New Japan G-1 Climax 24 Day 11, Yokohama: Live Results

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Day 11 Card

  1. Tomoaki Honma vs. Shelton Benjamin
  2. Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  3. Hirooki Goto vs. Lance Archer
  4. Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson
  5. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yuji Nagata
  6. Katsuyori Shibata vs. Doc Gallows
  7. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bad Luck Fale
  8. A.J. Styles vs. Togi Makabe
  9. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  10. Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki

The Situation (Thanks to The Wrestling Observer)

*If Hiroshi Tanahashi beats Davey Boy Smith Jr., he goes to the G-1 championship
*If Tanahashi loses or goes to a draw, and Shinsuke Nakamura beats Bad Luck Fale, Nakamura goes to the championship match
*If Tanahashi loses and Fale beats Nakamura, Fale goes to the championship match
*If Tanahashi goes to a draw with Smith Jr. and Fale beats Nakamura, then Tanahashi goes to the finals
*If Tanahashi loses and Fale and Nakamura do a no contest, and Katsuyori Shibata beats Doc Gallows, then Shibata goes to the finals
*If Tanahashi loses, Fale and Nakamura do a no contest, and Gallows beats Shibata, then Tanahashi advances

*If Kazuchika Okada beats Minoru Suzuki, he goes to the finals
*If Okada loses and A.J. Styles beats Togi Makabe, then Styles goes to the finals
*If they both lose, Okada advances
*If Okada and Suzuki draw and Styles wins, Styles advances
*If Okada and Suzuki draw and Styles loses, Okada advances

Results

  1. Tomoaki Honma vs. Shelton Benjamin
    If there is a God, please let Honma win!
    Kokeshi off the top ropes to the outside on Benjamin very early on. Backdrop onto the guard rail by Benjamin. Military press into a slam back in the ring by Benjamin. Jumping Kokeshi by Honma. Honma hit a standing Kokeshi, but then missed the diving Kokeshi. Superkick by Benjamin and then paydirt for the win. Honma’s G-1 ends without a single win.

2. Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi Takahashi defeated Yano. He wore a cup to block Yano’s low blows.

3. Hirooki Goto vs. Lance Archer
Archer won with Blackout. I couldn’t pay attention due to lingering sadness about Honma.

4. Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson
Anderson jumped Naito while he was doing his pre-match pose in the corner.
Naito came off the ropes for his usual forearm but Anderson caught him midair with the Gun Stun for the win. Cool finish.

5. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yuji Nagata
Great match. Ishii beat Nagata with the brainbuster.

6. Katsuyori Shibata vs. Doc Gallows
Gallows landed the Gallows Pole and Chokebomb for the win. Pretty surprising win.

7. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bad Luck Fale
Really good match. Nakamura won after two successive Boma Ye.

8. A.J. Styles vs. Togi Makabe
Good match. Styles hit the Pele kick while Makabe was on seated the turnbuckle. He then picked up Makabe off the turnbuckles and hit the Styles Clash for the victory.

9. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated Tanahashi with a sitout powerbomb. Great match! I believe that means Nakamura goes to the finals.

10. Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki
My goodness! What a brilliant match. Okada won with the Rainmaker. A win that sends him to the finals of the G-1 where he’ll meet fellow CHAOS member, Shinsuke Nakamura.

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