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NJPW – Royal Quest – Full Results, Live Review

This is review of the New Japan Pro Wrestling show live from London, Royal Quest. This is a review from within the building, in a floor seat at ringside.

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Roppongi 3K vs Shota Umino, Ren Narita & Taguchi

  • SHO & Shota kick off the match with some chain nestling as the fans chant “Shooter” and “Let’s go Shooter”. The two main stars were Taguchi and Ricky Romero, with Shota Umino coming in third after the Mlxley run. Good opener, SHO pins Ren Narita to win. Winners: Roppongi 3K in 8:17.

Juice Robinson & Kota Ibushi vs Hikuleo & Yujiro Takahashi

  • Bullet Club get the heat on Kota early on. Kota and Hikuleo start the match. Juice gets a tag and the crowd cheer. Yujiro hits a Fisherman’s buster on Juice. Juice tags Kota for a huge pop. Ibushi was so over and Hikuleo got the loudest boos. Yujiro did not bring his valet, Pieter. Very fun, Kota pins Hikuleo with his finish the Kamigoye. Winners: Kota Ibushi & Juice Robinson in 8:45

El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs Robbie Eagles & Will Ospreay

  • This starts with a jump start by Bullet Club but Ospreay and Eagles quickly take over. Ospreay teases a dive but flips back in the ring and Eagles dives through the ropes onto ELP and Taiji Ishimori. Just past a minute in and BC start the heat on Eagles. Ospreay is so over. Ospreay and Eagles pin Ishimori with a double Spanish fly from the top rope. Really good, the crowd love Ospreay and Eagles together. Winners: Ospreay and Eagles in 10:37.

After the match, Ospreay and Eagles(Birds of Prey) challenge for the IWGP Jr Tag titles.

SANADA & Naito vs Chase Owens and “Switchblade” Jay White W/ Gedo

  • Bullet Club get the heat early on against SANADA until Naito was tagged in. Lots of stalling early but then Naito picked up the pace for a bit. SANADA put Chase in a Paradise lock for a huge reaction. SANADA defeats Chase with a Skull End. Bullet Club get the heat after the match Weigh a chair. Naito moves out of the way of a chair shot and hits Destino, covers Jay and sits on the chair. Another good match that the fans loved. Winners: SANADA and Tetsuya Naito in 12:59.

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match – Aussie Open vs Gorillas of Destiny(c)

  • The crowd goes nuts for both Aussie Open and G.O.D. The Gorillas of Destiny get the jump start at the beginning but Aussie Open make a quick comeback. G.O.D get the heat on the Aussie Arrow. Mark Davis tags in and runs through G.O.D. The crowd is very loud but split between the two teams. Aussie won a tag tournament in London the night before to enter this match, most that were there last night are here tonight. Gun stun on Kyle Fletcher, Ape Shit on Mark Davis and G.O.D hit a double powerbomb on Flether front the second rope to win. Winners: Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa in 12:56.

Never Openweight Championship Match – Tomohiro Ishii(c) vs KENTA

  • They lock up, Ishii backs KENTA against the ropes and KENTA leaves the ring . KENTA stalls at ringside so Ishii brings him back in. KENTA is so over as a heel. Lots of strike exchanges in this match with both hitting hard. The majority of the crowd was strongly behind the champ, Ishii. KENTA noticeably missed a spot but Ishii covered up with headbutts. Ishii goes for a brainbuster but KENTA was supposed to block but it went wrong. They sat in front of each other and traded slaps to the face. The Gorillas of Destiny got involved and even pulled the ref out while he was counting. That stuff really sucks. Magic Killer on Ishii but he kicks out to a massive ovation. KENTA slaps Ishii hard in the eye for a nearfall. KENTA beats Ishii with a GTS in just over 20 minutes to win the Never Openweight title. Winner: KENTA in 20:16.

British Heavyweight Championship match – Tanahashi vs ZSJ(c)

  • The fans are loving this one. For the first time tonight we get Red Shoes refereeing this match and the fans love it. They chant “Zack Sabre Jr”, “Tanahashi”, “Fuck You Brexit” and cGo Ace” early on. Zack works over the arm of The Ace. Tanahashi blocks a PK and hits a leg whip from that. Tanahashi makes a comeback, hits a Slingblade then goes for High Fly Flow. Zack moved and catches Tanahashi in a triangle. Zack works over Tanahashi for a while, taking most of the match. Tanahashi makes another comeback with a leg whip, Slingblade and hitting his High Fly Flow to win the match and Championship. Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi in 17:40.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match – Kazuchika Okada(c) vs Minoru Suzuki

  • The atmosphere is epic for these guys and this match. They trade wristlocks to start this title bout. This goes to ringside and Suzuki teases hitting Red Shoes and the crowd boo. Suzuki and Okada do something on the apron but I couldn’t see anything. This goes back in the ring and Suzuki sits on a chair so Red Shoes takes it away and hugs the chair. They trade shots and submissions, which Suzuki gets the better of. Okada throws Suzuki out of the ring and dives over the ropes, onto Suzuki. Suzuki fights hard in the ring but when he goes for a GSP, Okada backdrops out of it. Okada hits a running dropkick to a standing Suzuki. Okada hits a big elbow drop. Okada hits Suzuki so the crowd goes silent as Minoru Suzuki hits Okada very loud. That happens three times, getting louder each time. The fans would stand and stomp their feet as the Copper Box nearly crumbles from noise. Suzuki teased a Gotch Style Piledriver and the fans were going mad for the possibility of a new champion. Suzuki holds the sleeper on for a while then formed for a GSP but Okada hits a short Rainmaker. Okada poses for another Rainmaker but when he goes for it, Suzuki slaps Okada to the mat. Suzuki slaps the hell out of Okada and the fans go insane. Suzuki once again goes for a GSP but Okada fights out. The finishing sequence was insane as Suzuki tried to choke out Okada and hit his Gotch Style Piledriver but Okada keeps on fighting. Eventually, Okada hits the Rainmaker to pin Minoru Suzuki to retain his title. Great match. Winner: Kazuchika Okada in 33:52.

SANADA comes out to challenge Okada for the IWGP Championship. That will probably take place at King Of Pro Wrestling. SANADA says the next time hecomes to the UK, he’ll be IWGP Heavyweight Champion. After he leaves, Okada apologised and said that he would remain champion.

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That was great, every fan was into every match. The main event got one of the best reactions I’ve seen at a pro wresling show. Amazing night.

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