14 October 2019 13:04

SANADA went for Skull End, but Okada hit a dropkick to the back.

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Kazuchika Okada will defend the IWGP Heavyweight title against SANADA in the main event. This will be a rematch based on their last match during the G1, when SANADA pinned Okada. Jushin Thunder Liger will also face Minrou Suzuki in a special singles match. Desperado got a tag and traded forearm shots with SHO. He sent Desperado outside with a dropkick, then hit a flying forearm on Kanemaru.

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Tana and Honma hit a double kokeshi on Yano, but Makabe broke up the pinfall. Taichi sent Naito over the barricade, then used a chair on Shingo. Shingo hit a pair of corner clotheslines, then used a DDT for a near fall. Shingo hit a noshigami for a two count, as Taichi made the save. After the bell, Taichi blocked a Destino from Naito, then hit him with the stand.

Suzuki got a kimura applied, but Liger reached the bottom rope. Suzuki shoved the ref down, then used a chair on Liger against the barricade. Liger hit a brainbuster for a two count. He hit the ropes, but ran right into a Suzuki dropkick. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WILL OSPREAY DEFEATED EL PHANTASMO TO RETAIN THE TITLE (27:59) ELP hit a springboard hurricanrana, then mocked Ospreay's pose in the center of the ring. Ospreay went into the crowd after ELP, but ELP hit him with a soft chair shot to the head. ELP tied Ospreay to the tree of woe, then hit a sliding dropkick. Ospreay hit a dropkick, then a standing shooting star. Ospreay teased an Oscutter, but ELP blocked. ELP teased his airplane spin neckbreaker, but Ospreay blocked. Ospreay landed on his feet out of an attempted top rope rana from ELP. He then tried an Oscutter, but ELP cut him off and hit the airplane spin neckbreaker. ELP teased a CR2 on the apron, but Ospreay blocked. Ospreay hit a shooting star press for a two count. Ospreay ducked a belt shot, then hit a hook kick. ELP hit Ospreay with a Cheeky Nandos kick, then hit a neckbreaker off the second rope for a two count. ELP hit a Styles Clash, but Ospreay again kicked out at two. He teased a One-winged Angel, but Ospreay blocked it, then hit a Spanish Fly for a two count. ELP kicked the ref into the ropes, and Ospreay got crotched on the top rope. YH hit a vertical suplex, and Ishii got a tag. Yujiro hit an inverted DDT on Goto for a two count. Goto blocked Pimp Juice, then hit an Ushigoroshi. IWGP U.S. HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: LANCE ARCHER DEFEATED JUICE ROBINSON TO WIN THE TITLE (14:59) Archer rolled to the apron, and Juice hit a spear through the ropes. He teased a cannonball against the barricade, but Archer jumped up and hit a big boot. Archer removed all of the turnbuckle pads, then went back to the floor and hit Juice with a chair. KOTA IBUSHI DEFEATED EVIL TO RETAIN THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE FOR THE IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AT WRESTLE KINGDOM (24:05) Ibushi avoided a bronco buster in the corner by hitting a double stomp to EVIL's chest. Ibushi teased a deadlift German from the apron back into the ring, but EVIL countered with a cutter, dropping Ibushi's neck on the top rope. Back inside, EVIL hit a superplex for a near fall. Ibushi teased a Last Ride off the top rope, but EVIL tossed him to the apron. EVIL hit Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL then hit a second lariat for a near fall. Ibushi blocked Everything is EVIL, then hit a straightjacket German into a bridge. Ibushi hit Kamigoye, but EVIL kicked out at two. IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: KAZUCHIKA OKADA DEFEATED SANADA TO RETAIN THE TITLE (36:21) Okada tried a shotgun dropkick at the opening bell, but SANADA escaped. Okada tried a series of dropkicks, but missed all of them, as they continue to tell the story that Okada can't hit the dropkick on SANADA. Okada hit an armdrag to avoid Skull End. SANADA missed a moonsault. Okada slipped to a side headlock, then pushed SANADA into the ropes. Okada hit a shoulder block. On the floor, Okada sent SANADA over the barricade with a big boot. Okada hit a running back elbow, then another in the corner. Okada hit a DDT out of the corner for a two count. Before he could hit a follow-up springboard attack, Okada hit a dropkick, sending SANADA to the floor. Okada hit a big boot, sending SANADA over the barricade. Okada asked Red Shoes to stop his count to allow SANADA to get back inside. Okada hit a slam, then went to the top. SANADA jumped up before Okada could try a top rope elbow. SANADA hit a leapfrog dropkick, then a plancha, before standing and posing on the barricade. SANADA teased a TKO, but went for Skull End instead. SANADA then hit a TKO for a near fall. Okada sat back into a cover and got a two count. SANADA tried to get Skull End again, but Okada hit a Rainmaker. SANADA dropped Okada to one knee with an uppercut forearm. SANADA went for Skull End, but Okada hit a dropkick to the back. Okada then hit another dropkick. SANADA avoided a Rainmaker, then got Skull End applied again. SANADA gave up the hold and covered, but Okada just got a shoulder up. SANADA hit one moonsault to the back. SANADA went for another, but Okada rolled over and got his knees up. SANADA got Skull End, but Okada used the ropes to reverse into a Tombstone. SANADA kicked off a Rainmaker, but Okada maintained wrist control. SANADA hit a rolling elbow.

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