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NJPW Road to Power Struggle results: Junior Tag League day nine

The Road to Power Struggle tour rolled into Tokyo's Korakuen Hall today, the first of two straight nights in the building. 

Here are full show results and tournament match recaps:

TOA HENARE DEFEATED YOTA TSUJI

Henare won with a Toa Bottom. 

MINORU SUZUKI, ZACK SABRE JR., TAICHI & DOUKI DEFEATED TETSUYA NAITO, SHINGO TAKAGI, SANADA & BUSHI BY DQ

Naito got disqualified for hitting Taichi and the referee with Taichi's microphone stand. 

HIROOKI GOTO, TOMOHIRO ISHII, TOMOAKI HONMA & KARL FREDERICKS DEFEATED JAY WHITE, KENTA, YUJIRO TAKAHASHI & GEDO

Goto pinned Gedo after hitting a GTR. Goto also hit the GTR on Jay White. 

SUPER JR. TAG LEAGUE MATCH: WILL OSPREAY & ROBBIE EAGLES DEFEATED TIGER MASK IV & YUYA UEMURA

Eagles and Ospreay worked over Uemura at the outset. Uemura hit a forearm shot to Eagles, and Tiger and Ospreay tagged in. Tiger hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and a series of kicks. Ospreay tried a shooting star press, but Tiger got his knees up. 

Tiger teased a Tiger Suplex off the top, but Ospreay blocked. Tiger avoided Pip Pip Cheerio, but Ospreay hit a backflip kick, then tagged Eagles. Tiger took out Eagles with kicks. Uemura demanded a tag. Tiger hesitated, but tagged him in. 

Uemura got a near fall off a jumping elbow. Tiger jumped in and hit Eagles with a Tiger Driver. Uemura then hit an overhead belly-to-belly for a two count. Uemura used a cradle for another two count. 

Eagles tried for Turbo Backpack, but Uemura blocked, then rolled through into a single-leg crab. Ospreay broke the hold, then hit a top rope 619 on Tiger. Eagles hit a monkey flip on Uemura, while Ospreay took out Tiger with a plancha. 

Eagles hit a missile dropkick to the leg, then used the Ron Miller Special for the submission victory. 

After the bell, Tiger raised Uemura's hand. This was a fun match. 

SUPER JR. TAG LEAGUE MATCH: EL DESPERADO & YOSHINOBU KANEMARU DEFEATED TJP & CLARK CONNORS

Desperado scored a takedown, but TJP used a handstand to escape. TJP then used a Muta Lock and a crab. Connors tagged in and got a two count off a hip toss. Kanemaru had seen enough at that point, and jumped in for an illegal double team. 

Kanemaru and Desperado turned this into a Suzuki-gun crowd brawl. Desperado used a chair on TJP's leg. Kanemaru hit a suplex on Connors on the floor. 

Kanemaru worked over Connors in the ring. Connors came back with a dropkick, then managed a tag. TJP ran wild on Kanemaru with dropkicks and a springboard crossbody. TJP avoided a satellite DDT, but Kanemaru hit a dropkick to the leg, then tagged out. 

Desperado and Connors got tags. Connors used a backdrop, then went for a crab. Desperado reached the ropes before the hold could be applied. 

Desperado went for Pinche Loco, but Connors reversed the attempt into a full crab. Kanemaru tried to break up the hold, but TJP cut him off, then locked him in a Cobra Twist. Desperado reached the ropes for a break. 

Connors hit a spear and made a cover, but Kanemaru broke up the pin. TJP and Kanemaru fought to the floor. Connors hit a powerslam on Desperado for a two count. 

TJP and Connors tried a Doomsday Device, but Kanemaru shoved TJP off the top rope. Desperado got Numero Dos applied. Connors tried to reach the ropes, but Kanemaru spit whiskey in his eyes, and Connors tapped out. 

Lots of solid wrestling in this one. Another good match. 

SUPER JR. TAG LEAGUE MATCH: EL PHANTASMO & TAIJI ISHIMORI DEFEATED VOLADOR JR. & TITAN

Volador and Ishimori began with a very nice sequence, trading flips and quick covers. ELP and Titan tagged in. Titan sent ELP to the floor with a headscissors. He tried a flip dive over the top to the floor, but ELP moved, and Ishimori hit a jumping knee off the apron. 

Titan and Volador came right back with a great flying sequence. Volador hit a tope con giro. Titan teased one of his own, but hit a top rope Asai moonsault instead. Titan grabbed his knee on the landing, but he looked to be okay. 

Back inside, Titan went for a top rope moonsault. ELP distracted Titan, allowing Ishimori to get his knees up. From there, Ishimori and ELP used their cartoonish heel tactics, including back rakes, chest rakes, crotch stomps, and going for Titan's mask. 

ELP teased a One-Winged Angel, but Titan hit him with a poison rana, then tagged Volador. Volador and Titan hit a tandem splash off the top on Ishimori. Titan hit a running dropkick, then flew through the ropes and landed on the floor. Volador hit a cannonball. 

Ishimori came back with a sliding German on Titan. ELP hit a moonsault to Titan while Ishimori held Titan. ELP and Titan traded palm strikes to the chest. ELP walked along the top rope, but Volador cut him off and hit a Spanish Fly off the top. Titan made a cover on ELP for a near fall. 

Titan hit a springboard leg drop to ELP for a two count, while Volador hit Ishimori with a pescado. Titan used a springboard double stomp on ELP for a near fall. Volador and Titan teased a top rope tandem move, but Ishimori pulled Volador to the floor. 

ELP hit a reverse Frankensteiner off the top, then used a moonsault for a two count. Titan used an inside cradle for a near fall. ELP pulled Titan's mask around backwards, then hit a CRII for the pin. 

Volador and Titan have been spectacular this entire tournament, and that continued here. 

SUPER JR. TAG LEAGUE MATCH: ROCKY ROMERO & RYUSUKE TAGUCHI DEFEATED SHO & YOH

YOH and Romero started off. They grappled to a stalemate, and SHO and Taguchi tagged in. Taguchi did some comedy. SHO missed a dropkick. Taguchi hit forever hip attacks. SHO dropkicked Taguchi to the floor. Taguchi missed a hip attack. 

YOH made a series of covers on Romero, but Romero kicked out at one each time. YOH used a camel clutch. SHO and YOH isolated Romero in their corner and used a series of quick tags, working him over. 

Romero came back with a double hurricanrana. Taguchi got a tag and ran wild with hip attacks. Taguchi hit a plancha on SHO, then used a frog splash on YOH for a two count. YOH and Taguchi traded hip attacks. YOH used a schoolboy for a two count, then tagged SHO. 

SHO hit a series of kicks on Taguchi. Taguchi tried a hip attack, but SHO caught him. He tried for a deadlift German, but Taguchi rolled through into an ankle lock attempt. SHO fought it off, but Taguchi hit a hip attack, into a double down. 

Romero tagged in and hit both SHO and YOH with hurricanranas. Romero hit forever clotheslines on SHO and YOH. Romero hit a standing sliced bread on SHO, and Taguchi hit him with a Bomaye. Romero covered for a two count. 

Romero hit a falcon arrow into an armbar on SHO, while Taguchi used an ankle lock on YOH. SHO hit a powerbomb on Romero, breaking both holds. 

SHO and Romero traded strikes. Taguchi and Romero hit tandem hip attacks on YOH. SHO jumped in and hit a series of superkicks. SHO and YOH hit Romero with stereo knees, then Taguchi with stereo superkicks. YOH hit a pescado to Taguchi. SHO hit a deadlift German on Romero and covered, but Romero kicked out. 

Romero tried a springboard attack, but SHO caught him. YOH hit Romero with a jumping knee strike, into a falcon arrow by SHO for a near fall. Taguchi jumped in and ate a 3K. SHO hit a backstabber on Romero into a knee strike from YOH. 

Romero fought off a 3K, then hit YOH with a rana. SHO went for a spear, but Romero hit him with a knee strike, then a rewind kick. SHO countered with a spear. 

SHO hit Romero with a straightjacket piledriver, but Romero kicked out at two. 

SHO went for a powerbomb. Romero rolled through for a near fall. Romero used a backslide for a near fall. SHO hit a German, then a lariat, and Romero took a flip bump. 

SHO hit the Power Breaker for a two count. SHO went for a Shock Arrow, but Romero pulled SHO into an inside cradle for the pin. 

The crowd was going absolutely crazy for the last few minutes of this one. A great main event with a great finish. 

Here are the updated Super Junior Tag League standings:

  • El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori: 8 points (4-1)
  • Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero: 8 points (4-1)
  • El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 6 points (3-2)
  • Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles: 6 points (3-2)
  • Volador Jr. & Titan: 6 points (3-2)
  • SHO & YOH: 4 points (2-2)
  • Tiger Mask IV & Yuya Uemura: 0 points (0-4)
  • TJP & Clark Connors: 0 points (0-5)