Updated NJPW G1 Climax 31 Standings After Day 15

A four-way tie heading into the final round

The eighth round of A Block matches of G1 Climax 31 took place today at Xebio Arena Sendai.

All of the top wrestlers in the block picked up wins, meaning there is a four-way tie heading into the final round of A Block matches on Monday, October 18.

The full results from October 13 are as follows:

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

The updated A Block standings are as follows:

1. Kota Ibushi 12 points (6-2)
2. Shingo Takagi 12 points (6-2)
3. KENTA 12 points (6-2)
4. Zack Sabre Jr. 12 points (6-2)
5. Tomohiro Ishii 10 points (5-3)
6. Toru Yano 8 points (4-4)
7. Great-O-Khan 8 points (4-5)
8. Tanga Loa 4 points (2-6)
9. Yujiro Takahashi 4 points (2-6)
10. Tetsuya Naito 0 points (0-9) - Naito pulled out of G1 Climax 31 with a knee injury 

KENTA is in control of the block due to tiebreakers but NJPW Commentator Chris Charlton has outlined how Shingo Takagi, Kota Ibushi or Zack Sabre Jr. could advance to the final, writing: "So! Zack: must win, and have Ibushi win. A Zack win automatically eliminates Shingo. Shingo: must win, have Zack lose and have KENTA win. Ibushi: must win and have Zack lose. Shingo is the least in control of his destiny, KENTA the most. #g131."

The B Block will continue tomorrow with the penultimate round of matches. The standings are as follows:

1. Jeff Cobb 14 points (7-0)
2. Kazuchika Okada 14 points (7-0)
3. EVIL 12 points (6-1)
4. Hiroshi Tanahashi 6 points (3-4)
5. SANADA 6 points (3-4)
6. Hirooki Goto 4 points (2-5)
7. YOSHI-HASHI 4 points (2-5)
8. Tama Tonga 4 points (2-5)
9. Taichi 4 points (2-5)
10. Chase Owens 2 points (1-6)

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