NJPW G1 Climax 29 Results (7/14/19): Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. KENTA

NJPW G1 Climax 29: Night 3
July 14, 2019
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Night 1 

Night 2 

Here’s the official reference sheet for the NJPW G1 Climax 29

Block A (Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, KENTA, Will Ospreay, EVIL, Sanada, Zack Sabre Jr, Bad Luck Fale, and Lance Archer)

Block B (Jon Moxley, Tetsuya Naito, Tomohiro Ishii, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Hirooki Goto, Shingo Takagi, Jeff Cobb, Taichi, and Toru Yano)

Updated Scoreboard 

A Block 

– Kazuchika Okada 2 Points

– KENTA 2 Points

– Sanada 2 Points

– Bad Luck Fale 2 Points

– Lance Archer 2 Points

– Hiroshi Tanahashi 0 Points

– Kota Ibushi 0 Points

– Zack Sabre 0 Points

– EVIL 0 Points

– Will Ospreay 0 Points

B Block 

– Jon Moxley 2 Points

– Tomohiro Ishii 2 Points

– Hirooki Goto 2 Points

– Juice Robinson 2 Points

– Toru Yano 2 Points

– Tetsuya Naito 0 Points

– Jay White 0 Points

– Jeff Cobb 0 Points

– Shingo Takagi 0 Points

– Taichi 0 Points

First Match: Juice Robinson, Toa Henare, Yota Tsuji vs. Hirooki Goto, Tomoaki Honma, and Yuya Uemura in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Tsuji and Uemura will start things off. Uemura with a single leg takedown. Standing Switch Exchange. Both men are showing off their amateur roots. Uemura applies a wrist lock. Forearm/Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Uemura tells Tsuji to bring it. Tsuji obliges with three open hand chops. Tsuji drops Uemura with a shoulder tackle. Henare and Honma are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Henare applies a side headlock. Henare with a shoulder tackle. Honma reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Henare kicks Honma in the face. Honma with a running elbow strike. Honma follows that with a shoulder tackle. Honma bodyslams Henare. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Henare ducks out of the way.

Robinson and Tsuji clears the ring. Henare applies a front face lock. Henare brings Honma to the corner. Tsuji kicks Honma in the back. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji dropkicks Honma for a two count. Tsuji applies a front face lock. Tsuji tags in Robinson. Honma is throwing forearms at Robinson. Robinson with a knife edge chop. Honma answers with the elbow knockdown. Honma delivers The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Goto. Goto puts Robinson with a shoulder tackle. Goto knocks Honma and Tsuji off the ring apron. Robinson decks Goto with a back elbow smash. Goto avoids a Leg Lariat from Robinson. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Stiff Lariat Exchange. Juice Jabs.

Goto negates The Left Hand Of God. Goto blasts Robinson with a Mid-Kick. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Henare and Uemura are tagged in. Forearm Exchange. Henare ducks two clothesline from Uemura. Uemura dropkicks Henare. Uemura with a corner dropkick for a two count. Uemura applies a wrist lock. Uemura goes for an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex, but Henare counters with Two HeadButts. Henare with a Driving Spear for a two count. Goto clotheslines Robinson over the top rope. Henare plays to the crowd. Uemura with three sharp elbow strikes. Henare delivers his combination offense. Henare HeadButts Uemura. Henare plants Uemura with The TOA Bottom to pickup the victory.

Winner: Juice Robinson, Toa Henare, and Yota Tsuji via Pinfall 

Second Match: Jon Moxley & Shota Umino vs. Jeff Cobb & Ren Narita

Narita starts things off with a ShotGun Dropkick. Narita knocks Moxley off the ring apron. Narita with a running elbow strike. Narita with forearm shivers. Narita stomps on Umino’s chest. Narita sends Umino across the ring. Umino drops Narita with a shoulder tackle. Umino tags in Moxley. Double Elbow Knockdown. Umino with a basement dropkick. Moxley and Umino delivers The Hart Attack. Moxley blasts Umino with a knife edge chop. Moxley dumps Narita chest first on the top rope. Moxley drives Narita back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Moxley tags in Umino.

Umino repeatedly stomps on Narita’s chest. Umino is choking Narita with his boot. Umino stomps on Narita’s back. Umino with three uppercuts. Narita reverses out of the irish whip from Umino. Narita creates distance with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Cobb and Moxley are tagged in. Moxley ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Moxley goes for a shoulder tackle, but Cobb stands still. Cobb tells Moxley to bring it. That leads us to a forearm exchange. Moxley kicks Cobb in the gut. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Moxley lands back on his feet. Cobb negates The Death Rider. Standing Switch Exchange. Moxley rocks Cobb with a back elbow smash.

Cobb goes for The Tour Of The Islands, but Moxley lands back on his feet. Moxley side steps Cobb into the blue turnbuckle pad. Moxley with a running forearm smash. Moxley with a corner clothesline. Moxley tags in Umino. Umino delivers a Missile Dropkick. Moxley knocks Narita off the ring apron. Umino is throwing forearms at Cobb. Umino goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Cobb blocks it. Cobb with a straight right hand. Umino responds with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Cobb with a forearm shot across the back of Umino. Cobb connects with The Olympic Slam for a two count. Cobb plants Umino with The Tour Of The Islands to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jeff Cobb & Ren Narita via Pinfall 

Third Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and Yoshi Hashi vs. Jay White, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi w/Gedo in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

White starts playing mind games with Ishii. Hashi and Takahashi will start things off. Takahashi kicks Hashi in the gut. Takahashi tugs on Hashi’s hair. Hashi with a forearm smash. Hashi applies a side headlock. Takahashi starts biting Hashi’s fingers. Hashi blasts Takahashi with a knife edge chop. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi with an elbow knockdown. Hashi drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. Hashi goes for a Bodyslam, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi kicks Hashi in the gut. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Hashi stomps on Takahashi’s back. Hashi has Takahashi draped across the top rope. Gedo pulls Hashi out of the ring. White launches Ishii over the ringside barricade. Anarchy on the outside. White is choking Ishii with his boot. Takahashi drives Hashi face first into the steel ring post. Takahashi stomps on Hashi’s chest. Owens and Yano are brawling in the crowd. Takahashi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi tags in White. The Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half.

White unloads three knife edge chops. White with an elbow knockdown for a two count. White tags in Owens. Owens repeatedly attacks the left leg of Hashi. Owens toys around with Hashi. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Owens punches Hashi in the jaw. Owens tags in Takahashi. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Hashi’s chest. Takahashi slaps Hashi in the face. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi blocks a boot from Hashi. Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick. Takahashi backs Hashi into the ropes. Takahashi with a Helluva Kick. Hashi responds with a Vertical Suplex. Takahashi tags in White. White stops Hashi in his tracks. White punches Ishii. Ishii is pissed. Hashi negates The Blade Buster. Hashi goes for a Hangman’s NeckBreaker, but White blocks it. Hashi drills White with a Spinning Back Kick. Hashi tags in Ishii. Ishii is throwing forearms at White. White uses the top rope for leverage. White heads to the outside.

Yano kicks White in the gut. Yano rolls White back into the ring. Ishii unloads three knife edge chops in the corner. White reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Ishii drops White with a shoulder tackle. Ishii goes for a Vertical Suplex, but White lands back on his feet. White with a waist lock go-behind. Ishii breaks free with three sharp elbow strikes. White nails Ishii with a DDT. White hits The Blade Buster for a two count. Ishii fights out of the fireman’s carry position. White with clubbing elbow smashes. Ishii drops White with a Saito Suplex. Ishii negates The Blade Runner. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but White lands back on his feet. White ducks a clothesline from Ishii. White creates distance with a Snap Saito Suplex.

Yano and Owens are tagged in. Yano ducks a clothesline from Owens. Yano removes Brenda the turnbuckle pad. Yano is distracted by Takahashi. Yano slaps Owens in the back of the head. Owens blasts Yano with Brenda. Owens with a Running Forearm Smash. Takahashi follows that with a Helluva Kick. Takahashi with a Fisherman’s Buster. Owens drops Yano with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Ishii gets in the way. White kicks Ishii in the face. Ishii PowerSlams White. Owens delivers his combination offense. Owens nearly hits the referee with Brenda. Yano low blows Owens. Yano rolls Owens over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi vs. Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Naito is left in the ring with Taichi. Forearm/Hamstring Kick Exchange. Taichi with clubbing leg kicks. Naito is teeing off on Taichi’s back. Taichi spits at Naito. Taichi with a Big Boot. Naito responds with a running forearm smash. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki is causing pure chaos on the outside. Suzuki slams Takagi’s head on the table. Suzuki with a straight right hand. Taichi dumps Naito out of the ring. Kanemaru runs Naito into the steel barricade. Kanemaru with a Slicing Leg Drop. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match. Suzuki stomps on Takagi’s back. Suzuki wraps the left shoulder of Takagi around the steel barricade. Kanemaru rolls Naito back into the ring at the count of fifteen. Taichi brings Naito to the blue corner. Taichi tags in Suzuki. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on Naito’s chest. Suzuki is choking Naito with his boot. Suzuki tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru with a Running Boot. Kanemaru follows that with a sliding dropkick for a two count. Kanemaru tags in Taichi.

Taichi wraps Naito’s jersey around his neck. Naito and Taichi are trading back and forth shots. Taichi rakes the eyes of Naito. Taichi with clubbing head kicks. Taichi with a corner clothesline. Kanemaru knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Taichi locks in The Stretch Plum. Bushi breaks the submission hold. Taichi kicks Bushi in the gut. Taichi dumps Bushi out of the ring. Taichi rips off his pants. Naito avoids The SuperKick from Taichi. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Taichi responds with a Spinning Back Kick. Naito with a NeckBreaker. Naito dropkicks the back of Taichi’s head. Naito tags in Takagi. Takagi clears the ring. Takagi bodyslams Kanemaru. Takagi with a Corner Clothesline. Takagi goes for a Pop Up Death Valley Driver, but Kanemaru lands back on his feet. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Takagi. Kanemaru ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Takagi negates The Satellite DDT. Kanemaru with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi decks Kanemaru with a back elbow smash. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Takagi.

Kanemaru tags in Suzuki. Suzuki with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki hits The PK for a two count. Suzuki toys around with Takagi. Forearm Exchange. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Suzuki. Suzuki with a Standing Guillotine Choke. Takagi creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi tags in Bushi. Bushi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Suzuki takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Stereo Basement Dropkicks for a two count. Naito kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Naito dumps Kanemaru out of the ring. Bushi goes for a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Suzuki blocks it. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki applies a Sleeper Hold. Suzuki plants Bushi with The Gotch Style PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (2) Lance Archer vs. (2) Bad Luck Fale w/Jado in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Archer runs into Fale. Fale pie faces Archer. Archer shoves Fale. Fale with a straight right hand. Archer tackles Fale out of the ring. Archer says the everybody dies. Archer runs Fale into the ringside barricade. Archer sends tv monitors flying. Jado drills Archer with a kendo stick. Fale attacks Archer from behind. Fale and Archer are brawling in the crowd. Fale launches Archer into a row of chairs. Fale with a straight right hand. Fale is kicking Archers ass. The referee admonishes Fale. Fale repeatedly stomps on Archer’s back. Fale delivers The Tongan Massage. Fale wraps his leg around Archer’s neck. Fale is in complete control of the match. Fale with forearm shivers in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Fale goes for an elbow drop, but Archer ducks out of the way.

Archer kicks Fale in the face. Archer tells Fale to get up. Archer with two running shoulder blocks. Archer clotheslines Fale into the turnbuckle pad. Archer with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Archer slaps the mat. Archer scales the ropes. Fale negates Old School. Jado delivers a kendo stick shot behind the referee’s back. Fale with a SuperPlex for a two count. Fale mocks Archer. Archer is throwing haymakers at Fale. Archer goes for The BlackOut, but Fale lands back on his feet. Fale hits The Grenade for a two count. Archer blocks The Bad Luck Fall. Jado continues to run interference. Archer punches Jado. Archer connects with The Pounce. Archer ChokeSlams Fale for a two count. Archer plants Fale with The EVD Claw to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lance Archer via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: (0) Will Ospreay vs. (2) Sanada in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Sanada reverses the hold. Ospreay with a snap mare takedown. Sanada maintains wrist control. Ospreay applies the cravate. Ospreay sweeps the legs of Sanada. Sanada avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Ospreay goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Sanada ducks out of the way. Sanada with a side headlock takeover. Ospreay answers with the headscissors escape. Double Dropkick leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Dueling chants from the Ota faithful. Sanada wants Ospreay to shake his hand. Ospreay obliges. Ospreay blocks a boot from Sanada. Sanada easily escapes The Paradise Lock. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Sanada drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Ospreay drops down on the canvas. Ospreay leapfrogs over Sanada. Ospreay goes for a monkey flip, but Sanada counters with The Paradise Lock. Ospreay dropkicks Sanada to the floor. Ospreay shows off his athletic ability. Sanada is trying to regain his composure on the outside.

Ospreay with a sliding dropkick. Ospreay with two forearm smashes. Ospreay applies a wrist lock. Ospreay with two heavy clotheslines. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Ospreay. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock on the bottom rope. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada kicks Ospreay out of the ring. Sanada rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Sanada hammers down on the back of Ospreay’s neck. Following a snap mare takeover, Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Ospreay gets back to a vertical base. Ospreay with shots to the midsection of Sanada. Ospreay is throwing haymakers at Sanada. Sanada drives his knee into the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay drills Sanada with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ospreay follows that with a Top Rope 619. Sanada dives over Ospreay. Ospreay with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Ospreay with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ospreay lands The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ospreay hits The Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count.

Ospreay applies a full nelson lock. Sanada decks Ospreay with a back elbow smash. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Sanada with a double leapfrog. Sanada with a SlingShot Pescado to the floor. Sanada rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Sanada with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Ospreay and Sanada are trading back and forth shots. Ospreay drills Sanada with a Hook Kick. Ospreay fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Sanada negates The Reverse Bloody Sunday. Ospreay repeatedly kicks Sanada in the chest. Ospreay delivers another Hook Kick. Sanada responds with The TKO. Forearm Exchange. Sanada with a High Head Kick. Sanada with a Spinning Heel Kick. Ospreay fires back with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Sanada skins the cats. Ospreay avoids The SpringBoard Dropkick. Ospreay with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ospreay lands The Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada goes for a MoonSault, but Ospreay ducks out of the way. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada mocks Ospreay. Ospreay with a Hook Kick. Ospreay finally connects with The OsCutter. Ospreay plants Sanada with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (2) Kazuchika Okada vs. (0) Zack Sabre Jr in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Sabre grapples around Okada. Sabre applies a front face lock. Sabre with a quick cover for a one count. Test Of Strength. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Sabre works on his joint manipulation game. Sabre works on the left arm of Okada. Okada with a single leg takedown. Back to the test of strength. Sabre with a standing strangle hold. Okada reverses the hold. Sabre backs Okada into the ropes. The referee calla for a clean break. Sabre slaps Okada in the face. Oakda with forearm shivers. Following a snap mare takeover, Big Boot Exchange. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. Okada with a Hip Toss. Uppercut Exchange. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Sabre counters with the european clutch for a two count. Okada avoids The PK. Sabre with a leg clutch hold for a two count. Sabre with a Modified Stretch Muffler. Okada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

Sabre bends the left ankle of Okada. Sabre stomps on the left knee of Okada. Sabre toys around with Okada. Sabre and Okada are trading back and forth shots. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada drops Sabre with a running elbow strike. Okada pops back on his feet. Okada with a diving back elbow smash. Okada kicks Ospreay in the gut. Okada hits The DDT for a two count. Okada bodyslams Sabre. Okada dives over Sabre. Okada goes for a FlapJack, but Sabre counters with a Guillotine Choke. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada delivers another Bodyslam. Okada lands a Flying Elbow Drop. Okada does his signature rain maker pose. Sabre negates The Rain Maker. Okada dropkicks Sabre. Okada with a TombStone PileDriver. Okada is fired up. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sabre counters with The Octopus Hold. Okada refuses to quit. Okada grabs the middle rope to force the break.

Sabre kicks Okada in the back. Sabre stomps on the right shoulder of Okada. Sabre with Two Mid-Kicks. Sabre tells Okada to bring it. Sabre with three european uppercuts. Okada fires back with three forearm smashes. Sabre drops Okada with a palm strike. Okada blocks The PK. Sabre repeatedly slaps Okada in the face. Okada dropkicks Sabre in the back of the head. Okada fires off another dynamic dropkick. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sabre counters with The European Clutch for a two count. Sabre with The Octopus Rollup for a two count. Sabre escapes The Spinning TombStone PileDriver. Sabre with The Flying Octopus. Okada breaks free with a Spinning Rain Maker. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (0) Kota Ibushi vs. (0) EVIL in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

EVIL starts things off with a running shoulder block. Forearm Exchange. Ibushi with Three Mid-Kicks. Ibushi plays to the crowd. EVIL drops Ibushi with a shoulder tackle. EVIL bends the left ankle of Ibushi. EVIL hammers down on the injured leg of Ibushi. EVIL won’t allow Ibushi to stand. Ibushi with three forearm smashes. EVIL throws the right leg of Ibushi at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Ibushi. EVIL repeatedly slaps the mat. EVIL with a Running Bronco Buster for a two count. EVIL applies the ankle lock. Ibushi grabs the bottom rope to force the break. EVIL applies a wrist lock. EVIL with a knife edge chop. EVIL sends Ibushi across the ring. EVIL blocks a boot from Ibushi. EVIL with a Discus Lariat. Ibushi dropkicks EVIL. Ibushi delivers his combination. Ibushi drops EVIL with a Mid-Kick. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count.

Ibushi goes for a German Suplex, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL with three sharp elbow strikes. EVIL with a Senton Splash for a two count. Ibushi negates Darkness Falls. EVIL kicks Ibushi in the gut. Ibushi thrust kicks the midsection of EVIL. Ibushi PowerSlams EVIL. Ibushi lands The MoonSault for a two count. EVIL has Ibushi perched on the top turnbuckle. EVIL with a straight right hand. EVIL with a SuperPlex. EVIL drops Ibushi with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ibushi goes for a Dragon Suplex, but EVIL blocks it. German Suplex Exchange. Ibushi smiles at EVIL. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. EVIL and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots. EVIL kicks Ibushi in the gut. Ibushi shrugs it off. EVIL stands on the injured ankle of Ibushi. EVIL applies The Scorpion Death Lock.

EVIL repeatedly stomps on the back of Ibushi’s head. Ibushi with a flurry of bodyshots. Ibushi follows that with clubbing mid-kicks. EVIL shoves Red Shoes into Ibushi. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Ibushi. EVIL with three headbutts. Ibushi with a Big Lariat for a two count. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but EVIL counters with The Scorpion Death Lock. Ibushi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. EVIL dumps Ibushi in the corner. EVIL goes for a Flying Senton Splash, but Ibushi ducks out of the way. Ibushi with Two Kinshasa’s for a two count. Ibushi negates The Everything Is EVIL. Lariat Exchange. EVIL HeadButts Ibushi. EVIL with a Discus Forearm Smash. EVIL follows that with an Inside Out Lariat. EVIL connects with Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL plants Ibushi with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (0) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. (2) KENTA in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Kenta is throwing leg kicks at Tanahashi. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kenta backs Tanahashi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Kenta slaps Tanahashi in the face. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Tanahashi gives Kenta a taste of his own medicine. Forearm Exchange. Tanahashi with two gut punches. Tanahashi bodyslams Kenta. Tanahashi with a leaping elbow drop. Kenta kicks Tanahashi in the face. That leads us to another forearm exchange. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Tanahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Kenta. Kenta dives over Tanahashi. Tanahashi pulls Kenta out of the ring. Tanahashi throws Kenta into the steel barricade. Kenta with a Helluva Kick that propels Tanahashi over the barricade. Kenta with Two Mid-Kicks. Kenta follows that with a DDT on the floor.

Kenta whips Tanahashi into the steel ring post. Kenta rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Kenta with the cover for a two count. Kenta stomps on Tanahashi’s back. Kenta drops Tanahashi with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Kenta with two knee drops. Kenta nails Tanahashi with a back heel kick. Kenta hammers down on the back of Tanahashi’s neck. Kenta with a Running Knee Lift for a two count. Kenta wraps his leg around Tanahashi’s neck. Tanahashi rolls himself to the bottom rope to force the break. Following a snap mare takeover, Kenta kicks Tanahashi in the back. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Kenta answers with a running knee lift. Kenta continues to kick Tanahashi in the back for a two count. Kenta applies a rear chin lock. Tanahashi gets back to a vertical base. Kenta drives his knee into the midsection of Tanahashi. Kenta with a high mid-kick. Kenta goes for a Helluva Kick, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip.

Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tanahashi drops Kenta with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi bodyslams Kenta. Tanahashi follows that with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Kenta with a flurry of leg kicks. Tanahashi with a left jab. Kenta PowerSlams Tanahashi. Kenta with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Kenta delivers The Helluva Kick. Kenta nails Tanahashi with The Shibata Dropkick. Kenta lands a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Tanahashi negates The GTS. Tanahashi with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Tanahashi applies The Texas CloverLeaf. Kenta refuses to quit. Kenta rolls Tanahashi over for a two count. Kenta with a Draping DDT. Kenta goes for The Cyclone Knee Strike, but Tanahashi counters with The SlingBlade.

Kenta and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots. Tanahashi with Two Palm Strikes. Kenta drops Tanahashi with a Spinning Lariat. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Tanahashi counters with Three Twist and Shouts. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi with a Diving Crossbody Block. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Kenta gets his knees up in the air. Tanahashi kicks Kenta in the face. Kenta avoids The SlingBlade. Kenta applies a sleeper hold. Kenta goes for The PK, but Tanahashi blocks it. Kenta with a Step Up Knee Strike. Kenta connects with The PK. Kenta plants Tanahashi with The GTS to pickup the victory.

Winner: KENTA via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez