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Global Wars 2018
Global Wars18
Promotional poster for the event, featuring Cody, Jay Lethal, The Briscoes and The Young Bucks
Information
Promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Ring of Honor
Date November 7, 2018
November 8, 2018
November 9, 2018
November 11, 2018
Venue Androscoggin Bank Colisee
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo Riverworks
Mattamy Athletic Centre
City Lewiston, Maine
Lowell, Massachusetts
Buffalo, New York
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Event chronology

(ROH) Survival of the Fittest (2018) / (NJPW) Power Struggle (2018) Global Wars 2018 (ROH) Final Battle 2018 / (NJPW) World Tag League
Global Wars chronology

Global Wars 2017 Global Wars 2018

Global Wars 2018 was a professional wrestling tour co-produced by the American Ring of Honor (ROH) and Japanese New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) promotions. The tour's four events took place on November 7 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine, November 8 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 9 at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo, New York and November 11 at Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This was the fifth year in which ROH and NJPW co-produced shows under the Global Wars name.

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

In 2014, the American Ring of Honor (ROH) and Japanese New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) announced a partnership as part of which they held the first Global Wars show on May 10, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Global Wars, along with War of the Worlds, became an annual tradition. In 2015, the promotions held two Global Wars shows, both in Toronto. In 2016, Global Wars was held as a one-night pay-per-view (PPV) in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. While all the previous Global Wars had taken place in May, in 2017, the event was moved to October and turned into a tour.

The first batch of NJPW wrestlers announced for the tour included Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, BUSHI and SANADA), Juice Robinson, KUSHIDA. On October 18, it was announced that the tour would be streamed on ROH's internet streaming service Honor Club. The following day, ROH started to announce the first matches for the tour, including an ROH World Championship to the tour's final event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also announced for the tour were ROH wrestlers; Adam Page, Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham, The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). On October 23, ROH announced that Cody would be defending the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Beretta on the tour's final event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was later announced that Tenille Dashwood would be appearing at the meet and greets for the event, while still recovering from a shoulder surgery.

On Novmeber 10, it was announced that the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship would be canceled, after Cody injured his knee during the third night of the tour and he would also be on the pre-show of the tour last night's meet and greet.

StorylinesEdit

The Global Wars 2018 shows featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

Global Wars was scheduled to feature a IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship between champion Cody against Beretta. On October 23, 2018, ROH announced that the tour would see Cody defend the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Beretta on November 11. The match was set up on October 16 at NJPW's Road to Power Struggle tour, Beretta issued a challenge to Cody for his title, after he had previously lost to him in eight years before. Cody would put out a poll asking if Beretta deserved an opportunity at the title, which Beretta's challenge ended up being accepted. On Novmeber 10, it was announced that the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship would be canceled, after Cody injured his knee during the third night of the tour.

ResultsEdit

Global Wars: LewistonEdit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Flip Gordon defeated Eli Isom Singles match 8:02
2 SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) Tag team match 12:14
3 Jeff Cobb defeated Cheeseburger Singles match 6:21
4 The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) (c) defeated Dalton Castle and The Boys (Boy 1 and Boy 2) Six-man tag team match for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship 9:50
5 The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Elite (Cody and Hangman Page) Tag team match 13:25
6 Juice Robinson defeated Christopher Daniels Singles match 12:10
7 Bully Ray and Silas Young defeated The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) Tag team match 16:50
8 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA and BUSHI) defeated Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, Chris Sabin and KUSHIDA Eight-man tag team match 16:45
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Global Wars: LowellEdit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Matt Taven defeated BUSHI Singles match 7:00
2 Dalton Castle and Juice Robinson defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) Tag team match 11:37
3 Flip Gordon defeated Frankie Kazarian Singles match 10:40
4 Sumie Sakai defeated Jenny Rose Singles match 8:50
5 Scorpio Sky defeated Jay Briscoe Singles match 10:00
6 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) defeated Bully Ray and Silas Young Tag team match 12:55
7 Jeff Cobb defeated Christopher Daniels Singles match 8:30
8 Cody (with Brandi Rhodes) defeated Mark Briscoe Singles match 13:35
9 Tetsuya Naito defeated Hangman Page Singles match 12:40
10 Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham defeated Chris Sabin and KUSHIDA, The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and The Kingdom (TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) Four Corner Survival tag team match 12:45

Global Wars: BuffaloEdit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Vinny Marseglia) vs. The Boys (Boy 1 and Boy 2) ended in a no contest Tag team match 7:05
2 Dalton Castle defeated TK O'Ryan Singles match 7:55
3 Kenny King defeated Cheeseburger Singles match 8:05
4 Kelly Klein defeated Madison Rayne Singles match N/A
5 KUSHIDA defeated Jonathan Gresham, Flip Gordon and BUSHI Four Corner Survival match 9:45
6 Jeff Cobb defeated EVIL Singles match 11:55
7 Juice Robinson defeated Silas Young by disqualification Singles match 13:10
8 The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and SANADA) Tag team match 15:40
9 Jay Lethal vs. Chris Sabin ended in a time limit draw Singles match 15:00
10 Best Friends (Beretta and Chuckie T.) defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) and The Elite (Cody and Hangman Page) (with Brandi Rhodes) Three-way tag team match 18:55

Global Wars: TorontoEdit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Karen Q defeated Kaitlin Diamond Singles match 6:31
2 Hangman Page defeated Chuckie T Singles match 10:42
3 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI) defeated The Kingdom (TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) Tag team match 11:32
4 Matt Taven defeated Christopher Daniels Singles match 9:36
5 The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) Tag team match 13:54
6 Flip Gordon defeated Jonathan Gresham Singles match 8:56
7 SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) (c) defeated Super Smash Bros (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) Tag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship 13:28
8 Juice Robinson defeated Beretta Singles match 18:48
9 The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated Chris Sabin and KUSHIDA Tag team match 15:20
10 Jay Lethal (c) defeated Kenny King Singles match for the ROH World Championship 22:11
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

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