Two more combatants have moved on in the NJPW TV Championship Tournament. At night six of the Battle Autumn tour Ren Narita defeated the veteran Toru Yano and Sanada beat Kenta. Narita will now face Sanada in the semi-finals.
Narita pinned Yano with a running flying knee off the ropes. Sanada absorbed all the hard-hitting Kenta could throw at him. He shoved Kenta into an exposed turnbuckle he himself ripped apart. Sanada rolled him up with his bridging pin.
The semi-final round of the NJPW TV Championship Tournament is as follows:
- Evil vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- SANADA vs. Ren Narita
The first ever NJPW TV Champion will be crowned at Wrestle Kingdom in January.
NJPW Battle Autumn Night Six Results
DOUKI versus Kosei Fujita
Douki makes Kosei submit to his triangle choke.
United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan) versus Ryohei Oiwa & Yuto Nakashima
Cobb and Khan flatten the Young Lion for the win.
Winner: United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)
HOUSE OF TORTURE (Dick Togo & EVIL) versus Master Wato & Hikuleo
Togo gets chokeslammed into the next century by Hikuleo.
Winners: Master Wato & Hikuleo
Alex Zayne, Tiger Mask & David Finlay versus Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, TAKA Michinoku & Zack Sabre Jr.)
Finlay pins Taka with Trash Panda.
Winners: Alex Zayne, Tiger Mask & David Finlay
BULLET CLUB (Taiji Ishimori & Gedo) versus Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
Gedo submits to Kanemaru’s figure four.
Winners: Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
Los Ingobernables De Japon (Titan, BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito) versus United Empire (Gideon Grey, Francesco Akira, TJP & Aaron Henare)
Grey taps to Hiromu’s Boston Crab. Hiromu keeps the hold on after the bell and Naito asks Grey if he still submits.
Winners: Los Ingobernables De Japon (Titan, BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito)
Toru Yano versus Ren Narita – NJPW TV Championship Tournament match
Winner: Ren Narita
Sanada versus Kenta – NJPW TV Championship Tournament match