Results LION’S GATE PROJECT 9 ~ Kotetsu Yamamoto 11th Memorial Young Lion Cup Second Round, Thursday 11/16/2017 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo.
1) Young Lion Cup match: Tomoyuki Oka vs. Ren Narita.
◼ Oka won by submission (13:22) with a Boston Crab.
2) Young Lion Cup match: Katsuya Kitamura vs. Shota Umino.
◼ Kitamura won (10:04) following a Spear and a Jackhammer.
3) Young Lion Cup match: Hirai Kawato vs. Tetsuhiro Yagi.
◼ Kawato won (6:43) with a Swandive Missile Kick followed by a Rolling Enzuigiri.
4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Manabu Nakanishi vs. "DinoStone" Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma.
◼ Tenzan made Takuma submit (11:55) with the Anaconda Vice, while Nakanishi had Yoshino in the Argentine Backbreaker.
The formation of a next tag match was suggested, as Tenzan exited the ring with Dinosaur after the match and Nakanishi accompanied Yoshino.
5) Ryusuke Taguchi vs. GO Asakawa.
◼ Taguchi won by submission (10:31) with the Oh My & Garfunkel Ankle Lock.
After the match, Taguchi wanted to shake hands but got Dropkicked by a frustrated Asakawa.
6) Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuma Aoyagi & Daisuke Kanehira.
◼ Kojima pinned Kanehira (15:14) following a Western Lariat.
Following the match, the heat between Nagata and Aoyagi continued with a brawl. As the two had to be pulled apart, Kanehira pressed for a single match. Nagata agreed to the match for the next Lion's Gate Project.
Afterwards, Kojima took the microphone and thanked the fans for coming and said he's glad to be part of the Lion's Gate Project, because it also makes him feel young again.
Current standings Young Lion Cup as of 11/16/2017:
Hirai Kawato - 4 points.
Katsuya Kitamura - 4 points.
Tomoyuki Oka - 4 points.
Ren Narita - 0 points.
Shota Umino - 0 points.
Tetsuhiro Yagi - 0 points.
The next (3rd) round of YLC takes place on the 12/17 "Road to TOKYO DOME" show at Korakuen Hall.
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