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NJPW 2016 Junior Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: ACH & Taiji Ishimori def. David Finlay & Ricochet
NJPW 2016 Junior Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: RPG Vice (Trent Berretta & Rocky Romero) def. Fuego & Ryusuke Taguchi
Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Evil & Sanada) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Katsuyori Shibata & Global Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna)
Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & Gedo)
Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi) def. Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa)
Tiger Mask IV, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) def. Titan, Angel De Oro, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata
Juice Robinson & Yoshi Tatsu def. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Bone Soldier)
Teruaki Kanemitsu def. Hirai Kawato
Match By Match Recap
Teruaki Kanemitsu vs. Hirai Kawato
The match begins with Kawato nailing Kanemitsu with a few chops, Kawato goes for the headlock and Kanemitsu counters into a pinning combination. Kanemitsu starts working over the arm of Kawato, Kawato locks in another headlock and Kanemitsu counters into a pinning combination for a two count. Kanemitsu drops a charging Kawato with a hip toss before locking him in the head scissors, Kawato escapes and Kanemitsu nails him with a few forearm strikes. Kanemitsu drops Kawato and he locks him in the camel clutch for a few moments, Kanemitsu switches to a chin lock on Kawato. Kanemitsu releases the hold on Kawato before attacking him with a few chops, Kawato then drops a charging Kanemitsu with a drop kick.
Kawato hits Kanemitsu with a scoop slam for the near fall, Kawato locks Kanemitsu in the Boston crab and Kanemitsu grabs the ropes to break the hold. The wrestlers have a forearm strike exchange in the middle of the ring, Kanemitsu then drops Kawato with a drop kick. Kanemitsu nails Kawato with a running drop kick in the corner followed by a power slam for the near fall, Kawato catches Kanemitsu with a few pinning combinations for some near falls. Kanemitsu catches Kawato in the Boston crab and the tap out follows.
Winner: Teruaki Kanemitsu
Before our next match begins, Yoshi Tatsu says something on the microphone before an all out brawl breaks out between the competitors.
Juice Robinson & Yoshi Tatsu vs. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Bone Soldier)
The bout begins with all four competitors brawling on the outside of the ring, Takahashi throws Robinson into the ring post. Takahashi and Soldier double team Tatsu on the arena floor, Soldier throws Tatsu into the ring to work on him further. Soldier just stomps and chokes a downed Tatsu, Soldier brings Tatsu in the corner to beat him up further before tagging Takahashi in. Takahashi catches a seated Tatsu with a running boot to the face, Takahashi attacks Tatsu with several chops in the corner. Tatsu fights back and drops Takahashi with the inzaguri, Robinson tags in and he cleans house of the opposition. Robinson then hits Takahashi with a running clothesline in the corner, Robinson follows that up by catching Takahashi with a cannonball senton.
Robinson gets Takahashi out of the corner before nailing him with a delayed verticle suplex, Soldier tries interfering and Robinson knocks him out of the ring. Takahashi regains control before kicking a dazed Robinson in the head, Robinson recovers by catching Takahashi with a spine buster. Tatsu and Soldier get the tags from their respective partners, Tatsu takes out Takahashi with a knee strike to the face. Tatsu traps Soldier in the ropes before kicking him in the midsection a few times, Takahashi hits the ring again and Robinson sends him out of the ring. Takahashi then throws Robinson into the ring post again, Takahashi distracts Tatsu and that allows Soldier to low blow him for the disqualification.
Winners: Juice Robinson & Yoshi Tatsu, by disqualification
After the match, Soldier continues beating on Tats and he chokes him with his belt until Robinson makes the save.
Tiger Mask IV, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) vs. Titan, Angel De Oro, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata
This one begins with Liger applying the headlock to De Oro, De Oro escapes and Liger drops him with a shoulder tackle. De Oro recovers and he drops kicks Liger out of the ring, De Oro then catches Liger with a suicide dive on the arena floor. De Oro brings Liger back in the ring and Liger quickly catches him with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker, Nakanishi and Tenzan get the tags and they have a test of strength. Nakanishi and Tenzan both try to take the other down with shoulder tackles, Tenzan then hits Nakanishi with headbutts and some Mongolian chops until he goes down. Nakanishi recovers and he drops Tenzan with a flying forearm, Nakanishi then lands a splash on Tenzan for the near fall. Titan tags in and he catches Tenzan with a springboard cross body and a few other aerial moves for a near fall, Titan trips up Tenzan before applying a modified ankle lock on him.
De Oro tags in and he attacks Tenzan with a bunch of forearm strikes, Tenzan breaks free and charges at De Oro to eat a drop kick to the face. Nagata tags in and he attacks Tenzan with a series of kicks to the body, Tenzan drop a charging Nagata with a Samoan drop. Kojima tags in and he attacks Nagata with a plethora of his patented chops in the corner, Kojima then hits Nagata with a series of forearm strikes. Kojima and Nagata decide to just stand in the center of the ring and attack each other with every strike imaginable, Kojima eventually catches Nagata with the ace crusher. Mask IV and Titan get the tag from their respective partners, Titan catches Mask IV with a few roll ups for near falls. De Oro and Titan double team Mask IV in the corner, Mask IV blocks a moonsault attempt from Titan by getting his knees up.
Mask IV catches Titan with a tiger driver for the near fall, Mask IV sets Titan up on the top rope and he catches him with a top rope double under hook suplex. Mask IV hits Titan with a dragon suplex for the three count.
Winners: Tiger Mask IV, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan)
Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi) vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa)
This match begins with Roa jumping Yoshi-Hashi as the bell sounds, Yoshi-Hashi quickly regains control by attacking the knee of Roa. Roa eventually drops a charging Yoshi-Hashi with a shoulder tackle, Tama interferes and that brings Ishii into the ring. Chaos then decides to take out all three members of the opposition with triple team maneuvers, Goto stays in the ring and he attacks Roa with a spinning heel kick in the corner. Tama interferes and that allows Roa to knock Goto out of the ring, an all-out brawl breaks out between the competitors on the arena floor. Roa gets Goto in the ring and he catches him with a power slam for the near fall, Owens tags in and he rips away at the face of Goto.
Owens follows that up by attacking the neck of Goto with some elbow strikes, Tama tags in and he catches Goto with a neck breaker. Tama and Roa then attack Goto with a few double team maneuvers, Goto tries fighting back and he eventually cases Tama to knock into Roa. Owens tags in and Goto catches him with a back suplex before tagging Yoshi-Hashi in, Yoshi-Hashi then takes out Tama with a huracanrana and a running back elbow strike. Yoshi-Hashi traps Tama in the rope before catching him with a drop kick to the back, Tama recovers and catches a charging Yoshi-Hashi with a drop kick of his own. Yoshi-Hashi quickly recovers and he nails Tama with a neck breaker before tagging Ishii in, Ishii eventually catches Tama with a releases German suplex for a near fall.
The action spills to the arena floor for some of the competitors in the match, Yoshi-Hashi and Ishii catch Tama with a double power bomb. Roa tries interfering and Ishii drops him with an exploder suplex, Owens tags in and he hits Ishii with a rolling neck breaker. Roa returns to the ring and he helps Owens nail Ishii with a springboard code breaker for a near fall, Goto returns to the ring and he clobbers Tama with a modified back breaker. Owens catches Ishii with a kick to the head for another two count, Yoshi-Hashi prevents Owens from hitting Ishii with a package pile driver. Ishii catches Owens with a brain buster for the three count.
Winners: Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi)
After the match, another brawl breaks out between Tama Tonga, Tonga Roa, Yoshi-Hashi and Tomohiro Ishii, security eventually breaks everything up.
The second half of this card will be covered on Page Two...
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