NJPW G1 Climax 33 Night 19 the final from Ryogoku Kokugikan (Summo Hall), Tokyo.
Night 19 and its time to wrap up the G1 as it’s the final night. The multi man matches set up a lot of feuds and stories going forward starting with TMDK defeating Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Taguchi and Oleg. After the match TMDK’s Haste and Nicholls have declared that they would be the next challengers for Bishimons IWGP Tag team titles. EL Phantasmo and G.o.D defeated Bullet CLub in a 10 man tag match, post match Tama Tonga declared he is coming after Finlay’s NEVER Openweight championship while El Phantasmo & Hikuleo are eyeing the STONG openweight tag team titles held by Alex and Gabe.
In the semi main of the night, House of Torture with their usual underhanded tactics got the win over Just 5 Guys. After the match Sho who got the win for his team by defeating Taichi then posed with the Taichi’s KOPW title belt suggesting he is next to challenger while EVIL attacked SANADA stripping him off the belt and declaring himself as the next challenger.
The main event was the finale of the G1 Climax 33 tournament and it was 2 rivals who made the finals, it was Kazuchika Okada vs. Testuya Naito. Okada was going for a 3rd G1 Climax tournament win in a row and 5th all together which would see him tie with ‘Mr. August’ Masahiro Chono. Naito was seeking his 3rd G1 Climax win and still looking for his Wrestle Kingdom main event. The match was a war of attrition as both men knew each other well and neither planed of giving up and losing. In the end, another Destino got Naito the win (34:18) win his 3rd G1 his first in 6 years and securing his IWGP World Heavyweight championship match for January 4th Wrestle Kingdom at the Tokyo Dome. However, as is now tradition the winner of the G1 has to defend and hang on to his right to challenge and in the post match comments, Naito was interupted by Jeff Cobb who beat Naito in the Block matches declared his intentions of taking it from Naito.
Find the full results of Night 19 below:
G1 Climax 33 Night 19 Full Results:
- G1 Climax 33 Final: Tetsuya Naito defeated Kazuchika Okada
- Dick Togo, EVIL, SHO, & Yujiro Takahashi (House of Troture) defeated DOUKI, SANADA, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (Just 5 Guys)
- BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, & Yota Tsuji (LIJ) defeated Great-O-Khan, HENARE, Jeff Cobb & Will Ospreay (United Empire)
- El Phantasmo, Hikuleo, Jado, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defeated Alex Coughlin, Chase Owens, David Finlay, Gabe Kidd & KENTA (Bullet Club)
- Kosei Fujita, Mikey Nicholls, Shane Haste & Zack Sabre Jr. (TMDK) defeated Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Oleg Boltin & Ryusuke Taguchi
- Eddie Kingston, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomohiro Ishii & YOH defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Tiger Mask & Togi Makabe
- Master Wato, Shota Umino, Tomoaki Honma & Yuji Nagata defeated El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki, Ren Narita (Srong Style), & Yuto Nakashima
- Kaito Kiyomiya & Ryohei Oiwa defeated Oskar Leube & Toru Yano
G1 Climax 33 Final Winner:
- Tetsuya Naito (3rd Time Winner)
Author: Rohit Singh Karir
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