REWIND-A-WAI #79: NJPW G1 Climax 25 Final (2015)

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review NJPW G1 Climax 25 Final (2015) headlined by a classic encounter between career rivals Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Taking place during a period of significant growth for NJPW with the introduction of New Japan World, the show also features outstanding bouts in Ricochet vs. KUSHIDA and The Young Bucks vs. reDragon.

We also retroactively compare past and present career statuses of several performers on this show including: AJ Styles, Jay White, Ricochet, Kyle O’Reilly, Katsuyori Shibata, Mascara Dorada, Michael Elgin, and GENICHIRO TENRYU!

Plus, a special appearance by WH Park who shares his thoughts on the event and takes part in the Trivia Gauntlet.

This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Joshua Martin.

Watch the full show on NJPW World (Account Required):

NJPW G1 Climax 25 Final
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan

*G1 Climax Final: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
*Kazuchika Okada, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett vs. AJ Styles, Mike Bennett & Matt Taven
*IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: KUSHIDA © vs. Ricochet
*IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles: The Young Bucks © vs. reDRagon
*Kota Ibushi, Katsuyori Shibata & Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
*Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Yujiro vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & Kazushi Sakuraba
*Michael Elgin vs. Yoshi-Hashi
*Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Jay White
*Jushin Thunder Liger, Sho Tanaka & Yohei Kamatsu vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Mascara Dorada & David Finlay

Check out WH Park’s G1 Climax Final Retrospective podcast, Cruel Summer:

Photo Courtesy: NJPW

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Great review, thanks. Hearing WH is always enjoyable to me and the line about Jay White ‘depends on your taste I suppose’ was the work of a wordsmith and made me smile. Almost spat out my drink when John said Tanahashi was better than Steamboat until I thought about it. Yeah he’s probably right. Although I think Steamboat’s tag history with Jay Youngblood and then the wars with Douglas against the Hollywood Blonds often gets overlooked. Thanks again

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