NJPW G1 Climax 29 Day 17 Results: The A Block Champion Is Crowned!

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Bad Luck Fale def. Sanada

Lance Archer def. Evil

Zack Sabre Jr. def. Kenta

Will Ospreay def. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Kota Ibushi def. Kazuchika Okada

Non-Tournament Matches

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Bushi) def. Bullet Club (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) def. Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto)

Jeff Cobb & Toa Henare def. Toru Yano & Tomoaki Homna

Jon Moxley & Shota Umino def. Juice Robinson & Ren Narita


Juice Robinson & Ren Narita vs. Jon Moxley & Shota Umino

The match begins with Moxley scoring a takedown on Robinson and Robinson gets to the ropes, Robinson and Moxley have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Robinson gets Moxley in the corner before landing a clothesline, Robinson then nails a charging Moxley with a spine buster. Robinson traps Moxley in the corner while landing some strikes, Robinson nails Moxley with his patented jabs followed by a leg lariat. Umino and Narita get tagged in by their respective partners, Umino and Narita immediately get into a striking exchange. Narita ends the exchange by nailing Umino with an overhead release suplex, Narita then hits Umino with a suplex for a near fall. Narita gets Umino in the cloverleaf until Moxley breaks it up, Robinson goes after Moxley with a dive and he injures his knee. Umino nails a charging Narita with a drop kick, Moxley and Umino then hit Narita with a Hart Attack. Umino nails Narita with a fishermans suplex for a three count.

Winners: Jon Moxley & Shota Umino

After the match, Jon Moxley attacks the injured knee of Juice Robinson by applying a figure four leg lock.

Toru Yano & Tomoaki Homna vs. Jeff Cobb & Toa Henare

The match begins with Homna getting Henare in a headlock, Henare gets free and he drops Homna with a shoulder tackle. Homna recovers and he drops Henare with a shoulder tackle of his own, Homna goes for the kokeshi and Henare gets out of the way. Cobb tags in and he cracks Homna with a drop kick, Henare tags back in and he eventually drops Homna with a bicycle kick. Henare goes for a suplex and Homna escapes to land a flying kokeshi, Yano and Cobb get tagged in by their respective partners. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad and Cobb rolls him up for a near fall, Yano goes after Cobb with shoulder tackles and Cobb doesn’t budge. Yano accidentally runs into the exposed corner and Cobb slams him, Yano catches Cobb in a roll up for a near fall. Homna tags back in and he nails Cobb with a bulldog, Homna then nails a downed Cobb with a kokeshi. Cobb recovers and he drops Homna with a clothesline for a near fall, Yano hits the ring and Henare throws him out of it. Cobb hits Homna with a Spin Cycle for a near fall, Cobb then hits Homna with a Tour Of The Islands for a three count.

Winners: Jeff Cobb & Toa Henare

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping Chaos before the bell sounds and the brawl spills all over the place, Goto and Kanemaru battle in the ring. Goto drops kanemaru with a shoulder tackle followed by a back drop driver for a near fall, Suzuki interferes and he gets Goto in a rope assisted arm bar. Suzuki grabs a steel chair and he attacks a Young Lion with it, Kanemaru holds Goto down while raking his eyes. Suzuki tags in and he attacks Goto with some strikes, Taichi tags in and he rips away at the face of Goto. Goto recovers and he drops Taichi before tagging Ishii in, Ishii and Taichi have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Ishii eventually drops Taichi with a shoulder tackle, Taichi gets up and he attacks Ishii with a ton of kicks. Taichi drops Ishii with a head kick for a near fall, Taichi misses a super kick and Ishii hits him with a release German suplex. Yoshi-Hashi and Suzuki get tagged in by their respective partners, Yoshi-Hashi and Suzuki have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Yoshi-Hashi places Suzuki on the top rope before landing a running drop kick, Goto and Yoshi-Hashi then double team Suzuki before Yoshi-Hashi gets a near fall on him.

Ishii and Taichi hit the ring before getting taken out by Yoshi-Hashi and Suzuki, Yoshi-Hashi crushes Suzuki with a lariat for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi goes for Kharma and Suzuki escapes to apply a sleeper hold, Suzuki hits Yoshi-Hashi with a Gotch Style Pile Driver for a three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Bushi) vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)

The match begins with Takahashi jumping Bushi from behind so Owens can gain control, Bushi quickly drops Owens with a hurricarana. Bushi traps Owens in the corner while kicking away at him, Owens fights back and Bushi kicks him in the face. Bushi goes to the top rope and White interferes to crotch him, White tags in and he stomps away on a downed Bushi. White then hits Bushi with a back elbow strike for a near fall, Takahashi tags in and he attacks Bushi with a snap mare followed by a leg drop. Owens tags back in and he nails a cornered Bushi with more strikes, Owens drops Bushi before landing a drop kick to the back of the head. Bushi fights back and Owens drops him with an elbow drop, Bushi recovers and he drops Owens with an enzaguri. Takahashi tags in and he knocks LIJ off the ring apron, Bushi then takes Owens and Takahashi with a double rana. Naito and White get tagged in by their respective partners, Naito attacks White with a ton of strikes. Naito drops White before landing a drop kick to the back of the head.

Naito traps White in the ropes before landing a modified neck breaker, Naito then hits a cornered White with a slingshot drop kick. White fights back and he plants Naito with a DDT, White attacks Naito with a plethora of strikes. Naito recovers and he nails White with a tornado DDT, Takagi and Takahashi get tagged in by their respective partners. Takahashi trips up Takagi before landing a drop kick to the face, Owens hits the ring to double team Takagi with Takahashi for a near fall. Naito hits the ring to double team Takahashi with Takagi, Takagi nails Takahashi with a Pumping Bomber for a near fall. Takagi nails Takahashi with a second Pumping Bomber followed by Made In Japan for a three count.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Bushi)

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Evil vs. Lance Archer

The match begins with Archer and Evil exchanging shoulder tackles, Archer and Evil then have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Archer ends the exchange by nailing a charging Evil with a sidewalk slam, Evil rolls out of the ring and Archer decides to attack the Young Lions. Archer does a moonsault from the ring apron to wipe out Evil and the Young Lions, Archer removes a turnbuckle pad and he attacks Evil with it. Archer brings Evil into the ring to throw him into the exposed corner, Archer then suplexes Evil into the exposed corner. Archer then hits Evil with a short arm clothesline followed by a plethora of strikes, Archer goes for a middle rope swanton bomb and Evil gets out of the way. Evil traps Archer in the corner before landing a bronco buster for a near fall, Archer fights back and he drops Evil with a clothesline. Archer goes to the top rope and Evil meets him up there to land a superplex for a near fall, Evil throws Archer at the referee and the referee goes down. Archer recovers and he nails Evil with a Derailer, Archer goes out of the ring and he brings a steel chair back into it. Archer places the chair in between the ropes in the corner, Evil avoids the chair and he throws Archer into it.

Evil then crushes a dazed Archer with a lariat, Evil then nails Archer with a rope assisted spinning neck breaker for a near fall. Archer recovers and he nails Evil with a choke slam for a near fall, Archer follows that up with an F-5 against Evil. Evil avoids the EVD Claw to nail Archer with a headbutt, Archer reapplies the EVD Claw on Evil and he gets a three count.

Winner: Lance Archer

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Sanada vs. Bad Luck Fale

The match begins with Fale backing Sanada into the ropes while landing a few strikes, Sanada fights back and Jado interferes to nail him with a kendo stick. Fale knocks Sanada out of the ring and he follows him out there, Fale tosses Sanada over the barricade and onto the announce table. Fale then chokes Sanada with a microphone cable, Fale gets Sanada back in the ring to apply the nerve hold. Sanada gets free before going for a slam and Fale falls on him for a near fall, Fale then stomps on a downed Sanada before landing an elbow drop for a near fall. Fale nails Sanada with a slam before missing the follow up elbow drop, Sanada then nails Fale with a few strikes before landing a drop kick to the knee. Sanada nails Fale with a follow up drop kick before clotheslining him out of the ring, Sanada takes out Fale and his crew with multiple dives. Chase Owens interferes and he eats a drop kick followed by a dive, Sanada misses a springboard move and Fale crushes him a few moments later.

Fale then hits Sanada with a splash for a near fall, Fale then hits Sanada with a Grenade for another near fall. Fale goes for the Bad Luck Fall and Sanada escapes to slam him, Sanada then hits Fale with a TKO for a near fall. Sanada goes for Skull End and Owens drags the referee out of the ring, Jado hits the ring and Sanada puts him in a Paradise Lock. Owens interferes and Sanada puts him in a Paradise Lock, Sanada then drops Fale with a springboard drop kick. Sanada goes for a moonsault and he lands on his feet, Sanada gets Fale in Skull End and Fale counters with a small package for a three count.

Winner: Bad Luck Fale

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Kenta vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

The match begins with some chain wrestling between Kenta and Sabre Jr, Kenta backs Sabre Jr into the ropes before missing a head kick. Sabre Jr and Kenta have a striking exchange until Sabre Jr goes down, Kenta would then attack Sabre Jr with a series of kicks. Kenta gets Sabre Jr to a seated position before kicking him in the back, Kenta holds Sabre Jr down while applying a chin lock. Sabre Jr gets free and Kenta drops him with a knee lift to the midsection, Sabre Jr trips up Kenta and he wrenches away on his arm. Sabre Jr also stomps on the arm of a downed Kenta, Sabre Jr also traps the legs of Kenta while stretching them out. Kenta gets free and he attacks Sabre Jr with more kicks for a near fall, Sabre Jr recovers and he gets him in a pinning combination for a near fall. Sabre Jr and Kenta have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Sabre Jr drops Kenta and he twists his neck a few moments later. Kenta recovers and he nails a charging Sabre Jr with a power slam, Kenta then hits Sabre Jr with a tornado DDT onto the top rope.

Kenta follows that up with a top rope clothesline for a near fall, Sabre Jr slaps Kenta and Kenta responds with slaps of his own. Kenta then hits a cornered Sabre Jr with a stalling drop kick, Kenta misses a double stomp and Sabre Jr hits him with a northern lights suplex. Sabre Jr goes for various arm bar like submissions on Kenta and Kenta gets to the ropes, Sabre Jr focuses his attack on the arm of Kenta. Kenta fights back and he drops Sabre Jr with a spinning back fist, Sabre Jr and Kenta have a striking exchange until Kenta goes down. Sabre Jr goes for a penalty kick and Kenta avoids it before landing a spinning clothesline, Kenta then hits Sabre Jr with a top rope double stomp for a near fall. Sabre Jr recovers to land an overhead kick followed by a leg sweep and penalty kick for a near fall, Sabre Jr and Kenta have another striking exchange until Sabre Jr goes down. Sabre Jr shocks Kenta with a roll up for a near fall, Sabre Jr looks for an omaplata and Kenta escapes to lock in a cross face. Sabre Jr transitions to a triangle choke and Kenta escapes to apply Game Over, Sabre Jr gets to the ropes to break the submission.

Kenta then nails Sabre Jr with a Psycho Knee for a near fall, Kenta looks for Go To Sleep and Sabre Jr counters with a triangle choke. Sabre Jr transitions into an modified arm bar while kicking Kenta in the head and Kenta eventually taps out.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.

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Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Will Ospreay

The match begins with Tanahashi backing Ospreay into the ropes before letting him go free, Ospreay backs Tanahashi in the ropes as well before letting him go free. Ospreay gets Tanahashi in a headlock and Takahashi gets free to apply one of his own, Ospreay gets free and he knocks Tanahashi out of the ring with a rana, Ospreay gets caught up in the ropes and Tanahashi nails him with multiple dragon screw leg whips. Tanahashi holds Ospreay down while wrenching away on his leg, Tanahashi keeps Ospreay’s legs trapped while applying a modified Indian death lock. Ospreay eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission hold, Ospreay fights back and a striking exchange happens in the middle of the ring. Ospreay ends the exchange by nailing Tanahashi with a handspring enzaguri, Ospreay then drops Tanahashi with a flying forearm strike. Ospreay goes for a springboard move and Tanahashi hangs him on the top rope, Ospreay recovers and sends Tanahashi to the arena floor. 

Ospreay takes out Tanahashi with a suicide dive that also hurts his own knee, Ospreay gets Tanahashi back in the ring to land a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ospreay then nails Tanahashi with a top rope 619, Ospreay misses a springboard forearm strike and Tanahashi drop kicks him in the injured knee. Tanahashi follows that up by going for a cloverleaf and Ospreay nails him with an enzaguri, Tanahashi then attacks Ospreay with another dragon screw leg whip. Tanahashi applies the cloverleaf to Ospreay and Ospreay eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold, Ospreay fights back against Tanahashi to eventually land the Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for an Os Cutter and Tanahashi counters with a sling blade for a near fall, Tanahashi then hits Ospreay with a straight jacket suplex for a near fall. Ospreay fights back and he drops Tanahashi for a near fall, Ospreay then hits Tanahashi with a shooting star press for a near fall. Ospreay then nails Tanahashi with an Os Cutter for another near fall, Ospreay goes for Storm Breaker and Tanahashi counters with a sling blade.

Tanahashi follows up by landing another sling blade for a near fall, Tanahashi then hits Ospreay with a High Fly Flow and Ospreay rolls through for a near fall. Ospreay then nails Tanahashi with a hook kick and Hidden Blade, Ospreay then hits Tanahashi with a Storm Breaker for a three count.

Winner: Will Ospreay

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Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi

The match begins with Okada tripping up Ibushi and wrenching away on his leg, Ibushi and Okada exchange a few strikes after Ibushi gets free. Ibushi crushes a charging Okada with a drop kick, Okada misses a charge in the corner before placing Ibushi on the top rope. Okada nails Ibushi with a drop kick to knock him to the arena floor, Okada then nails Ibushi with a DDT on the arena floor. Okada waits for Ibushi to get in the ring before cornering him to land a few strikes, Ibushi fights back and Okada drops him to land a low leg lariat. Okada keeps Ibushi down while holding him in a chin lock, Ibushi gets free and he drops a charging Okada with a hurricarana. Ibushi drops Okada with a striking combination before landing a standing moonsault for a near fall, Okada rolls out of the ring and Ibushi takes him out with a dive. Okada gets back in the ring and he eventually drops Ibushi with a running elbow strike, Okada nails Ibushi with another DDT for a near fall. Okada goes to the top rope and Ibushi forces him to leap off, Ibushi then nails a charging Okada with a flying mid kick. 

Ibushi and Okada get involved in a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Ibushi ends the exchange by nailing Okada with a power slam. Ibushi goes for a middle rope moonsault and Okada gets his knees up, Okada then plants Ibushi with a flapjack for a near fall. Okada goes to the top rope and Ibushi quickly crotches him, Ibushi climbs to the top rope and Okada knocks him to the ring apron. Ibushi recovers and he takes Okada off the ropes with a super rana for a near fall, Ibushi then nails Okada with a sit out power bomb for the near fall. Ibushi and Okada go back and forth until Okada lands a German suplex, Okada misses a Rainmaker and still connects with a drop kick on Ibushi. Okada looks for a tombstone and Ibushi counters to land a package tombstone pile driver, Ibushi and Okada have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Okada ends the exchange by nailing Ibushi with a shotgun drop kick, Ibushi pops right up to nail Okada with a lariat. Ibushi and Okada have a back and forth until Okada lands a Rainmaker, Okada picks up Ibushi and lands a second Rainmaker.

Ibushi escapes a third Rainmaker to hit Okada with a straight jacket German suplex, Okada avoids a knee strike to hit Ibushi with a drop kick. Okada goes for another drop kick and Ibushi counters with a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Ibushi goes for a knee strike and Okada counters with a drop kick. Okada misses the Rainmaker and Ibushi nails him with a head kick, Okada avoids the knee strike and he rolls Ibushi up for a near fall. Ibushi then cracks Okada with another head kick, Okada goes for a spinning Rainmaker and Ibushi counters with a knee strike. Ibushi then lands another knee strike for a near fall, Ibushi levels Okada with a third knee strike for a three count.

Winner: Kota Ibushi

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