Updated NJPW G1 Climax 31 A Block Standings After Round 3

ZSJ continues to pick up wins

New Japan Pro-Wrestling rolled into Kobe World Hall in Kobe, Japan for the third round of A Block G1 Climax 31 matches on Sunday, September 26.

The A Block is very much becoming the Zack Sabre Jr. show and ZSJ picked up his third win of the tournament, this time against Kota Ibushi. Both Sabre Jr. and Ibushi traded blows back and forth for 19 minutes and ZSJ picked up an impressive submission victory after trapping The Golden Star in an Octopus Hold, giving him no choice but to tap out. 

Great-O-Khan also remained undefeated as he defeated Yujiro Takahashi, and KENTA put in an impressive display against Tomohiro Ishii, defeating The Stone Pitbull in the process.

Check out the full results from Kobe World Hall below:

  • Master Wato def. Kosei Fujita
  • Shingo Takagi def. Yuji Nagata - Special Singles Match
  • Great-O-Khan def. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Toru Yano def. Tanga Loa
  • KENTA def. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Zack Sabre Jr. def. Kota Ibushi

The updated A Block standings are as follows:

  1. Great-O-Khan 8 points (4-0)
  2. Zack Sabre Jr. 6 points (3-0)
  3. Toru Yano 6 points (3-1)
  4. KENTA 6 points (3-1)
  5. Shingo Takagi 4 points (2-1)
  6. Yujiro Takahashi 4 points (2-2)
  7. Kota Ibushi 4 points (2-2)
  8. Tanga Loa 2 points (1-2)
  9. Tomohiro Ishii 2 points (1-3)
  10. Tetsuya Naito 0 points (0-9) - Naito pulled out of G1 Climax 31 with a knee injury

G1 Climax 31 will resume on Wednesday, September 29 with the third round of B Block matches.

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