ROH/NJPW War Of The Worlds Live Coverage

War of the Worlds

Follow along with our War Of The Worlds live coverage.

According to the Wrestling Observer, this is the card for War Of The Worlds:

Kushida vs Dalton Castle vs. Bobby Fish vs. Silas Young
Frankie Kazarian vs. Hangman Page
War Machine vs. Evil & Sanada vs. Jonathan Gresham & Chris Sabin non-title
Will Ospreay vs. Jay White
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Adam Cole
Bully Ray & Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Hirooki Goto & Rocky Romero & Baretta for ROH six-man titles
Young Bucks vs. Tetsuya Naito & Bushi for ROH tag titles
Marty Scurll vs. Matt Sydal for ROH TV title
Christopher Daniels vs. Cody vs. Jay Lethal for ROH title

We’ll be back with live play by play of the show.


Kushida Vs Bobby Fish Vs Dalton Castle Vs Silas Young

Late in the match, Castle went for the Bang-A-Rang, which Fish turned into a Fish Hook. Kushida then hit a moonsault off the top rope to break up the submission. Kushida then put him in a Kimura before Young broke it up.

After some trading of spots in and out of the ring, Castle hit the Bang-A-Rang on Fish for the pinfall and win.

Winner: Dalton Castle

Frankie Kazarian Vs Hangman Page

Kazarian started the match with a flip dive to the outside before Page got into the ring.

Then, they started spitting at each other and it was very gross. Page tried to slingshot himself into the ring and then Kazarian hit him with a cutter. Kazarian went for a sunset flip out of the corner, Page sat down on him and then grabbed the ropes and got the pin. This was pretty short.

Winner: Hangman Page

Evil & Seiya Sanada Vs War Machine Vs Chris Sabin & Jonathan Gresham

War Machine won a fun three-way of all action and high spots. Rowe tossed Sabin to Hanson who powerslammed him and got the pin.

There was a lot of fun stuff like Rowe doing multiple corner-to-corner clotheslines on both teams. Sanada did some sweet dives. Rowe did an overhead belly-to-belly on both Gresham and Sabin at the same time. Evil put the chair on Hanson and hit it with another chair and pretended he hit a homerun.

Winner: War Machine

Jay White Vs Will Ospreay

This was the best match so far and everything you’d expect. The match had you thinking White was going to beat Ospreay until he hit the Oscutter, which he followed up with after a springboard shooting star press to the floor.

The guys had nearly perfect timing with each other on all the moves. White is really good. Ospreay did a Space Flying Tiger Drop, but White caught him and dropped him on the back of his neck on the apron at one point.

Really good stuff, but still slightly more performance art than wrestling match.

Winner: Will Ospreay

Hirooki Goto & Roppongi Vice Vs The Briscoes & Bully Ray

Before the match started, Bully said it would be no DQ, which means tables. It also meant chairs to the head, which is so dumb.

Bully Ray powerbombed Baretta off the middle rope and through a table, which set up the 3-D on Romero. Goto was fairly marginalized in this match.

Winner: The Briscoes & Bully Ray

Matt Sydal Vs Marty Scurll

This was really good and unlike the Ospreay match, a real fight with someone like Sydal who can do all the high spots.

Scurll won with a chicken wing after Sydal missed a shooting star press. Scurll did the signature finger break which gets over like crazy.

Just a very smart match coming off a lot of the crazy high spots from the other matches.

Winner: Marty Scurll

Bushi & Tetsuya Naito Vs The Young Bucks

This was fun. But also, following the same blueprint of the other multi-man matches, which is lots of interference and setting up high spots for the sake of high spots. Though, until the end, this was more of a straight match than you’d normally see the Bucks in.

Near the end, Bushi spit mist in the face of Matt Jackson who became blind and started super kicking everyone including his brother and the referee. Naito hit Destino on Matt, but Nick broke it up with a Swanton off the top. The ref had to slow the count down as Nick was slightly late.

Finally, they pinned Bushi with the Meltzer Driver. They also did the double 450 Splash off the top with the other doing a standing moonsault on Bushi, but he kicked out of that one.

Winner: The Young Bucks

Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs Adam Cole

Tanahashi won with the High Fly Flow. Cole hit one on Tanahashi for a two count, but he didn’t look too comfy flying.

The problem with this match was mostly the heat. The crowd knew Cole was both losing and probably leaving so it was hard for them to get into it. It wasn’t a classic match by any means, but it was solid.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi

The story of the match was the post-match. After he lost, Cole was in the ring and then the Young Bucks showed up with his back turned. They pretended that they were going to superkick him, but then hugged him when he turned around.

The arena went dark and then Kenny Omega showed up on the big screen and fired Cole from the Bullet Club. HE teased that Marty Scurll would be added to the team. Then, back to the arena, it was still dark but when the lights came on, Scurll was in the ring. The Bucks feigned surprise, but then superkicked him. Looks like Scurll is the newest member.

Cody Rhodes Vs Jay Lethal Vs Christopher Daniels

I was pretty convinced that Cody was winning, but alas, it was not meant to be.

Christopher Daniels won with a moonsault off the top rope onto Cody who had Jay Lethal in the figure four. Daniels had gone through a table that was outside the ring. The camera crew missed it completely. But they got the moonsault shot perfectly as it came out of nowhere.

The match wasn’t much, but it was mostly because of all the multi-man matches and crazy high spots that already happened during the show. There wasn’t anything left to do.

Lethal may have hurt his knee on a dive early in the match.

Winner: Christopher Daniels

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