G1 Climax

NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 15 – Results and Review

This is the penultimate night of Block action for A Block, with the block finals on Saturday and the winner heading to the G1 final on Monday to face the winner of B Block. This show will see SANADA(3-4) vs Lance Archer(2-5), Hiroshi Tanahashi(4-3) vs Bad Luck Fale(2-5), Will Ospreay(2-5) vs KENTA(4-3), Kota Ibushi(5-2) vs Zack Sabre Jr(3-4) and Kazuchika Okada(6-1) vs EVIL(4-3).

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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
  13. Night 13
  14. Night 14

See my G1 Climax 29 Primer HERE.

Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly, Rocky Romero. Chris Charlton is off commentary for this show but returns on Night 16.

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

Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi vs Yuya Uemura, Yota Tsuji & Toru Yano

  • Suzuki-gun get the jump start as Taichi attacks his next opponent, Yano. Suzuki beats up Tsuji while Taichi chokes Yano with the commentators headset cord. After five minutes of pain, Yota Tsuji hits a dropkick on Suzuki and tags in Yano. Uemura gets tagged in a minute or so later and the Young Lions double team Kanemaru until Suzuki puts a stop to that. Kanemaru submits Uemura in the ring as Suzuki kills Tsuji with a chair and Taichi wraps Yano up with the ring apron. Winners: Suzuki-gun in 8:58.

Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI vs Jon Moxley & Shota Umino

  • Moxley and Goto start the match and they hammer each other with forearms. Shota looks good in this but submits to the butterfly lock. Winners: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI in 5:10.

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

  • Honma and Takahashi kick the match off. It’s not long until Jay tags in and works over Honma with his team taken out at ringside. They beat in Honma for over five minutes until he can tag Juice. Juice tags in Henare who takes it to Chase. Juice and White fight at ringside at Chase hits Henare with a package piledriver. Jay attacks Rocky Romero on his way out. Winners: Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and Jay White in 9:31.

BUSHI, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs Ren Narita, Tomohiro Ishii & Jeff Cobb

  • Naito spits on Rocky Romero then when Rocky walks off, Naito joins Kevin Kelly on commentary as they speak Spanish to each out. They just ask how each other are in Spanish they Naito gets in the ring to finish his entrance. Ishii starts with Shingo. As Shingo and Ishii beat on each other, Naito and BUSHI go on the attack at ringside. Narita comes in to help Ishii but is taken out by BUSHI and Naito. Ishii powerslams Shingo on his head then they both tag out. Narita tags in against BUSHI and BUSHI pins Narita with an MX for the second rope. Winners: BUSHI, Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito in 8:50.

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G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

SANADA vs Lance Archer

  • Lance Archer attacks SANADA before he could get to the ring. Archer throws himself on SANADA at ringside like a cannonball but doesn’t turn. Archer runs through SANADA in the opening minutes. SANADA makes a brief comeback but the much larger Archer shows his dominance. Archer chokeslams SANADA then goes for a moonsault. Yes, Lance Archer hits a good moonsault but SANADA moves. SANADA goes for the moonsault but Archer gets the knees up. SANADA gets the Skull end on Archer but Archer turns it into the EBD Claw. They fight over submissions as SANADA tries to sink in Skull end and Lance Archer turns it into the Claw. SANADA pins Archer with a Japanese leg clutch. Winner: SANADA in 10:28

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Bad Luck Fale w/ Jado & Chase Owens

  • Bullet Club should not be allowed to be a ringside at this point, but they still do. Tanahashi is mathematically eliminated from the tournament and so is Fale. Bullet Club have ruined every match they have been involved in and this is no different. Almost immediately Chase and Jado get involved. Fale shouldn’t have been in this tournament, but he is. Tanahashi is robbed as Jado hits him in the knee with a kendo stick as he goes for High Fly Flow. Fale wins with a backslide. Winner: Bad Luck Fale in 9:58.

Will Ospreay vs KENTA

  • This starts of quick as they tease big moves, Ospreay goes for Oscutter but is caught. One minute in they are both down. They go to ringside and KENTA throws Ospreay at the barriers. They head back in and KENTA controls this match early on. Ospreay fights back, KENTA tries a suplex but its reversed into a stunner. KENTA cuts off Ospreay with a draping DDT. KENTA lays Ospreay on the ropes and goes for a dropkick but Ospreay moves and hits a Pip-pip Cheerio. They fight on the apron and KENTA hits a falcon arrow on the apron. KENTA gets back in and Red Shoes starts to count. Ospreay gets in at nineteen. KENTA goes for a springboard but slips and takes it to Ospreay anyway. KENTA hits a dropkick in the corner to the face of Ospreay. KENTA lands a double stomp to Ospreay and Will kicks out. The fans chant for Ospreay as Ospreay fights back, then KENTA hits a running knee for a double down. After a quick trade, Ospreay goes up top and hits a shooting star press but KENTA gets the knees up. KENTA pulls the knee pad down and goes for a GTS but Ospreay counters into a roll up. Ospreay hits an Oscutter but KENTA kicks out. Ospreay hits a Hidden Blade to the back of KENTA’s head then hits Stormbreaker to end the match. After the match they bow and shake hands. KENTA walks off not looking happy. Winner: Will Ospreay in 16:33.

Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr

  • This starts with a bit of feeling each other out. Zack targets the leg with kicks and that annoys Ibushi who ranas Zack. ZSJ comes back quick and continues the attack on the leg of Ibushi. Kota keeps fighting and hits a standing moonsault and lands on his knees on Zack’s chest. Zack keeps the pressure on with Submissions as he locks in the STF. Kota gets to the ropes for a break. Kota hits a huge clothesline and a dragon suplex. Kota fires up and hits a last ride powerbomb but ZSJ kicks out. Zack goes back to the leg as Ibushi slows down. Zack kicks at the leg of Ibushi and Kota fires up. Kota grabs the leg of Zack, stands up and chops ZSJ. Ibushi hits a series of big shots, followed by a Kamigoye to win. Really good match. Winner: Kota Ibushi in 15:46.

Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL

  • They start by fighting for headlocks. They head to ringside and Okada throws EVIL into the barrier and goes to boot him over but EVIL grabs the foot and launches Okada into the other barrier. EVIL hits a clothesline to send Okada over the barrier. Okada get back in the ring at seventeen and EVIL works him over with a neck crank with a knee to the back. Okada makes a comeback and the fans chant for EVIL so Okada puts his finger to his lips to tell the fans to be quiet. EVIL takes advantage of Okada paying attention to the fans and stomps on Okada in the corner from the ropes. EVIL doesn’t stay in control for long and Okada hits a huge elbow drop on EVIL. Okada puts EVIL on the ropes and dropkicks him to ringside. Okada goes for his crossbody over the barrier but EVIL throws a chair at him. EVIL wraps a chair round the head of Okada and hits it off with another chair. Back in the ring EVIL continues to take this match but Okada counters out of Everything is EVIL. Okada goes for a dropkick but EVIL holds on to the ropes. In a quick exchange EVIL goes for a clothesline but Okada ducks, EVIL goes to the corner and runs out but Okada hits a dropkick. As they rise, Okada and EVIL trade forearms. Okada gets the upper hand with uppercuts briefly. EVIL teases Darkness falls but Okada goes for a tombstone, a minute later Okada gets the tombstone. They tease doing each other’s finisher then their own, then EVIL hits a lariat. EVIL hits Darkness falls but Okada kicks out. EVIL goes for Everything is EVIL but Okada gets a backslide, Evil rolls out and Okada grabs the wrist and lariats EVIL. Okada hits a Rainmaker and goes for a second but EVIL counters and hits two half and half suplexs. EVIL goes for a clothesline but is stopped with a dropkick. The final few minutes got better and better with all the reversals and teases. Okada hits a spinning Rainmaker, quickly followed by a normal Rainmaker to win. Winner: Kazuchika Okada in 26:59.

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Current G1 Table

A Block

  1. Kazuchika Okada – 14
  2. Kota Ibushi – 12
  3. Hiroshi Tanahashi – 8
  4. SANADA – 8
  5. KENTA – 8
  6. EVIL – 8
  7. Will Ospreay – 8
  8. Zack Sabre Jr – 6
  9. Bad Luck Fale – 6
  10. Lance Archer – 4

B Block

  1. Jon Moxley – 10
  2. Jay White – 8
  3. Tomohiro Ishii – 8
  4. Tetsuya Naito – 8
  5. Hirooki Goto – 8
  6. Toru Yano – 6
  7. Jeff Cobb – 6
  8. Juice Robinson – 6
  9. Taichi – 6
  10. Shingo Takagi – 4

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