G1 Climax B Block Night 2 Results – 7/22

G1 Climax B Block Night 2, Korakuen Hall 7/22 – Full Show with English Commentary by Kevin Kelly and Don Callis

Togi Makabe, Kota Ibishi, & David Finlay b. CHAOS (Hirooki Goto Tomohiro Ishii, & Gedo) when Finlay pinned Gedo with a cutter. Ishii clearly wanted Ibushi at the start, and Ibushi obliged. CHAOS took turns working over Ibushi for several minutes. Hot tag to Makabe, who has one of the best hot tags I’ve ever seen. Dueling clotheslines lead to a double tag out to Finlay and Gedo. Multi-man brawl broke out. Finlay hit a stunner on Gedo to get the win while Makabe brawled with Goto and Ishii with Ibushi.

Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado of Suzuki-Gun b. YOSHI-HASHI & Jado of CHAOS when Desperado submitted Jado with the Octopus Hold. A brawl broke out before the bell with Sabre going to the outside with Hashi while Desperado went at it with Jado. the crowd “wooed” when Jado chopped Desperado. Suzuki-Gun teamed up to work over Jado. A double tag out to Hashi and Sabre. Hashi and Sabre went back and forth until Desperado tagged back in. Jado and Desperado were going at it, but Sabre kicked Jado in the head from behind. The finish came when Desperado hit Jado with Pinche Loco on Jado while Sabre held Hashi in the Octopus Hold.

Yuji Nagata & Tomoyuki Oka b. IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi & Katsuya Kitamura when Nagata pinned Kitamura with the Back Drop Hold. Good gravy Kitamura is teaming with Tanahashi. Is there no greater honor at his experience level? Nagata and Tanahashi sterted out, since they are having a match at tomorrow’s A Block show. They fought to a standstill, and the Young Lions tagged in, and also went to a standstill. Nagata tagged in and kicked Kitamura, which got no-sold. Nagata and Oka worked over Kitamura. Hot tag to Tanahashi. Nagata went for the Shiromi armbar, but it got broken up. Tanahashi reversed Nagats’ kicks into a Dragon Screw, and tagged in Kitamura. Gut Wrench Suplex on Nagata by Kitamura. Kitamura racked Nagata, but Oka broke it up. Nagata finished off Kitamura with th Back Drop Hold.

Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, & BUSHI) b. The Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens) when Naito pinned Owens with a roll-up. Hiromu came accompanied by his stuffed cat Daryll. Muti-Man brawl broke out early. LIJ started out on top, but Bullet Club took it to the outside to gain the advantage. Fale slammed Naito on the announcer’s desk and ripped up Daryll. Bullet Club continued to work over Hiromu, including Yujiro, who shares the last name Takahashi. Fale tagged in and powered through double team attempts. Multi-Man brawl broke out again. Naito blocked the Package PiledriKover and hit a low blow on Owens. He then got the pin on Owen with a low blow followed by a rollup.

Hiromu mourned the loss of Daryll after the match.

Onto the tournament matches.

Toru Yano (0-1) p. Satoshi Kojima (0-1) with a low blow. Hiroyoshi Tenzan accompanied Kojima to the ring. Yano squirted Kojima with a water bottle off the bat and then tried several pin attempts. Kojima would have nothing of it and went on the offense, complete with squirtin Yano in the face with his own water bottle. Yano hit a reverse atomic block and removed a turnbuckle pad (big surprise). Kojima whipped Yano into the exposed turnbuckles and jit his rapid fire chopso. However Yano avoided the top rope elbow by rolling to the oppoiste corner. DDT by Kojima sent Yano to the outside. DDT by Kojima on the outside. Yano kicked out of a top rope elbpw. Yano ducked lariat, used the referee as a distraction, and hit a mule kick low blow to get the underhanded win.

EVIL (0-1) p. Juice Robinson (1-0) with a STO. Major shine on Juice out of the gate. Evil whipped Juice into the ring barriers to gain advantage. Juice hit a reverse DDT and a senton for a two count. Juice hit a Lariat and a powerbomb for a near fall. Evil reversed a Pulp Friction attempt into a Dragon Suplex. In the end, Evil hit the STO for the win. Much better match than I am giving credit in my coommentary. Another match where the loser looked stronger in defeat.

Minoru Suzuki (0-1) p. SANADA (1-0) with a Gotch Piledriver.
El Desperado accompanied Suzuki to the ring. Shine on Sanada early on. Penalty Kick to Sanada on the outside turned the tides in favor of Suzuki. Suzuki toyed with Sanada with slapping kicks and taunts. Sanada tied up Suzuki and hit a basement dropkick. Sanada went for the Skull End, But Suzuki reversed it into a Sleeper. Sanada powered out of a Gotch Piledriver. Sanada hit a TKO for a near fall. Several reversals between the Skull End and Sleeper Hols. In the end Suzuki hit the Gotch Piledriver for the win.

Kenny Omega (1-0) p. Tama Tonga (1-0) with the One Winged Angel. Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens accompained Tonga to the ring. Tonga assaulted Omega befire the bell. Tonga whipped Omega into the ring barricades and cut a profanity laced promo saying “If you want to be Bullet Club, you have to be one of us”. Tonga stalked Omega for the next several minutes. Omega dodged a Gun Stun and hit a hurricanrana. The crowd clapped the Terminator theme. Omega hit a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Back and forth fisticuffs between the two. Tonga reversed the One Winged Angel into the Tonga Twist. Omega reversed a gun Stun into a Dragon Suplex, and finished him with a One Winged Angel.

After the match they all did the Too Sweet gesture, showing that the faction will live on.

Kazuchika Okada p. Michael Elgin with a Rainmaker. Tie up into the corner, which Elgin broke cleanly by mocking Okada’s break. Okada returned the favor, but got met with a forearm. The action spilled to the outside, with Okada attempting a cross body press, which Elgin literally caught and turned into a slam. Back in the ring, Okada hit a neckbreaker. Elgin turned an elbow attempt into a German Suplex, and followed it up with three more German Suplexes. Okada rallied with an elbow to the corner and a DDT. Elgin with a powerslam. Okada rallied with a neckbreaker and a top rope elbowdrop. Okada put Elgin on the top rope and dropkicked him to the outside. Elgin turned a top rope dropkick attempt into a powerbomb. Amazing spot. Elgin with an enziguiri. Okada with a German Suplex. Elgin reversed a Rainmaker into his own Rainmaker and followed it up with a powerbomb for a very close near fall. Okada dodged a Buckle Bomb, and met Elgin’s body press attempt with a dropkick. Dueling strikes favored Elgin. Superplex by Elgin for a two count. Rainmaker reversal into a powerbomb for another near fall. Okada reversed a Burning Hammer into a Rainmaker, and followed it up with another Rainmaker. Okada went for a third Rainmaker but Elgin dodged. Elgin went for a Buckle Bomb, only for Okada to turn it into a final Rainmaker to end the match.

After the match Okada cut a promo, presumably with his “I have three things to say” gimmick where he only says two things.


4 Kazuchika Okada
4 Kenny Omega
2 Juice Robinson
2 Minoru Suzuki
2 Sanada
2 Toru Yano
2 Tama Tonga
0 Michael Elgin
0 Satoshi Kojima

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