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Welcome back to the Sermon on the Mat, your weekly one-stop shop for news from the wider world of wrestling beyond the big cable TV monoliths that get all the coverage.

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NJPW / ROH Global Wars 2017 (October 12-15)

—Global Wars: Buffalo (October 12, 7PM Eastern)—

  1. Jenny Rose vs. Mandy Leon
  2. Coast 2 Coast (Leon St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali) vs. the Dawgs (Rhett Titus & Will Ferrara)
  3. Adam Page vs. KUSHIDA
  4. Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes & Marty Scurll) vs. Chaos (Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI)
  5. Frankie Kazarian vs. Jay Lethal
  6. Christopher Daniels vs. Hiromu Takahashi
  7. Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O'Ryan, & Vinny Marseglia) vs. the Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson)
  8. Punishment Martinez vs. Will Ospreay
  9. Mark Briscoe & War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) vs. Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith, Jr., Lance Archer, & Minoru Suzuki)

—Global Wars: Pittsburgh (October 13, 7PM Eastern)—

  1. Adam Page vs. Josh Woods vs. Kenny King (c) vs. KUSHIDA vs. Matt Taven vs. Punishment Martinez (ROH World Television Championship)
  2. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Mark Briscoe
  3. Jay Lethal vs. Jay White
  4. Best Friends (Beretta & Chuckie T) vs. the Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
  5. Minoru Suzuki vs. Silas Young
  6. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. & Lance Archer) vs. War Machine & Hanson & Ray Rowe)
  7. Kingdom (TK O'Ryan & Vinny Marseglia) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) (c) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (ROH World Tag Team Championship)
  8. Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, & Marty Scurll) vs. Chaos (Toru Yano, Will Ospreay, & YOSHI-HASHI)

—Global Wars: Columbus (October 14, 4:30PM Eastern)—

  1. Holidead vs. Sumie Sakai
  2. Josh Woods vs. Shane Taylor
  3. Bullet Club (Adam Page & Marty Scurll) vs. Kenny King & Mark Briscoe
  4. Beer City Bruiser & Silas Young vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
  5. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Jay Lethal
  6. Search & Destroy (Jay White & Jonathan Gresham) vs. the Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
  7. Best Friends (Chuckie T & Beretta) & Flip Gordon vs. the Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson)
  8. Cody Rhodes (c) vs. KUSHIDA (ROH World Championship)

—Global Wars: Chicago (October 15, 7PM Central)—

  1. Beer City Bruiser & Silas Young vs. Best Friends (Beretta & Chuckie T)
  2. Colt Cabana vs. Toru Yano
  3. Cheeseburger & KUSHIDA vs. the Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
  4. Jay Lethal, Kenny King, & Mark Briscoe vs. Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith, Jr., Lance Archer, & Minoru Suzuki)
  5. Flip Gordon vs. Will Ospreay
  6. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Marty Scurll
  7. Kenny Omega (c) vs. YOSHI-HASHI (IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship)
  8. Bullet Club (Adam Page, Cody Rhodes, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson) vs. Search and Destroy (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Jay White, & Jonathan Gresham)

Yep, it's time for New Japan and ROH to team up once again and barnstorm the country with four dates, starting today in Buffalo and finishing up on Sunday in Chicago. As far as the action goes, I'll give special attention to the Hiromu singles matches, in particular the Mark Briscoe match, which is absolutely one of those "I didn't know I wanted that but now I really want it" dream matches. Plus, a late addition by popular demand, two masters of the comedy match in Yano and Cabana square off, but honestly, with both men's technical wrestling chops, I'd be happy to see a straight contest as well.

Get your tickets here or check Chicago out on iPPV (as well as Pittsburgh and Columbus at no additional charge for Ringside Members) and the rest on VOD at Ring of Honor's website.

AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament 2017 (October 13-14)

—Night One (October 13, 7:30PM Central)—

  1. ACH vs. Curt Stallion (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  2. Brian Cage vs. Myron Reed (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  3. Mat Fitchett vs. Sami Callihan (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  4. Andrew Everett vs. Zema Ion (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  5. Eddie Kingston vs. Mark Haskins (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  6. Jeff Cobb vs. Zachary Wentz (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  7. AR Fox vs. Dezmond Xavier (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  8. Michael Elgin vs. Penta el Zero M (Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament First Round Match)
  9. Keith Lee & Shane Strickland vs. Matt Riddle & Zack Sabre, Jr.
  10. Rey Fenix (c) vs. Trevor Lee (AAW Heavyweight Championship)

—Night Two (October 14, 7:30PM Central)—

  1. Davey Vega vs. PACO vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? (Six-Man Mayhem)
  2. Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament quarter-, semi-, and final matches

AAW are back in Berwyn, Illinois at the fabled Berwyn Eagles Club for their now-annual tournament in memory of long-time co-owner Jim Lynam. I could sit here and spend words convincing you of the excellence of this tournament, but instead I'm gonna hand things off to AAW's YouTube channel, which has not only a preview, but a lot of interviews with the participants to get you well and truly hyped. And, consider this, not only will everyone in the tournament wrestle on Night Two regardless of whether they advance, Teddy Hart will be in action, filling in for an injured Low-Ki.

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video and Highspots, folks.

CMLL Super Viernes (October 13, 9:30PM)

  1. Cancerbero & Raziel vs. Drone & Esfinge
  2. Angel de Oro, Niebla Roja, & Stuka, Jr. vs. Gran Guerrero, Luciferno, & Rey Bucanero
  3. El Valiente vs. Pierroth (Lightning Match)
  4. Diamante Azul, Kraneo, & Marco Corleone vs. Euforia, Rush, & Ultimo Guerrero (Relevos Increibles)
  5. Barbaro Cavernario, Forastero, Mephisto, Negro Casas, Puma Sanson, Tiger, & Virus vs. Caristico, Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya, Jr., Mistico, Soberano, Jr., The Panther, Titan, & Volador, Jr. (Torneo de la Leyenda de Plata)

CMLL are back with your weekly Friday night dose of lucha libre action, and it's a big one. Leyenda de Plata, the tournament in honor of El Santo (the silver legend, if you will) is back, and although details are a bit sketchy (in that it's not clear if Friday's cibernetico will crown a winner or merely a finalist to be joined by a second next week), the teams are stacked. On the other hand... Pierroth is in a singles match. It might get ugly, people.

Check it out, as always, free for nothin' on ClaroSports or CMLL's Facebook page.

CWF Mid-Atlantic CWF Rumble (October 14, 7:30PM Eastern)

  1. Cain Justice (c) vs. Dirty Daddy (RGL Championship)
  2. Dawsons (Dave & Zane Dawson) (c) vs. Sandwich Squad (Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary) (CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship)
  3. Aaron Biggs vs. Arik Royal vs. Brad Attitude vs. Caprice Coleman vs. Chet Sterling vs. Dr. Daniel C. Rockingham vs. Donnie Dollars vs. Ethan Alexander Sharpe vs. Frankie Flynn vs. Keith Mac vs. Mecha Mercenary vs. Michael McAllister vs. Otto Schwanz vs. Ric Converse vs. Roy Wilkins vs. Snooty Foxx vs. Trevor Lee (c) (CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship 30-Man CWF Rumble)

CWF are back in the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville, North Carolina, and who doesn't love a Rumble? Even better, Trevor Lee is putting his title on the line in this bad boy. Plus, there are, by my count, thirteen open spots remaining for surprises!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits CWF's YouTube channel as episodes of CWF Worldwide, folks.

CZW The Wolf of Wrestling (October 14, 7:30PM Eastern)

  1. John Silver vs. JT Dunn vs. Space Monkey vs. Trey Miguel
  2. Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. Storm of Entrails (Dan O'Hare & SHLAK) (Deathmatch)
  3. David Starr vs. Kit Osborne
  4. Ace Romero vs. Greg Excellent
  5. Alex Colon vs. Jimmy Lloyd vs. Mr. Claxton vs. Rickey Shane Page (CZW Rules Match)
  6. Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy) vs. OI4K (Dave Crist & ???)
  7. Maxwell Jacob Friedman (c) vs. ??? (CZW Wired Championship)
  8. "All Ego" Ethan Page vs. Shane Strickland (c) (CZW World Heavyweight Championship)

CZW are debuting in their new home in Sewell, New Jersey with the Wolf of Wrestling and despite a few last-minute changes it's a quite exciting card in a lot of ways. Jake Crist is down with an injury, but given that literally the entire population of Ohio is in OI4K (slight exaggeration), I'm sure Dave won't be lacking for a partner to take on the Carnies even if plans haven't been announced as I write this. And would you look at that, All Ego is back for the first time since Best of the Best last year with a chance to win the big one!

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits CZW Studios, folks.

GSW Mighty Morphin’ Grand Slam (October 14, 7PM Eastern)

  1. Mike Vaughan vs. Sam Adams
  2. Kit Raff (c) vs. Rodd Wylder (BBTC Championship)
  3. Tommy Hart vs. Trajan Horn (c) (HWA/GSW Junior Heavyweight Championship)
  4. Blue & Gold (Andy Header & Matt Turner) (c) vs. Skyros & Riddick (GSW Tag Team Championship)
  5. Clay Drasher (c) vs. ??? (GSW Adrenaline Championship)
  6. Bo Nekoda (c) vs. Sean Silence (GSW Championship)

Grand Slam Wrestling are in their home of Old Forge, Pennsylvania and I'll level with you, folks. I don't have a lot of concrete ability to hype this card, because I haven't seen a single one of these dudes wrestle before. But that's part of the joy of indie wrestling! Tune into a show like this, watch some folks you've never seen and maybe, just maybe, get some new favorites to follow in their journey through wrestling.

Get your tickets here or check it out live on, folks.

Glory Pro Something Wicked (October 15, 2PM Central)

  1. Kylie Rae vs. Savanna Stone (Making Towns Classic Qualifying Match)
  2. DJZ vs. Shigehiro Irie vs. Stephen Wolf vs. Tyler Matrix
  3. Gary Jay vs. Jake Parnell
  4. Hakim Zane vs. Shane Strickland
  5. Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs. Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix)
  6. Brandon Espinosa vs. Sean Orleans (Manager vs. Hair Match)
  7. Curt Stallion vs. Mark Haskins vs. Paco Gonzalez (Crown of Glory Championship #1 Contender's Match)
  8. #NoNewFriends (Danny Adams & Kevin Lee Davidson) vs. Boys From Jollyville (Russ Myers & T-Money) vs. Everett Connors & Michael Elgin (c) (United Glory Championship)
  9. Jake Something vs. Myron Reed (c) (Crown of Glory Championship)

Michael Elgin's Glory Pro is back in Alton, Illinois with another trademark card that's a testament to his dedication to elevating his local talent to the same level as national and even international guests. Mark Haskins, DJZ, and Shane Strickland all debut into big matches for Glory Pro regulars, Besties take on the Lucha Brothers, two midwestern road warriors clash in Jay and Parnell, and we get a qualifier for the Making Towns Classic, but that's not all.

Big Mike snapped his losing streak when he picked up the tag titles alongside Everett Connors, but in a three-way, he could find himself on the loser's side of the ledger without even needing to be involved in the finish, Reed faces perhaps his biggest threat yet in a very literal sense against Jake Something, and most interesting of all, even to a relative outsider like myself who just follows Glory Pro from the outside, Espinosa and Orleans bring their six-month saga to a conclusion in a very unique apuesta match-- if Orleans wins, Espinosa loses his hair, but if Espinosa wins, Orleans will have to manage him.

Get your tickets here or check it out on Smart Mark Video, folks.

ICW Eleven! (October 15)

  1. Bram vs. Jody Fleisch
  2. Jordan Devlin vs. Kenny Williams
  3. Stevie Boy vs. Wolfgang
  4. Kings of Catch (Aspen Faith & Lewis Girvan) vs. the Purge (Krobar & Stevie James)
  5. Lionheart vs. Zack Gibson
  6. Chris Renfrew vs. Mikey Whiplash (Deathmatch)
  7. BT Gunn (c) vs. Kid Fite (ICW Zero G Championship)
  8. Joe Coffey (c) vs. Moose (ICW World Heavyweight Championship)

ICW are in Edinburgh, Scotland this weekend to celebrate their eleventh anniversary. And they're doing it in bloody style, as Legion explodes following Renfrew's violent exit from the group last month! Plus Coffey defends the world title against Moose in a big lad clash of the titans and more to keep us going on the road to the Hydro.

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits ICW On Demand, folks.

RPW Live in Cardiff (October 15, 5:30PM GMT)

  1. Chris Ridgeway & Ryan Smile
  2. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Lord Gideon Grey & No Fun Dunne
  3. Charli Evans vs. Jinny vs. Veda Scott
  4. Chris Brookes vs. Eddie Dennis
  5. "Speedball" Mike Bailey vs. Travis Banks
  6. Josh Bodom (c) vs. "Flash" Morgan Webster (RPW British Cruiserweight Championship)

RevPro are making their debut in Cardiff, and they're doing so with a card that wouldn't be out of place at one of the higher end Cockpit shows. Bailey/Banks is the obvious standout at first glance, but I wouldn't sleep on Brookes/Dennis (Eddie IS the Pride of Wales, after all) or the women's three-way at all either. Should be a really fun time, even before you consider the urge to make a mark on a debut.

Get your tickets here or check it out when it hits RPW On Demand, usually within a few days of the show.

Free matches here!

Cody Rhodes vs. Kyle O'Reilly

From the good folks over at Defy Wrestling, we have a colossal clash from their fourth show that's unlikely to happen again given the contractual realities of pro wrestling. Ring of Honor World Champion Cody Rhodes takes on current NXT superstar Kyle O'Reilly. Enjoy!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Sami Callihan

From the good people over at Limitless Wrestling, we have a battle from Nothing Gold Can Stay. Two-year vet MJF takes on the Callihan Death Machine in a clash of styles, personalities, and probably anything else you care to name besides. Check it out!

ICW Fight Club 69

And here we come to a full show courtesy of the nice folks over at Scotland's ICW. But not just any show, no... a show headlined by Sabu in the year of our lord two thousand and seventeen! He may have slowed down a bit but he's still homicidal, suicidal, and genocidal, and here he's taking on Mikey Whiplash. Don't miss it!


Lucha Forever Ultimo Battle (October 5)

  1. Kip Sabian over Bea Priestley, Cara Noir, Chief Deputy Dunne, Maverick Mayhew, and Paul Robinson (Road to Glory Ladder Match)
  2. Omari over Moose
  3. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) over Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis)
  4. Naomichi Marufuji vs. Pete Dunne went to a time limit draw
  5. Toni Storm over Viper
  6. Mark Haskins (c) over Chris Ridgeway to retain the Lucha Forever Championship (Last Man Standing Match)
  7. LDRS 2000 (Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay, & Zack Sabre, Jr.) over #CCK (Chris Brookes & Travis Banks) & Jimmy Havoc

Yep, the much-awaited clash of the titans between Marufuji and Dunne went right to a time limit draw. But that's not all that went down, as Ryan Smile staked his claim to the next shot at Haskins' title, and British Strong Style issued a challenge to LDRS 2000 for a trios match sometime in 2018!

Check it out on Lucha Forever On Demand, where it's already available for VOD viewing.

MLW One-Shot (October 5)

  1. Tama Tonga over Martin Stone
  2. Rhett Giddens & Seth Petruzelli over Parrow & Saieve Al Sabah
  3. Maxwell Jacob Friedman over Jimmy Yuta
  4. Barrington Hughes over Markos Espada
  5. Darby Allin over Jason Cade
  6. Santana Garrett over Mia Yim
  7. Tom Lawlor over Jeff Cobb
  8. MVP over Sami Callihan
  9. Shane Strickland over Ricochet

The big news coming out of MLW One-Shot is that its name was kind of a misnomer, as they'll be returning for a second show on December 7, entitled Never Say Never. That one will feature Lawlor vs. Matt Riddle, plus presumably the payoff to the post-credits scene of Jimmy Havoc talking up Florida's bloody wrestling heritage and promising to bring it back with him. I mean, I'm excited!

Check it out on VOD (with commentary from Rich "Rich Brennan" Bocchini and Tony "Yes, Really" Schiavone!) at, folks..

wXw Inner Circle 4 / Femmes Fatales 2017 / World Tag Team League 2017 (October 5-8)

—Inner Circle 4 (October 5)—

  1. Alexander James over Julian Pace
  2. Kim Ray over RAFA
  3. Timothy Thatcher over WALTER (Ambition Rules Match)
  4. EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) over Jay FK (Francis Kaspin & Jay Skillet)
  5. Jurn Simmons over Jaxon Stone
  6. David Starr over Homicide

—World Tag Team League 2017 Night One (October 6)—

  1. EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) over Rottweilers (Homicide & Low-Ki) (wXw World Tag Team League 2017 Block B Match)
  2. Young Lions (Lucky Kid & Tarkan Aslan) over Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey) (wXw World Tag Team League 2017 Block A Match)
  3. Julian Nero over Da Mack
  4. Massive Product (David Starr & Jurn Simmons) over A4 (Absolute Andy & Marius Al-Ani) (wXw World Tag Team League 2017 Block A Match)
  5. Robert Dreissker over Ivan Kiev (c) by disqualification (wXw Shotgun Championship)
  6. Ringkampf (Timothy Thatcher & WALTER) over Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) (wXw World Tag Team League 2017 Block B Match)

—Femmes Fatales 2017 (October 7)—

  1. Toni Storm over Jinny (wXw Femmes Fatales 2017 First Round Match)
  2. Viper over Melanie Grey (wXw Femmes Fatales 2017 First Round Match)
  3. Laura Di Matteo over Killer Kelly (wXw Femmes Fatales 2017 First Round Match)
  4. Viper over Laura Di Matteo (wXw Femmes Fatales 2017 Semifinal Match)
  5. Toni Storm over Wesna (wXw Femmes Fatales 2017 Semifinal Match)
  6. Dirty Dragan over Jaxon Stone
  7. Toni Storm over Viper (wXw Femmes Fatales 2017 Finals)

—World Tag Team League 2017 Night Two (October 7)—

  1. Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) over EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) (World Tag Team League 2017 Block B Match)
  2. Ivan Kiev (c) over Alexander James, Bobby Gunns, and Robert Dreissker
  3. Jinny over Killer Kelly
  4. A4 (Absolute Andy & Marius Al-Ani) over Young Lions (Lucky Kid & Tarkan Aslan) (World Tag Team League 2017 Block A Match)
  5. Rottweilers (Homicide & Low-Ki) over Ringkampf (Timothy Thatcher & WALTER) (World Tag Team League 2017 Block B Match)
  6. Massive Product (David Starr & Jurn Simmons) over Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey) (World Tag Team League 2017 Block A Match)
  7. "Bad Bones" John Klinger (c) over Ilja Dragunov by disqualification, retaining the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship

—World Tag Team League 2017 Night Three (October 8)—

  1. Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey) over A4 (Absolute Andy & Marius Al-Ani) (World Tag Team League 2017 Block A Match)
  2. Massive Product (David Starr & Jurn Simmons) over Young Lions (Lucky Kid & Tarkan Aslan) (World Tag Team League 2017 Block A Match)
  3. Ringkampf (Timothy Thatcher & WALTER) over EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) (World Tag Team League 2017 Block B Match)
  4. Cerberus (Dirty Dragon, Ilja Dragunov, Julian Nero, & Robert Dreissker) over RISE (Da Mack, Ivan Kiev, "Bad Bones" John Klinger, & Pete Bouncer)
  5. Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) over Jay FK (Francis Kaspin & Jay Skillet)
  6. Bobby Gunns over Homicide (Relaxed Rules)
  7. Ringkampf (Timothy Thatcher & WALTER) over Massive Product (David Starr & Jurn Simmons) to win the vacant wXw World Tag Team Championship (wXw World Tag Team League 2017 Finals)

That's a lot of wrestling, friends! And a lot happened in the span of it, too-- Da Mack joined RISE, Cerberus reformed, A4 split, and Low-Ki suffered a knee injury that took him out of action on the last night, explaining why there are only three block matches there. And, most of all, a hell of a lot of quality wrestling. Inner Circle alone had two very good matches in the Ambition Rules throwdown between Ringkampf members and David Starr's dream match against Homicide!

Check it out on wXwNOW!, where all five shows are available as I type this, or on Highspots Wrestling Network, where they've got Inner Circle and Night One up now and the rest to come soon.

AAW Seize the Day (October 7)

  1. Samantha Heights over Allie Kat
  2. Curt Stallion over Chuck Taylor
  3. Eddie Kingston over Mike Hartenbower
  4. Brubaker & Jake Something over Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza)
  5. AR Fox over Sami Callihan
  6. Stephen Wolf & Trey Miguel over Ace Perry & PACO and Connor Braxton & Kody Rice to become #1 contenders to the AAW Tag Team Championship (Ladder Match)
  7. Scarlet and Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) (c) over the Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter) to retain the AAW Tag Team Championship
  8. Rachael Ellering over Allysin Kay (AAW Women's Championship Tournament First Round Match)
  9. Candice LeRae over Britt Baker (AAW Women's Championship Tournament First Round Match)
  10. Keith Lee & Shane Strickland over Michael Elgin & Myron Reed
  11. Rey Fenix (c) over Penta el Zero M to retain the AAW Heavyweight Championship

AAW had the usual momentous show in LaSalle over the weekend as kind of a preamble to the Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament coming up, with Wolf & Miguel seizing the tag title contendership, Lee and Strickland getting a win and some momentum ahead of their match against Sabre and Riddle, and Fenix proving that, at least on this night, he had the better of his brother Penta. Plus the second round of the Women's Championship Tournament is squaring up, as per the bracket, LeRae will be facing Jessicka Havok in a semi-final.

Check it out when it hits Smart Mark Video and Highspots, folks.

NJPW King of Pro-Wrestling 2017 (October 9)

  1. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi, & SANADA) over Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Leo Tonga, & Yujiro Takahashi)
  2. Chaos (Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano) over Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre, Jr.) by count-out
  3. Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) over Funky Future (Ricochet & Ryusuke Taguchi) (c) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
  4. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. & Lance Archer) (c) over Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) and War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Championship (Elimination Tornado Tag Team Match)
  5. Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, & Marty Scurll) over Chaos (Beretta, Jado, & YOSHI-HASHI)
  6. Juice Robinson & Kota Ibushi over Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe
  7. Will "Tabby" Ospreay over KUSHIDA (c) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  8. Tetsuya Naito (c) over Tomohiro Ishii to retain the G1 Climax Championship Contract
  9. Kazuchika Okada (c) over EVIL to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

As always for New Japan I'll keep it short here and simply point you at my match recommendations, but suffice it to say, King of Pro-Wrestling was a really good show that proved that New Japan can still knock one out of the park when they're not busy splitting one show of matches across three.

Check it out on NJPW World, folks

As always...

Remember folks, no matter what type of wrestling you like, no matter how down you feel about the state of WWE, Impact, ROH, or any other "big-time" pro wrestling, there's something out there for you. There's a pro wrestling product that can hit you in the right spot and make you love wrestling like you thought you'd never be able to love it again. It's there, I promise. You just gotta reach out and find it, and that, my friends, is what the Sermon on the Mat is all about.

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