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G1 Climax 27 Thread
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:46:21 PM »
New Japan just announced the participants in this year's G1 Climax. I'm keeping this separate from the New Japan Network thread because it's such a major event.

Announced Participants

Hiroshi Tanahashi
Togi Makabe
Michael Elgin
Kazuchika Okada
Hirooki Goto
Tomohiro Ishii
Toru Yano
YOSHI-HASHI
Kenny Omega
Bad Luck Fale
Tama Tonga
Tetsuya Naito
Sanada
EVIL
Satoshi Kojima
Yuji Nagata
Juice Robinson
Minosu Suzuki
Zack Sabre Jr.
Kota Ibushi

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 11:12:27 AM »
Very excited for Zack and Ibushi being in this.  I know that Zack and Suzuki are in the same stable, but I think a match between the two of them could be fantastic given their styles.  Zack is the first British wrestler since Regal in 97 to be in the G1.

Do you think Ibushi and Omega will be in the same block?

How good is Juice?

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 11:50:28 AM »
Juice is awesome. He's no longer "The guy in NXT named after Pamela Anderson". He had a great match with Naito for the IC Belt a few months back.

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 02:47:49 PM »
As I suspected would happen, Okada and Omega are in the same block. So Okada/Omega III will happen during the tournament.

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 04:32:58 PM »
Official Blocks announced

A Block
Hiroshi Tanahashi
Togi Makabe
Tomohiro Ishii
Hirooki Goto
YOSHI-HASHI
Bad Luck Fale
Yuji Nagata
Zack Sabre Jr.
Kota Ibushi
Tetsuya Naito

B Block
Kazuchika Okada
Toru Yano
Satoshi Kojima
Michael Elgin
Juice Robinson
Tama Tonga
Sanada
EVIL
Minoru Suzuki
Kenny Omega

Man that A Block is stacked!

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 12:29:07 PM »
All matches officially announced. It's gonna be an awesome summer

http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-announces-full-g1-climax-2017-tournament-schedule-238196

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 08:01:37 PM »
54 hours away from the G1 Climax!

Finally subscribed to New Japan World earlier this month. 

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 11:19:24 PM »
G1 got off to a very good start on Monday.  Ibushi vs. Naito was insane!  Thought Kevin Kelly did a great job with the commentary, especially with Cyrus losing his voice.  One of Kelly's calls during a big nearfall was phenomenal.  I really gotta rewatch this match with the Japanese commentary.

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 03:03:51 PM »
http://www.a1-wrestling.com/blog/2017/07/20/g1-climax-a-block-night-1-results/

 G1 Climax A Block Night 1 Results  Posted on July 20, 2017  by  Zandrax        G1 Climax 27 A Block Night 1, Hokkai Kitayell – Full Show with English Commentary by Kevin Kelly and Don Callis

It’s that time of year again! The G1 Climax is arguably the most exciting event for fans of New Japan Pro Wrestling. A round robin tournament to determine who gets a shot at the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleKingdom, New Japan’s equivalent of WrestleMania.

For those who do not know the rules, there are two blocks of wrestlers, A Block and B Block. Everybody wreestles everybody else in their own block. Then, once all matches are done, the one with the most wins in his block goes on to face the winner of the other block. The winner of that match is declared the champion of the tournament.

Wrestlers are awarded two points for a victory, regardless of whether it’s pinfall, submission, countout, or disqualification. A Time Limit Draw or No Contest would give each wrestler one point. And of course any losing wrestler gets zero points.
In the event of a tie at the end of the block tournament, the winner would be the wrestler who won the match between the two. Thus if Wrestler 1 and Wrestler 2 were tied for first place, and Wrestler 1 beat Wrestler 2 in their match, Wrestler 1 would be declared the champion.

Here are the respective line ups for each Block.

A Block
 IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi
 Togi Makabe
 Yuji Nagata
 Kota Ibushi
 Hirooki Goto
 Tomohiro Ishii
 YOSHI-HASHI
 Bad Luck Fale
 Zack Sabre Jr.
 Tetsuya Naito

B Block
 Satoshi Kojima
 Michael Elgin
 Juice Robinson
 IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada
 Toru Yano
 IWGP Unitec States Champion Kenny Omega
 Tama Tonga
 NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki
 Sanada
 EVIL

Now onto the results!

Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Jyushin Thunder Liger b. Michael Elgin, Juice Robinson, & David Finlay when Kojima pinned Finlay with a Lariat. A match of Japanese Legends vs. Foreign Talent. Also, all six men are babyfaces. Kojima and Juice started out the match, with neither man gaining a clear advantage. Double tag out to Liger and Finlay. Liger got Finlay in the Surfboard, but it was broken up. Brief hossfight between Elgin and Tenzan. Kojima hit Juice with his rapid fire chops. A multiman brawl broke out, which lead to Kojima nailing Finlay with a Lariat to get the pinfall victory.

Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, & El Desperado)  The Bullet Club (IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega, Tama Tonga, & Chase Owens) when Suzuki pinned Owens with a Gotch Piledriver.  This was a battle of heel stables, as both Suzuki-Gun and Bullet Club are dastardly villains. Kenny offered a handshake to Suzuki, and got a kick to the gut. Multi-man brawl broke out early and spilled to the outside with Omega and Suzuki fighting to the walls of the arena. Back in the ring, Taichi hit Tonga with the bell hammer, and he and Taichi worked over Tonga. Double tag out to Omega and Suzuki. Omega went for the One Winged Angel, but Suzuki reversed into a Sleeeper and went for the Gotch Piledriver. Omega powered out and tagged  in Owens. Triple team on Suzuki. However, Suzuki hit Owens with the Gotch Piuledriver for the three count.

EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi  b. Sanada & Bushi when EVIL submitted BUSHI with a Crossface. All four are part of Los Ingobernables De Japon. Sanada is facing EVIL on the first night of B Block. Sanada extended a handshake, which EVIL accepted, but Sanada turned into a Skull End Dragon Sleepr. Multi-Man Brawl ensued between all the stablemates. Tag out to the Junior Heavyweights,  EVIL and Sanada brawled outside the ring while Bushi and Takahashi wrestled in ring. The heavyweights were tagged in. Multi-Man brawl broke out again. Bushi kicked out of an EVIL Lariat. EVIL then locked in a crossface on Bushi, who submitted quickly. The announcers pointed out that EVIL used a new submission hold, and this could be something to be seen in the B Block Matches.
All the heels fistbumped, because they’re a team in the end.

Toru Yano & Jado b. IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada when Yano pinned Gedo with a Low Blow. Like the previous match, all four men are part of the same stable. CHAOS in this case. Gedo and Jado have been a tag team for years, and they’re on opposite sides in this match. Okada and Yano started out (they’re facing off in B Block action on the next show). Yano unsuccessfully attempted a rainmaker on Okada. Double tag out, which forced Gedo and Jado to face off.  Gedo offered a handshake, but then poked Jado in the eye. Back and forth between the two tag mates. Funny spot where Jado tried to tag out to Okada, but Okada was not his partner. Gedo and Okada worked over Jado,who eventually  got the hot tag to Toru Yano. Yano of course immediately went for undoing the turnbuckle pads. Okada charged, Yano ducked, but Okada put on the brakes before hitting the exposed steel buckle. Okada hit the Two Awesome Dropkick and went for the Rainmaker, but Yano reversed in into a Hair Pull/Rollup combo for a near fall. Gedo tagged in. Yano hit a double low blow on both Okada and Gedo, and rolled up Gedo for the win.

Now we get to the actual tournament matches

YOSHI-HASHI p. Yuji Nagata with Karma. Both wrestlers had the feeling out process in the opening minutes, which turned into a battle of fisticuffs. This of course favored Nagata until Hashi went to the outside and threw Nagata into the railing. Hashi worked over Nagata for the next several minutes, and started slapping him. This fired up Nagata for a comeback. Dueling strikes favored Nagata. Exploder suplex for a two count. Nagata went for a top rope Exploder, but Hashi countered with a powerbomb. Nagata kicked out of a Swanton. Hashi put Nagata in a Butterfly Lock, but Nagata made it to the ropes. Nagata battled back with the Shiromi Armbar for a near submission. Back and forth action with each man scoring near falls. Finally, Hashi nailed Nagata with Karma to get the pinfall victory.

Bad Luck Fale p. Togi Makabe with a Hand Grenade. I’ve said before that if you give me two big mean scary dudes throwing each other around, and I’m happy. I love me a good hossfight, and this was no dissappointment. Fale tossed the ring announcer to the mat before the match because he is a big jerk. Dueling strikes out of the gate that quickly spilled outside of the ring. Fale choked Makabe with his own chain, and threw him into the chairs at ringside. Back in the ring, Fale dominated Makabe for a several minutes. Makabe made a comeback and leveled Fale with a clothesline. Fale scored a two count with a big splash. Makabe hit a top rope knee strike and went for the King Kong Kneedeop. However, Fale was too far away countered by grabbing Makabe’s through as he came down. A Hand Grenade later and it was all over.

Hirooki Goto p. Tomohiro Ishii with a GTR. Like earlier in the night, both men are part of the CHAOS faction. They charged at each other out of the gat, shoulderblocking each other like bulls. Goto no-sold a suplex. The two battled on the top turnbuckle and traded headbutts. Ishii hit a Superplex for a two count. Goto mounted a comeback with clotheslines, and scored a near fall with the Ushigoroshi. Ishii battled back with an enziguiri and a powerbomb. Goto reversed a brainbuster attempt into a sleeper. Colliding clotheslines took both men down, and lead to dueling forearms. Goto hit a huge clothesline, but Ishii kicked out at one. However, Goto hit an inverted GTR, followed by a standard GTR to finally put down Ishii.

Zack Sabre Jr. s. IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi with a Rings Of Saturn. El Desperado accompanied Sabre to the ring. Both men started out with a mat based strategy. Sabre started focusing on Tanahashi’s injured arm. Tanahashi battled back, but got caught in an Octopus Hold. A Dragon Screw got Tanahashi out of the hold. Tanahashi made a comeback, but failed to lock in the Cloverleaf. Sabre went back to the arm and shoulder, and got in a mounted armbar. Tanahashi hit a Slingblade at the 15 minute mark. After a High Fly Flow, Desperado got on the apron. Tanahashi knocked him to the floor and went for another High Fly Flow. Sabre got the knees up to counter, and put Tanahashi in a Rings Of Saturn like hold, to which Tanahashi submitted. Shades of last year when Sanada submitted Tanahashi on the first night. Chances are Sabre will get an Intercontinental Title shot out of this. Great match and arguably Match Of The Night so far.

Tetsuya Naito p. Kota Ibushi with Destino. This was Ibushi’s first match back in New Japan under his own name. He had been wrestling earlier this year as Tiger Mask W. Naito got the upper hand early, and hit a neckbreaker on the apron. Naito controlled the match and scored several near falls before Ibushi made a comeback with a dropkick. Ibishi hit a hurricanrana and a moonsault to the outside. Ibushi went for a German suplex to the inside, but Naito counteredwith a slingshot dropkick. Naito hit a German suplex of his own for a two count. Ibushi battled back with another German suplex and several kicks. A lariat scored a two count for Ibushi. Naito landed another German, and a Side Suplex. A Top Rope Reverse Hurricanrana by Naito landed a near fall. Ibushi countered Destino by literally throwing Naito into the turnbuckles. Think Nash throwing Rey Mysterio and you get the idea. Ibushi finally landed his German Suplex from the apron to the inside. Naito countered a powerbomb attempt with a Tornado DDT. Both men battled on the top, which ended with Ibushi hitting a TOP ROPE PILEDRIVER for a two count. Absolutely nuts! Ibushi kicked out of a Destino, so Naito Naito hit a second one to finally get the pin. Insane match that is worth seeking out if you can find it.

After the match, Naito cut a promo, presumably stating that he was going to win.

A great first night of action! Only 18 more to go…

STANDINGS
2 Bad Luck Fale
2 Hirooki Goto
2 Tetsuya Naito
2 YOSHI-HASHI
2 Zack Sabre Jr.
0 Hiroshi Tanahashi
0 Kota Ibushi
0 Togi Makabe
0 Tomohiro Ishii
0 Yuji Nagata
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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 09:01:02 PM »
http://www.a1-wrestling.com/blog/2017/07/20/g1-climax-b-block-night-1-results-720/

B Block Night 1, Korakuen Hall – Full Show with English Commentary by Kevin Kelly and Don Callis

This is the opening night for B Block action. If you are new to the G1 and want to know how the tournament works, check out the A Block Night 1 Results.

Here is the B Block Lineup

Satoshi Kojima
 Michael Elgin
 Juice Robinson
 IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada
 Toru Yano
 IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega
 Tama Tonga
 NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki
 Sanada
 EVIL

Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado of Suzuki-Gun b. Kota Ibushi & Hirai Kawato when Desperado pinned Kawato with the Pinche Loco. An interesting pairing on the babyface side because Kawato looks like a younger Ibushi.  Sabre started out the match with Kawato. Sabre acted like he wasn’t even breaking a sweat as a toyed with Kawato. The heels worked over Kawato until he rallied with a dropkick and tagged in Ibushi. Sabre and Ibushi traded strikes, with Ibushi coming out on top. Sabre grounded Ibushi with armbars. Kawato got the hot tag and ran wild for a bit. Ibushi hit a top rope dropkick on Desperado, enabling Kawato to score a two count witha Suplex. Desperado locked Kawato in a Boston Crab while Sabre had Ibushi in the Octopus Hold. However, Kawato made it to the ropes. Desperado then hit the Pinche Loco to get the pin. Ibushi and Sabre had a staredown after the match

Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, & Tiger Mask IV b. CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & Gedo) when Tiger pinned Gedo with a rollup. Goto and Nagata started the match before double tagging out to Makabe and Ishii. Gedo hit Makabe from behind to distract him, which lead to CHAOS working him over. Makabe made a comeback and tagged in Nagata, who traded blows with Goto. Yuji nailed an Exploder Suplex and tagged in Tiger. Goto tagged out to Gedo. Ishii broke up a pin attempt on Gedo after a Tiger Driver. Gedo tried to pin Tiger with his feet on the ropes, but the referee caught it. The ref knocked Gedo’s feet off the ropes, to which Gedo responded by shoving him. The ref shoved back and Gedo backed into a crucifix by Tiger. Shortly afterward, Tiger pinned Gedo with a rollup.

Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens of Bullet Club b. IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and David Finlay when Fale pinned Finlay with a Hand Grenade. Fale once again roughed up the ring announcer. Tanahashi and Fale started out the match, with Fale clearly overpowering The Ace. Tanahashi went for a sunset flip, to which Fale tried to counter with a vertical splash, but Tanahashi dodged. Double tag out to Owens and Finlay. The faces worked over Owens and hit a double dropkick on Fale. Tanahashi looked to go for the High Fly Flow, but Fale pulled him off the top rope to the outside. Fale then worked over Tanahashi’s injured arm by wrapping it around the ringpost and barrier. This lead to the heels getting heat on Tanahashi. Finlay finally got a hot tag and ran wild on Owens. Chase cut off Finlay with a backbreaker and tagged in Fale. Fale and Owens tried to double team Finlay, but he was too fast. Fale kicked out of a pin attempt so hard that he threw Finlay into the air. Shortly afterward, Fale hit the Hand Grenade while Owens held Tanahashi at bay to earn the win for his team.

Tetusya Naito & BUSHI of Los Ingobernabled De Japon b. YOSHI-HASHI & Jado of CHAOS when Bushi pinned Jado with a roll up. A brawl broke out before the bell. Hashi and Naito began the match and exchanged a few moves before mutually tagging out. BUSHI got the upper hand on Jado while Naito trew Hashi into the ring barriers on the outside. Jado got worked over a bit before making the hot tag to Hashi. Hashi hit several moves, including a flying headscissors, but couldn’t get a pinfall. Naitoh nailed a Tornado DDT and tagged Bushi back in. Jado tagged back in and scored a near fall. Bushi hit a MX on Naito, and went for one on Jado, but Jado dodged and countered with an armlock. However, Bushi reversed it into a pinning combination to score the win.
After the match Naito chased off Callis from the announcing table

Tournament Matches

Juice Robinson p. Satoshi Kojima with Pulp Friction. Kojima controlled the match early on, clotheslining Juice out of the ring and hitting a DDT on the apron. Juice countered by whipping Kojima into the barrier and dropkicking him. Back in the ring, Juice landed several strikes before winding up on the receiving end of the rapid fire chops. Juice landed a high cross body for a near fall. Kojima countered a powerbomb attempt with a Koji Cutter. Juice went for another high cross body, but Kojima hit his leg with a lariat and used a Top Rope Koji Cutter. Juice blocked to lariat attempts and went for Pulp Friction. However, Kojima countered with a lariat from behind. Juice kicked out of a brainbuter. Kojima hit his Western Lariat but Juice KICKED OUT (first time I’ve seen that) and hit Pulp Friction to score a surprising win. That may very well be the biggest win of his career.
After the match, Juice helped Kojima to his feet and shook his hand.

Tama Tonga p. Michael Elgin with a Top Rope Gun Stun. Another Hossfight. Both of these guys have size and athletic ability. Elgin used the delayed suplex. Tonga took things to the outside and suplexed Elgin on the floor. Back in the ring the two traded blows. Elgin landed an impressive cross body, and a slingshot splash. He followed that up with several power moves and German Suplexes. Tonga battled back with a Tongan Twist (Crossroads). The two exchanged blows with Tonga landing a DDT. Tonga also hit an impressive looking Alabama Slam. Elgin made a brief comeback and tried a slingshot spear, but Tonga hit the Gun Stun. However, Elgin fell to the outside. Tonga pulled Elgin back in the ring and went for a cover. Elgin kicked out, and Tonga went to the top. Elgin caught Tonga and went for a top rope Falcon Arrow. However, Tonga reversed it into a Gun Stun to get the pin. Amazing finish to a great hossfight!

SANADA p. EVIL with a moonsault. Both men are in the heel Los Ingobernables De Japon stable. Evil offered a handshake, which Sanada accepted. However chivalry cannot be had between heels and Evil kicked Sanada in the gut. The action soon spilled to the outside where Evil did his spot where he puts a chair around Sanada’s neck and waffled him with another chair. He smaccked Sanada’s face to the apron and landed a side slam for a two count. Evil continued to work over Sanada until Sanada landed his signature dropkick. Sanada scored a two count with a basement dropkick. Evil went to the top rope, but Sanada landed a cutter TO THE OUTSIDE. That’s the first time I’ve seen a top rope cutter to the floor. This lead to a near double countout. Radpid fire exchange of forearms before Evil decked Sanada with a clothesline. Sanada kicked out at one. Sanada went for the Skull End, but Evil countered by suplexing him into the turnbuckles. Darkness Falls by Evil scored a two count. Sanada made a comeback with a springboard dropkick and a TKO. However he missed a Moonsault, and Evil locked in a headlock/sleeper. Sanada made it to the ropes to break the hold. Evil levelled Sanada with a running lariat, and made the cover. Sanada kicked out at two, and reversed a STO attempt into a Tiger Suplex for his own near fall. Several reversals and exchanges ended with Sanada backflipping into the Skull End. Evil barely made it to the ropes. Sanada went for a second moonsault, this time landing it for the clean pinfall win. Great match considering it was two heels. The crowd sided behind Sanada, and they weren’t disapponted.

After the match both men fistbumped, signifying the stable is still together.

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada s. Toru Yano with Red Ink. This was without a doubt the most bizarre match on the card. Like the previous match, both men are in the same stable. This time around it’s CHAOS teammates going at it. Okada is arguably in one of the greatest world championship reigns of all time having excellent match after excellent match, whereas Yano is primariy comedy. A lockup went to the ropes. Okada was doing a clean break when Yano said something. This got Okada to go for a clothesline, but Yano ducked it and tried to roll out the other end of the ring. He was met by Gedo, so he had to get back in the ring to face Okada. Yano offered a handshake Okada accepted, then Yano spun him around and slapped the back of his head. When Okada went after him, Yano cowered to the ropes yelling “BREAK!”. Okada turned to leave the ring, like he was done with all this, but Jado met him and started trying to convince him to go through with the match. Yano took this opportunity to hit Okada from behind with a double axhandle, and ran him into the ringpost. Gedo started talking with Yano, and Okada returned the attack from behind favor. Okada starting removing the turnbuckle pad, which is of course one of Tano’s bits. Instead, he whipped Yano into the barrier and choked him on it. Back in the ring, Okada scored a two count with a neckbreaker. Okada continued to control the match with a rolling elbow and a headlock. Yano tried turning the tied by ramming referee Red Shoes into Okada. With Red SHoes down, Yano removed the turnbuckle pad. Okada got whipped into the exposed turnbuckles. Yano got whipped to the ropes, but avoided the Too Awesome Dropkick. Yano rammed Okada’s head into the exposed turnbuckle. Okada countered with his over the shoulder neckbreaker. Shortly thereafter Yano got whipped into the exposed turnbuckles. Outside the ring, Yano low blowed both Okada and Jedo, but Gedo low blowed Yano. Believe it or not, this lead to a near countout. Okada finally hit the Too Awesome Dropkick. Yano tried for another low blow, but Okada blocked it. Yano rolled up Okada for a few convincing near falls. Okada reversed one into the Red Ink submission hold. After struggling for a bit, Yano tapped out. Easily the longest and best Yano match I’ve ever seen.

IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega p. NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki with The One Winged Angel. Suzuki tried to intimidate Omega, and was met with several strikes. Suzuki no-sold the strikes and decked Omega. Suzuki knocked Omega around for muostof the opening minutes. He shrugged off a hurricanrana and locked Omega into his over the ropes armbreaker. Next, Suzuki kicked Omega to the outside and wrapped the leg around the ring barrier. He threw Omega into the seats and landed a chairshot to the knee. Omega mounted a one legged comeback, including a moonsault. Omega went for a V-Trigger, but Suzuki pulled Red Shoes in front of him to take the blow. This is the second bump in as many matches. With Red Shoes down, Desperado, Taichi, and Taka Michinoku hit the ring to triple team Omega. Chase Owens hit the ring but was quickly disposed of. This brought Bad Luck Fale to the ring, and he cleaned house. With all the stablematess at ringside, Omega landed a bodypress from the top rope to the outside onto all of them. Omega went for a top rope V-Trigger, but Suzuki grabbed the leg and turned it into a leglock. Eventually, Omega made it to the ropes. Duelsing strikes did not go well for Kenny, but he did land a back suplex. Suzuki went back to working over Omega’s knee. Kenny spit in Suzuki’s face, which got Suzuki to land several body strikes. Kenny hit a Dragon Suplex, and went for the One Winged Angel. Suzuki reversed it into an anklelock, and followed it up with a sleeper. Omega blocked a Gotch Piledriver and hit another V-Trigger. Suzuki countered with a dropkick. Omega hit a pair of V-Triggers at the 20 minute mark. Omega went for a reverse hurricanrana, but his leg gave out. Before Suzuki could capitalize, Omega landed two more V-Triggers and the One Winged Angel to get the pifall victory. Excellent match!

After the match, Omega cut a promo saying he survived Suzuki, and his work is far from over.

Backstage, Omega cut another promo saying he lost his first G1 match last year because he underestimated his opponent. He said he gave Suzuki everything he had and came out on top. He concluded by saying he needs to get his knee looked at so he can be healthy, and that this tournament is all about him.

STANDINGS

2 Juice Robinson
2 Kazuchika Okada
2 Kenny Omega
2 Sanada
2 Tama Tonga
0 EVIL
0 Michael Elgin
0 Minoru Suzuki
0 Satoshi Kojima
0 Toru Yano
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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 05:55:34 PM »
Day 2 was fantastic.  Every G1 match delivered.  Main event was an awesome spectacle.  Sanada vs. EVIL is right up there as well.  If Omega isn't going to go back to back or at least get to a final against Ibushi, then I am pulling for Sanada to win Block B.  He can totally hang as a main eventer.

Going to watch Day 3 tonight and get to watch the weekend shows live by waking up at 5 AM on a weekend!

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 08:31:43 PM »
http://www.a1-wrestling.com/blog/2017/07/21/g1-climax-a-block-night-2-results-721/



G1 Climax A Block Night 2 7/21, Korakuen Hall – Full Show with English Commentary by Kevin Kelly and Don Callis

EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon  b. Juice Robinson & David Finlay when EVIL submitted Finlay with the Banshee Muzzle. Evil and Juice started the match, but Takahashi jumped Juice from behind. Juice hit a cross body on both heels and tagged in Finlay. Evil whipped Juice into the barrier as Takahashi went to work on Finlay. Juice tagged in. Evil and Juice went back and forth before Finlay tagged back in and ran wild for a bit. However the heels double teamed Finlay to cut him off. Evil locked in the Banshee Muzzle to get the submission victory.

After the match Evil put Juice in the Banshee Muzzle because he’s a big jerk.

NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki & Taichi of Suzuki-Gun  b. SANADA & BUSHI of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Taichi pinned BUSHI. El Desperado accompanied Suzuki and Taichi to ringside. A brawl broke out before the in-ring introductions, and it spilled to the outside. Sanada brawled with Suzuki, while Bushi and Taichi went at it in the ring. Sanada tagged in and wanted Suzukie. Suzuki obliged and the two went back and forth. Suzuki put Sanada in a sleeper and went for the Gotch Piledriver, but Sanada powered out. Double tag out to Bushi and Taichi. Taichi tried to unmasked Bushi. Sanada and Suzuki went back to the outside while Bushi went for the MX. Taichi pulled the referee in the way to avoid the move. Desperado got on the apron to distract the ref. At this point Bushi had Taichi rolled up for what would’ve been a three count. Bushi tried to get the ref’s attention back, but Taichi hit him with a mic stand to steal the win.
After the match, Taichi unmasked Bushi and put the mask on himself. Bushi was quickly attended to with a towel to protect his identity.

IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi b. Tama Tonga & Chase Owens when Takahashi pinned Owens with the Pimp Juice DDT. Both teams were part of The Bullet Club, so there was bound to be some heel comedy. Takahashi was accompanied by a scantily clad escort. Tonga and Takahashi started the match with a hug. A lot of comedy with everybody mockingly running the ropes and criscrossing. Once Owens got in the ring with Omega, he took Omega down and went for a leglock. This angered Omega, as his leg was hurt by Suzuki the previous night. Omega demanded Tonga tag in because “he knows what we’re doing”. However, Tonga went for the knee as well. Owens and Tonga took turns working over Omega’s knee. Kenny eventually got the tag into Takahashi. Owens and Tonga double teamed Takahashi. A brief four way brawl broke out, with Takahashi hitting the Pimp Juice on Owens for the win.
After the match, everybody made up.

Michael Elgin, Satoshi Kojima, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan b. CHAOS (IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, & Gedo) when Tenzan submitted Gedo with the Anaconda Vice.  I’d forgotten how fun Tenzan’s theme is. Yano and Kojima began the match for their respective teams, but Tencozy quickly double teamed Yano. Kojima hit Yano with his rapid fire chops. Gedo tried to attack Kojima, but he got caught and also got hit with the rapid fire chops. While Kojima was chopping Gedo, Yano removed the turnbuckle pad. Kojima got whipped into the exposed turnbuckles, which lead to the heat. All three CHAOS members took turns working over Kojima. After a desperation Koji Cutter, Kojima tagged in Elgin, who went at it with Okada. Elgin motioned for the buckle bomb to the exposed turnbuckles, but Okada got out of the move. Tenzan tagged in and used the Mongolian Chops on Okada. Okada responded woth the Too Awesome Dropkick and tagged out to Gedo. Tencozy hit Gedo with a 3D, but Okada broke up the pin attempt. Tenzan locked in the Anaconda Vice on Gedo while Elgin cleared Okada out of the ring. Gedo submitted to the Vice, and the babyfaces celebrated their victory.

Tournament Matches

Hirooki Goto (1-0) p. Yuji Nagata (0-1) with the GTR. Back and forth mat wrestling in the opening minutes. Goto whipped Nagata to the barriers to gain control of the match. Goto used several submissions, but got frustrated and slapped Nagata. This angered Nagata and started his comeback. Nagata laid in several kicks, and the two went back and forth with dueling strikes. Goto hit the Ushigaroushi for a near fall. Nagata locked in the Shiromi Armbar, which Goto got to the ropes to break. A suplex on Goto scored a two count. A back suplex also got a near fall. Goto responded with a bulldog. Another round of dueling strikes. Goto ended the match with a sleeper followed by a GTR.

Tomohiro Ishii (0-1) p. Togi Makabe (0-1) with a brainbuster. This is a match we’ve seen many times, but it’s usually a great hossfight. The two started the match by charging into each other like raging bulls, then resorted to dueling forearms. The action spilled outside the ring where they threw each other into the barriers. Back in the ring neither man truly gained control, and they contoinued to trade blows. Makabe hit a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Ishii his a German Suplex and a Superplex, which shook the ring. Makabe still kicked out at two. Makabe hit a powerbomb for a near fall. Ishii started firing up after getting leveled by several clotheslines. Makabe lifted Ishii for a top rope German Suplex, but Ishii countered with a headbutt. Makabe responded with a release suplex from the top, but missed the King Kong Kneedrop. The two continued to charge into each other. Ishii finally leveled Makabe with a lariat, only for Makabe to kick out at one. A German Suplex scored a two count for Makabe. Ishii got another near fall with a running lariat. Finally, Ishii hit Makabe with a brainbuster to at last get the pinfall victory. A great hossfight as always.

Kota Ibushi (0-1) p. Zack Sabre Jr. (1-0) with a Last Ride Powerbomb. I’ve been looking forward to this match. Mat Wrestler vs. Accomplished Striker. Kevin Kelly pointed out that this is the first meeting between the two, despite the match being booked several times. As usual, El Desperado accompanied Zack to the ring. Fast paced mat based action early on. Zack focused on Ibushi’s neck, which has a history of injuries. Ibushi would try to rally with kicks, but Sabre would grab the leg and ground him again. Sabre went for a sunset flip, but Ibushi countered with a double footstomp. Ibushi battled back, but again got caught in a submission hold. Dragon Suplex landed a near fall for Sabre. Ibushi leveled Sabre with a knee and went for a powerbomb, only for Sabre to avoid it. Sabre did a flying headscissors into a triangle choke. Ibushi countered with a powerbomb to score the pinfall. I can’t do this match justice. This is another match worth seeking out, as it is so much different than what you see stateside.

Hiroshi Tanahashi (0-1) b. Bad Luck Fale (1-0) via Countout. Fale tried to rough up the ring announcer again, but this time the announcer got out of the ring in time. Hiroshi tried to win early with a rollup. Fale tried to muscle Tanahashi around, but Tanahashi used his quickness. Fale turned the tide by slamming the injured arm of Hiroshi across the tope rope. From there the big man resorted to pummeling The Ace. Tanahashi hit an impressive German Suplex on Fale. However a bodyslam didn’t work as well, as Fale crashed onto Tanahashi. Fale then scored a few near falls with vertical and regular splashes. Fale threw Tana to the outside, but Hiroshi did a ONE ARMED skin the cat to get back in the ring. Fale tried the Bad Luck Fall, but Tanahashi reversed it into a Slingblade, and followed it up with a High Fly Flow to the outside. Red Shoes started the countout. Fale was getting back in the ring, but was met with a Slingblade on the apron at the count of 15. This caused Fale to collapse back to the floor, and allowed Tanahashi to make it back to the ring in time. Unusual to see a countout victory, especially for a top babyface, but it absolutely worked and made sense.

Tetsuya Naito (1-0)  p. YOSHI-HASHI (1-0) with Destino. Very athletic moves sto start things out, but it didn’t take long for Naito to take things outside and whip Yoshi into the guardrail.  Naito worked over Hashi’s neck for the next few minutes. Yoshi tried to make a comeback, but kept getting cut off.  Finally, Hashi got some momentum with a shoulder breaker and a powerbomb. He went for Karma, but Naito blocked it. Naito landed a super hurricanrana and a side suplex for a two count. Crowd is solidly behind Naito. Hashi reversed Destino into a slam. Dueling strikes went well for Yoshi. Hashi locked in his Butterfly Lock submission finisher, but Naito got out of it. Hashi responded by using a sleeper hold to put Naito down, and followed that up with a swanton for a two count. Yoshi went back to the Butterfly Lock. Naito eventually made to the ropes. Hashi levelled Naito with a clotheline. Naito reversed a slam into Destino for a near fall. Finally, Naito simply hit a second Destino to get the win. Great match that made Hashi look strong even in defeat.

After the match, Naito cut a promo as the rest of Los Ingobernables De Japon joined him in the ring.

STANDINGS

 4 Hirooki Goto
 4 Tetsuya Naito
 2 Bad Luck Fale
 2 Hiroshi Tanahashi
 2 Kota Ibushi
 2 YOSHI-HASHI
 2 Zack Sabre Jr.
 2 Tomohiro Ishii
 0 Togi Makabe
 0 Yuji Nagata

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 09:10:42 AM »
Nagata and Goto really brought it.  Korakuen would have exploded if Nagata won.

Zack vs. Ibushi is a dream match living up to all the hype.  Might be my favorite Zack match and he's had a lot of good ones.

They had me believing YOSHI-HASHI was going to submit Naito with the way his neck was wrenched and all the teases with getting near the rope and being pulled back and locking in the submission tighter.  How about that sick kick that Naito took late in the match?

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 08:54:52 PM »
I know some people do not like all of his insider references, but I love Don.  He's got me wanting Gedo to punch him in the face so bad.  Don talking about garnishing Naito's wages for the next 50 years if he puts a hand on him was hysterical.  And I love him making fun of Kevin Kelly for fistbumping Okada like he is a mark and giving random shoutouts to people on Twitter who kiss up to him. 

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2017, 09:09:14 PM »
RIP Daryl :(

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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2017, 11:09:17 AM »
http://www.a1-wrestling.com/blog/2017/07/23/g1-climax-b-block-night-2-results-722/

G1 Climax B Block Night 2, Korakuen Hall 7/22 – Full Show with English Commentary by Kevin Kelly and Don Callis

Togi Makabe, Kota Ibishi, & David Finlay b. CHAOS (Hirooki Goto Tomohiro Ishii, & Gedo) when Finlay pinned Gedo with a cutter. Ishii clearly wanted Ibushi at the start, and Ibushi obliged. CHAOS took turns working over Ibushi for several minutes. Hot tag to Makabe, who has one of the best hot tags I’ve ever seen. Dueling clotheslines lead to a double tag out to Finlay and Gedo. Multi-man brawl broke out. Finlay hit a stunner on Gedo to get the win while Makabe brawled with Goto and Ishii with Ibushi.

Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado of Suzuki-Gun b. YOSHI-HASHI & Jado of CHAOS when Desperado submitted Jado with the Octopus Hold. A brawl broke out before the bell with Sabre going to the outside with Hashi while Desperado went at it with Jado. the crowd “wooed” when Jado chopped Desperado. Suzuki-Gun teamed up to work over Jado. A double tag out to Hashi and Sabre. Hashi and Sabre went back and forth until Desperado tagged back in. Jado and Desperado were going at it, but Sabre kicked Jado in the head from behind. The finish came when Desperado hit Jado with Pinche Loco on Jado while Sabre held Hashi in the Octopus Hold.

Yuji Nagata & Tomoyuki Oka b. IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi & Katsuya Kitamura when Nagata pinned Kitamura with the Back Drop Hold. Good gravy Kitamura is teaming with Tanahashi. Is there no greater honor at his experience level? Nagata and Tanahashi sterted out, since they are having a match at tomorrow’s A Block show. They fought to a standstill, and the Young Lions tagged in, and also went to a standstill. Nagata tagged in and kicked Kitamura, which got no-sold. Nagata and Oka worked over Kitamura. Hot tag to Tanahashi. Nagata went for the Shiromi armbar, but it got broken up. Tanahashi reversed Nagats’ kicks into a Dragon Screw, and tagged in Kitamura. Gut Wrench Suplex on Nagata by Kitamura. Kitamura racked Nagata, but Oka broke it up. Nagata finished off Kitamura with th Back Drop Hold.

Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, & BUSHI) b. The Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens) when Naito pinned Owens with a roll-up. Hiromu came accompanied by his stuffed cat Daryll. Muti-Man brawl broke out early. LIJ started out on top,  but Bullet Club took it to the outside to gain the advantage. Fale slammed Naito on the announcer’s desk and ripped up Daryll. Bullet Club continued to work over Hiromu, including Yujiro, who shares the last name Takahashi. Fale tagged in and powered through double team attempts. Multi-Man brawl broke out again. Naito blocked the Package PiledriKover and hit a low blow on Owens. He then got the pin on Owen with a low blow followed by a rollup.
Hiromu mourned the loss of Daryll after the match.

Onto the tournament matches.

Toru Yano (0-1) p. Satoshi Kojima (0-1) with a low blow. Hiroyoshi Tenzan accompanied Kojima to the ring. Yano squirted Kojima with a water bottle off the bat and then tried several pin attempts. Kojima would have nothing of it and went on the offense, complete with squirtin Yano in the face with his own water bottle. Yano hit a reverse atomic block and removed a turnbuckle pad (big surprise). Kojima whipped Yano into the exposed turnbuckles and jit his rapid fire chopso. However Yano avoided the top rope elbow by rolling to the oppoiste corner. DDT by Kojima sent Yano to the outside. DDT by Kojima on the outside. Yano kicked out of a top rope elbpw. Yano ducked lariat, used the referee as a distraction, and hit a mule kick low blow to get the underhanded win.

EVIL (0-1) p. Juice Robinson (1-0) with a STO. Major shine on Juice out of the gate. Evil whipped Juice into the ring barriers to gain advantage. Juice hit a reverse DDT and a senton for a two count. Juice hit a Lariat and a powerbomb for a near fall. Evil reversed a Pulp Friction attempt into a Dragon Suplex. In the end, Evil hit the STO for the win. Much better match than I am giving credit in my coommentary. Another match where the loser looked stronger in defeat.
 
 Minoru Suzuki (0-1) p. SANADA (1-0) with a Gotch Piledriver.
El Desperado accompanied Suzuki to the ring. Shine on Sanada early on. Penalty Kick to Sanada on the outside turned the tides in favor of Suzuki. Suzuki toyed with Sanada with slapping kicks and taunts. Sanada tied up Suzuki and hit a basement dropkick. Sanada went for the Skull End, But Suzuki reversed it into a Sleeper. Sanada powered out of a Gotch Piledriver. Sanada hit a TKO for a near fall. Several reversals between the Skull End and Sleeper Hols. In the end Suzuki hit the Gotch Piledriver for the win.

Kenny Omega (1-0) p. Tama Tonga (1-0) with the One Winged Angel. Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens accompained Tonga to the ring. Tonga assaulted Omega befire the bell. Tonga whipped Omega into the ring barricades and cut a profanity laced promo saying “If you want to be Bullet Club, you have to be one of us”. Tonga stalked Omega for the next several minutes. Omega dodged a Gun Stun and hit a hurricanrana. The crowd clapped the Terminator theme. Omega hit a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Back and forth fisticuffs between the two. Tonga reversed the One Winged Angel into the Tonga Twist. Omega reversed a gun Stun into a Dragon Suplex, and finished him with a One Winged Angel.
After the match they all did the Too Sweet gesture, showing that the faction will live on.

Kazuchika Okada (1-0) p. Michael Elgin (1-0) with a Rainmaker. Tie up into the corner, which Elgin broke cleanly by mocking Okada’s break. Okada returned the favor, but got met with a forearm. The action spilled to the outside, with Okada attempting a cross body press, which Elgin literally caught and turned into a slam. Back in the ring, Okada hit a neckbreaker. Elgin turned an elbow attempt into a German Suplex, and followed it up with three more German Suplexes. Okada rallied with an elbow to the corner and a DDT. Elgin with a powerslam. Okada rallied with a neckbreaker and a top rope elbowdrop. Okada put Elgin on the top rope and dropkicked him to the outside. Elgin turned a top rope dropkick attempt into a powerbomb. Amazing spot. Elgin with an enziguiri. Okada with a German Suplex. Elgin reversed a Rainmaker into his own Rainmaker and followed it up with a powerbomb for a very close near fall. Okada dodged a Buckle Bomb, and met Elgin’s body press attempt with a dropkick. Dueling strikes favored Elgin. Superplex by Elgin for a two count. Rainmaker reversal into a powerbomb for another near fall. Okada reversed a Burning Hammer into a Rainmaker, and followed it up with another Rainmaker. Okada went for a third Rainmaker but Elgin dodged. Elgin went for a Buckle Bomb, only for Okada to turn it into a final Rainmaker to end the match.

After the match Okada cut a promo, presumably with his “I have three things to say” gimmick where he only says two things.

STANDINGS

4 Kazuchika Okada
4 Kenny Omega
2 EVIL
2 Juice Robinson
2 Minoru Suzuki
2 Sanada
2 Toru Yano
2 Tama Tonga
0 Michael Elgin
0 Satoshi Kojima
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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2017, 07:43:29 PM »
Great main event with Okada and Elgin.  Elgin almost had it on that BT Bomb!

Juice is really impressing me.  It's awesome to see the success he is having on a big stage.

What happens if there is a 3 way tie at the end of a block and the three wrestlers are all 1-1 against each other?

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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2017, 10:20:14 PM »
http://www.a1-wrestling.com/blog/2017/07/24/g1-climax-a-block-night-3-results-723/

G1 Climax A Block Night 3, 7/23 Tokyo Machida Gymnasium – Full Show with Japanese Commentary

Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) b. Michael Elgin & Katsuyori Kitamura when Kojima pinned Kitamura with a Lariat. Kojima and Elgin have a tournament match on the next show. Shine on Elgin out of the gate. Kitamura tagged in and landed several chops and a gut wrench suplex. Kojima tagged out to Tenza, who took control. Kojima came back in and hit his rapid fore chops on Kitmaura. Top Rope Elbow on Kitamura for a two count. Hot tag to Elgin, who ran wild with clotheslines. Falcon Arrow on Kijima for a two count. Kitamura tagged in and racked Kojima. Kojima countered with a Koji Cutter and Lariat to score the victory. Perfectly fine opening match.


Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, & El Desperado) b. Juice Robinson, David Finlay, & Hirai Kawato when Deperado submitted Kawato with Pinche Loco. Suzuki-Gun attacked before the bell, and tossed the babyfaces around outside of the ring. Suzuki and Juice squared off in the ring, with Suzuki grounding Juice with leglocks. Suzukie even took Juice to the outside and rang his knee around a chair while sitting in it. Like a day at the park. Nack in the ring Taichi tagged in and hit Juice with the ring bell. The heels took turns working over Juice. Double tag out to Finlay and Desperado. Flying uppercut by Finlay scored a two-count. Kawato tagged in and got a near fall on Desperado. Kawato and Desperado were going toe to toe when Suzuki stalked Kawato and hit him from behind. Desperado then hit his finisher Pinche Loco to score the pinfall victory.


After the match Suzukie wrapped Juice’s leg around the ring barrier because he’s a jerk. Oka and Finlay helped Juice to the back.


EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon b. Tama Tonga & Chase Owens of Bullet Club when EVIL submitted Owens with the Banshee Muzzle. A brawl broke out before the bell between the two heel factions. Owens and Takahashi squared off before Owens tagged out to Tonga. EVIL tagged in and hit several sentons. Evil and Takahashi double teamed Owens until Evil locked in the Banshee Muzzle for the submission win


IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi of Bullet Club b. Toru Yano & Hado of CHAOS when Takahashi pinned Jado with a Pimp Juice DDT. Comedy early on between Jado and Yujiro. Omega choked out Yano with Yujiro’s cane on the outside. Bullet Club double teamed Jado until Yano got the hot tag. Of course, Yano immediately reomved the turnbuckle pads. Dueling hair pull spots between Yano and Omega. Yujiro hit Jado with the Pimp Juice DDT to get the three count.


SANADA & BUSHI of Los Ingobernables De Japon b. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada & Gedo of CHAOS when Bushi pinned Gedo with a MX. Sanada started out with Okada. The two went back and forth to a standstill. Double tag out to Gedo and BUSHI. LIJ took turns working over Gedo’s beard. Yes, you read that correctly. Multi-Man Brawl broke out, with Okada and Sanada going at it. Sanada locked the Skull End on Okada, while Bushi hit the MX on Gedo to get the win.


Onto the tournament matches


Zack Sabre Jr. (1-1) s. YOSHI-HASHI (1-1) with the Octopus Hold. Desperado accompanied ZSJ to the ring. Back and forth athletic action in the opening moments. ZSJ locked up Hashi in a submission, and grabbed ea h appendage Hashi tried to reach out to the ropes with. Hashi made a comeback with clothesliness and dropkicks. Powerbomb on Sabre for a two count. Hashi kicked Desperado down to the floor, but missed a swanton. ZSJ regained control with a triangle choke. Hashi made it to the ropes. Hashi rallied with holds of his own, but ZSJ locked in the Octopus Hold, getting the submission victory.


IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi (1-1) p. Yuji Nagata (0-2) with a High Fly Flow. Lots of mat based wrestling and reversals early on, with neither man gaining an advantage. Nagata put Tanahashi in a Figure Four, which had a back ad forth reversal. Nagta leveled Tanahashi with kicks. Tanahashi is working heel here, which is something I never thought I’d type. Nagata locked in the Shiromi Armbar. Superplex by Nagata scored a two count. Tanahasho reversed a Back Drop Hold into Slingblade. After some back aand forth action, Tananhashi hit the High Fly Flow for the win.


Bad Luck Fale (1-1) p. Tetsuya Naito (2-0) with the Bad Luck Fall. Naito jumped Fale before the bell to gain an early advantage. Naturally, he used his speed and agility to keep the bigger man on his toes. Fale eventially Caught Naito and threw him into the railing. Fale dominated the match for several minutes afterwards. Naito made a comeback with dropkick variations. Fale blocked a Destino attempt. Naito turned a Hand Grenade into a DDT. However, Fale wouldn’t stay downn and hit a Hand Grenade followed by the Bad Luck Fall to score the win.


Kota Ibushi (1-1) p. Tomohiro Ishii (1-1) with a Last Ride Powerbomb. One of the things I like about the G1 is the variance off wrestling styles, and this is a perfect example. Ishii is a great brawler, whereas Ibushi is very agile. These two went at it right off the bat with strikes. Back and forth dueling forearms. Ishii weakened Ibushi with headbutts until Ibushi rallied with dropkicks. Moonsault by Ibushi for a two count. Ishii began no-selling Ibushi’s kicks, and fired back with strikes of his own. Ibushi returned the no-sell and battled back to his feet. The two erupted in strikes to each other, with Ibushi finally leveling Ishii. German Suplex by Ishii. Kota with a backflip kick. Ishii leveled Ibushi with a lariat, and placed him on the turnbuckles. Delayed brainbuster off the second rope by Ishii got a two count. Ishii got another near fall with his sliding lariat. Ibushi flipped out of a German Suplex attempt and decked Ishii with a kick. Another lariat by Ishii, but Ibushi kicked out at one. Another German Suplex, this time by Ibushi. Ishii tried to fight his way out with headbutts, but  Ibushi finished him off with the Last Ride Powerbomb. Excellent match that I can’t possibly do justice to.


Togi Makabe (0-2) p. Hirooki Goto (2-0) with The King Kong Kneedrop. The lone remaining member of GBH is so far winless in the tournament, and Goto has yet to lose. The two hosses went at it, with Goto clotheslining Makabe off the top rope to the outside. Goto worked over Makabe with submissions. Makabe began motioning for Goto to continue to “Bring it” with sstrikes. Makabe decked Goto with a shoulderblock. Northern Lights by Makabe scored a near fall. The two traded lariats, knocking each other down twice. Makabe missed the King Kong Kneedrop. Goto rallied with another lariat. Sleeper by Goto. The two battled atop the turnbuckles, with Makabe knocking Goto back and hitting the King Kong Kneedrop. Makabe followed it up with a Kong Kong Powerbomb, but only got a two count. Makabe hit the top rope back suplex, and hit another King Kong Kneedrop to finally put down Goto and get on the board. Great hossfight!


After the match, Makabe closed out the show with a promo.


STANDINGS


4 Bad Luck Fale
 4 Hirooki Goto
 4 Hiroshi Tanahashi
 4 Kota Ibushi
 4 Tetsuya Naito
 4 Zack Sabre Jr.
 2 Togi Makabe
 2 Tomohiro Ishii
 2 YOSHI-HASHI
 0 Yuji Nagata

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2017, 08:58:52 PM »
Good Gravy Juice vs. Suzuki is awesome Good vs. Evil

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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2017, 03:11:55 AM »
Suzuki dissected Juice.

I hope Jim Cornette does not watch Omega vs. Yano.

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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2017, 04:54:21 PM »
Suzuki dissected Juice.

I hope Jim Cornette does not watch Omega vs. Yano.

I don't care what anybody says, I loved that match. But I can see how some people wouldn't.  You know what you're going to get with a Toru Yano Match.

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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2017, 11:46:10 PM »
Great 1-2 punch on the Day 8 show with Okada vs. Kojima and Omega vs. Elgin.  The crowd was great on this show.  Okada got a lot of boos going against Kojima.

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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2017, 12:20:41 AM »
If you aren't watching the postmatch interviews, make sure to give them a watch for Juice.  He is giving great, passionate interviews.  Guy is putting his whole heart into this.

Must win for Ibushi today.  Hope he can keep hope alive for an Omega vs. Ibushi final.

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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2017, 09:11:20 PM »
G1 Climax B Block Night 3, Big Palette Fukushima 7/25 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary

Togi Makabe & Ryusuke Taguchi b. Kota Ibushi & Shota Umino when Taguchi submitted Umino with an Anklelock. A brawl broke out early. Umino missed a dropkick, and Taguchi capitalized. Makabe and Taguchi worked over Umino. Ibushi got the hot tag and kicked aroound both Taguchi and Makabe. Moonsault on Makabe for a two count. Ibushi and Makabe exchanged strikes. Makabe rolled through a German Suplex and dropped Ibushi with a lariat. Taguchi tagged in and went back and forth with Ibushi before Umino tagged in. Umino hit several running elbows and went for a Boston Crab, which got broken up by Makabe. Ibushi and Makabe spilled to the outside while Taguchi locked in the Oh My & Garankle Anklelock for the submission. Ibushi and Makabe continued to brawl after the match.

Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI of CHAOS b. Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura when Hashi submitted Oka with the Butterfly Lock. Oka and Kitamura must have a respectful rivalry because they’re usually on opposing sides at each other’s throats. Oka and Ishii started the match out swinging. Two two charged into each other like raging bulls. Hashi tagged himmself in, and he and Ishii worked over Oka. Hot tag to Kitamura, who ran wild with shoulderblocks and power moves. He and Hashi exchanged chops. Hashi put Kitamura in a Boston Crab, but Oka broke it up. The Young Lions took turns teaming Hashi. Hashi leveled Kitamura with a lariat and locked in the Butterfly Lock to get a submission victory.

Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon b. Yuji Nagata & Hirai Kawato when Takahashi submitted Kawato with a Boston Crab. Takahashi came out acting like he was still holding Darryl. So apparently the Ghost OF Darryl is around. Naito teased starting out with Nagata, but tagged out to Takahashi. Nagata got some offense on Takahashi before tagging out to Kawato. Takahashi and Kawato went at it in the ring while Nagata and Naito brawled on the outside. Back in the ring, the heels worked over Kawato. Hot tag to Nagata, who went at it again with Naito. Double tag out. Kawato hit a springboard dropkick for a two count on Takahashi. Nagata broke up a Boston Crab on Kawato. Kawato kicked out of a Takahashi superkick. This time, Naito held Nagata at bay while Takahashi Locked the Boston Crab in again to get the win.

After the match, Naito mocked Nagata’s salute and the two came to blows. Security separated them.

Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens) b. Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi, & El Desperado) when Takahashi pinned Taichi with the Pimp Juice DDT. Fale tried to rough up the referee, ring announcer, but the announcer escaped. Multi-Man brawl broke out at the start between the two heel factions. Desperado and Owens became the legal men. DVD by Owens on Desperado. Double tag out to Fale and ZSJ. ZSJ kept dodging Fale’s power moves and turning them into holds. Takahashi tagged in and decked ZSJ with kicks. Taichi tagged in and the SG Trio worked over Takahashi. Taichi tried to chop Fale to no avail. Desperado joined Taichi in trying to beat down Fale, but that just lead to the “Monster spot” with Fale tossing the two aside. Takahashi got back in and hit Taichi with the Pimp Juice DDT for the pinfall victory.

Fale and ZSJ had a staredown with Fale to sell their A Block match on the next show.

Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay b. Hirooki Goto & Jado of CHAOS when Finlay pinned Jado with a Stunner. Finlay and Jado started out. Finlay was going for a middle rope move, but Jado collapsed comically. Tanahashi and Goto went to the outsidw while Jado stayed on Finlay. Back in the ring Jado and Goto got the heat on Finlay. Hot tag to Tanahashi, who knocked around Goto and hit a second rope senton. Goto decked Tanahashi with a clothesline and hit a dragon screw. Finlay tagged in, as did Jado and they teamed Finlay. Tanahshi saved Finlay from the elevated DDT and knocked Goto oout of the ring. Jado tried a suplex on Tanahashi, but it got reversed into a neckbreaker. Tanahashi dove to the outside onto Goto. Back in the ring Finlay hit a Stunner on Jado to land the three count.

Onto the Tournament Matches

Michael Elgin (0-2) p. Satoshi Kojima (0-2) with a Powerbomb. As usual Tenzan accompanied his best friend to the ring. Elgin and Kojima traded running shoulderblocks, which Kojima came out on top with. Nackbreaker by Satoshi, followed by a powerslam by Elgin for a two count. Kojima kicked out of a springboard splash. Elgin missed a corner splash, and got met with Kojima’s rapid fire splash. Kojima hit his top rope elbow for a near fall. Elgin hit a release German Suplex, and followed it with a successful corner splash. DDT by Satoshi. Another DDT by Kojima on the ring apron, and went for a plancha that Mike dodged. Elgin then slammed Kojima into the ring apron. Elgin hit a Falcon Arrow for another near fall. They traded blocking each other’s clotheslines. Suplex got Kojima a two count. Enziguiri by Elgin, but Kojima countered with a Koji Cutter. Elgin jumped off the second rope but was met with a Lariat. Buckle Bomb by Elgin, but Kojima fired back with another lariat, causing both men to go down. They battled up to the top rope, with Elgin hitting a top rope sunset flip followed by a powerbomb to finally get the win. Good big man match, but the hossfights have been better.
After the match, Elgin checked on Kojima and gave him applause.

EVIL (1-1) p. Tama Tonga (1-1) with the STO. The two heels immediately went outside of the ring and started brawling through the crowd. Tonga whipped Evil into a vendor door. The referee desperately tried to break things up, and got thrown into the door as well. Tonga took the ref and pulled him back into the ring, and demanded he start counting. Evil looked to make the count, so Tonga ran back out and attacked him again. Back in the ring, Tonga went on the offense. Evil fought back with a side slam, and clotheslined Tonga out of the ring. Back outside, Evil whipped Tonga into the ropes, and used his chair attack. Back in the ring, Evil went for a submission, but Tonga battled out of it. Alabama Slam by Tonga got a two count. Amazing clothesline by Evil turned Tonga inside oout. A Powerbomb by Evil for a near fall. STO Attempt by Evil got blocked. Evil kicked out of a DDT. The two kept trading attempts at their finishers at least two or three times, with Evil finally hitting the STO for the win.

Minoru Suzuki (1-1) p. Juice Robinson (1-1) with the Gotch Piledriver. El Desperado accompanied Suzuki to ringside. Juice had a very good “brave face” on, meaning you could tell he was afraid, but was going to face the fear anyway. Suzuki attacked Juice before the bell and whipped him into the barricade. Suzuki tried a seond time, but Juice reversed. Desperado tried to attack Juice, but got whipped ito the barricade as well. Back in the ring Juice scored a near fall with a senton. Juice even blocked Suzuki’s armbar into the ropes. HOever, Suzuki quickly switched to a leglock around the ropes. The match went to the outside again with Suzuki hitting juiced with the ring barriers and chairs. Desperado joined in on the beatdown. Juice beat the count to the ring, and got tossed to the outside again. Suzuki smahed Juice’s leg with a chair, got back in the ring, and mocked Juice’s inability to stand. Juice made it to his feet and exchanged chops. Spinebuster by Juice, followed by a cannonball and a back suplex for a near fall. Minoru went back on the offensive with leglocks. Juice escaped to the ropes and went for Pulp Friction, but failed to land it. Suzuki then hit the Gotch Piledriver for the win.
After the match Suzuki contionued to attack Juice, as well as the ring crew and Hirai Kawato. What a mean, mean human being.

Kenny Omega (2-0) b. Toru Yano (1-1) by countout. Yano offered Omega a CHAOS DVD as a gift. Omega was going to throw it into the crowd, but Yano pleaded with him to just open in. Of course, therewas powder inside and Yano kicked it into Omega’s eyes. Omega kicked out of a low blow, so Yano immediately when to remove all four turnbuckles while Omega writhed around blinded. Omega got whipped into the exposed buckles. Double hair pull spot. Yano fled the ring and got chased around the ring. He tried to hide under the ring, but Omega caught him. Yano hit Omega with a bucket, and then found tape to tape Omega’s legs together. Omega grabbed the tape and taped Yano’s leg together. This meant neither man could walk or run, and had to hop on both feet around the ring. They even tried Irish Whips and Suplexes like this. Finaly Omega got scissors and freed himself. Yano tried to cut himself free and was met with a V-Trigger. A second V-Trigger sent Yano to the outside where he failed to make the 20 count.

Kazuchika Okada (2-0) p. SANADA (1-1) with a Rainmaker. This is one of the matches I’ve most wanted to see when it was announced. Okada, arguably the greatest wrestler in the world, versus one of the hottest young prospects in the world. Feeliing out process to start things off, with both men sticking to mat based tactics. Sanada grappled Okada into the corner, and teased a break, but Okada reversed it and did his mocking clean break. Sanada knocked Okada to the outside to gain control of the match. Back in the ring a snap suplex got a near fall. Extended chinlock spot. Okada battled back with elbows and a DDT. On the outside, Okada hit his bodypress over the barrier. Sanada low blowed Okada on his way into the ring. He went to tie up Okada, but Okada powered out. Hurricanrana by Sanada, who then successfully tied up Okada and hit a basement dropkick. The two traded some dueling strikes before Okada hit a neckbreaker. Sanada blocked a rainmaker and hit a springboard dropkick. Back Suplex by Sanada for a two count. Sanada went for the Cold Skull Dragon Sleeper, but Okada made it to the ropes. TKO landed a two count for Sanada. Okada with a Tombstone Piledriver and Too Awesome Dropkick. Sanada reversed a Rainmaker into a Tombstone of his own and locked in the Skull End. Okada refused to tap, and eventually made it to the ropes. Slam and moonsault by Sanada, who went right back into the Skull End. Okada reversed out of it and hit a Rainmaker, leaving both men on the mat. Okada lifted Sanada for a second Rainmaker, which connected. Okada went for a third Rainmaker, and Sanada sparked to life, desperately going for reversals. However, Okada eventually landed the third Rainmaker to score the pin and remain undefeated so far in the tournament.

After the match, Okada cut a promo. Presumably his “I have three things to say” promo where he only has two things to say.

STANDINGS
 6 Kazuchika Okada
 6 Kenny Omega
 4 EVIL
 4 Minoru Suzuki
 2 Juice Robinson
 2 Michael Elgin
 2 Sanada
 2 Toru Yano
 2 Tama Tonga
 0 Satoshi Kojima

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Re: G1 Climax 27 Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2017, 09:13:58 PM »
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G1 Climax A Block Night 4, 7/26 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary

Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi of Bullet Club b. Juice Robinson & David Finlay of Taguchi Japan when Takahashi pinned Finlay with a Pimp Juice DDT.
Juice and Tonga started out, with Juice coming out on top early on, until Takahashi tripped up Juice from the outside. Tonga went to work on Juice’s leg, which was the target of Minoru Suzuki the previous night. Tonga and Takahashi worked over Juice for the heat. Juice rallied with a spinebuster, and got the hot tag to Finlay, who outwrestled both heels for a while. Takahashi bit Finlay to get out of a Stunner, then hit the Pimp Juice DDT for the win.

Toru Yano & Jado of CHAOS b. SANADA & BUSHI of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Yano pinned Bushi with a Low Blow. LIJ attacked before the bell, with Sanada tying up Jao on the mat. Yano pulled the shirts of Sanada and Bushi over their heads and hit them with a double low blow for a quick roll up victory. Jado remained tied up into a ball on the mat. Yano untied Jado, who seemed to be unaware that they’d already won.

NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki & Taichi b. EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Takahashi pinned Taichi. El Desperado accompanied his fellow Suzuki-Gun members to the ring, as usual.A brawl broke out before the bell, and spilled to the outside early. Suzuki gouged Evil’s forehead with a pen, while Taichi used his mic stand on Takahashi. Back in the ring, Suzuki continued to work over Evil. A Penalty Kick by Suzuki scored a two count. Evil started fighting back with forearms. Suzuki dodged the STO and put Evil in a Sleeper, and went for the Gotch Piledriver. Evil powered out of the Piledriver. Double tag out to the Junior Heavyweights. Flying headscissors and basement dropkick by Takahashi. Taichi tossed the referee into Takahashi, which prompted El Desperado to interfere. With the referee down, Taichi used his mic stand as a weapon and rolled up Takahashi. However, the referee had not recovered. Takahashi used the mic on Taichi and rolled him up as the referee came to for the win.

After the match, Suzuki snapped and attacked the ring crew with a chair. Evil and Takahashi walked to the back with Evil carrying Suzuki’s NEVER Openweight Title.

Michael Elgin & Ryusuke Taguchi b. IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega & Chase Owens of Bullet Club when Elgin pinned Owens with a Powerbomb. Owens and Taguchi started out, but Omega cheapshotted Taguchi from behind. The heels cut off Taguchi and double teamed him. Hot tag to Elgin, who rallied against both men, including a flying headscissors (?!?!) on Omega. Falcon Arrow on Owens for a two count. Elgin went for a superplex, but Omega broke it up from behind. Double superkick on Elgin. The heels tried to whip both faces into the ropes, but the faces countered with double hip attacks. Elgin hit the buckle bomb on Owens onto Omega, who was standing in the corner. Elgin followed it up with a powerbomb to get the pinfall.

Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) b. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada & Gedo of CHAOS when Kojima pinned Gedo with a Lariat. A brawl broke oout early, with Okada and Kojima going to the outside leaving Tenzan and Gedo in the ring as the legal men. Okada seemingly disposed of Kojima and rejoined Gedo to double team Tenzan. Hot tag to Tenzan who hit Okada with his rapid fire chops. DDT on Okada. Kojima ducked a Rainmaker and hit a forearm. Okada countered a lariat attempt with a dropkick, and tagged in Gedo. Tencozy double teamed Gedo and hit a 3D, but Okada broke the pin. Tenzan tossed Okada to the outside while Kojima finished off Gedo with a lariat.

Tournament Matches

Tomohiro Ishii (2-1) p. YOSHI-HASHI (1-2) with a brainbuster. Collared elbow tie-up to start off, but it soon went to fisticuffs. Dueling chops favored Hashi, but Ishii countered with a shoulderblock. Ishii hit several strikes, to which Hashi responded with a neckbreaker. Hashi draped Ishii over the top rope and hit a dropkick for a two count. Hashi hit several kicks, which only seemed to enraged Ishii. More back and forth strikes between the two. Facebuster by Hashi for a two count. Superplex by Ishii also got a near fall. Hashi leveled Ishii with a lariat, and hit a Swanton, but Ishii kicked out. Hashi put Ishii in the Butterfly Lock, but Ishii made it to the ropes. Hashi landed a running knee for a two count. Ishii reversed a Karma attempt into a DDT. Hashi kicked out of a powerbomb, and decked Ishii with a lariat. Hashi landed several more strikes, which Ishii no-sold. Ishii landed a sliding clothesline for a near fall, and finished off Hashi with a brainbuster.

Zack Sabre Jr. (2-1) p. Bad Luck Fale (2-1) with a roll up. Fale threw down the ring announcer once again. ZSJ grapevined himself around Fale to try several holds. Fale threw him to the outside and whipped him into the barricade. Fale shoulderblocked Desperado for good measuere, and whacked Sabre’s back into the ringpost. Back in the ring, Fale muscled Zack around for several minutes. ZSJ made a comeback with well placed strikes. Octopus Hold by ZSJ, which Fale tried to power out of. Corner Splash by Fale for a two count. Zack reversed a Bad Luck Fall attempt into an Anklelock, but Fale made it to the ropes. ZSJ then reversed a Hand Grenade attempt into an Armbar, and rolled up Fale for a surprise pin

Togi Makabe (1-2) p. Kota Ibushi (2-1) with a King Kong Kneedrop. Back and forth strikes to start things off. Ibushi landed a dropkick and a plancha to the outside. He whipped Makabe into the barricade, but then found himself whipped into the ringpost by Makabe. Makabe worked over Ibushi for a few minutes, until Ibishi mounted a comebo=ack with another dropkick. Standing moonsault by Ibushi for a near fall. Lariat by Makabe for a two count. Ibushi battled back with his own clotheslines. Top rope hurricanrana scored Ibushu another near fall. Snap German Suplex by Ibushi, followed by a backflip kick. Flying knee by Makabe. Ibushi kicked out of a powerbomb, so Makabe went to the top and hit the King Kong Kneedrop for the clean win.

Tetsuya Naito (2-1) p. Yuji Nagata (0-3) with Destino. Lots of dodged kicks between the two to start things off.Naito gained the upper hand by whipping Nagata into the barricades. Headscissors submission by Naito, followed by a neckbreaker for a near fall. Nagata battled back with forearms and kicks. Exploder Suplex for a two count. Naito with a Tornado DDT. Naito angrily stomped Nagata and spit in his face. Nagata made a comeback with several more kicks, and hit a pair of German Suplexes. Dueling slaps lead to Nagata locking in the Shiromi armbar. Naito reversed a suplex into a Destino, but Nagata kicked out. Naito then got the win with a second Destino.

IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi (2-1) Hirooki Goto (2-1) with a High Fly Flow. Goto gained the upper hand early on with shoulderblocks, and clotheslined Tanahashi to the outside. For like the 27th time somebody got whipped to the guardrails. Back in the ring Goto worked over Tanahashi’s bad arm. Hiroshi battled back with punches and a dragon screw. Goto kicked out of a senton. Stinger Splash by Tanahashi followed by a German Suplex. Goto no-sold the German and hit a Back Suplex of his own. Tanahashi reversed a fireman’s carry into a Slingblade, but missed a High Fly Flow. Goto locked in a sleeper, and hit an Ushigoroushi for a near fall. Goto hit an inverted GTR, but Tanahashi reversed a regular GTR into a neckbreaker. Another Slingblade for another near fall. This time, Tanahashi hit a pair of High Fly Flows to win the match.

STANDINGS

 6 Hiroshi Tanahashi
 6 Tetsuya Naito
 6 Zack Sabre Jr.
 4 Bad Luck Fale
 4 Hirooki Goto
 4 Kota Ibushi
 4 Togi Makabe
 4 Tomohiro Ishii
 2 YOSHI-HASHI
 0 Yuji Nagata