New Japan Pro-Wrestling continued the 30th G1 Climax on Monday. Kota Ibushi took the lead in the closely-contested A Block, getting a win over Will Ospreay in the main event. The match saw Ibushi get revenge for his Wrestle Kingdom 13 loss to Ospreay in 2019. After the match, Ibushi once again promised to become God.
Elsewhere on the show, Tomohiro Ishii picked up a much-needed win against Taichi, dropping the Holy Emperor in under-20 minutes to keep himself alive. Also getting a much needed second win in the tournament, Jeff Cobb overcame every obstacle Jay White (and Gedo) put in front of him. Cobb eventually finished the match by literally throwing Gedo at Jay White, and then smashing White with Tour of the Islands.
Yujiro Takahashi was not so lucky, The Tokyo Pimp was eliminated from viable competition on Monday in his loss to Shingo Takagi. Takahashi will wrestle the rest of his matches, but can only play spoiler.
Kazuchika Okada snuck out a win against Minoru Suzuki. Suzuki dominated a majority of the match before getting rolled up by The Rainmaker. Still no ripcord lariat from the 5-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
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NJPW G1 Climax 30
Available on NJPWWorld.com
- Yuya Uemura (3-3) def. Gabriel Kidd (2-3-1) by submission via Elevated Boston Crab. (7:36)
- A Block Match: Shingo Takagi (4) def. Yujiro Takahashi (0) by pinfall via Last of the Dragon. (13:37)
- A Block Match: Jeff Cobb (4) def. Jay White (6) by pinfall via Tour of the Islands (12:25)
- A Block Match: Kazuchika Okada (6) def. Minoru Suzuki (6) by pinfall via Sunset Flip. (14:06)
- A Block Match: Tomohiro Ishii (4) def. Taichi (6) by pinfall via Vertical Drop Brainbuster. (18:42)
- A Block Match: Kota Ibushi (8) def. Will Ospreay (6) by pinfall via Kamigoye. (15:56)
G1 Climax 30 continues on Oct. 6th at 5:30am ET on NJPWWorld.com