Road To Destruction Day 2, 9/09 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary
Yuji Nagata, Tetsuhiro Yagi, & Tomoyuki Oka b. Manabu Nakanishi, Katsuya Kitamura, & Shota Umino when Oka submitted Umino with a Boston Crab. Last show Kitamura teamed with Nagata, and Oka with Nakanishi. Seems they switched places for this match. Nagata and Nakanishi started out. Kitamura tagged in, followed by Yagi. Nakanishi and his Young Lions worked over Yagi. Yagi kicked out of a Nakanishi Big Splash. Kitamura and Yagi traded blows until Nagata tagged in. Nakanishi soon followed and the veterans duked it out. Nagata escaped a Torture Rack and hit an Exploder on Nakanishi before tagging in Oka. Nakanishi then racked Oka, but Nagata broke it up. Umino tagged in and got major shine as he smacked around Oka before getting leveled with a lariat. Oka hit a powerslam, but Kitamura broke the pin. This lead to a brief multi-man exchange while Oka locked Umino in a Boston Crab. Umino tried to fight it, but eventually submitted.
After the match, Nagata and Nakanishi continued to brawl, and the other Young Lions had to break them up.
CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Baretta, & Jado) b. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & The Guerillas Of Destiny of Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa) when Baretta pinned Takahashi with a roll-up. CHAOS ran wild in the opening minutes, but Bullet Club soon turned the tide and put the heat on Hashi. Hot tag to Goto, who battled both GODs at once. Yujiro tagged in and was met with an Ushigaroushi. Baretta tagged in, but got overwhelmed with the numbers. Baretta blocked a Pimp Juice, and hit a Tornado DDT on Yujiro. Fisherman Buster by Yujiro, followed by another Pimp Juice attempt. Baretta countered that with what I can only describe as a Figure Four Rollup to get the win.
After the match, Bullet Club beat down CHAOS while the Roppongi Vice music played. However it’s worth mentioning that after licking their wounds, CHAOS payed respects to Baretta for winning the match.
Togi Makabe & IWGP Tag Team Champions War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson) b. Bullet Club’s Taka Michinoku & Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) when Makabe pinned Michinoku with a King Kong Knee Drop. A brawl broke out early, and quickly spilled to the outside. Heat on Rowe until Hanson got the hot tag and did his Forever Clotheslines on KES. Makabe tagged in and traded blows with Taka. A multi-man brawl ensued which saw War Machine brawl with GOD outside the ring, enabling Makabe to hit the King Kong Kneedrop on Taka to score the win.
After the match War Machine laid their belts down and bowed to Makabe.
Rocky Romero & Will Ospreay of CHAOS b. BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Romero pinned BUSHI with a High Knee. All four men are heels in the Junior Heavyweight Division, with both BUSHI and Takahashi are former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champions. Ospreay and Rocky came to the ring wearing masks. High action between Ospreay and Takahashi early on, with Ospreay getting the better of it. Double tag out to Rocky and BUSHI. This lead to the heat on Rocky as BUSHI and Takahashi worked him over. Ospreay got the hot tag and ran wild. Standing Shooting Star on Takahashi scored a two count. Double tag out to Rocky and BUSHI, and they went toe to toe. Rocky and Ospreay hit several double team moves on BUSHI. I think we may be seeing a new tag team forming. Multi-Man brawl ensued with everybody hitting big moves, and pinfalls getting broken up. Takahashi tried Sunset Flipping Ospreay to the outside, but Ospreay countered with a hurricanrana. Back in the ring Romero hit a High Knee on BUSHI to score the win.
I think we have our new CHAOS Junior Heavyweight Tag Team.
After intermission, another creepy viral video aired of gloved hands holding a switchblade knife. Story clippings had several number labels in the 50s. Not sure if that’s significant or not.
Juice Robinson & David Finlay b. Chase Owens & Leo Tonga of Bullet Club when Robinson pinned Tonga with Pulp Friction. Finlay and Owens started out. Finlay and Juice worked over Owens in the opening minutes. Owens managed to tag in Tonga, who was able to turn the tide against Finlay. The heels worked over Finlay, including a big suplex by Leo. Juice eventually got the hot tag and ran wild. Owens cut Juice off with a superkick, and Leo hit a Samoan Drop. Finlay broke up the pin. Owens yelled at Juice “Kenny has a message for you” and tried to hit the One WInged Angel. Juice escaped and dodged a kick by Leo, which hit Owens. Juice hit Pulp Friction on Leo to get the pinfall victory.
Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, & SANADA) b. CHAOS (IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, & Toru Yano) when SANADA pinned Yano with a roll-up. Evil and Okada started out, and CHAOS once again ran wild on their rivals. Okada tagged out to Ishii, who got triple teamed. Sanada tied Yano up in the Paradise Lock in the ropes. Okada freed Yano while Sanada and Ishii duked it out in the ring. Naito tagged in and worked over Ishii’s knee. Okada got the hot tag and hit a flapjack on Evil for a two count. Sanada tagged in and went toe to toe with Okada before Yano tagged in. Yano removed a turnbuckle pad and whipped Sanada into the exposed turnbuckle. Everybody hit the ring and landed their big moves. Yano slingshotted Yano into the exposed buckle. The referee stopped several attempts by Yano at a low blow, but did not see Sanada land his own low blow and roll up Yano for the pin.
After the match both heel factions brawled.
IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet, & Michael Elgin b. Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Opwenweight Champion Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, & El Desperado) when Elgin eliminated Suzuki over the top rope. This was another Elimination Match where going over the top rope counted as an elimination. A brawl broke out early and quickly spilled to the outside, where the faces managed to dispose of the heels. Elgin and Suzuki remained in the ring. The rest of the faces saved Elgin, and Taguchi coached them through multiple corner splashes on Suzuki. The heels rallied and Suzuki nearly eliminated Taguchi over the top rope. Tanahashi tagged in, and another multi-man brawl ensued. Tanahashinearly eliminated Suzuki over the top rope, but the attempt was reversed into Suzuki’s Armbar over the rope. Suzuki continued to torture Tanahashi with holds as everybody else brawled outside. Major heat on Tanahashi as the heels removed his protective arm tape and took turns beating him down. Ricochet finally got the hot tag, and ran wild for a while until Taichi hit him with a mic stand and Kanemaru small packaged him for a pinfall elimination. Kanemaru then went for a Deep Impact DDT on Taguchi, but Taguchi reversed it into a pinning combination for an elimination to even the score. Not to be outdone, Kanemaru spit his whisky in Taguchi’s face, and Taichi rolled Taguchi up for a pinfall. We’re at 4-3 advantage heels. Taichi and Kushida braled on the apron, with Kanemaru attempting another whisky spit. Kushida ducked and Taichi got the whisky. Kushida eliminated Taichi and got back in the ring with Desperado. Desperado tried for the Stretch Muffler, but Kushida got to the ropes. Iizuka hit Kushida with that iron glove thing, and Desperado got the pin. Both Tanahashi and Desperado where tossed over the top rope, but Tanahashi kicked Desperado to the floor for an elimination. However, before Tanahashi could skin the cat back in, Iizuka knocked him to the floor. THis leaves Michael Elgin alone against Suzuki and Iizuka. Suzuki distracted referee Red Shoes so the heels could gang up on Elgin, but Elgin eliminated Iizuka with a powerbomb. The last two men are the two fighting for the NEVER Openweight Championship. I respect you bookerman. Elgin kicked out of a Penalty Kick, to which Suzuki followed up with a cross armbreaker. Elgin countered that by lifting Suzuki to his feat with one arm. Suzuki went for the Gotch Piledriver, but Elgin blocked it. Enziguiri by Elgin staggered Suzuki. Red Shoes got bumped and everybody hit the ring again and landed their big moves. Ricochet wiped out all the heels with a dive, clearing the battlefield. Elgin and Suzuki traded finisher attempts, but it was Elgin who enziguiried Suzuki over the top rope to win the match.
Of course, after the match Suzuki copped a fit and laid to waste people with a chair. Elgin cut a promo saying he will beat Suzuki for the NEVER Openwight Title at Destruction.
Backstage the faces cut promos with Ricochet saying all of Suzuki-Gun suck and blow.