ALL IN: Part 2 

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 

STARS: 2.5 

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. 

STARS: 4.25 

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 

STARS: 4 

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 

STARS: 4

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