Welcome to our results of NJPW G1 Climax 29 Day 12. New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s 29th G1 Climax tournament continues today and will run until Day 19 on August 12.
Twenty wrestlers, divided into two blocks of ten, compete against every other member of their block. They gain 2 points for a victory and 1 point for a draw. The wrestler with the most points in each block will move on to a final match, with the winner getting an opportunity to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 14 in the Tokyo Dome in January 2020.
Day 12 Undercard
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens) def. KENTA, Clark Connors & Karl Fredericks
Chase Owens pinned Karl Fredericks at 8:11 after a package piledriver. KENTA versus Bad Luck Fale takes place on Day 13 in the A Block (August 13).
Suzukigun (Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki) def. Suzukigun (Lance Archer & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
This was a match involving two teams from the same faction. Nevertheless, Sabre and Suzuki attacked Archer and Kanemaru as they were making their entrance. Sabre pinned Kanemaru with the European Clutch at 5:00. Lance Archer faces Zack Sabre Jr. on Day 13.
Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shota Umino & Ren Narita
Toa Henare pinned Ren Narita with the Toa Bottom at 8:18. Hiroshi Tanahashi faces Kota Ibushi on Day 13, in a rematch of last year’s G1 Final.
CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI)
YOSHI-HASHI submitted BUSHI with the Butterfly Lock at 9:14. EVIL versus Will Ospreay and Kazuchika Okada versus SANADA take place on G1 Day 13, the latter of which is the main event.
Day 12 G1 Matches
G1 Climax 29 B Block Match: Jeff Cobb defeated Shingo Takagi
Shingo Takagi attempted to match Jeff Cobb early on in terms of strength, but was unable to bring down the heaviest member of the B Block was shoulder tackles. Shingo switched to targeting Cobb’s legs to counteract Cobb’s agility, then transitioned to wearing him down with strikes and power moves. Noticeably slowed, Cobb managed to make a comeback and pinned Shingo Takagi after the Tour of the Islands at 12:27. Cobb 6 points, Shingo 4 points.
G1 Climax 29 B Block Match: Toru Yano defeated Jon Moxley
Yano sprayed Moxley with water and then begged for his forgiveness by offering his DVD, but Moxley did not take the bait. Yano tried to tape Moxley’s legs together, but Moxley reversed it on him and taped his arm to the barricade for a near countout. Moxley took out a table and tried to use it against Yano, but Yano dodged the attack, low blowed Moxley and Shota Umino, then taped their legs together outside the ring. Toru Yano defeated Jon Moxley by countout at 5:08. Yano 6 points, Moxley 10 points. This is Moxley’s first defeat in NJPW.
G1 Climax 29 B Block Match: Tetsuya Naito defeated Juice Robinson
Juice attempted to provoke Naito by taking an excessively long time to begin, the same way Naito did so against Moxley, which lead to his defeat. Irate, Naito mimicked Juice’s moves and mannerisms against him, cheering for Juice in a mocking way. Angered, Juice fired back up, drawing blood from Naito. Nevertheless, Naito pinned Juice after a Destino at 13:17. Naito 6 points, Juice 6 points.
G1 Climax 29 B Block Match: Jay White defeated Taichi
Both men took a long time to start this match, avoiding making contact for several minutes. They both fought dirtily and their their valets fought as well, with Gedo pulling Miho Abe’s hair to distract Taichi. White condescendingly taunted Taichi to attack him and the match eventually broke down as both men went for low blows and received interference from their seconds. Jay White pinned Taichi after a Blade Runner. White 6 points, Taichi 4 points.
G1 Climax 29 B Block Match: Hirooki Goto defeated Tomohiro Ishii
Not a lot of detail can be given about this match. This was simply a slugfest between two men who, despite being stablemates, held nothing back. Even after his excursion to the LA Dojo, Goto was still subject to Ishii’s underestimation and taunts to hit him harder. On this day, those taunts and Ishii’s perception of himself as an unbreakable wall were his undoing. Hirooki Goto pinned Tomohiro Ishii after a GTR at 18:01. Goto 6 points, Ishii 6 points.
G1 Climax 29 Standings
|A Block||Points||B Block||Points|
|Kazuchika Okada||12||Jon Moxley||10|
|Kota Ibushi||8||Juice Robinson||6|
|Hiroshi Tanahashi||8||Jeff Cobb||6|
|Lance Archer||4||Tetsuya Naito||6|
|Will Ospreay||4||Jay White||6|
|Zack Sabre Jr.||4||Hirooki Goto||6|
|Bad Luck Fale||2||Taichi||4|