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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 LIVE COVERAGE & RESULTS (01/04/2019)
Posted By: Caylon Knox on Jan 04, 2019
Check back here for LIVE COVERAGE of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 13 pay-per-view event.
1. NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contenders Gauntlet Match: Most Violent Players & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Suzuki-gun vs. The Elite vs. Yuji Nagata, Jeff Cobb & David Finlay vs. CHAOS
Yuji Nagata and Marty Scurll start things out... Scurll tries to break Nagata's fingers early in the match but Nagata escaped it... Cobb gets in and The Elite are working him over with team offense... Page with a Buckshot Lariat on Cobb but Cobb kicks out... in comes Finlay and Yujiro Takahashi... Uranage Backbreaker by Finlay... Finlay rolls up Yujiro for an elimination... Here comes the CHAOS team... Chuckie T and Trent Beretta are working over Cobb and Finlay... The Best Friends hit some double team offense on Nagata... Cobb with a big Suplex and a Standing Moonsault on Hirooki Goto… Cobb hits a Suplex on both of the Best Friends... Chuckie hits a Piledriver on Finlay but Nagata breaks up the pin... Finay rolls up Chuckie for the elimination... Here comes Suzuki-gun... Suzuki and Nagata now... Yuji hits an Exploder on Suzuki but only gets a 2... Here comes Smith... Cobb hits an Olympic Slam on Smith... Archer and Smith hit the Killer Bomb on Finlay for the elimination... Here comes Most Violent Players and Taguchi... Archer hits an Old School and also tags in Suzuki while he was walking the ropes... Suzuki and Makabe in now... They deliver some STIFF shots to each other... in comes Yano... Hart Attack on Yano but he kicks out... Taguchi with two Hip Attacks on Suzuki... Yano rolls up Smith after a low blow on both Smith and Archer... Most Violent Players and Ryusuke Taguchi win the Gauntlet Match to become the Number One Contenders for the titles.
Winners: Most Violent Players and Ryusuke Taguchi
2. NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay
After about 40 minutes of an error message on NJPW World, the stream finally seems to be working again... Ibushi hits a Missile Dropkick on Ospreay… After a pretty good series of counters and reversals, Ospreay hits a Spanish Fly on Ibushi… German Suplex by Will... Ibushi hits a Kinshasa on Ospreay… Ibushi hits the Last Ride Powerbomb but Ospreay kicks out... Ibushi with a big Double Foot Stomp... Ibushi tried to give him a German Suplex from the ring apron to the inside but Will landed on his feet... Ibushi hits the Tombstone but Will kicks out... Ospreay hits him with a HARD elbow right to the back of the head... Ibushi seems to be knocked out cold... Ospreay hits his finish the Stormbreaker for the win.
Winner: Will Ospreay
3. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Three-Way Match: Roppongi 3K vs. Suzuki-gun vs. LIJ
YOH and SHO are cleaning house in the opening moments... SHO delivers a Double German Suplex on the opposition... Shingo hits a Gory Bomb on SHO... Shingo hits a Clothesline from Hell but SHO kicks out... Last of the Dragon on SHO and LIJ wins the match.
Winners: Shingo Takagi and BUSHI of LIJ
4. RPW British Heavyweight Championship Match: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tomohiro Ishii
Zack applies an Armbar early on in the match. Ishii gets to the ropes but the damage to the arm has been done… Sabre now applies an Armbar/Triangle Choke combo but Ishii again makes it to the ropes... Ankle Lock now by Zack... Superplex by Ishii but Sabre rolled over and twisted the arm and hen dropped his weight down on it... Powerbomb by Ishii, Zack kicks out... Ishii does a Headbutt to the chest followed by a big Clothesline, Zack kicks out... Zack applies the Octopus Stretch for the win.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
5. IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Three-Way Match: Young Bucks vs. LIJ (EVIL and Seiya SANADA) vs. Guerrilas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
Nick Jackson and Tama Tonga start it out... Tama wanted to shake everybody's hand but he ended up getting thrown over the top rope by EVIL... Guerrillas working over EVIL now... Matt applies a Sharpshooter on EVIL... SANADA takes out the Bucks... Tower of Doom and everybody is down, Nick Jackson hits a 450 Splash on SANADA... Magic Killer on Matt Jackson and then a Moonsault from SANADA for the win.
Winners: EVIL and SANADA of LIJ
6. IWGP United States Championship Match: "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes vs. Juice Robinson
Cody tried to hit him with the belt before he bell but Juice ducked it... Juice tried to fly off the top but Brandi covered Cody to protect him... Brandy hits a Spear on Juice and then does ground-and-pound on him. The referee catches her and sends her to the back... Cody hits the Cross Rhodes and Juice BARELY kicks out... Juice hits Cody with his own Cross Rhodes but Cody kicks out... Cody hits the Pulp Friction on Juice but Juice kicks out... Juice hits two Left Hands of God and then two Pulp Frictions for the win.
Winner: Juice Robinson
7. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Yujiro KUSHIDA vs. "The Bone Soldier" Taiji Ishimori
Ishimori has KUSHIDA in the Yes Lock now... Ishimori delivers the Sliding German Suplex in the ropes... Ishimori hits double knees to face of KUSHIDA in the corner... KUSHIDA hits a Fisherman's Buster and then a big right hand to the face... Bloody Cross by Taiji Ishimori for the win.
Winner: "The Bone Soldier" Taiji Ishimori
8. Kazuchika Okada vs. "Switchblade" Jay White
White gets the early advantage by stomping on Okada after Okada was trying to get back into the ring... White seems to be controlling the match so far... Okada Dropkicks White off the top rope and out to the floor... out on the floor now, Okada takes out both White and Gedo... back in the ring now, Flying Elbow Drop by Okada... White tried to hit him with a chair but Okada avoided it... Okada goes for the Rainmaker but White avoids it... Kiwi Crusher but Okada kicks out... Tombstone Piledriver by Okada... Okada hits a spinning Rainmaker and then picks him up to deliver another one but Jay White hits the Bladerunner for the win.
Winner: "Switchblade" Jay White
9. IWGP Intercontinental Championship No Disqualification Match: Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito
Naito attacks Jericho from behind and now the brawl is on... Naito PILEDRIVES Jericho on the entrance ramp… Naito tries to fly through the ropes but Jericho bashes his brains in with a Kendo Stick... Jericho is in control with the Kendo Stick now... Jericho with a Vertical Suplex outside the ring and the brawl is continuing on the outside... JERICHO JUST ABSOLUTELY SPIKED NAITO WITH A DDT ON A TABLE! That looked sick!!!... Naito hits Jericho with a knee to the back of the head/neck and then a Neckbreaker but Jericho kicks out... Walls of Jericho now!... Naito escapes the Walls by hitting Jericho with the Kendo Stick... CODEBREAKER! But Naito manages to kick out, just barely... Jericho goes for a Powerbomb but Naito countered it into a DDT on a stack of chairs. Codebreaker from Naito but Jericho just barely kicks out... Jericho low blows Naito and delivers another Codebreaker but Naito kicks out again!... Naito hits his finish but Jericho kicks out!... Naito hits Jericho with the title belt and then hits his finish again for the win.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito
10. IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match: "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Starting out with a feeling out process... slap to the face of Omega... lots of stiff strikes here, these guys are going to beat the crap out of each other in this match... hard Backbreaker by Omega but Tanahashi kicks out... Omega keeps kicking him right in the spine... Omega gives him a Back Suplex on the ring apron... Omega Body Slams Tanahashi right onto the edge of a table... Dragon Screw leg whip by Tanahashi… Somersault Senton by Hiroshi but Omega kicks out... Frankensteiner by Omega... Omega flies over the top rope and takes out Tanahashi with a Somersault Plancha… Omega with a Missile Dropkick right to the back of Hiroshi's shoulder... two Snap Dragon Suplexes and a V-Trigger by Omega... Tanahashi caught Omega when he was on the ropes and gave him a SICK, DISGUSTING reverse Dragon Screw leg whip... Texas Cloverleaf now by Tanahashi… STYLES CLASH by Hiroshi Tanahashi!... Tanahashi went for a Frog Splash but Omega got the knees up... Omega went for the V-Trigger in the corner but Hiroshi moved and Omega's knee hit the turnbuckle... Sling Blade on Omega on the ring apron... Tanahashi went for a Frog Splash from the top to the outside but Omega moved and Tanahashi went crashing through the table... Powerbomb by Omega but Hiroshi kicks out... Omega went for another V-Trigger but Tanahashi gave him another Sling Blade... extremely stiff striking exchange between the two of them... German Suplex by Omega... Sling Blade by Omega... Frog Splash by Omega but Tanahashi kicks out at ONE!... Reverse Rana by Omega... huge V-Trigger by Omega, he picks him up for the One-Winged Angel but Tanahashi counters it with a Reverse Rana... Dragon Suplex by Hiroshi... Frog Splash by Tanahashi but Omega kicks out!... OMEGA WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE... Omega with another V-Trigger, Angel attempt gets countered, Sling Blade by Tanahashi, Frog Splash... Tanahashi wins with the Frog Splash!
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