Night 14 of the 26th G1 Climax is upon us, this time featuring a clash of stablemates as Tetsuya Naito tackles EVIL. Here are this morning’s show results, which took place in Shizuoka:
Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, & Captain New Japan defeated David Finlay, KUSHIDA, & Ryusuke Taguchi when Liger pinned Finlay with a crucifix.
Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii defeated SANADA & BUSHI when Goto pinned BUSHI with the GTR.
Juice Robinson, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Togi Makabe defeated Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan when Makabe pinned Nakanishi with the King Kong knee drop.
Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale, & Tama Tonga defeated Naomichi Marufuji, Kazuchika Okada, & Gedo when Yujiro pinned Gedo with the Pimp Juice DDT.
Toru Yano defeated Michael Elgin
Typical Yano match -- didn’t last long and was just what it was. Yano went for the turnbuckle but Elgin laid him out with a release German suplex. Elgin fought back; Yano tried for the hair pull, but in case you didn’t know Elgin doesn’t have any hair.
Yano did the low blow/ref spot then cradled Elgin for the surprise win.
Katsuyori Shibata defeated YOSHI-HASHI
Good match. They brawled around the ring to start. Nice back and forth action, lots of striking and big shots.
YOSHI-HASHI missed the swanton and kept avoiding Shibata’s moves to avoid the sleeper. He sank in the butterfly lock but Shibata escaped. YH hit the senton, this time connecting, but Shibata still kicked out.
Shibata applied the butterfly lock, threw him in a suplex, and put him in the sleeper. One Penalty Kick later and he scores the win.
Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated Tomoaki Honma
Really good stuff, the crowd was into it and both guys worked well with one another. Nakajima leveled Honma early with a DDT to the apron. Honma fought back, hitting the Kokeshi.
Turned out to be a pretty competitive back and forth match that the crowd eventually got into. Very hard hitting, including a kick and chop battle. Honma nailed the Kokeshi in the back of the head then hit another but missed the finish.
Nakajima hit a big time kick on Honma, who was on the top rope, then nailed him with a backdrop suplex. He eventually hit the Penalty Kick and the brainbuster for the win.
Kenny Omega defeated Yuji Nagata
To me, this seemed like a clash of styles. It wasn’t bad by any means, it just came off like they never got on the right footing to take it to the next level.
Omega worked on Nagata’s leg, using submissions and targeting it throughout the match. It seemed like Omega was light years ahead in speed, making Nagata seem older as far as in ring style.
Nagata grabbed him through the middle rope and suplexed him to the floor. Nagata targeted his arm but Omega came back with the One Winged Angel for the win.
Tetsuya Naito defeated EVIL
Nice match. It took a while to get things rolling, but they got there and this ended up being pretty good. They took their time, but eventually the bell rang and they went at it.
Naito controlled a lot of the match early, doing stuff that was fine but nothing out of this world. Naito worked on EVIL’s leg. EVIL made the comeback and leveled Naito with a clothesline from the top rope, a half nelson suplex, and a big lariat but Naito went back to the leg.
EVIL took Naito on his shoulders and went to the top rope but Naito came back with a hurricanrana in a fantastic spot. He went for Destino but EVIL countered with a powerslam. EVIL hit a roaring elbow and a lariat and went for the STO but Naito quickly countered into the Destino for the win.
Naito cut a promo after the match. All’s good in Los Ingobernables de Japon as both guys fist pumped after the match as well. A good, not great show.
- Kazuchika Okada (10)
- Naomichi Marufuji (10)
- Togi Makabe (8)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi (8)
- Bad Luck Fale (8)
- Hirooki Goto (8)
- Tama Tonga (6)
- Tomohiro Ishii (6)
- SANADA (4)
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan (4)
- Tetsuya Naito (10)
- Michael Elgin (8)
- Katsuyori Shibata (8)
- Katsuhiko Nakajima (8)
- Toru Yano (8)
- Kenny Omega (8)
- YOSHI-HASHI (6)
- Yuji Nagata (6)
- EVIL (4)
- Tomoaki Honma (4)