New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV 6/10 The New Beginning in Osaka in Back to Back Episodes! Hiromu Takahashi VS Dragon Lee, Tetsuya Naito VS Michael Elgin & More!

Episode 1

Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL, SANADA, BUSHI) vs Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Tanahashi) NEVER Openweight Six-Man Championship Match

They start the match by brawling before the referee even rings the bell, then Manabu takes out both SANADA and EVIL before putting BUSHI in a torture rack and tossing him over the top rope and onto them. Taguchi Japan pose and play to the crowd before Tana tosses BUSHI back in the ring, BUSHI coming back until Ryusuke runs the ropes for at least ten seconds straight and finishes with a hip attack. Ryusuke tags in Manabu who hits BUSHI with hip attacks of his own before tagging in Tana who does the same thing. Tana tags Ryusuke in and they clear the apron on the other side before LIJ get back in and come back by sending Tana and Manabu into the railing. BUSHI chokes Taguchi with his shirt and stomps on him before tagging in SANADA who ties Taguchi into a knot before dropkicking him.

EVIL gets the tag and sends Tana off of the apron before SANADA drops Taguchi with a back elbow and EVIL hits a senton for a quick two count. Taguchi catches EVIL coming in, but cannot capitalize as he keeps countering his hip attacks, finally managing to land the third attempt before tagging in Tanahashi. Tana takes out both BUSHI and SANADA before hitting EVIL with a sling blade, then gives all three members a dragon screw when they try to team up on him. EVIL counters another with a European uppercut, but Tana comes back with a spinning neckbreaker, EVIL then turning him inside out with a lariat before tagging in Manabu. Nakanishi takes out SANADA and sends BUSHI to the floor before he hits SANADA with a series of forearms in the corner and a running clothesline. Taguchi Japan come back with a series of lariats for a near fall, then Nakanishi puts SANADA in a torture rack as Taguchi puts BUSHI in an ankle lock and Tana puts EVIL in a cloverleaf. LIJ triple team Nakanishi after clearing the ring for a near fall that Taguchi breaks up, SANADA putting Manabu in a Skull End, but Tana breaks it up with a sling blade only for EVIL to hit Darkness Falls to him. Manabu hits a splash for a near fall, then BUSHI mists Manabu before SANADA locks in the Skull End for the tap and the win.

Winner: LIJ via submission

-EVIL takes out Tana when he tries to come to the rescue when SANADA keeps the Skull End locked in with an EVIL STO.

Hiromu Tanahashi vs Dragon Lee IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match

They start as soon as the match starts by exchanging chops, then countering each other repeatedly when they whip each other into the corner before they hit each other with a huricanrrana, but they land on their feet before Lee sends Hiromu out of the ring. Lee hits a tope to the outside with a clothesline before whipping Hiromu into the railing and hitting him with several kicks before rolling him back into the ring. Lee puts Hiromu in a reverse chin lock that he’s quick to get out of before Lee hits a kitchen sink into a cartwheel dropkick for a quick two count. Lee hits Hiromu with a series of stomps and kicks before Hiromu hits a sunset flip powerbomb when Lee is on the apron to the floor. Hiromu dropkicks Lee on the ramp before rolling him back into the ring for a quick two count, then tries to unmask him before stomping on him in the corner. Hiromu slaps Lee before he’s sent to the apron, then Lee hits an enzuigiri into a huricanrrana that sends Hiromu over the top rope and to the floor. Lee hits a senton over the top rope. Lee hits a series of suplexes to Hiromu once he rolls him back in the ring for a quick two count as we go to commercial.

Lee stomps on Hiromu and drops him with a chop to the throat as we come back from commercial, hitting him with a high knee and setting him on the top rope. Hiromu counters a draping double foot stomp by sending Lee from the top rope to the floor before going for a running senton from the apron only for Lee to powerbomb him onto the floor. They get back in the ring at the count of nineteen before they exchange German suplexes and lariats into a standing Spanish fly by Lee for a near fall. Hiromu hits a shotgun dropkick into the corner before Lee suplexes him into the same corner, then Lee goes for another huricanrrana, but Hiromu powerbombs him onto the apron. Hiromu hits his signature high angle senton from the top rope before rolling back into the ring, Lee getting back in at the count of seventeen.

Hiromu kicks Lee’s head and slaps him repeatedly before Lee comes back with a Fujiwara armbar out of nowhere, then transitions into a cross face, but loses the grip, opting for a rings of Saturn before Hiromu gets his foot on the bottom rope right before tapping. Lee accidentally dropkicks Red Shoes before Hiromu unmasks Lee for a near fall, then Lee hits Hiromu with a jumping knee into a powerbomb for a near fall of his own. Hiromu counters a powerbomb into a Canadian destroyer, then they exchange chops before Hiromu hits another Canadian destroyer for another near fall. Hiromu then hits a death valley driver into the turnbuckle before hitting the Time Bomb for the pin and the win.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via pinfall

Episode 2

Tetsuya Naito vs Michael Elgin IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match

Naito avoids Elgin and tries to frustrate him, posing and rolling out of the ring before Elgin hits a sling shot reverse elbow when Naito comes back in, following up with forearms and a scoop slam into a sling shot senton for a quick two count. Elgin hits a military press slam before Naito goes for his foot sweep dropkick, but Elgin is ready and clotheslines him to the outside before Elgin hits a cannon ball from the apron. Elgin rolls Naito back into the ring before Naito catches him on the top rope and dropkicks him to the floor, Naito hitting a tope, but Elgin catches and suplexes him onto the ramp as we go to commercial.

Elgin puts Naito back in the ring at the count of fourteen before going for a superplex, but Naito counters with a leg scissor in the ropes. Naito gets back in the ring and dropkicks the injured knee of Elgin before locking in a shin lock, then stomps his knee before elbowing it and stomping on it. Elgin comes back with a series of chops and forearms only for Naito to dropkick his knee again, then Naito hits a low dropkick into a reverse figure four, but Elgin gets to the ropes when he transitions into a knee bar. Elgin hits Naito with chops and forearms, but one kick to the knee stops it before he hits an enzuigiri into a reverse powerbomb, then hits a series of running clotheslines in the corner before hitting a belly to back suplex into the turnbuckle. Elgin then hits a bridging dead lift German suplex for a near fall as we go to commercial.

Elgin is in control as we come back from commercial, hitting Naito with several front and back clotheslines before Naito hits a reverse atomic drop into a low dropkick to the knee. Naito hits his leg sweep, but Elgin counters the dropkick into a series of German suplexes and catches Naito when he goes for a tornado DDT, Naito countering for a near fall with a regular DDT. Naito goes back to focusing on the knee of Elgin before Elgin hits Naito with forearms and Naito kicking his knee until Naito rakes his eyes and hits a low dropkick. Elgin drops Naito with a one legged dropkick, then they continue with the forearms and kicks before Elgin drops Naito with a discus forearm. Elgin sets Naito on the top rope, but Naito counters into a sunset flip powerbomb and a springboard dropkick that is countered into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Elgin hits a scoop slam into a huge splash from the top rope for a near fall as we go to commercial.

Naito comes back with a series of low dropkicks as we come back from commercial, then Elgin turns him inside out with a lariat twice for a near fall. Naito counters a powerbomb, but gets superkicked, then catches Elgin on the top rope and hits a frankensteiner into a reverse one for a near fall. Elgin counters a Destino with a back elbow, then Naito rolls into a leg scissor before Elgin gets to the bottom rope, then Elgin hits a sit-out side slam onto the apron. Elgin then hits an avalanche falcon arrow when he pulls Naito from the apron to the top rope for a near fall as we go to commercial.

Elgin is in control as we come back from commercial, hitting Naito with a discus forearm to the back of the neck before spitting at Naito and hitting a regular discus forearm before mocking him and hitting a chop into a buckle bomb. Naito counters the Elgin bomb into a tornado DDT before hitting Destino for a near fall, then Elgin counters the second one into a death valley driver into the turnbuckle. Elgin powerbombs Naito onto the apron, then into the railing before rolling him back in the ring, following up with an Elgin Bomb for a near fall that makes the crowd erupt. Naito counters a burning hammer into Destino, then after they counter one another repeatedly Naito hits another Destino for the pin and the win.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito via pinfall

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