New Japan Pro Wrestling
G1 Climax 29 – Night 2
July 13, 2019
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

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G1 Climax 29 – B Block
Juice Robinson (2) def. Shingo Takagi (0)

A great way for both men to start their tournament. Juice has come a long way since he joined New Japan and is now one of the best wrestlers in the world. His charisma is just off the charts at the moment. The pace of this match was relentless like it so often is with Shingo and Juice managed to keep up with him. Shingo loses nothing by being defeated here and Juice lays the foundation for what is sure to be a strong run from him.

G1 Climax 29 – B Block
Jon Moxley (2) def. Taichi (0)

The inclusion of people like Moxley and Taichi adds a whole new element to the tournament as these two did not have your normal G1 style match and instead had a wild brawl in and outside of the ring. Moxley feels like a beast unleashed since he got out of wrestling prison and Taichi has found a good balance between shtick and in-ring work. A good quick match to establish Moxley as a player in the tournament.

G1 Climax 29 – B Block
Toru Yano (2) def. Tetsuya Naito (0)

This match was exactly what you expect from Yano’s first match in every G1. These two have good chemistry when it comes to their interactions so it ended up being a short burst of fun.

G1 Climax 29 – B Block
Tomohiro Ishii (2) def. Jeff Cobb (0)

A proper hard-hitting match as you would expect from these two. However, it did not quite live up to my expectations. I saw these two have a proper belter of a match in OTT and this didn’t get to that level. Cobb did look a bit nervous and he was clearly off on a couple of spots. But I am still confident he will deliver in this tournament. I know its mentioned in every review of one of his matches, but Cobb’s strength is just insane. The ease with which he picks up Ishii is a sight to be seen. Ishii was great as always.

G1 Climax 29 – B Block
Hirooki Goto (2) def. Jay White (0)

I am not quite sure how I feel about this match. It wasn’t a bad match but I was also a bit disappointed afterward. This just never got to that next level that G1 main events are normally expected to get to. In his current style, Jay White might not be capable of having the kind of match we have come to expect from New Japan main eventers. Goto was solid as always but also did little to try and elevate the match. He gets the big win here, but it won’t change the fact that he is still a geek.

Final Thoughts: 

A very solid start for the B block. We didn’t get a blow away match but G1 is a marathon and not a sprint. Definitely watch Shingo vs Juice and decide on the rest depending on whether you like the guys involved.

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