NJPW On AXS Recap (10/9): Wrestle Kingdom 9 With New Announcers, NJPW PPV Coverage Reminder

Welcome to Wrestling Inc's coverage of NJPW on AXS. Tonight's episode features matches from Wrestle Kingdom 9!

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Four-Way Tag Team Match
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
ReDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) (c) vs. Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero) vs. Time Splitters (Alex Shelley & Kushida) vs. The Young Bucks

Kushida and Fish start things off with Fish working the arm, which quickly turns into a chain sequence that ends in a double dropkick. Kushida lands one and Kyle is tagged in, but Shelley is tagged in as well, but the Young Bucks hop in and try to mock Time Splitters, only to be bounced from the ring.

Time Splitters are making quick tags until Fish knocks Shelley from the apron. Koslov is tagged in and lands a running headscissors on Fish. He puts on the hat and does his dancing kicks to Fish, but Kyle grabs Koslov, allowing Fish to hit him. ReDRagon work Koslov over, but the Young Bucks end up tagging in and clear the apron with dropkicks and headscissors.


Nick accidentally kicks Matt Jackson, but turns his attention right back to Koslov, who hits a big kick to the head of Nick Jackson. Rocky Romero is tagged in and cleans house with kicks. ReDRagon and the Bucks are in each corner and Romero goes crazy with no less than a half-dozen clotheslines. He and Kozlov merry-go-round each other into Matt Jackson

Kushida hits the ring and bounces the Hooligans, before DDT'ing Matt Jackson. The Time Splitters are on a roll and really take it to Nick Jackson with a double kick. Shelley superkicks Fish, who comes flying off the apron and Kushida gets stopped before he can dive.

A sequence of dives sees Romero, Koslov, The Young Bucks and Kushida all land big jumps, with a particularly impressive one from the Bucks. The Time Splitters hit Matt Jackson with a moonsault/neckbreaker, but his brother breaks up the count.

Koslov in the ring, but is superkicked by Matt Jackson. Bobby Fish lands a few kicks of his own, but Nick Jackson looks poised for a superkick party. Shelley and Koslov get the Bucks up for a Doomsday Device but the Bucks flip out of it and Superkick everyone! Meltzer Driver, but it only gets two on a shady ref count.

Young Bucks set up for More Bang For Your Buck, but Fish breaks it up. ReDRagon end up hitting Shelley with the Two Man Smash Machine and Matt Jackson with an assisted double-arm DDT. Fish hits an insane Whiplash off the top, then an exploder suplex, before finishing Koslov with Facing The Dragon.


Winners: ReDRagon via pinfall (Facing The Dragon) to retain the IWGP Junior Heayvweight Tag Team Championships

That match was insane. Fantastic.

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Ryusuke Taguchi (c) vs. Kenny Omega (w/ Young Bucks)

Omega pushes Taguchi against the ropes and hits a soft cheap shot, then Taguchi returns the favor and taunts him. Taguchi with a headlock, but the tow avoid each other until Taguchi hits a flying butt bump.

Taguchi locks in an ankle lock, but Omega breaks out and gets clotheslined over the ropes. Young Bucks distract the ref and Omega uses the cold spray on Taguchi, then sprays it on his own crotch.

Omega starts to go to work on Taguchi with clubbing blows, elbows and chops. A big elbow in the corner from Omega gets two. He goes for a vertical suplex, which Taguchi tries to reverse but Omega continues to hold him up and completes it.

Omega with the chainsaw forearms across Taguchi's face and the ref has to make him stop. Taguchi boots Omega, but the Bucks grab his boot. Taguchi sends Omega over the top onto the Bucks. Taguchi then hits a somersault over the top rope onto all three, and gets a two inside the ring.

Omega with a Fameouser gets two, and Taguchi breaks his full nelson but gets stomped down. Omega goes for a powerbomb but Taguchi huracanranas him into the buckle and hits a modified sitdown powerbomb for two.


The two go up top and Omega is knocked down, but lands a huge dropkick to the flying Taguchi. Gutwrench sitdown powerbomb from Omega gets only two, but it was impressive. Omega goes for an electric chair but it's reversed and Omega gets a roll through for 2.

Taguchi hits an inverted powerbomb for two and goes right to the ankle lock. The Bucks are on the apron, but Omega accidentally hits one of them. Taguchi floors Omega but gets 2.5 on an inconsistent ref count.

Omega hits a sick dragon suplex and then an even sicker knee to set up the One Winged Angel to win the title!

Winner: Kenny Omega via pinfall (One Winged Angel) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship