It’s that time of the week once again where we highlight the results of the various popular wrestling federations around the world. We’re at the stage where pivotal events are happening around the globe: the Mexican Lucha Libre “Wrestlemania”, the final stretch of the G1 Climax tournament of New Japan Pro Wrestling, and WWE’s summer spectacle WWE Summer Slam beckons! Now on to the recap!
NJPW: G1 Climax Day 13 Results!
- Satoshi Kojima, Jushin Thunder Liger, Ryusuke Taguchi & Yohei Komatsu def. Yuji Nagata, KUSHIDA, Mascara Dorada & David Finlay
- Bullet Club (Karl Anderson & Cody Hall) def. Michael Elgin & Jay White
- CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) def. Hirooki Goto, Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan
- Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga) def. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Gedo)
- Bad Luck Fale def. Kota Ibushi
- Tetsuya Naito def. Toru Yano
- AJ Styles def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
- Togi Makabe def. Doc Gallows
- Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Katsuyori Shibata
One of Mexico’s premiere lucha libre federations, AAA (or Asistencia Asesoría y Administración), held their annual Wrestlemania-level event last Sunday in Mexico City. Unfortunately, production issues and sub-par wrestling (including a rare negative 5-star rated match by Dave Meltzer) killed this event.
- Dinastía, Drago, Goya Kong & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Daga, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown & Sexy Star
- Los Villanos (Villano III, Villano IV & Villano V) def. Los Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown & Psycho Clown) note: this is the match that was rated -5 stars
- AAA World Trios Championship Match: Los Hell Brothers (Averno, Chessman & Cibernético) (c) def. Fénix & Los Güeros del Cielo (Angélico, and Jack Evans) and El Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr. & El Texano Jr.
- Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka def. Electroshock & El Mesias
- Alberto El Patrón def. Brian Cage
- Rey Mysterio Jr. def. Myzteziz
NJPW: G1 Climax Day 14 Results!
- Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga) def. Jay White & David Finlay
- CHAOS (Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI) def. Kota Ibushi & Mascara Dorada
- Bullet Club (AJ Styles, Doc Gallows & Cody Hall) def. Tetsuya Naito, Captain New Japan & Ryusuke Taguchi
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & KUSHIDA def. Togi Makabe, Katsuyori Shibata, Jushin Thunder Liger
- Karl Anderson def. Michael Elgin
- Yuji Nagata def. Satoshi Kojima
- Kazuchika Okada def. Yujiro Takahashi
- Shinsuke Nakamura def. Tomoaki Honma
- Hirooki Goto def. Tomohiro Ishii
- Team Bella (Nikki, Brie, & Alicia Fox) def. Team BAD (Naomi, Tamina & Sasha Banks)
- The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods) def. Los Matadores (w/ El Torito)
- Triple Threat #1 Contender’s Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Randy Orton def. Kevin Owens and Cesaro
- Luke Harper (w/ Bray Wyatt) def. Dean Ambrose (w/ Roman Reigns)
- Rusev (w/ Summer Rae) vs Mark Henry ends in a no decision
- Neville def. King Barrett
- WWE World Heayweight Championship match: Randy Orton def. Seth Rollins (c) via DQ
WWE TOUGH ENOUGH
NJPW: G1 Climax Day 15 results!
- Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Cody Hall) def. Mascara Dorada & Jay White
- Bullet Club (Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga) def. Captain New Japan & KUSHIDA
- Michael Elgin & David Finlay def. Hirooki Goto & Yohei Komatsu
- CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) def. Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, Tomoaki Honma & Ryusuke Taguchi
- Doc Gallows def. Tetsuya Naito
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Katsuyori Shibata
- Toru Yano def. Kota Ibushi
- AJ Styles def. Bad Luck Fale
- Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Togi Makabe
- Tye Dillinger def. Solomon Crowe
- Baron Corbin def. Axel Tischer
- Finn Bálor def. Marcus Louis
- #1 Contender’s Match for the NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley def. Becky Lynch
- ACH def. Takaaki Watanabe
- War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe) def. The House of Truth (Donovan Dijak & J. Diesel)
- Adam Page def. Tim Hughes
- The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) def. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)
With Bully Ray taken out, Dixie Carter asks Global Force Wrestling owner Jeff Jarrett to take charg for this episode, making this effectively the start of the TNA vs GFW program.
- Lei’d Tapa (w/Royal Red) vs. Awesome Kong ends in double count out
- Bobby Lashley def. Jessie Godderz by pinfall
- The Wolves def. Trevor Lee & Brian Myers via pinfall
- Tigre Uno def. Sonjay Dutt via pinfall
- King of the Mountain match for the TNA King of the Mountain title: PJ Black def. Robbie E, Bobby Lashley, Eric Young, and Chris Mordetzky
NJPW: G1 Climax Day 16 results!
- Ryusuke Taguchi, Yohei Komatsu & Sho Tanaka def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Jay White & David Finlay
- CHAOS (Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI) def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga)
- Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & KUSHIDA def. Kota Ibushi, Tetsuya Naito & Mascara Dorada
- Bullet Club (AJ Styles, Doc Gallows & Cody Hall) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Katsuyori Shibata & Captain New Japan
- Karl Anderson def. Yujiro Takahashi
- Hirooki Goto def. Michael Elgin
- Shinsuke Nakamura def. Satoshi Kojima
- Kazuchika Okada def. Yuji Nagata
- Tomoaki Honma def. Tomohiro Ishii
- Charlotte def. Naomi
- Roman Reigns (w/ Dean Ambrose) def. Luke Harper (w/ Bray Wyatt) via DQ
- The Prime Time Players def. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods)
- Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens def. Cesaro & Neville
NJPW: G1 Climax Day 17
- Bullet Club (Karl Anderson, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga) def. Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma & Mascara Dorada
- Michael Elgin & reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) def. Bullet Club (Cody Hall, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
- Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & KUSHIDA def. Hirooki Goto, Captain New Japan & Ricochet
- CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Kazushi Sakuraba & YOSHI-HASHI) def. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Gedo) & The Kingdom (Michael Bennett & Matt Taven) w/ Maria Kanellis
- Doc Gallows def. Katsuyori Shibata
- Toru Yano def. Bad Luck Fale
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Tetsuya Naito
- Kota Ibushi def. Togi Makabe
- Hiroshi Tanahashi def. AJ Styles
NJPW: G1 Climax Day 18
- reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) def. Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu
- The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) def. Jay White & David Finlay
- CHAOS (Kazushi Sakuraba, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI) & The Kingdom (Michael Bennett & Matt Taven) w/ Maria Kanellis def. Bullet Club (AJ Styles, Bad Luck Fale, Doc Gallows, Tama Tonga & Cody Hall)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Katsuyori Shibata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & KUSHIDA def. Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi, Captain New Japan, Manabu Nakanishi & Ricochet
- Yujiro Takahashi def. Tomoaki Honma
- Tomohiro Ishii def. Michael Elgin
- Yuji Nagata def. Hirooki Goto
- Satoshi Kojima def. Karl Anderson
- Shinsuke Nakamura def. Kazuchika Okada
OTHER NEWS AND NOTES
- Apparently WWE already spoiled the potential results of WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn during the most recent NXT tapings.
- Former Pro Wrestling Guerilla champion Johnny Gargano and former Ring of Honor stalwart Tomasso Ciampa has also been seen in the sam NXT tapings, getting a win over Tyler Breeze and Bull Dempsey
- This past Monday Night Raw made official the long-planned match between Stardust and the Green Arrow, though with a few extras.
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be a part of the animated movie Moana as announced in the D23 Expo.
- There are reports saying that Joanie Laurer, aka former WWE diva Chyna, made a commotion during Roddy Piper’s private funeral. Reports mention Laurer making a beeline towards Triple H.
- Other matches that got confirmed this week are the Intercontinental title triple threat between Ryback, Big Show and The Miz, the Divas trios triple threat, and another tag team Fatal 4-way for the Tag straps.
- Samoa Joe vs Baron Corbin has been added to he NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn card.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi wins the A Block of the G1 Climax. Meantime, despite having the same number of points, Shinsuke Nakamura gets to go to the final thanks to that win against Kazuchika Okada. They both ended up with 14 points each. Full G1 standings can be seen below
|NJPW G1 Climax 25 FINAL Standings
|Block A Standings
HIROSHI TANAHASHI  FINALIST
AJ Styles 
Tetsuya Naito 
Bad Luck Fale 
Katsuyori Shibata 
Kota Ibushi 
Togi Makabe 
Toru Yano 
Doc Gallows 
Hiroyoshi Tenzan 
|Block B Standings
SHINSUKE NAKAMURA  FINALIST
Kazuchika Okada 
Karl Anderson 
Hirooki Goto 
Tomohiro Ishii 
Michael Elgin 
Satoshi Kojima 
Yujiro Takahashi 
Yuji Nagata 
Tomoaki Honma 
TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:
We got really solid performances from the New Japan side, but major props goes out to #BigMike Michael Elgin. He has truly gained the adoration of the Japanese audience, and managed to get solid performances even against the Young Lions.
TOP TALK SEGMENT OF THE WEEK:
The Rusev flag segment. One of the few bright spots from last Monday night.
MUST-SEE MATCH OF THE WEEK:
This week’s winner goes to the Hiroshi Tanahashi vs AJ Styles match from Friday. Runner-ups include Kazuchika Okada vs Shinsuke Nakamura and Tomohiro Ishii vs Michael Elgin from Day 18.
That’s how this week went in the wrestling multiverse. Let’s compare notes via the comment section and see if we agree on things!
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