Fale wins IWGP Intercontinental Championship

BULLET CLUB: Bad Luck Fale won the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at the Dominion event in Osaka. PHOTO: NJPW

BULLET CLUB: Bad Luck Fale won the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at the Dominion event in Osaka. PHOTO: NJPW

Bad Luck Fale will be celebrating long into the night after winning the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.

Fale defeated Shinsuke Nakamura for the title at NJPW Dominion in Osaka, Japan earlier this evening.

“Bad Luck Fale loves the fact he’s the Intercontinental Champion right now,” said Fale’s Bullet Club stablemate Karl Anderson.

“He’s one of the most famous wrestlers walking in this country. He just made sure that Shinsuke Nakamura got stretchered out.”

Fale crushed Nakamura with a splash from the top rope before finishing him with the Bad Luck Fall to claim the IWGP Intercontinental Championship in the Dominion main event.

“I’m taking this belt to Tonga,” Fale told reporters after the match. “If anybody wants to come get it, come to Tonga.”

Anderson insisted Fale will be a fighting champion though, and suggested he would defend his title against any and all prospective challengers from John Cena to Kofi Kingston.

Anderson and Doc Gallows retained their IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship at Dominion after hitting the Magic Killer on Togi Makabe to turn back the challenge from him and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

The Young Bucks, however, couldn’t hold on to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship when challenged by Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA, Time Splitters.

Bullet Club still holds three of NJPW’s six championships after Dominion, with aspirations to add even more titles to their portfolio before the end of the year.

NJPW Dominion Results:

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship:
    Time Splitters (Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA) def. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (c)
  • Tetsuya Naito def. Tama Tonga
  • Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata def. Tomoaki Honma & Yuji Nagata
  • NWA Tag Team Championship:
    Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (c) def. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer)
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship:
    Kota Ibushi (c) def. Ricochet
  • Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka def. Kazushi Sakuraba & Toru Yano
  • Bullet Club (AJ Styles & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishiii
  • IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship:
    Bullet Club (Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson) (c) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship:
    Bad Luck Fale def. Shinsuke Nakamura (c)