Worth seeing for Cheeseburger getting slapped about by every veteran in the match and Taguchi butting off with his long-lost father Koshinaka. A fun match, mainly for all the awesome cameos from puro stars of the past.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match:
Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly vs Matt Sydal & Ricochet vs Beretta & Rocky Romero vs. Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson
NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Title Match:
Toru Yano, Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe vs Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
Fast and energetic, but ultimately bland and forgettable.
ROH World Title Match:
Jay Lethal © vs Michael Elgin
Decent, but a throwaway defense in every sense of the word. A book being used as a weapon to help put away Big Mike was stupid. Elgin's getting rather over with the Japanese audience and they pop big for his power spots.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match:
Kenny Omega © vs KUSHIDA
Good match that would of went to that next level if KUSHIDA had a chance to build up his comeback. I enjoyed the stiff strikes they dished up, Kenny's consistent selling of the arm and of course, Taguchi as Doc Brown.
IWGP Tag Team Title Match:
Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson © vs Tomoaki Homna & Togi Makabe
A real meat and potatoes tag match, seasoned with some surprisingly great selling from Makabe after eating some stiff shots from Bullet Club. Homna got the crowd behind him because of charisma and his impeccable timing; he just knows when to bust out those Kokeshi Headbutts.
Hirooki Goto vs Tetsuya Naito
Naito's control segments work because he's great at being a dick. This was good, but rather reserved. They didn't want to burn out the crowd with too much action and it helped the match as it stopped the match from going into overkill and it kept the interference tasteful.
NEVER Openweight Title Match:
Tomohiro Ishii © vs Katsuyori Shibata
STIFF~! MANLY~! REPETITIVE~! I'd be lying if I said that I didn't enjoy this, but it felt very seen-it-before-it-ish. I'm starting to tire of Ishii's style, but the big fight atmosphere and the spectacle of this taking place in the Tokyo Dome saved this one.
IWGP Intercontial Title Match:
Shinsuke Nakamura © vs AJ Styles
It's Nakamura in a big match on the Dome show. Do you really need more motivation to check it out? They play up on AJ's recent back problems which result in a great spot where AJ plays possum. Near enough every near fall and submission felt like it could end the match, and even as the match approached the 25 minute mark, I still didn't want it to end. A total war.
IWGP Heavyweight Title Match:
Kazuchika Okada © vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
As much as I want to crap on this match for it's dull control segments and opening moments, they kept me entertained enough with spots early in the match like the springboard dropkick knocking Tanahashi outside in brutal fashion and the crossbody over the guardrail. Once they hit the finishing stretch is when things get really great. I can even forgive some of the signature move reversal exchanges looking like a dance rather than a struggle for dominance. These guys know how to work an epic big match finishing stretch. This borrows a lot from the early 2000's WWE main event style, especially when they end up using each others finishing move. They add enough new stuff here to make it stand out from their other battles. It's flawed, but the great stuff outweighs the bad.