G1 Climax 31 Contest: Day 16 Results

Day 16 of the G1 Climax is in the books and Chris Engler has updated standings in the tournament and our POST Wrestling contest.

Today’s results have made the B Block math very simple. Going into the final night, Okada and Jeff Cobb are the only two participants still alive and will face each other. If Okada beats Cobb, he wins the block. As long as Cobb doesn’t lose to Okada (which includes a draw, a double count-out, or a double disqualification) then Cobb wins the block.

Today is the first day of the entire G1 that contest leader Zack Smith scored less than 3 points. This has narrowed his lead to 2 points going into the last two shows. Could we see someone else make a last-minute surge and unseat Zack who has been alone at the top since DAY 3?

By contrast in the C Block, Kate From Montreal has continued to grind out wins and has now separated herself from Brad The Archivist by four points. There will need to be a big swing over the last two shows for Brad to have a chance at winning the C Block.

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  • CLICK HERE for a full list of listener predictions for this year’s contest


Below are the current point standings for all of the wrestlers in the G1 in their respective blocks.

Rank A Block B Block
1 KENTA (12) Jeff Cobb (16)
2 Kota Ibushi (12) Kazuchika Okada (14)
3 Shingo Takagi (12) EVIL (12)
4 Zack Sabre Jr. (12) Hiroshi Tanahashi (8)
5 Tomohiro Ishii (10) SANADA (8)
6 Great-O-Khan (8) Tama Tonga (6)
7 Tanga Loa (4) Hirooki Goto (4)
8 Toru Yano (8) Taichi (4)
9 Yujiro Takahashi (4) Yoshi-Hashi (4)
10 Tetsuya Naito (0) Chase Owens (4)


Points Contestant
63 Zack Smith
61 rvd311
60 Mario P
59 Alan Martin
59 Brian Streleckis
59 Len E. Jersey
59 MonarcasForever96
59 Ray T
58 2RainMakers Mitro
58 Codatious99
58 Dlama
58 Guilherme
58 ifightgiants
58 Joshua “JW” Wallace
58 MCSquared
58 N7Warlock85


The following contest participants accurately guessed all five matches from today’s show correctly.

Lindsay Apples


C-Block Competitor Total Points Points Today
Kate From Montreal 56 3
Brad The Archivist 52 2
Randobot 2000 49 3
Mike Murray 45 1
Mark Buckeldee 45 0
Vivienne Murray 44 3
Eric Marcotte 42 1


Below are statistics showing what percentage of listeners, as a group, correctly predicted the winners of today’s matches. Winners are in bold.

Correct % Correct # Match
90% 187 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yoshi-Hashi
71% 147 Hirooki Goto vs. SANADA
58% 121 Jeff Cobb vs. EVIL
32% 67 Taichi vs. Chase Owens
8% 17 Kazuchika Okada vs. Tama Tonga