It is said a lot by fans in pro wrestling today but these two really do deserve it.
Robbie Eagles is now a double champion and veteran Tiger Mask IV now has his seventh championship in NJPW. Eagles and Mask defeated IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Suzuki-gun’s Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado for the titles at the final Road to Power Struggle event. Eagles is also the current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
With Tiger Mask on the apron and Eagles in the ring, the pair gave Kanemaru simultaneous running kicks in a corner. Eagles hit the Turbo Backpack and went for the pin but Desperado made the save. Tiger Mask drop kicked and splashed Desperado out of the ring so that Eagles could force Kanemaru to submit to the Ron Miller Special after a 450 Splash.
“I enjoyed tonight because I made it official. ‘Bobby Two Belts’ is here and I couldn’t have asked for a better tag team partner than Tiger Mask!” said Eagles paying tribute to his tag team partner.
Earlier, Kenta threw gasoline on the fire that is his feud with NJPW’s Ace when he and Gedo took on Hiroshi Tanahashi and Togi Makabe.
Tanahashi put Gedo in the cloverleaf submission. Kenta took the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship belt and whacked The Ace in the back of the head causing the disqualification. Kenta then hit Makabe in the head with it too knocking him off the apron.
As The Ace lay unconscious on the mat, Kenta laid in some more punches. When three Young Lions came to put an end to the attack Kenta beat the snot out of them too. Kenta then stood over The Ace holding the title. Kenta left the ring taking the belt with him.
NJPW Road to Power Struggle 2021 – Night 3 Results
Ryusuke Taguchi and Yuji Nagata versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi and Sanada)
Sanada pins Nagata with a bridging pin.
Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi and Sanada)
Master Wato, YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto versus Bullet Club (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi, Dick Togo and Sho)
Sho crotches Master Wato on the top rope. As Dick Togo argues with the official, Yujiro hits Wato in the head with his cane. Yujiro pins Wato with Pimp Juice. Sho rakes at Ishii’s face and chokes him out with a foot on his throat. Evil chokes out Hashi with a T-shirt. Bullet Club lays out the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship belts in the ring daring Chaos to come retrieve them. Bullet Club are armed with steel chairs. Chaos rushes the ring and a brawl breaks out. Bullet Club wins and walks out with the titles that don’t belong to them.
Winners: Bullet Club (Evil, Yujiro Takahashi, Dick Togo and Sho)
Tomoaki Honma and Toru Yano versus The United Empire (Aaron Henare and Great-O-Khan)
Henare pins Honma with Streets of Rage. Khan throws Yano back into the ring for more punishment. Yano rolls out the other side hightailing it to the dressing room. Khan takes out his frustrations out on a Young Lion instead.
Winners: The United Empire (Aaron Henare and Great-O-Khan)
Togi Makabe and Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Kenta, Gedo
Winners: Togi Makabe and Hiroshi Tanahashi, via disqualifaction.
Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Kazuchika Okada versus Bullet Club (Jado, Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga)
Not sure why they are wasting Loa and Tonga in meaningless tag matches when they should be challenging for the titles but what do I know? Loa pins Kojima with Ape S–t.
Winners: Bullet Club (Jado, Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga)
Suzuki-gun (Douki and Zack Sabre Jr.) versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (Bushi and Shingo Takagi)
Zack pins Bushi with a Zack Driver and taunts Takagi.
Winners: Suzuki-gun (Douki and Zack Sabre Jr.)
Tiger Mask and Robbie Eagles versus Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado (champions) – IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match
Winners: …and new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Tiger Mask and Robbie Eagles.