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We open with the usual talking segment with a NJPW star, once again its Kazuchika Okada.
We are welcomed in by Mauro Ranallo with Josh Barnett. The first match takes place June 22, 2013 at the Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum. The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Prince Devitt makes his way to the ring. Mauro Ranallo mentions that he is now known as Finn Balor. Out next is his opponent Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Price Devitt vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Due to time constraints they show highlights of the first half of the match. Tanahashi hits a summersault flip from the top rope and gets a two count. Bad Luck Fale gets involved and Tanahashi dropkicks him to the floor. He then throws Devitt outside the ring. Tanahashi goes to the top rope and hits a cross body on both men outside the ring. Back in the ring Devitt hits a Pele kick then a reverse “Bloody Sunday” and gets a two count. Devitt goes for a double stomp of the top rope but misses and Tanahashi connects with the slingblade lariat. Tanahashi gets a two count with a German Suplex. Tanahashi hits the 12/6 and goes to the top rope but Bad Luck Fale pushes him off and hits the grenade, this allows Devitt to hit the “Bloody Sunday” and get the three count, as we go to a break.
Winner: Prince Devitt
Back from the break we see Okada talking about Tougi Makabe.
Stan Hansen makes his way to ringside as Mauro Ranallo talks about his history in NJPW. Tougi Makabe makes his way to the ring. Kazuchika Okada the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion is out next, before we start we go to another break.
Tougi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight
They start by locking up in the center of the ring; they get a clean break when they get to the ropes. After some back and forth Makabe wears Okada down in the center of the ring with an arm bar. Okada escapes but quickly ends up in a submission arm breaker move. Both men get back to their feet. Okada gets a side headlock but is thrown of the ropes and clotheslined by Makabe. Okada goes for the Rainmaker but misses. Okada then hits Makabe with some elbows and Makabe comes back with his own elbows. Makabe beats him down then throws Okada to the outside. Makabe throws Okada into the steel ring barrier then clotheslines him into the fans. Makabe then rams Okada into the ring post and throws him back into the ring. Makabe continues the assault with hits and kicks in the ring. Makabe goes to the top turnbuckle and Okada drop kicks him to the outside. On the outside Okada kicks Makabe into the crowd over the ring barricade. Okada hits the draping DDT onto the cement floor and the 20 count begins as we got to a commercial.
Back from the break and Makabe is on the mat in the ring. Okada wears Makabe down with a chin lock. Okada hits a neck breaker and gets a one count. Okada does an Oklahoma roll into a crucifix chin lock submission. Makabe breaks free from the hold and rolls into the ropes. Okada goes back to work kicking Makabe in the corner. Okada hits the DDT and gets a two count. Okada continues to kick Makabe as he asks for more. Makabe hits the lariat and takes Okada down to the mat. Makabe hits a series of clotheslines in the corners, then a northern light suplex with a bridge and gets a two count. Okada hits the straight jacket neck breaker. Okada jumps from the tope rope and hits an elbow, but instead of going for the cover he does the Rainmaker pose. They exchange forearm shots in the center of the ring. Okada hits a huge drop kick as we go to a break.
Back from the break both men are lying on the mat. Both men get back to their feet and they exchange forearms once again. Okada ducks under a clothesline but gets taken out by a lariat from Makabe. Makabe then hits the German Suplex and gets a two count. Makabe hits the Death Valley Bomb but misses the King Kong knee drop. Okada puts on the Red Ink submission but Makabe gets to the ropes to break the hold. Makabe fights back but Okada hits a reverse neck breaker followed by Heavy rain and Okada gets a two count. Okada tries to get the Red Ink again but Makabe hurries to the ropes. Okada hits a basement dropkick knocking Makabe to the outside. Okada follows him to the outside but gets power slammed by Makabe. Makabe gets a table and takes Okada out with it. Makabe sets the table up and power bombs Okada thru the table as Makabe gets back in the ring and the 20 counts begin we go to a break.
Back from the break Makabe goes out after Okada and brings him back into the ring. Makabe hits another power bomb in the ring and gets a two count. The crowd is going crazy for the match as Ranallo points out. Makabe puts Okada on the top turnbuckle and hits a German suplex from the top rope but again Makabe misses King Kong knee drop. Okada hits a huge drop kick on Makabe. Makabe hits a dragon suplex and gets a two count. Okada hits the tombstone pile driver then the Rain Maker and gets the pin for the win.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada
After the match we go to Makabe talking about his defeat in the back. Back in the ring we see Stan Hanson giving the belt to Okada. Gedo grabs the microphone and talks about real wrestling. Prince Devitt makes his way to the ring. Devitt says he is the best of the Super Juniors, he says he just beat Tanahashi and next he beats Okada. Okada says if he wants a shot at the title there is just one condition he has to put the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title on the line as well. He says he can’t though because he is a heavyweight but if he gives Gedo a title shot at the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title then he can have a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight title. Devitt accepts the challenge as they have a stare down. Okada says now he will let Gedo talk now. Gedo says as long as Okada is the champion it will rain money. We go off the air with a closing interview segment from Okada talking about what we just saw.
My View: Another great show by NJPW. I continue to be impressed with the team of Ranallo and Barnett they are great together. My only complaint would be I wish we could see all of the Tanahashi vs. Devitt match.