Here are some notes from this morning’s Road to Destruction event held in Korakuen Hall, continuing to set up events for the three Destruction shows taking place later this month.
David Finlay defeated Henare after pinning him with the stunner. Finlay has a new look and a new finish, evolving beyond young boy status, it looks like.
Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens defeated Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan when Yujiro pinned CNJ with the Pimp Juice DDT. Yujiro has new music, I guess removing the one thing that people liked about him. His new music has a lady moaning throughout it. This ended up how you’d expect a Captain New Japan match to go -- he gets in some offense, but loses in the end.
Yoshitatsu cut a promo after the match. The gist of it was that he was tired of losing, needed more help from CNJ, and would leave it up to the fans if they should keep teaming by doing some sort of Twitter poll.
Jushin Liger, Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Will Ospreay, Rocky Romero, Gedo, and Baretta when Taguchi submitted Romero with the ankle lock. Pretty solid, fun match between these guys. Ospreay looked great in particular.
Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma defeated Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi after Makabe hit the King Kong knee drop on Nakanishi. Honma also assisted with a Kokeshi beforehand.
EVIL defeated Juice Robinson with the STO. Pretty decent match.
ReDragon defeated Tiger Mask & Katsuyori Shibata when Tiger Mask was pinned following the Chasing the Dragon. Another pretty solid match. Bobby Fish cut a promo after the match talking about the ROH TV title.
Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Kazuchika Okada, & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Guerillas of Destiny, Kenny Omega, & Bad Luck Fale when Ishii pinned Tanga Loa with a brainbuster. YH has a new blonde look. After the match he cut a short promo
BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito, & SANADA defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, & KUSHIDA when BUSHI defeated KUSHIDA with the codebreaker from the top rope. BUSHI decided to watch the match rather than participate early on in the bout. Lots of back and forth between Naito and Elgin. KUSHIDA worked with SANADA since BUSHI was on the outside.
Suddenly, BUSHI emerged and came down to the ring. Turns out the guy that came out with SANADA and Naito wasn't BUSH, but someone new.. BUSHI comes out, mists KUSHIDA and hits a codebreaker for a near fall. After some frantic back and forth, BUSHI managed to land another codebreaker and picked up the win. Fun main event.
The heels laid out the faces after the match. BUSHI grabbed KUSHIDA and chokes him out on the bottom rope. Elgin ran in and tried to make the save but was thwarted as the numbers game became too much, and was dropkicked on the knee by Naito which might lead to something.
BUSHI cut a promo after the match, but didn’t reveal who the new Los Ingobernables member was.