NJPW / LION’S GATE results for May 9, 2017

LION’S GATE PROJECT 5, 5/9/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
444 Spectators (crowded)

(1) Tetsuhiro Yagi’s Debut Match: Hirai Kawato vs. Tetsuhiro Yagi
Winner: Kawato (5:07) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Shota Umino vs. El Desperado (SZKG)
Winner: Desperado (9:12) with the Guitara de Angel.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask IV vs. Toru Sugiura (FREEDOMS) & Dinosaur Takuma (K-DOJO)
Winner: Tenzan (12:40) with an Anaconda Vice on Takuma.
(4) YOSHI-HASHI vs. Daisuke Kanehira (HEAT-UP)
Winner: YOSHI-HASHI (12:23) with a Butterfly Lock.
(5) Satoshi Kojima vs. Ayato Yoshida (K-DOJO)
Winner: Kojima (10:35) following a Lariat.
(6) Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura
Winner: Nagata (13:38) with a Backdrop Hold on Kitamura.
~ Nagata called the two young lion’s as the future, but still much for them to overcome first. As the 3rd Generation continue to lead the main event of the LION’S GATE shows.
~ Kitamura specifically did not take the loss to Nagata withstanding. 

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