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Tomoyuki Oka, Ren Narita, Tetsuhiro Yagi & Syota Umino vs. Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata
The match begins with an all out brawl breaking out before the bell rings, Tenzan is trapped in the ring and stomped away by the opposing team. Umino catches Tenzan with a running somersault splash for a near fall, Nakanishi returns to the ring and he takes out two men with a double suplex. Nakanishi nails Yagi with a running splash for a near fall, Kojima tags in and he mauls Yagi with kicks in the corner. Kojima then crushes Yagi with a neck breaker followed by multiple slams, Nagata tags in and he nails Yagi with forearm strikes. Nagata keeps Yagi down before just stomping away on him, Nagata gets mad and he drops Yagi before kicking him in the back multiple times.
Yagi recovers and he drops Nagata with a drop kick, Oka tags in and he immediately attacks the other team. Oka and Nagata have a striking exchange before he drops Nagata with a clothesline, Oka then hits Nagata with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Nagata fights back and he drops Oka with an enzaguri followed by an exploder suplex, Kojima tags in and he crushes Oka with machine gun chops. Kojima goes to the top rope and Oka quickly throws him off, Umino tags in as his whole team lays waste to Kojima. Umino nails Kojima with a missile drop kick for a near fall, Umino then applies the Boston crab on Kojima until Kojima breaks free. Umino then hits Kojima with a drop kick followed by a Germans suplex for a near fall, Kojima levels a charging Umino with a Cozy Lariat for the three count.
Winners: Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata
Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, El Desparado, Taka Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi) vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Hirai Kawato, Tiger Mask IV, Henare & Togi Makabe
The match begins with an all out brawl that spills all over the building, Iizuka gets Makabe in the crowd before stomping away on him. Michinoku grabs Liger and he throws him into the ring post, Taichi also attacks Liger with the ring bell hammer. Iizuka gets Makabe again and he bites his forehead, Michinoku gets Henare in the ring as things settle down. Michinoku and Kanemaru double team Henare until he takes them down with a double shoulder tackle, Iizuka attacks Henare with a chair while the referee was distracted. Michinoku chokes Henare with his boot as another brawl breaks out all over the place, Kanemaru kicks a downed Henare in the head while Michinoku distracts the referee.
Henare is dragged out of the ring and hit by a chair from Iizuka, Taichi tags in and he attacks Henare with a ring bell hammer. Henare is dragged into the corner and worked over by all of Suzuki-Gun, Iizuka tags in and he bites the hand of Henare. Iizuka misses a charge in the corner and Henare drops him with a flying shoulder tackle, Makabe tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team. Makabe mounts Iizuka in the corner before assaulting him with strikes, Iizuka fights back and Makabe drops him with a clothesline for a near fall. Iizuka recovers and he takes Makabe down with a nerve hold, Makabe recovers and nails a charging Iizuka with a power slam. Kawato tags in and Desparado gets the tag as well, Kawato quickly drops Desparado with a running back elbow strike.
Desparado gets triple teams by members of the opposing team, Liger and Mask IV nail Desparado with variations of the power bomb. Kawato then hits Desparado with a spinning kick to the head for a near fall, an all out brawl breaks out again between members of both teams. Kawato then hits Desparado with a springboard drop kick, Suzuki-Gun gets in the ring to work over Kawato. Desparado hits Kawato with the Angel’s Wings for the three count.
Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Takashi Iizuka, El Desparado, Taka Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi)
After the match, Takashi Iizuka attacks Hirai Kawato with the iron claw.
Katsuya Kitamura vs. Jay White
The match begins with Kitamura taking White down after some chain wrestling, White nails Kitamura with a knee strike before attacking his neck with strikes. White tries knocking Kitamura down with shoulder tackles before attacking him with chops, White then drops Kitamura by kicking him in the back of the knee. White backs Kitamura in the corner before landing a few strikes, White then nails Kitamura with a running European uppercut followed by a Saito suplex. White gets Kitamura back up before throwing him out of the ring, White eventually goes after Kitamura and he throws him into the barricade. White keeps Kitamura against the barricade while landing multiple chops, White then tosses Kitamura into the crowd before going back into the ring.
White waits for Kitamura to get back in the ring and Kitamura attacks him with forearm strikes, White drops Kitamura by attacking his injured knee again. Kitamura recovers and he drops White with a suplex, Kitamura then hits White with a running back elbow strike and a shoulder tackle. Kitamura catches White with a gut wrench suplex for a near fall, Kitamura looks for a Boston crab and White kicks his way free. Kitamura then nails White with a spear, Kitamura goes for the jackhammer and White gets free to apply the cross face. White then attacks Kitamura with a series of elbow strikes to the head, White then hits Kitamura with Blade Runner for the three count.
Winner: Jay White
Cheeseburger & Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) vs. Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
The match begins with Sho working over Nick with a headlock, Sho quickly drops Nick with a shoulder tackle. Nick recovers and he drops Sho with a drop kick, Nick gets distracted for a moment and Sho levels him with a drop kick. Matt tags in and Yoh gets the tag in as well, Matt and Yoh initially cannot fight because their backs are to injured. Yoh goes for a slam and his back gives out to cause Matt to fall on top of him, Cheeseburger and Omega get tagged in by their respective partners. Cheeseburger attacks Omega with a plethora of chops, Omega get angry and he drops Cheeseburger with a few strikes of his own. Cheeseburger recovers and he nails Omega with a drop kick to the knee, Cheeseburger corners Omega and he attacks him with chops.
The Bucks hit the ring and Cheeseburger chops away at them as well, Cheeseburger then eats a triple super kick from the Bullet Club team. Matt tags in and he nails a downed Cheeseburger with a few strikes, Nick tags in and The Buck hit Cheeseburger with a neck breaker into a back breaker. Nick corners Cheeseburger before nailing him with a running back elbow strike, Matt tags in and he mauls Cheeseburger with strikes in the corner. Omega tags in and he accidentally gets kicked by The Bucks, Cheeseburger then takes The Bucks down with a double hurricarana. Sho tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team, Sho then nails Omega with a hurricarana that knocks him out of the ring. Nick hits the ring and Sho destroys him with kicks for a near fall, Yoh hits the ring to double team Nick with Sho.
Roppingi 3K then nails Nick with an elevated cutter for a near fall, Matt hits the ring to nail Yoh with a super kick and Omega nails Sho with a V Trigger. Omega traps Yoh in the corner so Nick can nail him with a rolling lung blower after double stomping Sho, Yoh fights back and he eventually tags Cheeseburger into the match. Cheeseburger causes Matt to accidentally nail Nick with a clothesline, Cheeseburger then hits both of The Bucks and Omega with palm strikes. Cheeseburger leaps off the top rope and is caught by Bullet Club, Bullet Club hit Cheeseburger with an Indy Taker for a three count.
Winners: Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
Bullet Club (Cody, Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Leo Tonga) w/Brandi Rhodes vs. Kota Ibushi, Kushida & Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, David Finlay & Juice Robinson)
The match begins with Tonga powering Robinson into the corner, Robinson lands a jab on Tonga to escape the corner. Robinson applies a headlock to Tonga after landing a few more jabs, Robinson escapes the clutches of Tonga before landing a drop kick. Robinson then drops Tonga with a running clothesline, Taguchi tags in and he works with Robinson to hit Tonga with a double hip attack. Tonga recover and he traps Taguchi in the corner before tagging Owens in, Owens then nails Taguchi with a hip attack. Taguchi recovers and he nails Owens with hip attacks of his own, Robinson tags back in and he nails Owens with a hip attack. Finlay and Kushida tag in to land hip attacks of their own on Owens, Ibushi tags in and he crushes Owens with a hip attack.
Owens is then attacks by all five members of the opposing team before eating a five way drop kick, Bullet Club hits the ring and a brawl eventually breaks out that spills all over the place. Cody tags in and he work over Taguchi with some stomps to the midsection, Scurll tags in and he stomps on the back of Taguchi. Scurll then traps Taguchi in the corner before landing a drop kick to his behind, Scurll then hits Taguchi with a forearm strike and atomic drop. Takahashi tags in to nail Taguchi with an atomic drop of his own, Takahashi and Scurll hit the ring to get laid out by Taguchi. Kushida tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team, Kushida drops Scurll before landing a drop kick. Tonga hits the ring and Kushida nails him with an elbow strike before sending him out of the ring, Kushida nails Owens with a suplex before locking Scurll in a bridging STF.
Scurll breaks free before eating a forearm strike from Kushida, Scurll then hits Kushida with forearm and elbow strikes. Scurll then snaps the fingers of Kushida, Kushida quickly recovers and he clobbers Scurll with a pele kick. Ibushi and Cody get tagged in by their respective partners, Ibushi drops Cody with a kick before eating knees on a standing moonsault attempt. Ibushi recovers to hit Cody with a standing shooting star press for a near fall, Cody drops Ibushi with an uppercut from his back. Finlay tags in and Owens quickly interferes to injure Finaly, Bullet Club hits the ring and they all work over Finlay. Cody nails Finlay with a disaster kick for a near fall, Bullet Club are knocked out of the ring and they avoid dives from the opposing team.
Finlay escapes Cross Rhodes to hit Cody with a uranage back breaker for a near fall, Finlay goes for a stunner and Cody escapes. Brandi distracts Finaly and Cody applies the Indian death lock to force a tap out.
Winners: Bullet Club (Cody, Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Leo Tonga) w/Brandi Rhodes
After the match, Cody attacks Kota Ibushi before nailing Juice Robinson with Cross Rhodes, Bullet Club attacks the rest of the opposing team. Cody grabs a chair and Kenny Omega hits the ring to seemingly save Ibushi, Omega and Cody have an argument while surrounded by Bullet Club. Everybody eventually disperses and Omega grabs a microphone, Omega says he is sick of the in fighting within Bullet Club. Omega says Bullet Club hasn’t been whole for a longtime and they need to get along better, Omega then brings out Jay White. Omega is complimentary of White before wanting to make him a member of Bullet Club, White puts on the Bullet Club shirt before embracing Omega. White winds up nailing Omega with Blade Runner before getting chased off by Bullet Club.
IWGP NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Title Match
Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & Berretta) (Champions) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa)
The match begins with Tama nailing Berretta with a few strikes, Tama quickly drops Berretta with a back elbow strike. Tama goes back to attacking a downed Berretta with more strikes, Berretta fights back and he drops Tama with chops. Yano and Fale get the tags from their respective partners, Fale drops a charging Yano with a shoulder block. Yano tries removing the turnbuckle pad and Fale nails him with strikes, Fale argues with the referee and Yano slaps him in the back of the head. Fale gets angry and he nails Yano with a suplex, Tama tags in and he mauls Yano with strikes in the corner. Tama then drags a downed Yano to the middle of the ring before stomping away on him, Loa hits the ring to get a near fall on Yano.
Loa then crushes Yano with a running power slam for a near fall, Fale tags in and he nails Yano with a double headbutt alongside Loa. Fale then decides to stomp away on a downed Yano before landing a splash, Ishii hits the ring and he gets laid out by Bullet Club. Tama tags in and he slams Yano before landing an elbow drop for a near fall, Loa tags in and he nails Yano with a leg drop for a near fall. Loa attacks the other members of Chaos before attacking Yano some more, Ishii attacks Loa and Yano follows up with an inverted atomic drop. Ishii tags in and he dropd a charging Loa with a shoulder tackle, Fale hits the ring and Ishii fails to suplex him. Loa returns to the ring to hit Ishii with a falcon arrow for a near fall, Tama tags in and he exchanges headbutts with Ishii.
Ishii wins the headbutt battle before crushing Tama with a brain buster, Berretta tags in and he assaults Tama with chops followed by an enzaguri. Berretta then hits Tama with a drop kick before all of Chaos triple teams Tama, Berretta then hits Tama with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Loa hits the ring and he attacks the members of Chaos, Fale returns to the ring to knock Yano and Ishii out of it. Bullet Club then hits Berretta with a triple team attack in the ring, Tama nails Berretta with a DDT for a near fall. Tama goes for a Gun Stun and Berretta counters with a snap German suplex, everybody from both tams hit the ring to take each other out.
Ishii then hits Fale with a release German suplex, Tama gets up and he nails Berretta with a headbutt before eating an enzaguri. Loa returns to the ring to help Tama hit Berretta with Guerilla Warfare, Tama and Loa go to the top rope and Loa misses a diving headbutt. Berretta meets Tama on the top rope and he tosses him down, Tama then counters a Dude Buster to hit Berretta with the Gun Stun for the three count.
Winners: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa), your new IWGP NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champions
Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin & War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson)
The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping their opponents before the bell rings, the battle between both teams spill to the arena floor. Hanson and Tanahashi attack Smith Jr near the barricade, Suzuki finds Tanahashi and they start brawling. Rowe and Sabre Jr battle in the ring until Rowe drops him with a roaring elbow strike, Archer hits the ring and he nails Rowe with a pounce. Archer follows that up by crushing Rowe with a short arm clothesline, Suzuki catches Rowe in a rope assisted triangle choke while the referee was distracted. Sabre Jr tags in and he wrenches away on the arm of Rowe, Rowe looks for a tag and Suzuki takes out of all his teammates.
Another all out brawl breaks out on the arena floor as Smith Jr works over Rowe in the ring, Smith Jr then drops Rowe with a running drop kick. Rowe recovers and he nails a charging Smith Jr with a power slam, Smith Jr recovers and works over Rowe. Archer tags in and he works with Smith Jr to nail Rowe with a double slam, Acher goes for a spear and Rowe nails him with a knee strike. Elgin and Sabre Jr get the tags from their respective partners, Elgin quickly nails a cornered Sabre Jr with a series of clotheslines. Sabre Jr goes for a few chokes and Elgin counters with a suplex into a falcon arrow for a near fall, Elgin nails Sabre Jr with a few clothesline strikes.
Sabre Jr recovers and he attacks the arms of Elgin with some kicks, Sabre Jr and Elgin have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Elgin eventually drops Sabre Jr with a lariat, Sabre Jr recovers and goes for a guillotine choke before attempting a roll up. Sabre Jr then nails Elgin with a penalty kick before tagging Smith Jr in, Elgin and Smith Jr have a striking exchange until Smith Jr goes down. Hanson tags in and he drops Smith Jr before landing a splash, Elgin and War Machine triple team Smith Jr for a near fall. Another all out brawl breaks out between both teams, Suzuki drags Tanahashi out of the ring before locking him in a knee bar.
Elgin nails Smith Jr with a falcon arrow before Archer nails him with a sidewalk slam, Rowe drops archer before landing a knee strike. Sabre Jr returns to lock Rowe in a triangle choke, War Machine then hits Sabre Jr with Decapitation. War Machine looks for Fallout on Smith Jr and Archer breaks things up, Hanson fights back against KES. KES nails Hanson with a Killer Bomb for the three count.
Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
After the match, Minoru Suzuki attacks the injured knee of Hiroshi Tanahashi before grabbing the IWGP Intercontinental Title. Suzuki grabs the microphone and he challenges Tanahashito a title match.
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Hirooki Goto, Will Ospreay & Gedo) vs. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Niato, Evil, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)
The match begins with Takahashi and Ospreay having a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Ospreay knocks Takahashi out of the ring with a drop kick before faking a suicide dive. Ospreay then hits Takahashi with an enzaguri followed by a 619, Ospreay follows up with a springboard forearm strike to Takahashi. Chaos then works over Takahashi after taking his teammates out, Gedo tags in and he nails Takahashi with some strikes. Bushi attacks Gedo from behind and that leads to an all out brawl between both teams, Bushi tags in and he chokes Gedo with his shirt. Bushi gets rid of the shirt before applying the STF to Gedo, Gedo eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission hold. Naito tags in and he holds Gedo so Bushi can nail him with a missile drop kick, Sanada tags in and he nails Gedo with a middle rope ace handle smash for a near fall.
Naito finds Okada and they fight on the arena floor, Sanada puts Gedo in the Paradise Lock before landing a drop kick. Takahashi tags in and he double teams Gedo with Bushi for a near fall, Takahashi misses a drop kick and Gedo drops him with a hair pull. Evil tags in and Gedo pokes him in the eyes before dropping him with a punch, Goto tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team. Goto nails Bushi with a suplex onto Evil, Evil recovers and nails Goto with a senton bomb for a near fall, a brawl breaks out between both teams on the arena floor. Goto recovers and he nails Evil with a Uroshigoroshi, Okada and Naito get tagged in by their respective partners.
Okada and Naito have a striking exchange until Okada drops him with a clothesline, Okada then hits Naito with a drop kick for a near fall. Naito recovers to trip up Okada in the corner before landing a slingshot drop kick, Naito then hits Okada with a rope assisted neck breaker. Okada lands a few strikes before Naito lands a spine buster, Naito escapes a cobra clutch to hit Okada with an enzaguri. Okada recovers to drop Naito with a boot to the face, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he works over Naito in the corner. Chaos hits the ring and they all take turn working over Naito so Yoshi-Hashi can get a near fall on him, Yoshi-Hashi looks for a power bomb and Naito counters with a rolling kick. Yoshi-Hashi recovers and nails Naito with a Western Lariat followed by a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Yoshi-Hashi goes for Kharm and Sanada breaks it all up.
Members from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out, Okada is eventually taken out by a quadruple drop kick from Los Ingobernables. Los Ingobernables then focus their attack on Yoshi-Hashi for a near fall, Naito hits Yoshi-Hashi with Destino for the three count.
Winners: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Niato, Evil, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)
After the match, Los Ingobernables continues their attack until they take out all of Chaos. Chris Jericho appears from out of nowhere to attack Tetsuya Naito, the young boys hit the ring to try and separate them as they brawl. Jericho eventually leaves as the young boys and members of the NJPW locker room separate everyone,