G1 Climax B Block Night 3, Big Palette Fukushima 7/25 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary
Togi Makabe & Ryusuke Taguchi b. Kota Ibushi & Shota Umino when Taguchi submitted Umino with an Anklelock. A brawl broke out early. Umino missed a dropkick, and Taguchi capitalized. Makabe and Taguchi worked over Umino. Ibushi got the hot tag and kicked aroound both Taguchi and Makabe. Moonsault on Makabe for a two count. Ibushi and Makabe exchanged strikes. Makabe rolled through a German Suplex and dropped Ibushi with a lariat. Taguchi tagged in and went back and forth with Ibushi before Umino tagged in. Umino hit several running elbows and went for a Boston Crab, which got broken up by Makabe. Ibushi and Makabe spilled to the outside while Taguchi locked in the Oh My & Garankle Anklelock for the submission. Ibushi and Makabe continued to brawl after the match.
Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI of CHAOS b. Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura when Hashi submitted Oka with the Butterfly Lock. Oka and Kitamura must have a respectful rivalry because they’re usually on opposing sides at each other’s throats. Oka and Ishii started the match out swinging. Two two charged into each other like raging bulls. Hashi tagged himmself in, and he and Ishii worked over Oka. Hot tag to Kitamura, who ran wild with shoulderblocks and power moves. He and Hashi exchanged chops. Hashi put Kitamura in a Boston Crab, but Oka broke it up. The Young Lions took turns teaming Hashi. Hashi leveled Kitamura with a lariat and locked in the Butterfly Lock to get a submission victory.
Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon b. Yuji Nagata & Hirai Kawato when Takahashi submitted Kawato with a Boston Crab. Takahashi came out acting like he was still holding Darryl. So apparently the Ghost OF Darryl is around. Naito teased starting out with Nagata, but tagged out to Takahashi. Nagata got some offense on Takahashi before tagging out to Kawato. Takahashi and Kawato went at it in the ring while Nagata and Naito brawled on the outside. Back in the ring, the heels worked over Kawato. Hot tag to Nagata, who went at it again with Naito. Double tag out. Kawato hit a springboard dropkick for a two count on Takahashi. Nagata broke up a Boston Crab on Kawato. Kawato kicked out of a Takahashi superkick. This time, Naito held Nagata at bay while Takahashi Locked the Boston Crab in again to get the win.
After the match, Naito mocked Nagata’s salute and the two came to blows. Security separated them.
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens) b. Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi, & El Desperado) when Takahashi pinned Taichi with the Pimp Juice DDT. Fale tried to rough up the referee, ring announcer, but the announcer escaped. Multi-Man brawl broke out at the start between the two heel factions. Desperado and Owens became the legal men. DVD by Owens on Desperado. Double tag out to Fale and ZSJ. ZSJ kept dodging Fale’s power moves and turning them into holds. Takahashi tagged in and decked ZSJ with kicks. Taichi tagged in and the SG Trio worked over Takahashi. Taichi tried to chop Fale to no avail. Desperado joined Taichi in trying to beat down Fale, but that just lead to the “Monster spot” with Fale tossing the two aside. Takahashi got back in and hit Taichi with the Pimp Juice DDT for the pinfall victory.
Fale and ZSJ had a staredown with Fale to sell their A Block match on the next show.
Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay b. Hirooki Goto & Jado of CHAOS when Finlay pinned Jado with a Stunner. Finlay and Jado started out. Finlay was going for a middle rope move, but Jado collapsed comically. Tanahashi and Goto went to the outsidw while Jado stayed on Finlay. Back in the ring Jado and Goto got the heat on Finlay. Hot tag to Tanahashi, who knocked around Goto and hit a second rope senton. Goto decked Tanahashi with a clothesline and hit a dragon screw. Finlay tagged in, as did Jado and they teamed Finlay. Tanahshi saved Finlay from the elevated DDT and knocked Goto oout of the ring. Jado tried a suplex on Tanahashi, but it got reversed into a neckbreaker. Tanahashi dove to the outside onto Goto. Back in the ring Finlay hit a Stunner on Jado to land the three count.
Onto the Tournament Matches
Michael Elgin (0-2) p. Satoshi Kojima (0-2) with a Powerbomb. As usual Tenzan accompanied his best friend to the ring. Elgin and Kojima traded running shoulderblocks, which Kojima came out on top with. Nackbreaker by Satoshi, followed by a powerslam by Elgin for a two count. Kojima kicked out of a springboard splash. Elgin missed a corner splash, and got met with Kojima’s rapid fire splash. Kojima hit his top rope elbow for a near fall. Elgin hit a release German Suplex, and followed it with a successful corner splash. DDT by Satoshi. Another DDT by Kojima on the ring apron, and went for a plancha that Mike dodged. Elgin then slammed Kojima into the ring apron. Elgin hit a Falcon Arrow for another near fall. They traded blocking each other’s clotheslines. Suplex got Kojima a two count. Enziguiri by Elgin, but Kojima countered with a Koji Cutter. Elgin jumped off the second rope but was met with a Lariat. Buckle Bomb by Elgin, but Kojima fired back with another lariat, causing both men to go down. They battled up to the top rope, with Elgin hitting a top rope sunset flip followed by a powerbomb to finally get the win. Good big man match, but the hossfights have been better.
After the match, Elgin checked on Kojima and gave him applause.
EVIL (1-1) p. Tama Tonga (1-1) with the STO. The two heels immediately went outside of the ring and started brawling through the crowd. Tonga whipped Evil into a vendor door. The referee desperately tried to break things up, and got thrown into the door as well. Tonga took the ref and pulled him back into the ring, and demanded he start counting. Evil looked to make the count, so Tonga ran back out and attacked him again. Back in the ring, Tonga went on the offense. Evil fought back with a side slam, and clotheslined Tonga out of the ring. Back outside, Evil whipped Tonga into the ropes, and used his chair attack. Back in the ring, Evil went for a submission, but Tonga battled out of it. Alabama Slam by Tonga got a two count. Amazing clothesline by Evil turned Tonga inside oout. A Powerbomb by Evil for a near fall. STO Attempt by Evil got blocked. Evil kicked out of a DDT. The two kept trading attempts at their finishers at least two or three times, with Evil finally hitting the STO for the win.
Minoru Suzuki (1-1) p. Juice Robinson (1-1) with the Gotch Piledriver. El Desperado accompanied Suzuki to ringside. Juice had a very good “brave face” on, meaning you could tell he was afraid, but was going to face the fear anyway. Suzuki attacked Juice before the bell and whipped him into the barricade. Suzuki tried a seond time, but Juice reversed. Desperado tried to attack Juice, but got whipped ito the barricade as well. Back in the ring Juice scored a near fall with a senton. Juice even blocked Suzuki’s armbar into the ropes. HOever, Suzuki quickly switched to a leglock around the ropes. The match went to the outside again with Suzuki hitting juiced with the ring barriers and chairs. Desperado joined in on the beatdown. Juice beat the count to the ring, and got tossed to the outside again. Suzuki smahed Juice’s leg with a chair, got back in the ring, and mocked Juice’s inability to stand. Juice made it to his feet and exchanged chops. Spinebuster by Juice, followed by a cannonball and a back suplex for a near fall. Minoru went back on the offensive with leglocks. Juice escaped to the ropes and went for Pulp Friction, but failed to land it. Suzuki then hit the Gotch Piledriver for the win.
After the match Suzuki contionued to attack Juice, as well as the ring crew and Hirai Kawato. What a mean, mean human being.
Kenny Omega (2-0) b. Toru Yano (1-1) by countout. Yano offered Omega a CHAOS DVD as a gift. Omega was going to throw it into the crowd, but Yano pleaded with him to just open in. Of course, therewas powder inside and Yano kicked it into Omega’s eyes. Omega kicked out of a low blow, so Yano immediately when to remove all four turnbuckles while Omega writhed around blinded. Omega got whipped into the exposed buckles. Double hair pull spot. Yano fled the ring and got chased around the ring. He tried to hide under the ring, but Omega caught him. Yano hit Omega with a bucket, and then found tape to tape Omega’s legs together. Omega grabbed the tape and taped Yano’s leg together. This meant neither man could walk or run, and had to hop on both feet around the ring. They even tried Irish Whips and Suplexes like this. Finaly Omega got scissors and freed himself. Yano tried to cut himself free and was met with a V-Trigger. A second V-Trigger sent Yano to the outside where he failed to make the 20 count.
Kazuchika Okada (2-0) p. SANADA (1-1) with a Rainmaker. This is one of the matches I’ve most wanted to see when it was announced. Okada, arguably the greatest wrestler in the world, versus one of the hottest young prospects in the world. Feeliing out process to start things off, with both men sticking to mat based tactics. Sanada grappled Okada into the corner, and teased a break, but Okada reversed it and did his mocking clean break. Sanada knocked Okada to the outside to gain control of the match. Back in the ring a snap suplex got a near fall. Extended chinlock spot. Okada battled back with elbows and a DDT. On the outside, Okada hit his bodypress over the barrier. Sanada low blowed Okada on his way into the ring. He went to tie up Okada, but Okada powered out. Hurricanrana by Sanada, who then successfully tied up Okada and hit a basement dropkick. The two traded some dueling strikes before Okada hit a neckbreaker. Sanada blocked a rainmaker and hit a springboard dropkick. Back Suplex by Sanada for a two count. Sanada went for the Cold Skull Dragon Sleeper, but Okada made it to the ropes. TKO landed a two count for Sanada. Okada with a Tombstone Piledriver and Too Awesome Dropkick. Sanada reversed a Rainmaker into a Tombstone of his own and locked in the Skull End. Okada refused to tap, and eventually made it to the ropes. Slam and moonsault by Sanada, who went right back into the Skull End. Okada reversed out of it and hit a Rainmaker, leaving both men on the mat. Okada lifted Sanada for a second Rainmaker, which connected. Okada went for a third Rainmaker, and Sanada sparked to life, desperately going for reversals. However, Okada eventually landed the third Rainmaker to score the pin and remain undefeated so far in the tournament.
After the match, Okada cut a promo. Presumably his “I have three things to say” promo where he only has two things to say.
6 Kazuchika Okada
6 Kenny Omega
4 Minoru Suzuki
2 Juice Robinson
2 Michael Elgin
2 Toru Yano
2 Tama Tonga
0 Satoshi Kojima