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New Japan G1 Climax 31 results for Sunday, Oct. 3: Ibushi vs. Shingo, Sabre vs. Ishii, and more

Match lineup for night nine of NJPW G1 Climax 31 NJPW Global on Twitter

It’s, well... a few months after that time of year again, and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s G1 Climax tournament is back to ruin sleep schedules all over the globe!

This year's version, the 31st annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals on October 21. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.

Current Standings

A Block

8 Points

  • Great-O-Khan (4-1)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (4-0)

6 Points

  • KENTA (3-2)
  • Kota Ibushi (3-2)
  • Shingo Takagi (3-1)
  • Toru Yano (3-2)

4 Points

  • Tomohiro Ishii (2-3)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2-2)

2 Points

  • Tanga Loa (1-3)

0 Points

  • Tetsuya Naito (0-9 after being injured out and forfeiting his remaining matches)

B Block

8 Points

  • Jeff Cobb (4-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada (4-0)

6 Points

  • EVIL (3-1)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (3-1)

4 Points

  • SANADA (2-2)
  • Taichi (2-2)

2 Points

  • Tama Tonga (1-3)
  • YOSHI-HASHI (1-3)

0 Points

  • Chase Owens (0-4)
  • Hirooki Goto (0-4)

Today’s action takes place in Aichi’s Aichi Prefectural Arena, kicking off at 3 am ET / 12 am PT, and it's all about A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

KENTA over Great-O-Khan by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

Tanga Loa over Yujiro Takahashi by pinfall with Apeshit.

Tomohiro Ishii over Zack Sabre, Jr. by pinfall with the vertical drop brainbuster.

Kota Ibushi over Shingo Takagi by pinfall with Kamigoye.

Enjoy the show!