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Ring of Honor/New Japan War of the Worlds live results: Daniels vs. Cody vs. Lethal, Tanahashi vs. Cole, more!

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with Ring of Honor (ROH) & New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s War of the Worlds pay-per-view (PPV) - happening Friday, May 12 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

For the fourth straight year, the venerable independent promotion and Japan’s biggest company have joined forces for a tour of North America, and the penultimate show of their 2017 run will hit our screens tonight!

Excitement for this year’s crossover shows is down a bit, both because of a decrease in ROH star power and the frequency with which the two brands share talent outside of these shows. But there’s still some exciting matches on this card, and ROH has been delivering on PPV of late.

One of the stars who works both companies regularly will feature in the main event, when Cody (Rhodes) challenges for the ROH World championship against former champ Jay Lethal and current titleholder Christopher Daniels. Cody and Jay have been feuding since the Grandson of a Plumber started with Ring of Honor, and the Bullet Club member challenged Daniels to this match, while Lethal won his way in at a recent Las Vegas show. The booking here should also give us an idea about Cody’s future plans, as he’s said he plans to sign with one promotion soon after spending much of the last year as a free agent.

None of New Japan’s championships will be on the line, but all of ROH’s are - and some NJPW stars could win the multi-man belts. The Young Bucks defend their tag titles against a Los Ingobernables de Japon team of IWGP Intercontinental champ Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI, while CHAOS’ Hiroko Goto & Roppongi Vice go for Bully Ray & The Briscoes’ Six-Man tag championship. Plus, Marty Scurll defends his Television title against Matt Sydal.

There’s also lots of non-title action, including a three-way with IWGP Heavyweight tag champs War Machine vs. another Los Ingobernables team in EVIL & SANADA vs. the Search & Destroy duo of Jonathan Gresham & Chris Sabin, Daniels’ Addiction partner Frankie Kazarian vs. Bullet Club’s Hangman Page, Will Opsreay vs. Jay White and Adam Cole facing off against New Japan Ace Hiroshi Tanahashi!

In addition to traditional PPV outlets, you can stream the show for $34.95 from Ring of Honor’s website at this link or via FiteTV at this one. The opening bell is scheduled for 9PM Eastern.

We'll update the results as they happen, and feel free to use this space to discuss all the action with the best pro wrestling community on the internet - before, during and after the show.

On the pre-show, New Japan ambassador George Carroll announced the creation of the IWGP U.S. title (read more about it here). It will be awarded at the end of a two-day tournament which will take place at the July shows in Long Beach. Jay Lethal was the first entrant, saying he was the first guy to hold two ROH titles, and he’ll be the first to hold the new belt. Hangman Page came out and got his face, but they were kept apart and the Bullet Club member wasn’t officially entered in the field.

Dalton Castle def. KUSHIDA, Silas Young & Bobby Fish via pinfall following Bang-A-Rang (on Fish)

Hangman Page def. Frankie Kazarian via pinfall (counter a sunset flip, then used the ropes for leverage)

War Machine def. EVIL & SANADA vs. Jonathan Gresham & Chris Sabin via pinfall following the pop-up powerslam (Raymond Rowe on Sabin)

Will Ospreay def. Jay White via pinfall following a shooting star press to the floor and a springboard stunner back in the ring

- After the match, Punishment Martinez attacked Ospreay. Then, when White tried to make the save, he took a chokeslam for his trouble.

Bully Ray & The Briscoes def. Hirooki Goto, Rocky Romero & Baretta via pinfall to retain their ROH Six-Man championship (Trent went through a table and Rocky took a 3D)

Marty Scurll def. Matt Sydal via submission with a chicken wing to retain his ROH TV title

The Young Bucks def. Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI via pinfall following a Meltzer Driver on BUSHI to retain their ROH Tag Team titles (big spot of the match was Matt Jackson superkicking everyone - including his brother and referee Paul Turner - while blinded by mist)

Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Adam Cole via pinfall following High Fly Flow

- The Bucks come to the ring post-match with hugs for Cole. Kenny Omega appears on the big screen to say it was Adam’s big moment, and he’s sorry he couldn’t be there. Cole’s run has been historic, there has to be an ending... and a villain. Marty Scurll is there to tell Adam he’s fired. Scurll has a Bullet Club umbrella, and he joins the Bucks in attacking Cole.

Christopher Daniels def. Cody & Jay Lethal via pinfall (BME on Cody, who had Lethal in a Figure Four at the time) to retain his ROH World championship

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