Good evening Fight Fans, we hope you are ready for what is arguably the best professional wrestling tournament around, the yearly G1 Climax tournament which kicks off tonight in Dallas, Texas!
-We open the show with a video package for the all of the competitors involved in the the tournament matches tonight, headlined by Kazuchika Okada versus Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Roppongi 3K vs Guerrillas of Destiny
3K clear the ring when GOD go for a surprise attack before hitting topes and high fiving fans on the ramp before 3K double up on Tama. Tama ducks out of the ring and Loa hits a double clothesline before Tama sends Yoh into the railing, Loa hitting Sho with a running powerslam. Tama drops Sho with strikes and hits a slam before Loa hits a slingshot senton, Loa slamming Sho before Tama hits a slingshot senton of his own. The crowd erupts for Sho who counters Tama, but Loa hits him from behind before spearing Tama and tagging Yoh in. Yoh dropkicks Tama and hits him with elbows before hitting a flying forearm and a running back elbow in the corner into a half hatch suplex for a quick two count.
Tama counters a superkick into a back drop driver and Yoh counters the gun stun into a superkick before 3K hit stereo knees to GOD. 3K then tease their finisher before Tama hits a cutter and Loa hits a super powerbomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: Guerrillas of Destiny defeat Roppongi 3K via pinfall when Loa pins Sho with the super powerbomb.
-We get a recap of yesterday's press conference.
Ren Narita & Jeff Cobb vs Shota Umino & Tomohiro Ishii
Jeff and Ishii start the match off to the elation of the crowd, the two exchanging forearms and trying to knock each other over before Jeff dropkicks Ishii, but he doesn't budge and Ishii drops him with a shoulder block. Ren and Shota come in and grapple before Shota hits Ren with European uppercuts and tags Ishii in. Ishii chops Ren in the corner before Ren hits him with everything he has until he rocks Ishii, but Ishii immediately drops him with a shoulder tackle. Ren counters a suplex into one of his own and tags in Jeff who hits double overhead belly to back suplexes and a delayed suplex to Ishii. Jeff hits a variation of Tour of the Islands for a near fall before they exchange forearms until Ishii ducks a lariat and hits a dead lift German suplex. Shota gets the tag and hits a missile dropkick before hitting a running uppercut in the corner and suplexing Jeff for a near fall. Everyone then hits a move until Jeff hits a standing moonsault for a near fall and the Tour of the Islands to Shota for the pin and the win.
Winner: Jeff Cobb and Ren Narita defeat Shota Umino and Tomohiro Ishii when Jeff pins Shota with the Tour of the Islands.
-Jeff and Ishii brawl after the match until they're broken up my officials and Ishii leaves as we go to commercial.
Jay White & Chase Owens w/Gedo vs YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
Goto and Owens start the match before Jay attacks Goto from behind and Chase knocks Yoshi from the apron. Gedo distracts Goto before Chase dropkicks Goto and Goto comes back with a discus lariat before Yoshi chops Chase and hits a draping dropkick for a one count. Yoshi gets distracted by both Jay and Gedo before Chase sends him throat first into the top rope and Jay sends him into the apron repeatedly before rolling him back into the ring, Chase getting a quick two count. Yoshi counters a suplex into a neckbreaker, but Chase is quick to make the tag to Jay who keeps him from tagging in Goto. Yoshi finally makes the tag and Goto drops Jay repeatedly before hitting a clothesline in the corner into a high angle back drop driver and a trip into a single leg crab.
Goto sends Chase out of the ring before Jay counters an ushigaroshi into a Saito suplex, Jay making the tag to Chase who slaps Goto repeatedly and rocks him with an enzuigiri before hitting a knee into the Jewel Heist for a near fall. Yoshi breaks up a near fall before Chase goes for the package piledriver that Goto counters before Goto clotheslines Jay over the top rope and hits Chase with an ushigaroshi. Goto then kicks Chase in the chest before hitting the GTR for the pin and the win.
Winner: Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI defeat Chase Owens and Jay White via pinfall when Hirooki pins Chase with the GTR.