7/2 Pruett’s NJPW G1 Special Night 2 live report: U.S. Championship tournament semifinals and finals, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Billy Gunn for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, RPG Vice vs. The Young Bucks for the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Titles

By Will Pruett

New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Special in USA
Long Beach, California at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Aired on the New Japan World streaming service

See Will Pruett’s photos from night one here.

1. Jushin Thunder Liger, David Finlay, and Kushida defeated Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu, and Yoshitatsu.

2. Kenny Omega defeated Jay Lethal in a U.S. Championship tournament semifinal match.

3. Tomohiro Ishii defeated Zack Sabre Jr. in a U.S. Championship tournament semifinal match.

4. Dragon Lee, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Titán, and Volador Jr. defeated Bushi, Evil, Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada, and Tetsuya Naito.

5. Hangman Page, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Roa defeated Michael Elgin and War Machine.

Intermission. New Japan announced their plans to come back for 2018.

6. The Young Bucks defeated Roppongi Vice to retain the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.

Ricochet attacked the Bucks and challenged them for a future Jr. Tag Title match against him and Taguchi.

7. Bad Luck Fale, Cody, Marty Scurll, and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, Kazuchika Okada, and Will Ospreay.

8. Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Billy Gunn to retain the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.

9.  Kenny Omega defeated Tomohiro Ishii in the finals of the IWGP United States Championship Tournament.


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