NJPW Road 2/20/20 Results: Two Title Matches & Manabu Nakanishi's Road To Retirement Continues

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NEVER Openweight Championship
Shingo Takagi (c) def. Tomohiro Ishii to retain the title

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IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) (c) def. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the titles

Bullet Club (Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay

Manabu Nakanishi Final In Korakuen Hall #2
Manabu Nakanishi, Tiger Mask IV, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Bushi, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi)

Colt Cabana & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano) def. Toa Henare & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) def. Yuya Uemura & Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto)

Yota Tsuji def. Gabriel Kidd


Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd

The match begins with some chain wrestling between Tsuji and Kidd, Kidd and Tsuji take turns working over each others arms. Tsuji backs Kidd into the ropes before landing a chop, Tsuji then gets Kidd in a headlock and Kidd gets free before getting dropped with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji corners Kidd before landina a hip toss for a near fall, Tsuji also lands a few strikes to the back and head of Kidd. Tsuji then hits Kidd with a slam before looking for the Boston crab, Kidd fights free and he nails Tsuji with a few strikes. Tsuji fires back and Kidd nails him with a drop kick, Kidd nails a cornered Tsuji with multiple running European uppercuts and a slam for a near fall. Kidd gets Tsuji in a single leg crab and Tsuji eventually makes it to the ropes, Kidd gets up and he stomps away on Tsuji. Kidd gets Tsuji to his feet and a striking exchange breaks out, Tsuji ends the exchange by nailing Kidd with a spear. Tsuji follows up by nailing Kidd with a power slam for a near fall, Tsuji then gets Kidd in a Boston crab and a tap out follows.

Winner: Yota Tsuji

Yuya Uemura & Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun being jumped by the opposition before the bell sounded, Uemura drops Suzuki with a drop kick. The brawl between both teams spills to the arena floor as Uemura throws Suzuki into the barricade a few times, Uemura gets Suzuki in the ring before stomping away on him. Uemura corners Suzuki while landing a plethora of forearm strikes, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he attacks Suzuki with some more strikes. Yoshi-Hashi then nails Suzuki with a drop kick to the knee, Desperado interferes and Yoshi-Hashi nails him with a hurricarana. Suzuki recovers and he gets Yoshi-Hashi in a rope assisted arm bar, another brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the arena. Suzuki finds Uemura and he drags him into the crowd before throwing him into a bunch of chairs, Suzuki grabs a steel chair and he attacks Uemura with it. Suzuki drags Uemura to a hallway and he attacks him with a cart before throwing him into a door, Desperado gets Yoshi-Hashi back in the ring to work him over.

Desperado slams Yoshi-Hashi before landing a slam on his injured knee for a near fall, Uemura and Suzuki continue brawling through the crowd. The rest of Suzuki-Gun triple teams Yoshi-Hashi in the ring, Suzuki returns to the ringside area and he attacks the injured knee of Yoshi-Hashi. Taichi tags in and he exchanges some strikes with Yoshi-Hashi, Taichi recovers and he attacks Yoshi-Hashi with a few clotheslines. Yoshi-Hashi blocks a head kick attempt to nail Taichi with a mule kick, Ospreay tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Ospreay nails Taichi with an enziguri before tagging Goto in, Ospreay and Goto double team taichi for a near fall. Taichi fights back and he nails Goto with a head kick, Taichi and Goto exchange clotheslines until Taichi goes down. Taichi recovers and he nails Goto with an enziguri, Uemura and Kanemaru tag into the match. Uemura drops Kanemaru with a shoulder tackle before attacking Suzuki, Uemura nails Kanemaru with a double underhook suplex for a near fall.

Kanemaru recovers and he nails a charging Kanemaru with a drop kick, Suzuki-Gun triple teams Uemura afterwards for a near fall. Kanemaru gets Uemura in a Boston crab and Uemura eventually gets to the ropes, Uemura shocks Kanemaru with a roll up before eating a clothesline. Kanemaru then hits Uemura with Deep Impact for a three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

Colt Cabana & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano) vs. Toa Henare & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna)

The match begins with Okada backing Homna into the ropes before letting him go free, Okada gets Homna in a headlock and Homna gets free before eating a shoulder tackle. Homna fights back before missing a kokeshi attempt, Yano tags in and Henare tags in a short time later. Yano goes after a turnbuckle pad and Henare attacks him, Yano removes a turnbuckle pad and Henare drops him with a shoulder tackle. Henare nails Yano with a few strikes before getting dropped with a hair pull, Yano then throws Henare into the exposed corner. Cabana tags in and he double teams Henare with Yano, Cabana and Henare then get into a striking exchange. Henare fights back and he misses a dive from the middle rope, Okada tags back in and he nails Henare with a slingshot swanton bomb. Henare fights back and he nails Okada with a suplex, Makabe tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team.

Makabe keeps Okada in the ring to nail him with a power slam, Makabe traps Okada in the corner while landing some strikes. Makabe then hits a charging Okada with a clothesline for a near fall, Okada recovers and he nails Makabe with a modified neck breaker. Cabana tags in and he attacks Makabe with shoulder tackles, Makabe recovers and he nails Cabana with a clothesline. Homna tags in and he attacks Cabana with some strikes, Homna then hits Cabana with a bulldog followed by a kokeshi. Homna and teammates then triple team Cabana so Homna can get a near fall on him, Homna goes to the top rope and Okada prevents him from leaping off. Makabe and Yano hit the ring to dump Makabe out of it, Yano nails Homna with a low blow behind the ref’s back and Cabana rolls him up for a three count.

Winners: Colt Cabana & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano)

Manabu Nakanishi Final In Korakuen Hall #2
Manabu Nakanishi, Tiger Mask IV, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Bushi, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi)

The match begins with Nakanishi battling Naito in a test of strength, Takahashi and Bushi jump Nakanishi and Nakanishi drops them with a double shoulder tackle. Nakaishi drops Naito before tagging Tenzan into the match, Tenzan and Nakanishi double team Naito so Tenzan can get a near fall on him. Tenzan then hits Naito with a knee drop before tagging Mask IV in, Mask IV nails Naito with a drop kick. Takahashi and Bushi interfere alongside Sanada, Evil also interferes a short time later and a huge brawl breaks out between both teams. Naito stays in the ring and he goes after the mask of Mask IV, Evil tags in and he attacks Mask IV with some chops for a near fall. Bushi tags in and he chokes Mask IV with his shirt, Bushi keeps Mask IV down while applying the STF. Tenzan interferes and he causes Takahashi to accidentally hit Naito, Sanada tags in and he nails Mask IV with a suplex for a near fall.

Mask IV fights back and he nails Sanada with a tiger driver, Nagata tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Nagata corners Sanada while attacking him with a few kicks, Sanada drops Nagata before landing a basement drop kick. Sanada goes for a Paradise Lock and Nagata finds a way to avoid it before landing an exploder suplex, Kojima and Evil are tagged in and Kojima immediately lands machine gun chops. Kojima goes to the top rope and Evil throws him off a short time later, Bushi hits the ring and he double teams Kojima with Evil. All the members of LIJ hit the ring to nail Kojima with a basement drop kick for a near fall, Evil and Sanada go for the Magic Killer until Tenzan breaks it up. Tenzan and Kojima then hit Sanada with a 3D, Kojima blocks an Evil lariat before landing a Koji Cutter. Kojima misses a lariat and Evil nails him with Darkness Falls for a near fall, Kojima avoids Everything Is Evil before Nakanishi hits Evil with a Hercules Cutter.

Nakanishi follows that up by taking a bunch of people out with a dive, Kojima then hits Evil with a lariat for a three count.

Winners: Manabu Nakanishi, Tiger Mask IV, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

The match begins with Bullet Club jumping their opposition before the bell sounded and the brawl spills all over the arena, Ibushi gets triple teamed inside the ring. Ibushi fights back before getting jumped from behind by White, Ibushi recovers and he nails White with a slingshot cross body block. Finlay tags in and he nails White with a leaping European uppercut, Finlay misses a charge in the corner before still managing to hit White with a middle rope European uppercut for a near fall. Gedo interferes and that allows White to dump Finlay out of the ring, a second brawl breaks out between both teams and it also spills all over the arena. White waits for Finlay to get back in the ring to land a few strikes, Tonga tags in and he double teams Finlay with White. Loa and Tonga work together to hit Finlay with multiple slingshot swanton bombs, Fale tags in and he stands on the back of a downed Finlay. Tonga tags back in and he nails Finlay with a headbutt, White tags back in and he gets Finlay in a chin lock. 

Finlay gets free and he eventually nails White with a uranage back breaker, Tanahashi and Tonga are tagged into the match. Tanahashi quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team, Tanahashi goes to the middle rope before getting attacked by Loa. Tanahashi fights back before Ibushi hits Loa and Tonga with a double missile drop kick, White and Fale interfere and they get attacked by Tanahashi and Ibushi. Tanahashi then drops Fale with a dragon screw leg whip, Tonga attacks Tanahashi from behind before landing a Tongan Twist. Loa tags in and he nails a cornered Tanahashi with a clothesline, Loa goes for a suplex and Tanahashi counters with a Twist N’ Shout. Robinson tags in and he nails Loa with a corner clothesline and cannonball, Robinson goes to the top rope before hitting Loa with a cross body block for a near fall. Robinson and teammates then quadruple team Loa, Robinson then hits Loa with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall.

Members of both teams take their brawl to the arena floor, Robinson goes for Pulp Friction and Jado interferes. Robinson attacks Jado and Loa attacks him from behind, Finlay returns and he works with Robinson to hit Loa with a double flapjack. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction and Tonga hits Robinson with a title belt behind the ref’s back so Loa can get a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) (c) vs. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi

The match begins with Sho attacking Romero with some strikes, Sho drops Romero with a hip toss before going for an arm bar. Romero gets free and he looks for an arm bar against Sho, Taguchi and Yoh tag into the match. Taguchi goes to work on the arm of Yoh and Yoh does the same to him, Taguchi drops Yoh before attempting a heel hook. Taguchi then goes for a single leg crab and Yoh gets to the ropes, Yoh tries making Taguchi run the ropes and Taguchi nails him with a basement drop kick. Sho interferes and Taguchi nails him with an atomic drop, Romero tags in and he works with Taguchi to double team the opposition. Romero then attacks both opponents with Forever Clotheslines, Romero follows up by throwing Yoh into the behind of Taguchi. Yoh recovers and he suplexes Romero into the behind of Taguchi, Sho tags in and he double teams Romero with Yoh, Sho holds Romero down while applying a chin lock.

Sho releases the hold before nailing Romero with a knee lift and kick to the back, Yoh tags in and Romero attacks him with a few strikes. Yoh fights back to drop Romero and land knee drop followed by a double stomp, Yoh gets Romero in a head scissors while Sho attacks Taguchi. Romero eventually gets to the ropes to break the head scissors, Romero and Yoh get into a striking exchange afterwards. Romero ends the exchange by nailing Yoh with a tornado DDT, Taguchi is tagged into the match and he cleans house against the opposing team. Taguchi misses a springboard move and he still manages to hit Sho with a dive, Taguchi clears the ring before taking out the opposition with a suicide dive. Taguchi gets Yoh back in the ring and he lands a springboard hip attack for a near fall, Taguchi follows that up by nailing Yoh with a series of suplexes. Yoh fights back and he nails Taguchi with a DDT for a near fall, Yoh then goes for a sunset flip and Taguchi briefly gets him in an ankle lock.

Yoh gets free and Taguchi nails him with a missile drop kick, Taguchi reapplies the ankle lock to Yoh and Yoh gets free to land a reverse DDT. Sho tags in and he nails Taguchi with a corner clothesline, Sho gets Taguchi to a knee before landing a series of kicks for a near fall. Taguchi fights back and he nails Sho with an enziguri, Romero tags in and he nails Sho with a hurricarana. Yoh interferes and Romero hits him with a hurricarana as well, Romero then attacks both opponents with Forever Clotheslines. Romero follows up by landing a running sliced bread on Sho for a near fall, Romero then lands a double knee strike to the arm of Sho. Romero starts focusing his attack on the injured arm of Sho, Sho fights back and Romero gets him in an arm bar. Yoh interferes and Taguchi gets him in an ankle lock, Sho gets free and he gets Romero in a headlock of his own. Yoh also gets free to get Taguchi in an ankle lock of his own, a striking exchange breaks out between both teams.

Romero and Taguchi end the exchange by dropping both opponents with hip attacks, Romero then hits Sho with a slingshot into the behind of Taguchi. Romero then hits Sho with a tornado DDT, Taguchi follows up by hitting Sho with a running hip attack for a near fall. Romero then hits Sho with an elevated lung blower for a near fall, Taguchi then goes after Yoh on the arena floor. Romero goes for sliced bread and Sho blocks it before eating a kick to the injured arm, Yoh interferes and he nails Romero with a super kick. Taguchi hits the ring and he gets hit with a double knee strike from the opposition, Roppongi 3K then hits Romero with an elevated cutter for a near fall. Roppongi 3K continue their double team attacks against Romero, Roppongi 3K look for 3K and Taguchi breaks it up. Taguchi then hits Yoh with a hip attack before everybody takes each other out, Sho goes for a spear and Romero nails him with a knee strike. Yoh then nails Taguchi with an overhead kick, Romero and Sho exchange some Forever Clotheslines.

Romero catches Sho in a few roll ups for a few near falls, Sho recovers and he nails Romero with a clothesline. Sho then hits Romero with a dead lift German suplex for a near fall, Sho also nails Romero with a power bomb back stabber for a near fall. Taguchi returns and Yoh takes him out with a dive, Sho goes for the Shock Arrow and Romero blocks it before rolling him up for a near fall. Romero then exchanges knee strikes with Sho, Romero avoids the Shock Arrow again to hit Sho with a rewind kick. Roppongi 3K recover and they hit Romero with a 3K for a near fall, Taguchi and Yoh exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Taguchi then causes Yoh to accidentally nail Sho with a super kick, Romero then rolls up Sho for a near fall. Sho then hits a leaping Taguchi with a German suplex, Taguchi leaves the ring and Yoh nails him with a suicide dive. Sho then hits Romero with a lariat before landing a Shock Arrow for a near fall, Roppongi 3K then hit Romero with Strong X for a three count.

Winners: Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh), still your IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions

NEVER Openweight Championship
Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii

The match begins with Ishii backing Takagi into the ropes before missing a strike attempt, Ishii and Takagi exchange some shoulder tackles until Ishii goes down. Takagi keeps Ishii down while landing an elbow drop and senton, Takagi gets Ishii near the ropes while landing a series of knee strikes. Ishii recovers and he drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle, Ishii holds Takagi down while kicking him in the back. Takagi gets up and Ishii attacks him with a few headbutts, Takagi fires back with some headbutts of his own. Takagi and Ishii get into a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Takagi ends the exchange by nailing Ishii with a suplex followed by a knee drop. Takagi traps Ishii near the ropes while attacking him with more strikes, Takagi and Ishii get into another striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Ishii gains control before backing Takagi into the corner to land a ton of unanswered strikes, Takagi fights back and he nails Ishii with a DDT.

Takagi gets Ishii up and he attacks him with a ton of unanswered strikes, Ishii goes down and Takagi kicks him in the back. Ishii gets angry and he attacks Takagi with chops to the throat, Takagi gets Ishii to the ring apron before landing a few strikes. Ishii fights back and he tries suplexing Takagi out of the ring, Ishii eventually drags Takagi to the ring apron. Takagi fights back and he nails Ishii with a death valley driver on the ring apron, Takagi gets Ishii back in the ring and he lands a corner clothesline. Takagi follows that up by nailing Ishii with a backpack drop and sliding lariat, Takagi then hits Ishii with a noshigami for a near fall. Takagi looks for Made In Japan and Ishii defends before eating some more strikes, Ishii recovers and he nails a charging Takagi with a power slam. Takagi and Ishii both get up and exchange a multitude of suplexes, Takagi and Ishii get into another striking exchange until Takagi goes down. Ishii then hits Takagi with a power bomb for a near fall, Ishii gets Takagi on the top rope and he follows him up there.

Takagi and Ishii exchange some headbutts while on the ropes, Ishii nails Takagi with a superplex for a near fall. Ishii looks for a sliding lariat and Takagi blocks it before landing a clothesline of his own, Takagi and Ishii get up while exchanging a ton of strikes. Takagi ends the exchange by nailing Ishii with Made In Japan for a near fall, Takagi then levels Ishii with a Pumping Bomber for a one count. Ishii then levels Takagi with a lariat of his own, Ishii follows up on that by hitting Takagi with a German suplex and lariat for a near fall. Ishii then hits Takagi with an enziguri followed by a sliding lariat for a near fall, Takagi recovers and he hits Ishii with an ishii Driller for a near fall. Takagi and Ishii exchange more strikes until Takagi goes down. Takagi traps Ishii in the ropes before landing a GTR, Takagi follows up on that by hitting Ishii with another Pumping Bomber for another near fall. Takagi then hits Ishii with Last Of The Dragon for a three count.

Winner: Shingo Takagi, still your NEVER Openweight Champion

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