MINORU SUZUKI & ZACK SABRE JR. vs. JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER & YOSHI-HASHI
Things broke down into two groups early on, with ZSJ stretching out Yoshi-Hashi in the ring, and the two legends brawling all around the arena. Eventually the referee restored order and Suzuki slowed things down with submissions on YH in between bludgeoning with stomps all around the ring. Liger eventually gets so annoyed with his partner that he entered the ring and got in a few shots of his own to pump up YH, who was then able to fire up and make the hot tag.
Minoru went for an early Gotch-style piledriver, but Liger struggled out of it and came right back with a Brainbuster. Tags on both sides, which of course meant YH got taken right down to the mat and worked over by Sabre, nearly snapping his arm off. YH tried to fight back with lariats, but time and time again he was caught by the submission master. Things broke down into a wild brawl with Liger and Suzuki going back outside, which created a distraction and ZSJ got rolled up out of nowhere with a small package. It’s over!
Winners: Jushin Thunder Liger & Yoshi-Hashi
— After the match ZSJ tried to throw a fit, but YH leveled him with a lariat out of nowhere, then raised the RPW Heavyweight Championship over his head and dropped it on his opponent’s body. Young Lions attempted to escort Suzuki out, as Liger stared him down in the ring.
RYUSUKE TAGUCHI, HIROSHI TANAHASHI & JUICE ROBINSON vs. JAY WHITE, TAIJI ISHIMORI & CHASE OWENS
Owens went right after the injured eye of Juice Robinson, still stitched up from being bitten open by Jon Moxley earlier this week. Juice was having NONE of that and leveled his opponent with stiff right hooks, then threw him out of the ring and tagged in Taguchi. Coach connected with his signature hip attacks, running one corner to the next, until Owens inserted himself back in the match and a giant brawl broke out. Bullet Club threw all the babyfaces into barricades over and over again, slowing the pace of the match tremendously.
White spent the next few minutes trying to murder Taguchi, who foolishly kept going for the same hip attack over and over again, getting countered every time. Tanahashi eventually got the hot tag and went crazy on White, dropping him with right hands and the Slingblade, before coming off the top rope with a senton bomb. He went for the Slingblade again, but White ducked it and hit a snap German suplex.
Bullet Club ran a train of lariats on Tana in the corner, before White hit a Brainbuster broken up by the rest of his team. The two battled back and forth, slugging it out all over the ring before countering each other’s signature moves. Owens took a cheap shot on the Ace from the apron and tagged himself into the match, nailing Juice with a superkick for good measure. Taguchi rushed in, but also ate a superkick.
Owens is on a role! He dropped Tanahashi with the Jewel Heist and motioned for the end, trying for the Package Piledriver, but the Ace struggled free. On the outside Juice battled back and leveled Ishimori with the Right Hand of God. It’s pure chaos everywhere. Owens went for the Jewel Heist again but Tanahashi countered with another Slingblade to score the pin.
Winner: Tanahashi, Taguchi & Juice Robinson
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