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World Tag League Block A: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito & Rush) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Robinson
World Tag League Block A: TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) def. Guerillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa)
World Tag League Block A: Brian Breaker & Leiland Race def. Bullet Club (Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi)
World Tag League Block A: War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe) def. Manabu Nakanishi & Henare
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi) def. Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Bone Soldier)
Los Ingobernables (Bushi, Evil & Sanada) def. Tiger Mask IV, Yuji Nagata & Katsuyori Shibata
Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida & Hunter Club (Billy Gunn & Yoshi Tatsu) def. David Finlay, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Global Bash Heel (Tomoaki Homna & Togi Makabe)
Teruaki Kanemitsu def. Hirai Kawato
Match By Match Recap
Teruaki Kanemitsu vs. Hirai Kawato
The match begins with Kawato overpowering Kanemitsu before hitting him with forearm strikes, Kawato drops Kanemitsu with a drop kick for a near fall. The two wrestlers have a chopping exchange in the middle of the ring, Kanemitsu wins the battle and he holds Kawato in a headlock. Kawato tries fighting back and Kanemitsu drops him with a shoulder tackle, Kanemitsu goes for a pin before holding Kawato in a chin lock. Kanemitsu transitions from the chin lock into a camel clutch on Kawato, Kanemitsu releases the hold to catch Kawato with a hip toss for a near fall. Kawato recovers and he drops a charging Kanemitsu with a drop kick, Kawato attacks Kanemitsu with a few forearm strikes and a running European uppercut.
Kawato then hits Kanemitsu with a couple of slams and a couple of pin attempts, Kawato then locks Kanemitsu in the Bostn crab. Kanemitsu eventually gets o the ropes to break the hold, Kawato attacks Kanemitsu with a few more strikes in the corner. Kanemitsu recovers though and he crushes Kawato with a running drop kick in the corner, the wrestlers have another striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Kanemitsu drops a charging Kawato with a drop kick for a near fall, Kanemitsu slams Kawato and locks him in a Boston crab to force a submission.
Winner: Teruaki Kanemitsu
David Finlay, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Global Bash Heel (Tomoaki Homna & Togi Makabe) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida & Hunter Club (Billy Gunn & Yoshi Tatsu)
The match begins with Taguchi threatening to attack Liger with hip attacks, Liger responds by kicking him in the behind and nailing him with a few atomic drops. Kushida and Homna get the tags from their respective partners, Homna starts working over the arm of Kushida. Kushida trips up Homna and he shows his amateur wrestling skills against him, Kushida works a headlock on Homna. Homna eventually drops Kushida with a shoulder tackle before attacking him with chops, Kushida recovers to drop Homna with a hip toss before landing a drop kick. Homna quickly rrecovers as well and he misses a headbutt against Kushida, Gunn tags in and he attacks Homna with strikes in the corner.
Tatsu tags in and he attacks a downed Homna with some stomps, Gunn and Makabe battle each other on the arena floor. Tatsu kicks a downed Homna in the back to score a near fall, Tatsu attacks a dazed Hmna with a series of kicks. Homna recovers and drops Tatsu before landing a headbutt on him, Makabe tags in and he cleans house on the opposition. Makabe then hits Tatsu with a northern lights suplex for a near fall, Makabe follows that up by catching Tatsu with a clothesline and a power slam for another two count. Finlay and Gunn get the tags from their respective partners, Finlay eats a few shots before nailing Gunn with a European uppercut. Gunn hits Finlay with the Fame Asser from out of nowhere to score a three count.
Winners: Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida & Hunter Club (Billy Gunn & Yoshi Tatsu)
Tiger Mask IV, Yuji Nagata & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Los Ingobernables (Bushi, Evil & Sanada)
The match begins with a brawl between all six competitors in the match, Nagata quickly catches Sanada in the Nagata Lock. Bushi breaks the hold and Nagata quickly sends him out of the ring, Nagata then attacks Sanada with a series of kicks to the body. Bushi again attacks Nagata as Sanada goes down with an apparent knee injury, Evil tags in and he attacks Nagata with strikes in the corner. Bushi tags in and he catches Nagata with a missile drop kick before choking him with his shirt, Evil tags back in before catching Nagata with a slam followed by a senton bomb for a near fall. Evil continues working over Nagata until Nagata nails him with a low drop kick, Nagata gets attacked by Sanada and he takes him out before tagging Shibata in.
Shibata takes out both Evil and Sanada with a series of drop kicks, Evil recovers and he nails Shibata with a clothesline before choking him in the corner. Evil catches Shibata with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall, Shibata and Evil then exchange a few kicks before Shibata takes him out. Mask IV tags in and Bushi does as well for his team, Bushi climbs to the top rope and Mask Iv catches him with a top ropee arm drag for a near fall. Mask IV follows that up by crushing Bushi with a tombstone pile driver, Mask IV sets Bushi up for a hold until Evil interferes. Sanada tags back in and Mask IV catches him with a Tiger Driver for a near fall, a brawl breaks out on the arena floor between members of this match. Sanada catches Mask IV with a TKO for the near fall, Sanada locks Mask IV in the Sanada Lock to get the submission.
Winners: Los Ingobernables (Bushi, Evil & Sanada)
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi) vs. Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Bone Soldier)
The match kicks off with Ishii attacking Fale with a plethora of strikes, Fale responds by dropping Ishii with a shoulder tackle. Got briefly interferes to attack Fale, but Fale quickly recovers and he slams Ishii on the ground below to avoid a suplex. Chaos hits the ring and attacks Fale before Ishii finally catches him with a suplex, Goto tags in and Fale quickly traps him in the corner of Bullet Club. Bone tags in and he attacks Goto with strikes in the corner, Goto quickly regains control and he hits Bone with a spin kick in the corner. Bullet Club attacks Chaos and an all out brawl erupts on the arena floor, Bone regains control on Goto and he attacks him with strikes in the corner. Omega tags in and he continues assaulting Goto with strikes in the corner, Omega and Owens work together to double team Goto for a near fall.
Owens stays in the ring and he chokes Goto before tagging Fale back into the match, Fale simply sits on Goto to get a near fall. Ishii tries interfering and he is taken out by Bullet Club, Bone tags in and he goes to the top rope before Goto knocks him off with a spinning kick. Goto then attacks a dazed Bone with a plethora of forearm strikes and a modified back breaker, Okada gets the tags and he immediately attacks Bullet Club. Okada goes after Omega and he catches him with a flying elbow strike followed by a DDT, Okada then hits Omega with another hold for a near fall. Bullet Club gains control in the ring and all four of them get taken out by Okada, Okada eventually launches Omega into all three of his teammates. Okada goes to the top rope and Owens interferes so Omega can hit Okada with a bulldog, Owens gets the legal tag and he hits Okada with a few strikes.
Okada recovers by nailing Owens with an Emerald Fusion back breaker, Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he is immediately attacked by all four members of Bullet Club. Omega then hits Yoshi-Hashi with a dragon suplex, Omega and Owens nail Yoshi-Hashi with a double running knee strike for a near fall. Owens follows up by catching Yoshi-Hashi with a gut buster for another near fall, Owens looks for a package pile driver and Goto interferes to break that up. Goto and Ishii then work together to take out all the members of Bullet Club, Okada then catches a charging Omega with a drop kick. Yoshi-Hashi tries hitting Owens with a pump handle slam and Owens escapes, Yoshi-Hashi catches Owens with his finisher to get the three count.
Winners: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi)
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