NJPW G1 USA Review

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Results

Day One
Raponngi  Vice (Trent & Rocky), Will Ospreay, & The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) defeated The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt), Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, & Bad Luck  Fale
LIJ defeated Titan, Dragon Lee, Volador Jr, & Jushin Liger
US Title Tournament Match: Jay Lethal defeated Hangman Page
US Title Tournament Match: Zack Sabre Jr defeated Juice Robinson
David Finlay, Jay White, KUSHIDA, & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu, Yoshitatsu, & Billy Gunn
IWGP Tag Title NO DQ Match: War Machine defeated Champions The Guerrillas of Destiny
US Title Tournament Match: Tomohiro Ishii defeated Tetsuya Naito
US Title Tournament Match: Kenny Omega defeated Michael Elgin
IWGP Title Match: Champion Kazuchika Okada defeated ROH Champion Cody

Day Two

David Finlay, Jushin Thunder Liger and Kushida defeated Yoshi Tatsu and The Tempura Boys

Kenny Omega defeated Jay Lethal

Tomohiro Ishii defeated Zack Sabre Jr

Jay White, Juice Robinson, Dragon Lee and Titan defeated Los Ingobernables

Gorillas Of Destiny and Hangman Page defeated War Machine and Michael Elgin

IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship            The Young Bucks defeated Rapongi Vice

Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale, and Cody defeated Briscoe Brothers, Kazuchika Okada, and Will Ospreay

IWGP Intercontinental Championship         Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Billy Gunn

IWGP United States Championship               Kenny Omega defeated Tomohiro Ishii

Review

This may have been a very long two day show with quite a few multi man tag matches that while they were very entertaining the majority of them felt like filler spot fests. However every single one on one match and the two tag title matches were superb.

The standout matches for me were:

ZSJ vs Juice- Both young hungry talented wrestlers put together a fantastic match.

Tomohiro Ishii vs Tetsuya Naito-  The Charisma of Naito and Ishii being one tough S.O.B helped these two tell a great story throughout this match and this was arguably one of the best matches of the whole weekend. Easily 5 stars.

Kenny Omega vs Big Mike Elgin- The story of Omega never having beaten Elgin in a singles match added to this first class hard hitting match.

Okada vs Cody- Champion vs Champion, there is no argument from me that Okada is the best Pro Wrestler in the world and Cody is proving how great he is and how much he was wasted in WWE.

Ishii vs ZSJ- This was the better of the two Semi Final matches in my opinion. The two completely different styles of wrestling meshed really well and they put on a fantastic contest

Young Bucks vs Rapongi Vice- Another contender for best match of the whole weekend as these two teams did battle yet again. There were so many insane spots but non more so than the Meltzer Driver The Bucks hit on the outside that left me speechless.

Omega vs Ishii- A great main event and final. These are two of the best on the planet and they proved it in this match by easily having a 5 star match.

 

 

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