NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

'ROAD TO POWER STRUGGLE'

Sunday October 30th, 2016

Korakuen Hall In Tokyo Japan

Attendance- 1,722

Today's show sets the stage for NJPW's 'Power Struggle' on November 5th. The last major show before their biggest show of the year, WrestleKingdom 11 at The Tokyo Dome on January 4th. Today's event featured the Super Junior Tag Team tournament semi-finals. With the results setting up the final match on 11/5.

Also announced on this show by New Japan was a major series of events with Mexico's CMLL, called "Fantastica Mania 2017". The tour will kick off on January 13th and conclude on January 22nd. The last 3 shows will take place at The Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The very same location for today's show. All of CMLL's major stars will be on this tour.

Here are the results of today's 'Road To Power Struggle' event;

* Teruaki Kanemitsu defeated Hirai Kawato by submission with The Boston Crab in 6:03

* Yoshi Tatsu & Juice Robinson defeated Bone Soldier & Yujior Takahashi by disqualification in 7:12

* Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV defeated Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Angel De Oro & Titan in 8:43 when Liger pinned Titan after a Liger Suplex

* Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto defeated Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Chase Owens in 10:26 when Ishii pinned Owens after a vertical brianbuster

* Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks defeated Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & Gedo in 16:14 when Kenny Omega hit The One Winged Angel on Will Ospreay and pinned him

- The Young Bucks came dressed in Halloween attire for this match. Matt and Nick Jackson were dressed up as The Ghostbusters.

* Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA & BUSHI defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Katsuyori Shibata, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma in 11:20, LIJ got the victory with Naito's Jacknife hold on Honma

SUPER JUNIOR TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS

* Roppongi Vice defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Fuego in 15:26 when Trent Barreta hit The Strong Zero on Feugo

* 'Super' ACH & Taiji Ishimori defeated Ricochet & David Finlay in 15:57 when Ishimori hit the 450 splash on Finlay

- Slightly surprising results to both matches. Dissention has been teased lately between Romero and Barreta. Any team with Ricochet on it is always considered a favorite but ACH and Ishimori have been arguably the most impressive team in the tournament.

The Super Junior Final is now set. RPG Vice will take on ACH & Ishimori at Power Struggle on November 5th.

New Japan released this Jay Lethal video yesterday to hype his main event IWGP Intercontinental Championship match vs. Tetsuya Naito at Power Struggle.


Here is the lineup for NJPW's Power Struggle On November 5th in Osaka.

Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2016- Final Round Match- Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta vs. Super ACH & Taiji Ishimori

IWGP Tag Championship Match: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI

IWGP Junior Championship Match- BUSHI vs. KUSHIDA

NEVER Openweight Championship Match- Katsuyori Shibata vs. EVIL

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA

MAIN EVENT
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match- Tetsuya Naito vs. Jay Lethal


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