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IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Finals: Kenny Omega def. Tomohiro Ishii to win the title
IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Tomohiro Ishii def. Zack Sabre Jr.
IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Kenny Omega def. Jay Lethal
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) def. RPG Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta) to retain the titles
IWGP Intercontinental Title Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Billy Gunn to retain the title
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Cody, Yujiro Takahashi & Marty Scurll) def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay) & The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay)
Bullet Club (Hangman Page, Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa) def. Michael Elgin & War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson)
Titan, Dragon Lee, Volador Jr., Jay White & Juice Robinson def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, Bushi, Evil & Sanada)
David Finlay, Kushida & Jushin “Thunder” Liger def. Yoshi Tatsu, Yohei Kamatsu & Sho Tanaka
Match By Match Recap
David Finlay, Kushida & Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Yoshi Tatsu & The Tempura Boyz (Yohei Kamatsu & Sho Tanaka)
The match begins with Finlay going to work on the arm of Tatsu, Finlay and Tatsu go through a few series of reversals. Liger and Kamatsu get the tags from their respective partners, Liger quickly locks Kamatsu in the surfboard stretch. Liger releases the hold to drop Kamatsu with a shoulder tackle, Liger follows that up by propelling Kamatsu out of the ring. Kushida holds Kamatsu as Liger catches him with a baseball slide drop kick, Liger goes for another hold before Tatsu and Tanaka jump him. Liger is then triple teamed by all three members of the opposing team, the Tempura Boyz catch Liger with a flapjack for a near fall. Kamatsu slows things down a little bit by working over the arm of Liger, Tanaka tags in and Liger shoves him into his tag team partner.
Liger then hits Tanaka with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker before nailing Kamatsu with a palm strike, Kushida tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team. Kushida hits Tatsu and Kamatsu with a handspring elbow strike, Kushida then does a suicide dive onto the Tempura Boyz. Kushida throws Kamatsu in the ring and he kicks away at his injured arm, Kushida goes for the Hoverboard Lock and the Tempura Boyz break it to hit Kushida with their finisher for a near fall. Kamatsu then cracks Kushida with a few forearm strikes, Kushida recovers to crack Kamatsu with a pele kick. Kamatsu gets back up and he nails an airborne Kushida with a German suplex, Tatsu nails a tagged in Finlay with a springboard drop kick.
Tatsu follows that up by catching Finlay with a power slam, Tatsu leaps off the top rope and Finlay catches him with a drop kick followed by a few European uppercuts. Tatsu recovers to nail Finaly with an elevated knee strike for a near fall, Finaly counters to pedigree to catch Tatsu with a choke breaker. Finlay then locks Tatsu in the stretch muffler and a tap out follows.
Winners: David Finlay, Kushida & Jushin “Thunder” Liger
IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Kenny Omega vs. Jay Lethal
The match begins with Omega nailing Lethal in the injured ribs before knocking him out of the ring, Omega goes out of the ring before shoving Lethal into the ringside edge and barricade. Omega then hits Lethal with a front suplex onto the ringside edge, Omega throws Lethal into the ring before missing a top rope high cross body. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel and Lethal escapes to nail him with multiple super kicks, Lethal nails Omega with a Lethal Injection and Omega rolls out of the ring. Lethal then hits Omega with a series of suicide dives, Lethal tosses Omega back into the ring before catching him with a top rope elbow drop for a near fall.
Lethal quickly locks a downed Omega in the figure four leg lock, Omega eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission attempt. Lethal then trips up a stumbling Omega by kicking him in the leg, Lethal continues slowing down Omega by catching him with a knee breaker. Lethal focuses on the leg some more by nailing Omega with a dragon screw leg whip, Omega recovers and he nails Lethal with a lung blower. Omega then cracks Lethal with some forearm strikes to the back, Omega also rips the protective tape off the injured ribs of Lethal. Omega then catches Lethal with a series of knee strikes to the injured rib cage, Omega nails Lethal with a few more strikes before locking him in the crossbow submission.
Omega recovers to drop kick Lethal in the leg and then kicking him in the rib cage, Lethal recovers and catches a leaping Omega with a blue thunder bomb. Lethal traps Omega in the ropes before nailing him with an enzaguri, Omega recovers and he crushes Lethal with a snap dragon suplex. Omega follows that up by catching Lethal with a modified back breaker, Omega then catches an incoming Lethal with a few Knee Triggers for a near fall. Lethal looks for another figure four leg lock and Omega rolls him up for a near fall, Omega then hits Lethal with a Doctor Bomb for another near fall. Omega follows that up by catching Lethal with another Knee Trigger, Omega nails Lethal with a One Winged Angel for the three count.
Winner: Kenny Omega
IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
The match begins with Sabre Jr attacking Ishii with a few European uppercuts, Ishii then drops Sabre Jr with a single strike over and over again. Sabre Jr also attacks Ishii with a headbutt before Ishii drops him with one of his own, Ishii traps Sabre Jr in the corner before attacking him with chops. Ishii also catches Sabre Jr with a few more forearm strikes, Sabre Jr drops Ishii with a kick to the arm and then he applies the modified Rings Of Saturn. Sabre Jr holds Ishii in an omaplata while twisting away at his ankle, Sabre Jr releases the hold to kick away at the injured arm of Ishii. Ishii recovers by dropping Sabre Jr with another headbutt, Ishii then crushes Sabre Jr with a running clothesline followed by a shoulder tackle.
Ishii then places Sabre Jr on the top rope and he follows him up there, Sabre Jr traps Ishii and he briefly locks him in the kimura. Ishii breaks free and he cracks Sabre Jr with a delayed superplex for a near fall, Ishii charges at Sabre Jr and Sabre Jr nails him with a series of kicks. Sabre Jr takes Ishii down with a Northern lights suplex into an arm bar, Ishii gets to the ropes to break the hold. Sabre Jr continues bending the arm of Ishii in many unnatural ways, Ishii breaks free and he nails Sabre Jr with a back drop suplex. Sabre Jr catches Ishii with a roll up after a series of reversals for a near fall, Sabre Jr goes back to kicking away at the arm of Ishii. Ishii gets angry and he drops Sabre Jr with another headbutt, Ishii goes for the sliding lariat and Sabre Jr catches him with a straight arm bar triangle choke.
Ishii eventually makes his way to the ropes so he can break the submission, Sabre Jr again kicks away at the injured arm of Ishii. Ishii gets pissed off and he destroys Sabre Jr with a single forearm strike, Sabre Jr recovers and he locks Ishii in the kimura. Ishii breaks free and Sabre Jr clobbers him with a penalty kick, Ishii recovers to nail Sabre Jr with a lariat followed by a brain buster for the three count.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii
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