Best Match: BUSHI, Tomoaki Honma, Tetsuya Naito & Satoshi Kojima vs. Gedo, Yujiro Takahashi, Masato Tanaka & Kazuchika Okada
Worst Match: Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA vs. Yohei Komatsu & Sho Tanaka
For the price, this was an excellent show. It certainly wasn't anything amazing or must-see, but it was highly entertaining.
Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA vs. Yohei Komatsu & Sho Tanaka: With the early extensive mat-work, I expected a longer match. When the pace did quicken, it failed to get out of second gear. Enjoyable nonetheless.
Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Yuji Nagata & Takaaki Watanabe: I really liked this one. The work-rate was intense. Nagata was on fire, Watanabe looked good, and even YOSHI played his part. His exchange with Watanabe that culminated in a sweet lariat was some superb working. As for Iizuka attacking Tenzan before the match, I'm not clamoring to see a future contest.
Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero: Like the previous match, this was all action. The only let down was Manabu's offence, even the impressive double suplex looked bad.
Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale vs. Togi Makabe & Captain New Japan: Another high tempo match. I liked Devitt jaw-jacking the masks on the way to ringside. Fale wasn't too bad, barring one botch late on. I'm glad they toned down the cheating. Although, I hate the way the ref always conveniently recovers just in time to make the count.
My eyes lit up when I heard Bruce Tharpe. Him and Rob Conway's promo wasn't anything special.
Minoru Suzuki, Shelton Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Jado: This felt like a mess. The eliminations seemed rushed, TAKA and Taichi's comedy act shouldn't be so high up on the card, and there wasn't enough Ishii. Thankfully, Nakamura and Benjamin saved it to a degree.
BUSHI, Tomoaki Honma, Tetsuya Naito & Satoshi Kojima vs. Gedo, Yujiro Takahashi, Masato Tanaka & Kazuchika Okada: The heat was great. The pacing of the falls was much better. In the end, a really fun contest. These last two matches made the show feel like a Survivor Series show from the eighties.