RADICAN’S 7/7 NJPW “G1 Special In San Francisco” virtual time coverage – Young Bucks vs. L.I.J., White vs. Robinson, Omega vs. Cody

By Sean Radican, PWTorch Columnist


RADICAN’S NJPW “G1 SPECIAL IN SAN FRANCISCO” REPORT
JULY 7, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
AIRED LIVE ON AXS TV

Commentators: Jim Ross and Josh Barnett

(1) CHAOS (Rocky Romero & SHO & YOH & Gedo & YOSHI-HASHI) vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & King Haku). Everyone brawled on the outside. Haku hit a piledriver on Romero for a near fall. Tonga shoved the ref after Romero kicked out. Romero finally made the tag to YOH. Ross called YOH YOSHI-HASHI when he tagged in. The action broke down after SHO tagged in Gedo. Romero wiped out Loa with a big dive to the floor. Tonga ended up hitting the gun stun for the win after Haku tossed Gedo to him out of the Tongan death grip.

WINNERS: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & King Haku

Star rating: (*¼) – There wasn’t much to this match. It was fine for what it was, but nothing memorable.

(2) CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.). Suzuki went right after Ishii and they began exchanging blows. They went to a big exchange of forearms and the fans fired up. Suzuki tagged in Sabre and Yano also tagged in. Ishii and Suzuki brawled on the floor before going back to their respective corners. Sabre worked over Yano on the mat after Suzuki booted Ishii off the apron and took the fight to him on the floor. Suzuki and Sabre both worked submissions on Yano while Ishii argued with the ref. Ishii finally got the tag and went at it with Suzuki. He pummeled him in the corner and then hit some light slaps and kicks across his head. Suzuki got upset and slowly got to his feet. Ishii hit another light slap to Suzuki’s face and he looked at Ishii like he was crazy. Suzuki hit a pair of big forearms that staggered Ishii. He continued to nail him with big forearms until Ishii collapsed. Suzuki hit several light kicks to Ishii’s head. Ishii fired back with some big blows and then he began slapping Suzuki across the face. Suzuki smiled and stuck his tongue out. He nailed Ishii with slap after slap. Ishii fired up, but Suzuki hit another slap and grabbed a sleeper hold. Ishii shook him off and they went back and forth until Ishii hit a backdrop driver.

Both men tagged out. Yano got the turnbuckle pad, but Sabre ducked when he wung it at him. The action broke down and Suzuki and Ishii went back to the floor to brawl. Sabre blocked a low blow and got a double arm clutch pinning combination for a 2 count. Yano went for another low blow, but Sabre blocked it with his legs. He went for a submission on Yano, but Ishii ran in and clotheslined him and Yano got a cradle for the win.

WINNERS: Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii

Star rating: (***¼) – This was really good when it came down to Ishii and Suzuki going at it throughout the match.

Suzuki tried to run back into the ring with a chair, but security dragged him away. Sabre was shown going after one of the young boys. Suzuki wiped out another young boy with a chairshot.

(3) KUSHIDA & Hiroshi Tanahashi (w/Ryusuke Taguchi) vs. Bullet Club (Hangman Page & Marty Scurll). The fans seemed split chanting for Scurll and Tanahashi. Scurll hit his signature kick from the apron and Page followed up with a shoulder tackle off the apron to the floor and the fans fired up. Page and Scurll confronted Taguchi. He tried to walk by them, but they jumped him from behind. Taguchi went for a hip attack inside the ring and missed. He went all the way to the floor. Page and Scurll worked like a well-oiled machine hitting a combination of moves on KUSHIDA for a 2 count. KUSHIDA mounted a comeback and tagged in Tanahashi. He ran wild on Scurll and knocked Page off the arpon to the floor. Tanahashi hit a big senton off the second turnbuckle on Scurll for a 2 count. The action broke down and Scurll went for a finger snap on KUSHIDA, but he broke free. They went back and forth and KUSHIDA got the hoverboard lock on Scurll. Tanahashi got a Texas cloverleaf on Page, who crawled under the ropes. Scurll got to his feet and Page hit the bukshot lariat on KUSHIDA. They went back and forth and Page hit the Rite of Passage for the win on KUSHIDA.

WINNERS: Hangman Page & Marty Scurll at 10:07

Star rating: (***½) – This was really good from bell to bell. Page and Scurll worked really well together. Page looked strong going over in the end.

(4) NEVER Openweight Champion Hirooki Goto vs. Jeff Cobb. The bell rang and the fans started a big chant for Cobb. Cobb grabbed Goto and spun him around before hitting a big belly to belly suplex. Goto pulled the ropes on Cobb as he charged at him and hit a slingshot splash to the floor. The fans booed Goto after he hit an elbow drop on Cobb. Cobb mounted a comeback and hit a big running forearm in the corner. He hit a great spinning backdrop suplex for a 2 count. Cobb went for a standing moonsault, but Goto got out of the way. Goto measured Cobb and hit a big running heel kick in the corner. He followed up with a side slam for a 2 count. Goto tried to get Cobb up, but he blocked it. Cobb fought free and hit a big forearm. He hit a powerslam a short time later for a 2 count. Both men went for clotheslines at the same time. They ended up going off the ropes and Cobb hit a huge clothesline and a standing moonsault for a 2 count! WOW! Cobb went for Tour of the Islands, but Goto slid out and grabbed a sleeper. Cobb fought out of the sleeper and both men were slow to get up. Cobb no-sold a clothesline and Goto hit a huge headbutt. Goto then hit the ushigoroshi. Cobb fought out of the GTR. Goto went for it again a short time later and hit it for the win.

WINNER: Hirooki Goto at 12:22 to retain the NEVER Openweight Championship

Star rating: (***) – This was good. It was a bit dull with Goto in control. Cobb definitely had his moments to shine here.

(5) IWGP Hvt. Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. L.I.J. (EVIL & SANADA). SANADA went for the skull end on Nick early, but he slipped out of it. Everyone went for moves and missed. THey then went to a three-way headscissor spot. Matt then turned everyone over with a scorpion deathlock. The Young Bucks ran wild with tandem offense on SANADA and then EVIL, who was on the apron. The fans chanted Young Bucks as they set up SANADA for another series of double team moves. SANADA countered a tandem dropkick and EVIL ran in to help turn the tide in L.I.J.’s favor. EVIL then went to work on Nik inside the ring. SANADA tied Nick up in the paradise lock. He freed him from it with a running dropkick. Nick took a sustained beating. He hit a dropkick on EVIL and crawled to Matt to make the tag, but SANADA dragged him off the apron at the last second. Nick dragged SANADA off the apron and tried to tag out. EVIL blocked him, but he got around him and tagged in Matt to a big pop. L.I.J. tried to double team Matt, but he hit a big jumping double clothesline off the ropes to wipe out EVIL and SANADA. AXS missed a shot at Matt hitting a cutter off the apron to the floor on SANADA. Matt locked in a sharpshooter on EVIL, but he got to the ropes. The announcers mentioned Matt aggravated his back hitting a cutter to the floor. EVIL countered Nick and moonsaulted into a skull end on the floor. Matt made the save. EVIL set up for a dive, but ate a double superkick. SANADA then hit a missile dropkick to wipe out The Young Bucks and everyone was down! WOW!.

SANADA went for the skull end on Matt, but he countered it and grabbed a skull end of his own. SANADA countered and got the skull end. He swung matt around. They went back and forth and Matt ended up hitting a springboard DDT on the apron! Nick then came off the top with a 450 and Matt made the cover for a near fall. WOW! Matt grabbed a sharpshooter on SANADA. EVIL was shown down on the outside. Nick hit a swanton on SANADA’s back while he was still in the sharpshooter. Nick then hit a crazy step up corkscrew dive to the floor that the TV cameras missed a good shot of. SANADA struggled and teased tapping, but managed to get to the ropes. The Young Bucks set up for More Bang For Your Buck, but EVIL got his knees up on Nick’s 450 and rolled out of the way of Matt’s moonsault. He then crawled over to EVIL and made the tag. EVIL ran wild on The Young Bucks hitting several German suplexes on both men.Nick blocked everything is EVIL. He went back with EVIL. SANADA ran in and they hit a tandem neck breaker on Nick, but Matt made the save. EVIL ducked a double superkick and The Young Bucks hit the ref. EVIL then wiped them out with a double clothesline. EVIL got a chair. He tossed it back and forth with Nick before eating a double superkick from The Young Bucks. They set up for the Meltzer Driver on the chair, but SANADA dragged Nick off the apron. EVIL then got Matt up in the tombstone position and SANADA hit a stuffed piledriver off the top, but Nick made the save. WOW! L.I.J. hit the tandem twisting neck breaker on Matt for a near fall. SANADA wiped out Nick with a dive to the floor. Matt slid out of everything is EVIL and hit a superkick. EVIL no sold it and ate a STO. SANADA ate a double superkick. The Young Bucks then hit the Meltzer Driver on EVIL for the win.

WINNERS: Matt & Nick Jackson at 16:22 to retain the IWGP Hvt. Tag Team Championship

Star rating: (****) – The action was great from bell to bell. This was more of an all-out sprint compared to the storytelling of their previous match at Dominion back in June.

It was announced that Fighting Spirit Unleashed would take place on Sept. 30 in Long Beach, Calif. NJPW also announced a Young Lions show for Nov. 10 & Nov. 11 as well.

(Intermission)

(6) L.I.J. (Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI) vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay). Naito ducked Okada’s lockup attempts during the early going. Okada backed Naito into the ropes and backed up, so Naito kicked him in the gut and tossed him to the floor. Naito then did his fakeout dive routine and the fans popped. Naito got the crowd clapping and teased a lockup with Okada, but he ended up tagging in BUSHI. The fans didn’t like that. Okada then tagged in Ospreay. Ospreay did a fakeout dive and posed in the ring. Naito tried to run into the ring and Ospreay nailed him with a kick for his troubles. The action broke down and L.I.J. got the upper hand. Ospreay got isolated inside the ring. Ospreay finally fired back and caught Naito with a step up enzuguri. Okada got the tag and ran wild. He went up top and hit a big crossbody on Naito for a 2 count. Natio blocked a tombstone and turned it into a neck breaker over his knee. He followed it up with a dropkick before knocking Ospreay off the apron to the floor. Okada blocked Gloria, but ate a kick to the head. Okada blocked Gloria again and hit a dropkick. He went for another, but Naito held onto the ropes. Okada got Naito up, but he slid out of the tombstone. Naito went for a tornado DDT. Okada then hit a neck breaker over leg and both men were down.

BUSHI and Ospreay tagged in and BUSHI got the upper hand. Okada hit a dropkick on Naito and they went to the floor. Ospreay caught BUSHI with the Essex destroyer for a near fall. He hit the Robinson special and then spided BUSHI with a nasty spinning neckbreaker for the win.

WINNERS: Kazuchika Okada & Tetsuya Naito at 12:25

Star rating: (**½) – Not a lot to this one outside of a couple of good moments between Okada and Naito. Okada’s demeanor is certainly different after losing the title. 

(7) IWGP Jr. Hvt. Champion Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee. Lee hit a hurricanrana over the top to the floor before the bell could ring as Takahashi got back into the ring after giving Daryl to Ross on commentary. Lee followed up with an insane dive through the ropes that sent Takahashi into the guardrail. WOW! Lee hit Naito’s signature dropkick in the corner and then hit his eye pose and laying down pose in the ring, which drew some boos. Lee then hit a huge running dropkick in the corner for a 2 count. Takahashi fired back with a headscissors, but Lee cartwheeled out of it. Takahashi hit another headscissors takedown, but Lee stayed down. Takahashi hit a sick shotgun dropkick off the apron to the floor that sent Lee into the guardrail. Takahashi came off the top to the floor with a big senton on Lee and both men were down. They went at it on the apron a short time later. They battled up top and Takahashi set up for a superplex to the floor. Both men ended up sitting down up top and they began trading blows. Lee hung Takahashi upside down with a headbutt and hit a double stomp that flipped Takahashi upside down and he hit the apron. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Takahashi fired back with a modified sunset bomb off the apron to the floor. Both men then dove back into the ring to beat the 20 count just in time. Both men traded suplexes as the fans fired up. They continued to trade German’s and neither man would stay down. WOW! Lee hit a HUGE suplex and Takahashi shook his head and got back up. He turned Lee inside out with a HUGE German. The fans fired up and Lee staggered back to his feet and FOLDED Takahashi with a German. THIS IS NUTS! Both men hit clotheslines at the same time. They continued to no sell big moves. Lee hit a poison hurricanrana and went off the ropes, but Takahashi turned him inside out with a HUGE lariat. WOW WOW WOW!

Both men were down and got up at the count of 8. They began exchanging big slaps from their knees. Both men continued to exchange slaps. They got to their feet and Takahashi told Lee to bring it and he blistered him with a chop. This is insane! They continued to exchange slaps over and over and the fans fired up. They began slapping each other across the face about as hard as they could. They countered each other going for kicks, but Lee hit a bicycle kick. He charged at Takahashi and ate a belly to belly suplex into the turnbuckles. They went back and forth, but Lee caught Takahashi with a one man Spanish fly off the ropes for a near fall. Takahashi countered Lee and got a triangle choke. Lee lifted him up and hit a powerbomb, but Takahashi held onto the triangle. Lee lifted him up again and rolled him up in a package before tossing him over his with a release dragon driver. That was BRUTAL. Lee lifted Takahashi up, but he countered it into a code red for a nearfall! He then hit the timebomb for the win. These guys are nuts.

WINNER: Hiromu Takahashi at 17:30 to retain the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Title

Star rating: (****½) – This was scary to watch at times as these two went high risk from start to finish. Takahashi getting dumped right on his head towards the end of the match could have resulted in a serious injury. Hopefully these guys find a way to work a safer match as this crazy rivalry continues.

(8) IWGP U.S Champion Jay White vs. Juice Robinson. Robinson went right after White and decked him. He pummeled him with rights and the action spilled to the floor. Robinson ran wild on the floor and held up the U.S. Title. He went for his signature punch sequence, but because he can’t use his broken hand with the cast to finish it, he had to chop White. White fired back and suplexed Robinson over the top to the floor. White nearly tossed Robinson through the guardrails. Ross scolded White for taking it to that level because he can’t win the match on the floor. White whipped Robinson through another guardrail and right into a timekeeper’s table at ringside and the fans booed. White tossed Robinson back into the ring and hit a suplex into the turnbuckle pad for a 2 count. White went after Robinson’s broken hand and the fans booed. A f–k you Switchblade chant rang out in the crowd, as White worked over Robinson’s hand. Robinson tried to fire back, but White eventually caught him with a backdrop suplex. White smiled at the camera before locking in a last chancery variation. Robinson struggled, but got to the ropes. White went to town on Robinson, who was hung up in the ropes. White set up and hit Robinson’s jabbing sequence and the fans booed. Robinson blocked the finish with a chop. They went back and forth trading chops. Robinson fired up, but White slammed him arm-first into the mat at the 10 minute mark. Robinson fired back with a spinebuster a short time later. White caught Robinson with a flatliner and then he hit a German suplex. He followed up with an arm submission while working over Robinson’s broken hand. White tied up both of Robinson’s arms, but he managed to get to the ropes with his feet.

The action spilled to the floor and White shoved Robinson back-first into the ringpost. He then suplexed Robinson into the guardrail and he knocked it into Jim Ross, who bumped. Barnett said on commentary that White had f—ed up now. Barnett got into the ring, but White ran away. Ross said he was fine on commentary. Ross said he hoped the officials would get their s–t together. White tried to smash Robinson’s hand with a mini conchairto variation. Robinson got out of the way and swung a chair at White, but missed and hit the post. White hit a backdrop driver on the floor and went for another. Robinson flipped out of a suplex and hit White with a spinebuster on the apron as Ross complained about the officiating. They battled up to the apron and White dropped Robinson face first with a modified flatliner. White went for a German, but Robinson held onto the ropes. White went for a German to the floor, but Robinson continued to block it by holding onto the ropes. Robinson elbowed his way out of White’s clutches and hit a side Russian leg sweep to the floor. WOW! Both men barely beat the 20 count. Robinson got up and suddenly hit a big cannonball in the corner. Barnett’s mic wasn’t working according to Ross. Robinson placed White up top and hit a superplex for a 2 count. Robinson went for pulp friction, but White blocked it and got a crucifix. White threw elbows from the crucifix position and didn’t break immediately when Robinson got to the ropes. Robinson countered the blade runner and went for a punch with his hand on the cast, but the ref stopped him. The ref ducked when White blocked Pulp Friction and that allowed White to hit a low blow. White charged at Robinson and nearly hit the ref, but he stopped. Robinson hit White with the hand with the cast. Robinson then hit pulp friction, but was slow to make the cover. He finally got on top of White, but he kicked out at the last second! WOW!

Robinson went for a second pulp friction, but White blocked it and punched his broken hand. He then hit a sleeper suplex variation. Robinson missed a punch and White hit a half nelson suplex. The fans booed as White signaled for the end. Robinson blocked the blade runner and got a pinning combination for the win. WOW! WOW! WOW!

WINNER: Juice Robinson at 23:27 to become the new IWGP U.S. Hvt. Champion

Star rating: (****½) – This was a tremendous match with White going after Robinson’s broken hand and trying to cheat his way into a ring. White has come a long way and was clearly over as a heel during this match, but Robinson finally pulling out a victory in a big match was the story here. His rollup win was unexpected and came across great.

Cody Rhodes came out first. He was dressed in a blue tunic with gold shoulder pads. He sat down on a gold chair and was carried down to the ring as Burnard The Business Bear and Brand Rhodes walked down the aisle with him. Kenny Omega was out next for his first defense of the IWGP World Hvt. Championship. He came out with The Young Bucks. Omega hugged THe Young Bucks. He went face-to-face with Cody in the middle of the ring. Omega backed after the opening bell rang.

(9) IWGP World Hvt. Champion Kenny Omega (w/The Young Bucks) vs. Cody Rhodes (w/Burnard The Business Bear & Brandi Rhodes). Cody questioned The Young Bucks at ringside and the ref backed them off. Cody backed Omega into the corner and raked at his eyes. Omega shoved him off angrily. Omega sold his eye and a f— you Cody chant started. Omega backed Cody up and offered a clean break, but Cody shoved him away. They went back and forth at a rapid pace. Omega connected with a big chop. Cody countered a backdrop and hit the Goldust punch. Omega bumped to the floor and Cody went right after him. Omega got the upper hand back inside the ring and hit a pair of big chops. Cody ducked a chop and eventually caught Omega with a powerslam for a near fall. Omega hit the rocker dropper and Cody went to the floor. Omega set up for Rise of the Terminator, but Cody pulled Brandi in front of him. The fans booed and Omega dropkicked Cody to the floor off the apron. He went for a slingshot splash, but Cody got out of the way. Cody then hit a big step up splash to the outside and Omega went down. Cody jawed with The Young Bucks before tossing Omega into the guardrail. He took his weightlifting belt off, but ended up tossing it to Matt. Omega blocked a charge from Cody and tossed him over the guardrail and onto a table. Omega then hit a springboard double stomp off the guardrail to put Cody through the table. WOW!

Omega got another table and set it up. The Young Bucks checked on Cody, who crawled back towards the ring. Omega chopped Cody and he landed on a table. Omega set up for a springboard and The Young Bucks tried to wave him off. Cody managed to get off the table as Omega went for a springboard and Omega caught himself. He went to the floor, but Cody pushed the table into him. Omega hit a flatliner variation off the middle rope to bring Omega back into the ring for a 2 count. Omega sold his leg as Rhodes worked him over. Rhodes did some pushups and the fans booed. Rhodes went right back after Omega’s leg. Omega fired back and hit a hurricanrana and Cody went to the floor. He pushed the table out of the way, but Omega wiped him out with Rise of the Terminator. Omega hit a missile dropkick to the back of Rhode’s head and then followed up with a cross-legged neck breaker. Rhodes ducked a V-trigger, but Omega tripped him into the ropes and hit a V-trigger to the back of Rhode’s head. He hit another V-Trigger and a snap dragon at the 15 minute mark. Rhodes fired back and hit a dragon suplex of his own. Both men got up and began trading blows. The fans cheered for Kenny and booed Cody. Cody countered Kenny and got a figure 4. Kenny sat up and tried to punch out of the hold, but Cody tightened it. They began exchanging slaps. Kenny hit a big slap and then turned Cody over. Cody managed to get to the bottom rope to break the hold.

Omega went under the ring and got a ladder. The Young Bucks yelled at him. On the other side of the ring, COdy got a chair. Nick went over to Cody and yelled at him. The ref took the chair away from Cody. Kenny went to grab the ladder, but Cody went right after him and slammed him on top of the ladder. Cody set the ladder. They went back and forth on the outside with the ladder sticking out of the ring. Rhodes ended up dumping Omega stomach first on top of the ladder. OUCH! Rhodes set up a table on the floor. The Young Bucks told him not to do it. Cody set up a big ladder near the ropes. Cody set Omega up on the table. He then pushed Matt Jackson down. Matt yelled at him, but Cody went up the ladder. Omega went up and began climbing the ladder. The Young Bucks protested. Both men began exchanging punches on top of the ladder. Omega told Matt to get off the apro and set up for a superplex to the floor, but Cody countered it back into the ring. WOW! Cody crawled over to Kenny and got a 2 count as the AXS TV cameras showed the IWGP Hvt. Championship. Cody went to the outside and got the IWGP Hvt. Championship. The ref took it from him and Omega hit a poison hurricanrana on him from behind. Omega set up for the one-winged Angel, but Cody blocked it. He shoved Kenny into the ref and Omega pulled up and shoved the ref away from him. Cody hit the disaster kick, but the ref was down on the floor. Cody got the belt and Omega begged off. Nick told COdy not to do it from the apron. Cody dropped the belt. Omega countered Cross-Rhodes, but Cody got it a short time later for a near fall!

The Young Bucks took the ladder out of the ring and the fans booed. Rhodes set up Din’s Fire, but Omega blocked it and hit a couple of V-triggers. Cody went for Din’s Fire again, but Omega slid out of it and hit a kick to the back of his head. Omega hit a big V-trigger in the corner and a kneeling powerbomb for a 2 count. Omega hit another V-trigger with Cody down on his knees. He measured Cody and hit another big V-trigger. Omega got a running start, but Cody blocked another V-trigger attempt. They went back and forth and Omega hit a running V-trigger for a 2 count and both men were down. The fans fired up and clapped The Terminator theme. Omega went for the One-Winged Angel, but Cody used the ropes to block it. He got Cody up in the powerbomb position. Omega then powerbombed Cody over the top and Cody didn’t go through the table and took a really tough bump. Wow. That’s not good. Omega went to the floor and got Cody. He tossed him back into the ring. The fans seemed a bit shocked at what had just gone down with the table spot. Omega set up for another V-trigger, but Brandi got in front of him. THe fans booed. Brandi ended up getting out of the ring and Cody told Omega to bring it. He set up for a big running V-trigger, but Rhodes got up and wiped him out with a clothesline. They went to a strike exchange at the 33 minute mark. Omega hit a pair of V-triggers. He then hit a double underhook piledriver, but Rhodes kicked out. Omega hit a big running V-trigger. He then lifted Cody up and hit the One-Winged Angel for the win.

Omega shook Cody’s hand after the match while he was down. Cody then left with Brandi.

WINNER: Kenny Omega at 34:10 to retain the IWGP World Hvt. Championship

Star rating: (****¾) – Just an amazing match. These two went to war to settle their feud. While their previous match was based on boiling emotions, this match was just both guys trying to hurt each other. It was surprising to see how much risk they took in this match with ladders and tables getting involved. Rhodes took a big bump on a powerbomb over the top to the floor. The Young Bucks pleading with both men to tone things down really added to the drama here.

Omega got on the mic. He said this is his first title defense. He said he was proud to do it in a legendary building like the Cow Palace. He said he was proud to do it in front of these fans. He said before becoming champion he never understood how as you seek more and more success that more and more people try to knock you down. He said everyone deserves a second chance. He said Cody deserved as second chance and said his effort was valiant. He said everyone needs to stand behind good people. Omega said there was some speculation this show wouldn’t go well. Omega said he saw pretty much a full house. He said everyone was lively and thanked the fans for changing the world. He said now sadly he must bid them adieu. Omega hit his goodbye and goodnight catchphrase to send the fans home. Omega then limped to the back with The Young Bucks. King Haku and G.O.D. came out to celebrate with Omega. This was a signal that Omega is the official leader of Bullet Club. They all got in a huddle and hit the too sweet. Tonga nailed Omeg from behind. He shoved him into the ringpost. He took his shirt off and it said firing squad. Haku, Tonga Loa, and Haku had wiped out The Young Bucks. G.O.D. hit Omega with a powerbomb/neckbreaker combination. Hangman Page rran down to make the save, but he got wiped out by Loa. Marty Scurll ran down with his umbrella, but ate a Gun Stun from Tonga. Tonga told Omega he did this as he punched him over and over. Owens and Takahashi came down and checked on Omega. Loa wiped out Takahashi and Tonga took out Owens. Tonga got a chair and began hitting Omega with it. Haku got Omega a throat punch. Loa, Tonga, and Haku continued to work over everyone in the ring. Nobody else came down to make the save. The fans booed.

Cody limped down to the ring. Tonga held Omega down with his boot and gave Cody a chair. Omega got to his knees and begged Cody to stop. Cody turned on Tonga and Loa, but ate a stun gun. Haku piledrived Omega onto the chair. Barnett said Fale must be aligned with the Tongans. Loa yelled at the camera and said, “This is Bullet Club. This is the foundation of Bullet Club. Loa said this is real family.

Cody recovered and offered to help Omega up. He pulled Omega to his feet and they hugged as the fans applauded. It looks like we have two different versions of Bullet Club now. Everyone left in the ring hugged in a group.

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2 Comments on RADICAN’S 7/7 NJPW “G1 Special In San Francisco” virtual time coverage – Young Bucks vs. L.I.J., White vs. Robinson, Omega vs. Cody

  1. *****½ for the US Title match? I guess since Meltzer broke the star scale that anything goes now, but I think that’s a bit over-rated, compared to the Jr. Hwt. match. Juice and White did better than expected as far as getting the crowd involved, but it was not a match that will survive in a short list for the best matches of 2018.

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