NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed: New York Results (9/28) Rock n’ Roll Express, KENTA, Delayed Start, More

Show is available on NJPWWorld.com

Stream is delayed due to technical issues in the venue.

Toru Yano and the commentary crew are currently having a Twitter Q&A from what I can tell.

According to PWInsider, the commission-required ambulance has yet to arrive at the arena. When the ambulance arrives, the show will likely begin.

At one point Yano played Rock, Paper, Scissors with the viewing audience, in case you’re wondering how they’re filling time.

Rocky Romero eventually comes out to apologize to the crowd and throw free t-shirts.

UPDATE: Still no start. Fans are reportedly getting restless in the venue.

UPDATE: According to PWInsider, someone told the original ambulance company that the show was canceled, and now an FDNY Ambulance has finally made it to the arena.

FIRST MATCH: Ren Narita vs. TJP

TJP spent the match absolutely dominating Narita. Isolating limbs, hitting slingshot sentons, and just overall acting like a prick. Narita fought hard, with a decidedly anti-TJP crowd behind him, but TJP continued the assault with kicks and backdrops.

Narita dodged a Swanton Bomb and made TJP eat a Front Suplex. Narita hits a corner attack and a brainbuster for a nearfall. TJP tried to fight out, but Narita locked in Narita Special No. 4. TJP fought to the ropes.

TJP counters a Front Suplex and locks Narita in a Cobra Twist. TJP turned the hold into a rollup for two, and then transitioned into a Pinoy Stretch. Narita fought to the ropes.

They trade blows. TJP counters a Front Suplex and locks in an Ankle Lock. Narita counters a transition, and gets a nearfall. TJP gets a nearfall. TJP locks in Pinoy Stretch. Narita submits.


SECOND MATCH: Lance Archer vs. Karl Fredericks

Archer runs over Fredericks during his entrance, and then poses. Legend.

Fredericks sends Archer to the outside and hits a Pescado. Fredericks rolls Archer back in the ring and maintains dominance. Archer quickly regains the advantage.

Archer takes Fredericks to the outside and flips off a fan. Archer bodyslams Fredericks to the floor. Archer gets Fredericks back in the ring and tenderizes him in the corner. Archer locks in a wristlock and and hits a ropewalk moonsault. Archer covers for two. Archer chastises the referee, spooking him out of the ring.

Archer and Fredericks trade blows. Archer runs over Fredericks. Archer continues to chase the referee around the ring. Archer and Fredericks return to trade blows. Fredericks hits a dropkick. Fredericks hits a running forearm. Fredericks hits a Yakuza Kick. Fredericks hits a brainbuster. Fredericks gets a nearfall.

Archer fights back. Archer hits a Chokeslam. Archer covers for two. Archer goes for another Chokeslam, but Fredericks rolls him up for two. Archer hits a Chokeslam. Archer covers but breaks the pinfall intentionally. Archer locks in the EBD Claw for the pinfall.

WINNER: Lance Archer

After the match, Archer put the EBD Claw on the referee.

THIRD MATCH: Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. Alex Coughlin & Clark Connors

Nicholls and Robinson quickly school the Young Lions to start. The Young Lions eventually get one up on Juice, but Juice eventually regains control.

Nicholls tags in and fights both Young Lions at once. Juice and Nicholls double team Connors for a two count. Connors fights back with vicious chops. Connors & Coughlin lock Juice and Nicholls in simultaneous Boston Crabs.

Nicholls and Juice fight out. Nicholls regains control. Nicholls hits a sliding lariat. Connors breaks up a pinfall. Juice takes out Connors. Nicholls hits Mikey Bomb on Coughlin for the pinfall.

WINNERS: Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls

FOURTH MATCH: Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, SHO & YOH) vs. Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado)

Bullet Club used their wily ways and size advantage to start the match dominant. Roppongi 3K tried to fight back, but kept getting cut off. Despite a hot tag, Bullet Club maintained control.

Romero eventually tagged in to avenge his boys, but was overcome by the size advantage. Another hopeful flurry of offense from Roppongi 3K couldn’t get the win. Tama hits a Tanga Loa-assisted Gun Stun on Romero for the pinfall.

WINNERS: Bullet Club.

Tiger Hattori comes out to a “Thank You, Tiger” chant.

FIFTH MATCH: TIGER HATTORI RETIREMENT MATCH: The Air Guitar Express (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito)

Takagi & Tanahashi kick things off. They trade momentum and strikes, until Ricky Morton tags in. Morton& Tanahashi hits double back elbows. Ricky & Robert double team Takagi.

Takagi fights back and takes out all three men. Takagi stands on Ricky Morton. Ricky fights back to no avail. Naito tags in.

Naito and Morton trade slaps. Naito spits at Morton. Naito takes out Morton and covers but the ref refuses to count the blatant disrespect.  Naito chokes Morton and tags BUSHI in. BUSHI chokes Morton with a t-shirt. Takagi tags in.

Takagi maintains dominance on Morton. Morton dodges a senton. Ricky & Robert classic hot tag. Gibson takes out LIJ. Takagi fights back. Gibson hits a lariat. Gibson does a Ricky & Robert tag to Tanahashi. Naito tags in.

They trade blows. Naito counters Slingblade with a Neckbreaker. Naito maintains dominance. Naito hits Cabron Combiancion. BUSHI tags in. All six men battle, with Air Guitar Express taking advantage. Morton its a Tope Suicida.

Tanahashi hits BUSHI with Slingbade. Tanahashi hits High Fly Flow on BUSHI for the pinfall.

WINNERS: The Air Guitar Express

After the match, Morton, Gibson & Tanahashi raised Tiger Hattori’s hands. Hattori then welcomed his family in the ring.

SIXTH MATCH: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Amazing Red vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo)

The start of match is mainly members of Bullet Club baiting Ishii, while his teammates watch. Amazing Red eventually tags in and takes out Owens & White with acrobatic kicks. Red hits a Flying Complete Shot for a two count.

Red counters a Package Piledriver with a hurricanrana. Owens fights back with an Avalanche Snapmare. Goto tags in. Wite tags in.

Goto dominates White with stiff strikes. White counters with a Saito Suplex. Gedo tags in and gets a nearfall on Goto. The referee gets distracted and Gedo gets a foreign object. Ishii runs in and takes out Bullet Club, sending them to the outside. Red does a dive from the top rope, to Chase on the floor. Goto hits White with Ushiguroshi. Goto hits Gedo with Ushiguroshi. Goto hits Gedo with GTR for the pinfall.

WINNERS: Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Amazing Red

SEVENTH MATCH: NEVER Openweight Championship Match: KENTA (c) vs. YOSHI-HASHI

KENTA stalls to start. They lock up. Wrestle a bit, and then KENTA screws off to the outside. YH chases after and rushes him back in the ring. YH pummels KENTA and staggers him with a big chop. KENTA tries to fight back against’s YH’s spirit, but its to no avail. KENTA takes YH to the outside and uses the environment to get the advantage.

The match slows to a crawl as KENTA just keeps throwing YH into the barricade. KENTA DDT’s YH on the concrete floor and gets back in the ring.

KENTA gets back out of the ring and DDT’s YH on the floor again. YH gets back in the ring, but KENTA keeps him grounded. YH fights back but gets dropped by a stiff mid kick. KENTA continues to pulverize YH with kicks. KENTA locks in a bodyscissors to maintain control. KENTA punches YH in the back of the head, like an asshole. YH gets to the ropes. KENTA gets a nearfall.

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KENTA has YH locked in an oomoplata crossface, YH gets to the ropes. KENTA hits a knee to the back of the head. YH hits a thrust kick. YH hits a Jumping Bomb. YH covers for two. YH hits sliding double knees. YH covers for two.

KENTA counters a Fisherman Driver. KENTA pulls the referee in front of a shoulder tackle. The referee goes flying out of the ring. KENTA hits a low blow. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa run in and beat the snot out of YH. Tama & Tanga set YH up for a Super Bomb but Tiger Hattori runs in and ejects them from the ring. KENTA gets the original ref back in the ring. YH counters a Go To Sleep with a Butterfly Lock. KENTA fights but cannot break the hold. KENTA struggles to the ropes.

YH hits Kumaguroshi. YH covers for two. KENTA counters Karma. They trade slaps. KENTA hits Busaiku Knee. KENTA covers for two. KENTA hits Go To Sleep for the pinfall.


MAIN EVENT: Kazuchika Okada & Kota Ibushi vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA & EVIL)

Less a tag match, and more of two singles matches blended together to preview King of Pro Wrestling. Both Ibushi & Okada were far too cocky with their KoPW opponents. LIJ eventually gets the advantage, with SANADA taking out The Rainmaker, leaving Ibushi & EVIL to trade finisher attempts. Finally EVIL hits EVIL on Ibushi for the pinfall.

Classic NJPW house show tag match, designed to be just athletic enough to keep the crowd invested, and just simple enough to send them home happy and wanting more.

WINNERS: Los Ingobernables de Japon