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Global_Wars_2016It sad for me to say that for a guy who has been a wrestling fan since he can remember which is about 31 years or so, this was the first Ring Of Honor pay per view that I have ever seen in my life. Last night at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago, Ring Of Honor held it’s annual PPV Global Wars 2016 which is a joint venture with New Japan Pro Wrestling. When I first looked at the card, it looked like it was going to be one hell of a night because let’s face it, the indies is where it’s at these days. One of my favorite matches of the night went to IWGP heavyweight champion Tetsuya Naito who took on Kyle O’Reilly in one heck of a singles match. The match was full of non stop action and both wrestlers impressed me a lot. The match that was a close second was the Ring Of Honor Tag Team Title match which saw the champions War Machine defeat The Briscoes for the first time in their careers. One f the matches that I was excited for in the night was seeing the Bullet Club (The Young Bucks, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Roa) who took on The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin), Kushida, and Matt Sydal. We were promised a superkick party like you wouldn’t believe and we didn’t get a single one during the match (psst: they would make it up later). Overall, every match on the card was actually pretty incredible and it was so cool to see my favorite Japanese wrestler of all time in Jushin Thunder Liger. He teamed up with a guy named Cheeseburger as they defeated the Addiction. The only thing I would have changed was the end of the heavyweight title match between Jay Lethal and Colt Cabana. Yes, we finally got our superkick party we had all been waiting for and a new member was revealed (Adam Cole), but the match itself was actually an incredible one. Nonetheless, one thing is definitely for sure after seeing this pay per view and it’s that I am going to be playing close attention next time. I am giving the show an A- for a final grade overall. Here are the rest of the results:

Dalton Castle def ACH, Roderick Strong, and Adam Page

Jushin Thunder Liger and Cheeseburger def The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian).

War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe) def The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe)

Tetsuya Naito def Kyle O’Reilly

Kazuchika Okada and Moose def  Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin

Bobby Fish def Tomohiro Ishii

Bullet Club (The Young Bucks, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Roa) def Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin), Kushida, and Matt Sydal

Jay Lethal vs Colt Cabana ended in a no contest