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NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING
FEBRUARY 18, 2018
REPORT BY STEVEN JAMESON, PWTORCH CORRESPONDENT
(1) Kushida defeated Rocky Romero with the Hoverboard lock. Nice way to kick the show off.
(2) Yuji Nagata defeated Jack Bonza. Quick match with Yuji being dominant
(3) EVIL & Sanada defeated Robbie Eagles & Mick Moretti in an entertaining match.
(4) The Bullet Club (GOD & Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale & Kenny Omega) defeated TMDK (Jonah Rock & Damien Slater & Marcius Pitt & Slex & Elliott Sexton). Omega got the biggest pop of the night and won the match with the One Winged Angel on Slater for the pin in a really good match
(5) Suzuki & Archer Defeated Juice & Toa Henare when Suzuki hit a piledriver on Henare for the pin.
(6) Ishii pinned Gino Gambino after hitting the brainbuster on Gino
(7) Chaso (Okada & Jay White & Will Ospreay ) defeated the Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks) after Okada hit the rainmaker on one of the young bucks. Massive heat for Rhodes who played it up well. Match of the night.
Afterwards Okada, White and Ospreay got on the mic and thanked everyone for coming with Okada saying that NJPW would be coming back.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall a top show from start to finish that the crowd was into from the start. They were filming but I’m not sure if it will make it onto NJPW world.
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