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NJPW G1 Climax 27 Results – July 21, 2017

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night #3
July 21, 2017
Korakeun Hall
Bunkyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Reference Sheet: 

Block A Competitors: (Bad Luck Fale, Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Zack Sabre Jr, Yoshi Hashi, Kota Ibushi, Tomohiro Ishii, Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata and Hiroshi Tanahashi)

Block A Standings: (Bad Luck Fale, Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Natio, Yoshi Hashi and Zack Sabre Jr. currently has two points coming out of the July 17th Event.)

Block B Standings: (Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, Juice Robinson, Sanada and Tama Tonga currently has two points coming out of the July 20th Event) 

First Match: Hiromu Takahashi & EVIL vs. David Finlay & Juice Robinson 

EVIL and Robinson will start things off. Robinson ducks a clothesline from EVIL. EVIL with a waist-lock go behind. Robinson backs himself into the ropes to create separation. Takahashi with a clubbing axe handle to the back of Robinson. EVIL tags in Takahashi. Robinson dodges a double clothesline attempt from EVIL & Takahashi. Robinson drops EVIL & Takahashi with a Double Crossbody Block. Robinson tags in Finlay. Finlay stomps on Takahashi’s chest. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Finlay drops Takahashi with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Finlay lands another uppercut. EVIL drags Finlay out of the ring. EVIL knocks Robinson off the ring apron. EVIL whips Robinson to the steel guard rail. Takahashi connects with a corner clothesline. Takahashi follows that with a Basement Dropkick.

Takahashi tags in EVIL. EVIL bodyslams Finlay. EVIL connects with a senton splash for a two count. EVIL and Takahashi are cutting the ring in half. Finlay kicks out of a double vertical suplex. Finlay lands a knife edge chop. Takahashi starts raking the eyes of Finlay. Takahashi kicks Finlay in the chest. Both men are knocked down by a double clothesline. Robinson and EVIL are trading back and forth shots after being tagged in. EVIL uppercuts Robinson. Robinson responds with a back elbow strike. Robinson drops EVIL with a running clothesline. Robinson goes for the Cannonball, but EVIL ducks out of the way. EVIL lands a discus lariat in the corner. EVIL goes for the Fisherman’s Buster, but Robinson gets back on his feet. Robinson plants EVIL with a SpineBuster. Robinson tags in Finlay.

Finlay leapfrogs over Takahashi. Finlay lands a dropkick. Finlay with series of running corner clotheslines. Finlay drops EVIL with a Flying European Uppercut for a two count. Finlay gets EVIL in the Fireman’s Carry Position, but EVIL gets back on his feet. Finlay and Robinson connects with a Basement DropKick/Side Russian Leg Sweep combination. Finlay follows that with a running uppercut for a two count as Takahashi breaks up the pin attempt. EVIL goes for a Discus Lariat, but Finlay counters with a Back Breaker for a two count. Takahashi drives Robinson into the steel guard rail. EVIL & Takahashi connects with stereo thrust kicks to the midsection of Finlay. EVIL lands the Discus Lariat, but somehow Finlay finds a way to kick out at two. EVIL gets Finlay trapped in the Banshee Muzzle which forces him to tap out. After the match, EVIL gets Robinson trapped in the Banshee Muzzle.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi & EVIL via Submission 

Second Match: Bushi & Sanada vs. Taichi & Minoru Suzuki 

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Suzuki starts brawling with Sanada in the crowd. It’s a forearm smashing session between Bushi and Taichi. Sanada lands a series of right hands. Taichi starts choking Bushi with his boot. Sanada finally starts walking back to the ringside area. Taichi and Bushi are now fighting in the middle of the ring. Taichi with a snap mare takeover. Taichi is trying to rip off the mask of Bushi. Bushi fires up with a series of forearm smashes. Bushi is choking Taichi. Sanada rams his fingers into the eyes of Suzuki. Bushi repeatedly stomps on the chest of Taichi in the corner. Bushi tags in Sanada. Sanada shoots Taichi to the corner. Taichi tags in Suzuki. Sanada and Suzuki are trading back and forth forearm strikes. Suzuki connects with the Helluva Kick. Suzuki follows that with the PK for a two count. Sanada responds with a dropkick to the knee of Suzuki.

Sanada goes for the Paradise Lock, but Suzuki counters with a Cross ArmBreaker. Sanada reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Sanada dropkicks Suzuki. Sanada goes for Skull In, but Suzuki transitions into a Rear Naked Choke. Taichi knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Sanada gets back to a vertical base. Suzuki goes for the Gotch Style PileDriver, but Sanada counters with a Back Body Drop. Sanada follows that with a Saito Suplex. Taichi and Bushi are tagged in. Taichi connects with a enziguri in the corner. Taichi follows that with a leg lariat for a two count. Taichi places Bushi on the top turnbuckle.

Taichi almost rips off Bushi’s mask. The referee hops on the second rope to get Taichi off of Bushi. Bushi connects with a Missile Dropkick. Bushi and Sanada drops Taichi with a Stereo Basement Dropkick. Sanada tosses Suzuki out of the ring. Bushi sets up for MX, but Taichi shoves the referee into Bushi. Bushi responds with a backslide with a bridge, but the referee is distracted by another Suzuki Gun Member. Taichi hits Bushi with a microphone stand behind the referee’s back. Taichi gets Bushi’s shoulders pin to the mat to pickup the victory. After the match, Taichi rips off the mask of Bushi.

Winner: Taichi & Minoru Suzuki via Pinfall 

Third Match: Chase Owens & Tama Tonga vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Kenny Omega 

The four members of Bullet Club are talking strategy before the bell rings. Tama Tonga and Takahashi will start things off with a hug. Tonga and Takahashi are now running the ropes. Takahashi leapfrogs over Tonga.Tonga is playing mind games with Takahashi. Tonga starts dancing. Omega and Owens are now tagged in. Collar and elbow tie up. Omega applies a wrist lock. Owens backs Omega into the ropes. Owens lands a single leg takedown. Owens accidentally attacks the knee of Omega. Omega is starting to get pissed off. Owens tags in Tonga. Owens apologizes to Omega. Tonga with a single leg takedown to Omega. Tonga repeatedly stomps on the back of Omega’s bad knee. Tonga connects with a DDT. Tonga tags in Owens. Tonga lands a elbow drop to the injured knee of Omega. Owens is applying more pressure to the left leg of Omega.

Tonga connects with a Shin Breaker. Owens and Tonga are cutting the ring in half. Owens goes for another Shin Breaker, but Omega counters with a sunset flip for a two count. Owens responds with a big lariat. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens knocks Takahashi off the ring apron. Omega side steps Tonga onto Owens in the corner. Omega connects with a enziguri. Omega tags in Takahashi. Takahashi connects with a series of clotheslines. Takahashi with a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Tonga. Takahashi plants Tonga with a Fisherman’s Buster.

Owens with a clubbing forearm to the back of Takahashi. Omega kicks Owens behind the referee’s back. Owens knocks Omega off the ring apron. Takahashi lands a thrust kick. Tonga drops Takahashi with a Neck Breaker. Owens and Tonga connects with a Modified Tonga Twist for a two count. Omega whips Tonga to the steel guard rail. Owens goes for the Package PileDriver, but Takahashi blocks it. Omega SuperKicks Owens. Tonga goes for the GunStun, but Omega blocks it. Omega connects with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Tonga drops Omega with the Gun Stun. Takahashi with a Basement Dropkick to Owens. Owens responds with a Bicycle Kick. Takahashi plants Owens with a DDT to pickup the victory. After the match, Omega and Tonga engages in a shoving contest.

Winner: Yujiro Takahashi & Kenny Omega via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Gedo, Toru Yano and Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Michael Elgin 

Yano and Kojima will start things off. Yano backs himself into between the ropes. Kojima with a clubbing forearm to the back of Yano neck. Kojima tags in Tenzan. Kojima and Tenzan are double teaming Yano in the corner. Kojima drops Yano with a Mongolian Chop. Tenzan follows that with a HeadButt. Kojima lands a series of knife edge chops in the corner. Kojima follows that with a corner forearm smash. Kojima is now lighting up Gedo’s chest. Yano side steps Kojima into the exposes steel in the corner. Yano tags in Okada. Okada lands a series of knife edge chops. Okada follows that with a pumphandle slam. Okada with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Okada tags in Gedo. Gedo with a elbow strike to the forehead of Kojima. Okada connects with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Okada knocks Tenzan out of the ring.

Gedo tags in Yano. Yano lands a big boot. Kojima responds with a Koji Cutter. Elgin and Okada are tagged in. Elgin lands two running back elbow strikes. Elgin clotheslines Okada. Elgin plants Okada with a German Suplex with a Bridge for a two count. Elgin goes for a Buckle Bomb, but Okada blocks it. Elgin escapes out of the sunset flip. Elgin drops Okada with a big forearm smash. Okada responds with a FlapJack. Okada ascends to the top turnbuckle. Okada dives over Elgin. Okada connects with a Snap German Suplex. Elgin lands a right hand. Elgin tags in Tenzan.

Tenzan knocks Gedo off the ring apron. Tenzan repeatedly HeadButts Okada. Tenzan follows that with a slew of Mongolian Chops. Okada dropkicks Tenzan. Okada tags in Gedo. Gedo with a Jaw Breaker to Tenzan. Gedo SuperKicks Tenzan for a two count. Tenzan whips Gedo back first into the exposed steel. Tenzan connects with a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Yano with a clubbing axe handle to the back of Tenzan. Kojima attacks Yano. Gedo pokes the eyes of Tenzan. Gedo lands a thrust kick across the gut of Kojima. Tenzan & Kojima plants Gedo with a Double Cutter. Tenzan gets Gedo trapped in the Anaconda Vice which forces him to tap out.

Winner: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Michael Elgin via Submission 

Fifth Match: (2) Hirooki Goto vs. (0) Yuji Nagata in a Block A Match Up in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Goto is dodging alot of kicks from Nagata. Goto applies a wrist lock. Nagata counters the hold. Nagata with a Waist Lock TakeDown. Goto rolls him over for a one count. Goto floats over into a front face lock which leads us to a stand off between both men. Goto backs Nagata into the ropes. Goto shoves Nagata. Nagata is using joint manipulation to the fingers of Goto. Nagata repeatedly kicks the shoulder of Goto. Nagata ducks a clothesline from Goto. Nagata lands a leg lariat to the shoulder of Goto. Goto responds with a clothesline. Nagata rolls out of the ring. Goto sends Nagata into the steel guard rail. Goto rolls Nagata back into the ring. Goto stomps on Nagata chest. Goto applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Goto lands a corner clothesline. Goto kicks Nagata in the back for a two count. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Nagata is starting to get pissed off. Goto lands a series of forearm smashes in the corner to no avail. Nagata explodes out of the corner with a running knee strike.

Nagata lays in even more rapid fire kicks to the back. Goto and Nagata are now trading back and forth shots in the middle of the ring. Nagata connects with a Buzzsaw Kick that sends Goto to the corner. Nagata follows that with the Helluva Kick. Nagata plants Goto with the Exploder Suplex for a two count. Nagata goes for a vertical suplex, but Goto blocks it. Goto lands a spinning heel kick in the corner. Goto follows that with the Saito Suplex for a two count. Nagata slips out of the Ushigoroshi. Nagata goes for the lariat, but Goto counters with the Ushigoroshi for a two count. Nagata escapes out of the GTR. Goto lands a series of clubbing blows to the back of Nagata. Nagata gets Goto trapped in the Fujiwara ArmBar.

Nagata goes back to more Buzzsaw Kicks across the chest of Goto. Nagata connects with a Leaping Knee Strike in the corner. Nagata follows that with a neck breaker. Nagata plants Goto with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Goto applies a side headlock. Nagata connects with a leaping enziguri. Nagata drops Goto with another exploder suplex for a two count. Nagata with a waist lock, but Goto backs him into the turnbuckles. Goto connects with a Running BullDog. After another forearm exchange, Goto goes for a running clothesline, but Nagata stands still. Goto connects with a discus lariat. Goto goes for a Buzzsaw Kick, but Nagata counters with a spinning heel kick. Goto gets Nagata trapped in the Sleeper Hold. Goto plants Nagata with the GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: (0) Tomohiro Ishii vs. (0) Togi Makabe in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Ishii backs Makabe into the ropes. Ishii lands a snap knife edge chop. Ishii and Makabe starts running into each other. Ishii and Makabe are trading back and forth forearm smashes. Makabe drops Ishii finally with a shoulder tackle. Ishii rolls himself to the ring apron. Makabe with a right hand that sends Ishii crashing back first into the steel guard rail. Ishii returns the favor on the outside. Ishii is now throwing Makabe into every steel guard rail at the ringside area. Makabe is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Ishii is talking smack to Makabe. Ishii HeadButts Makabe. Ishii follows that with a slew of knife edge chops. Makabe responds with a couple haymakers. Ishii lands another HeadButt. It’s a striking fest in the corner of the ring. Ishii lands a Big Boot. Makabe responds with a PowerSlam. Makabe connects with a Corner Clothesline. Makabe goes into a Corner Mount. Ishii chops Makabe in the throat.

Ishii lands a corner clothesline. Makabe drops Ishii with a lariat in the middle of the ring. Makabe with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Makabe goes for a German Suplex, but Ishii blocks it. Ishii wants Makabe to throw harder forearm strikes. Ishii connects with a Release German Suplex. Ishii plants Makabe with an Avalanche Brain Buster for a two count. Ishii goes for a PileDriver, but Makabe blocks it. Ishii repeatedly drives his knee to the midsection of Makabe. Makabe fires up with a series of right hands. Ishii drops Makabe with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Ishii goes for a running lariat, but Makabe stands still. Ishii clotheslines the injured shoulder of Makabe. Makabe responds with a Western Lariat. Makabe plants Ishii with a PowerBomb for a two count.

Makabe follows that with a Discus Lariat for another two count. Makabe goes for a German Suplex off the second rope, but Ishii blocks it. Ishii lands a HeadButt that gets Makabe tied in the tree of woe. Makabe from out of no where lands a Over The Head Belly to Bell Suplex that sends Ishii crashing to the canvas. Makabe goes for the King Kong Knee Drop, but Ishii ducks out of the way. Makabe lands another lariat, but Ishii holds onto the ropes. Ishii and Makabe starts running into each other again. Makabe with a lariat that gets Ishii staggering in the middle of the ring. Ishii clotheslines Makabe for a two count. Ishii follows that with a sliding lariat for a two count. Ishii connects with a enziguri. Makabe responds with a couple of open hand strikes. Makabe lands a German Suplex with a Bridge for a two count. Makabe uppercuts Ishii. Ishii responds with a HeadButt. Ishii drops Makabe with a Running Lariat. Ishii goes for the cover, but again Makabe kicks out. Ishii plants Makabe with the Vertical Brain Buster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii Gains 2 Points Via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (2) Zack Sabre Jr vs. (0) Kota Ibushi in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Sabre starts grappling around Ibushi. Sabre with a waist lock takeover. Sabre dodges a couple of kicks from Ibushi. Sabre applies a standing front face lock. Sabre starts targeting the right leg of Ibushi. Sabre goes for a leg lariat, but Ibushi counters with a vicious slap across the chest. Ibushi and Sabre are trading back and snap mare takeovers. Sabre wraps his legs around Ibushi’s neck then proceeds to lock in a Heel Hook. Ibushi reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Sabre steps on the back of Ibushi neck. Sabre applies a standing cravate. Ibushi walks into a uppercut strike. Sabre with a head scissors takeover. Sabre continues to ground Ibushi in the middle of the ring. Ibushi fires back with a forearm smash. Sabre responds with a Standing Single Leg Boston Crab. Sabre transitions into a Standing SurfBoard Submission Hold. Ibushi gets back to a vertical base. Ibushi escapes out of the Surfboard. Sabre drops Ibushi with another uppercut. Sabre is driving his elbow to the top of Ibushi neck. Sabre applies a rear chin lock. Sabre transitions into a Strangle Hold.

Sabre backs Ibushi into the turnbuckles. Ibushi drops Sabre with a Buzzsaw Kick to the chest. Ibushi lands a series of forearm smashes. Ibushi follows that with a spinning heel kick. Ibushi goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Sabre counters with the Triangle Choke. Sabre connects with a Running Uppercut. Sabre goes for a Dragon Suplex, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi plants Sabre with a Snap German Suplex. Ibushi gets Sabre in a Full Nelson Lock. Sabre escapes and proceeds to kick the wrist of Ibushi. Ibushi goes for a leapfrog, but Sabre counters with a Wheel Barrow Cover with a Bridge for a two count. Sabre gets Ibushi trapped in the Octopus Stretch. Sabre goes for a Sunset Flip, but Ibushi counters with a Double Stomp to the chest. Ibushi lands another Buzzsaw Kick. Sabre responds with the Penalty Kick.

Sabre and Ibushi are trading back and forth kicks to the face. Stand off in the middle of the ring. Sabre slaps Ibushi in the face after a forearm exchange. Ibushi goes for the Back Flip Kick, but Sabre counters with the STF. Ibushi scrambles to the bottom rope to create separation. Sabre plants Ibushi with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Sabre goes for a PK, but Ibushi counters with a big lariat. Sabre lands a uppercut in the corner. Ibushi drops Sabre with a Big Knee Strike. Ibushi goes for the Last Ride PowerBomb, but Sabre blocks it. Sabre connects with the Flying Triangle Choke. Ibushi gets back to a vertical base. Ibushi plants Sabre with the Last Ride PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (2) Bad Luck Fale vs. (0) Hiroshi Tanahashi in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Tanahashi with a quick rollup after the bell rings for a two count. Collar and Elbow tie up. Fale backs Tanahashi into the turnbuckles. Fale applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Fale bodyslams Tanahashi. Tanahashi connects with a series of dropkicks. Tanahashi goes for a BodySlam, but Fale blocks it. Tanahashi with a small package for a two count. Fale rolls himself out of the ring. Fale drives Tanahashi shoulder to the top rope. Fale whips Tanahashi shoulder first to the steel guard rail. Fale wraps Tanahashi shoulder around the steel guard rail. Tanahashi gets back into the ring at the count of nineteenth.

Fale is applying more pressure to the shoulder of Tanahashi. Tanahashi fires up with a series of left hands. Fale responds with a clubbing haymaker. Fale is mauling Tanahashi in the corner. Tanahashi rakes the eyes of Fale. Tanahashi connects with a Release German Suplex. Tanahashi starts targeting the midsection of Fale in the corner. Tanahashi side steps Fale into the turnbuckles. Tanahashi goes for a BodySlam, but his back gives out. Fale misses on a Falling Splash.

Tanahashi goes for a sunset flip, but Fale counters with a Leg Drop for a two count. Tanahashi connects with a spinning neck breaker. Tanahashi goes for a SlingBlade, but Fale launches him to the ring apron. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Fale. Fale Spears Tanahashi. Fale runs through Tanahashi in the corner. Fale goes for the Bad Luck Fall, but Tanahashi counters with a clothesline in mid-air. Fale rolls himself to the floor. Tanahashi connects with the High Fly Flow to the outside. Tanahashi plants Fale with a SlingBlade on the ring apron which forces Fale to get counted out.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi Gains 2 Points via Countout 

Ninth Match: (2) Tetsuya Naito vs. (2) Yoshi Hashi in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Naito with a waist lock go-behind, but Hashi backs himself into the ropes. Naito kicks Hashi in the gut. Naito applies a side headlock. Hashi leapfrogs over Naito. Naito SomerSaults over Hashi. Hashi drops Naito with a Shoulder Tackle. Hashi bodyslams Naito. Hashi lands a series of knife edge chops in the corner. Naito starts smiling. Naito dodges a Basement Dropkick from Hashi. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Naito. Naito connects with a hip toss. Naito follows that with the Basement Dropkick. Naito plants Hashi with a Draping NeckBreaker. Naito repeatedly drives his elbow to the back of Hashi. Naito whips Hashi to the steel guard rail. Hashi gets back into the ring at the count of sixteenth. Naito drags Hashi in the corner. Naito lands a couple of back elbow strikes. Naito follows that with a neck breaker for a two count. Naito starts applying more pressure to the back of Hashi neck. Naito lightly kicks the head of Hashi. Naito lands another back elbow strike. Hashi responds with the Bunker Buster. Hashi with a forearm/chop combination to Naito. Hashi follows that with a head scissors takeover.

Hashi with a running knife edge chop in the corner. Hashi connects with a Basement Dropkick to the back for a two count. Hashi goes for a bodyslam, but Naito counters with a neck breaker. Naito follows that with a Basement Dropkick to the back of Hashi’s neck. Naito with a leg sweep to Hashi. Naito connects with a Rebound DropKick. Naito goes for a german suplex, but Hashi blocks it. Hashi escapes out of the Satellite DDT. Hashi with a Double Stomp to the back of Naito. Hashi goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito gets back on his feet. Hashi connects with the TombStone. Hashi follows that with a PowerBomb. Hashi goes for a jack knife cover, but Naito kicks out at two. Naito drives Hashi into the corner. Naito connects with an inverted atomic drop. Naito follows that with a German Suplex. Hashi responds with a inverted enziguri. Hashi lands another Bunker Buster. Hashi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Naito lands a couple of right hands. Naito connects with an Avalanche Hurricanrana.

Naito goes for Destino, but Hashi counters with the Head Crusher. Naito and Hashi are trading back and forth shots in the middle of the ring. Naito goes for a dropkick, but Hashi counters with a CodeBreaker for a two count. Hashi rolls Naito in a ButterFly Lock. Hashi transitions into a Sleeper Hold. Hashi drops Naito with a Lung Blower. Hashi connects with the Swanton Bomb for a two count. Hashi goes back to the ButterFly Lock. Naito scrambles to get to the bottom rope to create separation. Hashi connects with another Basement Dropkick to the back of Naito neck. Hashi goes for Karma, but Naito counter with a Over The Head Kick. Hashi responds with a running lariat for a two count. Hashi goes for Karma again, but Naito counters with Destino for a two count. Naito follows that with another Destino to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

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