NJPW G1 Climax 2022 Night One



I know what I said in my last article but, here are results from the first night of NJPW's G1 Climax 32 tournament, which was held in Hokkaido.



Non-tournament matches:

  • Tom Lawlor (with Royce Issacs) defeated Yohei Fujita with the NKOTB. ***1/4 Thumbs Up


  • JONAH and Bad Dude Tito defeated Toru Yano and Ryohei Oiwa. JONAH pinned Oiwa with a powerbomb. ** Thumbs In The Middle Pointing Down


  • EVIL, SHO, and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Jado, David Finlay, and Tama Tonga. Yujiro pinned Jado following the pimp juice DDT. **1/4 Thumbs Down


  • KENTA, Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, and Juice Robinson defeated Lance Archer, Taka Michinoku, Taichi, and Zack Sabre Jr.. Robinson pinned Michinoku following the Left Hand of God. ***1/4 Thumbs Up


  • YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii, and Hirooki Goto defeated BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, and Tetsuya Naito. Ishii pinned BUSHI with the vertical brainbuster. *** Thumbs Up

Tournament matches:

  • Aaron Henare defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi following the Streets of Rage. ***1/4 Thumbs Up


  • Will Ospreay defeated El Phantasmo via pinfall with the Hidden Blade. ***1/2 Thumbs Up


  • Jay White defeated SANADA, pinning him following the Bladerunner. ***1/2 Thumbs Up


  • Kazuchika Okada defeated Jeff Cobb following an Emerald Flowsion and the Rainmaker. ***1/2 Thumbs Up



Current Standings:

A Block:

  • Kazuchika Okada: 2

  • Toru Yano: 0

  • Tom Lawlor: 0

  • Jeff Cobb: 0

  • JONAH: 0

  • Bad Luck Fale: 0

  • Lance Archer: 0

B Block:

  • Jay White: 2

  • Tomohiro Ishii: 0

  • SANADA: 0

  • Tama Tonga: 0

  • Great-O-Khan: 0

  • Chase Owens: 0

  • Taichi: 0

C Block:

  • Aaron Henare: 2

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi: 0

  • Hirooki Goto: 0

  • Tetsuya Naito: 0

  • Zack Sabre Jr.: 0

  • KENTA: 0

  • EVIL: 0

D Block:

  • Will Ospreay: 2

  • YOSHI-HASHI: 0

  • Shingo Takagi: 0

  • David Finlay: 0

  • Juice Robinson: 0

  • El Phantasmo: 0

  • Yujiro Takahashi:

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By: #GeraldRoberts


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