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NJPW G1 Climax 27: The Finale

NJPW G1 Climax 27: The Finale
August 13, 2017
Sumo Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Final Standings For This Year’s G1 Climax Tournament 

A Block: Tetsuya Naito Winner with 14 Points 

(Hiroshi Tanahashi 12 Points, Bad Luck Fale 12 Points, Hirooki Goto 10 Points, Kota Ibushi 10 Points, Zack Sabre Jr 10 Points, Tomohiro Ishii 8 Points, Togi Makabe 8 Points, Yoshi Hashi 4 Points and Yuji Nagata 2 Points)

B Block: Kenny Omega Winner with 14 Points 

(Kazuchika Okada 13 Points, EVIL 12 Points, Minoru Suzuki 8 Points, Tama Tonga 8 Points, Sanada 8 Points, Juice Robinson 8 Points, Toru Yano 8 Points, Michael Elgin 8 Points and Satoshi Kojima 2 Points)

First Match: Suzuki Gun (Taka Michinoku, El Desperado, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Kushida, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and Hirai Kawato in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Liger and Taichi engages in a tug of war over Suzuki Gun’s cheerleader. Taichi stomps on Liger’s chest. Taichi is choking Liger in the middle of the ring. Kushida and Desperado are brawling on the outside. Liger with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker to Taichi. Liger tags in Tiger Mask. Liger connects with a corner clothesline. Tiger Mask follows that with the Tiger Driver for a two count. Michinoku drops Liger with a Bicycle Kick. Tiger Mask plants Michinoku with another Tiger Driver. Tiachi side steps Tiger Mssk into the turnbuckles Taichi connects with a leaping enziguri. Kushida and Desperado are tagged in. Kushida lands a series of right hands to Desperado. Kushida goes for a Hip Toss, but Desperado blocks it. Kushida drops Desperado and Kanemaru with a Double HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Kushida follows that with a leaping DDT.

Kushida gets Desperado in a Standing HoverBoard Lock. After a standing switch exchange, Kushida leapfrogs over Desperado. Kushida connects with the Hip Toss Takeover. Kushida locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Desperado responds with a Stretch Muffler. Desperado lightly kicks Kushida in the face. Desperado and Kushida are trading back and forth shots. Desperado rakes the eyes of Kushida. Kushida responds with a Pele Kick. Desperado tosses Kushida out of the ring. Desperado connects with the SomerSault Plancha to the outside. Desperado rolls Kushida back into the ring. Desperado goes for the cover, but Kushida kicks out at the count of two.

Desperado tags in Kanmearu. Kushida drop toe holds Kanemaru into Desperado in the corner. Kushida tags in Kawato. Kawato lands a series of right hands. Kawato follows that with a flying forearm. Kanemaru is getting destroyed in the corner. Kawato connects with a beautiful sunset flip for a two count. Kawato with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for another two count. Tiger Mask are brawling with Michinoku a front on the announce table. Kanemaru goes for a Brain Buster, but Kawato lands back on his feet. Kanemaru drops Kawato with a Big Lariat. Tiachi follows that with a Buzzsaw Kick. Taichi PowerBombs Kawato. Kanemaru plants Kawato with a Flying DDT to pickup the victory. After the match, Kiushida and Desperado are brawling once again. Desperado snatches the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title away from Kushida.

Winner: Taka Michinoku, Taichi, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi

Nagata and Tama Tonga will start things off. Loa attacks Nagata from behind. Tonga starts brawling with Nakanishi. Loa is stomping on Nagata’s chest in the corner. Nagata drops Tonga with a Big Boot. Nagata ducks a clothesline from Loa. Nakanishi connects with a big haymaker. Nagata and Nakanishi follows that with a double shoulder tackle. Nagata kicks Tonga out of the ring. Tonga whips Nagata back first to the steel guard rail.

Tonga rolls Nagata back into the ring. Tonga HeadButts Nagata. Tonga tags in Loa. The GOD drops Nagata with a Double HeadButt for a two count. Loa connects with a Running PowerSlam for a two count. Loa drives Nagata into the turnbuckles. The GOD are cutting the ring in half. Tonga talks smack to Nakanishi. Nagata gets Loa trapped in the Nagata Lock. Tonga breaks up the submission attempt. Nagata lands a series of right hands in the corner. Tonga lands a HeadButt across the midsection of Nagata.

Tonga fires off a series of forearm shots. Nagata with a thrust kick to the midsection of Loa. Nagata tags in Nakanishi. Nakanishi clotheslines Tonga. Loa with a clubbing blow to the back of Nakanishi. Nakanishi connects with a Double Vertical Suplex. Nakanishi lands another clothesline for a two count. Nagata locks in the Fujiwara ArmBar. Nakanishi locks in the Torture Rack. Tonga escapes and breaks up the Fujiwara ArmBar. Tonga kicks Nagata out of the ring. Tonga tags in Loa. The GOD with Stereo Dropkicks to Nakanishi. Tonga follows that with a leaping neck breaker. Loa connects with a Senton for a two count. Tonga and Nagata are back to brawling on the outside. Loa plants Nakanishi with the Rikishi Driver to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Guerrillas of Destiny via Pinfall 

Third Match: Yoshi Hashi & Hirooki Goto vs. David Finlay & Togi Makabe 

Hashi and Finlay will start things off. Collar and elbow tie up. Finlay applies a wrist lock. Finlay transitions into a hammer lock. Finlay leapfrogs over Hashi. Finlay lands a knife edge chop. Hashi knocks Finlay off the ring apron. Hashi drives Finlay rib first to the steel guard rail. Makabe and Goto are brawling on the other side of the ring. Hashi rolls Finlay back into the ring. Hashi places Finlay on the top rope. Hashi with a Basement Dropkick to the back for a two count. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto kicks Finlay in the back. Goto follows that with a snap mare takeover. Goto applies a rear chin lock.

Goto lands a clubbing blow to the back of Finlay. Goto connects with the corner clothesline. Finlay responds with a Dropkick. Finlay tags in Makabe. Makabe drops Goto with a shoulder tackle. Makabe knocks Hashi off the ring apron. Makabe connects with a PowerSlam. Makabe follows that with a corner clothesline. Makabe goes into the Corner Mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Goto blocks it. Goto fires off a series of forearm shots. Goto whips Makabe to the corner. Goto with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Goto goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Makabe lands back on his feet. Goto and Makabe are running into each other. Finlay and Hashi are tagged in. Finlay lands two running european uppercuts. Finlay connects with a Flying European Uppercut off the second rope for a two count. Hashi snap mares Finlay into the ButterFly Lock. Makabe breaks up the submission attempt. Makabe with a Double Clothesline to Hashi and Goto. Finlay goes for a German Suplex, but Hashi blocks it. Finlay plants Hashi with a Uranage Back Breaker for a two count. Finlay follows that with a O’Connor Roll for a two count. Finlay uppercuts Hashi. Hashi responds with a Massive Lariat. Hashi plants Finlay with Karma to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yoshi Hashi & Hirooki Goto via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Juice Robinson

Bullet Club attacks Kojima and Tenzan before the bell rings. Tenzan whips Owens into a shoulder tackle from Kojima. Kojima and Tenzan are double teaming Fale. Kojima and Tenzan connects with a double shoulder block. Owens is getting mauled by Mongolian Chops from Kojima, Tenzan and Robinson. Tenzan stomps on Owens head. Robinson bodyslams Owens. Tenzan and Kojima follows that with their Diving Elbow Drop/HeadButt combination for a two count. Tenzan lands a series of knife edge chops in the corner. Tenzan connects with a Body Avalanche. Tenzan follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Tenzan lands another HeadButt. Takahashi drags Tenzan out of the ring. Fale knocks Kojima off the ring apron.

Takahashi hits Tenzan in the face with the pimp stick. Takahashi rolls Tenzan back into the ring. Owens connects with a closed fist to the jaw of Tenzan. Owens Mongolian Chops Tenzan. Owens drives his elbow to the back of Tenzan’s neck. Owens tags in Takahashi. Takahashi lands a snap mare takeover. Takahashi connects with a Leg Drop for a two count. Takahashi goes for a Big Boot, but Tenzan stands still. Tenzan drops Takahashi with a Mountain Bomb. Tenzan tags in Kojima. Kojima is lighting up Owens and Takahashi’s chest in the corner. Kojima follows that with a leaping forearm strike.

Fale attacks Kojima from behind. Kojima is getting mauled by the Bullet Club in the corner. Takahashi goes for a cover, but Kojima kicks out at the count of two. Kojima drops Owens with a DDT. Fale goes for the Grenade, but Kojima blocks it. Kojima clotheslines Fale over the top rope. Kojima tags in Robinson. Robinson lands a series of Cannonball Strikes. Robinson connects with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Kojima and Tenzan plants Takahashi with a Double Cutter. Owens with a leaping enziguri to Robinson. Owens goes for a Double Knee Gut Buster, but Robinson counters with a Discus Forearm Shot. Robinson plants Owens with Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Juice Robinson via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Taguchi Japan for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Ricochet and Nick Jackson will start things off. Ricochet dodges a leg lariat from Nick. Nick goes for a back drop, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet with a leapfrog dropkick to Nick. Ricochet knocks Matt Jackson off the ring apron. Ricochet drops The Young Bucks with a Pascada to the outside. Ricochet follows that with a SpringBoard Uppercut. Matt chop blocks Ricochet. Nick Jackson knocks Taguchi off the ring apron. Nick tags in Matt. Matt is talking smack to Ricochet in the corner. Matt stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Ricochet responds with a series of bodyshots. Ricochet uppercuts Nick. Ricochet drops Matt with a Inside Out Lariat. Ricochet tags in Taguchi. Taguchi lands a Hip Attack to Matt Jackson. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but The Bucks sends Taguchi crashing to the outside.

Ricochet goes for the Benadryller off the ring apron, but Matt ducks out of the way. The Young Bucks connects with a Double PowerBomb on the apron. Nick Jackson rolls Taguchi back into the ring. Matt goes for the cover, but Taguchi kicks out at the count of two. Matt with a clubbing axe handle to the back of Taguchi. Nick connects with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle. Nick continues to apply more pressure to the back of Taguchi. Nick drops Taguchi with a High Knee Strike for a two count. Nick with a Reverse Atomic Drop to Taguchi. The Young Bucks are cutting the ring in half. The Young Bucks goes for a Double Atomic Drop, but Taguchi counters with a Double Reverse DDT. Taguchi tags in Ricochet.

Ricochet lands a back elbow strike in the corner. Ricochet connects with a Roll Through Basement Dropkick. Ricochet with a Thrust Kick to the midsection of Nick Jackson. Ricochet knee is giving out. Ricochet goes for the Benadryller, but Nick counters with a SuperKick. Nick locks in the SharpShooter. Nick tags in Matt. Matt repeatedly kicks the back of Ricochet’s knee. Ricochet blocks another SuperKick. Ricochet makes the tag to Taguchi. Taguchi connects with the Forever Hip Attacks. Taguchi follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Taguchi with a SpringBoard Hip Attack for a two count. Taguchi goes for the Three Amigos, but The Bucks counters with a Double Atomic Drop.

The Bucks follows that with Stereo SuperKicks. Nick connects with the Shining Wizard. Matt goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Taguchi goes for another Hip Attack, but Matt blocks it. Ricochet makes the blind tag. The Bucks goes for the Meltzer Driver, but Ricochet catches Nick in mid-air. Matt once again chop blocks Ricochet. Nick tosses Taguchi out of the ring. Matt gets Ricochet trapped in the SharpShooter, but Ricochet crawls to the bottom to rope create separation. Nick connects with a Swanton Bomb to the back of Ricochet. Matt still has grasp of the SharpShooter. Taguchi breaks up the submission attempt. Matt plants Ricochet with a Buckle Bomb. The Bucks goes for the More Bang For Your Buck, but Ricochet gets his knees up in the air Matt Jackson misses on a MoonSault. Ricochet rolls Matt over for a two count. Matt SuperKicks Ricochet. The Young Bucks goes for the IndyTaker, but Taguchi counters with a SpringBoard Hip Attack in mid-air. Ricochet thrust kicks Matt Jackson. Ricochet connects with a Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.

Winner: New IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Ryusuke Taguchi and Ricochet via Pinfall 

– KATSUYORI SHIBATA MAKES HIS NJPW RETURN. SHIBATA SAYS THAT HE’S ALIVE. THAT’S ALL !!

Sixth Match: War Machine (c) vs. Cody Rhodes & Hangman Page for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 

Rowe and Rhodes will start things off. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Page makes a blind tag. Rhodes uppercuts Rowe. Page follows that with a Big Boot. Rhodes and Page launches Hanson to the apron. Hanson dives over Rhodes. War Machine lands a series of bodyslams in the middle of the ring. Rowe goes for the shot gun knee strike, but Page ducks out of the way. Page goes into the ground and pound attack. Page tags Rhodes. Rhodes is stomping on Rowe’s chest in the corner. Rhodes cartwheels the other side of the ring and blows a kiss at Togi Makabe. Rowe and Page are trading back and forth shots. Page drives Rowe back first into the turnbuckles. Page tags in Rhodes. Rowe drops Rhodes with a right hand. Rowe makes the hot tag to Hanson. Hanson lands a series of back fists to Page and Rhodes. Hanson follows that with a flurry of running lariats.

Hanson whips Page to the corner. Hanson with a Body Avalanche to Rhodes.Hanson rams his shoulders to the midsection of Page. Rhodes kicks Hanson in the gut. Rhodes plants Hanson with a Draping DDT for a two count. Rhodes goes into a ground and pound attack. Rhodes tags in Page. Rhodes and Page connects with a Double Kick to the midsection of Hanson. Page lands a snap mare takeover. Page connects with a Senton Splash for a two count. Page tags in Rhodes. Rhodes with a flying forearm to Hanson. Rhodes lands the Garvin Stomp. Rhodes follows that with a knee strike for a two count. Page knocks Rowe off the ring apron. Rhodes and Page plants Hanson with a Double Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Page lands a forearm across the jaw of Hanson. Page is choking Hanson with his boot. Page tags in Rhodes. Rhodes repeatedly slaps Hanson in the face. After a long cartwheel exchange, both men are knocked down by a double clothesline. Page and Rowe are tagged in. Rowe connects with his lightning quick offense. Rowe with a Discus Forearm to Page. Rowe follows that with a Leaping Basement Dropkick. Rowe HeadButts Rhodes. Rowe bodyslams Page on the back of Rhodes. Rowe plants Page with a Gut Buster. Hanson drops Rhodes with a Standing Seated Senton out of the corner. Page drops Hanson with a back elbow strike. Rowe responds with a Kamigoye. Rhodes plants Rowe with the Cross Rhodes. Hanson with a Double HandSpring Back Elbow Strike to Rhodes and Page. Hanson drags Rhodes out of the ring. Hanson launches Rhodes over the announce table.

War Machine connects with Decapitation for a two count. Hanson with a PopUp PowerSlam to Page. Hanson drops Rhodes with a Suicide Dive. Rowe goes for the cover, but Page kicks out at the count of two. Page connects with a German Suplex. Rhodes and Hanson continues to brawl on the outside. Page with a Shooting Star Press onto Hanson on the outside. Rhodes drops Rowe with the Beautiful Disaster Kick. Page follows that with a Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Rhodes connects with a MoonSault. Page follows that with another MoonSault. Page goes for the cover, but somehow Rowe kicks out. Rowe lands a series of HeadButts. Rhodes and Page goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Hanson gets in the way. Hanson connects with a MoonSault for a two count as Rhodes puts Page’s boot on the bottom rope. Rhodes accidentally low blows Page. Rowe drops Rhodes with a Suicide Dive. Hanson connects with a SomerSault Plancha off the top turnbuckle. War Machine plants Page with Fallout to pickup the victory. After the match, The Guerrillas of Destiny comes down to the ring. The GOD wants a rematch for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles. Harry Smith and Lance Archer attacks War Machine from behind.

Winner: Still IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, War Machine via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. Takahashi Iizuka vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi and Michael Elgin 

Suzuki Gun attacks Ibushi and Tanahashi before the bell rings. Elgin and Suzuki are trading back and forth forearms. Iizuka is choking Ibushi with a chain. Iizuka rolls Ibushi back into the ring. Sabre attacks the injured shoulder of Tanahashi. Iizuka stomps on Ibushi’s back. Ibushi side steps Iizuka into the turnbuckles. Suzuki kicks Ibushi in the gut. Ibushi drops Suzuki and Sabre with a Double Back Flip Kick. Ibushi connects with his lightning quick offense. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi with a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Iizuka. Suzuki kicks Ibushi from the ring apron. Suzuki locks in a Cross Arm Breaker in between the ropes. Sabre knocks Elgin off the ring apron. Sabre is wrapping Tanahashi’s shoulder around the steel guard rail.

Suzuki hits Elgin in the back with a folding chair. Iizuka and Ibushi are brawling in the crowd. Suzuki starts choking Ibushi with the chair. Suzuki is applying more pressure to the shoulder of Elgin. Iizuki is choking Ibushi on the stage with a cable chord. Sabre and Suzuki starts uppercutting Ibushi on the outside. Suzuki rolls Ibushi back into the ring. The referee snatches a piece of rope away from Iizuka. Suzuki is attacking Ibushi behind the referee’s back. Tanahashi and Elgin are double teaming Iizuka in the corner. Suzuki slaps Tanahashi in the chest. Taichi lightly kicks Tanahashi in the head. Sabre applies a Standing Cravate. Sabre is wrenching the neck of Ibushi. Sabre starts playing air guitar. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Suzuki lands two buzzsaw kicks across the chest of Ibushi. Suzuki and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots. Ibushi dropkicks Suzuki. Ibushi tags in Elgin. Elgin knocks Sabre off the apron. The rest of Suzuki Gun storms into the ring and attacks Elgin.

Elgin SuperKicks Taka Michinoku. Elgin follows that with a Double Fallaway Slam. Elgin Buckle Bombs Taichi. Elgin is forearming Suzuki in the corner. Suzuki responds with a Big Boot. Elgin fires back with a roaring elbow. Elgin lands a running corner clothesline. Elgin goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Suzuki blocks it. Elgin connects with a PowerSlam for a two count. Elgin goes for the Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Suzuki lands back on his feet. Suzuki shortly locks in the Sleeper Hold. Suzuki goes for a PileDriver, but Elgin counters with a Back Body Drop. Suzuki responds with a knee lift.

Tanahashi and Sabre are tagged in. Tanahashi bodyslams Sabre. Tanahashi goes for a senton, but Sabre counters with a Cross Arm Breaker. Suzuki Gun is mauling Tanahashi in the corner. Sabre connects with the PK for a two count. Iizuka whips Ibushi into the guard rail. Tanahashi uppercuts Sabre. Sabre gets Tanahashi trapped in a Standing Guillotine Choke. Tanahashi connects with a Twist and Shout. Ibushi with a Springboard Missile Dropkick to Iizuka. Elgin accidentally sends Tanahashi into a Triangle Choke from Sabre. Suzuki locks in the Sleeper Hold on Elgin. Tanahashi rolls Sabre over for a two count. After a forearm exchange, Sabre locks in the Octopus Stretch which forces Tanahashi to tap out. After the match, Elgin engages in a nasty brawl with Suzuki. Sabre tosses the IWGP Intercontinental Championship to Tanahashi.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. and Takahashi Iizuka via Submission 

Eight Match: Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada, Bushi and EVIL vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Gedo and Toru Yano 

Okada and EVIL will start things off. Bushi attacks Okada from behind. Sanada and Takahashi knocks Ishii and Gedo off the ring apron. Okada runs through Sanada. Okada drops EVIL with a running back elbow strike. Okada follows that with a leaping back elbow strike in the corner. Okada connects with a DDT. Okada with a Sliding Uppercut for a two count. Okada’s neck is giving out. EVIL connects with a side kick. EVIL follows that with a neck breaker. EVIL tears off Okada’s medical tape. EVIL tags in Takahashi. Takahashi with a roaring forearm to Okada. Takahashi follows that with a Running Basement Dropkick. Takahashi tags in Sanada. Sanada with a Flying Double Axe Handle to the back of Okada’s back. Sanada starts forearming Okada. Okada plants Sanada with a Flap Jack. Okada tags in Yano. Yano rips off the turnbuckle pad. Yano is playing his dumb mind games with Sanada.

Sanada starts stomping on Yano’s chest. Sanada gets Yano trapped in the Paradise Lock. EVIL and Okada are brawling in the crowd. Sanada tags in EVIL. EVIL is toying around with Yano. EVIL tosses Okada out of the ring. EVIL launches Okada into the steel guard rail. Sanada connects with another Basement Dropkick. Bushi follows that with a Missile Dropkick. Bushi is choking Yano with his t-shirt. Yano counters out of the irish whip and tags in Ishii. Bushi dropkicks Ishii. Ishii responds with a shoulder tackle. Ishii PowerSlams Sanada. Ishii follows that with another shoulder tackle to Takahashi. Ishii plants EVIL with a German Suplex. Ishii connects with his chop/forearm combination in the corner. Bushi drops Ishii with a enziguri. Bushi plants Ishii with a Swinging Neck Breaker. Ishii connects with a Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii drops Takahashi with a Big Forearm Shot.

Ishii goes for the Brain Buster, but Bushi lands back on his feet. Sanada dropkicks Ishii. Bushi connects with the BackStabber. Bushi tags in Takahashi. Takahasi goes for a running lariat, but Ishii stands still. Ishii clotheslines Takahashi. Ishii tags in Gedo. Gedo lands a series of jabs to Takahashi. Gedo goes for a SuperKick, but Takahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Takahashi connects with the Falcon Arrow for a two count. EVIL and Okada are still brawling on the outside. Yano with a Inverted Atomic Drop to Takahashi. Sanada goes for Skull In, but Ishii counters with a HeadButt. Bushi drops Ishii with a Rewind Kick. Okada dropkicks EVIL. Okada goes for the Rain Maker, but Takahashi counters with a SuperKick. EVIL clotheslines Okada. Gedo thrust kicks the knee of Takahashi. Gedo connects with the Gedo Clutch for a two count. Sanada from behind locks in Skull In. Takahashi follows that with a Head Scissors Takeover. Takahashi locks in the Triangle Choke which forces Gedo to tap out. After the match, EVIL tosses a collection of chairs into the ring. EVIL plants Okada with Darkness Falls into the chairs.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi, Bushi, Sanada and EVIL via Submission 

Ninth Match: (A Block) Tetsuya Naito vs. (B Block) Kenny Omega w/The Young Bucks In The Finals Of The G1 Climax Tournament 

Naito dodges a collar and elbow tie up from Omega after the bell rings. Naito is dictating the pace of the match. Naito continues to play mind games with Omega. Naito kicks Omega in the gut. Naito spits at Omega. Omega responds with a series of knife edge chops. Naito ducks a clothesline from Omega. Naito tosses Omega out of the ring. Omega is showing frustration on the outside. Naito lands a clubbing blow to the back of Omega. Omega thrust kicks the chest of Naito. Omega drops Naito with a MoonSault off the steel guard rail. Omega repeatedly drives Naito back first into the railing. Omega plants Naito with the Kotaro Krusher for a two count. Omega is mauling Naito in the corner. Naito sends Omega to the apron. Naito connects with a leg sweep. Naito drops Omega with a neck breaker off the ring apron. Naito whips Omega back first to the steel guard rail.

Naito tosses Omega back into the ring. Naito repeatedly drives his elbow to the back of Omega’s neck. Naito lands another neck breaker. Naito follows that with a Basement Dropkick to the back of Omega’s head. Naito connects with the Suicide Dive that sends Omega crashing over the guard rail. Naito plants Omega with a PileDriver off the edge of the table. Omega gets back into the ring at the count of fifteen. Naito with a German Suplex for a two count. Omega is elbowing the jaw of Naito. Naito with a step over kick to Omega. Naito goes for the SlingShot Dropkick, but Omega blocks it. Omega lands two consecutive knife edge chops. Omega with a Running Back Breaker for a two count. Omega follows that with another knife edge chop, but again Naito kicks out. Omega applies a rear chin lock. Naito places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation.

Omega repeatedly kicks Naito in the back. Omega whips Naito sternum first into the turnbuckles. Omega continues to apply pressure to the injured shoulder of Naito. Omega plants Naito with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Naito fires back with a series of forearm strikes. Omega responds with a Rolling Senton. Omega starts favoring his neck. Naito connects with a SpringBoard Neck Breaker. Naito drops Omega with a back elbow strike. Naito follows that with a hip toss. Naito lands another Basement Dropkick to Omega. After connecting with an Atomic Drop, Naito lands the SlingShot Dropkick. Naito kicks Omega in the gut. Omega responds with a Snap Head Scissors TakeOver. Naito rolls himself out of the ring. Omega connects with the SomerSault Plancha. Omega rolls Naito back into the ring.

Omega lands a Missile Dropkick to the back of Naito’s head for a two count. Omega goes for a Snap Dragon Suplex, but Naito blocks it. Omega dodges a enziguri from Naito. Omega connects with a Gut Wrench German Suplex. Omega plants Naito with the Aoi Shoudou. Omega goes for the V-Trigger, but Naito counters with the Satellite DDT. Naito places Omega on the top turnbuckle. Omega dumps Naito face first on the top turnbuckle. Omega with a Snap Dragon Suplex to Naito. Omega follows that with the V-Trigger for a two count. Omega goes for the Jay Driller, but Naito blocks it. Naito plants Omega with another Leaping DDT. Naito gets Omega tied in the tree of woe. Naito connects with a Draping Neck Breaker. Naito follows that with a leaping forearm strike. Naito lands Gloria for a two count. Omega responds with a Reverse Package PileDriver for a two count.

Naito and Omega are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Omega DDT’s Naito on the steel ring post. Omega goes for an Avalanche PowerBomb, but Naito counters with a FrankenSteiner. Naito follows that with a Reverse Hurricanrana for a two count. Naito bodyslams Omega. Naito goes for the Stardust Press, but Omega ducks out of the way. Omega connects with the Jay Driller for a two count. Omega lands a series of V-Triggers has Naito staggering. Omega plants Naito with the Dr. Wily Bomb for a two count. Omega follows that with another V-Trigger. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but Naito counters with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Naito plants Omega with Destino for a two count. Naito goes for another Destino, but Omega counters with Croyth’s Wrath. Omega drops Naito with a Leaping V-Trigger to the back of the head. Omega gets Naito in position for the One Winged Angel, but Naito counters with the Destino. Both men gets back on their feet at the count of eight. Naito and Omega are trading back and forth shots in the middle of the ring. Omega fires off more V-Triggers. Naito responds with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Naito connects with a Spinning Destino, but somehow Omega kicks out at the count of two. Naito finally puts Omega away with his fourth Destino to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Winner Of The 2017 G1 Climax Tournament, Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

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