NJPW G1 Climax 2022 Night 17 Results – August 14, 2022

8 Man Tag Team Match
NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Hirooki Goto, Yuto Nakashima, Ryohei Oiwa & Kosei Fujita vs. House Of Torture

Yuto Nakashima, Ryohei Oiwa & Kosei Fujita take the lead on this match, looking to prove their might against House Of Torture. Nakashima,Oiwa & Fujita corner Dick Togo and stretch him. Yujiro Takahashi gets tagged in to moderate success. Hirooki Goto holds off Evil while all 3 Young Lions locks Takahashi, Sho & Togo in Boston Crabs but there’s no submission. Sho tags in and mounts the assault. He locks in an Armbar on Kosei Fujita for the submission.

Winners By Submission: House Of Torture (8:05)
Rate: 5

Tag Team Match
United Empire vs. TMDK

Jonah wants to test himself against Will Ospreay, Aaron Henare wants to test himself against Jonah, Tito is a bad dude looking for a fight. United Empire double teaming Jonah. Jonah continues to flatten United Empire while Bad Dude Tito picks the bones. Ospreay and Henare finally get some steam behind them and start battling back. Henare keeps Jonah at bay while Ospreay drills Tito with the Hidden Blade for the win.

Winners: United Empire (4:52)
Rate: 6

After the match Juice Robinson & Bullet Club attack Ospreay. Juice piledrives Ospreay on the ramp and steals the United States Title then they head to the ring for their 8 man tag Team match.

8 Man Tag Team Match
Bullet Club (Juice Robinson, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & El Phantasmo) vs. Los Ingobnrables De Japon

Match starts off with a brawl. El Phantasmo & Shingo Takagi test each other before their Block D match on Tuesday. Tetsuya Naito & Bad Luck Fale brawl on the outside.Juice leads Bullet Club with some shenanigans throughout. Chase Owens hits Bushi with a C Trigger for the victory.

Winners: Bullet Club (7:31)
Rate: 5

6 Man Tag Team Match
Chaos vs. Suzuki Gun

Lance Archer beats up Tomohiro Ishii to get under Kazuchika Okada’s skin. Zack Sabre Jr tags in just in time for Ishii to get back in control. Ishii pummels Sabre. The match continues to go back & forth until Toru Yano tags in. Yano pulls out his usual shenanigans against the unfortunate Taka Michinoku. Yano rolls up Taka to score the win for Chaos.

Winners: Chaos (6:35)
Rate: 4

Tag Team Match
Bullet Club (IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White & Gedo) vs. Guerrillas Of Density

Tama Tonga & Jay White wrestle each other to start while Gedo stabs Jado with his necklace. Brawling throughout. Gedo & Jado continue to take out their frustrations on each other. Tama tags in and hits Gedo with a Gun Stun for the win.

Winners: Guerrillas Of Density (7:07)
Rate: 4

After the match Jay White attacked Tama Tonga then trash talked him.

Block D Match Of The 2022 G1 Climax
NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Yoshi Hashi (4) vs. David Finlay (6)

If David Finlay wins he wins the block.

We start with David Finlay going after it in the ropes. Yoshi Hashi grabbed a side headlock then came back with a shoulder tackle after he was pushed off before Finlay got charged down with a back elbow.

Finlay’s taken to his knees after some chops, only to flash back with a Divorce Court as he homed in on that shoulder. Heading outside, Finlay crashes into Yoshi Hashi with a plancha, before some mudhole stomping back in the ring had Yoshi Hashi in trouble. Retaining control, Finlay looked to pull Yoshi Hashi into a Fujiwara armbar, but instead Yoshi Hashi got free and hit a low dropkick to the knee.

Yoshi Hashi runs in with chops before Finlay elbowed out of a neckbreaker only to get caught with a Head Hunter. A corner clothesline and a neckbreaker follow for a near fall, before Yoshi Hashi tried a Kumagoroshi but Finlay fought out as the pair trade elbow strikes. Uppercuts from Finlay got countered into a backslide for a near fall, before he chained together uranage backbreakers with a hattrick dumping Yoshi Hashi for a near fall.

Yoshi Hashi blocks a Trash Panda, kicking Finlay onto the apron then superkicked Finlay coming back into the ring. Finlay countered another Kumagoroshi attempt into a cutter for a near fall but couldn’t quite follow it up with an Acid Drop. A rebound lariat has Yoshi Hashi on the deck, before the Acid Drop’s countered into a wacky full nelson roll up gets Yoshi Hashi the victory.

Winner: NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Yoshi Hashi (6) (11:14)
Rate: 6

Block B Match Of The 2022 G1 Climax
Taichi (4) vs. Great O Khan (2)

Great O Khan tries to invite Taichi to ground, but Taichi rather sumo but Marty Asami stands them up, as he was fed up of them doing bugger all. Taichi comes close to O Khan, looking for the uwatanage, eventually muscling O Khan down to the mat.

Shoulder tackles follow between the two, leading to a Mongolian chop from O Khan and an Axe Bomber from Taichi. A Hakuho elbow from Taichi’s countered with a Judo throw as a grounded Sheep Killer had O Khan in control, before an The Eliminator attempt ended with Taichi teasing Black Mephisto.

O Khan countered back out with a face claw but Taichi goes for the throat as the pair wore each other down. It’s the claw that won out, but Taichi slips out of an The Eliminator and nearly won with a Gedo clutch before a flash Pancake Hold gets O Khan the win.

Winner: Great O Khan (4) (7:06)
Rate: 5

Block A Match Of The 2022 G1 Climax
Jeff Cobb (6) vs. Tom Lawlor (4)
Jeff Cobb must win or hes eliminated.

Match starts off with some grappling early on with Jeff Cobb & Tom Lawlor going into the ropes as they went for a body part. Cobb looked to elbow his way free of an underhook, before a fallaway slam just chucked Lawlor across the ring only for a diving uppercut into the corner to get caught as Lawlor climbed onto Cobb’s back for a rear naked choke.

Cobb goes through the ropes to break the hold sending Lawlor to the floor rolling Lawlor back inside was a bad idea as Cobb walked into a hanging armbar on the apron which he broke via an apron powerbomb. Cobb stays on Lawlor with forearms to the lower back as they went around ringside, with Cobb staying on top back inside, surfing on Lawlor’s back for good measure.

A short arm clothesline from Cobb keeps Lawlor down, but Lawlor popped Cobb into a cross armbar as he turned defence into attack. Problem was, Cobb was able to power out, so Lawlor goes for the ankle instead which gets punched apart by Cobb who then deadlift Lawlor into a belly 2 belly.

Lawlor hits back with a Divorce Court as he went for an omoplata opting for an ankle lock instead before he slammed Cobb down for a near fall. Elbows keep Cobb rocked, but Lawlor’s tornado into a guillotine eventually connected only for Cobb to suplex his way free. The pair trade elbows as they were on their knees, but a gamengiri and a spinning heel kick saw Lawlor push ahead for a near fall.

Cobb’s tied up as Lawlor peppered him with rapid fire elbows but a thrust kick knocked Lawlor back before a palm strike left them both laying. A PK misses as Cobb rolled Lawlor up into some ragdolling rolling German suplexes. Lawlor breaks the roll though with a Kimura, which Cobb tried to pound out of, before Lawlor waffled Cobb with a Kamigoye-like knee for a near fall.

Lawlor manages to pull Cobb down with a Regal ish plex, before he pulled up Cobb for a NKOTB to score the win.

Winner: Tom Lawlor (6) (14:03)
Rate: 7 (Since Jeff Cobb lost he is eliminated)

Block C Match Of The 2022 G1 Climax
Hiroshi Tanahashi (6) vs. Kenta (4)
Hiroshi Tanahashi must win or hes eliminated.

After both guys played to the crowd, Kenta rolled outside and pulled the frame of a chair out from under the ring. He clearly wanted one with a seat, so stole a chair from the timekeeper’s table, then threw it to Tanahashi who air guitared with it, allowing Kenta to catch him with a cheapshot.

A snapmare out of the corner leads to a kick to the back from Kenta for a two count, before a side headlock from Tanahashi grounded Kenta. Breaking in the corner, Tanahashi threw some body blows before a crossbody out of the corner had Kenta down once more. From the apron, Kenta hangs up Tanahashi, before the Ace kicked him backwards into the railings.

Kenta’s thrown back into the ring, but he keeps rolling away from Tanahashi as he baited him onto the apron then kicked him off of it. More trips to the rails follow, while a DDT from Kenta dropped Tanahashi in among the crowd. Breaking the count out, Kenta followed Tanahashi with some kicks by the rails, then threw him back to the railings before they returned to the ring for a two count.

Tanahashi eats some standing elbow drops and a double stomp, before some grounded body scissors forced Tanahashi into the ropes. A neckbreaker’s next for a two count, while a Kitchen Sink knee spun Tanahashi down ahead of a double knee drop and more of those body scissors. A counter from Tanahashi forces Kenta to break his own hold in the ropes, before Tanahashi blocked some kicks from Kenta.

Catching a front kick, Tanahashi spins down Kenta with a Dragon screw, following up with forearms, a slam, and a flip senton off the middle rope. Kenta fires back with a powerslam off the ropes, before a tornado Stun Gun and a flying clothesline took down Tanahashi for a near fall.

The pair trade strikes as they got back to their feet, more like a hockey fight before they grabbed each other’s hair. The referee’s shoved aside as he tried to break it up, only to take an errant slap from Tanahashi the Goto jawbreaker. Kenta capitalises with a DDT, then rolled outside and pulled out a crutch that he’d stored under the ring. With no referee around to see, Kenta wears down Tanahashi with the crutch, before Kenta threw Tanahashi outside.

Another DDT in the aisle left Tanahashi laying, as Kenta then commandeered the timekeeper’s table, sitting it up by the ring before he placed Tanahashi onto it. Kenta heads up top, but Tanahashi caught him and teased a superplex through the table, only for Kenta to headbutt free. Kenta drops down and hits a Green Killer then a double stomp off the top for a near fall as Red Shoes Unno finally came to.

Tanahashi’s kick out knocked Kenta back into the referee so Kenta decides to make use of the downtime by literally throwing a table at Tanahashi. Back inside, a Go 2 Sleep gets countered into a Twist & Shout, then into a Slingblade, before a regular Slingblade landed for a near fall. From there, Ace’s High takes down Kenta before Kenta got his knees up to block a High Fly Flow.

Kenta pulls himself up and measured up for a Busaiku Knee, which nearly gets the win, before Tanahashi nearly snatched a win as he cradled out of another Go 2 Sleep. The pair trade palm strikes with Kenta pushing ahead, leading to a Go 2 Sleep to put Tanahashi away.

Winner:Kenta (6) (23:26)
Rate: 8 (Since Tanahashi lost hes eliminated) (Recommended) 

Block A Standings After Day 17
1st Place- Kazuchika Okada (8 Points) (4-1)

2nd Place- Lance Archer & Jonah (6 Points) (3-2) & Jeff Cobb & Tom Lawlor (6 Points) (3-3)

3rd Place- Bad Luck Fale (4 Points) (2-3)

Last Place- Toru Yano (2 Points) (1-5)

Block B Standings After Day 17
1st Place- IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White (10 Points) (5-0)

2nd Place- Tama Tonga (8 Points) (4-1)

3rd Place- Sanada (6 Points) (3-2)

4th Place- Chase Owens,Taichi & Great O Khan (4 Points) (2-4)

Last Place- Tomohiro Ishii (2 Points) (1-4)

Block C Standings After Day 17
1st Place- Zack Sabre Jr (8 Points) (4-1)

2nd Place- NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Hirooki Goto & Tetsuya Naito (6 Points) (3-2) & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kenta (6 Points) (3-3)

3rd Place- Evil (4 Points) (2-3)

Last Place- Aaron Henare (2 Points) (1-5)

Block D Standings After Day 17
1st Place- United States Champion Will Ospreay & KOPW 2022 Champion Shingo Takagi (6 Points) (3-2) & NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion Yoshi Hashi, David Finlay & Yujiro Takahashi (6 Points) (3-3)

Last Place- Juice Robinson & El Phantasmo (4 Points) (2-3)

Block A Scenarios
Kazuchika Okada- Needs to defeats Lance Archer or it goes to a draw he wins the block

Lance Archer- Needs to defeats Okada to win the block

Block B Scenarios
Jay White- Needs to defeats Tama Tonga or it goes to a draw he wins the block

Tama Tonga- Needs to defeat Jay White to win the block

Block C Scenarios
Zack Sabre Jr- Needs to defeat Tetsuya Naito or it goes to a draw he wins the block

Tetsuya Naito- Needs to defeat Zack Sabre Jr & needs Hirooki Goto to lose to Evil

Hirooki Goto- Needs to defeat Evil and have ZSJ lose to force a tie.

Block D Scenarios
Will Ospreay- Needs to defeat Juice Robinson & Shingo Takagi loses to El Phantasmo

Shingo Takagi- Needs to defeated El Phantasmo or it goes to a draw he wins the block

Juice Robinson- Needs to defeat Will Ospreay & Shingo Takagi loses to El Phantasmo to go to a 7 way tie.

El Phantasmo- Needs to defeat Shingo Takagi & Will Ospreay loses to Juice Robinson to go to a 7 way tie.