New Japan Need To Watch (9/17) Destruction In Beppu *No Spoilers*

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FIRST MATCH: Yota Tsuji & Ten-cozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) vs. Yuya Uemura, Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi

Really fun match that gave the New Japan Dads time to shine. Yota Tsuji is a future star.

Need To Watch Rating: (5.0)

SECOND MATCH: David Finlay & Ren Narita vs. Toa Henare & Shota Umino

Technically a match for the C Block trophy. Shota Umino goes to war against Narita and Finlay.

Need To Watch Rating: (5.0)

THIRD MATCH: Ayato Yoshida vs. Takashi Iizuka

This happened. It was a technically a match.

Need To Watch Rating: (1.0)

FOURTH MATCH: Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger & KUSHIDA) vs. CHAOS (SHO, YOH, Rocky Romero & Will Ospreay)

An utterly bonkers Jr. Heavyweight 8-Man Tag. Stellar stuff all around.

Need To Watch Rating: (5.0)

FIFTH MATCH: The Besties (Chuckie T & Beretta) vs. Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)

Great match. Besties are an amazing underdog team. They always find a way to come from behind. Killer Elite Squad seem happy to back in Japan, murdering Young Lions.

Need To Watch Rating: (4.9)

SIXTH MATCH: Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL, BUSHI & SANADA) vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Zack Sabre Jr.)

LIJ vs. Suzuki-gun is always good. LIJ vs. Suzuki-gun is never bad.

Need To Watch Rating: (7.0)

SEVENTH MATCH: Great Bash Heel (Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe), Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Jay White, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano)

The war for YOSHI-HASHI continues. It’s honestly more gripping than it sounds on paper.

Need To Watch Rating: (7.3)

EIGHTH MATCH: NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Taichi

This is a thrilling title match, ultimately weighed down by the usual Suzuki-gun shenanigans. Taichi is proving that he’s a damn good heavyweight, and that his exclusion from the G1 Climax was borderline criminal. Goto remains the solid hand that has made him world renown. Ultimately an entertaining bout.

Need To Watch Rating: (10.0)

MAIN EVENT: Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki

Suzuki continues his war on Tetsuya Naito’s knees. Naito is having a rudderless year, and this match is a good reminder of why he’s such a beloved figure. Suzuki is there to stretch that beloved figure into sickening positions.

Need To Watch Rating: (9.7)