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Taiji Ishimori Has A Message For The Rest Of The Junior Heavyweights, And Explains Why He Joined ‘Bullet Club’


The new 'Bonesoldier'…

On evening two of NJPW's 'Wrestling Dontaku' tournament, following the conflict between Will Ospreay and KUSHIDA over the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Ospreay's evening went from being within the clouds to falling flat at the floor as he simply so took place to be within the ring because it used to be time for the debut of the brand new 'Bone Soldier'. 'Bullet Club' authentic Tama Tonga addressed Ospreay and all the Junior Heavyweight department uttering that they have been in for a impolite awakening. That impolite awakening got here within the type of former IMPACT X Division Champion Taiji Ishimori.

After laying waste to Will Ospreay Ishimori used to be published as the brand new 'Bone Soldier' and the most recent member of 'Bullet Club'. NJPW sat down with the made over Ishimori who spoke at the crowd response that he gained and mentioned that he would were shocked and excited too if he used to be a fan observing himself.

"The fans’ reaction? How was it? Only natural right? I know if I was in the crowd and Taiji Ishimori showed up, I’d be excited too. Its no wonder." He mentioned.

The 'Bullet Club' will not be 100% advantageous however the strong does have quite a lot of superstars hooked up to the logo who show pride in representing their colours. 'Bone Soldier' shared that it used to be your best choice for him to enroll in the crowd since the approval for 'Bullet Club' will do not anything however take him to the following degree.

"The Bullet Club is the most famous group going, so it was the best decision for me to join them. If I’m in Bullet Club, Taiji Ishimori’s name goes global."

Ishimori is part of the Junior Heavyweight department and is these days competing within the 'Best Of The Super Juniors' event. Although without equal prize of the event is to earn a shot on the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title, Ishimori feels that if any of the juniors need to take the department to the following degree, all they have got to is get within the ring with him.

"I can challenge for the title if I win Best Of The Super Juniors, isn’t that right? This is a big opportunity for me to get fame. So, I must win this." He says. "Every Junior out there says they want to elevate the division right? That’s easily done, just fight me."

Fightful does have effects posted from Night One and Night Two of 'Wrestling Dontaku'. To view the effects from both display, click on on "night one" or "night two".

Matt Sydal Says Lucha Underground Is Modern Wrestling Society X


WWE, ROH, and NJPW veteran, and Impact Wrestling megastar Matt Sydal not too long ago spoke to Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see highlights under, and the whole interview at this hyperlink.

Being X Division Champion:
"I can tell you this about this belt. I'm attached to it. It's attached to me."

Every wrestler now running what used to be thought to be the "X Division" Style in 2002:
"Well, I think that if everybody is doing that style then there are a few people who truly embody it and everybody else is just an immitator. What you have is a bunch of people who will forever be my challengers and somebody like me who truly embodies the OG, the original stylings of the X Division. That's me. I am that man! Of course the X Division title found me. Yeah, the belt has been through a lot of incarnations. But, what it has is a lineage that you can stand behind. A lineage that you can believe in. A lineage that is what wrestling is today. I am NOT like any other wrestler. I'll tell you something about me, I don't even watch any other wrestling. Not one bit. I'm not influenced by anyone else at all except myself. All my influences come from looking inward, not externally. So, if everybody wants to do the X Division style then they will be left behind in my dust because I am doing the newest style because as the X Division Champion, I set the pace. This X Division is getting pretty psychedelic! I like the way it is looking!"

On if Wrestling Society X Would Have Worked Better Now:
"Well, I think it is around now. It is called Lucha Underground. It was a trial phase. It is a lot of the same people. It was a West Coast show with a lot of West Coast producers. They just had a lot of years between WSX to now to learn and grow and find new stars. All the people who were on WSX Season 1 are the life blood of the alternative wrestling business and now the mainstream wrestling business as well. That is what Lucha Underground is doing. They are taking guys who belong in that mainstream and are giving them the exposure and the respect and the connection to the audience that they deserve. Hopefully they're getting paid! For me, I just like seeing these guys getting paid!"

Tetsuya Naito Explains Why He Does Not Wear The IWGP Intercontinental Title, And Talks His Issues With Chris Jericho


Naito minces no phrases about his dislike for Chris Jericho.

The tranquilo Tetsuya Naito assists in keeping his cool right through the hardest of eventualities however what happened all over evening two of NJPW's 'Wrestling Dontaku' match was once the straw that broke that camels again. As Naito exited the hoop after receiving admiration from the Fukuoka trustworthy in attendance he was once attacked by means of a "fan" who was once dressed in a 'Bushi' masks. That "fan" became out to be former nine-time WWE Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho who was once remaining noticed in NJPW when he attacked Naito from in the back of at 'New Years Dash' the day after Wrestle Kingdom 12. Prior to their first come across Naito voiced his opinion on Chris Jericho entering the corporate and stealing highlight clear of his primary match fit towards Kazuchika Okada at Wrestle Kingdom.

The unhealthy blood between the 2 males will height on June ninth at NJPW's 'Dominion' match as Chris Jericho will make his in-ring go back to the corporate to move one-on-one with the chief of Los Ingobernables de Japon . Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated had the chance to talk with Naito and grabbed his ideas at the assault by means of Chris Jericho that left him lined in his personal blood.

"He really made sure that he looked the part with the Los Ingobernables de Japon-like gear. Maybe he’s a fan. The one question I have is this: what does all this spark in him? What does he get from this? In his position, he has more to lose than to gain. Still, even with all the risk to take on, the chance to wrestle Tetsuya Naito is always absolutely worth it. I get it." Naito persevered, "As a wrestler, I’m superior to him in every single way. The only place he might have me beat is in name recognition. He’s a global superstar, so by beating Jericho, the name Tetsuya Naito, and Los Ingobernables de Japon, becomes even more of a worldwide household name, and that business he pulled in Fukuoka? That was just plain rude. I need him to understand that you can’t do that and expect to get away unharmed."

At 'Wrestling Hi No Kuni' Naito defeated Minoru Suzuki to as soon as once more grow to be IWGP Intercontinental Champion. Naito's remaining run with the belt didn’t do it for him as he would toss round and easily smash the belt till it was once in items. As Naito gained the championship for the second one time he unnoticed it and as an alternative simply celebrated his victory over Suzuki together with his faction-mates and left the belt in the course of the hoop. In his following appearances at 'Wrestling Dontaku' Naito didn’t put on the Intercontinental Title.

Naito has made it transparent that the one name he cares for is the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and said that the Intercontinental Title is senseless as in his eyes there are a ways too many belts within the corporate.

"You know, Minoru Suzuki likes to name himself the ‘King of Professional Wrestling,’ however there’s no superstar that shines brighter than Tetsuya Naito." He stated. "The Intercontinental Title isn’t on a king, it’s on the brightest star in the sky once more. But my feelings toward the championship haven’t changed. It’s an unnecessary belt and an unnecessary title. My goal is to do away with it."

Tetsuya Naito additionally spoke on what lovers can be expecting from him when he returns to the United States, and remissly shared his ideas at the Kenny Omega & Kazuchika Okada IWGP Heavyweight Title bout at 'Dominion'. To learn the rest of the interview, click on right here.

Tyler Breeze Returns To NXT For A House Show Match; Says He Will See The Fans Next Week


Bring they all again.

Last evening right through right through an NXT Live tournament in Oklahoma City The Revival returned to their previous stomping grounds of NXT to problem the present NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed Era. The returns didn’t forestall there as "Prince Pretty" Tyler Breeze made a marvel go back to NXT as neatly at a area display in Jacksonville, FL previous this night.

Meanwhile in #NXTJacksonville, @MmmGorgeous surprised the Florida crowd!

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 19, 2018

Breeze competed in opposition to NXT ability Marcel Barthel and emerged victorious in his go back to the black-and-yellow logo. In his post-match promo Tyler Breeze mentioned that even though one of the vital fanatics' favorites sooner or later finally end up going to RAW or SmackDown nearly all of them began off in NXT. He closed with pronouncing that he’ll see the fanatics subsequent week.

Main Event – @MmmGorgeous pinned @Marcel_B_WWE. Nice to peer Marcel be allowed to paintings greater than seven mins. He’s a stud who went toe-to-toe with a @wwe famous person. #NXTJacksonville

— FL Wrestling Fan (@FLWrestlingFan) May 19, 2018

Postmatch speech via @MmmGorgeous at #NXTJacksonville

Welcome again beautiful. @Marcel_B_WWE is a complete uggo.

— FL Wrestling Fan (@FLWrestlingFan) May 19, 2018

Prior to this event Tyler Breeze's closing bout in NXT was once at TakeOver: Respect in October of 2015 the place he misplaced to Apollo Crews and after the event came upon that he was once headed to the principle roster. Breeze was once moved to the RAW logo as part of the 2018 WWE 'Superstar Shake-Up' and is bringing the celebration to are living audiences along with his spouse of two-years, Fandango.

Fightful may have effects from the are living occasions that experience taken position and can happen this week. Keep your eyes locked in at the web site for Fightful's weekly are living tournament reviews.

NJPW Best Of the Super Juniors 25 Day 2 Results: Block B Action Begins, Plus Chaos In Tag Action


Welcome to's reside protection & dialogue for NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 25 Day 2. We'll be bringing you complete, fit via fit protection of each and every bout at the card. You too can ship on your comments on our Disqus forums under!

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
Hiromu Takahashi def. Marty Scurll

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
Chris Sabin def. Kushida

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
El Desparado def. Ryusuke Taguchi

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
Dragon Lee def. Sho

Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Bushi) def. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) def. Flip Gordon & Toa Henare

Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh) def. ACH, Tiger Mash IV & Tomoyuki Oka

Shota Umino def. Yota Tsuji

Shota Umino vs. Yota Tsuji

The fit starts with some chain wrestling between the competition, Tsuji and Umino take turns wrenching away on each and every others palms. Tsuji will get Umino to the ropes prior to nailing him with a chop, Umino is going for a headlock prior to losing Tsuji with a shoulder take on. Umino will get Tsuji to his ft and the 2 have a hanging alternate, Umino ends the alternate via nailing Tsuji with a slam adopted via a again frame drop. Umino assists in keeping Tsuji down prior to making use of the one leg crab to him, Tsuji in the end will get to the ropes to wreck the submission. Umino drops Tsuji once more with a chop prior to stomping away on him, Tsuji recovers and nails Umino with a drop kick. Tsuji traps Umino within the nook whilst touchdown some moves, Tsuji then hits Umino with a hip toss for a close to fall.

Tsuji then hits Umino with a slam prior to making use of the Boston crab, Umino makes it to the ropes to wreck the dangle. Tsuji choices Umino as much as nail him with a couple of forearm moves, Umino recovers and catches a charging Tsuji with a drop kick adopted via a backbone buster. Umino locks Tsuji within the Boston crab and Tsuji in the end makes it to the ropes, Umino then hits Tsuji with a missile drop kick prior to reapplying the Boston crab and a faucet out follows.

Winner: Shota Umino

ACH, Tiger Mash IV & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh)

The fit starts with Ospreay faking a chop on ACH prior to snapping him arm alongside the hoop ropes, Yoshi-Hashi and Oka get tagged in via their respective companions. Oka nails Yoshi-Hashi with a couple of moves prior to getting hit with a again frame drop, a brawl breaks out between contributors of each groups at the enviornment ground. Yoh tags in and he catches Oka with a operating swanton bomb for a close to fall, Yoh slows issues down additional via preserving Oka in a head scissors. Yoh releases the dangle and he stomps away on Oka, Ospreay tags in and he works over the arm of Oka. Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he puts Oka at the best rope prior to touchdown a operating drop kick for a close to fall, Yoh tags in and Oka begins combating again in opposition to him. Oka recovers and he nails Yoh with a stomach to stomach suplex, Mask IV tags in and he nails Yoh with a best rope go frame block.

Mask IV cleans area in opposition to the opposing workforce prior to nailing Yoh with a Tiger Driver, Mask IV will get Yoh to the highest rope and he follows him up there. Mask IV seems for a perfect Tiger Driver and Yoh knocks him off the highest rope, Yoh will get off the ropes and Mask IV locks him in a changed Rings Of Saturn till Ospreay breaks it up. Yoh recovers to catch Mask IV with a again breaker adopted via a neck breaker, Ospreay tags in and he nails Mask IV with an enzaguri. Mask IV recovers to hit Ospreay with a tilt-a-whirl again breaker, ACH tags in and he journeys up Ospreay prior to touchdown a double stomp and basement drop kick. Ospreay recovers and he begins running over the arm of ACH, ACH recovers and catches a jumping Ospreay with a unlock German suplex. Yoshi-Hashi and Oka get tagged in via their respective companions, Oka drops Yoshi-Hashi a couple of instances prior to touchdown a suplex for a close to fall.

Oka assists in keeping Yoshi-Hashi down prior to making use of the STF to him, Ospreay breaks up the submission via kicking at Oka. ACH hits the hoop and Ospreay takes him out with a 619, Mask IV then knocks Ospreay out of the hoop as Oka nails Yoshi-Hashi with an avalanche adopted via a bulldog for a close to fall. Yoshi-Hashi recovers and catches a charging Oka with a perfect kick adopted via a neck breaker, Yoshi-Hashi applies the butterfly lock to Oka and a faucet out follows.

Winners: Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh)

Flip Gordon & Toa Henare vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

The fit starts with Suzuki-Gun leaping their warring parties prior to the bell sounds and the brawl temporarily spills to the sector ground, Suzuki will get Henare again within the ring whilst Kanemaru battles Gordon at the enviornment ground. Suzuki assaults a downed Henare with a sequence of kicks and chops, Suzuki with additionally nook Henare prior to kicking him within the face. Henare recovers and drops Suzuki with a flying shoulder take on, Kanemaru and Gordon tag into the fit. Gordon knocks Kanemaru out of the hoop with a springboard drop kick prior to taking him out with a suicide dive, Kanemaru will get again within the ring and Gordon nails him with a springboard spear for a close to fall. Kanemaru recovers and sends a charging Gordon out of the hoop whilst Suzuki assaults Henare with a metal chair, Kanemaru then throws Gordon into some chairs that the fanatics have been sitting on.

Suzuki grabs Henare and he additionally throws him into a host of chairs, Kanemaru waits for Gordon to get again within the ring prior to ripping the protecting tape off of his shoulder. Kanemaru assaults Gordon with a couple of kicks prior to tagging Suzuki into the fit, Suzuki traps Gordon within the ropes prior to attacking him with chops. Suzuki holds Gordon down whilst wrenching away on his injured arm, Suzuki bends the palms of Gordon in unnatural tactics till Gordon will get to the ropes. Kanemaru tags in and he assaults a trapped Gordon with some chops, Gordon recovers and he drops Kanemaru with an enzaguri. Henare tags in and he cleans area in opposition to the opposing workforce, Henare then hits Kanemaru with a sequence of spears. Henare then catches Kanemaru with a clothesline adopted via a best rope shoulder take on for a close to fall, Kanemaru drops Henare prior to tagging Suzuki into the fit.

Gordon hits the hoop and he double groups Suzuki along Henare, Henare nails Suzuki with a Samoan drop prior to Gordon lands a status taking pictures big name press for a close to fall. Gordon then hits Kanemaru with a dive at the enviornment ground, Suzuki catches Henare in a knee bar from out of nowhere and Henare makes it to the ropes. Henare tries combating again and Suzuki ranges him with moves of his personal, Suzuki locks Henare within the sleeper dangle prior to touchdown a Gotch Style Pile Driver for the 3 depend.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Bushi) vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori)

The fit starts with Owens attacking Bushi from at the back of to offer Ishimori the benefit, Bushi fights again via throwing Owens into Ishimori. Bushi then takes out each warring parties with a double hurricarana, Ishimori recovers and he drops Bushi with a drop kick. Bushi has a hanging alternate with Ishimori prior to taking him down with a head scissors takedown, Sanada tags in and he nails Ishimori with a again frame drop. Bushi tags in and he catches Ishimori with a missile drop kick, Owens journeys up Bushi and drags him out of the hoop. Owens then hits Bushi with a slam onto the hoop apron, Owens legally tags into the fit and he assaults Bushi with a sequence of moves within the nook. Bushi fights again and Owens rolls thru a go frame block to hit Bushi with a intestine buster, Ishimori tags in and he twists the top of Bushi.

Ishimori follows that up via touchdown a demise valley driving force on Bushi adopted via a knee strike, Bushi recovers and he nails Ishimori with an enzaguri. Bushi then hits Ishimori with a spinning neck breaker, sanada and Owens get tagged in via their respective companions. Sanada nails Owens with a drop kick adopted via a hurricarana, Owens journeys up Sanada prior to stomping away on him. Owens can’t determine follow the Paradise Lock and that provides Sanada time to roll him up for a close to fall, Sanada catches Owens within the Paradise Lock prior to nailing him with a drop kick for a close to fall. Owens fights again to catch Sanada with a perfect kick adopted via a flat liner, Ishimori hits the hoop to double workforce Sanada along Owens. Owens then hits Sanada with a knee strike for a close to fall, Owens seems for a bundle pile driving force and Bushi breaks that up.

Bushi then knocks Ishimori out of the hoop prior to nailing him with a suicide dive, Sanada catches Owens within the Skull End and a faucet out follows.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Bushi)

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Dragon Lee vs. Sho

The fit starts with Lee and Sho having a hanging alternate in the course of the hoop, Sho and Lee alternate shoulder tackles till Lee is going down. Lee is going for a hurricarana and Sho blocks it as they undergo a sequence of reversals, Sho catches Lee in an arm bar as they have been doing a take a look at of power. Lee temporarily makes it to the ropes to wreck the submission try, Sho journeys up Lee at the ring apron prior to drop kicking him to the sector ground. Sho is going to the hoop apron and he kicks Lee’s arm, Sho will get Lee again at the ring apron prior to bending his arm is a few unnatural tactics. Sho would then drop Lee within the ring prior to kicking him within the again, Sho slows issues down additional via preserving Lee in an belly stretch. Sho releases the dangle so he can simply stand at the injured arm of Lee, Lee recovers and he knocks Sho out of the hoop prior to touchdown a suicide dive.

Lee will get Sho again within the ring prior to touchdown a double beneath hook neck breaker adopted via a basement drop kick, Lee then applies a head scissors to Sho till Sho will get to the ropes. Lee assists in keeping Sho grounded whilst kicking him proper within the again, Sho recovers and he cracks a charging Lee with a drop kick. Sho and Lee have any other hanging alternate in the course of the hoop, Lee makes use of a operating clothesline to knock himself and Sho out of the hoop. Sho and Lee have any other hanging alternate at the enviornment ground, they get again within the ring and proceed the hanging alternate. Sho and Lee then alternate some German suplexes, Lee will get to the ropes and Sho kicks him within the arm. Lee recovers and catches a charging Sho with a one guy Spanish fly, Lee is going for his finisher and Sho counters with a again stabber into an arm bar. Lee will get to the ropes to wreck the submission dangle from Sho, Lee recovers and he will get Sho in an arm bar of his personal and Sho will get to the ropes.

Sho is going to the hoop apron and Lee works over his injured arm, Sho is going for a sleeper dangle whilst at the ring apron and Lee escapes temporarily prior to touchdown a kick. Lee seems for a hurricarana to the sector ground and Sho counters via energy bombing him again into the hoop. Sho catches Lee with an influence bomb right into a double knee strike for a close to fall, Lee escapes the grab of Sho and Sho catches him in an arm bar till Lee will get to the ropes. Sho will get Lee at the best rope and he follows him up there, the 2 have any other hanging alternate whilst at the ropes. Lee will get Sho trapped within the ropes prior to touchdown a double stomp for a close to fall, Sho recovers and exchanges knee moves with Lee. Lee nails Sho along with his finisher from out of nowhere for the 3 depend.

Winner: Dragon Lee

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desparado

The fit starts with Desparado attacking Taguchi with a drop kick as he entered the hoop, Desparado assists in keeping Taguchi within the nook whilst hanging and choking him. Taguchi is going for a hip assault and Desparado counters with an atomic drop, Taguchi in the end connects with the hip assault in opposition to Desparado. Taguchi takes his blouse off and he chokes Desparado with it, Desparado will get to his knees as Taguchi peppers him with jabs. Desparado will get trapped within the ropes and Taguchi catches him with hip assaults adopted via a 619, Taguchi is going for any other 619 and Desparado pulls the ropes as much as block it. Desparado throws Taguchi out of the hoop and he follows him in the market, Desparado places a chair in between the legs of Taguchi prior to hitting it with any other chair. Desparado will get again within the ring and he eliminates a piece from the turnbuckle pad, Taguchi will get again within the ring and Desparado throws him into the uncovered nook.

Desparado grabs a spike and he tries shoving it within the butt hollow of Taguchi whilst the referee was once solving the turnbuckle pad, Taguchi tries combating again and Desparado crotches him at the best rope for a close to fall. Desparado begins focusing his assault at the knee of Taguchi, Desparado applies his model of the wishbone stretch to Taguchi. Desparado releases the dangle so he can stand at the injured leg of Taguchi, Taguchi tries combating again once more and he misses an enzaguri. Taguchi escapes from the grab of Desparado to nail him with a blue thunder bomb, Taguchi then makes use of a hip assault to knock Desparado to the sector ground. Taguchi takes out Desparado with a dive prior to getting him again within the ring, Taguchi then knocks Desparado again out of the hoop with a springboard drop kick. Taguchi follows that up via touchdown any other dive in opposition to Desparado, Taguchi will get Desparado again within the ring prior to touchdown a springboard drop kick for a close to fall.

Taguchi then hits Desparado with a drop kick to the knee prior to making use of the ankle lock, Desparado will get loose and he nails a charging Taguchi with a backbone buster. Desparado transitions into the pony collar in opposition to Taguchi and Taguchi will get to the ropes, Desparado and Taguchi have a hanging alternate in the course of the hoop. Desparado is going for the Guerrero Special and Taguchi temporarily escapes, Taguchi in the end catches Desparado in his personal Guerrero Special prior to slamming him at the mat. Taguchi catches Desparado with a operating knee strike for a close to fall, Taguchi blocks a low blow from Desparado to nail him with a hip assault. Taguchi is going for his finisher and he finally ends up catching Desparado with a roll up for a close to fall, Taguchi would then drop Desparado with an enzaguri. Desparado makes use of a referee distraction to catch Taguchi with a low blow prior to rolling him up for the 3 depend.

Winner: El Desparado

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Kushida vs. Chris Sabin

The fit starts with some chain wrestling between Kushida and Sabin, Kushida and Sabin alternate shoulder tackles prior to they each leave out drop kicks. Kushida takes Sabin down whilst wrenching away on his arm, Kushida seems for a handspring transfer and Sabin drop kicks him out of the hoop. Sabin then is going to the hoop apron and he nails Kushida with a penalty kick, Sabin will get Kushida again within the ring and he applies a changed octopus stretch to him. Sabin releases the dangle to stomp all over the place the limbs of a downed Kushida, Sabin then hits Kushida with a suplex for a close to fall. Sabin will get offended and he smashes the palms of Kushida at the mat under, Sabin additionally applies a changed determine 4 to Kushida. Sabin then pulls again at the palms of Kushida whilst trapping his head, Sabin releases the dangle and he nails a cornered Kushida with a jumping again elbow strike.

Kushida recovers and he propels Sabin into the turnbuckle, Kushida then assaults the injured arm of Sabin with a sequence of kicks. Kushida follows that up via catching Sabin with a hip toss adopted via a drop kick, Kushida is going to the center rope and he lands a hurricarana on Sabin for a close to fall. Kushida is going the kick to Sabin’s arm and a hanging alternate finally ends up going down as an alternative, Kushida in the end catches Sabin with an overhead kick. Sabin recovers to catch Kushida with a couple of facet kicks and a roll up for a close to fall, Kushida journeys up Sabin and he applies the Hoverboard Lock till Sabin will get to the ropes. Kushida would then nail Sabin with knee moves prior to kicking him within the injured arm, Kushida is going for a rolling transfer and Sabin blocks it from taking place. Sabin then hits Kushida with a springboard twister DDT for a close to fall, Sabin locks for Cradle Shock and he finally ends up hitting Kushida with an enzaguri as an alternative.

Kushida recovers and he knocks Sabin out of the hoop with a handstand kick, Kushida is going to the highest rope and Sabin will get again within the ring to hit him with a perfect unlock German suplex. Sabin then hits Kushida with a Cradle Shock for a close to fall, Sabin then hits Kushida with a Cross Special Brain Buster for the 3 depend.

Winner: Chris Sabin

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Marty Scurll

The fit starts with Scurll backing Takahashi into the nook prior to kicking him within the midsection, Scurll and Takahashi undergo a sequence of reversals with no person gaining a transparent benefit. Takahashi catches Scurll with a kick to the midsection prior to kicking the center rope into his neck, Takahashi knocks Scurll to the hoop apron prior to making an attempt a sundown turn bomb. Scurll blocks the dangle from taking place prior to stomping at the arm of Takahashi, Takahashi falls to the sector ground and Scurll nails him with a perfect kick. Scurll then bends the arm of Takahashi prior to stomping away on it, Scurll follows that up via throwing Takahashi into some chairs. Scurll drags Takahashi into the group whilst nailing him with some moves, Scurll will get Takahashi again within the ring prior to getting a close to fall on a pin try. Scurll is going again to stomping away at the injured arm of Takahashi, Scurll additionally catches Takahashi with a again breaker.

Scurll traps Takahashi within the ropes prior to ripping away at his face, Takahashi stays trapped within the ropes whilst Scurll nails him with extra moves. Scurll assists in keeping Takahashi down whilst pulling again on either one of his palms, Takahashi tries combating again and Scurll nails him with a again stabber. Takahashi recovers and propels a charging Scurll into the turnbuckle, Takahashi and Scurll have a hanging alternate in the course of the hoop. Takahashi eats an aspect kick prior to knocking Scurll to the hoop apron with a hurricarana, Scurll strikes to the sector ground and Takahashi takes him out with a drop kick. Takahashi will get Scurll again within the ring prior to touchdown a best rope senton bomb for a close to fall, Scurll recovers and he catches Takahashi with some elbow moves adopted via an aspect kick. Takahashi recovers subsequent and he catches a charging Scurll with a pop up tiger driving force, Takahashi and Scurll would then alternate some clotheslines.

Scurll in the end is going down and Takahashi nails him with a basement drop kick, Scurll recovers and he nails Takahashi with a knee strike. Takahashi then catches Scurll with a perfect kick prior to consuming a lariat, Scurll seems for a dangle and Takahashi nails him with a falcon arrow from out of nowhere. Takahashi puts Scurll at the best rope, Takahashi follows Scurll up there and Scurll crotches him at the best rope. Scurll catches Takahashi with a opposite superplex from the highest rope, Scurll then hits Takahashi with a changed neck breaker for a close to fall. Scurll grabs his umbrella and he is going to the hoop apron, Takahashi temporarily nails Scurll with a sundown turn bomb to the sector ground. The competition get again within the ring and Takahashi nails Scurll with a perfect opposite DDT for a close to fall, Scurll is going out of the hoop and he energy bombs a charging Takahashi at the enviornment ground.

Scurll will get Takahashi to the hoop apron and a hanging alternate breaks out, Scurll traps Takahashi within the ropes prior to touchdown a perfect kick. Scurll then hits Takahashi with a tombstone pile driving force at the ring apron for a close to fall, Scurll seems for the finger wreck and Takahashi stops it from taking place. Scurll then is going for the hen wing and Takahashi falls backwards to wreck the dangle, Scurll reapplies the hen wing prior to preventing to snap the hands of Takahashi. Scurll then drops Takahashi with a sequence of tremendous kicks and stomps, Takahashi seems for the Time Bomb and Scurll rolls him up for a close to fall. Takahashi would then catch Scurll in a triangle choke and Scurll passes out as an alternative of tapping out.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi

Fight Size Update: Update On The Health Of Ric Flair, RVD’s Divorce Settlement, ‘Ava Storie’ Makes Her NXT Debut, More


Here's your Fight Size wrestling Update for the morning Of May 19th, 2018.

– Two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair introduced over his professional Instagram web page that he needed to cancel the appearances he was once scheduled to make this weekend because of a surprising sickness. Flair had a significant well being scare ultimate summer time that despatched the wrestling global right into a frenzy. Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Flair has come down with the flu.

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– Former IMPACT Wrestling ability 'Ava Storie' made her NXT TV debut this previous Wednesday as she competed in singles motion towards Lacey Evans. In January of this yr Storie was once moved to the "alumni" phase of the IMPACT Wrestling web page which showed her departure from the corporate after simplest 11 months with the corporate.

#WWENXT @Storie_Time on NXT

— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) May 16, 2018

– After seventeen years of marriage former six-time WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam has finalized his divorce. Amongst the 2 splitting their assets, paperwork received via 'The Blast' confirmed that RVD's ex-wife sought after the ashes in their canine who kicked the bucket. RVD just lately posted a photograph onto his Instagram web page of himself and his new female friend Katie Ford.

With the proper spouse, existence is a party on a daily basis Also.. Who referred to as me Egg Head? #rvd #robvandam #successful #katieforbes #birthday celebration #nowiwantbreakfast

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– WWE uploaded a video to their YouTube web page of the days the place WWE superstars fooled everybody looking at them.

– The WWE's European excursion is coming to an in depth and out of the numerous star-studded matchups that came about throughout the excursion, one specifically was once mentioned to have stolen the display and that was once Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz. The Chronicle Live revealed a piece of writing which detailed that The Miz & Bryan stole the display in Newcastle and it had the group going nuts.

– May 18th was once the 16th anniversary of the passing of former WWF Intercontinental Champion The British Bulldog. Smith Sr.'s son Davey Boy Smith Jr., and his daughter Georgia Smith paid their respects to their father honoring the anniversary of his loss of life.

the brand new coaching apparatus and advances now lately, and new comedy and motion motion pictures and particular results of lately. Lots of Love , due to enthusiasts who’ve remembered and preferred Davey lately as neatly. ———————-

— Davey Boy Smith Jr. (@DBSmithjr) May 18, 2018

16 years lately, we were given the heartbreaking information that we misplaced @dbsmithjr’s & my dad. It’s modified us ceaselessly, however I don’t simply consider him lately, or once we misplaced him. But Davey is in my center and in my ideas ALWAYS. I cherish the recollections we’ve, I like you Davey and leave out you.

— Georgia Smith (@georgiasmith87) May 18, 2018

– Samoa Joe weighed in on Conor McGregor in an interview with the Irish Mirror.

– Former 3-time WWE Champion Sheamus mentioned throughout an look on Liverpool Echo’s 'Blood Red' podcast that he significantly regarded as hitting futbol participant Wojciech Szczesny with a "Brogue Kick" when the 2 crossed paths in Italy.

Exclusive: Adam “Hangman” Page Talks His Initial Thoughts About ‘All In’, Shares His Expectations For The Show, And More


"Hangman" is going over the adventure to 'All In'.

"The Problem Solver Of Bullet Club" Adam "Hangman" Page has established himself because the enforcer of the gang. Two years in the past throughout the month of May Page earned his black-and-white stripes by way of becoming a member of forces with 'Bullet Club' throughout a Ring Of Honor 'War Of The Worlds' display. Now, "Hangman" is 4 months clear of being curious about an tournament that his just right pals and stable-mates Cody and The Young Bucks put in combination as they’ve offered out a 10,000 seat enviornment in Chicago, IL.

Ahead of the particular 'All In' display and 'All In' weekend 'The Elite' hosted a press convention inside the Pro Wrestling Tees retailer in the similar town that their offered out tournament might be held in. Following the clicking convention Fightful's correspondent Steven Muehlhausen had the chance to interview each Adam "Hangman" Page and Tessa Blanchard and throughout his dialog with each stars he requested Page to proportion his preliminary ideas at the thought of 'All In' and "Hangman" mentioned that in the beginning he idea Matt, Nick, and Cody have been out in their minds.

"When Matt, Nick, and Cody began kinda’ midway speaking about it, I believed they have been simply psychopaths however I’ve achieved that 1000 occasions like, you guys aren’t critical; ‘Oh, you’re no longer kidding, ok, we could do it’. So yeah, I’m tremendous fascinated by it now and I believe this might be massive." He mentioned.

'All In' was once all out of tickets in underneath thirty mins and exceeded expectancies. It is a instantly shot to the display going ahead and Page minced no phrases in pointing out that he is aware of for a proven fact that the display might be a good fortune.

"I guess I’ve been around Nick, Matt, and Cody hearing them talk about it for the past year or whatever it’s been, and I know for a fact that it will be very good." Page expressed.

There are quite a lot of abilities who’re these days booked for 'All In' however with 4 months at the clock till the real display, there may be more space at the skill roster for extra wrestlers. Adam Page was once requested to expose his dream opponent for 'All In' and he to begin with selected Tessa Blanchard who partook within the interview along him however with a 4 month stretch to-go "Hangman" is protecting his dream opponent to himself.

"I think if we are talking about people who are booked, I think I would pick to wrestle Tessa." Page jokingly mentioned. "But I don’t know, maybe not. If we’re talking about the whole wrestling landscape, I don’t know if I wanna give you that answer."

Page's fellow 'Bullet Club' brother Marty Scurll was once additionally interviewed by way of Fightful. Click right here to learn up on what "The Villain" needed to say about 'All In'.

Samoa Joe Explains How He Is Able To Come Off As “Intimidating” On WWE TV


Joe tells us all find out how to glance horrifying.

Whenever he’s featured on WWE TV in any shape or style Samoa Joe speaks with an depth and keenness in his voice that ends up in many fanatics calling him "intimidating" and describing him as a difficult person. Next week Samoa Joe could have a possibility to earn his spot into the 2018 males's Money In The Bank Ladder fit in a qualifier in opposition to Big Cass. But prior to that WWE is lately wrapping up their excursion of the U.Ok. and Sky Sports used to be ready to meet up with "The Destroyer" and requested him to provide an explanation for the artwork of intimidation.

"Intimidation is an unusual animal." Joe mentioned. "Its so much about frame language and working out the human psyche and figuring out that in most cases a right away stare will overwhelm maximum human souls, *Joe stares into the digital camera*, and that's kinda’ simply the elemental gist of it." He endured, "I heard that’s like an contributing issue [Being a larger athlete making him more intimidating], however I’d like to mention its the soul crushing stare. You know you simply glance… unhappiness, fatherly unhappiness, combined with just a little little bit of hate and rage, you’re for your means."

As WWE's European excursion involves a detailed, Fightful could have effects posted from the reside presentations. Keep your eyes locked onto the website for Fightful's weekly reside tournament document.

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NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 25 Standings (Updated: 5/19/2018)


Here are the standings for the NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 25, they are going to be up to date on a daily basis {that a} Best Of The Super Juniors 25 tournament takes position.

Here is how the purpose gadget breaks down:

Win = 2 issues

Draw = 1 level for every competitor

Loss = Zero issues

A Block

Taiji Ishimori: 2 Points (1-0-0)
Tiger Mask IV: 2 Points (1-0-0)
ACH: 2 Points (1-0-0)
Yoh: 2 Points (1-0-0)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay: 0 Points (0-1-0)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 0 Points (0-1-0)
Bushi: 0 Points (0-1-0)
Flip Gordon: 0 Points (0-1-0)

B Block

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion El Desperado: 2 Points (1-0-0)
Chris Sabin: 2 Points (1-0-0)
Hiromu Takahashi: 2 Points (1-0-0)
Dragon Lee: 2 Points (1-0-0)
NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Marty Scurll: 0 Points (0-1-0)
Kushida: 0 Points (0-1-0)
Ryusuke Taguchi: 0 Points (0-1-0)
Sho: 0 Points (0-1-0)

Rose Mendes’ Fiance Talks His Wrestling Promotion


Wrestling promoter and fiance of WWE veteran Rosa Mendes, Bobby Schubenski spoke about Black Craft Cult Wrestling, and a lot more with WPW Weekly. You can see highlights under, and the whole podcast at this hyperlink.

Bobby Schubenski on engagement to Rosa Mendes:

We’re running via some issues, Milena is the most productive mother on the earth and I’m simply so busy. She’s getting again into wrestling, she’s simply running her ass off and it’s been superior. So yeah we’re running via some issues, however we can get all of it looked after out.

Bobby Schubenski on upcoming Blackcraft Wrestling Promotion:

First of all it’s in my place of origin and I’ve some in point of fact particular other folks considering it on August 24th. I will be able to’t in point of fact give away who all goes to be there, however we have now a in point of fact particular band that shall be acting are living there…I will be able to give away two of the wrestlers which might be going to be there, I’m in point of fact desirous about. We have Brit Baker and Paige’s mother Saraya Knight, so I’m in point of fact desirous about that. The band this is taking part in is tremendous particular, the cardboard is tremendous particular, and we can be working giant manufacturing in addition to are living streaming the development….There goes to be some giant celebrities coming to make an look which brings me to Doug Bradley (Pinhead from Hellraiser)

Bobby Schubenski On Where The Next Wrestling Promotion Will Be:

Orange County California shall be subsequent in October. We need to Florida in December. And for the brand new yr in 2019, my function is more or less have this factor up and working and traveling now not like a pageant however extra like an indoor match. New York is at the map evidently and we can announce extra because it comes