The Japanese company New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) held on Saturday, August 5 the 15th date of its prestigious tournament, the G1 Climax 28. the show took place at Osaka Prefectural Gym, Osaka.
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, on January 4, 2019.
Below are the full results:
Tag team matches:
SHO and Tomohiro Ishii defeated Shota Umino and Juice Robinson via pinfall.
SANADA and Tetsuya Naito defeated Toa Henare and David Finlay via submission.
YOH and Hiroki goto defeated TAKA Michinoku and Zack Saber Jr. via pinfall.
Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga defeated Yujiro Takahashi and Kota Ibushi via pinfall.
Kenny Omega and Chase Owens defeated Gedo and Toru Yano via pinfall.
G1 Climax 28 Block A matches:
YOSHI-HASHI defeated Bad Luck Fale via disqualification
Hangman Page defeated Minoru Suzuki via pinfall.
Jay White defeated Togi Makabe via pinfall.
Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Michael Elgin via pinfall.
Kazuchika Okada defeated EVIL via pinfall.
Current Block A classification:
Hiroshi Tanahashi: 14 points
Jay White: 12 points
Kazuchika Okada: 12 points
EVIL: 8 points
Minoru Suzuki: 8 points
Hangman Page: 6 points
Bad Luck Fale: 6 points
Michael Elgin: 6 points
Togi Makabe: 4 points
YOSHI-HASHI: 4 points