NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 13 – Results and Review

This is night thirteen from Osaka and is headlined by Kazuchika Okada vs SANADA. Also on this show is Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kota Ibuhsi in a rematch from Lsst year’s G1 Climax final that went 35 minutes.

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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
  12. Night 12

See my G129 Primer HERE.

Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly & Rocky Romero. Chris Charlton has made his return to commentary on njpwworld for this show.

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

Ren Narita & Yota Tsuji vs Toa Henare & Juice Robinson

  • Narita and Henare kick this show off, Juice will face Taichi tomorrow and they get a warm up here facing Young Lions. The Young Lions fight hard and show their fighting spirit but in the end, Henare pinned Narita. Winners: Toa Henare and Juice Robinson in 6:19.

Toru Yano, Tomoaki Honma & Jeff Cobb vs Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI

  • This starts with Ishii vs Yano in a preview of their singles match coming up and Yano begins with his usual nonsense. Ishii tags in YOSHI-HASHI and Yano tags Honma. With some back and forth, Honma hits his Kokeshi headbutt but YOSHI-HASHI fights back. YOSHI-HASHI submitted Honma with a butterfly lock. Winners: YOSHI-HASHI, Ishii and Hirooki Goto in 5:49.

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

  • This starts with a jump start from Suzuki-gun, obviously. Then after Suzuki-gun take LIF out at ringside, Taichi gets the heat on BUSHI. BUSHI manages to fight back and tags Tetsuya Naito. This was an exciting match with Suzuki-gun still causing chaos around ringside. Shingo pinned Kanemaru after a pumping bomber and a Made in Japan. Suzuki-gun haven’t lost many of these tag matches but on night 14 LIJ face off with Shingo vs Naito. Winners: Los Ingobernables De Japon, Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI in 7:29.

Chase Owens & “Switchblade” Jay White vs Jon Moxley & Shota Umino

  • Moxley and Chase start the match as Jay stays away from Moxley. White rolls out of the ring to stay away from Moxley when he pins Shota. Shota trys to tag Moxley but Jay pulls him off the apron. Moxley has his sights set on Jay White as they fight at ringside. Jay throws Moxley into a barrier then tags in a quickly hits Blade Runner on Shota to win quick. Winners: “Switchblade” Jay White and Chase Owens in 5:54.

After the match Chase Owens wants to join the commentary team so he throws Chris Charlton and sits down.

G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

KENTA vs Bad Luck Fale

  • This starts with Fale choking KENTA. It doesn’t take long for Jado to get involved with his Kendo stick. KENTA hits Jado off the apron then DDTs Fale. KENTA can barely cover Fale. KENTA beats on Fale for most of this, then gets Fale in a submission and it looks to be over so Chase leaves the commentary booth and distracts the ref while Jado gets in with the kendo stick. KENTA grabs the stick but Fale rolls him up from behind to win. Winner: Bad Luck Fale in 7:20.

Lance Archer vs Zack Sabre Jr

  • This is Suzuki-gun vs Suzuki-gun and has got heated in the last few days. Lance chases Zack as ZSJ avoids the contact. Archer catches ZSJ and they trade holds but Zack struggles to get anything on the much bigger Archer. Zack continues to try as he gets a sleeper on Archer but Archer throws Zack off. Zack wears down Archer in anyway he can but Archer is so powerful he can force his way out of anything. Archer chokeslams ZSJ and is so confident that he pulls ZSJ off the mat when pinning him. Moments later, ZSJ rolls up Archer and gets the win. Archer put the EBD Claw on the ref as Zack gives the thumbs up. Winner: Zack Sabre Jr in 10:44.

Will Ospreay vs EVIL

  • Ospreay starts fast, sending EVIL to ringside with a rana. EVIL throws a chair in the ring and Ospreay gives it to the ref. At ringside EVIL wraps a chair round the injured neck of Ospreay and bats it off with another chair. EVIL beats on Ospreay for a few minutes but Ospreay comes back with a stunner from a vertical suplex. Ospreay fights back using his speed hitting a big dive on EVIL. Back in the ring Ospreay looks for a dropkick from the top rope but EVIL rolls away and Ospreay jumps and hits the dropkick anyway, crushing EVIL. EVIL dodges Ospreay and comes flying out of the corner, hitting a clothesline for a double down. They trade shots then reverse moves and EVIL hits Darkness Falls but Ospreay kicks out. Ospreay reversed Everything is EVIL into a powerbomb for a great nearfall. Opsreay hits a great Spanish fly for two then an Oscutter but EVIL kicks out at the very last moment. EVIL reverses but Opsreay comes back with a Robinson special. Ospreay goes for a super Oscutter but is caught and EVIL hits two high angle suplexs on the head of Ospreay. EVIL hits Everything Is Evil for the win. Great match. Winner: EVIL in 17:08.

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kota Ibushi

  • This starts slow but just a few minutes in, Tanahashi targets the injured ankle of Ibushi. Tanahashi runs the ropes and Ibushi uses his injured ankle to deliver a flying kick. Ibushi will sell the leg inbetween moves or when Tanahashi targets it but then uses kicks and backflips. Tanahashi gets the clover leaf on Ibushi as Kota yells in pain. Kota nearly gets to the ropes so Tanahashi pulls Ibushi back and sits down. Kota makes it to the ropes and rolls to the apron. The Ace hits a Dragon Screw leg whip on the ropes. To get back in, Ibushi ranas Tanahashi off the top rope and into the ring. Tanahashi goes for a low dropkick but Ibushi jumps and lands a double stomp on Tana. Kota picks up Tanahashi and lawn darts him into the corner. Tana rolls to the apron and Kota picks him up and hits a second rope German suplex. Tanahashi fights back and slaps Kota, Kota looks off into the distance and turns and slaps Tanahashi hard. They trade hard slaps to the face while not blocking. Ibushi hits a lariat and comes up with blood in his mouth. Kota looks for Kamigoye as the fans chant for Tanahashi. Tanahashi fights back and hits a Slingblade to the back of Kota’s head. At the fifteen minute call Ibushi looks for the Kamigoye but Tanahashi rolls him up. One minute of back and forth and Kota finally hits the Kamigoye and surpasses his god in the G1 Climax tournament. That was excellent. Kota spends ages meeting fans on his way out. Winner: Kota Ibushi in 15:53.

Kazuchika Okada vs SANADA

  • They stand in their corners as the fans chant for SANADA and Okada and gets very loud. They trade holds in the first few minutes as they fight for the advantage. Okada puts SANADA on the corner and dropkicks him to ringside. Okada throws SANADA into the barrier and kicks him over it. Okada hits a DDT on the outside and gets back in and waits. SANADA gets in at 15 and tags a running dropkick to the face. SANADA fights back and hits a crossbody to Okada on the outside. Back in the ring SANADA blocks a kicks and wraps Okada up in the Paradise lock. Dropkick to the glutes of Okada to release him from the lock. A few quick reversals and Okada hits a flap Jack on SANADA. Okada takes over and with SANADA down in the centre of the ring, Okada hits a elbow drop from the top. Okada does the Rainmaker pose but the lariat is reversed. SANADA gets the Skull end but Okada reverses it, SANADA fights out and hits a draping neckbreaker on Okada. They trade forearms on their knees. They get to their feet as the shots get harder. SANADA gets the Skull end but Okada reverses in a tombstone but SANADA gets out and back into Skull end. SANADA hits a suplex on the head of Okada and a TKO but Okada kicks out. SANADA moonsaults off the second rope and gets straight into a Skull end. Okada rolls out and hits two short-term Rainmakers. Okada picks up SANADA but SANADA hits the lariat. SANADA gets the Skull end on again. SANADA fights to hold Okada as Okada fights to get out at the time is running out and it’s announced that three minutes wre left. With two minutes left SANADA lets go and goes up top for a moonsault but Okada gets the knees up. Okada hits the dropkick with less than one minute left. SANADA reverses a Rainmaker and hits another TKO then a moonsault on the back of Okada, SANADA quickly climbs to the top rope and hits another moonsault and pins the IWGP Heavyweight Champion for the first time ever. The suspense was incredible as they announced three minutes left, then two minutes left, then one minute left, then thirty seconds and finally SANADA beats his rival for the first time. After the match SANADA talks to the crowd as the lights go down and fans light up the building with their phones. SANADA says he lost to Okada last time in Osaka and he didn’t like it then but tonight, it’s pretty cool. SANADA then said in English “See you next time.” Winner: SANADA in 29:48.

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Current G1 Table

A Block

  • Kazuchika Okada – 12
  • Zack Sabre Jr. – 6
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi – 8
  • Kota Ibushi – 10
  • EVIL – 8
  • SANADA – 6
  • Bad Luck Fale – 4
  • 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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