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G-1 Climax Finals Notebook – Fulfilling Destino

G-1 CLIMAX 27 – Day 17 (Results), Day 18 (Results) and Day 19 (Results) Dates: Aug. 11-13 Arena: Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan A BLOCK SEMIFINAL – HIROSHI TANAHASHI VS. TETSUYA NAITO It’s crazy to believe that these two men had a trilogy this year and that each one will be considered for match of the year.… Continue reading G-1 Climax Finals Notebook – Fulfilling Destino

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G-1 Climax Day 15 and 16 Notebook: Down to four

G-1 CLIMAX 27 – Day 15 (Results) and Day 16 (Results) Dates: Aug. 6, 2017 and Aug. 8, 2017 Arenas: Act city Hamamatsu and Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium FAVORITE MATCH – Day 15: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii Hands down, Ishii needs to be in the discussion for A Block MVP. He put on yet another… Continue reading G-1 Climax Day 15 and 16 Notebook: Down to four

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G-1 Climax 27 Notebook Days 13-14: Hitting the home stretch

G-1 CLIMAX 27 – Day 13 (Results) and Day 14 (Results) Dates: Aug 4-5, 2017 Arena: Item Ehime and Osaka Prefectural Gym FAVORITE MATCH – Day 13: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bad Luck Fale Tomohiro Ishii is probably the most overlooked top-flight worker on NJPW’s roster. The guy simply puts on great singles bouts whenever he’s… Continue reading G-1 Climax 27 Notebook Days 13-14: Hitting the home stretch

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G-1 Climax 27 Day 11 & Day 12 – Double Trouble

Delos Note: Given how the tournament already eliminated competitors from the finals, I will be combining the days for Days 13 and 14, 15 and 16, before doing individual blogs for nights 17-18-19. G-1 CLIMAX 27 – Day 11 (Results) and Day 12 (Results) – Dates: Aug 1-2, 2017 Arena: Gifu Industrial Hall and Fukuoka Citizen… Continue reading G-1 Climax 27 Day 11 & Day 12 – Double Trouble

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G-1 Climax 27 – Day 10: Move along

G-1 CLIMAX 27 – Day 10 (Results)  Date: July 29, 2017 Arena: Gifu Industrial Hall FAVORITE MATCH: Kazuchika Okada vs. Juice Robinson Okada rounded into the “I’m the best in the world” gimmick, entering his match with Robinson as the arrogant champion of the best promotion in the world. It started with entrances. Robinson came… Continue reading G-1 Climax 27 – Day 10: Move along

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G-1 Climax Day 9 Notebook: Upset City

G-1 CLIMAX 27 – Day 9 (Results)  Date: July 28, 2017 Arena: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium FAVORITE MATCH: Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii Well, look at that, Naito and Ishii produced my favorite match of the night. These two guys are among my favorite guys in the company and I’m glad these two put on another… Continue reading G-1 Climax Day 9 Notebook: Upset City

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G-1 Climax Day 8 Notebook: Seriously fun

G-1 CLIMAX 27 – Day 8 (Results) Date: July 27, 2017 Arena: Ao-re Nagaoka FAVORITE MATCH: Michael Elgin vs. Kenny Omega Picking the best match of the night was difficult, but the ending of this match ultimately gave Elgin and Omega the nod for the favorite match of the night. Omega’s resilience forced to Elgin… Continue reading G-1 Climax Day 8 Notebook: Seriously fun