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NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 3 – Results and Review

This show is the second show for the A Block, and the first set of block matches for A Block in Japan. This show is headlined by Hiroshi Tanahashi vs KENTA with much more.

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See full results from;

  1. Night 1
  2. Night 2

See my G129 Primer HERE.

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Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero. Chris Charlton is on translation

Yuya Uemura, Tomoaki Honma & Hirooki Goto vs Yota Tsuji, Toa Henare & Juice Robinson

  • The Young Lions kick this off with strikes, then Toa and Honma tag in. At just before the four minute point Goto and Juice tag in to preview their match tomorrow and they go hard but only for about a minute. Toa Henare pins Yuya Uemura after a big spear-slam and a uranage for the win. Winners: Toa Henare, Juice Robinson and Yota Tsuji in 6:31.

Jon Moxley & Shota Umino vs Jeff Cobb & Ren Narita

  • This match prepares us for the single match tomorrow between Jon Moxley and Jeff Cobb. Shota comes to the ring with a Moxley tee on and the US Championship belt on his shoulder as they walk through the crowd. The Young Lions kick off the match and Narita is apparently jealous of Shota and his new friendship with Moxley and fights hard. The finish comes when Cobb hits Shota with the Tour of the Islands. Moxley and Cobb get face-to-face after the match and Cobb says he wants the US Championship after he beats him. Winners: Jeff Cobb and Ren Narita in 4:54.

“Switchblade” Jay White, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi vs Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano

  • Ishii will face Jay White on tomorrow’s G1 Climax show and this match is here to preview it. Jay and Ishii start, until Jay “slithers” back into his corner and tags out. Yujiro and YOSHI-HASHI start. This spills to the outside and when they come back in, Bullet Club have targeted the leg of YOSHI-HASHI. Five minutes of heat on YOSHI-HASHI and Ishii finally tags in against Jay White. Jay DDTs Ishii and Ishii holds his neck, but Ishii doesn’t have a neck, so he holds his shoulder. Jay and Ishii go for a few minutes then they tag Yano and Chase respectively. Yano does his comedy schtick, then everyone gets in to do a spot and Yano wins with a low blow and a roll up on Chase. Winners: Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and YOSHI-HASHI in 9:24.

Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi vs Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI

  • Suzuki-gun attack LIJ but Taichi stands behind Naito and they face off. Suzuki attacks Shingo near the announcers as Taichi beats on Naito. Suzuki tags in, he is more of a monster now than ever. All three of Suzuki-gun get heat on Naito for the first five minutes. Shingo tags in and is a house of fire, until Minoru Suzuki tags in. BUSHI tags in and all three of LIJ attack Minoru Suzuki. For the first time LIJ are in control. Moments later, Suzuki gave BUSHI a GSP for the win. Suzuki is angry that he isnt in this G1, and so am I. Winners: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in 8:34.

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G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

  • Win: 2 Points
  • Draw: 1 Point
  • Loss: 0 Points

Bad Luck Fale vs Lance Archer

  • They starts by running into each other. A stair down the Fale slaps Archer. Archer runs through Fale, sending both men through the ropes and to ringside. They fight onto the commentary tables and then go deep into the crowd. Archer is thrown into the chairs, sending them flying. They destroy the whole ringside area. Archer gets in at 13 and takes a Tongan massage on his surgically repaired back. Fale beats on Archer in the corner then slams Fale in the middle of the ring. Fale goes for a elbow and that’s when Archer makes a comeback. These two mammoths trade huge shots in this match, from a superplex to Archer, a Grenade to Archer, then a Chokeslam to Fale and with the Claw and leverage, Archer pinned Fale. Winner: Lance Archer in 10:14.

SANADA vs Will Ospreay

  • The bell sounds and the fans chant “Ospreay” then they lock up. They speed up and flip or unroll out of everything and get an applause. Ospreay trys to get the Paradise lock on SANADA but doesn’t know how. SANADA gets the Paradise lock on Ospreay but Ospreay pops out. SANADA gets Ospreay in the Paradise lock in the ropes and Ospreay cannot escape. They do so much in such a short time, but then sell it all, making it all matter. This is a great match up for Ospreay coming into the G1 this year and showcases what both can do athletically. At the fifteen minute call SANADA reversed a Stormbreaker into a Skull End. When SANADA goes for a moonsault, Ospreay moves but SANADA lands on his feet. They reverse everything back-and-forth, but in the end, Ospreay hits an Oscutter and a Stormbreaker for the win. Winner: Will Ospreay in 17:07.

Kazuchika Okada vs Zack Sabre Jr

  • Zack has been claiming that after he wins this match he wants a title match in London at Royal Quest. ZSJ wraps Okada up early. Zack reverses a dropkick into about three submissions. Zack targets the legs of Okada, for now. Okada fights back and hits a DDT and a classic Okada neckbreaker as Okada targets the neck. Okada hits a tombstone moments later but ZSJ continues. ZSJ moves onto working over body parts as he works over the arms next. Okada sticks to attacking the neck and just before the twelve minute point, Okada hits ZSJ with a Rainmaker to win. Disappointing for Zack that he now doesn’t have a win over the champ to claim his title shot. Winner: Kazuchika Okada in 12:00.

Kota Ibushi vs “King of Darkness” EVIL

  • They starts by running at each other and trading forearms. Ibushi uses his kicks to put down EVIL but not long in, EVIL goes straight for the injured ankle of Ibushi. EVIL works over Ibushi for about five minutes and Ibushi comes back with a dropkick but doesn’t get the hight because of his ankle. Ibushi continues to kick EVIL alot, even with a badly bruised and swollen ankle. Ibushi hits a spinning bodyslam and hops up for a one legged moonsault off the second rope. Ibushi is crotched on the top rope and EVIL delivers a superplex from the top. Ibushi gives EVIL a German suplex on his head but EVIL rolls up and gives Ibushi one back. They then both hit clotheslines and both fall down. As they get up they trade forearms, Kota gets the upper hand so EVIL stomps on the foot. EVIL gets Ibushi in a modified Scorpion Deathlock to target the ankle. EVIL lays Ibushi down a goes for a top rope super senton but Ibushi moves. Kota goes for Kamigoye but EVIL reverses it and hits Darness Falls for a great nearfall. EVIL hits Everything Is Evil on Kota for the pin and two points. Winner: EVIL in 19:12.

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs KENTA

  • This starts with a couple of lock ups, with no success. KENTA slaps Tanahashi on a release so Tanahashi foes the same back. They brawl to ringside and KENTA kicks Tanahashi over the barriers. DDT to Tanahashi on the floor then KENTA takes Tanahashi back in the ring and gets a two count. KENTA beats on Tanahashi for a while until KENTA gives Tanahashi a kick to the back and Tanahashi stands up. KENTA regains control briefly until a flying forearm from Tanahashi. KENTA runs wild with kicks, a springboard dropkick then a running dropkick in the corner to Tanahashi’s face. KENTA hits a double stomp to Tanahashi but Tanahashi kicks out at two. Tanahashi fights back and gets KENTA in a Sharpshooter. KENTA hits a draping DDT and they are both down. They get up and Tanahashi hits a Slingblade, they are both down again. They forearm each other, they slap each other and Tana reverses a suplex into a Twist and Shout. Another Slingblade on KENTA then Tana hits KENTA with a High Fly Flow while standing. Tanahashi goes for one more High Fly Flow while KENTA is down but KENTA gets the knee up. A few more minutes of battling over top moves and KENTA hits the GTS on Tanahashi to win. KENTA defeats Tanahashi in the G129. Winner: KENTA in 18:36.

*NOTE: After the match KENTA trys to shake the hand of Tanahashi as he is being helped out. Tanahashi refuses and leaves. KENTA then jokes around with the crowd about who knows him, who doesn’t and who is leaving. KENTA said he isn’t here to play around and he’s here to win the G1 Climax. He says remember his face, remember his name, he was KENTA.

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Current G1 Table

A Block

  • Kazuchika Okada – 4
  • Zack Sabre Jr. – 0
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi – 0
  • Kota Ibushi – 0
  • EVIL – 2
  • SANADA – 2
  • Bad Luck Fale – 2
  • Lance Archer – 4
  • Will Ospreay – 4
  • KENTA – 4

B Block

  • Tetsuya Naito – 0
  • Tomohiro Ishii – 2
  • Juice Robinson – 2
  • Toru Yano – 2
  • Hirooki Goto – 2
  • Jay White – 0
  • Jeff Cobb – 0
  • Shingo Takagi – 0
  • Taichi – 0
  • Jon Moxley – 2


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