New Japan Pro Wrestling G-1 Climax 2014 Day 7 iPPV
August 1, 2014
Tokyo, Japan (Korauken Hall)
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
A Block: Shelton “X” Benjamin w/TAKA vs. NWA Tag Team Champion Satoshi Kojima
Crowd chants for Kojima as the bell sounds. Kojima with a side headlock takeover. Benjamin backs Kojima into the ropes and shoves him. Kojima goes back to the side headlock, but no one goes down off a shoulder tackle multiple times. Benjamin then hits a shoulder tackle and mocks Kojima’s pec dance. Kojima comes back with an Ace Crusher, sending Benjamin to the outside. Benjamin pulls Kojima to the outside and drives him into the apron back-first. Benjamin then BACK SUPLEXES KOJIMA ACROSS THE BARRICADE!! Benjamin with a slam, then gets back in as the ref begins his 20 count. Kojima gets back in at the count of 16. Benjamin with right hands from the mount, then whips Kojima hard into the corner. Benjamin stands on Kojima’s back, followed by a delayed suplex for a nearfall. Chinlock applied by Benjamin. Kojima fights out, but Benjamin catches him with a spinebuster for a nearfall. Benjamin with the Stinger Splash in the corner, then paintbrushes Kojima. Kojima avoids another Stinger Splash by Benjamin and hits the rapid-fire chops in the corner. Running elbow in the corner by Kojima, then he heads up top, but Benjamin knocks him off the ropes and to the outside. Kojima sends Benjamin into the barricade, then DDTs HIM ON THE FLOOR!! Ref begins his 20 count again, Kojima gets in at 10, Benjamin in at 17. Overhand chop exchange, Kojima gains advantage with a series of forearms. Benjamin avoids a rolling elbow by Kojima and hits a trifecta of Germans for a nearfall. Kojima slips out of a suplex, hits a kick to Benjamin’s leg, followed by a basement DDT. Kojima off the ropes, but Benjamin takes him down and locks in the Ankle Lock. Kojima almost reaches the ropes, but Benjamin pulls him back to the center and grapevines the leg. Kojima finally is able to reach the ropes. Benjamin tries to Irish whip Kojima, but Kojima’s leg buckles. Kojima blocks a clothesline by Benjamin, then hits a Northern Lariat. Off comes the elbow pad by Kojima, but Benjamin comes back with a superkick for a nearfall. Strike exchange, Benjamin gains advantage and hits the Dragon Whip. Benjamin goes for Paydirt, but Kojima slips out.
Winner: NWA Tag Team Champion Satoshi Kojima by pinfall (Lariat)
B Block: “The American Psycho” Lance Archer w/TAKA vs. Toru Yano
Yano throws his water bottle at Archer as the bell sounds and Archer gives chase. Yano does his famous shrug, then Archer catches up to him and sends him into the barricade. Yano avoids a running boot and kicks the barricade, doing damage to Archer’s leg. Yano gets back in as the ref begins his 20 count. Yano removes the padding off of one of the corners as Archer gets back in at the count of 16. Archer then sends Yano into the exposed corner, followed by a shoulder tackle. Archer stomps away at Yano, followed by a big back club. Soccer kick to the ribs by Archer, then goes for the Chokeslam, but Yano fights out. Archer with a big boot, but Yano avoids a charge and Archer goes into the exposed corner! Yano tries his taunt, but Archer stops him and then mocks Yano’s taunt. Archer with a facebuster across his knee, but Yano pulls him down by the hair and this time does his taunt. Archer with a side slam and a big splash for a nearfall. Archer places Yano up top and goes for the Blackout, but Yano fights out and sends Archer into the ref. Yano grabs a chair and throws it at Archer, who catches it. Ref sees Archer with the chair and takes it from him. Low blow and a roll-up by Yano for a nearfall. Yano grabs the chair again, but Archer punches the chair back into Yano’s face!
Archer places Yano back up top, BLACKOUT!!! 1-2-3!
Winner: “The American Psycho” Lance Archer by pinfall (Blackout)
B Block: IWGP Tag Team Champion “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. NEVER Champion “Mr. Rated R” Yujiro Takahashi
Another battle of Bullet Club members here. Yujiro has his right quadricep taped up. “Too Sweet” hand signal by the Bullet Club members as the bell sounds. Yujiro with a side headlock and a shoulder tackle. Anderson with an armdrag into an armbar, Yujiro gets out with a headscissors, Anderson escapes, we have a stalemate. They go for another “Too Sweet” hand signal, but Yujiro rakes Anderson’s eyes. Yujiro with a gut kick and paintbrushes Anderson. Exchange of side headlock takeovers and headscissor counters until we have another stalemate. They go again for the “Too Sweet” hand signal, but Anderson with an eye poke. Anderson with a side headlock, but Yujiro bites his hand to get free. Yujiro sends Anderson to the outside, but Anderson with a gut kick. Anderson then hot-shots Yujiro across the barricade. Anderson with an uppercut and a chop. Yujiro then hot-shots Anderson across the barricade. Back in, Yujiro with a series of chops to Anderson, followed by a back elbow. Yujiro taunts the crowd, then locks Anderson in a chinlock. Yujiro breaks the hold, then hits a sliding kick to Anderson for a nearfall. Chinlock re-applied by Yujiro. Anderson fights out and hits Yujiro with a back suplex. Anderson fires up and hits a series of chops and uppercuts, followed by a slam and a back senton. Anderson runs into a boot by Yujiro, but catches him off the ropes with a dropkick. Crowd chants for Anderson. Anderson avoids a charge into the corner by Yujiro, but Yujiro avoids a flying kick and hits Anderson with a running boot in the corner. Both slip out of each other’s suplex attempts, then Anderson catches a kick, but Yujiro with a forearm. Yujiro with a Fisherman’s Buster for a nearfall. Yujiro lifts up Anderson for Miami Shine, but Anderson fights out. Yujiro slips out of the TKO by Anderson and then blocks the Gun-Stun. Anderson blocks a German by Yujiro, but Yujiro with a big boot, followed by this time hitting the German for a nearfall. Yujiro goes again for Miami Shine, but Anderson slips out.
Winner: IWGP Tag Team Champion “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson by pinfall (Gun-Stun)
Anderson helps Yujiro up afterwards and they embrace and do the “Too Sweet” hand signal.
A Block: IWGP Tag Team Champion “The Outlaw” Doc Gallows vs. “The Canadian Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith Jr. w/TAKA
Lock-up and a break. Smith taunts Gallows, then Smith backs him into the corner and breaks clean. Gallows with a gut kick and locks Smith in a side headlock. No one goes down off a shoulder tackle multiple times, Gallows misses a clothesline and Smith with a shoulder tackle. Smith drives Gallows’s arm across his own shoulder multiple times, but Gallows with a series of right hands to get free. Gallows rakes the eyes of Smith, but Smith blocks a suplex. Both block each other’s suplex attempts, then Smith hits Gallows with a delayed suplex, while flexing and holding Gallows with one arm! They go outside and Gallows sends Smith into the barricade, then slams him on the floor! Gallows grabs a chair and throws it down across the back of Smith multiple times. Gallows gets back in as the ref begins his 20 count. Smith gets back in at the count of 18. Gallows stands on Smith’s throat, then menaces the ref. Throat thrust, a right hand and a boot by Gallows. Smith fights back, but Gallows with a back club. Snap suplex by Gallows for a nearfall. Chinlock applied by Gallows. Smith fights back, but Gallows with another throat thrust. Smith avoids a charge in the corner by Gallows and hits a side slam. Strike exchange, Smith gains advantage with a series of knees to the ribs. Leaping knee and a leg drop by Smith for a nearfall. Gallows blocks a T-Bone, but Smith hits a slam. Smith goes for the Sharpshooter, but Gallows quickly gets to the ropes. Smith goes for the Bulldog Bomb, but Gallows blocks it and counters out with a back body drop. Gallows with a flying hip attack in the corner, followed by a clothesline for a nearfall. Gallows hits the Gallows Pole, but Smith kicks out! Gallows goes for another Gallows Pole, but Smith fights out. Gallows with another throat thrust, but Smith this time hits the T-Bone. Both clothesline each other at the same time multiple times, then Gallows with a big boot. Gallows goes for a powerbomb, but Smith blocks it and takes Gallows down.
Smith this time locks Gallows in the Sharpshooter, Gallows taps!
Winner: “The Canadian Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith Jr. by submission (Sharpshooter)
B Block: Hirooki Goto vs. NWA Tag Team Champion Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Crowd chants for Tenzan as the bell sounds. Lock-up and a break. Tenzan with a side headlock, but no one goes down off a shoulder tackle multiple times. Goto with a gut kick and a series of forearms, followed by a shoulder tackle. Tenzan with a gut kick, followed by a series of Mongolian Chops. Tenzan with a chop to the head, a headbutt and a series of chops. Right hand by Tenzan, but Goto goes off his blind side and hits a clothesline. Neck vise applied by Goto, then switches to a headscissors. Goto goes to his belly to put more torque on the hold. Tenzan gets to the ropes. Goto with a suplex for a nearfall. Chinlock applied by Goto, followed by an elbow to the face. Tenzan fights back, but Goto with an elbow to the back of Tenzan’s head. Goto stomps away at Tenzan in the corner, then chokes him with his boot. Goto with a series of forearms in the corner, followed by the spinning heel kick and a Backdrop Driver to Tenzan for a nearfall. Crowd wills on Tenzan. Tenzan blocks Ushikoroshi, but Goto with another series of forearms. They clothesline each other at the same time, but then Goto with another clothesline for a nearfall. Goto goes again for Ushikoroshi, but Tenzan fights out. Goto with a gut kick, but Tenzan catches him with the Mountain Bomb. More Mongolian Chops by Tenzan, followed by a series of headbutts in the corner. Clothesline in the corner by Tenzan, then he heads up top and hits Goto with Calf Branding for a nearfall. Goto blocks a German, but Tenzan catches him off the ropes with a spinning heel kick for a nearfall. Tenzan heads up top and hits the diving headbutt for a nearfall. Anaconda Vice applied by Tenzan, but Goto quickly gets to the ropes. Tenzan calls for the TTD and goes for it, but Goto blocks it. Tenzan with more headbutts, then avoids a blind side clothesline and a discus clothesline by Goto and hits a headbutt to the ribs. Tenzan off the ropes, but Goto catches him and this time hits Ushikoroshi, but Tenzan kicks out! Goto fires up and tries to pick up Tenzan, but Tenzan is dead weight. Goto gains another nearfall. Goto goes for Shouten Kai, but Tenzan blocks it. Goto with more forearms, then they exchange strikes, with Goto gaining advantage. Tenzan comes back with more Mongolian Chops, but Goto with a headbutt. Tenzan catches a chest kick and hits more headbutts, knocking down Goto. Tenzan fires up as the crowd chants for him again. TTD BY TENZAN, GOTO KICKS OUT!!
Tenzan with the Anaconda Buster back into the Anaconda Vice, GOTO TAPS!!
Winner: NWA Tag Team Champion Hiroyoshi Tenzan by submission (Anaconda Vice)
A Block: IWGP Intercontinental Champion “The Underboss” Bad Luck Fale vs. Tomoaki Honma
Crowd chants for Honma as the bell sounds. Fale backs Honma into the ropes, but Honma avoids a right hand and hits a series of chops. Fale with a shoulder tackle, but Honma avoids the elbow drop. Honma off the ropes, but Fale avoids the falling headbutt. Back club by Fale, then stands on Honma’s back. Fale with a flapjack, then puts one foot on Honma’s chest to gain a nearfall. Fale walks over Honma, then hits a gut shot. Honma fights back, but Fale with another gut shot. Fale runs into a boot by Honma, then Honma pulls down the top rope, sending Fale onto the apron. Fale grabs Honma for the Grenade, but Honma fights out and hot-shots Fale across the top rope, then clotheslines him to the outside. Honma heads up top and WIPES OUT FALE WITH KOKESHI!! Back in, Honma with a running elbow in the corner, a bulldog and this time hits the falling headbutt on Fale. Fale blocks a suplex by Honma and hits a slam. Fale with an avalanche in the corner, followed by a big splash to Honma for a nearfall. Fale goes for the Bad Luck Fall, but Honma slips out and Sunset Flips Fale for a nearfall. Honma avoids a clothesline by Fale and hits a jawbreaker. Honma with 2 clotheslines to Fale, but Fale does not go down. Fale misses a clothesline and Honma this time knocks him down with a clothesline. Honma heads up top for Kokeshi, but Fale moves out of the way! Both charge in, but Fale TURNS HONMA INSIDE OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Fale goozles Honma and hits the Grenade, but HONMA KICKS OUT!!
BAD LUCK FALL!! HONMA FOLDED UP LIKE AN ACCORDION!! 1-2-3!
Winner: IWGP Intercontinental Champion “The Underboss” Bad Luck Fale by pinfall (Bad Luck Fall)
B Block: “The Stardust Genius” Tetsuya Naito vs. “The Unchained Gorilla” Togi Makabe
Naito with a side headlock, but no one goes down off a shoulder tackle multiple times. Naito then hits a dropkick, sending Makabe to the outside. Makabe avoids a baseball slide by Naito, but Naito with a series of back clubs. Makabe sends Naito into the barricade, then into the ringpost. Crowd firmly behind Makabe and booing Naito. Makabe gets back in as the ref begins his 20 count. Naito gets back in as Makabe stomps away at him. Makabe with a slam, followed by a snapmare into a chinlock. Naito fights out, but Makabe with a knee to the ribs. Right hands by Makabe in the corner, then chokes Naito with his knee. Suplex by Makabe for a 1 count. Makabe goes back to the chinlock, Naito gets to the ropes. Makabe with right hands and yells at Naito to give it back to him. Naito does with a series of forearms, but Makabe with a knee to the ribs. Makabe shrugs off a dropkick by Naito, but Naito then hits a neckbreaker. Naito with a hiptoss, a sliding dropkick, a snapmare and a running senton. Naito heads up top and hits Makabe with a missile dropkick that sends Makabe into the corner. Naito with a running dropkick in the corner, then goes for the slingshot dropkick, but Makabe catches Naito, drives him into the corner, hits a series of clotheslines, the 10 punches, but Naito blocks the Northern Lights. Naito with a dropkick to the knees of Makabe, followed by an enziguri. Naito with another running dropkick in the corner, then this time hits Makabe with the slingshot dropkick. They head up top and Naito hits Makabe with a Super Rana. German by Naito for a nearfall. Naito goes for Gloria, but Makabe fights out. Makabe misses a clothesline, but then hits Naito with a left-arm lariat. Strike exchange, Makabe gains advantage. Makabe avoids a flying forearm by Naito and hits a short-arm clothesline. Powerbomb by Makabe for a nearfall. Makabe lifts up Naito and hits a Death Valley Driver for a nearfall. Naito blocks being placed up top by Makabe, but Makabe slips out of a victory roll and hits a Northern Lariat. Makabe off the ropes, but Naito catches him with a wheelbarrow victory roll for a nearfall. Enziguri by Naito, but Makabe counters another flying forearm attempt with a double sledge. Northern Lariat by Makabe in the corner, then places Naito up top facing the crowd. Makabe goes up with him, but Naito blocks the Spider German. Makabe sends Naito face-first off the ringpost and hits the Spider German!
KING KONG KNEE DROP!! 1-2-3!
Winner: “The Unchained Gorilla” Togi Makabe by pinfall (King Kong Knee Drop)’
B Block: IWGP Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki w/TAKA
Battle of the leaders of Bullet Club & Suzuki-Gun here. The two go nose-to-nose as the bell sounds. Suzuki with a big slap and a knee to the ribs, but then Styles hits the Phenomenal Dropkick. Suzuki avoids a baseball slide by Styles, but Styles avoids the barricade by leaping over it. Styles with a forearm to Suzuki, then climbs the barricade and hits Suzuki with a leaping forearm! Back in, Styles with elbows to the back of Suzuki’s head, followed by a series of forearms and chest kicks, but it only fires Suzuki up. Styles with a slam and a leaping knee drop to Suzuki, followed by a delayed suplex for a 1 count. Styles with a backbreaker to Suzuki, but Suzuki sends him onto the apron. Styles goes for a springboard, but Suzuki pushes him off, then locks Styles in an armbar in the ropes! Styles goes to the outside, while Suzuki goes to the apron. Suzuki then DRILLS Styles with a running apron kick! Suzuki sends Styles into the barricade, then traps his arm in the barricade and pulls at it. Suzuki kicks the barricade with Styles’s arm still trapped. Suzuki feigns using a hammer to ring the bell, then hits Styles with a kick to the arm. They fight into the crowd, with Suzuki sending Styles off a chair, then trapping his arm in the chair and pulling at the arm. Suzuki gets back in as the ref begins his 20 count. Styles gets back in at the count of 12. Suzuki with an elbow to the injured arm of Styles, followed by a kick to it and a FK. Fujiwara armbar applied by Suzuki, then he kneedrops the arm. Suzuki switches to a double armbar, then begins manipulating the fingers of Styles. Suzuki then switches to a crossface, but Styles fights out. Suzuki with more kicks to the injured arm of Styles, then arm whips down. Styles comes back with a gut kick, then SNAP SUPLEXES SUZUKI INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! Flying clothesline by Styles in the corner, then unloads with stomps to Suzuki and chokes him with his boot. Styles goes for another flying clothesline, but Suzuki pulls the ref in the way and Styles wipes him out! TAKA comes in and begins stomping away at Styles. All of a sudden, Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows run in to help out Styles, going after TAKA. This brings out Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr and the Killer Elite Squad brawl to the back with Gallows & Gun. Suzuki & Styles get back to their feet and begin exchanging strikes. Styles with a series of strikes, ending with a spinning backfist, but Suzuki avoids the discus clothesline and begin hitting the rapid-fire slaps. Styles avoids one and hits an enziguri, but Suzuki with another slap! Both then SLAP EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME, BOTH MEN DOWN!! Suzuki gets up first and hits Styles with a series of forearms, but Styles blocks a right hand with his boot and hits a superkick. Styles makes the kill shot on Suzuki, but Suzuki sees this and grabs Styles’s finger. Suzuki again manipulates Styles’s finger, but runs into a boot by Styles in the corner. Styles goes to the apron and goes for the springboard forearm, but Suzuki catches Styles in mid-air and LOCKS HIM BACK IN THE FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Suzuki continues manipulating the fingers of Styles while having him in locked in the armbar, but Styles is able to reach the ropes. Suzuki with a series of gut kicks and knees to the ribs of Styles, but Styles with a knee of his own to the ribs, followed by a chop. Styles off the ropes, but Suzuki goes off his blind side and locks him in a Sleeper. Styles tries to reach the ropes, but Suzuki pulls him back to the center. Suzuki transitions Styles and goes for the Gotch Piledriver, but Styles blocks it. Suzuki with a kneelift, but Styles catches a kick and lifts Suzuki up for a powerbomb. Suzuki tries to counter out by locking Styles in a Triangle, but Styles then tries for the Styles Clash. Suzuki is able to get free, take Styles down and lock him in the Ankle Lock!! Styles tries to reach the ropes, but Suzuki pulls him back to the center. Styles rolls through and locks Suzuki in an Ankle Lock, but Suzuki rolls out and re-applies the hold. Styles tries to counter back out, but Suzuki stops him and locks him in a cross armbreaker! Styles tries to get out, but Suzuki keeps the hold applied and goes back to manipulating Styles’s fingers. Styles gets to his feet, lifts Suzuki up and COUNTERS OUT WITH THE STYLES CLASH!!! They get to their feet and SUZUKI SPITS AT STYLES!! Overhand chop exchange, followed by a slap exchange. Styles with a forearm, but Suzuki goes back to the injured arm of Styles with a kick. Suzuki with a BIG forearm, but STYLES HITS HIM WITH THE PELE KICK!!!
ANOTHER STYLES CLASH!!! 1-2-3!! WHAT A MATCH!!
Winner: IWGP Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles by pinfall (Styles Clash)
A Block: “The Mad Dog” Katsuyori Shibata vs. “Blue Justice” Yuji Nagata
Dueling chants for both men as the bell sounds. Nagata backs Shibata into the ropes and shoves him. Shibata backs Nagata into the ropes and slaps him. Nagata fires out with a series of knees to the head, then sends Shibata to the outside. Nagata sends Shibata into the barricade, then hits a running boot. Shibata then sends Nagata into the barricade and nails him with a flying kick. Both block each other’s suplex attempts, then they exchange strikes the ref begins his 20 count. Ref almost reaches his 20 count and both men just BARELY get back in. Shibata with a knee to the ribs, a snapmare and a kick to the back. Another snapmare, another kick to the back and a FK by Shibata. Chinlock applied, then Shibata switches to a headscissors. Nagata gets to the ropes. Shibata with more slaps to Nagata and tells him to bring it. More slaps by Shibata, then he unloads with a series of forearms in the corner. Shibata goes to charge in, but Nagata follows him in and hits a running boot. Shibata fires back with more forearms, followed by an uppercut. Shibata charges in, but Nagata catches him with a kitchen sink. Nagata with a series of chest kicks to Shibata, but Shibata blocks a suplex. Another strike exchange, then Nagata with 3 boots to the head. Nagata off the ropes, but Shibata catches him with a kitchen sink, followed by a chest kick. Shibata charges and this time hits the hestitation dropkick to Nagata in the corner. Butterfly by Shibata for a nearfall. Shibata goes back to the chinlock, Nagata gets to the ropes, but Shibata with a chest kick. Shibata goes for the PK, but Nagata avoids it and hits Shibata with the Exploder of Justice! Shibata then POPS RIGHT UP and hits a release German! Shibata lifts up Nagata for Go 2 Sleep, Nagata slips out, but Shibata with a spinning back chop and a big slap to Nagata. Shibata locks Nagata in a Sleeper, but Nagata gets out by driving Shibata’s arm across his own shoulder. Nagata then locks in the Fujiwara armbar with the eyes rolling back in his head, but Shibata gets to the ropes. Shibata with a Backdrop Driver, but Nagata with a release German! Shibata blocks a running boot and hits another release German! Another strike exchange, Shibata gains advantage. Shibata with a series of slaps, but Nagata avoids one and hits a big slap that DROPS Shibata! Nagata goes for the Backdrop Hold, but Shibata blocks it. Slap exchange, then they slap each other at the same time! Shibata with a big slap, then goes off the ropes, but Nagata DRILLS HIM with another slap! BACKDROP HOLD!!! 1-2….SHIBATA KICKS OUT!!!
ANOTHER BACKDROP HOLD!!! 1-2-3!
Winner: “Blue Justice” Yuji Nagata by pinfall (Backdrop Hold)
Main Event in A Block: “The Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Ishii vs. “The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura
Battle of CHAOS members and past tag partners here. Lock-up and a break. Ishii backs Nakamura into the ropes and shoves him. Nakamura backs Ishii into the ropes, then rubs his face against Ishii’s stomach. Nakamura extends his hand for a handshake, but Ishii slaps him! Nakamura with a knee to the ribs, but Ishii catches him off the ropes with a powerslam. Ishii goes for the Sliding Lariat, but Nakamura avoids it. Nakamura goes for the Boma-Ye, but Ishii avoids that and we have a stalemate. Ishii with a gut kick and a forearm. Strike exchange, Nakamura gains advantage with a series of knees to the ribs. Nakamura does the shaky boot dealy-a-bob in the corner, but Ishii fires out of the corner and grabs Nakamura’s foot. Ishii with a series of forearms, but runs into a knee to the ribs by Nakamura. Nakamura places Ishii across the top rope, then goes for the running knee to the ribs, but Ishii goes to the apron to avoid it. Nakamura avoids a left-arm lariat by Ishii and nails him with a head kick, followed by a draping DDT. Nakamura again does the shaky boot dealy-a-bob in the corner, then stomps away at him. Nakamura kicks at Ishii, telling him to bring it on. Nakamura gets in Ishii’s face and paintbrushes him, then hits a series of forearms, but Ishii gets in his face. Strike exchange as Ishii yells at Nakamura to bring it on. Both then hit each other at the same time with forearms. Nakamura with a knee to the ribs and a chest kick, then again places Ishii across the top rope and this time hits the running knee to the ribs for a nearfall. Ishii blocks the reverse suplex, but Nakamura with a knee strike to the head. Ishii avoids 2 head kicks by Nakamura and hits a forearm, followed by a chop. Series of chops by Ishii, followed by a clothesline in the corner. They head up top and Ishii hits Nakamura with the delayed superplex for a nearfall. Powerbomb by Ishii for a nearfall. Ishii off the ropes, but Nakamura catches him and locks in a Sleeper. Ishii tries to counter out with a Backdrop Driver, but Nakamura blocks it. Nakamura with a front facelock, then when Ishii tries to counter out with a suplex, Nakamura slips out and hits a knee strike, followed by this time hitting the reverse suplex. Nakamura starts to set for the Boma-Ye, but Ishii stops him with a running dropkick! Another strike exchange, then Ishii blocks Nakamura going for the Superman forearm with a big slap. Ishii runs into a boot and Nakamura goes to the middle rope, 2ND ROPE BOMA YE!! Nakamura goes for the Boma-Ye, but Ishii TURNS NAKAMURA INSIDE OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! Ishii with a Northern Lariat, then hits Nakamura with his own reverse suplex for a nearfall. Nakamura avoids a clothesline, but Ishii blocks a German. Nakamura goes to lock in a Sleeper, but Ishii gets free and takes Nakamura up and over. Ishii goes for another big clothesline, but Nakamura COUNTERS IT WITH A FLYING ARMBAR!! Ishii clasps his hand to prevent Nakamura from fully locking it in, but Nakamura is able to unclasp his hands and lock in the cross armbreaker. Ishii is able to squirm over and reach the ropes to force a break. Nakamura with kicks to the arm of Ishii, then hits an enziguri. Nakamura off the ropes, but Ishii again catches him with a big clothesline! Another big clothesline by Ishii for a nearfall. Ishii goes for the Brainbuster, but Nakamura blocks it and hits a standing gourdbuster. Nakamura again goes for the Boma-Ye, but Ishii avoids it and hits a big headbutt. Sliding Lariat by Ishii, but Nakamura kicks out! Ishii again goes for the Brainbuster, but Nakamura again blocks it. Ishii with a big forearm, then catches a kick, but Nakamura with a spin kick to the back of Ishii’s head, followed by a backstabber. BOMA-YE BY NAKAMURA TO THE BACK OF ISHII’s HEAD!!! Nakamura with a running boot, but ISHII SHRUGS IT OFF!! Ishii with a clothesline, but Nakamura does not go down! Another strike exchange, then Ishii again yells at Nakamura to bring it. Nakamura with a series of forearms, but Ishii hits the rapid-fire forearms. Nakamura fires up and hits a slap, but Ishii with an enziguri! ANOTHER BOMA-YE BY NAKAMURA, ISHII KICKS OUT AT ONE!!!! Nakamura goes to the middle rope, ANOTHER MIDDLE ROPE BOMA-YE!! 1-2….ISHII KICKS OUT AGAIN!!! Nakamura goes for another Boma-Ye, but Ishii catches it and hits Nakamura with a big headbutt!
THIRD BOMA-YE BY NAKAMURA!!! 1-2-3!
Winner: “The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura by pinfall (Boma-Ye)
Afterwards, Nakamura grabs a mic and says (credit to @puro_yottsume on Twitter for the English translation): “It’s not words. If I described my feelings in words, it makes everything so cheap. You know what I’m saying, right? Yeaoh!!!”
Check back later today (8/3) for a recap of Day 8 of the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax right here on Wrestleview.com. Til then, remember, PURORESU ICHIBAN!!!
* Shinsuke Nakamura (5-1) 10 points
* Katsuyori Shibata (4-2) 8 points
* Hiroshi Tanahashi (4-2) 8 points
* Shelton “X” Benjamin (4-2) 8 points
* Bad Luck Fale (4-3) 8 points
* Davey Boy Smith Jr. (3-3) 6 points
* Yuji Nagata (3-3) 6 points
* Tomohiro Ishii (3-4) 6 points
* Satoshi Kojima (3-4) 6 points
* Doc Gallows (2-4) 4 points
* Tomoaki Honma (0-6) 0 points
* Tetsuya Naito (4-2) 8 points
* Kazuchika Okada (4-2) 8 points
* AJ Styles (4-2) 8 points
* Minoru Suzuki (3-3) 6 points
* Togi Makabe (3-3) 6 points
* Lance Archer (3-3) 6 points
* Toru Yano (3-4) 6 points
* Hirooki Goto (3-4) 6 points
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan (3-4) 6 points
* Karl Anderson (3-4) 6 points
* Yujiro Takahashi (2-4) 4 points
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