New Japan DESTRUCTION in KOBE, September 21, 2014: Live Results

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  1. Tomohiro Ishii & Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Young Bucks & Yujiro Takahashi
  2. Alex Shelley & Maximo & Bushi vs. Taka Michinoku & Desperado & Taichi
  3. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima & Jushin Liger & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask & Captain New Japan
  4. Kazushi Sakuraba & Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
  5. KUSHIDA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi for IWGP jr. Heavyweight Title
  6. Tetsuya Naito & Kota Ibushi vs. A.J. Styles & Tama Tonga
  7. Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI for the IWGP Tag Team Titles
  8. Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
  9. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata
  10. Bad Luck Fale vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for IC Title

Results

Tomohiro Ishii & Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Young Bucks & Yujiro Takahashi
Forever Hooligans and Ishii win it when the Hooligans hit Contract Killer on Nick Jackson. Good opener. It was fun watching Ishii run through the Bucks and Takahashi. The Bucks were good, but didn’t get to do as much as they can.

Alex Shelley & Maximo & Bushi vs. Taka Michinoku & Desperado & Taichi
TAKA, Desperado and TAICHI were DQ’d after using chairs. They went after Shelley’s injured shoulder. Very short match. Strong boos from the crowd. A waste of Maximo’s comedy.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima & Jushin Liger & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask & Captain New Japan
Would you believe it? Honma pinned Captain New Japan with a diving Kokeshi. You don’t see that very often.

Kazushi Sakuraba & Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
Yano pinned Iizuka after a low blow, of course. Pretty entertaining match with Yano doing some good comedy. The beard grab to Iizuka was especially funny. Sakuraba and Suzuki are far from done with each other.

KUSHIDA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi for IWGP jr. Heavyweight Title
Really good title match. Taguchi got the win with the ankle lock to become the new IWGP jr. Heavyweight champion. It wasn’t a very long reign for KUSHIDA. Pretty surprising result.
After thematch, TAICHI, Desperado and TAKA attacked KUSHIDA and Taguchi. Shelley tried to help, but got beat down for his efforts.

Tetsuya Naito & Kota Ibushi vs. A.J. Styles & Tama Tonga
Ibushi got the pin on Tonga.

Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI for the IWGP Tag Team Titles
Gallows and Anderson hit Magic Killer on YOSHI-HASHI for the win. YOSHI hit a swanton on Gallows and looked to have it won, but Takahashi pulled the ref out. Really good match. YOSHI was getting huge underdog heat from the crowd.

Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
Makabe defeated Goto with the Kong kong Knee Drop. No jaws were broken.

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Tanahashi defeated Shibata with the High Fly Flow in a super match. Shibata and Tanahashi shook hands and hugged after the match in a very sweet moment.

Bad Luck Fale vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for IC Title
Nakamura defeated Fale with the Boma Ye to regain the IC title. Good match. The last couple of minutes had some really great stuff, including a new set up for the Boma Ye.
 

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