NJPW G1 Climax 31 finals set

The finals of the 2021 NJPW G1 Climax tournament is set as Kazuchika Okada is taking on Kota Ibushi

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The finals are set for the 2021 G1.

Nippon Budokan was the host of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s G1 B block final between Kazuchika Okada and Jeff Cobb. Cobb went undefeated in this year’s G1 but that streak came to an end when Okada did the ‘Tombstone piledriver’ onto Cobb and finished him off with ‘The Rainmaker’ to secure the win.

Okada is a two-time winner of the G1 tournament and he’ll be taking on fellow two-time winner Kota Ibushi in the finals on 10/21. Ibushi will be seeking his third consecutive G1 win as he won the tournament in 2019 and 2020. The winner of the G1 will earn themselves a shot at the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 16 which is a three-day event in 2022.

Below are quick results from today’s G1 show. POST Wrestling will have a full written report on the site which will be accompanied by an audio review as well.

  • Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI def. Kosei Fujita & Ryohei Oiwa
  • B Block Tournament Match: YOSHI-HASHI (3-6) def. Chase Owens (2-7)
  • B Block Tournament Match: Hirooki Goto (3-6) def. Tama Tonga (3-6)
  • B Block Tournament Match: Taichi (3-6) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi (4-5)
  • B Block Tournament Match: EVIL (7-2) def. SANADA (4-5)
  • B Block Tournament Final: Kazuchika Okada (8-1) def. Jeff Cobb (8-1)
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