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New Japan G1 Climax 31 results for Sunday, Sept. 26: Ibushi vs. Sabre, KENTA vs. Ishii, and more

Match lineup for night five 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

6 Points

  • Great-O-Khan (3-0)

4 Points

  • KENTA (2-1)
  • Kota Ibushi (2-1)
  • Shingo Takagi (2-1)
  • Toru Yano (2-1)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2-1)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (2-0)

2 Points

  • Tanga Loa (1-1)
  • Tomohiro Ishii (1-2)

0 Points

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

B Block

4 Points

  • Jeff Cobb (2-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada (2-0)
  • Taichi (2-0)

2 Points

  • EVIL (1-1)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (1-1)
  • SANADA (1-1)
  • Tama Tonga (1-1)

0 Points

  • Chase Owens (0-2)
  • Hirooki Goto (0-2)
  • YOSHI-HASHI (0-2)

Today’s action takes place in Hyogo’s Kobe World Hall, 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.

Great-O-Khan over Yujiro Takahashi by pinfall with the Eliminator.

Toru Yano over Tanga Loa by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

KENTA over Tomohiro Ishii by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

Zack Sabre, Jr. over Kota Ibushi by submission with Clarky Cat

Enjoy the show!