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NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Championship
Bullet Club OGz (Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa & Taiji Ishimori) def. Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi & Toru Yano to retain the titles
Bullet Club OGz (Jay White, Gedo & Bad Luck Fale) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi)
Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, Shingo Takagi & Bushi)
Chaos (Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii) def. Yuji Nagata, Jeff Cobb & Kushida
Juice Robinson & David Finlay def. Best Friends (Chuckie T & Beretta) by DQ
The Elite (Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens) def. Tomoaki Homna & Toa Henare
Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh) def. Suzuki-Gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer & Takashi Iizuka)
Suzuki-Gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer & Takashi Iizuka) vs. Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh)
The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping their opponents before the bell sounded, the brawl between both teams quickly spills to the arena floor. Smith Jr throws Yoh into the crowd while working him over, Archer misses an avalanche in the ring and Romero nails him with Forever Clotheslines. Romero then sends a charging Archer out of the ring , Romero goes for a dive and Archer choke slams him on the ringside edge. Iizuka attacks Yoh and they battle into the crowd, Archer then decides to slam the injured Romero before landing multiple running elbow smashes. Iizuka tags in and he bites the head of Romero, Iizuka also takes the opportunity to bite Sho and Yoh on the heads. Iizuka then starts biting the hand of a downed Romero, Smith Jr tags in and he chokes Romero on the bottom rope.
Smith Jr picks up Romero to attack him with some more strikes, Smith Jr drops Romero with a clothesline before landing a leg drop for a near fall. Romero fights back and he drops Smith Jr with a mule kick, Sho and Yoh hit the ring to attack the opposition. Sho and Yoh drop Smith Jr before landing a double basement drop kick, Smith Jr fights back as Archer hits the ring to attack. Suzuki-Gun keeps Yoh in the ring while triple teaming him, Smith Jr hits Yoh with a middle rope power slam for a near fall. Romero uses a springboard drop kick to knock Archer out of the ring, Chaos would then triple team Smith Jr before Romero attacks Archer with a dive. Smith Jr hits Sho and Yoh with a double northern lights suplex, Iizuka tags in and he bites all the members of the opposing team. Yoh shocks Iizuka with a roll up for a three count.
Winners: Chaos (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh)
The Elite (Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens) vs. Tomoaki Homna & Toa Henare
The match begins with Owens backing Homna into the ropes before taunting him, Owens misses a charge into the corner and Homna drops him with a hip toss. Homna drops Owens again before teasing a rolling headbutt, Takahashi tags in and Henare gets a tag as well. Takahashi attacks Henare with a few strikes and Henare gets him in a headlock, Takahashi bites the hand of Henare to get free. Henare then drops a charging Takahashi with a shoulder tackle, Owens interferes and the distraction allows Takahashi to kick Henare in the face. A brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills to the arena floor, Takahashi attacks the leg of a downed Henare with some kicks and stomps. Owens tags in and lands multiple butt drops to the leg of Henare, Owens drops Henare before landing a falling headbutt on him.
Takahashi tags in and he nails a cornered Henare with a boot to the face, Henare fights back and Takahashi quickly drops him before landing a basement drop kick. Henare recovers and he drops Takahashi with a suplex, Homna tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Homna drops Takahashi before missing a falling headbutt, Takahashi makes Homna pay by landing a basement drop kick and a fisherman buster suplex for a near fall. Homna fights back and he finally nails Takahashi with a falling headbutt, Owens and Henare get tagged in by their respective partners. Henare quickly drops Owens with a flying shoulder tackle, Henare attacks both opponents before hitting Owens with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Owens trips up Henare before getting him in the ankle lock, Homna hits the ring and is quickly double teamed by the opposition.
Henare gets a near fall on Owens with a back slide, Owens recovers to hit Henare with a thrust kick and a package pile driver for a three count.
Winners: The Elite (Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)
Best Friends (Chuckie T & Beretta) vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
The match begins with some chain wrestling between T and Finlay, Finlay gets up and he drops T with a shoulder tackle. Finlay follows that up by knocking T out of the ring with a drop kick, Beretta tags in and Finlay nails him with a drop kick. Beretta goes into the crowd to get a hug from his mother, Robinson tags in and he works with Finlay to hit Beretta with a double bulldog. T interferes and a double drop kick send shim out of the ring, Robinson and Finlay take out the opposition with dives on the arena floor. Beretta recovers and he throws Robinson into the barricade, T hangs Finlay on the top of the barricade while Beretta lands a double stomp from the ring apron. Beretta gets Finlay in the ring to attack him with a few strikes, Beretta also corners Finlay while landing some more strikes. T tags in and he drops Finlay before getting a near fall on a pin attempt, T also nails Finlay with a drop kick.
Beretta tags in and he attacks Finlay with a top rope axe handle smash, Finlay fights back and Beretta nails him with a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Beretta tags in T after nailing Finlay with a back elbow strike, Finlay quickly drops T with a back suplex. Robinson and Beretta get tagged in by their respective partners, Robinson and Beretta have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Robinson gains control by nailing Beretta with some jabs, Beretta ends the exchange by dropping Robinson with a suplex. Robinson recovers and he drills Beretta with a shotgun drop kick followed by a cannonball, Beretta forces Robinson to leap off the ropes before they attack each other with clotheslines. Robinson avoids a knee strike before hitting Beretta with a Left Hand Of God, Robinson goes for Pulp Friction and Beretta gets free to land a running knee strike. Finlay tags in and he attacks a cornered Beretta with running back elbow strikes, Finlay hits Beretta with a uranage back breaker for a near fall.
T gets in the ring and he attacks Finlay with a steel chair to cause a DQ.
Winners: Juice Robinson & David Finlay, by DQ
After the match, Juice Robinson prevents Chuckie T from attacking David Finlay further, but an argument with Beretta winds up getting Robinson dropped while T hits Finlay with a pile driver on a chair.
Yuji Nagata, Jeff Cobb & Kushida vs. Chaos (Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii)
The match begins with Ospreay wrenching away on the arm of Kushida, Kushida also wrenches on the arm of Ospreay. Ospreay gets free from Kushida by nailing him with a drop kick, Chaos triple teams Kushida after knocking his partners off the ring apron. Ospreay nails Kushida with a standing shooting star press for a near fall, Ishii tags in and he attacks Kushida with a few strikes. Kushida fights back and Ishii drops him with a chop before applying a single leg crab, Nagata hits the ring to break the submission up. Ishii and Nagata brawl until Chaos clears the ring again, Goto tags in and he drops Kushida before kicking him in the back. Goto drops Kushida with a hip toss before applying a chin lock to him, Goto drops Kushida with a back elbow strike for a near fall. Kushida fights back and he eventually drops Goto with a pele kick, Ishii tags in and he quickly attacks Kushida with Ospreay.
Kushida quickly drops Ishii and Ospreay with a double handspring back elbow strike, Nagata tags in and he attacks Ishii with a bunch of kicks. Nagata drops Ishii before kicking him in the back, Ishii gets back up to drop Nagata and land kicks of his own. Nagata and Ishii have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Nagata then drops Ishii with a slap across the face before landing more kicks. Nagata stands over a downed Ishii while landing a plethora of strikes, Nagata applies the Nagata Lock to Ishii and Ospreay breaks it up. Nagata recovers and he nails Ospreay with an exploder suplex, Ishii returns and he nails a charging Nagata with a power slam. Goto tags in and Nagata nails him with a drop kick to the knee, Cobb tags in and he attacks Goto with some strikes before landing a shoulder tackle. Cobb backs Goto into the corner while landing a ton of strikes, Cobb and Goto swing away at each other until both go down.
Ospreay and Kushida get tagged in by their respective partners, Kushida eventually drops Ospreay before landing a basement drop kick. Ospreay fights back and he nails Kushida with a 619 followed by a springboard forearm strike, everybody from both teams hits the ring and they all take each other out. Kushida starts focusing his attack on the arm of Ospreay before landing a DDT, Kushida goes for Back To The Future and Ospreay counters with a stunner. Ospreay nails Kushida with a super kick followed by Storm Breaker for a three count.
Winners: Chaos (Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii)
NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Championship
Bullet Club OGz (Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa & Taiji Ishimori) (c) w/Jado vs. Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi & Toru Yano
The match begins with Makabe and Loa exchanging shoulder tackle attempts until Makabe goes down, Loa attacks Makabe with a few strikes until getting dropped with a shoulder block. Yano and Tama get tagged in by their respective partners, Yano removes the turnbuckle pad as Tama attacks him. Tama attacks Yano with a plethora of strikes, Jado distracts Yano before Tama can nail him with more strikes. Ishimori tags in and he attacks a cornered Yano with a bunch more strikes, Loa tags back in and he nails Yano with a headbutt. Loa then throws Yano into the exposed corner, Loa then decide sto just stomp away on the injured back of Yano. Tama tags in and he attacks Yano with a series of headbutts, Tama then drops Yano with a suplex for a near fall. Yano recovers and he whips Tama into the exposed corner, Tama recovers and he attacks Yano with more strikes before getting dropped again.
Taguchi and Ishimori get tagged in by their respective partners, Taguchi quickly attacks the opposing team with hip attacks. Taguchi then hits Ishimori with a series of B Triggers, Taguchi follows it up by nailing Ishimori with a series of suplexes. Jado interferes and he attacks Taguchi with the kendo stick, Taguchi recovers and still gets Ishimori in the ankle lock. Ishimori gets to the ropes to break to submission attempt, Ishimori shocks Taguchi with a roll up for a near fall. Ishimori follows that up by nailing Taguchi with a handspring head kick, Loa tags in and he nails taguchi with an atomic drop. Taguchi recovers and he eventually drops Loa, Makabe tags in and cleans house against the opposing team. Makabe then drops a charging Loa with a clothesline, Makabe follows that up by landing another clothesline for a near fall. Loa fights back and Yano hits him with a stel chair behind the ref’s back, Ishimori drags the ref out of the ring to prevent a three count.
A massive brawl breaks out between both teams after Jado tries interfering, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens interfere to help Bullet Club OGz. Owens hits Makabe with a package pile driver, Loa then hits Makabe with Ape Shit for a three count.
Winners: Bullet Club OGz (Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa & Taiji Ishimori), still the NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champions
After the match, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi embrace their new friends in the Bullet Club OGz.
Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, Shingo Takagi & Bushi) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
The match begins with Taichi attacking Naito with a chair shot before the bell sounded, a huge brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the place. Taichi keeps Naito in the ring while attacking his injured neck, Takagi hits the ring and he drops Taichi with a shoulder tackle. Bushi and El Desperado get tagged in by their respective partners, Takagi and Bushi start double teaming members of the opposition. Bushi takes off his shirt and he chokes El Desperado with it, Kanemaru interferes and he drops Bushi with a kick to the face. Another huge brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the arena, Suzuki attacks Sanada with a piece of the barricade. Taichi throws the injured Naito into a table that was in the crowd, Kanemaru attacks Takagi with multiple chair shots. Taichi finds a chair and he chokes Naito with it, Suzuki and ZSJ work over Bushi while the referee is distracted.
El Desperado stays in the ring and he works over the hurt Bushi, Suzuki tags in and he attacks Bushi with some strikes. Kanemaru tags in and he distracts the ref while El Desperado tries removing the mask of Bushi, Kanemaru decides to stomp away on a downed Bushi. Kanemaru applies the single leg crab to a downed Bushi, members of both teams continue brawling on the arena floor. Bushi recovers and he drops Kanemaru with an inzaguri, Sanada and Suzuki get tagged in by their respective partners. Sanada starts cleaning house against the opposing team, Suzuki escapes the Paradise Lock to get Sanada in an arm bar for a short time. Suzuki then catches Sanada with the sleeper hold, Suzuki goes for the pile driver and Sanada gets free. ZSJ tags in and he wrenches away on the head of Sanada, Sanada gets free and he nails ZSJ with a dragon screw leg whip.
Evil tags in and he nails ZSJ with a thrust kick to the midsection, ZSJ avoids a swinging Evil to get him in the cobra twist. Evil gets free to get ZSJ in the abdominal stretch, ZSJ gets free and he attacks the arm of a downed Evil. ZSJ then nails Evil with an overhead kick to the arm, ZSJ jumps on Evil while wrenching away on his arm. Evil gets free by nailing ZSJ with a fisherman buster suplex, Naito and Taichi get tagged in by their respective partners. Naito drops Taichi before landing a basement drop kick, Naito follows that up by hitting Taichi with a tornado DDT. Members of LIJ hit the ring to triple team Taichi for a short time, Naito gets Taichi on the top rope and he follows him up there. Taichi gets free and Naito still hits him with a hurricarana, Taichi recovers and he drills Naito with multiple clotheslines for a near fall.
Taka Michinoku hits the ring to distract the referee, Taichi grabs the IC title belt and he nails Naito with it. Taichi then hits Naito with the Black Mephisto for the three count.
Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
After the match, Suzuki-Gun continues attacking Los Ingobernables, Taichi grabs the microphone after the match to issue a challenge to Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
Bullet Club OGz (Jay White, Gedo & Bad Luck Fale) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi)
The match begins with Gedo jumping Okada from behind and a brawl breaks out between both teams that spills all over the place, Okada attacks White with a boot to the face. Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he triple teams White with the other members of his team, Yoshi-Hashi keeps up the attack by nailing White with more strikes. Gedo drags Yoshi-Hashi out of the ring and a second brawl breaks out between both teams, Gedo gets Yoshi-Hashi in the crowd while attacking him with chair shots. Yoshi-Hashi is thrown back in the ring so White can land a back suplex for a near fall, Gedo tags in and he throws Yoshi-Hashi back out of the ring. Fale and White throw Yoshi-Hashi into the barricade multiple times, Gedo gets a near fall on Yoshi-Hashi as he is thrown back into the ring. Gedo holds Yoshi-Hashi down while ripping away on his face, Yoshi-Hashi fights back against Gedo and Gedo rakes his eyes.
Fale tags in and he stands on the injured Yoshi-Hashi, Fale traps Yoshi-Hashi in the corner while attacking him with strikes. Gedo tags in and he nails Yoshi-Hashi with a thrust kick to the midsection, Yoshi-Hashi recovers and drops Gedo with a mule kick. Okada tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Okada drops Gedo with a series of back elbow strikes followed by a DDT. Okada slams Gedo before going to the top rope, Gedo causes Okada to leap off the ropes so Fale can attack him. Fale tags in and he nails Okada with a back body drop for a near fall, Fale then hits Okada with an avalanche. Fale looks for the Grenade and Okada counters by landing a drop kick, Okada then hits Fale with a dragon screw leg whip. Tanahashi tags in and white gets a tag as well, Tanahashi and White have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Tanahashi then hits White with a dragon screw leg whip, White recovers and he hits Tanahashi with a snap dragon suplex.
Tanahashi recovers and he nails White with a sling blade, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he immediately attacks White with some strikes. Yoshi-Hashi corners White before landing a running chop, Yoshi-Hashi follows that up by hitting White with a Head Hunter for a near fall. Members of both teams start brawling on the arena floor, Yoshi-Hashi attacks White with some more chops. White recovers and he nails Yoshi-Hashi with a uranage, White sets up for a Blade Runner and Okada hits the ring to break it up. Tanahashi then hits White with a Twist & Shout, Yoshi-Hashi then hits White with a Western Lariat and a fisherman buster suplex for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi goes for Kharma and White uses a ref distraction to get free before eating a super kick, White then hits Yoshi-Hashi with a head and arm suplex. White hits Yoshi-Hashi with a Blade Runner for a three count.
Winners: Bullet Club OGz (Jay White, Gedo & Bad Luck Fale)
After the match, Jay White grabs the microphone and he challenges Hiroshi Tanahashi to a match for the IWGP Heavyweight Title. Gedo attacks Tanahashi from behind and the Bullet Club OGz work over him until Kazuchika Okada makes the save, Bullet Club OGz eventually overcome Okada. White then hits Tanahashi with the Blade Runner, White promises to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title very soon.