NJPW “Road to DESTRUCTION”, 9/5/2013 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu
◆Winner: Shelley (10:01) following tha Automatic Midnight to Komatsu.
~ TAKA & Taichi came out to provoke KUSHIDA and Shelley after the match. These two teams are set up to to be the next challengers for the IWGP Jr. tag belts.
(2) Yuji Nagata & Takaaki Watanabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: HASHI (11:34) following a Swanton bomb on Watanabe.
~ Nagata stated that he is eagerly waiting his rematch with Sakuraba.
(3) Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero [CMLL]
◆Winner: Liger (12:13) following a Vertical Drop Style Brainbuster on Bucanero.
(4) Togi Makabe & Captain New Japan vs. Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale
◆Winner: Devitt (8:32) following a Diving Foot Stomp on Captain.
~ Rob Conway appeared on video to announce that he has appointed his own challenger in Jushin Thunder Liger.
~ Liger then came out to announce that he accepts the challenge and is looking forward to the opportunity to face Conway for the prestigious belt. Liger stated that he wants to stand in front of all the fans today as a singles champion once again, and thanked the fans for the support.
(5) Special Elimination Match I CHAOS vs Suzuki-gun: Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki, Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
Order of Elimination:
1. Jado (10:31) via pinfall by Suzuki.
2. Suzuki (12:01) after Yano sent him over the top rope.
3. Yano (12:54) after TAKA sent him over the top rope.
4. TAKA (12:58) after Ishii sent him over the top rope.
5. Taichi (13:07) following a Lariat by Ishii.
6. Ishii (13:59) after Benjamin sent him over the top rope.
◆Winner: Benjamin (16:54) following the Paydirt to Nakamura.
~ Nakamura falls to Benjamin before their scheduled IC title match at the end of this month, Suzuki-gun is off to a solid start over CHAOS as well.
(6) Special Elimination Match II NJPW vs CHAOS: Satoshi Kojima, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma & BUSHI vs. Kazuchika Okada, Masato Tanaka [ZERO1], Yujiro Takahashi & Gedo
Order of Elimination:
1. Gedo (12:13) following the Pluma Blanca by Naito.
2. Tanaka (13:07) after Naito sent him over the top rope.
3. Naito (14:28) after Yujiro sent him over the top rope.
4. BUSHI (15:54) following the Tokyo Pimps from Yujiro.
5. Yujiro (17:10) following a Lariat by Kojima.
6. Kojima (20:08) after Okada sent him over the top rope.
◆Winner: Okada (22:34) following the Rainmaker to Honma.
~ Tanaka provoke Naito before the start of the match.
~ Kojima said for everyone to cheer for Okada for the good work, but come 9.29 that belt is absolutely his (Kojima’s) to carry.
~ Gedo grabbed a mic and said to Kojima, “let’s settle this on 9.29, let’s finally show the difference in the level”, between you two. “At Kobe the Rain will fall”