NJPW G1 Special Night 1
July 1, 2017
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Long Beach, California
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Bullet Club (Marty Scrull, Bad Luck Fale, The Young Bucks and Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Chaos (The Briscoe Brothers, Roppongi Vice and Will Ospreay)
Scrull and Ospreay will start things off. Scrull applies a wrist lock. Ospreay front flips out of the wrist lock. Scrull crawls under Ospreay. Scrull with a side headlock takeover. Ospreay returns the favor. Scrull with a right hand to the jaw of Ospreay. Ospreay responds with a dropkick. Ospreay teases a dive to the outside. Takahashi attacks Ospreay from behind. Ospreay connects with another dropkick. Mark Briscoe ducks a clothesline from Fale. Fale goes for a Back Bodydrop, but Mark gets back on his feet. Mark connects with a High Angle DropKick. Jay Briscoe tosses Fale out of the ring. The Briscoes are teeing off on Takahashi in the middle of the ring. Jay with a Suicide Dive to Scrull and Fale. Mark drops Takahashi with a Blockbuster off the ring apron. The Bucks and RPG are left alone in the ring. RPG with stereo clotheslines to The Bucks. Beretta with a Wheelbarrow Kick to Nick. Matt SuperKicks Romero. Scrull SuperKicks Mark on the ring apron.
Scrull plays with his umbrella to distract the Briscoes. The Bucks drops The Briscoes with a Suicide Dive. The high flying onslaught continues as Ospreay lands a Springboard Shooting Star Press to the outside. Scrull starts working on the joints of Mark Briscoe fingers. Takahashi with a running boot to the jaw of Mark. Romero with a leaping knee strike to Nick Jackson. Nick responds with a SuperKick. Nick lands a spinning heel kick to Jay Briscoe. Jay responds with a FrankenSteiner. Matt SuperKicks Jay. Beretta side steps Matt into the turnbuckles. Beretta plants Matt with the Tornado DDT. Scrull with a thrust kick to the gut of Beretta. Ospreay with a Standing C4 to Scrull.
Romero fires up with a series of running corner clotheslines to The Bucks. Romero goes for a shoulder block, but Fale stands still. Romero shoves Fale. RPG tries to fight off Fale. RPG with a Stereo Knee Lift to Fale. Fale responds with a Double Clothesline. Fale launches Beretta to the outside with the Bad Luck Fall. The Briscoes are mauling Fale in the corner. Fale with a boot to the jaw of Jay Briscoe. Nick with a Double Basement DropKick to The Briscoes. The Young Bucks SuperKicks Jay Briscoe. The Bucks Buckle Bombs Romero into the turnbuckles. The Bucks goes for the Meltzer Driver, but Ospreay drags Matt Jackson out of the ring. Romero from behind rolls Nick Jackson up to pickup the victory.
Winner: Chaos (The Briscoe Brothers, Roppongi Vice and Will Ospreay) via Pinfall
Second Match: Dragon Lee, Jushin Thunder Liger, Titan and Volador Jr. vs. Los Ingobernables De Japon (Bushi, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi and Sanada)
Volador and Bushi will start things off. Volador with a waist lock takedown. Voldaor and Bushi runs the ropes. Volador connects with a head scissors takeover that sends Bushi out of the ring. Volador tags in Liger. Sanada is tagged in as well. Liger refuses to shake his hands. Liger finally obliges, but EVIL attacks Liger from behind. Liger shoves Sanada into EVIL. Liger tosses Sanada out of the ring. EVIL drags Liger out of the ring. Sanada with a Basement Dropkick to Liger. Los Ingobernables clears out the ring. Sanada has Titan wrapped in a knot in the corner of the ring. Sanada tags in EVIL. Sanada with a back elbow to Liger. EVIL follows that with a Senton for a two count. Bushi with a dropkick to the chest of Liger. EVIL and Bush whips Liger into the turnbuckles. Liger with a Tilt-a-Whirl Back Breaker to Bushi. Liger drops EVIL with a palm strike. Lee and Takahashi are tagged in.
Lee and Takahashi are trading back and forth rapid fire slaps to the chest. Lee plants Takahashi with a Snap German Suplex off the ropes. Lee with a Bicycle Kick to Sanada. Volador and Titan dives onto EVIL and Bushi on the outside. Lee with a knee to the gut of Takahashi. Lee tags in Titan. Titan with a Springboard Crossbody. Titan dropkicks Takahashi for a two count. Takahashi leapfrogs over Titan. Titan responds with a head scissors takeover. Takahashi plants Titan with a Over The Head Belly to Belly Suplex into the turnbuckles. EVIL with a corner clothesline to Titan. Bushi, Takahashi and Sanada connects with a trifecta basement dropkick to Titan. Takahashi goes for the cover, but Volador breaks up the pin attempt. Sanada tosses Volador out of the ring. Takahashi is holding the referee in the corner. EVIL hits Titan in the face with the steel chair. Takahashi plants Titan with the Time Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Los Ingobernables De Japon (Bushi, EVIL, Himoru Takahashi and Sanada) via Pinfall
Third Match: Hangman Page vs. Jay Lethal in a First Round Match in the Inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Page attacks Lethal from behind before the bell rings. Lethal and Page are trading back and forth right hands on the outside. Lethal with a Springboard Dropkick that knocks Page off the ring apron. Lethal with a Suicide Dive that sends Page crashing into the steel guard rail. Lethal rolls Page back into the ring. Lethal lands a knife edge chop. Lethal with a quick cover for a one count. Page with a shot to the gut of Lethal. Lethal responds with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Lethal goes for the cover again, but Page kicks out at one. Lethal bounces Page’s head on the top turnbuckle. Lethal lands a flurry of knife edge chops in the corner. Page dumps Lethal’s injured ribs on the top rope. Page with a Shooting Star Shoulder Tackle off the ring apron. Page rolls Lethal back into the ring.
Page connects with a Corner Clothesline. Page with a Snap Mare into a running boot to the jaw of Lethal. Page follows that with a Senton. Page plants Lethal with a Fallaway Slam with a Bridge for a two count. Lethal with a chop/right hand sequence to Page. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection, but Page counters with the Abdominal Stretch. Page repeatedly drives his elbow to the ribs of Lethal. Lethal with a roll through into a Bicycle Kick. Lethal with a Rolling Discus Forearm Strike. Lethal connects with a Cutter. Lethal follows that with the Hail to the King for a two count. Lethal goes for the Figure Four Leg Lock, but Page counters with a inside cradle for a two count. Page lands a massive lariat for a two count. Lethal SuperKicks Page. Lethal follows that with a BackBreaker. Lethal connects with the Lethal Injection, but he takes too long to make the cover. Lethal and Page are trading back and forth shots. Lethal with a leaping enziguri to Page. Lethal lands another Lethal Injection to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jay Lethal via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Juice Robinson vs. Zack Sabre Jr. in a First Round Match in the Inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Sabre with a waist lock takeover. Robinson backs himself into the ropes to create separation. Robinson goes for a single leg takedown. Robinson with a kick to the gut of Sabre. Robinson bounces Sabre head on the top turnbuckle. Robinson with a series of Juice Jabs. Robinson dropkicks Sabre. Sabre rolls under Robinson. Robinson connects with a Back Breaker and follows that with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Robinson continues the onslaught with a senton. Robins goes for a suplex, but Sabre gets back on his feet. Robinson lands a knife edge chop. Sabre applies an ArmLock. Sabre with an nasty arm-ringer to Robinson. Sabre starts manipulating the fingers of Robinson. Sabre stomps on the tricep of Robinson. Sabre continues to work on the shoulder of Robinson. Sabre applies a Cravate. Sabre floats into a Front Face Lock. Sabre stomps on the hand of Robinson. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Robinson regains momentum with a gut buster.
Robinson with a Corner Clothesline to Sabre. Sabre explodes out of the corner and locks in the Kimura Lock. Robinson powers out of the Kimura Lock. Robinson connects with a delayed vertical suplex. Robinson cannonballs onto Sabre in the corner. Robinson goes for a PowerBomb, but Sabre gets back on his feet. Sabre lands a European Uppercut. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Sabre counters with a Jack Knife cover for a two count. Sabre with a single leg take down to Robinson. Sabre kicks Robinson in the chest. Sabre repeatedly kicks the shoulder of Robinson.
Robinson fires up with a Jab/Knife Edge Chop Combination to Sabre. Robinson drops Sabre with a Leg Lariat. Sabre gets Robinson trapped in the Cross ArmBreaker. Sabre transitions into a Triangle Choke. Robinson powers out of the Submission Hold and plants Sabre with a PowerBomb. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction again, but Sabre counters with the Octopus Lock which forces Robinson to tap out.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr. via Submission
Fifth Match: Billy Gunn, Yoshitatsu, The Tempura Boyz vs. Jay White, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kushida
Kushida and Komatsu will start things off. Kushida with a go-behind to Komatsu. Kushida transitions into a side head lock. Komatsu leapfrogs over Kushida. Komatsu connects with a Head Scissors Takeover. Komatsu goes for the Sunset Flip, but Kushida stands still. Kushida mocks Billy Gunn with the DX Chop. Kushida applies a Kimura Lock. Kushida tags in Finlay. Finlay uppercuts Komatsu. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Komatsu. Finlay lands a flying forearm. Finlay leapfrogs over Tanaka. Finlay dropkicks Tanaka. Finlay brings Kushida back into the ring. Kushida with a high elbow strike to Komatsu. Tanaka drags Kushida out of the ring. Tanaka with a Thrust Kick to Kushida. Komatsu with a Basement Dropkick to the back of Kushdia. Kushida tries to fight off The Tempura Boyz in the middle of the ring. Tempura Boyz with a Double Arm-Drag to Kushida. Komatsu with a Standing Moonsault for a two count. Tanaka applies a Body Scissors Hold. Tanaka transitions into a Cross Arm Breaker, but Kushida reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Tanaka tags in Billy.
Billy bounces Kushida head on the top turnbuckle. Billy repeatedly stomps on the chest of Kushida in the corner. Billy drops Kushida with a straight right hand for a two count. Billy gets into a stare off with Tanahashi. Billy tags in Tanaka. Tanaka knocks Tanahashi off the ring apron. Kushida with a FrankenSteiner to Tanaka. Billy blocks Kushida from making the tag. Kushida with a Springboard Back Elbow Strike. Kushida tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi knocks YoshiTatsu and The Tempura Boyz off the ring apron. Tanahashi with a Leaping Forearm Strike to Billy. Tanahashi lands a back elbow in the corner. Tanahashi goes for the Crossbody, but Billy swats him away. Billy with a Fallaway Slam. Tanahashi clotheslines Billy. White and Tatsu are tagged in.
White fires up with a series of clotheslines. White with a Running European Uppercut in the corner. White connects with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. White lands a knife edge chop. Tatsu responds with a back elbow. Tatsu with a running mule kick. Tatsu ascends to the top turnbuckle. White Suplex’s Tatsu into the Turnbuckles. Komatsu attacks White from behind. Finlay plants Komatsu with a Back Breaker. Tanaka with a German Suplex to Finlay. Kushida drops Tanaka with a Springboard Missile Dropkick. Billy plants Kushida with a Tilt-a-Whirl Powerslam. Tanahashi with a SlingBlade to Billy. Tatsu with a PowerSlam to Tanahashi. Tatsu lands a knee strike. Tatsu goes for a ButterFly Suplex, but Finlay counters with another BackBreaker. White plants Tatsu with a Spinning Uranage Slam for a two count. A full donnie brook ensues in the middle of the ring. White connects with a FlatLiner to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jay White, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kushida via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. War Machine in a No Disqualification Match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship
Tama Tonga hits Rowe in the head with the microphone before the bell rings. Rowe with a series of knee lifts to the chest of Tama Tonga. Hanson with a forearm smash to Roa. Roa rolls Rowe back into the ring. Roa clotheslines Rowe. Tama Tonga uppercuts Hanson. Rowe with a Discus Forearm to Tama Tonga. Roa hits Rowe from behind with a trash can lid. Hanson tosses Roa out of the ring. Hanson goes for a Suicide Dive, but Tama Tonga hits him in the face in mid-air with the garbage can. Roa hits Rowe in the back with the trash can lid. Roa irish whips Rowe into the turnbuckles. Tama Tonga with a Stinger Splash for a one count. Rowe tries to fight off the Guerrillas in the corner. Roa with a Leg Drop to Rowe. Tama Tonga follows that with a Standing Frog Splash for a two count. Hanson with a series of jabs to the Guerrillas. Hanson is mauling the Guerrillas with running corner clotheslines. Hanson goes for the Bronco Buster, but Roa ducks out of the way. Tama Tonga plants Hanson with a SlingBlade. Rowe suplex’s Tama Tonga. Roa Spears Rowe. Hanson plants Roa with a Standing Seated Senton.
We have ourself a stand off in the middle of the ring. Hanson goes for a Springboard Crossbody, but Roa counters with the PowerSlam. Tama Tonga with a neck breaker to Rowe. Roa with a Diving HeadButt to Rowe. Tama Tonga follows that with a Frog Splash off the top turnbuckle for a two count. Roa drives Rowe into the turnbuckles. Rowe PowerBombs Tama Tonga onto the back of Roa. Rowe throws Tama Tonga into a PowerSlam from Hanson for a two count. Chase Owens hits Hanson with a steel chair. The Guerrillas places two steel chairs in the middle of the ring. Roa plants Rowe with a PowerBomb through the steel chairs for a two count. The Guerrilla tries to send Rowe into a table, but Hanson gets in the way. Hanson clotheslines Tama Tonga. Hanson with a Basement Dropkick to Owens. Hanson with a Suicide Dive onto Owens and Tama Tonga on the outside. Rowe with a Belly to Back Suplex to Roa. Rowe follows that with a knee strike. War Machine plants Roa with Fallout through the table to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IWGP Tag Team Champions, War Machine via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii in a First Round Match in the Inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Naito attacks Ishii before the bell rings. Naito rolls out of the ring. Naito with a series of clubbing blows to the back of Ishii. Ishii drops Naito with a shoulder tackle. Ishii lands a flurry of knife edge chops. Naito slaps Ishii chest. Ishii drops Naito into the canvas with another knife edge chop. Ishii HeadButts Naito into the turnbuckles. Ishii rams his boot across the face of Naito. Naito repeatedly slaps Ishii in the face. Naito lands a forearm smash. Ishii begins to light up Naito’s chest in the corner with even more knife edge chops. Naito with a boot to the jaw of Ishii. Naito connects with a neck breaker. Naito with a series of back elbows to Ishii. Naito bodyslams Ishii. Naito follows that with two running basement dropkicks. Naito and Ishii starts trading back and forth shots in the middle of the ring. Ishii connects with a Back Drop Suplex. Ishii goes back to lighting up the chest of Naito.
Ishii follows that with a corner clothesline. Naito responds with a boot to the chest. Ishii with a PowerSlam for a two count. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito gets back on his feet. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito follows that with a Hangman’s Neck Breaker off the second rope. Naito with a Basement Dropkick off the top turnbuckle. Ishii goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Naito counters with a DDT. Naito goes for a german suplex, but Ishii blocks it. Naito lands another neck breaker. Naito connects with a German Suplex for a two count. Naito places Ishii on the top turnbuckle. Naito plants Ishii with the Avalanche FrankenSteiner for a two count. Naito applies a Hammer Lock. Naito spits at Ishii’s face.
Ishii follows that with a Vicious HeadButt. Ishii plants Naito with a High Angle PowerBomb for a two count. Naito responds with a Wheel Barrow Kick. Ishii responds with a Lifting Uppercut. Ishii lands a back elbow strike for a two count. Ishii dodges a leg lariat from Naito. Naito with a Wheel Barrow Cover for a two count. Naito plants Ishii with a Running Tornado DDT. Naito with a Missile Dropkick. Naito connects with Gloria for a two count. Naito goes for Destino, but Ishii counters with a HeadButt. Naito with a Enziguri to the side of Ishii’s head. Ishii connects with a sliding lariat for a two count. Naito lands a Dragon Suplex with a Bridge for a two count. Naito goes for Gloria agian, but Ishii counters with a clothesline. Ishii lands another lariat for a two count. Ishii plants Naito with a Vertical Brain Buster to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall
Eight Match: Michael Elgin vs. Kenny Omega w/The Young Bucks in a First Round Match in the Inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Omega and Elgin goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Elgin backs Omega into the turnbuckles. Omega kicks Elgin in the gut. Omega with a series of clubbing blows to the back of Elgin. Elgin launches Omega to the corner. Elgin misses on the back elbow strike. Omega lands two consecutive knife edge chops. Elgin drops Omega with a running shoulder tackle. Omega goes for a leapfrog, but Elgin gets him a fireman’s carry position. Omega gets back on his feet. Elgin lands a back elbow across the jaw of Omega. Elgin gives Omega a receipt with a massive knife edge chop. Elgin tosses Omega to the other side of the ring. Elgin bodyslams Omega. Elgin with a Springboard Splash to Omega. Elgin connects with the Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Omega with a boot to the jaw of Elgin. Elgin responds with a forearm smash. Omega with a Hurricanrana that sends Elgin out of the ring. Elgin drops Omega with the Bicycle Kick. Elgin ascends to the top turnbuckle. Elgin lands a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Elgin goes for a PowerBomb on the mats, but Omega lands on the ring apron. Omega tries to drop Elgin with the Moonsault off the ring apron, but Elgin catches him in mid-air. Omega drives Elgin into the steel guard rail. Omega dumps Elgin back first on the ring apron. Elgin gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen.
Omega with the cover for a two count. Omega applies a rear chin lock. Elgin gets back to a vertical base. Elgin fights out of the rear chin lock. Omega locks in the Sleeper Hold. Elgin drives Omega back first into the turnbuckles. Omega goes for the Hip Attack, but Elgin ducks out of the way. Elgin lands a massive knife edge chop. Omega with a rolling senton. Omega goes for a Moonsault, but Elgin gets his knees up in the air. Elgin lands a back elbow in the corner. Elgin follows that with a enziguri. Elgin lands two back to back German Suplex’s. Elgin lands a big boot to the jaw of Omega. Elgin goes for another German Suplex, but Omega gets back on his feet. Elgin launches Omega to the ring apron. Elgin plants Omega with the PowerSlam for a two count. Elgin lands a Short-Arm Lariat. Omega goes for the FrankenSteiner, but Elgin blocks it. Omega connects with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Elgin rolls out of the ring. Omega drops Elgin with the Somersault Plancha. Omega tosses Elgin back into the ring. Omega with a Missile Dropkick to the back of Elgin for a two count. Elgin goes for a suplex, but Omega gets back on his feet. Omega and Elgin are trading back and forth shots.
Omega lands a knee strike. Omega connects with a Cross Legged Neck Breaker. Elgin responds with a massive lariat. Omega heads to the ring apron. Omega whips Elgin face off the top rope. Omega attempts a PileDriver on the ring apron, but Elgin blocks it. Omega goes for the Reverse FrankenSteiner, but Elgin counters with a German Suplex on the ring apron. Elgin plants Omega with an Avalanche SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Elgin Buckle Bombs Omega. Elgin goes for another Buckle Bomb, but Omega counters with the inside cradle for a two count. Omega and Elgin are trading back and forth shots. Elgin lands another nasty lariat for a two count. Omega with the V-Trigger to Elgin. Omega follows that with a Reverse Hurricanrana for a two count. Omega lands another V-Trigger. Omega goes for One Winged Angel, but Elgin blocks it. After that, Omega connects with the V-Trigger. Omega plants Elgin with the Reverse Styles Clash. Omega finishes the job with the One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kenny Omega via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) w/Gedo vs. Cody Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Rhodes and Okada goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Rhodes applies a Hammer Lock. Okada responds with a Waist Lock Takedown. Rhodes transitions into a Go-Behind. Okada is playing mind games with Rhodes. Rhodes heads out of the ring. Rhodes blows a kiss at his wife. Okada applies a side head lock. Okada drops Rhodes with a shoulder tackle. Rhodes leapfrogs over Okada. Rhodes pays tribute to his brother with a falling uppercut. Rhodes dodges a Rain Maker from Okada. We have a quick stand off in the middle of the ring. Rhodes drives his knee to the gut of Okada. Okada lands a big boot across the jaw of Rhodes. Okada follows that with a Basement Dropkick. The fight spills to the outside. Rhodes bounces Okada head on the ring apron. Okada responds with a big right hand. Okada with a Running Crossbody over the steel guard rail. Okada tosses Rhodes back into the ringside area. Okada rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Rhodes lands a enziguri. Rhodes follows that with a FlatLiner for a two count. Rhodes goes for another cover, but Okada again kicks out at two. Rhodes with a clubbing blow to the back of Okada. Rhodes with a leg sweep to Okada. Rhodes lands another boot across the face of Okada for a two count. Rhodes connects with a PowerSlam for a two count. Rhodes cheap shots Okada behind the referee’s back.
Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes plants Okada with a Face First Suplex for a two count. Rhodes is talking smack to Gedo. Rhodes connects with a Springboard Dropkick for a two count. Rhodes spits at the referee. Rhodes gets Okada in a Kneeling Full Nelson Lock. Okada gets back to a vertical base. Rhodes with a hammer fist to the back of Okada. Rhodes lands a big boot in the corner. Okada responds with a swinging neck breaker. Okada with a running axe handle to Rhodes. Okada follows that with a running back elbow strike. Okada plants Rhodes with a DDT. Okada with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Okada dives over Rhodes. Okada with a Standing Dropkick that sends Rhodes crashing to the outside. Okada goes for a gut wrench suplex, but Rhodes counters with a back body drop. Rhodes places Okada on the ring apron. Rhodes goes for the IEDDT, but Okada blocks it. Okada plants Rhodes with the IEDDT of his own. Okada tosses Rhodes back into the ring. Okada ascends to the top turnbuckle. Rhodes connects with a Springboard Arm-Drag. Rhodes follows that with the Beautiful Disaster Kick for a two count. Rhodes transitions into a ground and pound attack. Okada regains momentum with a flap jack. Okada connects with the Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada with a Flying Elbow Drop. Okada sets up for the Rain Maker, but Rhodes counters with a double leg takedown. Rhodes applies the Indian Death Lock.
Rhodes repeatedly slaps Okada’s face. Okada fires up with a series of Forearm Smashes. Okada starts stomping on the back of Rhodes. Brandi Rhodes starts yelling at Okada. Okada lightly kicks the head of Rhodes. Okada with a Dropkick to the back of the head. Okada plants Rhodes with the Tombstone PileDriver. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Rhodes spits into Okada’s eyes. Okada clotheslines Rhodes. Okada connects with the Rain Maker. Kenny Omega comes down to the ring with the white towel. The Bucks is trying to talk Omega out of throwing the towel into the ring. Rhodes goes for the Cross Rhodes, but Okada blocks it. Okada goes for another Tombstone, but Rhodes blocks it. Rhodes with the Rain Maker to Okada for a two count. Okada responds with the Cross Rhodes for a two count. Rhodes and Okada are trading back and forth shots. Okada lands a European Uppercut. Rhodes goes for the One Winged Angel, but Okada counters with the German Suplex. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Rhodes again gets him trapped in position for the Cross Rhodes. Okada lands another Tombstone PileDriver. Okada follows that with the Rain Maker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall
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