New Japan Pro Wrestling “G1 CLIMAX 27” 7/23/17 [Sun] 18:00 @ the Machida Gymnasium in Tokyo
4, 598 spectators
(1) Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Michael Elgin & Katsuya Kitamura
♦Winner: Kojima (4:41) with the Lariat
(2) Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Hirai Kawato vs Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & El Desperado
♦Winner: El Desperado (8:31) with the Pinche Loco on Kawato ~Suzuki continued to attack Juice’s injured leg after the match.
(3) Tama Tonga & Chase Owens vs EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi
♦Winner: EVIL (5:10) with the Banshee Muzzle on Owens
~EVIL and Tama Tonga stared down after Tonga attempted and failed to ambush EVIL with a Gunstun following the match.
(4) Toru Yano & Jado vs Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi
♦Winner: Takahashi (6:29) with the Pimp Juice on Jado
(5) Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs SANADA & BUSHI
♦Winner: BUSHI (5:43) with the MX on Gedo
(6) G1 A BLOCK MATCH: YOSHI-HASHI vs Zack Sabre Jr.
♦Winner: Sabre Jr. (11:48) with a Henkei Manji-gatame
~YOSHI-HASHI [1 win, 2 losses = 2 points]
~Sabre Jr. [2 wins, 1 loss = 4 points]
(7) G1 A BLOCK MATCH: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Yuji Nagata
♦Winner: Tanahashi (14:47) with the High Fly Flow
~Tanahashi [2 wins, 1 loss = 4 points]
~Nagata [0 wins, 3 losses = 0 points]
(8) G1 A BLOCK MATCH: Bad Luck Fale vs Tetsuya Naito
♦Winner: Fale (11:55) with the Bad Luck Fall
~Fale [2 wins, 1 loss = 4 points]
~Naito [2 wins, 1 loss = 4 points]
(9) G1 A BLOCK MATCH: Kota Ibushi vs Tomohiro Ishii
♦Winner: Ibushi (17:14) with the Sitout Last Ride
~Ibushi [2 wins, 1 loss = 4 points]
~Ishii [1 win, 2 losses = 2 points]
(10) G1 A BLOCK MATCH: Togi Makabe vs Hirooki Goto
♦Winner: Makabe (16:55) with the King Kong Knee Drop
~Makabe [1 win, 2 losses = 2 points]
~Goto [2 wins, 1 loss = 4 points]
~Makabe picks up his first win of the tournament in his hometown.
~After the match Makabe said that last year he went from a winning start to a losing end, but this year will be the opposite.