Previously on NJPW: Davey Boy Smith Jr. returned with the world’s most baffling hairstyle, Ishii proved that he has the strongest skull on earth and/or terrible brain damage, and Taguchi revealed that somehow in-ring helmets have been legal this whole time.
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And now, the best and worst of Destruction in Beppu from September 17, 2018.