The G1 Climax 30 was a professional wrestling tournament promoted by the Japan-based New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). The tournament started on September 19 and was concluded on October 18, 2020. It is the thirtieth edition of G1 Climax, and forty-sixth edition of the tournament counting its previous forms under different names.[6]

Considered NJPW's most important tournament, the G1 Climax features twenty wrestlers, divided into two blocks of ten ("A" and "B"). Each participant faces all nine other wrestlers within the same block in singles matches. The winner of each block is determined via a point system, with two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no point for a defeat; each night of the event sees the ten members of one block compete for the tournament, while the members of the non-competing block perform in tag team matches that have no influence of the tournament results. On the final day of the event, the winners of both blocks face each other to determine the winner of the G1 Climax, who will gain a future match for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships at Wrestle Kingdom, NJPW's biggest yearly event.

As usual, the tournament took place over several cities and locations; the 2020 edition marked the first time that the G1 Climax tournament is taking place in the fall due to the 2020 Summer Olympics.[6][7] The event will broadcast live on TV Asahi and Fighting TV Samurai in Japan, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling World worldwide.

Background[edit | edit source]

On January 5, 2019, during Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome, NJPW announced that the 2020 edition of the G1 Climax would take place from September 19 to October 18, with the final three days being held at Ryōgoku Kokugikan. This was the first time the tournament would be held in the fall, due to the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were originally scheduled to be held at the same time of the tournament, prior to the postponement of the Olympics due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.[8][9]

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic[edit | edit source]

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, other wrestling promotions began to cancel or postpone their shows in an attempt to prevent further spreading of the COVID-19 virus.[10] At the end of February, following recommendations by the Japanese Ministry of Health regarding the coronavirus outbreak, NJPW canceled the events between March 1 and March 15 including the promotion's Anniversary Event and the first and the second round of New Japan Cup. [11] On March 23, NJPW also canceled the 2020 Sakura Genesis event, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 31.[12] On April 8, NJPW canceled more events from April 11 through May 4, leading to the cancelation of both nights of 2020 Wrestling Dontaku and would also cancel the whole Best of the Super Juniors tournament as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on May 6.[13][14] Various wrestlers such as David Finlay, El Phantasmo, KENTA, the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa), Jay White, Juice Robinson, Will Ospreay, Rocky Romero, and Robbie Eagles were unable to work on NJPW events due to travel restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, NJPW wrestlers and staff created the NJPW Together project in order to do bring content to NJPW World with interviews and old archived matches.[15] On May 6, NJPW announced that their Wrestle Dynasty event would be postponed to 2021, due to the effects of the 2019-20 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.[16] On June 8, during an online press conference, NJPW Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi announced that the promotion would start to held shows on June 15, starting with the Together Project Special and the return of the 2020 New Japan Cup between June 16 and July 11, with all shows being held behind closed doors. It was also that the finals of the New Japan Cup and the Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall would be the first shows to allow fans into the arena, but only a third of the venue's normal capacity, after the Japanese Government lifted some restrictions on many regions in Japan.[17] On August 11, NJPW announced that all G1 Climax show would have a limited number of wrestlers participating on the tour, with B block wrestlers not competing on A block shows throughout the tour, due to prevention measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]

Tournament rules[edit | edit source]

As per usual G1 Climax tradition, the tournament features twenty wrestlers, divided into two blocks of ten ("A" and "B"). Each participant faces all nine other wrestlers within the same block in a singles match, with the winner of each block being determined via a point system, gaining two points for a win, one point for a tie, and no point for a defeat; each night of the event sees the ten members of the same block compete for the tournament, while the members of the non-competing block perform in tag team matches that have no influence of the tournament results, typically facing their future tournament opponents. In the case of several wrestlers sharing the top score, the results of the matches those wrestlers had when facing each other in the tournament act as a tiebreaker, with the one having the most wins over the other top-scorers determining the winner of the block.[19][4]

On the final day of the event, the respective winners of both blocks face each other to determine the winner of the G1 Climax, who would gain a future match for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships, NJPW's top championship, at Wrestle Kingdom, NJPW's biggest yearly event; if the IWGP Heavyweight Champion himself wins, he gets to pick his opponent at Wrestle Kingdom. The low-card matches have a twenty-minute time limit, while the matches of the tournament have a 30-minutes time limit (with the time limit being reached resulting in a tie); the final match between the two block winners has no time limit.[19][4]

Dates, Venues and Locations[edit | edit source]

Dates[3] Venue[3] Location[3] Attendance
September 19–20 Edion Arena Osaka Namba, Osaka, Japan 2,401[20]
2,640[21]
September 23–24 Hokkai Kitayell Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 1,961[22]
1,920[23]
September 27 Kobe World Memorial Hall Kobe, Hyogo, Japan 2,548[24]
September 29–30 Korakuen Hall Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 696[25][26]
October 1 Aore Nagaoka Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan 1,685[27]
October 5 Takamatsu City Gymnasium Tagawa, Fukuoka, Japan 1,247[28]
October 6–7 Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall  Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 1,422[29]
1,430[30]
October 8 ZIP Arena Okayama Kita-ku, Okayama, Japan 1,477[31]
October 10 Edion Arena Osaka Namba, Osaka, Japan 2,369[32]
October 11 Dolphins Arena Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 2,550[33]
October 13 Hamamatsu Arena Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan 1,372[34]
October 14 Yokohama Budokan Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 1,498[35]
October 16–18 Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumida, Tokyo, Japan 2,863[36]
2,917[37]
2,928[38]

Participants[edit | edit source]

On September 6, 2020, several wrestlers announced their decision to participate in the G1 Climax including IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito[39], last year winner Kota Ibushi, who announced his participation and his focus on singles competition and Hiroshi Tanahashi.[40] NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki, announced his participation[40], Shingo Takagi, who recently lost the NEVER Openweight Champion, also announced his intension on participating the tournament.[39] And former paticipant Yujiro Takahashi, who announced his intensions on participating the tournament.[39] NJPW also announced that it was going to reveal the tournament participants on September 9.[41]

The twenty participants were officially announced on September 9, 2020. The list included participants who were outside Japan due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including Jeff Cobb, Juice Robinson, Will Ospreay, KENTA, and Jay White, while also featuring seventeen participants returning participants including Minoru Suzuki, Yujiro Takahashi. Bad Luck Fale and Jon Moxley, were left out of the tournament, due to travelling restrictions condicioned by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Japan.[42][43][44][45]

A Block[edit | edit source]

Name: Promotion: Group:
Kota Ibushi
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Jeff Cobb
Kazuchika Okada New Japan Pro-Wrestling CHAOS
Tomohiro Ishii
Will Ospreay New Japan Pro-Wrestling The Empire[Note 1]
Shingo Takagi New Japan Pro-Wrestling Los Ingobernables de Japon
Minoru Suzuki Suzuki-gun
Taichi
Jay White Bullet Club
Yujiro Takahashi
  1. During the tournament, Ospreay was afilliated CHAOS until October 16, when he turned on CHAOS's leader Kazuchika Okada to defect from CHAOS to form The Empire with Bea Priestley and the returning Great O-Khan.

B Block[edit | edit source]

Name: Promotion: Group:
Hiroshi Tanahashi
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Juice Robinson
Hirooki Goto New Japan Pro-Wrestling CHAOS
Toru Yano
Yoshi-Hashi
Tetsuya Naito Los Ingobernables de Japon
SANADA
Zack Sabre Jr. Suzuki-gun
KENTA Bullet Club
EVIL

Tournament[edit | edit source]

September 19[edit | edit source]

The first night of the A Block took place on September 19, 2020 at the Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan.[20] The event was broadcast live on TV Asahi and New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, Uemura won the match after submitting Tsuji with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured the first tournament match in the A Block featuring Will Ospreay taking on Yujiro Takahashi. In the end, Yujiro attempted to hit Ospreay with the Tokyo Pimps, only for Ospreay to perform the Hidden Blade followed by the Storm Breaker for the win, before adressing the crowd after the match.

The third match featured another tournament, featuring Jeff Cobb taking on Taichi. The end of the match saw Cobb going for Tour of the Island, with Taichi blocking and hitting a thrust kick followed by the Black Mephisto for the win to advance in the tournament. The fourth match saw Minoru Suzuki taking on Tomohiro Ishii in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. The end featured, Ishii going for the Vertical Drop Brainbuster, only for Suzuki to counter it and performing the Gotch-style Piledriver for the win.

The semi-main event featured Jay White taking on Shingo Takagi in a tournament match in the A Block. In the end, White took out Red Shoes Unno, leading Takagi to perform the Last of the Dragon but with no referee to count the pinfall. White hit a low blow followed by a back suplex for a near fall. White then performed the Blade Runner for the win to advance in the block. In the the main event, featured a rematch from last year's A Block finals with Kazuchika Okada taking on Kota Ibushi to advance in the A Block. In the end, Okada went for a spinning Rainmaker with Ibushi blocking it with a high kick, Ibushi went for the Kamigoye, only for Okada blocking it with two dropkicks. Okada went for another Rainmaker attempt with Ibushi blocking it and hitting a Bomaye. Afterwards, Ibushi performed the Kamigoye on Okada to win the match and advance in the block. Afterwards, Ibushi closed out the show. 

September 20[edit | edit source]

The first night of the B Block took place on September 19, 2020 at the Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan.[21] The event was broadcast live on TV Asahi and New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Tsuji won the match after submitting Kidd with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured the first tournament match in the B Block featuring Juice Robinson taking on Yoshi-Hashi. In the end, Robinson performed the Left Hand of God twice followed by the Pulp Friction for the win and to advance in the tournament.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Toru Yano taking on SANADA. The end of the match saw SANADA sending Yano into an exposed buckle followed by a roll-up pin for a near-fall. SANADA perfomed a sunset plancha, before trapping Yano in the Paradise Lock, with Yuya Uemura freeing Yano. Afterwards SANADA tried to put Uemura in the Paradise Lock, only for Yano to tap SANADA and Uemura together for the count out victory. The fourth match saw a rematch from Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome with KENTA taking on Hirooki Goto in tournament match to advance in the B Block. The end featured, Goto going for the Ushigoroshi, followed by a GTR attempt, only for KENTA to block it, forcing Goto to submitt with Game Over for the win.

In the semi-main event featured EVIL taking on Zack Sabre Jr. in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, EVIL went for a low blow, only for Sabre to block it and going for an Ankle Lock. EVIL threw Sabre in to an exposed buckle and performed the Darkness Falls for a near-fall. Afterwards, EVIL went for the Everything is EVIL, only for Sabre counter it with the European Clutch for the win to advance in the block. In the the main event, Tetsuya Naito took on Hiroshi Tanahashi in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Naito performed the Destino for a near-fall. Naito went for another Destino, only for Tanahashi to block it. Tanahashi went for a palm strike, only for Naito to block it and perfom the Valentia on Tanahashi. Naito would finish the match after performing the Destino for win the match and advance in the block. After the match, Naito closed out the show. 

September 23[edit | edit source]

The second night of the A Block took place on September 23, 2020 at the Hokkai Kitayell in Sapporo, Japan.[22] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yuya Uemura and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Tsuji won the match after pinning Uemura with a Butterfly Suplex.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Shingo Takagi taking on Jeff Cobb. In the end, both Takagi and Cobb traded Lariats, Cobb would hit Takagi with a German Suplex followed by the Tour of the Islands for the win and to advance in the tournament.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Kazuchika Okada taking on Yujiro Takahashi. The end of the match saw Yuiro setting up Okada in the Pimp Juice but Okada countered it and hit a Spinning Rainmaker. Okada won the match after submitting Yujiro with the Cobra Clutch. The fourth match saw Taichi taking on Minoru Suzuki in tournament match to advance in the A Block. The end saw Suzuki going for the Gotch-style Piledriver, only for Taichi counter it, Taichi would hit the Black Mephisto on Suzuki for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Will Ospreay taking on Tomohiro Ishii in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, after Ospreay and Ishii trading blows, Ospreay hit a reversed Huricarrana followed by a Piledriver for a near fall. Ospreay would hit the Hidden Blade followed by the Storm Breaker for the win to advance in the block. In the the main event, featured a rematch from last year's finals with Kota Ibushi taking on Jay White in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Ibushi went for the Kamigoye but White grabbed the referee. White attempted a forearm strike, but Ibushi countered it, hitting White with a forearm strike followed by a kick. Gedo distracted the referee and White would afterwards hit a low blow, followed by a Leglock Suplex for a near fall. Ibushi hit White with a Bomaye, Ibushi hit Gedo with a high kick leading White to hit the Blade Runner for the win. After the match, White closed the show with a promo insulting the audience for robotically clapping and insulted Ibushi for caring about the audience.

September 24[edit | edit source]

The second night of the B Block took place on September 24, 2020 at the Hokkai Kitayell in Sapporo, Japan.[23] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, Tsuji won the match after submitting Uemura with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Hirooki Goto taking on SANADA. In the end, SANADA went for the Rounding Body Press and set Goto in the Skull End, Goto would counter and hit an elevated GTR for a near-fall. Goto hit a GTW and followed by a kick, Goto would hit the GTR and for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Toru Yano. The end of the match saw Tanahashi going for a flying forearm, Yano blindfolded, pulled the referee, with Tanahashi stopping in time, Yano hit Tanahashi with a low blow followed by a cradle pin for the win. The fourth match saw Juice Robinson taking on KENTA in tournament match to advance in the B Block. The end saw Suzuki going for a second attempt of the Go 2 Sleep, only for Robinson counter it and hit KENTA with the Left Hand of God followed by the Pulp Friction for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Yoshi-Hashi taking on EVIL in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Hashi went for the Kharma, but EVIL blocked it and hit a low blow on Hashi followed by the Everything is EVIL for the win to advance in the block. In the the main event, featured Tetsuya Naito taking on Zack Sabre Jr. in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Sabre went for a Guillotine Choke to set Naito in the European Clutch for a near-fall, Sabre went for Rolling Japanese Leg Hold for another near fall. Sabre went for the Zack Driver but Naito countered it into a Destino for a near-fall. Naito hit another Destino and for the win. After the match, Naito closed the show.

September 27[edit | edit source]

The third night of the A Block took place on September 27, 2020 at the Hokkai Kitayell in Sapporo, Japan.[24] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World and TV Asahi.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Kidd won the match after pinning Tsuji with a Double-Arm Suplex.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Taichi taking on Yujiro Takahashi. In the end, Takahashi hit the Miami Shine followed by a Pimp Juice attempt, only to Taichi hit a low blow followed by the Taichi-style Gedo Clutch pin for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Jeff Cobb taking on Minoru Suzuki. In the end, Cobb countered a Gotch-style Piledriver attempt, Suzuki went for a comeback and locked Cobb in a Sleeper Hold followed by the Gotch-style Piledriver for the win. The fourth match saw Kota Ibushi taking on Tomohiro Ishii in tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Ibushi hit an Enziguri followed by a Brainbuster, Ibushi hit the Kamigoye for a near-fall. Ibushi and Ishii traded strikes, afterwards, Ibushi hit another Kamigoye for the win.

In the semi-main event featured a rematch from last year's Best of the Super Juniors's final featuring Shingo Takagi taking on Will Ospreay in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Takagi hit Ospreay with the Pumping Bomber, afterwards Takagi hoisted Ospreay and dropped him from the second rope, for a near-fall, Takagi hit the Last of the Dragon for the win to advance in the block. In the the main event, featured a rematch from G1 Supercard featuring Jay White taking on Kazuchika Okada in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, White went on to hit Okada with Rainmaker, only to Okada counter it, afterwards Okada hit a Dropkick followed by the Tombstone Piledriver and afterwards locked White in the Cobra Clutch. Gedo tried to interfere with Okada hitting a Dropkick on Gedo. Okada went on to lock White with the Cobra Clutch, only to Gedo to grab the referee's leg, White hit a low blow before grabbing the wrist of Okada. Okada went for a Cobra Clutch attempt, only to White hit a Suplex. Afterwards, White hit the Blade Runner for the win to advance in the tournament. After the match, White cut a promo on thanking Okada for the two year anniversary of White and Gedo's betrayal while claiming Okada’s glory days being behind him.

September 29[edit | edit source]

The third night of the B Block took place on September 29, 2020 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.[25] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World and Fighting TV Samurai.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Gabriel Kidd and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, Uemura won the match after submitting Uemura with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Yoshi-Hashi taking on SANADA. In the end, Hashi hit a double knee for a near fall. Hashi then pinned SANADA with the Kharma for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Zack Sabre Jr. taking on KENTA. The end of the match saw KENTA going for a go 2 sleep attempt, but Sabre countered it, KENTA hit a chop attempt on Sabre but got caught by a hold, Sabre went for a ground submission, afterwards Sabre attempted for a pin fall, and hit a couple of strikes. KENTA hit Sabre with a knee followed by the go 2 sleep for the win. The fourth match saw Juice Robinson taking on Hiroshi Tanahashi in tournament match to advance in the B Block. The end saw Robinson hitting a strong stike for a near-fall. Tanahashi went on to pin Robinson with the Samson Clutch for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Toru Yano taking on EVIL in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Yano went on to push EVIL into an exposed turnbuckle pad only to Dick Togo saving EVIL at the time, Togo went on to distract the referee, EVIL hit Yano with an eye rake and a low blow attempt, only to Yano hit a low blow and a cradle for the win. In the the main event, featured Hirooki Goto taking on Tetsuya Naito in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Goto lifted Naito, only to Naito hit Goto with a Destino, Naito went for a another attempt, only to Goto counter it. Goto hit a kick and lifted Naito, only to Naito reverse with a Valentia. Naito hit another Destino for the win. After the match, Naito closed the show.

September 30[edit | edit source]

The fourth night of the A Block took place on September 30, 2020 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.[26] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World and Fighting TV Samurai.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, Tsuji won the match after submitting Uemura with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Minoru Suzuki taking on Yujiro Takahashi. In the end, Takahashi went for the Pimp Juice but Suzuki countered it into a Sleeper Hold, followed by the Gotch-style Piledriver for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Kota Ibushi taking on Jeff Cobb. The end of the match saw Cobb setting Ibushi for a running Lariat, but Ibushi turned it into an exchange of strikes, Cobb hit Ibushi with a standing Lariat. Cobb went for a serie of gutwrenches, but Ibushi countered a Powerbomb attempt, only to reverse into a fireman's carry facebuster for a near-fall. Cobb went for the Tour of the Islands, only to Ibushi hit an high kick followed by running knee strike. Ibushi then hit Kamigoye for the win. The fourth match saw Kazuchika Okada taking on Taichi in tournament match to advance in the A Block. The end saw Taichi going for the Black Mephisto, only to Okada trap Taichi into the Cobra Clutch for the win.

In the semi-main event featured a rematch from 2019's NJPW Anniversary show with Will Ospreay taking on Jay White in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, White went for the Blade Runner, only to Ospreay reverse it and hit the Oscutter for a near-fall. Ospreay went for an Hidden Blade but White collapsed, Ospreay, went for White but the officials went to break it up. White continue to hit White with a couple of kicks, but tripped the official when Ospreay went for the Storm Breaker. Gedo tried to use his brass knuckles, but Ospreay countered it with a forearm, White went for a low blow attempt with Ospreay counter it. Ospreay hit the Hidden Blade followed by the Storm Breaker for the win. In the the main event, featured Tomohiro Ishii taking on Shingo Takagi in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, both men traded a couple of forearms, Takagi trapped Ishii in the ropes and hit a GTR. Takagi hit a Pumping Bomber for a near-fall. Takagi went for the Last of the Dragon with Ishii foughting off, leading Takagi to hit a DDT. Takagi and Ishii traded Lariats, with Ishii hitting a jumping Enziguri followed by a Lariat, afterwrds Ishii hit the Vertical Drop Brainbuster for the win.

October 1[edit | edit source]

The fourth night of the B Block took place on October 1, 2020 at the Aore Nagaoka in Nagaoka, Japan.[27] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Kidd used a small package for a near-fall, afterwards the time limit expired.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Juice Robinson taking on Toru Yano. In the end, Yano reverted a Left Hand of God and tried to use a Backslide on the referee. Robinson hit the Left Hand of God, afterwards Robinson went on to hit the Pulp Friction with Yano counter it afterwards Yano tried a Schoolboy. Robinson countered it and rolled up Yano for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Hirooki Goto taking on Zack Sabre Jr.. The end of the match saw Goto hitting the Ushigoroshi followed by a mid kick. Goto went for the GTR' but Sabre reversed into an European Clutch for the win. The fourth match saw Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Yoshi-Hashi in tournament match to advance in the B Block. The end saw Tanahashi hit a Dragon Screw, following by a trade of strikes, Tanahashi hit another Dragon Screw, Tanahashi went for the Sling Blade but Hashi countered it and hit a Dragon Suplex. Hashi hit a Meteora for a near fall followed by a Sidewalk Slam for another near fall. Hashi went for the Kharma but Tanahashi countered it, Hashi went for a Lariat but Tanahashi reversed into a Sling Blade. Tanahashi hit a standing High Fly Flow followed by an High Fly Flow for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Bullet Club members EVIL taking on KENTA in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, KENTA hit EVIL with his briefcase followed by a double stomp as the referee was revived. KENTA hit a Busaiku Knee Kick for a near fall. KENTA went for a go 2 sleep but EVIL sent him into a turnbuckle, afterwards EVIL hit the Darkness Falls for a near fall, followed by a Lariat for a near fall. EVIL went for the Everything is EVIL but KENTA reversed and hit a series of palm strikes. Dick Togo interfered with KENTA pulling him into the ring, KENTA went for the go 2 sleep on Togo but EVIL shielded the referee and hit a low blow on KENTA. EVIL hit the Everything is EVIL for the win. In the the main event, featured Los Ingobernables de Japón members Tetsuya Naito taking on SANADA in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, SANADA went for a Rounding Body Press but missed it. Naito slipped on a Destino attempt. Naito escaped a Skull End attempt and hit the Destino. Naito went for another attempt with SANADA blocking it, Naito attempted the Gloria but stumbled, SANADA hit the Destino for a near fall followed by two Rounding Body Presses for the win. After the match, SANADA and Naito went for a fist bump and Naito left the ring, afterwards SANADA closed the show.

October 5[edit | edit source]

The fifth night of the A Block took place on October 5, 2020 at the Takamatsu City Gymnasium in Tagawa, Japan.[28] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yuya Uemura and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Uemura won the match after submitting Kidd with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Shingo Takagi taking on Yujiro Takahashi. In the end, Takagi went for the Last of the Dragon but Yujiro countered with a bite while shoving the referee. Yujiro tried to attack Takagi with his staff but Takagi countered it and broke it in half with a forearm. Shingo then went for a Pumping Bomber followed by the Last of the Dragon for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Jeff Cobb taking on Jay White. The end of the match saw Gedo interfering and distracting Cobb, alloweing White to hit a sleeper suplex. Cobb got on his feet and hit the Tour of the Islands. Gedo tried to interfere again but Cobb slammed him into White and hit a second Tour of the Islands for the win. The fourth match saw Kazuchika Okada taking on Minoru Suzuki in tournament match to advance in the A Block. The end saw Okada hitting a dropkick followed by a Tombstone Piledriver before locking the Money Clip. Suzuki rolled out and turned it into an armbar but Okada reached the ropes. Okada went for the Rainmaker, with Suzuki counter it, with Okada hitting a Rainmaker. Okada went for another Rainmaker but Suzuki countered it into a Sleeper Hold. Okada tried to reverse and attempted the Money Clip. Suzuki went for the Gotch-style Piledriver, but Okada reversed it into a cradle pin for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Tomohiro Ishii taking on Taichi in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Taichi hit Ishii with the Taichi-style Last Ride for a near-fall, Ishii hit a German Suplex, but Taichi fired up and Ishii hit him with a clothesline. Ishii hit another clothesline for a near fall, followed by an Axe Bomber and Backdrop Driver for a near-fall. Ishii and Taichi traded strikes, Ishii hit a Sliding D for a near-fall followed by the Vertical Drop Brainbuster for the win. After the match, Ishii and Taichi were separated by the Young Lions. In the the main event, featured Kota Ibushi taking on Will Ospreay in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Ibushi went for the Kamigoye with Ospreay avoiding it with a hook kick. Ibushi fought his way out of the Storm Breaker, leading Ospreay to hit a Liger bomb for a near-fall. Ospreay went for the Hidden Blade but Ibushi reverted with a high kick followed by the Golden Bomb for a near-fall. Ibushi went for the Kamigoye, but Ospreay reversed it into a craddle. Ospreay went for the Oscutter but Ibushi hit him with a kick followed the Kamigoye for the win. After the match, Ibushi closed the show.

October 6[edit | edit source]

The fifth night of the B Block took place on October 6, 2020 at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall in Hiroshima, Japan.[29] The event was broadcasted live on Fighting TV Samurai and New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, both went for a craddle for a near-fall, afterwards the time limit expired.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring CHAOS members, Hirooki Goto taking on Toru Yano. In the end, Yano threw a towel to Goto's face before Goto hitting a Lariat on him. Goto folded Yano and afterwards pinned him for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring a rematch from Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome between SANADA taking on Zack Sabre Jr.. The end of the match saw Sabre hitting a couple of kicks, afterwards, SANADA locked Sabre in the Skull End. Sabre rolled free and tried a sequence of pinfall attempts. SANADA, afterwards put Sabre in position for the 'Skull End and afterwards hit a rope assisted DDT. SANADA hit the Rounding Body Press on Sabre for the win. The fourth match saw another tournament match with EVIL taking on Juice Robinson. In the end, EVIL hit a Lariat followed by a Powerbomb, Robinson hit the Left Hand of God. Dick Togo interfered by distracting the referee allowing EVIL to hit a low blow. EVIL then hit the Everything is EVIL for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Tetsuya Naito taking on Yoshi-Hashi in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Naito hit multiple elbow strikes before being caught by a headbutt. Afterwards Hashi hit a Dragon Suplex followed by a Lariat for a near-fall. Hashi hoisted Naito, only to Naito hit a Destino. Naito went for another Destino but Hashi countered it with a Kharma for a near-fall. Naito hit an Enzigiri followed by the Destino for the win. In the the main event, featured a rematch from last year's tournament with Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on KENTA in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, KENTA began to hit strikes on Tanahashi before turning into the go 2 sleep, Tanahashi escaped and hit a neck whip. Tanahashi hit a Sling Blade followed by the High Fly Flow. Afterwards, Tanahashi locked the Texas Coverlaf on KENTA, forcing him to submit for the win. After the match, Tanahashi closed the show.

October 7[edit | edit source]

The sixth night of the A Block took place on October 7, 2020 at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall in Hiroshima, Japan.[30] The event was broadcasted live on Fighting TV Samurai and New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Tsuji won the match after submitting Kidd with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Tomohiro Ishii taking on Yujiro Takahashi. In the end, Ishii ht an Enzigiri followed by a Lariat for a near-fall, Ishii went for the Vertical Drop Brainbuster but Yujiro countered and turned into a Brainbuster of his own. Ishi went for another Vertical Drop Brainbuster but Yujiro reversed into an inside cradle for a near-fall Ishii hit a jumping headbutt, followed by the Sliding D for a near-fall. Ishii hit the Vertical Drop Brainbuster for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Kazuchika Okada taking on Jeff Cobb. The end of the match saw Okada locking the Money Clip, Cobb attempted to reach the ropes, only to Okada reverse into a backslide for a near-fall. Okada went for a move but Cobb hit Okada with a dropkick, afterwards Cobb steal Okada's Rainmaker pose. Cobb went for a Tour of the Islands attempt, only to reverse it into a roll-up pin for a near-fall. Cobb went for a kick, only to Okada reverse it into a cradle pin for the win.

The fourth match saw another tournament match with Minoru Suzuki taking on Will Ospreay. In the end, Ospreay went for the Handspring Enzuigiri but Suzuki turned it into a Sleeper Hold, which Ospreay countered into a Vertical Suplex. Ospreay went for the Hidden Blade, only to Suzuki avoiding it and turning it into a Sleeper Hold. Suzuki went for a Gotch-style Piledriver attempt, only to Ospreay hit an Enziguri followed by the Storm Breaker for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Taichi taking on Jay White in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, White went for a low blow, but Taichi stopped him and shove him into the referee, Taichi hit Gedo with a low blow, followed by another on White, Taichi rolled White into the Taichi-style Gedo Clutch for a near-fall. Taichi hit the Taichi-style Last Ride on White for another near-fall, Taichi took his pants and White moved the referee before Taichi hit the Buzzszaw Kick, Taichi went for the Black Mephisto, only to White counter into a Blade Runner for the win. In the the main event, featured Kota Ibushi taking on Shingo Takagi in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Takagi hit Ibushi with a pop-up DVD, Takagi went for the Last of the Dragon, only to Ibushi hitting a jumping knee. Ibushi went for the Kamigoye but Takagi reversed it into a headbutt followed by the Made in Japan for a near-fall. Takagi hit two consecutive Pumping Boombers for a near-fall. Takagi went for the Last of the Dragon but Ibushi fought out. Takagi hit Ibushi with a Lariat followed by Ibushi, who it Takagi with a Lariat followed by the Bomaye. Ibushi went for the Kamigoye, only to Takagi counter it into the Last of the Dragon for the win. After the match, Takagi closed the show.

October 8[edit | edit source]

The sixth night of the B Block took place on October 8, 2020 at the ZIP Arena Okayama in Okayama, Japan.[31] The event was broadcasted live on Fighting TV Samurai and New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yuya Uemura and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Kidd won the match after pinning Uemura with a Double Arm Suplex.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Hirooki Goto taking on Yoshi-Hashi. In the end, Hashi hit a Fisherman Buster for a near-fall. Hashi went for the Kharma but Goto blocked it and hit a GTR. Afterwards both traded strikes, with Goto hitting a forearm, Goto went for a Laritat but Hashi blocked it and hit a Lariat of his own. Goto went for the GTR but Hashi countered it with a headbutt. Afterwards, both traded slaps and afterwards Goto hit the GTR for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Zack Sabre Jr. taking on Toru Yano. The end of the match saw Yano going for a Powerbomb, but Sabre trapped Yano in a Guillotine Choke. Yano countered the hold and used a cradle for a near-fall. Yano went for a low blow but Sabre blocked it and applied an Ankle Hold, afterwards Yano hit Sabre with a pad but Sabre stood tall, and transitioned to a modified leg lock to force Yano to submitt for the win.

The fourth match saw another tournament match with SANADA taking on KENTA. In the end, KENTA shoved SANADA into the referee, KENTA hit a DDT, KENTA would grab his briefcasea and afterwards SANADA hit a Dropkick into KENTA's briefcase. SANADA went for the Rounding Body Press but KENTA got to his knees and and craddled SANADA for a near-fall. KENTA went for another craddle attempt, only to SANADA reversing it into an O'Connor Bridge for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Tetsuya Naito taking on Juice Robinson in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Naito went for a Destino attempt, with Robinson reversing it into a Powerbomb. Afterwards both had an exchange of strikes and Naito took a flip bump off a left hand, Robinson went for the Pulp Friction with Naito counter it, with Robinson afterwards hitting the Left Hand of God. Robinson went for a Pulp Friction attempt, with Naito hitting a strike. Naito hit a Destino for a near-fall, Naito hit the Destino for the win. In the the main event, featured Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on EVIL in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Tanahashi hit the High Fly Flow, Tanahashi went for another but Dick Togo threw a chair and Tanahashi gave it to the referee, Togo grabbed Tanahashi and hit a Superplex for a near-fall, afterwards EVIL hit the Darkness Falls for a near-fall. EVIL hit the Everything is EVIL for the win. After the match, EVIL closed the show.

October 10[edit | edit source]

The seventh night of the A Block took place on October 10, 2020 at the Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan.[32] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, Uemura won the match after pinning Uemura with a Double Arm Suplex.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Jeff Cobb taking on Tomohiro Ishii. In the end, Ishii lifted Cobb for the Vertical Drop Brainbuster, only Cobb slip and land a toss. Ishii got to his feet and hit a headbutt. Ishii and Cobb had an exchange of strikes, Cobb hit a pop up Powerbomb. Cobb hit the Tour of the Islands for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Jay White taking on Yujiro Takahashi. The end of the match saw Yujiro cradled White for a near-fall, afterwards White cradled Yujiro for a near-fall, Yujiro hit a forearm strike followed by a low blow and a Miami Shine for a near fall. Gedo would interfere and afterwards, White hit a low blow followed by the Blade Runner on Yujiro for the win. After the match, White to hit Yujiro with a chair, only to Gedo calming the things.

The fourth match saw another tournament match with Taichi taking on Will Ospreay. In the end, Taichi hoisted Ospreay for the Black Mephisto, only to Ospreay counter it to a Storm Breaker attempt. Afterwards both went for a the same attempt. Ospreay hit a Oscutter for a near-fall. Ospreay hit the Hidden Blade followed by the Storm Breaker for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Kota Ibushi taking on Minoru Suzuki in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Suzuki locked Ibushi in a Sleeper Hold followed by a Gotch-style Piledriver attempt, Ibushi went for the Kamigoye but Suzuki reverted into a Boston Crab. Ibushi fought free and hit a bycicle knee strike followed by the Kamigoye for the win. In the the main event, featured Kazuchika Okada taking on Shingo Takagi in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Okada went for a pin, followed by the Tombstone Piledriver for a near-fall. Okada trapped Takagi in the Money Clip before hitting the Rainmaker. Takagi went on to mock Okada's Rainmaker pose and hit the Rainmaker on Okada. Takagi hit the Made in Japan for a near-fall, afterwards Takagi hit the Pumping Bomber for a near-fall. Takagi lifted Okada for a Last of the Dragon attempt but Okada countered it and hit a Spinning Rainmaker, afterwards Okada trapped Takagi in the Money Clip, forcing Takagi to submit for the win. After the match, Okada closed the show.

October 10[edit | edit source]

The seventh night of the B Block took place on October 11, 2020 at the Dolphins Arena in Nagoya, Japan.[33] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Kidd won the match after pinning Tsuji with a Double-Arm Suplex.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Zack Sabre Jr. taking on Yoshi-Hashi. In the end, Sabre went for a takedown followed by a double foot stomp to Hashi's arm, Sabre went for the cover for a near-fall followed by a kick to Hashi's chest for another near-fall. Hashi and Sabre went for an exchange of strikes, followed by a double knee on Sabre followed by a Superkick for a near fall. In the end, Sabre went for the Article 50, only to transit to the Clarky Cat, forcing Hashi to submit for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring KENTA taking on Toru Yano. The end of the match saw KENTA returned to the ring and pushed Yano into an exposed turnbuckle. KENTA then went on to use a bottle of hand sanitizer, only to being blocked by Yano, Yano went on to avoid the sanitizer, only to KENTA pushing him into the exposed turnbuckle, afterwards KENTA splshed Yano with the sanitizer for a near-fall. Both returned outside of the ring, with both men fighting for the bottle leaving the referee blind, KENTA went hold Yano into the ramp and afterwards hit Yano with his briefcase and tape flew from within. KENTA then taped Yano in the entranceway leading Yano to be counted out, awarding the win to KENTA.

The fourth match saw another tournament match with SANADA taking on Juice Robinson. In the end, Robinson hit SANADA with a Powerbomb and began to strike SANADA. Robinson went on to a Left Hand of God attempt, only to SANADA counter it, afterwards SANADA locked the Skull End on Robinson, Robinson broke free and went for a Pulp Friction attempt, afterwards Robinson and SANADA went for the same sequence followed by a set of grapple attempts, only to Robinson going for a cradle for a near-fall. SANADA went on to lock Robinson in the Skull End, afterwards SANADA went to the corner and hit the Rounding Body Press for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Hirooki Goto taking on Hiroshi Tanahashi in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Tanahashi hit Goto with a palm strike, only to Tanahashi going for the top rope, Goto and Tanahashi fought in the top rope beofre landing a headbutt followed by an avalanche Ushigoroshi. Goto hit the GTR for the win and pinning Tanahashi for the first time in his career.

In the the main event, featured a rematch from Summer Struggle in Jingu with Tetsuya Naito taking on EVIL in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, EVIL lifted Naito but Naito hit the Destino, Naito went for another attempt but Naito was unable to went through and EVIL hit the Darkness Falls on Naito for a near-fall. EVIL went for two consecutive Everything is EVIL attempts, only to Naito counter it. Dick Togo went on to distract the referee, only to EVIL hit a low blow on Naito. Togo gave EVIL a chair, only to grab the referee's attencion, Togo began choking Naito. Naito hit a shoulder tackle and shoved Togo, EVIL hit a Suplex and went for an Everything is EVIL attempt, only to Naito hit the Destino for a near-fall. Naito went for another Destino, only to EVIL counter into the Everything is EVIL for the win. After the match, EVIL closed the show.

October 13[edit | edit source]

The eighth night of the A Block took place on October 13, 2020 at the Hamamatsu Arena in Hamamatsu, Japan.[34] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yuya Uemura and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Kidd won the match after pinning Tsuji with a Double Overhook Suplex.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Jeff Cobb taking on Will Ospreay. In the end, Ospreay went for an Oscutter attempt followed by Cobb with a Tour of the Islands attempt, Ospreay then hit Cobb with the Oscutter for a near-fall. Ospreay went for a Storm Breaker attempt, only to Cobb hit a German Suplex followed by the Tour of the Islands for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Kota Ibushi taking on Yujiro Takahashi. The end of the match saw Takahashi hitting the Miami Shine leaving both men winded. Takahashi put Ibushi on the top rope and hit a Fisherman Buster. Takahashi went for a Pimp Juice attempt, only to Ibushi missing a bycicle knee kick. Following a short sequence, Ibushi hit the Kamigoye for the win. The fourth match saw another tournament match with Taichi taking on Shingo Takagi. The end of the match saw Taichi hitting the Axe Bomber for a near-fall. Tachi afterwards took his pants and Takagi immediately hit Taichi with a Pumping Bomber. Takagi went for a sequence of strikes followed by a roll-up pin for a near-fall. Afterwards Takagi hit the Made in Japan for a near-fall followed by a Pumping Bomber for another near-fall. Takagi and Taichi went for an exchange of strikes, afterwards Taichi hit the Black Mephisto for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Minoru Suzuki taking on Jay White in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, White hit Suzuki with a chop block followed by a Blade Runner attempt, only to Suzuki counter into an armbar. Gedo tried to distract the referee, only to Suzuki catching Gedo and sending him to the outside. Suzuki and White went for an exchanged of strikes, only to White going for a Blade Runner, only to Suzuki avoiding it. Afterwards, Suzuki locked the Sleeper Hold followed by a Gotch-style Piledriver attempt, afterwards, Gedo interfered again distracting the referee, only to White hit a low blow followed by the Blade Runner for the win.

In the the main event, featured CHAOS members Kazuchika Okada taking on Tomohiro Ishii in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Ishii hit an Enziguri, followed by a Dropkick from Okada. Okada trapped Ishii in the Money Clip, allowing Ishii to fade. Ishii hit a headbutt followed by a Lariat for a near-fall. Ishii raised Okada for a Vertical Drop Brainbuster attempt, only to Okada counter and locking another Money Clip. Okada and Ishii went for a sequence of strikes followed by a Dropkick from Okada. Okada trapped Ishii in the Money Clip, forcing Ishii to submit allowing Okada to win. After the match, Okada closed the show.

October 14[edit | edit source]

The eighth night of the B Block took place on October 14, 2020 at the Yokohama Budokan in Yokohama, Japan.[35] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, Tsuji won the match after submitting Uemura with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring KENTA taking on Yoshi-Hashi. In the end, KENTA and Hashi traded strikes, KENTA went for a go 2 sleep attempt, only to Hashi counter into a DDT followed by a Dragon Suplex and a Lariat afterwards. Hashi hit the Kumagoroshi for a near-fall. KENTA went for a couple of strikes, Hashi went for a Kharma attempt before KENTA trapped Hashi in the Game Over forcing Hashi to submit for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Juice Robinson taking on Zack Sabre Jr.. The end of the match saw Robinson going for a Juice Box attempt, only to Sabre hit a Penalty Kick followed by a Tornado DDT for a near-fall. Sabre immediately transitioned into the Article 50 followed by a Triangle Choke, only to Robinson escaping with a Powerbomb. Robinson hit a corner Cannonball followed by a Pulp Friction attempt before turning into an Octopus Hold, Robinson fought out and hit another Juice Box for another near-fall. Robisnon went for another Pulp Friction before the two exchanging cradles before Sabre transitioned Robinson into the European Clutch for the win. The fourth match saw another tournament, featuring Tetsuya Naito taking on Toru Yano. The end of the match saw Yano picking a roll of tape, but Naito popped up and threw the tape into the referee. Yano sprayed hand sanitizer into Naito's eyes, as well into Yota Tsuji's eyes, afterwards taped both Naito and Tsuji into the barricade, Naito and Tsuji squeezed through and made their way into the ring to beat the count. Naito and Tsuji hit a Clothesline before the referee removed the tape. Naito offered Tsuji a fist bump, only to Tsuji throw him into Yano, Naito threw the referee into Yano, only to Yano hit him with a low blow followed by a chop block. Yano went for a cradle for a near-fall, only to Naito hit a low blow followed by cradle for the win.

In the semi-main event featured Hirooki Goto taking on EVIL in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Goto hit a Elbow Drop followed by a GTR attempt, only to EVIL rake his eyes. EVIL distracted the referee, only to Dick Togo choke Goto. Goto fought out and hit an Ushigoroshi followed by a headbutt on EVIL. Goto hit a mid kick followed by the Ura GTR for a near-fall. Goto and EVIL went for their finishing maneuvers, only to EVIL push Goto into the referee. EVIL hit a low blow followed by the Everything is EVIL for the win to advance in the block.In the the main event, featured Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on SANADA in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, SANADA and Tanahashi went both for a cradle for a near-fall. Tanahashi went for SANADA's Japanese Clutch Hold, only to SANADA locking the Skull End, Tanahashi countered and locked SANADA in his finishing maneuver, only to SANADA going for the same attempt. Tanahashi went for a High Fly Flow, only to SANADA hitting a TKO followed by two consecutive Rounding Body Presses for the win. After the match, SANADA closed the show.

October 16[edit | edit source]

The ninth night of the A Block took place on October 16, 2020 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.[36] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World and TV Asahi.


The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Yota Tsuji and Gabriel Kidd. After a back and forth match, Tsuji won the match after submitting Kidd with a Boston Crab.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Jeff Cobb taking on Yujiro Takahashi. In the end, Cobb hit a Spin Cycle followed by a Standing Moonsault for a near-fall. Cobb went for a Tour of the Islands attempt, only to Takahashi going for a craddle for a near-fall. Takahashi shoved the referee and hit Cobb with his cane followed by an Olympic Slam for a near-fall. Takahashi afterwards, hit the Miami Shine for a near-fall followed by the Pimp Juice for the win.

The third match saw another tournament match, featuring Shingo Takagi taking on Minoru Suzuki. The end of the match saw Suzuki locking the Sleeper Hold, Takagi escaped and hit serie of Lariats, Suzuki resisted and hit Takagi with series of palm strikes, Suzuki hit a headbutt followed by second attempt, only to Takagi hit number of headbutts of his own. Suzuki went for another Sleeper Hold, only to Takagi counter and hit big right hand, Takagi hit the Last of the Dragon for the win.

The fourth match saw another tournament match, featuring Kazuchika Okada taking on Will Ospreay. The end of the match saw Okada going for a backslide, for a Rainmaker attempt, only to Ospreay counter into a Rainmaker attempt of his own. Okada went for another Rainmaker, only to Ospreay hit a Spanish Fly. Ospreay went for middle rope Spanish Fly and went for the Storm Breaker, only to Okada hitting a Spinning Rainmaker. Okada trapped Ospreay in the Money Clip, Bea Priestley interfered and distracted the referee leading The Great O-Kharn to interfere and hitting the Claw Hold on Okada. Afterwards, Ospreay hit the Storm Breaker for the win. After the match, Ospreay went to kiss Priestley before hitting Okada with the Hidden Blade with O-Kharn looking at the ringside. Afterwards, Ospreay, Priestley and O-Kharn left the ring.

In the semi-main event featured Taichi taking on Kota Ibushi in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Ibushi went for the Kamigoye, only to Taichi hit him with a sweeping kick. Both aided the ropes and went for an exchange of kicks, Ibushi hit a high kick followed by the Kamigoye to win the block.

In the the main event, featured Jay White taking on Tomohiro Ishii in a tournament match to advance in the A Block. In the end, Gedo took the referee, Ishii went for the Vertical Drop Brainbuster, only to White hit a low blow followed by a Back Suplex for a near-fall. White went for a DDT, only to Ishii hit a headbutt. White hit a Sleeper Suplex, only to Ishii go to his feet and hit another Sleeper Suplex. Ishii and White went both for their finisher maneuvers, only to Ishii hit a cutter, Gedo took out the referee and Ishii hit him with a Lariat followed by another Lariat to White for a near-fall. Ishii hit the Vertical Drop Brainbuster for the win.

October 17[edit | edit source]

The ninth night of the B Block took place on October 17, 2020 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.[37] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World and TV Asahi.

The show kicked off with a singles match featuring Gabriel Kidd and Yuya Uemura. After a back and forth match, Kidd won the match after pinning Uemura with a Double Arm Suplex.

The following match, featured a tournament match featuring Toru Yano taking on Yoshi-Hashi. In the end, Hashi tried to trap Yano into the barricade, Yano went on to spray hand sanitizer into Hashi's face. Yano went on to expose a turnbuckle. Yano went for a low blow only to Hashi counter into a Kinkoji for the win.

The third match saw another tournament, featuring Juice Robinson taking on Hirooki Goto. The end of the match saw Goto hitting Robinson with the Ushigoroshi. Goto went for a serie of counter with Goto blocking a Pulp Friction attempt, to counter into a Sleeper Hold, only to Goto went for a serie of cradles for a near-fall. Robinson hit the Left Hand of God followed by the Pulp Friction for the win.

The fourth match saw another tournament, featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Zack Sabre Jr.. The end of the match saw Tanahashi going for a Sling Blade, only to Sabre counter it, only to Tanahashi hitting the Sling Blade. Tanahashi went for the High Fly Flow, only to Sabre roll through. Tanahashi went for a cradle for the win.

In the semi-main event featured a rematch from The New Beginning in Osaka between Tetsuya Naito taking on KENTA in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Naito went for the Destino, only to KENTA block it, KENTA went for a go 2 sleep attempt, only to Naito hit a Destino. Naito went for a Destino attempt, only to KENTA hit Naito with two consecutive spinning back fists, afterwards, Naito hit the Valentia. Naito went for another Destino, only to KENTA roll-up Naito with a Small Package for the win.

In the the main event, featured EVIL taking on SANADA in a tournament match to advance in the B Block. In the end, Dick Togo pulled the referee out of the ring and used a chair on SANADA and peppered him with his hands. EVIL and Togo hit SANADA with the Magic Killer, Hiromu Takahashi who was on commentary, interfered to SANADA's aid. Takahashi hit a Superkick on Togo, only to EVIL hit him with a low blow. EVIL and Togo hit Takahashi with the Magic Killer. Togo revived the referee. SANADA went for a cradle for a two count. EVIL hit SANADA with two consecutive Lariats. EVIL went for the Everything is EVIL, only to SANADA counter into the Skull End. EVIL grabbed the referee and Togo choked SANADA. Takahashi retured and hit Togo with another Superkick. SANADA went for the O-Connor Bridge for the win, to win the block.

October 18[edit | edit source]

The final night of the tournament took place on October 18, 2020 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.[38] The event was broadcasted live on New Japan Pro Wrestling World and TV Asahi. The event saw Kota Ibushi defeating SANADA to be declared the winner of the tournament.

Non-tournament matches[edit | edit source]

The show kicked off with an eight-man tag team match between CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi and Toru Yano) taking on Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado and DOUKI). The end of the match saw DOUKI and Hashi going for a sequence, Desperado tagged in and hit Hashi with a big right hand. Taichi and Sabre hit Hashi with the Zack Mephisto. Taichi threw DOUKI into Hashi, scoring a pin for the win. After the match, attacked CHAOS and posed with the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship belts.

The following match, featured a tag team match featuring Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi and Hiromu Takahashi taking on Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Yoshinobu Kanemaru. In the end, Kanemaru hit the Deep Impact on Hiromu, only to Takagi break the count. Takagi hit a pop-up DVD on Kanemaru. Hiromu hit a running DVD on Kanemaru followed by the Time Bomb for the win. After the match, Takagi and Suzuki brawled, with Hiromu grabbing Kanemaru's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Chmapionship belt.

The third match saw an eight-man tag team match between Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Jeff Cobb and Master Wato) taking on Bullet Club (Jay White, KENTA, Taiji Ishimori and Gedo). The end of the match saw Tanahashi hitting Gedo with a Sling Blade followed by a standing Moonsault. Tanahashi went for the Texas Coverleaf forcing Gedo to submit for the win. After the match, it was announced that Wrestle Kingdom 15 will take place on January 4 and January 5.


The fourth match saw a tag team match featuring Will Ospreay and The Great O-Khan taking on Kazuchika Okada and Sho. The end of the match saw Sho going for a Power Breaker, only to Ospreay escape and going for Sho's knee. Ospreay shoved the referee and Bea Priestley hit a Dragon Screw on Sho. Ospreay afterwards, locked Sho in the Figure Four Leglock while O-Khan hit Okada with a Claw Slam, forcing Sho to submit for the win.

In the semi-main event featured a tag team match featuring EVIL and Yujiro Takahashi taking on Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI. The end of the match saw Takahashi sending Yujiro to the outside. EVIL hit BUSHI with a Lariat followed by the Darkness Falls for a near-fall. EVIL locked BUSHI in the Scorpion Deathlock forcing BUSHI to submit for the win. After the match, Dick Togo choked Naito and EVIL hit Naito with Everything is EVIL and posed with the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships.

Final[edit | edit source]

In the the main event, featured Kota Ibushi taking on SANADA to decide the winner of the tournament. In the end, Ibushi went for the Kamigoye, only to SANADA push into a Backslide. Ibushi went for another Kamigoye, only to SANADA going for a Sunset Flip, with Ibushi escaping. SANADA went for the O'Connor Bridge for a near-fall. SANADA went for the Skull End, only to Ibushi hit with a high kick followed by a bicycle knee and the Kamigoye for a near-fall. Ibushi hit the Kamigoye for the win. After the match, Masahiro Chono presented Ibushi with a flag and the G1 Climax trophy. Afterwards, Ibushi thanked Chono and the crowd. Ibushi said he couldn't wait for things to get back to the old way before the pandemic. Ibushi made his intensions of winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and becoming God. Afterwards Ibushi posed with the flag and the trophy.

In a post match interview, Jay White entered and claimed Ibushi to not being the true winner, while saying that soon saying that Ibushi would recieve a briefcase to signify his win. White said he will take that briefcase from Ibushi. Ibushi gave his commments and said to take on White anytime.

Current standings[edit | edit source]

Colors
Winner of the block
Did not win the block
Block A Block B
Kota Ibushi 14 SANADA 12
Jay White 12 EVIL 12
Kazuchika Okada 12 Tetsuya Naito 12
Will Ospreay 12 KENTA 10
Taichi 8 Zack Sabre Jr. 10
Jeff Cobb 8 Hirooki Goto 8
Tomohiro Ishii 8 Juice Robinson 8
Shingo Takagi 8 Hiroshi Tanahashi 8
Minoru Suzuki 6 Toru Yano 6
Yujiro Takahashi 2 Yoshi-Hashi 4
Block A Ibushi Cobb Okada Ishii Ospreay Takagi Suzuki Taichi White Takahashi
Ibushi X Ibushi
(10:43)[26]
Ibushi
(21:36)[20]
Ibushi
(15:41)[24]
Ibushi
(15:54)[28]
Takagi
(21:56)[30]
Ibushi
(16:58)[32]
Ibushi
(17:12)[36]
White
(20:28)[22]
Ibushi
(12:28)[34]
Cobb Ibushi
(10:43)[26]
X Okada
(11:03)[30]
Cobb
(14:57)[32]
Cobb
(12:21)[34]
Cobb
(11:44)[22]
Suzuki
(9:24)[24]
Taichi
(12:48)[20]
Cobb
(12:26)[28]
Takahashi
(10:30)[36]
Okada Ibushi
(21:36)[20]
Okada
(11:03)[30]
X Okada
(26:13)[34]
Ospreay
(17:04)[36]
Okada
(27:45)[32]
Okada
(14:20)[28]
Okada
(17:03)[26]
White
(18:48)[24]
Okada
(12:01)[22]
Ishii Ibushi
(15:41)[24]
Cobb
(14:57)[32]
Okada
(26:13)[34]
X Ospreay
(18:20)[22]
Ishii
(26:01)[26]
Suzuki
(12:59)[20]
Ishii
(18:36)[28]
Ishii
(24:35)[36]
Ishii
(15:25)[30]
Ospreay Ibushi
(15:54)[28]
Cobb
(12:21)[34]
Ospreay
(17:04)[36]
Ospreay
(18:20)[22]
X Takagi
(22:03)[24]
Ospreay
(14:26)[30]
Taichi
(16:26)[32]
Ospreay
(18:46)[26]
Ospreay
(7:34)[20]
Takagi Takagi
(21:56)[30]
Cobb
(11:44)[22]
Okada
(27:45)[32]
Ishii
(26:01)[26]
Takagi
(22:03)[24]
X Takagi
(12:29)[36]
Taichi
(16:21)[34]
White
(19:29)[20]
Takagi
(13:39)[28]
Suzuki Ibushi
(16:58)[32]
Suzuki
(9:24)[24]
Okada
(14:20)[28]
Suzuki
(12:59)[20]
Ospreay
(14:26)[30]
Takagi
(12:29)[36]
X Taichi
(12:11)[22]
White
(20:30)[34]
Suzuki
(7:53)[26]
Taichi Ibushi
(17:12)[36]
Taichi
(12:48)[20]
Okada
(17:03)[26]
Ishii
(18:36)[28]
Taichi
(16:26)[32]
Taichi
(16:21)[34]
Taichi
(12:11)[22]
X White
(15:16)[30]
Taichi
(11:03)[24]
White White
(20:28)[22]
Cobb
(12:26)[28]
White
(18:48)[24]
Ishii
(24:35)[36]
Ospreay
(18:46)[26]
White
(19:29)[20]
White
(20:30)[34]
White
(15:16)[30]
X White
(3:40)[32]
Takahashi Ibushi
(12:28)[34]
Takahashi
(10:30)[36]
Okada
(12:01)[22]
Ishii
(15:25)[30]
Ospreay
(7:34)[20]
Takagi
(13:39)[28]
Suzuki
(7:53)[26]
Taichi
(11:03)[24]
White
(3:40)[32]
X
Block B Tanahashi Robinson Goto Yano Hashi Naito SANADA Sabre KENTA EVIL
Tanahashi X Tanahashi
(14:16)[25]
Goto
(13:38)[33]
Yano
(7:15)[23]
Tanahashi
(18:41)[27]
Naito
(27:16)[21]
Tanahashi
(12:01)[37]
SANADA
(28:25)[35]
Tanahashi
(23:41)[29]
EVIL
(19:58)[31]
Robinson Tanahashi
(14:16)[25]
X Robinson
(12:07)[37]
Robinson
(6:42)[27]
Robinson
(15:57)[21]
Naito
(25:01)[31]
SANADA
(15:06)[33]
Sabre
(14:30)[35]
Robinson
(17:01)[23]
EVIL
(15:35)[29]
Goto Goto
(13:38)[33]
Robinson
(12:07)[37]
X Goto
(0:18)[29]
Goto
(14:12)[31]
Naito
(21:58)[25]
Goto
(11:03)[23]
Sabre
(3:59)[27]
KENTA
(17:15)[21]
EVIL
(15:33)[35]
Yano Yano
(7:15)[23]
Robinson
(6:42)[27]
Goto
(0:18)[29]
X Hashi
(6:10)[37]
Naito
(8:04)[35]
Yano
(6:16)[21]
Sabre
(12:20)[31]
KENTA
(8:56)[33]
Yano
(4:33)[25]
Hashi Tanahashi
(18:41)[27]
Robinson
(15:57)[21]
Goto
(14:12)[31]
Hashi
(6:10)[37]
X Naito
(24:43)[29]
Hashi
(15:15)[25]
Sabre
(7:09)[33]
KENTA
(17:39)[35]
EVIL
(17:21)[23]
Naito Naito
(27:16)[21]
Naito
(25:01)[31]
Naito
(21:58)[25]
Naito
(8:04)[35]
Naito
(24:43)[29]
X SANADA
(27:08)[27]
Naito
(28:28)[23]
KENTA
(21:06)[37]
EVIL
(23:57)[33]
SANADA SANADA
(28:25)[35]
SANADA
(15:06)[33]
Goto
(11:03)[23]
Yano
(6:16)[21]
Hashi
(15:15)[25]
SANADA
(27:08)[27]
X SANADA
(14:31)[29]
SANADA
(12:24)[31]
SANADA
(27:01)[37]
Sabre Tanahashi
(12:01)[37]
Sabre
(14:30)[35]
Sabre
(3:59)[27]
Sabre
(12:20)[31]
Sabre
(7:09)[33]
Naito
(28:28)[23]
SANADA
(14:31)[29]
X KENTA
(15:46)[25]
Sabre
(15:54)[21]
KENTA Tanahashi
(23:41)[29]
Robinson
(17:01)[23]
KENTA
(17:15)[21]
KENTA
(8:56)[33]
KENTA
(17:39)[35]
KENTA
(21:06)[37]
SANADA
(12:24)[31]
KENTA
(15:46)[25]
X EVIL
(15:40)[27]
EVIL EVIL
(19:58)[31]
EVIL
(15:35)[29]
EVIL
(15:33)[35]
Yano
(4:33)[25]
EVIL
(17:21)[23]
EVIL
(23:57)[33]
SANADA
(27:01)[37]
Sabre
(15:54)[21]
EVIL
(15:40)[27]
X
Final
   
A1 Kota Ibushi Pin[38]
B1 SANADA 35:12[46]

Results[edit | edit source]

Night 1[edit | edit source]

# Results[20][47] Stipulations Times
1 Yuya Uemura defeated Yota Tsuji by submission Singles match 6:57
2 Will Ospreay defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 7:34
3 Taichi defeated Jeff Cobb Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:48
4 Minoru Suzuki defeated Tomohiro Ishii Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:59
5 Jay White (with Gedo) defeated Shingo Takagi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 19:29
6 Kota Ibushi defeated Kazuchika Okada Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 21:36
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Kota Ibushi Win 0 2 1-0
Jay White Win 0 2
Minoru Suzuki Win 0 2
Taichi Win 0 2
Will Ospreay Win 0 2
2 Kazuchika Okada Loss 0 0 0-1
Jeff Cobb Loss 0 0
Shingo Takagi Loss 0 0
Tomohiro Ishii Loss 0 0
Yujiro Takahashi Loss 0 0

Night 2[edit | edit source]

# Results[21] [48] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Gabriel Kidd by submission Singles match 9:15
2 Juice Robinson defeated Yoshi-Hashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:57
3 Toru Yano defeated SANADA by countout Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 6:16
4 KENTA defeated Hirooki Goto by submission Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 17:15
5 Zack Sabre Jr. defeated EVIL (with Dick Togo) Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:54
6 Tetsuya Naito defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 19:29
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Juice Robinson Win 0 2 1-0
KENTA Win 0 2
Tetsuya Naito Win 0 2
Toru Yano Win 0 2
Zack Sabre Jr. Win 0 2
2 EVIL Loss 0 0 0-1
Hirooki Goto Loss 0 0
Hiroshi Tanahashi Loss 0 0
SANADA Loss 0 0
Yoshi-Hashi Loss 0 0

Night 3[edit | edit source]

# Results[22] [49] Stipulations Times
1 Gabriel Kidd defeated Yuya Uemura Singles match 7:21
2 Jeff Cobb defeated Shingo Takagi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 11:44
3 Kazuchika Okada defeated Yujiro Takahashi by submission Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:01
4 Taichi defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:11
5 Will Ospreay defeated Tomohiro Ishii Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 18:20
6 Jay White defeated Kota Ibushi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 20:28
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Jay White Win 2 4 2-0
Taichi Win 2 4
Will Ospreay Win 2 4
2 Jeff Cobb Win 0 2 1-1
Kazuchika Okada Win 0 2
Kota Ibushi Loss 2 2
Minoru Suzuki Loss 2 2
3 Shingo Takagi Loss 0 0 0-2
Tomohiro Ishii Loss 0 0
Yujiro Takahashi Loss 0 0

Night 4[edit | edit source]

# Results[23] [50] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Yuya Uemura by submission Singles match 7:21
2 Hirooki Goto defeated SANADA Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:03
3 Toru Yano defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 7:15
4 Juice Robinson defeated KENTA Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 17:01
5 EVIL (with Dick Togo) defeated Yoshi-Hashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 17:21
6 Tetsuya Naito defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 28:28
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Juice Robinson Win 2 4 2-0
Tetsuya Naito Win 2 4
Toru Yano Win 2 4
2 EVIL Win 0 2 1-1
Hirooki Goto Win 2 2
KENTA Loss 2 2
Zack Sabre Jr. Loss 2 2
3 Hiroshi Tanahashi Loss 0 0 0-2
SANADA Loss 0 0
Yoshi-Hashi Loss 0 0

Night 5[edit | edit source]

# Results[24] [51] Stipulations Times
1 Gabriel Kidd defeated Yota Tsuji Singles match 7:40
2 Taichi defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 11:03
3 Minoru Suzuki defeated Jeff Cobb Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 9:24
4 Kota Ibushi defeated Tomohiro Ishii Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:41
5 Shingo Takagi defeated Will Ospreay Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 22:03
6 Jay White (with Gedo) defeated Kazuchika Okada Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 18:48
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Jay White Win 4 6 3-0
Taichi Win 4 6
2 Kota Ibushi Win 2 4 2-1
Minoru Suzuki Win 2 4
Will Ospreay Loss 4 4
3 Jeff Cobb Loss 2 2 1-2
Shingo Takagi Win 0 2
Kazuchika Okada Loss 2 2
4 Tomohiro Ishii Loss 0 0 0-3
Yujiro Takahashi Loss 0 0

Night 6[edit | edit source]

# Results[25] [52] Stipulations Times
1 Yuya Uemura defeated Gabriel Kidd Singles match 9:10
2 Yoshi-Hashi defeated SANADA Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:15
3 KENTA defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:46
4 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Juice Robinson Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 14:16
5 Toru Yano defeated EVIL (with Dick Togo Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 4:33
6 Tetsuya Naito defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 21:58
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Tetsuya Naito Win 4 6 3-0
Toru Yano Win 4 6
2 Juice Robinson Loss 4 4 2-1
KENTA Win 2 4
3 Zack Sabre Jr. Loss 2 2 1-2
EVIL Loss 2 2
Hiroshi Tanahashi Win 0 2
Hirooki Goto Loss 2 2
Yoshi-Hashi Win 0 2
4 SANADA Loss 0 0 0-3

Night 7[edit | edit source]

# Results[26] [53] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Yuya Uemura by submission Singles match 7:37
2 Minoru Suzuki defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 7:53
3 Kota Ibushi defeated Jeff Cobb Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 10:43
4 Kazuchika Okada defeated Taichi by submission Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 18:46
5 Will Ospreay defeated Jay White (with Gedo) Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 18:46
6 Tomohiro Ishii defeated Shingo Takagi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 26:01
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Jay White Loss 6 6 3-1
Taichi Loss 6 6
Will Ospreay Win 4 6
Kota Ibushi Win 4 6
Minoru Suzuki Win 4 6
2 Kazuchika Okada Win 2 4 2-2
3 Jeff Cobb Loss 2 2 1-3
Shingo Takagi Loss 2 2
Tomohiro Ishii Win 0 2
4 Yujiro Takahashi Loss 0 0 0-4

Night 8[edit | edit source]

# Results[27] [54] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd ended in a time limit draw Singles match 15:00
2 Juice Robinson defeated Toru Yano Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 6:42
3 Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 3:59
4 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Yoshi-Hashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 18:41
5 EVIL (with Dick Togo) defeated KENTA Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:40
6 SANADA defeated Tetsuya Naito Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 27:08
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Tetsuya Naito Loss 6 6 3-1
Toru Yano Loss 6 6
Juice Robinson Win 4 6
2 KENTA Loss 4 4 2-2
Zack Sabre Jr. Win 2 4
EVIL Win 2 4
Hiroshi Tanahashi Win 2 4
3 Hirooki Goto Loss 2 2 1-3
Yoshi-Hashi Loss 2 2
SANADA Win 0 2

Night 9[edit | edit source]

# Results[28] [55] Stipulations Times
1 Yuya Uemura defeated Gabriel Kidd by submission Singles match 7:51
2 Shingo Takagi defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 13:39
3 Jeff Cobb defeated Jay White (with Gedo) Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:26
4 Kazuchika Okada defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 14:20
5 Tomohiro Ishii defeated Taichi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 18:36
6 Kota Ibushi defeated Will Ospreay Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:54
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Kota Ibushi Win 6 8 4-1
2 Jay White Loss 6 6 3-2
Kazuchika Okada Win 4 6
Minoru Suzuki Loss 6 6
Taichi Loss 6 6
Will Ospreay Loss 6 6
3 Jeff Cobb Win 2 4 2-3
Shingo Takagi Win 2 4
Tomohiro Ishii Win 2 4
4 Yujiro Takahashi Loss 0 0 0-5

Night 10[edit | edit source]

# Results[29] [56] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura ended in a time limit draw Singles match 15:00
2 Hirooki Goto defeated Toru Yano Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 0:18
3 SANADA defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 14:31
4 EVIL (with Dick Togo) defeated Juice Robinson Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:35
5 Tetsuya Naito defeated Yoshi-Hashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 24:43
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated KENTA by submission Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 23:41
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Tetsuya Naito Win 6 8 4-1
2 Toru Yano Loss 6 6 3-2
Juice Robinson Loss 6 6
EVIL Win 4 6
Hiroshi Tanahashi Win 4 6
3 KENTA Loss 4 4 2-3
Zack Sabre Jr. Loss 4 4
Hirooki Goto Win 2 4
SANADA Win 2 4
4 Yoshi-Hashi Win 0 2 1-5

Night 11[edit | edit source]

# Results[30] [57] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Gabriel Kidd by submission Singles match 6:43
2 Tomohiro Ishii defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:25
3 Kazuchika Okada defeated Jeff Cobb Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 11:03
4 Will Ospreay defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 14:26
5 Jay White (with Gedo) defeated Taichi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:16
6 Shingo Takagi defeated Kota Ibushi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 21:56
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Kota Ibushi Loss 8 8 4-2
Jay White Win 6 8
Will Ospreay Win 6 8
Kazuchika Okada Win 6 8
2 Taichi Loss 6 6 3-3
Minoru Suzuki Loss 6 6
Shingo Takagi Win 4 6
Tomohiro Ishii Win 4 6
3 Jeff Cobb Loss 4 4 2-4
4 Yujiro Takahashi Loss 0 0 0-6

Night 12[edit | edit source]

# Results[31] [58] Stipulations Times
1 Gabriel Kidd defeated Yuya Uemura Singles match 8:47
2 Hirooki Goto defeated Yoshi-Hashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 14:12
3 Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Toru Yano Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:20
4 SANADA defeated KENTA Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 11:24
5 Tetsuya Naito defeated Juice Robinson Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 25:01
6 EVIL (with Dick Togo) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 19:58
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Colors
Can still win the block
Cannot win the block regardless of future results
Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Tetsuya Naito Win 8 10 5-1
2 EVIL Win 6 8 4-2
3 Toru Yano Loss 6 6 3-3
Juice Robinson Loss 6 6
Juice Robinson Loss 6 6
Hiroshi Tanahashi Loss 6 6
Zack Sabre Jr. Win 4 6
Hirooki Goto Win 4 6
SANADA Win 4 6
4 KENTA Loss 4 4 2-4
5 Yoshi-Hashi Loss 2 2 1-5

Night 13[edit | edit source]

# Results[32] [59] Stipulations Times
1 Yuya Uemura defeated Yota Tsuji Singles match 9:03
2 Jeff Cobb defeated Tomohiro Ishii Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 14:57
3 Jay White (with Gedo) defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 3:40
4 Will Ospreay defeated Taichi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 16:26
5 Kota Ibushi defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 16:58
6 Kazuchika Okada defeated Shingo Takagi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 27:45
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Colors
Can still win the block
Cannot win the block regardless of future results
Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Kota Ibushi Win 8 10 5-2
Jay White Win 8 10
Will Ospreay Win 8 10
Kazuchika Okada Win 8 10
2 Taichi Loss 6 6 3-4
Minoru Suzuki Loss 6 6
Shingo Takagi Loss 6 6
Tomohiro Ishii Loss 6 6
Jeff Cobb Win 4 6
3 Yujiro Takahashi Loss 0 0 0-7

Night 14[edit | edit source]

# Results[33] [60] Stipulations Times
1 Gabriel Kidd defeated Yota Tsuji Singles match 7:09
2 Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Yoshi-Hashi by submission Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 7:09
3 KENTA defeated Toru Yano by countout Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 8:56
4 SANADA defeated Juice Robinson Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:06
5 Hirooki Goto defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 13:38
6 EVIL (with Dick Togo) defeated Tetsuya Naito Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 23:57
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Colors
Can still win the block
Cannot win the block regardless of future results
Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 EVIL Win 8 10 5-2
Tetsuya Naito Loss 10 10
2 Zack Sabre Jr. Win 6 8 4-3
Hirooki Goto Win 6 8
SANADA Win 6 8
3 Toru Yano Loss 6 6 3-4
Juice Robinson Loss 6 6
Hiroshi Tanahashi Loss 6 6
KENTA Win 4 6
4 Yoshi-Hashi Loss 2 2 1-6

Night 15[edit | edit source]

# Results[34] [61] Stipulations Times
1 Yuya Uemura defeated Gabriel Kidd Singles match 8:37
2 Will Ospreay defeated Jeff Cobb Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:21
3 Kota Ibushi defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:28
4 Taichi defeated Shingo Takagi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 16:21
5 Jay White (with Gedo) defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 20:30
6 Kazuchika Okada defeated Tomohiro Ishii by submission Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 26:13
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Colors
Can still win the block
Cannot win the block regardless of future results
Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Jay White Win 10 12 6-2
Kota Ibushi Win 10 12
Kazuchika Okada Win 10 12
2 Will Ospreay Loss 10 10 5-3
2 Jeff Cobb Win 6 8 4-3
Taichi Win 6 8
3 Minoru Suzuki Loss 6 6 3-5
Shingo Takagi Loss 6 6
Tomohiro Ishii Loss 6 6
4 Yoshi-Hashi Loss 2 2 1-6

Night 16[edit | edit source]

# Results[35] [62] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Yuya Uemura by submission Singles match 7:56
2 KENTA defeated Yoshi-Hashi by submission Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 17:39
3 Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Juice Robinson Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 14:30
4 Tetsuya Naito defeated Toru Yano Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 8:04
5 EVIL (with Dick Togo) defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 15:33
6 SANADA defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 28:25
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Colors
Can still win the block
Cannot win the block regardless of future results
Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Tetsuya Naito Win 10 12 6-2
EVIL Win 10 12
2 SANADA Win 8 10 5-3
Zack Sabre Jr. Win 8 10
2 KENTA Win 6 8 4-4
Hirooki Goto Loss 8 8
3 Toru Yano Loss 6 6 3-5
Juice Robinson Loss 6 6
Hiroshi Tanahashi Loss 6 6
4 Yoshi-Hashi Loss 2 2 1-7

Night 17[edit | edit source]

# Results[36] [63] Stipulations Times
1 Yota Tsuji defeated Gabriel Kidd by submission Singles match 6:52
2 Yujiro Takahashi defeated Jeff Cobb Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 10:30
3 Shingo Takagi defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:29
4 Will Ospreay (with Bea Priestley and The Great O-Kharn) defeated Kazuchika Okada Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 17:04
5 Kota Ibushi defeated Taichi Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 17:12
6 Tomohiro Ishii defeated Jay White (with Gedo) Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 24:35
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Colors
Winner of the block
Did not win the block
Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 Kota Ibushi Win 12 14 7-2
2 Jay White Loss 12 12 6-3
Kazuchika Okada Loss 12 12
Will Ospreay Win 12 12
3 Taichi Loss 8 8 4-5
Jeff Cobb Loss 8 8
Tomohiro Ishii Win 6 8
Shingo Takagi Win 6 8
4 Minoru Suzuki Loss 6 6 3-6
5 Yujiro Takahashi Win 0 2 1-8

Night 18[edit | edit source]

# Results[37] [64] Stipulations Times
1 Gabriel Kidd defeated Yuya Uemura Singles match 8:16
2 Yoshi-Hashi defeated Toru Yano Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 6:10
3 Juice Robinson defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:07
4 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 12:01
5 KENTA defeated Tetsuya Naito Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 21:06
6 SANADA (with Hiromu Takahashi) defeated EVIL (with Dick Togo) Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament 27:01
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Tournament scores[edit | edit source]

Colors
Winner of the block
Did not win the block
Rank Wrestler Result Points Record
Pre Post
1 SANADA Win 10 12 6-3
2 EVIL Loss 12 12 6-3
Tetsuya Naito Loss 12 12
3 KENTA Win 8 10 5-4
Zack Sabre Jr. Loss 10 10
4 Hirooki Goto Loss 8 8 4-5
Juice Robinson Win 6 8
Hiroshi Tanahashi Win 6 8
5 Toru Yano Loss 6 6 3-6
6 Yoshi-Hashi Win 2 4 2-7

Night 19[edit | edit source]

# Results[38] [65] Stipulations Times[46]
1 Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado and DOUKI) defeated CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi and Toru Yano) Eight-man tag team match 10:34
2 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi and Hiromu Takahashi) defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Yoshinobu Kanemaru Tag team match 11:54
3 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Jeff Cobb and Master Wato) (with Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Bullet Club (Jay White, KENTA, Taiji Ishimori and Gedo) Eight-man tag team match 9:12
4 Will Ospreay and The Great O-Khan (with Bea Priestley) defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Sho) by submission Tag team match 12:36
5 Bullet Club (EVIL and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI) Tag team match 14:14
6 Kota Ibushi defeated SANADA Singles match for the G1 Climax tournament finals 35:12
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

Reception[edit | edit source]

Ian Hamilton in his review for the 411 Mania stated that the "built as a one-match show, the G1 Climax finals were accompanied by a solid, if not great undercard that built storylines without being the “big bang” that so many people were expecting to see in terms of a big shake-up."

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