Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NJPW/ROH Present: Wrestle Kingdom 10 #NJWK10

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the NJPW/ROH Wrestle Kingdom 10 Recap Edition.

One resolution I have with Triple Threat CLE, is I want to bring you more recaps and show you a bigger picture in the wrestling world. It's not all about WWE and TNA, there are tons and tons of other organizations out there that I'd love to spend time recapping and talking about. So expect Wrestling Lockup with Brandon to be huge in 2016 with recaps. Let's start our first pay per view recap of the year, shall we?

Wrestle Kingdom 10 was live in Tokyo, Japan, inside the historic Tokyo Dome. This year's event showcased the best of New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring Of Honor, as they teamed up to bring you this yearly event. NJPW actually have their own streaming service in Japan, kinda like WWE have the WWE Network. If you're into old school traditional wrestling, you can purchase the NJW Network for $9 a month and enjoy all the NJPW action. Again I'd highly recommend if you like the old school, traditional wrestling action, or you could just YouTube a lot of NJPW matches as well.

*** NJPW/ROH Wrestle Kingdom 10 ***

- The New Japan Rumble: What's unique about the New Japan Rumble, is you can be eliminated by pinfall, submission, DQ, or being tossed over the top rope and both feet hitting the floor. ROH's Cheeseburger, was a surprise entrant in the rumble, early on. Captain New Japan was forced to tap out to the Fujiwara arm bar by Fujiwara. Fujiwara was pinned after all the competitors dog piled on top of him. Saito came off the top rope onto Tiger Mask, scored the pinfall and eliminated Tiger. Saito unloaded on Cheeseburger, however, suffered the same fate as Fujiwara, as everyone dog piled onto Saito and pinned him, for the elimination. WWE/WCW legend King Haku appeared in the rumble, with a Bullet Club jacket on and immediately eliminated Nagata and Kojima. Tenzan locked Haku in an Anaconda Vice submission and forced Haku to tap out. The Great Kabuki and Sakuraba traded blows back and forth, until Kabuki blew mist in Sakuraba's face and got DQ'ed. Sakuraba, blinded from the mist, got dog piled and pinned. Cheeseburger was pinned next and then a handful of over the top rope eliminations took place, leaving Taguchi, Koshinaka and Jado as the last three. Momoka, who is a female Japanese singer, came out with Jado, distracted the referee, and tried to enter the rumble. Koshinaka and Taguchi begin arguing with each other, allowing Jado to dump Koshinaka to the floor for the elimination. Taguchi charges at Jado, who ducks and tosses Taguchi to the floor for the victory.
Winner: Jado

- "IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, Fatal Four Way Match": RedDragon (c) vs. The Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice vs. Ricochet and Matt Sydal: The Young Bucks arrived with Cody Hall (Scott Hall's son) in their corner. The match closes out with, Hall tripping up Ricochet, Matt Jackson distracting the referee and Hall hit Ricochet with a running Razor's Edge to the floor onto a pile of wrestlers. The Bucks hit a running power bomb/kick in the corner and a swanton on Ricochet. Ricochet fights back and he and Sydal hit a springboard dive to the floor, taking out Hall. ReDragon hit double team moves, until Hall pulls Fish outside and tosses Fish into the barricade. Romero hits a double clothesline on The Bucks, Ricochet and Sydal. The Bucks are back in, beat down Romero, nail More Bang For Your Buck, cover and score the pinfall, to capture the titles.
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall, to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.

- "NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship Match": Tama Tonga, Yujiro Takahashi and Bad Luck Fale vs. Toru Yano and The Briscoe Brothers: The match closes out with, Fale catching Jay Briscoe and drilling him with an Alabama Slam. Fale makes the cover, but Yano breaks up the pinfall. Fale takes out Yano, as Tonga battled Jay and Mark and Takahashi brawled on the floor. Fale goes for a double underhook suplex, but gets sent to the corner. Fale gets set up in an Electric Chair drop position, as Yano lands a chair shot, without the referee catching it. The Briscoes hit a Doomsday Device on Fale, cover and score the pinfall to win the titles.
Winners: Toru Yano and The Briscoes, by pinfall, to win the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship.

- "ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match": Jay Lethal (c) vs. Michael Elgin: Truth Martini distracts Elgin early on, helping Lethal hit a springboard kick. The match closes out with, Elgin hitting an exploder, a series of splashes and a slingshot splash. Elgin countered a Lethal charge, landed a power slam and gets a near fall german suplex bridge. Lethal lands Lethal Combination and hits the Lethal Elbow from the top rope for a near fall. Elgin counters Lethal Injection and lands a series of german suplexes. Lethal is sent to the apron after a clothesline, where Elgin deadlifts Lethal, hits a Falcon Arrow and gets a near fall. Elgin sets Lethal up for a power bomb as Martini tosses the book of truth into the ring. Lethal smacks Elgin in the face with the book, hits the Lethal Injection, scores the pinfall and survives still the champion.
Winner: Jay Lethal, by pinfall, to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Championship.

- "IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match": Kenny Omega (c) vs. KUSHIDA: The Bullet Club attacked KUSHIDA early, allowing Omega to take control. Matt Jackson distracted the referee, allowing Omega to hit KUSHIDA with a trash can and then land a moonsault onto KUSHIDA with the trash can. KUSHIDA was able to fire back and work on Omega's arm through out the match, with submission wrestling, arm breakers and a series of stiff kicks. The match closes out with, KUSHIDA landing a series of kicks. Omega goes for a back suplex, but KUSHIDA traps Omega in a Kimura Lock submission. The Young Bucks try to help Omega reach the ropes, but Taguchi arrives with a trash can and hits The Bucks. Omega finally escapes and goes for the One Winged Angel. KUSHIDA counters out, but catches a huge Omega knee. Omega hits a power bomb and KUSHIDA barely kicks out. Omega hits a running knee and sets KUSHIDA up for One Winged Angel. KUSHIDA counters out, small packages Omega and scores the pinfall, to win the title.
Winner: KUSHIDA, by pinfall, to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

- "IWGP World Tag Team Championship Match": Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe: The match closes out with, Doc and Makabe tagging in. Both men trade clotheslines and Doc follows up with a kick and the Gallows Pole for a near fall. Makabe is back up and nails a double clothesline on Doc and Anderson. Honma enters and hits a diving headbutt on Anderson. Honma and Makabe double team Anderson. Honma hits another diving headbutt and Makabe follows with a big knee on Anderson from off the top rope. Makabe covers, scores the pinfall and we have new tag team champions.
Winners: Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe, by pinfall, to win the IWGP World Tag Team Championship.

- Tetsuya Naito vs. Hirooki Goto: EVIL and Naito attack Goto before the match even starts. Naito and Goto go to the floor where EVIL again gets involved by hitting Goto with a steel chair. This set up Naito putting Goto through a table. The match closes out with, both men unloading a series of forearms and punches. Goto hits the DVDR, lands a punch and goes for a kick. Naito shoves Goto into the referee and the referee goes down. EVIL and a masked man hit the ring and attack Goto. The masked man sprays mist, but Goto ducks, causing the mist to blind EVIL. Naito lands a low blow and rolls up Goto for a near fall. Goto hits a headbutt, followed by a suplex into a DDT to score the pinfall.
Winner: Hirooki Goto, by pinfall.

- "NEVER Openweight Championship Match": Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata: The match closes out with, Shibata applying a chin lock submission on Ishii. Ishii tries to escape with a snap mare, but Shibata cinches in the chin lock submission tighter. Ishii looked like he was about to pass out from the pain, but somehow reaches the ropes for the break. Shibata unloads a series of kicks on Ishii, until Ishii finally catches a leg and lands a headbutt on Shibata. Shibata and Ishii trade a series of head butts with each other, which ends with Ishii drop kicking Shibata. Ishii lands two big lariats on Shibata for a near fall. Shibata comes back and lands a devastating running kick on Ishii, covers and scores the pinfall, winning the title.
Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall, to win the NEVER Openweight Championship.

- "IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match": Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. AJ Styles: The match closes out with, Styles landing a 450 splash for a near fall. Styles next hits a one armed Styles Clash and gets another near fall. Styles hits Bloody Sunday on Nakamura and goes for another Styles Clash. Nakumura tries to counter, forcing Styles to stomp on Nakumura's head. Styles dragged Nakumura to the corner and set him up for a Super Styles Clash off the ropes. Nakamura countered and nailed a Michinoku Driver, getting a very close pinfall on Styles. Nakamura measured Styles and landed not one, but two Bombay Kicks. Nakamura covered Styles and finally scored the pinfall, to retain the title.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall, to retain the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.

- "IWGP World Heavyweight Championship": Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi: Tanahashi targeted Okada's leg early and worked on it throughout the match. The match closes out with, Tanahashi hitting a Sling Blade,  followed by a Dragon Suplex for a near fall. Tanahashi hits not one, but two Frog Splashes on Okada and still gets a near fall. Tanahashi goes for a third, but Okada drop kicks Tanahashi in mid air. Tanahashi blocks an Okada back suplex, but eats a drop kick. Okada hits a german suplex, but catches a slap by Tanahashi. Okada returns and hits three straight Rainmaker clotheslines on Tanahashi, covers, scores the pinfall and retains the title.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall, to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

This closes out the NJPW/ROH pay per view.

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