Tonight, May 12, 2015, marks the beginning of Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s annual series of co-promoted North American shows.
Though this one, the first of four shows between now and Saturday, May 16th, will only be available to the lucky few in attendance at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's 2300 Arena, we'll post results in this space for War of the Worlds, night one - and we encourage you to comment along as you follow the show via social media.
If you're in attendance, please share your impressions of the show, at least via comments - if not through a full-fledged FanPost!
Here's the card for tonight's show, which has an announced belltime of 7:30PM Eastern:
- Adam Cole confirms he's cleared to wrestle and will be AJ Styles MYSTERY OPPONENT
- Gedo defeats Delirious via submission with a Gedo Clutch
- Roderick Strong defeats Kushida via pinfall following End of Heartache
- Jay Lethal defeats Takaaki Watanabe via pinfall following Lethal Injection
- Jay Briscoe came out to confront Lethal about his pre-match promo on how the TV Title is the most prestigious, legitimate belt in ROH, but he & Truth Martini bail before anything can happen
- The Young Bucks defeat The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) and The Kingdom (Michael Bennett & Matt Taven) via pinfall following a Meltzer Driver (Kaz takes the pin)
- Tetsuya Naito defeats Michael Elgin via pinfall when he counters the Elgin Bomb with a victory roll
- reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) defeat Jushin "Thunder" Liger & Hiroshi Tanahashi via pinfall (Fish on Liger following Chasing the Dragon)
- AJ Styles defeats
a MYSTERY OPPONENT (who isAdam Cole )via pinfall following TWO Piledrivers AND the Styles Clash! And Cole hit AJ with a Styles Clash earlier!
- Kazuchika Okada & Shinsuke Nakamura defeat The Briscoes via pinfall (Okada on Mark following a Rainmaker)
- Bobby Fish hit the ring after the match and posed with the ROH World title, leading to a pull apart brawl with Jay Briscoe to set-up their title match tomorrow night.
Live @ringofhonor #WarofTheWorlds @roderickstrong kills @KUSHIDA_CANADA @njpw1972 #WOTW pic.twitter.com/0d8CUfsS6T— LarryMercerROH (@blklkp) May 13, 2015
EVERY ONE IS DEAD #WarofTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/EOJGwcfFlj— ShaneY21 (@Y21__) May 13, 2015
Tetsuya Naito beat Michael Elgin #ROH #njpw #WarofTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/8QZ6iQRdOr— SLAMoholic.com (@SLAMoholic) May 13, 2015
reDRagon beat Liger & Tanagashi #ROH #njpw #WarofTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/ik2DGw85fV— SLAMoholic.com (@SLAMoholic) May 13, 2015
Code of Honor #WarofTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/fvqe82ZyLV— The Mystery Men (@TheMysteryMen) May 13, 2015
STYLES vs COLE #WarOfTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/ieNCbPSNUb— Brandon F (@TheRealClassic) May 13, 2015
Okada & Nakamura beat the Briscoes with the Rainmaker #ROH #njpw #WarofTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/FUvYc3aAyp— SLAMoholic.com (@SLAMoholic) May 13, 2015
Bobby Fish / Jay Briscoe pull apart. #NewWorldChamp #WarofTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/8MS60PAa7z— The Mystery Men (@TheMysteryMen) May 13, 2015
#WarOfTheWorlds pic.twitter.com/hvnjwcL6hN— Brandon F (@TheRealClassic) May 13, 2015
Which match-up excites you the most? Who are you picking? Most of us won't get to watch any of this cross-promotional action until Friday night's internet pay-per-view (iPPV) of Global Wars from Toronto, but that doesn't mean we can't start getting excited by talking abour WotW right now!