New Japan Pro Wrestling

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Results – August 4, 2017

NJPW G1 Climax 27: Night 13
August 4, 2017
Item Ehime
Ehime, Japan

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: (Coming out of the August 1st Event, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Zack Sabre Jr, Tetsuya Naito and Tomohiro Ishii has 8 points. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto, Bad Luck Fale and Kota Ibushi has 6 points. Yoshi Hashi has 4 points. Yuji Nagata has yet to score a point in the tournament)

Block B Standings: (Coming out of the August 2nd Event, Kazuchika Okada has 12 points. Kenny Omega has 10 points. EVIL, Sanada and Minoru Suzuki has 8 points. Tama Tonga, Toru Yano and Michael Elgin has 4 points. Satoshi Kojima has yet to score a point in the tournament) 

First Match: Katsuya Kitamura & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga 

Takahashi and Kitamura will start things off. Kitamura shoves Takahashi to the corner. Takahashi applies a side head lock. Kitamura drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. Tonga attacks Kitamura from behind. Tonga with a clubbing axe handle to the back of Kitamura. Kitamura drops Tonga and Takahashi with a Double Shoulder Tackle. Kitamura tags in Oka. Kitamura and Oka goes for stereo suplex’s, but Tonga is biting Kitamura’s fingers. Kitamura and Oka finally connects with the stereo suplex’s. Oka with a Body Avalanche to Takahashi. Oka goes for a BodySlam, but Takahashi lands back on his feet.

Takahashi drives Oka’s face to the canvas. Takahashi connects with a basement dropkick. Takahashi is choking Oka with his boot. Takahashi bodyslams Oka for a two count. Takahashi tags in Tonga. Tonga goes into a ground and pound attack. Tonga talks smack to Kitamura. Tonga HeadButts Oka. Oka slaps Tonga in the face. Tonga responds with a BodySlam. Tonga tags in Takahashi. Takahashi knocks Kitamura off the ring apron. Takahashi lands a snap mare takeover. Takahashi follows that with a leg drop for a two count. Takahashi lightly kicks Oka in the face.

Takahashi and Oka are trading back and forth shots. Oka connects with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Oka tags in Kitamura. Tonga and Kitamura are running into each other. Kitamura connects with a Back Body Drop. Kitamura Spears Takahashi. Kitamura with a Gut Wrench Suplex for a two count. Kitamura locks in the Boston Crab. Tonga breaks up the submission attempt. Oka with a Hip Toss to Tonga. Kitamura lands a series of knife edge chops in the corner. Takahashi side steps Kitamura into the turnbuckles. Tonga connects with the Stinger Splash. Tonga dropkicks Oka. Takahashi plants Kitamura with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Takahashi follows that with a DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga via Pinfall 

Second Match: El Desperado, Taichi and Minoru Suzuki vs. Hirai Kawato, Tiger Mask and Michael Elgin 

Suzuki Gun attacks Elgin, Kawato and Tiger Mask before the bell rings. Suzuki and Elgin are trading back and forth forearm strikes. Suzuki kicks Elgin in the chest. Taichi with a snap mare takeover to Tiger Mask. Taichi is trying to rip off Tiger’s Mask. Taichi dodges a leg lariat from Tiger Mask. Taichi connects with a corner clothesline. Taichi and Tiger Mask traded back and forth spinning heel kicks. Tiger Mask plants Taichi with the Tiger Driver. Elgin and Suzuki are tagged in.

After a quick forearm exchange, Elgin connects with a running clothesline in the corner. Suzuki goes for the Sleeper Hold, but Elgin counters with a Hip Toss. Elgin lands a clubbing haymaker for a two count. Elgin fires off more forearm strikes. Suzuki locks in the Sleeper Hold. Taichi tosses Tiger Mask out of the ring. Suzuki goes for the PileDriver, but Elgin counters with a Back Body Drop. Suzuki connects with the knee lift. Suzuki tags in Desperado.

Elgin drops Desperado with a shoulder tackle. Elgin tags in Kawato. Kawato ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Kawato connects with a running european uppercut. Kawato with a Big Boot that knocks Taichi off the ring apron. Kawato, Tiger Mask and Elgin are mauling Desperado in the corner. Kawato with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Desperado goes for a vertical suplex, but Kawato counters with a inside cradle for a two count. Desperado side steps Kawato into a leg lariat from Taichi. Suzuki drops Kawato with a Big Boot. Desperado Spears Kawato for a two count. Suzuki gets Elgin trapped in the Heel Hook. Desperado plants Kawato with the Pinche Loco to pickup the victory. After the match, Suzuki Gun destroys Elgin.

Winner: El Desperado, Taichi and Minoru Suzuki via Pinfall 

Third Match: Bushi & Sanada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima 

Kojima and Sanada will start things off. Bushi lands a clubbing axe handle to the back of Kojima. Kojima dodges a leaping back elbow strike from Sanada. Kojima clotheslines Bushi. Sanada kicks Kojima in the gut. Kojima responds with a shoulder tackle. Kojima repeatedly stomps on the chest of Sanada. Kojima tags in Tenzan. Kojima and Tenzan lands a series of Mongolian Chops. Tenzan HeadButts Sanada. Kojima follows that with a bodyslam. Kojima and Tenzan connects with a Diving HeadButt/Elbow Drop combination for a two count. Tenzan fires off more Mongolian Chops in the corner. Tenzan connects with a corner clothesline. Tenzan with a vertical suplex for a two count. Tenzan lands another HeadButt. Sanada dropkicks the knee of Tenzan. Sanada knocks Kojima off the ring apron. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi is choking Tenzan with his t-shirt.

Bushi and Sanada are cutting the ring in half. Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Tenzan fights out of the rear chin lock with more Mongolian Chops. Sanada drives his knee to the midsection of Tenzan. Tenzan responds with a Samoan Drop. Tenzan tags in Kojima. Kojima is lighting up Bushi and Sanada’s chest in the corner. Kojima connects with the leaping forearm strike in the corner. Sanada kicks Kojima in the hamstring. Sanada gets Kojima trapped in the Paradise Lock. Sanada connects with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Kojima. Sanada goes for Skull In, but Kojima blocks it.

Kojima lands a back elbow strike across the jaw of Sanada. Sanada responds with a dropkick. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi connects with a Missile Dropkick. Bushi plants Kojima with a DDT. Sanada knocks Tenzan off the ring apron. Bushi with a double knee strike to Kojima in the corner. Bushi and Sanada connects with Stereo Basement Dropkicks. Sanada tosses Tenzan out of the ring. Bushi goes for MX, but Kojima ducks out of the way. Tenzan clotheslines Bushi. Tenzan knocks Sanada off the ring apron. Kojima connects with a Vertical Brain Buster for a two count. Sanada and Tenzan are trading back and forth shots. Tenzan and Kojima connects with the Double Cutter for a two count. Kojima lands a running lariat to Bushi to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Chase Owens & Kenny Omega vs. David Finlay & Juice Robinson 

Owens and Finlay will start things off. Owens applies a hammer lock. Finlay responds with an arm-drag takeover. Finlay applies a side headlock takeover. Finlay drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Owens gets Finlay in position for the Death Valley Driver, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Omega distracts Finlay from the outside. Owens connects with a leaping knee strike to the back of Finlay. Owens SuperKicks Robinson. Omega rams Finlay back first into the apron. Owens connects with a Flying Double Axe Handle to the outside.

Owens rolls Finlay back into the ring. Owens goes for the cover, but Finlay kicks out at the count of two. Owens tags in Omega. Owens and Omega connects with stereo elbow drops for a two count. Omega drives Finlay face first to the top turnbuckle. Omega and Owens are cutting the ring half. Owens lands with a flying forearm strike to the lower back region of Finlay. Finlay lands some body shots. Finlay goes for a sunset flip, but Owens stands still. Finlay rolls Owens over for a two count.

Finlay ducks a clothesline from Owens. Finlay tags in Robinson. Robinson lands a series of left jabs to Owens and Omega. Owens accidentally drops Omega with a Bicycle Kick. Robinson plants Owens with a Reverse DDT. Robinson connects with a Cannonball for a two count. Owens and Omega responds with Stereo SuperKicks for a two count. Omega tosses Finlay out of the ring. Owens lands a snap mare takeover. Owens goes for the Shining Wizard, but Robinson ducks out of the way. Owens also misses on the Gut Buster attempt. Robinson lands a vicious forearm strike across the jaw of Owens. Robinson plants Owens with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: David Finlay & Juice Robinson via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Hiromu Takahashi & EVIL vs. Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano w/Gedo 

Takahashi and EVIL attacks Okada and Yano from behind before the bell rings. Takahashi irish whips Yano to the steel guard rail. EVIL and Okada are brawling on the outside. EVIL is raking the eyes of Okada. EVIL stomps on Okada’s chest. EVIL lands a knife edge chop. EVIL launches Okada back first to the steel guard rail. EVIL grabs a folding chair. EVIL wraps the chair around Okada’s neck and drives it to the steel ring post. Takahashi rolls Yano back into the ring. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Yano. Takahashi lands a knife edge chop. Takahashi with a corner clotheslines to Yano. Takahashi follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Takahashi tags in EVIL.

EVIL with a Senton Splash for a two count. Yano drives EVIL head to the canvas. Yano tags in Okada. Okada knocks Takahashi off the ring apron. Okada plants EVIL with a DDT. Okada connects with a leaping back elbow strike in the corner. Okada applies a straight jacket hold. Takahashi breaks up the submission attempt. Okada tosses Takahashi out of the ring. Okada bodyslams EVIL. Okada dives over EVIL. EVIL blocks a Big Boot from Okada. EVIL with a thrust kick to the midsection. EVIL connects with a Discus Lariat in the corner. Okada responds with a Big Boot. EVIL with a Side Walk Slam to Okada. EVIL tags in Takahashi. Okada connects with a Flap Jack. Okada tags in Yano. Yano is ripping off a turnbuckle pad. Takahashi SuperKicks Yano. Takahashi hits Yano in the face with the turnbuckle pad. Yano is playing mind games with Takahashi. Takahashi connects with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. EVIL and Okada are brawling on the outside. Yano rolls Takahashi over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: (6) Kota Ibushi vs. (0) Yuji Nagata in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Ibushi applies a wrist lock. Nagata reverses the hold. Nagata connects with a side headlock takeover. Ibushi responds with a leg scissors hold. More chain grappling from both men. Ibushi drops Nagata with a round house kick to the chest. Ibushi goes for a dive, but Nagata ducks out of the way. Nagata gets back into the ring at the count of ten. Nagata applies a body scissors hold. Nagata transitions into the Cross Arm Breaker. Ibushi places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Nagata connects with an arm-ringer. Nagata locks in the Crippler Cross Face. Nagata kicks Ibushi in the back. Nagata applies more pressure to the shoulder of Ibushi.

Nagata gets Ibushi trapped in Shirome. Ibushi breaks out of the submission attempt. After a forearm exchange, Ibushi dropkicks Nagata. Ibushi connects his lightning quick offense. Ibushi with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Nagata goes for a Exploder Suplex, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi connects with a Hurricanrana. Ibushi follows that with the Golden Triangle MoonSault. Ibushi goes for a German Suplex, but Nagata counters with a Exploder Suplex. Nagata lands a series of round house kicks. Ibushi is stomping on Nagata’s chest in the corner. After a kicking exchange in the middle of the ring, both men are left staggering.

Ibushi and Nagata are trading back and forth forearm strikes. Ibushi drops Nagata with a Pele Kick. Ibushi with a German Suplex for a two count. Nagata gets Ibushi trapped in the Fujiwara ArmBar. Ibushi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Nagata drives his knee to the chest of Ibushi. Nagata goes into a  ground and pound attack. Nagata plants Ibushi with a Vertical Brain Buster for a two count. Ibushi connects with a Big Boot. Nagata responds with a belly to back suplex for a two count. Ibushi applies a side headlock. Nagata goes for a German Suplex, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi drops Nagata with a enziguri. Ibushi plants Nagata with the Last Ride PowerBomb for a two count. Ibushi follows that with Kamigoye to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (6) Bad Luck Fale vs. (8) Tomohiro Ishii in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Fale is talking smack to Ishii. Ishii immediately fires off a series of forearms. Fale drops Ishii with a big right hand. Ishii connects with a leaping forearm strike. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Fale. Fale drops Ishii with a shoulder tackle. Ishii starts running into Fale like a raging bull. Fale responds with another shoulder tackle. Fale bodyslams Ishii. Fale is applying pressure to the neck of Ishii. Fale gets Ishii’s shoulders pin to the mat for a two count. Fale lands a series of forearms in the corner. Ishii chops Fale in the throat.

Ishii goes for a vertical suplex, but Fale counters with a clubbing blow to the back of Ishii. Ishii side steps Fale into the turnbuckles. Ishii stomps on Fale’s chest. Fale goes for a BodySlam, but Ishii lands back on his feet. Ishii plants Fale with a leaping DDT. Ishii is mauling Fale in the corner. Ishii slaps Fale in the face. Ishii connects with a corner clothesline. Ishii lands a running lariat that has Fale staggering. Fale responds with a Samoan Drop. Fale follows that with a Body Avalanche. Fale connects with a Splash for a two count. Fale gets Ishii trapped in the Bear Hug.

Ishii HeadButts Fale. Ishii with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Ishii drops Fale with another running lariat for a two count. Ishii goes for Sliding D, but Fale blocks it. Ishii has Fale trapped in the Triangle Choke. Ishii transitions into a Cross Arm Breaker. Ishii attacks the shoulder of Fale. Fale drives Ishii back first into the turnbuckles. Fale connects with the Falling Coconut. Fale follows that with the Grenade. Fale goes for the Bad Luck Fall, but Ishii counters with a enziguri. Ishii drops Fale with the Shining Wizard for a two count. Ishii locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Ishii transitions into the Triangle Choke. Fale plants Ishii with a Jack Knife PowerBomb. Ishii lands a series of HeadButts. Fale Spears Ishii for a two count. Fale plants Ishii with the Bad Luck Fall to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bad Luck Fale Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (4) Yoshi Hashi vs. (6) Hirooki Goto in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Hashi applies a wrist lock. Goto rolls over into a hammer lock. Hashi counters with a side headlock. Hashi goes for a shoulder tackle, but Goto stands still. Hashi finally drops Goto with the shoulder tackle. Hashi drives his elbow to the back of Goto. Goto fires off a couple forearm strikes. Goto follows that with a hip toss. Goto connects with a leg sweep. Goto stomps on Hashi’s chest. Goto connects with a vertical suplex.

Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto stomps on Hashi ribs. Hashi lands a series of forearm strikes. Goto responds with a back elbow for a two count. Goto lightly kicks Hashi in the face. Goto lands a clubbing blow to the back of Hashi. Hashi chops Goto in the throat. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Goto. Hashi connects with the Bunker Buster. Hashi lands a some body shots to Goto. Hashi follows that with a running knife edge chop in the corner. Hashi places Goto on the top rope. Hashi connects with a Basement Dropkick. Hashi plants Goto with the BlockBuster for a two count. Hashi goes for a PowerBomb, but Goto counters with a Back Body Drop. Hashi with a Big Boot in the corner.

Goto responds with a spinning heel kick. Goto connects with a side belly to back suplex for a two count. Goto follows that with a Discus Lariat. Hashi responds with a Running Lariat. Hashi PowerBombs Goto. Hashi with a jack knife cover for a two count. Hashi applies the Butter Fly Lock. Goto gets back to a vertical base. Hashi still has grasp of the Butter Fly Lock. Goto refuses to quit. Goto drops Hashi with a back breaker. Hashi applies a sleeper hold. Goto counters the hold. Goto clotheslines Hashi. Goto connects with the Ushigoroshi for a two count. Goto goes for the GTR, but Hashi rolls him over for a two count. Hashi follows that with a inside cradle for another two count. Hashi SuperKicks Goto. Hashi goes for Karma, but Goto blocks it. Goto connects with the Reverse GTR. Goto follows that with another GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto Gains 2 Points via Pinfall

Ninth Match: (8) Tetsuya Naito vs. (8) Zack Sabre Jr. in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament  

Sabre is measuring up Naito. Naito tosses Sabre out of the ring. Naito poses in the middle of the ring. Sabre is showing his frustration on the outside. Naito lands a knee strike. Naito with a clubbing blow to the back of Sabre. Naito stomps on Sabre’s chest in the corner. Naito connects with a corner dropkick. Naito goes for a SlingShot Dropkick, but Sabre counters with a front face lock. Sabre with a snap mare takeover to Naito. Sabre connects with the neck twister. Sabre has wrapped his legs around Natio’s neck. Sabre continues to apply more pressure to the back of Naito neck. Sabre applies a leg scissors hold. Sabre follows that with another neck twister. Naito slaps Sabre in the chest. Sabre responds with a uppercut. Naito and Sabre are trading back and forth shots.

Sabre continues to grapple around Naito. Sabre applies a sitting cravate. Naito lands a series of body shots. Sabre connects with a neck breaker. Sabre fires off more uppercut strikes. Naito responds with a hip toss. Naito follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Naito irish whips Sabre to the corner. Naito connects with the SlingShot Dropkick. Sabre with a PK to Naito. After a forearm/uppercut exchange, Naito spits at Sabre. Sabre drives Naito to the corner. Naito slaps Sabre in the chest. Naito arm-drags Sabre out of the Full Nelson. Naito gets Sabre tied in the tree of woe.

Naito plants Sabre with a Draping Neck Breaker. Naito places Sabre on the top turnbuckle. Sabre is working on his joint manipulation game. Naito goes for a Satellite DDT, but Sabre counters with a German Suplex with a Bridge for a two count. Sabres locks in another leg scissors hold. Sabre follows that with the Octopus Stretch. Sabre starts uppercutting Naito in the middle of the ring. Naito goes for a back slide, but Sabre blocks it. Naito plants Sabre with the Satellite DDT. Sabre connects with the European Clutch for a two count. Naito responds with a Over Head Kick. Naito goes for the Destino, but Sabre rolls him over for a two count. Sabre goes for the PK, but Naito counters with a enziguri. Naito drops Sabre with a leaping forearm strike. Naito plants Sabre with Destino to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: (6) Togi Makabe vs. (8) Hiroshi Tanahashi in a Block A MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Makabe backs Tanahashi into the ropes. Tanahashi lands a deep arm-drag. Makabe responds with a leg scissors takeover. More of a feeling out process in the beginning of the match. Makabe drops Tanahashi with a shoulder tackle. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Tanahashi lands a back elbow strike in the corner. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Tanahashi dropkicks Makabe out of the ring. Tanahashi drops Makabe with a SlingShot Crossbody Block to the outside. Makabe drives Tanahashi back first into the steel guard rail. Makabe and Tanahashi are trading back and forth forearm strikes on the outside. Makabe clotheslines Tanahashi. Tanahashi gets back into the ring at the count of seventeen.

After a forearm/uppercut exchange, Makabe PowerSlams Tanahashi. Makabe applies a rear chin lock. Makabe kicks Tanahashi in the back.  Makabe bodyslams Tanahashi. Tanahashi fires off some body shots. Makabe goes for a corner clothesline, but Tanahashi ducks out of the way. Makabe goes for a Big Boot, but Tanahashi counters with the Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi uppercuts Makabe in the corner. Tanahashi drops Makabe with a leaping forearm strike. Tanahashi bodyslams Makabe. Tanahashi with a Swanton Bomb for a two count. Tanahashi connects with the Stinger Splash. Tanahashi goes into the Corner Mount. Makabe responds with a Corner Mount of his own. Makabe with a Northern Lights Suplex with a Bridge for a two count. Tanahashi kicks Makabe in the gut. Tanahashi slaps Makabe in the face.

Makabe responds with a big lariat. After the third forearm exchange of the match, Tanahashi is mauling Makabe in the corner. Makabe explodes out of the corner with a running lariat. Tanahashi ducks  clotheslines from Makabe. Makabe plants Tanahashi with a Jack Knife PowerBomb. Makabe goes for the King Kong Knee Drop, but Tanahashi ducks out of the way. Tanahashi connects with the SlingBlade. Tanahashi goes for the High Fly Flow, but Makabe ducks out of the way. Makabe lands a stiff lariat. Tanahashi with a German Suplex for a two count. Makabe responds with a German Suplex of his own for a two count. Makabe and Tanahashi are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Tanahashi plants Makabe with an Avalanche German Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi connects with another SlingBlade for a one count. Tanahashi with back to back High Fly Flows to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

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