New Japan Pro Wrestling On AXS TV 6/2 Results The New Beginnings In Sapporo In Back To Back Episodes!

Episode 1

Taka Michinoku & Taichi vs Roppongi Vice IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match

MJF: Let's Restore The Feeling

Miho distracts the referee before the match can start before Taichi and Taka attack RPG, El Desperado coming in and helping them as well. The match finally starts and RPG clear the ring before hitting topes in stereo to the outside, once they're back inside Taichi sends Beretta over the top rope when he pulls it down, then all members of Suzuki-gun who are at ringside beat on him. They get back in the ring and Taka and Taichi start tagging in and out and isolating Beretta, Taichi using the ring hammer when the referee is distracted by Desperado and Kanemaru at ringside. Taichi whips Beretta into the corner and he goes head over heels before he comes back and drops Taichi with a clothesline as we go to commercial.

Beretta hits a tornado DDT as we come back from commercial, Beretta tagging in Rocky and Taka tagging in Taichi before Rocky hits his signature endless clotheslines. Taichi counters a sliced bread, but Rocky comes back with a leg lariat, Taichi hitting an enzuigiri when he catches him coming in. Taichi takes his pants off, but kisses a roundhouse kick before Rocky hits a variation of a cutter before tagging in Beretta. RPG start double teaming Taichi before Miho distracts the referee as Taichi gets a near fall off of a Taichi clutch after Kanemaru hits Beretta with the mic stand. Taka hits an Asai moonsault that takes out both members of RPG before we jump ahead in the match to Taichi and Taka hitting a springboard double team move for a near fall.

Taka locks in a cross face, but he gives it up to cover him and gets a near fall. Beretta gets a near fall off of a back to belly piledriver, then Desperado comes in with a chair, but Beretta hits him with it before Rocky hits a tope to the outside before RPG hit Strong Zero for the pin and the win.

Winner: Roppongi Vice via pinfall

Killer Elite Squad vs Great Bash Heel vs Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii IWGP Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match

They brawl at ringside to start the match, before KES double team Yano before he does his gimmick where he stays in the ropes before he tags in Makabe. Lance drops Togi with a right hand before he misses several clotheslines, then they exchange right hands before Togi drops Lance with a shoulder tackle. Yano tags back in and takes off the turnbuckle pad before doing his gimmick only to get a full nelson slam for his troubles. Lance drops Yano with a running shoulder tackle before tagging Davey in who chokes Yano in the corner. Smith puts Yano in a headlock that he gets out of by getting his foot on the bottom rope, then Smith drops him with a series of European uppercuts.

Yano hits a reverse atomic drop before he tags Ishii in who after some resistance hits a German suplex on Smith. Ishii hits a suplex to Lance before Makabe and Honma come in, but are quickly sent back out of the ring. Davey gets tagged in and hits Ishii with a lariat for a quick two count before Honma get a blind tag. Honma hits a clothesline in the corner into a bulldog and a headbutt for a quick two count before Smith hits an underarm suplex with a bridge for a near fall. Makabe comes in and GBH take out everyone including KES, Honma hitting a series of kokeshi for a near fall.

Honma hits the diving kokeshi before Yano rolls in and gets a near fall that Honma breaks up. Lance comes in and takes out both Honma and Yano before he hits a chokeslam for a near fall, then Yano rolls him up for one of his own before Honma breaks it up. Makabe comes in and hits both members of KES with clotheslines in the corner before dropping them with a double clothesline. GBH take out CHAOS, sending Ishii out of the ring before double teaming Yano, Makabe hitting a spider suplex before KES go for their finisher, but Honma breaks it up only for KES to come back and take them both out. Yano and Ishii take out KES before Yano hits a low blow on Makabe, Ishii hitting a lariat before Yano rolls Makabe up for the pin and the win.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano via pinfall

Hirooki Goto vs Juice Robinson NEVER Openweight Title Match

Juice dropkicks Goto as soon as the match starts, hitting a cannonball in the corner into a scoop slam before hitting a diving headbutt for a very early near fall. Goto rolls out of the ring to recover, but Juice follows him and whips him into the railing before missing a cannonball into them when Goto rolls out of the way. Goto sends Juice into the ring post before rolling him back into the ring and focusing on his lower back with forearms. Goto whips him across the ring before hitting an elbow drop to the square of the back of Juice for a quick two count. Goto stays focused on the back before locking in a Boston crab, but Juice crawls to the ropes for the break as we go to commercial.

Goto is in control as we come back from commercial, hitting a snapmare into a rear chin lock before Juice powers out of it and clotheslines Goto over the top rope and hitting a slingshot cross body onto Goto on the floor. Juice rolls Goto back into the ring before hitting a backbreaker into a side Russian leg sweep and a senton into a splash for a quick two count. They exchange forearms until Juice counters an ushigaroshi and hits a jumping crescent kick into a lumbar check for a near fall. Juice misses a moonsault before he catches Goto coming in and drops him with a left hand before Juice goes back up top, but Goto catches him on the top rope. Juice fights off an avalanche ushigaroshi into a powerbomb for a near fall, then Goto hits a release German suplex before they exchange lariats, trying to knock each other down. Juice turns Goto inside out with a lariat for a near fall, then Goto counters a kill switch, Juice countering the GTR before Goto hits a draping variation of a GTR for a near fall. Goto drops Juice with a kick for another near fall before he hits the GTR for the pin and the win.

Winner: Hirooki Goto via pinfall

Episode 2

Kazuchika Okada vs Minoru Suzuki IWGP World Championship Match

They lock up to start the match for a clean break, then Suzuki immediately starts focusing on the leg of Okada, taking him down and putting him in a Achilles lock before he rolls to the ropes for the break, then rolls out of the ring as we go to commercial.

Suzuki is in control as we come back from commercial, Suzuki kicking the leg of Okada before they start exchanging forearms before Okada hits his signature snapmare into a dropkick. Okada sends Suzuki from the apron to the floor with a dropkick, then goes out after him as Taichi looks on. Okada sends Suzuki into the railing before hitting a draping DDT using the railing, rolling back in the ring afterwards. Minoru gets back in at fourteen with Okada all over him with clubbing blows before putting him in a straight jacket submission. Suzuki gets to the ropes for the break before Okada hits Suzuki with a variety of strikes, Suzuki telling him to bring it and he does until Minoru falls to the mat.

They leave the ring and Okada sends Suzuki back into the railing before he's distracted by Taichi, Suzuki kicking his leg out from behind before attacking him with a camera tripod and a chair. Suzuki wraps the leg of Okada around the railing before hitting his leg with another chair until Red Shoes makes him back off. Suzuki then decides to kick the life out of Gedo before Okada gets back in the ring and Suzuki drops him with an elbow to the knee after hitting Suzuki with forearm shots he laughs at. Suzuki locks in a kneebar, then a heel hook before transitioning into a toe hold with a cross face before Okada gets to the ropes for the break as we go to commercial.

They exchange forearms as we come back from commercial until Suzuki drops Okada and stomps on his taped up right knee before stomping his face before Okada comes back with more forearms. Okada hits a boot and a straight jacket neckbreaker before dropping Suzuki with a back elbow, then hits a running back elbow in the corner into a DDT for a quick two count. Okada scoop slams Suzuki, but he meets him and hits a snapmare into a PK for a quick two count of his own. They exchange more forearms until Suzuki slides into an Achilles lock when he runs the ropes, Okada hitting him with forearms and kicks to try and break the hold, but to no avail and has to roll to the ropes for the break. Suzuki keeps Okada grounded, kicking his hamstring and the side of his knee before putting him in a toe hold, Okada coming back and setting Suzuki on the top rope before dropkicking him to the floor.

Okada hits a missile dropkick once Suzuki is back in the ring for a quick two count, then hits a scoop slam into a diving elbow drop before he hits the RAINMAKER pose. Suzuki counters an attempted RAINMAKER into a rolling kneebar, transitioning between heel hooks and kneebars before Okada nearly taps, but he won't and Gedo nearly throws in the towel before he gets to the ropes for the break. Suzuki whips Okada into the ropes, but he collapses so Suzuki stomps on his knee before locking in a figure four, Gedo nearly throwing in the towel again before Okada gets to the ropes for the break as we go to commercial.

Okada hits Suzuki with forearms as we come back from commercial, countering a tombstone before Suzuki pushes Red Shoes into Okada, Taichi and KES stomping on him before Ishii and Yano come out and brawl to the back. Okada dropkicks Suzuki before Suzuki counters a tombstone into a kneebar before transitioning into a toe hold before transitioning again into a heel hook. Suzuki transitions back into an Achilles lock and Okada nearly taps Suzuki then transitioning into a cross heel hold as Josh calls it, Okada getting to the ropes for the break as Red Shoes yells at Okada to give up, worried about the damage and pain he's endured and continues to as we go to commercial.

Suzuki hits Okada with a series of slaps before Okada comes back with slaps and chops of his own until Suzuki rolls behind into a sleeper hold, then goes for the Gotch Style Piledriver, but Okada hits a reverse neckbreaker. Suzuki dropkicks Okada when he runs the ropes, then hits him with more slaps that nearly knock Okada out. Suzuki locks in a sleeper hold until Okada counters another Gotch Style Piledriver into a RAINMAKER, keeping hold of Minoru’s wrist afterwards before Suzuki hits him with more shots with his free hand and headbutting Okada before he hits another RAINMAKER. Suzuki counters a RAINMAKER, but Okada counters the sleeper into a German suplex before hitting another RAINMAKER for the pin and the win.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via pinfall

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