Welcome to Wrestling Inc’s coverage of New Japn Pro Wrestling on AXS! Tonight’s show features matches from the 2014 World Tag League Tournament.
We get highlights of CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASI) vs. Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & La Sombra up first. Tanahashi starts off with Okada, but the two reach a stalemate. Nakamura and Ibushi are in next, and Nakamura avoids several of Kota’s kicks. Nakamura ends up getting Good Vibrations, but misses a running knee and gets quadruple dropkick from his opponents. La Sombra gets some shine with some ariel offense as we skip ahead. Ishii and Makabe are killing each other with rough forearms. Ishii gets a nice superplex as we cut to a commercial. We come back to see Tanahashi and Okada going at it, but Tanahashi gets YOSHI-HASHI alone in the ring where he gets the pin with the High Fly Flow.
Bullet Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows w/ Bullet Club) vs. Katsuyori Shibata & Hirooki Goto
AJ Styles gets involved early, and Red Shoes boots the entire Bullet Club, much to Gallows’ dismay. Hirooki Goto is cut off and worked over in the corner of Bullet Club for several minutes as Shibata is begging for the tag. He finally gets it, and beats the hell out of Anderson in the corner.
Doc Gallows then gets his share of a beating from Goto and Shibata, before getting dropped with a big lariat from Goto. Hirooki blasts Galloway with a giant lariat, but Karl Anderson comes out of nowhere and lands a Gun Stun and a senton. Gallows follows up with a big splash, but Goto finds it within himself to kick out. Shibata is nowhere to be found on the tag attempt. Another Gun Stun and a backbreaker/elbow, but Goto kicks out again!
Bullet Club set up for their finish, but Shibata comes to the rescue and eats a boot/flapjack combo. Anderson is measuring for another Gun Stun on Goto, but Goto gets the fireman’s carry backbreaker for two. A Goto lariat, Shibata sleeper and Shouten Kai from Goto get the win!
Winners: Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata via pinfall (Shouten Kai)
Bullet Club are backstage and Doc Gallows drop F bombs, saying they didn’t need to win the tag league. He’s cursing up a storm. Wow. Shibata and Goto are shown celebrating in the ring.