MATCH #6: Jay Lethal vs. Flip Gordon
- After months of trying to get booked on All In, Gordon somehow made his way into the Over Budget Battle Royal wearing a mask and got the win by last eliminating Bully Ray.
- The win earned him the right to challenge current ROH World Champion Jay Lethal later in the show.
- Lethal portrayed his Black Machismo character, which he plays to the utmost perfection copying the voice and mannerisms of the original Macho Man Randy Savage.
- Black Machismo was confused early by Brandi’s presence, as he assumed that she was the Lovely Elizabeth, and physically put her in the “proper” corner away from Flip.
- This match saw Gordon get in all of his flippy-do offense, but it was to no avail as Machismo used the Lethal Injection to get the win.
RESULT: Lethal pinned Gordon
MATCH #7: Kenny Omega vs. Pentagon Jr.
- My favorite match of the night and for good reason.
- Pentagon is fantastic and his charisma could have only been topped by Omega.
- Definitely worth re-watching.
- After Omega got the win with the One-Winged Angel, the lights went out for a long time. When they came back on, nothing had changed… or had it… As Pentagon rose to his feet to attack Omega and land a CODEBREAKER only to reveal himself as Chris Jericho.
- Jericho laid out Omega with a second Code Breaker and then said that Omega better be ready for their match on the Jericho Cruise!
RESULT: Omega pinned Pentagon Jr.
MATCH #8: Kazuchika Okada vs. Marty Scurll
- This match supposedly went on 12 minutes longer than the time allotted, but it was worth it.
- Most ranked this match as the best on the show.
- Okada’s movement in the ring is so graceful, with no wasted effort.
- Scurll attacked the fingers of Okada and used the finger break to counter the Rainmaker.
- In the end, Okada used two consecutive Rainmakers to get the win.
RESULT: Okada pinned Scurll
MATCH #9: Rey Mysterio, Fenix & Bandido vs. The Young Bucks & Kota Ibushi
- Since the previous match went long, this one got cut short big time.
- It was booked to go 28 minutes but it was shortened to 12, and it was a buzzer beater finish at that.
- The question is would this match have been better at over double its length, but I believe it would not.
- I enjoyed the brevity, as it was all high spots and near perfect Lucha Libre.
- The referee was very vocal in his calls of “take it home.”
- The Young Bucks hit the Meltzer Driver for the finish.
RESULT: Young Bucks & Ibushi defeated Mysterio, Fenix, & Bandido