It is not often that The House of Torture is out flanked and out schemed but they were tonight. A tricky Zack Sabre Jr. pulled one over on them. He made his entrance as per usual, except he was wearing a COVID protective mask and a hat that said…”I am ZSJ”.
Evil and Togo attacked ZSJ as he made his way down. Togo ripped off the hat and mask to reveal the Young Lion, Kosei Fujita. Evil throttled Fujita and told Togo to check backstage. The real ZSJ came through the curtain with Togo in an arm lock. He then grabbed Evil from behind and walked both of them to the ring. Evil and Togo turned things around slamming ZSJ into the side of the ring. ZSJ shoved Evil into the ringside barrier before rolling him into the ring. The bell finally rang to start the match. Zach ran Evil into an exposed turnbuckle that Togo stripped bare earlier.
Togo grabbed ZSJ’s leg from the floor. ZSJ spun around cranking Togo’s arms, wrist and hand. ZSJ saved the official from being clobbered by Evil as he pulled him out of the way. ZSJ blocked Evil’s low blow with the same twisting move he used on Togo. ZSJ slipped out of Everything is Evil, turned it into a roll-up for the victory. It was the shortest match of the tournament clocking in at 44 seconds.
ZSJ congratulated Fujita on the rampway. They threw Evil and Togo the two-finger salute as they left. The gesture in Commonwealth countries means…Up yours! The same as thumbing your nose at someone. An interesting aside, me dropping some knowledge, the gesture is said to have originated with English bowman who would throw up the sign to their French enemies on the battlefield as the French would cut off those fingers of captured bowman to make sure they couldn’t operate the weapon ever again. The more you know, indeed.
NJPW G1 Climax 32 Standings
NJPW G1 Climax 32 Night 15 Results
Yoshi-Hashi, Yuto Nakashima and Ryohei Oiwa vs. United Empire (Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb and Aaron Henare)
I am not sure why they bother with these predictable tag team matches. The same people lose every night. Henare wins with Ultima on Nakashima.
Winners: United Empire (Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb and Aaron Henare)
Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) vs. TMDK (Jonah and Bad Dude Tito)
Yano pulls Tito down by his hair and pins him with a roll-up.
Winners: Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano)
Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Taichi, Taka Michinoku) vs. Bullet Club (Gedo, Kenta and Juice Robinson)
Taichi wins with the Yokozuna Forearm.
Winners: Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Taichi, Taka Michinoku)
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada and Bushi) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and Sho)
Owens puts away Bushi with his C Trigger running knee smash.
Winners: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi and Sho)
David Finlay vs. El Phantasmo – G1 Climax Tournament Match
EL Phantasmo turns his G1 around with a Crucifix Pin.
Winner: El Phantasmo
Tama Tonga vs. Great-O-Khan – G1 Climax Tournament Match
Khan lifts Tonga up for the Eliminator. Tonga flips out and pins Khan with the Gun Stun.
Winner: Tama Tonga
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Evil – G1 Climax Tournament Match
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
Kazuchika Okada vs. Tom Lawlor – G1 Climax Tournament Match
Okada wins with a sit down roll-up.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto – G1 Climax Tournament Match
A shot to Goto’s face splits his mouth open or knocked out a tooth. Goto is bleeding a lot from his mouth but he wins with the GTR.
Winner: Hirooki Goto