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



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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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