Manabu Nakanishi, Tomoaki Honma, Tiger Mask & KUSHIDA vs. Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI, Jado & Gedo
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov (c) vs. TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
Special Singles Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Minoru Suzuki
|"We hate Okada." - Karl Anderson|
The Bullet Club acted like goofs and pretty much accomplished nothing in a promo. The only thing of note was Devitt and Anderson showing that they had a plan to counter the Rainmaker. I wouldn't let any of these guys near a mic again.
IWGP Tag Team Title: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (c) vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
NEVER Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
Special Singles Match: La Sombra vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
|Shinsuke Nakamura gets a giant bowl from Yoshinoya which I'd do anything for.|
Special 8 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Jushin Thunder Liger & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson, El Terrible, Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale
Special Singles Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Kazushi Sakuraba Return Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
IWGP Heavyweight Title: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Prince Devitt
Overall thoughts: It was a good but overly long show. I think they could have cut half of a few matches and minutes off others to make this one better. Ishii/Suzuki, Shibata/Goto and Nakamura/Sombra were the matches of the night but on the other hand, Sakuraba/Nagata was one of the worst matches of the year and Tanahashi was completely wasted in his role. This is definitely worth a look for the matches I mentioned above but for the others, there were honestly better house show matches.