The Stars of ROH & NJPW shine at KING OF PRO WRESTLING

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  1. **Article Contains Spoilers**
    New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual “King of Pro Wrestling” is in the history books.

    Ring of Honor’s own Kevin Kelly made his debut in Japan as he provided the English commentary with colleague Matt Striker for this amazing event. Kevin will provide us a special edition of his "View from Ringside" later this week documenting his first time calling a New Japan Pay Per View.

    Former 3x ROH World and current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) defeated former champions Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Beretta) to retain their championships. reDRagon appears to be on a mission. O’Reilly, who is still reeling from the loss to Jay Lethal at All Star Extravaganza VII after Adam Cole turned on him, looked very strong here. Fish brought a renewed intensity en route to an impressive victory. RPG Vice let Kevin Kelly know they are will be coming for reDRagon in the U.S. and Japan!

    IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega retained his championship after defeating #reborn Matt Sydal. Sydal, who is now tied 2-2 with ACH in the Best of 5 Series, looked like he was going win his first championship in New Japan, but it was not to be. In a match that many are raving about, Omega retained. These two are sure to lock horns again and next time Omega may not be so lucky.

    Hiroshi Tanahashi retained his #1 Contenders spot after defeating Tetsuya Naito. This match was very controversial and saw the shocking return to New Japan Pro Wrestling of Takaaki Watanabe. Wearing a mask that Naito himself wears, Watanabe shocked the fans of NJPW by revealing himself and attacking the beloved Tanahashi. How will this affect Watanabe in Ring of Honor? How will the fans of ROH react to his new attitude?

    In the main event, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika “Rainmaker” Okada defeated former 2-time IWGP Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles in a match that could rank high in Match of The Year ballots. It is not often you get arguably the 2 very best wrestlers in the ring at the same time in the peak of their careers, so the action and the intensity between these two was sky high. Styles was close a couple of times to regaining the championship, noticeably nearly submitting Okada with the Calf Killer. Okada would rebound and defeat Styles after, not one, not two, but three Rainmaker Lariats. Styles looked amazing here in very rare loss.

    Styles will return to Ring of Honor at Glory by Honor XIV weekend in Kalamazoo, MI as the #1 Contender to Jay Lethal’s ROH World Championship. He is breathing the rarified air of the greats in professional wrestling, but Lethal is creating history as the first dual champion in ROH history. Could Glory by Honor see AJ looking to invoke his right to a title match as #1 contender? You will want to be there!

    Other results:

    Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Tiger Mask, Kushida, Ryusuke Taguchi & Mascara Dorada defeated Juice Robinson, Sho Tanaka, Jay White, David Finlay & Yohei Komatsu

    Tomoaki Honma defeated Yoshi-Hashi

    IWGP Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano & Kazushi Sakuraba defeated The Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & IWGP Tag Team Champions Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)

    Tomohiro Ishii defeated Togi Makabe for the the IWGP Never Open Weight Championship

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