G1 Climax

NJPW – G1 Climax 29, Night 18 – Results and Review

This is the final night of B Block action with Tetsuya Naito(5-3) facing Jay White(5-3) in the main event. The winner of this block will go on to the final night on Monday to face the A Block winner, Kota Ibushi.

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

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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
  17. Night 17

See my G1 Climax 29 Primer HERE.

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

Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura

  • Shota and Tsuji kick off the match and the show. They start hard, showing that each match means so much to a Young Lion. After locking up and shoving each other around the ring, they trade shots and Tsuji comes out on top briefly. Shota fights back with a quick running dropkick. Shota and Tsuji stay in for the first five minutes until they both tag out. Narita and Uemurastart with forearms, Uemuratakes Naritadown then Narita fires up and gets a Boston Crab. Uemura tried to get to the ropes but was pulled back twice and couldn’t hold on anymore. Uemura submits. Winners: Ren Narita and Shota Umino in 7:35.

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

  • Bullet Club get the jump start and get the heat on EVIL. Fale beats on EVIL for a while then tags in Chase. About the four minute point EVIL fights back and tags in SANADA. SANADA puts Yujiro in a Paradise lock, the Chase tries to put SANADA in the Paradise lock but it doesn’t work. Yujiro Takahashi beats BUSHI with a Pimp Juice DDT. Winners: Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale in 7:55.

Karl Fredericks, Clark Conners & KENTA vs Toa Henare, Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi

  • Kota is coming off his big win in A Block action, yesterday. Henare and Connors start the match and Conners is very intense, both of the LA Dojo guys are. Fredericks tags in against Honma and slaps Honma. Honma looks at Fredericks angrily but when he goes for Kokeshi, Fredericks moves. Karl Fredericks tags in KENTA and people start to boo him against Honma. Honma catches the PK of KENTA, stands up and delivers a diving Kokeshi. Ibushi tags in and the fans are loving him. Fredericks and Henare tags in. Henare beat Fredericks with a Toa Bottom. Winners: Henare, Honma and Ibushi in 8:22.

Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Zack Sabre Jr vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, YOSHI-HASHI, Will Ospreay & Kazuchika Okada

  • Suzuki-gun get the jump start but the dream team fight back early. YOSHI-HASHI starts against Kanemaru but after maybe a minute, Suzuki-gun takes this match to ringside. The more Suzuki-gun members out, the crazier the match gets. YOSHI-HASHI gets beaten up for ages by Suzuki-gun, he finally gets a tag just past the six minute point. Suzuki holds Okada in the corner while ZSJ wraps up Hiroshi Tanahashi. Tanahashi reverses an armbar into a pin and Tanahashi pins Zack to win. Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI and Will Ospreay in 10:36.

G1 Climax Tournament Matches

Scoring system for the G1:

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

Toru Yano vs Jeff Cobb

  • The ref checks Yano and finds six rolls of tape, so he checks Cobb and finds nothing so Yano says to check behind him. As Cobb turns around Yano rolls him up but Cobb kicks out. Cobb forces Yano to wrestle and in just over five minutes, Cobb hits the Tour of the Islands to win. Good match. Winner: Jeff Cobb in 5:18.

Tomohiro Ishii vs Taichi

  • Taichi starts fast and runs out of his corner and hits a clothesline and a high angle Saito suplex. Taichi gets a good nearfall in the first ten seconds. Taichi starts hard, unlike most of his matches where he is known to stall and cower. Ishii wanted the fighter Taichi and he got it as Tauchi kicks Ishii in the corner. Ishii shows a few flurries of offence but is shut down by Taichi. Ishii fights back after taking kicks so Ishii hits a powerslam. Ishii give Taichi a German suplex then they trade chops for kicks. Ishii takes Taichi to the top rope and hits a great delayed superplex but Taichi kicks out. Ishii hits a backdrop but Taichi gets up. Ishii hits a clothesline the the sliding lariat for a two. Ishii goes for a brainbuster but Taichi escapes and hits an enziguri to the back of Ishii’s head. Taichi regains control in a quick exchange with kicks. Ishii backdrops out of a powerbomb but Taichi takes Ishii down with a lariat. Taichi hits a huge last ride powerbomb for a two. They trade clotheslines and Ishii headbutts Taichi in the face and gets a huge reaction. Ishii hits a murderous clothesline and Taichi kicks out. Quick exchange after quick exchange, this gets very good. Taichi wins with Black Mephisto in what is probably his best tournament match. This was great. Winner: Taichi in 11:56.

Juice Robinson vs Jon Moxley

  • Juice starts cautiously as Moxley slides and reaches for the legs. They trade forearms and at one point Juice’s knee buckles so Moxley targets the leg. Moxley gets Juice in a figure four but Juice turns it over. Juice fights back and goes for a Juice Box but can’t do it on one leg and Moxley turns it into a Clover leaf. Juice fights out by biting the ear of Moxley and ripping his earring out. Seriously, Juice bit the earring off Moxley’s ear. Moxley gets a table out at ringside but Juice dives on him and puts it back. Moxley tries to hits Juice’s leg with a chair but Juice moves. They trade shots back in the ring until Moxley takes Juice down and goes for Deathrider. Juice reverses but so does Mox and Moxley gets an ankle lock on. When Juice nearly gets to the ropes, Moxley pulls him back and gets the STF with a sleeper. Moxley thinks Juice is out so he lets go thinking he’d won. After realising that the match was still going on, Moxley goes to ringside and throws in a table, some chairs, a bucket with what looked like drinks, and a cameraman’s camera, Red Shoes gives the camera back. Moxley bites Juice on the face again so Juice hits a load of punches and a Pulp Friction to win. Winner: Juice Robinson in 16:26.

Hirooki Goto vs Shingo Takagi

  • After a few lock ups, Shingo chops Goto and it turns into a striking battle early on. Shingo goes to ringside and invites Goto to join him but Goto stays in the ring. Shingo slides in and is jumped by Goto. Goto hangs Shingo from the top rope and hits a neckbreaker. Shingo keeps fighting and shows his explosiveness with every move as he hits a back suplex. Very back and forth as they seem to reverse every other move. Shingo hits the Nostragami but Goto kicks out. Goto fires up and kicks the hell out of Shingo but Shingo somehow fights back and hits a Made in Japan for a two. Shingo hits a Pumping Bomber for another nearfall. Shingo shouts that’s the end as he goes for Last of the Dragons but Goto fights out. Goto headbutts Shingo and hits a reverse GTR. Shingo takes down Goto with a short lariat. Shingo hits a huge Pumping Bomber when both run the ropes. Shingo hits the Last of the Dragons to win an incredible match. Winner: Shingo Takagi in 15:10.

Tetsuya Naito vs “Switchblade” Jay White

  • Jay starts by sliding outside and stalling, then when he finally gets back in, Naito slides out to play the same game. Naito throws Gedo into Jay outside and takes it back in the ring. Jay takes over in the ring then takes it back to ringside. Jay throws Naito into the barriers multiple times then back and forth from the barrier to the ring. Jay works over the neck of Naito for a while but then Naito fires up and starts to speed up with a combination cabrón then a quick running dropkick then targeting the neck of Jay. Jay fights back and goes for a Kiwi Crusher but Naito reverses into a DDT. Naito continues to work the head and neck area of Jay White, preparing for Destino. Naito goes for Gloria but Jay pulls in the ref and he takes a bump. Gedo gets in but Naito blocks the knuckles and kicks Gedo in the balls. Naito hits Gloria but is stopped when he foes for Destino. Whiye hits two snap Saito suplexs, followed by a Kiwi Crusher for a two. Naito hits Destino but White kicks out. Naito hoists Jay up for a second but Jay reverses into a sleeper suplex. A whole load of quick reversals from both. Jay hits the Bloody Sunday to set up for Bladerunner, then Jay wins. People are not happy and some are leaving. The rest of the people who stayed booed the Switchblade. Winner: “Switchblade” Jay White in 18:51.

Jay calls out Ibushi after the match and says that tomorrow will be one-on-one, with no Gedo, but tonight Gedo is there. Gedo grabs the leg of Ibushi and Jay goes for his injured leg. Jay attacks Ibushi with a chair, leaving Kota laid out. Jay wrapped the injured leg with a chair and hit it with another chair.

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Current G1 Table

A Block

  1. Kota Ibushi – 14 (Winner)
  2. Kazuchika Okada – 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. Jay White – 12 (Winner)
  2. Tetsuya Naito – 10
  3. Jon Moxley – 10
  4. Hirooki Goto – 10
  5. Tomohiro Ishii – 8
  6. Toru Yano – 8
  7. Jeff Cobb – 8
  8. Taichi – 8
  9. Juice Robinson – 8
  10. Shingo Takagi – 8

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