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NJPW Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Show Results – February 22, 2020

Mike Mears runs down the results from Manabu Nakanishi’s Retirement Show.

It’s a monster farewell as Manabu Nakanishi hangs up his boots.

Tiger Mask and Gabriel Kidd defeated Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura via pinfall

Tiger Mask picked up the win for his team after hitting Uemura with a tiger suplex.

Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated Toru Yano, Colt Cabana, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Rocky Romero via submission

Taichi forced Rocky Romero to tap out with the stretch plum in a highly comedic match.

Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi, and BUSHI) defeated Roppongi 3K (SHO, YOH, and Toa Henare) via pinfall

Takahashi picked up the win after hitting YOH with a double wheelbarrow.

Commentary put over how Takahashi now has a pin over one half of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, as well as wanting a title match against Tetsuya Naito

Bullet Club (Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa) defeated Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Togi Makabe, and Tomoaki Honma via pinfall

Honma looked to have the match won, but was struck by Gedo’s kendo stick as he went for a top rope Kokeshi. He then fell to Jay White’s Bladerunner.

Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo, and EVIL) defeated CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, and Will Ospreay) via pinfall

Tetsuya Naito picked up the win after hitting YOSHI-HASHI, who had kicked out of a pumping bomber, with Destino. Ospreay and Shingo had some fantastic exchanges in this match.

A Nakanishi video package played. They have highlights from his career with him talking about them in present day, as he eats his monster morning breakfast.

Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Match: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, and Hirooki Goto defeated Manabu Nakanishi. Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, and Hiroyoshi Tenzan via pinfall

Nakanishi’s final match ended in defeat, as he was caught four-on-one and hit with Goto’s GTR, Ibushi’s Kamagoye, Okada’s Rainmaker before being pinned after Tanahashi’s High Fly Flow.

Post-match, Nakanishi shook hands with his opponents and Tanahashi was in tears. We got promos from Kojima and Nagata praising Nakanishi and they both presented flowers.

The roster then made their way to the ring, led by Tanahashi. he presented more flowers and we got a photo in-ring. Harold Meij and Naoki Sugabayashi entered and presented flowers, alongside NJPW founder Seiji Sakaguchi who presented his own flowers and thanked Nakanishi for his service.

Hiroshi Hase made his way to the ring and spoke about Nakanishi. Riki Choshu also spoke about Nakanishi, as did Tatsumi Fujinami.

Nakanishi cut a promo. He thanked the fans for coming and said he went from the Olympics to NJPW, thanking everyone for helping him along. He said he may be retiring, but he’ll always be a wrestler and he’ll die a wrestler.

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