G1 Climax 29: Korakuen Hall
July 17, 2019
By: Lou Pickney
New Japan Pro-Wrestling's G1 Climax 29 is in full swing, with four shows in the books and a three-show run at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo upcoming over the next three days. It's a 5:30 a.m. EDT start time for each show.
The G1 is a two-block round-robin tournament with ten wrestlers per block. The wrestler with the most points at the top of each block face off in the G1 Final, which is being held for a second consecutive year at Nippon Budakon in Tokyo.
It's nine G1 matches per wrestler, meaning a maximum of 18 points can be earned. A participant receives two points for a win, one point for a time limit draw, and zero points for a loss.
A double countout or double DQ gives zero points to both wrestlers in a given match, but that hasn't happened since 2004 and would seem to be extremely unlikely.
For the tiebreaker it's head-to-head and then a coin toss, though a coin toss scenario hasn't happened since 2009. And, much like a DCOR or DDQ, it's unlikely to come into play.
4: Kazuchika Okada, KENTA, Lance Archer
2: Bad Luck Fale, EVIL, Sanada, Will Ospreay
0: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Zack Sabre Jr.
4: Jon Moxley, Juice Robinson, Tomohiro Ishii
2: Hirooki Goto, Shingo Takagi, Taichi, Toru Yano
0: Jay White, Jeff Cobb, Tetsuya Naito
Korakuen July 18 (A Block)
1. Tomohiro Ishii & Yuya Uemura vs. Jon Moxley & Shota Umino
2. Juice Robinson & Toa Henare & Yota Tsuji vs. Jeff Cobb & Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi
3. Toru Yano & Tomoaki Honma & Ren Narita vs. Jay White & Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
4. Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI vs. Taichi & Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
5. G1: KENTA (4) vs. Lance Archer (4)
6. G1: EVIL (2) vs. Sanada (2)
7. G1: Kazuchika Okada (4) vs. Bad Luck Fale (2)
8. G1: Hiroshi Tanahashi (0) vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (0)
9. G1: Kota Ibushi (0) vs. Will Ospreay (2)
Korakuen July 19 (B Block)
1. Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
2. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki
3. Kota Ibushi & KENTA & Clark Connors vs. Sanada & EVIL & BUSHI
4. Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Will Ospreay & Toa Henare
5. G1: Shingo Takagi (2) vs. Taichi (2)
6. G1: Juice Robinson (4) vs. Jeff Cobb (0)
7. G1: Toru Yano (2) vs Jay White (0)
8. G1: Hirooki Goto (2) vs. Tetsuya Naito (0)
9. G1: Tomohiro Ishii (4) vs. Jon Moxley (4)
Korakuen July 20 (A Block)
1. Juice Robinson & Yota Tsuji vs. Jon Moxley & Shota Umino
2. Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano & Yuya Uemura vs. Taichi & Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
3. Jeff Cobb & Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare vs. Jay White & Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
4. Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi & Ren Narita vs. Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
5. G1: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Bad Luck Fale
6. G1: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Lance Archer
7. G1: KENTA vs. EVIL
8. G1: Kota Ibushi vs. Sanada
9. G1: Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
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See any mistakes, omissions, or needed corrections? Please let me know: @LouPickney