NJPW On AXS Recap (10/23): Bullet Club Suffers Big Losses, Jeff Jarrett, Sakuraba, Shibata, Titles

Welcome to Wrestling Inc's coverage of NJPW on AXS! Tonight's show has continuing coverage from this year's Wrestle Kingdom 9 show!

Six-Man Tag
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Jeff Jarrett & Yujiro Takahashi w/ Karen Jarrett) vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma

All hell breaks loose immediately and everyone is brawling, as Fale gets double teamed. Kojima goes at Takahashi with chops, but Fale is tagged in and drops him. Jarrett gets a tag and hits a short arm clothesline followed by a running clothesline to drop Kojima.

Fale is tagged back in, works Kojima over and tags Takahashi back in, but eats a Koji Cutter and Honma is tagged in. Honma hits big elbows and a bulldog but misses a falling headbutt. Takahashi hits a fisherman's brainbuster for two. Honma hits a jumping headbutt, but Jarrett is in the ring with a guitar while the ref is distracted. Jarrett accidentally hits Takahashi!

Fale is clotheslined out of the ring and the faces hit Takahashi with the 3D. Honma goes up top and finally hits the diving headbutt for the win! The crowd goes crazy!!

Winners: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma via pinfall (diving headbutt)

Bullet Club moved to 0-2 at WK9 with that loss.

Match Can Only End By KO Or Submission
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Minoru Suzuki

Sakuraba goes after a waistlock, but Suzuki counters with a double wristlock, and the two trade go-behinds until Suzuki scrambles to his feet. Sakuraba goes after a high crotch single and grabs an arm, but Suzuki rolls through.

Suzuki goes for a heel hook and Sakuraba almost turns it into a Sharpshooter, but they both end up rolling to the ropes with leg locks. Suzuki rolls to the apron and the two trade heavy strikes until Suzuki hits a flying triangle in the ropes.

The two go outside to the ramp where Suzuki hits a snapmare but eats a spinning kick to the body. Sakuraba hits several big kicks and locks on a double wristlock, but they're outside the ring!!

Suzuki finally makes it to the ring and gets several kicks to the chest, and the ref starts the count but Suzuki gets up at 8. Sakuraba is knocked to the mat but gets back up at two and starts blasting Suzuki with kicks and punches.

Sakuraba goes after the double wristlock but switches to armbar and gets it extended!! Suzuki makes it to the ropes and the hold is broken. Sakuraba puts the boots to Suzuki and he's down until a 9 count.

Sakuraba greets Suzuki with more kicks, which Suzuki answers with slaps. The two are trading, with Sakuraba attacking the injured arm. Sakuraba gets a big boot the face and Suzuki locks in the rear naked choke! Sakuraba tries to roll out but can't, then tries to fight out but he's put to sleep!

Winner: Minoru Suzuki via technical submission (rear naked choke)

A great battle, right there. Sakuraba and Suzuki did Karl Gotch and Billy Robinson proud.

IWGP Tag Team Championship
Bullet Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows w/ Tama Tonga & Amber O'neal) (c) vs. Meiyu Tag (Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata)

Anderson and Goto start and they stare each other down after a chain sequence. They trade strikes before Anderson whips Goto into a kidney shot from Gallows. Goto accidentally hits his partner and runs into a superkick from Gallows.

A big senton and splash from the Bullet Club gets a two count, and Anderson rubs the forearm in Goto's face. Anderson hits an amazing calf kick that gets a two count, but he repeatedly tries the pin.

Gallows and Goto go after each other with clotheslines, and Goto finally tags Shibata who knocks Anderson off the apron. Shibata beats down Gallows in the corner but runs into a huge clothesline. Shibata answers with a dropick to Gallows and an abdominal stretch to Anderson, but it's broken up.

Goto and Shibata hit the Bullet Club with seated dropkicks and a double back suplex but only get a two count. Anderson bicycle kicks Goto, and then destroys Shibata with a big kick. The Bullet Club follow up with an elbow drop/backbreaker to Shibata and a fireman's carry/dropkick to Goto.

Bullet Club hit a back suplex/neckbreaker for two on another wonky ref count, but Goto comes in and cleans hours. Anderson almost hits the cutter, but Goto and Shibata destroy him with kicks.

Gallows with the Gallow's Pole, but gets tossed off the turnbuckles. Goto and Shibata with a fireman's carry kick and a PK for the win!

Winners: Meiyu Tag via pinfall (PK) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships


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