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Kenta vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
The match begins with some chain wrestling between Kenta and Sabre Jr, Kenta backs Sabre Jr into the ropes before missing a head kick. Sabre Jr and Kenta have a striking exchange until Sabre Jr goes down, Kenta would then attack Sabre Jr with a series of kicks. Kenta gets Sabre Jr to a seated position before kicking him in the back, Kenta holds Sabre Jr down while applying a chin lock. Sabre Jr gets free and Kenta drops him with a knee lift to the midsection, Sabre Jr trips up Kenta and he wrenches away on his arm. Sabre Jr also stomps on the arm of a downed Kenta, Sabre Jr also traps the legs of Kenta while stretching them out. Kenta gets free and he attacks Sabre Jr with more kicks for a near fall, Sabre Jr recovers and he gets him in a pinning combination for a near fall. Sabre Jr and Kenta have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Sabre Jr drops Kenta and he twists his neck a few moments later. Kenta recovers and he nails a charging Sabre Jr with a power slam, Kenta then hits Sabre Jr with a tornado DDT onto the top rope.
Kenta follows that up with a top rope clothesline for a near fall, Sabre Jr slaps Kenta and Kenta responds with slaps of his own. Kenta then hits a cornered Sabre Jr with a stalling drop kick, Kenta misses a double stomp and Sabre Jr hits him with a northern lights suplex. Sabre Jr goes for various arm bar like submissions on Kenta and Kenta gets to the ropes, Sabre Jr focuses his attack on the arm of Kenta. Kenta fights back and he drops Sabre Jr with a spinning back fist, Sabre Jr and Kenta have a striking exchange until Kenta goes down. Sabre Jr goes for a penalty kick and Kenta avoids it before landing a spinning clothesline, Kenta then hits Sabre Jr with a top rope double stomp for a near fall. Sabre Jr recovers to land an overhead kick followed by a leg sweep and penalty kick for a near fall, Sabre Jr and Kenta have another striking exchange until Sabre Jr goes down. Sabre Jr shocks Kenta with a roll up for a near fall, Sabre Jr looks for an omaplata and Kenta escapes to lock in a cross face. Sabre Jr transitions to a triangle choke and Kenta escapes to apply Game Over, Sabre Jr gets to the ropes to break the submission.
Kenta then nails Sabre Jr with a Psycho Knee for a near fall, Kenta looks for Go To Sleep and Sabre Jr counters with a triangle choke. Sabre Jr transitions into an modified arm bar while kicking Kenta in the head and Kenta eventually taps out.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
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Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Will Ospreay
The match begins with Tanahashi backing Ospreay into the ropes before letting him go free, Ospreay backs Tanahashi in the ropes as well before letting him go free. Ospreay gets Tanahashi in a headlock and Takahashi gets free to apply one of his own, Ospreay gets free and he knocks Tanahashi out of the ring with a rana, Ospreay gets caught up in the ropes and Tanahashi nails him with multiple dragon screw leg whips. Tanahashi holds Ospreay down while wrenching away on his leg, Tanahashi keeps Ospreay’s legs trapped while applying a modified Indian death lock. Ospreay eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission hold, Ospreay fights back and a striking exchange happens in the middle of the ring. Ospreay ends the exchange by nailing Tanahashi with a handspring enzaguri, Ospreay then drops Tanahashi with a flying forearm strike. Ospreay goes for a springboard move and Tanahashi hangs him on the top rope, Ospreay recovers and sends Tanahashi to the arena floor.
Ospreay takes out Tanahashi with a suicide dive that also hurts his own knee, Ospreay gets Tanahashi back in the ring to land a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ospreay then nails Tanahashi with a top rope 619, Ospreay misses a springboard forearm strike and Tanahashi drop kicks him in the injured knee. Tanahashi follows that up by going for a cloverleaf and Ospreay nails him with an enzaguri, Tanahashi then attacks Ospreay with another dragon screw leg whip. Tanahashi applies the cloverleaf to Ospreay and Ospreay eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold, Ospreay fights back against Tanahashi to eventually land the Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for an Os Cutter and Tanahashi counters with a sling blade for a near fall, Tanahashi then hits Ospreay with a straight jacket suplex for a near fall. Ospreay fights back and he drops Tanahashi for a near fall, Ospreay then hits Tanahashi with a shooting star press for a near fall. Ospreay then nails Tanahashi with an Os Cutter for another near fall, Ospreay goes for Storm Breaker and Tanahashi counters with a sling blade.
Tanahashi follows up by landing another sling blade for a near fall, Tanahashi then hits Ospreay with a High Fly Flow and Ospreay rolls through for a near fall. Ospreay then nails Tanahashi with a hook kick and Hidden Blade, Ospreay then hits Tanahashi with a Storm Breaker for a three count.
Winner: Will Ospreay
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Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi
The match begins with Okada tripping up Ibushi and wrenching away on his leg, Ibushi and Okada exchange a few strikes after Ibushi gets free. Ibushi crushes a charging Okada with a drop kick, Okada misses a charge in the corner before placing Ibushi on the top rope. Okada nails Ibushi with a drop kick to knock him to the arena floor, Okada then nails Ibushi with a DDT on the arena floor. Okada waits for Ibushi to get in the ring before cornering him to land a few strikes, Ibushi fights back and Okada drops him to land a low leg lariat. Okada keeps Ibushi down while holding him in a chin lock, Ibushi gets free and he drops a charging Okada with a hurricarana. Ibushi drops Okada with a striking combination before landing a standing moonsault for a near fall, Okada rolls out of the ring and Ibushi takes him out with a dive. Okada gets back in the ring and he eventually drops Ibushi with a running elbow strike, Okada nails Ibushi with another DDT for a near fall. Okada goes to the top rope and Ibushi forces him to leap off, Ibushi then nails a charging Okada with a flying mid kick.
Ibushi and Okada get involved in a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Ibushi ends the exchange by nailing Okada with a power slam. Ibushi goes for a middle rope moonsault and Okada gets his knees up, Okada then plants Ibushi with a flapjack for a near fall. Okada goes to the top rope and Ibushi quickly crotches him, Ibushi climbs to the top rope and Okada knocks him to the ring apron. Ibushi recovers and he takes Okada off the ropes with a super rana for a near fall, Ibushi then nails Okada with a sit out power bomb for the near fall. Ibushi and Okada go back and forth until Okada lands a German suplex, Okada misses a Rainmaker and still connects with a drop kick on Ibushi. Okada looks for a tombstone and Ibushi counters to land a package tombstone pile driver, Ibushi and Okada have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Okada ends the exchange by nailing Ibushi with a shotgun drop kick, Ibushi pops right up to nail Okada with a lariat. Ibushi and Okada have a back and forth until Okada lands a Rainmaker, Okada picks up Ibushi and lands a second Rainmaker.
Ibushi escapes a third Rainmaker to hit Okada with a straight jacket German suplex, Okada avoids a knee strike to hit Ibushi with a drop kick. Okada goes for another drop kick and Ibushi counters with a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Ibushi goes for a knee strike and Okada counters with a drop kick. Okada misses the Rainmaker and Ibushi nails him with a head kick, Okada avoids the knee strike and he rolls Ibushi up for a near fall. Ibushi then cracks Okada with another head kick, Okada goes for a spinning Rainmaker and Ibushi counters with a knee strike. Ibushi then lands another knee strike for a near fall, Ibushi levels Okada with a third knee strike for a three count.
Winner: Kota Ibushi