Kazuchika Okada, Zack Sabre Jr. and Jay White are sittign at the top of the NJPW G1 Climax tournament with two wins and four points each.
Sabre now has wins over Kenta and Aaron Henare. Tonight, Sabre Jr. escaped Henare’s Ultimo submission move to lock on an ankle lock and make Henare submit.
The most interesting match of night four though was a grudge match of sorts between Chaos members Toru Yano and Kazuchika Okada. Yano made his entrance with no fun and games, sipping from a bottle of sake. It was not the fun-loving Yano that Okada was facing. Yano attacked Okada before the bell rang strangling him with a shirt. Yano threw the shirt at Red Shoes when he admonished him with a four count after calling for the bell to be rung.
On the floor, Yano threw Okada into the ringside barricade. Okada returned the favour. Okada sat Yano in his steel chair, hit him with a forearm barrage and then tried a running clothesline. Yano dropped down sending Okada head-first into the chair with a drop toe-hold. Okada barely beat the count back into the ring.
Back inside the ring Yano smashes Okada’s back into an exposed turnbuckle. Yano loosens some of his wrist tape and strangles Okada with it. The crowd starts clapping Okada’s name as they are still not permitted to cheer due to COVID restrictions. A running elbow smash in a corner along with a DDT has the momentum back with Okada.
Yano halts a Rainmaker Clothesline, lifts Okada up for a Demon Killer Powerbomb and almost a three count. An angry and frustrated Yano grabs a steel chair from the floor. Red Shoes gets in Yano’s face. Yano shoves him to the ground. Okada blocks a Demon Killer Powerbomb on the steel chair to DDT Yano on it.
Okada lines up Yano for a Rainmaker. Yano hits the official, spits the sake into Okada’s eyes and hits Okada with a chop block. Yano only gets a two count. At the fifteen minute mark Yano submits to the Money Clip. Okada brings the bottle of sake and Yano’s steel chair to him. The two shake hands. The bitter rivals are now friends again. Okada has now beaten Yano and Jeff Cobb.
IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White, who has already defeated Sanada, scored a victory over Tomohiro Ishii with a Blade Runner.
NJPW G1 Climax 32 Standings
NJPW G1 Climax 32 Night 4 Results
Hirooki Goto, David Finlay and Ryohei Oiwa versus Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Juice Robinson and KENTA)
Phantasmo knocks Iowa into dreamland with Sudden Death. Bullet Club beat up a Young Lion.
Winners: Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Juice Robinson and KENTA)
TMDK (Jonah and Bad Dude Tito) versus Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor and Royce Isaacs)
Lawlor makes Tito submit to some kind of stretch submission hold.
Winners: Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor and Royce Isaacs)
Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, TAKA Michinoku and Taichi) versus Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale and Yujiro Takahashi)
Yujiro pins Taka with Pimp Juice.
Winners: Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale and Yujiro Takahashi)
United Empire (Great-O-Khan, Will Ospreay and Jeff Cobb) versus House of Torture (SHO, EVIL and Dick Togo)
Khan makes Togo submit.
Winners: United Empire (Great-O-Khan, Will Ospreay and Jeff Cobb)
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga and Jado versus Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and BUSHI)
Jado submits to Sanada’s Skull End.
Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and BUSHI)
Zack Sabre Jr. versus Aaron Henare – G1 Climax Match
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
YOSHI-HASHI versus Shingo Takagi – G1 Climax Match
Shingo put Hashi away with a simple roll-up after absorbing Karma and everything Hashi could throw at him.
Winner: Shingo Takagi
Kazuchika Okada versus Toru Yano – G1 Climax Match
Winner: Kazuchika Okada
Tomohiro Ishii versus Jay White – G1 Climax Match
Winner: Jay White