Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Results: NJPW G1 Climax 30 Day 13

New Japan Pro-Wrestling thirtieth annual G1 Climax tournament has arrived!

Watch on NJPW World with a paid subscription. Only live Japanese commentary available. English commentary will be uploaded within several days. This event will have reduced attendance capacity to comply with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

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Start Times:

  • Pacific: 10/10 1AM
  • Eastern: 10/10 4AM
  • UK: 10/10 9AM
  • Japan: 10/10 5PM
  • East Australia: 10/10 6PM

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G1 Climax 30 Day 13 Results

Yuya Uemura def. Yota Tsuji (9:03)
If you’re keeping score at home, Yota Tsuji so far has won the most matches in this three-man young lion round robin. With this in mind, Yuya Uemura aggressively and relentlessly attacked Tsuji’s arms to weaken them so that he would be unable to resist the double arm suplex. Tsuji had to rely on his strength and agility to get out of Uemura’s holds and take advantage whenever possible. Tsuji came off the ropes for a spear, but Uemura hit a beautiful arm drag and applied the bridging double arm suplex for the pinfall victory.

A Block: Jeff Cobb def. Tomohiro Ishii (14:57)
The consensus on Jeff Cobb is that, even if he doesn’t have the points to show for it yet, he’s been performing much more confidently in his second G1 than his first. He had no trouble asserting his will on the smaller but still heavy Tomohiro Ishii, tossing him like a sack of potatoes repeatedly. However, when it came to striking, Ishii may have had the edge on Cobb, sending him tumbling with a loud elbow to the face. With Ishii starting to take control, Cobb became desperate. A sickening flying headbutt and a flying lariat put Ishii on the back foot, but he avoided Cobb’s try at Tour of the Islands. He evened the odds with a full nelson suplex and a lariat, but Cobb kicked out. Nevertheless, he was seeing stars. Cobb was able to stuff Ishii’s brainbuster attempt and land the Athletic-Plex, but Ishii was not out yet. They traded headbutts again and neither man won, but Ishii rose to his feet first. Ishii charged at Cobb, but Cobb caught him with a pop-up powerbomb followed by the Tour of the Islands!
Jeff Cobb goes to 6 points

A Block: Jay White def. Yujiro Takahashi (3:42)
Jay White entered wearing a t-shirt and sweat pants, clearly not expecting to actually wrestle a match here. He told Yujiro to lay down to be pinned, as any Bullet Club member should. However, Yujiro kicked out of Jay’s pin. The unprepared White faced an onslaught of offense from the Tokyo Pimp, who would not go down without a fight. IYujiro hit an Olympic slam and Miami Shine for near falls, but Jay avoided the Pimp Juice DDT, then hit a low blow on Yujiro when Gedo distracted the referee. Finally, he hit the Blade Runner for the one-move win. He was furious with Yujiro and tried to get a chair to hit him after the match, but Gedo told him to calm down, and he reluctantly did.
Jay White goes to 10 points

A Block: Will Ospreay def. Taichi (16:26)
Will Ospreay was very vocal, goading Taichi to try his best and to give him more effort. Taichi gave effort in his own way, sneakily stealing the ring bell and luring Ospreay to the outside to choke him with it. Taichi dragged him back in the ring and gave him multiple choking pins, but a dropkick and Sasuke Special put the match firmly into Ospreay’s control. Feeling the pressure of Ospreay’s high-flying offense, Taichi fired back up with kicks and his first “dangerous” backdrop driver. Taichi lifted Ospreay to the top rope for an attempt at an avalanche Black Mephisto, but Ospreay was able to make it out of harm’s way. Ospreay tried for a top rope 450 splash, but Taichi got his knees up, and then hit an Axe Bomber to the back of Ospreay’s neck, clearly inspired by Ospreay’s Hidden Blade. Ospreay hit a superkick to slow Taichi down, but he went for the Oscutter he ate a superkick of his own. Taichi went for Black Mephisto, but Ospreay blocked it, and hit the Oscutter for a near fall. He followed up with the Hidden Blade and the Stormbreaker to put Taichi away.
Will Ospreay goes to 10 points

A Block: Kota Ibushi def. Minoru Suzuki (16:58)
Both men approached each other with a shoot-inspired striking style, throwing slaps and kicks before Suzuki caught Ibushi with a takedown and applied a leglock. Ibushi finally managed to fight Suzuki off and kick him out of the ring, but Suzuki walked to the top of the entrance ramp and taunted Ibushi to follow him. Ibushi could have just waited for Suzuki to be counted out, but his hubris got the better of him, and he followed Suzuki to the outside, only to be knocked him down by Suzuki’s elbow. He went back to the ring to let Ibushi be counted out, but Ibushi made it back in time. Suzuki, always with a point to prove, endured Ibushi’s soccer kicks instead of fighting back, before eventually popping up and sending Ibushi to the mat with one elbow. Both men got to their feet and started wildly striking with each other with no abandon. Suzuki hit a palm strike that made Ibushi’s sweat fly, then tried for the Gotch-style piledriver, but Ibushi avoided it. Ibushi saw an opportunity for the Kamigoye, but Suzuki reversed it into a high-angle Boston crab. Ibushi was able to make it back to his feet and hit a Kamigoye on a standing Suzuki, then a normal Kamigoye. Suzuki was down for the three count, but was still smiling as he stumbled away.
Kota Ibushi goes to 10 points

A Block: Kazuchika Okada def. Shingo Takagi (27:45)
Okada and Shingo have a mutual connection in the form of being trained by people with relation to the Dragon System. Okada was primarily trained by Ultimo Dragon before joining the NJPW Dojo, while Shingo was entirely brought up within Dragon Gate. The early part of the match was spent with Shingo taking the lead, being indignant about Okada’s performance lately. A once dominant-champion was now ekeing out wins via flash pins, and all but abandoning the finish hold that made him famous. Okada’s dropkick sent Shingo tumbling out of the ring, and Okada capitalized with a hangman’s DDT on the apron. Okada brought Shingo back into the ring and tried to apply the Money Clip, but he couldn’t lock it in, so Shingo picked him up and put him down with the Noshigami, followed by a wheelbarrow German suplex. He came off the ropes but Okada was able to make his feet and hit a standing dropkick. Okada climbed to the top rope, only for Shingo to make him pay for it with a superplex. Okada tried for a Tombstone piledriver, but Shingo got out of it and tried to lift Okada for the Last of the Dragon. However, Okada avoided it and tried to put Takagi away with the rana pin he’s been winning matches with lately, but Shingo kicked out. Okada hit a spinning Tombstone piledriver and applied the Money Clip again, but Shingo was able to make it to his feet. He hit Okada with a Rainmaker and Made in Japan for a near fall! He hit a gnarly Pumping Bomber for yet another near fall. Okada wriggled out of Shingo’s Last of the Dragon and hit a rolling lariat, followed by a backbreaker into the Money Clip. Seeing Shingo losing consciousness from the hold, the referee stopped the match in Okada’s favor.
Kazuchika Okada goes to 10 points

G1 Climax 30 Standings

A Block:
10 points – Jay White, Will Ospreay, Kota Ibushi, Kazuchika Okada
6 points – Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, Tomohiro Ishii, Shingo Takagi, Jeff Cobb
0 points – Yujiro Takahashi

B Block:
10 points – Tetsuya Naito
8 points – EVIL
6 points – Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano, Juice Robinson, Hirooki Goto, Zack Sabre Jr., SANADA
4 points – KENTA
2 points – YOSHI-HASHI

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