NJPW G1 Climax 32 Results (7/30/22): Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr

NJPW G1 Climax 32: Night Eight
July 30, 2022
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Aichi, Japan

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Here’s the official reference sheet for the NJPW G1 Climax 32 

Block A (Kazuchika Okada, Jeff Cobb, JONAH, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Lance Archer, Bad Luck Fale and Toru Yano) 

Block B (Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii, Sanada, Taichi, Tama Tonga, The Great O-Khan and Chase Owens) 

Block C (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Zack Sabre Jr, KENTA, EVIL, Hirooki Goto and Aaron Henare) 

Block D (Will Ospreay, Shingo Takagi, El Phantasmo, Juice Robinson, Yoshi Hashi, David Finlay and Yujiro Takahashi) 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: SHO & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Ryoehi Oiwa & Kosei Fujita 

Yujiro Takahashi and Ryohei Oiwa will start things off. Takahashi kicks Oiwa in the gut. Takahashi pie faces Oiwa. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi drives his knee into the midsection of Oiwa. Takahashi unloads three knife edge chops. Takahashi talks smack to Oiwa. Oiwa with a forearm smash. Takahashi answers with a knee lift. Takahashi sends Oiwa to the corner. Oiwa side steps Takahashi into a turnbuckle pad. Oiwa drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. Fujita dumps Sho out of the ring. Double Irish Whip. Double Dropkick. Oiwa with the irish whip. Takahashi kicks Oiwa in the face. Takahashi side steps Oiwa into the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi hooks the outside leg for a two count. Takahashi repeatedly stomps on Oiwa’s back. Takahashi bodyslams Oiwa. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Takahashi buries his knee into the midsection of Oiwa. Takahashi with another bodyslam for a two count. Takahashi tags in Sho. Sho kicks Oiwa in the face. Sho is choking Oiwa with his boot. Oiwa with three overhand chops. Sho rakes the eyes of Oiwa. Oiwa goes for a dropkick, but Sho holds onto the ropes.

Sho goes for a Bodyslam, but Oiwa lands back on his feet. Oiwa applies a waist lock. Sho decks Oiwa with a back elbow smash. Oiwa dropkicks Sho. Oiwa tags in Fujita. Fujita dropkicks Sho. Fujita knocks Takahashi off the ring apron. Sho rakes the eyes of Fujita. Fujita ducks a clothesline from Sho. Fujita with forearm shivers. Fujita slaps Sho in the chest. Fujita with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Fujita goes for The Boston Crab, but Takahashi gets in the way. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Fujita. Double Shoulder Tackle to Takahashi. Fujita with a running elbow smash. Oiwa with a Corner Dropkick. Fujita bodyslams Sho for a two count. Fujita applies The Boston Crab. Sho grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Fujita stomps on Sho’s chest. Second Forearm Exchange. Fujita slaps Sho in the face. Sho Spears Fujita for a two count. Takahashi whips Oiwa into the steel barricade. Sho goes for a German Suplex, but Fujita rolls him over for a two count. Fujita ducks a clothesline from Sho. Fujita with the backslide cover for a two count. Sho with a German Suplex. Sho makes Fujita tap out to The Cross-Arm-Breaker.

Winner: SHO & Yujiro Takahashi via Submission 

Second Match: KENTA & El Phantasmo vs. Tama Tonga & Jado

Bullet Club attacks GOD before the bell rings. Phantasmo is throwing haymakers at Tonga. Dosey Do Routine. Stereo Shoulder Tackles from GOD. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle to Phantasmo. Tonga poses for the crowd. Tonga with a gut punch. Tonga hammers down on the back of Phantasmo’s neck. Tonga slams Phantasmo’s head on the ring apron. Tonga rolls Phantasmo back into the ring. Kenta runs interference. Phantasmo clears the ring. Kenta with a straight right hand. Kenta whips Tonga into the steel barricade. Phantasmo applies the greco roman throat hold on the floor. Kenta tosses Tonga back inside the ring. Phantasmo grabs the left ear of Tonga. Phantasmo tags in Kenta. Phantasmo with a forearm across the midsection of Tonga. Kenta is mauling Tonga in the corner. Kenta tags in Phantasmo. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown for a one count. Phantasmo rakes the back and chest of Tonga. Phantasmo grabs the left ear of Tonga.

Phantasmo punches Tonga. Phantasmo is choking Tonga with his boot. Phantasmo tags in Kenta. Following a snap mare takeover, Kenta kicks Tonga in the back. Haymaker Exchange. Kenta repeatedly stomps on Tonga’s chest. Tonga hulks up. Kenta rakes the eyes of Tonga. Kenta drops Tonga with The Big Boot for a one count. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Tonga lands back on his feet. Tonga applies a waist lock. Kenta decks Tonga with a back elbow smash. Tonga blocks a boot from Kenta. Tonga clotheslines Kenta. Phantasmo and Jado are tagged in. Jado with a running shoulder tackle. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Jado answers with three clotheslines for a one count. Jado applies The OJK. Tonga dumps Kenta out of the ring. Tonga with a gut punch. Jado with a running knee lift. Jado follows that with a Lariat. Phantasmo avoids The Punt. Phantasmo thrust kicks the midsection of Jado. Tonga with a Superman Forearm. Kenta kicks Tong in the gut. Kenta dumps Tonga out of the ring. Jado launches Kenta over the top rope. Phantasmo connects with Sudden Death to pickup the victory.

Winner: KENTA & El Phantasmo via Pinfall 

Third Match: Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb and Aaron Henare vs. Lance Archer, Taichi and Taka Michinoku In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

The United Empire attacks Suzuki Gun before the bell rings. Cobb is brawling with Archer. Cobb HeadButts Archer. Ospreay rolls Taichi back into the ring. Ospreay stomps on Taichi’s chest. Ospreay hammers down on the back of Taichi’s neck. Short-Arm Reversal by Taichi. Taichi with repeated greco roman throat holds. Choke Hold Party. Archer grabs the microphone stand. Ospreay hooks the outside leg for a two count. Ospreay punches Taichi. Ospreay tags in Cobb. Following a snap mare takeover, Cobb delivers The Surf’s Up. Cobb taunts Archer. Cobb tags in Henare. Henare with a gut punch. Henare with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Henare kicks Taichi in the back for a two count. Henare applies a rear chin lock. Taichi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Henare tags in Ospreay. Ospreay kicks Taichi in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Taichi. Taichi nails Henare with The Hook Kick. Ospreay dodges The Axe Bomber. Ospreay applies a waist lock. Taichi with a Kamagiri. Taichi tags in Archer.

Archer with a running haymaker to Cobb. United Empire gangs up on Archer. Archer starts choking Henare. Archer side steps Henare into Ospreay. Archer kicks Henare in the gut. Archer with a series of running elbow smashes. Ospreay blocks The Chokeslam. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Archer. Archer goes for The Blackout, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Cobb tags himself in. Archer rocks Ospreay with a forearm smash. Archer talks smack to Cobb. Forearm Exchange. Archer drives his knee into the midsection of Cobb. Archer runs into Cobb. Shoulder Block Exchange. Cobb dropkicks Archer. Archer with a Running Crossbody Block. Henare and Michinoku are tagged in. Michinoku ducks a clothesline from Henare. Henare kicks Michinoku in the gut. Henare with a forearm smash. Michinoku with a Running Pump Kick. Michinoku follows that with a Rising Knee Strike. Michinoku SuperKicks Henare. Henare denies The Michinoku Driver. Michinoku brings Henare down to the mat. Michinoku with clubbing crossfaces. Henare avoids The CrossFace. Henare delivers a gut punch. Henare makes Michinoku tap out to The Ultima Clutch.

Winner: Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb and Aaron Henare via Submission 

Fourth Match: Tetsuya Naito & Bushi vs. EVIL & Dick Togo

House Of Torture attacks LIJ before the bell rings. House Of Torture repeatedly stomps on Naito’s chest. Togo with a straight right hand. Double Irish Whip. Naito ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Naito kicks Togo in the gut. Bushi with a running elbow smash. Naito decks EVIL with a back elbow smash. Bushi with a flying double axe handle strike. Naito drops EVIL with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Naito tugs on EVIL’s hair. Bushi tags himself in. Bushi with another double axe handle strike. Bushi stomps on EVIL’s back and chest. EVIL blocks The NeckBreaker from Bushi. EVIL kicks Bushi in the gut. EVIL dumps Bushi out of the ring. Togo punches Bushi. Togo repeatedly stomps on Bushi’s chest. EVIL whips Naito into the steel barricade. Togo drives Bushi back first into the barricade. Togo rolls Bushi back into the ring. EVIL goes into the lateral press for a two count. EVIL tags in Togo.

House Of Torture poses for the crowd. Togo applies a wrist lock. Togo punches Bushi in the back. Togo applies an arm-bar. Following a snap mare takeover, Togo with a Running Fist Drop for a two count. Togo tags in EVIL. EVIL wraps a t-shirt around Bushi’s neck. EVIL hooks the outside leg for a two count. Bushi kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. EVIL is displaying his frustration. Bushi with elbows into the midsection of EVIL. EVIL punches Bushi in the back. EVIL drives his knee into the midsection of Bushi. Bushi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Bushi drops EVIL with The DDT. Bushi tags in Naito. Naito with a running haymaker. Naito knocks Togo off the ring apron. Naito whips EVIL across the ring. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of EVIL’s head. Naito sends EVIL to the corner. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of EVIL. Combination Cabron for a two count. Naito repeatedly stomps on EVIL’s face.

Naito applies the cravate. Naito transitions into a hammerlock. EVIL denies Gloria. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. EVIL tugs on Naito’s hair. EVIL blocks a boot from Naito. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Naito. EVIL tags in Togo. Togo is throwing haymakers at Naito. Naito with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Togo. Naito tags in Bushi. Togo rakes the eyes of Bushi. Bushi dropkicks the left knee of Togo. EVIL trips Bushi from the outside. House Of Torture gangs up on Bushi. Double Irish Whip. Togo with a running elbow smash. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL follows that with The Fisherman’s Buster. Togo hooks the outside leg for a two count. EVIL argues with the referee. Togo wraps the garrote around Bushi’s neck. Naito with clubbing blows to Togo’s back. Naito ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Togo begs for mercy. Naito ducks a clothesline from Togo. Naito kicks Togo in the gut. Sunset Flip/Basement Dropkick Combination. Bushi connects with MX to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & Bushi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano vs. Jay White, Juice Robinson, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens and Gedo In A 10-Man Tag Team Match

Kazuchika Okada and Bad Luck Fale will start things off. Fale drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Fale pats Okada in the back of the head. Fale blocks the bodyslam. Okada with forearm shivers. Fale drops Okada with a shoulder tackle. Okada side steps Fale into the turnbuckle pad. Fale with a Counter Bodyslam. White and Ishii are tagged in. Owens attacks Ishii from behind. Bullet Club gangs up on Ishii. Double Irish. White and Ishii play hot potato with Owens while mixing in standing switch exchanges. Shoulder Tackle Party. Okada kicks Fale in the gut. Fale shrugs off The War Drums. All hell is breaking loose in Aichi. Fale applies a nerve hold on Okada. White hooks the inside leg for a one count. White repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Ishii. White with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White tags in Owens. Owens kicks Ishii in the gut. Owens works on the left leg of Ishii. Owens tags in Gedo. Gedo stomps on the left knee of Ishii. Gedo dumps Ishii out of the ring. White repeatedly drives Ishii back first into the steel barricade. White rolls Ishii back into the ring.

Gedo goes into the lateral press for a two count. Gedo tags in Robinson. Ishii blocks The BrainBuster. Ishii goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson with a knife edge chop. Robinson with a chop/juice jab combination. Robinson HeadButts Ishii. Ishii is displaying his fighting spirit. Ishii dcks a clothesline from Robinson. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii tags in Hashi. Hashi scores the elbow knockdown. Hashi dropkicks Fale off the apron. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Gedo. Hashi attacks Gedo’s beard. Hashi dodges The Leg Lariat. Hashi delivers his combination offense. Robinson reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi drops Robinson with a NeckBreaker. Owens with forearm shivers. Double Shoulder Tackle to Owens. Assisted Hip Toss. Goto knocks White off the apron. Robinson fights out of the fireman’s carry position.

Robinson applies a waist lock. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Robinson. Head Hunter/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination for a two count. Goto dumps Togo out of the ring. Robinson crumbles into the canvas. Robinson denies The Kumagoroshi. Chop Exchange. White trips Hashi from the outside. Robinson with a DDT. Robinson tags in Gedo. Gedo decks Hashi with a JawBreaker. Hashi blocks The SuperKick. Hashi with a Spinning Mule Kick. Hashi tags in Yano. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. White attacks the turnbuckle pad. Bullet Club repeatedly stomps on Yano’s back. White throws the turnbuckle pad out of the ring. Bullet Club whips Yano into the exposed steel. Gedo with a running elbow smash. White with a Running Uppercut. Owens follows that with a running forearm smash. White inadvertently chops Owens. Yano sends Gedo back first into the exposed steel. Yano with a double leg takedown. Yano catapults White into Owens. Yano connects with The Schoolboy Rollup to pickup the victory. After the match, Robinson viciously attacks Hashi. The Gang Wars Continue.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi and Toru Yano via Pinfall 

– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.

Sixth Match: (2) Shingo Takagi vs. (2) David Finlay In A G1 Climax 32 D BLOCK Tournament Match

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Side Headlock Exchange. Takagi whips Finlay across the ring. Finlay runs into Takagi. Takagi drops Finlay with a shoulder tackle. Finlay drops down on the canvas. Takagi goes for The Death Valley Driver, but Finlay rolls him over for a one count. Finlay with a deep arm-drag. Finlay applies an arm-bar. Takagi backs Finlay into the ropes. Takagi whips Finlay across the ring. Takagi with a back elbow smash. Finlay dropkicks Takagi to the floor. Takagi pulls Finlay off the ring apron. Takagi kicks Finlay in the gut. Takagi drops Finlay with The DDT on the floor. Takagi sends Finlay shoulder first into the steel ring post. Takagi slams Finlay’s head on the apron. Takagi wants to know why Finlay is walking around with the IWGP US Title. Toe Kick Exchange Takagi rams Finlay’s face across the US Title. Takagi stomps on the midsection of Finlay. Takagi catapults Finlay throat first into the bottom rope for a one count.

Takagi applies a rear chin lock. Takagi transitions into a cravate. Takagi hammers down on the back of Finlay’s neck. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Finlay. Takagi with another DDT. Takagi with 12×6 elbows. Takagi applies a front face lock. Finlay with heavy bodyshots. Takagi HeadButts Finlay. Takagi goes for a PowerBomb, but Finlay counters with a Back Body Drop. Takagi with a running sledge. Takagi buries his knee into the midsection of Finlay. Takagi sends Finlay into the ropes. Finlay with a Running Uppercut. Finlay scores two forearm knockdowns. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Finlay. Finlay holds onto the ropes. Finlay kicks Takagi in the chest. Finlay sends Takagi tumbling to the floor. Finlay with The Slingshot Pescado. Finlay rolls Takagi back into the ring. Finlay with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Takagi hammers down on the back of Finlay’s neck. Finlay punches Takagi in the ribs.

Short-Arm Reversal by Takagi. Finlay ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Finlay with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Finlay hits The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Takagi denies The Exploder Suplex. Takagi decks Finlay with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Ryukon Lariat. Takagi toys around with Finlay. Takagi bodyslams Finlay. Takagi with a Diving Elbow Drop. Takagi PowerBombs Finlay for a two count. Takagi applies The STF. Finlay grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Takagi is trying to wear down Finlay. Takagi with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Finlay blocks The Made In Japan. Finlay with a Uranage BackBreaker. Finlay with a Running Uppercut. Finlay puts Takagi on the top turnbuckle. Finlay with The SuperPlex for a two count. Takagi denies The Acid Drop. Finlay uppercuts Takagi. Takagi throws Finlay into the canvas. Takagi uppercuts the small of Finlay’s back. Takagi goes for The Sliding Lariat, but Finlay counters with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count.

Takagi ducks a clothesline from Finlay. Takagi goes for Made In Japan, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay with a cradle cover for a two count. Finlay with a running clothesline. Takagi sends Finlay to the corner. Takagi blocks a boot from Finlay. Takagi clotheslines the back of Finlay. Finlay with a SpringBoard Stunner. Finlay hits The Acid Drop for a two count. Takagi denies Trash Panda. Finlay with a forearm smash. Takagi answers with a high knee strike. Takagi with a Twisting Vertical Suplex. Takagi blocks a boot from Finlay. Takagi catches Finlay in mid-air. Takagi hits Noshigami. Takagi delivers The Pumping Bomber for a two count. Takagi connects with Made In Japan for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Takagi HeadButts Finlay. Takagi with The Sliding Lariat. Takagi denies The Stunner. Takagi applies The Dragon Sleeper. Finlay avoids The Draping GTR. Finlay with The SpringBoard Stunner. Finlay plants Takagi with The Victory Roll to pickup the victory.

Winner: David Finlay via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (0) “Filthy Tom Lawlor” w/Royce Isaacs vs. (0) JONAH w/Bad Dude Tito In A G1 Climax 32 A BLOCK Tournament Match

Lawlor throws his jean shorts at Jonah. Jonah shrugs off a dropkick from Lawlor. Lawlor sticks and moves. Lawlor kicks the left hamstring of Jonah. Lawlor with a toe kick. Lawlor avoids The Body Avalanche. Jonah blocks a boot from Lawlor. Jonah with a clubbing lariat. Lawlor dumps Jonah out of the ring. Lawlor with a Running PK. Lawlor poses for the crowd. Lawlor kicks Jonah in the face. Lawlor goes for a Wrap Around PK, but Jonah counters with The Pounce into the ropes. Jonah dumps Lawlor ribs first on the steel barricade. Lawlor gets back in the ring at the count of fifteen. Jonah repeatedly stomps on Lawlor’s chest. Jonah stands on Lawlor’s chest. Jonah rocks Lawlor with a forearm smash. Jonah HeadButts Lawlor. Jonah applies a waist lock. Lawlor with elbows into the midsection of Jonah. Lawlor stomps on the left foot of Jonah. Jonah drops Lawlor with another clubbing lariat. Jonah toys around with Lawlor.

Jonah is choking Lawlor with his boot. Jonah slams Lawlor’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Jonah whips Lawlor chest first into the red turnbuckle pad. Lawlor with heavy bodyshots. Lawlor kicks the left hamstring of Jonah. Jonah clotheslines Lawlor. Jonah bodyslams Lawlor. Jonah goes for a Senton Splash, but Lawlor ducks out of the way. Lawlor applies the cravate. Lawlor with Muay Thai Knee Strikes in the ropes. Lawlor with two running forearm smashes. Jonah clotheslines Lawlor. Jonah whips Lawlor across the ring. Jonah goes for a Leaping Body Block, but Lawlor counters with a single leg crab. Lawlor transitions into The Heel Hook. Jonah grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.

Lawlor with repeated hamstring kicks. Lawlor ducks a clothesline from Jonah. Lawlor with The Rolling Elbow. Lawlor with a Spinning Heel Kick. Lawlor follows that with The Zig Zag for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Lawlor delivers his combination offense. Lawlor applies a wrist lock. Lawlor with forearm shivers. Lawlor with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Lawlor applies The Sleeper Hold. Lawlor backs Jonah into the turnbuckle pad. Lawlor kicks the back of Jonah’s left knee. Jonah denies The Sweet Meat Sizzler. Jonah drops Lawlor with a Leaping Body Avalanche. Jonah puts Lawlor on the top turnbuckle. Jonah with a knife edge. Lawlor has Jonah perched on the top turnbuckle. Jonah punches Lawlor in the back. Lawlor with The Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Lawlor with clubbing knee strikes. Lawlor blasts Jonah with The PK. Jonah denies The Satellite DDT. Jonah dumps Lawlor ribs first on the top rope. Jonah hits The Doctor Bomb. Jonah connects with The Torpedo.

Winner: JONAH via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (2) Sanada vs. (0) The Great O-Khan In A G1 Climax 32 B BLOCK Tournament Match

Hand fighting display. Chain grappling exchange. Khan applies a front face lock. Sanada escapes the hold. Sanada blocks the waist lock go-behind. Khan with a single leg takedown. Khan grapples around Sanada. Khan goes back to a front face lock. Sanada with a fireman’s carry takeover. Khan tries to get Sanada in a guard. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Khan backs Sanada into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Khan with a single leg takedown. Khan grapevines the legs of Sanada. Khan is trying to keep Sanada grounded. Khan applies a double wrist lock. Khan brings Sanada down to the mat. Khan applies The Head & Arm Choke. Second chain grappling exchange. Sanada backs Khan into the ropes. Khan with a drop toe hold. Khan applies The Heel Hook. Sanada grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Khan stomps on the left knee of Sanada. Khan applies a wrist lock. Khan sends Sanada to the corner.

Sanada with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Sanada with The Slingshot Pescado. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada rolls Khan back into the ring. Sanada goes into the lateral press for a two count. Khan denies The TKO. Khan claws the ribs of Sanada. Sanada breaks the grip. Sanada denies The Eliminator. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Khan. Khan nails Sanada with The Pump Kick. Khan repeatedly slams Sanada’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Khan dumps Sanada face first on the blue turnbuckle pad. Sanada dropkicks Khan. Sanada dodges The Pump Kick. Khan clotheslines Sanada for a two count. Khan sits up. Khan unloads Three Mongolian Chops. Khan toys around with Sanada. Sanada with forearm shivers. Sanada uppercuts Khan. Sanada puts his hands behind his back. Khan dishes out another round of Mongolian Chops.

Sanada scores the inadverted low blow. Sanada with The O’Connor Roll for a two count. Sanada with Two Rolling Elbows. Sanada follows that with The Pop Up TKO for a two count. Sanada goes for The Muto MoonSault, but Khan gets his knees up in the air. Sanada decks Khan with a back elbow smash. Khan applies The Sheep Killer. Sanada escapes the grip. Khan with a thumb to the eye of Sanada. Khan goes back to The Sheep Killer. Sanada responds with Skull End. Khan refuses to quit. Khan rakes the eyes of Sanada. Khan applies The Claw. Khan argues with Red Shoes. Sanada with a Spinning Back Kick. Khan shoves Red Shows towards Sanada. Khan scores a right jab. Khan lands The MoonSault off the second rope for a two count. Khan applies The Claw. Khan goes for The Eliminator, but Sanada counters with a deep arm-drag. Sanada hits The Pop Up TKO for a two count. Sanada connects with The Muto MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sanada via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: (2) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. (4) Zack Sabre Jr In A G1 Climax 32 C BLOCK Tournament Match

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Sabre breaks the grip. Strong lockup. Sabre applies a hammerlock. Tanahashi with a drop toe hold. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Sabre anwer with a headscissors neck lock. Tanahashi grapevines the legs of Sabre. Sabre applies the cravate. Sabre backs Tanahashi into the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. That led us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Tanahashi tells Sabre to bring it. Wrist Lock Exchange. Sabre starts bending Tanahashi’s fingers. Sabre talks smack to Tanahashi. Tanahashi with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi decks Sabre with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Tanahashi starts playing the air guitar. Tanahashi cranks on Sabre’s neck. Sabre regroups on the outside. Tanahashi rolls Sabre back into the ring. Sabre with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Sabre applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker on the same rope.

Sabre drags Tanahashi out of the ring apron. Sabre stomps on the left elbow of Tanahashi. Sabre applies a top wrist lock. Sabre toys around with Tanahashi. Red Shoes ignores the cocky cover from Sabre. Sabre wraps the left shoulder of Tanahashi around the middle ropes. Sabre with clubbing mid-kicks. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Sabre brings Tanahashi down to the mat. Sabre applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Sabre transitions into a double reverse arm-bar. Sabre works on his joint manipulation game. Tanahashi reaches the rope. Sabre talks smack to Tanahashi. Sabre repeatedly kicks Tanahashi in the face. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Sabre uppercuts Tanahashi. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Cobra Twist Exchange. Tanahashi drops Sabre with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi with combo bodyshots. Tanahashi bodyslams Sabre. Tanahashi with The SomerSault Senton for a two count. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Sabre. Sabre applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Tanahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Sabre with an arm-ringer. Sabre with a Running Uppercut. Tanahashi shoves Sabre. Sabre kicks Tanahashi in the face. Sabre ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Tanahashi goes for The Straight Jacket German Suplex, but Sabre counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Tanahashi refuses to quit. Sabre repeatedly cranks on the left shoulder of Tanahashi. Sabre with an Overhead Wrist Kick. Tanahashi blocks a boot from Sabre. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Sabre. Tanahashi goes for The SlingBlade, but Sabre counters with The Guillotine Choke. Tanahashi with Two Twist and Shouts. Sabre applies a front face lock. Sabre goes for The Zack Driver, but Tanahashi lands back on his feet. Tanahashi hits The Michinoku Driver. Tanahashi connects with The SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi goes for The Ace’s High, but Sabre counters with a Japanese Leg Clutch Hold for a two count. Tanahashi denies The PK. Tanahashi goes for a Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Sabre counters with The Triangle Choke. Tanahashi plants Sabre with The Jackknife Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

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