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Go Asakawa & Ayato Yoshida def. Yuji Nagata & Shota Umino
Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Manjimaru & Ken45
Gedo & Hiro Saito def. Tiger Mask IV & Tetsuhiro Yagi
Tomoyuki Oka def. Yota Tsuji
Ren Narita def. Yuya Uemura
Ren Narita vs. Yuya Uemura
The match begins with Uemura and Narita doing some chain wrestling, Uemura catches Narita in a headlock. Narita scores a takedown on Uemura before applying a headlock of his own, Uemura gets free by catching Narita in a head scissors. Narita gets free and he reapplies a headlock to Uemura, Narita then drops Uemura with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Narita follows that up with a slam for a near fall, Narita traps Uemura in the corner while attacking him with strikes. Narita would then hit Uemura with a hip toss before stomping away on him, Narita slows things down further by holding Uemura in a camel clutch. Uemura gets to the ropes and Narita stomps away on him, Uemura fights back and he attacks Narita with a bunch of strikes.
Narita quickly drops Uemura with a snap mare and Uemura avoids the Boston crab afterwards, Narita gets angry and he stops away on Uemura. Uemura recovers to crack a charging Narita with a drop kick, Uemura traps Narita in the corner before stomping away on him. Uemura then catches Narita with a power slam for a near fall, Uemura gets Narita in the corner before a striking exchange breaks out. Narita wins the exchange by nailing Uemura with a drop kick for a near fall, Narita follows that up with a back body drop on Uemura before applying the Boston crab to force a tap out.
Winner: Ren Narita
Tomoyuki Oka vs. Yota Tsuji
The match begins with Oka scoring a takedown on Tsuji before a chain wrestling session breaks out, the two competitors then have a kicking exchange. Oka ends the exchange by catching Tsuji in a headlock, Tsuji gets free and Oka drops him with a shoulder tackle before reapplying the headlock. Oka transitions to a hammer lock on the arm of Tsuji, Oka releases the hold so he can nail Tsuji with some strikes. Tsuji fights back and Oka drops him with a single chop for a near fall, Oka then catches Tsuji with a hip toss for another near fall. Oka gets angry and he stomps away on a downed Tsuji, Oka also attacks the back of Tsuji with forearm strikes and a slam. Oka gets Tsuji down again before applying a modified STF, Oka transitions to a camel clutch against Tsuji until Tsuji gets to the ropes.
Tsuji tries creating space as Oka just attacks him with more strikes, Tsuji recovers and drops a charging Oka with a drop kick. Tsuji then gets Oka up before attacking him with a plethora of forearm strikes, Tsuji then hits Oka with a slap before slamming him for a near fall. Tsuji backs Oka into the corner by landing a plethora of chops and kicks, Oka recoverd and crushes Tsuji with a shoulder tackle. Oka then hits Tsuji with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall, Oka applies the Boston crab to Tsuji and a tap out follows.
Winner: Tomoyuki Oka
Tiger Mask IV & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Gedo & Hiro Saito
The match begins with Gedo exiting the ring and Mask IV threatening to take him out with a dive, Gedo gets back in the ring and Mask IV wrenches away on his arm. Mask IV rolls for an arm bar and Gedo escapes to work over his legs, Mask IV gets free to attack the arm of Gedo with knee strikes. Mask IV traps one of Gedo’s arms while pulling back on the other, Saito tags in and Yagi gets a tag as well. Saito gets Yagi down before working over one of his legs. Saito crushes the leg of Yagi with an elbow drop before wrenching away on it, Saito also attacks the leg of Yagi with some butt drops. Yagi fights back and Saito drops him with a few strikes followed by a leg drop, Gedo tags in and he stomps away on Yagi alongside Saito.
Gedo then tosses Yagi out of the ring so Saito can work him over some more, Yagi gets thrown back into the ring after a beating by Saito so Gedo can get a near fall on a pin attempt. Yagi starts fighting back and Gedo pokes him right in the eyes, Saito tags in and he teams with Gedo to hit Yagi with a double shoulder tackle. Saito then lands a few elbow drops on a downed Yagi, Saito follows that up by crushing Yagi with a DDT for a near fall. Saito would then drop Yagi midsection first on the top rope before tagging Gedo back in, Gedo then hits Yagi with a few strikes for a near fall. Saito tags back in and he attacks Yagi with some more strikes. Yagi recovers and he nails Saito with a drop kick from out of nowhere, Mask IV tags in and he nails Saito with a top rope high cross body.
Mask IV then nails Gedo with a mule kick before rolling up Saito for a near fall, Mask IV also traps Saito in the corner before landing a kick to the head. Mask IV goes for the Tiger Driver and Saito blocks it by landing a jaw breaker, Saito gets to the middle rope before hitting Mask IV with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Gedo tags in and he catches a seated Mask IV with a side kick for a near fall, Mask IV recovers and he applies a modified Rings Of Saturn to Gedo until Saito breaks it up. Yagi tags in and he attacks Gedo with forearm strikes, Yagi then catches Gedo with a drop kick for a near fall. Yagi goes for a single leg crab on Gedo as Mask IV battles Saito on the arena floor, Gedo eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Yagi misses a drop kick and Saito nails him with multiple senton bombs, Gedo then catches Yagi in a roll up for the three count.
Winners: Gedo & Hiro Saito
Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Manjimaru & Ken45
The match begins with Manjimaru kicking Tenzan before applying a headlock, Tenzan gets free and he drops Manjimaru with a shoulder block. Ken45 and Nakanishi get tagged in by their respective partners, Ken45 attacks Nakanishi with some foot stomps and chops. Ken45 backs Nakanishi into the corner with a bicycle kick before landing some chops, Nakanishi recovers to attack Ken45 with chops of his own. Nakanishi drops Ken45 before tagging Tenzan into the match, Nakanishi and Tenzan nail Ken45 with a double shoulder tackle. Tenzan then attacks Ken45 with ome Mongolian chops, Ken45 nails Tenzan with a low blow after a referee distraction from Manjimaru.
Manjimaru and Ken45 drag their opponents to the arena floor so they can work them over some, Manjimaru tags in after getting Tenzan in the ring so he can stomp away on him. Tenzan starts fighting back and Manjimaru nails him with a few strikes, Ken45 tags in and he chokes Tenzan on the top rope. Ken45 releases the choke so he can stomp away on a downed Tenzan, Ken45 slows things down further by holding Tenzan in a chin lock. Ken45 releases the hold so he can attack Tenzan with a plethora of chops, Manjimaru tags in and he catches Tenzan with a suplex for a near fall. Tenzan recovers and drops a charging Manjimaru with a spinning heel kick, Ken45 hits the ring and Tenzan lays him out with a Samoan drop.
Nakanishi tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Nakanishi catches both opponents with some running clotheslines in the corners. Nakanishi slams Manjimaru before landing a knee drop, Nakanishi catches Manjimaru with a lariat for a near fall. Nakanishi sets up for the torture rack and Ken45 hits the ring to break it up, Nakanishi then catches both opponents with a double back body drop. Tenzan tags in and he attacks both opponents with shoulder tackles, Tenzan then hits Ken45 with a clothesline in the corner followed by a suplex for a near fall. Ken45 recovers to hit Tenzan with an inverted atomic drop, Ken45 and Manjimaru decide to double team Tenzan. Manjimaru drops Tenzan with a lariat before Ken45 lands a knee strike for a near fall, Ken45 goes for a roll up and he gets a near fall.
Tenzan recovers to hit Ken45 with a modified 3-D alongside Nakanishi, Tenzan then hits Ken45 with a lariat for another near fall. Tenzan applies the anaconda vice and a tap out follows.
Winners: Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Yuji Nagata & Shota Umino vs. Go Asakawa & Ayato Yoshida
The match begins with Asakawa wrenching away on the arm of Umino, Asakawa transitions to a headlock against Umino. Umino backs Asakawa into the ropes before landing a chop, Asakawa recovers and he drops Umino with a shoulder tackle. Yoshida tags in and he nails Nagata with a cheap shot before Nagata tags into the match, Yoshida and Nagata immediately have a striking exchange. Yoshida backs Nagata into the corner while landing a plethora of strikes, Nagata and Yoshida quickly get into another striking exchange. Asakawa tags in and he attacks Nagata with a bunch of kicks in the corner, Nagata recovers and drops Asakawa with leg kicks. Nagata attacks the arm of Asakawa before tagging Umino in, Umino and Nagata nail Asakawa with a double shoulder tackle for a near fall.
Umino then decides to attack Asakawa with some chops, Asakawa slows down Umino by nailing him with a knee strike. Yoshida tags in and he attacks Umino with a series of chops in the corner, Yoshida catches Umino with a slam before tagging Asakawa into the match. Asakawa catches Umino with a slam before tagging Yoshida back in, Yoshida nails Umino with another slam before nailing Nagata with a cheap shot. Asakawa tags in and he gets a near fall on a downed Umino, Asakawa then attacks Umino with a ton of chops before applying a chin lock. Asakawa transitions to a modified dragon sleeper against Umino, Umino makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Umino recovers and catches a charging Asakawa with a back elbow strike, Yoshida hits the ring and Umino nails him with a drop kick.
Nagata tags in and he quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Nagata gets Asakawa in the corner before landing a boot to the face. Nagata then hits Asakawa with an exploder suplex for a near fall, Nagata catches Asakawa in a cross face and Yoshida breaks it up. Asakawa recovers and he drops Nagata with a running forearm strike, Yoshida tags in and he has a striking exchange with Nagata. Yoshida drops Nagata before nailing him with a series of kicks for a near fall, Nagata recovers and drops Yoshida with a spinning heel kick. Umino tags in and he attacks Yoshida with a plethora of strikes, Umino then hits Yoshida with a running back elbow strike and a missile drop kick for a near fall. Umino goes for an arm bar and Asakawa breaks it up, Nagata hits the ring and he double teams Yoshida alongside Umino.
Nagata then takes the fight to Asakawa on the arena floor, Umino applies the Boston crab to Yoshida and Asakawa breaks it up. Umino and Asakawa get into a striking exchange until Umino nails him with a spine buster, Yoshida catches Umino wih an elevated knee strike followed by a head kick. Yoshida then hits Umino with a Saito Suplex for a three count.
Winners: Go Asakawa & Ayato Yoshida