NJPW Road To Destruction Day 1 Results: Chaos vs. LIJ Headlines, Plus The 12th Young Lions Cup League Begins

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Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Shingo Takagi) def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto)

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Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil & Bushi) def. Bullet Club (Jay White, Bad Luck Fale & Gedo)

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Douki)

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero & Yoshi-Hashi) def. Bullet Club (Jado, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens) def. Toa Henare, Tomoaki Homna & Chaos (Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles)

Satoshi Kojima, Karl Fredericks & Michael Richards def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ren Narita & Yuya Uemura

12th Young Lions Cup League Match
Clark Connors def. Shota Umino

12th Young Lions Cup League Match
Alex Coughlin def. Yota Tsuji


12th Young Lions Cup League Match
Yota Tsuji vs. Alex Coughlin

The match begins with some chain wrestling from both competitors, Tsuji gets Coughlin down before wrenching away on his arm. Coughlin gets free and he does some work on the arm of Tsuji, Coughlin goes for a roll up and Tsuji gets out at a two count. Coughlin then transitions into a headlock against Tsuji, Tsuji gets free and Coughlin drops him with a shoulder tackle. Coughlin and Tsuji exchange some strikes in the center of the ring, Tsuji ends the exchange by dropping Coughlin with a shoulder tackle of his own. Tsuji attacks the back of Coughlin with strikes before landing a splash, Tsuji then applies a camel clutch to Coughlin. Coughlin gets free and he drops a charging Tsuji with a chop, Coughlin then slams Tsuji for a near fall. Coughlin looks for a Boston crab and Tsuji kicks his way to freedom, Coughlin then nails Tsuji with a side Russian leg sweep before applying a modified Indian death lock. Tsuji eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold, Coughlin gets up and he stomps away on Tsuji. Tsuji recovers and he nails a charging Coughlin with a slam, Tsuji corners Coughlin before landing an avalanche. Tsuji follows up by landing a drop kick for a near fall, Tsuji applies a Boston crab and Coughlin eventually gets to the ropes.

Coughlin trips up Tsuji and he gets him in a single leg crab and a tap out follows.

Winner: Alex Coughlin

12th Young Lions Cup League Match
Shota Umino vs. Clark Connors

The match begins with a striking exchange in the middle of the ring between both competitors, Umino drops Connors before landing a basement drop kick. Umino gets Connors up before attacking him with more strikes, Connors recovers and he nails a charging Umino with a drop kick. Connors then stomps away on a downed Umino before cornering him, Connors gets Umino out of the corner with a hip toss for a near fall. Connors slows things down more by applying a chin lock to Umino, Umino gets free and he attacks Connors with some chops. Connors starts focusing his attack on the previously injured arm of Umino, Connors backs Umino into the corner while landing more strikes. Umino fights back and he nails Connors with a drop kick, Umino then gets Connors in the corner while landing a plethora of strikes. Umino follows that up by nailing Connors with a suplex for a near fall, Connors tries fighting back and Umino nails him with a spine buster. Umino goes to the top rope and he misses a missile drop kick, Connors gets Umino in a Boston crab and Umino eventually makes it to the ropes. Connors looks to reapply the hold and Umino gets free after landing some strikes, Connors then drills Umino with a spear and he reapplies the Boston crab to force a tap out.

Winner: Clark Connors

Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ren Narita & Yuya Uemura vs. Satoshi Kojima, Karl Fredericks & Michael Richards

The match begins with Kojima getting Tenzan in a headlock, Tenzan quickly escapes and he eats some Mongolian chops from Kojima. Kojima follows that up with a shoulder tackle against Tenzan, Tenzan fights back and he lands Mongolian chops until Kojima goes down. Richards and Uemura get tagged in by their respective partners, Uemura backs Richards into the ropes before landing some chops. Richards fights back and he nails Uemura with a shoulder tackle, Richards and Uemura have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Uemura ends the exchange by nailing Richards with a drop kick, Fredericks and Narita are then tagged in. Fredericks and Narita have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Fredericks drops Narita and he corners him before tagging Richards in. Richards keeps Narita in the corner while landing a chop followed by a snap mare, Richards then gets Narita in a chin lock until Uemura breaks it up. Fredericks tags back in and he corners Narita while landing back elbow strikes, Fredericks then slams Narita before getting a near fall after landing a stomp.

Narita fights back and he nails a charging Fredericks with an overhead release suplex, Tenzan and Richards get tagged in. Tenzan quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team, Tenzan corners Richards while landing headbutts. Tenzan then nails Richards with a suplex for a near fall, Richards fights back and he nails Tenzan with a neck breaker for a near fall. Kojima tags in and he attacks Tenzan with some strikes, Tenzan halts that momentum by nailing Kojima with a Samoan drop. Uemura tags in and Kojima nails him with the Machinegun Chops, Kojima then hits Uemura with a forearm strike before going to the top rope. Narita grabs the leg of Kojima so Uemura can throw him off the top rope, Uemura and teammates then triple team Kojima. Kojima recovers to hit Uemura with a cutter for a near fall, Kojima levels Uemura with a Cozy Lariat for a three count.

Winners: Satoshi Kojima, Karl Fredericks & Michael Richards

Toa Henare, Tomoaki Homna & Chaos (Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles) vs. Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)

The match begins with Bullet Club jumping their opposition and a brawl between both teams spills all over the place, Ospreay stays in the ring and he works with Eagles to attack the arm of Ishimori. Henare tags in and he also attacks the injured arm of Ishimori, Homna tags in and he works over Ishimori’s arm before landing strikes in the corner. Homna nails Ishimori with a bulldog before missing a falling headbutt, Bullet Club jumps the opposition again and another brawl spills all over the place. Phantasmo tags in and he nails scratches a cornered Homna a few times, Takahashi tags in and he stomps away on a downed Homna. Takahashi keeps Homna down before landing a leg drop for a near fall, Owens tags in and he drops Homna with a right. Phantasmo comes in via a tag before double teaming Homna with Ishimori, Phantasmo holds Homna down while applying a chin lock. Phantasmo releases the hold to land a knee drop and reapply the chin lock, Homna fights back and he drops Phantasmo before landing a Kokeshi. Ospreay tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Ospreay the hits Phantasmo with a springboard forearm strike for a near fall.

Eagles tags in and he double teams everybody alongside Ospreay, Eagles then hits Phantasmo with an assisted sliced bread for a near fall. Phantasmo fights back and he drops Eagles with an enzaguri, Henare and Owens are tagged in by their respective partners. Henare quickly drops Owens with a flying shoulder tackle, Henare looks for a Samoan drop and he nails a suplex instead for a near fall. Takahashi interferes and he double teams Henare with Owens, everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out. Owens blocks Rampage and he nails Henare with a Jewel Heist for a near fall, Owens then hits Henare with a knee strike and package pile driver for a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero & Yoshi-Hashi) vs. Bullet Club (Jado, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

The match begins with Chaos jumping their opponents and a brawl spills all over the arena, Ishii grabs Loa and Tonga before throwing them into the barricade. Ishii throws Tonga into the ring so Romero can work him over with strikes, Jado distracts Romero and Romero nails him with a baseball slide drop kick. Romero looks for a rana and Tonga counters with a power bomb, Loa tags in and he corners Romero before landing shoulder thrusts. Jado tags in and he nails a trapped Romero with chops, Jado then rakes the eyes of Romero on the top rope. Jado slows things down further by holding Romero in a modified abdominal stretch, Tonga tags back in and he nails Romero with more strikes. Loa interferes and he stomps away on a downed Romero, Tonga then hits Romero with a suplex for a near fall. Loa tags in and he nails Romero with a slingshot swanton bomb for a near fall, Loa goes for a leg drop and Romero gets out of the way. Romero then cracks Loa with a mule kick to the face , Ishii tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Ishii attacks Loa with a shoulder tackle followed by some strikes, Loa recovers and he drills Ishii with a spear.

Ishii recovers and he nails a charging Loa with a power slam, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he knocks Jado off the ring apron. Yoshi-Hashi and Ishii then double team Loa, everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out. Jado interferes and he nails Yoshi-Hashi with a kendo stick, Jado tags in as Bullet Club triple teams Yoshi-Hashi for a near fall. Romero hits the ring and he takes out Tonga and Loa with ranas, Ishii clears the ring a few moments later before Romero lands a suicide dive. Jado grabs the kendo stick and Yoshi-Hashi prevents him from using it, Yoshi-Hashi drops Jado with a clothesline and he applies the Butterfly Lock to force a tap out.

Winners: Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero & Yoshi-Hashi)

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Douki)

The match begins with Kanemaru attacking Yoh as soon as the bell sounded, Sho makes the blind tag and he double teams kanemaru with Yoh. Kanemaru then gets quadruple teamed by the entire opposition, Taguchi goes to the top rope and the rest of Suzuki-Gun hits the ring to start a huge brawl that spills all over the arena. Suzuki drags Taguchi into the crowd before attacking him with a chair, Sho makes it back in the ring and Kanemaru stomps away on him. Suzuki holds Taguchi in a single leg crab on the arena floor, Douki tags in and he stomps away on a downed Sho. Suzuki tags in and he nails a cornered Sho with some strikes, Sho tries fighting back and Suzuki drops him with a forearm strike. Sabre Jr tags in and he double teams Sho with Suzuki, Sabre Jr then applies a jumping kimura to a standing Sho. Sho gets free and he nails Sabre Jr with a brain buster, Tanahashi tags in and he immediately cleans house against the opposing team. Tanahashi starts nailing everybody with dragon screw leg whips, Sabre Jr recovers and he applies an abdominal stretch to Tanahashi. Tanahashi gets free and Sabre Jr nails him with an overhead kick to the arm.

Tanahashi recovers and he nails Sabre Jr with a Twist N’ Shout, Suzuki and Taguchi get tagged in by their respective partners. Suzuki gets Taguchi in the rear naked choke until Douki tags in, Douki triple teams Taguchi with some of his partners. Douki nails Taguchi with a running double stomp for a near fall, Douki then hits Taguchi with a slingshot DDT for a near fall. Douki looks for his finisher and Taguchi gets free, Sho and Yoh hit the ring alongside Tanahashi to take everybody out with dives on the arena floor. Taguchi surprises Douki with a roll up for a three count.

Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh)

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil & Bushi) vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, Bad Luck Fale & Gedo)

The match begins with Naito quickly tagging Bushi into the match, Fale then tags in as White exits the ring. Bushi attacks Fale with a series of drop kicks, Fale quickly recovers by propelling a charging Bushi across the ring. Bullet Club then jumps LIJ and a huge brawl spills all over the place, White gets Bushi back into the ring before tagging into the match. White throws Bushi back out of the ring to smash his back into the barricade and ringside edge, White gets Bushi back in the ring before tagging Gedo into the match. Gedo attacks Bushi with some strikes before landing a fist drop, Bushi fights back and he gets to the top rope before Gedo crotches him. White taunts Bushi before eating an enzaguri, White fights back and Bushi quickly drops him with a DDT. Naito tags in and he quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Naito traps White in the ropes before landing a modified neck breaker. White avoids the combination in the corner to hit Naito with a death valley driver, White then nails Naito with a DDT for a near fall. Naito recovers and he nails White with a tornado DDT, Evil and Gedo get tagged in by their respective partners.

Gedo immediately rakes the eyes of Evil, Evil then uses a ref distraction to hit Gedo with a thrust kick and a suplex for a near fall. Gedo avoids a charging Evil and Fale interferes to hit Evil with an avalanche followed by a splash, everybody hits the ring and they all take each other out. Evil knocks Fale out of the ring before Bushi nails him with a suicide dive, Evil nails Gedo with a lariat for a near fall. Evil applies the sharp shooter and Gedo taps out.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil & Bushi)

Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto) vs. Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Shingo Takagi)

The match begins with Okada and Sanada taking turns working over each others arm, Okada gets Sanada down before wrenching away on his leg. Goto tags in and Sanada immediately tags Takagi in, Goto nails Takagi with a few strikes before they exchange shoulder tackles and more strikes. Goto ends the exchange by dropping Takagi with a shoulder tackle, Goto then drops Takagi before kicking him in the back. Another striking exchange breaks out between Takagi and Goto, Takagi then drops Goto with a shoulder tackle. A brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the arena, Takagi gets Goto back in the ring before tagging Sanada into the match. Sanada attacks Goto with some elbow strikes followed by a basement drop kick, Takagi tags back in and he attacks Goto with more elbow strikes. Takagi then hits Goto with a suplex before tagging Sanada back in, Goto tries fighting back and Sanada quickly drops him. Goto tries fighting back again and Takagi interferes to attack both Chaos members, Goto recovers and he suplexes Sanada onto Takagi. 

Okada tags in and he quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team, Okada drops Sanada with a DDT for a near fall. Sanada recovers and he nails Okada with a drop kick to the knee, Takagi tags in and he nails Okada with a clothesline. Okada recovers and he nails a charging Takagi with a flapjack, Goto tags in and he corners Takagi before landing a spin kick followed by a belly to back suplex for a near fall. Takagi looks to fight back and Goto gets him in a sleeper hold, Takagi falls backwards ro break the hold. Takagi then hits Goto with a sliding lariat for a near fall, Takagi follows that up by dropping Goto with a three strike combination. Goto recovers and he nails Takagi with a Ushigoroshi, Sanada tags in and he knocks Okada off the ring apron. Okada gets in the ring and Sanada nails him with a drop kick, Sanada then hits Goto with a back suplex for a near fall. Sanada gets Goto in the Skull End and Okada breaks it up, Okada then drills Sanada with a drop kick. Goto then hits Sanada with a Ushigoroshi for a near fall, Goto also nails Sanada with a mid kick. Goto sets up for a GTR and Sanada counters into a Skull End, Sanada catches Goto in a roll up for a three count.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Shingo Takagi)

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