Even without their leader Will Ospreay or ally Henare, the United Empire is still tearing things up in New Japan. At night 20 of the Summer Struggle tour they dominated Satoshi Kojima and Kazuchika Okada in the main event of the evening.
Jeff Cobb and The Great-O-Khan first cut off Okada from Kojima devastating him and then they did the same thing to Kojima.
Kojima threw down his elbow pad preparing to annihilate Cobb with his Lariat. Cobb super kicked and clotheslined him in the chest instead. Cobb mocked Kojima by picking up his elbow pad and throwing it into the air. His lariat though didn’t have any effect on Kojima who stood stock still. He clotheslined Cobb to his knees.
Cobb derailed Kojima’s Lariat by scooping him up for a Tour of the Islands. Okada punched Cobb from behind. Khan hit Okada with his Mongolian Chops.
Cobb stunned Okada by using his own Tombstone Piledriver planting him in the middle of the ring. Cobb went to hit Kojima with a Rainmaker Clothesline. At the last second, he lifted Kojima up for another Tour of the Islands for the pinfall.
Khan stomped on a Young Lion assisting Kojima. Khan kicked Kojima and the Young Lion to the floor. Cobb told a dazed Okada as he was led away by Young Lions that he would never beat him.
“Good people of Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures, right now is the rainy season but it cannot rain forever. The ‘Alohamaker’ will make those rain clouds disappear and along with that, Okada will be gone! Tomorrow is the last time you will see Okada in Korakuen Hall!” promised Cobb as he spoke to the crowd.
At the final Summer Struggle event tomorrow The United Empire will battle Kazuchika Okada and his partner Togi Makabe.
NJPW Summer Struggle 2021 – Night 20 Results
Ryohei Oiwa versus Kosei Fujita
Another great match…and you guess it…another draw between these two.
Master Wato and Hiroyoshi Tenzan versus Robbie Eagles and Tomoaki Honma
Some fantastic back and forth here between Wato and Eagles. They need to feud…now. Man, NJPW needs to sign Eagles forever. He truly is one of the best of his generation, one of the best on their roster. Tenzan makes Honma submit to the Anaconda Vice.
Winners: Master Wato and Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Suzuki-gun (Douki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi) versus Hirooki Goto. Tiger Mask and Yoshi-Hashi
Suzuki-gun puts everyone in a submission move. Tiger Mask taps out to Zach Sabre Jr. Taichi won’t release his hold on Goto long after the bell has rung. Young Lions tear into the ring but they cannot seem to free Goto. When Taichi lets go they drag Goto from the ring.
Winners: Suzuki-gun (Douki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi)
Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Minoru Suzuki and El Desperado) versus Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Jado and El Phantasmo)
Jado takes care of Suzuki on the floor. Kanemaru pulls Phantasmo to the floor throwing him into a steel post before he can hit El Desperado with Deep Impact. Bullet Club turns things around a few minutes later. Phantasmo clocks Desperado with Deep Impact and Ishimori pins him. Suzuki wants a piece of Jado after the match.
Winners: Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Jado and El Phantasmo)
Satoshi Kojima and Kazuchika Okada versus The United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb)
Winners: The United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb)