8/12 New Japan G1 Climax Night 17 Results – A Block concludes with epic Okada vs. Tanahashi


New Japan G1 Climax Night 17 Results
August 12, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
Results reported via PuroresuSpirit.net

(1) IWGP World tag champions The Briscoes beat Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan.

(2) Jushin Liger & Yuji Nagata & Nakanishi & Tiger Mask IV beat Honma & Ryusuke Taguchi & Juice Robinson & David Finlay in an eight-man tag match.

(3) Katsuhiko Kojima & Atsushi Kotoge (NOAH) & YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano beat Shibata & Elgin & Kojima & KUSHIDA in an eight-man tag match.

(4) Bullet Club (Kenny Omega & Hangman Page & Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi) beat ROH World champion Jay Lethal & L.I.J. (Naito & EVIL & BUSHI) in an eight-man tag match.

A Block Matches

(5) Sanada beat Tenzan, who ended the tournament with 7 straight losses.

(6) Tomohiro Ishii beat Togi Makabe, who ended the tournament with 5 straight losses.

(7) Tama Tonga beat Bad Luck Fale to end Fale’s quest to win the A Block. The Bullet Club battle included a post-match too-sweet to make sure everyone in the B.C. was on the same page.

(8) Hirooki Goto beat Naomichi Marufuji in a hard-hitting, physical battle. Goto took over first place with 12 points, leading to…

(9) Kazuchika Okada vs. Tanahashi went to a 30-minute draw in an epic battle continuing their long-standing rivalry. Okada and Tanahashi both finished with 11 points via draw, giving Goto the A Block Win.

Goto advances to Sunday’s final show to face Saturday’s B Block winner.

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