Recap from TJ Hawke:
Taichi and KUSHIDA actually did some shenanigans to start the match. Nagata tagged in, so Taichi ran for the hills and tagged out to Suzuki. Not much of note happened until Archer and Smith managed to isolate Kojima. Nagata and Suzuki ended up battling in the crowd near the merch/concession stands. Kojima was worked over by the rudos for a bit. Eventually, Kojima hit Smith with an Ace Crusher, and he then tagged out to Tenzan who ran wild for a bit. Smith managed to take Tenzan down with a running knee, so Tenzan tagged out to Shelley (which makes it the first time he entered the match). Shelley and KUSHIDA ran through some of there double team offense. Suzuki blocked them from hitting TAKA with their finisher. The match broke down. TAKA got a nearfall on Shelley with a running knee strike. The tecnicos then killed TAKA with a series of running strikes in the corner. Shelley had TAKA pinned with a flying splash, but the referee was held up. Taichi then hit Shelley with a chair, which allowed TAKA to pin him: 1…2…3
This was a fun house show tag match. They didn’t try to steal the show, and no one went out there with the intention of killing themselves, but they still managed to deliver an entertaining bout. I only wish Shelley got more to do earlier in the match, as I went out of my way to watch this match because of his involvement.
Match Rating: **3/4