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TOKYO DOME MAIN EVENT IS SET: COMPLETE NJPW KING OF PRO WRESTLING 2015 COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2015-10-12 07:15:00

IWGP Heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada vs. AJ Styles

Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and  Tama Tonga came to the ring with Styles.  Gedo accompanied Okada to the ring.

They went back and forth with some good wrestling and counters early on.    Styles slapped Okada several times and Okada slapped him down to the mat.  Styles charged at him but was nailed with several right hands, sent into the corner and bodychecked with a hip attack.

Styles drove Okada backwards into the corner.  Okada slammed him down and nailed a slingshot rolling splash into the ring. Karl Anderson argued with the referee, allowing Tama Tonga to pull Okada out for a Gallows lariat.   They laid out Gedo and nailed a powerbomb on the apron on Okada.  Styles tried to pick the bones and scored a two count but Okada kicked out.

Styles nailed a leaping clothesline with authority in the corner.    He sent Okada into the ropes and drilled him with a dropkick as he rebounded back towards Styles.    Styles dumped the champion back onto the floor.  He went to grab Okada but was driven backwards into the guard rail on the floor.  Okada went to whip Styles but it was reversed and Okada smashed into the railing.  Okada barely made it back to the ring.  Styles continued to work him over but Okada nailed several elbows and forearms.

Styles came off the ropes and went for the inverted DDT but Okada reversed it and they went into a sequence that ended with Styles being nailed with a big European uppercut.  Okada nailed a DDT.  He and Styles battled near the corner and Styles was dropkicked off the ropes to the floor.  They battled on the floor.  Styles was whipped towards the rail but leapt over into the crowd.  He went to leap back in for a move but I couldn't tell if he slipped or Okada kicked the rail out from Styles.  Okada picked up Styles and dropped him on the rail.

Okada brought Styles back into the ring for a two count.  Styles fought back and nailed a leaping forearm off the ropes.  He picked up Okada and dropped him across his knees with a gutbuster.  AJ called for the Styles Clash but Okada avoided and nailed a flapjack on Styles.

They battled back and forth.  Okada nailed a variation of the Kryptonite Krunch.  He picked up Styles for a tombstone but Styles avoided it and went for a German suplex.   Okada tried to elbow his way out of it but was picked up and slammed Okada forward for a two count.  Styles went for the Styles Clash but Okada fought his way out. He was kicked hard.  Styles went for the move but instead powerbombed him down hard head and neck first.  Ouch!

Styles went for a springboard 450 splash but Okada rolled out of the way.   He ascended to the top rope and nailed an awesome missile dropkick.   It was just beautiful.  They battled back and forth with some great strikes, getting more and more pissed at each other with each shot.  Great stuff.  Styles had enough and snapmared Okada, who got up furious, snapmared him and killed him with a dropkick.  Styles then ate another dropkick and a German suplex.

Okada nailed the Rainmaker but Karl Anderson pulled Okada out of the ring as he made the cover.  Okada drilled Anderson and Gallows on the floor.  He then hit a dive out of the ring on all three, wiping out the Bullet Club members.  Okada went to the top but Styles was waiting for him and tried to set up for Bloody Sunday.  Styles nailed it but Okada kicked out at the last second.

Styles went for the Styles Clash.   They went back and forth with reversals until Styles locked in the Calf Cutter for a submission attempt.  Okada tried to roll through but Styles held it.  Okada fought to his feet but was taken back down and back into the submission.  Okada came close to tapping but finally got to the ropes and saved himself and the championship.

Okada caught Styles with a tombstone but grabbed at his leg, damaged from the Calf Cutter.  They battled back and forth, exhausted, with strikes and kicks.  Styles went for a powerbomb but Okara turned it into a rana.  Styles rolled through and nailed the Pele Kick.  AJ went for the Styles Clash but Okada swung him around for a tombstone.  Styles nailed the injured leg to save himself and went to the top rope.  Okada drilled the HELL out of him with an European uppercut. 

Okada and Styles battled atop the turnbuckles.  Styles chopped him down and leapt into the ring but was nailed with a pair of clotheslines and the Rainmaker for the pin.

Your winner and still IWGP champion, Kazuchika Okada!

Excellent main event with some tremendous action and physical exchanges in the ring.  Just a brilliantly worked match from both men.  Really fun match and well worth going out of your way to see.

The show went off the air with Okada and Tanahashi going back and forth on the mic. The idea was that the champion was the Ace of the company and Tanahashi wanted to be both.

The 1/4/16 Wrestlekingdom will see Hiroshi Tananashi challenge Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight championship in the latest chapter of their running rivalry.

During the sign off, Kevin Kelly intimated he and Matt Striker would be back to call the WrestleKingdom broadcast.

Okada went backstage to the media area where about 15 beers were waiting for him. Since I can't translate Japanese, I am calling it a night.

Thanks for logging into PWInsider.com this morning.  Time for me to take a nap!


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