The show opened with the ring announcer acknowledging the English commentary team of Matt Striker and Kevin Kelly. Kelly said he is honored to be here and he can’t wait to get things started. Striker says that he is always been a fan of Puroesu and he thinks the best battles are in New Japan. Then we go to the opening video package.

Quick results

MASCARA Dorada, Jushin Thunder Liger, KUSHIDA, Funky Weapon and Tiger Mask defeated David Finlay, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Yohei Komatsu, and Sho Tanaka when Dorada hits a Cradle Driver for a pinfall.

HONMA defeated Yoshi-Hashi with the top rope headbutt to get the pinfall

Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata, Kota Ibushi & Captain New Japan when Kojima hit a lariat on Capt. New Japan for the win.

ReDragon defeated RPG Vice to retain their IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles with Double Dragon Code Breaker/Wheelbarrow Suplex combo. It was a questionable decision after a possible break up from Beretta went unacknowledged by the referee when doing the three count.

“The Cleaner” Kenny Omega defeated “Reborn” Matt Sydal with a reverse One Winged Angel to retain his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title by pinfall

Toru Yano, Sakuraba and Nakamura defeated The Bullet Club (Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson and Bad Luck Fale after Yano hit a low blow on Anderson getting a rollup while the referee was distracted. After the match Nakamura and Anderson had words with one another leading into their battle next month at Power Struggle.

Ishii defeated Togi Makabe to become the NEVER Open Weight Champion. After the match, Honma comes out and challenges the new champion.

Tanahashi defeated Naito with the High Fly Flow to secure his Wrestle Kingdom 10 World Heavyweight Title Shot. During the match, It was revealed that Watanabe (seen in Ring of Honor) is the new his disciple of Naito as the young New Japan Star put the boots to The Ace. Goto and Sakuraba came out to even the odds.

Okada defeats AJ Styles to retain his IWGP World Heavyweight Title and move on to January 4 Wrestle Kingdom 10

After the match, Tanahasi comes out and confronts The Champion and says he will be Champion Again

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