NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 9 – Results and Review

This is the ninth night of the G1 Climax 29 and is headlined by IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada vs KENTA, both are undefeated in this tournament.

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See full results from;

  1. Night 1
  2. Night 2
  3. Night 3
  4. Night 4
  5. Night 5
  6. Night 6
  7. Night 7
  8. Night 8

See my G129 Primer HERE.

Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly & Rocky Romero.

The show opens with the G1 Climax 29 video package. The video shows previous winners, then introduces all entrants to this year’s tournament. Kevin Kelly runs down the card as the Suzuki-gun music plays.

Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs Yota Tsuji, Ren Narita & Jeff Cobb

  • Suzuki-gun get the jump start, as always, and Minoru Suzuki takes on Narita in the ring. This spills to ringside as Taichi chokes Cobb with an umbrella and Suzuki kills Narita with barriers and chairs. Back in the ring, Suzuki-gun take on Narita for a while. Narita gets a tag to Cobb as Taichi tags in. Tsuji tags in and ends up taking a deep impact from Kanemaru. Winners: Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Minoru Suzuki and Taichi in 8:46.

Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & “Switchblade” Jay White w/ Gedo vs Toa Henare, Tomoaki Honma & Juice Robinson

  • Honma and Yujiro start but as they circle, Honma is attacked from behind. Bullet Club take on Honma 3-on-1 but Honma takes out Jay, then Chase, then he is 1-on-1 with Yujiro. Honma misses a Kokeshi headbutt and Bullet Club take over. Honma is worked over for about five minutes until Juice tags in. Juice faces off with Jay White and Juice gets the upper hand for most of it. Chase and Toa Henare tag in. Chase rakes the eyes of Henare and hits a package piledriver to win. Winners: Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and Jay White in 9:06.

Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI

  • Yano trys a few of his tricks with Goto but quickly tags out. Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI trade chops for a while and YOSHI-HASHI gets the upper hand. Yano tags back in and takes the corner padding off. YOSHI-HASHI and Goto take out Yano. In the end Yano hits YOSHI-HASHI with a low blow and a roll up for the win. Winners: Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii in 7:16.

Jon Moxley & Shota Umino vs Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito

  • Moxley will face Naito on night 10 of the G1 Climax tournament, after defeating Shingo Takagi on night 8. Naito walks to the ring in slow-motion, then takes tiny steps. Naito wants Moxley to hold the ropes open for him and Moxley looks very unhappy about it. Naito does all the right things to annoy Moxley as Shingo and Shota start the match. Shota has his left arm heavily taped from a training injury. Naito tags in and continues to wind Moxley up. Naito targets the arm of Shota as he teases Moxley. Naito spits on Moxley so Jon gets in, throws the ref down and takes Naito to ringside. Naito throws Moxley into the barrier and gets back in the ring. Moxley and Tetsuya Naito scrap in the ring for a while but Shota and Shingo tag in. Naito and Moxley continue to fight at ringside as Shingo hits Shota with the Pumping Bomber. Moxley vs Naito will be amazing, catch that live on tomorrow’s show(July 28, 2019). Winners: Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito in 7:50

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G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

Kota Ibushi vs Lance Archer

  • The 6ft 8 Lance Archer towers above Ibushi, like he does most. Early on Archer tries to powerbomb Ibushi over the ropes but Kota turns it into a hurricanrana. Archer dominates most of the first five minutes but as Archer goes for a pounce, Kota jumps high and comes down on Archer with his knees to Archer’s back. Kota hits the spinning bodyslam and goes for a moonsault but his ankle gives out, he hits it anyway. Kota keeps fighting but Archer is so strong. Kota Ibushi hits Archer with a Kamigoye but Lance Archer just takes it and stays on his knees. Kota hits another Kamigoye to put the big man away. That was a really good match. Kota meets all the kids on his way out. Winner: Kota Ibushi in 11:43.

Will Ospreay vs Bad Luck Fale

  • Chase Owens attacks Ospreay as he makes his way to the ring. Ospreay gets in the ring after a beating. Gedo hits Ospreay with a Kendo stick and Chase rips the kinesio tape off Ospreay. Ospreay fights back and hits a shooting star for a two. Ospreay goes for a springboard but the ref is shoved into him, sending Ospreay to ringside. This Bullet Club crap continues with Chase and Jado attacking Ospreay. Red Shoes Uno is pulled out of the ring when Opsreay hits an Oscutter. The ref, Red Shoes Uno disqualified Fale and Ospreay won. That was bull shit. Why is Fale in this tournament but Suzuki isn’t? Winner: Will Ospreay in 9:09.

EVIL vs Zack Sabre Jr

  • This starts with some mat wrestling, which Zack gets the better. EVIL has more power and powers out of ZSJ’s offence. Zack targets the neck early on but EVIL is strong. EVIL uses his power against Zack but ZSJ is as sticky as glue and holds onto submissions like no-one else. Zack moves from the neck to the knee of EVIL as they roll to ringside. Back in the ring, EVIL passes Zack’s leg to the ref and goes for a kick to Zack but catches the foot and puts another kneebar on. EVIL fights out, using a scorpion deathlock. Lots of back and forth in the end but EVIL hits Everything is Evil to win the match. Another good one but the real story is that Zack Sabre Jr sits on 2 points after dominating last year. Winner: EVIL in 16:01

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs SANADA

  • SANADA begins by getting the fans to chant for him as they see who is more popular. This feels like a big match early on as both men are going in with one win and three loses. Tanahashi targets the knee with his dragon screw leg whips. Past the thirteen minute mark, Tanahashi hits a Slingblade and goes for a high fly flow but SANADA moves. Tanahashi gets up first but SANADA gets the Skull end on Tanahashi. Tanahashi reverses it into a cradle. Tanahashi and SANADA trade Skull ends into cradles. Minutes later Tanahashi hits a high fly flow on a standing SANADA, then another to a prone SANADA for the win. That was really good match with little big spots or moves but plenty of emotion and crowd participation. The fans love Tanahashi and SANADA a lot. Winner: Tanahashi in 18:08

Kazuchika Okada vs KENTA

  • The match starts slow as both men feel each other out and fight for the upper hand. KENTA backs Okada up against the ropes, breaks clean then slaps the champ. Okada looksto gets angry and KENTA takes advantage of that by dodging the dropkick and kicking Okada hard. This spills to ringside and KENTA throws Okada into the post and kicks him when he’s down. KENTA takes this back in the ring and wears down Okada with his legs wrapped around the head of Okada. Okada is the obvious fan favourite here as fans shout his name. KENTA continues to kick and slap Okada. KENTA kicks Okada in the head and pulls the Rainmaker pose and fans boo. Okada starts to fire back and when he takes KENTA down with an elbow he shouts to the crowd. Okada puts Kenta on the top rope and dropkicks him to ringside. Okada is moving slower after the kicks of KENTA. KENTA reverses an Okada suplex and lays Okada on the barrier in front of the English commentary team. KENTA runs and jumps off the apron and hits a dropkick to the back of Okada, Okada gets back in at 17. Okada fights back and slams KENTA down for an elbow drop. KENTA meets Okada on the ropes and tries a superplex. Oakda fights out and they trade strikes on the ropes. KENTA tries again for a superplex but is slapped off the ropes. Okada goes for an elbow drop but is caught in a triangle, KENTA moves to LeBelle lock but Okada gets to the ropes. KENTA targets the shoulder of Okada and his two running knees for two nearfalls. KENTA then climbs to the top rope and hits a big double stomp for another two count. Okada goes for a tombstone but its reversed into a GTS. Okada blocks the GTS and hits a dropkick to the back of KENTA. Okada hits the tombstone but when he goes for the Rainmaker, KENTA hits a spinning lariat of his own. Both on their knees, they trade strikes as the 25 minute call is made. Okada hits the dropkick then reverses a GTS into a spinning tombstone and a Rainmaker for the win. What a match. That was one hell of a main event and a match that will be in the top tier of G1 matches this year. Winner: Kazuchika Okada in 26:53

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Current G1 Table

A Block

  • Kazuchika Okada – 10
  • Zack Sabre Jr. – 2
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi – 6
  • Kota Ibushi – 6
  • EVIL – 6
  • SANADA – 2
  • Bad Luck Fale – 2
  • Lance Archer – 4
  • Will Ospreay – 6
  • KENTA – 8

B Block

  • Tetsuya Naito – 4
  • Tomohiro Ishii – 4
  • Juice Robinson – 6
  • Toru Yano – 4
  • Hirooki Goto – 2
  • Jay White – 2
  • Jeff Cobb – 2
  • Shingo Takagi – 4
  • Taichi – 4
  • Jon Moxley – 8

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