G1 Climax B Block Night 8, 8/06 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary
Juice Robinson & David Finlay b. Katsuya Kitamura & Tomoyuki Oka when Finlay pinned Oka with a Cutter. Juice and Kitamura started out, with Kitamura overpowering Juice until falling to a double dropkick by Juice and Finlay. Finlay tagged in but got his suplex reversed, Oka tagged in and hit suplexes on both Juice and Finlay. Boston Crab on Finlay while Kitamura racked Juice. Finlay made it to the ropes. Spinebuster by Oka landed a two count. Finlay rallied with a lariat for a near fall, and hit a Cutter for the three count.
EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi of Bullet Club b. Michael Elgin & Hirai Kawato when Takahashi submitted Kawato with a Boston Crab. A brawl broke out early. Elgin and Evil went to the outside while Takahashi and Kawato wrestled in the ring. Evil tagged in and continued to work over Kawato until a dropkick by Kawato opened up a tag to Elgin. Takahashi tried to cut off Elgin, but failed. Falcon Arrow on Evil for a two count. Double Clothesline put both men down, and both tagged out. Kawato with a Missile Dropkick for a one count. Takahashi hit a lariat for a two count, then followed it up with a Boston Crab to get the submission win.
After the match, Elgin and Evil had a staredown. Evil has done well in this tournament. Do not be surprised if Elgin plays spoiler.
Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi of Bullet Club b. TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) when Tonga pinned Tenzan with a Gun Stun. The heels jumped TenCozy before the bell, as good heels do. Tonga donned Kojima’s vest, which soon turned hilarious because the babyfaces rallied nd knocked him out of the ring. Yujiro threw Tenzan out of the ring where Tonga, wearing Tenzan’s mask, attacked him. Back in the ring the heels took turns working over Tenzan. Tag to Kojima, who hit the Machine Gun Chops on Yujiro. Top rope elbow by Kojima for a near fall. Tonga tagged in and got met with a Koji Cutter. Tenzan tagged in and worked over Tonga. Multi-man brawl broke out. Tonga tunred a slam by Tenzan into a GunStun for the win. Interesting that the heels won, as this is not a regular team and TenCozy are multi-time tag champions.
SANADA & BUSHI of Los Ingobernables De Japon b. IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega & Chase Owens of Bullet Club when Sanada submitted Owens with Skull End. A brawl broke out off the bat (hey, both teams are heels). Owens choked Bushi with his own T-Shirt. Bullet Club double teamed Bushi. The closest thing to a hot tage with two heel teams happened when Sanada tagged in, as Owens soon tapped out to the Skull End.
CHAOS (IWGP Heavvyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, & Gedo) b. Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, & Taichi) when Yano pinned Taichi with a roll up. A brawl broke out before the bell (shocking, I know with two heel stables). In the ring Desperado and Taichi worked over Gedo. Hot tag to Okada, but Suzuki cut him off and hit a Penalty Kick for a two count. back and forth exchange between Okada and Suzuki, which Okada got the final say with a Too wesome Dropkick. Yano of all people go the tag and immediately tried removing the turnbuckle pads. Multi-man brawl broke out, with Yano rolling up Taichi for the win. This would be the third ref mistake, but the first to favor the heels.
Yuji Nagata p. Zack Sabre Jr. with a Backdrop Hold. Desperado, fresh off his loss, accompanied Sabre to the ring. Both men fought to a standstill in the opening minutes. Nagata tried to gain control with kicks, while Sabre used holds to his advantage/ Exploder Suplex by Nagata for a near fall. Sabre hit a Penalty Kick. Dueling forearms lead to Nagata locking in a Crossface, to which Zack turned into a pinning combination. Nagata unleahed a fury of kicks. Nagata tried another Exploder Suplex, but Sabre turned it into a submission hold. Several in fact. Dueling kicks favored Nagata. Zack countered with an Octopus Hold. Nagata made it to the ropes to break the hold, and countered with a brainbuster for a two count. Nagata fired up and hit a Backdrop Hold to finally get a win. This also eliminates Sabre from winning, which is the definition of being a spoiler.
Kota Ibushi p. YOSHI-HASHI with a Knee Strike. Athletic tie-ups to start things out. Hashi whipped Ibushi into the barricade to gain control. Ibushi rallied with a dropkick and a series of strikes. Moonsault on Hashi for a two count. Ibushi hurricanrand Hashi out of the ring, and followed it up with a moonsault to the outside. Springboard dropkick back into the ring by Ibushi. Hashi countered with a clothesline to gain control. Swanton by Hashi, follwoed by a Butterfly Lock. Yoshi hit a series of weird headbuts, and a powerbomb. Ibushi dodged Karma and levelled Yoshi with a kick. Hashi kicked out of a Last Ride Powerbomb, but fell to Ibushi’s knee strike.
Bad Luck Fale p. Hirooki Goto with a Hand Grenade. As usual, Fale intimidated the ring announcer. Goto tried hard to take down the big man, but nothing worked early on. Fale knocked Goto out of the ring and whipped him into the guardrail. Fale tortured Goto on the guardrail before putting him back in the ring and powering him around. Goto mounted a comeback with clotheslines and kicks. Fale hit a shoulderblock and a corner splash, but missed a big splash. This allowed Goto to hit a Back Suplex for a near fall. Fale countered a GTR attempt and went for a Hand Grenade, which Goto avoided. Fale leveled Goto with a clothesline, and hit a big splash for a two count. Goto got out of a Bad Luck Fall attempt, but did get hit with a Hand Grenade for a pinfall loss.
Tetsuya Naito p. Togi Makabe with Destino. A brawl broke out before the bell that quickly spilled to the outside. They brawled through the crowd, and slammed each other into walls. Back in the ring, Naito controlled the match for several minutes, but you could see Makabe firing up for a comeback. Eventually, makabe started returning blows and hit Naito with a powerslam for a comeback. He hit Naito with the Corner 10 punches. Naito countered with a neckbreaker and basement dropkick. Makabe hit a lariat and a powerbomb for a near fall. German Suplex by Makabe also scored a two count. Makabe hit the Spider German Suplex, but missed the King Kong Kneedrop. Naito reversed a Fireman’s Carry into a Destino for a two count, and hit a second Destino to score the win. I think this effectively eliminates Makabe.
Hiroshi Tanahashi p. Tomohiro Ishii with a High Fly Flow. Ishii began the match with the upper hand, knocking Tanahashi around. Suplex by Ishii for a near fall. Ishii began taunting Tanahashi and chopping him. Tanahashi began his comeback, and hit a slam and senton off the ropes. Ishii chopped Tanhasho down in the corner. The two battled atop the turnbuckles, with Tanhashi hitting a top rope Dragon Screw. There’s something you don’t see every day. Tanahashi went for the Cloverleaf, but Ishii made it to the ropes. Dueling strikes back and forth eventually favored Ishii, who afterward hit a German Suplex and a powerbomb for a two count. Tanahashi hit a German Suplex, which Ishii no sold and countered with a Dragon Suplex. Tanahashi hit a Sling Blade, whichleft both men exhausted on the mat. They made it to their feet and traded strikes again. Tanahashi hit a bridging German Suplex for another near fall. Ishii dodged a High Fly Flow and went for a sliding cclothesline. Tanahashi caught Ishii and rolled him up for a two count. Finally, Tanahashi was able to lock in the Cloverleaf, but Ishii made it to the ropes. Enziguiri by Ishii, followed by a Dragon Screw. Ishii dropkicked Tanhashi’s knee, and put him in a leglock, only for Tanahashi to make it to the ropes. Ishii then put Tanahashi in the Sasori-Gatame (Scopion Death Lock/Sharpshooter), but again Tanahashi made it to the ropes. Tanahashi Dragon Screwed Ishii through the ropes, and climbed the ropes. Ishii met him at the top, and hit a superplex for a near fall. Tanahashi kicked out of a sliding clothesline. Several reversals lead to Tanahashi hitting a bridging Dragon Suplex for a two count. Ishii kicked out of a SLing Blade at one, and hit Tanahashi with a clothesline for a cover. Tanahashi also kicked out at one and hit another Sling Blade. A High Fly Flow Body Press, followed by a High Fly Flow Splash finally gave Tanahashi the hard fought victory.
After the match, an exhausted Tanahashi cut a quick promo, presumably telling the fans he loved them. He had to be propped up by Oka in order to stand, and was helped to the back.
12 Hiroshi Tanahashi
12 Tetsuya Naito
10 Bad Luck Fale
10 Kota Ibushi
8 Hirooki Goto
8 Tomohiro Ishii
8 Zack Sabre Jr.
6 Togi Makabe
2 Yuji Nagata