G1 Climax

NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 16 – Results and Review

Night sixteen of the G1 Climax tournament is the penultimate night for B Block. The B Block final will be on Sunday August 11th, with the winner going to the finals on Monday 12th to face the winner of A Block.

On this show will be Toru Yano(3-4) vs Taichi(3-4), Jeff Cobb(3-4) vs Tetsuya Naito(4-3), Hirooki Goto(4-3) vs Jon Moxley(5-2), Juice Robinson(3-4) vs Jay White(4-3), Tomohiro Ishii(4-3) vs Shingo Takagi(2-5).

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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
  15. Night 15

See my G1 Climax 29 Primer HERE.

Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly, Rocky Romero and Chris Charlton returns to commentary for this show. I’m happy to hear Chris Charlton back as he is an integral part of translation and understanding for most viewers.

Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji vs Shota Umino & Ren Narita

  • Uemura and Ren Narita kick off this Young Lions match to kick of this show. They trade holds but when they get to the ropes, Narita doesn’t break clean. Shota tags in and gets a two count with a neckbreaker. Narita tags in and gets a two count with a back drop. Uemura hits a dropkick and rolls to tag Tsuji. Yota Tsuji comes in and takes it to both Shota and Narita. Uemura and Tsuji double team Shota. Shota fights back against Tsuji and hits a big spinebuster for a two count. Shota beats Tsuji with a bridging fisherman’s suplex. Winners: Ren Narita and Shota Umino in 5:40

Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale vs BUSHI, EVIL & SANADA

  • Fale and SANADA start the match to preview their next match and Bullet Club attack straight away. The fight goes all over ringside as Fale snatches a microphone away from Kevin Kelly saying “I got something to say, Kevin” then choking SANADA with the cord. Fale swears while choking SANADA and Rocky says “We can’t say that on air” so Fale swears at Rocky. Back in the ring Bullet Club get the heat on SANADA for about five minutes until EVIL tags in. BUSHI tags in and hits a dropkick followed by a Bush-a-roony on Chase. This chaos end when Chase hits BUSHI with a package piledriver to win. Winners: Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and Bad Luck Fale in 7:50.

Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer & Zack Sabre Jr vs Karl Fredericks, Clark Conners & KENTA

  • Suzuki-gun get the jump start as Suzuki goes after Clark Conners and kills him all over the arena, KENTA and ZSJ go at it at ringside and Archer crushes Karl Fredericks in the ring. Archer tags Suzuki who takes a few shots from the Young Lion then hits two forearm strikes. Suzuki tags in Zack who works over the Young Lion until KENTA tags in. ZSJ and KENTA fight briefly until Conners and Suzuki tag in. Suzuki and Conners have a good showing and Conners really took it to Minoru Suzuki but in the end, Suzuki hits a GSP on Conners to win. Everyone sings along with Kaze Ni Nare. Winners: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr and Lance Archer in 7:18.

Kota Ibushi, Toa Henare & Will Ospreay vs YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada

  • Okada backs his team towards the corner and Kota does the same. We will see these two face off in the next show on the block finals. They go back and forth early then Ibushi back flips onto the knees of Okada. Okada tags in YOSHI-HASHI who stays in for a minute or so. YOSHI-HASHI tags in Tanahashi. Will Ospreay and Tanahashi have a good few minutes where Ospreay gets a nearfall on Tanahashi with a springboard kick. Ospreay goes for a Stormbreaker and Tanahashi reverses it to a twist and shout. Henare and YOSHI-HASHI tag in. They all take turns getting in and hitting big moves as the match quickly breaks down. YOSHI-HASHI pins Henare with a really nice Fisherman’s buster. They tease two great matches on the next night, Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi and Tanahashi vs Ospreay. Winners: YOSHI-HASHI, Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi in 7:20.

Inbetween the matches the English commentary team lost picture and sound but we can hear them. Kevin Kelly acknowledges the situation as the ring entrances happen. When Yano makes his entrance and the sound and picture comes back.

G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

Toru Yano vs Taichi

  • Taichi takes ages getting ready and Yano starts a chant telling him he’s too slow. Yano runs at Taichi as the bell sounds and Taichi runs away. Tachi won’t engage so Yano walks off. As Yano gets to the back, Kanemaru comes out and takes him back. Tachi wraps Yano in the ring apron but Yano hops back in at eighteen. Yano rips the trousers off Taichi and he acts like he naked. The buckles come off and they throw each other into them. They go to ringside and Kanemaru takes a swig of whiskey and goes to spray Yano but Yano dodges and Kanemaru sprays Taichi. Yano wraps Taichi and Kanemaru in the ring apron. Taichi is counted out. Winner: Toru Yano in 5:03.

Jeff Cobb vs Tetsuya Naito

  • Naito shows no respect at all so Cobb runs through him with a shoulder tackle. Cobb throws Naito around like a rag doll and takes it to ringside. Cobb slams Naito around at ringside and back in the ring. Naito fights back, hitting dropkicks to the knee. Naito slaps Cobb round the head then spits on him. Cobb fights back and when Naito tries a combination cabrón and Cobb grabs him and suplexs Naito. Cobb hits a Samoan drop at the five minute call then a standing moonsault on one leg. Naito goes for a flying clothesline but is caught and suplexed by Cobb. Cobb places Naito on the corner and give him a stalling superplex. Cobb hits a spin cycle for a good nearfall. Cobb takes it back up top and goes for a powerslam from the top but Naito reverses it into a rana from the top. A few reversals from both and Cobb launches Naito for an elevated F-5. They get up and start trading forearms. Naito spits at Cobb and unloads on him with forearms. Cobb fights back and goes for Tour of the Islands but Naito reversed into a Destino. Cobb kicks out of the first Destino so Naito pick Cobb up and hits a second Destino. Winner: Tetsuya Naito in 12:47.

Hirooki Goto vs Jon Moxley

  • Goto holds his fists out and Moxley hits them down. Moxley holds his fists out and Goto tries to hit them down but Moxley’s hands don’t move. They trade forearms and Moxley gets the upper hand and throws Goto to ringside and they hit each other as the ref counts, they get back in at nineteen. Moxley controls most of the first five minutes until he goes for a Regal knee but Goto reverses. Moxley manages to get a double wrist lock but Goto made it to the ropes. Moxley hits the Regal knee about a minute later for a two count. Moxley goes for a Deathrider but is reversed and dropped across the knee of Goto. Moxley hits a Deathrider, holds on and rolls through. Moxley goes for a second Deathrider but is reversed into a GTR from nowhere. Goto pins Moxley in a short match. Winner: Hirooki Goto in 8:38

Juice Robinson vs “Switchblade” Jay White

  • Jay stalls for a few minutes but slowly uses all tactics to get the early upper hand. Juice reverses Jay and hits a leg lariat. At ringside Juice is distracted by Gedo and Jay attacks. Jay White goes for Juice’s hand with a chair but Juice moves. Red Shoes takes the chair and while Juice is getting back in Gedo grabs his leg and Jay attacks the other leg. At ringside Jay slams Juice on his knee on a chair. Back in the ring Jay attacks the leg more and get a single leg Boston Crab on. Juice makes it to the ropes and Jay mocks Juice with the Juice punches. Juice hits back but is taken down with a leg whip. Jay continues to attack the knee of Juice but Juice kicks Jay out of the ring and dives on him. Outside Juice throws Jay into the barriers then wraps Jay’s leg round the ring post. Jay reverses a third attempt but they both have injured knees now. Juice hits a jackhammer but his knee gives out. Juice goes for a crossbody but Jay runs into the ropes and Juice comes crashing down on the rope. Jay hits a bladebuster for a two count. Jay hits the Saito suplex and goes for one over the ropes but Juice stops it but goes over after. Juice goes flying over the top rope and smashes his head on the barrier. Jay takes Juice back in and gets a nearfall. Juice fights back and hits a powerbomb. Juice gets a Boston Crab but Jay fights out. Jay gets his submission, the TTO, on Juice but Juice manages to get to the ropes. Juice goes for Pulp Friction after reversing a Blade Runner and Jay hits a chop block. Juice hits a Juice punch for a double down. Gedo gets on the apron, Jay hits a low blow and throws Juice into the ref. People boo as Jay gets a chair. Juice hits a Juice punch. Juice goes for a Pulp Friction on the chair but is reversed and land on his back on the chair. Jay hits Juice’s leg with the chair and puts his submission back on. Gedo throws Red Shoes Uno back in the ring and Juice taps out. Winner: “Switchblade” Jay White in 23:00.

Tomohiro Ishii vs Shingo Takagi

  • The start with a strong collar and elbow tie up. They take each other down with tackles then trade forearms. Shingo gets the upper hand and hits a big senton. Ishii gets angry and starts to kick Shingo. Ishii kicks Shingo multiple times in the back and the last one is the the back of the head. Shingo chops Ishii so Ishii chops Shingo in the throat. They trade chops and Ishii wont sell it until Shingo hits a double chop. Back and forth with slams until Tomohiro Ishii hits a powerslam. Ishii puts Shingo in the corner and chops away. Shingo gets mad and spins it around and chops and punches Ishii down. Shingo disrespectfully kicks Ishii in the face. Ishii gets up, takes strikes and keeps moving forward. They trade more strikes as Ishii taunts Shingo. Ishii bleeds from the left ear as they trade. They then trade Saito suplexs over and over. They both stay down and the crowd goes nuts. Ishii hits a huge delayed superplex for a two count. Ishii hits a powerbomb on Shingo and folds him up for another two. Shingo reverses a brainbuster and goes for a Made in Japan but Ishii escapes. Ishii is whipped out with a lariat. Nostragami by Shingo then a sliding lariat on Ishii for two. They trade clotheslines then Ishii headbutts Shingo hard. Shingo comes back with a Made in Japan for a nearfall. Shingo then hits Pumping bomber for another two count. Ishii goes for an enziguri but its countered and slapped away but Ishii then hits a German suplex and sells his arm. The fans are going wild for this match as they reverse move after move and either man could win at any point. Ishii hits a lariat that turns Shingo inside out but Shingo kicks out at one. Shingo hits a lariat and Ishii kicks out at one. Shingo hits another Pumping bomber and Ishii kicks out at the very last moment. Shingo looks exhausted and picks up Ishii and hits a Last of the Dragons to win. Shingo eliminates Ishii from the tournament as Shingo takes the two points with the win. That was a great match. Winner: Shingo Takagi in 22:41.

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

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