G1 Climax B Block Night 8 Results, 8/08 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary
Chase Owens p. Tomoyuki Oka with a Package Piledriver. Oka got the shine early as he overpowered Owens in just bout every way. It took Owens dopping Oka over the ropes twice for the momentum to change. Owens hit a neckbreaker and a Penalty kick for near fals. Oka made his comeback and put Owens in a Boston Crab. Owens made it to the ropes and kicked Oka in the face. Oka kicked out of a Lariat, but soon fell to the Package Piledriver.
In a post-match backstage interview, Owens claimed he was undefeated in singles competition for New Japan.
Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado of Suzuki-Gun b. Horoyoshi Tenzan & Shota Umino when Desperado submitted Umino with a Stretch Muffler. Zack taunted Tenzan like he wanted to start the match against him. Tenzan obliged, but of course it was a ruse and Desperado attacked Tenzan from behind. The heels tried to double team Tenzan, but the plan backfired and Tenzan fought them both off. Tenzan controlled the next few minutes with Mongolian Chops. Sabre was able to get Tenzan in a sleeper to weaken him. Desperado tagged in, but didn’t fare well against Tenzan, who did a backdrop and tagged in Umino. Umino briefly ran wild on Desperado, even getting him in a Boston Crab. But in the end, Desperado cut Umino off with a Spinebuster and locked in the Stretch Muffler for the submission win.
Backstage, ZSJ cut a promo saying he wants Tenzan in a singles match.
Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi of Bullet Club b. Yuji Nagata & Katsuya Kitamura when Takahashi pinned Kitamura with a Pimp Juice DDT. Yujiro came out with a scantily clad escort, and Fale as usual chased off the ring announcer. Flae started out against Nagata, with Nagata focusing on Fale’s knee. Double tag out to Yujiro and Kitamura, with Kitamura getting the best of Yujiro. A brawl to the outside ensued, and Takahashi used his cane on Kitamura as Fale and Nagata brawled into the crowd. Back in the ring, Yujiro had gainsed control of the match. Fale tagged in, but missed a corner splash. Nagata tagged in and used several kicks on Fale, but Fale was able to land a shoulderblock and tag back out to Takahashi. Kitamura came back in and hit a shoulderblock for a near fall. Fale entered the match illegally and decked Kitamura with a chlotesline. This enabled Takahashi to win the match with a Pimp Juice.
CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & YOSHI-HASHI) b. Togi Makabe, Kota Ibushi, & Hirai Kawato when Ishii submitted Kawato with a Boston Crab. Makabe and Hashi started the match, but it didn’t take long for the action to spill outside the ring. Hashi whipped Makabe into the ring barriers, and the triple teaming began. Ibushi got the hot tag and ran wild for a bit. Ishi grounded Ibushi and went for a pin, which got broken up by Kawato. Ishii looked at Kawato like he was a germ, and no sold Kawato’s shots. Then after properly tagging in, Kawato got smacked around by Ishii. However, Kawato mounted a comeback and hit Ishii with several dropkicks, including a top rope dropkick. Kawato then scored several convincing near falls, trying to prove that he can hang with the major players. Eventually a multi-man brawl broke out, with Hashi placing Makabe in the Butterfly lock, and Goto putting Ibushi in a hold. This allowed Ishii to place Kawato in a Boston Crab to get the submission. Really came across like an opportunity for Kawato, and I think he passed with flying colors.
Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & David Finlay) b. Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, & Hiromu Takahashi) when Taguchi submitted Bushi with the Oh My And Garankle Lock. The heels jumped the faces before the bell. Takahashi and Finlay actually began the match while Naito and Tanahashi brawled up the ramp. Bushi tagged in and choked Finlay with a shirt. With Tanahashi out on the ring ramp, Naito tagged into the match and worked over Finlay. Eventually, Finlay countered and got the hot tag to Tanahasho, who ran wild on both Naito and Bushi. Naito tried his springboard corner dropkick, but Tanahashi caught him. The two traded blows before Naito decked Tanahashi with a flying forearm. Double tag out to Taguchi and Bushi. Taguchi tried to rally, but got cut off quickly. The now obligatory but still exciting sequence of everybody hitting big moves came next. Taguchi hit Bushi with the Dodon, but Takahashi broke the pin. However, all was not lost as Taguchi quickly got the submission with the Oh My and Garankle anklelock.
Tama Tonga p. Satoshi Kojima with a Gun Stun. Tonga attacked Kojima before the bell and out on Kojima’s vest. He then used his own version of Kojima’s Machine Gun Chops. Kojima rallied with a backdrop and a clonthesline, but missed a plancha to the outside. Tonga whipped Kojima into the guardrail. Back in the ring, Tonga put Kojima in a Camel CLuth. Kojima made his comeback with Mongolian Chops, and finally hit the real Machine Gun Chops. Tonga hit a reverse Gun Stun for a two count. The two battled over a suplex before Kojima hit a Koji Cutter that knocked Tonga to the outside. When TOnga made it back to the ring he was met with a suplex. Inverted DDT by Tonga for a two count. Kojima countered a Gun Stun attempt with a lariat, but Tonga kicked out. Tonga ducked to Lariat attempts, and finally hit a Gun Stun for the win.
Juice Robinson p. Toru Yano with Pulp Friction. As expected, this match was all comedy. Juice chased Yano around the ring and then under it. Literally the biggest part of the match was both men under the ring as the referee made the count. Both men barely made it in at 19. Juice chased Yano outside again, and got whipped into the guardrail. Yano then tied Juice’s dreadlocks around the guardrail and ran back inside to get the countout. Juice was able to free himself and make it back in before the count. Yano pulled Juice’s dradlocks and rolled him up for a near fall. Juice rallied with punches and a DDT. Yano went for a low blow, but the ref saw it and stopped it. Juice was able to hit Pulp Friction and get the pin. This makes three in a row for Juice.
Michael Elgin p. EVIL with a powerbomb. Evil of course cleanly pinned IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada at the last B Block show. Evil attacked Elgin before the bell, but Elgin was able t fend him off. Evil pulled Elgin to the outside and whipped him into the guardrail. Evil controlled the match back in the ring until Elgin made a comeback with a powerslam. Falcon Arrow by Elgin for a near fall. Evil hit an amazing Lariat that turned Elgin inside out. Darkness Falls by Evil for a two count. Superplex by Elgin scored a near fall. Exciting exchange of reversals ended in Elgin hitting a powerbomb, which Evil kicked out of. Elgin landed another lariat, followed by another powerbomb to score the pin.
Kenny Omega p. Sanada with The One Winged Angel. Fast paced action to start things out. Omega went for the One Winged Angel Early, to which Sanada counterred into a Skull End attempt. The match spilled outside of the ring, with Kenny hitting a moonsault off the guardrail. Back in the ring, Omega took control of the match. Moonsault by Kenny for a near fall. Sanada rallied back with a dropkick and a plancha to the outside. Omega hit Sanada reversed a One Winged Angel into a hurricanrana, and hit a TKO for a near fall. Sanada locked in the Skull End Dragon Sleeper, but Omega made it to the ropes. Sanada went for a moonsault, only for Kenny to dodge. Snap Dragon Suplex followed by a V-Trigger scored a two count for Kenny. The two exchanged several reversals that saw Sanada dodge a V-Trigger, and Omega reverse out of a Skull End. Omega at at last hit the One Winged Angel to get the win and two more points.
Kazuchika Okada d. Minoru Suzuki in 30 minutes. This was a pretty amazing match, especially considering how late in the tournament it was. Taichi and Desperado accompanied Suzuki to ringside. I guess it’s 2 for 1 Minion Day. Lockup into the ropes had a clean break from Okada, only for that to be met by a kick to the gut by Suzuki. Okada took to the offense and booted Suzuki to the outside, whipped him into the guardrail, and kicked him over the guardrail into the crowd. Then the minions struck. Taichi and Desperado started stomping Okada. Okada rallied and whipped Taichi into the guardrail. It looked like Okada called for Red Shoes to eject Taichi and Desperado from ringside, as shortly afterward the Young Lions banded together and carried the two to the back. This left Gedo at ringside, but otherwise the two competitors were one on one. Suzuki gained control and tortured Okada by headlocking him around the guardrail. Back in the ring, Suzuki stalked Okada. Okada rallied with a DDT and a European Uppercut. Suzuki popped up and laid in forearms. Okada caught a Penalty Kick. Dueling strikes lead to Suzuki going for the sleeper. Okada reversed that into a DVD type move. Okada hit a neckbreaker, followed by a top rope elbow, and signaled for the Rainmaker. Suzuki reversed the Rainmaker into a chinlock, then when Okada broke out he hit a dropkick. Okada reversed a sleeper attempt into a dropkick to the back, then hit a “Gotch Tombstone”. Crowd seemed to bo at that. Suzuki ducked a Rainmaker and hit his own Tombstone Piledriver. Suzuki locked in a series of holds centered around Okada’s head, which sounds simple but trust me they looked brutal. Okada missed a Too Awesome Driopkick, and Suzuki locked in an Octopus Hold, which felled Okada enough for a near fall. Suzuki went for the kill with a Gotch Piledriver, but Okada battled out and hit the Too Awesome Dropkick. Okada followed that up with a springboard dropkick, a German Suplex, and a Rainmaker attempt. Suzuki reversed the Rainmaker into a sleeper, to which Okada made it to the ropes. Suzuki, claerly frustrated by this time, started laying into Okada with strikes and slaps. Okada responded with two straight Rainmakers. Suzuki kicked out and went back to strikes and slaps. This lured Okada into a striking contest. By this time the ring announcer is frequently chiming in, which means a time limit draw is near. More dueling strikes, followed by a third Rainmaker. Okada was crawling towards Okada when the time limit expired. Good gravy this match was amazing. Dollars to donuts we’ll get another Okada/Suzuki title match.
13 Kazuchika Okada
12 Kenny Omega
9 Minoru Suzuki
8 Michael Elgin
6 Juice Robinson
6 Tama Tonga
6 Toru Yano
2 Satoshi Kojima