NJPW G1 Climax- Night 5 Results (7/24) Naito Battles The Ace

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If you need to catch up: Night 1. Night 2. Night 3. Night 4.

CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano & Hirooki Goto) vs. House of Torture (SHO, Dick Togo & EVIL)

YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooko Goto, for lack of a better phrasing, are ill-equipped to handle House of Torture. It was Toru Yano, who fought shenanigan-laced-fire with shenanigan-laced-fire. Goto and YOSHI-HASHI provided some much needed focus and seriousness to the match, but it was Yano that rolled up Dick Togo with a low blow and a school boy to win the match in 7:41.

Winners: CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano & Hirooki Goto)

Team Filthy (Royce Isaacs & Tom Lawlor) vs. Bullet Club (KENTA & Chase Owens)

[joined in progress due to network issues] KENTA and Tom Lawlor try to out wrestle each other.

Chase Owens drilled Royce Isaacs with a Package Piledriver to get the win in 8:52. After the bell, KENTA and Lawlor continue fighting on the outside.

Winners: Bullet Club (KENTA & Chase Owens)

Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi & BUSHI) vs. TMDK (Jonah & Bad Dude Tito)

Jonah and Tito use their massive strength to their advantage. Shingo steps up against the bigger men, and BUSHI is able to get some Diving Dropkicks that topple the massive wrestlers, but Jonah eventually caught him with a Black Forest Bomb for the win in 8:35.

Winners: TMDK (Jonah & Bad Dude Tito)

Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, TAKA Michinoku & Zack Saber Jr.) vs. United Empire (Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare)

A lot of brawling through this match. United Empire isolated TAKA and beat the hell out of him. Henare submitted him with a Full Nelson in 6:22.

Winners: United Empire

Kazuchika Okada, David Finlay & Tama Tonga vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, Juice Robinson & Gedo)

Another match filled with brawling. Finlay and White spend the majority of the match reigniting their career-long feud, while Tama Tonga sneaks in looking for some revenge on Jay as well. White is able to keep everyone at bay, with a reckless Juice Robinson providing the needed muscle.

Gedo tags in and is immediately dropped with a Gun Stun by Tama Tonga for the win in 8:42.

Winners: Kazuchika Okada, David Finlay & Tama Tonga

There is a brief intermission.

D Block: El Phantasmo (0) vs. Yujiro Takahashi (2)

ELP and Yujiro do their best to out cheat each other in the respectfully dick-ish match. House of Torture got involved, leading to Yujiro getting SHO’s wrench. ELP steals the wrench and frames Yujiro for hitting him with the wrench in an homage to Eddie Guerrero. ELP capitalized on the distraction and hit Thunder Kiss ’86 for the win in 15:39.

Winner: El Phantasmo (2)

B Block: SANADA (0) vs. Taichi (2)

Taichi came at SANADA with AJPW influenced suplexes and strikes. SANADA uses his fluid defense to slip away from Taichi. SANADA eventually locks Taichi in Skull End to little avail. Taichi comes back with more suplexes and lariats and blows. SANADA finds one last reserve of cunning and rolls up Taichi with an O’Connor Roll in 16:01.

Winner: SANADA (2)

A Block: Jeff Cobb (0) vs. Bad Luck Fale (2)

Fale bullied Cobb for much of this match. Neither man was willing to give up the size advantage, but Cobb won out. While Fale was able to keep Cobb stunned, he was never able to finish off the large Hawaiian. Cobb came back with a surprise Tour of the Islands for the win in 7:13.

Winner: Jeff Cobb (2)

C Block: Hiroshi Tanahashi (0) vs. Tetsuya Naito (0)

Tanahashi tried to be the Tanahashi of old early in the match, with Naito relying on the defensive submissions and holds that he’s been using lately. Tanahashi tires from his flashy offense quickly, and Naito takes advantage, laying into Tanahashi and staggering The Ace.

Tanahashi absorbs a flurry of offense and comes back with a Dragon Screw. They trade blows. Naito comes back with a series of strikes and an enzuigiri. Tanahashi hits a series of Twist & Shouts. Tanahashi hits the Slingblade for a nearfall. Tanahashi hits Ace’s High. Naito dodges High Fly Flow and rolls up Tanahashi for a nearfall. The two men continue the battle until Tanahashi sneaks out a rollup pin for the in at 22:22.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi (2)

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