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NJPW G1 CLIMAX 30: DAY 17, 18 & 19 THREAD

!lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:50:56 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6456147
File: 1602813056892.jpg -(465416B / 454.51KB, 797x1347) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. NJPW G1 CLIMAX 30: DAY 17, 18 & 19 THREAD
>Watch G1 Climax 30 with Day 17 on Friday at 5:30am EDT / 10:30am BST, Day 18 on Saturday at 4am EDT / 9am BST, and Day 19 on Sunday at 2am EDT / 7am BST in Japanese in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and in English in /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt

The grueling journey is coming to a close as G1 Climax 30 arrives in Ryogoku Sumo Hall for the final three nights of the world’s greatest tournament. In the final nights of A and B Block competition, who will book their places in Sunday’s final? The winner of G1 Climax 30 will receive an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestle Kingdom 15 on January 4 at the Tokyo Dome. If the reigning champion Tetsuya Naito wins, he can choose his challenger or accept a challenge from another wrestler. Here are the tournament standings and lineups for the shows:

>A Block

  1. Jay White - 12
  2. Kota Ibushi - 12
  3. Kazuchika Okada - 12
  4. Will Ospreay - 10
  5. Taichi - 8 Eliminated
  6. Jeff Cobb - 8 Eliminated
  7. Minoru Suzuki - 6 Eliminated
  8. Tomohiro Ishii - 6 Eliminated
  9. Shingo Takagi - 6 Eliminated
  10. Yujiro Takahashi - 0 Eliminated

>B Block

  1. Tetsuya Naito - 12
  2. EVIL - 12
  3. SANADA - 10
  4. Zack Sabre Jr. - 10 Eliminated
  5. Hirooki Goto - 8 Eliminated
  6. KENTA - 8 Eliminated
  7. Hiroshi Tanahashi - 6 Eliminated
  8. Juice Robinson - 6 Eliminated
  9. Toru Yano - 6 Eliminated
  10. YOSHI-HASHI - 2 Eliminated

>Day 17 - Friday

*G1 Climax 30 A Block Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Jay White
*G1 Climax 30 A Block Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Taichi
*G1 Climax 30 A Block Match: Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada
*G1 Climax 30 A Block Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Minoru Suzuki
*G1 Climax 30 A Block Match: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Jeff Cobb
*Singles Match: Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd

>Day 18 - Saturday

*G1 Climax 30 B Block Match: SANADA vs. EVIL
*G1 Climax 30 B Block Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. KENTA
*G1 Climax 30 B Block Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
*G1 Climax 30 B Block Match: Juice Robinson vs. Hirooki Goto
*G1 Climax 30 B Block Match: Toru Yano vs. YOSHI-HASHI
*Singles Match: Yuya Uemura vs. Gabriel Kidd

>Day 19 - Sunday

*G1 Climax 30 Final: Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA
*CHAOS (Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) vs Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Junior, DOUKI & El Desperado)
*Los Ingobernables De Japon (Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi) vs Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
*Master Wato, Jeff Cobb, Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs BULLET CLUB (Jay White, KENTA, Gedo & Taiji Ishimori)
*CHAOS (SHO & Kazuchika Okada) vs Will Ospreay & Great-O-Khan
*Los Ingobernables De Japon (BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) vs BULLET CLUB (Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL)

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 17-10-2020 23:36:52
Rorschach - Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:08:13 EST SzbJgT0w No.6456155 Reply
>I'm 8 whole days behind
>the finals are this weekend
ah man I fucked up
Curt Hawkins - Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:21:02 EST 9VITJRBb No.6456162 Reply
I am pretty sure Ospreay will beat Okada, but it's strange that Cobb beat Ospreay before that. White will beat Ishii to win the block whether Ibushi defeats Taichi or not.

I think KENTA will beat Naito just to make the main event important, and as much as I don't really care for either option, you have to assume SANADA is defeating EVIL.

>White/EVIL is good story but too soon, unless they are rushing something.
>White/SANADA is good face/heel, but I will probably skip the rest of the year if SANADA wins

Any other wildcard pick, like Ospreay/SANADA is a horrid thought, but at least that would be better than another Okada/SANADA match
Kodama - Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:39:46 EST QHN7xcxJ No.6456169 Reply
I want Shingo and Suzuki to kill each other
Gran Akuma - Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:59:52 EST InPDilU1 No.6456179 Reply
This would be on about 11pm tonight for me, might finally catch me some.
Curt Hawkins - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 06:56:36 EST 9VITJRBb No.6456228 Reply
Octagón - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 06:58:12 EST FpQEOx+c No.6456230 Reply
I guess young lions returning with shit looks is just the norm now
Arachnaman - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:05:49 EST v6JNkImH No.6456232 Reply
Is Oka now a James Bond villain
The People - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:09:12 EST rRLAccW7 No.6456235 Reply
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>Oka's back
>As a heel
>With Kitamura's teeth
If there was ever a time to have a returning young lion go over huge, now is the time.
Octagón - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:12:49 EST FpQEOx+c No.6456237 Reply
I feel like a big faction shakeup has to be imminent

EVIL v Jay feud
Taichi talking back to MiSu and beating him
Now this Ospreay turn

Current Factions have been stale af for a while (except LIJ, they’re the only cool ones)
Babe the Farmer's Daughter - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:18:07 EST PeshEglU No.6456239 Reply
and FUCK whoever still says Taichi isn't a good wrestler
The People - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:21:27 EST rRLAccW7 No.6456241 Reply
Who should Ospreay steal from CHAOS to complete his "Fuck Okada" stable? Goto needs to jump ship so he can actually do stuff again instead of being Okada's bitch boy, and Yoshi-Hashi desperately needs a change of scenery if he wants to be anything other than Yoshi-Hashi.
Alex Wright - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:44:23 EST SdPbl+Wq No.6456242 Reply
Goto turning on CHAOS is a leap year overdue.

>tfw no Los InGOTObernables
The People - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:54:20 EST rRLAccW7 No.6456243 Reply
>Ibushi in the finals again
I know we're not supposed to want them to fight again since they keep nearly killing each other, but Naito better fucking win B Block.
Dump Matsumoto - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:59:44 EST 2n/u66Fr No.6456245 Reply
KENTA's beating Naito with Bullet Club shenanigans so he can challenge him later this year, and Ibushi's beating EBIRRU to set up Ibushi v Naito which I'm all for.
Alex Wright - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:19:38 EST SdPbl+Wq No.6456249 Reply

I could see BizCliz shenanigans costing EVIL and getting SANADA into the finals
Io Shirai - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:53:50 EST 9FPBTTF4 No.6456263 Reply
Man, what's even the point of CHAOS anymore?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:14:48 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6456268 Reply
NJPW needs a mostly face but sometimes heel stable? I'd be interested to see who joins Will and Oka in his new stable. Maybe Robbie Eagles and Mikey Nicholls both defect from CHAOS too?
Rorschach - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:45:24 EST SzbJgT0w No.6456272 Reply
what I heard about the Ospreay/Okada ending can't possibly be true right?
Harlem Bravado - Fri, 16 Oct 2020 23:55:20 EST K20kw6yS No.6456522 Reply
>Goto turning on CHAOS is a leap year overdue.

That would have been so great if Shibata didn't die
The People - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 05:50:50 EST rRLAccW7 No.6456552 Reply
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>Naito's out
Fuck this entire G1 then. Ibushi is the only hope for a good winner left.
Penny Banner - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 08:23:06 EST WkxU+i4P No.6456558 Reply
Amber O'Neal - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 08:35:27 EST PeshEglU No.6456561 Reply
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I dont care for SANADA nor Ibushi, but Ibushi can have some really awesome matches so go Ibushi i guess
Ric Flair - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 08:42:58 EST X3HfNDOH No.6456563 Reply
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Idk why anyone likes SANADA and if he wins the whole thing I’ll be sad
Ken Patera - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 12:42:02 EST oWLdzxNc No.6456585 Reply
he is one of those dudes at least in my opinion where it feels like there is something there but it seems to just never come out. some people feel that if he gets a big win then it might spark something and he might start showing off more but who knows.
Kanyon - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 13:40:59 EST f6sSb3Fa No.6456594 Reply
SANADA is my fav NPJW wrestler, I just think his workrate is insanely good. He might not have the most standout matches but he never has anything less than a decent match imo, plus I think his look and style is really badass
Nigel McGuinness - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 13:46:17 EST zl40nmQP No.6456597 Reply
im kind of assuming they're gonna make shota umino come back from excursion early (it's not like he's been doing much in britain) and join the group: it would give them some jr heavyweight representation, immediately makes them the faction of new ex-young lion shitheads (think No Limit) and gives them a built-in feud if/when mox returns to new japan
Carl Oullette - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 15:10:21 EST x7dPEpoi No.6456607 Reply
Long term he won’t be, but if they can put Shingo in the jr division then they could put Shota there for a bit
Jimmy Superfly Snuka - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 16:50:02 EST 5U6g5csN No.6456617 Reply
Sanada gets his hands on EVIL for the first time in singles competition since the split

The man he rode with for years, his partner, his teammate - the man who turned his back on them all and caused pain and turmoil.

And he doesn't rush him down to beat the shit out of him.

The match was heatless. The crowd wanted SANADA to beat EVIL for everything he's done because they care, not because SANADA cared. This is why he's the biggest waste of potential in the entire company.

Fuck him. Ibushi/Naito must happen now at Kingdom to save us all.
Bushwhacker Butch - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 18:12:57 EST CcNFL2pm No.6456627 Reply
>rushing anyone ever

Its part of his gimmick that he doesnt care and is too cool for shit anon, did you really just expect him to break character like that like some hothead young lion?
Otherwise would be pretty awesome if mah boi Wato gets picked for Ospreays "Fuck Okada" stable along with Oka, would get him so badly needed exposure.
Amber O'Neal - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 18:37:29 EST PeshEglU No.6456632 Reply
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>did you really just expect him to break character like that like some hothead young lion?
yes, i expect the guy who was just betrayed by someone we're supposed to believe was like a brother to him to show some emotion the moment he finally gets to face him
but that would require SANADA to be able to imitate emotions
Bushwhacker Butch - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 18:56:04 EST CcNFL2pm No.6456634 Reply
I never really caught this brotherly relationship between Evil and Sanada tbh, always came across to me more like a tag team for the practical reason to have two over guys hold titles without having LIJ infighting with Naito.
For that reason it makes sense that they split Evil and have Sanada not be too caught up in the post betrayal stuff. LIJ is really Naito´s thing so if you want to make these two into main eventers and eventual stars they cant be just defined by being in that faction too much.

However you are right in the way that the whole thing wasnt handled very smoothly and the whole situation is more than a bit awkward, mostly owes to the fact that they had to move so quickly due to the coronavirus .
Slick Johnson - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 21:26:00 EST rWWSIM8P No.6456768 Reply
Full Card for Finals is up


>1st Match: CHAOS (Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) vs Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Junior, DOUKI & El Desperado)
>2nd Match: Los Ingobernables De Japon (Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi) vs Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
>3rd Match: Master Wato, Jeff Cobb, Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs BULLET CLUB (Jay White, KENTA, Gedo & Taiji Ishimori)
>4th Match: CHAOS (SHO & Kazuchika Okada) vs Will Ospreay & Great-O-Khan
>5th Match: Los Ingobernables De Japon (BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) vs BULLET CLUB (Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL)
>Main event, G1 Climax 30 FINAL: Kota Ibushi vs SANADA
Hieracon - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 00:32:26 EST SzbJgT0w No.6456797 Reply
Taichi v Ibushi was so good, all they did was through kicks. Literally just 20 misn of kicks. And it was fucking awesome. Seek it out. Very good non typical match
Ron Garvin - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:17:18 EST FpQEOx+c No.6456805 Reply
>Sanada wins the briefcase
>Tacos challenges him for it at Power Struggle
>we get the Tokyo Dome Main Event Tacos we all knew was destined.
Ciclope - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 05:10:35 EST 9VITJRBb No.6456830 Reply
Holy smokes that main event was garbage. And Khan was given nothing exciting to do at all.
Henry O. Godwinn - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 05:22:20 EST 5U6g5csN No.6456831 Reply
I rambled yesterday about this

SANADA is heatless. He has raw potential but when you're "too cool to care", the emotion of the match is how invested people are in you. If things slow, there's noting there.

The tournament peaked when we got Ibushi/Taichi and White/Ishii back to back. Either of those matches would have been the ideal finish to the tournament.
Lauren Brooke - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:53:12 EST VrUujQy9 No.6456848 Reply
It fuckin sucks even more when you watch the last sequence because that's when I actually gave a damn about Sanada. Those roll ups being last desperate attempts after failing to put Ibushi away actually made me think he cared and that O'Connor roll near fall was fucking impeible. But then it was just the typical boring njpw ending of hitting a finish, kickout to make the loser not look too weak, and then second finish to win.

Honestly I also put some blame on Ibushi cause he felt really off as well.
Ciclope - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:55:23 EST 9VITJRBb No.6456849 Reply
I think Ibushi got knocked a little bit silly from that initial dropkick botch. Looked like something of SANADAs hit him on the back of the head.
The People - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:57:42 EST rRLAccW7 No.6456850 Reply
The last 10 minutes was actually really good. Sanada has the exact same problem that modern KENTA has where they can have some killer match closers, but the first third is always garbage. It doesn't help that Sanada has a very boring formula to his matches (initial stages -> do a few submissions -> spam the shit out of the skull end -> try for the moonsault twice then if it doesn't work out just roll them up), though this is a problem for a bunch of guys in New Japan right now and their only solution seems to be to give everyone one new move every 9 months.
Arn Anderson - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 09:52:28 EST CcNFL2pm No.6456858 Reply
I really still like both Sanada and Kenta for their shtick although it seems Im the only person on wooo that does so ): .
Chii Tomiya - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:32:10 EST zl40nmQP No.6456876 Reply
i am still a SANADA liker. but i also think he's a 9/10 talent with a 6/10 moveset.

i hope this loss gives him an excuse to stop using the skull end and use a more high-impact finisher or just go fuck it and give him the shining wizard as a finish
Invader - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:46:10 EST ECPVV2LS No.6456878 Reply
This next WK is already going to suffer because of the pandemic. No point in putting zero charisma Sanada in the main event just to make things worse.
Retail Dragon - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 17:48:33 EST CmVM3fC3 No.6456965 Reply
I can't believe Sanada did it again. Two arm drops and then lets go of the submission like a fucking idiot.
Madusa - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 17:59:36 EST uGro069n No.6456968 Reply
What an absolute stinker of a G1 Finals match
Jack Evans - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:41:31 EST kNm/841R No.6456976 Reply
I kinda like that his gimmick is that he’s a complete and total idiot when it matters most
Tracy Smothers - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:57:44 EST KDNorg+J No.6456983 Reply
What do you think was the best G1 Climax? Mine is the 2004 G1.
Ezekiel Jackson - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:53:41 EST S7IWEvDh No.6457030 Reply
It's the same Okada got shook shit they've been doing. Instead of balloons, this time it's not doing the Rainmaker. He'll go back to normal when the time is right.and takes Ibushi's case from him
The Great Muta - Sun, 18 Oct 2020 21:54:15 EST 9VITJRBb No.6457031 Reply
In story, it's too powerful and he always wins with it, so he is intentionally limiting himself (through the G1 at least -- he attempted several against Ospreay).
Bryce Remsburg - Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:10:15 EST SdPbl+Wq No.6457070 Reply
I like KENTA

This finish was so dumb. Especially because it makes far more sense if the roles & result are reversed.
Trent Barreta - Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:32:22 EST ipvzUo/4 No.6457173 Reply
Okada's goofy pants took me out of the match, and I can't be the only one
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:12:20 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6457386 Reply
Yeah I couldn't stand him wearing the pants. I was so happy when he finally got rid of them.

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