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Csonka’s NJPW WTL (Night 4) Review 11.21.17

November 22, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NJPW WTL (Night 4) Review 11.21.17

Block B Match: KES defeated David Finlay & Katsuya Kitamura @ 10:04 via pin [**¾]
Block B Match: War Machine defeated Togi Makabe & Henare @ 9:44 via pin [**¾]

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– This is small venue, single camera, no commentary.

David Finlay & Katsuya Kitamura vs. Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.: Smith and Kitamura start things off, going straight to the power battle. Smith quickly takes a cheap shot, and they collide center ring, looking for shoulder tackles. Smith fights off Kitamura, hitting a gut wrench suplex to take control. Smith starts breaking Kitamura down with strikes to the lower back. Archer tags in, continuing the assault on Kitamura and laying in chops. The corner clothesline follows, Kitamura ties to fire back but gets cut off immediately. Smith tags back in as Archer sends Finlay to the floor. Smith continues to work the lower back, locking in a crossface but Kitamura makes the ropes. Smith now works the Boston crab, but Kitamura again makes the ropes. Smith now just lays the boots to Kitamura, and tags in Archer. Some quick double teams follow, and Archer lays in the strikes and talks shit to Kitamura. Archer lays in more clubbing strikes, yells at the crowd but that allows Kitamura to hit a desperation suplex. Wholesale changes to Finlay and Smith, Finlay sends Archer to the floor and runs wild on Smith with repeated corner attacks. The back elbow off the ropes connects, and Finlay looks for the stunner, but Smith counters. Smith hits an overhead toss, and tags Archer in. Finlay gets a roll up for 2. Finlay tags in Kitamura, and he trades chops with Archer. Kitamura hits shoulder blocks, and the big spear for 2. Kitamura then press slams Archer, fires up but Smith comes in and KES hits the Hart attack for 2. Smith follows with a reverse DDT for 2.Archer starts tossing Finlay around, and they brawl to the floor. Kitamura fights off a Smith powerbomb but Archer makes the save. The killer bomb finishes Kitamura. KES defeated David Finlay & Katsuya Kitamura @ 10:04 via pin [**¾] This was an overall pretty good outing, with KES working a good gameplan on Kitamura and the Finlay hot tag bringing the fire. The result was what you’d expect, and there was really no drama in regards to Finlay & Kitamura possibly winning.

Togi Makabe & Henare vs. War Machine (Hanson & Rowe): They shake hands and we’re friends to begin until the bell rings and everyone brawls. War Machine takes control right away, but Rowe gets taken out and Makabe and Henare start working double teams. Hanson starts firing back, takes Makabe to the floor and Rowe lays out Henare with a superman punch. War Machine isolates the young lion, with Hanson laying in knee strikes. Quick tags follow, Rowe hits knee strikes and covers for 2. Rowe follows with big forearm strikes, and mounted punches follow. Hanson sends Makabe to the floor, and hits a running cross body for 2 on Henare. War machine works double teams, maintaining the heat, with Rowe slamming Hanson onto Henare. Hanson misses the second rope splash and Makabe gets the hot tag. He knocks Rowe to the floor, and works over Hanson in the corner. The big lariat follows for 2. Hanson misses a charge, but cuts off Makabe and tags in Rowe. Henare also tags in and he lays in rights, the corner elbow follows and then a shoulder block gets 2 for Henare. Rowe fights back, using his head to block strikes and follows with a German, but Makabe makes the save. Makabe hits clothesline to both Hanson & Rowe, and Henare hits the top rope shoulder block for 2.War Machine makes the comeback, and hits the clothesline/German combo for 2. Makabe cuts off fallout, Rowe takes him out but Henare counters the knee strike into a roll up for 2. Hanson takes out Makabe again; knee strike by Rowe to Henare and that gets 2. Fall out finishes Henare. War Machine defeated Togi Makabe & Henare @ 9:44 via pin [**¾] This was another pretty good match, but extremely similar in layout and overall structuring, to the previous match right down to the complete lack of drama for the losers.

A Block:
* Juice Robinson and Sami Callihan: (1-0) 2pts.
* Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI: (1-0) 2pts.
* Yujiro Takahashi and Hangman Page: (1-0) 2pts.
* Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale: (1-0) 2pts.
* Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka: (0-1) 0pts.
* Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi: (0-1) 0pts.
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima: (0-1) 0pts.
* SANADA and EVIL: (0-1) 0pts.

B Block:
* Jeff Cobb and Michael Elgin: (1-0) 2pts.
* Best Friends: (1-0) 2pts.
* Killer Elite Squad: (1-0) 2pts.
* War Machine: (1-0) 2pts.
* Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii: (0-1) 0pts.
* Guerrillas of Destiny: (0-1) 0pts.
* Henare and Togi Makabe: (0-1) 0pts.
* Katsuya Kitamura and David Finlay: (0-1) 0pts.

-Thanks for reading.

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The final score: review Average
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Night four of the NJPW WTL was an overall pretty good show, but the matches were way too similar, and it produced nothing must see. Both blocks are being booked similarly right now, so we’ll see when the bog moves start coming later on.