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Live NJPW G1 Climax 33 Day 10 Discussion Thread

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Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

# Match Notes Time Limit
1 HENARE [2] vs. David Finlay [6] G133 C Block Match 20
2 Toru Yano [0] vs. Jeff Cobb [8] G133 D Block Match 20
3 Mikey Nicholls [2] vs. Eddie Kingston [4] G133 C Block Match 20
4 Tetsuya Naito [4] vs. Alex Coughlin [2] G133 D Block Match 20
5 Tomohiro Ishii [2] vs. EVIL [6] G133 C Block Match 20
6 Zack Sabre Jr. [6] vs. Shane Haste [4] G133 D Block Match 20
7 Tama Tonga [6] vs. Shingo Takagi [4] G133 C Block Match 20
8 Hiroshi Tanahashi [4] vs. Hirooki Goto [4] G133 D Block Match 20
A Block PTS
SANADA (5-0-0) 10
Shota Umino (2-1-2), Kaito Kiyomiya (2-1-2) 6
Gabe Kidd (2-2-1) 5
Hikuleo (2-3-0), Chase Owens (2-3-0) 4
Yota Tsuji (1-3-1) 3
Ren Narita (0-3-2) 2
B Block PTS
Will Ospreay (4-1-0), Kazuchika Okada (4-1-0) 8
Taichi (3-2-0) 6
El Phantasmo (2-3-0), KENTA (2-3-0), YOSHI-HASHI (2-3-0), Tanga Loa (2-3-0) 4
Great O-Khan (1-4-0) 2
C Block PTS
Tama Tonga (3-1-0), EVIL (3-1-0), David Finlay (3-1-0) 6
Shingo Takagi (2-2-0), Eddie Kingston (2-2-0) 4
Tomohiro Ishii (1-3-0), HENARE (1-3-0), Mikey Nicholls (1-3-0) 2
D Block PTS
Jeff Cobb (4-0-0) 8
Zack Sabre Jr. (3-1-0) 6
Hiroshi Tanahashi (2-2-0), Shane Haste (2-2-0), Tetsuya Naito (2-2-0), Hirooki Goto (2-2-0) 4
Alex Coughlin (1-3-0) 2
Toru Yano (0-4-0) 0

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MadeInTheBayyy

Need to catch up on the first hour I missed 😬 but that was a pretty good show overall. Will probably watch Collision or DDT in the meantime. Happy Wrestling everyone!!


Rodney_u_plonker

Tana rubbed his sweat on a towel We are completely back


AmeliaBedelia420

He really is incredible 💖


SpookyNishiki

AISHITEMAAASU


ChaslesDean

Me too Aishitemasu, Tana.


Newo1004

See you all Tuesday folks! With some big matchs, with the semi being Umino/Tsuji and the main event Okada/KENTA


MrWrestlingJr

See y'all Tuesday? Whenever the fk it is next, see y'all then folks


krampus6666

now it is time to watch Collision, cya


MadeInTheBayyy

Omg Tana watch your knees 😬


MrWrestlingJr

If that's how he destroys his knees I wouldn't even be mad


Ezzanine

Gedo actually let the samurai dad beat Naito and Tana last year and probably felt that was too strong so he had to reverse that this year.


fuyunotabi

Lol Nakashima, do you even New Japan?


DogBoyYesHim

I don't know how many G1 Main Event air guitar solos we have left, so gonna enjoy this one


AmeliaBedelia420

🥺


MrWrestlingJr

Guitar solo!


wrestleism

Send 'em home happy, Tana! See you fellas on Tuesday.


Ezzanine

NO SHOUTEN KAI= NO WIN ITS JOEVER.


Newo1004

How can you not like this man?


Newo1004

So HENARE, Ishii, Mikey and Coughlin are out after tonight show if I'm not mistaken. Goto isn't completely out yet since he still got 2 big matchs with Cobb and ZSJ but it's not looking good. Same with Shane who still got a big match with Cobb.


soliddeuce

I think Goto's alive until last day. Haste will have to save ZSJ with the Cobb upset.


Randomdude04080918

No "G1 no G wa Goto no G" this year :(


krampus6666

This match was knees vs ribs, knees won


wrestleism

Happy Cake Day!


MrWrestlingJr

**Go! Ace!**


MrWrestlingJr

Get stem cells Tana


domoon

steam cell + a full year break. also give him vacation to Guam or Bali after fixing whatever his body needs. thankfully with the border opened, NJPW can afford his absence now.


Ezzanine

Shutdown German getting kicked out of mustve given Miyahara somewhere an anuerysm.


Rodney_u_plonker

Crowds haven't been super good this g1. Sort of flatish but tonight is really good. Best gate at this venue of the pandemic


Ezzanine

Me doing a "walter white yelling in car meme" whenever goto doesnt combine all his cool asf brutal moves in one shot to finish the opposition and instead does a pin for every signature despite it never actually ending the match.


Newo1004

It's sad because Goto got to have one of the best moveset in the world and none of his signatures ever finish a match. And no offense to the GTR but out of all Goto's moves it's the one I find the least fitting as a finisher


Ezzanine

Its akin to falling and hitting your head/upper neck and back on the top of a solid surface (an edge of a table for instance) so its good enough for me.


Newo1004

Sure but like the Ushigoroshi is basically the same thing except Goto do it from a fireman carry position. It's just compare to the rest of his moves it's just seem weird to have this one as a finisher


MrWrestlingJr

Tana being a housecat messing with Red Shoes


Newo1004

Hope Tana don't smash Goto's jaw this year


Ezzanine

Day 10, "Dream team" are still terrible NEVER 6 MAN champs


MadeInTheBayyy

Lol like just bring the titles out my guys no shame it that


MrWrestlingJr

I'm still hoping that Lil Kazu did convince management to have new belts made and that's why none of them have the Openweight Tags


Monsieur-Fromage252

Go! Ace!


MadeInTheBayyy

LOVE Goto and Tana is Tana but hope this isn’t too rough


Rodney_u_plonker

Controversial but I like draws as long as they mix in guys getting pipped at the post like kaito v sanada


robo3687

Feeling like the Eddie vs Finlay main event will be the one to decide a lot in C block.


MrWrestlingJr

**_YES BOY!_**


soliddeuce

Good match, but the draw was flat. I'd rather they had a winner.


DogBoyYesHim

I'm feeling this leads to Tama winning C-Block with Shingo in 2nd


MadeInTheBayyy

Weird choice for a draw but that sure didn’t feel like 20 mins


Newo1004

That was great. But I still don't like the overused of draw, I like it when it's a exceptionnal thing, maybe once or twice in the tournament, but it's like what, the 5th one?


Rodney_u_plonker

There has been 3 I'm pretty sure and one double count out


Newo1004

I think there was Narita/Umino, Narita/Tsuji, Umino/Kaito, and sure Kidd/Kaito was a double count out but it's still considered a draw by New Japan, and now Tama/Shingo.


AmeliaBedelia420

See normally I think a no contest is lame? But a time limit draw in a tournament where EVERY point counts really brings some great tension for me


MrWrestlingJr

These dudes used to going 30 minutes in G1, not surprised in storyline if they aren't quick to adapt


Newo1004

In kayfabe I got no problem with that, even if in reality most G1 matchs were under 20 minutes most of the time. But outside of it I just like to have a winner at the end, but again, it's not a big deal, just not a big fan


SpookyNishiki

I wanna see the chances of EVIL going past the block matches now.


fuyunotabi

Good stuff. For people who do star ratings, you gotta add at least half a star for going all the way in the heat.


loujackcity

incredible match


AmeliaBedelia420

I wanna see these guys go again!


Rodney_u_plonker

Really good match lads


krampus6666

This is not a match I expected to draw


MrWrestlingJr

SOOOOOOOOOO CLOSE!


Newo1004

1st draw outside of A block


AmeliaBedelia420

AWESOME MATCH WOW


Rodney_u_plonker

This tournament Is crazy gruelling at times


AmeliaBedelia420

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA


wrestleism

Maybe having the G1 in the fall instead of the summer was a good thing.


AmeliaBedelia420

Wooo!


MrWrestlingJr

Dude fk performing in that heat. Take it home lads


MrWrestlingJr

Tama getting his tits out for the lads! And maybe cooling himself down a little


AmeliaBedelia420

He instantly looks soooooo much better without the shirt lol


CreamWithinADream

Manifesting a Shingo win 🙏


WWECreativegenius

I swear I forgot that tmdk were a thing in nxt and they released one and tried to make the other a singles guy


hawaiianpunchbv

Not really. They tried to make Shane Haste one of MVP's Aussie buddies, then a member of Antifa, and finally a Crocodile Dundee singles guys.


MrWrestlingJr

Went NXT first went live on USA Shane was a midcard guy where he was The Worst? Or something like that before he and Duke Hudson were briefly Hurt Business Version 0.


RedBearHugh

Mikey actually chose to leave to be closer to his family. Shane’s with one of the gals from Smosh so he lives in the US


Newo1004

Yeah when Mikey got released Shane got a short run as a single wrestler, but then I think they tried redoing TMDK with who I think was Duke Hudson? And then of course Shane end up in Retribution as Slapjack


RedBearHugh

Yeah at the time he wrestled under his real name Brendan Vink (on the Aussie indies Vink wrestled as Elliot Sexton and actually was a member of TMDK back there)


Mr-GameAndWrestling

LOL at Fujita.


Newo1004

Shane Haste looked strong in basically every match of the tournament, even in the Goto one where he lost in 3 minutes


hawaiianpunchbv

It feels like the vets of D Block are bored of wrestling each other again but they feel excited to wrestle Haste and Coughlin.


Newo1004

To be fair Naito, Zack, Goto and Tana were already in the same block last year, and they must have wrestle each others many many times. So I could understand them being a little more motivated when facing wrestler they haven't really wrestle before


krampus6666

Fun match


MadeInTheBayyy

Love a ZSJ win!! That was a good fun match!!


Rodney_u_plonker

Really good match


fuyunotabi

Very fun match. I didn't know a lot about Shane before this New Japan run but he's definitely gone up in my estimation as the tournament has gone on.


robo3687

While we’re all talking Haste’s tattoos… that one on his abdomen is distressingly close to Roman Reigns‘ logo ( I think it’s actually the Berserk logo?)


Newo1004

Yes, he also got a Fullmetal Alchemist tattoo on his forearm.


willpauer

The brand of sacrifice or something like that


Rodney_u_plonker

It's uhh very hot out there. Both these guys looked fucked and zsj has njpw level conditioning. I suspect that's why the show is paced quite quickly


robo3687

It’s 33C at almost 6pm, which means it’s likely worse in the ring. Can’t be fun for them.


willpauer

I never noticed til now that Shane has tattoos in Aurebesh.


MrWrestlingJr

I thought that was a Jedi symbol he had but couldn't quite tell


MrWrestlingJr

Holy shit Shane has an armpit tattoo? Fkin hell


fuyunotabi

Haha Nagata burying Shane's slaps there


MadeInTheBayyy

“How’s your neck cunt” 😂


Monsieur-Fromage252

Innit


Rodney_u_plonker

Shanes pretty good I reckon.


Newo1004

Fujita didn't want to pick a side but he doesn't really seem to appreciate Zack getting beat up


Rodney_u_plonker

This has been a joy


generalgrievous9991

I missed everything before the Naito win, can someone tell me if my pickem of Cobb getting Yano'd came true? Did the True Ace finally get his 2 points?


Newo1004

Yes, the Yano curse has striked once again


generalgrievous9991

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Newo1004

Still the best picture ever. And since that day, Mox have been avoiding Yano


wrestleism

Kevin never passes on a chance to bury NOAH, does he? "And they've got stupid fucking tour names, too!"


krampus6666

Fujita torn between cheering for his dad or brother


Rodney_u_plonker

Fujita missing out on the hat


resolve028

The battle over the sweetest boy.


Newo1004

Ichiban Sweet Boy doesn't want to pick a side, what a really sweet boy


krampus6666

Fujita getting in some excercise


MadeInTheBayyy

Fujita a real ride or die lol


Newo1004

So Fujita did run back to follow Zack


MrWrestlingJr

Fujita 😂


Rodney_u_plonker

Fuj running back to zsj


Federico190

Fujita gonna stand in the middle of the ring so he doesn’t pick either side


MadeInTheBayyy

My most anticipated match tonight coming up. Is ichiban sweet boy gonna run back to come back out with Zack?


loujackcity

first time watching an EVIL match and i can definitely see why he's so polarizing on the internet


wrestleism

The frustrating thing is that we all know EVIL can be fucking great because he used to be, but ever since he started this House of Torture gimmick 3 years ago, he's been dogshit.


TSPSweeney

Man people keep saying this and I always just remember him as a mediocre dude who wrestles like a big man despite not being a big man, looked like he raided someone's emergency halloween costume supply, and had a shit finisher. Like he was easily the least interesting guy in LIJ and the most goofy looking, including Sanada's dumb skull mask and beard era. He's never been up to the NJPW standard when it comes to pretty much anything IMHO.


showstealer1829

As the Subreddit's last remaining EVIL fan, I am obligated to tell you to shut your lying mouth.


TwoPistolRickle

I got your back


TSPSweeney

Hey, I would never begrudge anyone liking anything - I'm glad you're an EVIL fan and he's lucky to have you! Very lucky...


GreenpointKuma

Polarizing implies some people like him.


fuyunotabi

✋️


Mr-GameAndWrestling

Audibly laughed at 4 in the morning at Togo running in for Dick Kick City.


MrWrestlingJr

Match 6 already, do they have to be out of the building early?


Newo1004

Shows are usually between 2h30 and 3h30, today's show is probably on the lower end but I don't think it's not abnormal


MrWrestlingJr

I'm all for shorter matches especially in NJPW where they can get carried away imo. Going through the card this quick was a little surprising is all.


generalgrievous9991

The only time I root for EVIL is when I got him in the pickems. It felt so wrong cheering for Ishii getting kicked in the dick


Newo1004

That should be a fun one


MaruKENTA

Ishii has LIJ EVIL's number but HoT EVIL has Ishii's number.


wrestleism

You can always count on EVIL to turn chicken salad into chicken shit.


Newo1004

I know it's for the show, but at one point I feel that if EVIL start grapping the referee in a headlock they should just DQ him It's always a bit sad because I always got a bit of hope in EVIL match when he start wrestling as a bruiser just to at the last minute do some cheating


krampus6666

Same old shit.


Ezzanine

#MASSIVE HEAT


robo3687

Red Shoes wouldn’t have counted that pin.


MrWrestlingJr

Okay Dick running in just for the Bobby Hill was kinda funny


Rodney_u_plonker

Lmao


GreenpointKuma

Boring as hell. How many years will we have to endure the same exact EVIL match?


fuyunotabi

I unironically really enjoyed that.


MrWrestlingJr

EVERYTHING IS ISHII


Rodney_u_plonker

My internet has decided to go slow as shit for 5 minutes there


hawaiianpunchbv

Once again Dick Togo proving that he's the brains of HoT. Sadly, he has to deal with incompetence.


Newo1004

Is EVIL bleeding a bit?


Mahtaka

Yeah looks like a graze or something?


SpookyNishiki

EVIL you just spat on that shirt


valvenisv2

Can't stand evil anymore if it wasn't live they are straight skips Whole HoT has to be one of the most boring factions in wrestling today


SpookyNishiki

Oh no Marty!


thestrangeant

EVIL wiping his armpits THEN his face is a choice


MaruKENTA

Dick Togo just bulldozed over Ishii and the ref. Let's make this a Dick Togo vs Ishii match.


BingoBD

EVIL owes Dick Togo his life there because Ishii was about to kill that man after surviving all that cheating


soliddeuce

Evil getting heat! I think he's losing this though.


fuyunotabi

Did EVIL just wipe his own spit on himself?


Rodney_u_plonker

Aichi reacting to the heel shit


GreenpointKuma

That was actually a great ref bump.


loujackcity

i just started watching Japanese wrestling and bought NJPW World a couple days ago. Naito had been my guy so far and Ishii seems like a beast to this day


jeffschiller

Naito is as cool as it gets.


wrestleism

NJPW fan for 20 years here. Welcome aboard!


thestrangeant

Ishii throwing that chair into EVIL's face will live rent free in my head until the end of time.


resolve028

LOL was that the first time EVIL has missed that?


MrWrestlingJr

How in the hell did EVIL just completely miss


Rodney_u_plonker

Lmao that chair to the face Wrestlers are crazy


krampus6666

Man down!


MrWrestlingJr

Kevin's like "They keep fucking up my shit but I kinda don't mind because I hate EVIL" 😂


Newo1004

Reminder that HoT EVIL managed to get a bad match with Ishii, at Wrestle Kingdom of all the places


fuyunotabi

To be fair they also put on a rematch which was far far better.


Newo1004

Sure, but it also would have been difficult to do worst


MrWrestlingJr

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wrestleism

EVIL could fuck up a wet dream.


wrestleism

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fuyunotabi

I know it's the point, but EVIL does a very good job of looking evil.


krampus6666

Oh joy it is Evil


Mahtaka

Enjoyed this match! It was nice for this Naito to show up for Coughlin


Rodney_u_plonker

Alex coughlin much like Kevin knight is pretty inexperienced but there is a level of athleticism there. They both have some work but certainly a good baseline


MaruKENTA

Naito bumping for the newbies in his block. He's helping them look strong. Although, we all knew that Coughlin is a strong boi already.


krampus6666

It's been an hour and we already had four matches


fuyunotabi

It's a shame he didn't fully counter that into the jackhammer, would have been a sick way to end the match.


Rodney_u_plonker

Naito is a master at working a Japanese crowd.


Rodney_u_plonker

Haha my wife's least favourite thing about njpw is back on the menu Spitting


MrWrestlingJr

English commentary with Kevin Kelly featuring Oskar Leube not on headset but trying his best


resolve028

Naito wrestling like the heel that he is.


Rodney_u_plonker

Very strong man


Mr-GameAndWrestling

Coughlin surprisingly patient. LOL.


MadeInTheBayyy

Damn it. The one day this is on at a reasonable hour I lose track of time and miss the first hour 😑


SpookyNishiki

THESE MY DAWGS FOR REAL


MrWrestlingJr

Naito gonna show Alex how to destroy a belt. But hopefully not the STRONG Tag, it's too new!


Rodney_u_plonker

This guy hates stairs


Newo1004

In terms of potential blocks winner C block seem to be the one with the most plausible possibilities left


hawaiianpunchbv

Eddie getting to beat up a (former) PC boy. It feels like Evolve all over again.


RedBearHugh

I mean Mikey was a 10 year vet before heading to NXT.


robo3687

It was actually kinda fun hearing them call that as the match was going.


wrestleism

I love that. Any blow can end the match at any time. That's the essence of Strong Style.


DogBoyYesHim

Nicholls got picked up crazy by that camera + mic "you right? watch the enzui"


sshady20

Yip. Very obvious. Eddie prior to that said "enzui aye"


ShatteringLast

Eyyyy Eddie!


Monsieur-Fromage252

WITNESS ME


GreenpointKuma

I'm not sure a resthold-centric match is the way to go with this crowd.


Monsieur-Fromage252

Holy fuck that suplex.


SpookyNishiki

jesus


Newo1004

So for ZSJ/Haste, does Fujita have to follow Shane, then run back to follow Zack?


Mr-GameAndWrestling

BASED ACE FINALLY GETS 2 POINTS!