– Rhett Titus & Caprice Coleman defeated Motor City Machine Guns
– Hirooki Goto defeated Shane Taylor
The crowd heat for this was lacking as some people didn’t really buy into Taylor or perhaps didn’t know who he was. This might have been the weakest match on the card.
– Dalton Castle & The Boys defeated RPG Vice & Gedo
This had lots of comedy. Castle was really over with the Toronto crowd.
– Bully Ray defeated Hangman Page and Punishment Martinez
They had a good triple threat match. Of course, Bully Ray was over with the fans. He did classic Dudley Boyz spots with Page filling the role of D-Von.
– Cody defeated Will Ospreay
Both guys were really over and this match was super hot. Ospreay used a lot of his signature high spots, but toned things down a bit from the type of matches he was having last year. Cody was solid in his role and they had a good back and forth match.
– Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI defeated Matt Taven & Vinny Marseglia
This had an interesting dynamic given that both teams are heels. They had The Kingdom cut a heel promo on the crowd to counter that, making fun of the audience and the Toronto Raptors. Los Ingobernables de Japon (especially Naito) ended up being very over with the crowd anyway.
Naito hit the Destino on Marseglia to get the win. The match lacked heat a bit because no one bought that the Los Ingobernables team would lose.
– The Briscoes defeated EVIL & SANADA and Beer City Bruiser & Silas Young
The Briscoes ended up getting the win in this triple threat tag match. SANADA has quite the presence. The crowd wasn’t really into Beer City Bruiser and Young, but they managed to win the audience over with high spots of their own.
– KUSHIDA defeated Jay Lethal
This was my favorite match of the night. It was really strong and they did a lot of pure wrestling. It went back and forth as they did some great counters. KUSHIDA nailed the Lethal Injection on Lethal at one point.
– The Elite (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
No one on this show was as over as The Elite. They were like rock stars to the crowd. As over as the Bucks were when they entered the ring, it was nothing compared to Omega. It’s just amazing to see how much has changed in a year.
The match was full of crazy high spots and it never let up. The Toronto crowd was unglued for the whole thing, and it must have gone 30 minutes at least. Daniels was going to nail Omega with the championship belt at one point, but Cody ran in and grabbed the title from behind to make the save. The match finished with Omega hitting the One Winged Angel on Daniels for the pin.