NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 12 – Results and Review

This is night twelve of the G1 Climax 29 and is a night of A Block singles action. This show is headlined by Tomohiro Ishii vs Hirooki Goto.

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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
  9. Night 9
  10. Night 10
  11. Night 11

See my G129 Primer HERE.

Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly & Rocky Romero. Chris Charlton has been taken off commentary completely now.

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

Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi vs KENTA, Karl Fredericks & Clark Conners

  • Conners, Fredericks and KENTA trained together with Shibata in the L.A. Dojo. Conner and Yujiro start the match. Bullet Club take this all over ringside early, then they get heat on Conners. Just shy of five minutes in and Conners gets the tag to KENTA. Fredericks tags in against Chase as KENTA goes after Fale. Chase wins with a package piledriver. Good opener and these LA Dojo guys are showing their worth. Winners: 8:11.

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Lance Archer vs Zack Sabre Jr & Minoru Suzuki

  • This is Suzuki-gun vs Suzuki-gun. As Kanemaru and Archer make their way to the ring, Suzuki and ZSJ attack from behind. Zack and Lance start the match as legal competitors as Kanemaru and Suzuki fight all over. This was an intense brawl that ended when Suzuki and Archer brawl at ringside and ZSJ pins Kanemaru with a European clutch. Winners: Zack Sabre Jr & Minoru Suzuki in 5:00.

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ren Narita & Shota Umino vs Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare

  • Honma and Ren Narita lock up to start the match. Narita gets the upper hand early and tags Shota. Honma tags in and hits Kokeshi on Shota. Tanahashi tags in and takes it to Honma. Honma hits Kokeshi on Tana and gets the tag to Kota Ibushi. Kota will face In thier next Block match in Osaka. Henare and Ren Narita tags in and they ho at it hard. Kota and Tanahashi fight at ringside as Henare pins Narita. Winners: Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma and Toa Henare in 8:19.

Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & YOSHI-HASHI vs BUSHI, EVIL & SANADA

  • EVIL and Ospreay start the match with a lock up but less than one minute in, Ospreay speeds it up and sends EVIL to ringside with a hurricanrana. When EVIL takes down Ospreay in the ring, LIJ run across the ring and they fight to ringside as EVIL beats on Ospreay. SANADA tags in as LIJ get heat on Ospreay. Okada tags in and takes on SANADA. Okada is a house of fire as the fans chant for him. Okada brings back his “Scooby Dooby Doo” while coming off the top rope but SANADA moves. Okada hits a flap Jack and they both tag out. This got really good with people fighting all over the place, it ended with YOSHI-HASHI submitting BUSHI with the butterfly lock. After the match SANADA and Okada play to the crowd to get them to chant for them. Okada seems to have the most fans in this town. Winners: Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay and YOSHI-HASHI in 9:14.

G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

Jeff Cobb vs Shingo Takagi

  • They shove each other, then trade tackles. Cobb takes down Shingo and begins suplexing him. Shingo chops at the knee of Cobb and targets the leg with a figure four. Shingo beats away at Cobb with clotheslines but Cobb doesn’t go down so Shingo kicks the knee. Shingo is having trouble picking up Cobb. Just past the five minute point, Shingo finally hits Cibb with a Saito suplex as he wears Cobb down. Shingo gets Cobb on the top rope and somehow superplexes Cobb. Cobb hits a T-bone suplex, then Shingo hits one of his own. Shingo wears down Cobb more and hits a huge pumping bomber for a two count. Shingo couldn’t get Cobb up for Made in Japan and Cobb fights back. Shingo finally gets the Made in Japan and Cobb kicks out, the fans go wild. Cobb turns Last of the Dragons into a German suplex and hits the Tour of the Islands to win. That was great. Winner: Jeff Cobb in 12:28

Toru Yano vs Jon Moxley

  • Yano sprays Moxley in the face with water from ringside. Yano apologises then give Moxley the DVD and 10,000 Yen, Moxley kicks it away. This was a very silly match but very entertaining at the same time. Yano taped Moxley to Shota Umino at ringside. Yano wins and leaves as Moxley sits in the ring, staring at the middle of the ring. Winner: Toru Yano in 5:09.

Juice Robinson vs Tetsuya Naito

  • Juice takes so long getting undressed for the match but manages to take even longer than Naito. Juice takes off three t-shirts and when he takes the last off, Naito jumps him. Naito spits on Juice so Juice grabs Naito by the throat and pushes him against the ropes. They continue to do each other’s pose and moves and Naito hits Juice with Juice punches. Juice fights back and hits a full Nelson bomb and pin for a two. Naito countered a powerful into a rana. Juice goes for Juice Box from the top but Naito elbows out of it and they fall. Back on the top rope, Naito goes for a powerbomb but Juice ranas out. Juice goes for a Pulp Friction and Naito reverses into a German suplex onto Juices neck. Naito hits a Destino but Juice kicks out. Naito goes for another but Juice counters into a Juice box. Naito is bleeding from the ear. Naito reverses Pulp Friction and drops Juice on hits head. Naito hits another Destino for the win. Really good match and Tetsuya Naito is still in the hunt to win the block. Winner: Tetsuya Naito in 13:47.

Taichi vs “Switchblade” Jay White

  • Taichi stalls taking his jacket off, then when the bell rings Jay White stalls when he rolls to ringside. Then they both stall while in opposite corners outside the ring. They get in the ring and Gedo shouts at Taichi while Kanemaru shouts at Jay White so they go back outside. What feels like an hour but is actually just three minutes in they finally start fighting at ringside. They both get in at nineteen. They both rake they eyes but then Gedo grabs Miho Abe by her hair and Taichi goes to ringside to help and gets jumped. A few minutes later Jay White hits a Kiwi Crusher on the second attempt and gets a two. Gedo gets on the apron, Taichi blocks a low blow and hits one of his own and knocks Gedo down. Taichi pins Jay with a Gedo clutch and Gedo pulls the ref out. Gedo gets in the ring and so does Kanemaru. Kanemaru goes to spray Gedo but Gedo hits him with the knuckles. A few reversals at the end, Jay hits a sleeper suplex on the head of Taichi, then a brainbuster and a Blade runner to win. This started slow but got good later on. Winner: Jay White in 15:07.

Tomohiro Ishii vs Hirooki Goto

  • They lock up and back up to the ropes. Goto breaks clean and Ishii slaps him. They begin to trade shoulder tackles and Goto comes out on top early. Ishii sells his arm early, he has a sleeve on his right arm that looks really tight. They trade kicks and clotheslines in the first five minutes. Goto hits a leg lariat in the corner and suplexs Ishii. A minute later Ishii ducks a clothesline and hits a suplex of his own. Ishii gets Goto in the corner and beats on him but Goto switches it round and beats on Ishii. In the middle of the ring they trade elbows for about a solid minute as the fans cheer. Ishii suplexs Goto and goes for a powerbomb but Goto backdrops Ishii. Goto puts Ishii on the ropes and hits a neckbreaker. Goto goes back up top but Ishii meets him there. They trade strikes on the ropes and Goto hits a sunset bomb. Ishii somehow continues to fight as they trade clotheslines again but Ishii comes out on top this time. Goto fights back and Kevin Kelly points out that Ishii’s right hand is swollen. A great finishing sequence with Goto hitting a reverse GTR, a huge sit-down GTR that looked like a bigger Attitude Adjustment then a GTR to the back of Ishii’s head to pin the stone pitbull. Really good match, Ishii looks in pain and probably needs some time off after this tournament. Goto winning this could lead to another Never Openweight Championship match between these two as Ishii is the champion. Winner: Hirooki Goto in 18:01.

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Current G1 Table

A Block

  • Kazuchika Okada – 12
  • Zack Sabre Jr. – 4
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi – 8
  • Kota Ibushi – 8
  • EVIL – 6
  • SANADA – 4
  • Bad Luck Fale – 2
  • Lance Archer – 4
  • Will Ospreay – 6
  • KENTA – 8

B Block

  • Tetsuya Naito – 6
  • Tomohiro Ishii – 6
  • Juice Robinson – 6
  • Toru Yano – 6
  • Hirooki Goto – 6
  • Jay White – 6
  • Jeff Cobb – 6
  • Shingo Takagi – 4
  • Taichi – 4
  • Jon Moxley – 10

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