New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) held today, Thursday, July 19, its fourth date of the G1 Climax 28, the most prestigious tournament of the company. The show took place from Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, before an audience of 1730 people. The event could be seen live through the official platform of the company, New Japan World, with comments in English by Kevin Kelly, Don Callis, and Rocky Romero.
It should be remembered that the competition will be developed under the Round Robin format. All the fighters, within their respective block, will face each other throughout the tournament. For each bout won, two points are scored, for a draw due to time limit one, while a loss gives 0 points. In the final of August 12 at the Nippon Budokan, the two leaders of each group will meet to determine the winner of the tournament and the next challenger to the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the biggest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 13, the 4 January 2019.
Below are the full results:
YOH & Jay White def. Ren Narita & Michael Elgin via submission.
Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado) def. SHO & YOSHI-HASHI via pinfall.
The Ungovernables of Japan (EVIL & BUSHI) def. Toa Henare & Togi Makabe via submission.
BULLET CLUB (Thong Loa & Bad Luck Fale) def. David Finlay & Hiroshi Tanahashi via pinfall.
BULLET CLUB (Chase Owens & Hangman Page) def. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Gedo) via pinfall.
G1 Climax 28 – Block B matches:
SANADA def. Tama Tonga via pinfall.
Zack Saber Jr. def. Toru Yano via pinfall.
Kota Ibushi def. Juice Robinson via pinfall.
Tetsuya Naito def. Tomohiro Ishii via pinfall.
Kenny Omega def. Hirooki Goto via pinfall.
· 4 points: Kenny Omega (2 wins and 0 losses)
· 4 points: Kota Ibushii (2 wins and 0 losses)
· 2 points: Hirooki Goto (1 wins and 1 loss)
· 2 points: Tama Tonga (1 wins 1 loss)
– 2 points: Tomohiro Ishii (1 wins and 1 loss)
– 2 points: Tetsuya Naito (1 wins and 1 loss)
– 2 points: Zack Saber Jr. (1 win, 1 loss)
– 2 points: SANADA (1 wins 1 loss)
, 0 points: Juice Robinson (0 wins, 2 losses)
– 0 points: Toru Yano (0 wins, 2 losses)