All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling team up on pay-per-view TONIGHT (Sun., June 25, 2023) for Forbidden Door! The show comes our way from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto at 8pm ET.
Cageside Seats will provide LIVE match-by-match coverage of Forbidden Door below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.
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AEW FORBIDDEN DOOR QUICK RESULTS
- Bryan Danielson def. Kazuchika Okada
- Sting, Darby Allin & Tetsuya Naito def. Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Minoru Suzuki
- Will Ospreay def. Kenny Omega
- Toni Storm def. Willow Nightingale
- The Elite, Eddie Kingston & Tomohiro Ishii def. Blackpool Combat Club, Konosuke Takeshita & Shota Umino
- SANADA def. Jungle Boy Jack Perry
- Orange Cassidy def. Katsuyori Shibata, Daniel Garcia, and Zack Sabre, Jr.
- CM Punk def. Satoshi Kojima
- MJF def. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- Los Ingobernables de Japon def. United Empire
- El Phantasmo def. Stu Grayson
- Athena def. Billie Starkz
- Mogul Embassy def. CHAOS
AEW FORBIDDEN DOOR LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
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CHAOS (Chuck Taylor, Rocky Romero, & Trent Beretta) & El Desperado vs. Mogul Embassy (Bishop Kaun, Brian Cage, Shane “Swerve” Strickland, & Toa Liona)
Romero and Kaun to start, Rocky using his speed to counter Bishop’s power, quick tag to Beretta, then Taylor, and he finds himself isolated in the heel corner for a moment. Desperado gets involved, top con giro wipes the heels out, Chuck throws one as well to take Gates of Agony out, Orihara Moonsault from Trent closes the cycle!
Back inside, Beretta trading chops with Liona, bad idea, pop-up Samoan Drop lays him out! Trent on the wrong side of town, heat segment rolls on and Cage hits a Death Valley Driver on the apron! Despy in, running hot, fighting Gates of Agony off with aplomb, babyface team with the Best Friends snap zoom hug but it’s a mistake and Desperado gets planted with a powerbomb and laid out with a kick and only saved by Romero!
Rocky tags in, diving Frankensteiner, Strickland with a boot up, the match breaks down, tag to Beretta! Taylor up top, thinking... STRONG ZERO BUT KAUN BREAKS IT UP! Shiranui countered, F-10 / kick combo, Trent goes hard into the apron at the hands of the Gates of Agony, Swerve off the top...
Mogul Embassy win by pinfall with the Swerve Stomp from Shane Strickland on Rocky Romero.
Athena vs. Billie Starkz (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament First Round Match)
Feeling out, Athena with the striking, Starkz hanging with her, kicking her into the corner, but the Fallen Goddess puts her hard into the turnbuckles! Athena looking for the O-Face, Billie cuts her out of midair with a superkick, death valley bomb... NOPE!
Athena takes her out with an avalanche Frankensteiner, powerbomb, basement superkick... SO CLOSE! Trading vicious dropkicks, to the apron, Starkz crashes and burns with a senton! Gutwrench...
Athena wins by pinfall with a Canadian backbreaker dropped into a Codebreaker.
El Phantasmo vs. Stu Grayson
Grayson putting boots to Phantasmo early, pressing the attack something fierce, nigh unstoppable, until finally ELP lands a suicide dive to the floor! Back inside, Stu lays him out but can’t put him away! Phantasmo avalanche Frankensteiner, Thunder Kiss ‘86... GRAYSON KICKS OUT!
Stu off the top with a 450 splash... STILL NO! Backbreaker rack, ELP fights to the apron, springboard tornado DDT, trap the arms...
El Phantasmo wins by pinfall with CR2.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, HIromu Takahashi, & Shingo Takagi) vs. UNITED EMPIRE (Jeff Cobb, Kyle Fletcher, & TJ Perkins TJP)
Chaos early, BUSHI holding firm against the EMPIRE, Cobb trips him up and takes him out on the floor! Fletcher powerbombs him, but BUSHI gets a dropkick to Jeff’s knees and a tag to Takahashi! Hiromu running hot, fending off all three UNITED EMPIRE men, big corner lariats and then dropkicking Perkins into Cobb!
Basement dropkick, cover, back elbow, Jeff goes for a powerbomb lift before dropping it into a belly-to-belly suplex! Takagi tags in, trading forearms with Fletcher, LIJ holding court, dives, Shingo fired up, TJP reverses Last of the Dragon into a schoolboy for two!
Tornado DDT blocked, superkick connects, Takagi lays him out with a lariat! Pumphandle...
Los Ingobernables de Japon win by pinfall with Made in Japan from Shingo Takagi on TJ Perkins.
The main show starts with pyro and an introduction from commentary.
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman (c) (AEW World Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow, Tanahashi shoves Friedman and he falls to the apron, stumbling, while the Ace plays air guitar! Front kick, Max with a little air guitar of his own, Hiroshi shoves him out of the ring again! MJF decides he’d rather take a walk and the 1/100 Ace leads the crowd in chanting “coward!” at him!
Friedman walks back to the ring with determination and says he’s not a coward and offers a handshake in sportsmanship. Tanahashi shakes his hand and catches the kick! Palm strike, Max crumbles down in the corner and pulls referee Bryce Remsburg in front him and cheapshots Tanahashi into the turnbuckles!
Shoulder thrusts, bear hug, Hiroshi with elbows but he runs right into a kitchen sink knee lift! Cobra Twist applied, a hand on the ropes just to be a jerk, moving it away when Bryce gets up to check after hearing the crowd boo! Tanahashi powering out of it, right hooks and body blows, scoop and a slam!
Off the second, somersault senton, cover for two! Jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Tanahashi perching, diving crossbody connects! Whip to the corner, Flair Flip, Hiroshi catches him with a military press slam out of the corner! Sling Blade connects... STILL NO!
Up top, Max lunges and crotches him on the ropes! MJF hits a superplex but is slow to capitalize! Looking for the Heatseeker, Tanahashi shoves him aside! Back inside, underhooks, butterfly shoulderbreaker and Friedman’s knee is hurting as Tanahashi kicks out!
Max jaws at him, calling him a joke, disdainful boot to the face, pieface, the Ace fires up! Another pieface, back on his feet again as the “Go Ace!” chants go up and he wants more from Friedman... POKE TO THE EYE! MJF flips the crowd off, charges in,,, TANAHASHI CATCHES HIM WITH THE DRAGON SCREW!
Cloverleaf applied in the middle of the ring but Max gets the ropes! Struggling with his knee, Twist and Shout counters and another Sling Blade follows it up! Hiroshi goes up top... KNEES UP ON THE HIGH FLY FLOW BUT MJF IS SCREAMING AGONY TOO! Max goes and gets the title, Remsburg takes it away from him, Tanahashi with a schoolboy for about ten but he’s too busy to count!
Sandwiching Bryce in the corner, cheap shot with the Dynamite Diamond Ring...
Maxwell Jacob Friedman wins by pinfall with a loaded punch to retain the AEW World Championship.
CM Punk vs. Satoshi Kojima (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament First Round Match)
Circling, collar and elbow, hammerlock, side headlock, shot off, shoulder block and Punk stumbles! Side headlock, into the corner, Kojima with elbows! Hip toss, shoulder block, popping his pecs and CM cuts him off with a boot and pops his own pecs! Stomp to the hand, double axhandle, action to the floor!
Punk with chops against the barricade, Satoshi turns him around and throws his own chops, sending CM over the barricade entirely! On the apron, Kojima takes his legs out from under him and is fired up! Satoshi with right hands, Punk throws a leg lariat in return! Scoop and a slam, Punk cupping his ear ala Hogan and dropping the leg!
Kojima backs him into the corner with right hands, Punk turns him around with a kick into mounted punches, deciding on a leg kick rather than a chop and goes for a sleeper but Satoshi gets the ropes! Corner lariats, Punk taunting him, following it up with a back suplex!
Lazy cover... NOPE! Mongolian Chop, front kicks, Satoshi turns him around for the machine gun chops! Another round of ‘em in another corner! Up top for the Bakayaro Elbow... RIGHT ON TARGET BUT PUNK KICKS OUT! Anaconda Vise, Kojima punches the back of the head to make his way out!
CM calls for it, Mongolian Chops, fireman’s carry, Satoshi out with elbows and hits Mongolian Chops of his own! Cozy Cutter, throwing the elbow sleeve off but Punk ducks the lariat and hits a swinging neckbreaker! Chops and elbows, fireman’s carry, walking around the ring... GO TO SLEEP COUNTERED INTO A PUNCH TO THE FACE! BRAINBUSTER! PUNK WON’T STAY DOWN!
Duck the lariat, flash roundhouse, Go to Sleep is sloppy but it connects...
CM Punk wins by pinfall with Go to Sleep.
Post-match, Punk does a couple push-ups to show off and helps Kojima to his feet and raises his hand.
We get a hype reel for All Out weekend in September.
“Red Death” Daniel Garcia vs. Katsuyori Shibata vs. Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. (AEW International Championship)
All four squared up, Cassidy with the lazy kicks, malfunction at the junction, putting Sabre into Garcia, Daniel kicks out, Orange on the rebound with a dive! Back in, Garcia gets the Dragontamer but Shibata clobbers him with a kick! Figure four leglock, ZSJ breaks it up with a standing neck twist, deathlock the legs, grounded octopus, Garcia breaks it up with a kick!
Sabre and Shibata trading forearms, Garcia tries to get a look in and Katsuyori piefaces him into oblivion! Trading three ways, Daniel dancing and his two rivals unite to beat him down! Back to trading uppercuts, Garcia lays them out with a double lariat and gets rolled up for a nearfall by Shibata!
Boots up, all four men staggered, four way boot and they’re all down! Zack and Katsuyori both grab octopus holds, they end up slapping each other and Orange and Daniel grab sleepers on them, and they slow down but won’t stop slapping each other! Block a kick, trading snap suplexes, all four of them at it, Cassidy with a tornado DDT on Garcia for two!
ZSJ goes after Orange’s injured right hand, Jim Breaks Special, Cassidy throws him into the ringpost to stop him and Garcia blasts him with a title belt! Cover on Shibata... NOPE! Daniel laying forearms in on Katsuyori, he rises up and asks for more before laying Red Death out with one of his own!
Hesitation dropkick connects, Cassidy stalks Shibata from behind, Kawada Kicks from the Wrestler, Orange off the ropes, Orange Punch but his arm is hurting! Katsuyori with an Orange Punch of his own, but Cassidy gets Beach Break after... NOPE! ZSJ back in, stomping at Orange’s arm!
Mouse Trap countered, hybrid octopus / Ode to Jim Breaks, Garcaia breaks it up! Piledriver countered to a single knee armbreaker, Stundog Millionaire blocked, Zack back to the hold on Cassidy! Shibata returns to the ring and nails ZSJ with a kick but he won’t break the hold!
Sleeper applied, Zack flags, boot sends Garcia to the floor, duck the Penalty Kick, European Clutch... SHIBATA KICKS OUT! Another European Clutch attempt... GARCIA BREAKS IT UP! Daniel with a palm strike, Sabre charges in, caught with a backslide, only two! Piledriver, but Shibata with the PK, Orange steals it...
Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with the Mouse Trap on Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship.
Post-match, Shibata and Cassidy have a moment of good sportsmanship to show that there’s no hard feelings between them.
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. SANADA (c) (IWGP World Heavyweight Championship)
A little lucha libre in the feeling out, SANADA cracks off a dropkick, Perry cuts off the dive, suicide dive of his own connects! Back inside, looking for the Paradise Lock, SANADA fights out and locks it on Perry, letting him squirm before breaking it with a dropkick for two!
Jungle Boy getting fired up, underhooks, reversed, duck a lariat, superkick connects, Jack with a lariat, underhooks... TIGER DRIVER CAN’T KEEP SANADA DOWN! SANADA with a slingshot suplex, trading chops, back and forth over Skull End, SANADA swings him and gets it but Perry counters to a pin!
Leapfrog, Poison Frankensteiner from the champion! Shining Wizard follows it... NOPE! Up top...
SANADA wins by pinfall the moonsault, retaining the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
Post-match, HOOK helps Jungle Boy out of the ring and up the ramp, but Jack stops him at the base of the stage and takes him out with a lariat! He grabs the FTW Championship and throws it at HOOK!
Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley, & Wheeler YUTA), Konosuke Takeshita, & Shota Umino vs. Eddie Kingston, Hung Bucks (“Hangman” Adam Page, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson), & Tomohiro Ishii
Umino and Page to start, whip reversed, arm drag, back elbow, legsweep, front kick from Hangman and another one follows it up! Off the ropes, Shota hangs back, Ishii and Page bowl him over! Takeshita tags in, slugging it out forearm for forearm with abandon!
Quick tags from the Bucks, double-team takes Konosuke down, they take YUTA and Umino out in short order as well, Moxley and Kingston both tag in and square up! Jawing at each other, Jon lands one clean forearm and Eddie takes the straps down! Trading chops, Wheeler and Nick run in and get chopped down and then all ten men are in the ring and brawling!
A bunch of them to the floor, Page with the Orihara Moonsault! Back to just Eddie and Jon in the ring and throwing chops! Castagnoli in with an uppercut, boots, helping Mox into the corner and tagging in! Putting boots to Kingston, tag to YUTA, rabbit punches, choking him in the ropes! Moxley looks on as Claudio takes a cheap shot and he doesn’t look happy about it.
Konosuke in, Camel Clutch, he clobbers Tom on the apron and he’s just plain down! Tag to Umino, putting boots to Eddie, big slam and he tags his wrestling dad in! Moxley jawing at Kingston, they start trading chops again! Double lariats and both men are down! Ishii and Shota legal, the Stone Pitbull running through everybody!
Stacking Tom up, charging, Umino and Takeshita working together, inverted DDT / powerbomb combination but Nick Jackson breaks it up! Mox and Shota looking for a Hart Attack, Ishii a step ahead and lays them both out! Hangman and Konosuke legal, big front kick from Adam, whip reversed, duck a lariat, again, counter a springboard with a rolling elbow!
Triangle lariat on YUTA, Takeshita from behind, scoop into a fallaway slam! Plancha on Wheeler, putting Claudio into the post, big boot to Konosuke, the Bucks hold him off the apron... RUNNING SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO THE FLOOR! Back inside, clobber him in the corner, tag to Matt, double whip, superkick in the corner, assisted Shiranui into a Penalty Kick!
Wrists clutched... BTE TRIGGER MISSES AND TAKESHITA GERMAN SUPLEXES BOTH BUCKS AT ONCE! Superkicks all around, Kingston saves Moxley from a Superkick Party! Konosuke with the Blue Thunder Driver... JACKSON KICKS OUT! Takeshita with the wheelbarrow Tombstone Piledriver, YUTA with a German suplex and BCC are in control!
Mox and Shooter hit the Hart Attack and Claudio follows with a giant swing! YUTA with the cover... EVERYBODY BREAKS IT UP! Castagnoli with overhead elbows, Wheeler wants the Rocket Launcher but Nick Jackson breaks it up! Tag to Ishii, Tom hits a superplex... NOPE!
Eddie in, he and Ishii sandwich YUTA with lariats and kicks, Kingston busy with Claudio, Wheeler with an Olympic Slam for two and the match breaks down! Moxley with an Ace Crusher on Kingston, superkicks from the Bucks for him, for YUTA, dives, Hangman is in position but Wheeler ducks and suplexes him!
Tom with a lariat, another lariat...
Eddie Kingston, Hung Bucks, & Tomohiro Ishii win by pinfall with the vertical drop brainbuster from Ishii on Wheeler YUTA.
Post-match, Eddie argues with the Bucks despite their victory.
Toni Storm (c) vs. Willow Nighingale (AEW Women’s World Championship)
Nightingale starting off strong, locking Storm up and taking her down, forcing her to bail to the floor for a breather! Back inside, Toni in control with a little help from her partners in the Outcasts, working Willow over, keeping her off balance, snap suplex for two!
Willow with a hip attack and a superkick, Toni to the apron, Stunner over the ropes, Nightingale with a fireman’s carry... DEATH VALLEY DRIVER ON THE APRON! Willow with a another DVD in the ring, she goes up top but gets distracted by referee Stephon Smith finding the spray paint and ejecting the Outcasts!
Storm thinking Storm Zero, reversed into a rana pin for two! Big lariat, up to the second, nobody home on the moonsault! Corner hip attack, spike DDT... STILL NO! Off the ropes, Willow catches her with a spinebuster, inverted Indian deathlock, trading chops in the hold!
Breaking away, Pounce sends Storm out of the ring, back inside, hip attack, corner lariats, the straps are down! Toni pulls Smith in the way, gouges the eyes...
Toni Storm wins by pinfall with Storm Zero, retaining the AEW Women’s World Championship.
We see Skye Blue and Dr. Britt Baker, DMD watching on separate monitors backstage.
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Will Ospreay (IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow, Ospreay with an arm wringer, Omega reverses, roll through, side headlock! Kenny steps through, elbow to the elbow, wristlock, snapmare, into a reverse chinlock! Shoulder armbreaker, into a hammerlock, Omega through with a headlock takeover, same exchange from the opposite direction!
Headstand escape, chops in the corner, hard whip, boot up, electric chair blocked, OsCutter denied, Dragon suplex, Will lands on his feet, deep arm drag, duck the roundhouse kick, stalemate! Ospreay with a thumb to the eye, chops in the corner, Frankensteiner, “You cannot escape” Finlay Roll into the moonsault... NOPE!
Callis trips Omega up and gets ejected by referee Paul Turner! Ospreay dives on Kenny, putting him bicep-first into the post! Ospreay in control, big brainbuster, Cobra Twist, whip across, duck the lariat, basement dropkick, Kotaro Krusher connects! Kick to the ribs, cover for two!
Hanging Kenny in the ropes, shooting star press off the top! To the apron... OSCUTTER ON THE APRON! Will smashing Kenny’s face into the announce desk, biting his hand when he tries to block! Omega busted open, Ospreay leans the table cover against the apron and smashes him through it!
Turner counting, Will throws him back inside, forearms as Kenny staggers around the ring, Ospreay has Omega’s blood painted up and down his arm and he licks his bicep! Elbows, kicks, slaps, trying to wake him up and Kenny staggers him with one big forearm! Will with a rolling elbow and the Best Bout Machine is down!
Calling for it, he blasts Kenny with his own V-Trigger! Ospreay grabs a Canadian flag from the crowd and wipes his gentleman’s area with it! Omega’s had enough and basts him, choking him with the flag of his people and bieling him with it a few times! Choking him, dangling him from the ropes with the maple leaf!
Omega returns the flag to the crowd and blasts Ospreay with a V-Trigger against the barricade! Smashing Will into the steel steps, referee Paul Turner practically begging him to take it back in the ring and we see that Ospreay is busted open bad and pouring blood from his forehead!
Drawing Will up on the bloodstained steel steps... DDT INTO THE DIAMOND PLATE! Back inside, mounted punches, Ospreay failing to get guard and he has no choice but to turtle up! Omega takes his back with bodyscissors, overhead elbows, looking for the cross armbar, wrenching his fingers back!
Trading German suplexes, Will gets a second, blood staining the mat, Dragon suplex blocked with a headbutt! V-Trigger in the ropes, running Spanish Fly... OMEGA KICKS OUT! Ospreay grabs a Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring, blood pouring down his face! Kenny crawling but Will drags him back in the center of the ring!
Ospreay shifts gears, arm-trap crossface applied, Omega nearly has the ropes but Will readjusts and wrenches the hold in! Changing gears again, Kawada kicks to the wound, interrupting each cycle of kicks for some chops, kick combo, OsCutter... KENNY TAKES HIM OUT OF MIDAIR WITH A KNEE STRIKE!
Poison Frankensteiner, piledriver... OSPREAY KICKS OUT! Northern V-Trigger in the corner, setting Will up top, getting under Will, he slips out... CHEEKY NANDO’S SENDS OMEGA TO THE FLOOR! Ospreay up top... CORKSCREW MOONSAULT TO THE FLOOR! Back inside, diving elbow to the back of the neck, thinking Hidden Blade but Kenny ducks under him!
Front kick, stereo lariats, big knee, reverse the lariat, Liger Bomb... OMEGA KICKS OUT! Up top, OsCutter connects, roll into the pin... NOT ENOUGH! Storm Breaker reversed, Beach Break connects but both men are down and out! Don Callis returns to ringside, Omega blasts Ospreay with V-Triggers!
Don gets up on the apron to save Ospreay but he runs away from the V-Trigger! Referee Paul Turner pulls him away, he gives Will the screwdriver and Ospreay counters One Winged Angel with a screwdriver to the face! Hidden Blade connects, gutwrench, Storm Breaker... OMEGA GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES!
Will standing, Omega on his knees, Ospreay clutches the wrists... KAMIGOYE! ONE-WINGED ANGEL CONNECTS BUT KENNY KICKS OUT OF HIS OWN MOVE AT ONE! Trading forearms, V-Trigger gets a crescent kick, brainbuster connects, electric chair... CROYT’S WRATH CAN’T SEAL THE DEAL!
V-Trigger in the ropes, electric chair, Will reverses, Storm Breaker, Kenny slips out, ripcord countered with Hidden Blade! Underhooks... TIGER DRIVER ‘91 BUT KENNY OMEGA KICKS OUT! Hidden Blade, underhooks again...
Will Ospreay wins by pinfall with Storm Breaker, becoming your new IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion.
Darby Allin, Sting, & Tetsuya Naito vs. Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) & Minoru Suzuki
Guevara and Naito to start, Sammy wipes him out and taunts and Tetsuya throws him to the floor! Off the ropes, taking a little tranquilo break, Sammy with a kick from the apron, Naito faints around him, dropkick, arm wringer, tag to Allin. Suzuki tags in, Darby goes right after him with a forearm!
Minoru blasts him, Allin rises and blows him a kiss before laying in a big chop! Suzuki with a huge palm across the face, Darby throwing punches, whip reversed, catch the Coffin Drop into a sleeper hold but Allin reverses to a pin to force the break! Tag to Sting, and Jericho is legal as well.
Facing off, circling, and Suzuki attacks Sting from behind! The Icon fights him off and goes toe to toe with Chris, punch for punch in the middle of the ring! Jericho howls and goes for the Stinger Splash but Sting has him scouted and sidesteps, locking the Scorpion Deathlock on!
Sammy breaks it up with a diving Ace Crusher! Heels posing together, Guevara legal with mounted punches on Sting, but the Icon flapjacks him into the turnbuckles and tags Allin in! Sammy cuts Darby off with a Spanish Fly off the top... NOT ENOUGH! Tags made, Naito on Jericho, running hot, tijeras, catch a boot and spit in Y2J’s eye!
Swinging neckbreaker, taunting, Gloria denied, short-arm elbows from Tetsuya! Off the ropes, Chris catches him with a sleeper hold and the match breaks down with triplicate sleeper holds! Allin dives on Suzuki on the floor, again— JERICHO COUNTERS THE DIVE WITH JUDAS EFFECT!
Sting into the barricade, Jericho under the ring for plunder and he gets a table! Y2J sets the Icon on the table and demands Sammy go up top... 630 SENTON OFF THE TOP AND THROUGH A TABLE ON STING! Naito with strikes, knees up on the Lionsault, charging in, Destino blocked, double leg into the Walls of Jericho!
Sting is back up and puts the Scorpion Deathlock on Jericho! Suzuki catches him with a sleeper hold, Gotch Piledriver denied by Naito, Codebreaker from Chris... NOT ENOUGH! Suzuki with a boot, sleeper drags Tetsuya to his feet, Sting comes in for an assist, clubbing away at Minoru!
Manhattan drop into a lariat, Naito capitalizes...
Darby Allin, Sting, & Tetsuya Naito win by pinfall with a rolling press from Naito on Minoru Suzuki.
Post-match, Jericho attacks Naito with a bat but Sting runs him off!
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada
Grappling early gives way to action on the floor and Okada puts him into the barricade and kicks him over it! Dragging him back to ringside but Danielson puts him into the ringpost a few times! Diving knee off the apron and Bryan poses for the crowd! Back inside, off the top with a diving knee through the Rainmaker’s arm!
Knees on the mat into the bicep, wrenching back on the arm but Kazuchika gets the ropes and forces a break. Dragon pulls him into the middle of the ring for the overhead elbows, Cattle Mutilation is in early! Shifting into a seatbelt pin, only two, Kicks and chops in the corner, Okada steels up and walks into them, welcoming the chest kicks and screaming in Danielson’s face!
Whip reversed, boot up on the charge, flapjack from Okada and both men are down and out! Whip reversed, slide away, big boot blasts Bryan! Elbows, dropkick sends Danielson to the floor! Following after, the crossbody over the barricade and the Rainmaker hangs out in the crowd for a beat!
Money Clip applied, Danielson gets into the corner to break it, Reverse Neckbreaker... NOPE! Up top, getting Bryan over his shoulder but he slips out and lands some overhead elbows! Boot up, missile dropkick connects and both men are down and out! Dragon getting fired up, laying uppercuts in!
Trading shots, Danielson looking for a takedown, Okada fights out and shotgun dropkicks him into the ropes! Fireman’s carry, slip out, German suplex! Running corner dropkicks, Okada cuts him off with one of his own! Another dropkick, diving elbow follows but Bryan goes for a cross armbar to counter!
Rolling through, seated Fujiwara armbar, wrenching it in, turning it into an omoplata and looking for the crossface to get the full LeBell Lock and he has it but again Kazuchika gets a foot on the ropes! Penalty Kick to the spine sends Okada to the floor! Brayn off the ropes, suicide dive countered, Rainmaker countered, Busaiku Knee connects!
Kicks on the ramp... THE RAINMAKER HITS THE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER ON THE RAMP! Back inside, elbow drop off the top lands flush this time, Rainmaker pose snap zoom, trying and failing to get Bryan to his feet and referee Bryce Remsburg calls in the ringside doctor as Danielson convulses.
Okada steps in and draws Danielson up, he ducks the Rainmaker... BUSAIKU KNEE! Both men down and out, Kazuchika with hammering strikes, German suplex, he lands on his feet and a second Busaiku Knee connects... NOT ENOUGH! Wrist clutched, stomping the face, omoplata, one-armed and Okada reverses to a pin! Rolling elbow with the bad arm, buzzsaw roundhouse kick connects!
Big dropkick, Okada comes back with a Michinoku Driver, Rainmaker connects... THE AMERICAN DRAGON KICKS OUT! Wrist clutched, Okada back on his feet, short-arm lariat knocks Danielson down! Duck another Rainmaker attempt, sidestep the Busaiku, counter the Rainmaker, armbar takedown into the omoplata, one-armed LeBell Lock attempt!
Okada fighting as Bryan gets his fingers clasped, pivoting, reaching, Danielson wrenches back, changing gears to use his leg to trap the far arm in a sort of modified Rings of Saturn! Crossface strikes from Dragon, trapping the arm again... IT’S OVER!
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson wins by submission with an omoplata short armscissor.
Danielson celebrates in the turnbuckles as Final Countdown plays us out.
That’s the show, folks.