In one of the big upsets of the G1 Climax tournament, David Finlay defeated the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi to tie with Will Ospreay at the top of D Block on night eight. Finlay kicked out of Made in Japan then hit a stunner on Takagi and rolled him up for two more points. Takagi was shocked and so were the fans in attendance at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.
In the Chaos versus Bullet Club match there was a very interesting development. Owens got into a bit of trouble again as Toru slingshot him into Jay White. Yano rolls up Gedo so Chaos wins. Robinson and White attack Hashi and Goto after the bell. It turns into a massive brawl. White and Owens get into a shoving match back inside the ring. Owens ends up pushing Gedo the mat which upsets White. Fale steps in and breaks things up. Owens does help Gedo up back to his feet. White accuses Owens of grabbing his title. Everyone throws up a Too-Sweet after the match though before they leave the ring. There is some grumbling but everyone appears to be back on the same page. Very interesting indeed.
In the main event, The Ace ruined Zach Sabre Jr.’s winning streak in the tournament by flipping Sabre Jr’s arm bar submission into a roll-up victory for him.
NJPW G1 Climax 32 Standings
NJPW G1 Climax 32 Night 8 Results
Ryoehi Oiwa and Kosei Fujita versus House of Torture (Yujiro Takahashi and SHO)
Sho gets the win with his arm-lock submission.
Winners: House of Torture (Yujiro Takahashi and SHO)
Tama Tonga and Jado versus Bullet Club (KENTA and El Phantasmo)
Phantasmo pins Jado with Sudden Death.
Winners: Bullet Club (KENTA and El Phantasmo)
Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Taichi and TAKA Michinoku) versus United Empire (Will Ospreay, Aaron Henare and Jeff Cobb)
Henare makes Taka submit to Ultima.
Winners: Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Taichi and TAKA Michinoku)
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and Tetsuya Naito) versus House of Torture (EVIL and Dick Togo)
Bushi pins Togo with an MX. Another win for Bushi!
Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and Tetsuya Naito)
CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto and Toru Yano) versus Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, Gedo and Juice Robinson)
Winners: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto and Toru Yano)
David Finlay versus Shingo Takagi – G1 Climax Match
Winner: David Finlay
Tom Lawlor versus Jonah – G1 Climax Match
Jonah splashes Lawlor from the top rope for the win.
SANADA versus Great-O-Khan – G1 Climax Match
Sanada pins Khan with a moonsault from the top rope.
Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Zack Sabre Jr. – G1 Climax Match
Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi