Jay White delivers on his promise.
It was a rough start to the G1 Climax 29 tournament for Jay White, but in the end, he defeated Tetsuya Naito to win the B Block. Both men came into the match tied at 10 points and with Jon Moxley and Hirooki Goto losing earlier in the night, the main event became a winner take all scenario. In the end, it was White's counter wrestling and a Blade Runner that did Naito in, giving White the victory and a spot in G1 finals. With the win, White will face Kota Ibushi in the finals of the G1 Climax tournament.
SIX WINS IN A ROW!! @JayWhiteNZ beats Tetsuya Naito and wins the B Block. It will be Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi in the final of the G1 Climax 29. #g129 #NJPW https://t.co/d63mH2znnl pic.twitter.com/GT0SJ0XaKi— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) August 11, 2019
After the bout, White called out Ibushi to let him know that Gedo would not be in his corner for their match. While it remains to be seen if White is telling the truth, Gedo was involved in the post-match angle, distracting Ibushi and allowing White to attack his injured ankle.
White's tournament got off to a rough start as the leader of Bullet Club lost to Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, and Toru Yano in his first three matches. From there, he promised to rattle off six straight wins and win the block, which is exactly what he did, defeating Jeff Cobb, Shingo Takagi, Taichi, Jon Moxley, and Juice Robinson before his victory over Naito on the final night.
If you missed anything from the final night of B Block action, check out Fightful's full report on the show.