NJPW “POWER STRUGGLE”, 11/08/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ BODYMAKER Colosseum in Osaka
7,500 Spectators (Overcrowded)
(0) Tiger Mask & Fuego [CMLL] vs. BUSHI & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
◆Winner: Dorada (6:42) with a jumping cradle on Fuego.
(1) SUPER Jr. 3WAY Tag Match: Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. TAKA Michinoku & El Desperado vs. Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson
◆Winner: Matt (7:33) following the More Bang For Your Buck on TAKA.
(2) Special Tag Match: Toru Yano & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
◆Winner: Sakuraba (4:25) with the Kido clutch on Suzuki.
~ After the match Suzuki challenged Sakuraba to a singles match with UWF rules!
(3) NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [89th Champion] Chase Owens vs. [Challenger] Jushin Liger
◆Winner: Liger (9:27) following a brainbuster.
~ Liger becomes the 90th generation NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion.
(4) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Togi Makabe, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Fale (9:47) following the Bad Luck Fall on Captain.
(5) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: [38th Champions] KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. [Challengers/2014 Super Jr. Tag Tournament Winners] Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish [Both ROH]
◆Winner: O’Reilly (17:29) following the Chasing the Dragon on KUSHIDA.
~ Time Splitters fall on their 4th defense. ReDragon become the 39th generation champions.
~ Forever Hooligans and the Young Bucks came to the ring following the match to assert themselves as challengers.
New Japan announced that they will hold a show on July 5th, 2015 at the historical Osaka Castle Hall.
(6) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [69th Champion] Ryusuke Taguchi vs. [Challenger] Taichi
◆Winner: Taguchi (15:18) following the Dodon-the-End.
~ 2nd successful defense
~ Following the match BULLET CLUB came down to the ring and revealed their new member… Kenny Omega! Omega made it known that he aims to take Taguchi’s Jr. Heavyweight Championship.
(7) Special Singles Match: Yoshitatsu vs. AJ Styles
◆Winner: Styles (12:58) following the Styles Clash.
~ Yoshitatsu was unsuccessful in his return and received an Acoustic Equalizer (guitar shot) from Jarrett following the match. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma ran Jarrett and Scott D’Amore out of the ring. Styles remained in the ring, leading to confrontation with Naito.
(8) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
◆Winner: Ishii (17:15) following a brainbuster.
~ 1st successful defense.
~ Makabe came down to check on Goto which led to a staredown between Makabe and Ishii.
(9) Special Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Ibushi (15:56) following the Phoenix Splash YOSHI-HASHI.
(10) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [10th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Katsuyori Shibata
◆Winner: Nakamura (17:05) following the Boma Ye
~ 1st successful defense.
~ Kota Ibushi stepped forward as the next potential challenger.