NJPW G1 CLIMAX 27 Day 11


Michael Elgin and Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Katsuya Kitamura and Shota Umino
This was a decent opening tag match even though it was blatantly obvious who would win. Elgin put away Kitamura with a Sit Out Powerbomb.

Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, and El Desperado defeated Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, and Hirai Kawato
Poor poor Kojima while he has performed superbly in this tournament he is still yet to pick up any points and after today’s match it doesn’t look good for him in his next match against Suzuki. Unfortunately Kawato found himself alone in the ring with all three members of Suzuki Gun and each took their turn punishing him before Desperado hit an Angles Wings to finish him off.

Sanada and Bushi defeated Juice Robinson and David Finlay
Four young hungry talented stars put together one hell of a tag match. It was Sanada who has impressed me the most throughout this tournament and he was able to lock in his submission too make Finlay tap out.

EVIL and Hiromu Takahashi defeated Kenny Omega and Chase Owens
The match between Evil and Omega is likely to be one you don’t want to miss. This is definitely the favourite against The dark horse and with Los Ingobernables de Japon picking up the win over Bullet Club in this tag match it could be a sign of what may happen in the match tomorrow. As Takahashi brawled with Omega on the outside Evil hit Owens with an STO to win this match. After the match was over Omega snuck back in the ring, he attacked Evil and Takahashi hitting both with a Dragon Suplex. Then he began to choke Evil with his T-Shirt. Kenny then let go he picked Evil up and attempted to deliver a One Winged Angel but Evil reversed it. Evil tried to hit an STO on Kenny but he managed to avoid it and escaped out of the ring. This was a huge statement made and only adds to the heat of this match for tomorrow.


Kazuchika Okada and Toru Yano defeated Tama Tonga and Yujiro Takahashi
No one has performed better than Okada in this years G1 and it will take something quite special to stop his run of form. He was victorious in this match thanks too his tag team partner Toru Yano who hit a low blow and rolled up Takahashi. Hopefully we may see Yano be successful in his match on Day 12 and get himself a few more points.

Block A
Yoshi-Hashi defeated Bad Luck Fale
In one of the most shocking outcomes of this tournament Yoshi-Hashi finally got another win. This loss did a lot of damage to Fale’s Progression as he has fallen 2 points behind the leaders.

Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Togi Makabe
This was a brilliant clash of two different styles of wrestling that made this an excellent watch. Sabre used his amazing submission moves to try and keep Makabe down but he kept fighting back and hitting ZSJ with some viscous shots. After ZSJ had done tons of damage to the knee of Makabe and after Makabe missed his finishing Knee drop of the top rope ZSJ took the advantage and locked in a Leg Lock to make Makabe tap out. This was another very big win for Zack as he is level on points with the other four men at the top of the group and is now looking like a real favourite to advance.

Tomohiro Ishii defeated Yuji Nagata
No points for Nagata and Ishii has managed to catch up with the leaders and is now looking unstoppable now. But he was pushed to the limit here by Nagata who so deserved something from this match but he still sits at the bottom of Block A on zero points.

Tetsuya Naito defeated Hirooki Goto
After hitting a Destino on Goto, Naito moved level on eight points with the others at the top of the table and is looking like the favourite to top this Block.

Kota Ibushi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi
This was the match I was most looking forward too on this day and it was rightly in the Main Event as two fan favourites tore the house down in the perfect way to end Day 11. I was slightly surprised that Ibushi won considering the run Tanahashi has been on but I’m sure the rest of the competitors were happy about this result as it stopped the Ace from pulling away from them. Ibushi needed this win and it showed as he clearly wanted this win just a bit more than Tanahashi and that was the deciding factor. After the shocker of Tanahashi kicking out of the Elevated Sit Out Powerbomb, Ibushi connected with a devastating Knee Strike and was finally able to keep Tanahashi down for three.
This group is still wide open and any one of eight guys still stand a. Vance to win this Block.

Current Standings

Block A
Hiroshi Tanahashi 8
Tetsuya Naito 8
Zack Sabre Jr. 8
Tomohiro Ishii 8
Hirooki Goto 6
Bad Luck Fale 6
Togi Makabe 6
Kota Ibushi 6
Yuji Nagata 0




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