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NJPW G1 Climax 29 night ten results: Moxley vs. Naito

New Japan Pro Wrestling was back in Aichi for the second night in a row and the tenth show overall. It was B Block's turn to shine, featuring first ever match between Jon Moxley and Tetsuya Naito.

Preliminary matches:

- Ren Narita defeated Yuya Uemura

Narita pinned Uemura following a front suplex.

- Bad Luck Fale, Yujior Takahashi and Chase Owens defeated Tomoaki Honma, Toa Henare and Kota Ibushi

Takahashi pinned Honma with the pimp juice DDT.

- Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, YOSHI-HASHI and Shota Umino

Kanemaru pinned Umino with the deep impact DDT.

- EVIL, SANADA and BUSHI defeated KENTA, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Karl Fredricks

BUSHI pinned Fredricks following the MX. 

B Block: Hirooki Goto defeated Toru Yano

After scoring some roll ups, Yano threw Goto into the turnbuckle and rolled him up for another near fall. Yano used the referee to low blow Goto from behind, but Goto grabbed the leg and used it to roll up Yano for the win. That was it!

B Block: Tomohiro Ishii defeated Juice Robinson

This was excellent, as per usual with most of Ishii’s performances. It wasn’t exclusively a brawl, but this definitely was a battle, one that Juice Robinson more than held his own in.

The two start off right at the bell. They exchange hard strikes, with Robinson sending Ishii to the corner. Ishii responds by chopping him in the throat. Robinson comes back with a spinebuster, then goes for some punches, knocking him down with the left hand of God.

Robinson connected with a full nelson bomb and went to spike Ishii with a hurricanrana off the top, but Ishii held on and hit a big knee to Robinson’s neck, then drilled him with a side suplex. The two continue to tear into each other with chops until Robinson took Ishii down and connected with the cannonball.

Robinson hit a superplex, but Ishii popped right back up. Robinson went for the juice box, but Ishii again popped up and hit a German suplex. Robinson tried to fire back with more forearms, and succeeded, hitting the juice box for a nearfall. Robinson kept going for the pulp friction, but Ishii kept escaping. Robinson countered with a powerbomb. 

Another pulp friction attempt by Robinson,  but Ishii escaped and hit a lariat...only for Robinson to get up. Ishii scored another lariat and went for the brainbuster but Robinson countered with a jackhammer. Robinson got the better on Ishii with punches and went for the pulp friction but Ishii countered with a dragon suplex and sliding D, but Robinson kicked out. Ishii then hit the brainbuster for the win.

B Block: Jeff Cobb defeated Taichi

After the first few minutes, this turned out to be alright  Taichi is inconsistent so you’ll never know what you’ll get, but after the first few minutes this turned out fine.

Stalling to kick things off. Taichi did all his tricks and Jeff Cobb, like a dope, fell for them and was jumped after Miho Abe hopped on the apron to distract. After Abe got in the way again, Taichi attacked Cobb with the microphone stand, then a chair.

Back in the ring, Cobb came alive with some offense, but it soon turned into a back and forth affair. Taichi hit a lariat and went for the black mephisto but Cobb transitioned into two gutwrench suplexes. Taichi fought him off, but Cobb cut him off again and hit a crazy looking piledriver.

Cobb blocked a ref bump attempt and laid out Taichi with a standing moonsault, then landed the tour of the islands for the win.

B Block: Jay White defeated Shingo Takagi

This ended up being very good, with some great nearfalls towards the end. White has a pattern of interference in his matches, and while there’s too much of that in NJPW now at least here it doesn’t detract from the match too much. 

After stalling for a bit, the two end up brawling on the outside, then go back to the ring. Shingo took White to the apron, but Gedo grabbed his feet, allowing White to get the advantage by laying out Shingo with a DDT to the floor.

Back in the ring, the two start exchanging strikes until White takes down Shingo, remaining in control until catching White on the ropes with a lariat and landed a side suplex. White latches on but Takagi strikes with a headbutt and a lariat. 

Shingo landed a big wheelbarrow suplex, but when going for the sliding D White escaped and blocked a noshigami attempt. Shingo countered the bladerunner with a successful noshigami attempt. He went for the pumping bomber, but once again Gedo got involved. Shingo ignored Gedo and hit a buckle bomb then a pumping bomber, but only got two.

Shingo went for the last of the dragon, but White grabbed the referee, allowing Gedo to come in and interfere. Shingo took him out and nailed White with the Made in Japan for a nearfall. He went for the last of the dragon, but White countered and eventually landed a half dragon suplex. White dominated, landing a modified version of a brainbuster then pinned Shingo with the bladerunner.

B Block: Jon Moxley defeated Tetsuya Naito

So this was really good, probably great, but not an excellent bout. The finish felt kind of flat and at the end, just didn’t feel like an epic main event. Still, the work was good and by New Japan standards was a perfectly fine main event, just not a blowaway one.  

After taking his sweet time taking off his outfit, Naito threw his pants at Moxley as they start brawling, with Moxley leading Naito into the crowd, They wind up back in the barricade area. Moxley whips Naito into sitting fans nearby then took him back in the ring, where he grounded Naito.

Moxley went to the outside and grabbed a chair, wrapped it around Naito’s leg and went to grab another chair but the referee took it from him. This lasted long enough for Naito to throw the other chair at Moxley and drill him with a boot to the chair, and thusly onto Moxley’s face. 

Naito clotheslined Moxley on the ramp then took him back to the ring. Moxley cut him off and hit a big butterfly suplex off the top rope. He went for a running knee, but Naito hit the satellite DDT. Naito took Moxley down with a hurricanrana off the top rope, but Moxley landed a strong lariat to derail Naito’s momentum.

Moxley hit the original dirty deeds (headlock DDT), then hit a running knee. Naito blocked the death rider and instead bit Moxley. Moxley responded by biting him back, but then ate a quick destino. Moxley kicked out and blasted Naito with the death rider, then hit another for the win.

Moxley closed out the show. He put over Naito, calling him “muy loco”. He has a message for his opponents: he will destroy them and won’t be denied. He promises to win the G1 Climax.

G1 STANDINGS 

A BLOCK

  • KENTA 8
  • Kazuchika Okada 10
  • EVIL 6
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi 6
  • Kota Ibushi 6
  • Lance Archer 4
  • Will Ospreay 4
  • SANADA 2
  • Zack Sabre Jr. 2
  • Bad Luck Fale 2

B BLOCK

  • Jon Moxley 10
  • Juice Robinson 6
  • Tomohiro Ishii 6
  • Shingo Takagi 4
  • Toru Yano 4
  • Taichi 4
  • Tetsuya Naito 4
  • Jeff Cobb 4
  • Hirooki Goto 4
  • Jay White 4