NJPW G1 Special In USA Day 1: Two Titles On The Line & The NJPW US Title Tournament Begins

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IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Kazuchika Okada def. Cody to retain the title

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match: War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson) def. Guerillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa) to win the titles

IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Opening Round Match: Kenny Omega def. Michael Elgin

IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Opening Round Match: Tomohiro Ishii def. Tetsuya Naito

IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Opening Round Match: Zack Sabre Jr. def. Juice Robinson

IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Opening Round Match:Jay Lethal def. Hangman Page

David Finlay, Jay White, Kushida & Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Sho Tanaka, Yohei Kamatsu, Yoshi Tatsu & Billy Gunn

Los Ingobernables (Sanada, Evil, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Titan, Dragon Lee, Volador Jr. & Jushin “Thunder” Liger

Chaos (Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Will Ospreay) & The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson & Marty Scurll)


Match By Match Recap

Chaos (Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Will Ospreay) & The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson & Marty Scurll)

The match begins with Ospreay and Scurll going through a series of reversals, Ospreay knocks Scurll out of the ring with a drop kick and he teases a suicide dive. Takahashi attacks Ospreay from behind and he eats a drop kick for his efforts, Fale hits the ring and he knocks Ospreay out of it. The Briscoes double team Fale and knock him out of the ring, Takahashi hits the ring and The Briscoes knock him out of it. The Briscoes then take out Bullet Club with a series of suicide dives, RPG Vice and The Young Bucks brawl in the ring. RPG Vice corner the Bucks and then nail them with some double team moves, the Bucks take out RPG Vice with some super kicks.

The Buck then attack their opponents with some suicide dives on the arena floor, Ospreay then does a shooting star press onto Bullet Club members who were on the arena floor. Mark brings Scurll in the ring and Scurll snaps his fingers, Scurll taunts Mark and he eats an enzaguri for his efforts. Members of both teams simultaneously hit the ring to take each other out, Matt catches Mark with a super kick and then Beretta takes him out with a tornado DDT. Ospreay catches a charging Scurll with a one man Spanish fly, Nick and Romero are legally tagged into the match. Romero nails both of the Bucks with Forever Clotheslines, Fale hits the ring and Romero nails him with Forever Clotheslines. Fale goes for the Grenade and Beretta saves Romero, RPG Vice eat a running clothesline from a charging Fale.

Fale uses a Bad Luck Fall to toss Beretta out of the ring and onto some of the competitors, the Briscoes hit the ring and double team Fale. The Briscoes eventually knock Fale out of the ring, the Bucks hit the ring and nail both Briscoes with super kicks. The Bucks then hit Romero with a buckle bomb into an enzaguri, Romero rolls up Matt from out of nowhere to get the three count.

Winners: Chaos (Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Will Ospreay) & The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay)

Titan, Dragon Lee, Volador Jr. & Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Los Ingobernables (Sanada, Evil, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)

The match begins with Volador Jr taking Bushi out of the ring with a head scissors takedown, Liger and Sanada get the tags from their respective partners. Evil jumps a distracted Liger from behind, Liger recovers by throwing Sanada into Evil and then knocking Sanada out of the ring. Evil then trips up Liger so Sanada can nail him with a drop kick, a brawl breaks out between most of the competitors on the arena floor. Titan hits the ring and Sanada ties him up before nailing him with a drop kick, Sanada and Evil nail Liger with double team moves as Evil tagged in. Bushi hits the ring and he takes out Liger with a missile drop kick, Liger catches a charging Bushi with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker.

Liger then drops a charging Evil with a palm strike, Takahashi and Lee get tagged in and they start exchanging chops right away. Lee then nails a charging Sanada with a running knee strike, Volador Jr and Titan catch Bushi and Sanada with some suicide dives. Lee and Takahashi go back at in on the inside of the ring, Titan tags in and he hits Takahashi with a springboard high cross body. Titan then drops Takahashi with a tornado head scissors, Takahashi recovers by propelling a charging Titan into the corner. Los Ingobernables quadruple team Titan for a near fall, Takahashi distracts the ref as Sanada and Evil take out Titan with chair shots. Takahashi hits Titan with the Time Bomb for the three count.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Sanada, Evil, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)

IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Opening Round Match:Jay Lethal vs. Hangman Page

The match begins with Page jumping Lethal from behind, Lethal and Page start brawling on the arena floor until Page tosses Lethal into the ring. Lethal knocks Page back out of the ring before catching him with a suicide dive, Lethal tosses Page back into the ring before attacking him with chops. Lethal follows that up by catching Page with a Lethal Combination for a near fall, Lethal traps Page in the corner before attacking him with more chops. Lethal misses an escape in the corner and Page drapes him on the top rope, Page then knocks Lethal out of the ring with a kick. Page follows that up by nailing Lethal with a shooting star shoulder tackle, Page then tosses Lethal back into the ring.

Page then catches Lethal with a running clothesline followed by a senton bomb, Page catches Lethal with a pump handle pinning combination for a near fall. Lethal tries fighting back and Page counters a Lethal Injection with an abdominal stretch, Lethal tries fighting back again and Page reapplies the abdominal stretch on him. Lethal escapes and he clobbers Page with a series of kicks and a roaring elbow strike, Lethal drops Page with an ace crusher. Lethal goes to the top rope and he catches Page with a top rope elbow drop for a near fall, Page catches Lethal with a small package for a near fall. Page recovers and he drops a charging Lethal with a lariat for a near fall, Page sets up for his finisher and Lethal counters to hit him with a super kick followed by another Lethal Combination.

Lethal barely connects with a Lethal Injection and he grabs his injured ribs after landing the hold, Lethal and Page exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Lethal rocks Page with a series of enzaguri’s, Lethal nails Page with a second Lethal Injection for the three count.

Winner: Jay Lethal

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