While Zack Sabre Jr., Kenta and Toru Yano continued their winning ways at NJPW’s G1 Climax tournament it was the Great-O-Khan who continued to dominate the rankings on night five.

Khan withstood everything that Yujiro Takahashi could throw at him refusing to go down or be pinned. Khan put him away with an Eliminator. The undefeated Khan has victories over Tonga Loa, Tetsuya Naito (forfeit), Toru Yano and Yujiro Takahashi.

Zack Sabre Jr., who astonished everyone by getting a victory over IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi, defeated former and first-ever IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi in another submission victory.

The winner of the G4 is rewarded with a championship match at Wrestle Kingdom.

A Block Standings


Name Points
Great-O-Khan 6
Kota Ibushi 4
Kenta 4
Zack Sabre Jr. 4
Shingo Takagi 4
Yujiro Takahashi 4
Toru Yano 4
Tomohiro Ishii 2
Tanga Loa 2
Tetsuya Naito (Injured) 0


NJPW G1 CLIMAX 31 2021 – Nights 5 Results

Master Wato versus Kosei Fujita

Wato makes Fujita submit to a Boston Crab.

Winner: Master Wato

Yuji Nagata versus Shingo Takagi

Nagata shows how tough he is by surviving a Pumping Bomber. He falls to Last of the Dragon though.

Winner: Shingo Takagi

Great-O-Khan versus Yujiro Takahashi – G1 Climax 31 Match

Winner: Great-O-Khan

Toru Yano versus Tanga Loa – G1 Climax 31 Match

Tanga Loa

Tanga Loa puts the squeeze on Toru Yano. Courtesy: NJPW.

Loa shoves Yano into the official. Loa clotheslines Yano to the mat. Jado enters the ring with his kendo stick. He throws it to Loa and then holds Yano for him. Yano escapes, takes the stick from Loa whacking him with it. Yano throws the stick to Jado. He falls on the mat pretending to have been attacked with it confusing the official. The official and Loa back Jado in the ropes with their verbal tirades. Yano hits the punch to the “lower abdomen” and a roll-up for the victory.

Winner: Toru Yano

Tomohiro Ishii versus KENTA – G1 Climax 31 Match

During a nasty, hard-hitting bout Kenta rams Ishii into an exposed turnbuckle, rolls him up with a handful of trunks.

Winner: KENTA

Kota Ibushi versus Zack Sabre Jr. – G1 Climax 31 Match

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.