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There was a lot of ass on display in the IWGP Intercontinental title match at G1 Special

It was a match which raised a lot of eyebrows when the cards for New Japan’s two nights in Long Beach for G1 Special - the first shows the company ever held on U.S. soil... an IWGP Intercontinental title showdown featuring 53 year old former WWE star Billy Gunn challenging NJPW’s long-time ace Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Spoiler alert... even though he’s pretty banged up himself these days, Tana won.

It was never going to be a five star classic, but there was obviously some fun to be had with this pairing. And they went pretty much exactly where you’d expect a Badd Ass Billy Gunn match to go for said fun.

First, the champ grabbed a hold of Gunn’s tights. A wardrobe malfunction ensued, but Billy was doubled up:

When the Ass Man returned the favor, however, Tanahashi wasn’t:

As my colleague Kyle Decker reminded me, a great song once foretold this very night - “So many asses, so little time”.

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