From The Aomori Industrial Exhibition Concourse, May 16th 2019
1) Bullet Club (“Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori & Gedo) vs Titan & Yuya Uemura
Winners: Bullet Club after Uemura held Gedo in a Boston Crab, Taiji broke it up with short elbows, bringing in Titan to throw Ishimori to the floor and take the fight to him. Uemura pulled in Gedo for a Double Arm Suplex, only for Gedo to bite Yuya’s ear to escape and use an Inside Cradle for a 2. Gedo blasted Yuya with a punch to the face and used a School Boy, while pulling the tights, to get the 3. (Titan is fun to watch.)
2) ROH World Six Man Tag Champions Villain Enterprises (“The Villain” Marty Scurll & Brody King) vs Tiger Mask & Yota Tsuji
Winners: Villain Enterprises after Brody sent Marty into the corner, at Tsuji, who back-dropped Marty to the apron, only Brody was quickly behind him with a Lariat in the corner. King pulled Tsuji in waist-lock position by the ropes, where Marty used a Slingshot Sunset Flip on Brody, to send Yota crashing over in a German Suplex, Brody quickly pulled Yota up for a Death Valley Bomb, holding on for the pin. (Awesome to see Brody kick so much ass in the New Japan ring. Really fun battles with him and Yota.)
3) Six Man Tag match: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee, IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson & Shota Umino vs IWGP Junior Tag Champion SHO, “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham & Toa Henare
Winners: Toa, Gresham & SHO after Umino hooked Toa for a Suplex, Toa powered out and landed on his feet, where Sho nailed him with a European Uppercut and then charged in, Toa picked him up and scored with a big Shot Put Slam, hooking the leg for a 2. Toa fired up, pulled Shota up for a Uranage, but Umino escaped and unloaded with slaps, until Toa stopped him with a Thrust Kick and followed with a nasty Headbutt and then a Uranage to get the win. (Good blend on talent and action. Toa and Shota had a really good sequence to end this one. All of the Young Lions are killing it, so far, this tour.)
4) Suzuki-Gun (TAKA Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) w/NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi vs Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito)
Winners: LIJ after TAKA blasted Naito with a Superkick and covered, Shingo broke it up and then Yoshinobu attacked Shingo, throwing him out of the ring and following out. TAKA pulled Naito up for The Michinoku Driver, but Naito escaped, caught TAKA with a Manhattan Drop and connected with an Ezniguri. Naito went for an Irish Whip, but TAKA reversed, only for Naito to come flying back with a Forearm and quickly follow with Destino to pick up the victory.
Kanemaru attacked Shingo, targeting his left leg.
5) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: “The Sniper of the Skies” Robbie Eagles (2) vs Ren Narita (0)
Winner: Eagles (4) after Narita knocked Eagles down with a big Running Elbow and covered for a 2, Ren fired up, waiting for Eagles to get up, before striking, which Eagles blocked and then caught Ren’s kick, blasting him with slaps and then using The Turbo Backpack to put Narita down for the 3. (Good stuff! Narita was so, so loved by this crowd, giving Eagles the opportunity to really play it up.)
6) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: IWGP Junior Tag Champion YOH (0) vs Bandido (0)
Winner: YOH (2) after Bandido powered YOH into a Torture Rack and rolled him into a modified Go 2 Sleep, before hitting the ropes for a big Lariat, Bandido covered, but YOH kicked out at 2! Bandido recovered and called for The 21 Guns, but as he hit the ropes, YOH charged at him with a Wheelbarrow, rolling through and dumping Bandido with a Dragon Suplex, before pulling him back up and using a Bridged Dragon Suplex to get the victory. (Fun match. Bandido has some really exciting moves, there is a highly criticized Rope Hanging 450 Splash during this match, Twitter ate it up. YOH is phenomenal.)
7) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: BUSHI (0) vs British Cruiserweight Champion El Phantasmo (2)
Winner: Phantasmo (2) after BUSHI countered out of the Arm Trapped Styles Clash with a Frankensteiner, taking Phantasmo across the middle rope, where BUSHI followed with a Spike DDT on the apron! BUSHI slid in and went for a Rolling Fisherman’s Buster, but Phantasmo pushed him towards the Referee, distracting him and allowing Phantasmo to land a punch to the nuts and then the Arm Trapped Styles Clash to get the victory.
8) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay (2) vs Rocky Romero (0)
Winner: Ospreay (2) after Will planted Rocky with a Reverse Brainbuster and picked up a 2, he took time to recover, before catching Romero with a Hook Kick to the face and lifting for Storm Breaker, which Romero countered and used a Backslide for a 2, coming back with a Flying Cradle for another 2. Romero hooked for Sliced Bread #2, but Ospreay held on to him and put him down, scoring with a Superkick and hooking for Storm Breaker, but Romero countered with a RIDICULOUS Frankensteiner and held on for a 2! They traded shots from their knees, fighting to their feet, with Romero landing a combination of strikes and Ospreay dropping him with just one. Ospreay went for Hidden Blade, but Rocky dodged and popped up with a High Knee to Ospreay’s chin, before hitting the ropes and dropping Will with a slap to the face! Romero charged, ate a slap, but came back with a Flying Cross Arm Breaker, nearly putting Ospreay away, but Will countered out with a Sit Out Powerbomb for another 2! 25 minutes announced, as Ospreay went to the top and scored with a MAJESTIC Shooting Star Press, holding on for a 2, Ospreay ripped Romero up and hit The Storm Breaker to get the incredible victory! (WOW! This was a masterpiece from two of the best Juniors to every do it. Ospreay’s bulk was apparent on the exchanges and powering Romero up. Romero brought it all to the table tonight and put on a performance that will not be forgotten. (MUST SEE)
9) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: DOUKI (2) w/NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi vs Ryusuke Taguchi (2)
Winner: Taguchi (2) after Taguchi wrapped DOUKI up in an Ankle Lock, battling to maintain control, before driving pressure on the hold, but DOUKI crawled over the Referee, distracting him as Taichi left commentary, slid into the ring and planted Taguchi with a Saito Suplex! DOUKI, Taguchi and Referee Red Shoes were down, with the crowd chanting on Ryusuke, DOUKI got up and used a Shoulder Hook Spinning Sit Out Powerbomb for a 2. DOUKI went to the apron, waited for Taguchi to stagger up and scored with a Slingshot Spike DDT, looking to follow up with Suplex de la Luna, but Taguchi escaped, DOUKI held on and wrapped Taguchi up in Sol Naciente. Taguchi fought to get loose, but collapsed to the mat, nearly out, only to battle back and break out, DOUKI quickly hit the ropes and nailed Taguchi with a Lariat and went for Suplex de la Luna, which Ryusuke countered with a Prawn Hold for 2! They got back up and Taguchi used a Blue Thunder Bomb to put DOUKI back down for another 2! They traded shots to their feet, until Taguchi got the advantage and then charged for a Hip Attack, which DOUKI dodged and Red Shoes got taken out! Taichi threw a chair into the ring, distracting Taguchi, as DOUKI grabbed the chair and swung, Taguchi dodged and knocked DOUKI down. Taguchi went at Taichi, who dropped from the apron and then used a Front Suplex to drive DOUKI on the chair, before kicking the chair out of the ring and covering, getting a 2. Taguchi follows with Dodon and immediately applies the Ankle Lock, as the Young Lions hold back Taichi from entering, Taguchi drops an elbow on the leg and drives the pressure, forcing DOUKI to Tap Out! (Great win for Taguchi! Wonderful story of Taguchi overcoming odds. Not really sold on DOUKI.)