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NJPW BOTSJ Block A Match: Dragon Lee def. Hiromu Takahashi
NJPW BOTSJ Block A Match: Marty Scurll def. Will Ospreay
NJPW BOTSJ Block A Match: Ricochet def. Taichi w/Miho
NJPW BOTSJ Block A Match: Taka Michinoku def. Jushin "Thunder" Liger
NJPW BOTSJ Block B Match: Ryusuke Taguchi def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
NJPW BOTSJ Block B Match: El Desparado def. Kushida
NJPW BOTSJ Block B Match: ACH def. Bushi
NJPW BOTSJ Block B Match: Volador Jr. def. Tiger Mask IV
Match By Match Recap
NJPW BOTSJ Block A Match: Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Taka Michinoku
The match begins with Liger taking down Michinoku and wrenching on his leg, Liger quickly locks Michinoku on a modified surfboard maneuver. Michinoku gets to his feet and to the ropes to break the hold, the wrestlers go through a series of reversals that ends with Liger locks Michinoku in an octopus hold. Michinoku breaks free and he pops Liger with a few strikes, Michinoku goes for a headlock before releasing it to send a charging Michinoku out of the ring. Liger then catches Michinoku with a baseball slide drop kick followed by a swanton bomb from the ring apron, Liger brings Michinoku into the ring and he quickly drops him.
Liger looks for the Liger Bomb and he nails Michinoku with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker instead, Liger looks for a submission and Michinoku gets to the ropes. Michinoku rolls to the arena floor and he drags Liger outside the ring, Liger then throws Michinoku into the ring post before hitting him with a chair. Liger tosses Michinoku back into the ring before nailing him with a few strikes, Liger drops Michinoku and he locks him in the figure four leg lock until Michinoku gets to the ropes. Liger gets to his feet before assaulting Michinoku with chops, Michinoku surprises Liger by tripping him up and locking him in the cross face and Liger gets to the ropes after a long struggle. Liger drops a charging Michinoku with a Thesz Press for a near fall, Liger then hits Michinoku with a tiger bomb for a near fall.
Michinoku pokes Liger in the eyes and he rolls him up to get the three count.
Winner: Taka Michinoku
NJPW BOTSJ Block B Match: Tiger Mask IV vs. Volador Jr.
The match begins with the two locking up and nobody gaining a clear advantage, the two wrestlers then go through a series of reversals that end with nobody getting an edge. Mask IV catches a flipping Volador Jr with a drop kick before stomping away on him, Mask IV grabs an arm of Volador Jr and he starts looking for submissions until Volador Jr gets to the ropes. Mask IV waits for Volador Jr to get up before kicking at his arm, Mask IV drags Volador Jr to the ground and he goes for the Rings Of Saturn. Mask IV drags Volador Jr into the middle of the ring before going for the arm bar, Volador Jr rolls out of the ring to rest his injured arm. Mask IV catches Volador Jr with a baseball slide drop kick as he returns to the ring, Mask IV then attacks the injured arm of Volador Jr with more kicks.
Volador Jr recovers and he knocks Mask IV out of the ring with a hurricarana, Volador Jr then nails Mask IV with a suicide dive. Volador Jr tosses Mask IV back into the ring before going for a moonsault as Mask IV gets his knees up, Volador Jr recovers and throws Mask IV to the arena floor again. Volador Jr goes to the top rope and Mask IV meets him up there, Mask IV catches Volador Jr with a top rope arm drag followed by a tiger driver for a near fall. Mask IV looks for another hold and he winds up kikcing Volador Jr in the midsection, Mask IV then plants Volador Jr with a tombstone pile driver. Mask IV goes to the top rope and he misses the diving headbutt, Volador Jr avoids a kick from Mask IV before nailing him with a super kick.
Volador Jr and Mask IV battle on the top rope until Mask IV nails him with a top rope back suplex for a near fall, Mask IV locks Volador Jr in an arm bar and Volador Jr eventually gets to the ropes. Mask IV starts climbing the ropes and Volador Jr nails him with an enzaguri, Volador Jr drags Mask IV to the top rope before catching him with a Spanish Fly for the three count.
Winner: Volador Jr
NJPW BOTSJ Block A Match: Ricochet vs. Taichi w/Miho
The match begins with Taichi rolling to the arena floor to consult with his valet, Ricochet attacks Taichi with a knee strike when he enters the ring. Taichi rolls back out of the ring and Ricochet nails him with a suicide dive, Ricochet throws Taichi back into the ring and Taichi rolls right back out. Taichi then tosses his valet into the ring and she distracts Ricochet, Taichi grabs his microphone stand and he chokes a distracted Ricochet with it before tossing him out of the ring. Taichi follows Ricochet out of the ring to attack him further, Taichi then tosses a dazed Ricochet into the ring post before choking him again. Taichi brings Ricochet back into the ring and he nails him with the ring bell hammer, Taichi then rips at the face of Ricochet with the ring bell hammer before tossing it out of the ring.
Ricochet starst fighting back and Taichi rips away at his face again, Taichi then catches Ricochet with a running clothesline in the corner. Taichi misses a charge into the corner and Ricochet nails him with two boots to the face, Ricochet then nails Taichi with a springboard drop kick. Taichi regains control by again ripping away on the face of Ricochet, Ricochet recovers to drop Taichi on the top rope before nailing him with a neck breaker. Ricochet hits Taichi with a standing moonsault for a near fall, Ricochet misses a charge into the corner and Taichi nails him with a few kicks to the face for a near fall. Taichi misses a super kick and nails Ricochet with an enzaguri instead, Taichi then hits Ricochet with a super kick for a near fall.
Taichi grabs his microphone stand again and he misses his swing at Ricochet, Ricochet nails Taichi with a Benadriller and a top rope splash for the three count.
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