- We open up from Korakuen Hall from Tokyo, Japan. Taz and Mike Tenay are on commentary from Nashville. We go to the ring with Jeremy Borash. Borash calls this a unique, once in a lifetime event and welcomes us. Borash is doing the ring announcing tonight.
Manik vs. Minoru Tanaka
We go to the ring and out first comes Manik. Minoru Tanaka is out next.
They're using the Wrestle-1 ring and the crowd is making a little bit of noise before they lock up. They get quieter as the match begins. They lock up and Tanaka takes Manik down with a dropkick for an applause from the crowd. Tanaka with a back kick to the chest. Manik dodges and Tanaka hits the floor. Manik slingshots out but Tanaka goes back in the ring. Tanaka charges but Manik goes under the ring. Tanaka looks around. Manik comes from the other side of the ring and drops Tanaka on his head. Manik keeps control and dropkicks Tanaka in the back of the head for a 2 count.
Manik with the back suplex for a 2 count. Tanaka makes a comeback but misses a missile dropkick. Manik dodges another dropkick but gets floored by the next attempt. Tanaka comes back and hits a missile dropkick for a 2 count. Tanaka with a snap suplex and a knee drop for another 2 count. More back and forth. Manik barely connects with a kick for a 2 count. Manik goes to the top but gets caught with a pin attempt. Tanaka with a big dropkick that sends Manik into the corner. Tanaka climbs up for a superplex and another 2 count. Fans chant as they trade holds and pin attempts. Manik with a brainbuster for a close 2 count. Manik with a double underhook for another close pin attempt. Manik gets caught by a huge kick and the armbar for the win.
Winner: Minoru Tanaka