NJPW G1 Climax Day 13 Results: Kazuchika Okada vs SANADA, Tanahashi vs Ibushi

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NJPW G1 Climax Day 13 Results
Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan

August 3, 2019

A Block Tournament Matches

— Bad Luck Fale def. KENTA

— Zack Sabre Jr. def. Lance Archer

— EVIL def. Will Ospreay

— Kota Ibushi def. Hiroshi Tanahashi

— SANADA def. Kazuchika Okada

Updated A Block Standings

  • Kazuchika Okada – 12
  • Kota Ibushi – 10
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi – 8
  • EVIL – 8
  • KENTA – 8
  • SANADA – 6
  • Zack Sabre Jr. – 6
  • Will Ospreay – 4
  • Lance Archer – 4
  • Bad Luck Fale – 4

With only two more nights of competition remaining in the A Block, the field is starting to thin in a major way. The biggest name eliminated so far is KENTA, who started out as a strong frontrunner, but lost key matches to Okada, SANADA and Bad Luck Fale that pushed him just out of contention.

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At long last, SANADA finally defeated Kazuchika Okada – something he’s been trying to do for years now, unsuccessfully. That’ll put him in line for a future title shot, but one more win from the champion will put both Tanahashi and EVIL out of reach of winning the tournament as well. While anything can happen, it appears the A Block is hurdling towards an Okada/Ibushi finale on Day 17.