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  • Republican senator says Trump’s Charlottesville response compromises Trump’s ability to lead 0 CommentsPosted by Jeff Dickerson on August 20, 2017 under Golf

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    Republican Sen. Tim Scott?continued to condemn President Donald Trump’s defense of some protesters at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week.

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  • Roadblocks, weapons bans as Boston braces for ‘Free Speech’ rally 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - Mixed Martial Arts News on August 19, 2017 under NHL

    BOSTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Boston officials are planning road blockades and even banning food vendors from the historic Boston Common as they step up security around a “Free Speech” rally on Saturday featuring right-wing speakers, aiming to avoid a repeat of last weekend’s violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia.

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  • Pedestrians hit by vehicle near Boston airport, at least 10 hurt 0 CommentsPosted by Matt Boone on July 3, 2017 under MMA

    (Reuters) – A vehicle plowed into a group of pedestrians near the taxi pool serving Boston’s Logan International Airport on Monday, sending at least 10 people to hospitals with injuries, authorities said.

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  • Tom Brady, Patriots players team up with Guy Fieri for a good cause — and plenty of food and football 0 CommentsPosted by FanHouse TV on June 3, 2017 under NHL

    The clouds over Boston couldn’t dampen the spirits of Tom Brady, Guy Fieri or any of the guests at the Cooking with Best Buddies Food and Wine Festival and accompanying football game at Harvard University. Read more..

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  • Dispute emerges over release of ex-NFL star Hernandez’s brain 0 CommentsPosted by Chris Low on April 20, 2017 under Soccer

    BOSTON (Reuters) – A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday accused the Massachusetts’ medical examiner’s office of reneging on a deal to turn over the athlete’s brain to a Boston laboratory a day after he was found dead in his prison cell.

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  • Former Syracuse star Fab Melo has reportedly died at age 26 in Brazil 0 CommentsPosted by Mark Saxon on February 12, 2017 under MLB

    Former Syracuse star Fab Melo has reportedly died at age 26 in Brazil Multiple reports have said that former Syracuse star basketball player Fab Melo has died in Brazil at the age of 26. Syracuse has confirmed the report .

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  • Winter storm Niko to become a Northeast snowstorm 0 CommentsPosted by Dave Goldberg on February 9, 2017 under NBA


    Winter storm Niko to become a Northeast snowstorm

    Winter Storm Niko will bring heavy snow to a sizable swath of the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor through Thursday. Many areas will pick up 6 to 12 inches of snow during this quick-hitting storm, with snowfall rates topping one inch per hour at times.

    (INTERACTIVE: Winter Storm Niko Snowfall Tracker)

    The snow will make for difficult road travel and will likely trigger significant flight delays Thursday in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.

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    (NEWS: Snow Emergency Declared)

    Winter storm warnings stretch from coastal Maine southward through New England, southeastern New York, and into eastern and central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and parts of northern Delaware, northern Maryland and northern West Virginia. This includes Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York City and Philadelphia.

    (MORE: Four Things to Know About Niko)

    A blizzard warning has been issued for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts, as well as eastern and central Long Island in New York.

    Winter weather advisories, for the potential of lighter snow accumulations, are posted in parts of southeast New Jersey, central Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, northern Virginia, western Pennsylvania, upstate New York, Vermont and central New Hampshire. This includes Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Albany, New York.

    (MORE: Winter Storm Central | How Winter Storms Are Named)

    The setup for this snow event features a pattern seen frequently in past winters, but not so much this winter.

    A sharp, southward plunge of the polar jet stream in the East will spawn an area of low pressure off the Eastern seaboard on Thursday. That low will intensify rapidly while moving northeast and may undergo “bombogenesis,” which is a rapid pressure drop of 24 millibars in 24 hours.

    (MORE: Could Niko Become a Weather ‘Bomb’?)

    With some cold air in place behind now departed Winter Storm Maya, Niko will wrap moisture into sufficiently cold air to wring out snow, heavy at times, near the Interstate 95 corridor. Thundersnow is not out of the question in a few spots Thursday.

    (MORE: It’s Peak Time for Northeast Snowstorms)

    Here’s the timeline and how much snow could fall.

    Thursday

    • Snow, heavy for some, will continue in parts of the mid-Atlantic states as far north as New York City through the morning, before tapering off/ending by early afternoon.
    • Farther north, snow, heavy at times, will persist much of the day in New England, especially in southern and eastern New England.
    • Snow will gradually taper off in far eastern New England Thursday night. It will be most persistent in Cape Cod (ocean-effect bands) and in Downeast Maine.
    • Winds will intensify quickly along the Northeast coast Thursday, with gusts over 50 mph possible in far southeast New England, capable of some downed tree limbs and wires. Some minor coastal flooding is also possible in eastern Massachusetts.
    • Blizzard conditions are possible in coastal southeast Massachusetts and central/eastern Long Island.
    • Thursday A.M. commute impact: Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New York City, possibly parts of Baltimore and Washington D.C. metros; Flight delays likely.
    • Thursday P.M. commute impact: Boston, Hartford, New York City; Lingering flight delays possible as far south as Philadelphia.

    How Much Snow?

    • In general, heavy accumulations of a half-foot or more are possible from eastern Pennsylvania and much of New Jersey into southern and eastern New England, including the Boston metro area, New York City Tri-State area and Philadelphia metro area.
    • Parts of Long Island, southeast New England and Downeast Maine could see up to a foot of snow.
    • Lighter amounts are forecast farther south into the mid-Atlantic region, including the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metros.
    • Blowing and drifting snow are likely at times in far southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard, with whiteout conditions possible, Thursday and Thursday night

    (FORECASTS: Washington D.C. | Baltimore | Philly | NYC | Hartford | Boston)

    Before reaching the East, a stripe of snow blanketed parts of the central Plains and Ohio Valley Wednesday, with generally light to moderate snow.

    (MAPS: 48-Hour U.S. Snow Forecast | 7-Day Rain/Snow U.S. Forecast)

    Around 2 inches of snow had fallen in Omaha, Nebraska, and in parts of the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area Wednesday morning. A stripe of northern Nebraska picked up heavier snow, led by 10 inches of snow in Ainsworth.

    Wednesday afternoon, 2.1 inches of snow was measured at Indianapolis International Airport. As of Wednesday evening, Dayton, Ohio, had picked up 1 inch of snow.

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  • NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo Results: Kazuchika Okada vs Minoru Suzuki, Hirooki Goto vs Juice Robinson 0 CommentsPosted by captgenekelly on February 5, 2017 under Wrestling

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    NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo Results **LIVE IN PROGRESS**

    New Japan Pro Wrestling returns tonight, with their first major show since the conclusion of an incredible Wrestle Kingdom 11 event on January 4th. The New Beginning in Sapporo will air live on New Japan World with English commentary. The major focus of tonight’s show will be the returning Suzuki-Gun, who has an opportunity to take three championships from the Chaos faction, including the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as Kazuchika Okada defends against Minoru Suzuki in the main event.

    Our coverage begins at 1:00AM EST / Midnight CT / 10:00PM  PST / 6:00AM GMT.

    NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo
    February 5, 2017

    – The show kicks off with a recap video from New Year Dash, where Suzuki-Gun returned and laid waste to the entirety of the Chaos faction. They’re also running down the card for next week’s New Beginning in Osaka show, which is headlined by Himoru Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee for the juniors belt, and Tetsuya Naito vs. Michael Elgin for the Intercontinental title.

    KUSHIDA & HIRAI KAWATO vs. EL DESPERADO & YOSHINOBU KANEMARU (Suzuki-Gun)

    Kawato begged his mentor to start this one, and got absolutely taken to the woodshed as a result. They ganged up on him, throwing him into the barricade, double-teaming, and just beat the crap out of the kid as the referee tried to get control. Suzuki-Gun already giving refs hell, I see… Kushida made a hot tag and started throwing dropkicks, then did a great spot where he rolled up Kanemaru then back bridge suplexed Desperado into a double pin situation. He hit the handspring back elbow on both, then tagged in Kawato who came in with a ton of momentum, throwing great looking dropkicks and splashing Desperado in the corner. He locked in a Boston Crab but broke it to defend against Kanemaru, then turned around into a big spinebuster for two. Kawato almost tapped to a single leg crab, but pulled out a surprise roll-up for a nearfall. He tried a few more pin combos, but got caught with a spear and the Blue Thunder Bomb to put him away. Fun opener, and Kawato looked really good. Winners: Suzuki-Gun. 

    YUJI NAGATA, SATOSHI KOJIMA & HIROYOSHI TENZAN vs. HENARE, YOSHITATSU & TOMOYUKI OKA

    A very basic, short six-man tag. Tenzan beat everyone up early, and Yoshitatsu made the same mistake he always makes, which is trying to do literally anything against anyone. The bulk of the match was Nagata working with his young lion, Tomoyuki Oka, who is a big bulky dude not dissimilar to his mentor. Oka put him in the Boston Crab but Kojima broke it up, and a brawl broke out around ringside. Nagata made Oka tap to the crossface. Winners: Nagata, Kojima & Tenzan. 

    TIGER MASK, JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER & KATSUYORI SHIBATA vs. GEDO, JADO & WILL OSPREAY (Chaos)

    Shibata and Ospreay go at it right away, which was the theme for the entire match. Shibata tried to take his head off and Ospreay kept avoiding his kicks and trying to lock him down. Liger tagged in and Chaos ran some interference so Gedo could poke his eyes and grab at his mask and do Gedo things. A brawl broke out and Ospreay kicked Shibata off the apron for no reason, so I’d bet he has about one week left to live. Liger hit a double DDT on the bookers and Tiger Mask came in, clearing house. Ospreay came back and hit him with the corkscrew roundhouse kick and the OsCutter to put him away. Immediately after the match Shibata attacked him from behind, lighting him up with elbows, but Ospreay dropped him with an OsCutter too, and posed with the RevPro title. Winners: Chaos. 

    YOSHI-HASHI (Chaos) vs. TAKASHI IIZUKA (Suzuki-Gun)

    Iizuka brutally assaults Tacos as soon as the match begins, throwing him into the barricade several times, hitting him with chairs, and throwing him into the commentator tables. After a few more chair shots and the beating of a lifetime, he somehow manages to roll back into the ring at the count of 19, barely conscious. Iizuka continues his attack, choking him out with a microphone cable and hanging him over the ropes while the referee was busy dealing with Desperado on the outside. Somehow Tacos managed to mount a comeback, which seems unbelievable given that he should be actually dead after all that. Iizuka gets his knees up to block a swanton bomb, and tries to put on some kind of weird metal glove (genuinely looks like tin foil), but Yoshi-Hashi dodges it and drops the big man with a backbreaker. He hoists him up and hits Karma for the win. Seriously, how is he alive… Winner: Yoshi-Hashi. 

    HIROSHI TANAHASHI, MICHAEL ELGIN, MANABU NAKANISHI, RYUSUKE TAGUCHI & DRAGON LEE vs. TETSUYA NAITO, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI & HIROMU TAKAHASHI (Los Ingobernables de Japon)

    Takahashi and Dragon Lee go right after each other with a great exchange of grapples, but neither really has an edge over the other. Big Mike wants Naito but ends up getting attacked by every other member of the faction instead. He starts throwing rolling elbows and eventually takes them all down, then gets his hands on Naito with a big stalling vertical suplex. Taguchi tags in and has a few seconds of offense, doing a funny spot where he and Naito just ran the ropes for like 30 seconds, before losing all momentum for his team. The match devolves into everyone beating up Taguchi at this point, with LIJ running interference and distracting the referee so they can take turns picking him apart. Tanahashi finally makes an appearance in the match, cleaning house, but he runs into a massive lariat from Evil. Takahashi and Dragon Lee have another great exchange, throwing some snap suplexes, but but they break even and neither really has the advantage over the other. LIJ clears the babyfaces off the apron, but Tanahashi comes back and takes them all out again. He tries for the High Fly Flow but it’s blocked by Naito, until Big Mike makes the save and powerbombs Naito out of the ring onto all of his teammates. Tanahashi goes up top and hits the HFF to the floor, taking out the pile. Back in the ring, Dragon Lee hits Bushi with the Phoenix-plex for the win. Really great match, that got me pumped for both the upcoming title matches in Osaka, and teased some big things for Tanahashi and Evil down the line as well. Winners: Tanahashi, Elgin, Nakanishi, Taguchi & Dragon Lee. 

    IWGP JR. TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
    ROCKY ROMERO & BARETTA (c) (Chaos) vs. TAKA MICHINOKU & TAICHI (Suzuki-Gun)

    The story of this match was Roppongi Vice taking virtually every form of outside interference and distraction in the book, and having to fight back against it. Taichi’s girlfriend Miho Abe tried to seduce the champions at the start, then went after the referee while Suzuki-Gun beat them down. The singled out Rocky at first, then after Baretta made the hot take, Desperado caused more distraction and they beat him down. They attacked him with the stick end of a hammer, which seems like the least effective way to use a hammer in combat, but okay. Eventually Rocky managed to mount a comeback, hitting his never-ending lariats spot in the corners and taking them both down with a double lariat, but the numbers game was just too much. A few great dives to the outside from just about everyone, and Taka Michinoku showing off that he’s still great at 43. Taichi tried to use a chair but Baretta took it and beat down Desperado until the referee grabbed it from him, causing enough distraction for the heels to once again take him down. After about the 20th spot of interference from Suzuki-Gun, the champions shook them off once last time and hit the Strong Zero to retain. Great match. Winners and Still Champions: Roppongi Vice. 

    NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    HIROOKI GOTO (c) (Chaos) vs. JUICE ROBINSON

    Juice goes right after the champion, tossing him to the floor and following up despite protest from the referee. They brawl around and Juice comes up empty on a cannonball into the barricade, crashing through it and doing damage to his back. Goto throws him back in the ring and starts to slowly pick away at the injury. He locks in a Boston Crab but Juice finds a way to throw him to the floor and comes over the ropes with a crossbody dive to take them both out. They battle back into the ring and Juice hits a STO-backbreaker combo into a Russian leg sweep, then follows up with a running frog splash for two. They go back and forth with Juice blocking a ushigoroshi attempt and Goto blocking the Unprettier, throwing punches and chops at each other. The challenger gets a double knee gutbuster and a crescent kick for a nearfall. Both guys have taken a lot of damage and just start swinging away. Juice tries to climb the ropes, Goto blocks it with a spinning wheel kick, but Juice ends up planting him with a powerbomb from the second rope anyways. More finisher blocks from both guys, and Goto starts hitting him with lariats and Robinson takes them and begs for more. He comes out of nowhere with a massive lariat for a nearfall. Goto blocks the Unprettier once again and looks like he’s going to hit a Hangman’s DDT, but turns it into the GTR off the second rope in a brutal spot. He picks him up and hits the GTR again and this time picks up the win. Great match. The best singles of Juice’s career so far, by a wide margin. Winner and Still Champion: Hirooki Goto. 

    IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
    TORU YANO & TOMOHIRO ISHII (c) (Chaos) vs. TOGI MAKABE & TOMOAKI HONMA vs. DAVEY BOY SMITH JR. & LANCE ARCHER (Suzuki-Gun)

    Comedy from Yano early on, as he gives Lance Archer the run-around, refusing to lock up and yelling his lungs out from the safety of the ropes. He tags out to Makabe who starts throwing hams at the KES big man, until Yano makes a blind tag and takes off one of the turnbuckles. More comedy gestures until Archer wrecks him from behind with a Full Nelson Bomb. Smith tags in and continues control over Yano for several minutes until Ishii makes the hot tag and suplexes everyone. Honma tries and fails to hit a headbutt, as per usual, and ends up taking a lot of damage from KES, who are just dominating this match. Makabe sets him up and Honma finally hits a series of headbutts on Smith, including a top rope dive, but Yano breaks up the pinfall. Archer comes out of nowhere flying off the top rope (seriously that dude is huge) and takes everyone down. Chokeslam to Yano, but Honma’s in to make the save. Makabe finally tags in and runs through KES with lariats for them, then the tag champions. He hits a spider suplex on Yano off the second rope, but is caught with the Hart Attack. All semblence of order has broken down at this point, and the finish comes with Yano rolling up Makabe with a handful of tights to steal the win. Winners and Still Champions: Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii. 

    IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    KAZUCHIKA OKADA (c) (Chaos) vs. MINORU SUZUKI (Suzuki-Gun)

    Okada backs the challenger into the ropes to start, sticking to his formula and letting him go with his signature, sarcastic chest pat. Suzuki returns the favor and appears to do the same, then goes after Okada’s knees. The champion rolls to the floor to reevaluate, and appears to be favoring his knee a bit, as Suzuki stands in the ring staring him down. He starts throwing kicks but Okada fires up and asks him “again, again” and the crowd comes alive. Okada with a seated dropkick, and he escapes an armbar in the ropes by sending the challenger into the barricade. We’re seeing a different, aggressive shade of Okada as he goes to the floor and hits a Hangman’s DDT off the barricade, still favoring the leg quite a bit. They go into an exchange of some devastating uppercuts before brawling back to the outside and battling into the barricades. Taichi runs over and tries to hit Okada from behind and the champ goes crazy on him, buying Suzuki enough time to take advantage. The brawl continues as they destroy the commentary area, with Suzuki hitting him with chairs and various pieces of ringside equipment. He wraps Okada’s knee in the barricade and cranks away on it, as Taichi takes Gedo down elsewhere. More chair shots and stomps to the knee, and the champion is basically helpless at this point, with the crowd screaming out and Suzuki just smiling devilishly.

    Eventually the fight makes its way back to the ring. Suzuki hangs him up in the ropes and hits a running dropkick, just having his way with the ace, making sure to roll outside and beat down Gedo every once in awhile for good measure. He locks in a heel hook and transitions into a trailer hitch as Okada tries to struggle free, then adds a crossface to it. Suzuki is just a master submission specialist, and is showing it off here. When the champ gets to the ropes, he lets up on the hold and just toys with him, sarcastically kicking away at his head and landing brutal elbows every time he looks to build momentum. The crowd rallies behind their star and Okada gets to his feet and fires up, landing kicks, a running knee, then a neckbreaker. Running forearm strike finds its mark, followed by a DDT and Okada barely manages to kip-up on his bad knee, getting a two-count off a rolling elbow. He goes to the top rope, but Okada goes down on his knee, and is met with a running boot and penalty kick to put him back down. Suzuki locks in a kneebar, and at this point Gedo is actually telling him to give up just to survive the match…

    The methodical beat down and destruction of Okada’s knee continues. Out of nowhere he hits his signature top rope dropkick sending the challenger to the floor, but can’t follow up. Again he goes to the top rope, this time going coast-to-coast on a huge dropkick for two. He goes to the well again and connects with the top rope elbow drop. Okada signals for the Rainmaker, but Suzuki counters immediately back into the kneebar, this time trapping the arm. He looks like he’s about to tap out, and Gedo gets on the apron with a towel, but just before he’s about to throw it in the champion just barely gets his fingers on the bottom rope to break the hold. Okada can’t even stand now; Suzuki throws him into the ropes but he just collapses. The Figure Four is locked in, and Okada is just screaming out in agony… Again Gedo has the towel, and again he claws his way back to the ropes. Suzuki is toying with him again, and Okada hits an Attitude Adjustment out of nowhere! Okada starts throwing elbows and uppercuts, but Suzuki throws the referee in the way and he goes down.

    Taichi and the Killer Elite Squad run out and beat the hell out of Okada. Yano and Ishii make the save and the champion pops up with a six star dropkick on Suzuki in the middle of the ring, as Gedo has joined the fight at ringside. Okada goes for the Tombstone but instead motions for the Gotch Piledriver, which is Suzuki’s finisher, but it’s countered back into a leg lock yet again… Okada is creaming in pain, even grabbing at the shirt of the referee for help, but he refuses to quit. He claws his way to the ropes, but it’s taken back to the center of the ring and reapplied with even more force. The difference is this time, Gedo is gone and there’s nobody to throw in the towel for him. For what must be the hundredth time, Suzuki stands up and reapplies the leg lock with even more pressure. Okada uses his good knee and starts kicking the challenger in the face while Suzuki is just screaming at him for more, cranking the hold tighter and tighter. The referee is just begging Okada to give up, but once again…he gets to the ropes.

    Suzuki makes the mistake of letting things go face to face, as they trade elbows and chops. Okada throws a huge slap that rocks the challenger, just looking completely exhausted and utterly broken. They throw another dozen slaps and then just start hammering away with closed fists. Suzuki goes for a sleeper but Okada counters into a neckbreaker! He signals for the end, but Suzuki takes him down with a dropkick out of the champion’s wheelhouse. He fires off with dozens of blows, and Okada is just completely out on his feet. The sleeper is applied, but somehow Okada fights through it and stands back up! Suzuki tries for the Gotch Piledriver again, but Okada rolls through it and hits him with the Rainmaker! Both guys are down, but he still has a hold of the wrist, and goes for second Rainmaker, but Suzuki fires away with shot after shot; another Rainmaker out of nowhere! He goes for a third Rainmaker, it’s countered, but Okada trainsitions into a German suplex and hits the third Rainmaker! 1…2…3! Winner and Still Champion: Kazuchika Okada. 

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  • NJPW New Year Dash Results (1/5): Los Ingobernables de Japon Defend 6-Man Titles, Michael Elgin Returns, Bullet Club vs Team 2000 0 CommentsPosted by Tim MacMahon on January 5, 2017 under Wrestling

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    New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan for New Year Dash, their annual night-after Wrestle Kingdom event! Tonight’s show is a blind card, with no matches announced in advance, and will feature fallout from the biggest event of the year, as well as setup some of New Japan’s first major stories for 2017. Our live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. EST.

    NJPW New Year Dash
    January 5, 2017
    Tokyo, Japan

    Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask & Henare vs. David Finlay, Ricochet & Kyle O’Reilly

    Ricochet starts things out with Liger and catches him with a 619 in the corner, followed by a tope to the floor. Finlay takes a few shots before tagging in KOR who runs into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Tiger Mask tags in with a diving crossbody and cleans house on the western stars. Tiger Drive to KOR and a tag is made to Henare, who comes in with a lot of fire, throwing flying shoulders and strikes on Finlay. He slaps the Boston Crab on, and Ricochet comes in and lights him up with kicks, only for Henare to hang on to the hold. Liger puts Ricochet in the surfboard stretch, and Tiger puts O’Reilly in an octopus to get a trio of submissions going. Eventually the holds are broken and the western stars rally, clearing the ring of everyone but Henare. Finlay hits Rolling Hills into a Shooting Star Press from Ricochet for the finish.

    Winners: David Finlay, Ricochet & Kyle O’Reilly

    – Fit Finlay was in the crowd, as David went up to give his mom a hug after the match.

    Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page vs. Billy Gunn & Yoshitatsu

    Bullet Club beats up on Yoshitatsu for several minutes to start the match. Eventually Billy Gunn makes the tag and utters some expletives at his opponents, and of course tells them what they can suck. Takahashi hits him with a dropkick and he responds with a big powerslam. Yoshi tags in and actually has a flurry of offense with a dropkick and spinning wheel kick on Page, until Takahashi pulls him to the floor and hits his DDT. Gunn hits the ring and tells Page to suck it, so Page grabs him by the junk and slams the big man down. Page hits Yoshi with the Right of Passage to pick up the win.

    Winners: Bullet Club

    – After the match, Billy Gunn gets in the face of Katsuya Kitamaru, who is a hulk of a man and one of the current NJPW Young Lions. Looks like he might be sticking around to work with some of the younger talents.

    Roppongi Vice & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Adam Cole & The Young Bucks

    A bit of tension between the new tag team champions at the start, as Rocky doesn’t let Trent do a dive after he almost killed himself in last night’s Wrestle Kingdom match. He does a baseball slide instead, and then Rocky does a dive immediately after. They get in each other’s face, but end up high-fiving instead. They all start diving to the floor one by one, ending with Matt doing a top rope splash taking down the entire pile.

    Once the action rolls back into the ring, Trent tries for a top rope senton but Cole catches him with a backbreaker. He slaps on a camel clutch and the Bucks do their PWG spot where they run the ropes a few times, teases stereo dropkicks, but end up kissing Cole on the cheeks instead. Mind games, or something. Trent tries to make the tag, but Bullet Club runs interferance and the continue working him down. The Bucks try for the Meltzer Driver but Nick is pulled off the apron. Cole wants to give it a go, but he’s pulled down as well. Trent nails Matt with a Tombstone and finally makes the hot tag to Rocky, who cleans house on everyone. Once again the Bullet Club numbers game prevails. Cole hits the Last Shot and the Bucks nail him with superkicks, but Trent recovers and the babyfaces clear the apron. Yoshi-Hashi hits most of a swanton bomb but it’s broken up by the Bucks. Cole hits Rocky with a superkick, Trent with a Canadian Destroyer, but Tacos reverses the Last Shot into a roll-up for the win!

    Winners: Roppongi Vice & Yoshi-Hashi

    – After the match, Bullet Club attacks the babyfaces and clears the ring. Cole hits Yoshi-Hashi with the Last Call as the Young Bucks hit simultaneous superkicks to kill him. Hashi got the pin on Cole though, so it looks like that’ll be one of your ROH title matches at the upcoming Honor Rising shows.

    Team 2000 (Scott Norton, Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Hiro Saito & Cheeseburger) vs. Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Guerrillas of Destiny, Bad Luck Fale & Bone Soldier) 

    Look up the history of Team 2000 if you aren’t familiar, but this is probably the closest we’re going to get to having a Bullet Club vs. nWo match in 2017. Huge show of appreciation from the fans for Kenny Omega after last night’s 45-minute war.

    Omega tried to convince Scott Norton to join Bullet Club at the start of the match, saying they’re just like the nWo. It didn’t go well, to say the least… Norton throws all the Club guys to the floor and picks up Cheeseburger, throwing him on top of them. The crowd loves Burger. He pounds away at the chest of Tama Tonga, having literally no effect, but surprises him with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors and tags out to Tenzan. The heels beat down Tenzan for several minutes until he dodges a splash by Fale in the corner and makes the hot tag to Kojima, who does his billion chops spot to Omega and Boner. Saito hits the ring and puts the boots to Tama in the corner, while Cheeseburger tries to do the Kojima chop spot to Bad Luck Fale in one of the funniest spots you’ll ever see. All hell has broken loose. In the most predictable spot ever, it’s Bone Soldier that messes it up for Bullet Club, who then takes moves from every member of Team 2000, including a running senton from the great Hiro Saito. Kojima hits the lariat on him for the win.

    Winners: Team 2000

    – Nothing from Bullet Club after the match. No angle, no murdering Bone Soldier, not even a pissed off Kenny Omega showing frustration from the last two nights. You’d think they would have done something for them, given how much of a beating they took at Wrestle Kingdom.

    Michael Elgin & Kushida vs. Tetsuya Naito & Himoru Takahashi

    Naito wants nothing to do with Elgin, and lets the new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion start things off. They lock up and the big man powers him all the way across the ring. Himoru tries to use his speed but runs into a military press, while Elgin just stares a hole into the heart of the Intercontinental Champion. After Naito interferes a few times and continues to bail, Elgin eventually nails him with a baseball slide and literally throws Kushida over the ropes to take out LIJ.

    Elgin goes to work on both guys until the numbers game eventually becomes too much. Naito hits a running dropkick and Big Mike immediately clutches his injured eye and starts selling it. Kushida’s still on the ground from being tossed over earlier. Elgin throws elbows and chops to Himoru but Naito sneaks up from behind and claws away at the recently broken orbital bone. They’re toying with him at this point, even throwing down the ref to keep working over the injury. Himoru tries and fails to lift the big man a few times, and eventually the hot tag is made to Kushida.

    Kushida cleans house with snap arm drags and dropkicks for all. Huge kick on the apron to Himoru, who dodges a springboard but runs right into the Hoverboard lock! Takahashi counters it with a dragon screw and tags out to his partner, who spits on Elgin and tells him to “tranquilo”. Step-up enzuigiri to Kushida, who returns the favor with a pele kick and gets the hot tag to Big Mike. Elgin runs lariats on both LIJ members as the crowd goes crazy for him. Naito catches him with a sleeper hold off the ropes, but he powers through into a Falcon Arrow for two. Himoru gets folded in half with a German, and Naito takes one into the bottom turnbuckle. Elgin picks up Himoru and hits a running Death Valley Driver into the corner sandwiching them together. HUGE Super Falcon Arrow out of a deadlift in the corner, but Takahashi is able to break it up.

    Elgin sets up for the Buckle Bomb on Himoru but Naito dropkicks his knees out. He throws the referee out of the ring and kicks Kushida square in the groin, then gives one to Big Mike as well. A masked wrestler comes out of nowhere and took out Naito – that’s Dragon Lee!! Himoru takes a headscissors that sends him to the floor, and Dragon Lee gets some serious air on a dive to the outside to take him out. Big Mike hits a Burning Hammer on Naito and pins the champion!

    Winners: Michael Elgin & Kushida

    – After the match Dragon Lee hits the ring and plants Himoru with the Phoenix-plex. He puts the juniors title on his shoulder, and goes face-to-face with Kushida. Very interesting. There’s your upcoming title picture!

    Katsuyori Shibata, Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe, Juice Robinson & Yuji Nagata vs. Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay 

    Ospreay gets in Shibata’s face to start the match and wants the Rev Pro title. They start off the match with a great grapple exchange. Will doesn’t back down from the strong-style master as he tries to toy with the high-flying Brit, and kicks him right in the face. Some might say that’s a death wish, but Ospreay hangs with him and dodges kick after kick, throwing him to the floor and feinting on springboard move, deciding to pose in the middle of the ring instead. Shibata rushes the ring and throws more kicks, but again Ospreay is too fast and dodges ever single one. Wow!

    Yano and Nagata are next for some comedy, as Yano gets in the ropes and yells at him to break it up. The crowd gets behind that. Nagata decides to put the boots to him instead. All hell breaks loose Honma tags in and 10 guys start brawling all around the arena. Eventually Okada tags in and gets a massive pop. He hits a springboard senton on Honma for two. Ishii comes in and lights him up with chop after chop, but of course Honma isn’t gonna go down. They start throwing elbows and trying to lift each other, which ends with Honma deadlifting the big man for a brainbuster. Ospreay hits the ring and tries to go after Makabe, but does nothing to him. Mounted punches in the corner on Ishii and Yano followed by double Northern Lights suplexes for two.

    Ishii is busted open from the nose. He takes a few lariats from Makabe but comes back and levels him with one of his own. Okada tags in bodyslams the big man, but runs into a brutal western lariat and lands hard on the back of his neck. Juice Robinson gets the hot tag for the first time all match and cannonballs the IWGP champion in the corner. He goes for a powerbomb but it’s countered with a European uppercut; Juice actually hits the double-knee gutbuster and gets a nearfall on Okada! Goto comes in and fires off on Juice with elbows and a spinning wheel kick into the corner. A brawl has broken out on the floor as Juice takes a still lariat, but Shibata breaks it up with a kick. Ospreay goes right after him and splashes him into the barricade with a tope suicida! Ishii takes out Nagata, Makabe takes out the tag champs, Honma hits a Kokeshi, and Okada takes Honma out with a big dropkick. Goto fires up but Juice with a huge lariat out of nowhere on him. Ospreay in, but takes a kick from Shibata that murders him. PK kick on Goto, and JUICE PINS THE CHAMPION WITH THE UNPRETTIER! WHAT!?

    Winners: Robinson, Honma, Makabe, Shibata & Nagata

    – After the match, Juice picks up the NEVER title and poses with it, but a huge gang of guys dressed in white and black hit the ring and start attacking everyone! That’s Lance Archer! Taka Michinoku! SUZUKI-GUN IS HERE! Chaos tries to fight back, but there’s too many of them. Gedo, Rocky Romero and Baretta run out but are beaten down as well. MINORU SUZUKI IS HERE! He chokes out Okada from behind, and ends him with a Gotch-Style Pilediver! He gets on the mic and basically tells the crowd to shut up, and blames Okada for what has happened to here tonight. To be fair… New Japan did shoot send them to the minor leagues by kicking them to NOAH a few years ago, so he’s got a point. He says that he will rule the wrestling world and that NJPW ring once again. They continue their beatdown as Kaze Ni Nare starts playing, and the entire freaking crowd chants “Kaze Ni Nare” when they get to the chorus!

    NEVER Openweight 6-Man Championship
    Los Ingobernables de Japon (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Manabu Nakanishi & Ryusuke Taguchi

    LIJ goes right after Nakanishi from the start, using their numbers game to take advantage. Bushi dropkicks Taguchi right in the face. On the outside, Evil has hung up Tanahashi in the barricade and is just brutalizing his leg with a steel chair. They turn their sights on Taguchi again, switching in with quick tags and working him over with rest holds and power moves between Evil and Sanada. After several minutes of this, Tanahashi recovers and makes the hot tag, cleaning house, but he’s barely able to walk around after the chair attack. It’s still enough to get the job done, as the crowd is chanting something from his new theme.

    Nakanishi tags in and clotheslines everyone. He tries for a German on Sanada but he lands on his feet, dodges a splash in the corner, and Evil comes in to suplex the big man from behind. Sanada starts choking him out and tries to position him for the Skull End, but Tanahashi hits the ring and catches him with a swinging neckbreaker. He’s not the legal man though, and Evil throws him to the floor. Bushi with a big dropkick from the top, but Nakanishi easily catches him on a crossbody; Bushi goes to the eyes to escape the Hercules Cutter, and drops him with a Codebreaker for two-and-a-half. Tanahashi gives Evil a dragon screw, Sanada gives Tana a dragon screw – all hell breaks lose and it ends with Tana hitting Bushi with a slingblade and diving to the floor on Evil, despite the injured knee. Hercules Cutter! 1…2…3!

    Winners and New Champions: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Manabu Nakanishi & Ryusuke Taguchi

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