NJPW G1 Climax 29 Results (7/27/19): Kazuchika Okada vs. KENTA

NJPW G1 Climax 29: Night 9
July 27, 2019
The Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium 
Aichi, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Night 1

Night 2

Night 3 

Night 4 

Night 5 

Night 6 

Night 7 

Night 8 

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 8 Points

– KENTA 8 Points

– Kota Ibushi 4 Points

– Hiroshi Tanahashi 4 Points

– EVIL 4 Points

– Lance Archer 4 Points

– Will Ospreay 2 Points

– Sanada 2 Points

– Zack Sabre Jr 2 Points

– Bad Luck Fale 2 Points

B Block 

– Jon Moxley 8 Points

– Juice Robinson 6 Points

– Tomohiro Ishii 4 Points

– Tetsuya Naito 4 Points

– Shingo Takagi 4 Points

– Taichi 4 Points

– Toru Yano 4 Points

– Jay White 2 Points

– Hirooki Goto 2 Points

– Jeff Cobb 2 Points

First Match: Jeff Cobb, Ren Narita, Yota Tsuji vs. Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Suzuki Gun Attack. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on Narita’s back. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Narita. Cobb whips Narita into the steel barricade. Suzuki drops with a Big Boot. Narita with a running forearm smash. Suzuki kicks Narita in the gut. Narita responds with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Narita with forearm shivers. Suzuki applies a rope assisted arm-bar. Suzuki pulls Narita out of the ring. Suzuki and Narita are brawling in the crowd. Chaos in Aichi. Suzuki buries Narita under a steel barricade. Taichi is choking Cobb with an umbrella. Suzuki rolls Narita back into the ring. Suzuki stomps on Narita’s chest. Quick Forearm Exchange. Suzuki applies The Knee Bar. Suzuki tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Narita. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee. Kanemaru tags in Taichi.

Taichi toys around with Narita. Taichi kicks Narita in the face. Narita is displaying his fighting spirit. Taichi kicks the left hamstring of Narita. Narita reverses out of the irish whip from Taichi. Narita goes for a dropkick, but Taichi holds onto the ropes. Taichi prepares for The Axe Bomber. Narita dropkicks Taichi. Narita tags in Cobb. Cobb drops Taichi with a shoulder tackle. Cobb knocks Suzuki Gun off the ring apron. Cobb with a corner clothesline. Cobb unloads two knife edge chops. Cobb with a Diving Back Elbow Smash. Cobb hits The Samoan Drop. Cobb goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Taichi ducks out of the way. Cobb avoids The Buzzsaw Kick. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Suzuki Gun clears the ring.

Taichi drills Cobb with The Buzzsaw Kick for a two count. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi goes for The SuperKick, but Cobb blocks it. Taichi negates The Tour Of The Islands. Taichi applies The Standing Stretch Plum. Tsuji breaks the submission hold. Taichi rakes the eyes of Tsuji. Taichi dumps Tsuji out of the ring. Taichi goes for The Axe Bomber, but Cobb blocks it. Cobb with a waist lock go-behind. Taichi decks Cobb with a back elbow smash. Taichi ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Cobb with a forearm smash. Taichi responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Tsuji and Kanemaru are tagged in. Kanemaru kicks Tsuji in the gut. Tsuji dropkicks Kanemaru. Tsuji side steps The Big Boot from Kanemaru. Tsuji drops Kanemaru with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji is fired up. Tsuji with a flying forearm smash. Narita follows that with a running elbow smash. Narita with a Hip Toss. Tsuji Spears Kanemaru for a two count. Tsuji locks in The Boston Crab. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Narita is throwing forearms at Suzuki. It takes one forearm to put Narita down. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki Gun hits their PK/Running Dropkick Combination for a two count. Kanemaru plants Tsuji with Deep Impact to pickup the victory.

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

Second Match: Juice Robinson, Tomoaki Honma, and Toa Henare vs. Jay White, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi w/Gedo in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Honma and Takahashi will start things off. Test Of Strength. Bullet Club clears the ring. Owens stomps on Honma’s chest. Honma side steps Takahashi into the turnbuckle pad. Honma drops White with an elbow knockdown. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Honma. Honma with a shoulder tackle. Honma punches Takahashi in the back. Honma bodyslams Takahashi. Honma plays to the crowd. Takahashi avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Takahashi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi argues with the referee. Takahashi slams Honma’s head on the boots of White and Owens in the corner. Takahashi tags in White. White unloads two knife edge chops. White talks smack to Honma. Honma is displaying his fighting spirit. White starts choking Honma with his boot. White tags in Owens. Owens repeatedly stomps on Honma’s chest. Owens hammers down on the back of Honma’s neck. Bullet Club continues to cut the ring in half.Owens with a fist drop for a two count. Owens tags in Takahashi.

Takahashi with a side kick for a two count. Takahashi toys around with Honma. Takahashi 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 avoids The Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Takahashi tags in White. White repeateadly kicks Honma in the face. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Honma scores the elbow knockdown. Honma finally hits The Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Robinson. Robinson with two running elbow smashes. Robinson ducks a clothesline from White. Robinson with a SpineBuster. Robinson drops Owens with a Leg Lariat. Takahashi kicks Robinson in the gut. Robinson answers with another leg lariat. Juice Jabs. White dodges The Left Hand Of God. Robinson with clubbing elbow strikes in the corner. Robinson plays to the crowd.Robinson goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but White counters with The DDT. White knocks Henare off the ring apron. White with a Running European Uppercut.

White goes for a Twisting Vertical Suplex, but Robinson lands back on his feet. White with a heavy chop. Robinson responds with a Full Nelson Bomb. Henare and Owens are tagged in. Owens thrust kicks the midsection of Henare. Henare side steps The Shining Wizard. Henare ducks two clotheslines from Owens. Henare with a flying shoulder tackle. Henare with a corner clothesline. Henare puts down Takahashi. Owens fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Henare with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Owens blocks a lariat from Henare. Owens with a spin out elbow drop for a two count. Owens delivers his combination offense. Henare with Two HeadButts. Henare goes for The TOA Bottom, but Takahashi gets in the way. Henare HeadButts Takahashi. Robinson applies a sleeper hold on the outside. Henare prepares for The Rampage. Owens throws the referee into Henare. Henare negates The V-Trigger. Owens rakes the eyes of Henare. Owens drills Henare with The V-Trigger. Owens plants Henare with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano

Goto and Yano will start things off. Hashi reminds Yano of fairplay. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goto backs Yano into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Yano kicks Goto in the gut. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Yano. Yano is playing mind games with Goto. Yano ducks a clothesline from Goto. Yano slaps Goto in the back of the head. Goto drops Yano with a shoulder tackle. Yano tags in Ishii. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishii applies a side headlock. Ishii runs into Goto. Ishii tells Goto to bring it. Forearm Exchange. Ishii and Goto continues to run into each other. Goto finally puts Ishii down with the shoulder tackle. Goto takes a swing at Yano. Goto tags in Hashi.

Hashi hammers down on the back of Ishii’s neck. Hashi stomps on Ishii’s back. Hashi with forearm shivers. Ishii is pissed. That leads us to another forearm exchange. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Hashi nails Ishii with The Head Hunter. Hashi chops Ishii in the chest. Ishii shoves Hashi. Ishii wants more punishment. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Hashi sends Ishii across the ring. Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Ishii responds with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii tags in Yano. Yano removes Tom the turnbuckle pad. Yano throws Tom at Goto. Yano whips Hashi into the exposed steel. Hashi drops Yano with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto with two shoulder tackles. Goto with a corner clothesline. Goto blasts Yano with The Mid-Kick. Goto follows that with a Back Body Drop Suplex.

Yano fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Yano pulls the referee into harms way. Yano rolls Goto over for a two count. Goto with a Misdirection Lariat. Goto knocks Ishii off the ring apron. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi with a running elbow smash. Chaos hits their NeckBreaker/Reverse GTR Combination for a two count. Goto dumps Ishii out of the ring. Goto and Ishii are brawling on the outside. Hashi punches Yano in the back. Hashi negates The Inverted Atomic Drop. Hashi with an inside cradle for a two count. Yano shoves Hashi into the referee. Yano low blows Hashi. Yano rolls Hashi over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Jon Moxley & Shota Umino

Naito is trying to get under Moxley’s skin before the bell rings. Takagi and Umino will start things off. Umino with forearm shivers. Umino applies a side headlock. Umino goes for a shoulder tackle, but Takagi stands still. Takagi tells Umino to bring it. That leads us to a forearm exchange. Takagi with a heavy chop. Umino ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Umino drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Umino goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Takagi blocks it. Takagi hammers down on the injured left arm of Umino. Takagi tags in Naito. Naito stares at Moxley. Naito punches Moxley. The referee is trying to calm down Moxley. Naito kicks Umino in the gut. Naito scores the elbow knockown. Naito with a Sliding Dropkick. Naito spits at Moxley. Moxley is pissed. Moxley with rapid fire haymakers. Naito sends Moxley tumbling to the floor. Pier six brawl on the outside.

Second Forearm Exchange. Naito rakes the eyes of Moxley. Naito runs Moxley into the steel barricade. Takagi applies an arm-bar. Naito tags in Takagi. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi repeatedly kicks the injured shoulder of Umino. Umino fires back with forearm shivers. Takagi with a double hand chop. Takagi with a running knee lift. Umino responds with a Vertical Suplex. Naito and Moxley are tagged in. Moxley drives Naito back first into the turnbuckle pad. Moxley repeatedly stomps on Naito’s back. Moxley is choking Naito with his boot. Moxley with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Naito is throwing haymakers at Moxley. Moxley answers with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. A flurry of counters. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito gives Moxley The DX Crotch Chop. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Moxley. Naito tags in Takagi.

Takagi blocks a boot from Moxley. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Moxley negates The Noshigami. Following a snap mare takeover, Takagi goes for a Sliding Lariat, but Moxley counters with The Uranage Slam. Moxley tags in Umino. Umino with a running elbow smash. Umino follows that with a running forearm knockdown. Umino is fired up. Umino and Takagi are trading back and forth shots. Umino hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Umino with a waist lock go-behind. Takagi with two sharp elbow strikes. Umino kicks Takagi in the gut. Takagi responds with a running short-arm clothesline. Takagi knocks Moxley off the ring apron. Naito with a Blindside Dropkick. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Takagi follows that with a pair of lariats. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi with a Short Pumping Bomber for a two count. Naito kicks Moxley out of the ring. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (4) Kota Ibushi vs. (4) Lance Archer in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Archer pie faces Ibushi. Ibushi avoids The EBD Claw. Ibushi repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Archer. Ibushi with forearm shivers. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from Archer. Ibushi dropkicks Archer. Archer launches Ibushi to the ring. Archer catches Ibushi in mid-air. Archer goes for a PowerBomb, but Ibushi counters with a Hurricanrana to the floor. Archer negates The Golden Triangle MoonSault. Archer sends Ibushi chest first into the steel barricade. Archer attacks the injured left ankle of Ibushi. Archer and Ibushi are brawling in the crowd. Archer lays out The Young Lions. Archer rolls Ibushi back into the ring. Archer repeatedly kicks Ibushi in the face. Ibushi fires back two leg kicks. Archer hits The Black Hole Slam for a two count.

Archer with clubbing blows to Ibushi’s chest. Archer with a leg sweep. Archer with a short-arm clothesline for a one count. Archer stands on Ibushi’s face. Archer wants the Aichi crowd to shut up. Archer punches Ibushi in the back. Ibushi delivers his combination. Archer drives his knee into the midsection of Ibushi. Archer goes for The Derailer, but Ibushi counters with a Leaping Meteora. Ibushi with a Spinning Back Kick. Archer side steps Ibushi into the turnbuckle pad. Archer with a running elbow smash. Ibushi PowerSlams Archer. Ibushi follows that with a MoonSault off the second rope for a two count. Ibushi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Archer with a Rising Knee Strike. Archer goes for a SuperPlex, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi hits The Last Ride for a two count.

Ibushi with a forearm smash. Archer kicks Ibushi in the face. Archer with a SlingShot Rolling Senton for a two count. Ibushi unloads three leg kicks. Archer ChokeSlams Ibushi for a two count. Archer locks in The EBD Claw. Ibushi grabs the top rope to create separation. Archer goes for a Full Nelson Bomb, but Ibushi rolls him over for a two count. Ibushi with The Kinshasa to the back of the head. Archer responds with The Kamigoye for a two count. Archer drags Ibushi to the corner. Archer goes for a MoonSault, but Ibushi ducks out of the way. Ibushi negates The BlackOut. Ibushi with a High Head Kick. Ibushi delivers another Kinshasa for a two count. Ibushi connects with Two Kamigoye’s to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: (2) Will Ospreay vs. (2) Bad Luck Fale w/Chase Owens & Jado in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Chase Owens grabs Ospreay left before the bell rings. Fale knocks Ospreay off the ring apron. Owens rakes the eyes of Ospreay. Owens with a Running Boot to Ospreay. Owens rams his elbow across Ospreay’s face. Ospreay kicks Jado in the face. Jado inadvertently nails Owens with the kendo stick. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a one count. Ospreay punches Fale in the back. Ospreay is throwing forearms at Fale. Jado hits Ospreay with the kendo stick. Fale stomps on Ospreay’s back. Fale is mauling Ospreay in the corner. Fale applies the cravate on the top rope. Fale hammers down on the back of Ospreay’s neck. Fale with two forearm shivers. Fale continues to attack the injured neck of Ospreay. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business.

Owens rips off Ospreay’s medical tape. Fale applies The Camel Clutch. Fale with the cover for a two count. Fale applies a nerve hold. Fale has complete control of the match. Ospreay with a HandSpring Back Flip Kick. Ospreay with a Leaping European Uppercut. Ospreay delivers rapid fire forearms in the corner. Fale sends Ospreay across the ring. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ospreay hits The Robinson Special. Ospreay is loading up The Os Cutter. Fale throws the referee into Ospreay. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay nails Owens with The Hook Kick.

Fale levels Ospreay with a Body Avalanche. Fale drills Ospreay with The Grenade for a two count. Ospreay negates The Bad Luck Fall. Ospreay drops Fale with The Hook Kick. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Fale blocks it. Ospreay nails Fale with The Hidden Blade. Ospreay connects with The OsCutter for a two count. Owens pulls the referee out of the ring. Jado tries to hit Ospreay with the kendo stick. Owens attacks Ospreay from behind. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Ospreay counters with a Back Body Drop. Owens blasts Ospreay with the kendo stick. Owens finally hits The Package PileDriver. Red Shoes disqualifies Fale.

Winner: Will Ospreay via Disqualification 

Seventh Match: (4) EVIL vs. (2) Zack Sabre Jr in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Test Of Strength. EVIL kicks Sabre in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. EVIL with a side headlock takeover. Sabre transitions into a top wrist lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. EVIL goes for a Senton Splash, but Sabre ducks out of the way. EVIL avoids The PK. Sabre ducks a clothesline from EVIL. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Sabre grabs the side headlock. Sabre goes for a shoulder tackle, but EVIL stands still. EVIL tells Sabre to bring it. EVIL side steps The Big Boot. EVIL drops Sabre with a shoulder tackle. EVIL gets Sabre in a bow and arrow stretch. Sabre transitions into The Cobra Twist. EVIL with a Hip Toss. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabre with a Spinning Neck Crank. Sabre is choking EVIL with his boot. Sabre applies the kimura lock. Sabre fish hooks EVIL. EVIL puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break.

Sabre stomps on the back of EVIL’s neck. Sabre uppercuts EVIL. Sabre applies the cravate. EVIL with shots to the midsection of Sabre. EVIL bodyslams Sabre. EVIL with forearm shivers. Sabre applies a guillotine choke. EVIL breaks free with a Vertical Suplex. EVIL plays to the crowd. EVIL hits The Bronco Buster for a two count. EVIL with a waist lock go-behind. EVIL with forearm shots across the back of Sabre. EVIL with a BackBreaker. EVIL goes for The Scorpion Death Lock, but Sabre counters with The Triangle Choke. EVIL PowerBombs Sabre. Sabre applies The Scorpion Death Lock. EVIL crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. EVIL avoids The PK.

EVIL pulls Sabre off the ring apron. EVIL with a Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker on the floor. EVIL rolls Sabre back into the ring. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Sabre counters with The Kimura Lock. Sabre transitions into The Sleeper Hold. EVIL throws the right leg of Sabre at Red Shoes. EVIL goes for the thrust kick, but Sabre counters with The Heel Hook. EVIL responds with The Scorpion Death Lock. Sabre desperately crawls to the bottom rope. Sabre fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Sabre delivers his combination offense. EVIL denies The PK. EVIL slaps Sabre in the chest.

EVIL goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Sabre counters with a European Uppercut. EVIL nails Sabre with a Lariat. Sabre leapfrogs over EVIL. Rollup Exchange. Sabre with The European Clutch for a two count. EVIL thrust kicks the chest of Sabre. EVIL goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Sabre counters with an OverHead Kick. Sabre with Two PK’s for a two count. EVIL negates The Zack Driver. EVIL HeadButts Sabre. Sabre applies The Flying Octopus. EVIL connects with Darkness Falls. Sabre with a crucifix rollup for a two count. A flurry of counters. EVIL plants Sabre with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (4) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. (2) Sanada in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi with a waist lock go-behind. Sanada with a back heel trip. Sanada figure fours the legs of Tanahahsi. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Sanada reverses the hold. Tanaahashi transitions into a wrist lock. Sanada reverses the hold. Tanahashi with an arm-drag takedown. Tanahashi applies an arm-bar. Sanada answers with the headscissors escape. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Tanahashi plays to the crowd. Test Of Strength. Sanada applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Forearm Exchange. Stalemate in the center. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Tanahashi negates The Paradise Lock. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi goes for a sunset flip, but Sanada counters with The Paradise Lock.

Sanada with a low dropkick. Sanada hammers down on the back of Tanahashi’s neck. Sanada sends Tanahashi across the ring. Sanada with a running elbow smash. Sanada follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sanada applies a rear chin lock. Tanahashi gets back to a vertical base. Tanahashi with shots to the midsection of Sanada. Sanada answers with a knee lift. Tanahashi avoids The Standing MoonSault from Sanada. Tanahashi is throwing forearms at Sanada. Tanahashi drops Sanada with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi bodyslams Sanada. Tanahashi follows that with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Sanada kicks Tanahashi in the face. Tanahashi responds with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip.

Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Tanahashi. Sanada delivers a Dragon Screw Leg Whip of his own. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Sanada with a SlingShot Pescado. Sanada gets a standing ovation from the Aichi crowd. Sanada rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. Tanahashi and Sanada are trading back and forth shots. Tanahashi goes for a Bodyslam, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Tanahashi nails Sanada with Two Twist and Shouts. Sanada with a Draping Twist and Shout. Sanada goes for The TKO, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi applies Skull End. Tanahashi drops Sanada with another Twist and Shout. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade for a two count.

Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Sanada ducks out of the way. Sanada comes up empty with The Muta MoonSault. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Sanada with The Swinging Skull End. Tanahashi with an inside cradle for a two count. Tanahashi with a bridging jack knife cover for a two count. Sanada gets Tanahashi trapped in Skull End. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Tanahashi drops Sanada with a Modified SlingBlade. Forearm Exchange. Sanada goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Tanahashi counters with a Bridging Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block. Tanahashi connects with The High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (8) Kazuchika Okada vs. (8) KENTA in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Kenta grapples around Okada. Kenta with a waist lock go-behind. Okada applies a wrist lock. Kenta reverses the hold. Kenta applies a hammerlock. Standing Switch Exchange. Okada backs Kenta into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Okada pats Kenta on the chest. Test Of Strength. Kenta applies a front face lock. Kenta backs Okada into the ropes. Kenta slaps Okada in the face. That leads us to a forearm exchange. Okada uppercuts Kenta. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Kenta holds onto the ropes. Kenta launches Okada to the ring apron. Kenta repeatedly kicks Okada in the chest. Kenta with a Guillotine Knee Drop. Kenta kicks Okada in the back. Okada heads to the outside. Kenta with a flying foot stomp off the ring apron. Kenta drives Okada face first into the steel ring post.

Kenta kicks the shoulder blades of Okada. Kenta with the cover for a one count. Kenta stomps on Okada’s back. Kenta drops Okada with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Kenta applies a rear chin lock. Kenta drives his knee into Okada’s back. Kenta applies the cravate. Kenta applies The Figure Four Neck Lock. Okada rolls himself to the bottom rope to create separation. Kenta unloads three mid-kicks. Okada wants more punishment. Kenta drop toe holds Okada to the canvas. Kenta goes back to the cravate. Kenta with an elbow drop for a two count. Kenta applies a side headlock. Okada with shots to the midsection of Kenta. Kenta with a running knee lift. Kenta kicks Okada in the back. Kenta follows that with a back heel kick. Kenta mocks Okada. Kenta continues to toy around with Okada.

Okada is pissed. Okada with three forearm smashes. Kenta drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Okada goes for the running elbow smash, but Kenta ducks out of the way. Kenta kicks Okada in the gut. Okada with a Northern Lights Suplex. Okada with forearm shivers. Kenta reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada with a running elbow smash. Okada with a diving back elbow smash. Okada kicks Kenta in the gut. Okada nails Kenta with The DDT for a two count. Okada goes for The Reverse NeckBreaker, but Kenta lands back on his feet. Kenta PowerSlams Okada. Okada decks Kenta with a back elbow smash. Kenta kicks Okada in the face. Kenta with a Tornado DDT across the top rope. Kenta with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Kenta delivers his combination offense. Kenta applies The Triangle Choke. Kenta goes for Game Over, but Okada counters with The FlapJack.

Okada and Kenta are trading back and forth shots. Kenta with a mid-kick. Kenta slaps the back of Okada’s head. Okada fires back with forearm shivers. Okada slaps the back of Kenta’s neck. Second Forearm Exchange. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Okada puts Kenta on the top turnbuckle. Okada with a Standing Dropkick that sends Kenta crashing to the outside. Okada launches Kenta over the steel barricade. Kenta has Okada draped across the barricade. Kenta with a Flying Double Foot Stomp off the apron. Okada gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen. Kenta with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Kenta delivers The Helluva Kick. Kenta follows that with The Shibata Dropkick. Okada avoids The Coupe De Grace. Okada blasts Kenta with The ShotGun Dropkick. Okada wraps this sequence with a Hesitation Dropkick. Okada bodyslams Kenta. Okada plays to the crowd.

Kenta stops Okada in his tracks. Kenta goes for a SuperPlex, but Okada blocks it. Kenta nails Okada with a lethal palm strike. Okada sends Kenta crashing to the canvas. Okada goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Kenta counters with The Lebel Lock. Okada puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Kenta with a Jumping Knee Strike. Kenta unloads Two Busaiko Knee Strikes for a two count. Kenta lands The Coupe De Grace for a two count. Okada negates The GTS. Beautiful Counter Exchange. Okada dropkicks the back of Kenta’s head. Okada with a Dynamic Dropkick. Okada hits The TombStone PileDriver. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Kenta counters with a Discus Lariat. Third Forearm Exchange. Kenta is raining down palm strikes. Kenta goes for Go Home, but Okada blocks it. Kenta applies The Sleeper Hold. Okada dropkicks Kenta. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Okada counters with a Spinning TombStone PileDriver. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez