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NJPW G1 Climax 27 night four results: Okada vs. Elgin


For the third day in a row, NJPW continued the G1 Climax with another show at Korakuen Hall. More B Block action took place this morning, including Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin in the main event.

Prelim results --

- Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe & David Finlay defeated Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Gedo when Finlay pinned Gedo with a stunner.

- Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado defeated YOSHI-HASHI & Jado when Desperado pinned Jado with the Angel’s Wings.

- Yuji Nagata & Tomoyuki Oka defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Katsuya Kitamura when Nagata pinned Kitamura with a back suplex.

- Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi defeated Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi when Naito pinned Owens with a roll-up after giving him a low blow. Fale destroyed Daryl the cat during the match, ripping him to shreds. This left Hiromu Takahashi in shambles after the match.

B Block matches --

Toru Yano defeated Satoshi Kojima

Yano started the shenanigans early, actually gaining control at one point. Kojima quickly took back control, brawled with him around the ring, and laid him out with an elbow upon his return, then followed with the Koji cutter.

After Yano got a bit of a comeback, Kojima immediately retaliated with a lariat. He went for another, but Yano grabbed the ref and in the confusion, not only low blowed him once, but twice. He rolled Kojima up and got the surprise win. This was fun for what it was.

EVIL defeated Juice Robinson

Robinson started off hot, hitting the running cannonball and taking EVIL out with a plancha on the outside. Back in the ring, they exchanged some good back and forth. Robinson continued to gain momentum, planting EVIL with the Eat Defeat. Robinson hit a Kokeshi in honor of Tomoaki Honma, but EVIL kicked out.

EVIL started to make a comeback, but Robinson wiped him out with a lariat and followed up with a powerbomb. He went for the Pulp Friction until EVIL countered with a German suplex. Robinson made it to his feet quickly as they both struck each other with big spots. They tried to go for their finishers, but EVIL ended the back and forth with a big dragon suplex.

EVIL blasted him with a lariat, then followed with the STO for the win. They had an awesome match, probably the best of Robinson’s career so far and one of the better ones EVIL has had since his return. It had white hot heat for the vast majority of it with some great counters and transitions towards the end.

Minoru Suzuki defeated SANADA

Suzuki dominated the early part of the match, brawling with SANADA around the ring. SANADA started to gain momentum by dropkicking Suzuki twice in the leg. Desperado tried to interfere, but SANADA quickly dispatched him with a dropkick.

SANADA went for the Paradise lock, but Suzuki countered with an armbar. SANADA laid him out and was able to apply the Paradise lock, then dropkicked him. Suzuki came back with the sleeper and tried for the Gotch piledriver until SANADA powered out.

SANADA landed the TKO, but Suzuki came back with the sleeper once again and this time landed the Gotch piledriver, with authority, for the win. Good match.

Kenny Omega defeated Tama Tonga

Tonga jumped Omega immediately at the bell, as there was some bad blood in the tag match the two were in last night. They fought to the outside, where Tonga blasted him face-first on the apron. Tonga took a mic and ripped on The Elite, telling Omega to be part of Bullet Club. 

Tonga worked on Omega's injured leg from the Suzuki match, landing a DDT. Omega started building some momentum back after a leg lariat and a hurricanrana. Omega wiped him out with a tope con hilo, taking out the rest of the Bullet Club on the outside.

Omega went for the V-Trigger, but Tonga fired back with a spear. Tonga hit a Pele kick, but Omega responded with two V-Triggers. Omega went for the One Winged Angel until Tonga countered with an inverted DDT. 

Tonga tried for the Gun Stun, but Omega lifted him back up and laid him out, hitting the One Winged Angel for the win. This was a really good, quick-paced match.

Kazuchika Okada defeated Michael Elgin

After a slow feeling out period, Okada placed Elgin past the barricade and tried to hop over it with a crossbody, but Elgin grabbed him and laid him out with two bodyslams. Okada came back and actually tried to hit the stalling suplex, but Elgin fought it off. Okada hit some clotheslines in the corner, but Elgin grabbed him and dropped him with a German suplex. 

Elgin took Okada to the top rope, but Okada fought him along the way. Elgin grabbed him when they were both back down and landed a huge forearm shot. Okada came back with the Heavy Rain and an elbow off the top. Elgin fought back, but Okada took him out when he was on the top rope with a dropkick that sent him out of the ring.

Okada tried for a missile dropkick, but Elgin caught him in mid-air with a powerbomb. Hot back-and-forth action followed. Okada hit a German suplex and went for the Rainmaker, but Elgin struck back with a clothesline, then another. Elgin put Okada in the Razor’s Edge position and then hit a powerbomb for a close near fall. 

Elgin went for the deadlift superplex, but Okada escaped. Elgin launched himself off the top rope, but Okada followed with a dropkick. They made it to the apron, where Elgin tried the superplex spot again. Standing on his feet, he hit an enormous superplex for another near fall.

Elgin hit the buckle bomb and went for the Elgin bomb until Okada escaped. Elgin took him out with a powerbomb. Elgin went for the Burning Hammer, but Okada landed on his feet and hit the Rainmaker, then another.

Elgin fired back with more shots, but Okada powered through and hit the tombstone, then another Rainmaker for the win in an excellent back-and-forth match.

Okada cut a promo to end the show. This was another night of great matches. Okada vs. Elgin probably gets match of the night, but Robinson vs. EVIL is not too far behind 

Current standings --

A Block:

  • Tetsuya Naito -- 4
  • Hirooki Goto -- 4
  • Zack Sabre Jr. -- 2
  • YOSHI-HASHI -- 2
  • Bad Luck Fale -- 2
  • Tomohiro Ishii -- 2
  • Kota Ibushi -- 2
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi -- 2
  • Yuji Nagata -- 0
  • Togi Makabe -- 0

B Block:

  • Kenny Omega -- 4
  • Kazuchika Okada -- 4
  • Tama Tonga -- 2
  • SANADA -- 2
  • Juice Robinson -- 2
  • EVIL -- 2
  • Toru Yano -- 2
  • Minoru Suzuki -- 2
  • Michael Elgin -- 0
  • Satoshi Kojima -- 0