After eighteen grueling days of block action, the finals of New Japan’s biggest tournament of the year are finally upon us, folks!
Our A Block winner, Los Ingobernables de Japon mainman Tetsuya Naito, beat Hiroshi Tanahashi in a grueling block finals effort that saw the one-armed ace almost leave the Stardust Genius one-legged for his trouble.
Our B Block winner, Bullet Club head honcho Kenny Omega, finally got his win over year-long rival Kazuchika Okada in a match that, for my money, was even better and tighter than their first two classic outings.
The full card for tonight’s proceedings (beginning at 2AM Eastern, 11PM Pacific)
hasn’t been announced yet because it’s the middle of the night in Japan as I write this, but here’s what we have is now available, so let’s take a look—
- Hirai Kawato, Jushin Liger, KUSHIDA, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Taichi, TAKA Michinoku, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
- Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa) vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata
- Chaos (Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) vs. David Finlay & Togi Makabe
- Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Juice Robinson & TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima)
- Taguchi Japan (Ricochet & Ryusuke Taguchi) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (c) (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship)
- Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes & Hangman Page) vs. War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) (c) (IWGP Tag Team Championship)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, & Michael Elgin vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, & Zack Sabre, Jr.)
- Chaos (Gedo, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, & Toru Yano) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, & SANADA)
- Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito (G1 Climax 27 Finals)
There you have it, folks
Who’s ready to stay up until ridiculous hours watching wrestling, Cagesiders?