New Japan Kizuna Road Results 6/25

It’s the last event before the annual G1 Climax.

TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) b. Yuji Nagata & Yota Tsuji when Tenzan submitted Tsuji with the Anaconda Vice – Tsuji soon found himself on the receiving end of Tencozy’s offense. Nagata got the tag and rallied for his team. Once momentum got regained, Nagata tagged Tsuji back in. Tsuji used a Boston Crab, which Tenzan powered out of. Tencozy hit a 3D, but Nagata broke up the pin. Tenzan finally used the Anaconda Vice on Tsuji for the submission.

Los Ingobernables De Japon (IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, BUSHI, & Shingo Takagi) b. Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Shota Umino, & Ren Narita when Takagi pinned Narita with Last Of The Dragon – A brawl broke out quickly, sending the match to the floor. When the match got back in the ring, the heels were in control. Ibushi got the hot tag and went at it with Evil. Narita tagged in and a multi-man brawl broke out. Narita got several near falls, but eventually fell to Takagi’s Last Of The Dragon.

After the match, Naito continued to brawl with Honma and Umino. Ibushi got in his face to break things up. Several staredowns between Ibushi and the rest of LIJ. EVIL once again walked out rather than participate in the group fistbump with the rest of LIJ.

Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls b. IWGP Tag Team Champions The Guerrillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa w/Jado) when Nicholls pinned Tonga with a roll-up – GOD jumped the babyfaces before the bell and took the match to the floor. GOD cut off Juice and worked him over. Nicholls got the hot tag and ranwild until Jado hit him with the shinai. Juice ran in for the save and landed several punches on all three Bullet Club members. He decked Jado and Loa with the Left Hand Of God, but got hit with a Gun Stun when he tried to hit Tonga. However, Nicholls was the legal man, and he rolled up Tonga for the surprise win.

Bullet Club (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens, & Taiji Ishimori w/Gedo) b. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Sho, Yo, & Toa Henare when White pinned Henare with a Blade Runner – Yoh started off with Ishimori. The babyfaces had control early on, so the heels again took to the floor to gain the advantage. Back in the ring, they focused on Sho. Tanahashi got the hot tag and took it to White. Henare tagged in and got a near fall with an impressive brainbuster. Tanahashi and Roppongi 3K cleared the ring, leaving Henare alone to spear White for a two count. However, White kicked out and hit a Blade Runner to get the pin.

After the match, White cut a promo about how he shouldn’t even be in the G1, and how Goto and Shibata are failures. This brought out Goto, who went after him. White escaped, but Gedo got hit with the Ushigoroshi. White of course retreated to the back.

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, NEVER Openweight Champion Tomohiro Ishii, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, & Toru Yano b. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & DOUKI) when Ishii pinned Douki – Liger started out and quickly caught Douki in a surfboard. Kanemaru broke it up, and Tiger tagged in. The heels managed to cut Tiger off. Suzuki threw Tiger to the floor and smacked him with a chair. Okada got the hot tag and ran wild. Double tag to Ishii and Taichi which led to another multi-mman brawl. Taichi put Ishii in the Stretch Plumb. Ishii did not submit, and Liger managed to make the save. The heels ganged up on Ishii and pummeled him in the corner. Douki hit a DDT and made a cover. Okada made the save and cleared the ring. Ishii rallied with a lariat and a brainbuster, which scored the pin.

RevPro Cruiserweight Champion El Phantasmo p. Ryusuke Taguchi with a CR2 to retain the title – Before the bell, Phantasmo kicked a Young Lion to the floor after handing him his jacket. The match started out slow, though Taguchi did several of his comedy spots. ELP got the upper hand after Taguchi crotched himself on the top rope. Phantasmo worked Taguchi over for the next few minutes but was unable to get the pin. Taguchi made his comeback and knocked Phantasmo out of the ring. At the 15 minute mark, the two battled with a suplex attempt, which Taguchi won. Phantasmo again crotched Taguchi on the top and tried a Frog Splash. Taguchi used his knees to block and followed up with a Dodon. When Phantasmo kicked out, Taguchi immediately turned the pin into an Anklelock. ELP made the rope break and hit Taguchi with a CR2 to get the pinfall.

RevPro Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Zack Sabre Jr. s. YOSHI-HASHI with a leglock – Not only is Sabre’s title on the line, but his spot in the G1 is also at stake. Sabre controlled the opening minutes with holds and submissions. Hashi reversed a suplex and made a comeback. Sabre kicked out of a Headhunter (Blockbuster) and tried a reversal. Hashi blocked and his an inverted piledriver. Rather than go for the pin, Hashi put Sabre in a Butterfly Lock. After battling several attempts, Sabre made the break and used an inverted STF. After Hashi made the rope break, he scored several near falls including hitting Karma. Sabre kicked out, and reversed another Karma attempt into a leg lock, and got the submission.

After the match, Sabre cut a promo burying Yoshi-Hashi and the fans that believed in him. He vowed to win G1 and win the IWGP Championship as well.

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