NJPW G1 Climax 31- Night 15 Results (10/13)
New Japan Pro Wrestling is nearing the end of the 31st G1 Climax, and the top spot in A Block is crowded. Kota Ibushi came into Wednesday night as the block leader with 12 points, but how quickly things can change in one night.
Due to Ibushi having a non-tournament match with Satoshi Kojima, the result of Tetsuya Naito’s night 1 injury, Ibushi started the night at 12 points, and ended the night at 12 points. As for KENTA, Zack Sabre Jr. and Shingo Takagi, their night was much more productive.
KENTA scrapped with fellow Bullet Club member Tanga Loa, getting a rollup win with a little help from the ring ropes. There has been a push and pull within Bullet Club during this G1, as the members waffle back and forth on whether they are playing it straight or not. Tanga Loa took the loss in stride, sharing a low-sweet with KENTA after the match.
Zack Sabre Jr. also joined the 12 point club, tapping out Toru Yano in one of the most chaotic matches of this year’s tournament. Yano took Sabre all the way backstage to blindfold him, tethered him with handcuffs, but ultimately it was that close proximity that was his undoing. Yano was desperate to get the handcuff key from his boot and unchain himself, but ended up tapping out instead.
In the main event, IWGP World Champion Shingo Takagi kept hope alive, beating Great-O-Khan in a thrilling match. Takagi has seemingly had the weight of the company on his shoulders, and could be the first IWGP Heavyweight Champion to win the tournament.
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Plus, Tomohiro Ishii stayed viable with a win over Yujiro Takahashi. Also, Young Lion Kosei Fujita got stretched into oblivion by Hiromu Takahashi. Here are the full results:
NJPW G1 Climax 31- Night 15
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- Non-Tournament Match: Hiromu Takahashi def. Kosei Fujita by submission via Boston Crab. (7:46)
- Non-Tournament Match: Kota Ibushi def. Satoshi Kojima by pinfall via Kamigoye. (14:56)
- A Block: Tomohiro Ishii (10) def. Yujiro Takahashi (4) by pinfall via Vertical Drop Brainbuster. (17:00)
- A Block: KENTA (12) def. Tanga Loa (4) by pinfall via Rollup with feet on the ropes. (22:12)
- A Block: Zack Sabre Jr. (12) def. Toru Yano by submission via Armbar. (6:42)
- A Block: Shingo Takagi (12) def. Great-O-Khan (8) by pinfall via Last of the Dragon. (25:50)
The G1 Climax will continue on Oct. 14th at 5:30am ET on NJPWWorld.com