Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Katsuyori Shibata & Juice Robinson vs Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay
January 27, 2017
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
NJPW Road to New Beginning
Hot open with Ospreay and Shibata trading rapid fire punches. Unfortunately there wasn’t much to see of Ospreay after that. This was very much like a 1990s 8-man tag, all action but no daredevil high spots (which is a good thing). Ishii was more like his usual self here, sticking to the hard chops. I watched this match after Honma broke his neck and it’s even sadder in hindsight.