We’re back into the VOD-matches of the Super Junior Tag League, as Roppongi 3K looked to pick up a win this past Monday.
We’re coming via tape-delay from the Akita Terrasa in Akita. No commentary, graphics or fancy gubbins here.
Super Junior Tag League 2019 – TJP & Clark Connors vs. Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH)
After finally getting New Japan World working (it turns out that New Japan really doesn’t like Kindle Fire tablets…), we’re in!
SHO and Connors get us going, with some inconclusive early scrambling, before they stepped up to chops and forearms. Clark tries for a small package, but can’t snatch the win, and ends up having to duck a kick as SHO swung for a PK after a sunset flip attempt. Tags bring in YOH and TJP, with those two having a very headscissor-centric sequence that wowed Akita.
A dropkick seems to catch TJP off guard, as did a double back-elbow, as Roppongi 3K took control. Clark Connors blind-tags in and POUNCES SHO away, only for the former junior tag champions to rebound in quick fashion. We settle down with YOH and Clark again, with Connors’ shoulder beginning to get focused on. SHO’s snapmare and kick to the back drew a solid two-count, before a long spell of offence ended when Clark hit a dropkick out of nowhere. Tags get us back to SHO and TJP, but it’s the former WWE star who ran wild, dropping YOH with a Saito suplex before a slingshot dropkick onto the apron found its mark for a near-fall.
Connors returns to help out with a Hart Attack Blockbuster that almost won the match, only for SHO to reply with a monstrous clothesline. YOH tags back in to land a bunch of elbows, before some double-teaming led to a Falcon arrow that drew TJP in to keep the match alive. There’s double-teaming from the lesser fancied opponents too, which nearly led to the upset, before TJP’s Detonation kick took us into a Boston crab on YOH… and yeah, that was never going to get the win.
Connors does drag YOH away from the ropes, but there’s an eventual rope break as Roppongi 3K return with the double leaping knees, before having to deal with TJP again. He takes superkicks and a pop-up 3K, before a spear from Connors turned it around. Briefly. A superkick from YOH stops him ahead of a German suplex, but Connors tries his luck with roll-ups before YOH rolled HIM up into a Calf Slicer for the eventual submission. Good heart from Connors, and TJP continues to have good flashes, in spite of yet-another-loss here. ***¼
Just the one match today means a slight change in the middle of the table as almost everyone’s now had three matches…
1. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi; Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (2-0; 4pts)
3. Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori); Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH); Volador Jr. & Titan (2-1; 4pts)
6. Birds of Prey (Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles) (1-2; 2pts)
7. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura; TJP & Clark Connors (0-3; 0pts)
Next up was Tuesday in Iwate, with the Suzuki-gun team taking on Rocky Romero and Ryusuke Taguchi in a top of the table clash to decide a true leader…