After their second night of A Block competition Lance Archer, Kenta and Kazuchika Okada are tied at the top of the division, each having won two matches in a row.
In a battle of the big men, Fale kicked out of a chokeslam leaving Archer and the crowd completely shocked. Archer had to resort to his new finishing move – the EVD (Everybody Dies) Claw – to pin Fale.
It was a real clash of Japanese wrestling styles when Kenta and Hiroshi Tanahashi clashed in tonight’s main event. Kenta opened things up with a hard slap to the face which sparked some boos from the crowd. Tanahashi slapped him back as they engaged in a slugfest.
As Tanahashi played air guitar after slamming Kenta and dropping an elbow smash on him, Kenta no sold it kicking Tanahashi in the head. The crowd didn’t like that at all. The battle went to the floor where Kenta DDT’ed Tanahashi on the concrete floor and slammed head-first into a steel post.
In a clear message to the NJPW locker room that this is the Kenta of old not Hideo Itami, sent Tanahashi to Dreamland with a running knee strike and his Go to Sleep finisher.
In other tournament matches:
Will Ospreay versus Sanada
Sanada has his OsCutter blocked. Ospreay got the pinfall with his own OsCutter and Storm Breaker.
Winner: Will Ospreay.
Kazuchika Okada versus Zack Sabre Jr.
Mr. Excitement was no match for the Rainmaker who fought through the submission nonsense. Okada struggled out of an Octopus, landed a Spinning Rainmaker and a Rainmaker to defeat The Most Electrifying Superstar in wrestling today.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada.
Evil Versus Kota Ibushi
Evil bends Ibushi in half. Photo: NJPW.
Evil counters the Kamigoye with a clothesline, Darkness Falls and Everything is Evil for a convincing win.
In other matches:
Yota Tsuji, Toa Henare and Juice Robinson defeated Yuya Uemura, Tomoaki Honma and Hirooki Goto. Henare scored the win for his team with an Uranage slam.
Ren Narita and Jeff Cobb beat Shota Umino and Jon Moxley. Cobb pinned Umino with Tour of the Islands. Moxley came back into the ring, got into Cobb’s face and helped Umino from the ring.
Chaos (Yoshi-Hashi, Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii) defeated Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and Jay White). Owens swings a turnbuckle pad at Yano, He almost hits the official. Yano clobbers Owens in crotch to pin him.
Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Minoru Suzuki and Taichi) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japón (Bushi, Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito). Suzuki put Bushi away with the Gotch Piledriver.