New Japan G1 Climax 24 Day 1 Results


Special thanks to @SenorLARIATO for the videos. 

Match 1: Bad Luck Fale vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Fale defeated Ishii with the Bad Luck Fall in 09’39.

Match 2: Shelton Benjamin vs. Doc Gallows

Benjamin defeated Gallows with Paydirt in 08’54.

Match 3: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Karl Anderson

Anderson tapped out to the Anaconda Vice in 10’11.

Match 4: Yuji Nagata vs.  Satoshi Kojima

Kojima pinned Nagata after a lariat in 11’27.

Match 5: Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano

Yano pinned Suzuki with a quick roll up after pushing Suzuki into TAKA on the apron. That was mercifully brief at 02’15.

Match 6: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito

Takahasi defeated Naito in a really good match with Miami Shine in 13’54.

Match 7: Hirooki Goto vs. Togi Makabe

Goto pinned Makabe with Shouten Kai in 11’37. Brutal match. Stiff kicks and crazy lariats all round.

Match 8: Tomoaki Honma vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Tanahashi pinned Honma with the High Fly Flow in 11’01. Really fun match. Honma proved himself worthy to be in the G1.

You’ll get ’em next time, Honma. I believe in you.

Match 9: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Shibata pinned Nakamura with a Go2Sleep followed by the Penalty Kick in 15’27. Another brutal match. Shibata’s kicks and strikes were as stiff as ever. Shibata kicked out of a Boma Ye earlier in the match.

Match 10: AJ Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada

Okada (finally) defeated Styles with the Rainmaker in 18’03.