NJPW Battle Autumn '22 Night 16 Results (11/5) FTR In Action, Ospreay Battles Naito, Shota Umino, More

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Will Ospreay is set to defend his IWGP United States Heavyweight Title against Tetsuya Naito, while AEW's FTR head to Japan to defend the IWGP Tag Titles. Plus the semifinals in the NJPW World Television Championship Tournament, with the winners set to go one-on-one at Wrestle Kingdom 17.

Here is the full card:

-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: United Empire (TJP & Francesco Akira) (c) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & Titán)

-Alex Zayne, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay & Toru Yano vs. United Empire (Mark Davis, Kyle Fletcher, Aaron Henare & Gideon Gray)

-Hikuleo vs. Yujiro Takahashi

-NJPW World Television Championship Semifinal Match: Ren Narita vs. SANADA

-NJPW World Television Championship Semifinal Match: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. EVIL

-"Incredible Tag Match" Hiromu Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori vs. Master Wato & El Desperado

-Kazuchika Okada & Tama Tonga vs. Bullet Club (Jay White & KENTA)

-IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. United Empire (Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb)

-IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito.

Jr. Tag Titles Kick Things Off

Live from EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: United Empire (TJP & Francesco Akira) (c) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & Titán)

LIJ send Akira and TJP to the outside early and hit stereo topes. United Empire quickly recovers and gets the better of Titán. BUSHI tags in and gets dominated by Akira and TJP. BUSHI finally fights back after an endless amount of punishment and hits a double hurricanrana to bring in Titán.

Titán sends United Empire to the outside and hits a top rope Asai Moonsault. Titán rolls TJP back in the ring for a nearfall. Titán hits a huge satellite DDT. Akira and BUSHI soon tag in and gets clobbered by BUSHI, who flies around the ring. LIJ double teams Akira for a nearfall. All four men battle in the ring, Titán gets Akira on the apron and hits a huge diving stomp onto the apron. BUSHI hits a Codebreaker on Akira but TJP keeps Titán from helping. UE hits a stereo knee strikes for a nearfall. Akira and TJP hit Leaning Tower on BUSHI for the pinfall in 11:36.

Winners AND STILL IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: United Empire (TJP & Francesco Akira)

Alex Zayne, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay & Toru Yano vs. United Empire (Mark Davis, Kyle Fletcher, Aaron Henare & Gideon Gray)

Main Unit's team are surprisingly coherent against United Empire, but still find themselves cornered on occasion. Zayne gets trapped by Aussie Open for a period, eventually escaping and tagging in Tanahashi. Gideon Gray runs in and Tanahashi dominates "The Money Mark." Tanahashi hits a big somersault on Mark Davis. Davis fights back and tags in Fletcher. Tanahashi and Yano rekindle their tag team bonafides from last year.

Yano tags in and dominates Fletcher with rollups and mat slams. United Empire run in to back up Fletcher in a four on one assault. Aussie Open get their wind back and battle back against Yano. Aussie Open hit Yano with Coriolis for the pinfall in 9:50.

Winners: United Empire (Mark Davis, Kyle Fletcher, Aaron Henare & Gideon Gray)

Hikuleo's Consolation Prize

Hikuleo vs. Yujiro Takahashi

SHO attacks Hikuleo from behind before the match starts. Hikuleo fights back and clears the ring. Hikuleo steamrolls SHO and Yujiro and demands the bell ring. Hikuleo hits a big powerslam. Hikuleo hits a Chokeslam for the pinfall in 0:28.

Winner: Hikuleo

NJPW World Television Championship Semifinal Match: Ren Narita vs. SANADA

The two are slow to lock up. The two begin to scrap as they take the match to the canvas. SANADA tops Narita, but Narita pushes SANADA to the ropes. SANADA ducks a punch and tries for Skull End, but Narita gets to the ropes. SANADA ties Narita up in the Paradise Lock. SANADA hits a dropkick and Narita fires back with a bevy of strikes.

They fight to the floor, where SANADA dominates Narita. SANADA piledrives Narita in the aisle. SANADA gets back in the ring. Narita beats the countout but SANADA is on him from the jump. SANADA ties Narita up in the bottom rope using Paradise Lock. SANADA hits a dropkick and Narita collapses out of the ring.

SANADA gives chase and gets Narita back in the ring. Narita fires back with brutal elbows. Narita hits an Overhead Suplex. Narita hits a Double Underhook Suplex for a nearfall. Narita transitions into an Armbar. SANADA gets to the ropes. Narita locks in a sleeper hold and transitions to an Octopus Hold, but SANADA powers out. Narita fires up and locks in a Cobra Twist. SANADA gets to the ropes.

Narita hits a series of kicks. Narita stands on SANADA. SANADA moonsaults into Skull End. Narita fights out. SANADA O'Connor Rolls Narita and locks in Skull End. SANADA climbs the top rope. Narita blocks a moonsault. They trade blows. They trade counters. Narita counters an O'Connor Roll with a Sleeper Hold but SANADA slides out. They trade rollups. Narita hits an Exploder Suplex for a nearfall. SANADA hits a series of stiff strikes, but a discus forearm gets countered by a Northern Lights Suplex from Narita for the pinfall in 14:31.

Winner: Ren Narita

World TV Title Tournament Continues

NJPW World Television Championship Semifinal Match: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. EVIL

EVIL and Dick Togo bring a beaten Kosei Fujita, dressed as Sabre out with them. A decoy Sabre appears during ZSJ's entrance, who turns out to be Ryohei Oiwa. Sabre goes for a crucifix pin for a nearfall. EVIL sends Sabre into the barricade. EVIL slams both Young Lions onto Sabre.

Sabre fights back and stretches EVIL on the entry ramp. EVIL beats the countout but runs into a Zack Driver for a nearfall. Sabre continues to torture EVIL's legs. The Young Lions keep Dick Togo at bay. EVIL low blows his way into a nearfall. Sabre counters an STO with a Ground Cobra for the pinfall in 4:48.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.

"Incredible Tag Match:" Hiromu Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori vs. Master Wato & El Desperado

Nobody gets along in this match. Wato and Hiromu start the match by slapping each other repeatedly. Hiromu gets the better of Wato during a high speed exchange. The fight spills out to the outside where no one is able to maintain their own teams, as Wato and Desperado shove each other around.

Wato gets Hiromu back in the ring for a nearfall. Wato stretches Hiromu. Hiromu gets the ropes. Desperado tags in and slams Hiromu. Wato tags back in and maintains dominance on Hiromu. Most of the tags in this match are through acts of violence, no one can get along. Ishimori avoids a tag from Hiromu.

Hiromu continues trying to win the match, while Ishimori avoids any involvement at all, and Desperado and Wato attack each other. The match breaks down into Hiromu fighting Ishimori. The match devolves into another brawl. Everyone does dives to the outside on each other. All four guys break the countout. Who's legal? Who knows!

Hiromu and Ishimori start working together. Hiromu goes for Time Bomb but Ishimori blindsides him with a knee strike, leading to Wato rolling up Hiromu for the pinfall in 16:49.

Winners: El Desperado & Master Wato

There is a brief intermission.

Tag Action Continues

Kazuchika Okada & Tama Tonga vs. Bullet Club (Jay White & KENTA)

White spent much of the match trying to get under Okada's skin and paying the price. White kept using KENTA to double team Okada but Tama is there to keep KENTA at bay. Much of the match is a stiff, back and forth slugfest between Tama and KENTA. KENTA tries GTS numerous times but can't connect. Tama sneaks in a Gun Stun for the pinfall in 17:34.

Winners: Kazuchika Okada & Tama Tonga

IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. United Empire (Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb)

Cash starts off against Cobb. Cobb and Cash trade chops and blows. Cash whittles away at Cobb and hits a hurracanrana. Dax tags in. O-Khan tags in. They lock up.

Harwood initially gets the better of O-Khan but O-Khan battles back and stretches Dax in the corner. Cobb tags in and overpowers Harwood. Cobb and O-Khan double team Dax for a nearfall. O-Khan gets fought off by Dax but Cobb picks Dax up and crushes him on his knee. Dax hits a rough Dragon Screw to break free but Cobb stops Dax from making a tag. O-Khan tags in.

Dax gets the better of O-Khan with a DDT. Cobb tags in. Cash tags in. Cash fights off a double team. Cash unleashes a flurry of strikes and German Suplexes Cobb. Cash fights off another double team. Dax tags in and hits a Doomsday Bulldog on Cobb for a nearfall. Cobb's knee is messed up. O-Khan tags in. Dax and O-Khan trade strikes. O-Khan hits an STO for a nearfall.

Wheeler takes out Cobb on the outside. Dax puts O-Khan on the top rope. Cash tags in. FTR hits Power Plex for a nearfall. Cobb runs in but the knee gets taken out again. O-Khan fights out of Big Rig. Dax tags in. FTR hits Big Rig for the pinfall in 17:31.

Winners AND STILL IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)

Main Event In Osaka

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito.

Naito dodges Ospreay's rush at the beginning of the match and spends the rest of the opening minutes keeping Ospreay from being able to build any kind of momentum. Ospreay fights back and sends Naito to the outside. Ospreay sends Naito over the guardrail. Ospreay sits Naito on the guardrail and then elbows him back over, smacking his head on the floor. Ospreay gets Naito back in the ring.

Ospreay dominates Naito and hits a big spinning backbreaker. Ospreay continues to attack Naito's neck. Naito fight back and hits a big sliding dropkick on Ospreay. Naito hits an inverted Combinacion Cabron to the back of Ospreay's head. Naito hits a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Naito puts Ospreay on the top rope and hits a falling neckbreaker for a nearfall. Naito locks in a Double Leg Full Nelson.

The match devolves into a slew of elbow strikes. Ospreay hits a handspring enzuigiri. Naito rolls out of the ring and Ospreay hits a huge tope. Ospreay rolls Naito back in the ring. A flurry of offense ends in an enzuigiri. Ospreay hits a springboard forearm for a nearfall. Naito comes back with a neckbreaker. Naito hits a DDT on the floor. Naito sends Ospreay into the ringpost. Ospreay fights back with an Oscutter on the outside. 

Back in the ring, they trade elbows furiously. Ospreay suplexes Naito but Naito continues elbowing Ospreay's neck. After a series of wild counters, Naito hits a Tornado DDT. Ospreay flips out of an Avalanche Poison Rana. Ospreay hits Oscutter for a nearfall.

Ospreay hits Cheeky Nandos kick. Naito counters One Winged Angel with a takedown. Naito counters Hidden Blade with a rollup for two. Naito hits Esperanza. Ospreay counters Destino. Naito hits Destino for a nearfall. Naito counters Stormbreaker with Destino for a nearfall. Ospreay hits a pop up forearm. Ospreay hits Hidden Blade but can't make the cover. Ospreay hits Hidden Blade for a nearfall. Ospreay hits Stormbreaker for the pinfall in 30:07.

Winner AND STILL IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Will Ospreay

After the match, Ospreay offers up an open challenge to anyone from NJPW or "the forbidden door" but no one answers. As Ospreay is leaving the ring, lights go down and "Roughneck" Shota Umino returns to NJPW to challenge Ospreay. Umino attacks everyone and clears United Empire out of the ring. Umino hits Death Rider on Ospreay and held the title high, alongside his Death Rider jacket.

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