NJPW Lions Gate Project 10 Results: The 11th Annual Young Lions Cup Champion Is Crowned, Plus Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan In Action

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NJPW 11th Annual Young Lions Tournament Match

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NJPW 11th Annual Young Lions Tournament Match

Ren Narita fought Tetsuhiro Yagi to a draw

Yuji Nagata def. Yuma Aoyagi

Satoshi Kojima def. Daisuke Kanehira

Manabu Nakanishi & Kotaro Yoshino def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Dinosaur Takuma


NJPW 11th Annual Young Lions Tournament Match

Ren Narita vs. Tetsuhiro Yagi

The match begins with a forearm striking exchange between the two in the middle of the ring, Yagi then drops Narita with a shoulder tackle. Yagi takes the opportunity to stomp away on a downed Narita, Yagi traps Narita in the corner before attacking him with strikes. Yagi also chokes Narita until the referee pulls him away, Narita gets angry and he assaults Yagi with some strikes of his own. Yagi recovers to nail Narita with a running forearm strike followed by more strikes, Yagi then slams Narita for a near fall. Yagi picks up Narita so he can attack him with more strikes, Narita goes down and Yagi stomps away on him.

Narita tries fighting back and Yagi goes back to chopping him, Narita recovers and drops Yagi with a running drop kick. Narita then takes the chance to attack Yagi with a plethora of strikes, Narita traps Yagi in the corner before chopping away at him. Narita then catches Yagi with a hip toss for a near fall, Narita catches Yagi in the Boston crab and Yagi gets to the ropes. Yagi eventually recovers and he catches a charging Narita with a drop kick, Yagi sits on the mat while twisting away on the leg of Narita until Narita gets to the ropes. Yagi then catches Narita with a slam for a near fall, Yagi applies the Boston crab and then Yagi transitions into a bridging STF until Narita gets to the ropes.

Yagi gets up and he stomps away on a downed Narita, Yagi attacks Narita with more strikes as he gets up. Narita fights back before landing a belly to belly suplex for a near fall, Narita gets angry and he stomps away on Yagi. Narita backs Yagi into the ropes with some more strikes, Yagi gets angry and he drops Narita with a single blow for a near fall. Yagi goes for a slam until his back gives out and Narita nails him with strikes, Yagi then catches Narita with a drop kick for a near fall. Narita and Yagi have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring until Yagi goes down, Narita applies the Boston crab again and Yagi gets to the ropes. Narita and Yagi have another striking exchange in the middle of the ring until the bell sounds.

Match Result: Draw

NJPW 11th Annual Young Lions Tournament Match

Hirai Kawato vs. Syota Umino

The match begins with Kawato and Umino doing some chain wrestling, Kawato starts going to work on the arm of Umino. Umino responds by working over Kawato with a headlock, Umino releases the headlock to attack Kawato with a shoulder tackle. Kawato recovers to catch a charging Umino with a hip toss, Kawato stomps away on the leg of Umino before twisting away on it. Kawato releases the hold to attack Umino with a series of strikes, Umino tries fighting back and Kawato quickly drops him. Kawato then attacks the injured knee of Umino with a drop kick, Umino recovers and catches Kawato with a series of forearm strikes.

Umino quickly applies the Boston crab to Kawato and Kawato gets to the ropes, Kawato catches a charging Umino with a back body drop for a near fall. Kawato then applies a single leg crab to Umino and eventually releases the hold, Umino catches a charging Kawato with a boot to the face followed by a missile drop kick for a near fall. Umino then slams Kawato and lands a top rope elbow drop for another near fall, Umino quickly applies the Boston crab and Kawato gets to the ropes. Kawato gets back up and he nails Umino with a drop kick, Kawato applies the Boston crab to Umino and Umino gets to the ropes. Kawato then catches Umino with a springboard drop kick for a near fall, Kawato follows that up by nailing Umino with a spinning front kick for the three count.

Winner: Hirai Kawato

NJPW 11th Annual Young Lions Tournament Match

Tomoyuki Oka vs. Katsuya Kitamura

The match begins with Kitamura and Oka doing some chain wrestling, Kitamura and Oka have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Kitamura and Oka also exchange a plethora of chops as well, Oka goes down from a chop and Kitamura gets a near fall on him. Kitamura applies a headlock to Oka before the two exchange shoulder tackles, Kitamura gains control by nailing Oka with knee strikes. Oka recovers and he drops Kitamura with a shoulder tackle, Oka gets Kitamura up to assault him with knee strikes and forearm strikes. Oka mounts a downed Kitamura to assault him with even more strikes, Oka also slams Kitamura to get another near fall.

Oka follows that up by applying a modified STF to Kitamura, Kitamura eventually makes it to the ropes to break the submission attempt from Oka. Kitamura then catches Oka with a gut wrench suplex after they tried countering each other, Kitamura traps Oka in the corner before assaulting him with strikes. Kitamura gets angry and he chokes Oka in the corner a few times, Kitamura then hits Oka with a running back elbow strike and a shoulder tackle. Kitamura attacks a downed Oka with multiple strikes to the back, Oka recovers and finds a way to drop Kitamura. Oka follows that up by nailing Kitamura with a flying forearm strike for a near fall, Oka then hits Kitamura with a belly to belly suplex.

Kitamura recovers and he catches Oka with a suplex, Kitamura follows that up by catching Oka with a spear for a near fall. Kitamura nails Oka with a jackhammer for the three count.

Winner: Katsuya Kitamura

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Kotaro Yoshino

The match begins with Yoshino dancing and messing around with Tenzan until Tenzan drops him, Nakanishi and Takuma get tagged into the match. Nakanishi drops Takuma before nailing him with a few chops, Takuma tries fighting back and he drops Nakanishi with a hip attack. Nakanishi gets up and he drops a charging Takuma with a shoulder tackle, Yoshino tags in and he works with Nakanishi to hit Takuma with a double shoulder tackle. Yoshino then hits Takuma with a series of butt drops for a near fall, Nakanishi tags in and he works over Takuma in the corner. Yoshino tags back in and he nails Takuma with some shoulder thrusts in the corner, Nakanishi tags in and he slams Takuma.

Takuma tries fighting back and Nakanishi nails him with a series of chops, Yoshino tags in and he nails Takuma with an avalanche in the corner. Yoshino then catches Takuma with a splash for a near fall, Takuma catches a charging Yoshino with a side slam before tagging Tenzan in. Tenzan quickly cleans house on the opposing team, Tenzan traps Yoshino in the corner before hitting him with a running clothesline. Tenzan then hits Yoshino with a suplex for a near fall, Tenzan follows that up with a Samoan drop on Yoshino for a near fall. Tenzan applies the anaconda vice to Yoshino and Nakanishi breaks it up, Yoshino trips up Tenzan before landing a splash.

Nakanishi tags in and he attacks Tenzan with Mongolian chops, Yoshino hits the ring and Nakanishi accidentally takes him out. Takuma tags in and he drops Nakanishi with a shoulder tackle, Yoshino hits the ring and Takuma takes out both opponents with a double spear. Tenzan comes in and he catches Nakanishi with a clothesline, Takuma and Tenzan then hit Nakanishi with a double headbutt for a near fall. Nakanishi recovers to take out both opponents with a double suplex, Nakanishi and Yoshino then drop both opponents with clotheslines for a near fall. Tenzan and Takuma fight back by attacking Nakanishi with Mongolian chops, Takuma hits Nakanishi with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Nakanishi drops a charging Takuma with a axe handle smash before applying the torture rack to force a submission.

Winners: Manabu Nakanishi & Kotaro Yoshino

Satoshi Kojima vs. Daisuke Kanehira

The match begins with Kanehira working over Kojima by applying a headlock, Kojima breaks free and he gets Kanehira in a chin lock. Kanehira and Kojima also do some chain wrestling until Kojima lands an elbow strike, Kojima then drops Kanehira with a shoulder tackle. Kojima and Kanehira exchange more shoulder tackles until Kojima goes down, Kojima rolls out of the ring and Kanehira follows him to attack him some more. Kanehira and Kojima battle on the ring apron until Kojima catches Kanehira with a DDT on the ring apron, Kojima gets Kanehira back into the ring to nail him with a neck breaker.

Kojima slows things down further by holding Kanehira in a chin lock, Kojima transitions into a dragon sleeper until Kanehira gets to the ropes. Kanehira tries fighting back and Kojima catches him with a Russian leg sweep for a near fall, Kojima traps Kanehira in the corner before attacking him with machine gun chops. Kojima then hits Kanehira with a running forearm strike in the corner followed by a top rope elbow drop for a near fall, Kojima then crushes Kanehira with a roaring elbow strike. Kanehira recovers and he catches a charging Kojima with a power slam, Kanehira then drops Kojima with a knee strike followed by a shotgun drop kick.

Kojima tries fighting back and Kanehira catches him in an arm bar until Kojima gets to the ropes, Kojima recovers and he nails Kanehira with a Koji Cutter. Kanehira recovers quickly to hit Kojima with a rope assisted release German suplex, Kanehira follows that up with a belly to back suplex on Kojima for a near fall. Kanehira then hits Kojima with a running knee strike for a near fall, Kojima recovers and he crushes Kanehira with a brain buster. Kojima levels Kanehira with a Cozy Lariat for the three count.

Winner: Satoshi Kojima

Yuji Nagata vs. Yuma Aoyagi

The match begins with Nagata and Aoyagi doing some chain wrestling, Nagata starts going to work on the arm of Aoyagi. Aoyagi and Nagata have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Aoyagi then drops Nagata with a shoulder tackle and running forearm strike. Nagata recovers and he throws Aoyagi out of the ring, Aoyagi then takes out Nagata with a suicide dive. Aoyagi goes back out of the ring and he brawls with Nagata into the crowd, Nagata eventually gets Aoyagi back into the ring before nailing him with a series of strikes. Aoyagi goes down and Nagata just stomps away on him, Aoyagi gets to his knees as Nagata nails him with several kicks.

Aoyagi gets up and Nagata quickly drops him before destroying him with more kicks, Aoyagi gets up and he misses a drop kick attempt. Nagata goes for a kick and Aoyagi nails him with a dragon screw leg whip, Aoyagi catches a corner Nagata with a running back elbow strike before landing a forearm strike that drops him. Aoyagi then catches Nagata with a top rope high cross body for a near fall, Aoyagi then hits Nagata with an exploder suplex for a near fall. Nagata recovers and he drops a charging Aoyagi with a knee strike, Nagata also catches Aoyagi with a running boot to the face followed by an exploder suplex for a near fall.

Nagata gets Aoyagi back down and he applies the Nagata Lock, Aoyagi eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Nagata waits for Aoyagi to get to his knees before kicking away at him, Nagata corners Aoyagi before nailing him with a running knee strike. Nagata then hits Aoyagi with a brain buster for a near fall, Nagata goes for the back drop driver and Aoyagi blocks it. Aoyagi and Nagata have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Aoyagi then drops a charging Nagata with a knee strike. Aoyagi follows that up with a German suplex on Nagata for a near fall, Nagata recovers and catches Aoyagi with a belly to back suplex. Aoyagi and Nagata have yet another striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Nagata eventually drops Aoyagi with a pair of spin kicks. Nagata catches Aoyagi with a back drop driver for the three count.

Winner: Yuji Nagata

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