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War of the Worlds (2019) 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 May 8 at the Buffalo RiverWorks in Buffalo, New York, May 9 at the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 11 at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan and May 12 at the Odeum Expo Center in Chicago, Illinois. The first night would be taped for future episodes of ROH's weekly television program, Ring of Honor Wrestling, while the second night aired live on pay-per-view (PPV), while also being broadcasted by ROH and NJPW's streaming services Honor Club and NJPW World and Fite TV. 2019 was the sixth year in which ROH and NJPW co-produced events under the War of the Worlds name.

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

In 2014, Japanese promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Ring of Honor (ROH) formally forged a relationship, which saw them present the first War of the Worlds show on May 17, 2014, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York. The following year, War of the Worlds was held over two days at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in 2016 it was expanded to a three-show tour with shows taking place in Dearborn, Michigan, Toronto, Ontario and New York City and later it was expanded to a four day tour. The 2018 War of the Worlds tour was officially announced in January 2018, when ROH put tickets on sale for the events. These marked the fifth annual shows co-promoted by NJPW and ROH.

ROH began announcing the NJPW wrestlers for the tour, starting with Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, Hirooki Goto, the ROH and IWGP Tag Team Champions, the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa), Hikuleo and Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA).

StorylinesEdit

The War of the Worlds tour featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

ResultsEdit

Night 1Edit

# Results Stipulations
1 PJ Black defeated Alex Coughlin Singles match
2 Kelly Klein (c) defeated Kate Carney Singles match for the Women of Honor World Championship
3 The Kingdom (TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) defeated Karl Fredericks and Clark Connors Tag team match
4 Shane Taylor defeated Hikuleo Singles match
5 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) defeated LifeBlood (Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams) Tag team match
6 Rush defeated Silas Young Singles match
7 Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, Brody King and PCO) (c) defeated Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata and Jeff Cobb Six-man tag team match for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
8 Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) (c) defeated Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham Tag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship
9 Flip Gordon defeated Bandido Singles match
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 2 Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Hikuleo) defeated Alex Coughlin, Karl Fredericks and Clark Connors Six-man tag team match 9:58
2 Yuji Nagata defeated Silas Young by disqualification Singles match 10:02
3 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) defeated The Kingdom (TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) Tag team match 10:06
4 The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe) defeated LifeBlood (Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams) Tag team match 13:16
5 Rush defeated Silas Young Singles match 6:03
6 Jay Lethal defeated Satoshi Kojima Singles match 14:57
7 Shane Taylor defeated Brody King, Hirooki Goto and Jeff Cobb (c) 4-Corners Survival Match for the ROH World Television Championship 9:17
8 Matt Taven (c) defeated PCO (with Destro) Singles Match for the ROH World Championship 18:10
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 3 Edit

# Results Stipulations
1 Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) defeated Karl Fredericks and Alex Coughlin Singles match
2 Kelly Klein (c) defeated Stacy Shadows Singles match for the Women of Honor World Championship
3 Dalton Castle defeated Cheeseburger and Clark Connors Triple-threat match
4 The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) defeated Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Hikuleo) Six-man tag team match
5 Flip Gordon defeated Rhett Titus Singles Match
6 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) Tag Team match
7 Tracy Williams defeated Eli Isom, PJ Black and Rush Four-Way Match
8 Matt Taven (c) defeated Mark Haskins Singles match for the ROH World Championship
9 Hirooki Goto, Jay Lethal, Jeff Cobb, Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata defeated The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe), Bully Ray, Shane Taylor and Silas Young Ten-Man Tag Team match
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

Night 4 Edit

# Results Stipulations
1 Flip Gordon defeated Karl Fredericks Singles match
2 Kenny King defeated Jay Lethal Singles match
3 The Bouncers (Brian Milonas and The Beer City Bruiser) defeated Alex Coughlin and Clark Connors, Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali), and The Kingdom (TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) Four Corner Survival Tag team match
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) defeated Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata Tag Team match
5 Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) (c) defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) Tag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship
6 Allysin Kay (c) defeated Marti Belle Singles match for the NWA Women's Championship
7 Bully Ray and Shane Taylor defeated Lifeblood (Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams) Tag Team match
8 Colt Cabana (c) vs. James Storm ended in no contest Singles match for the NWA National Championship
9 Hirooki Goto defeated Hikuleo Singles match
10 Lifeblood (Mark Haskins, Tracy Williams and PJ Black) defeated Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova) Six Man Tag Team match
11 Jeff Cobb defeated Jay Lethal, PCO and Rush Four Corner Survival match to determine the #1 contender for the ROH World Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match
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