G1 Climax A Block Night 4, 7/26 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary
Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi of Bullet Club b. Juice Robinson & David Finlay of Taguchi Japan when Takahashi pinned Finlay with a Pimp Juice DDT. Juice and Tonga started out, with Juice coming out on top early on, until Takahashi tripped up Juice from the outside. Tonga went to work on Juice’s leg, which was the target of Minoru Suzuki the previous night. Tonga and Takahashi worked over Juice for the heat. Juice rallied with a spinebuster, and got the hot tag to Finlay, who outwrestled both heels for a while. Takahashi bit Finlay to get out of a Stunner, then hit the Pimp Juice DDT for the win.
Toru Yano & Jado of CHAOS b. SANADA & BUSHI of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Yano pinned Bushi with a Low Blow. LIJ attacked before the bell, with Sanada tying up Jao on the mat. Yano pulled the shirts of Sanada and Bushi over their heads and hit them with a double low blow for a quick roll up victory. Jado remained tied up into a ball on the mat. Yano untied Jado, who seemed to be unaware that they’d already won.
NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki & Taichi b. EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Takahashi pinned Taichi. El Desperado accompanied his fellow Suzuki-Gun members to the ring, as usual.A brawl broke out before the bell, and spilled to the outside early. Suzuki gouged Evil’s forehead with a pen, while Taichi used his mic stand on Takahashi. Back in the ring, Suzuki continued to work over Evil. A Penalty Kick by Suzuki scored a two count. Evil started fighting back with forearms. Suzuki dodged the STO and put Evil in a Sleeper, and went for the Gotch Piledriver. Evil powered out of the Piledriver. Double tag out to the Junior Heavyweights. Flying headscissors and basement dropkick by Takahashi. Taichi tossed the referee into Takahashi, which prompted El Desperado to interfere. With the referee down, Taichi used his mic stand as a weapon and rolled up Takahashi. However, the referee had not recovered. Takahashi used the mic on Taichi and rolled him up as the referee came to for the win.
After the match, Suzuki snapped and attacked the ring crew with a chair. Evil and Takahashi walked to the back with Evil carrying Suzuki’s NEVER Openweight Title.
Michael Elgin & Ryusuke Taguchi b. IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega & Chase Owens of Bullet Club when Elgin pinned Owens with a Powerbomb. Owens and Taguchi started out, but Omega cheapshotted Taguchi from behind. The heels cut off Taguchi and double teamed him. Hot tag to Elgin, who rallied against both men, including a flying headscissors (?!?!) on Omega. Falcon Arrow on Owens for a two count. Elgin went for a superplex, but Omega broke it up from behind. Double superkick on Elgin. The heels tried to whip both faces into the ropes, but the faces countered with double hip attacks. Elgin hit the buckle bomb on Owens onto Omega, who was standing in the corner. Elgin followed it up with a powerbomb to get the pinfall.
Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) b. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada & Gedo of CHAOS when Kojima pinned Gedo with a Lariat. A brawl broke oout early, with Okada and Kojima going to the outside leaving Tenzan and Gedo in the ring as the legal men. Okada seemingly disposed of Kojima and rejoined Gedo to double team Tenzan. Hot tag to Tenzan who hit Okada with his rapid fire chops. DDT on Okada. Kojima ducked a Rainmaker and hit a forearm. Okada countered a lariat attempt with a dropkick, and tagged in Gedo. Tencozy double teamed Gedo and hit a 3D, but Okada broke the pin. Tenzan tossed Okada to the outside while Kojima finished off Gedo with a lariat.
Tomohiro Ishii (2-1) p. YOSHI-HASHI (1-2) with a brainbuster. Collared elbow tie-up to start off, but it soon went to fisticuffs. Dueling chops favored Hashi, but Ishii countered with a shoulderblock. Ishii hit several strikes, to which Hashi responded with a neckbreaker. Hashi draped Ishii over the top rope and hit a dropkick for a two count. Hashi hit several kicks, which only seemed to enraged Ishii. More back and forth strikes between the two. Facebuster by Hashi for a two count. Superplex by Ishii also got a near fall. Hashi leveled Ishii with a lariat, and hit a Swanton, but Ishii kicked out. Hashi put Ishii in the Butterfly Lock, but Ishii made it to the ropes. Hashi landed a running knee for a two count. Ishii reversed a Karma attempt into a DDT. Hashi kicked out of a powerbomb, and decked Ishii with a lariat. Hashi landed several more strikes, which Ishii no-sold. Ishii landed a sliding clothesline for a near fall, and finished off Hashi with a brainbuster.
Zack Sabre Jr. (2-1) p. Bad Luck Fale (2-1) with a roll up. Fale threw down the ring announcer once again. ZSJ grapevined himself around Fale to try several holds. Fale threw him to the outside and whipped him into the barricade. Fale shoulderblocked Desperado for good measuere, and whacked Sabre’s back into the ringpost. Back in the ring, Fale muscled Zack around for several minutes. ZSJ made a comeback with well placed strikes. Octopus Hold by ZSJ, which Fale tried to power out of. Corner Splash by Fale for a two count. Zack reversed a Bad Luck Fall attempt into an Anklelock, but Fale made it to the ropes. ZSJ then reversed a Hand Grenade attempt into an Armbar, and rolled up Fale for a surprise pin
Togi Makabe (1-2) p. Kota Ibushi (2-1) with a King Kong Kneedrop. Back and forth strikes to start things off. Ibushi landed a dropkick and a plancha to the outside. He whipped Makabe into the barricade, but then found himself whipped into the ringpost by Makabe. Makabe worked over Ibushi for a few minutes, until Ibishi mounted a comebo=ack with another dropkick. Standing moonsault by Ibushi for a near fall. Lariat by Makabe for a two count. Ibushi battled back with his own clotheslines. Top rope hurricanrana scored Ibushu another near fall. Snap German Suplex by Ibushi, followed by a backflip kick. Flying knee by Makabe. Ibushi kicked out of a powerbomb, so Makabe went to the top and hit the King Kong Kneedrop for the clean win.
Tetsuya Naito (2-1) p. Yuji Nagata (0-3) with Destino. Lots of dodged kicks between the two to start things off.Naito gained the upper hand by whipping Nagata into the barricades. Headscissors submission by Naito, followed by a neckbreaker for a near fall. Nagata battled back with forearms and kicks. Exploder Suplex for a two count. Naito with a Tornado DDT. Naito angrily stomped Nagata and spit in his face. Nagata made a comeback with several more kicks, and hit a pair of German Suplexes. Dueling slaps lead to Nagata locking in the Shiromi armbar. Naito reversed a suplex into a Destino, but Nagata kicked out. Naito then got the win with a second Destino.
IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi (2-1) Hirooki Goto (2-1) with a High Fly Flow. Goto gained the upper hand early on with shoulderblocks, and clotheslined Tanahashi to the outside. For like the 27th time somebody got whipped to the guardrails. Back in the ring Goto worked over Tanahashi’s bad arm. Hiroshi battled back with punches and a dragon screw. Goto kicked out of a senton. Stinger Splash by Tanahashi followed by a German Suplex. Goto no-sold the German and hit a Back Suplex of his own. Tanahashi reversed a fireman’s carry into a Slingblade, but missed a High Fly Flow. Goto locked in a sleeper, and hit an Ushigoroushi for a near fall. Goto hit an inverted GTR, but Tanahashi reversed a regular GTR into a neckbreaker. Another Slingblade for another near fall. This time, Tanahashi hit a pair of High Fly Flows to win the match.
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi
6 Tetsuya Naito
6 Zack Sabre Jr.
4 Bad Luck Fale
4 Hirooki Goto
4 Kota Ibushi
4 Togi Makabe
4 Tomohiro Ishii
0 Yuji Nagata