New Japan Pro Wrestling“G1 CLIMAX 25 – FINAL”,
8/16/2015 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
Jushin Liger, Yohei Komatsu & Sho Tanaka vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Mascara Dorada & David Finlay Jr.
◆Winner: Taguchi (6:39) with the sliding hip attack on Komatsu.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Jay White
◆Winner: Tenzan(6:38) with the Anaconda Vice on White.
YOSHI-HASHI vs. Michael Elgin
◆Winner: Elgin (9:24) with the Elgin Bomb.
Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
◆Winner: Ishii (8:53) with the vertical fall brainbuster on Tonga.
(5) Tomoaki Honma, Tetsuya Naito & Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata & Kota Ibushi
◆Winner: Ibushi (10:42) with the Phoenix Splash on Honma.
Genichiro Tenryu appeared to find out his NJPW chosen opponent for 11/15. Gedo responded and Okada came to the ring as well. It appears Okada will be facing Tenryu in his retirement bout.
(6) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match:
[42nd Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] “reDRagon” Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
◆Winner: Fish (17:35) with the Chasing the Dragon on Nick.
~ Champions fall on the 2nd defense. “reDRagon” become the 43rd generation champions.
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [71st Champion] KUSHIDA vs. [Challenger] Ricochet
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (17:28) with the Hoverboard Lock.
~ 1st successful title defense.
(8) Special 6-Man Tag Match: Kazuchika Okada, Michael Bennett & Matt Taven vs. A.J. Styles, Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
◆Winner: Styles (11:16) with the Styles Clash on Okada.
~ Styles pins the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, perhaps positioning himself as Okada’s next challenger.
(9) G1 Climax 25 Final: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
◆Winner: Tanahashi (32:15) with the High Fly Flow
~ Tanahashi wins the 25th G1 Climax by defeating his longtime rival Shinsuke Nakamura. The rivals shook hands and raised each other’s hands before Tanahashi celebrated his victory.
~ Masahiro Chono and Keiji Mutoh came to ringside before the match and congratulated Tanahashi.