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Non-Tournament Match: YOSHI-HASHI & David Finlay vs. Team Filthy (Royce Isaacs & Tom Lawlor)
Finlay and YOSHI-HASHI are handicapped by not being as established a team as Royce and Lawlor. Finlay does his best to fight off the dastardly Team Filthy members, but the numbers are too much for him.
YOSHI-HASHI tags in and gets some momentum back for the team, bringing the fight to Royce Isaacs. Finlay tags back in and drops Isaacs with Trash Panda for the win in 7:30.
Winners: YOSHI-HASHI & David Finlay
Non-Tournament Match: Suzuki-gun (TAKA Michinoku & Lance Archer) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & El Phantasmo)
Phantasmo and TAKA start the match, but it eventually breaks down into Archer and Fale testing each other’s strength. Phantasmo also decides to try to beat up Archer, to little avail, as the big man makes the junior heavyweight pay for his cockiness.
Fale and Archer eventually get distracted with each other, which leaves El Phantasmo the opportunity to knock out TAKA with Sudden Death for the pinfall in 8:21.
Winners: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & El Phantasmo)
Non-Tournament Match: United Empire (Will Ospreay, Aaron Henare, Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan) vs. House of Torture (SHO, EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo)
United Empire used frequent tags to try and keep House of Torture off their base, but HoT had an answer at every turn. Like most of the tag matches, this broke down into G1 opponents feeling each other out, with Dick Togo providing a nefarious foil.
The referee got distracted and Togo was able to use his trusty garrote, but to little avail. United Empire came back with a vengeance, and Henare locked Togo in a Full Nelson for the submission win in 10:22.
Winners: United Empire (Will Ospreay, Aaron Henare, Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)
Non-Tournament Match: Tama Tonga & Jado vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Jay White)
Neither Jay nor Chase want to start against Tama, after kicking him out of Bullet Club back in March, so Tama unleashes his fury on both men. Jado cockily tags in and almost gets destroyed by White.
Tama tags back in and continues to bring the fight to White and Owens. Tama’s anger gets the better of him, leaving Owens an opportunity to tag in. Jado tags in. White gets the better of Tama on the outside, as Owens drills Jado with C-Trigger for the pin in 7:15.
Winners: Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Jay White)
Non-Tournament Match: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito & SANADA)
A measured tag match that saw Goto and Naito challenge each other, ahead of their upcoming match. SANADA and Okada also managed to reignite their feud, as SANADA also wanted to get his hands on Goto.
Tanahashi, the wild card in the match, was out to prove that his loss last night was a fluke, bringing the fire to all three of his opponents. BUSHI tried to match up to the Ace’s assault but was felled by High Fly Flow in 5:50.
Winners: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto
There is brief intermission.
B Block: Tomohiro Ishii (0) vs. Taichi (0)
Taichi nearly knocks Ishii out to start the match. Ishii responds by rocking Taichi with a debilitating blow. Taichi is out on his feet and Ishii pummels away more. The beating from Ishii seems to wake Taichi up.
Taichi comes back with stiff, All Japan-influenced kicks. Ishii hits a huge Avalanche Brainbuster. Taichi hits a Last Ride Powerbomb. Taichi nearly gets a win off of a Backdrop Suplex. Ishii continues to keep Taichi on his toes, but is finally stunned by a Yokozuna Elbow from Taichi, who then hits Black Mephisto for the pin in 15:21.
Winner: Taichi (2)
A Block: Toru Yano (0) vs. Jonah (0)
Yano tries his best to do his usual wily Yano things, but Jonah is a vicious beast. Jonah crushes Yano for a majority of the match. Yano exposes the turnbuckles, and tries a variety of rollups but Jonah is too big and Jonah is too strong.
Jonah and Bad Dude Tito start to use their numbers advantage on Yano. The fight spills to the outside. Yano low blows Jonah while the referee is distracted and gets back in the ring. Jonah is unable to get back in the ring in time. Yano wins by countout in 9:01.
Winner: Toru Yano (2)
C Block: Zack Sabre Jr. (0) vs. KENTA (0)
KENTA avoids Sabre early, as Sabre is able to outwrestle KENTA at every turn. KENTA uses his kicks and his strikes to try and maintain distance. Sabre willingly goes strike for strike with KENTA, also countering KENTA’s strikes with some inventive submissions.
KENTA nearly knocks out Sabre with a swift kick. KENTA begins to build up some momentum but gets cocky. He isn’t able to get a pinfall, and begins getting frustrated, smacking the s--t out of Sabre. KENTA’s ego keeps him from capitalizing on his own momentum and Sabre takes advantage, trapping KENTA in a Triangle Choke for the submission in 21:33.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr. (2)
D Block: Shingo Takagi (0) vs. Juice Robinson (0)
Shingo spent the match testing “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson’s mettle. Robinson took on an onslaught of punches and lariats, and gave as good as he took. Juice began throwing strikes at Shingo that Takagi seemed to almost enjoy.
Juice found a way out of most of Takagi’s offense and drilled Takagi with Pulp Friction for a nearfall. Takagi came back and delivered a huge Pumping Bomber for a nearfall. Juice grabbed the referee to get out of a Last of the Dragon and clobbered Takagi with two Left Hand of God punches. Juice can’t get Takagi up for Rockslide, so he drills him with another Pulp Friction for the pinfall in 21:38.
Winner: Juice Robinson (2)
After the match, Juice said he is the United States Champion, despite the fact that he isn’t. Said “no one is touching him” in the ring, and then concluded with a “f--k you” to the Sapporo crowd.
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