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Elimination Tag Match: Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Evil, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi)

Elimination Tag Match: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi) def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Trent Berretta, Rocky Romero, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) 

Elimination Tag Match: Katsuyori Shibata, Juice Robinson, Kushida & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna) def. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hasi, Jado & Gedo)

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask IV def. Suzuki-Gun (Taka Michinoku & Takashi Iizuka) by DQ

Third Generation (Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima) def. Yoshi Tatsu & Yushin “Thunder” Liger

Henare def. Tomoyuki Oka


Match By Match Recap

Henare vs. Tomoyuki Oka

The match begins with Henare nailing Oka with a kick to the midsection before applying a headlock, Oka escapes and he drops Henare with a shoulder tackle. Oka catches Henare with a hip toss for a near fall, Oka catches Henare with a double under hook suplex for another near fall. Oka locks Henare in the Boston cra, Oka transitions to a single leg crab on Henare until Henare gets to the ropes. Henare recovers to hit Oka with an elbow strike followed by a flying shoulder tackle, Henare slams Oka before going to the top rope. Henare nails Oka with a top rope diving shoulder tackle for a near fall, Henare stomps on the back of a downed Oka before applying the Boston crab.

Oka eventually gets to the rops to break the hold, Oka and Henare have a forearm strike exchange in the middle of the ring. Henare plants a charging Oka with a Samoan drop followed by a suplex for a near fall, Henare reapplies the Boston crab and Oka taps out.

Winner: Henare

Third Generation (Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima) vs. Yoshi Tatsu & Yushin “Thunder” Liger

The match begins with Tatsu overpowering Nagata and pushing him into the ropes, Nagata gets angry and he kicks away at Tatsu. Nagata drops Tatsu before kicking him right in the back, Kojima and Liger get the tags from their respective partners. Liger tries attacking Kojima with a series of shoulder tackles until he finally goes down, Kojima quickly recovers and he drops Liger with a suplex. Kojima and Liger exchange strikes in the middle of the ring until Liger goes down, Nagata tags in and he teams with Kojima to hit Liger with a double shoulder tackle. Nagata starts stomping on a downed Liger, Liger tries fighting back by assaulting Nagata with chops.

Nagata traps Liger in the corner by attacking him with a series of strikes, Liger eventually drops Nagata with a clothesline before tagging in Tatsu. Tatsu drops Nagata before nailing him with a series of kicks, Nagata and Tatsu have a forearm strike exchange until Nagata nails him with an exploder suplex. Kojima tags in and he assaults Tatsu with a series of chops in the corner, Tatsu fights back and he eventually drops Kojima with a wheel kick. Liger tags in and he catches Kojima with a palm strike, Tatsu hits Kojima with a blue thunder driver for a near fall. Liger and Nagata brawl on the arena floor for a short time, Nagata  hits the ring to nail Tatsu with a knee strike. Kojima catches Tatsu with an ace crusher followed by a lariat for the three count.

Winners: Third Generation (Yuji Nagata & Satoshi Kojima)

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask IV vs. Suzuki-Gun (Taka Michinoku & Takashi Iizuka)

The match begins with Michinoku and Iizuka jumping their opponents on the arena floor, Michinoku battles Mask IV on the arena floor as Iizuka brings Tenzan into the ring. IIzuka chokes Tenzan in the middle of the ring, Iizuka releases the choke to attack Tenzan with a series of stomps. Tenzan recovers to nail a charging Iizuka with a wheel kick, Mask IV and Michinoku get the tags from their respective partners. Mask IV uses his legs to launch Michinoku across the ring, Mask IV drops Michinoku with a series of strikes. Iizuka interferes and that allows Michinoku to nail him with a jumping front kick, Michinoku locks Mask IV in a chin lock as Iizuka and Tenzan fight on the arena floor.

Iizuka tags in as Michinoku is choking Mask IV in the corner, Iizuka brings Mask IV to the arena floor before tossing him into the barricade. Iizuka brings Mask IV into the crowd as Michinoku brawls with Tenzan on the arena floor, Iizuka eventually tosses Mask IV into a bunch of chairs. Michinoku throws Mask IV into the ring so Iizuka can work on him further, Iizuka misses a charge to the corner and then Mask IV drops an interfering Michinoku. Mask IV catches Iizuka with a tiger bomb before tagging Tenzan in, Tenzan starts attacking izuka with some Mongolian chops and headbutts. Tenzan hits Iizuka with a suplex for a near fall, Iizuka hits a charging Tenzan with an atomic drop as Michinoku attacks Mask IV.

Iizuka and Michinoku also attack Tenzan with some double team moves, Michinoku and Mask IV brawl on the arena floor as Tenzan hits Iizuka with a suplex. Tenzan locks Iizuka in the anaconda vice and Michinoku breaks it all up, Mask IV and Michinoku battle on the arena floor once again. Tenzan goes to the top rope and Michinoku traps him up there, Iizuka throws Tenzan off of the top rope. Iizuka grabs a chair and Mask IV takes it away from him, Michinoku takes care of Mask IV and Tenzan hits him with a shoulder tackle. Iizuka grabs the iron glove and he nails Tenzan with it to cause a disqualification.

Winners: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask IV by DQ

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Elimination Tag Match: Katsuyori Shibata, Juice Robinson, Kushida & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna) vs. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi, Jado & Gedo)

The match begins with Shibata nailing a charging Ospreay with a boot to the face, Shibata attacks Ospreay with strikes in the corner. Ospreay recovers to nail a charging Shibata with a boot to the face thats followed by a running drop kick, Ospreay then pops Shibata with a few forearm strikes before getting dropped by one as well. Ospreay recovers to catch Shibata with a handspring kick to the face, Shibata eliminates Ospreay by throwing him over the top rope.

Eliminated: Will Ospreay

Shibata goes over the top rope on purpose and he eliminates himself to brawl with Ospreay into the crowd.

Eliminated: Katsuyori Shibata

The action continues with Gedo dropping Kushida and locking him in a camel clutch for a few moments, Kushida tries throwing Gedo out of the ring for an elimination, but then all the competitors hit the ring and try eliminating each other. Goto and Homna get the tags from their respective partners, Homna and Goto exchange shoulder tackles until Goto goes down. Homna nails Goto with a slam before missing the falling headbutt, a brawl breaks out on the arena floor as Goto and Homna battle in the ring. Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he attacks Homna in the corner as things settle down, Yoshi-Hashi catches Homna with a running chop in the corner before landing a suplex for a near fall.

Yoshi-Hashi traps Homna in the corner before tagging Jado into the match, Jado starts attacking Homna with a series of chops. Jado slams and then stomps on a downed Homna, Chaos clears the ring before attacking Homna as Gedo tags in. Homna recovers and he nails Gedo with a slam and a headbutt, Makabe tags in and he cleans house on the opposition. Gedo tries nailing Makabe with a super kick and Makabe catches him with a lariat, Makabe catches Gedo with the King Kong Knee Drop to get a three count.

Eliminated: Gedo

The action continues with Jado attacking Makabe with some chops, Jado trips up a charging Makabe before applying the crossface to him. Jado releases the hold and he misses a soccer kick to the face of Makabe, Kushida takes out an interfering Yoshi-Hashi, Kushida then drops Jado and Goto with a handspring elbow strike. Makabe nails Jado with a King Kong Knee Drop for the three count.

Eliminated: Jado

The action continues with Makabe nailing Yoshi-Hashi with a lariat for a near fall, Yoshi-Hashi drops a charging Makabe before catching him with a power bomb for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi tries attacking Makabe with a lariat and he eventually clotheslines him out of the ring.

Eliminated: Togi Makabe

Kushida resumes the action by trying to dump Yoshi-Hashi out of the ring for an elimination, Yoshi-Hashi recovers and he catches Kushida with a rolling neck breaker. Kushida and Yoshi-Hashi both stumble over the top rope and Kushida knocks Yoshi-Hashi to the arena floor.

Eliminated: Yoshi-Hashi

Goto quickly hits the ring and he knocks Kushida over the top rope for an elimination.

Eliminated: Kushida

The action resumes again with Homna nailing Goto with a headbutt, Goto throws Homna over the top rope and Robinson hits the ring to attack Goto. Goto survives and he knocks Homna to the arena floor for the elimination.

Eliminated: Tomoaki Homna

The action continues with Goto quickly knocking Robinson over the top rope, Robinson gets back into the ring and he attacks Goto with a series of clotheslines until he knocks Goto out of the ring to win the match.

Eliminated: Hirooki Goto

Winners: Katsuyori Shibata, Juice Robinson, Kushida & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna)

Elimination Tag Match: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Trent Berretta, Rocky Romero, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi)

The match begins with a huge brawl between everybody in the match, Ishii and Yano battle Smith Jr and Archer inside of the ring. The ring clears out until Berretta battles Taichi in the ring, RPG Vice work together to get Taichi out of the ring before working over Kanemaru. RPG Vice catches Taichi and Kanemaru with a suicide dive on the arena floor. Another huge brawl breaks out on the arena floor between everybody in the match, things settle down as Smith Jr works over Berretta inside of the ring. Smith Jr nails Berretta with a belly to back suplex for a near fall, Smith Jr taunts Berretta before catching him with a suplex. Taichi tags in and he cracks Berretta with the ring bell hammer, Taichi and Kanemaru double team Berretta.

Suzuki tags in and he immediately knocks Okada off the ring apron, Suzuki goes to the arena floor to continue attacking Okada. Suzuki finds a chair and he attacks Okada’s injured knee with it, Suzuki returns to the ring and he wrenches on the leg of Berretta. Yano interferes and Suzuki locks him in a heel hook for a short time as well, Kanemaru tags in and he stomps on the injured leg of Berretta. Berretta fights back and he eventually drops Kanemaru with a clothesline, Okada tags in and Suzuki tags in as well. Okada cracks Suzuki with a few elbow strikes and a DDT, Okada then hits Suzuki with a flying European uppercut for a near fall. Okada slams Suzuki and Suzuki trips him up to apply the heel hook, Suzuki releases the hold to nail Okada with a running kick to the face for a near fall.

Okada and Suzuki have a forearm strike exchange in the middle of the ring, Suzuki kicks away at the injured leg of Okada. Suzuki then drops a charging Okada with a knee lift before tagging Taichi in the match, Okada then plants a charging Taichi with a flapjack. Romero tags in and he attacks Taichi with a series of chops and clotheslines, Taichi nearly gets Romero over the top rope for an elimination. Taichi and Kanemaru try double teaming Romero and Romero drops them with clotheslines, Taichi and Kanemaru eventualy throw Romero out of the ring for an elimination.

Eliminated: Rocky Romero

The action resumes with Ishii dropping Taichi with a headbutt, all of Suzuki Gun eventually interfere and team up on Ishii. Taichi catches Ishii with the enzaguri for a near fall, Taichi misses a super kick and Ishii levels him with a clothesline and brain buster for a three count.

Eliminated: Taichi

Smith Jr hits the ring and he quickly drops Ishii with a running clothesline, Smith Jr assaults Ishii with strikes in the corner. Ishii recovers and he cracks Smith Jr with a running clothesline, Smith Jr then drops a charging Ishii with a flying knee strike. Smith Jr nails Ishii with a high bridge butterfly suplex for a near fall, Ishii recovers and he catches Smith Jr with a suplex. Smith Jr knocks Ishii over the top rope and onto the ring apron, Ishii then drags Smith Jr over the top rope before drop kicking him to the arena floor.

Eliminated: Davey Boy Smith Jr.

The action resumes with Archer nailing Ishii with a running kick to the face, Archer nails ishii with a choke slam for a near fall. Archer places Ishii on the top rope while looking for an inverted Razors Edge, Ishii blocks it and Archer headbutts him over the top rope and onto the arena floor.

Eliminated: Tomohiro Ishii

The match continues with Yano doing his best to catch Archer with his illegal tactics and mind games, Archer gets mad and he just dumps Yano over the top rope for an elimination.

Eliminated: Toru Yano

The match resumes with Okada quickly jumping Archer, Archer recovers and he puts Okada over the top rope and onto the ring apron. Archer goes over the top rope to meet him out there, Okada escpaes back into the ring and he drop kicks Archer to the arena floor.

Eliminated: Lance Archer

The action continues with Suzuki immediately locking Okada in the knee bar and Berretta breaks it up, Okada and Suzuki exchange forearm strikes in the middle of the ring. Okada trips up on the account of his injured knee and Suzuki quickly locks him in a sleeper hold, Suzuki releases the hold to attempt a pile driver on Okada. Okada escapes the pile driver and he puts Suzuki over the top rope and onto the ring apron, Suzuki applies the sleeper hold on Okada while still on the ring apron. Okada is dragged over the top rope and onto the ring apron by Suzuki, Suzuki catches Okada in a knee bar on the ring apron and Okada falls to the ground for the elimination.

Eliminated: Kazuchika Okada

Berretta quickly knocks Suzuki to the arena floor to eliminate him.

Eliminated: Minoru Suzuki

The action continues with Kanemaru getting a near fall on Berretta after a series of maneuvers, Berretta then hits a charging Kanemaru with a tornado DDT and a shining wizard for a near fall. Berretta looks for a Dude Buster and Taka Michinoku interferes and that allows Taichi to break the hold up. Kanemaru then hits Berretta with a tornado DDT for a near fall, Kanemaru nails Berretta with a top rope diving DDT for the three count.

Eliminated: Trent Berretta

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi)

After the match, Suzuki-Gun continues attacking Chaos and then Minoru Suzuki grabs the microphone to cut a promo on his foes.

Elimination Tag Match: Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin vs. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Evil, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi)

The match begins with Takahashi and Lee exchanging strikes in the middle of the ring, Lee catches Takahashi with a kick to the midsection. Takahashi rolls to the arena floor while taunting Lee, Taguchi and Bushi get the tags from their respective partners. Taguchi eventually attacks Bushi with a hip attack that knocks him to the arena floor, Naito illegally attacks Taguchi and that starts a brawl between everybody in the match. Bushi fights Taguchi in the ring while choking him with his shirt, Tanahashi jumps Bushi and Evil hits the ring to jump Tanahashi. Sanada tags into the match and he nails Taguchi with an atomic drop, Sanada takes his time before catching Taguchi with a back elbow strike for a near fall. Takahashi tags in and he attacks Taguchi with a series of chops, Naito tags in and he double teams Taguchi with Bushi to get a near fall.

Taguchi tries fighting back against Naito and he eventually nails him with a springboard hip attack, Evil illegally enters the ring to attack Tagichi with Bushi. Taguchi eventually lays them both out with DDT’s before tagging Elgin in, Eligin cleans house on all of the opposition in the match. Elgin then hits Naito with a slingshot power slam and some running clotheslines, Elgin then lands a falcon arrow on Naito for a near fall. Elgin catches Naito with a series of clotheslines before eating an enzaguri, Elgin recovers and he drops Naito with a lariat. Elgin goes to the middle rope and Naito trips him up before landing a drop kick, Bushi tags in and he nails Elgin with a missile drop kick.

Bushi goes for the Code Breaker and Elgin catches him with a death valley driver before tagging Tanahashi in, Bushi is then triple teams by three members of the opposing team. Tanahashi gets a near fall on Bushi before another brawl breaks out between everybody in the match, Tanahashi nails Bushi with a sling blade and the High Fly Flow for the three count.

Eliminated: Bushi

The match continues with Sanada and Tanahashi having a forearm strike exchange in the middle of the ring, Takahashi jumps Tanahashi from behind. Tanahashi fights back to take out Takahashi before Sanada nails him with a dragon screw leg whip, Evil tags in and he catches Tanahashi with a spinning clothesline. Evil nearly gets the over the top rope elimination on Tanahashi, Tanahashi tries fighting back and Evil eventually dumps him for the elimination.

Eliminated: Hiroshi Tanahashi

The match goes on with Nakanishi working over Evil in the ring, Evil catches Nakanishi with a few kicks that cause him to stumble. Nakanishi fights back by holding Evil in a torture rack while Naito kicks away at him, Evil rakes the eyes of Nakanishi before throwing him out of the ring.

Eliminated: Manabu Nakanishi

The action resumes with Elgin nailing Evil with an enzaguri, Elgin then tosses a charging Evil out of the ring for an elimination.

Eliminated: Evil

The action continues with Naito attacking Elgin and Elgin quickly knocking him over the top rope to the ring apron below. Elgin goes to the middle rope to go for a suplex and an interfering Takahashi knocks Elgin to the ring apron, Naito drops to the arena floor to eliminate himself and then he trips up Elgin to eliminate him.

Eliminated: Michael Elgin & Tetsuya Naito

Lee catches Takahashi with a low drop kick and a snap dragon suplex for a near fall as the action continues, Takahasi then sends a charging Lee over the top rope and to the arena floor for the elimination.

Eliminated: Dragon Lee

Takahashi is quickly sent to the ring apron and then eliminated by Taguchi by getting kncoked to the arena floor.

Eliminated: Hiromu Takahashi

Sanada and Taguchi quickly go after each other until Sanada sends Taguchi into the referee, Taguchi eliminates Sanada and the referee doesn’t see it because he is down. Sanada returns to the ring to hit Taguchi with a rubber baseball bat and a side suplex for a near fall, Taguchi stuns Sanada by nailing him with an enzaguri. Sanada catches Taguchi with a move from out of nowhere for the near fall, Taguchi catches Sanada with a roll up from out of nowhere for the three count.

Winners: Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin

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