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NJPW G1 Climax 27 Results – July 20, 2017

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night #2
July 20, 2017
Korakuen Hall
Bunkyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Tournament Reference Sheet: 

Block A Standings: (Bad Luck Fale 2 points, Hirooki Goto 2 points, Tetsuya Naito 2 points, Yoshi Hashi 2 points and Zack Sabre Jr. 2 points) 

Block B Competitors: (Michael Elgin, EVIL, Satoshi Kojima, Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, Juice Robinson, Sanada, Minoru Suzuki, Tama Tonga and Toru Yano)

First Match: El Desperado & Zack Sabre Jr vs. Hirai Kawato & Kota Ibushi 

Sabre and Kawato will start things off. Kawato goes for a double leg takedown, but Sabre counters with a front face lock. Sabre backs Kawato into the ropes. Sabre transitions into a wrist lock. Kawato with a waist lock go-behind, but Sabre rolls him over into another wrist lock. Sabre applies a Standing Cravte. Kawato gets Sabre shoulders pin to the mat for a one count. Sabre gets Kawato in a Single Leg Boston Crab. Sabre starts wrenching the neck of Kawato. Sabre stomps on Kawato’s back. Sabre tags in Desperado. Kawato slaps Desperado in the chest. Desperado connects with a snap mare takeover. Desperado applies a rear chin lock than transitions into a Camel Clutch. Desperado rolls Kawato over for a two count. Desperado shoots Kawato to the other corner. Desperado with a leg sweep that knocks Kawato off the top turnbuckle. Desperado and Sabre are cutting the ring in half.

Sabre and Kawato are trading back and forth shots. Kawato dropkicks Sabre. Kawato makes the hot tag to Ibushi. Sabre lands a series of rapid uppercut strikes. Ibushi responds with a flurry of haymakers. Ibushi connects with his lightning quick offense. Ibusi drops Sabre with a Buzzaw Kick. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Sabre connects with a jumping arm breaker. Ibushi responds with a Back Flip Kick. Ibushi follows that with a snap german suplex for a two count. Sabre with a O’Connor Roll for a two count. Sabre kicks the shoulder of Ibushi. Sabre gets Ibushi trapped in a Key Lock. Sabre continues to apply pressure to the shoulder of Ibushi. Ibushi regains momentum with a series of forearm smashes. Kawato knocks Desperado off the ring apron.

Kawato connects with a Buzzsaw Kick to the chest for a two count. Sabre responds with a single leg take down. Sabre follows that with the PK. Sabre tags in Desperado. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Kawato chest. Kawato ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Kawato drops Desperado with a flying shoulder tackle. Kawato connects with a spinning uppercut for a two count. Kawato counters of the ButterFly Suplex with a school boy rollup for a two count. Kawato follows that with the small package, but again Desperado kicks out. Ibushi drops Desperado with the Missile DropKick. Kawato plants Desperado with a Vertical Suplex for a two count as Sabre breaks up the pin attempt. Ibushi tosses Sabre out of the ring. Desperado plants Kawato with a SpineBuster for a two count. Desperado gets Kawato trapped in the Boston Crab. Meanwhile Sabre has Ibushi locked in a Octopus Stretch in the middle of the ring. Kawato finds a way to reach the bottom rope to create separation. Desperado connects with the Double UnderHook FaceBuster to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Desperado & Zack Sabre Jr. via Pinfall 

Second Match: Gedo, Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto vs. Tiger Mask, Yuji Nagata and Togi Makabe 

Nagata and Goto will start things off. Goto applies a wrist lock. Nagata reverses the hold. Goto is grappling around Nagata. Goto backs Nagata back into the ropes. Goto lands a series of slaps across the chest of Nagata. Nagata ducks a clothesline from Goto. Nagata lands a big boot to the midsection. Goto drops Nagata with a shoulder tackle. Makabe and Ishii are tagged in. Makabe and Ishii starts charging into each other. Makabe drops Ishii with a shoulder block. Makabe knocks Gedo off the ring apron. Ishii connects with a PowerSlam. Ishii HeadButts Makabe. Ishii lands a series of knife edge chops in the corner. Ishii tags in Gedo. Gedo with a snap mare takeover into a rear chin lock. Gedo drops Makabe with a Thrust Kick for a two count. Gedo drives Makabe face into the boot of Goto. Gedo tags in Goto. Goto repeatedly stomps on Makabe back in the corner. Goto drops Makabe with a back elbow strike for a two count as Tiger Mask breaks up the pin attempt.

Tiger Mask connects with separate spinning heel kicks to Ishii and Gedo. Goto with a Buzzsaw Kick to the chest of Tiger Mask. Goto kicks Makabe in the back. Goto goes for the cover, but Makabe kicks out at two. Goto gets Makabe trapped in a Single Leg Crab. Goto tags in Ishii. Ishii connects with a vertical suplex for a two count. Ishii steps on Makabe face. Ishii lightly kicks Makabe. Ishii and Makabe are trading back and forth shots in the middle of the ring. Ishii connects with a corner clothesline. Makabe explodes out of the corner with a series of forearm smashes. Ishii responds with a big lariat. Makabe returns the favor with three lariats in a row. Nagata and Goto are tagged in.

Nagata with a Buzzsaw Kick that sends Goto to the corner. Goto responds with a spin kick. Nagata blocks a Saito Suplex from Goto. Nagata and Goto are trading back and forth forearm strikes. Goto goes for a Samoan Drop, but Nagata gets back on his feet. Nagata connects with the exploder suplex. Nagata tags in Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask drops Goto with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tiger Mask lights up Goto’s chest with more buzzsaw kicks. Goto responds with another spinning heel kick. Goto tags in Gedo. Tiger plants Gedo with the Tiger Driver for a two count. Goto clotheslines Nagata. Makabe runs through Goto and Ishii with a Double Clothesline. Gedo rolls Tiger Mask over for a two count as the referee sees Gedo’s boot placed on the top rope for leverage. Gedo shoves the referee. Tiger Mask connects with a back slide for a two count. Gedo goes for a right hand, but Tiger Mask counters with a rolling crucifix to pickup the victory. After the match, Ishii and Makabe continues to brawl on the outside.

Winner: Tiger Mask, Yuji Nagata and Togi Makabe via Pinfall 

Third Match: Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens vs. David Finlay & Hiroshi Tanahashi 

Fale and Tanahashi will start things off. Collar and elbow tie up. Fale shoves Tanahashi to the corner. Tanahashi with a waist lock go-behind, but Fale stands still. Tanahashi goes for a sunset flip, but Fale blocks it. Fale goes for a Leg Drop, but Tanahashi ducks out of the way. Tanahashi kicks Fale in the chest. Owens tags himself in the corner. Tanahashi tags in Finlay. Finlay applies a side headlock. Owens reverses the hold. Finlay leapfrogs over Owens. Finlay drops Owens with a back elbow strike. Finlay and Tanhashi connects with a double hip toss. Tanahashi lands a elbow drop. Finaly follows that with a senton. Finlay and Tanahashi connects with stereo dropkicks to Fale. Tanahashi lands a series of right hands to Owens in the corner. Tanahashi bodyslams Owens. Tanahashi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Fale drags Tanahashi out of the ring. Fale wraps Tanahashi’s shoulder around the steel ring post.

Fale continues to apply more pressure to the shoulder of Tanahashi on the outside. Fale rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Bullet Club is cutting the ring in half. Fale applies an sitting arm-bar. Owens and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots. Owens misses on the leaping corner forearm. Tanahashi connects with a dragon screw leg whip. Tanahashi tags in Finlay. Finlay drops Owens with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Finlay gets Owens in a FireMan’s Carry Position, but Owens gets back on his feet. Owens connects with a back breaker for a two count. Owens knocks Tanahashi off the ring apron. Owens goes for the Package PileDriver, but Finlay counters with a Back BodyDrop. Finlay tosses Owens out of the ring. Finlay with a Flying European Uppercut for a two count. Finlay lands a series of forearm smashes. Owens kicks Finlay in the back. Fale clotheslines Finlay for a two count. Fale connects with the Grenade to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Bushi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Jado & Yoshi Hashi 

Jado and Hashi attacks Bushi and Naito before the bell rings. Hashi stomps on Naito chest. Hashi lands a knife edge chop. Naito counters out of the irish whip. Naito lands a deep arm-drag. Hashi responds with a deep arm-drag of his own. Hashi stomps on Naito shoulder. Hashi tags in Jado. Naito proceeds to tag in Bushi. Collar and elbow tie up. Jado backs Bushi into the ropes. We have a clean break. Jado side steps Bushi into the turnbuckles. Jado lands a slew of knife edge chops. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Jado. Bushi poses in the middle of the ring. Jado proceeds to sit down as well. We have ourself a sitting contest. Naito attacks Jado behind the referee’s back. Naito whips Hashi to the steel guard rail. Bushi is wrenching the neck of Jado. Naito and Bushi are double teaming Jado. Bushi sunset flips Hashi into a Basement Dropkick from Naito. Bushi rakes the nose of Jado. Bushi kicks Jado’s chest. Bushi starts choking Jado with his t-shirt. Jado clotheslines Bushi. Naito and Hashi are tagged in.

Hashi drops Naito with a shoulder block. Hashi follows that with a Hurricanrana. Hashi connects with a running knife edge chop in the corner. Hashi with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick for a two count. Naito drops Hashi with a leaping enziguri. Naito plants Hashi with a Satellite DDT. Naito tags in Bushi. Bushi connects with the Missile Dropkick. Bushi follows that with the Bushirooni. Hashi responds with a spinning heel kick. Hashi tags in Jado. Hashi knocks Naito off the ring apron. Hashi lands a thrust kick to the midsection of Bushi. Hashi follows that with a leaping neck breaker. Jado goes for the cover, but Bushi kicks out at two. Naito and Hashi are brawling on the outside. Bushi dodges a Big Boot from Jado. Naito with a SlingShot DropKick to Jado. Hashi SuperKicks Naito. Bushi plants Hashi with the CodeBreaker. Bushi goes for MX, but Jado counters with the CrossFace Submission Hold. Bushi rolls Jado over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bushi & Tetsuya Natio via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (0) Juice Robinson vs. (0) Satoshi Kojima in a Block B Match Up in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Kojima with a waist lock go-behind. Kojima transitions into a side head lock. Robinson escapes and applies a hammer lock. Robinson transitions into a side headlock. Robinson drops Kojim with a shoulder tackle. After a hip toss exchange, Robinson ducks a rapid fire lariat from Kojima. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Kojima shoves Robinson into the ropes. Stand off in the middle of the ring. Test of strength between both men. Kojima lands a back elbow strike. Kojima plants Robinson with a DDT for a two count. Kojima lands a series of Mongolian Chops. Kojima clotheslines Robinson over the top rope. Kojima repeatedly kicks Robinson in the back. Kojima bounces Robinson head on the ring apron. Kojima connects with a DDT on the ring apron. Robinson launches Kojima back first into the steel guard rail. Robinson follows that with a Shot Gun Dropkick. Robinson repeatedly stomps on Kojima’s chest. Robinson connects with a Belly to Back Suplex. Robinson follows that with a Senton for a two count.

Robinson goes for a vertical suplex, but Kojima gets back on his feet. Robinson tees off on Kojima with rapid fire chops and forearms. Kojima drops Robinson with a Roaring Elbow. Kojima repeatedly slaps Robinson’s chest in the corner. Robinson responds with a corner clothesline. Robinson goes for the CannonBall, but Kojima ducks out of the way. Kojima ascends to top turnbuckle. Kojima connects with a High Elbow Drop for a two count. Chopping fest in the middle of the ring. Robinson plants Kojima with a SpineBuster. Robinson connects with the CannonBall. Robinson follows that with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.

Robinson goes for a PowerBomb, but Kojima counters with the Koji Cutter. Kojima places Robinson on the top turnbuckle. Kojima goes for a SuperPlex, but Robinson HeadButts Kojima to the canvas. Kojima lands a running lariat that sends Robinson crashing crotch first on the top turnbuckle. Kojima plants Robinson with an Avalanche Cutter. Robinson blocks another lariat from Kojima. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Kojima counters with a lariat to the back of Robinson’s neck. Kojima connects with the Brain Buster for a two count. Kojima follows that with another massive lariat. Kojima goes for the cover, but Robinson again kicks out. Robinson drops Kojima with a big forearm smash. Robinson plants Kojima with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Juice Robinson Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: (0) Tama Tonga vs. (0) Michael Elgin in a Block B MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Elgin side steps from a leaping shoulder tackle from Tonga. Tonga goes for another shoulder tackle, but Elgin stands still. Tonga is playing mind games with Elgin. Elgin drops Tonga with a big shoulder tackle. Elgin connects with a PowerSlam. Elgin follows that with the Delayed Vertical Suplex for a one count. Elgin bodyslams Tonga. Elgin goes for a SlingShot Splash, but Tonga rolls himself out of the ring. Elgin with a right hand that knocks Tonga off the ring apron. Tonga responds with a leg sweep that sends Elgin crashing to the outside. Tonga sends Elgin to the steel guard rail. Tonga follows that with a big lariat. Tonga connects with a snap vertical suplex on the floor. Elgin gets back into the ring at the count of fifteen. Tonga and Elgin are trading back and forth shots. Tonga bodyslams Elgin. Tonga goes for a elbow drop, but Elgin rolls out of the way. Tonga and Elgin are now trading back and forth forearm strikes.

Elgin goes for a PowerBomb, but Tonga blocks it. Tonga fights out of the Waist Lock. Elgin drops Tonga with a Running Crossbody Block. Elgin bodyslams Tonga. Elgin connects with a SlingShot Splash. Elgin follows that with a running clothesline. Elgin plants Tonga with a Falcon Arrow for a two count. Elgin lands two consecutive german suplex’s. Elgin connects with a enziguri. Elgin follows that with another PowerSlam. Elgin goes for the cover, but Tonga kicks out at two. Elgin goes for a Big Lariat, but Tonga counters with the Tonga Twist. Tonga HeadButts Elgin. Tonga plants Elgin with a Jumping Double UnderHook DDT for a two count.

Elgin responds with a lariat. Tonga connects with the Alabama Slam for a two count. Tonga is measuring up Elgin. Tonga goes for the Stun Gun, but Elgin swats him away. Tonga DropKicks Elgin. Elgin responds with a enziguri from the ring apron. Elgin goes for a SpringBoard Shoulder Tackle, but Tonga counters with the Stun Gun in mid-air. Elgin rolls himself out of the ring. Tonga goes for a cover, but Elgin kicks out at two. Tonga and Elgin are battling for position on the top turnbuckle. Elgin plants Tonga with an Avalanche Death Valley Driver. Elgin goes for the Falcon Arrow, but Tonga counters with the Gun Stun to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tama Tonga Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (0) EVIL vs. (0) Sanada in a Block B MatchUp 

EVIL kicks Sanada in the gut after the bell rings. Sanada with a low bridge that sends EVIL crashing to the outside. Sanada teases a dive, but EVIL ducks out of the way. EVIL tosses a steel chair into the ring. EVIL with a clubbing axe handle to Sanada. EVIL clotheslines Sanada over the top rope. EVIL whips Sanada to the steel guard rail. EVIL wraps a chair around Sanada’s neck. EVIL connects with the ConChairto. EVIL follows that with a side walk slam for a two count. EVIL clotheslines Sanada. EVIL lands a leaping senton for a two count. Sanada goes for a Neck Breaker, but EVIL counters with a Big Boot. Sanada leapfrogs over EVIL. Sanada dropkicks EVIL. Sanada gets EVIL trapped in the Paradise Lock. Sanada connects with the Basement Dropkick for a two count. Sanada rakes the eyes of EVIL. EVIL lands a Thrust Kick to the Hamstring. EVIL connects with a corner clothesline. EVIL plants Sanada with a FisherMan’s Buster for a two count.

EVIL with a Jaw Breaker that knocks Sanada off the ring apron. EVIL ascends to the top turnbuckle. EVIL rakes the eyes of Sanada. EVIL applies a Dragon Sleeper. Sanada plants EVIL with a Flying Stunner off the ring apron. EVIL gets back into the ring at the count of nineteenth. EVIL and Sanada are trading back and forth shots. Sanada Uppercuts EVIL. EVIL responds with a HeadButt to the chest. EVIL connects with a lariat for a one count. Sanada responds with a Saito Suplex. EVIL goes for a German Suplex, but Sanada gets back on his feet. Sanada lands a back elbow strike. EVIL plants Sanada with a FisherMan’s Buster into the turnbuckles.

EVIL follows that with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Sanada responds with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Sanada connects with the TKO for a two count. Sanada goes back to the top turnbuckle. Sanada misses on the MoonSault. EVIL applies a rear chin lock. EVIL turns Sanada inside out with a thunderous lariat for a two count. Sanada goes for Skull In, but EVIL blocks it. Sanada plants EVIL with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. EVIL drops Sanada with a Discus Forearm. EVIL goes for a STO, but Sanada counters with Skull In. EVIL places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Sanada connects with a MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sanda Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (0) Toru Yano w/Jado vs. (0) Kazuchika Okada w/Gedo in a Block B MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Okada backs Yano into the ropes. Yano ducks a clothesline from Okada. Yano tries to roll himself out of the ring, but Gedo gets in the way. Yano slaps Okada in the back of the head. Yano backs himself in between the ropes. Yano is trying to play mind games with Okada. Yano with a clubbing axe handle to the back of Okada. Yano lands a knife edge chop. Yano sends Okada to the steel ring post. Okada attacks Yano from behind. Okada is tightening up the rung of the bottom turnbuckle. Okada starts choking Yano on the outside. Okada connects with a neck breaker for a two count. Okada with a pump handle slam. Okada follows that with a SlingShot Senton. Okada with a snap mare takeover into a rear chin lock. Okada with a clubbing blow to the back of Yano. Yano pokes Okada in the eye. Yano drives Okada into the referee. Yano whips Okada to the corner. Yano hits Okada in the face with the turnbuckle pad. Okada again attacks Yano from behind.

Yano launches Okada back first into the exposed steel in the corner. Okada goes for a Basement DropKick, but Yano holds onto the top rope. Yano connects with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano with a drop toe hold that sends Okada face first into the middle turnbuckle. Yano with a school boy rollup for a two count. Yano misses on the Body Avalanche. Okada plants Yano with a Neck Breaker. Yano attacks Gedo. Okada clotheslines Yano over the steel guard rail. Jado gets in the way of Okada. Yano shoves Jado into Okada. Yano follows that with a Double Low Blow. Both men gets back into the ring at the count nineteenth. Yano lands another Atomic Drop. Okada responds with a DropKick. Yano with a small package for a two count. Okada lands a Big Boot. Yano goes for another Low Blow, but Okada blocks it. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Yano counters with a leg sweep cover for a two count. Okada lands a series of elbow strikes. Okada gets Yano trapped in Red Ink which forces Yano to tap out.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (0) Kenny Omega vs. (0) Minoru Suzuki in a Block B Match Up in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Suzuki starts shoving and slapping Omega after the bell rings. Omega lands a series of knife edge chops. Suzuki with a shot to the liver of Omega. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on the chest of Omega. Suzuki rams his knee across the jaw. Suzuki with a nasty forearm that has Omega staggering. Omega and Suzuki trades slaps across the chest. Omega connects with a Hurricanrana. Suzuki rolls out of the ring. Suzuki drops Omega with a Big Boot. Suzuki is trying to knock Omega off the ring apron, but Omega hangs on. Suzuki connects with leaping Cross Arm Breaker. Suzuki drops Omega with the PK from the ring apron. Suzuki drives his knee to the gut of Omega. Suzuki blocks a Springboard Attempt from Omega. Suzuki wraps Omega’s leg around the steel guard rail. Suzuki locks in the Single Leg Boston Crab. Suzuki hits Omega’s knee with a steel chair. Omega returns the favor by repeatedly hitting Suzuki in the back with the chair. Omega dodges another chair shot.

Omega with a clubbing axe handle in the chest. Suzuki kicks Omega in the gut. Omega connects with the Rolling Senton. Omega with a One Legged MoonSault off the second rope for a two count. Omega and Suzuki are trading back and forth shots in the middle of the ring. Omega counters out of the Sleeper Hold. Omega plants Suzuki with the Ushigoroshi. Omega drops Red Shoes with the V-Trigger. Omega follows that with a V-Trigger to jaw of Suzuki. Omega starts brawling with Taka Michinoku. Taichi hits Omega in the gut with the steel chair. Suzuki Gun starts triple teaming Omega. Bullet Club comes down to the ring to make the save. Bad Luck Fale drops El Desperado and Michinoku. The brawl with Bullet Club and Suzuki Gun spills into the crowd. Omega with a SpringBoard Crossbody onto Suzuki Gun on the outside. Omega goes for a Top Rope V-Trigger, but Suzuki counters with the Knee Bar. Omega repeatedly kicks Suzuki’s chest with his good leg. Omega is desperately trying to escape out of the Knee Bar. Omega finally crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

Suzuki and Omega trading back and forth knife edge chops. Suzuki goes for the Rear Naked Choke, but Omega counters with a Belly to Back Suplex. Omega drops Suzuki with a Big Boot. Suzuki responds with a leg sweep. Suzuki stomps on Omega’s knee. Omega slaps Suzuki in the face. Omega then proceeds to spit at him. Suzuki fires up with his lightning quick offense. Omega connects with a V-Trigger. Omega follows that with a Snap Dragon Suplex for a two count. Omega goes for One Winged Angel, but Suzuki counters with the Ankle Lock. Omega gets back to a vertical base. Suzuki transitions into the Sleeper Hold. Omega escapes out of the Sleeper Hold by driving Suzuki’s back to the canvas. Suzuki goes back to the Sleeper Hold, but Omega refuses to quit. Omega blocks a Gotch PileDriver attempt from Suzuki. Omega lands a series of V-Triggers. Omega goes for the cover, but Suzuki kicks out at two. Omega legs gives out while trying to land a Reverse Hurricanrana. Omega lands two V-Triggers. Omega plants Suzuki with the One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kenny Omega Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

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