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NJPW Road to Destruction results 9-20-15: Eight man tag action

by Bryan Rose,

Here are quick results from this morning’s Road to Destruction show in Toyohashi:

Roppongi Vice defeated Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu. Beretta scored the pinfall after the Omori Driver/dropkick combo on Tanaka. Solid opener.

Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger & Yuji Nagata defeated David Finlay, Jay White and Manabu Nakanishi when Tiger Mask pinned Finlay with a butterfly suplex off the top tope. Another solid match. Manabu Nakanishi moved like a somewhat agile 90 year other words, not good. Tiger Mask cut a promo after the match saying that he will make the NWA Jr. title match on 9/23 a can’t miss bout.

Tomoaki Honma and Mascara Dorada defeated Gedo and Tomohiro Ishii after Honma pinned Gedo with the top rope kokeshi headbutt. A lot of the match was between Ishii and Honma, which the crowd were totally into. The match itself was pretty good.

Katsuyori Shibata & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Tetsuya Naito and Juice Robinson when Shibata tapped out Robinson in what looked like a variation of an abdominal stretch while Taguchi distracted Naito who was on the top rope. Not particularly interesting but heated up towards the end. People were very much into Shibata and Naito’s interactions. After the match Naito went ahead and dropkicked Shibata and acted like he was going to hit him with a chair but sat down instead. Taguchi warded off Shibata, then came back with a hip attack. Shibata beat up Naito after to send him packing.

Kazuchika Okada and Toru Yano defeated Cody Hall and Doc Gallows. Okada pinned Hall with the rainmaker. Not too much about this match, though it was fine. Yano did his comedy and was over with the crowd.

Togi Makabe & Hirooki Goto defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Yoshi-Hashi. Makabe pinned Yoshi-Hashi after the king kong knee drop. Pretty good towards the end. People were very much into Yoshi-Hashi’s comeback before the pin.

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tenkoji and Kushida defeated The Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale). Tanahashi pinned Tama Tonga with the high fly flow. Atypical eight man match that they usually do, but it was full of action and the crowd was hot for everything which made it a good match.

Tanahashi did some air guitar after the match. Really just a house show, nothing more, nothing less.