G1 Climax B Block Night 7 Results 8/04

A Block Tag Matches

Ren Narita & Shota Umino b. Yuya Uemera & Toa Henare when Umino pinned Uemera with a Fisherman Suplex – A good high-energy opening match that showcased these Young Lions well.

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., & Lance Archer) b. Los Ingobernables De Japon (EVIL, SANADA, & BUSHI) when Suzuki pinned BUSHI with a Gotch Piledriver – As expected, a brawl broke out before the bell and it spilled to the floor. Suzuki-Gun dominated on the floor, but when the match got back in the ring LIJ made their comeback. However, in the end, Suzuki used the Rear Naked Choke and Gotch Pilerdriver on BUSHI.

After the match Archer chased after Sanada.

Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens) b. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, & Tomoaki Honma when Owens pinned Honma with a Package Piledriver – Again the heels attacked before the bell and took the fight to the floor. They got the heat on Tanahashi until Ibushi got the hot tag and ran wild for a bit. Honma got the tag and all three babyfaces hit a triple Kokeshi on Owens. Honma went for a Kokeshi off the ropes only to crash and burn when Owens moved. Owens retaliated with a knee and hit a Package Piledriver to score the win

CHAOS (IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, & YOSHI-HASHI) b. KENTA, Clark Connors, & Karl Fredericks when YOSHI-HASHI submitted Connors with a Butterfly Lock – Ospreay tangled with Kenta briefly before both tagged out. CHAOS cut off Fredericks and worked him over. Connors got a tag and ran wild. A triple team on Hashi caused a multi-man brawl. During the fray, Hashi clamped on a Butterfly Lock to get a submission from Connors

B Block Tournament Matches

NEVER Openweight Champion Tomohiro Ishii (3-3, 6) p. Toru Yano (3-3, 6) with a Brainbuster – Yano started removing the turnbuckle pads before Ishii even made it to the ring. By the time Ishii got to the ring, all the pads were removed. Yano tried several times to roll up Ishii but was unsuccessful. he then took a chair and sat on the ramp, taunting Ishii to come out after him. When that didn’t work, Yano got back in the ring to beat the count. Once the match got started, Ishii fared better. Yano repeatedly tried for a low blow but Ishii blocked every time. after a sliding lariat, Ishii followed up with the BRainbuster and got the pin.

Taichi (w/Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (2-4, 4) p. Juice Robinson (3-3, 6) with Black Mephisto – Kanemaru blindsided Juice with an attack before the bell, which gave Taichi the early upper hand. Juice fought back with a Juice Box. Taichi dodged a Pulp Friction. Kanemaru got on the apron to distract Juice from trying it again. Juice hit Kanemaru with a plancha. But hen Juice got back in the ring, Taichi hi Black Mephisto and scored a pinfall.

Hirooki Goto (3-3, 6) p. Jeff Cobb (3-3, 6) with a GTR – Back and forth action in the opening minutes. Cobb got a near fall with his standing moonsault. Cobb went for Tour Of The Islands but Goto reversed it into an Ushigoroshi. Cobb escaped a GTR and landed a few kicks. and tried a Belly To Belly Suplex. Goto reversed the suplex and landed some kicks of his own. Goto was able to get the pin with a GTR.

Jay White (3-3, 6) p. Jon Moxley (5-1, 10) with a Blade Runner – Moxley got to shine in the opening minutes despite White’s escape efforts. They battled on the floor and into the crowd. Moxley put White in a Texas Cloverleaf after the match got back in the ring. White made the rope break and stopped Moxley momentum by shoving Red Shoes in front of himself. That momentary distraction allowed White to take a cheap shot. The two traded dueling strikes. Moxley prepared for a running knee when White dropped to the mat. Gedo got on the apron for a distraction, allowing White to try a Blade Runner. Moxley escaped and hit a DDT. Red Shoes got bumped during this exchange, and Gedo again interfered. White hit a low blow and Gedo used the knucks. Still, Moxley kicked out and hit the knee for a near fall. White hit a pair of suplexes, and finally hit the Blade runner to get the pin.

IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito (3-3, 6) p. Shingo Takagi (2-4, 4) with Destino – This is the anticipated meeting between the longtime friends and LIJ teammates. The match started out slow but quickly escalated into a lot of dodged moves and strikes. Naito managed to toss Shingo out of the ring. Shingo responded by tossing a chair into the ring. Naito took the chair and sat down on it like he was waiting patiently. This frustrated Takagi and he returned to the ring. Naito landed a few more strikes which fired up Takagi, resulting in him clotheslining Naito to the floor. After that, he tossed Naito into the barricade. Back in the ring, the two went at it with more ferocity. Takagi hit a top rope elbow for a near fall. Takagi hit a Noshigami at the 15-minute mark. Naito responded with Gloria for his own near fall. Shingo used a Wheelbarrow Suplex to propel Naito into the turnbuckles. Takagi hoisted Naito up on his shoulders and climbed the turnbuckles, perhaps for a Last Of The Dragon. Naito countered with a hurricanrana and followed up immediately with a reverse hurricanrana. Takagi leveled Naito with a clothesline at the 20-minute mark. The two traded a rapid-fire exchange of big moves and reversals. Naito kicked out of a Pumping Bomber and reversed a Last Of The Dragon into a DDT. The two traded dueling strikes at the 25-Minute Mark. A brainbuster by Naito set up a Destino. Takagi countered with another Pumping Bomber and again went for Last Of The Dragon. Naito countered with a Canadian Destroyer and hit Destino for another near fall. Naito followed up with a second Destino to finally score the pin.

After the match, BUSHI made his way to the ring to check on his teammates. Takagi made it to his feet and left with BUSHI. Naito stayed to cut the traditional show-closing promo.

B Block Standing

10 Jon Moxley
8 Hirooki Goto
8 Jay White
8 Tetsuya Naito
8 Tomohiro Ishii
6 Jeff Cobb
6 Juice Robinson
6 Taichi
6 Toru Yano
4 Shingo Takagi

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