By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches were taped at Sunday’s New Japan Pro Wrestling Fighting Spirit Unleashed event in Long Beach, California at the Walter Pyramid. The event will premiere on AXS TV tonight at 7CT/8ET.
-Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada.
-Juice Robinson vs. Cody for the IWGP U.S. Championship.
-The Young Bucks vs. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Titles.
-Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll in an IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title tournament match.
-Kushida and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White and Gedo.
-Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, and Evil vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer, and Zack Sabre Jr.
-Flip Gordon, Chris Sabin, and Jeff Cobb vs. Chuckie T, Beretta, and Hirooki Goto.
-Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels vs. Hangman Page and Chase Owens.
-ACH, Jushin Liger, and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Sho, Yoh, and Rocky Romero.
Powell’s POV: Jim Ross and Kevin Kelly are on commentary. Ross’s usual broadcast partner Josh Barnett had a scheduling conflict. I covered the event live as it aired on Sunday night and I strongly recommend checking out the replay if you didn’t see it on New Japan World. I gave the show a rare A grade.
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