Quick Hits: New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 27 Night 8
B Block Match: Tama Tonga vs Juice Robinson
-Tonga goes after the injured knee of Juice early and snaps it against the ropes.
-Tonga dropkicks Juice into the corner and goes for a splash, but Juice catches him and hits a full nelson slam.
-When I covered NXT for this site I HATED CJ Parker. His work as Juice Robinson is night and day.
-Tonga escapes a suplex and chop blocks Juice’s knee. Tonga then ties Juice up in the corner and rips off the protective tape and pad and splashes on Juice’s knee.
-Both men counter the others finisher multiple times. Tonga hits a jumping DDT for two. He comes back and hits the Gun Stun for the win.
WINNER: Tama Tonga
B Block Match: Sanada vs Toru Yano
-Sanada jumps Yano right after he gets in the ring.
-Sanada takes Yano’s own water bottle and dumps it on him. Too bad Yano kept some in his mouth and spit it in his face. Yano gets two on a roll-up.
-I’m still not sure how I feel about Yano. He’s comedy, and it is mostly hit rather than miss. But at times it just feels out of place.
-They go up the ramp where Sanada ties up Yano and walks back to the ring before the 20 count as Yano is counted out.
B Block Match: EVIL vs Minoru Suzuki
-Both of these sick fucks go right after each other before the bell. They get into the crowd where Suzuki scatters everyone and whacks EVIL a handful of times with a chair.
-They go back in the ring for about 30 seconds before the go back outside. EVIL hits his traditional chair into chair shot on the outside. Looked like only a single this time though.
-EVIL does the throat slash motion on Suzuki. Suzuki grabs EVIL’s thumb and bends it back and applies an armbar.
-Suzuki throws Red Shoes into EVIL. Desperado comes in and attacks. Bushi from LIJ evens the odds. Taichi then comes in but Takahashi comes out and they all go brawling to the back.
-Suzuki applies a sleeper then leaves it and goes for the Gotch Piledriver. But EVIL escapes and hits the STO for the win.
B Block Match: Satoshi Kojima vs Kazuchika Okada
-Kojima knocks down Okada early then does the Lex Luger peck flex. Okada dropkicks Kojima off the turnbuckle.
-Okada mocks Kojima a bit with some kicks to the back and taunts to the crowd.
-Kojima starts to fight back and goes to work with his trademark chops in the corner.
-Okada catches Kojima in the corner and hits a neckbreaker. He follows it up with a top rope elbow. He goes for the Rainmaker but Kojima backs out of it then knocks Okada off the top to the outside.
-Kojima hits a top rope cutter for two.
-Okada comes back with a German suplex. He goes for the Rainmaker but Kojima ducks and hits one of his own! But he only gets two.
-Okada counters into a Tombstone and follows it up with a Rainmaker for the win.
WINNER: Kazuchika Okada
B Block Match: Michael Elgin vs Kenny Omega
-Elgin uses his power early with his stalling vertical suplex. He then knocks Omega off the apron and catches him jumping over the railing with a belly-to-belly.
-Omega escapes a powerbomb attempt and pays tribute to fellow Elite members the Young Bucks with a superkick.
-Elgin misses a splash and Omega misses a moonsault. Elgin catches Omega with an elbow and follows it with a powerslam.
-Elgin catches Omega coming off the top and hits a swinging side slam.
-Omega sends Elgin to the outside with a hurricarrana. Elgin comes back in and goes for a German but Omega lands on his feet. Omega hits a V-Trigger and sends Elgin to the outside and this time hits the running swanton over the top.
-Omega hits another V-trigger and pulls up Elgin but Elgin kills him with a lariat clothesline. After some forearm exchanges Elgin does it again.
-Elgin hits the corner powerbomb. He goes for the Razor’s Edge bomb but Omega escapes and goes for the One Winged Angel. But Elgin hits a reverse-ranna then the crucifix powerbomb again but only gets two.
-Kenny pulls the mat up on the outside and goes to hurricarrana Elgin on it. But Elgin blocks it and hits a powerbomb on the apron.
-Omega hits a hurricarrana off the top then a V-trigger to the front and back of Elgin’s head but only gets two.
-After two more V-triggers Elgin ducks another and hits three powerbombs in a row but still only gets two.
-Elgin hits two Saito suplexes then hits a Burning Hammer for the win!
WINNER: Michael Elgin
B Block Standings:
B Block Standings:
Kazuchika Okada: 8 points
Evil, Kenny Omega: 6 points
Sanada, Michael Elgin, Tama Tonga, Minoru Suzuki: 4 points
Juice Robinson, Toru Yano: 2 points
Satoshi Kojima: 0 points
Justin C’s Top 3 Matches So Far:
- Tetsuya Naito vs Kota Ibushi- Night 1
- Kazuchika Okada vs Sanda- Night 6
- Kenny Omega vs Michael Elgin- Night 8
Matt Ederer will be back over the weekend to cover Night 9 and 10!
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