New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) held today, Friday, July 22, its 7th date of the G1 Climax 28, the most prestigious tournament of the company. The show took place from Esforta Arena Hachioji, Tokyo. 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:
Tag Team Matches:
Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga def. Shota Umino and Toa Henare via pinfall.
YOH and Hirooki Goto def. Gedo and Toru Yano via pinfall.
SHO and Tomohiro Ishii def. TAKA Michinoku and Zack Saber Jr. via pinfall.
David Finlay and Juice Robinson def. Chase Owens and Kenny Omega
Tetsuya Naito and SANADA def. Yujiro Takahashi and Kota Ibushi via pinfall.
G1 Climax 28 Block A Matches:
YOSHI-HASHI def. Michael Elgin via pinfall. First victory for the Japanese in this tournament.
EVIL def. Bad Luck Fale via disqualification. Tama Tonga is once again involved in the match.
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Minoru Suzuki def. Jay White via pinfall. First defeat for Jay White who was undefeated after his victories over Tanahashi, Okada and Elgin.
Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Hangman Page via pinfall.
Kazuchika Okada def, Togi Makabe via pinfall.
Block A Classification:
Jay White: 6 points
EVIL: 6 points
Hiroshi Tanahashi: 6 points
Michael Eling: 4 points
Togi Makabe: 4 points
Minoru Suzuki: 4 points
Kazuchika Okada: 4 points
YOSHI-HASHI: 2 points
Bad Luck Fale: 2 points
Hangman Page: 2 points