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- Kevin Kelly, Don Callis, and Chris Charlton on the call for tonight's English commentary.
Jon Moxley vs. Shota Umino
Moxley heads to the ring through the crowd with the newly won IWGP US Championship around his waist. Umino hits a flip over the top rope to take out Moxley before the bell rings. He tosses Moxley in the ring, hits a missile dropkick, Moxley up and nails him with a clothesline, a flurry of elbows to the head, and chops to the chest. Belly-to-back suplex, cover, two, drops the elbow, cover, two.
Moxley stretches his opponent out, applies a fish hook for a moment, Umino is able to claw his way to the ropes for a break. Umino with a punch, Moxley askes for more, then gives him a headbutt. Dropkick by Umino into a german suplex with the bridge, two-count. Umino looks for a fisherman's suplex, Moxley slips out, release vertical suplex, cover, close three count. Moxley with dirty deeds, pin, 1-2-3.
Winner: Jon Moxley via Pinfall
- Post-match, Moxley gets on the mic and says he wants in the G1 Climax. He gets back in the ring, lifts Umino up and helps him to the back.
Satoshi Kojima vs. Shingo Takagi
Kojima getting the best of Takagi early on, sending him to the floor, Kojima goes up and over the top for a crossbody, taking out Takagi. They start swinging away at each other on the floor all the way until the referee gets to 19, the two finally decide to jump in the ring. Takagi with multiple chops in the corner, Kojima dodges a charge and lights Takagi up with machine gun chops in the corner.
Kojima looking for a top rope elbow drop, but Takagi stops him. Both on the apron, Takagi looks for a move, no, koji-cutter, no, Takagi with a death valley driver on the apron. Both end up on the apron again, DDT to Takagi. Back in the ring koji-cutter, cover, two. Takagi set up on the top turnbuckle, another kofi-cutter, cover, two. Takagi with some big strikes, looks for a lariat and Kojima blocks it, Kojima delivers one of his own, brainbuster hits, pin, two.
Takagi looks for a lariat and Kojima stands tall, he looks for another, Kojima hits one of his own and it drops Takagi. He charges up for another and gets taken down by one, cover, Kojima kicks out at one. Back and forth elbows, Takagi hits made in japan, cover, two. Takagi up, nails a big lariat, last of the dragon hits, and that will do it.
Winner: Shingo Takagi via Pinfall
- Post-match, Takagi gets on the mic and says he wants to make waves with heavyweights and wants in the G1 Climax.
Jushin Thunder Liger and YOSHI-HASHI vs. Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr.
The fight instantly breaks out on the floor with Liger pairing off with Suzuki. Suzuki grabs a piece of the barricade and dumps it down on Liger while YOSHI and Sabre battle in the ring. Suzuki and YOSHI-HASHI go back and forth in the ring, Suzuki finally cracks his opponent, dropping him to the floor. Big penalty kick to Suzuki, cover, two. Liger then gets in a boots his own partner and demands a tag! YOSHI-HASHI with a chop to Suzuki's chest, step-up kick, and he finally tags in Liger.
Liger with multiple chops, Suzuki with a headbutt, cross armbreaker, but Liger gets his foot on the ropes. Suzuki looks for the gotch style piledriver, no, Liger with a headbutt, suplex and tags in YOSHI-HASHI. Sabre also gets in, but immediately gets lit up by his opponent, hung over the top rope, dropkick to the back, cover, two. Both Suzuki and Sabre with stereo abdominal stretches, no tapping. Liger and Suzuki battle on the floor. YOSHI-HASHI clotheslines Sabre, multiple counters from both wrestlers. YOSHI-HASHI is able to get a tricky roll-up on Sabre as Liger holds back Suzuki on the floor, 1-2-3.
Winner: YOSHI-HASHI and Jushin Liger via Pinfall
- Post-match, Sabre goes in for the attack, but is taken out by YOSHI-HASHI and Liger. Young Lions end up holding Suzuki back. YOSHI-HASHI holds Sabre's British Heavyweight Championship and taunts the champ a bit. Sabre isn't happy about the loss as he heads to the back.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jay White, Chase Owens and Taiji Ishimori
Juice and Owens get us started, Owens with a big elbow to Robinson's eye that is already banged up from his previous match with Jon Moxley. Juice with chops and punches in the corner, running clothesline, looks for a cannonball, but Owens rolls out to the floor for a moment. Ishimori heads into the ring, Taguchi is tagged in, tries for a hip attack, countered into an atomic drop. He ends up hitting a couple in the corner, tries for a third, nobody home as he flies across the ring. Chaos suddenly breaks out with everyone pairing off on the floor.
Taguchi sent into the railing, Tanahashi down as White stomps away on him. Back in the ring, Ishimori looks for a pin, two, Owens is tagged in and stomps away on Taguchi. Referee distracted, White takes Taguchi out to the floor and jams his back into the barricade and the ring a few times. White tagged in and works over Taguchi. He looks for a hip attack, White sidesteps it, Taguchi tries again, gets atomic dropped, tries a third time and finally hits it.
Tanahashi is tagged in to a nice pop from the crowd. Him and White face-off for a second as Tanahashi hits a flying elbow, dragon screw leg whip, flip off the top rope. White hits Tanahashi's banged up arm, side suplex, White's team all take turns on Tanahashi in the corner. Twisting suplex lands, cover, Juice and Taguchi break up the pin. White looks for bladerunner, no, slap to White's face. Tries for slingblade, no, bladerunner, no. Owens drags White over to the corner, tags himself in and goes right after Tanahashi, big knee to the face, cover, two.
Owens looks for a package piledriver, nope, Tanahashi tries for cloverleaf, gets pushed back and White hits him from the back. Juice yells "eat s---!" to White and clobbers him with left hand of God on the floor. Tanahashi drives Owens down to the mat with a dragon swing, cover, 1-2-3.
Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and Ryusuke Taguchi via Pinfall
Taichi (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii (NEVER Openweight Championship)
Taichi slides out of the ring for a moment, Ishii lays down in the middle of the ring and taunts the champion. Taichi heads into the ring and stomps on the chest and head in more of a provoking fashion. Taichi tells Ishii to "come on!" and one strike sends him straight to the mat. Chops to Taichi, shoulder block, kick to the shoulder blades. Ishii grabs Taichi's microphone and bag. He tells Taichi he doesn't need all the junk, let's have a match, and tosses all of it aside. Taichi with some kicks, Ishii with chops to the chest, over and over again. Taichi ends it with a slap to the face and kick sending Ishii to the mat.
Taichi with a big kick to the chest, looks for a side suplex, no, gets a headbutt and then a powerslam. Taichi is able to drop Ishii, then yanks off his tear away pants, and lands a kick to the head, both men down. Taichi pulls the referee in Ishii's way and goes down. Ishii with a discus lariat, followed by another one, referee is awake for the pin attempt, two. Sliding lariat attempt, no, Taichi with a low kick, sliding ax bomber, pin, two.
Another ax bomber hits, Taichi cranks on Ishii's neck, referee checks on the challenger, Ishii is still in it. Taichi with a kick to the head, Ishii looks for a powerbomb, gets kicked in the face. Taichi hits last ride, cover, two! Taichi looks for a superkick, no, Ishii with an enziguri. Ishii is up first, spinning heel kick by Ishii, head kick, Ishii shrugs it off, hits a big lariate, cover, two-count. Crowd really into this one. Ishii looks for a brainbuster, no, elbows to Ishii's face. Ishii with a powerbomb, sliding lariat, cover, two. Brainbuster hits, cover, 1-2-3.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall to win the NEVER Openweight Championship
Tonga and SANADA get things started, SANADA gets the crowd hyped up and invites Tonga to do the same (gets a mix of cheers and boos). Tonga asks SANADA to go one more time, crowd with a loud "SANADA" chant. Things get off to a quick start, multiple dodges from both wrestlers. SANADA looks for paradise lock early, gets kicked away. Loa and EVIL tagged in, back and forth strikes, EVIL ends up hitting Tonga, then drops Loa. Chops to Loa's chest, looks to hit the ropes and Jado looks to hit him with the kendo stick.
Ref gets distracted and Jado is able to strike with the stick. Out on the floor, the referee nearly catches Jado with another attack, Tonga launches EVIL into the barricade. Back in the ring, Toa continues to work over EVIL. Tonga tagged in, float over elbow drop hits. Double dropkick on EVIL as Loa is brought back in, strikes in the corner. Tonga is brought back in and does the same with a flurry of strikes. EVIL really needs to tag out as Loa hits a slingshot senton, cover, two. EVIL finally lands a kick and is able to tag in SANADA, Tonga jumps in without a tag to cut him down. Loa misses in the corner, SANADA drops Tonga, looks for paradise lock on Loa. Tonga goes after SANADA, double leapfrogs, dropkick sends Tonga out to the floor, diving crossbody.
SANADA back in the ring to the other side and hits a crossbody on Jado. Loa is still tied up all this time, SANADA with a dropkick to the backside, cover, two. SANADA tries for a hurricanrana, gets stopped in midair, powerbomb by Loa, pin, two. Tonga tagged in, drops EVIL, Loa drives SANADA into the corner, big splash by Tonga. He mocks the "SANADA" chant and the crowd really gives it to him, he doesn't like that. SANADA with a springboard missile dropkick. EVIL tagged in, drops Loa, Tonga sent into the corner, gets clotheslined by both opponents. EVIL brings him to the top turnbuckle, EVIL hits a superplex, SANADA standing moonsault. EVIL with a scorpion deathlock on Tonga.
More double team strikes on Tonga, kicks, SANADA with a side suplex. They look for magic killer, Loa breaks it up, tries for a suplex, SANADA lands on his feet, skull end locked in. EVIL with another scorpion deathlock. Tonga fights his way to the rope, but EVIL pulls him back. Jado pulls the referee out of the ring. Hits both SANADA and EVIL with a kendo stick. He moves into the ring and smacks EVIL in the back. He goes for another and out runs BUSHI, misting Jado in the face, smacks him with the kendo stick, and hits a suicide dive out to the floor. SANADA and EVIL look to finish things off with magic killer, Tonga flips out of it, Loa grabs SANADA from the outside while Tonga rolls up EVIL with the tights for the 1-2-3.
Winners: Guerrillas of Destiny via Pinfall
- Katsuyori Shibata appears and introduces Kenta (fka WWE's Hideo Itami). Kenta shows up in a Takeover shirt and says he wants to show fans "Kenta's professional wrestling" and then enters the G1 Climax tournament!
Dragon Lee (c) vs. Will Ospreay (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship)
Tons of counters to start things off, Oscutter attempt, no, more counters end in a stalemate. Dragon hits a dropkick, gets caught with enziguri, top rope 619, Dragon to the floor and Ospreay hits a dive to the floor to take out his opponent. The two trade submission, Ospreay looks for a springboard lariat, gets caught, STO lands. Ospreay drops Dragon, cover, two, Dragon rolls to the floor. Ospreay with a handspring flip to the floor and lands on his feet, Dragon boots him in the chest and sits Ospreay on the barricade. Dragon with a sick suicide dive, blasting Ospreay over commentary row to the floor!
Back in the ring, straight jacket dragon suplex for the two count. Ospreay put in the tree of woe, Dragon heads to the top, Ospreay sits up and they trade shots. Dragon sent down to the floor, Ospreay with a corkscrew moonsault that clears out his opponent. Back in the ring, reverse bloody sunday, cover, two. He looks for storm breaker, Dragon blocks it, kicks to the chest, he tries again, counters with Dragon landing a tornado DDT. Dragon holds on for a suplex and Ospreay counters that into a cutter.
Knee strike by Dragon into a poison-rana, hits the ropes and Ospreay lands a spanish fly, cover, two. Ospreay gets dropped on the apron, Dragon looks for his running hurricanrana to the floor, Ospreay lands on his feet! Dragon think he landed the move, Ospreay surprises him, powerbomb on the edge of the ring, send him inside, Ospreay to the top and hits a shooting star press, cover, two-count. Robinson special hits, looks for the Oscutter, and Dragon hits him with a knee strike in midair.
Ospreay makes hit way to the top rope, Dragon catches him and Ospreay is in a tree of woe towards the outside. Dragon nails a nasty double stomp, sending Ospreay to the floor. Referee starts up his 20 counter, Ospreay up and down at 15, Ospreay dives in at 19 only for Dragon to crack him in the face with a running knee. Ospreay throws a kick to the head, flips out of a STO, liger bomb counter into a canadian destroyer. Running knee blasts Ospreay in the face, cover, two.
Dragon exposes the knee, looks for a strike, blocked, follows up and hits the second. Looks to finish off Ospreay, who spins out of it, hook kick, hidden blade to the back of the head, top rope oscutter, storm breaker, cover, 1-2-3.
Winner: Will Ospreay via Pinfall to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
- Post-match, the two celebrate, Dragon Lee straps the title around Ospreay's waist. Ospreay says the first challenger will be Robbie Eagles at Southern Showdown in Melbourne.
Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Intercontinental Championship)
Crowd already into this one, both scramble early on until Ibushi cracks Naito in the chest with a kick. Naito with a dropkick to the back, Naito taunts a bit and a good portion of the crowd is booing him. Naito eggs them on a bit before going back to work on the champion with a full nelson using his legs. Ibushi get to the ropes, Naito not breaking the lock (crowd boos), referee tells him to break and he finally does. Naito spits in Ibushi's face and stomps on the back of his neck, crowd boos more, Naito taunts again, mixed reaction at best.
Naito with a very casual pin, Red Shoes doesn't initially count the pin, Naito does a proper pin, two count. Naito ends up spatting at Red Shoes. Naito with some provoking strikes, looks for a forearm and rakes the eyes instead, inverted atomic drop, charges in with a slide, Ibushi counters with a double stomp. Naito charges in, hurricanrana sends him to the floor, Ibushi looks for a corkscrew dive out to the floor. Naito tries for a flying forearm, no, half-and-half suplex, Naito returns fire with a tornado DDT off the ropes. Crowd now cheering on Naito.
Ibushi sat up on the top turnbuckle, Naito drops a few elbows, Ibushi slides under and barely clips Naito with a pele kick. Ibushi looks for a second rope deadlift suplex, no, Naito with forearms and the two battle on the apron. Ibushi gets suplexed and his head hits the edge of the ring! Oh! Ibushi just barely makes it back in for the 20 count. He gets put up on the top rope for a hurricanrana! Naito looks for destino, gets countered with a piledriver. Both are down as the referee counts to 20. Naito is up, looks for destino again, no, gets rocked by a knee. Last ride hits on Naito, cover, two-count.
Bushi drops the knee pad as he looks for a knee strike, countered right into a big DDT, both are down again. Ibushi charges in, kick to the head, Naito up to the second rope and hits a reverse swinging DDT, cover, two. Another destino attempt, another block. Naito up on Ibushi's shoulders, poison-rana, Ibushi gets planted, cover, two. Crowd is loud at this point, as destino finally hits, cover, 1-2-3. New champ!
Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall to become the new IWGP Intercontinental Champion
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Chris Jericho (IWGP Heavyweight Championship)
Okada tosses his entrance attire at Jericho before the match gets rolling. Crowd very much supporting Okada in this one, although a "Y2J" chant did break out. Jericho yells for the crowd to shut their mouths. Okada entices them to chant his name a bit more. The two end up in the ropes, Okada fakes a chop and pats him on the chest, Jericho with a thumb to the eye. Big chops and runs him down. He taunts the crowd a bit more as he slaps Okada in the head. Okada whips Jericho into the rope, Jericho dips out to the floor to avoid the dropkick.
Okada chases and follows him around the ring, Jericho back in, Okada with a big boot. Okada looks for a leap over the barricade and eats a codebreaker. The two make their way back into the ring. Okada with a leap off the second rope, avoided and Jericho goes right into a boston crab. Jericho boots Okada over commentary row, throws a chair and some other items. He brings Okada up on the table and DDTs down on it. Jericho hammers the ring bell, then digs under the ring for another table.
Jericho looks to powerbomb Okada through it, can't quite get him up though and gets shoved back into the barricade. Jericho boots Okada then takes the camera, he flips off Okada and sends the champ back into the ring. Jericho with a crossbody, cover, two. Jericho slaps Okada in the face a few times, Okada returns fire then eats a big dropkick for Jericho who is really proud of that one. Delayed vertical suplex on Okada, Jericho with a lot of momentum at this point. Okada finally strings together a bunch of moves, finishing with a DDT that sends Jericho rolling out to the floor.
Okada follows, big boot sends Jericho over the barricade, but he drops the champion. Referee starts up 20-count, Okada able to get back in at 16, Jericho with a low dropkick, pin, two-count. "Y2J" chant breaks out and Jericho soaks it in. Multiple piledriver reversals until Jericho looks to lock in a boston crab. Okada gets to the ropes, Jericho gets annoyed with Red Shoes, Okada uses the opportunity to land a dropkick.
Jericho put up on the top rope, Okada tries for a dropkick, Jericho boots him to stop that. Jericho leaps and then eats a dropkick. Okada with a tombstone piledriver, calls for rainmaker, Jericho counters into a butterfly powerbomb for a two count. Jericho looks for a codebreaker, Okada counters with a neckbreaker, cover, two. Okada gets dumped out to the apron, Jericho with a springboard dropkick. Both end up on the top rope, Jericho gets dropped down face-first, elbow drop by Okada. Calls for rainmaker again, no, Jericho lands an enziguri.
Okada tries for another dropkick, Jericho avoids and hits a lionsault, cover, two. Jericho opens himself up to a shotgun dropkick in the corner. He ends up giving Red Shoes a bit of a shove, Jericho with a codebreaker, but is slow to cover, two-count. Jericho pulls off one of the turnbuckle pads, lifts Okada and looks to lawn dart him into it. Okada counters into a german suplex, holds on, rainmaker attempt, Jericho ducks it, Jericho tries one of his own, no, Okada with a codebreaker, cover, two.
Spinning tombstone hits, rainmaker, no, Jericho locks in another boston crab, goes into the lion tamer. Okada spins out of it, Okada ends up sort of running into the exposed turnbuckle. Jericho looks for judas effect, misses it, tries for codebreaker, Okada sits right down on Jericho for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall
- Post-match, Jericho swings away on Okada. He dumps Red Shoes out of the ring, grabs a steel chair from under the ring and cracks Okada in the face with it. He then lands judas effect, brings Okada out to the apron, puts the chair around his neck and throws him into the ring post to a chorus of boos. The table out the outside remained untouched for the match. Jericho looks to powerbomb Okada through it and Hiroshi Tanahashi (who was on commentary) leaps over the table to stop Jericho. Jericho gets on the mic as people hold back Tanahashi. Jericho asks Tanahashi if he saw what he did to his friend, he says Jericho always wins and is the greatest of all-time "even in this bulls--- country of Japan," he calls Okada a "b----" and heads off. Tanahashi checks on Okada who is still down on the floor and helps him to the back. No post-match speech, crowd boos the announcement.