A Block Tag Matches
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens) b. KENTA, Kyle Fredericks, & Clarke Connors when Owens pinned Fredericks with a Package Piledriver – Naturally, KENTA’s team only had momentum when he was in the ring. While Fale is mathematically eliminated, he could keep KENTA from winning the block with a victory.
Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr. of Suzuki-Gun b. Lance Archer & Yoshinobu Kanemaru of Suzuki-Gun when Sabre pinned Kanemaru with a cradle – Both teams are part of Suzuki-Gun but that didn’t stop Suzuki & Sabre from attacking their stablemates from behind. It was several minutes before the action settled within the ring. Kanemaru positioned himself for the Deep Impact DDT but Sabre was able to reverse it into a pinning combination for the surprise pinfall.
Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma, & Toa Henare b. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shota Umino, & Ren Narita when Henare pinned Narita with a Uranage – Umino got caught off and worked over before getting the tag to Tanahashi. Although he teased hitting a Kokeshi, Tanahashi instead tried a senton on Honma and missed. Ibushi then tagged in and went back and forth with Tanahashi. A double tag out to Henare and Narita respectively. Henare hit a rugby tackle on Narita but Tanahashi broke the pin. Ibushi disposed of Tanahashi which allowed Henare to hit the Uranage on Narita for the pin.
CHAOS (IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, & YOSHI-HASHI) b. Los Ingobernables De Japon (EVIL, SANADA, & BUSHI) when YOSHI-HASHI submitted BUSHI with a Butterfly Lock – EVIL began with Ospreay and the two went back and forth. A double tag out to Sanada and Okada saw them do the same. Sanada tried to put Okada in The Paradise Lock but Okada escaped. Hashi tagged in and went at it with Sanada. Okada managed to save Hashi from a Skull End. Bushi tagged in while Okada and Sanada continued to fight. In a bit of a surprise finish, Hashi managed to get the submission with the Butterfly Lock.
B Block Tournament Matches
Jeff Cobb (2-3, 4) p. Shingo Takagi (2-3, 4) with Tour Of The Islands – This one looked really good on paper and it absolutely delivered. Cobb used his strength and amateur background while Takagi used his quickness and striking ability. Cobb tried a moonsault but seemed to hurt his knee on the landing. Takagi even managed to toss Cobb around in a few suplexes and hit a Noshigami. Cobb kicked out and escaped a Made In Japan. A thunderous powerbomb got Cobb a two count. Takagi responded with Made In Japan for a two count. Takagi went for the kill with Last Of The Dragon only for Cob to escape and hit Tour Of The Islands for the pin in a match neither man deserved to lose.
Toru Yano (2-3, 4) b. IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley (5-0, 10) by countout – If Moxley won this match, he would effectively eliminate Naito. Yano squirted Moxley in the face with his water bottle. When Moxley retaliated, Yano held out his DVD and offered it as a gift. That didn’t work, and Moxley kicked it aside. They briefly brawled on the floor where Moxley tied Yano to the barrier with tape and almost got the countout victory. Yano beat the count and offered a truce. Again, that didn’t fly and they grabbed each other’s hair. Moxley got a table and tried to slam Yano’s head into it. Yano blocked and hit both Moxley and Umino with low blows. He then taped their legs together and made it back in the ring for the countout victory.
IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito (2-3, 4) p. Juice Robinson (3-2, 6) with Destino – Juice managed to turn the tables on Naito by outlasting the time Naito took to disrobe and did so by wearing three shirts. Naito managed to stay a step ahead of Juice once the match started. Juice made a comeback and got a near fall with a hurricanrana. Naito hit a reverse hurricanrana and followed up with a Destino. Juice kicked out and countered another Destino with a Juice Box. Juice countered anther Destino attempt with the Left Hand Of God for a near fall. Naito hit a wicked looking Jackhammer like move and finally hit Destino for the win.
Jay White w/Gedo (2-3, 4) p. Taichi w/Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Miho Abe (2-3, 4) with a Blade Runner – White did his usual stalling by repeatedly sliding out of the ring. This time though, Taichi did the same as a way to throw it back at him. It wasn’t until Taichi got distracted by Gedo trying to hit Abe that there was any real action. This was an obvious setup for a sneak attack but Taichi fell for it anyway and got attacked from behind. White proceeded to pummel Taichi on the floor around the ring. Back in the ring, White continued his physical and verbal assault. Taichi kicked out of a Kiwi Crusher and then no-sold a back suplex and started his comeback. Gedo got on the apron to distract Red Shoes. Taichi blocked a low blow from behind and hit one of his own on White. Tachi knocked Gedo to the floor and put White in the Gedo Clutch. That likely would have been the pin had Gedo not yanked Red Shoes out of the ring. Kanemaru saved Gedo from using his knucks. White got the whiskey spit in his eyes which allowed Taichi to hit a powerbomb. White still managed to kick out. The two did a rapid-fire exchange of reversals before White finally hit a brainbuster. A Blade Runner later and it was all over.
After the match both Gedo and White got in Rocky Romero’s face and talked smack to him.
NEVER Openweight Champion Tomohiro Ishii (3-2, 6) Hirooki Goto (2-3, 4) – Not only are both men part of CHAOS, but both men have held the NEVER Openweight Title. The two wasted no time and almost immediately began charging into each other like rams. The two went back and forth with neither man getting any sustainable control. After Goto got a few near falls, Ishii sprang to life and that two traded running clotheslines to a double down. Ishii hit a sliding lariat for a two count. Goto locked in a sleeper at the ten-minute mark and turned it into an Ushigoroshi. Ishii began no-selling Goto’s strikes which lead to the two trading, of all things, headbutts. Ishii tried to fire up again, but before he could get any offense Goto hit an AA. After that, Foto hit a GTR to get a hard-earned pinfall victory.
That puts six men tied for second place with six points apiece.
After the match, Goto cut the traditional show-closing promo
B Block Standings
10 Jon Moxley
6 Hirooki Goto
6 Jay White
6 Jeff Cobb
6 Juice Robinson
6 Tetsuya Naito
6 Tomohiro Ishii
6 Toru Yano
4 Shingo Takagi