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NJPW G1 Climax 28 Results – August 10, 2018

NJPW G1 Climax 28 Results - August 10, 2018

NJPW G1 Climax 28: Night 17
August 10, 2018
Nippon Budokan
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Block A (Hiroshi Tanahshi, Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin, Kazuchika Okada, Jay White, Yoshi Hashi, Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page, EVIL and Minoru Suzuki)

Standings 

A Block: 

– Hiroshi Tanahashi, 14 Points

– Jay White, 12 Points

– Kazuchika Okada, 12 Points

– Minoru Suzuki, 8 Points

– EVIL, 8 Points

– Bad Luck Fale, 6 Points

– Michael Elgin, 6 Points

– Hangman Page, 6 Points

– Togi Makabe, 4 Points

– Yoshi Hashi, 4 Points

B Block

– Kenny Omega, 12 Points

– Kota Ibushi, 10 Points

– Tetsuya Naito, 10 Points

– Zack Sabre Jr, 8 Points

– Sanada, 8 Points

– Hirooki Goto, 6 Points

– Tomohiro Ishii, 6 Points

– Juice Robinson, 4 Points

– Tama Tonga, 4 Points

– Toru Yano, 4 Points

First Match: Tomohiro Ishii & Sho vs. Toa Henare & Shota Umino 

Sho and Umino will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Umino applies a side headlock. Umino goes for two shoulder tackles, but Sho stands still. Umino ducks a clothesline from Sho. Umino drops Sho with a shoulder tackle. Henare and Umino are double teaming Sho. Umino with a double sledge to Sho. Henare follows that with a Running Tomahawk Chop. Umino blasts Sho with a Sliding Dropkick. Chaos regains momentum with a Double Shoulder Tackle. Sho kicks Umino in the back. Sho tags in Ishii. Ishii unloads two knife edge chops. Ishii stomps on Umino’s back. Chaos are cutting the ring in half.

Umino with a series of open hand chops. Sho makes another tag to Ishii. Ishii is mauling Umino in the corner. Umino finally creates distance with three dropkicks. Umino tags in Henare. Ishii and Henare are trading back and forth shots. Henare ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Henare with a Leaping Shoulder Tackle. Ishii responds with a Corner Clothesline. Henare gets in Ishii’s face. Henare with Forearm Shivers. Henare connects with a Samoan Drop. Henare plays to the crowd. Ishii negates a Running Lariat from Henare. Henare goes for The TOA Bottom, but Ishii blocks it. Henare HeadButts Ishii. Ishii responds with a German Suplex.

Ishii tags in Sho. Henare with a Vertical Suplex to Sho. Henare tags in Umino. Umino drops Sho with a Back Elbow Strike. Umino knocks down Sho with a Running Forearm Smash. Henare delivers a Corner Clothesline. Henare follows that with Two Spears. Umino lands a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Following a forearm exchange, Sho blasts Umino with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ishii and Henare are brawling on the floor. Umino with a Backslide Cover for a two count. Umino with The La Magistral for a two count. Sho blocks a boot from Umino. Umino with a Forearm Smash. Sho responds with a Lariat for a two count. Sho plants Umino with a Bridging German Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii & Sho via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Guerrillas Of Destiny vs. Toru Yano & Gedo 

Gedo argues with Yano before the bell rings. Chaos avoids the referee’s twenty count. Tonga transitions into a ground and pound attack. Tonga is putting the boots to Yano in the corner. Loa is choking Gedo with his knee. Tonga with a clubbing blow to the back of Yano. Tonga rolls Yano back into the ring. Tonga delivers multiple bodyshots. Tonga irish whips Yano to the corner. Yano starts removing the white and yellow turnbuckle pad. Tonga rakes the back of Yano. Tonga HeadButts Yano. Yano pulls on Tonga’s hair. Tonga drops Yano with a Back Elbow Strike.

Tonga tags in Loa. Loa talks smack to Yano. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano ducks a clothesline from Loa. Yano tags in Gedo. Loa grabs Gedo by his beard. Gedo pokes Loa in the eye. Gedo thrust kicks the midsection of Loa. Gedo SuperKicks Loa for a two count. Loa goes for a PowerSlam, but Gedo lands back on his feet. Gedo rolls Loa over for a two count. Tonga runs Yano into the steel barricade. Gedo goes for a Crucifix Bomb, but Loa counters with a Samoan Drop. Loa plants Gedo with Ape Shit to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Guerrillas Of Destiny via Pinfall 

Third Match: Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Hirooki Goto & Yoh

Finlay and Yoh will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Finlay applies a waist lock. Yoh reverses the hold. Wrist Lock Exchange. Yoh applies a side headlock. Finlay reverses the hold. Finlay drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Yoh reverses out of the irish whip from Finlay. Finlay dives over Yoh. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Yoh. Finlay with a Spinning Uppercut. Finlay follows that with a straight right hold. Yoh rams his shoulders into the midsection of Finlay. Yoh slips over Finlay’s back. Yoh with a Forearm Knockdown to Finlay. Yoh dropkicks Finlay. Yoh tags in Goto.

Yoh knocks Robinson off the ring apron. Chaos with a double shoulder tackle. Goto stomps on the midsection of Finlay. Following a snap mare takeover, Goto kicks Finlay in the back for a two count. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto bounces Finlay’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Chaos are cutting the ring in half. Finlay kicks out of The Double Hip Toss. Yoh with forearm shots across the back of Finlay. Yoh tags in Goto. Finlay with a Chop/Forearm Combination. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay dropkicks Goto.

Finlay tags in Robinson. Robinson with a series of Corner Clotheslines. Robinson follows that with Two Cannonball Strikes. Robinson plays to the crowd. Robinson levels Chaos with Juice Jabs. Robinson drops Yoh with a knife edge chop. Robinson ducks a clothesline from Goto. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Goto blocks it. Robinson negates The GTR. Robinson blocks a lariat from Goto. Robinson tags in Finlay.

Robinson and Finlay goes for a Double Flapjack, but Goto blocks it. Goto lowers the top rope which sends Robinson crashing to the outside. Finlay kicks Goto in the gut. Goto goes for a Misdirection Lariat, but Finlay counters with a Uranage BackBreaker for a two count. Goto blocks The Stunner. Yoh SuperKicks Finlay. Goto connects with The Ushigoroshi. Yoh takes out Robinson with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Goto plants Finlay with The GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto & Yoh via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Zack Sabre Jr & Taka Michinoku vs. Tetsuya Naito & Sanada 

Sabre and Naito will start things off. Quick feeling out process. Sabre tags in Michinoku. Naito knocks Sabre off the ring apron. Sanada attacks Michinoku from behind. Naito runs Sabre into the steel barricade. Sanada with a clubbing blow to the back of Michinoku. Michinoku punches Sanada in the gut. Sanada responds with a straight right hand. LIJ with a Double Hip Toss. Sanada with a Basement Dropkick. Sabre trips Naito from the outside. Sabre applies an Toe and Ankle Hold on the floor. Michinoku repeatedly stomps on Sanada’s chest. Michinoku is choking Sanada with his boot. Michinoku tags in Sabre.

Sabre applies an cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabre delivers a neck twist. Sabre goes back to the cravate. Sabre goes for another SnapMare TakeOver, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada rocks Sabre with a Basement Dropkick. Sanada tags in Naito. Naito unloads his combination offense. Naito kicks Sabre in the jaw. Naito with a Running Hurricanrana. Naito follows that with a Hip Toss. Naito with a Low Dropkick to Michinoku. Naito drops Sabre with a NeckBreaker. Naito is putting the boots to Sabre in the corner. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito goes for a Rebound Dropkick, but Sabre counters with a Guillotine Choke. Sabre with The Head and Arm Suplex. Sabre and Naito are trading back and forth shots.

Naito goes for a Flying Forearm Smash, but Sabre counters with a Full Nelson Lock. Naito lands a deep arm-drag. Sabre responds with a Running Uppercut. Sabre negates The Satellite DDT. Sabre with an OverHead Kick to the left wrist of Naito. Naito decks Sabre with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sanada and Michinou are tagged in. Michinoku kicks Sanada in the gut. Michinoku irish whips Sanada to the corner. Sanada blocks a boot from Michinoku. Sanada gets Michinoku trapped in The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a Low Dropkick to Michinoku. Michinoku pokes Sanada in the eye. Sanada with a boot to the midsection of Michinoku. Michinoku responds with a Jumping Kick. Sanada locks in Skull End which forces Michinoku to tap out.

Winner: Tetusya Naito & Sanada via Submission 

Fifth Match: Kota Ibushi, Marty Scrull and Chase Owens vs. The ELITE (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Matt Jackson and Marty Scrull will start things off. Scrull starts playing mind games with Matt. Matt mocks Scrull. Matt ducks a clothesline from Scrull. Matt leapfrogs over Scrull. Matt side steps Scrull into the turnbuckle pad. Scrull crawls under Matt. Long stalemate in the center of the ring. Omega and Owens are tagged in. Both men are running the ropes. Omega drop downs to the canvas. Omega leapfrogs over Owens. Owens somersaults over Omega. Omega avoids the deep arm-drag from Owens.

Omega goes for a V-Trigger, but Owens ducks out of the way. Nick and Ibushi are tagged in. Three minutes into the match and nobody has delivered a single move. It’s a battle of standoffs and no physical contact. Now Ibushi wants to get serious. The Firing Squad storms into the ring and causes pure chaos. Tonga drops Omega with The GunStun. Tiger Hattori finally calls for the bell.

Match Results: No-Contest 

Sixth Match: (6) Michael Elgin vs. (4) Togi Makabe in A Block Competition In The G1 Climax 28 Tournament 

Elgin and Makabe are charging into each other. Quick Forearm Exchange. Elgin blasts Makabe with a Knife Edge Chop. Makabe is throwing haymakers at Elgin. Makabe talks smack to Elgin. Elgin with a Forearm Smash to Makabe. Makabe ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Makabe drops Elgin with a shoulder tackle. Elgin blocks an elbow strike from Makabe. Elgin with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Elgin delivers blistering chops in the corner. Makabe explodes out of the corner with Running Shoulder Block. Elgin responds with a Bicycle Kick. Makabe tells Elgin to bring it. Elgin obliges with a Big Boot.

Elgin with a throat chop to Makabe. Makabe reverses out of the irish whip from Elgin. Makabe PowerSlams Elgin. Makabe with a Corner Clothesline. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for The Northern Lights Suplex, but Elgin counters with three sharp elbow strikes. Standing Switch Exchange. Makabe with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Elgin fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Elgin drives Makabe sternum first into the turnbuckle pad. Elgin SuperKicks Makabe. Elgin follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin with a Bridging DeadLift German Suplex for a two count. Elgin with a Corner Clothesline. Elgin and Makabe are trading stiff lariats.

Elgin unloads another German Suplex. Makabe immediately gets back on his feet. Makabe with a German Suplex to Elgin. Makabe drops Elgin with a Western Lariat for a one count. Makabe with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Makabe places Elgin on the top turnbuckle. Makabe goes for a Spider German Suplex, but Elgin blocks it. Elgin gets Makabe tied in the tree of woe. Elgin levels Makabe with a Bicycle Kick. Elgin SuperKicks Makabe. Elgin connects with The Splash Mountain Bomb for a two count. Following a forearm exchange, Elgin goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Makabe counters with a Death Valley Driver. Makabe lands The King Kong Knee Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Togi Makabe via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (6) Hangman Page vs. (4) Yoshi Hashi in A Block Competition In The G1 Climax 28 Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Page applies a side headlock. Page drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Hashi leapfrogs over Page. Page applies a waist lock. Hashi reverses the hold. Page with a Back Elbow Smash to Hashi. Hashi responds with an Elbow Knockdown. Hashi bodyslams Page. Hashi kicks Page in the gut. Page reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi launches Page to the ring apron. Page with a Big Boot. Page follows that with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Page with a Running Shooting Star Press off the apron. Page poses for the crowd.

Page rolls Hashi back into the ring. Page with a Bridging Fallaway Slam for a two count. Page unloads a knife edge chop. Page continues to toy around with Hashi. Page wants Hashi to show him something. Hashi responds with multiple forearm smashes. Page punches Hashi in the jaw. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Page. Page drops Hashi with a Big Boot. Page goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Hashi counters with The Bunker Buster. Hashi brings his combination offense to Page. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Page. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Hashi with a Running Knife Edge Chop. Hashi lands a Top Rope Head Hunter for a two count.

Hashi goes for a full slam, but Page lands back on his feet. Page with a waist lock go behind. Hashi with three sharp elbow strikes. Page blasts Hashi with a Discus Forearm Smash. Page with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Page is lighting up Hashi’s chest. Hashi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Page rocks Hashi with another Forearm Smash. Hashi responds with a Knife Edge Chop. Hashi has Page draped across the top rope. Page kicks Hashi in the jaw. Page connects with The Buckshot Lariat for a two count.

Hashi goes for a PowerBomb, but Page counters with a Hurricanrana. Page dropkicks Hashi into the turnbuckle pad. Page with an Avalanche NeckBreaker for a two count. Page repeatedly slaps Hashi in the face. Page goes for The Rite Of Passage, but Hashi rolls him over for a two count. Page avoids a Spinning Heel Kick. Hashi goes for Karma, but Page blocks it. Page scores his second Discus Forearm Smash. Hashi SuperKicks Page. Page responds with his third discus forearm smash of the match. Hashi delivers The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Hashi follows that with a BackStabber. Hashi plants Page with Karma to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (6) Bad Luck Fale w/Tanga Loa vs. (8) Minoru Suzuki in A Block Competition In The G1 Climax 28 Tournament 

Suzuki attacks Fale before the bell rings. All hell breaks loose in Budokon. Suzuki blasts Fale with a Plastic Water Bottle. Fale drives his knee into the midsection of Suzuki. Fale with a Forearm Smash to Suzuki. Fale wraps a cable chord around Suzuki’s neck. Fale is putting to the boots to Suzuki. Fale is choking Suzuki with his boot. Fale drops Suzuki with a shoulder tackle. Fale goes for a Lariat, but Suzuki counters with a Roped Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki drags Fale out of the ring. Suzuki runs Fale into the steel barricade. Suzuki attacks Fale with a folding chair. Suzuki wraps the chair around Fale’s neck.

The referee is trying to calm down Suzuki. Suzuki continues to demolish Fale around the ringside area. Suzuki with a series of forearm shivers. Suzuki with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki hits The PK for a two count. Suzuki with a Forearm Smash to Fale. Fale responds with a Samoan Drop. Fale bodyslams Suzuki. Fale follows that with an Elbow Drop for a two count. Fale goes for The Grenade, but Suzuki counters with a Triangle Choke. Suzzuki transitions into The Cross Arm Breaker.

Loa drags the referee out of the ring. Loa with a ground and pound attack. Loa with a Corner Clothesline to Suzuki. Fale levels Suzuki with a Body Avalanche. Fale with a Running Splash for a two count. Fale goes for The Bad Luck Fall, but Suzuki counters with a Sleeper Hold. Fale backs Suzuki into the turnbuckle pad. Suzuki with combination palm strikes to Fale. Fale is pissed. Suzuki with clubbing elbow strikes. Suzuki goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Loa is trying to distract the referee. Suzuki sets up for The Gotch Style PileDriver. Tama Tonga attacks Suzuki from behind. Tonga connects with The GunStun to cause the disqualification.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki via Disqualification 

Ninth Match: (8) EVIL vs. (12) Jay White in A Block Competition In The G1 Climax 28 Tournament 

White talks smack to EVIL. White slaps EVIL in the face. EVIL grabs White by his throat. White ducks a clothesline from EVIL. White unloads two knife edge chops. White with a series of forearm shivers. EVIl reverses out of the irish whip from White. White side steps EVIL into the turnbuckle pad. White with a Chop/Forearm Combination. EVIL drops White with a shoulder tackle. EVIL pie faces White. EVIL with two knife edge chops. White decks EVIl with a Back Elbow Smash. White follows that with a Thunderous Chop. White with a Saito Suplex which sends EVIL crashing to the outside.

White runs EVIL into the steel barricade. White with an Head and Arm Suplex across the barricade. White taunts the english commentary team. EVIL gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen. White is putting the boots to EVIL. White with a PumpHandle BackBreaker for a two count. White toys around with EVIL. White is lighting up EVIL’s chest. EVIL fights out of the fireman’s carry position. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of White. EVIL clotheslines White over the top rope. EVIL repeatedly whips White into the barricade. EVIL rolls White back into the ring. EVIL with a Corner Clothesline. EVIL follows that with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count.

EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but White blocks it. White ducks a clothesline from EVIL. EVIL goes for a Misdirection Lariat, but White counters with a FlatLiner. White with a DeadLift German Suplex. White with a Twisting Vertical Suplex for a two count. White goes for The Blade Runner, but White blocks it. EVIL pokes White in the eye. White shoves EVIL into the referee. White low blows EVIL. EVIL creates distance with Darkness Falls. EVIL applies a waist lock. White with three sharp elbow strikes.

EVIL with a Half and Half Suplex. EVIL drops White with a Running Lariat for a two count. EVIL signals for death. White negates Everything Is EVIL. White sides steps the Discus Forearm Smash. White dumps EVIL with a Neck Tie Suplex. White connects with The Kiwi Crusher for a two count. White brings out two folding chairs. EVIL rocks White with a Misdirection Lariat. EVIL has a tug of war with Red Shoes. White delivers another Neck Tie Suplex. White goes for The Blade Runner, but EVIL blocks it. White shoves EVIL into Red Shoes. EVIL avoids a nasty chair shot from White. EVIL plants White with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: (12) Kazuchika Okada vs. (14) Hiroshi Tanahashi in A Block Competition In The G1 Climax 28 Tournament

Feeling out process. Tanahashi avoids a ShotGun Dropkick from Okada. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Tanahashi holds onto the ropes. Okada sweeps the legs of Tanahashi. Neither men can land an elbow drop. Okada ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada applies an hammer lock. Okada transitions into a side headlock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Okada backs Tanahashi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Okada pats Tanahashi on the chest. Tanahashi is throwing haymakers at Okada. Okada fight back with forearm smashes. Tanahashi with a Hip Toss to Okada. Tanahashi is playing air guitar. Tanahashi targets the left leg of Okada. Tanahashi applies an Indian Death Lock. Okada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

Tanahashi slams Okada’s head on the white turnbuckle pad. Tanahashi repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Okada. Tanahashi wraps Okada’s leg around the middle rope. Tanahashi slams Okada’s leg on the steel ring post. Okada goes for a TombStone PileDriver, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi kicks the left knee of Okada. Okada has Tanahashi perched on the top turnbuckle. Tanahashi kicks Okada in the jaw. Tanahashi goes for a SlingBlade, but Okada counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Okada with a Knee Breaker on the floor. Tanahashi gets back in the ring at the count of eleven. Okada slams Tanahashi knee on the canvas. Okada brings Tanahashi to the corner. Okada delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Okada with a clubbing blow to the back of Okada. Tanahashi is pissed. This leads us to a forearm exchange.

Tanahashi creates distance with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi brings his combination offense to Okada. Tanahashi drops Okada with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi bodyslams Okada. Tanahashi follows that with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Okada avoids a SlingBlade from Tanahashi. Okada with an Elbow Knockdown. Okada with a Running Elbow Strike. Okada kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Okada spikes Tanahashi with a DDT for a two count. Okada goes for a Reverse NeckBreaker, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi hyperextends the left knee of Okada. Okada unloads another ShotGun Dropkick. Okada lands a Missile Dropkick. Tanahashi responds with a TombStone PileDriver. Okada and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots.

Okada with Three European Uppercuts. Tanahashi with a low bridge which sends Okada to the ring apron. Tanahashi dropkicks Okada into the steel barricade. Tanahashi with a High Fly Flow on the floor. Okada gets back in the ring at the count of seventeen. Tanahashi unloads Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips on the second rope. Tanahashi locks in the Texas CloverLeaf. Okada refuses to quit. Tanahashi hits The Styles Clash. Tanahashi goes for a High Fly Flow, but Okada rolls out of the way.

Okada dropkicks the back of Tanahashi’s head. Tanahashi goes for a SlingBlade, but Okada counters with a Standard Dropkick. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with The SlingBlade. Sitting Forearm Exchange. Okada is fixated with The TombStone PileDriver. Tanahashi with Three Twist and Shouts. Tanahashi with another SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi goes for a High Fly Flow, but Okada counters with a Beautiful Dropkick in mid-air.

Okada finally connects with The TombStone PileDriver. Okada negates a Snag Dragon Suplex. Okada is taking time off the clock. Okada rocks Tanahashi with a Twisting Rain Maker. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Tanahashi with a Snap Dragon Suplex for a two count. One minute left in the match. Tanahashi with three sharp elbow strikes. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with an Open Palm Strike. Tanahashi lands The High Fly Flow for a two count. Time officially expires and the match concludes in a draw.

Match Results: Time Limit Draw

CONGRATS TO HIROSHI TANAHASHI WHO’S THE WINNER OF THE A BLOCK WITH 15 TOTAL POINTS.

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