G1 Climax

NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 4 – Results and Review

This is the fourth night of the G1 Climax 29 and the second night of B Block action. This show will include Juice Robinson vs Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano vs Shingo Takagi, Tomohiro Ishii vs Jay White, Jeff Cobb vs Jon Moxley, and Tetsuya Naito vs Taichi in the main event.

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See full results from;

  1. Night 1
  2. Night 2
  3. Night 3

See my G129 Primer HERE.

The show opens with the G1 Climax 29 video package. The video shows previous winners, then introduces all entrants to this year’s tournament.

Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero.

Yota Tsuji & Shota Umino vs Jyushin Thunder Liger & Kota Ibushi

  • It is mentioned that the lineup has changed due to an injury to Will Ospreay. Ospreay Tweeted about details. Shota starts with the legend Liger and Liger runs through Shota. They both tag out and Yota Tsuji then gets beaten up by Kota and Liger. Shota runs in, attacks Liger and the ref so Tsuji can tag. Shota has a good showing against Kota then tags Tsuji. Tsuji fires up against Ibushi but after a slap, Kota kicks Tsuji to the mat. Kota Ibushi used the Young Lions move and nearly snapped Tsuji in half with a single leg Boston Crab for the submission win. Winners: Kota Ibushi and Jyushin Thunder Liger in 8:20.

*NOTE: After the match Liger spoke to the crowd as this is his last time in this city. Nice moment.

BUSHI, SANADA & EVIL vs Ren Narita, Toa Henare and Tomoaki Honma

  • This is a preview of the Singles match between the tag partners EVIL and SANADA that will be on July 18th, 2019. Honma gets beaten down by LIJ early on, he tries but is too slow and weak to do really anything to the much younger Los Ingobernables De Japon members. Henare does better for his team but then get double teamed by SANADA and BUSHI. Henare tags Narita as BUSHI gets in. BUSHI hits Narita with the MX for the win. Winners: Los Ingobernables De Japon; BUSHI, SANADA and EVIL in 7:18.

*NOTE: After the match LIJ didn’t fist bump, then EVIL goes for Everything is Evil, which is turned into Skull End, which EVIL escapes. They stare each other down.

Zack Sabre Jr, Lance Archer, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Minoru Suzuki vs Karl Fredericks, Clark Conners, KENTA & Hiroshi Tanahashi

  • KENAT starts with the big man, Archer and after a few kicks, KENTA tags in Karl Fredericks. Unfortunately for Karl, Archer tag Suzuki. Suzuki goes absolutely crazy and destroys everyone and everything, even targeting Rocky and the Japanese producers. Tanahashi and KENTA argue over who will get the tag against ZSJ and Tanahashi gets it. KENTA and Tana are not working together very well after their main event from the previous night. ZSJ targets the arm of Tanahashi after it was surgically repaired after Tana’s matches with Zack last year. All of Suzuki-gun get the opposition in submissions except Clark Conners and Kanemaru. Archer targets KENTA, Zack targets Tanahashi and Suzuki kills Karl Fredericks. Kanemaru pins Conners with a Deep Imapct DDT from the second rope. Winners: Suzuki-gun in 11:33.

Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale vs YOSHI-HASHI & Kazuchika Okada

  • Under two minutes and Bullet Club takes this to ringside. Bullet Club wear down YOSHI-HASHI in the ring until and five minutes in when Kazuchika Okada gets a tag and comes in against Fale. Okada hits a DDT on the Tongan Giant and a bodyslam on his third attempt. Owens is tagged in and takes a beating from Okada. After teasing a package piledriver, Okada backdrops Chase and hits a Rainmaker to win. Winners: Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI in 8:43.

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G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

Toru Yano vs Shingo Takagi

  • Yano tries to lure Shingo to the crowd by sitting on a chair, and it works. Shingo goes after Yano but Yano drop to holds Shingo onto the chair. Yano tries to block Shingo in the crowd but moving everything in the way and Shungo gets back in st 19. They fight over a chair as BUSHI runs out to distract the referee. Shingo throws the chair at Yano then hits a pumping bomber for the win. Winner: Shingo Takagi in 6:17.

Juice Robinson vs Hirooki Goto

  • They star off slow but just a few minutes in they fight at ringside and Goto sends Juice into the barriers hard. This turned into a really good fight between these two which, except early on, was mostly on the inside of the ring. Juice goes for his Juice Punch but its blocked with a headbutt to the hand. Juice then blocked Goto with a headbutt and headbutts Goto again. Juice hits the Pulp Friction to win. Winner: Juce Robinson in 12:24.

Jeff Cobb vs Jon Moxley

  • They both show off some speed and wrestling prowess within the first minute, then they spill to ringside. At ringside Moxley targets the left arm and shoulder of Cobb. Moxley takes this to ringside again and looks for something under the ring but doesn’t find it so tries to powerbomb Cobb down the ramp. Moxley is reversed so runs at Cobb but a double clothesline and both are down on the ramp. They roll off and walk to ringside, Moxley gets in at 17 to break the count. Moxley makes this a dirt fight and neutralizes the shoulder of Jeff Cobb. The finish came with a draping double arm DDT, named the Deathrider in NJPW, to Cobb as he got back in the ring. Juice pinned Cobb for another two points. Winner: Jon Moxley in 8:58.

Tomohiro Ishii vs Jay White

  • The bell sounds and White rolls out of the ring. Ishii goes after White and Jay gets back in so Ishii grabs Gedo which draws out the Switchblade. Ishii shows he has the strength advantage in this one but White is willing to do anything to get ahead. They beat the hell out of each other for about ten minutes, Jay has the upper hand but starts to take it easy. Jay is verbally abusing Ishii while hitting him, Ishii gets up and starts walking forward into the strikes. Jay halts the efforts of Ishii and hits his Kiwi Crusher for a two. Ishii fights back and hits a big lariat and a powerbomb for a nearfall. Ishii goes for a sliding lariat but Jay moves. Ishii gets the sliding lariat on the second attempt and nearly pins Jay White. Another lariat to the Switchblade and a vertical drop then brainbuster and Tomohiro Ishii wins the match. That was really good and really hard hitting. A stand out from today. Winner: Tomohiro Ishii in 19:13

Tetsuya Naito vs Taichi

  • This starts very slow as both men tease locking up but don’t. After a while they start wrestling and it goes to ringside. At ringside Naito grabs Miho but her hair and Kanemaru steps in. Taichi gets the upper hand when Naito gets back in the ring and pretty much controls most of the match for the next ten minutes. Naito makes a comeback but is cut off everytime. Just before the twelve minute point, Taichi rips his trousers off to reveal his undersized trunks. Taichi teases that someone is coming to use the Iron Glove so Red Shoes dispatches the Young Lions up the ramp. Taichi pulls the glove out himself but is dropkicked in th knee and drops them. Naito hits Gloria but Taichi kicks out. Taichi fights back but Naito hits a low blow and Destino and Taichi kicks out. Taichi uses the Iron glove just after the twenty minute point and on his third attempt. Taichi then hits a Last Ride powerbomb to win. That was a good match but Taichi took too much of the match but we finally saw the Iron glove that has been teased since Iizuka retired on February 21st, 2019. Winner: Taichi in 21:01.

The G1 Climax tournament returns on Thursday July 18th, 2019 from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo at 18:30 (JST).

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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 – 4
  • Juice Robinson – 4
  • Toru Yano – 2
  • Hirooki Goto – 2
  • Jay White – 0
  • Jeff Cobb – 0
  • Shingo Takagi – 2
  • Taichi – 2
  • Jon Moxley – 4

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