NJPW Road To Destruction In Kobe Night 3 Review – September 10, 2023
Location: Chiba Japan
Venue: Togane Arena
8 Man Tag Team Match
Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tiger Mask IV, Togi Makabe & Jado vs. Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma, Yuto Nakashima & Oskar Leube
Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma starts this match then Oskar Leube battles Hiroyoshi Tenzan before Jado & Tiger Mask IV took turns working over Leube. Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima enter & Tenzan hit a suplex on Kojima for a near fall.
Kojima hits Machine Gun Chops in the corner on Makabe. Yuto Nakashima tags in and battled Makabe.
Leube hit a shoulder tackle that drops Makabe for a near fall follow by Honma hitting Kokeshi on Makabe before Makabe nails King Kong Kneedrop on Nakashima for the win.
Winners: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tiger Mask IV, Togi Makabe & Jado (11:11)
Tag Team Match
Be Bop Tag Team (NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano) vs. Yoh & Ryusuke Taguchi
Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi starts this match with Yano immediately removing a corner pad and they did some comedy over the pad. Yoh & Hiroshi Tanahashi enter and they traded mat reversals then Yoh stood up and plays air guitar mocking Tanahashi.
Tanahashi hits a 2nd rope twisting crossbody before Taguchi locks an Oh My & Garankle on Tanahashi then he hit some snap suplexes. Tanahashi fired back with Twist & Shout.
Yano entered and he slaps Taguchi in the back of the head before he hits a low blow uppercut on Taguchi then rolls him up for the win.
Winners: Be Bop Tag Team (8:01)
8 Man Tag Team Match
Chaos (NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champions Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada & IWGP Tag Team Champions Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi) vs. TMDK (Television Champion Zack Sabre Jr, Bad Dude Tito, Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls)
Yoshi Hashi & Shane Haste starts this match with Haste hitting a basement dropkick and he posed. Hirooki Goto flips Yoshi Hashi onto Nicholls & Haste. Bad Dude Tito hits a slingshot senton for a near fall on Goto & TMDK works over Goto on their corner.
Zack Sabre Jr applied an armbar on the mat but Tomohiro Ishii made the save before Goto hits a double bulldog. Kazuchika Okada made the hot tag and he battles Tito by hitting a DDT for a near fall then a top rope crossbody.
Tito hits a 2nd rope blockbuster and he tags in ZSJ & he snaps Okada’s neck between his legs. Okada hits a neckbreaker over his knee and he tags in Ishii & ZSH hits a PK on Ishii’s arm.
Ishii hits a Saito Suplex then Goto hit a plancha to the floor on several opponents. In the ring Ishii hit a German Suplex on Tito. ZSJ got an inside cradle on Ishii for a near fall then Okada hits a dropkick before ZSJ got another roll up on Ishii for the victory.
Winners: TMDK (9:59)
6 Man Tag Team Match
Los Ingobernables De Japon (2023 G1 Climax Winner Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Bushi) vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb, Great O Khan & Henare)
United Empire attacks LIJ and they all brawled at the bell. Tetsuya Naito & Jeff Cobb fought in the ring while Great O Khan slams Shingo Takagi’s back into the guardrail. LIJ clears the ring and poses. Cobb hit a dropkick on Naito.
O Khan & Takagi were now brawling against a wall far from the ring. Henare enters and hits some gut punches on Naito then a senton before United Empire works over Naito in their corner.
Takagi finally made the hot tag and he hits a suplex on O Khan for a near fall before they traded forearm shots. Bushi enters and battles Henare & Bushi nails a dive through the ropes then a top rope missile dropkick in the ring.
Henare hits a Blue Thunder Bomb on Bushi then a running knee to the chest for a near fall then Henare locks in Ultima but Naito made the save. Cobb hits a swinging slam on Naito. Henare again locks in Ultima for the submission win.
Winners By Submission: United Empire (13:42)
Tag Team Match
Los Ingobernables De Japon (Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi & Yota Tsuji) vs. United Empire (United States Champion Will Ospreay & Callum Newman)
Yota Tsuji & Will Ospreay charged at each other at the bell and traded forearm shots then Callum Newman enters and battles Tsuji. Hiromu Takahashi enters and hits a basement dropkick on Newman. Newman hit a dropkick on Tsuji.
Ospreay re enters and hits a handspring back spin kick then a top rope flying forearm on Tsuji for a near fall. Tsuji fired back with a hard knee to Opsreay’s chest. Ospreay went for a running Shooting Star Press but Tsuji got his knees up.
Newman & Takahashi tag in & Newman runs the ropes and he trips up Takahashi on a leapfrog. Takahashi hits Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Newman hits a Tiger Suplex before Tsuji hit a faceplant on Ospreay.
LIJ hit a series of kicks on Newman then Takahashi hit a Death Valley Driver into the corner on Newman then Time Bomb for the win.
Winners: Los Ingobernables De Japon (9:57)
8 Man Tag Team Match
Just 4 Guys (IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Sanada, KOPW 2023 Champion Taichi, Douki & Taka Michinoku) vs. House Of Torture (Evil, Sho, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo)
Match begins with Taichi hitting a superkick that drops Sho then Douki enters and hits a double stomp on Sho’s stomach before both teams were brawling on the floor then back in the ring House Of Torture work over Douki.
Sanada made the hot tag and hit a dropkick then he tied Sho in the Paradise Lock. Sanada & Yujiro Takahashi bit each other’s thumbs. Evil enters and he chokes Sanada with a t shirt. Sanada stood on the ring apron and Evil shoved him off with Sanada flying into the guardrail.
In the ring Evil hits a suplex for a near fall on Sanada then Sanada hits a dropkick and he tags in Taka Michinoku & he hits a Mafia Kick on Evil then Just 4 Guys hit kicks on Evil and Michinoku got Evil on the mat and cranks back on his head.
Takahashi accidentally hit a clothesline on Sho & Michinoku hits Michinoku Driver on Takahashi then he rolls up Evil for a near fall before Evil hits Everything Is Evil for the win.
Winners: House Of Torture (11:43)
1st Match Of The Best Of 7 Series
Strong Style (Minoru Suzuki, Ren Narita & El Desperado) (0) vs. Yuji Nagata, Shota Umino & Master Wato (0)
Both teams brawled at the bell then Minoru Suzuki & Yuji Nagata traded mid ring Mafia Kicks before Master Wato & El Desperado enters with Wato working the left arm.
Shota Umino & Ren Narita lock up before they traded shoulder tackles until Umino finally went down. Umino hits a kick to the spine before Nagata, Umino & Wato began working over Narita in their corner.
Narita finally hit a spin kick on Nagata and he made the hot tag to Suzuki & Suzuki hits a Helluva Kick on Nagata. They traded forearm shots. Suzuki applied a cross armbreaker in the ropes and they brawled to the floor where Suzuki slams a guardrail door on Nagata.
They brawled into the crowd far away from ringside. Suzuki picks up a guardrail and jabs it into Nagata’s ribs. They return to the ring but Nagata was clutching his abdomen. Desperado tags in and he put the boots to Nagata as Strong Style kept Nagata in their corner.
Strong Style applied submission holds on Nagata before Nagata & Suzuki again traded forearm shots. Suzuki tried to get a Gotch Style piledriver but Nagata blocks it. Suzuki hits Helluva Kick as they kept working over Nagata. Suzuki applied a sleeper on the mat as Umino & Wato tried to make the save but Desperado & Narita kept them at bey.
Nagata was on the verge of passing out but he reached the ropes. Nagata hits a belly 2 belly suplex on Desperado. Wato finally made the hot tag and he hit a leg lariat on Desperado. Wato hit a flip dive to the floor. Desperado hits a spinebuster and they were both down.
Narita & Umino re enters and traded kicks then forearm shots. Umino nails a side slam for a near fall then Narita hits an enzuigiri. Suzuki got the hot tag but Umino caught him with a dropkick and he tags Nagata back in.
Nagata hits some spin kicks to Suzuki’s chest then a Helluva Kick then a Tiger Suplex for a near fall. Suzuki hit running Penalty Kicks to the chest. Nagata pushes Suzuki to the mat and cranked back on Suzuki’s head but Suzuki grabs the ref to break free.
They got up and traded more forearm shots then openhand slaps to the face before Nagata hits an exploder suplex then he went for the cover but the 30 minute time limit expired.
Winners: No One (Time Limit Draw) (30:00) (Series 0-0-1)