Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL – NJPW G1 Climax 27 Day 14

Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL

G1 Climax Block B Match

08/05/2017

EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan

(reviewed 08/09/2017) Okada makes his entrance twirling around and going “b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-hey!” before shaking the camera and doing the same thing. I guess this is his attempt at trying to be a compelling face. Sadly it’s also the most compelling thing in this match, before both men are even in the ring. I wanted to like this, because it’s this big upset win and a nice moment for EVIL, but there’s just nothing here. It’s nearly 23 minutes of a match that never got out of first gear for me, even in a big brawling sequence on the floor, even in the finishing stretch. It was the status quo right up until Red Shoes counted the three on the guy usually doing the winning. Nothing interesting, nothing entertaining, nothing of value, just… nothing.

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