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By James Kurokawa on 2023-01-23 08:34:00

From Aichi, Japan:

1 - Oskar Leube and Yuto Nakashima vs. Toru Yano and Togi Makabe

Makabe pins Nakashima after a King Kong Kneedrop.

2 - Ren Narita, El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki and Tomoaki Honma vs.  SHO, Yujiro Takahashi, Dick Togo and EVIL

Narita forces Togo to tap out to a Cobra Twist.

During the match, Suzuki came to rescue Narita who was getting choked out by Togo.

After the match, Suzuki challenged House of Torture for the NEVER Openweight 6-‘abjk

3 - Kosei Fujita, Shane Haste, Mikey Nichols and Zack Sabre Jr. vs.   Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii and Ryohei Oiwa

Haste pins Oiwa after a Dynamic Bomb.

4 - KENTA, El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori vs. Jado, Master Wato and Hiroshi Tanahashi 

ELP pins Jado after hitting Sudden Death.

5 - Yoshinobu Kanemaru, DOUKI and Taichi, with TAKA Michinoku vs. Aaron Henare, Francesco Akira and Will Ospreay 

TJP was supposed to be in this match but his flight was delayed.

Akira hit DOUKI with an implant DDT and Ospreay followed with a Hidden Blade.

Ospreay pins DOUKI

6 - BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA and Tetsuya Naito vs. Shota Umino, Ryusuke Taguchi, YOH and Kazuchika Okada

Umino pins BUSHI after a Death Rider.

7 - KOPW 2023 Title Mixed Martial Arts Match:    Great O-Khan vs. Shingo Takagi 

United Empire comes to the ring with O-Khan.   Los Ingobernales de Japon arrived at the ring for Takagi. 

The match can be only won by submission or referee stoppage.  No pins.  

They tried for judo and grappling, which O-Khan dominated.  Takagi hit a lariat.   Both men traded submissions till they were exhausted.   They go to the floor.  Ospreay hits an Oscutter on Takagi.   Takagi gets thrown in the ring and almost gets counted out.  O-Khan keeps trying for submissions.  Takagi fights back and hits Last of the Dragon.   

Takagi traps O-Khan in a Tazmission.   

O-Khan could not get to the ropes.  

Takagi is declared the winner.

Both men were wiped out and needed attention.  

Takagi takes the mic and calls out Okada to the ring.  He challenges Okada to add KOPW rules to their title match at New Beginning on February 11.  Okada declined saying that the IWGP World Title does not need gimmicks.    They will have a regular match. Takagi agreed.

Takagi invited the rest of LIJ into the ring to salute each other. 

Thank you for reading.




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