NJPW G1 Climax 29 Results (7/18/19): Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay

NJPW G1 Climax 29: Night 5
July 18, 2019
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Night 1

Night 2

Night 3 

Night 4 

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 4 Points

– KENTA 4 Points

– Lance Archer 4 Points

– Bad Luck Fale 2 Points

– EVIL 2 Points

– Will Ospreay 2 Points

– Sanada 2 Points

– Kota Ibushi 0 Points

– Zack Sabre Jr 0 Points

– Hiroshi Tanahashi 0 Points

B Block 

– Jon Moxley 4 Points

– Tomohiro Ishii 4 Points

– Juice Robinson 4 Points

– Hirooki Goto 2 Points

– Shingo Takagi 2 Points

– Taichi 2 Points

– Toru Yano 2 Points

– Tetsuya Naito 0 Points

– Jay White 0 Points

– Jeff Cobb 0 Points

First Match: Jon Moxley & Shota Umino vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Yuya Uemura

Ishii throws his t-shirt at Moxley before the bell rings. Ishii and Moxley will start things off. Ishii with forearm shivers. Ishii goes for a shoulder tackle, but Moxley stands still. Moxley goes for a similar sequence. That lead us to a quick shoving contest. Ishii gets in Moxley’s face. Forearm Exchange. Ishii slaps Moxley in the face. Moxley with a double leg takedown. Moxley transitions into a ground and pound attack. The Young Lions are trying to prevent Ishii and Moxley from killing each other. Moxley gives Ishii the middle finger. Umino and Uemura are tagged in. Forearm Exchange. Uemura drops Umino with a shoulder tackle. Uemura slams Umino’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Uemura tags in Ishii.

Uemura repeatedly stomps on Umino’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishii kicks Umino in the back. Ishii taunts Moxley. Ishii tells Umino to bring it. Umino slaps Ishii in the face. Ishii knocks Moxley off the ring apron. Umino dropkicks Ishii. Umino tags in Moxley. Ishii and Moxley are slugging it out in the center of the ring. Moxley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Moxley blasts Ishii with a knife edge chop. Moxley follows that with a corner clothesline. Moxley drops Ishii with a shoulder tackle. Moxley knocks Uemura off the ring apron. Moxley plays to the crowd. Moxley kicks Ishii in the gut. Ishii negates The Death Rider. Moxley kicks Ishii in the chest. Ishii goes for The Vertical Drop Brain Buster, but Moxley blocks it.

Ishii with a German Suplex. Moxley responds with a Lariat. Uemura and Umino are tagged in. Uemura dropkicks Umino. Umino reverses out of the irish whip from Uemura. Umino with an elbow knockdown. Umino follows that with a basement dropkick. Umino goes for a Fisherman’s Buster, but Uemura counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Uemura rolls Umino over for a two count. Uemura with two open palm strikes. Uemura with a Double UnderHook Belly to Belly Suplex, but Umino blocks it. Ishii and Moxley are brawling on the outside. Umino hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Umino plants Uemura with The Fisherman’s Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jon Moxley & Shota Umino via Pinfall 

Second Match: Juice Robinson, Toa Henare, and Yota Tsuji vs. Jeff Cobb, Hirooki Goto, and Yoshi Hashi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Henare and Goto will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goto backs Henare into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Goto pats Henare in the chest. Henare unloads three knife edge chops. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Goto drops Henare with a shoulder tackle. Goto hammers down on the back of Henare’s neck. Goto slaps Henare in the chest. Henare knocks Cobb and Hashi off the ring apron. Henare with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Henare stomps on Goto’s back. Henare goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Goto blocks it. Henare kicks Goto in the gut. Henare ducks a clothesline from Goto. Henare with a shoulder tackle. Goto responds with a Mid Kick. Goto slams Henare’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi knocks Tsuji off the ring apron. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Hashi has Henare draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks the back of Henare for a two count. Hashi brings Henare to the corner. Hashi tags in Cobb.

Cobb with a heavy chop. Cobb uppercuts Henare. Cobb with an elbow knockdown for a two count. Henare with shots to the midsection of Cobb. Cobb with a forearm smash. Cobb follows that with a diving back elbow smash. Cobb bodyslams Henare. Cobb goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Henare gets his knees up in the air. Henare tags in Robinson. Robinson with a running elbow smash. Robinson with a Running Boot. Cobb catches Robinson in mid-air. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Juice Jabs. Robinson nails Cobb with a knife edge chop. Cobb side steps The Leg Lariat from Robinson. Cobb with a waist lock go-behind. Robinson fires back with three sharp elbow strikes. Robinson ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Robinson with a running clothesline. Robinson with a running corner clotheslines. Robinson sweeps the legs of Cobb. Robinson goes for The Running Cannonball Strike, but Cobb counters with a Spinning Belly to Back Suplex. Robinson avoids The Tour Of The Islands.

Robinson goes for The Full Nelson Slam, but Cobb blocks it. Cobb negates Pulp Friction.Cobb SuperKicks Robinson. Robinson drills Cobb with The Left Hand Of God. Hashi and Tsuji are tagged in. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji ducks a clothesline from Hashi. Tsuji drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji knocks Goto off the ring apron. Tsuji with a Diving Forearm Smash. Henare follows that with a corner clothesline. Robinson wraps this sequence with a Running Cannonball Strike. Tsuji with a Running PowerSlam for a two count. Tsuji locks in The Boston Crab. Hashi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Tsuji is throwing forearms at Hashi. Hashi with a Big Lariat for a two count. Cobb catches Robinson in mid-air. Cobb dumps Robinson face first on the apron. Tsuji negates The Head Hunter. Tsuji is lighting Hashi’s chest. Tsuji with a heavy chop. Hashi tells Tsuji to bring it. Tsuji obliges with an open palm strike. Hashi answers with a blistering chop. Hashi SuperKicks Tsuji. Hashi connects with The Head Hunter for a two count. Hashi makes Tsuji tap out to The Butterfly Lock.

Winner: Jeff Cobb, Hirooki Goto, and Yoshi Hashi via Submission 

Third Match: Toru Yano, Tomoaki Honma, and Ren Narita vs. Jay White, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi w/Gedo in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Yano mocks White. Honma and Takahashi will start things off. Takahashi applies a wrist lock. Honma reverses the hold. Honma applies a hammerlock. Honma transitions into a side headlock. Takahashi bites the left thumb of Honma. Takahashi applies a side headlock. Honma with shots to the midsection of Takahashi. Takahashi goes for a shoulder tackle, but Honma stands still. Honma flexes his muscles. Slap Exchange. Honma ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Honma drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. Honma unloads two knife edge chops. Honma bodyslams Takahashi. Honma plays to the crowd. Takahashi avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Owens attacks Honma from behind. Owens is throwing forearms at Honma. Owens kicks Honma in the gut. Honma responds with an elbow knockdown. Takahashi trips Honma from the outside. The Bullet Club clears the ring. Takahashi runs Honma into the steel barricade.

Owens rolls Honma back into the ring. Takahashi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi stomps on Honma’s chest. Takahashi tags in White. White toys around with Honma. White calls Honma a decrypted old fuck. White with a knife edge chop. White drops Honma with a NeckBreaker for a two count. White tags in Owens. Owens with a knee/elbow drop combination for a two count. Owens punches Honma in the jaw. Owens tags in Takahashi. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Honma. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a Sliding Leg Drop for a two count. Honma needs a tag. Takahshi backs Honma into the ropes. Takahashi delivers The Helluva Kick. Takahashi blocks a boot from Honma. Takahashi dumps Honma face first on the canvas. Takahashi goes for The Sliding Boot, but Honma ducks out of the way. Honma scores the elbow knockdown. Honma finally hits The Kokeshi HeadButt. Yano and White are tagged in.

Yano removes Sam the turnbuckle pad. Yano throws Sam at Gedo who’s standing on the ring apron. Standing Switch Exchange. Yano shoves White into Gedo. Yano rolls White over for a two count. White kicks Yano in the gut. Yano is trying to play mind games with White. White whips Yano into the exposed steel. Stereo Hair Pulls. Yano pulls White down to the mat. Owens and Narita are tagged in. Forearm Shivers. Narita ducks a clothesline from Owens. Takahashi kicks Narita in the back. Narita knocks Takahashi off the ring apron. Narita nails Owens with a big forearm smash. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Narita. Owens goes for a dropkick, but Narita counters with The Boston Crab. Takahashi breaks the submission hold. Narita dropkicks Takahashi. Owens thrust kicks the midsection of Narita. Narita catapults Owens into the exposed steel.

Narita rolls Owens over for a two count. Narita goes for a Double UnderHook Belly to Belly Suplex, but Owens blocks it. Owens decks Narita with The Ear Clap. Narita responds with a forearm smash. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Narita. Owens with a Running Knee Lift. Takahashi hits The Fisherman’s Buster. Owens follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike. Honma drops Takahashi with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Owens SuperKicks Narita. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Narita counters with a Hurricanrana. Narita with a backslide cover for a two count. Owens with a high knee strike. Owens plants Narita with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi 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. Suzuki goes after Naito. Taichi rakes the eyes of Takagi. Takagi with a chop/forearm combination. Takagi goes for a shoulder tackle, but Taichi stands still. Taichi with a Big Boot. Taichi kicks Takagi in the gut. Taichi dumps Takagi out of the ring. Taichi sends Takagi chest first into the steel barricade. Suzuki and Naito are brawling in the crowd. Pure chaos inside Korakuen Hall. Taichi slings Takagi into a row of chairs. Taichi is choking Takagi with a folding chair. Suzuki is kicking Naito’s ass. Taichi slams Takagi’s head on the chair. Kanemaru has Takagi draped across the apron. Kanemaru with a running dropkick. Taichi with a lethargic cover for a two count. Taichi tags in Suzuki.

Suzuki kicks Takagi in the gut. Forearm Exchange. Suzuki with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Suzuki kicks Takagi in the face. Suzuki tags in Taichi. Taichi is choking Takagi with his boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Takagi in the back. Taichi toys around with Takagi. Takagi is pissed. Takagi with three forearm smashes. Taichi continues to rake the eyes of Takagi. Taichi side steps Takagi into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi goes for a SuperKick, but Takagi ducks out of the way. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Takagi counters with a Back Body Drop. Takagi applies a side headlock. Standing Switch Exchange. Taichi with a back elbow smash. Takagi responds with a running lariat. Takagi drops Taichi with a shoulder tackle. Naito and Kanemaru are tagged in.

Naito knocks Suzuki off the apron. Naito kicks Kanemaru in the jaw. Naito with a Hurricanrana. Naito blocks a boot from Kanemaru. Naito spits at Kanemaru. Naito goes for a NeckBreaker, but Kanemaru blocks it. Naito kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Naito. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito tags in Bushi. Bushi flips Kanemaru into a sliding dropkick from Naito for a two count. Bushi stomps on Kanemaru’s chest. Bushi goes for a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Kanemaru counters with a Vertical Suplex. Kanemaru tags in Suzuki. Suzuki delivers The Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki hits The PK for a two count. Suzuki applies a sleeper hold. Naito attacks Suzuki from behind. Kanemaru with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi bodyslams Kanemaru. Taichi and Takagi are trading back and forth shots. Taichi hits The Axe Bomber. Bushi dropkicks the right knee of Suzuki. Suzuki goes back to the 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: (4) KENTA vs. (4) Lance Archer in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Archer talks smack to Kenta after the bell rings. Archer shoves Kenta. Archer has the obvious size and strength advantage. Kenta with rapid fire leg kicks. Kenta targets the left hamstring of Archer. Kenta is doing nothing, but throwing leg kicks at Archer. Kenta with Two Helluva Kicks. Archer drops Kenta with the running shoulder tackle. Archer shoves down the referee. Archer tells The Young Lions to get out of the way. Archer gets Kenta in position for a ChokeSlam. The Young Lions catches Kenta in mid-air. Archer with a Running Cannonball Strike off the ring apron. Archer tries to intimidate the referee. Archer slams Kenta’s head on the apron. Archer slaps Kenta in the chest. Archer punches Kenta in the back. Archer slings Kenta into the steel barricade.

Archer tells Abe the ring announcer to shut up. Archer with a straight right hand. Archer rolls Kenta back into the ring. Kenta slaps Archer in the face. Archer responds with The Derailer. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Archer is choking Kenta with his boot. Archer with a short-arm clothesline. Kenta goes for a Bodyslam, but Archer blocks it. Kenta repeatedly kicks Archer in the face. Archer wants more punishment. Kenta ducks a clothesline from Archer. Kenta PowerSlams Archer. Kenta with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Kenta follows that with Two Helluva Kicks. Kenta delivers The Shibata Dropkick. Kenta lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Archer negates The GTS. Archer goes for The BlackOut, but Kenta lands back on his feet.

Archer puts Kenta on the top turnbuckle. Archer goes for a SuperPlex, but Kenta blocks it. Kenta with clubbing headbutts. Archer catches Kenta in mid-air. Archer with a Reverse Uranage Slam for a two count. Kenta negates The EVD Claw. Archer goes For The BlackOut, but Kenta counters with a sleeper hold. Kenta hits The PK. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Archer counters with The EVD Claw. Kenta wisely grabs the top rope to force the break. Archer drills Kenta with The Muscle Buster for a two count. Archer PowerBombs Kenta for a two count. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Kenta counters with a Triangle Choke. Kenta makes Archer tap out to Game Over.

Winner: KENTA via Submission 

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

Sanada starts things off with two dropkicks. Sanada bodyslams EVIL. EVIL avoids The MoonSault. EVIL is trying to regain his composure on the outside. EVIL grabs a folding chair as a visual distraction. EVIL drops Sanada with a shoulder tackle. EVIL stomps on Sanada’s back. EVIL with an axe handle strike to the back. EVIL blasts Sanada with a knife edge chop. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from EVIL. Sanada blocks a boot from EVIL. Sanada with a single leg takedown. EVIL negates The Paradise Lock. EVIL with a double leg takedown. EVIL goes for The SharpShooter, but Sanada counters with The Paradise Lock. EVIL throws the right leg of Sanada at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Sanada. EVIL gets Sanada tied up in The Paradise Lock. EVIL plays to the crowd. EVIL poses for the cameras.

EVIL with a low dropkick. EVIL repeatedly sends Sanada back and chest first into the steel barricade. EVIL rolls Sanada back into the ring. EVIL with the cover for a two count. EVIL applies a bodyscissors hold. Sanada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. EVIL toys around with Sanada. Sanada with three open hand chops. EVIL drops Sanada with a double hand chop. EVIL goes for a Senton Splash, but Sanada ducks out of the way. EVIL goes for a Back Body Drop, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Sanada with a waist lock go-behind. EVIL decks Sanada with a back elbow smash. Sanada repeatedly dropkicks the left knee of EVIL. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock on the bottom rope. Nowhere for EVIL to go, but to the floor. Sanada with a SlingShot Pescado. Sanada rolls EVIL back into the ring.

Sanada with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. EVIL attacks the back of Sanada’s neck. EVIL negates The Spinning Back Kick. EVIL with forearm shots across the back of Sanada. EVIL with a BackBreaker for a two count. EVIL goes for a German Suplex, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada with three sharp elbow strikes. EVIL goes for a Release German Suplex, but Sanada lands back on his feet. EVIL kicks Sanada in the gut. Sanada ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Sanada with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. EVIL fights out of the fireman’s carry position. EVIL shoves the referee into Sanada. Referee Assisted Magic Killer. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL puts Sanada on the top turnbuckle. EVIL with a SuperPlex for a two count. Sanada side steps Everything Is EVIL. A flurry of counters leads us into Skull End. EVIL reverses the hold. Sanada nails EVIL with Everything Is EVIL for a two count.

Sanada with a BackBreaker. Sanada goes for a MoonSault, but EVIL gets his knees up in the air. EVIL with an inside cradle for a two count. EVIL and Sanada are trading back and forth shots. EVIL HeadButts Sanada. EVIL goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Sanada counters with The Bridging Tiger Suplex for a two count. Sanada mocks EVIL. Sanada with The Swinging Skull End. EVIL with another inside cradle for a two count. Sanada with a Discus Forearm Smash. EVIL responds with a Lariat. EVIL connects with Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL goes for Everything Is EVIL, but Sanada counters with an inside cradle for a two count. EVIL with a running lariat for a one count. EVIL drops Sanada with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. EVIL plants Sanada with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (4) Kazuchika Okada vs. (2) Bad Luck Fale w/Chase Owens and Jado in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Fale attacks Okada before the bell rings. Fale stomps on Okada’s chest. Fale drives Okada back first into the steel barricade. Fale rolls Okada back into the ring. Fale levels Okada with a Body Avalanche. Fale with a Running Splash for a two count. Okada with forearm shivers. Okada uppercuts Fale. Owens pulls Okada out of the ring. Owens with clubbing blows to Okada’s back. Jado attacks Okada with the kendo stick. Okada gets back in the ring at the count of twelve. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale with the cover for a two count. Fale with a forearm shots across the back of Okada. Okada goes for a Bodyslam, but Fale blocks it. Fale with a Back Body Drop. Red Shoes denies Fale’s Salute Cover.

Okada with forearm shivers. Okada goes for a Bodyslam, but Fale counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Okada side steps Fale into the turnbuckle pad. Fale reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada with a running elbow smash. Okada bodyslams Fale. Okada lands a SomerSault Plancha. Okada is fired up. Okada with a diving back elbow smash. Okada hits The DDT for a two count. Fale goes for The Bad Luck Fall, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada kicks Fale in the jaw. Okada delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Okada follows that with The Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Rain Maker Pose.

Fale drags Red Shoes into Okada. Owens repeatedly stomps on Okada’s chest. Owens is choking Okada with his boot. Fale drills Okada with The Grenade. Okada negates The Bad Luck Fall. Okada dropkicks the back of Fale’s head. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Owens. Okada dropkicks Owens. Okada slips out of Fale’s shoulders. Okada with forearm shivers. Jado drills Okada with the kendo stick. Fale inadvertently knocks Jado off the ring apron. Okada rolls Fale over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (0) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. (0) Zack Sabre Jr in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Stalemate in the corner. Tanahashi backs Sabre into the red turnbuckle pad. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Sabre applies the cravate. Tanahashi with a single leg takedown. Sabre picks the left leg of Tanahashi. Sabre applies a toe and ankle hold. Knee Bar Exchange. Tanahashi laughs at Sabre. Sabre works on his joint manipulation game. Sabre bridges out of the cross-arm-breaker. Tanahashi counters the surfboard stretch. Sabre is displaying his frustration. Sabre grapples around Tanahashi. Sabre wraps his legs around Tanahashi’s neck. Tanahashi grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Test Of Strength. Tanahashi with a unique takedown. Tanahashi applies the toe hold. Sabre transitions into a side headlock. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist.

Tanahashi reverses the hold. Tanahashi rolls Sabre over for a two count. Sabre with a crucifix roll-up for a two count. The rollup exchange continues in the center of the ring. Tanahashi delivers The Twist and Shout. Tanahashi plays to the crowd. Tanahashi goes for The SlingBlade, but Sabre counters with The Octopus Stretch. Tanahashi breaks free with the Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi and Sabre are trading back and forth uppercuts. Tanahashi tells Sabre to bring it. Sabre obliges with two uppercuts. Tanahashi goes for a backslide cover, but Sabre blocks it. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Tanahashi with a bridging jack knife cover for a two count. Sabre applies the cross-arm-breaker. Sabre transitions into a Triangle Choke.

Tanahashi stomps on Sabre’s face. Tanahashi goes for The Texas CloverLeaf, but Sabre counters with The Omoplata. Tanahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope to create separation. Sabre stomps on the left shoulder of Tanahashi. Tanahashi negates The PK. Sabre repeatedly slaps Tanahashi in the face. Tanahashi with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi follows that with The SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Sabre gets his knees up in the air. Sabre gets Tanahashi back in the Triangle Choke. Tanahashi connects with The Jack Knife Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (0) Kota Ibushi vs. (2) Will Ospreay in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ospreay backs Ibushi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Ospreay pats Ibushi in the chest. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Test Of Strength. Chain Grappling Exchange. Ospreay with a waist lock go-behind. Ospreay transitions into a top wrist lock. Ibushi answers with the headscissors neck lock. Ospreay with a full arm dragon twist. Ospreay applies a hammerlock. Ibushi responds with a side headlock. Ibushi drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi applies a rear chin lock. Ospreay rolls Ibushi over for a one count. Ospreay with a deep arm-drag. A flurry of counters. Ibushi negates The OsCutter. Ospreay avoids The Kamigoye. Ibushi with a forearm smash. Ospreay trips Ibushi from the outside. Ospreay slams the injured left ankle of Ibushi on the ring apron. Ospreay dumps Ibushi knee first on the steel barricade. Ospreay repeatedly slams the injured ankle on the steel ring post. Ospreay with a seated senton on the left leg of Ibushi. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Ospreay continues to work on the injured ankle of Ibushi.

Ospreay goes for the irish whip, but Ibushi blocks it. Ospreay with a Running European Uppercut. Ospreay sweeps the legs of Ibushi. Ospreay goes for a ShotGun Meteora, but Ibushi ducks out of the way. Ibushi kicks Ospreay in the back. Ibushi applies the cravate. Ibushi with an elbow drop for a one count. Ibushi applies the figure four neck lock. Ibushi with a waist lock go-behind. Ospreay decks Ibushi with a back elbow smash. Ibushi answers with The Mid-Kick. Ospreay with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Ibushi sends Ospreay across the ring. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Ospreay follows that with a Top Rope 619. Ibushi avoids Pip Pip Cheerio. Ibushi PowerSlams Ospreay. Ibushi goes for a MoonSault, but Ospreay ducks out of the way. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio. Ibushi heads to the outside. Ospreay nails The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ospreay rolls Ibushi back into the ring. Ospreay with a Lifting Reverse DDT for a two count.

Ibushi negates The Storm Breaker. Ospreay with two forearm smashes. Ospreay blasts Ibushi with a knife edge chop. Ospreay goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike, but Ibushi counters with a High Angle German Suplex. Ibushi goes for The Last Ride, but Ospreay blocks it. Forearm/Big Boot Exchange. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ospreay avoids The PK. Ospreay rolls Ibushi over for a two count. Ospreay with a single leg takedown. Ospreay stomps on the injured ankle of Ibushi. Ospreay floors Ibushi with a head kick. Standing Switch Exchange. Ibushi with a Snap German Suplex. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Ibushi. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Ibushi counters with The Guillotine Driver. Ibushi hits The Last Ride for a two count. Ospreay nails Ibushi with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Ibushi goes for The Cradle PileDriver, but Ospreay rolls him over for a two count. Ospreay with a Twisting SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ibushi stops Ospreay in his tracks.

Ospreay toys around with Ibushi. Ibushi is pissed. Ospreay with a Head/Hook Kick Combination. Ibushi negates The Super OsCutter. Ibushi gets Ospreay tied in the tree of woe. Palm Strike Exchange. Ibushi repeatedly kicks Ospreay in the face. Red Shoes is trying to calm down Ibushi. Ibushi goes for an Avalanche Dragon Suplex, but Ospreay blocks it. Ibushi with a Back Flip Kick. Ibushi goes for an Avalanche German Suplex, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. The Hidden Blade for a two count. Ospreay unloads a flurry of soccer styles kick to the head. Ospreay delivers The Robinson Special. Ospreay with a Screw High Kick. Ospreay connects with The OsCutter for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi with The Standing Kamigoye. Ospreay with a Hook Kick. Ibushi responds with The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Ospreay negates The Lawn Dart. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Hidden Blade, but Ibushi counters with a back elbow smash. Ibushi drops Ospreay with an Inside Out Lariat. Ibushi follows that with The Kinshasa for a two count. Ibushi connects with The Kamigoye to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez