NJPW G1 Climax 29 Results (7/30/19): Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. EVIL

NJPW G1 Climax 29: Night 11
July 30, 2019
Takamatsu City General Gymnasium
Takamatsu, 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 

Night 9

Night 10

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 10 Points

– KENTA 8 Points

– Hiroshi Tanahashi 6 Points

– Kota Ibushi 6 Points

– EVIL 6 Points

– Will Ospreay 4 Points

– Lance Archer 4 Points

– Zack Sabre Jr 2 Points

– Sanada 2 Points

– Bad Luck Fale 2 Points

B Block 

– Jon Moxley 10 Points

– Juice Robinson 6 Points

– Tomohiro Ishii 6 Points

– Tetsuya Naito 4 Points

– Shingo Takagi 4 Points

– Jay White 4 Points

– Hirooki Goto 4 Points

– Taichi 4 Points

– Jeff Cobb 4 Points

– Toru Yano 4 Points

First Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Tomoaki Honma, and Yuya Uemura vs. Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Yota Tsuji in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Ishii and Goto will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishii applies a side headlock. Ishii runs into Goto. Shoulder Block Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Goto absorbs the tackle from Ishii. Goto goes for a Hip Toss, but Ishii blocks it. Goto drops Ishii with a shoulder tackle. Goto kicks Ishii in the back. Ishii drives Goto back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ishii is throwing forearms at Goto. Ishii talks smack to Goto. Uemura and Tsuji are tagged in. Uemura kicks Tsuji in the gut. Second Forearm Exchange. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Tsuji with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji is fired up. Uemura drops down on the canvas. Uemura with a Hip Toss for a two count. Uemura stomps on Tsuji’s chest. Uemura applies the cravate. Uemura brings Tsuji to the corner. Uemura tags in Honma.

Honma with clubbing blows to Tsuji’s back. Honma scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Honma applies a front face lock. Uemura tags himself in. Uemura kicks Tsuji in the gut. Uemura bodyslams Tsuji. Uemura applies a heel hook. Tsuji grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Uemura makes another tag to Honma. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Honma answers with a forearm knockdown. Honma plays to the crowd. Honma hits The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma with a knife edge chop. Honma sends Tsuji across the ring. Tsuji kicks Honma in the face. Tsuji ducks a clothesline from Honma. Tsuji dropkicks Honma. Tsuji tags in Hashi.

Hashi with a running elbow smash. Hashi clears the ring. Hashi with a running chop. Honma shoves Hashi. Honma is lighting up Hashi’s chest. Hashi drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Hashi has Honma draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks Honma’s back for a two count. Honma responds with a running elbow smash. Honma goes for another Kokeshi HeadButt, but Hashi ducks out of the way. Honma creates distance with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma tags in Uemura. Hashi and Uemuare are trading back and forth shots. Hashi kicks Uemura in the gut. Uemura dropkicks Hashi. Uemura knocks Goto off the ring apron. Uemura nails Hashi with a corner dropkick.

Uemura goes for The Double Underhook Suplex, but Goto gets in the way. Uemura with forearm shivers. Goto puts Uemura down with the tackle. Ishii kicks Goto in the gut. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Goto. Goto with a Misdirection Lariat. Hashi with a running back elbow smash. Hashi follows that with a Brain Buster for a two count. Tsuji is throwing forearms at Honma. Tsuji with a knife edge chop. Honma with a running elbow strike. Tsuji Spears Honma. Uemura with a Double Dropkick. Uemura is throwing forearms at Hashi. Uemura ducks a clothesline from Hashi. Uemura rolls Hashi over for a two count. Hashi with a heavy chop. Hashi SuperKicks Uemura. Hashi connects with The Bunker Buster for a two count. Hashi makes Uemura tap out to The Butterfly Lock.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Yota Tsuji via Submission 

Second Match: Jon Moxley & Shota Umino vs. Toru Yano & Ren Narita

Moxley and Yano will start things off. How much does Yano’s DVD cost? $5,000 Yen. Moxley tells Umino to get the money. Umino gets $50 bucks from the ring announcer. Moxley rolls Yano over for a two count. Moxley kicks Yano in the gut. Yano starts playing mind games with Moxley. Yano ducks a clothesline from Moxley. Yano slaps Moxley in the back of the head. Moxley is pissed. Moxley runs after Yano. Yano removes Tom the turnbuckle pad. Moxley grabs the steel chair. Yano rolls Moxley over for a two count. Moxley avoids the exposed steel. Yano goes for two shoulder tackles, but Moxley stands still. Yano is trying to fire himself up. Yano tags in Narita. Moxley drops Narita with a shoulder tackle. Moxley with a BackBreaker. Moxley tags in Umino.

Umino stomps on Yano’s chest. Umino punches Narita in the back. Forearm Exchange. Running Elbow Smash Exchange. Narita with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Narita tags in Yano. Umino reverses out of the irish whip from Yano. Umino scores the elbow knockdown. Umino follows that with a basement dropkick. Umino with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Umino goes for a German Suplex, but Yano blocks it. Yano shoves Umino into Moxley. Moxley starts teeing off on Yano. Moxley repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Moxley and Umino hits The Heart Attack for a two count. Moxley is putting the boots to Narita in the corner. Yano delivers The Low Blow. Yano rolls Umino over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Toru Yano & Ren Narita via Pinfall 

Third Match: Jay White, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi w/Gedo vs. Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Suzuki Gun attacks Bullet Club before the bell rings. Suzuki drives a chair into the midsection of Owens. Taichi and White are brawling in the crowd. White uppercuts Taichi. Taichi rakes the eyes of White. Taichi slings White into a row of chairs. Taichi wraps a jacket around White’s neck. White throws a book at Taichi. Suzuki with a straight right hand. Suzuki applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar in between the steel barricade. Suzuki starts bending Owens fingers. The Taichi/White brawls enters press row. White spits water into Taichi’s eyes. White repeatedly stomps on Taichi’s chest. Both factions avoids the referee’s twenty count. The War continues on the outside.

Hamstring Kick/Forearm Exchange. White drives his knee into the midsection of Taichi. White with clubbing blows to Taichi’s back. White slaps Taichi in the face. Taichi rakes the eyes of White. White side steps The Axe Bomber. White with two blistering chops. Taichi side steps White into the neutral turnbuckle pad. Taichi nails White with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi goes for The SuperKick, but White blocks it. Taichi negates The Blade Runner. Taichi kicks the left shoulder of White. Taichi goes for The Axe Bomber, but White counters with a Saito Suplex. Taichi responds with The Kamagiri. Suzuki and Takahashi are tagged in.

Suzuki kicks Takahashi in the gut. Forearm Exchange. Suzuki delivers a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki hits The PK for a two count. Suzuki tells Takahashi to get up. Suzuki continues to throw forearms at Takahashi. Suzuki applies a sleeper hold. Suzuki transitions into a front face lock. Takahashi bites the left thumb of Suzuki. Suzuki with a forearm smash. Takahashi blocks a boot from Suzuki. Takahashi dumps Suzuki face first on the canvas. Takahashi with The Sliding Boot. Takahashi tags in Owens. Owens is throwing forearms at Suzuki. Owens unloads his combination offense. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Owens.

Suzuki applies another Sleeper Hold. Suzuki brings Owens to the corner. Kanemaru tags himself in. Kanemaru with a Running European Uppercut. Suzuki follows that with a Helluva Kick. Suzuki Gun with Two Big Boots. Suzuki Gun hits their PK/Sliding Dropkick Combination for a two count. Kanemaru with The Satellite DDT for a two count. Taichi dumps White out of the ring. Kanemaru goes for Deep Impact, but Owens gets his knees up in the air. Owens drills Kanemaru with The V-Trigger. Owens plants Kanemaru with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

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

Fourth Match: Juice Robinson, Jeff Cobb, and Toa Henare vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

Cobb and Takagi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takagi applies a side headlock. Shoulder Block Exchange. Takagi with a short-arm lariat. Cobb drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Cobb ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Cobb with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Cobb goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Takagi ducks out of the way. Takagi delivers a shoulder tackle of his own. Pier six brawl on the outside. Takagi hammers down on the left wrist of Cobb. Takagi applies a wrist lock. Takagi with a single leg takedown. Takagi tags in Bushi. LIJ are double teaming Cobb. Bushi with a Missile Dropkick. Bushi-O-Rooni. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Cobb’s neck. Naito is throwing haymakers at Henare. Naito kicks Henare in the chest. LIJ hits their Sunset Flip/Basement Dropkick Combination.

Bushi tags in Takagi. Forearm Exchange. Takagi tells Cobb to bring it. Cobb with a straight right hand. Takagi answers with a right jab. Takagi goes for the irish whip, but Cobb blocks it. Cobb with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Takagi tags in Naito. Naito kicks Cobb in the ribs. Cobb shoves Bushi into Naito. Cobb with a Double Belly to Back Suplex. Cobb tags in Robinson. Robinson with a series of clotheslines. Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson follows that with a Full Nelson Bomb for a two count. Robinson plays to the crowd. Robinson goes for a PowerBomb, but Naito counters with a Hurricanrana. Naito kicks Robinson in the jaw. Naito ducks a clothesline from Robinson. Naito with a Draping NeckBreaker.

Naito goes for The Hangman’s NeckBreaker, but Robinson counters with a back elbow smash. Naito avoids The Leg Lariat from Robinson. Robinson goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito ducks a clothesline from Robinson. Naito drills Robinson with The Satellite DDT. Naito tags in Takagi. Following a snap mare takeover, Robinson dodges The Sliding Lariat. Robinson hits The SpineBuster. Robinson tags in Henare. Henare knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Henare with a knife edge chop. Takagi kicks Henare in the face. Henare ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Henare Spears Takagi. Henare with a corner clothesline. Henare follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Takagi negates The Rampage. Takagi decks Henare with a back elbow smash. Takagi with a right jab. Takagi drops Henare with a Western Lariat for a two count. Takagi goes for The Noshigami, but Robinson gets in the way. Robinson kicks Takagi in the gut. Naito avoids The Left Hand Of God. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cobb responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Stiff Lariat Exchange. Takagi sends Cobb tumbling to the floor. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Henare hulks up. Henare delivers his combination offense. Henare SuperKicks Takagi. Takagi hits The Noshigami for a two count. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (6) Kota Ibushi vs. (2) Bad Luck Fale w/Chase Owens & Jado in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Fale attacks Ibushi from behind before the bell rings. Owens and Jado attacks Ibushi behind the referee’s back. Fale stomps on Ibushi’s chest. Fale delivers a gut punch. Fale with clubbing blows to Ibushi’s back. Fale gets Ibushi trapped behind a steel barricade on the ramp. Ibushi gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen. Fale with The Refrigerator Splash for a two count. Fale applies a rear chin lock. Ibushi gets back to a vertical base. Fale with an elbow drop. Fale with the salute cover for a two count. Fale with forearm shots across the back of Ibushi. Jado talks smack to Ibushi. Fale stands on the right shoulder of Ibushi.

Owens delivers a cheap shot from the outside. Fale is picking apart Ibushi. Ibushi with rapid fire forearms. Fale applies The Bear Hug. Ibushi with forearm shivers. Fale goes for a Body Avalanche, but Ibushi ducks out of the way. Ibushi kicks Fale in the back. Ibushi with a Flying Mid-Kick. Ibushi unloads two mid-kicks. Ibushi dropkicks Fale. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ibushi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Owens starts running interference. Fale levels Ibushi with The Body Avalanche. Fale with a Running Splash for a two count.

Fale goes for The Grenade, but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ibushi kicks Fale in the gut. Ibushi ducks a clothesline from Fale. Jado drills Ibushi with the kendo stick. Fale hits The Grenade for a two count. Ibushi negates The Bad Luck Fall. Ibushi goes for The Crucifix Bomb, but Jado gets in the way. Ibushi shoves Fale into Jado. Ibushi rolls Fale over for a two count. Ibushi with a High Head Kick. Ibushi nails Fale with The Kinshasa. Ibushi connects with The Kamigoye to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: (4) Will Ospreay vs. (2) Zack Sabre Jr in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Sabre pie faces Ospreay before the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sabre applies a front face lock. Ospreay escapes the hold. Lock up in the center of the ring. Wrist Lock Exchange. Ospreay goes for a wrist lock takedown, but Sabre lands back on his feet. Test Of Strength. Ospreay with a waist lock takedown. Ospreay applies a front face lock. Sabre ties Ospreay up in a knot. Sabre wraps his legs around Ospreay’s neck. Ospreay uses his feet to get back to a vertical base. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Ospreay backs Sabre into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Ospreay pats Sabre in the chest. Sabre applies a kimura lock. Sabre avoids The Buzzsaw Kick. Sabre with a single leg takedown. Sabre bends the left ankle of Ospreay. Sabre applies a hammerlock. Heavy emphasis on the left shoulder of Ospreay.

Ospreay with an arm-drag takedown. Sabre answers with the headscissors neck lock. Sabre applies a side headlock. Ospreay drops down on the canvas. Ospreay leapfrogs over Sabre. Ospreay goes for the monkey flip, but Sabre counters with a full nelson lock. Sabre goes for the snap mare takeover, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Sabre applies a toe and ankle hold. Sabre goes for The SurfBoard, but Ospreay counters with a Crossbody Block for a one count. Ospreay dodges The PK. Ospreay with a single leg dropkick. Ospreay shows off his athleticism. Sabre is displaying his frustration on the outside. Ospreay tells Sabre to bring it. Ospreay dropkicks Sabre off the ring apron. Opsreay with a shoulder block. Ospreay slips over Sabre’s neck. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Cravate Takeover Exchange. Sabre with a Dragon Screw Neck Whip. Sabre applies another HeadScissors Neck Lock. Sabre kicks Ospreay in the face.

Sabre stomps on the back of Ospreay’s neck. Sabre puts his right knee on Ospreay’s neck. Sabre with three uppercuts. Sabre repeatedly kicks Ospreay in the face. Sabre is choking Ospreay with his boot. Sabre with a standing cravate. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Sabre HeadButts the midsection of Ospreay. Sabre goes back to the cravate. Ospreay with a leg sweep. Ospreay goes for a Standing Shooting Star Press, but Sabre ducks out of the way. Sabre with a Modified Single Leg Crab. Ospreay grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Sabre rips off Ospreay’s medical tape. Sabre applies a straight jacket hold. Ospreay reverses the hold. Ospreay with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Sabre blocks a boot from Ospreay. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay follows that with a Top Rope 619. Ospreay with a Running Hurricanrana. Ospreay delivers The Sasuke Special. Ospreay rolls Sabre back into the ring. Ospreay hits Pip Pip Cheerio for a two count. Ospreay lands The Robinson Special.

Ospreay plays to the crowd. Sabre kicks the left shoulder of Ospreay. Sabre goes for a Running European Uppercut, but Ospreay ducks out of the way. Ospreay with a blistering chop. Sabre responds with a Tornado DDT. Sabre toys around with Ospreay. Ospreay wants more punishment. Sabre with a crushing kick to the chest. Sabre talks smack to Ospreay. Sabre nails Ospreay with The PK. Sabre slaps Ospreay in the face. Ospreay with a Tiger Wall Back Flip Kick. Sabre dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay crawls under Sabre. Ospreay goes for The Hook Kick, but Sabre counters with The Ankle Lock. Sabre with a Running European Uppercut. Ospreay drops Sabre with The Hook Kick. Sabre negates The Storm Breaker. Rollup Exchange. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Sabre counters with a sleeper hold. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Ospreay connects with The OsCutter for a two count.

Ospreay floors Sabre with another Hook Kick. Sabre avoids The Hidden Blade. Sabre goes for The Zack Driver, but Ospreay blocks it. Sabre uppercuts Ospreay. Sabre applies a sleeper hold. Sabre transitions into a guillotine choke. Ospreay drills Sabre with The Brain Buster. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Sabre counters with The European Clutch for a two count. Sabre blasts Ospreay with The PK. Ospreay answers with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Ospreay with a Reverse Bloody Sunday for a two count. Ospreay goes for The Shooting Star Press, but Sabre counters with The Triangle Choke. Ospreay with a DeadLift SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Ospreay lands The Shooting Star Press on the back of Sabre for a two count. Ospreay with a Hook Kick. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Sabre counters with The Octopus Stretch which forces him to tap out.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr via Submission 

Seventh Match: (10) Kazuchika Okada vs. (4) Lance Archer in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Archer attacks Okada before the bell rings. Archer with two running elbow smashes. Archer with a Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Archer drives Okada back first into the steel barricade. Archer slams Okada’s head on a table. Archer makes a young fan cry. Archer and Okada are brawling in the crowd. Archer punches Okada in the back. Red Shoes admonishes Archer. Archer launches Okada into the barricade. Archer slaps Okada in the chest. Okada fires back with three forearm smashes. Archer with a vicious elbow strike. Archer stands on Okada’s face. Archer rolls Okada back into the ring. Archer with a short-arm clothesline. Archer scales the ropes. Archer with a SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count.

Okada with forearm shivers. Okada uppercuts Archer. Archer with a running forearm smash. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Archer blocks it. Archer with another round of running elbow smashes. Okada rolls Archer over for a two count. Okada with a Diving European Uppercut. Okada with shots to the midsection of Archer. Okada ducks two clotheslines from Archer. Okada with a running back elbow smash. Okada follows that with a Sliding Dropkick. Okada with a SlingShot Pescado. Okada is fired up. Okada rolls Archer back into the ring. Okada with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Archer in the gut. Okada drops Archer with a DDT for a one count.

Okada goes for The TombStone PileDriver, but Archer blocks it. Okada bodyslams Archer. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Archer locks in The EBD Claw. Archer backs Okada into the ropes. Archer tells Red Shoes to shut up. Archer delivers The Derailer. Okada negates The BlackOut. Okada with two short-arm clotheslines. Archer is down on one knee. Archer floors Okada with The Western Lariat for a two count. Archer ChokeSlams Okada for a two count. Archer puts Okada on the top turnbuckle.

Archer hits The BlackOut for a two count. Okada avoids The EBD Claw. Okada dropkicks the back of Archer. Archer goes for another Derailer, but Okada counters with a dropkick. Archer with a running elbow smash. Archer goes for a SuperPlex, but Okada blocks it. Okada is throwing forearms at Archer. Okada delivers a Missile Dropkick. Archer goes for The Blackout, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada with a Spinning Rain Maker. Archer goes for The EBD Claw, but Okada counters with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (8) KENTA vs. (2) Sanada in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Who’s more over in Takamatsu? 50/50 Split. Kenta attacks Sanada from behind. Kenta kicks Sanada in the gut. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada with a forearm smash. Kenta knocks Sanada off the ring apron. Kenta launches Sanada into the steel barricade. Kenta drop toe holds Sanada into the barricade. Kenta brings Sanada to the japanense announce table. Kenta slams Sanada’s head on the steel ring post. Kenta drills Sanada with a DDT on the floor. Kenta with the cover for a one count. Kenta applies a rear chin lock. Sanada gets back to a vertical base. Sanada with shots to the midsection of Kenta. Kenta with a running knee lift. Kenta kicks Sanada in the back. Kenta with rapid fire mid-kicks in the corner. Kenta is choking Sanada with his boot. Sanada with forearm shots to the midsection of Kenta. Kenta hammers down on the back of Sanada’s neck. Kenta drops Sanada with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Kenta unloads two knee drops. Kenta with a back heel kick. Kenta gives himself a standing ovation.

Kenta toys around with Sanada. Forearm/Open Hand Chop Exchange. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Kenta goes for a Helluva Kick, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Kenta. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Kenta. Sanada with a low dropkick. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Kenta. Sanada with a double leapfrog. Sanada dropkicks Kenta to the floor. Sanada follows that with a SlingShot Pescado. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada rolls Kenta back into the ring. Sanada with the cover for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Sanada decks Kenta with a back elbow smash. Kenta kicks Sanada in the face. Kenta with a Tornado DDT across the top strain. Kenta with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Kenta delivers his combination offense. Sanada dives over Kenta. Sanada kicks Kenta in the gut. Kenta PowerSlams Sanada. Kenta with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Kenta nails Sanada with The Helluva Kick. Kenta wraps this sequence with The Shibata Dropkick.

Kenta lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Sanada negates The GTS. Sanada rolls Kenta over for a one count. Kenta locks in Game Over. Sanada refuses to quit. Sanada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Kenta with a Running Knee Strike. Sanada avoids The Busaiku Knee Strike. Sanada hits The TKO for a two count. Sanada with a BackBreaker. Sanada goes for The Muto MoonSault, but Kenta gets his knees up in the air. Forearm Exchange. Sanada with three uppercuts. Kenta fires back with clubbing mid-kicks. Kenta goes for a Discus Lariat, but Sanada counters with The Skull End. Kenta responds with a sleeper hold. Kenta goes for The PK, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Kenta counters with a flurry of palm strikes. Kenta connects with The Busaiku Knee for a two count. Desperation Skull End by Sanada. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Sanada counters with The Swinging Skull End. Sanada lands The Muto MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sanada via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (6) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. (6) EVIL in a G1 Climax 29 A Block Tournament Match

Feeling out process after the bell rings. EVIL kicks Tanahashi in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. EVIL tugs on Tanahashi’s hair. EVIL grabs the side headlock. EVIL drops Tanahashi with a shoulder tackle. Tanahashi drops down on the canvas. Tanahashi goes for a Hip Toss, but EVIL blocks it. Tanahashi with a Rolling HeadScissors TakeOver. Tanahashi decks EVIL with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block off the second rope. Tanahashi uppercuts EVIL. Tanahashi goes for the irish whip, but EVIL blocks it. Tanahashi kicks EVIL in the gut. Tanahashi uppercuts EVIL. Tanahashi kicks EVIL in the face. EVIL clotheslines Tanahashi over the top rope. EVIL sends Tanahashi into the ringside barricade.

EVIL grabs two folding chairs. EVIL wraps a chair around Tanahashi’s neck. Home Run. EVIL rolls Tanahashi back into the ring. EVIL repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Tanahashi. EVIL hammers down on the left knee of Tanahashi. EVIL slams the injured leg of Tanahashi on the canvas. EVIL applies a Figure Four Leg Lock. Tanahashi reverses the hold. Tanahashi grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Tanahashi with three forearm smashes. EVIL hammers down on the right knee of Tanahashi. EVIL with a double hand chop. EVIL goes for a Senton Splash, but Tanahashi ducks out of the way. Tanahashi continues to throw forearms at EVIL. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi bodyslams EVIL. Tanahashi follows that with a SomerSault Senton for a two count.

Tanahashi plays to the crowd. EVIL avoids The SlingBlade. EVIL with a waist lock go-behind. Tanahashi with three sharp elbow strikes. EVIL goes for a German Suplex, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi drops EVIL with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. EVIL launches Tanahashi over the top rope. EVIL with a German Suplex. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. EVIL heads to the outside. Tanahashi delivers The High Fly Flow to the floor. Tanahashi starts favoring his right knee. EVIL drills Tanahashi with The Assisted Magic Killer. Both men avoids the referee’s twenty count. EVIL repeatedly kicks the injured knee of Tanahashi. Tanahashi throws the right leg of EVIL at the referee. Tanahashi dropkicks the right knee of EVIL. Tanahashi with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. EVIL negates The Texas CloverLeaf. Tanahashi applies The Indian Death Lock. EVIL crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

EVIL reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. EVIL goes for a Discus Lariat, but Tanahashi counters with a forearm smash. EVIL clotheslines Tanahashi. EVIL puts Tanahashi on the top turnbuckle. EVIL with a SuperPlex for a two count. EVIL hits Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL goes for a Discus Lariat, but Tanahashi counters with Three Twist and Shouts. Tanahashi is fired up. Tanahashi nails EVIL with The SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but EVIL gets his knees up in the air. EVIL with an inside cradle for a two count. EVIL and Tanahashi are trading back and forth shots. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. EVIL with a double hand chop. Tanahashi answers with a palm strike. EVIL clotheslines Tanahashi for a one count. EVIL with a Running Lariat for a two count. A flurry of counters. EVIL HeadButts Tanahashi. EVIL goes for Everything Is EVIL, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Tanahashi connects with The High Fly Flow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez