NJPW On AXS Recap (7/31): Okada Vs. Minoru Suzuki, AJ Styles, Davey Boy Smith Jr, Nakamura In Action

Welcome to Wrestling Inc's coverage of New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we'll see more matches from the 2014 G1 Climax tournament

- We see clips of Bad Luck Fale vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. Shinsuke was seeking revenge as Fale had defeated him for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Nakamura wins with a Boma Ye.

- Next are highlights of AJ Styles vs. Togi Makabe. AJ Styles is really the best he's ever been since coming to New Japan Pro Wrestling. He wins with a Styles Clash.

- Clips of Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr are up next, and Smith needs an upset win to keep Nakamura alive. A seated power bomb gets the job done, as Smith scores one of the biggest wins of his entire career.

- Okada is shown talking about Tanahashi and Nakamura, as well as his upcoming match with Minoru Suzuki.

Okada (w/ Gedo) vs. Minoru Suzuki (w/ Taka Michinokue)

Suzuki catches Okada outside the ring with a big kick to the chest, and destroys Okada's arm over the guard rail. Back inside the ring, Suzuki methodically attacks Okada's arm. Suzuki is doing all he can to take the Rainmaker out of the equation.

Okada fights back and boots Suzuki outside, then lands a draping DDT on the floor. Okada scores a flying elbow and does the Rainmaker pose, but Suzuki attacks the arm once again. Okada goes for a Red Ink, but the injured arm is slowing him down. It finally gets locked on, and Suzuki finally gets to the ropes. Okada, unfazed, hits Heavy Rain for two.

Suzuki makes a comeback with a nice dropkick, one of Okada's signatures. He goes right back to the arm of Okada, and reverses every move attempt Okada has and applies a double wristlock. Okada finally hits a Gotch-style Tombstone on Suzuki, but the Rainmaker is blocked. Dropkick and Rainmaker hit this time, and Okada wins.

Winner: Okada via pinfall (Rainmaker)

Okada vs. Nakamura in the 2014 G1 Climax Finals


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