Here are your quick and editorial-free results from the final night of New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s G1 Climax 29. The August 12 Budokan Hall show included the tournament final between Kota Ibushi and Jay White, a challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, the reveal of a new Bullet Club member, and more. Make sure to check back with With Spandex for the Best and Worst review of the event.
NJPW G1 Climax 29 Final Show Results:
1. Karl Fredericks and Clark Connors def. Yota Tsuji and Ren Narita. Connors tapped out Tsuji with a Boston Crab.
– After the match, the LA Dojo Young Lions and the Japan Young Lions started to brawl and had to be separated by the other trainees at ringside.
2. Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Jeff Cobb def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, and Lance Archer. Cobb pinned Kanemaru after a Tour of the Islands.
3. Will Ospreay, Yoh, and Sho def. Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi. Ospreay pinned Takahashi after a Stormbreaker.
4. Juice Robinson and Toa Henare def. Jon Moxley and Shota Umino. Henare pinned Umino after the Toa Bottom.
– Moxley and Robinson faced off in the ring and Moxley, who became the IWGP United States Champion after defeating Robinson, hit Robinson with the title belt. Moxley retrieved a table from under the ring and put Robinson through it before exiting the arena with Umino.
5. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi) def. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano, Tomoaki Honma, and Ryusuke Taguchi. Sanada pinned Honma after a moonsault.
6. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa def. Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, and Kenta. Kenta abandoned his teammates during the match and later entered the ring to hit Ishii with a Busaiku Knee and a Go To Sleep. Tonga pinned Ishii after the GTS for the win.
– After the match and some brawling, Kenta reached for a microphone. Before Kenta could speak, his friend and former tag partner, Katsuyori Shibata, ran into the ring and punched him in the face. Shibata removed his shirt, fought off G.O.D. and Fale, and hit Kenta with many of his signature wrestling moves. This was the first in-ring action seen from Shibata since he retired from wrestling following a life-threatening injury in 2017.
– Shibata’s attack was stopped by Jado hitting The Wrestler with a kendo stick, which allowed Kenta to start choking him out. Bullet Club beat down Shibata and Kenta sat on his chest with his arms crossed, doing Shibata’s signature pose. The Bullet Club members Too Sweeted and exited the arena to boos.
7. Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr. def. Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Suzuki pinned Okada after a Gotch Style Piledriver.
– Suzuki got on the mic and said (as translated by Chris Charlton on English-language commentary):
“Hey Okada, you just lost to a man who wasn’t even in the G1. It must suck to be you. It’s all coming as planned… Before you go, Okada, there’s one thing I want to say to you first. Kazuchika Okada and New Japan Pro Wrestling, I want that IWGP Heavyweight belt handed over to me! New Japan, you won’t skip me next time. You won’t escape from me. We aren’t playing hide and seek around here because I am the king of professional wrestling. Minoru Suzuki and Suzukigun ichiban.”
– Sabre told the camera, “Oi, the UK is ours” as he and Suzuki left the arena, suggesting that Suzuki might challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at Royal Quest, NJPW’s August 31 show in London. Sabre had previously called out Tanahashi to challenge him for the RPW British Heavyweight Championship at this show.
– Before the main event, Jay White made his entrance with all the other members of the Bullet Club, including Kenta, in tow. They surrounded White’s side of the ring only for referee “Red Shoes” Umino to eject all of them except for Gedo, who convinced Umino to let him remain because he is White’s manager.
8. G1 Climax 29 Final match: Kota Ibushi def. Jay White. Red Shoes ejected Gedo during this match when he saw him interfering, but Gedo snuck back in later to help White. Ibushi still managed to pin White after a Kamigoye to win a hard-fought match. Ibushi’s win makes him the first wrestler to the New Japan Cup, Best of the Super Juniors, and G1 Climax tournaments.
– Ibushi got on the microphone and delivered this speech:
“This G1, to me, has been the most important month of my entire life. Last year, I made it to the finals, but I lost. But today, one year on, I made it to the finals and this time I was able to win, and I couldn’t be happier than I am right now. But this is all about the twenty wrestlers – not just me, the twenty people who fought – and it was because of their efforts that I’m here as well.
“To overcome the loss I had last year, I could not be any happier. And… with everybody here, with New Japan Pro Wrestling, I’m going to tear it up. We’re going to tear it up together one more time… Everybody all together, we’re going to tear up the wrestling world as one, and a new era of New Japan Pro Wrestling starts today, so everybody come on with me. Thank you so, so much, and see you at next year’s G1.”