The feud between Jeff Cobb and Kazuchika Okada raged on at Summer Struggle tonight. Driven by unadulterated hatred Cobb blindsided Okada in attempt to injure his back and put him on the shelf.
Okada was the last to leave the ring and head through the curtain to the backstage area after his team won their tag team match. Seconds later he came barreling through the curtain back in the arena. Cobb gave Okada a head butt and a punch to the face. Cobb picked up Okada, moved back so he could pick up a head of steam then ran with Okada smashing his back into the steel post and dumping him on the arena floor. Cobb rolled Okada into the ring. Holding his back and grimacing, Okada tried to get back to his feet. Cobb set up Okada for a Rainmaker Clothesline but gave him a Tour of the Islands instead rearranging his spine even more.
A smiling Cobb stood over Okada keeping Young Lions who wanted to come to Okada’s aid at bay. Finally when Cobb left they scraped Okada off the canvass and carried him to the back.
NJPW Summer Struggle – Night Seven
Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Yuji Nagata versus Yota Tsuji, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma
Kojima pins Tsuji with his Lariat.
Winners: Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Yuji Nagata
Yuya Uemura, Tiger Mask and Robbie Eagles versus Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo and Jado)
This match goes far longer than you might expect. To his credit Uemura doesn’t submit to the Yes Lock but is pinned by Ishimori’s Bloody Cross.
Winners: Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo and Jado)
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Toru Yano) versus Bullet Club (Gedo, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi)
While the official heads off Takahashi from bringing his cane into the ring, Gedo takes a swing at Okada with his brass knuckles. He misses. Owens attempts to interfere. Yano pulls him out of the ring. Tanahashi slingblades Takahashi. Okada drop kicks Gedo and makes him submit to the Money Clip. In a funny moment, Yano sprays his air sanitizer all over Gedo as he is rolled out of the ring.
Winners: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Toru Yano)
Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) versus
Chaos (YOH, SHO, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto)
Taichi makes Yoh submit to the Seiteijyujiryou (stretch plumb). Suzuki-gun issues a challenge to Chaos for their Never Openweight Six-Man Championships.
Winners: Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and Shingo Takagi) versus Bullet Club (EVIL and Dick Togo)
Takagi picks up Dick Togo. Evil sneaks up punching Takagi in the “lower abdomen”. Togo makes Takagi watch as Evil pins Bushi with Everything is Evil. Evil mocks Takagi as he heads to the back.
Winners: Bullet Club (EVIL and Dick Togo)