With a five-way tie for first place G1 Climax’s A Block is still very much undecided.
Taichi, Jay White, Will Ospreay, Minoru Suzuki and Kota Ibushi all have six points while Kazuchika Okada sits in second with four. Yujiro Takahashi still hasn’t won a single match.
In the match of the night, even though it wasn’t the official main event, Will Ospreay defeated a troublesome Jay White. Gedo jumped into the ring with a pair of brass knuckles. Ospreay gave him a spinning fist in the face knocking him out. Ospreay blocked White’s attempted punch to the “lower abdomen” and finished things up with a Hidden Blade and a Stormbreaker on White. Ospreay has a few choice words for White as he laid flat on his back staring up at the arena lights. Could these two be meeting in the final of the block? There is a good chance they might.
The winner of the G1 Climax tournament is rewarded with a contact for an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match at the Wrestle Kingdom Tokyo Dome show on January 4th. Often the winner has been forced to, made to or opts to put that contact on the line before Wrestle Kingdom.
G1 CLIMAX 30 STANDINGS
G1 Climax 30 Night Seven Results
Yota Tsuji versus Yuya Uemura
Uemura submits to Tsuji’s Boston Crab.
Winner: Yota Tsuji
Minoru Suzuki versus Yujiro Takahashi – A BLOCK TOURNAMENT MATCH
Try as he might Yujiro cannot beat Suzuki at his own game. Yujiro is pinned with the Gotch Style Piledriver.
Winner: Minoru Suzuki
Kota Ibushi versus Jeff Cobb – A BLOCK TOURNAMENT MATCH
Cobb pulls off some incredible feats of strength but Ibushi just outlasts him. He ends the contest with a Kamigoye. As Cobb lays stunned Ibushi reaches for him and shakes his hand.
Winner: Kota Ibushi
Kazuchika Okada versus Taichi – A BLOCK TOURNAMENT MATCH
Taichi immediately takes the match to the floor. On commentary, El Desperado moves to hand Taichi his chair to use on Okada. The official steps between the two men putting an end to that. Taichi just grabs another chair to beat on Okada with. Okada puts Taichi out with the Cobra Clutch.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada
Will Ospreay versus Jay White – A BLOCK TOURNAMENT MATCH
Winner: Will Ospreay
Tomohiro Ishii versus Shingo Takagi – A BLOCK TOURNAMENT MATCH
The most punishing match of the G1 thus far. In this war of attrition Ishii finally squeaks out a win with a clothesline that sends Takagi head over heels and his Brainbuster finisher.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii
G1 Climax 30 Night Seven
A big change from the last couple of night which were decent but nothing special. Fantastic wrestling and bouts from top to bottom.