On Thursday, the G1 Climax featured the B Block tournament matches from Yokohama, Japan and was headlined by Tomohiro Ishii taking on Shingo Takagi.
In a sensational main event, Takagi defeated Ishii with the Last of the Dragon in one of the tournament’s top matches. It capped off a terrific show with the B Block on display heading into the final three nights at Budokan Hall.
Earlier in the show, Jay White submitted Juice Robinson with the TTO, Hirooki Goto pinned Jon Moxley after executing the GTR, Tetsuya Naito defeated Jeff Cobb with the Destino, and Toru Yano scored a countout victory over Taichi.
Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and Juice Robinson were eliminated based off Thursday’s results.
Going into the weekend with one match remaining in the block, there is a four-way tie involving Jon Moxley, Hirooki Goto, Jay White, and Tetsuya Naito with ten points each.
On the final day, Moxley will face Robinson and Goto faces Takagi with the card headlined by Tetsuya Naito vs. Jay White.
Naito would win in a tiebreaker with Goto, but not with Moxley.
Moxley can only win a tiebreaker if it’s with Naito because he has losses to Goto and White.
White would win a tiebreaker against Moxley but not with Goto.
Goto can win if Moxley and White win their matches and there is a tiebreaker among the three. He would lose a tiebreaker against Naito.
The first night at Budokan Hall takes place this Saturday at 5:30 am Eastern with the following card, including the final A Block matches:
*Jon Moxley & Shota Umino vs. Juice Robinson & Ren Narita
*Jeff Cobb & Toa Henare vs. Toru Yano & Tomoaki Honma
*Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
*Jay White, Chase Owens & Yujiro vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Bushi
*EVIL (4-4) vs. Lance Archer (2-6)
*Sanada (4-4) vs. Bad Luck Fale (3-5)
*Zack Sabre Jr. (3-5)) vs. KENTA (4-4)
*Hiroshi Tanahashi (4-4) vs. Will Ospreay (3-5)
*Kazuchika Okada (7-1) vs. Kota Ibushi (6-2)
The A Block comes down to the Okada vs. Ibushi match where Okada will advance to the final with a win or a draw. Ibushi must defeat Okada to advance to Monday’s final.