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ROH World Title Match
Dalton Castle def. Beretta & The Beer City Bruiser to retain the title
NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Title Match
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa) def. Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Delirious & Cheeseburger to retain the titles
Special Tag Match
Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) def. Bullet Club (Cody & Marty Scurll)
Special 6 Man Tag Team Match
Bullet Club (Hangman Page, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson) def. Chaos (Jay White, Chuckie T & Yoshi-Hashi)
Los Ingobernables (Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Ryusuke Taguchi & Flip Gordon
David Finlay, Juice Robinson & Jay Lethal def. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi, Hikuleo & Chase Owens)
The Beer City Bruiser def. Toa Henare
Toa Henare vs. The Beer City Bruiser
The match begins with Bruiser attacking Henare with a right to the face, Bruiser traps Henare in the corner while landing some strikes. Bruiser gets Henare out of the corner while landing some chops, Henare goes for a flying shoulder tackle and Bruiser gets out of the way. Bruiser then spits some beer into the face of Henare, Bruiser would then attack the back of Henare with some strikes. Henare get angry and he attacks Bruiser with strikes followed by a headbutt, Henare then drops Bruiser with a flying shoulder tackle for a near fall. Henare goes to the top rope and he nails Bruiser with a flying shoulder tackle for a near fall, Henare fails to drop Bruiser with a clothesline.
Bruiser then hits a swinging Henare with a DDT, Bruiser goes to the top rope and he lands a frog splash on Henare for the three count.
Winner: The Beer City Bruiser
David Finlay, Juice Robinson & Jay Lethal vs. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi, Hikuleo & Chase Owens)
The match begins with Bullet Club jumping the opposing team before the bell sounds, the brawl spills out of the ring. Owens battles Finlay inside of the ring, Lethal and Finlay then slingshot Robinson into Owens after the brawl ends. Lethal tags in and he catches Owens with a back breaker for a near fall, Finlay tags in and he catches a downed Owens with a senton bomb. Takahashi trips up a running Finlay and another brawl breaks out between both teams, Takahashi tags in and he nails Finlay with a few strikes. Takahashi corners Finlay before nailing him with a running boot to the face, Owens tags in and he nails Finlay with some jabs.
Hikuleo tags in and he nails Finlay with a running clothesline in the corner followed by a power slam, Robinson hits the ring and he double teams Hikuleo alongside Finlay. Lethal tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team, Lethal attacks members of Bullet Club with suicide dives. Hikuleo recovers and he nails a charging Lethal with a lariat, Robinson hits the ring and Hikuleo takes him out with an inverted uranage. Finlay would then knock Hikuleo out of the ring with a missile drop kick, Owens accidentally hits Takahashi with a super kick and Lethal takes him out with a Lethal Injection. Lethal nails Hikuleo with Hail To The King for a three count.
Winners: David Finlay, Juice Robinson & Jay Lethal
Ryusuke Taguchi & Flip Gordon vs. Los Ingobernables (Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)
The match begins with Takahashi attacking Gordon with a kick before wrenching away on his arm, Gordon drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle before landing a head scissors takedown. Gordon fakes a suicide dive and Bushi attacks him from behind, Takahashi throws Gordon out of the ring as a brawl breaks out between both teams. Takahashi and Gordon take their fight into the crowd, Bushi and Taguchi also brawl into the opposite side of the crowd. Takahashi brings Gordon back to the ringside area before throwing him into the barricade, Takahashi gets Gordon back into the ring for a near fall on a pin attempt.
Takahashi also starts stomping away on the injured knee of Gordon, Bushi tags in and he attacks the injured knee of Gordon before getting a near fall. Bushi takes his shirt off and he chokes Gordon with it, Gordon recovers and he nails Bushi with an enzaguri. Taguchi tags in and he attacks the opposing team with hip attacks, Taguchi would then catch both opponents with a simultaneous DDT. Taguchi applies the ankle lock to Bushi and Bushi eventually gets free, Taguchi then catches Bushi with a roll up for a near fall. Bushi recovers and he catches a leaping Taguchi with an atomic drop, Takahashi tags in and Taguchi takes him out before tagging Gordon in.
Gordon catches Takahashi with a springboard drop kick that knocks him out of the ring, Gordon then takes out Takahashi with a suicide dive. Gordon misses a 450 splash attempt and he winds up nailing Takahashi with a springboard sling blade for a near fall, Gordon misses a charge to the corner and he gets nailed with a double drop kick from the opposing team. Bushi then sends and interfering Taguchi out of the ring, Gordon fights back against the opposing team before eating a double super kick. Bushi then takes out Taguchi with a suicide dive, Takahashi nails Gordon with a death valley driver in the corner. Gordon catches Takahashi with a roll up followed by a super kick. Los Ingobernables nail Gordon with a double German suplex for a near fall, Los Ingobernables nail Gordon with a MX doomsday device for a three count.
Winners: Los Ingobernables (Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)
NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Title Match: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa) (c) vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Delirious & Cheeseburger
The match begins with Bullet Club attacking their opponents before the bell sounds, Fale gets Cheeseburger in the ring as the rest brawl on the arena floor. Delirious hits the ring to double team Fale with Cheeseburger, Fale nails everybody with shoulder tackles while Cheeseburger holds him in a sleeper hold. Liger tags in and he works with Cheeseburger to nail Fale with palm strikes, Fale recovers to drop Liger and Cheeseburger with a shoulder tackle. Loa tags in and he corners Liger before landing some strikes, Tama tags in and he nails Liger with a headbutt alongside Loa. Tama attacks Cheeseburger with a suplex while his teammates work over Liger, Tama would then attack Liger with strikes in the corner.
Fale tags in and he nails Liger with more strikes in the corner, Loa tags in and he catches Liger with a back suplex. Liger would then cause an interfering Tama to run into Loa, Delirious tags in and he quickly cleans house on the opposing team. Delirious would then nails Loa with a leaping clothesline, Tama hits the ring and he gets taken out by Delirious. Loa accidentally clotheslines Tama and Delirious rolls him up for a near fall, Loa recovers and he nails Delirious with a jack hammer. Cheeseburger tags in and he goes right after Tama with strikes, Cheeseburger then hits Tama with a hurricarana. Cheeseburger follows that up with a DDT on Tama for a near fall, Tama recovers and he nails Cheeseburger with a drop kick.
Bullet Club all come into the ring together to stomp away on a downed Cheeseburger, Liger hits the ring to attack his opponents with palm strikes. Cheeseburger catches Tama with a few roll ups for a few near falls, Tama recovers and he nails Cheeseburger with a Tongan Twist for a near fall. Tama and Loa hit Cheeseburger with Guerrilla Warfare for the three count.
Winners: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa), still the NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champions
Special 6 Man Tag Team Match: Chaos (Jay White, Chuckie T & Yoshi-Hashi) vs. Bullet Club (Hangman Page, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson)
The match begins with T taking Nick down with a springboard arm drag, Nick recovers and takes T down with a top rope arm drag. The Bucks would then work together to knock T out of the ring, White and Page gets the tags from their respective partners. White and Page have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, White eventually drops Page with a running forearm strike. White would then corner Page before leveling him with chops, Page fights back and White crushes him with a drop kick. T tags in and he also catches Page with a drop kick, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he catches Page with a suplex for a near fall.
White tags in and Page quickly drops him before landing a standing moonsault, the Bucks hit the ring and they attack Chaos as well. Page then attacks a downed White with a plethora of strikes, Matt tags in and the Bucks double team White. Page interferes and he nails a downed White with a running shooting star press, Matt slows things down by holding White in a chin lock. White recovers and he plants a swinging Matt with a DDT, Yoshi-Hashi and Page get the tags from their respective partners. Yoshi-Hashi catches a ducking Page with a rolling neck breaker, Yoshi-Hashi then gets an interfering Nick on the top rope before landing a drop kick.
Yoshi-Hashi then gets Page on the top rope before landing another drop kick, Page recovers and he nails a charging Yoshi-Hashi with a slingshot lariat. Matt and T get tagged in by their partners, T quickly attacks Matt with a plethora of strikes before throwing him out of the ring. T gets Matt in a single leg crab until Nick nails him with a roundhouse kick, the Bucks then hit T and Yoshi-Hashi with super kicks. The Bucks then hit T with a ton of double team moves for a near fall, T fights back to propel the Bucks into each other. White hits the ring and he battles Page inside of the ring, White quickly takes out all members of the opposing team.
White then hits Page with a running European uppercut for a near fall, Page fights back and he power bombs White into a pair of enzaguris from the Bucks. Bullet Club goes for fatality on White and the rest of Chaos breaks it up, everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out. The Bucks then hit Yoshi-Hashi and T with suicide dives, White then hits Page with an inverted uranage followed by a release German suplex. The Bucks stop White from hitting Page with the Blade Runner, Page then hits White with the Rite Of Passage for a three count.
Winners: Bullet Club (Hangman Page, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson)
After the match, Adam Page attacks Chaos with a steel chair before nailing Jay White with a Rite Of Passage on the chair.
- The Beer City Bruiser hits the ring before the next match starts and he wants to be in the title match, then he jumps Dalton Castle and Beretta.
ROH World Title Match: Dalton Castle (c) vs. Beretta vs. The Beer City Bruiser
The match begins with Castle attacking Bruiser on the arena floor, Beretta joins Castle and they double team Bruiser on the arena floor. Castle and Beretta would then throw Bruiser into the barricade, Bruiser recovers to drop both opponents with shoulder tackles. Bruiser would then throw both opponents into the barricade, Castle gets in the ring and he knocks Bruiser back to the arena floor. Castle then hits Bruiser with a suicide dive, Beretta returns and he attacks both of his opponents with a chair. Beretta would then throw Castle over the barricade, Beretta gets Bruiser seated on the chair before nailing him with a running drop kick.
Beretta gets Castle back into the ring before Castle catches him with a German suplex, Bruiser gets in the ring and he crushes both opponents with avalanches. Castle and Bruiser have a striking exchange until Bruiser knocks him out of the ring, Bruiser then attacks the injured arm of Beretta. Bruiser causes Beretta to fall shoulder first on the ground after landing a back elbow strike, Castle attacks Bruiser from behind and Bruiser knocks him back out of the ring. Beretta and Bruiser take their battle to the arena floor, Bruiser then smashes the arm of Beretta on the barricade. Bruiser goes to the top rope and castle crotches him, Castle nails Bruiser with a running knee strike that knocks him to the arena floor.
Castle follows that up with a hurricarana on Bruiser that sends him crashing to the arena floor, Castle gets Bruiser in the ring before landing a series of knee strikes. Castle then hits Bruiser with a spinning back elbow strike, Castle grounds Bruiser before landing some more strikes. Beretta returns and he nails Castle with a tornado DDT, Bruiser returns and he crushes an unaware Beretta. Bruiser goes to the top rope and Beretta crotches him, Beretta goes to the top rope as well and Castle follows him up there. Castle and Beretta catch Bruiser with a double superplex, Beretta battles Bruiser on the ring apron and then Bruiser nails him with a death valley driver on the apron.
Bruiser gets back in the ring and he clotheslines Castle out of it, Bruiser gets Beretta back in the ring before missing a frog splash. Beretta then hits a dazed Bruiser with a running knee strike followed by a pile driver for a near fall, Beretta and Bruiser have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Castle returns and he joins the striking exchange, Castle misses a flying knee strike and he crashes to the arena floor. Bruiser goes back to the top rope and he lands a frog splash for a near fall, Beretta recovers and he nails Bruiser with a headbutt. Castle returns and he kicks Bruiser in the face, Beretta then catches Castle with a roll up for a near fall. Castle then hits Bruiser with a dead lift German suplex for the three count.
Winner: Dalton Castle, still the ROH World Champion
Special Tag Match: Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) vs. Bullet Club (Cody & Marty Scurll)
The match begins with Scurll wrenching away on the arm of Ibushi, Scurll nails Ibushi with chops after a little chain wrestling. Ibushi recovers to nail a charging Scurll with a drop kick, Cody interferes and Ibushi drops him with a kick. Omega tags in and Scurll nails him with European uppercuts, Omega gets free from Scurll and he nails a hiding Cody with a suicide dive into the crowd. Scurll returns and he nails Omega with a super kick after Cody holds him, Scurll nails Omega with a short arm clothesline before tagging Cody into the match. Cody corners Omega before catching him with some strikes, Omega fights back and he smashes Cody’s face into the top turnbuckle.
Omega would then drop Cody before mauling him with strikes, Ibushi tags in and he double teams Cody alongside Omega. Bullet Club stops the Golden Lovers from landing the Cross Slash and they all brawl on the arena floor, Scurll distracts Ibushi and Cody kicks him in the face as he tries getting back in the ring. Scurll holds Ibushi on the arena floor before Cody takes him out with a dive, Coy and Scurll double team Ibushi inside of the ring. Cody stays in the ring and he stomps away on a downed Ibushi, Scurll tags in and he nails Ibushi with a delayed verticle suplex. Cody tags in and he stomps away on a downed Ibushi, Cody follows that up with a front suplex slam on Ibushi.
Cody then hits Omega with a Beautiful Disaster kick from out of nowhere, Ibushi recovers to nail a charging Cody with a power slam. Omega tags in and he nails Cody with a top rope cross body, Omega then attacks Scurll before nailing Cody with a hurricarana. Scurll tags in and Ibushi quickly takes him out with a drop kick, Ibushi and Omega then hit Scurll with a series of moonsaults and shooting star presses. Golden Lovers go for a double knee strike and Cody breaks it all up, Scurll then snaps the fingers of Omega. Cody battles Ibushi on the ring apron, Cody goes for a super Cross Rhodes and Omega nails him with a V Trigger to break it up.
Scurll attacks Omega with an umbrella before landing a Cross Rhodes for a near fall, Bullet Club then hit Omega with a spring drop kick Doomsday Device. Scurll applies the chicken wing to Omega and Cody applies the trailer hitch to Ibushi, Omega gets free by dropping Scurll and himself on top of Cody. Omega and Cody get into a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Omega crushes Cody with a V Trigger before Scurll nails him with a super kick. Ibushi returns and he nails Scurll with an overhead kick, Scurll recovers and he catches Ibushi with a thrust kick. Ibushi counters a springboard doomsday devive from Bullet Club to take them bothout with kicks, Golden Lovers then hit Cody with a power bomb into a German suplex.
The Golden Lovers then take out Bullet Club with the Cross Slash on the arena floor, Omega gets Scurll in the ring before landing a Shoto. Ibushi tags in and Cody takes out Omega with the Cross Rhodes, Bullet Club then hits Ibushi with a super kick into a modified neck breaker for a near fall. Cody then plants a kiss on the lips of Ibushi, Ibushi gets angry and he destroys Cody with a series of strikes followed by a power bomb. Omega returns to hit Scurll with a V Trigger, Omega then throws Scurll in the air so Ibushi can nail him with a kick. Golden Lovers the hit Scurll with a Golden Trigger for the three count.
Winners: Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi)
After the match, The Young Bucks confront The Golden Lovers about being the best tag team in the world before announcing that they are moving up to the heavyweight division.