NJPW “Road to POWER STRUGGLE”, 10/30/2016 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,722 Spectators (crowded)
~ New Japan announced that FANTASTICA MANIA will be taking place in 2017. From January 13 through January 22, with the latter three shows taking place at Korakuen Hall. Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr., Ultimo Guerroro, Euforia, Ephesto, Barbaro Kaberunario, Maximo Sexy, Dragon Lee, Titan, Stuka Jr., Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr., Hechicero, Raziel, and OKUMURA were announced to be on the show.
(1) Teruaki Kanemitsu vs. Hirai Kawato
◆Winner: Kanemitsu (6:03) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Yoshitatsu & Juice Robinson vs. Yujiro Takahashi & BONE SOLDIER
◆Winner: Yoshitatsu (7:12) via foul, BONE.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Angel de Oro & Titan
◆Winner: Liger (8:43) with a Tiger Suplex Hold on Titan.
(4) Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Chase Owens
◆Winner: Ishii (10:26) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster on Owens.
~ Tama riled up Ishii after the match, as the two continued to brawl after the match.
(5) Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & Gedo vs. Kenny Omega, Matt & Nick Jackson
◆Winner: Omega (16:14) with the Katayoku no Tenshi on Ospreay.
~ Omega and The Bucks dressed up as “The Ghostbusters”.
(6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Katsuyori Shibata & Tomoaki Honma vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
◆Winner: Naito (11:20) with a Jacknife Hold on Honma.
~ EVIL confronted Shibata before the upcoming NEVER title match, Shibata denied that EVIL will have a chance to become the next champion.
(7) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2016 ~ Semi-final Match: Ryusuke Taguchi & Feugo vs. Rocky Romero & Barreta
◆Winner: Barreta (15:26) following the Strong Zero on Fuego.
(8) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2016 ~ Semi-final Match: Taiji Ishimori & ACH vs. Ricochet & David Finlay
◆Winner: Ishimori (15:57) with a 450° Splash on Finlay.
~ The final match will see Taiji Ishimori & ACH taking on Rocky Romero & Barreta. Which will take place at POWER STRUGGLE on November 5.