New Japan Pro Wrestling Presents G1 Special 2018 Results!

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Ten Man Tag Match

Knockouts Championship Match Set For IMPACT Bound For Glory 2021


Haku and YOSHI-HASHI start the match off, YOSHI dropping Haku before Haku whips him in the corner and hits a running clothesline. YOSHI tags Rocky in who tries to knock Loa over, but can't so he opts for a huricanrrana and starts his signature endless clotheslines until Tama comes out of nowhere and hits a running, jumping splash in the corner. Haku hits a piledriver for a near fall before Chase comes in and he and Rocky exchange strikes until Chase hits a backbreaker for a quick two count. Yujiro comes in next and hits a thrust kick into a snapmare and a dropkick to the small of the back of Rocky for another quick two count. Chase sends Sho and Yoh off of the apron before Rocky can tag and Rocky hits a double huricanrrana and tags Yoh back in who hits a series of dropkicks and a dragon screw leg whip.

Yoh and Sho double team Yujiro before he sends them into each other and sends Yoh out of the ring. Tama hits a scoop slam and an elbow drop once he comes in, but Sho spears him and tags in Gedo. Gedo takes out both Tongan brothers before everyone hits a move and Gedo hits a superkick for a near fall. Haku then applies the Tongan Death Grip before Tama hits a jumping cutter for the pin and the win.

Winner: BULLET CLUB (Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa, Haku, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens) defeat Chaos (Roppongi 3K, Gedo and YOSHI-HASHI) via pinfall when Tama Tonga pins Gedo with a jumping cutter.

Tag Team Match

Suzuki-gun vs CHAOS 

Suzuki attacks Ishii as soon as the match starts before they exchange boots and forearms until Ishii drops Suzuki with a shoulder block and tags ZSJ in. Ishii and Suzuki brawl at ringside as Yano tries to get Zack to shake his hand, but he just does joint manipulation instead. Yano tries again before poking Zack in the eye and goes for his signature pose, Zack grabbing him and putting him in a stock submission. Zack and Suzuki put Yano in several double submissions until Zack sends Ishii off of the apron and tags Suzuki back in. Yano hits an inverted atomic drop before  tagging Ishii in, Ishii and Suzuki exchanging more forearms until Suzuki sends Ishii down to the mat in a heap.

Ishii comes back with forearms and slaps to the face of Suzuki before Suzuki hits a series of rapid fire palm strikes into a sleeper. Ishii powers out with a snapmare before hitting a back drop and tagging in Yano. Zack gets the tag and puts Yano in a variation of a octopus stretch before Suzuki hits Yano with a turnbuckle pad. Ishii and Suzuki then go to the outside before Zack counters two low blows and Ishii hits Zack with a lariat for the pin and the win.

Winner: CHAOS (Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii) defeat Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr) when Yano pins Zack after Ishii hits him with a lariat.

Tag Team Match

BULLET CLUB vs Taguchi Japan

KUSHIDA and Marty start the match by exchanging wrist locks and grappling until Marty puts KUSHIDA in a full nelson and an octopus stretch before they grapple more and face off to the eruption of the crowd. Tana and Adam come in to dueling chants and lock up before exchanging side headlocks. Tana hits a diving cross body off of the second turnbuckle before playing the air guitar and tagging KUSHIDA in who mocks Marty and hits an ax handle off of the top. Adam sends KUSHIDA out of the ring before Marty hits a thrust kick from the apron and Adam hits a running shooting star press off of the apron and landing on his feet. Adam and Marty bring Taguchi into the ring before he misses a running hip attack and rolls out of the ring.

Marty comes in as the legal man before KUSHIDA uses Marty's back as a step ladder and hits a dropkick to Adam before tagging in Tana. Tana hits a sling blade and a dragon screw leg whip before hitting a scoop slam and a flipping senton off of the second turnbuckle for a quick two count. Marty goes for the chicken wing, but Tana counters and Marty hits him with a forearm before Tana slaps him. KUSHIDA comes back in and gets dropped by Adam before Tana hits him with a sling blade. Marty sends Tana out of the ring before KUSHIDA locks in the Hoverboard Lock as Tana locks in a cloverleaf.

Adam and Marty then get out of the dueling submissions before KUSHIDA counters the Rite of Passage once before he hits it the second time for the pin and the win.

Winner: BULLET CLUB (Adam Page and Marty Scurll) defeat Taguchi Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi and KUSHIDA) when Adam hits KUSHIDA with the Rite of Passage.

NEVER Openweight Title Match

Hirooki Goto (c) vs Jeff Cobb

They lock up for a clean break before locking up again and Goto beats Jeff down before they take turns trying to knock each other over until Jeff drops Goto with a flying shoulder tackle. Jeff hits a dead lift belly to belly suplex before yanking Goto off of the top and Goto sends Jeff over the top rope and onto the floor before hitting a diving cross body over the top rope himself. Goto sends Jeff into the ring post before rolling Jeff back into the ring and hits a snapmare into a jumping elbow drop for a quick two count. Goto puts Cobb in a head scissor before he gets to the bottom rope for the break, then Goto hits another snapmare and hits applies a rear chin lock that Jeff powers out of. Jeff hits a dropkick and a running European uppercut into a spinning back suplex for a quick two count.

Jeff hits a slam before missing a standing moonsault, then Goto hits a running wheel kick in the corner and a side slam for a quick two count. Jeff counters a kick and drops Goto with a forum before hitting a variation of the Oklahoma stampede for a near fall before Jeff turns Goto inside out with a lariat. Jeff hits a standing moonsault for a near fall before Goto locks in a sleeper and hits an ushigaroshi for a near fall. Goto then hits a variation of his own move, a reverse GTR for the pin and the win.

Winner: Hirooki Goto defends his NEVER Openweight title by defeating Jeff Cobb via pinfall with a reverse GTR. 

IWGP Tag Team Title Match

Young Bucks (c) vs Los Ingobernables de Japon 

The Bucks send EVIL off of the apron before everyone locks in a four man scorpion death lock, then the Bucks double team SANADA before sending EVIL back off of the apron. SANADA hits a dropkick before EVIL comes in and kicks Matt and sends him out of the ring. SANADA whips Nick into the corner and hits a running clothesline before locking in the paradise lock and dropkicking him. EVIL gets the tag and he and SANADA double team Nick for a quick two count when EVIL hits a jumping senton. EVIL puts Matt in a stock submission which he struggles to get out of before he hits a mule kick and SANADA sends Matt off of the apron before Nick can tag him in.

Nick manages to tag Matt in once he gets up on the apron and hits a double clothesline before Matt hits a stunner to SANADA off if the apron and locks in a sharpshooter to EVIL before he gets to the bottom rope for the break. Everyone hits a move to the outside before EVIL tries and gets hit with a double superkick, then Matt and SANADA tag in and exchange punches, kicks and reverse face locks. SANADA hits a swing before missing a moonsault, then Matt hits a tornado DDT onto the apron. Matt rolls SANADA back into the ring and hits a 450 splash for a near fall before Matt applies a scorpion death lock as Nick hits a flipping senton off of the top before Nick takes out EVIL at ringside. SANADA nearly taps before finally getting to the bottom rope before SANADA counters More Bang for Your Buck and tags EVIL in.

EVIL hits release German suplexes to both Bucks before hitting a running splash in the corner into Darkness Falls for a near fall. Nick counters EVIL (the move) before he and SANADA double team Nick for a near fall that Matt breaks up. The Bucks accidentally superkick the referee out of the ring before EVIL hits a double clothesline and he and Nick play hot potato with a chair until he gets superkicked. The Bucks then go for the Meltzer Driver onto a chair, but SANADA pulls Nick away and he and EVIL hit a Meltzer Driver of their own for a very close near fall. EVIL and SANADA then get another near fall before the Bucks hit the Meltzer Driver for the pin and the win.

Winner: The Young Bucks retain their IWGP tag team titles when they defeat EVIL and SANADA via pinfall when they hit EVIL with a Meltzer Driver. 

-They announce two shows for later this year before we go to a fifteen minute intermission and get interview segments with Cody and Kenny Omega. ​​​​​

Tag Team Match

Los Ingobernables de Japon vs CHAOS

Naito and Okada start the match off to roaring cheers as Tetsuya dodges several of Okada's attempts to lock up. They finally lock up for a clean break before Naito sends Okada out of the ring and hits his signature pose. Bushi and Will come in and Will hits a series of flips before LIJ double team Okada when he tries to come in and help Will. Bushi chops and chokes Will in the corner before tagging Naito in, Naito whipping him into the corner before hitting his signature leg sweep dropkick. Bushi chokes Will with his shirt before Naito comes right back in and kicks Will in the back of the head and the face.

Will hits an enzuigiri before tagging in Okada who drops Naito and sends Bushi off of the apron. Okada hits a flap jack onto Bushi when he rushes in and Bushi lands on Naito before Okada hits a diving cross body for a quick two count. Naito comes back with a low dropkick before Okada counters Gloria into a dropkick and Naito goes for Destino, but Okada counters that and goes for a tombstone. Okada counters a tornado DDT into a reverse neckbreaker before tagging Will in as Bushi comes in and Bushi hits an enzuigiri and a missile dropkick before hitting a spinning neckbreaker for a near fall that Okada breaks up. Naito tosses Okada out of the ring before Bushi hits a code breaker for another near fall and everyone hits a dropkick. Will then hits a Spanish fly before hitting Stormbreaker for the pin and the win.

Winner: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay) defeat Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and Bushi) when Will hits Bushi with the Stormbreaker.

IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title Match

Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs Dragon Lee

Lee hits a tope to the outside before the match even starts, then hits a suicide dive through the ropes before they get back in the ring and Lee beats Hiromu down in the corner. Lee hits a hesitation dropkick in the corner for a quick two count before Hiromu sends Lee out of the ring and hits a shotgun dropkick off of the apron that sends Lee into the railing. Hiromu hits his signature high angle senton to the outside before they exchange forearms on the apron and Takahashi sets Lee on the top turnbuckle. Lee hits a diving double foot stomp off of the top when Hiromu is hanging above the apron and sends him onto the apron and down onto the floor. Hiromu hits a sunset flip before they get back in the ring at the count of nineteen, then they exchange running clotheslines and German suplexes until Lee hits a reverse huricanrrana and Hiromu turns him inside out with a lariat.

They exchange open hand chops until Lee hits a bicycle knee and Hiromu hits an overhead belly to back suplex into the corner. Lee hits a Spanish fly Hiromu hits a huricanrrana into a triangle choke that Lee powers out of with a release dragon driver. Lee hits a powerbomb for a near fall before Hiromu counters into a code red our of nowhere for a near fall off his own. Hiromu then hits the Time Bomb for the pin and the win.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi retains his IWGP Jr Heavyweight championship by defeating Dragon Lee via pinfall with the Time Bomb.

IWGP United States Title Match

Jay White (c) vs Juice Robinson

Juice takes Jay down before they roll around and brawl, then Juice sends Jay out of the ring before hitting a flipping senton off of the apron. Juice sends Jay into the railing repeatedly, even sending him through a section that breaks from the rest. They get back in the ring and Juice hits a series of right hands and a running clothesline in the corner before Jay hits a back suplex that sends Juice over the top rope and onto the floor. Jay sends Juice into the railing and the front row of seats before rolling Juice back into the ring and hitting a half hatch suplex in the corner for a quick two count. Jay starts manipulating the joints of his broken hand and hits a scoop slam before locking in a submission that Juice nearly taps to.

Jay traps Juice in the ropes and chops him repeatedly until Jay hits a running European uppercut. Jay hits a series of right hands before they exchange chops and Jay sends Juice to the mat with an arm wringer. Jay hits a German suplex for a quick two count before doing more joint manipulation and Juice rolls out of the ring to catch his breath. Jay sends Juice into the railing where JR and Josh are before Josh comes after him and Jay runs away. Jay tries to hit Juice with a chair, but he dodges it and Juice hits a spine buster into the apron.

Jay hits a flat liner onto the apron before they hit a side Russian leg sweep off of the apron and onto the floor. Once they're back in the ring Juice hits a cannonball before hitting a superplex or as Josh calls it, an avalanche brainbuster for a near fall. Jay counters Pulp Friction into a crucifix and beats on him with elbows before he goes for the Blade Runner, but Juice counters into a back slide for a quick two count. Jay counters another Pulp Friction and Jay hits a low blow before Juice drops him with his cast when the referee is incapacitated. Juice then hits Pulp Friction for a very close near fall and Jay hits a series of half nelson suplexes. Juice then counters the Blade Runner into a roll up for the pin and the win.

Winner: Juice Robinson defeats Jay White via pinfall with a roll up to become the new IWGP United States champion.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match

Kenny Omega (c) vs Cody Rhodes

They exchange standing switches before Cody backs Kenny into the ropes and rakes his eyes. They lock up for a clean break before Cody shoves Kenny away and Cody gets out of a side headlock before knocking Kenny down with a shoulder block. Kenny chops Cody before Cody sends Kenny out of the ring with an uppercut and gets distracted by fans before backing Kenny into the apron. When they get back in the ring they exchange chops in the corner until Cody catches Kenny coming in and hits a powerslam for a quick two count. Kenny hits a dropkick to the knee and a facebuster before going for Rise of the Terminator, but Cody puts Brandi in the way and he stops.

Cody hits a diving cross body once Kenny is outside before sending him into the railing and Kenny sends Cody over the railing and onto a table. Kenny hits a springboard double foot stomp off of the railing and through the table before Kenny gets out an American style table that is much larger, but much thinner than the Japanese ones. Kenny lies Cody on the table before he gets off when he starts to go for a springboard move, then Cody gets back in the ring and catches Kenny in the ropes when he tries to. Cody hits a flat liner for a quick two count before choking Kenny in the ropes and drives the point of his elbow into the face of Omega. Kenny chops Cody before Cody kicks him in the quad and applies a cravat, Kenny countering with a kick before hitting a huricanrrana that sends Cody out of the ring.

Kenny hits a flipping senton over the top rope and onto Cody before rolling him back into the ring and hitting a missile dropkick into an ushigaroshi. Cody counters the V-Trigger once before Kenny hits a drop toe hold into the ropes and hits it on second attempt. Kenny hits a dragon suplex before Cody hits one of his own and the two exchange forearms, then Kenny boots Cody before Cody locks in a figure four leg lock. They exchange right hands in the figure four until they start slapping each other and Kenny rolls over to reverse the pressure on the hold. Cody releases the hold and rolls out of the ring before Kenny gets a ladder out from under the ring and puts it in the ring, Cody bringing a chair in as well.

Red Shoes takes the chair away before Cody slams Kenny onto the ladder and Kenny rolls out of the ring. On the outside Cody suplexes Kenny onto the ladder when it's hanging over the apron before sending him into the railing. Cody sets up a table at ringside before setting up the ladder in the ring, then puts Kenny on the table before pushing Matt Jackson away. They each get on one side of the ladder before exchanging strikes, then Cody goes to hit Kenny with Kenny's belt when Kenny sends him off of the ladder and back into the ring. Kenny hits a reverse huricanrrana before countering Cross Rhodes once, but Cody hits it on the second attempt for a near fall.

Kenny hits a V-Trigger twice before Cody counters the One Winged Angel and Kenny counters into powerbomb for a near fall. Kenny hits yet another V-Trigger before Cody catches a third one, then Kenny hits three more for a very close near fall. Cody ties himself in the ropes when Kenny goes for the One Winged Angel before Kenny powerbombs him over the top rope and onto the table, Cody landing on the edge rather than going through it. Kenny rolls Cody back into the ring before Brandi gets in and shields Cody, Red Shoes making her leave before Kenny goes for another V-Trigger and Cody turns him inside out with a lariat. Kenny hits several bicycle knees before hitting a piledriver and another V-Trigger.

Kenny then hits the One Winged Angel for the pin and the win.

Winner: Kenny Omega defeats Cody Rhodes via pinfall with the One Winged Angel to retain his IWGP Heavyweight Championship. 

-After the match Kenny helps Cody up before he ​​​​​​and Brandi leave, then Kenny praises Cody before thanking the fans. As he makes his way up to the stage the rest of the Japanese BULLET CLUB celebrate with him at first before Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa and Haku attack him and the Bucks. They dispatch Adam Page when he tries to help before Marty comes in and gets taken out as well. Chase and Yujiro then come out and try to calm everyone before they're taken out as well. Tama attacks everyone with chairs as Haku uses a thrust to the throat of anyone who seems to come to for several minutes before Cody hobbles down to the ring and gets in before handing him a chair and he attacks the Tongans, but he gets a piledriver onto a chair for his troubles.

The Tongans then leave with BULLET CLUB slew out on the mat, slowly coming to as Tonga Loa says that they are over and that the Tongans now run BULLET CLUB. Cody then helps Kenny up and the two hug to the roaring of the crowd before everyone Joins in a group hug and stand tall as we go off the air. 

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