NJPW: G1 Climax Final Review

I said at the beginning of this journey that “as one very long corridor closes, another one opens”. Well, my friends, here we are at the end of this corridor, one that’s turned out to be just as full of great wrestling as it has been with debatably repetitive booking. Still, here we are, with just one match left to talk about (plus a reasonably fun undercard), so, y’know, let’s talk about it:

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Results:

Fuck Michael Elgin, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma def. Yuji Nagata, Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida

Bad Luck Fale def. Toa Henare

Bullet Club (Cody & Hangman Page) def. FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay)

After the match, Cody declared himself Number One Contender to the US Championship.

NEVER Openweight Six-Man Championship: Firing Squad (Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa & Taiji Ishimori) def. Bullet Club Elite (Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson & Marty Scurll) (c) NEW CHAMPION!

Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

CHAOS (Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) def. Bullet Club Elite (Kenny Omega, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)

After the match, Ishii officially challenged for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. This is the Pitbull’s Yard now, motherf-ers.

Rey Mysterio, KUSHIDA and Pro Wrestler Sengoku Enbu (Ryusuke Taguchi) def. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Sho & Yoh)

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