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NJPW Road to The New Beginning results: Jay White back in action

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Recommended matches --

  • Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma, SHO & Master Wato vs. SANADA, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI 
  • Jay White, EVIL, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi (w/Gedo, Jado & Dick Togo) vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano 

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Gabriel Kidd defeated Yota Tsuji (7:21)

This was a bit slower than their match last night, but the work was solid. 

Kidd dominated an early chain wrestling battle, targeting Tsuji's left arm. Tsuji hit a leapfrog and a hip toss to turn the tide. 

Tsuji applied a camel clutch. Tsuji used a splash to the back and covered for a two count. 

Kidd hit a backdrop and a senton for a near fall. Kidd fought for a vertical suplex and finally got it for another two count. They traded strikes. Tsuji fought out of one butterfly suplex attempt. 

Kidd dropped Tsuji with a palm strike and hit an uppercut forearm. Tsuji came back with a spear for a near fall. Kidd avoided a running powerslam and used a small package to set up the butterfly suplex. 

Kidd hit the suplex this time and got the pin. 

Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Yuya Uemura (10:45)

Ishimori and Taguchi began the match with some comedy. ELP and Uemura got tags. ELP quickly cut Uemura off. ELP and Ishimori used their comedy back rakes and crotch stomps and worked on Uemura. 

Taguchi got a hot tag and ran wild with hip attacks. He used a springboard hip attack on ELP for a near fall. Taguchi tried for three amigos, but Ishimori stopped him. Uemura entered and Taguchi and Uemura hit a double suplex on Ishimori and ELP. 

Uemura was legal, but Taguchi hit a bomaye hip attack. Uemura covered for a two count. Ishimori hit a jumping knee strike on Uemura into an airplane spin neckbreaker from ELP for a near fall. 

Uemura blocked a Bloody Cross attempt and used two quick cradles for near falls. Taguchi and ELP brawled to the outside. Uemura fired up and hit a double overhook suplex for a close near fall. 

Uemura got a Boston crab applied. ELP broke the hold with a superkick with the loaded boot. Ishimori then covered for the pin. 

Uemura sold the superkick as if he had been hit by a sniper. Just a phenomenal job by him. 

Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma, SHO & Master Wato defeated SANADA, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI (15:15)

This was a great match. SANADA and Ibushi in particular had a great sequence to tease their upcoming singles bout. 

The action started before the bell as Ibushi and SANADA, SHO and Hiromu, Wato and BUSHI and Honma and Naito paired off and brawled. Honma and Naito began in the ring as the legal men. 

Naito and Honma traded strikes. Honma missed a kokeshi. Naito used a crab on him, but Honma reached the ropes. BUSHI and Wato got tags. Wato teased a springboard uppercut, but Hiromu pulled him off the apron and the brawl was back on. 

Naito used a high-angle crab on Honma on the floor. Back inside, BUSHI controlled Wato with kicks in the corner. BUSHI went after Wato's right knee. SANADA tagged in and continued the right leg work. Naito and Hiromu doubled up on Wato. BUSHI used an STF, but Wato forced a rope break. 

Wato hit a spin kick to BUSHI and forced him to tag Hiromu. Wato hit a dreamcast on Hiromu and was finally able to tag out. SHO hit a PK on Hiromu for a near fall. SHO reversed a sunset flip into a cross armbreaker, but Hiromu got to the ropes immediately. Hiromu blocked one spear, but SHO hit another for a near fall. 

Hiromu blocked a deadlift German and hit a superkick. SHO escaped a Dynamite Plunger. They hit simultaneous lariats. Hiromu hit a huge lariat into a double down. 

Ibushi and SANADA got tags. Ibushi hit a flying mid kick and a standing moonsault for a two count. SANADA tried to set up a leapfrog dropkick, but Ibushi stopped it. Ibushi got sent outside and SANADA hit a plancha. 

Ibushi avoided a TKO. Ibushi flipped out of a dragon sleeper. SANADA got Skull End applied, but Ibushi powered out and hit a high kick. SANADA avoided a Kamigoye and hit a magic screw. 

BUSHI tagged in. Naito and BUSHI hit double dropkicks on Ibushi. BUSHI hit a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. BUSHI went for a codebreaker. Ibushi blocked. Everybody jumped in and hit a big move. 

Wato hit BUSHI with a dreamcast. Ibushi used a v-trigger for a near fall, then hit Kamigoye and pinned BUSHI. 

Shingo Takagi was on commentary for this match. Ibushi taunted him with his title belts after the bout, teasing a future meeting between the two. 

Elimination match: Jay White, EVIL, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi (w/Gedo, Jado & Dick Togo) defeated Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano (27:10)

Ishii and White were the stars of this match. This had a level of intensity to it that has been missing from the shows on this tour. 

Ishii went after White before the bell. The two would continue to interact throughout the match as chaotic brawls would break out. 

Goto and Tanga started as the legal men, but that was merely a formality as the first ten minutes of the match were a series of brawls breaking out in and around the ring. White choked Ishii with a camera cable on the floor. 

Goto was worked over by G.O.D. in the ring before making a comeback and tagging Okada. Okada and EVIL squared off. Okada hit a running back elbow. EVIL cut him off with a mid kick. Okada got the Money Clip, but EVIL backed him into the corner and broke the hold. 

Togo tripped Okada from the floor. EVIL tossed Okada to the apron. Okada low-bridged EVIL to the floor for an elimination. *EVIL eliminated*

EVIL used a chair on Okada, but Okada didn't drop to the floor. Yujiro tried to knock Okada off. Instead, Okada hit a diving attack on EVIL and eliminated himself. Okada teased a tombstone on the floor, but Bullet Club broke it up. *Okada eliminated*

Yujiro and Yano were in next. Yujiro used a corner pad on Yano. Yujiro charged into the exposed buckle and got rolled up for a near fall. Yujiro hit a sliding dropkick and a fisherman buster for a two count. Yujiro rolled to the apron and got shoved off. *Yujiro eliminated*

White entered and threw Yano out right away. *Yano eliminated*

YH came in and hit a running chop on White. Tama jumped in to save White. White knocked Ishii off the apron for good measure. G.O.D. hit slingshot sentons on YH. Ishii and Goto saved for YH. White again went after Ishii. YH got cut off in the Bullet Club corner. 

White missed a charge into the corner. YH hit a bunker buster and tagged Ishii. Ishii hammered away at White with strikes and sent him into the exposed buckle. Ishii threw the referee down. Ishii dragged White outside and sent him into the barricade. 

Ishii brought a chair into the ring. The ref took the chair away. White used the opening to hit a Saito suplex. Ishii no-sold and hit a tackle. White hit a DDT. White hit a Blade Buster. Ishii almost got thrown out, but Goto saved. Gedo hit a low blow on Ishii and Ishii fell to the floor. *Ishii eliminated*

Goto hit a wheel kick and a bulldog on White for a two count. Goto got sent to the apron. White took the ref. Jado hit Goto with a kendo stick. The ref took Bullet Club's word for it and that was it for Goto. *Goto eliminated*

It was down to G.O.D. and White vs. YH. YH came in a house of fire and rolled White up for a near fall. Tama hit a gun stun on YH. White had him pinned, but pulled him up at the count of two. Tanga hit Apesh*t on YH. White covered and again pulled YH up after a two count. 

White hit a sleeper suplex. White acted as though YH kicked out, but he didn't. G.O.D. hit a Magic Killer. White pulled YH up at the count of one. 

White teased a Blade Runner, but Goto threw in the towel for YH. *YH eliminated*

After the bell, White hit a Blade Runner on YH. G.O.D. beat down Ishii. White hit a sleeper suplex and a Blade Runner on Ishii. 

White cut a promo. He said he and G.O.D. are the real Bullet Club. He said that he and G.O.D. were challenging Ishii, Goto and YH for the NEVER Six-Man Tag titles and they could respond to the challenge when they wake up. 

Goto attacked White and G.O.D. as they were making their post-match comments backstage, but they were quickly pulled apart.