G1 Climax 30 POST Show: Day 16 – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/10/14/g1-climax-30-post-show-day-16-hiroshi-tanahashi-vs-sanada/

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review NJPW G1 Climax 30 Day 16 (October 14) headlined by Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA.

We discuss all the scenarios coming out of tonight’s show as B Block whittles its competitive field down to three. Plus, a look at what the recently released A Block Final lineup might tell us to expect about Friday’s results.

October 14, 2020
Kanagawa, Japan
Yokohama Budokan

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA (Recommended)
  • EVIL vs. Hirooki Goto (Recommended)
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Toru Yano
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Juice Robinson (Recommended)
  • KENTA vs. Yoshi-Hashi (Recommended)
  • Prelim: Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura

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That was Zack Sabre Jr. who had the chair taped to him through the guardrail, not KENTA.

That’s right. Thanks for the correction.

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As the G1 contest suggests, I shouldn’t be making anymore predictions…perhaps forever…so I’ll just say as I’m sitting here watching the A Block finale approaching the final 3 matches, my heart tells me I want to see Ibushi-SANADA in the final. Two guys with long histories with Naito that make two completely different unique matches with him potentially at WK.

A lot is standing in the way of that and it’s mostly in the A Block with Gedo having to resist the temptation to put White or Okada on top. There’s also that slight chance of Ospreay getting through…as the history of him trying to beat his leader has been on the forefront for a while. Naito-Ospreay is certainly a unique main event to book, though having lost a bunch of months of Ospreay building would make you think it’s too high too soon.

On the other side, the temptation to do Naito-Hiromu seems large and would need a Naito win. I could see this being the year they try that as Hiromu would have a ton of momentum if he won BOSJ with little time left until January. As much of an EVIL backer as I am, this has been a disastrous tournament for him and is not the Final anyone wants. So hopefully it’s one of Naito-Sanada so everything they’re teasing for WK are extremely interesting feuds that will have a chance at living up to the hype in the ring.