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New Japan G1 Climax 31 results for Thursday, Sept. 30: KENTA vs. Shingo, Ibushi vs. Yano, and more

Match lineup for night seven of NJPW G1 Climax 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 (4-0)

6 Points

  • KENTA (3-1)
  • Toru Yano (3-1)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (3-0)

4 Points

  • Kota Ibushi (2-2)
  • Shingo Takagi (2-1)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2-2)

2 Points

  • Tanga Loa (1-2)
  • Tomohiro Ishii (1-3)

0 Points

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

B Block

6 Points

  • Jeff Cobb (3-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada (3-0)

4 Points

  • EVIL (2-1)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (2-1)
  • SANADA (2-1)
  • Taichi (2-1)

2 Points

  • Tama Tonga (1-2)

0 Points

  • Chase Owens (0-3)
  • Hirooki Goto (0-3)
  • YOSHI-HASHI (0-3)

Today’s action takes place in Tokyo’s legendary Korakuen Hall, kicking off at 5:30 am ET / 2:30 am PT, and it's all about A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Tomohiro Ishii over Tanga Loa by pinfall with the vertical drop brainbuster.

Zack Sabre, Jr. over Great-O-Khan by submission with a triangle choke.

Kota Ibushi over Toru Yano by pinfall with Kamigoye.

Shingo Takagi over KENTA by pinfall with Last of the Dragon.

Enjoy the show!