NJPW Destruction In Kobe (9/27): Big Title Change, Tanahashi Vs. Fale, CJ Parker, More

New Japan Pro Wrestling
Destruction in Kobe
September 27, 2015

* Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu def. Jay White & David Finlay. Short but fun match. Tanaka picked up the win.

* Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask & Jushin Liger def. Captain New Japan, Manabu Nakanishi & Juice Robinson. Robinson is former NXT star CJ Parker. This was your basic multi-man NJ tag match.

* Roppongi Vice, Yoshi-Hashi & Tomohiro Ishii def. Mascara Dorada, Honma, Togi Makabe & Ryusuke Taguchi. A lot of traditional mutli-man stuff, but everyone had their moments. RPG picked up the win with their finisher combo.

* Matt Sydal, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. The Bullet Club (Anderson, Gallows & Omega). They are setting up big for the Omega vs. Sydal title match, which should be excellent.

* Tetsuya Naito def. Shibata. Naito is awesome as a heel, and did all kinds of things to draw the cheap heat. He got the win with the Destino after two low blows, then beat the hell out of Jay White. Shibata came back and the two brawled up the ramp and to the back.

* Sakuraba, Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano def. The Bullet Club (Tonga, AJ Styles & Hall). A good multi-man tag match with lots of comedy from Yano being terrified of Tama Tonga. Okada was over huge, and the right people were protected as Sakuraba submitted Hall to pick up the win for his team.

IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship Match

* reDragon (c) def. Time Splitters to retain. After the match the two teams shook hands, until RPG Vice came out and took out all four of them.

* Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Bad Luck Fale. Of course this was Tanahashi defending his title opportunity at Wrestle Kingdom, which he did successfully. He called out Naito and told him he wants a fight. Naito looked his usual heel level of apathy and walked off.

IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match

* Shinsuke Nakamura def. Hirooki Goto (c) to become the new IC champion. You have to assume they want Nakamura going into Wrestle Kingdom as the biggest, most over possible star they can have in that role, but the win was kind of surprising. "Machine Gun" Karl Anderson is out and wants to be a double champion, after beating both Goto and Nakamura in the G1 tournament, and it looks like that match is on!

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