NJPW Destruction In Kobe Results: Tetsuya Naito Defends The Intercontinental Title & The Young Lions Cup Is Completed

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IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Jay White def. Tetsuya Naito to win the title

Three Matches Set For 4/23 NJPW STRONG

Hirooki Goto def. Shingo Takagi

Los Ingobernables (Evil, Sanada & Bushi) def. Kota Ibushi & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Robbie Eagles)

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, Sho, Yoh & Will Ospreay) def. Bullet Club (Kenta, Toma Tonga, Tanga Loa, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Douki) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Rocky Romero by DQ

Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Toa Henare & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna)

12th Young Lions Cup League
Clark Connors def. Ren Narita

12th Young Lions Cup League
Karl Fredericks def. Shota Umino

Yuji Nagata, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura def. Manabu Nakanishi, Michael Richards & Alex Coughlin


Yuji Nagata, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Michael Richards & Alex Coughlin

The match begins with Nakanishi and Nagata taking turns working over each others arm, Nakanishi and Nagata exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Nagata nails Nakanishi with a drop kick to the knee, Nakanishi recovers and drops Nagata with a shoulder block. Richards and Uemura tag into the match, Richards gains control on Uemura before he gets taken down with a headlock. Uemura takes a few swings at Richards before Richards drops him with a back elbow strike, Coughlin tags in and he attacks Uemura with strikes and stomps. Coughlin corners Uemura before kicking away at him, Coughlin then drops Uemura with a hip toss for a near fall. Nakanishi tags in and he nails Uemura with more strikes, Nakanishi misses a knee drop and Uemura slams him afterwards. Nagata tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Nakanishi eventually drops Nagata after nailing him with a spear. Nakanishi drops Nagata with a clothesline for a near fall. Nakanishi looks for an Argentine back breaker and Tsuji breaks it up, Nagata then nails Nakanishi with an exploder suplex. 

Tsuji and Coughlin get tagged in by their respective partners, Coughlin quickly drops Tsuji before stomping away on him. Coughlin and Tsuji exchange strikes in the middle of the ring, Coughlin nails Tsuji with a slam for a near fall. Coughlin gets Tsuji in a Boston crab and Tsuji eventually makes it to the ropes, Tsuji recovers to nail Coughlin with a spear. Tsuji then hits Coughlin with a power slam for a near fall, Tsuji follows that up with a big swing on Coughlin before applying a Boston crab and a tap out follows.

Winners: Yuji Nagata, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura

12th Young Lions Cup League
Ren Narita vs. Clark Connors

The match begins with Narita tripping up Connors before wrenching away on his leg, Connors gets free and he works on the arm of Narita. Narita gets free and he gets Connors down before applying a head scissors, Connors gets free and he gets Narita in a headlock. Narita gets free and Connors applies a double wrist lock afterwards, Narita gets free and he slams Connors. Connors gets back up and he nails Narita with a slam of his own, Narita gets up and he slams Connors again before a striking exchange breaks out. Narita ends the exchange by nailing a charging Connors with a drop kick, Narita then hits Connors with an overhead release suplex for a near fall. Connors fights back and he nails Narita with a spear, Connors gets Narita in the Boston crab and a tap out follows.

Winner: Clark Connors

12th Young Lions Cup League
Shota Umino vs. Karl Fredericks

The match begins with Fredericks and Umino taking turns working over each others arms, a chain wrestling session breaks out between both competitors. Fredericks gets Umino down after applying a headlock, Umino gets free and he drops Fredericks with a shoulder tackle. Umino follows that up by stomping away on a downed Fredericks, Umino focuses his attack on the injured shoulder of Fredericks. Umino corners Fredericks before kicking at him and choking him, Umino holds Fredericks down while wrenching away on his arm. Umino nails Fredericks with a basement drop kick to the injured shoulder for a near fall, Fredericks then hits Fredericks with a shoulder tackle. Fredericks recovers and he drops Umino with a cross body block, Fredericks follows that up by nailing Umino with an avalanche and a hip toss. Fredericks nails a downed Umino with an elbow drop for a near fall, Fredericks also connects with a drop kick on Umino for a near fall. Umino fights back and he drops Fredericks before applying an arm bar, Fredericks breaks the hold by getting to the ropes. Umino then hits Fredericks with a missile drop kick for a near fall, Umino reapplies the arm bar and Fredericks gets to the ropes.

Umino crushes Fredericks with a German suplex for another near fall, Umino looks for a fisherman suplex and Fredericks escapes to land a back suplex. Fredericks follows up by nailing Umino with a spine buster, Fredericks then locks Umino in a single leg crab and a tap out follows.

Winner: Karl Fredericks

After the match, Karl Fredericks is presented with the 12 Young Lions Cup League Trophy.

Toa Henare & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)

The match begins with Takahashi cracking Henare with a few strikes before applying a headlock, Henare gets free and Takahashi attacks him with a few kicks. Henare recovers and he drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle, Homna tags in and he nails Takahashi with a few strikes. Homna then hits Takahashi with a back elbow strike followed by a bulldog and kokeshi, Takahashi recovers and he knocks Homna out of the ring. A brawl breaks out between both teams that spills all over the arena, Takahashi gets Homna in the ring before stomping away on him. Takahashi drops Homna with a snap mare before landing a basement drop kick for a near fall, Owens tags in and he nails Homna with more strikes. Homna fights back and Owens drops him after landing more strikes, Fale tags in and he stands on the downed Homna. Homna fights back again and Fale falls on him during a slam attempt, Fale misses a charge into the corner and Homna tags Makabe in. Makabe quickly cleans house against the opposing team after dropping Fale with a clothesline, Makabe mounts Fale in the corner before landing strikes.

Makabe looks for a northern lights suplex and Fale drops him, Fale recovers and he drops Makabe with a clothesline. Henare and Owens get tagged in by their respective partners, Takahashi interferes and Henare drops him. Henare misses a flying shoulder tackle before blocking a knee strike from Owens, Takahashi interferes again and Henare takes him out with clotheslines alongside Owens. Henare knocks Owens into Takahashi before landing a Samoan drop and elbow drop for a near fall, Fale interferes and make clotheslines him out of the ring. Owens recovers and he nails Henare with a Jewel Heist followed by a knee strike, Owens hits Henare with a package pile driver for a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Rocky Romero vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Douki)

The match begins with Liger attacking Suzuki during his entrance and a huge brawl breaks out between both teams, the brawl between both teams spills all over the arena. Suzuki grabs a steel chair and he attacks Liger with it, Suzuki then throws a chair and table into the ring before getting Liger in the ring. Suzuki sets the table up in the corner and he attacks Liger with the chair afterwards, Suzuki also attacks the referee with the chair. Suzuki tries removing the mask of Liger as Suzuki-Gun briefly guards the ring, Liger nails Suzuki with a low blow. Liger removes his mask and his face is all painted up similar to The Great Muta, Liger then spews mist into the eyes of Suzuki. Liger grabs a spike and he tries stabbing Suzuki with it as the ref calls for the bell, Liger sticks the spike through the table and he throws the table at Suzuki. Suzuki-Gun hightails it backstage as Liger chases after them with a chair. 

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Douki), by DQ

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, Sho, Yoh & Will Ospreay) vs. Bullet Club (Kenta, Toma Tonga, Tanga Loa, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo)

The match begins with Ishii briefly getting Loa in a headlock, Loa gets free and he exchanges strikes with Ishii. Ishii drops Loa with a shoulder tackle after interference from both teams, Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi then battle Loa and Tonga in the ring. A brawl quickly breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the arena, Yoshi-Hashi tagged in during the ruckus and he quickly gets double teamed in the ring by G.O.D. Phantasmo tags in and he rakes the back of Yoshi-Hashi, Ishimori tags in and he also rakes the back of Yoshi-Hashi. Tonga tags in and he also rakes the back of Yoshi-Hashi, Phantasmo tags back in and he rakes the upper body of Yoshi-Hashi. Kenta tags in and he nails a downed Yoshi-Hashi with multiple knee drops, Yoshi-Hashi fights back and Kenta nails him with multiple kicks. Yoshi-Hashi fights back again and he drops Kenta with a suplex, Ospreay and Phantasmo get tagged in by their respective partners. Ospreay drops Phantasmo with a rana before battling Ishimori, Phantasmo then hits Ospreay with an enzaguri before eating a stunner. Ospreay follows up by nailing Phantasmo with a Robinson Special, Phantasmo recovers by nailing Ospreay with a reverse rana. 

Loa tags in and Ospreay quickly takes out both of the G.O.D., Yoh tags in and he also takes out both of the G.O.D. Sho and Yoh then attack Loa with multiple double knee strikes, everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out. Ospreay takes out Phantasmo with a suicide dive on the arena floor, Loa returns and he nails Ishii with a spear. Loa then nails Yoh with a running power slam, G.O.D. then hit Yoh with Guerilla Warfare for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi returns and he attacks Kenta with a Western Lariat, G.O.D. go for Magic Killer on Yoh and Sho breaks it up. Yoh shocks Loa with a roll up for a three count.

Winners: Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, Sho, Yoh & Will Ospreay)

Kota Ibushi & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Robbie Eagles) vs. Los Ingobernables (Evil, Sanada & Bushi)

The match begins with Okada and Sanada going through a few exchanges, Bushi and Eagles get tagged in. Eagles takes Bushi down with an arm drag followed by a rana, LIJ attacks Eagles from behind before instigating a brawl that spills to the arena floor. Bushi traps Eagles in the ropes while ripping away at his face, Evil tags in and he wrenches away on the arm of Eagles. Bushi tags back in and he corners Eagles before landing a chop, Bushi follows up by nailing Eagles with a missile drop kick. Sanada tags in and he gets Eagles in the Paradise Lock, Sanada follows up by nailing Eagles with a basement drop kick. Evil tags back in and he nails a cornered Eagles with a running back elbow strike, Eagles fights back and he drops Evil with a trio of kicks. Ibushi tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Ibushi nails Evil with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Evil fights back and he uses a ref distraction to hit Ibushi with a thrust kick, Evil then hits Ibushi with a bronco buster for a near fall. Ibushi fights back and he drops Evil with a head kick, Sanada and Okada get tagged in by their respective partners.

Okada quickly drops Sanada with a running elbow strike, Okada follows up by nailing Sanada with a shotgun drop kick. Sanada fights back and he gets Okada in Skull End until Ibushi breaks it up, Okada fights back and he hits Sanada with a neck breaker. Eagles tags in and he nails Sanada with a springboard drop kick to the knee, Eagles follows up by attacking Sanada with kicks. Eagles drops Sanada with an elbow strike to the back of the head, Eagles then hits Sanada with a series of double knee strikes for a near fall. LIJ all hit the ring and they triple team Eagles for a near fall, Sanada eventually gets Eagles in the Skull End until Okada nails him with a drop kick. Sanada recovers and he sends Okada out of the ring, Bushi then nails Okada with a suicide dive. Sanada reapplies the Skull End to Eagles and a tap out follows.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Evil, Sanada & Bushi)

Hirooki Goto vs. Shingo Takagi

The match begins with Goto attacking a cornered Takagi with a few strikes, Takagi and Goto have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Takagi and Goto go through a plethora of exchanges, Takagi then catches Goto in a headlock. Goto gets free and he drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle, Takagi recovers and he nails Goto with a shoulder tackle of his own. Goto fights back and he drops Takagi with a suplex before applying a chin lock, Goto then hits Takagi with an elbow strike before kicking away at him. Goto keeps Takagi cornered before landing a clothesline, Takagi fights back and he levels Goto with a lariat. Goto rolls out of the ring and Takagi follows him out there before throwing him into the ring post, Takagi follows that up by throwing Goto into the barricade. Takagi then drops Goto on the ring apron before landing a DDT on the arena floor, Takagi gets Goto in the ring before nailing him with a knee drop. Takagi holds Goto down while applying a chin lock, Takagi releases the hold before nailing Goto with another knee drop.

Goto gets up and he has a striking exchange with Takagi until Takagi drops him, Goto recovers and he drops Takagi with a clothesline. Goto then corners Takagi before landing a spin kick and belly to back suplex for a near fall, Goto then gets Takagi in a sleeper hold. Takagi gets free after picking Goto up and driving him to the mat below, Takagi follows up by nailing Goto with a sliding lariat. Takagi then nails Goto with a Guerrero Special for a near fall, Takagi sets up for Made In Japan and Goto counters with a neck breaker. Goto then nails a cornered Takagi with another clothesline, Takagi fights back and he lands a clothesline of his own on Goto. Takagi places Goto on the top rope and he follows him up there, Takagi lands a superplex and Goto gets back up immediately. Takagi and Goto exchange more suplexes until both stay down, Takagi and Goto have another striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Goto eventually drops Takagi with a lariat to end the exchange, Goto follows up with another lariat for a near fall. Takagi nails Goto with Made In Japan from out of nowhere for a near fall, Takagi then nails Goto with a Pumping Bomber for another near fall.

Goto recovers and he nails Takagi with a Ushigoroshi, Goto follows that up with a reverse GTR on Takagi for a near fall. Goto keeps the pressure on Takagi by nailing him with a bunch of kicks, Takagi blocks the final kick to nail Goto with a rope assisted GTR. Takagi follows that up by hitting Goto with another Pumping Bomber for another near fall, Goto fights back and he nails Takagi with a suplex into a uranage. Goto then hits Takagi with a mid kick before exchanging some headbutts with him, Goto then hits Takagi with a Ushigoroshi for a near fall. Goto follows up by landing a GTR on Takagi for a three count.

Winner: Hirooki Goto

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Jay White

The match begins with Naito and White playing some mind games with each other, Naito catches White with a few roll ups for a few near falls. Naito gets White angry at him before he stomps away on him, Naito backs White into the corner before landing a few elbow strikes. Naito holds White down while applying a chin lock, Naito releases the hold to attack White with more strikes. Gedo distracts Naito and that allows White to crotch him on the ring post, White drags Naito out of the ring before throwing him into the barricade a few times. White waits for Naito to get back in the ring to attack him with more strikes, White drops Naito with a back elbow strike for a near fall. White keeps Naito down while holding him in a camel clutch, White drags Naito back out of the ring to throw him into the barricade multiple times. White gets Naito back in the ring before holding him in a kravat, Naito tries fighting back and White gets him down with a hair pull. Naito fights back and he drops White with a neck breaker, Naito drops White a few more times before landing a basement drop kick.

Naito then nails White with a reverse DDT for a near fall, Naito holds White down while applying a modified full nelson. White gets free and Naito corners him before landing a few strikes, White recovers and he drops Naito with a DDT. White follows up by nailing Naito with multiple head and arm suplexes, White traps Naito in the ropes before landing a running European uppercut. White follows that up by nailing Naito with a rope assisted DDT for a near fall, Naito looks to fight back before White nails him with a flat liner and dead lift German suplex. White then drives Naito into the corner head first multiple times, White then attacks Naito with chops. White keeps the pressure on Naito by landing a snap German suplex, White traps Naito in the ropes again while landing running European uppercuts. Naito ends that momentum by nailing White with a drop kick, Naito then nails White with a spine buster. Naito follows up by nailing White with a rope assisted neck breaker, Naito also nails White with a super rana. Naito then hits White with Gloria for a near fall. White goes to the ring apron and Naito manages to nail him with a drop kick, White recovers and he drops Naito face first on the ring apron. 

White looks for a pile driver on the ring apron and Naito counters with a back body drop, White quickly recovers and he nails Naito with an apron bomb. White gets Naito in the ring to land a uranage for a near fall, Naito recovers and he spikes White with a DDT. Naito and White have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, the referee eventually goes down and Gedo attacks Naito with a steel chair. White then hits Naito with a Kiwi Krusher for a near fall, Naito recovers and he nails White with a flying forearm strike. Naito then nails White with a tornado DDT, White looks for Destino and White drops to the ground to nail Naito with a bunch of elbow strikes. White follows that up by crushing Naito with a sleeper suplex, Naito recovers to hit White with a dragon suplex and Destino for a near fall. Naito goes for Destino and White blocks it before eating a rolling kick, White nails Naito with Blade Runner from out of nowhere for a three count.

Winner: Jay White, your new IWGP Intercontinental Champion

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