New Japan Pro Wrestling

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Results – August 8, 2017

NJPW G1 Climax 27: Night 16
August 8, 2017
Yokohoma Cultural Gymnasium
Yokohoma, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Tomoyuki Oka vs. Chase Owens 

Owens with a waist lock takedown to Oka. Oka responds with a hammer lock. Owens follows that with a wrist lock takeover. Oka backs Owens into the ropes. Owens slaps Oka in the chest. Oka drops Owens with a right hand. Oka applies a side headlock. Oka drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Oka shoves Owens into the canvas. Owens kicks Oka in the gut. Owens lands a series of clubbing blows to the back of Oka. Oka connects with a Hip Toss. Oka with a Chop/Uppercut Combination to Owens. Oka lands another shoulder tackle. Oka goes for another hip toss, but Owens blocks it. Oka kicks Owens in the chest. Owens drop toe holds Oka face first to the middle rope.

Owens hits Oka in the jaw. Owens rakes the eyes of Oka. Oka responds with a big haymaker. Owens plants Oka with a neck breaker for a two count. Owens follows that with the Shining Wizard for a two count. Owens starts slapping Oka in the face. Oka from out of nowhere connects with the SpineBuster. Owens and Oka are trading back and forth shots. Oka connects with a side belly to belly suplex. Oka locks in the Boston Crab. Owens crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Oka continues to apply pressure to the back of Owens. Oka goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Owens counters with a Big Boot. Owens follows that with a lariat. Owens plants Oka with the Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chase Owens via Pinfall 

Second Match: El Desperado & Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Shota Umino 

Tenzan and Sabre will start things off. Sabre applies an arm-bar then transitions into a wrist lock. Tenzan reverses the hold. Sabre uses his athleticism to escape the wrist lock. Desperado and Sabre are double teaming Tenzan in the corner. Sabre knocks Umino off the ring apron. Tenznan drops Sabre & Desperado with a double shoulder tackle. Tenzan follows that with a series of Mongolian Chops. Tenzan connects with a corner clothesline. Tenzan plants Sabre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. After a forearm/uppercut exchange, Sabre lands a Over Head Kick to the shoulder of Tenzan.

Tenzan fires off more Mongolian Chops. Tenzan goes for a clothesline, but Sabre counters with the sleeper hold. Sabre transitions into a front face lock. Desperado tags himself in. Desperado rakes the eyes of Tenzan. Tenzan drops Desperado with the Northern Lights Suplex. Tenzan tags in Umino. Umino knocks Sabre off the ring apron. Umino lands a series of running back elbow strikes in the corner. Umino goes for a hip toss, but Desperado rakes his eyes. Desperado slaps Umino’s chest. Umino responds with a dropkick for a two count. Umino locks in the Boston Crab. Desperado reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Umino starts forearming Desperado. Desperado plants Umino with the SpineBuster for a two count. Desperado locks Numero Dos which forces Umino to tap out.

Winner: El Desperado & Zack Sabre Jr via Submission 

Third Match: Yujiro Takahashi & Bad Luck Fale vs. Katsuya Kitamura & Yuji Nagata 

Nagata and Fale will start things off. Collar and elbow tie up. Fale shoves Nagata to the canvas. Nagata with a waist lock go-behind. Nagata ducks a clothesline from Fale. Nagata repeatedly kicks the left leg of Fale. Fale tags in Takahashi. Nagata bounces Takahashi’s head on the top turnbuckle. Nagata tags in Kitamura. Kitamura lands a series of knife edge chops. Takahashi kicks Kitamura in the gut. Kitamura responds with another knife edge chop for a two count. Takahashi tosses Kitamura out of the ring. Nagata and Fale are brawling in the crowd.

Takahashi hits Kitamura in the throat with his pimp stick. Fale launches Nagata into a collection of chairs. Fale is choking Nagata with the steel guard rail. Takahashi starts firing off more knife edge chops in the middle of the ring. Takahashi lands a snap mare take over and follows that with a sliding leg drop for a two count. Takahashi tags in Fale. Fale lands a clubbing blow to the back of Kitamura. Fale goes for the Body Avalanche, but Kitamura ducks out of the way. Kitamura tags in Nagata.

Nagata lands a series of buzzsaw kicks in the corner. Nagata connects with a Big Boot. Nagata goes for the Back Drop Hold, but Fale blocks it. Nagata lands another Big Boot across the jaw of Fale. Fale drops Nagata with a shoulder tackle. Takahashi and Nagata are trading back and forth kicks to the face. Nagata connects with the knee lift. Nagata tags in Kitamura. Nagata with a Helluva Kick to Takahashi. Kitamura drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Takahashi bites Kitamura’s fingers. Kitamura Spears Takahashi. Kitamura goes for the Gut Wrench Suplex, but Fale gets in the way. Fale clotheslines Kitamura. Fale knocks Nagata off the ring apron. Takahashi plants Kitamura with a Fisherman’s Brain Buster for a two count. Takahashi follows that with the DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yujiro Takahashi & Bad Luck Fale via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Yoshi Hashi vs. Hirai Kawato, Kota Ibushi and Togi Makabe 

Hashi is talking smack to Makabe. Collar and elbow tie up. Makabe backs Hashi into the ropes. Hashi slaps Makabe in the chest. Hashi applies a side headlock. Makabe drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Makabe follows that with a right hand. Hashi drags Makabe out of the ring. Hashi sends Makabe sternum first to the steel guard rail. Hashi lands a knife edge chop on the outside. Hashi rolls Makabe back into the ring. Hashi tags in Ishii. Ishii is lighting up Makabe chest in the corner. Ishii connects with a vertical suplex. Ishii locks in the Single Leg Boston Crab. Kawato kicks Ishii in the back. Kawato fires off a series of forearms. Ishii responds with a HeadButt. Kawato unwisely goes back to forearming Ishii. Ishii drops Kawato with a big shoulder tackle. Ishii tags in Goto.

Goto is stomping on Makabe chest in the corner. Goto lands a spinning heel kick. Goto goes for the side belly to back suplex from, but Makabe blocks it. Goto starts forearming Makabe. Makabe clotheslines Goto. Makabe tags in Ibushi. Ibushi knocks Ishii and Hashi off the ring apron. Ibushi lands a series of buzzsaw kicks across the chest of Goto. Ibushi follows that with his lightning quick offense. Ibushi with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi goes for a German Suplex, but Goto blocks it. Goto plants Ibushi with the Ushigoroshi. Kawato and Ishii are tagged in.

Kawato starts dropkicking Ishii, but it’s to no avail. Kawato ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Kawato drops Ishii with a running forearm strike. Kawato knocks Hashi off the ring apron. Ishii with a corner clothesline to Kawato for a two count. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Ibushi counters with the SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ibushi dropkicks Goto out of the ring. Ibushi follows that with a SlingShot Crossbody to the outside. Kawato lands a running uppercut strike in the corner. Kawato with a Flying Basement Dropkick for a two count. After another forearm exchange, Kawato backslides Ishii for a two count. Ishii goes for the Brain Buster, but Kawato counters with a inside cradle for a two count. Ishii connects with the Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Hashi clotheslines Makabe. Ishii locks in the Boston Crab which forces Kawato to tap out.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Yoshi Hashi via Submission 

Fifth Match: Hiromu Takahashi, Bushi and Tetsuya Naito vs. David Finlay, Ryusuke Taguchi and Hiroshi Tanahashi 

Naito attacks Tanahashi before the bell rings. Takahashi and Finlay will start things off in the ring. Takahashi is choking Finlay with his boot. Takahashi lands a series of knife edge chops in the corner. Finlay responds with a running uppercut strike. Finlay drops Takahashi with a Flying European Uppercut for a two count. Finaly goes for a vertical suplex, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi dropkicks Finlay’s knee. Naito comes into the ring and connects with a basement dropkick. Takahashi knocks Tanahashi off the ring apron. Naito and Tanahashi are brawling on the outside. Naito with a clubbing axe handle to the back of Tanahashi. Takahashi and Bushi are double teaming Finlay in the corner. Bushi is choking Finlay with t-shirt. Bushi tags in Naito. Bushi connects with a Missile Dropkick. Naito follows that with a neck breaker for a two count. Taguchi with a side hip attack to Naito. Takahashi tosses Taguchi out of the ring.

Naito goes for the Satellite DDT, but Finlay blocks it. Finlay dropkicks Naito. Finlay tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi starts mauling Naito in the corner. Tanahashi with a leaping forearm strike to Naito. Tanahashi drops Naito and Takahashi with a Double Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Naito gets Tanahashi tied in the tree of woe. Naito connects with the Draping Neck Breaker. Naito goes for the SlingShot Dropkick, but Tanahashi blocks it. Naito and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots. Naito drops Tanahashi with a leaping forearm strike of his own. Taguchi and Bushi are tagged in.

Taguchi connects with the Hip Attack to Bushi. Bushi side steps Taguchi into the turnbuckles. Takahashi connects with the corner clothesline. This leads to LIJ perfecting the trifecta basement dropkick in the middle of the ring. Bushi goes for the cover, but Taguchi kicks out at the count of two. Bushi goes for MX, but Taguchi ducks out of the way. Finlay uppercuts Bushi. Takahashi SuperKicks Finlay. Tanahashi plants Takahashi with a Exploder Suplex. Naito drops Tanahashi with a enziguri. Tanahashi responds with a SlingBlade. Taguchi plants Bushi with the GutBuster for a two count. Finlay tosses Takahashi out of the ring. Taguchi gets Bushi trapped in the Ankle Lock which forces him to tap out. After the match, Naito continues to brawl with Tanahashi on the outside.

Winner: David Finlay, Ryusuke Taguchi and Hiroshi Tanahashi via Submission 

Sixth Match: (4) Tama Tonga vs. (2) Satoshi Kojima w/Hiroyoshi Tenzan in a Block B MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Tonga attacks Kojima before the bell rings. Tonga puts on Kojima’s jacket. Tonga lands a series of bodyshots in the corner. Tonga HeadButts Kojima. Tonga starts lighting up Kojima’s chest. Tonga continues to mock Kojima. Tonga throws Kojima’s jacket at Hiroyoshi Tenzan. Tonga fires off more bodyshots. Kojima connects with a Back Body Drop. Kojima follows that with a shoulder tackle. Kojima goes for the SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Tonga ducks out of the way. Tonga sends Kojima back first to the steel guard rail.

Tonga bounces Kojima’s head on the ring apron. Kojima gets back into the ring at the count of nine. Tonga locks in the Camel Clutch. Tonga repeatedly drives his elbow to the back of Kojima’s neck. Tonga lands a clubbing blow to the back of Kojima. Tonga goes into a ground and pound attack. Tonga lands a series of Mongolian Chops. This didn’t last one long as Tenzan and Kojima starts firing off more Mongolian Chops. Kojima drops Tonga with a running axe handle. Kojima is lighting up Tonga’s chest in the corner.

Kojima follows that with the running forearm strike in the corner. Kojima heads to top turnbuckle. Tonga plants Kojima with the TKO. Tonga follows that with the Stinger Splash. Tonga with a leaping neck breaker for a two count. Kojima with the Cozy Crusher to Tonga. Kojima clotheslines Tonga over the top rope. Kojima rolls Tonga back into the ring. Kojima plants Tonga with a Brain Buster for a two count. Tonga responds with a reverse DDT for a two count. Tonga goes for the GunStun, but Kojima blocks it. Kojima drops Tonga with the Western Lariat for a two count. Kojima follows that with another Cozy Crusher. Kojima goes for the Western Lariat, but Tonga counters with the GunStun to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tama Tonga Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (6) Toru Yano vs. (4) Juice Robinson in a Block B MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Yano starts ripping off a turnbuckle pad after bell rings. Robinson HeadButts Yano. Yano slaps Robinson in the back. Yano rolls himself to the outside. Robinson and Yano are brawling under the ring. Both men gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Yano dodges a leg lariat from Robinson. Yano whips Robinson back first to the steel guard rail. Yano starts wrapping Robinson’s dreadlocks on the steel guard rail.

Robinson gets back on into the ring at the count of eighteen. Yano sends Robinson shoulder first to the exposed steel in the corner. Yano stomps on Robinson’s knee. Yano with a inside cradle for a two count. Robinson fires off a series of left jabs. Robinson connects with the Reverse DDT for a two count. Yano low blows Robinson behind the referee’s back. Yano starts arguing with the referee. Robinson lands a forearm strike across the jaw of Yano. Robinson plants Yano with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Juice Robinson Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (10) EVIL vs. (6) Michael Elgin in a Block B MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

EVIL attacks Elgin before the bell rings. Elgin drops EVIL with a shoulder tackle. Elgin bodyslams EVIL. Elgin follows that with the SlingShot Splash for a two count. Elgin goes for the vertical suplex, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL rolls himself out of the ring. Elgin lands a big forearm strike on the outside. EVIL whips Elgin back first to the steel guard rail. EVIL wraps a chair around Elgin’s neck. EVIL connects with the Conchairto. EVIL follows that with the Bow and Arrow Stomp to the back of Elgin. EVIL with a Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL drives his elbow to the back of Elgin’s neck. EVIL kicks Elgin in the chest. Elgin responds with two back elbow strikes.

Elgin connects with a PowerSlam. Elgin follows that with a corner clothesline. Elgin plants EVIL with a German Suplex into the turnbuckles for a two count. Elgin lands a short-arm lariat. Elgin goes for a Bicycle Kick, but EVIL counters with a thrust kick to the midsection. EVIL lands a Discus Lariat in the corner. EVIL heads to the top turnbuckle. Elgin fires off a knife edge chop. EVIL sends Elgin crashing to the canvas. EVIL goes for a Flying Lariat, but Elgin counters with a Falcon Arrow for a two count. Elgin goes for the Elgin Bomb, but EVIL counters with the Fisherman’s Brain Buster.

EVIL and Elgin starts running into each other. EVIL connects with the German Suplex. EVIL follows that with the Inside Out Lariat. EVIL plants Elgin with Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL goes for the STO, but Elgin blocks it. Elgin lands a German Suplex of his own. Elgin follows that with two running lariats in the corner. Elgin connects with the SuperPlex for a two count. Elgin Buckle Bombs EVIL. Elgin goes for a Discus Lariat, but EVIL counters with a HeadButt. EVIL follows that with a Discus Lariat. EVIL gets Elgin position for the STO. Elgin escapes and lands a enziguri to the back of EVIL’s head. Elgin connects with the Elgin Bomb for a two count. Elgin drops EVIL with a massive lariat. Elgin plants EVIL with another Elgin Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Michael Elgin Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (8) Sanada vs. (10) Kenny Omega w/Chase Owens in a Block B MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Omega shoves Sanada. Omega and Sanada are now trading back and forth forearms. Sanada drops Omega with a shoulder tackle. Omega leapfrogs over Sanada. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Sanada counters with Skull In. Sanada gets Omega in a pinning position for a two count. Sanada dropkicks the knee of Omega. Omega gets Sanada back in position for the One Winged Angel, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada connects with the double leg takedown. Sanada goes for the Paradise Lock, but Omega blocks it. Sanada lands the Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Omega rolls himself out of the ring. Sanada with a clubbing blow to the back of Omega. Omega responds with thrust kick to the midsection of Sanada. Omega follows that with a MoonSault off the steel guard rail.

Omega rolls Sanada back into the ring. Omega drives his knee to the ribs of Sanada. Omega applies a rear chin lock. Sanada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Omega bounces Sanada’s head on the top turnbuckle. Omega is choking Sanada with his boot. Omega plants Sanada with a Running Back Breaker for a two count. Omega wraps a t-shirt around Sanada’s neck. After a chopping exchange in the middle of the ring, Omega connects with the Rolling Senton. Omega follows that with another MoonSault for a two count. Omega goes for a vertical suplex, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada lands a Brain Buster. Omega rakes the eyes of Sanada. Sanada leapfrogs over Omega. Sanada dropkicks Omega. Sanada connects with a SlingShot Crossbody to the outside. Sanada rolls Omega back into the ring.

Sanada gets Omega trapped in the Paradise Lock. Sanada connects with the Basement Dropkick for a one count. Sanada goes for a side belly to back suplex, but Omega repeatedly drives his elbow to the back of Sanada’s neck. Omega with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Sanada responds with a back elbow strike. Sanada goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Omega ducks out of the way. Omega plants Sanada with Aoi Shoudou. Omega follows that with a Running V-Trigger. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Sanada counters with a Hurricanrana. Sanada connects with the TKO for a two count. Sanada dumps Omega in the corner. Sanada floats over into Skull In. Omega places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Sanada goes for the MoonSault off the top turnbuckle, but Omega rolls himself to the corner. Omega connects with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega follows that with another V-Trigger for a two count. After a forearm/uppercut exchange, Omega lands his third V-Trigger for another two count. Omega goes for a German Suplex, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada blocks a V-Trigger attempt from Omega. Sanada connects with a Spinning Heel Kick. Sanada goes for Skull In, but Omega counters with the One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kenny Omega Gains 2 Points via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: (8) Minoru Suzuki w/Taichi and El Desperado vs. (12) Kazuchika Okada w/Gedo in a Block B MatchUp in the G1 Climax Tournament 

Collar and elbow tie up. Okada backs Suzuki into the ropes. Suzuki kicks Okada in the gut. Suzuki repeatedly drives his knee to the chest of Okada. Okada responds with a Big Boot. Okada connects with a Sliding Leg Lariat that sends Suzuki crashing to the outside. Suzuki goes for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Okada blocks it. Okada knocks Suzuki off the ring apron. Okada whips Suzuki back first to the steel guard rail. Okada lands another Big Boot that sends Suzuki crashing into the crowd. Taichi and Desperado are beating Okada on the outside. Okada sends Taichi to the guard rail. Okada rolls Suzuki back into the ring. Okada and Suzuki are trading back and forth shots. Suzuki drives his elbow to the back of Okada’s neck. Suzuki rips off Okada’s medical tape. Suzuki lands a running boot from the outside. Suzuki locks in the Camel Clutch in between the steel guard rail. Suzuki continues to apply more pressure to the neck of Okada.

Suzuki is choking Okada with a folding chair. Red shoes snatches the chair away from Suzuki. Suzuki tosses Okada back into the ring. Suzuki kicks Okada in the chest for a two count. Okada starts landing a series of forearm strikes. Okada connects with a neck breaker. Gedo urges Okada on from the outside. Okada drops Suzuki with a running back elbow strike. Okada plants Suzuki with a DDT. Okada follows that with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Okada bodyslams Suzuki. Suzuki immediately gets back on his feet and drops Okada with the Helluva Kick. Suzuki goes for the PK, but Okada blocks it. After another forearm exchange, Suzuki locks in the Sleeper Hold. Okada escapes and connects with Heavy Rain. Okada connects with the Reverse Neck Breaker. Okada follows that with the Diving Elbow. Okada does the Rain Maker Pose.

Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Suzuki counters with the Guillotine Choke. Suzuki slips out of the TombStone. Suzuki then proceeds to dropkick Okada. Suzuki gets Okada back into the Slepeer Hold. Okada dropkicks Suzuki in the back of the head. Okada plants Suzuki with the TombStone PileDriver. Okada uppercuts Suzuki. Suzuki responds with a TombStone PileDriver of his own. Suzuki follows that with a Hesitation Dropkick. Suzuki applies a rear chin lock. Suzuki transitions into a leg scissors hold. Okada places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Suzuki goes back to targeting the neck of Okada. Suzuki repeatedly kicks Okada in the back.

Okada goes for a dropkick, but Suzuki holds onto the ropes. Suzuki drops Okada with a enziguri. Suzuki locks in the Octopus Stretch. Suzuki goes for the cover, but Okada kicks out at the count of two. Suzuki goes for the PileDriver, but Okada but blocks it. Okada dropkicks Suzuki. Okada connects with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick. Okada follows that with a German Suplex. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Suzuki counters with the Rear Naked Choke. Suzuki connects with his lightning quick offense. Suzuki tosses the referee out of the ring. Okada drops Suzuki with the Rain Maker. Okada follows that with another Rain Maker for a two count. Suzuki and Okada starts slapping each other in the face. Suzuki goes for the PileDriver, but Okada blocks it. Another slapping exchange leads to Okada landing the Rain Maker, but unfortunately time expires.

Winner: Match Ends In A Time-Limit Draw. Both Kazuchika Okada and Minoru Suzuki Will Gain A Point In The G1 Climax Tournament 

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