NJPW WRESTLE KINGDOM 12 Complete Live Results – 1/4/18

NEVER Openweight Championship Match – Hair vs. Hair/Nobody At Ringside
Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Hirooki Goto

Huge strikes by both men to start this one off.

Suzuki locks in a choke, gets back into the ropes, he climbs up to the second rope and is strangling Goto. Finally he releases the hold and Goto just drops to the mat. The Doctor is in the ring and is checking on Goto. Suzuki stomps the Doctor and sends him back out of the ring. The Ref shoves Suzuki away and goes to check on Goto.

Suzuki smiles in the ring as he continues to beat up Goto. Suzuki with a big kick to the back. Goto with chops to the chest and Suzuki is laughing at them. Massive strikes by Suzuki as Goto tries to return fire but it has no effect.

Suzuki goes for a punt kick, it’s blocked, Goto gets clocked right in the face. Goto tries to recover, but Suzuki with multiple submission to keep him slowed down. Gotch-style piledriver attempted, blocked, Goto hits Ushigoroshi! Both men are down.

Suzuki-gun attempts to get in the ring, but the Young Lions hold back most of them. Taichi sneaks in with a chair, but YOSHI-HASHI runs in and holds him back. Goto with a strike that drops Taichi. Suzuki comes in from behind, multiple forearms.

Suzuki goes on an absolute flurry of strikes to the face and body, Holy shit!

Suzuki Locks in another choke as Goto appears to be fading, but he fights back. The Ref almost stops it. Suzuki goes for the gotch-style piledriver to finish it off, blocked. Goto fights out and shoves him into the corner. Both on the top rope, Suzuki with a nasty headbutt. Front face lock on Goto while standing on the top rope. Goto switches it into a super Ushigoroshi! OH MY GOD!

Goto with multiple strikes to Suzuki’s face. Suzuki laughs at him. Goto with a headbutt, Suzuki didn’t laugh at that. GTR by Goto. GTR again. AND THE WIN!

Winner: Hirooki Goto via Pinfall to win the NEVER Openweight Championship

– Post-match, Suzuki-gun try to pull Suzuki away from the ring to avoid having his head shaved. But The Referee stops them and Suzuki ends up going back to the ring on his own, and Suzuki shaves his own head.