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NJPW G1 Climax 28 Finals Results

NJPW G1 Climax 28 Finals Results

NJPW G1 Climax 28 Finals
August 12, 2018
Nippon Budokan
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

The Final Standing For The G1 Climax 28

A Block: 

– Hiroshi Tanahashi, 15 Points

– Kazuchika Okada, 13 Points

– Jay White, 12 Points

– Minoru Suzuki, 10 Points

– EVIL, 10 Points

– Yoshi Hashi, 6 Points

– Michael Elgin, 6 Points

– Togi Makabe, 6 Points

– Hangman Page, 6 Points

– Bad Luck Fale, 6 Points

B Block

– Kota Ibushi, 12 Points

– Kenny Omega, 12 Points

– Zack Sabre Jr, 12 Points

– Tetsuya Naito, 12 Points

– Tomohiro Ishii, 10 Points

– Sanada, 8 Points

– Juice Robinson, 6 Points

– Hirooki Goto, 6 Points

– Toru Yano, 6 Points

– Tama Tonga, 6 Points

 

First Match: Yuji Nagata, Shota Umino and Ayato Yoshida vs. Michael Elgin, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

A pier six brawl breaks out before the bell rings. Nagata with a Helluva Kick to Honma. Umino with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Nagata kicks Elgin in the head. Nagata tosses Elgin out of the ring. Umino goes for a German Suplex, but Honma counters with three sharp elbow strikes. Umino blasts Honma with a Knife Edge Chop. Honma responds with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Nagata and Elgin are trading back and forth shots on the floor. Honman tags in Makabe. Makabe is putting the boots to Umino. Makabe bodyslams Umino. Makabe is with a straight right hand. Makabe tags in Honma.

Honma unloads clubbing bodyshots. Honma bodyslams Umino. Honma follows that with The Kokeshi. Honma tags in Elgin. Umino gets in a chop battle with Elgin. Elgin irish whip Umino to the corner. Umino decks Elgin with a Back Elbow Smash. Umino goes for a Sunset Flip, but Elgin blocks it. Umino with Three Forearm Smashes. Umino goes for a dropkick, but Elgin holds onto the ropes. Elgin goes for a Back Body Drop, but Umino lands back on his feet. Umino dropkicks Elgin. Umino tags in Nagata.

Nagata with a Big Boot to Elgin. Nagata dropkicks the left knee of Honma. Nagata knocks Makabe off the ring apron. Nagata with multiple buzzsaw kicks. Nagata rocks Elgin with another Helluva Kick. Elgin negates The Exploder Suplex. Elgin applies a waist lock. Nagata breaks the grip. Elgin SuperKicks Nagata. Elgin follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin tags in Makabe. Makabe with a Corner Clothesline. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount.

Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Nagata blocks it. Long Forearm/Elbow Exchange. Makabe clotheslines Nagata. Nagata responds with an Exploder Suplex. Nagata tags in Yoshida. Yoshida drops Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Yoshida kicks Makabe in the back. Yoshida hits The PK fr a two count. Umino and Nagata clears the ring. Yoshida with a series of forearm shivers. Makabe with an Eastern Lariat for a two count. Makabe clotheslines Yoshida. Makabe dumps Yoshida in the corner. Makabe lands The King Kong Knee Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Michael Elgin, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Second Match: Bad Luck Fale vs. Toa Henare 

Henare attacks Fale before the bell rings. Fale shoves Henare to the corner. Henare is throwing forearms at Fale. Henare ducks a clothesline from Fale. Henare goes for a Leaping Shoulder Tackle, but Fale stands still. Fale catches Henare in mid-air. Henare negates The Grenade. Henare HeadButts the chest of Fale. Henare with a Flying Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Henare goes for a Samoan Drop, but Fale lands back on his feet. Henare continues to throw forearms at Fale. Fale clotheslines Henare. Fale delivers The Grenade. Fale plants Henare with The Bad Luck Fall to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bad Luck Fale via Pinfall 

Third Match: Taichi & Takashi Iizuka vs. Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi 

Iizuka attacks Goto and Hashi with a folding chair before the bell rings. Iizuka kicks Goto in the gut. Iizuka starts choking Goto with the chair. Taichi rolls Hashi back into the ring. Taichi kicks the back of Hashi’s head. Iizuka is wearing a mouth guard. Taichi rips off Hashi t-shirt. Hashi with a Hurricanrana. Hashi repeatedly stomps on Taichi’s back. Hashi delivers two knife edge chops. Iizuka attacks Hashi from the outside. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Hashi in the back for a two count. Taichi is choking Hashi in the corner. Iizuka is biting the forehead of Hashi. Iizuka now targets the injured right shoulder of Hashi.

Iizuka is abusing the referee’s five count. Iizuka stomps on Hashi’s ribs. Iizuka bites Goto. Suzuki Gun continues to cut the ring in half. Iizuka goes for The Claw, but Hashi counters with The Head Hunter. Hashi finally tags in Goto. Goto charges towards Taichi. Goto with a Buzzsaw Kick to Iizuka. Goto with a Vertical Suplex on top of Iizuka. Goto irish whips Iizuka to the corner. Goto blasts Iizuka with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Iizuka blocks it. Iizuka thinks he’s at the buffet. Taichi tags himself in. Taichi with rapid fire leg kicks. Taichi block a lariat from Goto. Taichi laughs at Goto. Goto responds with a Saito Suplex.

Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi with a Running Knife Edge Chop. Hashi has Taichi draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks the back of Taichi for a two count. Hashi goes for a BodySlam, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Taichi and Hashi are trading back and forth shots. Hashi lands a Western Lariat. Hashi goes for Karma, but Iizuka gets in the way. Goto HeadButts Iizuka. Taichi rocks Hashi with a Leg Lariat. Taichi with a Running Lariat for a two count. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi with a Buzzsaw Kick. Taichi PowerBombs Hashi to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taichi & Takashi Iizuka via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Cody Rhodes & Hangman Page vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay 

Page and Finlay will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Page applies a side headlock. Page transitions into a wrist lock. Finlay reverses the hold. Side HeadLock TakeOver Exchange. Rhodes and Robinson are tagged in. Rhodes is doing push ups in the corner. Rhodes flexes for the crowd. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes slides under Robinson. Robinson lands two deep arm-drags. Robinson dropkicks Rhodes. Robinson tags in Finlay. FinJuice with a Double Bulldog. Finlay knocks Page off the ring apron. Rhodes spits at Finlay. Finlay chases Rhodes around the ringside area. Finlay with a Forearm Smash to Page. Rhodes slams Finlay’s head on the floor.

Rhodes rolls Finlay back into the ring. Rhodes stomps on the right ankle of Finlay. Rhodes tags in Page. Page with a Bridging Fallaway Slam for a two count. Page blasts Finlay with a knife edge chop. BC Elite are cutting the ring in half. Rhodes with a straight right hand for a two count. Rhodes stomps on Finlay’s back. Rhodes tags in Page. BC Elite with a Double Gut Punch. BC Elite goes for a Double Back Body Drop, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay decks Rhodes with a Back Elbow Smash. Finlay uppercuts Page. Rhodes dumps Finlay on top of Page’s knees for a two count. Finlay creates distance with a Flying European Uppercut. Finlay tags in Robinson.

Robinson fires up with multiple clotheslines. Robinson plays to the crowd. Robinson with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Page rakes the eyes of Robinson. Robinson reverses out of the irish whip from Page. Robinson with a Double Corner Clothesline. Robinson goes for The Running Cannonball Strike, but Rhodes counters with a Drop Down Uppercut. Robinson gets Rhodes tied in the tree of woe. Robinson hits The Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson goes for Juice Box, but Page lands back on his feet. Page with a Forearm Smash to Robinson. Finlay drives his knee into the midsection of Page. Page responds with a Corner Clothesline.

Rhodes PowerSlams Robinson. Page follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Page tags in Rhodes. Rhodes is mocking Robinson. FinJuice responds with a Double Flapjack. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Rhodes blocks it. Page drops Finlay with The Buckshot Lariat. Robinson decks Page with The Left Hand Of God. Robinson and Rhodes are trading back and forth shots. Rhodes lands The Disaster Kick. Robinson responds with a Leg Lariat. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Rhodes counters with The VerteBreaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cody Rhodes & Hangman Page via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Young Bucks & Marty Scrull (c) vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny & Taiji Ishimori For The NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Championship

Matt Jackson and Tama Tonga will start things off. Quick shoving contest. Matt is throwing haymakers at Tonga. Loa and Ishimori attacks Matt from behind. Pier six brawl breaks out in Budokan. Loa drives Matt back first into the ring apron. Tonga runs Nick Jackson into the steel barricade. Scrull rakes the back of Ishimori. The Bucks lands Stereo Dives. Scrull SuperKicks Ishimori from the ring apron. Nick follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Scrull plays to the crowd. Scrull kicks Tonga in the gut. Matt continues to throw haymakers at Tonga. Matt with a Spinning Back Kick. Loa responds with a Clothesline. Tonga transitions into a ground and pound attack. Tonga starts choking Matt.

The referee admonishes Tonga. Tonga with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Tonga tags in Loa. GOD with a Double HeadButt. Loa with The Jack Hammer for a two count. Loa applies a front facelock. Loa tags in Ishimori. Ishimori punches Matt in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori delivers a neck twist for a two count. Ishimori tags in Tonga. Tonga with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Tonga knocks Scrull off the ring apron. Nick talks smack to Tonga. The Firing Squad are cutting the ring in half. Matt is desperately trying to create separation. Ishimori with a Corner Clothesline. Matt responds with a Spear. Tonga prevents Matt from making the tag to his brother. Matt with a Leaping Double Clothesline. Matt tags in Nick.

Nick brings his combination offense to GOD. Nick with a Running Bulldog/Lariat Combination. Nick dropkicks Ishimori off the ring apron. The Bucks are double teaming Tonga. Matt has Tonga draped across the second rope. Nick lands The Swanton Bomb. Matt with the cover for a two count. Nick rocks Loa with a Leg Lariat. The Bucks goes for The More Bang For Your Buck, but Tonga lands back on his feet. Nick inadvertently takes out his brother with a Running Knee Strike. Tonga connects with The Tongan Twist. Matt SuperKicks Tonga. Scrull and Ishimori are tagged in.

Long Forearm Exchange. Scrull with a Knife Edge Chop. Ishimori responds with a HandSpring Kick. Ishimori with a Sliding German Suplex. Ishimori with a SpringBoard Seated Senton for a two count. Scrull with a Jack Knife Cover for a two count. Ishimori kicks Scrull in the gut. Ishimori goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Scrull counters with The Crossface ChickenWing. The Bucks locks in Stereo SharpShooters on GOD. Nick with a Twisting Corkscrew Splash. The Bucks hits their Buckle Bomb/Leaping Enzuigiri Combination.

BC Elite delivers a Frog Splash/Fist Drop/Standing MoonSault Combination for a two count. Ishimori is throwing forearms at Scrull. Tonga made the blind tag. Ishimori ducks a clothesline from Scrull. It’s time for The SuperKick Party. The Bucks goes for The Meltzer Driver, but Loa counters with a PowerSlam. Ishimori with a TombStone GutBuster. Tonga swings and misses on The Stinger Splash. Scrull uppercuts Ishimori. Loa responds with a Big Boot. Loa slaps Scrull in the face. Scrull thrust kicks the left knee of Loa. Scrull starts bending Loa’s fingers. Tonga plants Scrull with The GunStun to pickup the victory.

Winner: NEW NEVER OpenWeight 6-Man Tag Team Champions, The Guerrillas Of Destiny & Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tetsuya, EVIL, Sanada, and Bushi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Suzuki runs Naito into the steel barricade. Sabre locks in The Abdominal Stretch on EVIL. Suzuki grabs a folding chair. The referee stomps Suzuki in his tracks. Naito kicks Suzuki in the knee. Suzuki talks smack to Naito. Suzuki and Naito are trading back and forth shots on the floor. Suzuki slams Naito’s head on the doctors table. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Naito. Naito side steps The Helluva Kick. Naito spits at Suzuki. Suzuki responds with a Big Boot. Suzuki is throwing forearms at Naito. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki locks in The Knee Bar. The other members of Suzuki Gun and LIJ continue to brawl on the floor.

Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Naito blocks it. Suzuki with a Muay Thai Knee Strike. Suzuki punches Naito in the jaw. Suzuki tags in Desperado. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Desperado repeatedly stomps on Naito’s chest. Suzuki applies an arm-bar. The referee refuses to make the cover. Desperado tags in Sabre. Sabre repeatedly kicks Naito in the face. Naito is displaying his fighting spirit. Sabre with an OverHeadKick. Sabre ducks a clothesline from Naito. Sabre goes for The Cravate, but Naito counters with a deep arm-drag. Naito decks Sabre with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito with a NeckBreaker. Naito drops Suzuki with a Flying Forearm Smash. Naito tags in EVIL.

EVIL clears the ring. Sabre uppercuts EVIL. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. EVIL with a Hip Toss. EVIL with a shoulder tackle. EVIL follows that with a Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL goes for a Fisherman’s Buster, but Sabre counters with another OverHead Kick. Sabre sweeps the legs of EVIL. Sabre with a series of buzzsaw kicks. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Sabre. EVIL pie faces Sabre. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Sabre counters with The Kimura Lock. EVIL with a Fisherman’s Buster. Bushi and Kanemaru are tagged in. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Kanemaru. Bushi with a Running Hurricanrana. Desperado kicks Bushi in the back. Kanemaru with a Big Boot. Kanemaru and Desperado with a Running Boot/Spinning Belly to Back Suplex Combination for a two count.

Bushi kicks Desperado in the jaw. Bushi shoves Kanemaru into Desperado. Bushi delivers a Double Hurricanrana. Bushi tags in Sanada. Sanada blocks a boot from Kanemaru. Sanada gets Kanemaru trapped in The Paradise Lock. Suzuki Gun continues to run interference. Four on one beatdown on Sanada. Desperado Spears Sanada. Kanemaru with a Flying DDT for a two count. Kanemaru goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sanada blocks it. Kanemaru with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sanada side steps Kanemaru into the white and yellow turnbuckle pad. EVIL with a Corner Clothesline. LIJ unloads a Trifecta Dropkick. Suzuki goes back to the Knee Bar on Naito. Sabre applies a Single Leg Boston Crab on the floor. Sanada locks in Skull End which forces Kanemaru to tap out.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Sanada and Bushi via Submission 

Seventh Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Jay White, and Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

White and Owens will start things off. Owens backs White into the turnbuckle pad. White applies a side headlock. White transitions into a wrist lock. Owens reverses the hold. White brings up the left arm of Owens. HammerLock Exchange. White with a Back Elbow Smash. White follows that with four knife edge chops. White goes for a bodyslam, but Owens lands back on his feet. White drives his knee into the midsection of Owens. Owens ducks a clothesline from White. Owens with a Running Dropkick. Owens starts lighting up White’s chest. White tags in Yano. Yano is confused. Yano slaps Takahashi in the back. Yano applies a side headlock. Takahashi bites the thumb of Yano. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Owens and Omega prevents Yano from ripping off turnbuckle pads. Takahashi is putting the boots to Yano. Yano kicks Takahashi in the gut. Takahashi sweeps the legs of Yano. Takahashi with a Sliding Boot. Takahashi tags in Omega.

Omega and Owens are double teaming Yano. Two Sweet Elbow Drop for a two count. Yano is having a hard time to create separation. Chaos are getting stretched in the center of the ring. White likes what he sees. Omega tells Takahashi’s valet to leave the ring. Yano pulls on Omega’s hair. Yano tags in Ishii. Ishii with a Chop/Forearm Combination. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Omega with a Big Boot. Ishii growls at Omega. Ishii PowerSlams Omega. Owens kicks Ishii in the gut. Ishii responds with a shoulder tackle. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Ishii with a Saito Suplex. Omega is throwing forearms at Ishii. Ishii wants more punishment. Ishii eats a Double SuperKick from Omega and Owens. Omega and Owens connects with their Kotaro Krusher/FlatLiner Combination for a two count. Omega knocks Yano off the ring apron.

BC Elite are triple teaming Ishii. Owens with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Ishii counters with a Back Body Drop. Double Boot from Omega and Takahashi. White and Yano attacks Omega and Takahashi from behind. Chaos is bringing the fight to Owens. White with a Swinging Uranage Slam. Ishii follows that with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Owens rocks Ishii with his combination offense. Owens with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Owens SuperKicks Ishii. Owens delivers a Discus Forearm Smash. Ishii refuses to go down. Owens finally drops Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Owens goes for a The Package PileDriver, but Ishii blocks it. Ishii clotheslines Owens. Ishii plants Owens with The Vertical Brain Buster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Jay White and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Rey Mysterio, Kushida, and Sengoku Enbu vs. Kazuchika Okada & Roppongi 3K in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Mysterio and Okada will start things off. Okada pie faces Mysterio. Mysterio responds with a flurry of kicks. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Okada. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Mysterio slides under a Big Boot from Okada. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Mysterio blocks it. Mysterio thrust kicks the midsection of Okada. Okada catches Mysterio in mid-air. Mysterio with a Hurricanrana that sends Okada back into the ring. Okada avoids The 619. Kushida and Sho are tagged in. Feeling out process. Kushida applies a side headlock. Kushida goes for a shoulder tackle, but Sho stands still. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Kushida and Mysterio are double teaming Sho. Kushida dropkicks the left wrist of Sho. Kushida goes back to the wrist lock. Kushida transitions into an arm-bar. Chaos clears the ring.

Okada is trying to remove the mask from Enbu. Sho slams Kushida head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Sho tags in Yoh. Yoh with a Hip Toss for a two count. Yoh applies a bodyscissors hold. Yoh with the cover for a one count. Chaos starts cutting the ring in half. Sho applies an arm-bar. Sho drops Kushida with an STO. R3K are double teaming Kushida. Yoh drop toe holds Kushida into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. Kushida fires back with a Running SomerSault Senton off Sho’s back. Kushida creates distance with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Kushida tags in Enbu.

It’s time for a Hip Attack Party. Enbu with a series of drop downs. Enbu with a Running Bulldog. Enbu follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Sho fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Sho goes for a German Suplex, but Enbu counters with three sharp elbow strikes. Enbu gets Sho trapped in The Ankle Lock. Enbu goes for a Leaping Hip Attack, but Sho counters with a German Suplex. Sho tags in Okada. Okada is putting the boots to Enbu. Okada drops Enbu with a DDT for a two count. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Enbu counters with a Hip Attack. Enbu tags in Mysterio.

Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio dropkicks Okada for a two count. Okada goes for a TombStone PileDriver, but Mysterio lands back on his feet. Mysterio kicks the left knee of Okada. Okada responds with a FlapJack. Okada tags in Yoh. Yoh knocks Kushida off the ring apron. Yoh with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Mysterio rolls Yoh over for a one count. Yoh thrust kicks the midsection of Mysterio. Yoh goes for a Back Body Drop, but Mysterio lands back on his feet.

Mysterio delivers a Spinning Back Kick. R3K responds with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Sho with a BackStabber to Mysterio. Yoh drops Mysterio with a Shining Boot. R3K goes for The 3K, but Mysterio counters with a Spinning DDT. Mysterio gets R3K in position for The 619. Okada dropkicks Mysterio. Enbu responds with a Hip Attack. Kushida and Enbu takes out Sho and Okada with Stereo Planchas. Mystero kicks Yoh in the chest. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Yoh. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio lands a SpringBoard Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rey Mysterio, Kushida and Sengoku Enbu via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (12) Kota Ibushi w/Kenny Omega vs. (15) Hiroshi Tanahashi w/Katsuyori Shibata in The Finals Of The G1 Climax 28 Tournament 

Feeling out process. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi applies a waist lock. Ibushi transitions into a wrist lock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Tanahashi applies an arm-bar. Tanahashi transitions into a bodyscissors hold. Ibushi reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Tanahashi grapples around Ibushi. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Tanahashi wants to throw hands. Test of strength. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Ibushi responds with a headscissors neck lock. Ibushi slips out of The STF. Tanahashi goes back to the side headlock. Ibushi with shots to the midsection of Tanahashi. Tanahashi drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi immediately gets back on his feet. Ibushi rocks Tanahashi with a buzzsaw kick. Ibushi is throwing forearms at Tanahashi. Tanahashi dropkicks the right knee of Ibushi. Tanahashi repeatedly kicks the right hamstring of Ibushi. Tanahashi gets Ibushi trapped in the Triangle Scorpion.

Ibushi unloads another collection of forearms. Ibushi with a Leaping Leg Lariat. Tanahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Ibushi. Ibushi side steps Tanahashi into the turnbuckle pad. Ibushi PowerSlams Tanahashi. Ibushi with a MoonSault off the second rope for a two count. Ibushi applies a waist lock. Ibushi dropkicks Tanahashi. Tanahashi rolls himself out of the ring. Ibushi with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp on the ring apron. Tanahashi with rapid fire forearms to Ibushi. Ibushi responds with clubbing buzzsaw kicks. Tanahashi drops Ibushi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi with a Corner Dropkick. Ibushi with a Double Foot Stomp on the back of Tanahashi. Tanahashi creates distance with another dropkick.

Tanahashi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ibushi goes for The Lawn Dart, but Tanahashi counters with The SlingBlade. Tanahashi delivers a Low Dropkick. Tanahashi and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots. Tanahashi kicks the injured knee of Ibushi. Ibushi with a Big Boot to Tanahashi. Tanahashi skins the cat. Ibushi with a Cradle Kneeling PileDriver for a two count. Tanahashi fires back with two dragon screw leg whips. Tanahashi locks in The Texas CloverLeaf. Ibushi desperately crawls to the bottom rope. Tanahashi repeatedly stomps on the right knee of Ibushi. Tanahashi with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the second rope. Tanahashi with a High Fly Flow on the floor. Ibushi gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen.

Tanahashi goes for a SlingBlade, but Ibushi counters with a Hurricanrana. Tanahashi tumbles to the floor. Ibushi with an Asai MoonSault. Ibushi rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Ibushi follows that with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Tanahashi decks Ibushi with an Open Palm Strike. Ibushi responds with a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner for a two count. Ibushi with a Bridging Dragon Suplex for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but Tanahashi rolls him over for a two count. Ibushi drops Tanahashi with The Bomaye. Tanahashi nails Ibushi with a straight left hand. Ibushi is pissed.

Ibushi with a series of palm strikes. Ibushi dropkicks Tanahashi. Ibushi repeatedly kicks Tanahashi in the face. Tanahashi is displaying his fighting spirit. This leads us to a nasty slap exchange. Ibushi with an Inside Out Lariat. Following a forearm exchange, Tanahashi uppercuts Ibushi. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi with a Bridging Straight Jacket German Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Ibushi gets knees up in the air. Ibushi blasts Tanahashi with a ShotGun Bomaye. Ibushi with a Standing MoonSault Knee Drop.

Ibushi lawn darts Tanahashi into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ibushi with heavy shots to the back of Tanahashi. Ibushi with a Deadlift German Suplex off the second rope. Ibushi connects with The Last Ride PowerBomb for a two count. Tanahashi side steps The Kamigoye. Ibushi with a Bridging Straight Jacket German Suplex for a two count. Ibushi maintains wrist control. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but Tanahashi counters with Two Twist and Shouts. Following a palm strike exchange, Tanahashi with a Snap Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi plants Ibushi with Three High Fly Flows to pickup the victory.

The Winner Of The G1 Climax 28, Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

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