Two more entrants are now gone in the NJPW World Television Championship Tournament.
On the third night Kenta and Sanada both moved on to the second round.
In Kenta’s match against Hirooki Goto, Kenta brought a steel chair into the match but Goto shoulder blocked it into Kenta’s face. Goto picked up the chair, thought about using it but then discarded it. Kenta punched Goto in the “lower abdomen” as the official threw the chair out of the ring. Kenta was bleeding from a cut to the forehead from his collision with the chair. Kenta picked up the chair as the official attempted to wrest it out of his hands. Kenta labeled Goto with about eight punches to the head, rammed him into an exposed turnbuckle and pinned him after a second Go To Sleep. Kenta messed up the first one.
Sanada managed to sneak past Taichi with a bridging roll-up to end his quest for the championship.
Thus far the second round matches are:
- David Finlay vs Zack Sabre Jr.
- Yoshi-Hashi vs Evil
- Sanada vs Kenta
The first ever NJPW’s World Television Champion will be crowned at Wrestle Kingdom on January 4th.
NJPW Battle Autumn Night Three Results
Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Ryohei Oiwa & Kosei Fujita
Makabe makes the Young Lion submit to the Boston Crab.
Winners: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano vs. Jeff Cobb, The Great O-Khan and Gideon Grey
Hashi forces Grey to tap out to his Butterfly Lock.
Winners: Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano
Hikuleo, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Ryusuke Taguchi and Jado vs. EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo
Evil pins Tenzan with Everything is Evil
Winners: Jado vs. EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo
David Finlay, Tiger Mask, Master Wato and Alex Zayne and Ren Narita vs. Zack Sabre, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Douki and Taka Michinoku
Alex Zayn scores the pin for his team with a Cinnamon Twist on Taka from the top rope.
Winners: David Finlay, Tiger Mask, Master Wato and Alex Zayne
Shingo Takagi & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori & Gedo
Ishimori brings in a steel chair but gets it drop kicked in his face. Shingo pins Gedo with a Pumping Bomber clothesline.
Winners: Shingo Takagi & Hiromu Takahashi
Tetsuya Naito, Bushi and Titan vs. Aaron Henare, TJ Perkins and Francesco Akira
Same finish as the last two night but this time TJ Perkins gets pinned with an MX from Bushi and a double stomp from Titan.
Winners: Tetsuya Naito, Bushi and Titan
KENTA vs. Hirooki Goto – NJPW World Television Championship Tournament Match
Sanada vs. Taichi – NJPW World Television Championship Tournament Match