by Bryan Rose,

Welcome to tonight’s coverage of Day 9 of the G1 Climax tournament, held today in Aichi, at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. This is a multi-camera set up with no commentary.

It was announced before the matches started today that Tiger Mask is out today due to a neck injury. The eight man that was scheduled to start the show will now be a six man.

Satoshi Kojima, KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tomoaki Honma, Mascara Dorada & David Finlay Jr.

This was a backdrop to Kojima vs. Honma as they’re due to square off soon in the G1 tournament. Crowd was super into them interacting with their back and forth. The few moments Dorada was in there, he looked great. Kushida isolates Finlay and submits him with the hoverboard lock.

Kojima and Honma had a pull apart after the match that had to be stopped by their teammates.

Michael Elgin & Jay White vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Cody Hall

The lone star of this match was Elgin who continues to get himself over big time here in New Japan, doing all of his great offense, including a Harlem hangover off the middle rope. Beyond Elgin, this was a boring tag match with zero heat whenever the heels came in and worked their offense. Yujiro won after landing the Tokyo Pimps on White.