a downed Uemura, Uemura surprises Tsuji with a few roll ups for a few near falls. Tsuji recovers and drops a charging Uemura with a slap, Tsuji catches Uemura in the Boston crab and Uemura eventually makes it to the ropes as the bell sounds to signify a draw.

Match Result: Time Limit Draw

Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori) vs. Ren Narita & Shota Umino

The match begins with Narita attacking Ishimori before getting jumped by Takahashi, Ishimori drags Narita out of the ring and Narita throws him into the barricade. Umino and Narita would then double team Takahashi in the ring, Narita stays in the ring and stomps away on a downed Takahashi. Takahashi recovers to kick Narita in the face before Ishimori catches him with a springboard butt drop, Bullet Club would then proceed to double team Narita. Takahashi stands Narita up while attacking him with some chops, Takahashi catches Narita with a back suplex for a near fall. Ishimori tags in and he twists away at the head of Narita, Narita fights back and Ishimori drops him before twisting away at his head again. Ishimori traps Narita in the ropes before landing an enzaguri followed by a sliding German suplex for a near fall, Narita recovers and catches a charging Ishimori with a drop kick.

Umino and Takahashi get tagged in by their respective partners before having a striking exchange, Umino hits Takahashi with a running back elbow strike followed by a missile drop kick for a near fall. Umino quickly applies the Boston crab to a downed Takahashi and Ishimori breaks it up, Umino misses a charge in the corner and Takahashi kicks him in the face a few times. Umino surprises Takahashi with a small package for a near fall, Takahashi recovers to hit Umino with a clothesline and fisherman buster suplex for a near fall. Takahashi would then hit Umino with Pimp Juice for the three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori)

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi

The match begins with Nagata and Tenzan doing some chain wrestling, Tenzan and Nagata would then have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Nagata would eventually drop Tenzan with a drop kick to the knee, Tenzan recovers and attacks Nagata with Mongolian chops. Oka and Nakanishi would get tagged in by their respective partners, Oka would attack Nakanishi with shoulder tackles until Nakanishi goes down. Nakanishi recovers and drops Oka with a series of strikes, Nagata tags in and he works with Nakanishi to hit Oka with a double shoulder tackle. Nagata keeps Oka down while applying a single leg crab, Nakanishi tags back in and he gets Oka up in the Argentine Back Breaker until Tenzan interferes to break it up. Oka would recover to hit Nakanishi with a European uppercut and a slam, Tenzan tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team.

Tenzan traps Nakanishi in the corner while landing a multitude of strikes, Tenzan would then catch Nakanishi with a clothesline followed by a suplex for a near fall. Tenzan would pick Nakanishi up before attacking him with Mongolian chops, Nakanishi would regain control and nail Tenzan with a spear. Nagata tags in and he nails Tenzan with a few kicks, Tenzan would recover and nails a charging Nagata with a Samoan drop. Oka tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Oka would corner Nagata before landing an avalanche followed by a suplex for a near fall. Oka would then hit Nagata with a belly to belly suplex before applying the Boston crab, Nakanishi would hit the ring to break the submission up. Nagata would then nail Oka with a spinning heel kick followed by a running knee strike, Nagata would then catch Oka with a back drop driver for the three count.

Winners: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi

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