It was a battle to the very end between Suzuki-gun and Chaos in the main event of the last Summer Struggle event of July. The two factions faced off in a tag team elimination match.

Suzuki-gun jumps the bell and Chaos taking the fight to the floor. Hirooki Goto is the first to be eliminated as he is kicked off the apron by Taichi. Almost immediately, Yoshi-Hashi sneaks up behind Taichi throwing him over the top rope and to the floor.

Yoshi-Hashi is out on the apron holding on for dear life with the bottom rope. Eventually enough kicks from Sabre Jr. loosen his grip and push him to the floor. As Ishii and Sabre Jr. battle in the ropes Sho comes running over and his shoulder tackle sends Zack flying. Zack, Taichi, Goto and Hashi get into a shoving match on the floor as the match goes on.

Minoru Suzuki

Minoru Suzuki gives Ishii a seat…seven or eight times. Courtesy: NJPW.

Minoru Suzuki beats the tar out of Ishii on the floor before smashing him like seven or eight times with a steel chair until they are both counted out. By the time Suzuki is finished the chair is just mangled metal that he uses what’s left to choke out Ishii. El Desperado finally pulls Suzuki off. Suzuki roars in Desperado’s face. Suzuki has to be pushed to the back by three Young Lions.

Yoshinobu Kanemaru throws Yoh into Sho. Sho drops off the apron leaving Yoh to fight both El Desperado and Kanemaru. The cameras cut to Ishii who is back on his feet. He is wrestling free of Young Lions as he carries a chair into the backstage area. Desperado makes Yoh submit. El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru are the final survivors for Suzuki-gun.

NJPW Summer Struggle – Night Nine

Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma versus Yota Tsuji and Yuji Nagata

Tsuji submits to Makabe’s Boston Crab.

Winners: Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma

Bullet Club (Chase Owens, El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori) versus Yuya Uemura, Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi 

Owens pins Uemura with the Package Piledriver.

Winners: Bullet Club (Chase Owens, El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori)

Master Wato, Ryusuke Taguchi and Hiroyoshi Tenza versus Robbie Eagles, Tiger Mask and Kazuchika Okada

Eagles hits the Turbo Backpack on Wato and then makes him submit to the Ron Miller Special. Eagles bumps fists with Wato after the match to show there are no hard feelings.

Winners: Robbie Eagles, Tiger Mask and Kazuchika Okada

Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito and SANADA) versus Bullet Club (Gedo, Dick Togo, EVIL and Yujiro Takahashi)

Gedo gets taken out before he can use the brass knuckles again. Yujiro tries to use his cane on Naito. Naito kicks him in the head. Evil brings in a steel chair battering Sanada and Naito with it. He hits Takagi who blocks it with his bare hands. The crowd cheers as Takagi throws the chair out of the ring. Bushi pins Gedo with MX. Evil hits Takagi in the head with the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in the head so hard that a part of it actually breaks off.

Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito and SANADA)

Suzuki-gun versus Chaos – Tag Team Elimination Match

Winners: Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)