NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 16 08/08/18

Added by Luke Hickey

This will be brief due to suffering from a nasty migraine.

Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, around 5,000 in attendance.

Togi Makabe & Toa Henare def. Michael Elgin & Shota Umino

Hangman Page & Chase Owens (BCE) def. SHO & YOSHI-HASHI (CHAOS)

Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale (BCOG) def. El Desperado & Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki-gun)

BUSHI & EVIL (LIJ) def. YOH & Jay White (CHAOS)

Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay def. Gedo & Kazuchika Okada (CHAOS)

Block B:

Tomohiro Ishii def. Juice Robinson via Vertical Drop Brainbuster

ZSJ def. Hirooki Goto via European Clutch Hold

Tama Tonga def. Kota Ibushi via Gun Stun

Toru Yano def. Kenny Omega via pinfall

Tetsuya Naito def. SANADA via Destino

I didn’t see Ishii vs Juice but knowing both men, I’d imagine it was decent. ZSJ and Goto looked good from what I saw of it, the following two matches featured Tongan interference that led to victories for Tama Tonga and Toru Yano. Tetsuya Naito and SANADA had a good match despite being clumsy in spots.

L.I.J unified in the centre of the ring for the fist bump, minus Hiromu whose jacket was brought out by EVIL. SANADA had previously rejected the fist bump following being drawn in the same block as Naito.

Kenny Omega, Tetsuya Naito 12 points
Kota Ibushi, Zack Sabre Jnr 10 points
Tomohiro Ishii, SANADA 8 points
Hirooki Goto, Tama Tonga 6 points
Juice Robinson, Toru Yano 4 points

Luke Hickey