The Japanese company New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW ) held an event this Sunday from Long Beach, California. Fighting Spirit Unleashed took place at the Walter Pyramid before an audience of 3007 people.
The main matches saw The Young Bucks defending the IWGP Tag Team Championships against the Guerillas of Destiny, Juice Robinson vs. Cody for the United States IWGP Championship and Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Golden Lovers, Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi.
In addition, Marty Scurll and Will Ospreay fought for the final of the tournament for the vacant Junior Heavyweight Championship against KUSHIDA.
Below is the full results of Fighting Spirit Unleashed:
– Jushin Thunder Liger, ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, YOH & SHO) via pinfall.
– The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) defeated BULLET CLUB (Chase Owens & Hangman Page) via pinfall. Best Meltzer Ever of Addiction on Owens for the count of three.
– Flip Gordon, Chris Sabin & Jeff Cobb defeated Hirooki Goto, Beretta & Chuckie T via pinfall. Tour of the Islands of Cobb on Chuckie to give the victory to his team.
– Suzuki-gun (Zack Saber Jr., Lance Archer & David Boy Smith Jr.) defeated The Ungovernables of Japan (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & EVIL) via pinfall. Saber Rolling Back Clutch to take the victory over EVIL.
– Jay White & Gedo defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA via pinfall.
– Marty Scurll defeated Will Ospreay via pinfall. Combat to decide the opponent of KUSHIDA in the final of the tournament for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. Scurll won after applying his Graduation on Ospreay.
– Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) to become the new IWGP Tag Team Champions. Tama’s Killshot over Matt who received harsh punishment on his back throughout the fight.
– Cody defeated Juice Robinson to become the new IWGP United States Champion. At the end of the match Cody seeks height, Juice unbalances him and goes for him. Superplex by Juice But when falling, Cody surprises him with a pin and takes the victory.
– Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) defeated CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada) via pinfall.
Finished the combat, they leave The Young Bucks and Hangman Page. Omega takes the floor and says it was not a perfect night for the Bullet Club, lamenting the defeat of the Jackson brothers. Start talking about Ibushi and his promise of 10 years ago, and remember that few days are left for King of Pro Wrestling. Omega wants a rematch with his partner, translates his words and awaits his response.
Cody appears and removes the microphone from Ibushi before he can say anything. Cody says I want to detract from the drama and weight Omega for the challenge he was doing. The combat proposes a triple threat: Kota Ibushi vs. Cody vs. Kenny Omega
Kenny says they want to make history, and having a triple threat for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship is rewriting the story. “The business will change in 2019, but we still have three months left, let’s keep changing it,” says Omega before closing the show.