By Scott Zaraki
Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7
NJPW New Year Dash!! Results – 1/5/19
Commentary Team: Kevin Kelly & Rocky Romero
THE KILLER ELITE SQUAD & TAKASHI IIZUKA vs. ROPPONGI 3K & ROCKY ROMERO:
Rocky with Forever Lariats, but Archer just shrugs them off, Romero with a low-bridge then a Tope Suicida, but Lance catches him and chokeslams Rocky on the apron, Archer takes the mask off Iizuka, and Iizuka is chowing down on Rocky & YOH and now he’s munching on SHO, Davey with a Hogan-style Legdrop on Rocky, but Roppongi 3K makes the save, Suzuki-gun with 2 Back Elbows then a Lariat they feed YOH to Davey for an Avalanche Powerslam, but SHO breaks the pin, YOH blocks a Killer Bomb attempt, Rocky wipes out Archer with a Tope Suicida, Davey with a Double Northern Lights on 3K, Iizuka chowing down once again, but YOH catches him in a Victory Roll for the win.
WINNERS: ROPPONGI 3K & ROCKY ROMERO
CHASE OWENS & YUJIRO TAKAHASHI w/PIETER THE BULLET CLUB BUNNY BABE vs. TOMOAKI HONMA & TOA HENARE:
Owens rolls away before Honma could go for The Kokeshi, Owens holds Henare for Pieter to slap him, Chase mocks Honma by hitting Henare with a Kokeshi, Yujiro with a Snapmare for a 2 count, Basement Dropkick for a 2 count, Henare blocks a Fisherman Buster & hits a Vertical Suplex, Honma with a Bulldog, Yujiro avoids the Kokeshi & hits a Fisherman Buster for a near fall, Honma connects with The Kokeshi, Henare swings Owens around to knock down Yujiro then hits a Samoan Drop on Owens for a near fall, Chase picks the knee & locks in an Ankle Lock, but Honma makes the save, Henare with a Backslide on Chase for a near fall, Owens finishes Henare with The Package Piledriver for the win.
WINNERS: CHASE OWENS & YUJIRO TAKAHASHI
THE BEST FRIENDS vs. FIN-JUICE:
Chuckie with a Snap Suplex on Finlay for a 2 count, Beretta with an Elevated Belly to Belly Suplex for a 2 count, Beretta ducks the Left Hand of God & hits a Half & Half, Juice with a Shotgun Dropkick, Cannonball, Juice blocks a Dudebuster, Beretta counters the Left Hand of God with a Step-Up Enzugiri, Shotgun Knee countered into the Left Hand of God, Pulp Friction blocked, Beretta with a Shotgun Knee, Finlay with Sambo Suplex Backbreaker & looked to finish it, but Chuckie attacks Finlay with a chair to cause a Disqualification.
Chuckie with violent assault against Finlay, Juice takes the chair, Beretta takes the chair, Chuckie with a flying chair shot to Juice’s face, Beretta is trying to get Chuckie under control, but Chuckie slides back in & hits a Piledriver on a chair on Finlay.
KUSHIDA, JEFF COBB & YUJI NAGATA vs. WILL OSPREAY, HIROOKI GOTO & TOMOHIRO ISHII:
Goto with a Football Kick, Ospreay follows with a Running Shooting Star Press on KUSHIDA for a 2 count, Ishii with a Headbutt then a Half Crab, but Nagata breaks it up, Goto with a Football Kick for a 2 count, Hip Toss for a 2 count, another cover for a 2 count, KUSHIDA takes down both Ospreay & Ishii with a Handspring Double Back Elbow, Nagata with a Football Kick to Ishii, Ishii gives Nagata one of his own, they trade Forearms, Nagata with a barrage of Football Kicks followed by a barrage of Forearms floors Ishii, Fujiwara Armbar, but Ospreay breaks the hold, Springboard, but Nagata catches him win an Exploder, Armbreaker to Ishii, but Ishii comes back with a Powerslam, Cobb runs through Goto with a Shoulder Block, Flying European Uppercut, GTR blocked, they take each other down with Lariats, Ospreay with a Tiger Feint Kick then Pip Pip Cheerio, he looks for The OsCutter, but Cobb counters into an Athletic Plex, then a Belly to Belly Suplex, KUSHIDA into a cover for a near fall, Armbreaker, Leaping DDT, Back to the Future countered into a Stunner, Ishii with a Sliding D, Ospreay with a Corkscrew Moonsault off Ishii’s shoulders, but Cobb & Nagata breaks it up, Will thinks about using the elbow from last night instead opts for a Superkick to the back of the head then finishes KUSHIDA with Storm Breaker for the win.
WINNERS: WILL OSPREAY, HIROOKI GOTO & TOMOHIRO ISHII
Nagata & Ishii still want a piece of each other as the teams try to separate them.
NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship:
TOGI MAKABE, TORU YANO & RYUSUKE TAGUCHI vs. GUERILLAS OF DESTINY & TAIJI ISHIMORI (c)
Loa taunts Yano to make a tag, but Loa goes for a cover for a 2 count, Loa sends Yano into the exposed turnbuckle, his brother tells him not to do that and they’re good guys now, Tama with a Suplex for a 2 count, Jado with a kendo stick to the back of Taguchi, Ryusuke comes back with an Ankle Lock on Ishimori, but Taiji makes it to the rope, Dodon countered into a Victory Roll for a 2 count, Makabe with a Lariat on Loa for a 2 count, Yano jabs a chair into the face of Loa, Makabe into a cover, but Ishimori pulls out the ref, Yano with a Low Blow to Jado, Makabe looks for a King Kong Kneedrop, but Yujiro shoves him off, Owens with a Package Piledriver, Loa with a Sit-Out Piledriver to retain
WINNERS and STILL NEVER OPENWEIGHT SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE GUERILLAS OF DESTINY & TAIJI ISHIMORI
Takahashi & Owens put up the Too Sweet, Tama hugs them & Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi have re-joined Bullet Club
SUZUKI-gun vs. LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON:
Taichi crushes a chair over Naito’s head breaking the chair, Naito’s hurt, Shingo gets him to the corner, BUSHI chokes out Desperado with a shirt, Suzuki & SANADA battle into a hall way as Minoru chokes out SANADA with a guardrail, Taichi is continuing to tear into Naito in the crowd, Minoru & Zack try to break BUSHI in half, Minoru with a Big Boot & a Forearm to the mask of BUSHI, Despy is taking BUSHI’s mask off, he decides to stop so the beating can continue, Kanemaru with a Half Crab, Minoru is trying to break EVIL’s wrist over the guardrail, Taichi continues to pick apart Naito on the floor, SANADA ties Kanemaru into The Paradise Lock, he tries it on Suzuki, but Minoru counters into a Juji-Gatame, but SANADA makes it to the rope, Rear Naked Choke, SANADA blocks the Gotch-Style Piledriver, Zack is brought in, SANADA with a Dragon Screw, Zack with a Cobra Twist on EVIL, but EVIL reverses to one of his own, but Zack tears at the fingers, Front Guillotine Choke & twists on the wrist, but EVIL with a Deadlift Fisherman Buster to break it, Naito is in as is Taichi, Naito with a Swinging DDT, LIJ in, Taichi with a Northern Lariat then an Axe Bomber for a near fall, TAKA slides the IC Title & TAKA distracts the ref, Taichi blasts Naito with the title then finishes Naito with The Black Mephisto for the win.
Satoru Surprise on BUSHI, Pincho Loco to Shingo, Gotch-Style Piledriver & Zack Driver to EVIL & SANADA. Suzuki said last night being on the pre-show was the biggest embarrassment of his career & tonight Suzuki-gun have struck & struck hard. Suzuki-gun have left Los Ingobernables de Japon for dead tonight.
“SWITCHBLADE” JAY WHITE, BAD LUCK FALE & GEDO vs. KAZUCHIKA OKADA, HIROSHI TANAHASHI & YOSHI-HASHI:
YOSHI with a Basement Dropkick for a 1 count on Jay, Gedo posts YOSHI and sent back in, Jay with a Back Suplex for a 2 count, Bullet Club sends YOSHI’s back into the barricade, Okada with a DDT on Gedo, Bodyslam, up top, but Gedo is already up, Fale with a knee to the back, Backdrop on Okada for a 2 count, Fale crushes Okada with an Avalanche, Grenade countered with a Dropkick, Fale blocks a Bodyslam, Okada with a Dragon Screw takes the big man down, Jay & Tanahashi trade Forearms, Dragon Screw on Jay, Jay blocks a Cloverleaf, White with a Murderous Backdrop, YOSHI with a Bunker Buster for a 2 count, Jay blocks a Fisherman Buster, Jay plants YOSHI with a Ura-Nage, Blade Runner, but Okada breaks it up, Tanahashi counters Blade Runner with Twist & Shout, YOSHI with a Lariat, 2K1 Bomb for a near fall, Karma blocked, Superkick, Karma blocked, Jay plants YOSHI with Blade Runner for the win and stares at both Okada & Tanahashi during the pinfall.
WINNERS: “SWITCHBLADE” JAY WHITE, BAD LUCK FALE & GEDO
Jay White tells Tanahashi he wants his belt, he says Tanahashi can barely walk & says it makes it that much easier to take the belt from him, The Champ is in, Gedo blasts him from behind, Bullet Club puts the boots to Tanahashi, Okada is in, Grenade to Okada, Jay with The Blade Runner to Tanahashi then grabs the IWGP Title, he says to look at their 2 aces one he beat last night & one he’s going to beat very soon & will be the new IWGP Champion all they can do is Breathe with The Switchblade in his new era.