Hello friends, welcome the Wrestle Kingdom 11! These aren’t the fastest results, but they’re the best and most detailed, perfection takes time. I just had a five-star steak and shrimp dinner to celebrate and I suggest you do the same. Get ready for one of the greatest cards ever assembled, let’s go!
Wrestle Kingdom 11, January 4, 2017 from Tokyo at the Tokyo Dome.
The pre-show featured the New Japan Rumble.
New Japan Rumble – Match starts with 2 men and every 90 seconds a new entrant comes out. You can be eliminated by being tossed over the top rope, pinned, or submitted.
Entry # – Elimination Order
- Michael Elgin
- Billy Gunn – 2 by Michael Elgin
- Bone Soldier – 1 by Cheeseburger
- Cheeseburger – 13 by Elgin
- Jushin Thunder Liger – 5 by Tiger Mask
- Kuniaki Kobayashi – 3 by Tiger Mask
- Tiger Mask – 6 by Taguchi
- Manabu Nakanishi – 4 by Elgin
- Rysuke Taguchi – 9 by Norton
- Yoshi Tatsu – 7 by Nagata
- Yuji Nagata – 8 by Hiro Saito
- Hiroshi Tenzan – 12 by Elgin
- Hiro Saito – 10 by Elgin
- Scott Norton – 11 by Elgin
Winner: Michael Elgin at 25:13. Elgin powerbombed Cheeseburger to eliminate him by pinfall.
The show kicks off with a video showcasing all the matches.
Tiger The Dark (ACH) vs. Tiger Mask W (Kota Ibushi)
Both men start off with a flurry of offensive moves and both go for a dropkick at the same time, get to their feet as the fans show their appreciation. Dark hits W with a dropkick sending him out of the ring. Dark does a running backflip to the outside knocking down W. Dark rolls W back into the ring and covers him for s 2.
Dark hits off the ropes and runs into a dropkick from W sending him to the outside. W then hits a triangle moonsault off the top rope nailing Dark. Back in the ring W gets a 2 count.
W then unleashes a flurry of strikes to Dark but misses with a standing moonsault. Dark goes for a tombstone but W blocks it so Dark locks in an octopus stretch. Dark tries a tombstone again and hits it for a 2.
Dark goes for a double underhook but W counters and hits a snap German suplex followed by a tiger suplex for 2. W goes for a tiger bomb but turns it into the Last Ride powerbomb for 3.
Winner: Tiger Mask W at 6:34.
Solid opener that was really a commercial for the Tiger Mask anime but apparently future New Japan stars will be on this anime so if that’s your thing, something to check out.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match
Roppongi Vice vs. The Young Bucks (c)
The Bucks come out with the ROH, PWG, IWGP, and the new Superkick Party Tag Team Championship belts. On the way to the ring Matt called out the Hardy Boys.
Match starts out with RPG Vice attacking the Bucks before they can take their jackets off. RPG Vice clears the Bucks out of the ring.
The Bucks then walk up the ramp and say they’re going to leave. RPG Vice chase after them but run into superkicks. The Bucks sprint back to the ring as the 20 count ensues. RPG Vice barely beats the count, really fun sequence there.
The match starts with Nick and Beretta. Nick sends Beretta to the apron as Matt pulls his legs out from under him sending him face-first on the apron. Matt is in now and he nails Beretta with some mounted punches until the ref pulls him off.
Matt motions to Rocky to, “suck it” using Beretta’s arms then runs over to superkick him. Beretta comes back with a DDT but the Bucks prevent the tag. The Bucks set up Beretta in the corner and Matt charges but runs into an enziguri from Nick. Beretta goes to the outside and Nick goes for a punt from the apron but Beretta ducks and Nick again nails Matt.
Beretta tags in Rocky who starts cleaning house and starts the forever clotheslines to each Buck in opposite corners. Rocky goes for Sliced Bread but the Bucks counter and go for the Meltzer Driver but Beretta knocks Nick off the apron.
RPG Vice then hit a double running knee to Matt. Beretta sets up Matt in a torture back position as Romero goes up top and drops a knee to Matt for a 2.
RPG Vice go for Strong Zero but as Romero springboards, Nick also springboards from same corner, bulldogs Romero in mid-air, dropkicks Beretta which turns into Matt delivering a sunset flip bomb to Beretta.
The Bucks isolate Romero and set him on the top rope and go for a double superplex but Romero escapes. Nick is knocked off the top but Matt climbs back up. Beretta runs in and hits a top rope German suplex. Both Bucks are out on the floor.
Beretta charges and hits a tope con hilo but the Bucks move and Beretta slams right on the mats, that looked really painful.
Back in the ring Romero is fighting off the Bucks but eventually gets hit by a double superkick into a running knee for 2. Bucks hit Romero with the buckle bomb enziguri combo. Nick then hits the 450 as Matt drapes Romero over the middle rope for 2.
Romero is then hit by two solo superkicks followed by a double superkick for 2. The Bucks go for the More Bang For Your Buck but before Nick can jump off the top Beretta comes from out of nowhere and grabs his leg as Romero rolls up Matt for a 3.
Winners and new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: Roppongi Vice at 12:57
NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match – Gauntlet Match
Sanada, Evil, and Bushi vs. Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet, and David Finlay (c) vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Will Ospreay, and Jado vs. Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page, and Yujiro Takahashi
The Bullet Club is the first team out. Yujiro brought out four of Tokyo’s finest. The second team is the Chaos team of Yoshi-Hashi, Ospreay, and Jado.
The match starts out with the Bullet Club jumping the gun and attacking Chaos. One the dust settles, Fale and Hashi are the first two to start off. Fale goes for an early Grenade but Hashi avoids it and goes for the Butterfly Lock but Takahashi interferes as he and Page double team Hashi on the outside.
Takakashi is tagged in as he drops a leg on Hashi for 2. Page is in and Page hits a big corner clothesline, Takahashi follows up with a running boot, and Page follows up with a DDT for 2.
Hashi counters a suplex with a neckbreaker as Ospreay is tagged in. Ospreay sends Page to the outside and manages to wipe out all Bullet Club members with a handspring back elbow into a moonsault over the top. Ospreay brings Page back into the ring and hits a standing shooting star press then a corkscrew leg drop for 2.
Ospreay hits a corkscrew leg drop, goes for the OsCutter but Page stops him then counters with a flipping lariat from the apron. Ospreay counters the Rite of Passage and Ospreay goes for a springboard but Takahashi pulls him off the ropes. Ospreay is sent off the ropes but Ospreay catches both men with a cutter.
Jado gets the hot tag and locks in a crossface to Takahashi but Fale breaks it up. Fale hits a corner splash to Jado as Takahashi covers him for 2. On the outside Page hits a shooting star shoulder tackle to Ospreay. In the ring Takahashi hits the Pimp Juice to Jado for 3.
Chaos is eliminated. Los Ingobernables de Japon are out next.
Sanada and Takahashi start this next fall out. Page jumps Sanada and Fale hits a big splash as Takahashi covers him for 2. Takahashi and Page go for a double team move but Evil breaks it up. Bushi hits the MX to Takahashi then hits a top con hilo to Page and Fale on the outside. Evil wraps a chair around Takahashi’s head and nails that chair with another chair as the referee was distracted. Sanada grabs the ref as he locks Takahashi in the Skull End and Takahashi is knocked out so the ref calls it.
Bullet Club is eliminated.
The champs come out as LIJ meets them on the ramp to fight. In the ring Ricochet and Finlay hit a double tope con hilo taking out LIJ. Finlay and Sanada start out but Bushi is quickly tagged in. Bushi chokes Finlay with his shirt. Finlay manages to tag Ricochet. After Ricochet hits a flurry of high flying moves to the other members of LIJ then a standing shooting star press on Bushi for 2.
Evil is tagged in as is Kojima. Kojima unloads chops on Evil and Sanada. At this point everyone is in the ring. LIJ triple team Kojima who kicks out at 2. Evil goes for an STO on Kojima but Kojima counters with a DDT. Finlay and Ricochet double team Sanada and Evil but Ricochet ends up running into an MX.
Kojima hits a Koji Cutter to Evil then hits the Cozy Lariat but Sanada breaks it up but Kojima fights him off and hits a brainbuster. The ref is distracted by Evil as Bushi sprays mist right in Kojima’s face. Evil hits a falcon arrow for 2. Evil picks up Kojima and hits the STO for 3.
Winners and new NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Los Ingobernables de Japon at 16:06.
Juice Robinson vs. Cody
Juice offers to shake Cody’s hand but Cody shoots him with a finger gun. Cody hip tosses Juice over the top rope to the outside. Cody leaps off the top but Juice catches him and hits an overhead belly to belly on the mats. Juice then hits a cannonball to Cody who was leaned up against the guardrail but may have tweaked his knee on that move when he hit the railing.
Back in the ring Juice is selling the knee as Cody hits an Alabama slam for 2. Cody stomps on the injured knee of Juice then hits a springboard dropkick to Juice. Cody then taunts Juice by laying in the ring and looking at him, then yells at Kevin Kelly to call the match and calls Corino an ass.
Juice starts to come back but Cody dropkicks the bad knee. Cody hits off the ropes but runs into a spinning heel kick from Juice. Juice unloads some chops then a dropkick. Juice hits a big lariat then hits a gut check, didn’t get all of it, for 2.
Cody escapes a suplex and hits a chop block to the bad knee. Juice fires back on Cody with a big forearm. Juice slowly goes up top and hits a cross body but Cody rolls through and locks in a modified figure four called the American Nightmare but Juice makes it to the ropes.
Juice is on the apron and Cody nails Juice with a dropkick. Cody pulls Juice over the top rope draping his feet on the top rope and hitting a DDT for 2. Cody goes for a Cross Roads but Juice counters with a clothesline for 2. Juice goes for a powerbomb but his knee gives out and Cody hits the Cross Roads for 3.
Winner: Cody at 9:37. After the match Cody grabs Corino’s waters, drinks it, then sprays it in his face. An impressive debut for Cody.
ROH World Championship Match
Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly (c)
Cole shakes O’Reilly’s hand but then spits in his face. O’Reilly quickly locks in an arm bar but Cole makes it to the ropes. O’Reilly quickly targets Cole’s arm. Cole tries to do his Adam Cole Bay Bay taunt twice but both times O’Reilly tries to get a sleeper hold in. Cole manages to escape both times and sends O’Reilly to the outside whose shoulder hits the guardrail. Cole finally gets his catchphrase out.
Cole then nails O’Reilly with a chair to the shoulder. Kevin Kelly says Cole knew Cole wouldn’t disqualify him because he is more lenient in big title matches.
Back in the ring Cole focuses his attack on O’Reilly’s shoulder. O’Reilly fires back with forearms and a running knee to the midsection of Cole. O’Reilly hits a flurry of kicks to Cole then a running elbow followed by a backdrop and into a leg vine.
Cole makes it to the ropes but O’Reilly continues to attack Cole with kicks. O’Reilly avoids a superkick and nails a shining wizard. O’Reilly hits off the ropes but runs into a big boot to the shoulder followed by a Last Shot from Cole for 2.
O’Reilly and Cole exchange forearms then boots to the chest as both men go down. O’Reilly is up and unloads kicks to Cole. O’Reilly nails a brainbuster for 2 then locks in the arm bar but Cole rolls over and breaks the hold. O’Reilly’s bad shoulder didn’t allow him to lock the move in.
Cole stomps away on the bad shoulder and Cole nails a shining wizard to a standing O’Reilly for 2. Cole hits another shining wizard followed by the Last Shot for 2.
Cole goes for a superkick but O’Reilly grabs the foot and turns it into an ankle lock but Cole escapes with kick to the shoulder. Cole then hits 3 superkicks followed by a superkick to the back of the head and a third Last Shot for the 3.
Winner and new ROH World Champion: Adam Cole at 10:14. With that victory Adam Cole becomes the first ever, three-time ROH World Champion.
Some dates for future shows are announced with the huge announcement that New Japan will be holding a, “G1 Special” on July 1 and 2 in Los Angeles. No venue was given but the rumors have suggested it will be held in Long Beach. This is why you save up your cashback bonus on your credit card people, I fully plan on attending.
IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match
Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma vs. Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Guerrillas of Destiny (c)
Before the match the Guerrillas attack Yano who was trying to steal their belts at ringside. The match starts with Honma and Roa. Honma misses with the falling head-butt early on as Roa pounds the chest of Honma.
Yano tags Roa and starts undoing the corner pad. Yano sends Honma to the corner and starts kicking the back as he tags in Ishii. Ishii unloads chops to Honma. Ishii then hits a suplex for 2. Yano tags in, Honma slaps him and Yano tags Tonga right away.
Tonga goes for a suplex but Honma counters with a suplex of his own. Honma goes for a tag but Yano runs in and stops him. Honma then sends Yano to the exposed corner. Makabe is tagged in as everyone enters the ring and a large brawl ensues.
Makabe manages to get everyone in the corner and clotheslines everyone. Honma and Makabe each hit the mounted 10 punches in the corner on each member of the GOD. Makabe and Tonga square off in the middle of the ring and Tonga manages to hit the Headshrinker DDT.
Tonga tags in Roa as Makabe tags Honma. Honma attacks Roa who unloads a flurry of four letter words expressing his hate for Honma. Ishii runs in and starts clotheslining everyone. Yano then runs in and the GOD attack both of them.
The GOD hit a powerbomb and neckbreaker combo on Honma for a 2. They attempt Guerrilla Warfare but Makabe breaks it up. Honma hits a lunging head-butt to Roa for 2. Makabe powerbombs Roa as Honma goes up top and hits the falling head-butt for 2 as Ishii breaks the pin up.
Honma then hits Ishii with a lunging head-butt sending him outside. Tonga counters a diving head-butt with a gun stun for 2 when Makabe breaks it up. The GOD then hit the Guerrilla Warfare on Makabe but he’s not the legal man.
They try to hit Honma with it but he counters as Yano does a blind tag. Tonga hits Honma with a spinebuster as Ishii runs in but the GOD stop him and go for a double suplex but Yano hits a double low blow as Ishii nails a double lariat then Yano rolls up Roa for the 3.
Winners and new IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano at 12:24.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match
Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kushida (c)
Before the match Takahashi knocks Kushida off the apron. Takahashi poses on the top as Kushida knocks him to the mats then hits a tope con hilo from the top nailing Takahashi. Back in the ring Kushida slams Takahashi on his arm.
Kushida chases Takahashi around the ring but ends up on the apron with Takahashi in the ring, Takahashi then hits a sunset flip bomb to the outside. Kushida is in a lot of pain but ends up rolling back inside the ring.
Takahashi charges Kushida in the corner but Kushida drives him face first into the middle turnbuckle. Kushida then hits a dropkick to the face of a seated Takahashi. Kushida then unloads some kicks to the arm of Takahashi.
Takahashi sends Kushida off the ropes but Kushida hits a back handspring elbow. Takahashi comes back with a German suplex again dropping Kushida on the back of his head. Kushida leans up on the ropes as Takahashi jumps off the top and hits a weird looking split leg attack that got tied up in the ropes.
Kushida rolls to the outside as Takahashi goes outside and hits a senton from the top rope to Kushida. Back in the ring Takahashi hits a knee drop from the top for 2.
Kushida is on the apron and again Takahashi goes for the sunset flip bomb but Kushida does a backflip and drop kicks Takahashi. Kushida then locks in an arm bar on the outside at the ref starts to count out both men. Kushida rolls Takahashi back in at 15.
Kushida drills Takahashi with a couple kicks to the shoulder. Kushida then locks in the Hoverboard Lock but Takahashi makes it to his feet with Kushida on his back, Kushida hits a victory roll for 2.
Kushida again goes for the Hoverboard Lock but can’t fully lock it in. Takahashi then gets drilled with a forearm to the jaw. Both men are down.
Kushida makes it to his feet first but runs into an overhead belly to belly. Takahashi puts Kushida on the top rope but Kushida grabs the arm but Takahashi counters with a top rope package bomb for 2. Takahashi then hits Kushida with a DVD into the corner then follows up with a Time Bomb for 3.
Winner and new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion: Hiromu Takahashi at 16:15. Definitely the best match of the show up to this point.
IWGP NEVER Openweight Championship Match
Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata (c)
The match starts as both men are tangled in the ropes, and Shibata drills Goto with a chop to the chest. Goto locks in a headlock on Shibata but Shibata escapes, goes for a Penalty Kick but Goto ducks and both men get to their feet for a standoff.
Shibata targets the left arm of Goto. Shibata locks in an arm bar then breaks the hold after stomping the arm. Goto rolls to the apron as Shibata locks in a sleeper from inside the ring then kicks Goto off the apron to the outside.
Shibata rolls Goto back in and starts stomping away on Goto then locks in an arm bar. Goto manages to make it to the ropes to break the hold. Shibata then drills Goto to the back with a stiff kick then unloads on several kicks to the face of Goto.
Goto comes back with a lariat but favors the arm. Goto charges Shibata in the corner but runs into a big boot. Shibata goes for the delayed dropkick but Goto charges him and hits a lariat, heads up top and hits an elbow drop for 2.
Shibata sits up as Goto nails a kick to his chest but it doesn’t faze the Champ. Goto unloads a few more but Shibata just absorbs them. Shibata then gets Goto in the corner and hits the delayed dropkick followed by a suplex for 2
Shibata then locks in an octopus stretch but Goto makes it to the ropes but Shibata turns it to a belly to back suplex. Goto gets up and the two exchange clotheslines. The two then exchange belly to back suplexes. Goto then gets behind Shibata and drops Shibata’s head on his knee for 2.
Goto goes for a clothesline but Shibata turns it to an STO and both men are down. Both men are on their knees nailing each other with forearms with Shibata getting the better of Goto. Shibata then gets the rear naked choke on which is the set up for the penalty kick. Goto reaches for the ropes but Shibata wraps his legs around Goto and drops him in the middle of the ring. Goto somehow manages to make it to the ropes.
Shibata shoves Red Shoes down as Goto head-butts Shibata then drops to his knees. Shibata then drills Goto with a PK but can’t gather himself to cover him. Goto then catches Shibata with the Ushigoroshi. Goto then hits the Shouten Kai for 2.
Goto and Shibata then unload forearms and head-butts on each other as Goto hits a big head-butt then the GTR for 3.
Winner and new NEVER Openweight Champion: Hirooki Goto at 16:17.
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito (c)
The bell sounds and the crowd is red hot for this match with both Tanahashi and Naito chants. Tanahashi pushes Naito into the corner and rather than the clean break he punches Naito in the gut. Naito then manages to send Tanahashi to the floor and fakes a suicide dive but opts to do his pose in the ring instead.
Back in the ring Tanahashi gets out of a headlock by pulling the hair, Tanahashi seems to be wrestling a heel style this match, interesting. After a quick exchange Tanahashi hits a drop kick then does a half assed guitar pose.
Tanahashi goes up top but Naito dropkicks his leg knocking him off the top. Naito then targets the bad leg. Naito then has Tanahashi in the corner, and hits the dropkick to the outside, trips him, then the over the top rope dropkick to the knee not the face as he normally does.
Naito then continues to work on the leg of Tanahashi. Naito then hits a dropkick to the knee followed by a shin breaker, then another dropkick to the leg, and follows it up with a modified figure four which Tanahashi escapes by reaching the ropes.
Naito again targets the leg with stomps but Tanahashi fires back with a forearm shot. Naito fakes a forearm shot but instead kicks the leg then spits on Tanahashi. Tanahashi fires off more forearms but Naito hits another kick to the leg.
Tanahashi hits off the ropes then hits a flying forearm. Tanahashi hits a body slam then hits a flipping leg drop off the top for 2. Naito again regains control attacking the knee but Tanahashi stops his momentum with a dropkick to the knee of his own.
Tanahashi grabs the leg of Naito but Naito spits on him. Naito tries a DDT but Tanahashi sends him over the top to the apron then hits a dragon screw leg whip over the middle rope. Tanahashi gets on the apron and hits Naito with a slingblade on the apron, that looked amazing.
Tanahashi climbs the top and hits the High Fly Flow cross body to the outside. Looks like a lot of Tanahashi’s body landed on Naito’s head. Tanahashi does the Naito pose on the apron. Tanahashi gets Naito back in the ring, heads to the top but Naito hits the ropes and crotches Tanahashi.
Naito then hits a top rope Frankensteiner followed by a bridging German suplex for 2. Naito then hits a sidewalk slam for a 2. Naito then hits another dropkick to the knee but Tanahashi fires back with a dropkick to the knee of his own.
Tanahashi hits off the ropes but Naito counters him, grape vining the legs. Tanahashi manages to counter the hold and turns it into a cloverleaf. Tanahashi is sitting back on the hold but Naito manages to get to the ropes.
Tanahashi comes back with a slingblade then another but only a 2 count. Tanahashi then heads up top and hits a High Fly Flow cross body, goes up top again but misses the High Fly Flow. Naito comes back with a Destino. Naito goes for a second Destino but Tanahashi escapes it with a roll of the dice and both men are down as the crowd is going crazy.
Both men make it to their feet and exchange forearm shots then exchange kicks to the knee. Naito then nails yet another dropkick to the knee of Tanahashi but Tanahashi comes back with a dragon suplex for 2. Tanahashi then heads up top and hits the High Fly Flow to a face down Naito. Tanahashi goes up top again but Naito gets the knees up blocking the High Fly Flow.
Naito is clutching the knee that was used to block the High Fly Flow. Both men make it to their feet. Naito hits an enziguri then gets Tanahashi into the corner and gets on the top rope and hits a Destino for 2. Naito then picks up Tanahashi and hits another Destino for 3.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito at 25:25. After the match Steve Corino correctly pronounces, “Los Ingobernables de Japon” which was a running gag that he never could. A really excellent match.
IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match
Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada (c)
Kenny’s entrance video was a re-enactment of the opening to Terminator, needless to say it was awesome. Omega also came to the ring wearing a Terminator mask covering half his face, a leather jacket, and a prop shotgun. The Young Bucks then made their way to ringside as Kenny was in the ring. Okada has a space themed video but then came out to an obscene amount of Okada dollars being fired out of the cannons along the entrance ramp.
Before the bell Omega takes an Okada dollar and crumples it up. The bell sounds and the fans go crazy from the get go. The match begins and both men are feeling each other out. Omega locks in a headlock early on but Okada comes back with a back suplex but Omega didn’t break the hold. Okada again tries a back suplex but Omega does a flip landing on his feet. Okada hits a couple arm drags then maintains control of the arm.
Omega gets in the ropes but Okada lets him up. After a quick exchange Okada tries to catch Omega with a dropkick but Omega dodges it, Omega tries for the One Winged Angel but Okada escapes then Omega spits on Okada. Omega heads to the outside as the Bucks give him a pep talk.
Omega gets back in the ring, ducks a clothesline but runs into a big boot. Okada follows up with a dropkick to a seated Omega sending him to the outside. Okada follows him and sends him into the guardrail. Okada then drapes Omega’s legs on the guardrail and hits a DDT.
Okada then pulls out a table from under the ring but Omega attacks Okada from behind. Okada then regains control and flings Omega over the railing. Okada then leaps over the rail and hits a cross body to Omega. Okada pulls Omega back into the ring.
Okada does the slingshot senton into the ring, covers Omega, but only gets a 2. Okada follows up with a chin lock. Omega gets to his feet but Okada transitions the chin lock to a neck breaker for 2.
Okada sends Omega to the ropes, Omega ducks a big boot then hits the Kotaro Krusher for 2. Omega takes over and begins stomping the back of Okada. Omega then lights up Okada with a big chop to the chest then a big forearm to the lower back. Omega slams Okada but misses with the elbow drop, Okada goes for an elbow drop but he misses then Omega again drills the lower back of Okada with a forearm for 2.
Omega goes for a suplex but Okada escapes, he hits off the ropes but runs into a hurricanrana sending him to the floor. Omega then goes for the Rise of the Terminator and hits it picture perfect on the Champion. Omega then slams Okada on the apron, again targeting the lower back.
Omega sends Okada back into the ring, he ascends the top and nails a missile dropkick to the back of the head for 2. Omega covers Okada again but still only a 2. Omega then locks in a half camel clutch but Okada makes it to the ropes.
Omega goes for a powerbomb but Okada picks up Omega and drives him down with a fisherman suplex. Okada is back up and regains control with a running elbow. Okada then hits a snap DDT and follows up with a running European uppercut for 2.
Omega hits off the ropes but runs into a flapjack from Okada who locks in a modified camel clutch that Omega escapes via rope break. Okada heads up top but Omega makes it to his feet so Okada jumps over him. Omega charges Okada but Okada catches him and hits him with the Heavy Rain.
Okada goes back to the top and goes for the elbow drop but Omega gets the knees up. Omega capitalizes with a back breaker which causes Okada to roll to the outside. Omega follows up with a baseball slide to the upper back of Okada sending him over the guardrail.
Omega then hits the triangle moonsault over the guardrail nailing Okada. Omega must be a Tiger Mask W fan who did the same move earlier.
As the count gets started Okada is having trouble making it to his feet. Omega heads outside, puts the table onto of Okada and hits a running double stomp from the apron. Omega pulls Okada back into the ring, hits a powerbomb but only gets a 2.
Omega dead lifts Okada for another powerbomb for 2. Outside the Bucks set up the table and are asking Omega to bring Okada over. Omega whips Okada to the corner and Okada collapses, his lower back has taken too much damage. Omega catches Okada and hits the rolling senton followed by the second rope moonsault for 2. The camera zooms in on Okada’s back and there’s a bit of a gash right in the middle.
Omega is up top but Okada knocks him off with a dropkick sending Omega to the floor. Okada pulls Omega up onto the apron and Okada puts Omega on his shoulders but Omega gets off, then Omega tries to get Okada up for the One Wing Angel but the table but Okada escapes back into the ring. Omega beats on Okada some, then charges Okada but Okada hits a huge back body drop, sending Omega over the top and crashing through the table.
Okada pulls Omega back in at 19 not wanting to win that way. Okada heads up top and hits a huge missile dropkick right to the chest of The Cleaner for a 2 count. Okada then hits a top rope elbow drop and follows up with the Rain Maker pose.
Okada sets up Omega for the Rain Maker but Omega clutches onto the top rope. Omega manages to push Okada back into the corner. Okada fires back with forearms but Omega slaps him right in the face then puts him on the top rope but Okada knocks him off. Omega gets up and again heads up top and hits a top rope dragon suplex for 2. Okada landed right on top of his head, just brutal looking.
Omega hits a modified neckbreaker where Okada’s neck landed on Omega’s knee. Omega goes for a V Trigger but Okada moves and hits a German suplex. Okada goes for the Rain Maker but Omega avoids it and hits a V Trigger. Omega hits off the ropes and runs face-first into a dropkick.
Omega blocks another Rain Maker, hits a high knee, then a reverserana. Omega then gets a full head of steam and nails a big V Trigger. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel but Okada lands on his feet, catches Omega and hits a tombstone.
Okada pulls up Omega, nails the Rain Maker but Omega kicks out at 2! Okada can’t believe it. Omega starts firing away on the gut of Okada then rakes the eyes. Okada comes back with a dropkick the sends Omega flying into the corner. Okada goes for another tombstone but Omega reverses it into a cradle driver for 2.
Each man is on their knees exchanging forearms. The make it to their feet and continue to exchange forearms. Omega ducks a forearm, hits a dragon suplex, then a V Trigger but only a 2. Omega again hits a V Trigger and follows up with a One Winged Angel but Okada grabs Omega’s wrist, wriggles free and hits another Rain Maker.
Okada didn’t let go of the wrist, Omega is kicking at Okada’s hand and kneeing him in the face but Okada won’t let go. Okada then blasts Omega with a third Rain Maker. Okada goes for a fourth but Omega ducks it and hits a dropkick to the Champ. Omega grabs Okada’s wrist and pulls him in for another V Trigger. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel but Okada counters with a jumping tombstone followed by a Rain Maker for 3.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada at 46:45. I mean what can you say? Just an absolutely incredible match, an all-time classic and that’s not being a prisoner of the moment. I’m a bit surprised by the result but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It was really a match that made both men so for that, it worked.
Overall just an excellent show which is no surprise. Lots of title changes and I foresee most of these programs continuing as a results of that. I really have nothing left to say as I’ve been typing for 5 hours and my hands hurt. In the mean-time check me out on twitter at Eddyc85 and or PIWShow. Check out my podcast, where we’ll be discussing this show and where it ranks with the all-time great shows, it’s called the Politically Incorrect Wrestling Show and it’s on iTunes, Podbean, and Stitcher. Hope you all enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed writing it.