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IWGP Intercontinental Title Match
Tetsuya Naito def. Jay Lethal to retain the title
Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Sanada
IWGP NEVER Openweight Title Match
Evil def. Katsuyori Shibata to win the title
Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Adam Cole, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) def. Chaos (Gedo, Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match
Kushida def. Bushi to win the championship
NJPW 2016 Junior Tag Team Tournament Finals
RPG Vice (Trent Berretta & Rocky Romero) def. ACH & Taiji Ishimori
IWGP Tag Team Title Match
Guerillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa) (c) def. Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi
Bullet Club (Bone Soldier, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Yoshi Tatsu & Global Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Toamoki Homna)
David Finlay, Ricochet, Tiger Mask IV & Jushin “Thunder” Liger def. Fuego, Titan, Angel De Oro & Ryusuke Taguchi
Match By Match Recap
David Finlay, Ricochet, Tiger Mask IV & Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Fuego, Titan, Angel De Oro & Ryusuke Taguchi
The match begins with Liger overpowering Titan into the ropes before taunting him, Titan is knocked to the ring apron before he hits Liger with an enzaguri followed by a springboard drop kick. Ricochet and De Oro get the tags from their respective partners, Ricochet takes De Oro down with a head scissors takedown after a series of reversals, everyone eventually hits the ring and Taguchi takes out the entire opposition with a series of hip attacks. Taguchi is eventually hit in the behind with a triple drop kick to take him out, Mask IV puts Taguchi on the top rope and that backfires as Taguchi catches him with a middle rope hip attack.
Fuego comes in and he nails Mask IV with a springboard arm drag, Fuego goes to the top rope and Mask IV catches him with an arm drag from there. Ricochet tags in and he catches Fuego with a Northern Lights Suplex into a regular suplex, everybody hits the ring again and they all take each other out at some point. Fuego gets a near fall with a roll up on Finlay, Finlay nails Fuego with the Finlay roll and Ricochet catches him with a shooting star press for the three count.
Winners: David Finlay, Ricochet, Tiger Mask IV & Jushin “Thunder” Liger
Yoshi Tatsu & Global Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Toamoki Homna) vs. Bullet Club (Bone Soldier, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)
This bout kicks off with a brawl breaking out between all six competitors in the match, Homna takes out Soldier and Owens with clotheslines in the ring. Homna focuses his attack on Owens by nailing him with a few chops and a bulldog, Takahashi interferes and prevents Homna from landing a headbutt. Makabe comes into take out both Takahashi and Owens with a double clothesline, Homna then lands the headbutt on Owens. Soldier interferes and that allows Owens to catch Homna with a knee strike from behind, Soldier brings Homna out of the ring to throw him into the barricade. Homna is tossed back into the ring so all three members of Bullet Club can stomp on him, Soldier chokes Homna as the referee gives him the business.
Takahashi tags in and he nails a seated Homna with a running boot to the face, Owens tags in and he misses a headbutt attempt on Homna. Homna then cracks Owens with a leaping headbutt before tagging Makabe in, Makabe mounts Owens in the corner before nailing him with multiple punches. Makabe nails Owens with a Northern Lights Suplex for the near fall, Takahashi interferes and Makabe eliminates him with a forearm strike. Owens then hits a distracted Makabe with a super kick, Tatsu and Soldier get the tags for them to go at it legally. Tatsu catches an eye raking Soldier with a series of kicks for the near fall, Tatsu goes for the Pedigree and Soldier blocks it to hit him with a uranage. All three members of Bullet Club nail Tatsu with moves for the near fall, Takahashi looks for his DDT and Tatsu counters with a knee strike.
Tatsu looks for the Pedigree again and Owens super kicks him, Soldier hits Tatsu with a uranage and Takahashi follows up with a DDT to get the three count.
Winners: Bullet Club (Bone Soldier, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)
After the match, Soldier chokes Tatsu with his belt until Global Bash Heel makes the save.
IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Guerillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa) (Champions) vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi
The match kicks off with Ishii unable to drop Roa with his shoulder tackle attempts, Roa is able to drop Ishii with his shoulder tackle. Ishii recovers and he attacks Roa with a few chops, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he teams with Ishii to hit an interfering Tama with some double team maneuvers. Yoshi-Hashi and Roa take turns exchanging some forearm strikes, Roa drops Yoshi-Hashi before knocking Ishii off the ring apron. Roa works over Yoshi-Hashi before tagging Tama into the match, Tama takes a few shots at the eyes of Yoshi-Hashi. Yoshi-Hashi tries fighting back before Tama drops him with a drop kick, Tama then cracks Yoshi-Hashi with a headbutt before tagging Roa back into the match.
Roa brings Yoshi-Hashi to the corner before assaulting him with a bunch of headbutts, Tama and Roa nail Yoshi-Hashi with a series of double team moves before taking Ishii out as well. Roa stays in the ring so he can drop Yoshi-Hashi with a few forearm strikes and get the near fall, Yoshi-Hashi fights back by nailing Roa with a low drop kick that is followed by a DDT. Ishii gets the tag and he clears house on both of his opponents, Roa tries slowing him down and he eats a suplex for his efforts. Roa drops Ishii with a snap mare before landing the running power slam for a near fall, Tama tags in and he exchanges some headbutts with Ishii. Ishii eats a drop kick before he drops Tama with a shoulder tackle, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he catches Tama with a rolling neck breaker.
Yoshi-Hashi places Tama along the top rope before catching him with a drop kick for the near fall, Tama recovers as Roa interferes and attacks Yoshi-Hashi. Tama then cracks Yoshi-Hashi with a flap jack to get the near fall, Ishii returns to the ring and he breaks up the double team moves coming from the opposition. Ishii then hits Tama with a buckle bomb and Yoshi-Hashi follows up with a super kick on him, Yoshi-Hashi hits Tama with the double knees for the near fall. Yoshi-Hashi goes to the top rope and he catches Tama with a swanton bomb for another near fall, Yoshi-Hashi locks Tama in a submission hold while Ishii locks Roa in the sleeper hold. Roa is finally able to break everything up to save his partner, Roa and Tama take out Ishii with a series of holds in the corner. Roa takes out Yoshi-Hashi with a clothesline and Ishii does the same to him, Yoshi-Hashi and Tama have a forearm strike exchange that ends with tama delivering a spear to him.
Tama and Roa both hit Yoshi-Hashi with diving headbutts from the top rope for a near fall, Tama and Roa hit Yoshi-Hashi with a reverse DDT power bomb for another near fall. Yoshi-Hashi escapes the next move from the team as Ishii nails Roa with a clothesline, Tama then drop kicks Ishii out of the ring. Yoshi-Hashi cracks Tama with a spinning heel kick after avoiding the stun gun for the near fall, Tama nails Yoshi-Hashi with a stun gun from out of nowhere. Tama and Roa nail Yoshi-Hashi with the elevated DDT to get the three count.
Winners: Guerillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa), still your IWGP Tag Team Champions
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