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NJPW Summer Struggle results: LIJ vs. Bullet Club elimination match

The NJPW Summer Struggle tour continued today with the first of three consecutive nights in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

An elimination match pitting members of Los Ingobernables de Japon against a Bullet Club team headlined today's event. 

The tour continues Saturday and Sunday. Sunday is the bigger show, with a NEVER Six-Man Tag title match, plus Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura's final matches before their excursions. 

Below are results from today's show. 

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Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask defeated Togi Makabe, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura (9:11)

Kojima pinned Uemura after hitting a lariat. 

Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato defeated Kazuchika Okada, SHO & YOH (10:46)

Taguchi pinned YOH with a clutch. 

Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano defeated Chase Owens & Gedo (7:58)

Tanahashi submitted Gedo with his Texas Clover Hold.

Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Robbie Eagles defeated Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI (16:38)

Eagles used the Ron Miller Special to submit DOUKI.

Elimination match: Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI defeated EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (w/Dick Togo) (22:37)

BUSHI was the sole survivor, last eliminating EVIL after a distraction from Shingo. 

Order of elimination:

  1. Yujiro (top rope by Shingo)
  2. Shingo (top rope by EVIL)
  3. Ishimori (top rope by SANADA)
  4. SANADA (top rope by ELP)
  5. ELP (top rope by Naito)
  6. Naito (top rope by EVIL)
  7. EVIL (top rope by BUSHI)

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Here are the lineups for the next two days:

NJPW Summer Struggle, Saturday, July 31, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Elimination match: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, SHO & YOH vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Gedo & Dick Togo
  • Kazuchika Okada, Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano & Yuya Uemura vs. Chase Owens, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuji Nagata & Yota Tsuji

NJPW Summer Struggle, Sunday, August 1, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI (c) vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki
  • Shingo Takagi, SANADA & BUSHI vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo
  • Toru Yano, SHO & YOH vs. Chase Owens, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Yota Tsuji farewell match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yota Tsuji
  • Yuya Uemura farewell match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Yuya Uemura