NJPW G1 Climax Tournament- night 1: Review, Results and Analysis

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Today was the day where NJPW got the 28th edition of the G1 Climax tournament got underway, and it was featuring a pretty stacked card, with Okada / Jay White main eventing.

Ren Narita and Toa Henare vs Hirooki Goto and Jado:

With Jado making his return into the ring, the NJPW fans were heavily behind his team to pick up the victory, and he was working the crowd to perfection. The striking game quickly came into play, as Jado connected some devestating chops in the early going. There were quite a few spots going on as the match progressed, which always make the matches more fun. It was Hirooki Goto though, who picked up the victory for his team with a Ushigoroshi.

CONCLUSION: 2.5 stars. A solid opener, but nothing to stand out to make the match memorable or exciting enough.

Yoh and Toru Yano vs Sho and Tomohiro Ishii:

Another tag team encounter, and I was interested to see how Roppangi 3K (Yoh and Sho) would be when versing each other. As the match progressed, a hot tag was made to Toru Yano. Towards the end of the match, a spot was done where all finishers were connected, and it ended up been a backstabber / brainbuster combination by Sho and Ishii to pick up the victory.

CONCLUSION: 2.75 stars. Another solid tag team match, and more enjoyable then the opener.