HONOR RISING: JAPAN 2016, 2/20/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Jay White vs. David Finlay Jr.
◆Winner: White (7:58) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Matt Sydal & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Delirious & Gedo
◆Winner: Sydal (7:21) with the Air Sydal on Gedo.
(3) Dalton Castle vs. Frankie Kazarian
◆Winner: Castle (11:07) following the Bang-A-Rang.
(4) Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Katsuyori Shibata & Hirooki Goto vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
◆Winner: Shibata (10:22) following a P.K. on Gallows.
~ There are apparently now issues between Goto and Shibata as the two showed hostility between one another during the match.
(5) Moose & KUSHIDA vs. Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI
◆Winner: Moose (8:21) following a Spear on BUSHI.
(6) Roderick Strong, Michael Elgin & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Elgin (15:47) with the Elgin Bomb on HASHI.
~ Ishii and Strong continued to brawl after the match. Clearly nothing is finished between the two and it seems this will spill into the ROH ppv and tv tapings in Las Vegas next week.
~ Elgin mentioned that he aims for a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight belt in the near future.
(7) NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [3rd Champions] Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe & Toru Yano vs. [Challengers] Kenny Omega, Matt & Nick Jackson
◆Winner: Omega (12:55) following a 450 Splash from Matt on Yano.
~ Champions fall on their 1st title defense. Omega and the Young Bucks become the 4th generation champions.
~ The Elite showed their numbers game as they singled out Yano in the final moments to claim the win.
~ Omega is now a double 2 crown champion with also holding the IC belt.
(8) ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Jay Lethal vs. [Challenger] Tomoaki Honma
◆Winner: Lethal (15:32) following the Lethal Combination.
~ Lethal successful defense.
~ L.I.J. (Los Ignorables de Japon) got involved in the match which allowed Lethal to retain.
NJPW Event Cards for January & February 2016