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NJPW Power Struggle: 5th November 2016 Results and Reactions

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The road to Wrestle Kingdom has begun.

The road to Wrestle Kingdom has begun

The road to Wrestle Kingdom begins here with Power Struggle 2016. The show is headlined by Naito vs Jay Lethal, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Sanada avd EVIL vs Katsuyori Shibata. We also got the surprise re-debut of Himoru Takahashi (forrmerly Kamaitachi).


Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, David Final and Ricochet vs Ryusuke Taguchi, Titan, Fuego and Angel Del Oro

Titan and Jushin Thunder Liger start us off and immediately lock up before hitting each other with chips. Titan impressively dodges a corner charge from Liger before showing off for the crowd. Titan followed it up with an enzeguiri and a dropkick before tagging in Oro while Liger tagged in Ricochet.

We begin with what can only be called aerial ballet, impressively dodging each other before things break down with Taguchi coming in and rear ending all four members of the opposition.

Then we had Fuego and Tiger Mask in the ring. Tiger Mask quickly tagged in David Finlay who was hit by a dropkick before tagging in Ricochet while Fuego tagged in Titan. Things break down again as all 8 men go at it, the sequence ending with a spear by David Finlay. Fuego then tried a roll up for the two count which was followed by a springboard from Ricochet.

Sweet double-team from David Finlay and Ricochet with Ricochet hitting the Shooting Star Press for the pinfall.

Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, David Final and Ricochet vs Rysuke Taguchi, Titan, Fuego and Angel Del Oro

Great show of respect by all 8 men after the match.                        


Togi Makabe, Honma and Yoshi Tatsu vs Bone Soldier, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens

The Bullet Club members entered the ring first with Yujiro Takahashi coming out with a horde of leather-clad women, two of them carrying whips. The former Captain New Japan, Bone Soldier,  also looked at home with his new friends.

The veterans start the match strong, going to work on Chase Owens with Honma hitting a trademark headbutt before getting distracted by Bone Soldier as the Bullet Club trio went to work on Honma. Young upstart Takahashi, went to work on the veteran Honma hitting him with a bodyslam before tagging in Owens who missed with ah headbutt.

Yoshi Tastu and Bone Soldier got tagged in together after this as Tatsu repeatedly hit Bone Soldier with kicks to the chest before the Bullet Club invaded the ring to take advantage. A boot to the face from Takahashi and a codebreaker from Owens later, Tatsu got covered for the pin. He then went for a Perdigree on Takahashi but got hit with a Superkick by Chase Owens.

Bone Soldier followed this up with a modified Full Nelson Slam and Takahashi finished it off with a snap DDT.

Bone Soldier, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens vs Togi Makabe, Honma and Yoshi Tatsu

Bone Soldier went to choke Tatsu after the match but Honma and Makabe chased him away.

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