Tama Tonga
Photo Credit: TV Asahi/NJPW

New Japan Pro Wrestling Need To Watch (9/30) Fighting Spirit Unleashed *No Spoilers*

New Japan Need To Watch (9/30) Fighting Spirit Unleashed *No Spoilers*
Photo by New Japan Pro-Wrestling/Getty Images

Show is available on NJPWWorld.com

FIRST MATCH: Taguchi Japan (ACH, Jushin Thunder Liger & Ryusuke Taguchi) vs. Roppongi 3K (SHO, YOH & Rocky Romero)

Fun tag match that prepped everyone for the Super Jr. tag league. Good call for an opener.

Need To Watch Rating: (5.0)

SECOND MATCH: Bullet Club Elite (Hangman Page & Chase Owens) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)

Really great warm up for World Tag League. Daniels & Kazarian always make the most of their time on NJPW TV. Owens & Page continue to grow as a team.

Need To Watch Rating: (4.0)

THIRD MATCH: CHAOS (Chuckie T, Beretta & Hirooki Goto) vs. Chris Sabin, Flip Gordon & Jeff Cobb

Really fun six-man tag. Goto & Beretta were the only long-time NJPW talent in the match, and even then Goto is the only one with a contract. Really good showcase of freelance talent.

Need To Watch Rating: (4.1)

FOURTH MATCH: Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & SANADA) vs. Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer & Zack Sabre Jr.)

Suzuki-gun vs LIJ is always good. Suzuki-gun vs LIJ is never bad. Sabre & EVIL’s rivalry continues to be gripping.

Need To Watch Rating: (7.5)

FIFTH MATCH: Jay White & Gedo vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA

Really great tag match. Gedo changes up his wardrobe to reflect his split from CHAOS. White & Gedo are a white-hot heel team. They’re the perfect foils for super babyfaces KUSHIDA & Tanahashi.

Need To Watch Rating: (7.9)

SIXTH MATCH: IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Semi-Final: Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll

Possibly better than their Sakura Genesis match. Both men have been flirting with the heavyweight division, but this match proves why they’re pillars of the Jr. Heavyweight division. Scurll & Ospreay’s multi-promotional rivalry gets another searing chapter. Seek. Out. This. Match.

Need To Watch Rating: (10.0)

SEVENTH MATCH: IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (c) vs. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

Really solid tag match from two of the best tag teams in any promotion. G.O.D keep pushing their game to new limits. The Young Bucks have seamlessly transitions to heavyweights.

Need To Watch Rating: (9.0)

EIGHTH MATCH: IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Juice Robinson (c) vs. Cody

An epic rematch from Cody’s NJPW debut. Juice is desperate to prove that he’s a different wrestler since Wrestle Kingdom 11. Cody wears the NWA Title to the ring proudly, and elevates this to the main event that it deserved to be.

Need To Watch Rating: (9.9)

MAIN EVENT: The Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii)

Omega and Okada. Ishii and Omega. Okada and Ibushi. Ishii and Ibushi. There is no combo in this match that doesn’t lead to sheer brilliance. A fantastic tag match to send the crowd home spent.

Need To Watch Rating: (9.5)