The last night of the Battle Autumn tour has answered a few questions about Wrestle Kingdom.
In the finals of the NJPW World TV Championship Tournament, Ren Narita just completely outwrestled Sanada scoring the victory with only 30 seconds left in the match. He caught Sanada off the ropes into his Narita Special #4 to score the biggest win of his young career and a championship match at Wrestle Kingdom.
In their NJPW World TV Championship Tournament match, Zack Sabre Jr. managed to outsmart the House of Torture and Evil. Evil and Dick Togo dragged Kosei Fujita to the ring. Fujita is wearing one of Sabre’s jackets. Evil demands the official count a pinfall. Sabre Jr. comes down for his entrance wearing a baseball cap. Togo greets him on the ramp. He rips the hat off to find that it is Ryohei Oiwa. Back in the ring, Sabre catches Evil from behind. Sabre ends up winning the match by turning Everything is Evil into a ground cobra pin.
At Wrestle Kingdom 14 it will be Ren Narita versus Zack Sabre Jr. for the NJPW World TV Championship.
As Will Ospreay was celebrating his successful IWGP US Heavyweight Championship title defense against Tetsuya Naito at the end of the night, Shota Umino came out with new music, a new attitude and the nickname the “Roughneck”.
“You came back at the wrong time. I am the United States Champion. What are you going to do about it?” asked Ospreay.
Umino shoved Ospreay away. He then picked up the microphone, threw it into the air and punched Ospreay in the face. He then beat the hell out of The United Empire before knocking out Ospreay with a Deathrider.
As The United Empire flooded the ring Umino went into the crowd and posed.
Battle Autumn Results
United Empire (Franciso Akira and TJP) (c) versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (Titan and BUSHI) – IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship Match
United Empire puts Bushi away with the Leaning Tower as they have been the entire tour.
Winners:…and still IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions, United Empire (Franciso Akira and TJP).
United Empire (Gideon Gray, Arron Henare, Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) versus Toru Yano, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Alex Zayne
Aussie Open gets their first win in NJPW by putting Yano away with Corealis.
Winners: United Empire (Gideon Gray, Arron Henare, Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
Hikuleo versus Yujiro Takahashi
Yujiro and Sho attack Hikuleo before the match even begins. Hikuleo fights back crushing the pair with clotheslines, powerslams and chokeslams. When the bell finally rings, Hikuleo pins Yujiro in approximately 28 seconds with another chokeslam.
Ren Narita versus SANADA – NJPW World TV Championship Tournament Match
Winner: Ren Narita
Zack Sabre Jr. versus EVIL – NJPW World TV Championship Tournament Match
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
Master Wato and El Desperado versus Hiromu Takahashi and Taiji Ishimori
Ishimori hits his own partner with a high knee strike and Wato pins Hiromu.
Winners: Master Wato and El Desperado
Tama Tonga and Kazuchika Okada versus Jay White (IWGP World Heavyweight Champion) and Kenta
Tonga pins Kenta with a Gun Stun. White and Okada jaw jack after the match is over. Okada will face White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom.
Winners: Tama Tonga and Kazuchika Okada
FTR (c) versus United Empire (Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan) – IWGP Tag Team Championship Match
In a great tag match FTR puts Khan away with Big Rig.
Winners: …and still IWGP Tag Team Champions, FTR.
Will Ospreay (c) versus Tetsuya Naito – IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Match
Ospreay stops Destino with a haymaker to the face. Two Hidden Blades and a Storm Breaker pins Naito.
Winner: …and still IWGP US Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay.