Night two of the Road to Power Struggle comes to us from Korakuen Hall on Thursday October 17, with four more Super Junior Tag League matches.
Main event: Birds of Prey (Robbie Eagles & Will Ospreay)(0-1) vs Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH)(0-1)
First tag meeting.
In the main event of the evening, it’s all CHAOS as B.O.P take on Roppongi 3K. Can SHO and YOH score a huge landmark win over the Birds of Prey and take a big step toward a Junior Tag League three-peat? Last night in Korakuen, SHO had his back heavily worked over by El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru, eventually submitting to Numero Dos before being further attacked after the bell with a steel chair. Meanwhile Ospreay will be feeling nothing but anger after a straight low blow from El Phantasmo directly led to his team’s loss last night. Both teams will want to turn their fortunes around tonight.
6th Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru And El Desperado With DOUKI (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (1-0) vs BULLET CLUB (El Phantasmo vs Taiji Ishimori) (1-0)
First tag meeting.
In the semi-main event, two teams with penchants for dirty tactics take one another on. Don’t expect a pure tag team classic, but do expect a wild affair, as four of the dirtiest tag team players meet in one ring. Last night in Korakuen, ELP and Ishimori scored their first two points thanks to a sightless referee and an ELP low blow, while foreign objects and a relentless lower back assault got the win for the Suzuki-Gun tandem. How low will these teams stoop tonight?
5th Match: Titan & Volador Junior (1-0) vs Clark Connors & TJP (0-1)
First tag meeting
After Volador Junior and Titan faced the Japanese Dojo senpai kohai team of Yuya Uemura and Tiger Mask Wednesday, they now take on the LA Dojo veteran and Young Lion combo of TJP and Clark Connors. Last night, Volador Junior and Titan got the win after Titan pinned Yuya Uemura. Can they take a big step to breaking the perceived ‘CMLL curse’ in junior tag tournaments? Who will emerge on top in Korakuen?
4th Match: Yuya Uemura & Tiger Mask (0-1) vs Super Coach (Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi) (1-0)
First tag meeting.
The fourth match of the night sees the Super Coach pairing of Romero and Taguchi take on Tiger Mask and Yuya Uemura. Tiger has coached Uemura in the New Japan Dojo, but Taguchi and Romero will look to show their opponents what real coaching looks like. Last night, Romero got the win for his team over Clark Connors, but team Connors and TJP gave the coaches all they could handle. With communication kinks ironed out, they’ll look for a more definitive two points tonight.
3rd Match: Toa Henare, Tomohiro ishii & Hirooki Goto vs BULLET CLUB (Yujiro Takahashi, KENTA & Jay White)
In a near rematch of October 16, this time it’s Toa Henare teaming with Goto and Ishii opposite Yujiro Takahashi, KENTA and Jay White. Ishii and Goto will look to make violent statements against the BULLET CLUB as they head toward two title matches on November 3 at Power Struggle. Last night, KENTA scored a pin over Goto and Ishii’s partner Karl Fredericks; will Henare be a more powerful substitution?
2nd Match: Los Ingobernables De Japon (Shingo Takagi, SANADA, EVIL & tetsuya Naito) vs Suzuki-Gun (DOUKI, Zack Sabre Junior, Minoru Suzuki & Taichi)
In the second match of the night, LIJ and Suzuki-Gun collide. These two factions always have violent clashes, especially in Korakuen. Can Taichi send a message to Naito ahead of Osaka November 3? What of SANADA and Zack Sabre Junior, who seemed to be rekindling G1 issues last night in Korakuen?
1st Match: Yota Tsuji & Jyushin Thunder Liger vs Karl Fredericks & Tomoaki Honma
In the opening match, Yota Tsuji teams with Jyushin Thunder Liger against Tomoaki Honma, and Young Lion Cup winner Fredericks. During the Young Lion Cup, Fredericks managed to submit Tsuji to gain a victory; will the same be the case when they have illustrious tag team partners?