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NJPW G1 Climax 29 night 16 results: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shingo Takagi

NJPW G1 Climax 29 continued today in Yokohama with the penultimate night of B Block action. 

Here are results and match recaps, as well as standings and tiebreaker scenarios:

SHOTA UMINO & REN NARITA DEFEATED YOTA TSUJI & YUYA UEMURA

A quick opener. Uemura and Tsuji beat down Umino, with the highlight being a double dropkick. 

Umino made his own comeback, then pinned Tsuji with a fisherman buster.

BAD LUCK FALE, YUJIRO TAKAHASHI & CHASE OWENS DEFEATED EVIL, SANADA & BUSHI 

Average undercard tag fare here. The match didn't have a lot of heat. 

Bullet Club got the heat on SANADA. SANADA hit a missile dropkick, then tagged EVIL. EVIL hit a fisherman buster, but Yujiro cut him off. Yujiro and Owens continued the Bullet Club beatdown on EVIL. 

EVIL managed a tag to BUSHI, and LIJ then went three-on-one against Owens. The match broke down, leaving Owens and BUSHI legal. 

Yujiro entered for an illegal double team. Owens hit a shining wizard, then a package piledriver on BUSHI for the pin. 

MINORU SUZUKI, ZACK SABRE JR. & LANCE ARCHER DEFEATED KENTA, CLARK CONNORS & KARL FREDERICKS

Minoru Suzuki beating up Young Lions will never get old. This was a fun brawl. 

KENTA, Connors, Suzuki, and Sabre brawled into the crowd, leaving Archer and Fredericks in the ring. Archer hit a pounce, then a series of back elbows in the corner. 

Suzuki got a tag and dared Fredericks to hit him. Suzuki no-sold his offense -- and the Suzuki-gun party was on. 

Fredericks managed a tag to KENTA. KENTA ran wild on Sabre, then knocked Suzuki off the apron. KENTA teased a GTS, but Sabre slipped out. Sabre worked over KENTA's left arm, so remember that when they face off Saturday. 

Suzuki and Connors tagged in. Suzuki ate dozens of chops, and even sold some for Connors. Connors hit a dropkick and went for a crab. He managed to get it applied, but Sabre broke it up. 

The match broke down. Sabre and KENTA brawled to the outside. Connors managed a quick cradle on Suzuki for a near fall, before Suzuki got a rear naked choke, then hit the Gotch-style piledriver for the pin. 

Sabre continued working on KENTA's left arm after the match. 

KAZUCHIKA OKADA, HIROSHI TANAHASHI & YOSHI-HASHI DEFEATED KOTA IBUSHI, WILL OSPREAY & TOA HENARE

They didn't get a ton of time, but we got a nice preview of two big A Block matches coming up on Saturday. 

Okada and Ibushi started off with an intense sequence. Ibushi ducked a Rainmaker and hit a series of kicks. He went for a standing moonsault, but Okada got his knees up. Okada hit a flapjack and tagged YH. 

YH and Tanahashi went to work on Ibushi, cutting the ring in half. Ibushi came back with a double stomp on Tanahashi, then tagged Ospreay. Ospreay cleared the apron and hit a handspring enzuigiri on Tanahashi. 

Ospreay went for Storm Breaker, but Tanahashi reversed it into a Twist and Shout. Henare and YH got tags. YH teased his running chop in the corner, but Henare cut him off with a rugby tackle. 

We saw a crazy sequence next, as Tanahashi jumped in with a dragon screw to Henare. Ospreay then hit Pip Pip Cheerio on Tanahashi. Okada hit Ospreay with a dropkick, then Ibushi hit Okada with a dropkick. 

YH hit a brainbuster on Henare for the pin. 

Okada and Ibushi had a staredown after the match. They played to the crowd, trying to get a mixed reaction kind of thing going. The crowd was either not mic'ed well, or not up for the idea, though. 

B BLOCK MATCH: TORU YANO DEFEATED TAICHI (5:04)

This was not one of the better Yano comedy matches of the tournament, but the finish was among the best.

Taichi took forever to remove his entrance gear. He then rolled outside immediately after the bell, continuing to stall. Yano teased walking out. He made it all the way to the stage, where Yoshinobu Kanemaru ambushed him. Kanemaru hit Yano with a whiskey bottle, then beat him back to the ring. 

Taichi wrapped Yano up in the ring skirt, and they teased a countout. Yano made it back in at 18. Yano and Taichi played a game of hot potato with a turnbuckle pad. Yano tore Taichi's pants off, then sent him into the buckle. Yano hit a sloppy schoolboy for a near fall. 

Taichi sent Yano into the exposed buckle, then used a Gedo Clutch for a near fall. Kanemaru tried to spit whiskey at Yano on the floor, but Yano ducked and the whiskey hit Taichi. 

Yano rolled Kanemaru and Taichi up in the ring skirt, and Taichi could not beat the 20 count back inside. 

B BLOCK MATCH: TETSUYA NAITO DEFEATED JEFF COBB (12:48)

This started slow. Naito didn't exactly have his working boots on. The last few minutes were good, though. 

Naito mocked Cobb by taking a sumo stance before the opening bell. Cobb responded with a shoulder tackle before the bell, then sent Naito rolling outside after a throw. 

Back inside, Cobb fired off a couple of headbutts. Naito came back with a series of dropkicks to the legs. Naito continued to target Cobb's legs with kicks. He then hit a dropkick to the back. Naito used a neckbreaker for a near fall. 

Naito tried for a combinacion cabron in the corner, but Cobb caught him, then hit an overhead belly-to-belly. Cobb hit a Samoan drop, then a standing moonsault. Cobb got a near fall, but continued selling the damage to his legs. 

Naito fought out of a deadlift attempt, then hit an enzuigiri. Cobb hit a gutwrench suplex into a bridge for a two count. Cobb hit a delayed superplex for a near fall. Cobb hit a spin cycle for another two count. 

Cobb signaled for Tour of the Islands, but Naito hit a dropkick to the left leg. Cobb hit a superkick. Cobb teased a powerslam off the top rope, but Naito fought it off, then hit a frankensteiner. Cobb no-sold it. Naito then hit a swinging DDT. 

Naito hit a poison rana. He went for Destino, but Cobb turned it into an F-5. Cobb was first up out of a double down. Naito got to his feet as well, and they exchanged strikes. Naito took a flip bump off a lariat. 

Cobb went for Tour of the Islands, but Naito turned it into an inverted DDT. He covered, but only got a two count. 

Naito hit Destino and got the pin.  

B BLOCK MATCH: HIROOKI GOTO DEFEATED JON MOXLEY (8:39)

I think it was smart to keep this on the shorter side. They had a solid, very hard-hitting brawl. 

They shared tough guy fist bumps at the outset, then went right into a striking exchange. Moxley got the better of it, and Goto rolled to the floor. They continued to trade strikes on the outside. They teased a double countout, but both made it back in at 19. 

They continued to trade. Moxley took one lariat, but remained standing. A second lariat from Goto dropped him. Goto hit a wheel kick in the corner, then hit a back suplex for a near fall. 

Goto went for an ushigoroshi, but Moxley blocked it. Moxley hit a release German, a corner clothesline, then a uranage. Moxley teased a Regal knee, but Goto blocked it. Goto teased a GTR, but Moxley blocked it. 

Moxley hit a butterfly suplex, then tried for a kimura. He settled for an armbar, but Goto reached the ropes. They traded more strikes. Moxley hit a lariat for a near fall, then used the Regal knee for another two count. 

Goto hit an ushigoroshi out of nowhere, but could not follow up. They hit a series of simultaneous lariats, and both men dropped to their knees. 

Moxley was first up, but Goto was first to strike. Goto hit a headbutt, then a series of mid kicks. Moxley caught a kick, then hit a Death Rider. He went for a second Death Rider, but Goto countered. He pulled Moxley into a GTR, hit it, then got the pin. 

B BLOCK MATCH: JAY WHITE DEFEATED JUICE ROBINSON (23:00)

These guys had a hell of a match, and both displayed great selling. The ref bump and interference hurt the finish. 

White did some trademark stalling at the outset. Gedo provided a series of distractions from the floor, and White used them to get a couple of strikes in. Nothing substantial, though. Juice came back with a jab, but White rolled outside. 

On the floor, White tried to use a chair on Juice's hands, but Juice got out of the way. White got back inside. Gedo grabbed Juice's ankle as he climbed back in, and White went after Juice's left leg with a chop block. 

White sent Juice's left leg into the apron. He sent Juice into the barricade, then the ring frame. He continued to target Juice's left leg, slamming it over the barricade. White slammed Juice's knee into a chair in the crowd. Red Shoes refused to start a count on Juice because of White's tactics. 

As Juice got back inside, White continued working over the leg. He used a half crab, but Juice reached the bottom rope. White hit a series of jabs, mocking Juice. Juice managed a couple of his own jabs, but White cut him off, going back to the leg. 

Juice hit a spinebuster, then fired up. He hit a series of jabs, but White ducked the Left Hand of God. White rolled outside. Juice hit a pescado, but continued to sell his left leg on landing. 

Juice sent White into the barricade, then whipped him over the barricade. He dropped White throat-first onto the barricade, then posted both of White's legs. 

Juice hit a pair of clotheslines in the corner. He teased a cannonball, but White stood up out of the corner. Juice hit a jackhammer for a near fall, but continued selling his leg. 

Juice went up top for a high cross, but White crotched him. White hit a DDT, then used a Blade Buster for a two count. White hit a Saito suplex at the 15 minute call. 

White teased a Saito suplex over top rope. Juice fought off the first attempt, but White hit the move on his second attempt. White dragged Juice back inside, then hit a uranage for a two count. 

White teased a sleeper suplex, but Juice elbowed out of it. Juice hit a full nelson bomb, into a double down. 

Juice hit a powerbomb for a near fall. He applied a Tenzan-style crab, but White hammered at Juice's left leg with strikes, breaking the hold. White hit an inverted dragon screw, then used his TTO submission hold. Juice reached the ropes after a struggle. 

White ducked a Left Hand of God, then hit a sleeper suplex. He went for a Blade Runner, but Juice reversed into a roll-up for a two count. 

Juice went for Pulp Friction, but White slid out, then hit a chop block. White went for Blade Runner again, but Juice escaped, then hit Left Hand of God. 

Juice went for Pulp Friction. Gedo jumped on the apron, distracting the ref. White hit a low blow, then shoved Juice into Red Shoes, who took a bump. 

Gedo gave White a chair. Juice cut White off before he could use it, then hit a Left Hand of God. He tried for Pulp Friction on the chair, but White slid out and slammed Juice on the chair. 

White hit Juice's left leg with the chair, then applied the TTO. Juice tapped out. 

B BLOCK MATCH: SHINGO TAKAGI DEFEATED TOMOHIRO ISHII (22:42)

This did not disappoint. A great main event. 

They began with an awesome series of teases and counters. Both missed on sliding lariat attempts. Ishii missed an enzuigiri. They traded a series of shoulder tackles. Shingo finally dropped Ishii with a shoulder tackle. 

Shingo used an elbow drop, then hit a senton for a two count. He used a bodyscissors on the mat, but Ishii rolled to the ropes, forcing a break. Ishii dropped Shingo with a tackle, then hit a series of strikes. 

Ishii hit kicks to the back, then one to the back of the head. Ishii hit a chop to the throat. They exchanged headbutts, then traded chops. Shingo hit a double sledge to the chest, then hit a vertical suplex. He used an elbow drop off the second rope, then hit a DDT. Shingo followed with a back suplex for a near fall. 

Shingo teased a piledriver, but Ishii hit a backdrop. Shingo blocked one powerslam attempt, but Ishii hit the move on his second attempt. Ishii hit chops in the corner, but Shingo reversed positions, then blistered Ishii with strikes in the corner. 

Ishii no-sold a series of strikes out of the corner, but Shingo finally dropped him with a lariat. Ishii popped right up, then hit a vertical suplex. Ishii offered his neck to Shingo and no-sold a series of neck shots. 

They exchanged lariats, then traded backdrop suplexes. They no-sold everything, until Ishii ended the exchange with one more backdrop suplex. Ishii was bleeding from the left ear. 

Ishii hit a superplex for a two count, then used a series of short kicks to the head. Shingo stood up and tried to fire back, but Ishii dropped him with a forearm. Ishii hit a powerbomb. He stacked Shingo up in a cover, but Shingo kicked out. 

Ishii teased a brainbuster, but Shingo slid out, then hit a big lariat. Shingo hit noshigami, then connected on a sliding lariat, earning another near fall. 

Shingo went for Made in Japan, but Ishii blocked it. Shingo hit a series of hard lariats. Ishii fired back with a lariat, then dropped Shingo with a headbutt. 

Ishii tried for a sliding lariat, but Shingo caught him coming in. He hoisted Ishii up for Made in Japan. Shingo connected, but Ishii kicked out at two. 

Shingo hit a Pumping Bomber, but Ishii again kicked out. 

Shingo went for Last of the Dragon, but Ishii blocked the attempt. Ishii hit an enzuigiri, which Shingo took on his arms. Ishii hit a release German.

Ishii blocked a lariat, then hit two lariats of his own for a near fall. Ishii hit the sliding lariat for another near fall. 

Ishii called for the brainbuster. They did a series of reversals, and Shingo hit an emerald frosion. 

Shingo hit a Pumping Bomber, but Ishii no-sold it. Ishii hit an enzuigiri. 

Ishii hit a lariat. Shingo kicked out at one. Shingo hit a lariat. Ishii kicked out at one. They hit simultaneous lariats. Shingo then dropped Ishii with a lariat. 

Shingo hit a Pumping Bomber. This looked like the finish, but Ishii kicked out. 

Shingo hit Last of the Dragon -- and this time got the pin. 

After the bell, they traded headbutts on the mat. 

Shingo closed the show with a promo, promising to breathe fire. 

G1 STANDINGS --

A BLOCK

  • Kazuchika Okada 14
  • Kota Ibushi 12
  • EVIL 8 (eliminated)
  • KENTA 8 (eliminated)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi 8 (eliminated)
  • SANADA 8 (eliminated)
  • Zack Sabre Jr. 6 (eliminated)
  • Bad Luck Fale 6 (eliminated)
  • Will Ospreay 4 (eliminated)
  • Lance Archer 4 (eliminated)

B BLOCK

  • Hirooki Goto 10 (holds tiebreaker over White, Moxley)
  • Jon Moxley 10 (holds tiebreaker over Naito)
  • Tetsuya Naito 10 (holds tiebreaker over Goto)
  • Jay White 10 (holds tiebreaker over Moxley)
  • Tomohiro Ishii 8 (needs to beat Taichi and needs Goto, Moxley, Naito to lose)
  • Toru Yano 8 (needs to beat Cobb, needs Ishii and Goto to lose and White vs. Naito to end in a double DQ/countout)
  • Juice Robinson 6 (eliminated)
  • Jeff Cobb 6 (eliminated)
  • Taichi 6 (eliminated)
  • Shingo Takagi 6 (eliminated)