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Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Sho) def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi & Shingo Takagi)
Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Yuji Nagata & Gabriel Kidd
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Evil def. Sanada
Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Yuji Nagata & Gabriel Kidd
The match begins with Taichi backing Tanahashi into the ropes so Sabre Jr can attack him, Ibushi hits the ring and he attacks Taichi. Tanahashi and Ibushi double team Taichi so Tanahashi can get a near fall on a pin attempt, Taichi gets a wire and he chokes Tanahashi with it. Sabre Jr attacks Ibushi and that starts a brawl between both teams that spills all over the arena, Sabre Jr locks Ibushi in an abdominal stretch and Taichi throws Tanahashi into the barricade. Taichi gets Tanahashi back in the ring and he works over his leg, Suzuki tags in and he stomps away on the injured leg of Tanahashi. Suzuki keeps Tanahashi down while wrenching away on his leg, Desperado tags in and he gets Tanahashi in a single leg crab until Kidd breaks it up. Desperado then nails Tanahashi with a splash to the injured leg, Sabre Jr tags in and he stretches the leg of Tanahashi while Taichi attacks Ibushi. Sabre Jr and Suzuki double team Tanahashi while the referee was distracted, Tanahashi fights back and he nails Sabre Jr with a Twist & Shout. Ibushi tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Sabre Jr goes for a triangle choke on Ibushi and Kidd quickly breaks it up. Ibushi goes for a few strikes on Sabre Jr and Sabre Jr quickly gets him in an octopus stretch, Ibushi gets free and Sabre Jr gets him in an ankle lock for a short time.
Sabre Jr attacks Ibushi with strikes and Ibushi drops him with a head kick, Nagata and Suzuki get tagged in and they immediately have a striking exchange. Nagata ends the exchange by nailing Suzuki with an exploder suplex, Kidd tags in and he attacks Suzuki with a few strikes. Suzuki lights Kidd up with a slap before tagging Desperado in, Kidd fights back to drop both Desperado and Suzuki. Kidd then nails a charging Desperado with a drop kick, Kidd then trips up Desperado before getting him in a Boston crab. Everybody from both teams hit the ring and a massive brawl breaks out, Desperado nails Kidd with the Angel’s Wings for a three count.
Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado)
Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Sho) vs. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi & Shingo Takagi)
The match begins with Takagi and Sho exchanging shoulder tackles and strikes, Sho eventually drops a charging Takagi with a shoulder block. Sho drops Takagi again before kicking him in the back, Ishii tags in and he attacks a cornered Takagi with strikes. Takagi fights back and a striking exchange breaks out with Ishii, Ishii drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle after some interference from Sho. Naito interferes to attack Ishii and that instigates a brawl between both teams that spills all over the place, Takagi nails Sho with a DDT on the arena floor. Naito tags in and he attacks Ishii with a bunch of strikes, Bushi tags in and he chokes Ishii with his shirt for a short time. Bushi keeps Ishii down while applying a chin lock to him, Ishii fights back and he quickly gets double teamed by LIJ. Naito tags back in and he applies a kravat to Ishii, Naito and Ishii get into a brief striking exchange that ends when Ishii suplexes Naito. Goto tags in and he quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team, Naito fights back to drop Goto and land a basement drop kick afterwards. Naito misses a charge in the corner and Goto drops him with a shoulder tackle, Bushi hits the ring and he double teams Goto with Naito.
Takagi and Sho are tagged in by their respective partners, Takagi quickly gains control by nailing Sho with a knee strike and suplex. Sho fights back and he drops Takagi with a suplex of his own, Takagi and Sho quickly get into a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Sho ends the exchange by nailing Takagi with multiple German suplexes, Takagi recovers and he drops Sho with a lariat. Bushi tags in and he nails Sho with an enziguri followed by a DDT, Ishii hits the ring and he lands a few headbutts before Bushi knocks him back out of thee ring. Members from both teams start brawling on the arena floor, Bushi goes for MX and Sho avoids it by getting out of the way. Everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out, Bushi then cracks Sho with a rebound kick. Sho recovers to hit Bushi with a lariat and power back stabber for a near fall. Sho then hits Bushi with a package pile driver for a three count.
Winners: Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Sho)
After the match, Sho argues with Shingo Takagi before nailing him with a spear.
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