NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 17 – Results and Review

This is the final night for the A Block as Kazuchika Okada(7-1) faces off against Kota Ibushi(6-2) to win the A Block. Okada only needs to draw with Ibushi so Kota is going to have to be more aggressive than ever if he is to defeat the IWGP Heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada and win the block.

The final three shows are available on Fite TV as well as njpwworld.

Also in Block action on this show is Hiroshi Tanahashi(4-4) vs Will Ospreay(3-5), KENTA(4-4) vs Zack Sabre Jr(3-5), Bad Luck Fale(3-5) vs SANADA(4-4) and Lance Archer(2-6) vs EVIL(4-4).

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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
  16. Night 16

See my G1 Climax 29 Primer HERE.

Commentators for this show are Kevin Kelly, Rocky Romero and Chris Charlton.

Jon Moxley & Shota Umino vs Juice Robinson & Ren Narita

  • This is a preview for the rematch of the IWGP US Championship match that Moxley beat Juice to take the belt. Moxley and Juice will face off tomorrow with Juice looking to earn a title shot with a win and Moxley looking to win the block. The Young Lions tag in and Narita looks intense. Juice jumps on Moxley at ringside and hurts his knee. Moxley and Shita hit the Hart Attack then Moxley goes for Juice. Shota then hits a Fisherman’s suplex with a bridge to win. Moxley attacks Juice after the match with a chop block and leg submission. Winners: Shota Umino and Jon Moxley in 3:41.

Toa Henare & Jeff Cobb vs Toru Yano & Tomoaki Honma

  • Henare and Honma begin the match. Henare dodges the Kokeshi headbutt and tags Cobb. Cobb hits one move and tags Henare. Honma hits a flying headbutt and they both tag out. Cobb vs Yano is a preview for the next night. Yano doesn’t like being in with Cobb so he tags Honma. Cobb hits a Tour of the Islands on Honma to win. Winners: Jeff Cobb and Toa Henare in 5:29.

Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI

  • Suzuki-gun get the jump start as always but Chaos fight back. YOSHI-HASHI throws Suzuki into a barrier and Goto suplexs Kanemaru in the ring. It isn’t long until Suzuki-gun take over and they get the heat on Goto. Ishii tags in and goes one-on-one with Taichi in a preview of their match on the next show. YOSHI-HASHI and Suzuki tag in. Suzuki kills YOSHI-HASHI and hits a GSP for the pinfall victory. Winners: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and Kanemaru in 7:51.

“Switchblade” Jay White, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi vs BUSHI, Shingo & Tetsuya Naito

  • Chase and BUSHI start the match and Jay White tags in when BUSHI is down. Jay chops BUSHI into the corner and tags Yujiro. Naito tags in as Jay White tags too. The fans chant for Naito as they stare at each other. Naito beats up Switchblade for a while until White hits a DDT. Shingo tags in and Bullet Club double team him. Naito and White fight at ringside as BUSHI dives on Chase and Shingo beats Yujiro with a Last of the Dragons in the ring. Winners: Los Ingobernables De Japon, Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI in 8:37.

G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

EVIL vs Lance Archer

  • This starts as Archer and EVIL run into each other. It starts with two powerhouses smashing at each other. Archer gets the upper hand early on and takes it to ringside and Archer moonsaults off the apron onto EVIL and Young Lions. At another point Archer flips over the top rope but EVIL moves. The referee gets. This was a really good back and forth match and Archer looked great again. Lance Archer pins EVIL with the EBD Claw. Winner: Lance Archer in 10:02

SANADA vs Bad Luck Fale

  • Fale comes out with Jado and Chase by his side again. Fale can make me laugh sometimes but these G1 matches have not been good, with constant interference from Jado and Chase. This is so ridiculous that Chase gets in the ring, in front of the ref, and runs spots with SANADA. So much interference from Bullet Club but when SANADA gets the upper hand at any point the fans go nuts for him. Most of this match was centred around SANADA getting the bodyslam on Fale, and he got it. SANADA gets the Skull end on Fale and Chase pulls the ref out of the ring. SANADA rolls both Chase and Jado into Paradise locks then goes for the win but Fale gives SANADA the biggest Small Package to win. Winner: Bad Luck Fale in 10:38.

KENTA vs Zack Sabre Jr

  • This starts like most ZSJ matches with some mat wrestling. KENTA backs Zack to the ropes and goes for a kick but Zack moves. Zack backs KENTA to the ropes and Zack hits a few European uppercuts then KENTA takes over with strikes. KENTA kicks Zack in the back and in the head, the crowd boos. Zack fights back and wraps up KENTA. ZSJ gets KENTA in a double leg lock then rolls over for the Kimura but KENTA knees his way out. Zack goes for lots of submissions now as he wears down KENTA. Zack kicks KENTA so KENTA slaps Zack. Zack takes down KENTA and twisted the next with his legs. KENTA keeps fighting and hits a powerslam. KENTA hits a running dropkick in the corner at the ten minute call. KENTA goes for a double stomp but Zack moves. ZSJ targets the arm of KENTA with a double wrist lock, then an armbar but KENTA gets to the ropes. KENTA takes ZSJ down with a spinning backfist but collapses in pain. As they get up they trade strikes and ZSJ gets the upper hand briefly until KENTA gets up and hits a clothesline. KENTA hits the double stomp and a two count. Zack fires back with a kick, leg sweep and another big kick. They trade again and KENTA gets the better of that. They both trade submissions and counters until KENTA gets the crossface and makes Zack get to the ropes. KENTA goes for a GTS but Zack turns it into a triangle, then moves to behind KENTA, pulling the arms back and stomping on the head of KENTA and KENTA had to submit. Winner: Zack Sabre Jr in 16:26.

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Will Ospreay

  • This starts with the two feeling each other out but Tanahashi is having trouble Ospreay’s speed. Ospreay starts to get the upper hand until Tanahashi hits the dragon screw leg whip. The fans chant “Go Ace” and “Ospreay”. Tanga works over the legs of Ospreay. Ospreay fights back and sends Tanahashi to ringside. Ospreay hits a dive on Tanahashi but sells the knee. Ospreay hits a Pip-pip Cheerio. Tanahashi gets a Clover leaf on Ospreay but Ospreay gets to the ropes. This got so good, I couldn’t write it all down. Ospreay hits a shooting star on Tanahashi for a two count then Ospreay hits a Oscutter for a two. Tanahashi fights out if the Stormbreaker and hits a High Fly Flow but Ospreay rolls through and gets a two count. Ospreay hits the best hook kick I’ve ever seen him hit, it was right on the mouth of Tanahashi. Will hits the Stormbreaker to beat The Ace and win. Amazing match. Winner: Will Ospreay in 17:12.

Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi

  • This starts slow as fans chant for both. Ibushi seems to get the upper hand early until Okada places him in the top rope and dropkicks Ibushi to ringside. Okada hits an ugly DDT on the floor. Ibushi gets back in and Okada starts to get aggressive as he rams Kota’s head into the corner. Okada wears down Ibuhsi for a while as he takes his time. Kota fights back and sends Okada to ringside and dives on him. Kota keeps fighting but will get cut off every so often. Ibuhsi hits a powerslam followed by a springboard moonsault but Okada gets the knees up. Okada goes to the top rope but Ibushi meets him there. Ibuhsi goes for a butterfly suplex from the top but Okada fights out. Ibuhsi gets back up and hits a super rana for a two count. Ibushi goes for a last ride powerbomb but slips backwards and hits the sit down powerbomb in a corner. Okada goes for a tombstone but Ibushi fights out and reverses into a “Bastard Driver”, basically a package tombstone. They trade forearms as they get back up. Okada hits a great shotgun dropkick but Ibushi rolls through and hits a lariat for a double down. Ibuhsi is the first up and goes for a lawn dart but Okada fights out, gives Ibushi a backslide and a short arm Rainmaker. Okada picks up Ibushi and hits another but when Okada goes for a third, Ibuhsi reverses. Some back and forth and when Okada goes for a dropkick, Ibushi hits a powerbomb for a nearfall. Ibushi goes for a knee strike but Kazuchika Okada hits a great dropkick. More back and forth and when Okada goes for a spinning Rainmaker Ibushi jumps and hits a knee to the jaw. Kota hits the Kamigoye and pins the champion but Kazuchika Okada kicks out. Ibushi immediately hits another Kamigoye just after the twenty five minute call to win the match and the A Block. That was another amazing match. Just incredible. Winner: Kota Ibushi to win the A Block in 25:07.

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After the match Kota thanks all the fans in attendance and watching around the World and says he is going into the final representing A Block and he promises to win G1 Climax 29.

Current G1 Table

A Block

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

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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