New Japan Need To Watch (10/17) Road To Power Struggle *No Spoilers*

New Japan Need To Watch (10/17) Road To Power Struggle *No Spoilers*

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FIRST MATCH: Ren Narita, Shota Umino & Tomoaki Honma vs. Ayato Yoshida, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura

While the Young Lions are in the same great shape as last night, Honma slows the match down considerably. Still plenty worth watching. Narita and Uemura work hard to prove that, while not the most talked-about rookies, they are some of the strongest hands in the dojo.

Need To Watch Rating: (4.8)

SECOND MATCH: Toa Henare, Togi Makabe & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bullet Club Elite (Kota Ibushi, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)

Ibushi’s story on this tour will be an interesting one. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and even Hiroshi Tanahashi are using Ibushi as Omega’s stand-in, but Ibushi is refusing that role. The rivalry between Tanahashi & Ibushi always yields watchable results.

Need To Watch Rating: (5.1)

THIRD MATCH: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Chuckie T, Beretta & Toru Yano) vs. The Firing Squad (Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)

Really solid match. White and Gedo and Jado remain solid Bullet Club additions, fitting right in with BC OGs general tactics.

Need To Watch Rating: (4.5)

FOURTH MATCH: Super Jr. Tag League Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask (0) vs. Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. (2)

Age vs. Agility. This is a pretty spectacular blend of Lucha and Liger & Tiger’s brand of asskicking. Probably the match of the night. Definitely worth checking out. Have I mentioned you should watch this? I have? Good. Watch it.

Need To Watch Rating: (9.5)

FIFTH MATCH: Super Jr. Tag League Match: ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi (0) vs. The Firing Squad (Taiji Ishimori & Robbie Eagles) (2)

ACH and Ishimori know each other very well. They tagged together in 2016’s tournament. Taguchi is a delight and Eagles is vicious. Great stuff.

Need To Watch Rating: (9.0)

SIXTH MATCH: Super Jr. Tag League Match: KUSHIDA & Chris Sabin (0) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & Shingo Takagi) (2)

This is a brutal bout. Sabin and KUSHIDA continue to have effortless chemistry. A bit one-sided, but not lacking in drama.

Need To Watch Rating: (8.7)

MAIN EVENT: Super Jr. Tag League Match: Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) (0) vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (2)

Suzuki-gun vs. Roppongi 3K never have a bad match. However this match was very by the numbers. Solid affair but not a main event.

Need To Watch Rating: (8.5)