The New Japan Pro Wrestling show Honor Rising, where the promotion teams with Ring of Honor, saw feud among Bullet Club members escalate between Kenny Omega and Cody, and a new feud begin between Hangman Page and Cody. It is unknown where Marty Scurll’s allegiance is in Bullet Club.
Scurll was part of a six-men tag team match and was hesitant to deliver high impact moves to Omega such as diving over the rope onto him and doing the finger snapping move. However, Cody yelled at Scurll to perform the moves, which he reluctantly complied with. Cody announced himself as the leader of Bullet Club, and Hangman Page took exception to that statement.
Honor rising came to us from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Katsuya Kitamura and Toa Henare vs. Yujiro Takahashi and Bad Luck Fale
Kitamura bumped around Takahashi. Fale got tagged in and Kitamura knocked Fale down to a knee. Fale proceeded to execute a series of power moves. Fale and Takahashi made frequent tags and worked over Kitamura. Henare eventually got the hot tag and cleaned house on Takahashi and Fale. Fale pinned Kitamura with a lariat followed by the Grenade for the win.
Winner: Yujiro Takahashi and Bad Luck Fale.
Match Rating: 4.5/10.
Cheeseburger, Delirious, and Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Hikuleo, Tanga Loa, and Tama Tonga
Delirious, Liger, and Cheeseburger all chopped Hikuleo, which he no sold and then destroyed Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger managed to tag Liger, but Loa and Tonga worked over Liger who was trapped in the corner. Liger was able to tag out and all six men battled in the ring. Delirious caught Hikuleo with a sunset flip following a Cheeseburger palm strike for the three count.
Winner: Cheeseburger, Delirious, and Jushin Thunder Liger.
Match Rating: 4.5/10.
David Finlay and Juice Robinson vs. The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
The crowd chanted for the Young Bucks when the match started and Finlay and Robinson covered each other’s ears. The Young Bucks delivered a series of double team moves. The match slowed down with Finlay in a front headlock on the mat. Finlay fought out of the headlock and made the tag to Robinson. Robinson delivered a belly-to-belly suplex to each of The Young Bucks.
Nick Jackson delivered kicks to Finlay and Robinson. The Young Bucks both put sharpshooters on Finlay and Robinson. They got to the ropes to break the hold and The Young Bucks continued their offense with a series of drop kicks and superkicks. Robinson delivered a “Too Sweet” to both Young Bucks eyes. The Young Bucks come back with a Meltzer driver on Finlay for the win.
Winner: The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson).
Match Rating: 7/10.
Kushida vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Flip Gordon
Kushida took a side headlock on Gordon who got flipped into Takahashi. Kushida delivered a basement dropkick for a near three count. Kushida and Takahashi worked over Gordon’s leg to ground his aerial offense.
Gordon made a comeback while selling his leg. All three men engaged in high flying moves on each other, and Gordon hurt his leg on a dive outside of the ring. Kushida pulled Takahashi off the top rope and sunk in a flying arm bar. Gordon knocked Kushida out of the ring before hitting a 450 splash for the three count on Takahashi.
Winner: Flip Gordon.
Match Rating: 6.5/10.
Ryusuke Taguchi, Jay Lethal, and Dalton Castle vs. Chuckie T, Beretta, and Jay White
Taguchi started the match by eating chicken fingers and sharing them with Lethal and Castle but did not bring enough for Chuckie T, Beretta, and White. The match started slowly with Castle and Beretta grappling against each other. This grappling was nice to see after watching the previous match that was very fast paced.
White worked aggressively over Taguchi. White seems to have found his aggressive character that is believable. Lethal locked in a figure-four, and the crowd was solidly behind Lethal. White hit the bladerunner on Taguchi for the win.
Winner: Chuckie T, Beretta, and Jay White.
Match Rating: 6/10.
NEVER Openweight Championship match: Hirooki Goto (c) vs The Beer City Bruiser
Bruiser threw his cigar at Goto and ran into him. Bruiser yelled at Goto to try to run into him and both men exchange shoulder blocks. Goto had his face rubbed into the broken cigar on the mat. The fight went outside the ring with Bruiser dominating the match while he took a sip of beer.
When the match returned to the ring, Goto was able to shift the momentum and delivered a series of hit impact moves. Goto attempted the PK but Bruiser caught the leg to reverse the move and got a series of near falls. Goto hit the GTR for the three count.
Winner: Hirooki Goto.
Match Rating: 6.5/10.
Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, and Chase Owens vs. Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, and Cody
Scurll came to the ring dressed all in white with his hair dyed white. Scurll applauded when Owens entered the ring. The crowd exploded and chanted “this is awesome” when the golden lovers (Omega and Ibushi) came down the aisle. Page and Ibushi started off the match with a strong lock up. Before Omega could tag in, Owens tagged himself in. However, Owens and Omega tagged in frequently and worked over Page.
The first tag between Omega and Ibushi was denied by Cody who pushed him off the ring apron. Scurll reluctantly wrestled Omega since both were recently partners in the Bullet Club. Cody screamed at Scurll to break Omega’s fingers but Scurll refused and was attacked by Ibushi.
Owens got worked over by Scurll, Page, and Cody. Scurll showed some hesitation about working over Owens and Omega. Cody ordered Scurll to kick Owens’ in the face, which Scurll reluctantly complied with. Owens attempted to make a tag, which Cody cut off and got heat from the crowd. Eventually Owens got the hot tag and the golden lovers performed a series of high flying moves. Chants of “golden lovers” broke out as they dominated over Scurll, Page, and Cody. Page hit the rite of passage on Owens for the win.
Cody and Omega brawled after the bell. The Young Bucks broke both men up and they walked their separate ways. Cody got booed when he grabbed the microphone and said that he is the face of Ring of Honor. “You are either team Kenny or you are team Cody. Bullet Club is mine.”
Cody returned to the back where Page was waiting and yelled at Cody for taking away from the victory since Cody was the one who grabbed the microphone.
Winner: Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, and Cody.
Match Rating: 8/10.