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August 13, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
NJPW G1 Climax 27

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KUSHIDA, Tiger mask, Jushin Liger, & Hirai Kawato vs. TAKA Michinoku, El Desperado, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru: Taichi’s chick tries to mount Liger, leading to Taichi attacking as Desperado and KUSHIDA brawl to the floor. They work back in and KUSHIDA starts to look to work the arm. Desperado escapes, and they trade chops. The PELE from KUSHIDA follows, but Desperado low bridges him to the floor and then hits a suicide dive and almost flies into the crowd he was moving to fast. Back in and KUSHIDA fights off Kanemaru, and tags in Kawato, he plays house of fire as he and the junior dads run wild. Kawato gets amazing reactions on near falls, the fans love him and one day he’s going to get a flash win and they are going to lose their shit. Taichi and Kanemaru cut him off, the powerbomb and deep impact put young Kawato away. Suzuki-gun defeated KUSHIDA, Tiger Mask, Jushin Liger, & Hirai Kawato @ 6:20 via pin

– Post match KUSHIDA battled Desperado as they continue to tease their upcoming match, Desperado tries to steal the title and they brawl into the crowd.

– Fuck Taichi.

New Japan Dads (Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata) vs. The Guerrillas of Destiny (Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga): The Guerrillas attack at the bell, but the dads quickly fight back and take the action to the floor. After a short bit on the floor, the Guerrillas take Nagata back in and isolate him in their corner and work the heat. Nagata fires up, working the crossface on Loa until Tonga makes the save. Nagata fights off Tonga, gets the tag and Nakanishi strolls mildly, and does his little jig. Loa cuts that off, but Nakanishi suplexes then so that he and Nagata can do the little dance, and hit clotheslines. The dads work stereo submission spots, but Tonga escapes and puts an end to that. The Guerrillas isolate Nakanishi, working double teams and Nagata drags Tonga to the floor for brawl time. Loa hits Nakanishi with a sitout tombstone for the win. The Guerrillas of Destiny (Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga) defeated New Japan Dads (Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata) @ 7:30 via pin

– Nagata gets to take a bow at his final G1 event and the play his music. Long Live Blue Justice.

Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI vs. David Finlay & Togi Makabe: Finlay and HASHI start things off, they work some fun back and forth and Goto and Makabe join them as we get some floor brawling. Back in and HASHI & Goto take control, grounding Finlay until he hits a desperation dropkick and Makabe gets the hot tag. He sends HASHI to the floor, and runs wild on Goto. Goto cuts off the northern lights suplex and connects with the Saito suplex. They both look for lariats, and collide center ring for a double down. Finlay and HASHI get the tags on, Finlay runs wild, hitting an uppercut off the ropes for a near fall. HASHI quickly fights back, locking in the butterfly lock. Makabe makes the save, but Goto returns only for Makabe to hit lariats to both Goto and HASHI. Finlay then cradles HASHI for 2,but HASHI fires up and hits karma for the win. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defeated David Finlay & Togi Makabe @ 6:25 via pin

Juice Robinson, Satoshi Kojima, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, & Yujiro Takahashi: Bullet Club attacks before the bell, because they’re dicks. Juice and the dads battle back, with Tenzan using that super sized melon to deliver head butts. Everyone brawls to the floor, but Yujiro using his cane to beat on Tenzan, and that allows Bullet Club to take the heat back in the ring. They work him over for a bit, but Tenzan survives and gets the hot tag to Kojima. Bullet Cub plays it smart, isolating Kojima but he fights back hitting DDTs and then sending Fale to the floor. Hot tag for Juice, ho runs wild on Yujiro and Owens. He hits a high cross on Owens for 2 as it breaks down. Owens cuts Juice off with an enziguri but Juice hits the straight jab and pulp friction for the win. Juice Robinson, Satoshi Kojima, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, & Yujiro Takahashi @ 7:11 via pin

IWGP Jr. Tag Team Title Match: Champions The Young Bucks vs. Ricochet & Ryusuke Taguchi: Taguchi and matt had a super serious exchange of attempted ass attacks, ending in a stand of. The crowd loved it. Ricochet on and sends the champions to the floor and hits a great looking Sasuke special as Liger lost it on commentary, “Ooooooooooh shit!’ back in the ring and Ricochet was favoring his leg after the dive spot, so the Bucks smelled blood and started to target the leg. Ricochet manages to tag out and Taguchi hits some ass attacks, but gets sent to the floor. The Bucks follow, we get a big brawl and Ricochet misses a kick, hitting the post; the double team apron bomb follows on Taguchi. The Bucks take the heat on Taguchi back in the ring. The Bucks do a good job of isolating Taguchi while focusing on the lower back. He manages a double DDT spot and tags in Ricochet. He runs wild, but is slowed by the knee. Nick hits a superkick and locks in the sharpshooter, but Ricochet makes the ropes. Matt tags in and immediately goes after the injured knee. Ricochet gets the tag and Taguchi runs wild with ass attacks and dives, and then an ass attack off the top for a great near fall. The Bucks cut him off, working double teams and scoring a near fall off of the double superkick. Ricochet blind tags in and intercepts the Meltzer driver, but Matt superkicks the knee and locks in the sharpshooter. Ricochet with a great power out spot to make the ropes but matt holds on and Nick hits a swanton and puts Taguchi in the sharpshooter. The crowd tries to rally the challengers, and they escape. Nick takes out Taguchi, allowing the champions to double team Ricochet. Ricochet gets knees up to stop more bang for your buck, Matt goes for the sharp shooter, but gets rolled up for 2. Matt drops him with a superkick, Meltzer driver is cut off by a Taguchi ass attack! DODON on Matt, Ricochet slowly heads up top, hits the shooting star press and we have new champions! Ricochet & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Champions The Young Bucks @ 15:13 via pin

– We get a WrestleKingdom video package, and then SHIBATA’S MUSIC HITS AND HE IS HERE! There are people in tears as he makes his way to the ring. Shibata looks as if he may cry, and the crowd is insane for his appearance as he gets the mic and says, “I’m alive, that’s all.” He even took a back bump before taking a seat.

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– Seriously this was an amazingly emotional moment. Fucking ninjas cutting onions in this dusty ass room.

– This just aired, let the speculation begin. Jay White returning from excursion full time? Daryl maybe?

IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Champions War Machine (Hanson & Rowe) vs. Adam Page & Cody: Cody and page take early control, but War Machine cuts them off and stacks them up so that Rowe can slam Hanson onto them. Cody and Page cut off Rowe, isolating him in their corner and working quick tags. Rowe had enough of that and gave Cody a head butt to the face. He tagged out and Hanson worked the forever clotheslines. Hanson put together a strong run, but Cody and Page cut him off on their side of the ring and took control back. the challengers work quick tags and double teams, working a solid heat. Page sends Rowe to the floor, leading to he and Cody suplexing Hanson for a near fall. Hanson and Cody do cartwheels and then do a double down off of lariats. Rowe and Page tag in, Rowe hits a shotgun dropkick and then head butts Cody and powerbombs Page onto him. It breaks down into the big move buffet, and the biggest junior on the roster Hanson hits a back handspring elbow to both Cody and Page. Hanson’s a hoss, but is a flippy boy at heart. War Machine takes out Cody, hits the pop up powerslam on page and that gets 2. Page fights back, it’s a German but Rowe goes all road warrior hawk on him and no sells; Page hits another and Rowe stays down. Cody and Page take Hanson to the floor, slam the barricade gate off of his dome and then back in isolate Rowe. Page up top and wipes out Hanson with a dive, Cody hits a moonsault press onto Rowe and Page follows with another moonsault for 2. Rowe tries to fighter back on his own, Hanson back in and Rowe takes out both Cody and Page. Hanson hits the bog moonsault on Page but Cody puts his foot on the ropes for the save. Cody accidentally kicks Page in the ball as as Rowe moved out of the way, Rowe hits a suicide dive onto Cody and Hanson then follows with a big boy senton off the top onto them on the floor. Back in the ring, fallout finishes page off. Champions War Machine (Hanson & Rowe) defeated Adam Page & Cody @ 16:26 via pin

– Post match the Guerrillas arrive and say that they want the titles back. Tonga is taking an hour to say 10-words. Rowe told them to come and fucking get them but KES IS BACK and they attack War Machine and lay them out along with the Guerrillas. Smith and Archer pose with the belts and day that they are back. They put everyone on notice.

Michael Elgin, Kota Ibushi, & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, & Takashi Iizuka: Suzuki-gun attacks before the bell, with the action spilling to the floor for the traditional Suzuki-gun floor brawl. Back in the ring, Ibushi was given the challenge of working with Iizuka. He survived the initial attack and was doing well until Suzuki distracted him and everyone was back bawling on the floor. Suzuki works over Elgin with chair shots as Sabre is concentrating on attacking the arm of Tanahashi. Suzuki-gun now focuses on kicking the shit out of Ibushi as Iizuka chokes him out with a rope. It breaks down again into a floor brawl. back in Sabre works over Ibushi and mocks Tanahashi’s air guitar skills. Suzuki and Ibushi trade strikes and kicks, Ibushi hits the dropkick and tags in large Michael. Kanemaru, TAKA and Taichi all run in and get involved as Iizuka distracts the ref, but Elgin fights them off. Elgin kills TAKA with a buckle bomb, and then works over Suzuki. They’ve worked together a lot here, setting up their upcoming match. Elgin fights off the Gotch piledriver, and Tanahashi and Sabre tag in. Sabre attacks the arm, Ibushi makes the save but gets tossed. Suzuki-gun triple teams Tanahashi, Iizuka chokes him out with the rope and Sabre hits a PK for 2. Sabre now works a hanging guillotine, but Tanahashi powers out into a suplex. Ibushi takes out Iizuka and Tanahashi & Elgin look to double team Tanahashi, but Sabre counters with a triangle. Tanahashi rolls him up for 2 to escape. Sabre works the octopus now, rips off Tanahashi’s compression sleeve and Suzuki holds off Elgin as Sabre picks up the submission victory. Suzuki-gun defeated Michael Elgin, Kota Ibushi, & Hiroshi Tanahashi @ 14:30 via submission

– Suzuki-gun pulls the post match beat down with Elgin and Suzuki trying to kill each other. Suzuki was as surly as always and left a line of beaten young lion bodies in his wake…


Gedo, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii, & Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL, BUSHI, SANADA, & Hiromu Takahashi: Okada and EVIL in to begin as Okada looks to get some revenge for EVIL beating him during the G1. EVIL cuts him off, attacking the injured neck, which was made worse by Omega’s attacks. LIJ starts to work quick tags, Okada manages to tag in Yano and it’s time for Yano’s fun and games. Or not as SANADA cuts him off and locks him in the paradise lock s everyone else brawls on the floor. Yano has been trapped forever, EVIL takes Okada back to the floor and they brawl as SANADA dropkicks Yano in the ass to free him. BUSHI in and chokes out Yano with his shirt. Yano pulls at the mask, tags in Ishii who cleans house on everyone, nearly killing EVIL with a German. BUSHI cuts him off and hits a neck breaker, but Ishii drops him with a lariat, sends Takahashi to the floor but SANADA dropkicks Ishii into a back stabber. Takahashi back in and eats a lariat. Gedo tags in but Takahashi does the deal, hitting the falcon arrow. It breaks down into the big move buffet, EVIL avoids the rainmaker, and they brawl to the floor. SANADA saves Takahashi from the Gedo clutch and Takahashi locks on the triangle and Gedo taps. EVIL, BUSHI, SANADA, & Hiromu Takahashi defeated Gedo, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii, & Kazuchika Okada @ 10:00 via submission

– Post match, EVIL lays out Okada with darkness falls onto a pile of chairs.

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G1 27 Finals: Tetsuya Naito vs. Kenny Omega: These two dropped a five-star special on night 18 last year, with Omega picking up the win and moving onto win the whole thing. Naito is looking for a reversal of fortunes this year and some revenge. The Young Bucks are ringside with Omega and the crowd is fucking lit at the bell. Naito stalls and plays with Omega a bit and then spits on him. Omega looks to fire up but gets sent to the floor. Naito follows, but ends up eating a moonsault from Omega off the barricade. Omega then starts focusing on the lower back, and in the ring hits the kotaru krusher. Naito hits a leg sweep on the apron and follows with an apron neck breaker. The draping DDT to the floor follows and Naito has taken control. back in the ring, Naito continues his assault on the neck, and then sends Omega to the floor and hits a suicide dive. Naito then decided a piledriver on the announce table is a great idea…

OH MY GOD HE KILLED KENNY! They work back into the ring, and Naito his a German for 2. He’s staying focused on the neck. Omega then counters the Naito corner dropkick combo. Omega goes back to work on the lower back, and applies an arms trapped neck crank. Omega is picking up the intensity as he attacks here, repeatedly whipping Naito to he buckles and hitting a bell to back suplex for a near fall. Omega hits the Finlay roll, but Naito cuts off the moonsault, hitting a neck breaker off the ropes. Naito picks up the pace, hits the corner dropkick combo, but Omega hits RANA sending Naito to the floor. Omega looks for rise of the terminator and wipes out Naito with the big dive. Back in and Omega hits a missile dropkick to the back of Naito’s head for 2. Naito fights off the snapdragon, but Omega hits a German and the neck breaker across the knee. Naito avoids V trigger and hits the tornado DDT. Omega fights off the top rope RANA and hits the snapdragon and V trigger for a near fall. Naito hits a desperation DDT, and then a draping neck breaker. Omega fights off destino, but Naito hits Gloria for a great near fall. Omega then hits a cradle piledriver for another good near fall. They work up top now, battling for position, and Omega DDTs Naito on the buckles. Omega back up top, looks for a superbomb but Naito turns it into a SUPER RANA! Naito takes Omega back up, REVERSE RANA gets the near fall! Naito slams Omega down, but misses the stardust press. Naito’s digging DEEP into his bag of tricks, he hasn’t used that in forever. Omega then hits a Jay driller for another great near fall. Omega hits a V trigger, looks for another and lights up Naito. He looks to get a running start but Naito drops to the mat before he can connect. Omega straight up murders him with another knee and hits the doctor willy bomb for a near fall. This crowd is insane. V TRIGGER! One winged angle countered into a reverse RANA by Naito! Destino follows but Omega survives! Naito pulls him up, destino countered into the German for another near fall. V TRIGGER by Omega. Another one winged angel try but Naito counters out into destino for the double down. The awesome reactions of Red Shoes to these near falls have greatly added to the drama. They trade chops, and slaps as both men look spent. Omega hits another V trigger, but Naito hits the rolling kick, and a German for a near fall. DESTINO hits and Omega survives somehow! Naito hits Destino again and Omega is finally done. Tetsuya Naito defeated Kenny Omega @ 34:33 via pin

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