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  1. TastefulChain4

    BPZ Predictions League

    WWE Evolution Predictions: The Riott Squad vs Sasha Banks, Bayley, & Natalya Women's Battle Royal Trish Stratus & Lita vs Mickie James & Alicia Fox 2018 Mae Young Classic Finals: Toni Storm vs Io Shirai NXT Women's Championship: Kairi Sane (c) vs Shayna Baszler Last Woman Standing match for the Smackdown Women's Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs Charlotte Flair Raw Women's Championship: Ronda Rousey (c) vs Nikki Bella with Brie Bella Bonus Questions: Will Stephanie McMahon get involved in any match? Will AJ Lee return? My predictions: Banks, Bayley, & Natalya, Nia Jax, Stratus & Lita, Toni Storm, Kairi Sane, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, No, Yes
  2. TastefulChain4

    BPZ Predictions League

    Triple H vs The Undertaker WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs Samoa Joe The Shield vs Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew Mclntyre Daniel Bryan vs The Miz Ronda Rousey and The Bellas vs The Riott Squad John Cena and Bobby Lashley vs Elias and Kevin Owens SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) get The Bar Crusierweight Championship: Cedric Alexander (c) vs Buddy Murphy Asuka and Naomi vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) SmackDown Live Women's Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs Charlotte Flair Bonus Questions: Will HBK screw The Undertaker? No Will John Cena win with the Sixth Move Of Doom? No Will Brock Lesnar attack Strowman and Reigns at the event? No
  3. TastefulChain4

    BPZ Predictions League

    Hell In A Cell Results: TastefulChain4 - 6 The Marker - 6 Bart - 7 Angelo Caito - 6 I Can't Odd - 6 Julius01 - 5 Smith - 4 Congratulations to the new BPZ Predictions Champion: @Bart Thank you for waiting for me to deliver the results.
  4. TastefulChain4

    BPZ Predictions League

    Ok everyone it is time to post our predictions for Hell In A Cell, these are the matches that I am currently listing are part of the PPV: Smackdown Tag Team Championship: The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and/or Big E) (c) vs Rusev Day (Rusev & Aiden English) Hell In A Cell Match: Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton Raw Women's Championship: Ronda Rousey (c) vs Alexa Bliss Mixed Tag Team Match: Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs The Miz & Maryse Smackdown Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs Becky Lynch Raw Tag Team Championship: Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler (c) vs The Shield (Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose) WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs Samoa Joe Universal Championship: Hell In A Cell Match: Mick Foley as Special Guest Referee: Roman Reigns (c) vs Braun Strowman (MITB Holder) Bonus Questions: Will anyone interfere in the Universal Championship match? Will Mick Foley get attacked? My predictions: The New Day, Randy Orton, Ronda Rousey, Bryan & Bella, Charlotte Flair, The Shield, AJ Styles, Roman Reigns, Yes, Yes. Post your predictions below.
  5. TastefulChain4

    What game are you currently playing?

    I got all trophies on Disc Jam (I had the game since it was free on PS Plus last year but I haven't played it a lot over the year). I have also completed the Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry main storyline and I am currently trying to get the remaining trophies. I have gone back to playing Crash Bandicoot after taking a break and I'm trying to collect all the gems, I have also gone back to playing Rocket League as I am not too far away from getting 100% (even though I already have the platinum trophy). I recently got WWE 2k18 (which is a lot of fun, personally the second best current gen WWE game) and I am still playing WWE 2k16 Universe Mode (best WWE game on current gen). Edit: Accidental Double Post
  6. TastefulChain4

    What game are you currently playing?

    I got all trophies on Disc Jam (I had the game since it was free on PS Plus last year but I haven't played it a lot over the year). I have also completed the Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry main storyline and I am currently trying to get the remaining trophies. I have gone back to playing Crash Bandicoot after taking a break and I'm trying to collect all the gems, I have also gone back to playing Rocket League as I am not too far away from getting 100% (even though I already have the platinum trophy). I recently got WWE 2k18 (which is a lot of fun, personally the second best current gen WWE game) and I am still playing WWE 2k16 Universe Mode (best WWE game on current gen).
  7. TastefulChain4

    BPZ Predictions League

    Welcome everyone to the BPZ Summerslam 2018 Predictions: Raw Tag Team Championship: The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel) (c) vs The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) Mixed Tag Team Match: Rusev & Lana vs Andrade "Cien" Almas & Zelina Vega Finn Balor vs Constable Baron Corbin Smackdown Tag Team Championship: The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) (c) vs The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, and/or Xavier Woods) Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander (c) vs Drew Gulak Smackdown Women's Championship: Carmella (c) vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair Daniel Bryan vs The Miz Money In The Bank Contract, Braun Strowman can lose the contract by any means: Braun Strowman (MITB Holder) vs Kevin Owens United States Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs Jeff Hardy Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) with Drew McIntyre vs Seth Rollins with Dean Ambrose WWE Championship: AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe Raw Women's Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs Ronda Rousey Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns Bonus Round: Will Dean Ambrose turn on Seth Rollins? Will Mr. Money In The Bank cash-in on the winner of the Universal Championship match? My predictions: The Revival, Almas & Vega, Finn Balor, The Bludgeon Brothers, Drew Gulak, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Dolph Ziggler, Samoa Joe, Ronda Rousey, Roman Reigns, Yes, Yes Post your predictions below.
  8. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day 19 (G1 Climax 28 Finals) Hiroshi Tanahashi (A Block) vs Kota Ibushi (B Block): What a match, I feel like it could've continued for another ten minutes in order to cement itself as a match of the year candidate. Talking from a booking perspective, Tanahashi winning was a bad decision because The Golden Lovers deserve an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom with Ibushi winning the title as a send off for Kenny Omega (if he goes to WWE), or have Omega finally defeat Ibushi (if Omega stays). On the other hand, Tanahashi is a more established star and it is safer to go with established stars like Tanahashi who has main evented Wrestle Kingdom before in order to guarantee a sellout crowd. Out of the two, I would say that Ibushi had the better road in terms of match quality, storyline, and difficulty with awesome matches against Tomohiro Ishii, Tetsuya Naito, Tama Tonga, and of course Kenny Omega. All I have left to say is congratulations to Hiroshi Tanahashi and thank you all for reading my reviews. Tanahashi's Road To Glory: Day One: Defeated Minoru Suzuki Day Three: Lost To Jay White Day Five: Defeated Bad Luck Fale Day Seven: Defeated Hangman Page Day Nine: Defeated Togi Makabe Day Eleven: Defeated Yoshi-Hashi Day 13: Defeated Evil Day 15: Defeated Michael Elgin Day 17: Draw Against Kazuchika Okada Day 19: Defeated Kota Ibushi
  9. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day 18 (B Block Finals): Toru Yano vs Tama Tonga: There are simply no words to describe the chaos in this match and especially post-match. Even though statistically Bullet Club OG are not anywhere near the top, they have definitely left a mark on everyone in NJPW & New Japan itself, they even provoked the President of NJPW himself to come out and sort the situation. As for Toru Yano, while he kind of kept on his promise of sticking to "Fair Play", if Yano can create a combination of his most famous style which is his sneaky style and his most infamous style which is his amateur wrestling background then he could be unstoppable in next year's G1 Climax. Juice Robinson vs Hirooki Goto: This was a good match with an interesting psychological experiment from Juice Robinson. By removing his cast at the beginning of the match, it did not present itself as a target for Goto and as the match went one, Goto did not even try to specifically go after the left hand which gave Juice a perfect opening to capitalize and score the win. While I was complaining about the way Juice Robinson was being booked in this year's G1 Climax, I can sense that after this victory to finish his G1 Climax 28 he will rise above others as soon as his hand is healed and will show that he can be an awesome IWGP US Heavyweight Champion. However, I have to say that this was a pretty forgettable G1 Climax for the 2008 winner Hirooki Goto. His losses to Kenny Omega and a single-handed Juice Robinson proved that he is currently the weakest singles heavyweight champion which is a shame because NJPW had something special when they started bringing up the fact that Hirooki Goto is now the only Japanese heavyweight champion thus making him look like an actual warrior that will make his country proud, but we still have next year. Tomohiro Ishii vs Sanada: This was a pretty good match, nothing special in terms of moves or storylines other than Sanada holding a victory over Ishii from two years ago and all the reversals between the Skull End and Brainbuster attempts. I have to admit, there wasn't anything overly spectacular about Sanada's G1 Climax 28 run other than a couple of awesome match performances. Everyone was too focused on the idea of LIJ members Sanada and Tetsuya Naito colliding for the first time which made all of his matches seem like filler, nonetheless he still came out with a great performance. Tomohiro Ishii reminded us in this tournament why he is the Stone Pitbull, why he is very respected, and why he is in the top tier of New Japan's roster with performances against Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, and Zack Sabre Jr, I am looking forward to Ishii's battles in next year's G1 Climax. Tetsuya Naito vs Zack Sabre Jr: I did not see the ending coming at all, I knew that the winner of the B Block was going to get a sneaky win at the end but just the way Sabre decided to go for the Zack Driver and hit it for the first time in one of his singles matches was sudden. Naito obviously had the best run possible that is closest to winning that does not involve winning which is understandable considering he is the defending G1 Champion, however he could've spared a couple of loses because in combination with the commentary, Naito is being put over too much and while he deserves to be within the top ranks, there were definitely a handful of people that in my opinion are the highlights over Naito like Zack Sabre Jr. None of the commentators decided to acknowledge that Sabre has a legit chance at winning, everyone was too busy talking about Omega (deservedly), Naito (because they "need to build him up"), and Ibushi (who literally was tied with Sabre in second place before the event). The commentators were too busy talking about how Naito needed help with him winning one more match and Omega losing or drawing against Ibushi but not a single time did they mention that Sabre could win and he would need Ibushi to beat Omega (even if both Ibushi and Omega had tiebreakers over Sabre). I'm going to say that Zack Sabre Jr is now one of my favourite wrestlers in NJPW and my favourite member of Suzuki-Gun because of his G1 Climax 28 run, this makes me feel bad for not watching the New Japan Cup earlier this year to see his dominance, with wins over the IWGP US Heavyweight Champion and the NEVER Openweight Champion I am really looking forward to Sabre's next half year which I predict will be busy. Kenny Omega vs Kota Ibushi: This was my Match Of The Night (as if I didn't predict that happening), I have to admit that it was a bit tough to watch The Golden Lovers destroy each other thus making their fears come true but it made for a great match and they will still support each other which makes me happy. For most of G1 Climax 28, Kenny Omega's run was an epic one and potentially history-making but looking back at his points, it was a classic IWGP Heavyweight Champion run but still awesome thanks to the quality of matches that Omega provides against a variety of opponents from main eventers like Tetsuya Naito to wild cards like Zack Sabre Jr to upset winners like Toru Yano. I am glad that Kota Ibushi won because he is my pick to win the whole thing so hopefully he defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi and we can get an IWGP Heavyweight Championship Wrestle Kingdom Main Event between The Golden Lovers. Final B Block Placements: Kota Ibushi = 12 Kenny Omega = 12 Zack Sabre Jr = 12 Tetsuya Naito = 12 Tomohiro Ishii = 10 Sanada = 8 Juice Robinson = 6 Hirooki Goto = 6 Toru Yano = 6 Tama Tonga = 6
  10. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day 17 (A Block Finals): Togi Makabe vs Michael Elgin: This was a good match, nothing special here but it was a nice opener to the final A Block card for this year's G1 Climax. I think that both Makabe and Elgin did as best as they could in this year's G1 Climax and they will most likely be in next year's G1 Climax, hopefully Elgin could get at least eight points because he was really impressive in almost all of his matches this year and I can only see him getting better by this time next year. Yoshi-Hashi vs Hangman Page: I don't know how but both competitors in this match have great chemistry and I know that if they were given at least ten more minutes then I would have chose this match as Match Of The Night. Both guys were deserving of a win but the way Yoshi-Hashi won was perfect with him reversing the Rite Of Passage into a Canadian Destroyer. For my evaluation of both wrestlers, Yoshi-Hashi was obviously the weak link of the A Block and while he could make for a great underdog, underdogs win not lose almost all the time. This tournament showed that Yoshi-Hashi does NOT have a dull moveset but rather has so much hidden talent and NJPW need to book him a little bit more seriously. As for Page, I thought his G1 Climax was pretty disappointing up until his wins over Makabe and Minoru Suzuki. It is understandable if he was a sole newcomer because similar to Young Lions, he would have to lose in order to develop & improve but because he made his debut in the same year as Jay White and in the same block as well, it does not help when comparisons are being drawn and White is way ahead of Page whereas Page barely managed to get half of White's points by the end. One interesting takeaway for me is Hiroshi Tanahashi's comments on wanting to work with both Page and Yoshi-Hashi which presents both guys with more opportunities in the future (which they deserve). Bad Luck Fale vs Minoru Suzuki: Of course we needed to have one more disqualification loss for Bullet Club OG before this year's G1 Climax ended but I like this one specifically because of who was the victim, I am hoping for an awesome rivalry between Bullet Club OG and Suzuki-Gun. I can't say that I am not disappointed at Fale's run this year because I am disappointed, while I understand that the BC OG were proving a statement, Fale could've picked up a few more points along the way as well. As for Suzuki, great run, I doubted him at the beginning after losing to Tanahashi and then to Makabe but he just roared after that with a win after win after win, even at 50 years old, Suzuki's still got it. Jay White vs Evil: I did not see the ending coming, at the beginning I thought that Jay White will probably end in the middle of the block by getting easy wins over the likes of Yoshi-Hashi and Togi Makabe and lose to bigger stars like Minoru Suzuki and Bad Luck Fale but instead White won almost every match in the block including defeating Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada therefore I thought he could go all the way but Evil really came out of nowhere with the surprise win. For a character like Jay White in his debut G1 Climax, this was a prefect run, Evil's run wasn't bad either, granted he didn't do as well as last year but he wasn't too far off. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kazuchika Okada: This was my Match Of The Night but not by far, this was basically a trimmed version of their Wrestling Dontaku encounter but with the drama of a time limit. The ending was great and I am happy that Tanahashi won instead of Okada because he is still too fresh from the IWGP Heavyweight Championship title picture and putting him back there so quickly would most likely hold him back from evolving into this new character. Generally, Okada's G1 Climax was good although it was filled with a few lackluster matches in my opinion which questioned if he deserved to be in the main event of those matchcards. Final A Block Placements: Hiroshi Tanahashi = 15 Kazuchika Okada = 13 Jay White = 12 Minoru Suzuki = 10 Evil = 10 Yoshi-Hashi = 6 Togi Makabe = 6 Hangman Page = 6 Michael Elgin = 6 Bad Luck Fale = 6
  11. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day 16 (B Block): Juice Robinson vs Tomohiro Ishii: In my opinion, this was a pretty average match, unlike pretty much every other competitor in the B Block Ishii did not directly go for Juice's injured left hand. Also, I considered Juice Robinson's left hand a secret weapon after he used it against Sanada to get the win on Day 12 but now by overusing it, it has become easier to prepare for it as Tomohiro Ishii showed. Hirooki Goto vs Zack Sabre Jr: This match was also pretty average in terms of the moves displayed by both competitors, however the pace was interesting with Sabre being the dominant one in the match and of course displaying some fancy moves. The win was really surprising as I expected Goto to go out of the G1 Climax with a couple of wins but Sabre pinned the NEVER Openweight Champion and this got himself another title shot with another champion. Kota Ibushi vs Tama Tonga: This was Tama Tonga's best performance in G1 Climax 28 from the very beginning where he attacked Ibushi from behind through the match itself where he didn't even bring out Tanga Loa with him & where he taunted NJPW's attempt at "disciplining" Tonga and to the way he won the match. As I was starting to get bored out Bullet Club OG's routine, Tama Tonga creates shockwaves within The Golden Lovers and their G1 Climax journeys. Kenny Omega vs Toru Yano: The action did not stop from when Tama Tonga ambushed Kota Ibushi until this match between Omega and Yano ended. Regardless of Bullet Club OG's role in the match, the match itself was an awesome sequel to their match from one year ago (which was one of the best matches of the tournament in my opinion). Every single spot made me laugh especially the body slam o. The turnbuckle pads and Kenny Omega teaming up with a Young Lion to outsmart Yano. Tetsuya Naito vs Sanada: NJPW really hyped this match up as soon as it was announced and if you compare it to the hype it was pretty average. As for the match itself, in my opinion it was another display of movesets from Naito and Sanada with some Los Ingobernables De Japon theatrics, but the promo afterwards proved why Naito is the leader of LIJ (in addition to beating in my opinion the second-top member of LIJ) and why he is one of NJPW's Big Four. You may have noticed that I have not chosen a Match Of The Night, that is because I am choosing Co-Matches Of The Night with them being Kota Ibushi vs Tama Tonga and Kenny Omega vs Toru Yano. Both matches were individually entertaining and would've individually stole the show if they were on different days but with Bullet Club OG being the glue from before Tonga's match with Ibushi until Tonga placed Yano on Omega for the three count I had to put these matches together as Co-Matches Of The Night. Points: Omega - 12, Naito - 12 Ibushi - 10, Sabre - 10 Sanada - 8, Ishii - 8 Goto - 6, Tonga - 6 Robinson - 4, Yano - 4
  12. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day 15 (A Block): Yoshi-Hashi vs Bad Luck Fale: This is where the Bullet Club OG interfering has become excessive as this should've been Bad Luck Fale's easiest match (in terms of points) in this year's G1 Climax but even though it was by DQ, he still lost to Yoshi-Hashi so now Yoshi-Hashi has an official win over Bad Luck Fale. Hangman Page vs Minoru Suzuki: While most people would say that Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Michael Elgin or Kazuchika Okada vs Evil were the Match Of The Night, I say that this was my Match Of The Night because it did more for the two competitors than any other recent A Block matches did (Okada's match against Evil being in second place) with Hangman Page getting an even larger win than the one against Makabe by pinning The King of NJPW and the leader of Suzuki-Gun. This win and the way he won has now turned Hangman Page into a bigger star and when we look back in his career this will be one of the few matches that launched his career. Togi Makabe vs Jay White: This was a match that deserved its purpose with Jay White winning however he didn't need to resort to cheap heel tactics in order to do that. At this point it feels like he is forcing it because statistically, Togi Makabe is the second weakest competitor in the A Block therefore for someone who is currently (statistically) the second strongest competitor in the block, it shouldn't have needed those kind of tactics. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Michael Elgin: I wasn't aware of the history between these two competitors prior to the match but thanks to the great commentary by Kevin Kelly & Rocky Romero, the history between these two made this match better and the way the match ended showed that Tanahashi did not win without a fight. This match was essential in making Elgin look like he is on Tanahashi's level which makes Elgin a more legitimate star. Kazuchika Okada vs Evil: On another night this match would've definitely been Match Of The Night. As many people have mentioned, this match brought out some glimpses of the "old" Okada, The Rainmaker that was an unstoppable IWGP Heavyweight Champion and I agree. I have previously shown annoyance with the way Okada makes his opponents look post-match and now while many people would only look at the results and ignore any side comments, these can be essentia from time to time in order to determine where the character lands on the heel-face spectrum and the magnitude of a rivalry between two wrestlers so by saying that his matches were "easy" it kind of buries his opponent unless the opponent won but they generally don't, we'll see how Okada will go ahead character-wise after this match. Points: Tanahashi - 14 White - 12, Okada 12 Evil - 8, Suzuki - 8 Fale - 6, Elgin - 6, Page - 6 Makabe - 4, Yoshi-Hashi - 4
  13. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day 14 (B Block): Toru Yano vs Sanada: This was the most fun match that I have seen in this year's G1 Climax. It was silly but it was refreshing (as I previously mentioned with Yano matches) in comparison to almost all other matches. Also does Kevin Kelly not know to push someone to their side when they are stuck in the Paradise Lock? 😂 Hirooki Goto vs Tama Tonga: Bullet Club OG were the furthest thing from subtle in this match with Bad Luck Fale literally throwing the referee of the match into the barricade like he was a Young Lion or something. For BC OG it is just another statement, but for everyone else it is just two free points in every match a member of Bullet Club OG. Juice Robinson vs Zack Sabre Jr: This is where the matches picked up, at the beginning of the match I wasn't very fond of how Juice Robinson and Zack Sabre Jr were just having a normal match where there was a clear target being Juice's hand and Sabre was not capitalizing on it, but as the match got longer it became more to my liking and to what I was expecting which is nothing wrong, in my opinion that was the way the match should've went. Kenny Omega vs Tomohiro Ishii: As soon as the match hit the five minute mark I knew that it was going to be Match Of The Night but it was not (it was really close though). The energy from the crowd was electric, you couldn't zone out or get bored while watching the match and that was partially because of the war happening in the ring but also because of the crowd's energy being maintained throughout the entire match. Generally the competitors that end up at the top of their block tend to have a maximum of two loses on their records so with Omega's matches being against Ishii, Yano, and Kota Ibushi, Omega would have to lose to Ibushi to make my prediction of Ibushi at least advancing to the finals come true thus leaving Ishii and Yano. Obviously Ishii is more suitable to defeat the IWGP Heavyweight Champion and this win re-establishes Ishii as a dominant force regardless of him being in the lower tier of the B Block. Tetsuya Naito vs Kota Ibushi: This was my Match Of The Night and definitely one of my top three matches of G1 Climax 28. In addition to their already stacked movesets, Naito and Ibushi brought out even more moves to put away each other with my highlights being Ibushi reversing the Destino into an Emerald Flowsion and Ibushi also hitting Bomaye before hitting Komagoye. Both guys left it out there in front of a pretty hostile crowd in terms of supporting Tetsuya Naito and they have definitely reminded everyone why they are two of NJPW's top stars. After taking a brief look back at a couple of previous reviews, I realized that I left the main event of Day 12 which was Hirooki Goto vs Kota Ibushi out (sorry) and thought that it was a very even match, also like Ibushi's match with Tomohiro Ishii from Day 10, Ibushi and Goto have really good chemistry in order to put out a match with well placed strikes and a well kept pace. Points: Omega - 12 Naito - 10, Ibushi - 10 Sanada - 8, Sabre - 8 Ishii - 6, Goto - 6 Tonga - 4, Robinson - 4 Yano - 2
  14. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day 13 (A Block): Michael Elgin vs Bad Luck Fale: And we're back to Bullet Club OG losing by disqualification. I understand that Bullet Club OG are trying to make a statement however it wouldn't hurt to pick up points from a bottom half competitor or two such as Michael Elgin. Statistically speaking, winning over Elgin would've kept Fale in the tournament but his loss means that he is the second & last Bullet Club OG member to be unofficially eliminated. Togi Makabe vs Hangman Page: This was a good match which served its purpose and showed that a young up and comer in Hangman Page can hang with one of NJPW's top hard hitters and as emphasized by Rocky Romero, Page pinned a former G1 Climax winner and a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion which could make this Hangman Page's biggest win of his career in New Japan. Jay White vs Yoshi-Hashi: Wherever Jay White goes he brings a special dynamic with him and he did that again with another Chaos stablemate in Yoshi-Hashi. Admittedly, this was basically White vs Kazuchika Okada from Day 1 but in a smaller scale however it did enhance both White's and Yoshi-Hashi's characters going out of the G1 Climax. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Evil: Great performance by both competitors, I could not have chosen a clear winner out of the two which makes me wonder: how do the NJPW creative team manage to pick the winners of big matches that can go either way? Kazuchika Okada vs Minoru Suzuki: Another example of a big match as mentioned with the Tanahashi vs Evil match is this match (which is also my Match Of The Night). This match was just a fight, Okada made it clear that he hates Suzuki and he hates facing Suzuki, Suzuki knows about that and he made sure to turn the match into exactly what Okada hates about Suzuki and facing him. Personally I would've liked to see Minoru Suzuki stop Okada's streak of four wins just to make it interesting but at least the match was cool. One of my favourite side topics from this tournament is Rocky Romero's commentary when it comes to Jay White, it's easy to tell that he is passionate about the hatred that he has for White but he wouldn't make it obvious to Jay White for the sake of Chaos. Even if Jay White is not winning the G1 Climax this year, we will still have an interesting story to keep up with after the tournament. Points: Tanahashi - 12 White - 10, Okada - 10 Evil - 8, Suzuki - 8 Fale - 6, Elgin - 6 Makabe - 4, Page - 4 Yoshi-Hashi - 2
  15. TastefulChain4

    TastefulChain4's G1 Climax 28 Reviews

    Day Twelve (B Block): Tomohiro Ishii vs Tama Tonga: Even though the commentators made it clear on Day Eleven that Tama Tonga is "out", it's good that Bullet Club OG have implemented their new balance of interfering in Tama Tonga's matches. As for the match, I actually thought that Ishii would win at many points in the match regardless of Bullet Club's attempts at stopping Ishii so even though the commentator also classed Tomohiro Ishii as "out", he is definitely not going down without a fight. Juice Robinson vs Sanada: This was my Match Of The Night, it exhibited equally great performances by Sanada and Juice. Also what made this standout more than the main event was Juice Robinson's story with his hand not only throughout the match but throughout the whole tournament. The fact that Juice secured the win with Pulp Friction only after he used his left hand showed the importance of Juice Robinson's left hand. Toru Yano vs Tetsuya Naito: Interesting change of pace by Yano in this match from his entrance all the way to the end. I think Toru Yano finally nailed the perfect combination (if not then a great combination) of "fair play", sneaky style, and his amateur wrestling background. Kenny Omega vs Zack Sabre Jr: I'm sure if this match didn't take place in Kota Ibushi's hometown with Ibushi also on the card then it would've been the main event. Great showing by ZSJ against the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, this should've proved that Zack Sabre Jr is not another nobody that Omega thought he was going to run through but instead his most painful match yet. If he doesn't think that then his not-100% ankle will remind him. So now this seems to be the point where the competitors realise that their time in the G1 Climax this year is coming to an end without winning it and it is being severely highlighted by the commentators. Personally I will still invest the same interest in every single competitor as if their next win will be the biggest but for those only paying attention to points, anyone under four points at this stage seems to Ben unofficially eliminated. Points: Omega - 12 Naito - 10 Ibushi - 8 Sanada - 6, Sabre - 6 Ishii - 4, Goto - 4, Tonga - 4, Robinson - 4 Yano - 2

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