Updated NJPW G1 Climax 31 Standings After Day 7
New Japan Pro-Wrestling's G1 Climax 31 continued today from Korakuen Hall with the fourth round of A Block matches.
In a match that could have major ramifications for the finals, the A Block's two undefeated competitors in Great-O-Khan and Zack Sabre Jr. went one on one. Both men fought back and forth for 15 minutes but it was ZSJ who remained undefeated after he reversed an Eliminator attempt into an Octopus Hold. Sabre Jr. then locked his legs around O-Khan's throat, giving the United Empire man no choice but to instantly tap out.
IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi also continued to rise in the rankings as he defeated KENTA in the main event of today's show. Kota Ibushi also survived his test against Toru Yano, pinning The Sublime Master Thief after four minutes following a Kamigoye.
The full results from September 30 are as follows:
- Yujiro Takahashi def. BUSHI - Special Singles Match
- Tomohiro Ishii def. Tanga Loa
- Zack Sabre Jr. def. Great-O-Khan
- Kota Ibushi def. Toru Yano
- Shingo Takagi def. KENTA
The updated A Block standings are as follows
1. Zack Sabre Jr. 8 points (4-0)
2. Great-O-Khan 8 points (4-1)
3. Shingo Takagi 6 points (3-1)
4. Kota Ibushi 6 points (3-2)
5. Toru Yano 6 points (3-2)
6. KENTA 6 points (3-2)
7. Yujiro Takahashi 4 points (2-2)
8. Tomohiro Ishii 4 points (2-3)
9. Tanga Loa 2 points (1-3)
10. Tetsuya Naito 0 points (0-9) - Naito pulled out of the tournament with a knee injury
The B Block standings remain:
1. Jeff Cobb 6 points (3-0)
2. Kazuchika Okada 6 points (3-0)
3. EVIL 4 points (2-1)
4. Taichi 4 points (2-1)
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi 4 points (2-1)
6. SANADA 4 points (2-1)
7. Tama Tonga 2 points (1-2)
8. YOSHI-HASHI 0 points (0-3)
9. Hirooki Goto 0 points (0-3)
10. Chase Owens 0 points (0-3)
G1 Climax 31 will continue tomorrow with the fourth round of B Block matches from Hamamatsu Arena.