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RADICAN’S 8/12 NJPW G1 Climax 27: Night 18 report – Omega vs. Okada main event to determine B block finalist

August 12th, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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Kenny Omega – G1 Climax 2016 winner

AUG. 12, 2017

This show had a multi-camera shoot with Kevin Kelly, Don Callis, and Rocky Romero providing English commentary.

I will not be reviewing any of the non-tournament matches this year, but I will provide the daily results. If any undercard match turns out to be extremely noteworthy, I will make an exception in certain cases.


(1) Yoshinobu Kanemaru &Taichi & El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku beat  KUSHIDA & Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV Hirai Kawato

(2) CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) beat Bullet Club (Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens).

(3)  Zack Sabre Jr. & Takashi Iizuka beat Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata

(4) Bullet Club (Cody, Hangman Page & Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson & Bad Luck Fale)beat Raymond Rowe & Hanson & Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet & Katsuya Kitamuyra

(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi & David Finlay beat L.I.J. (Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi


(6) Juice Robinson (6) vs. Michael Elgin (8) in a G1 Climax 27 B Block match. Robinson hit a belly to back suplex to get on track during the early going. Elgin fired back and whipped Robinson into the corner and he ended up spilling to the floor. Elgin then nailed him with a flip senton off the apron to the floor. The announcers said Elgin fell out of contention when he got DQ’d against Yano earlier in the tournament. Romero, who is in Chaos, said his internet got fuzzy when the DQ occurred. Robinson hit a cross-body, but Elgin rolled through. Elgin slipped out of Elgin’s grasp and went for the KO punch, but Elgin duked it. He eventually hit an inverted DDT for a 2 count. Robinson hit a full nelson slam a short time later for a 2 count. Elgin fired up and hit a series of blows and a jumping enzuguri. The fans fired up and they went back and forth. Both men eventually hit clotheslines at the same time. They repeated the spot, but neither man would go down. Robinson hit a huge clothesline and went for a kick, but Elgin turned it into a one arm powerbomb! Elgin set up and hit a huge lariat for a 2 count. Robinson set up for a cannonball, but Elgin nailed him with a superkick. Elgin went up top, but Juice popped up and hit a powerbomb out of the corner for a 2 count! Robinson went for pulp friction, but Elgin fought out of it. Robinson then hit a double gutbuster. His legs seem much better tonight. Robinson went for a cannonball, but Elgin caught him and hit a powerbomb. He picked Robinson up and hit a buckle bomb. He went for the Elgin bomb, but Robinson countered it into a pinning combination for a near fall. WOW!

Elgin placed Robinson up top. He set up Robinson for the burning hammer, but he slipped out of it. He went for pulp friction and when Elgin fought out of it, he hit the big left hand. Elgin hit a huge backfist, but Robinson no-sold it and hit pulp friction for the win! WOW!

After the match, Elgin raised Robinson’s hand.

Winner: Juice Robinson (8 pts)

Star rating: (***3/4) – This was a very good match. They went back and forth and the finish was electric. Robinson’s story in the tournament has been great. He went on a long losing streak, but now he’s making a case for a shot at the U.S. title.

(7) SANADA (8) vs. Tama Tonga (4) in a G1 Climax 27 B Block match. SANADA tried to put a paradise lock on Tonga in the entranceway to get the count out win. Takahashi and Loa came out and eventually they rolled him over and he barely beat the 20 count. There was a very long pause between 19 and 20. Tonga worked over SANADA inside the ring for several minutes, but SANADA fired back with a great looking springboard dropkick and then a slingshot splash. SANADA had the skull end on the floor, but Takahashi came out to distract the ref and Loa wiped out SANADA. Both men barely beat the 20 count. SANADA favored his shoulder after Tonga had worked it over earlier in the match. They had a crazy exchange. SANADA blocked the gun stun and got the skull end. Tonga went for a rollup after SANADA countered him and got the gun stun again. They went back and forth and SANADA hit a gun stun for a near fall! Tonga countered the skull end and hit the Tonga twist. He went for the gun stun, but SANADA rolled him up for a 2 count. Tonga then hit the gun stun for the win.

Winner: Tama Tonga (6 pts)

Star rating: (***1/2) – This was short, but really good, as they countered each other throughout the match. Tonga having Takahashi and Loa come down to help him gave him an edge, but didn’t play into the finish.

(8) NEVER Openweight Champion Toru Yano (6) vs. Minoru Suzuki (Taichi) (9) in a G1 Climax B Block match. Suzuki jumped Yano while he was showing off his DVD. Taichi worked over Yano while Suzuki distracted the ref. The fans chanted Taichi go home in Japanese. Taichi and Suzuki kept taking short cuts by distracting the ref. Yano fired back and went to tape Suzuki’s feet together, but Suzuki kicked Yano and the ref into the guardrail. Suzuki got the tape and taped Yano’s legs …

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