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Finals set for NJPW G1 Climax 31

The G1 Climax 31 finals are set following today's B Block finale. 

Kazuchika Okada defeated Jeff Cobb with a Rainmaker in 23:35 to advance to Thursday's G1 finals. He will face A Block winner Kota Ibushi in a rematch of Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one's main event. 

For Okada, this marks his third appearance in a G1 finals and his first since 2014. Ibushi will be appearing in his fourth finals and his fourth in a row. Ibushi extends the record that he set last year, as he is the only wrestler to make it to three consecutive G1 finals, let alone four.

The two have met a total of five times in singles matches in their career, with Okada winning three. Okada won their first two career bouts, while Ibushi won in their last meeting. 

Here are the final G1 Climax 31 standings.

Standings --

A Block 

*Point totals and records include forfeit wins*

  • Kota Ibushi 14 points (7-2) *A Block winner*
  • Shingo Takagi 13 points (6-2-1) *eliminated*
  • KENTA 12 points (6-3) *eliminated*
  • Zack Sabre Jr. 12 points (6-3) *eliminated*
  • Toru Yano 10 points (5-4) *eliminated*
  • Tomohiro Ishii 10 points (5-4) *eliminated*
  • Great-O-Khan 8 points (4-5) *eliminated*
  • Tanga Loa 6 points (3-6) *eliminated*
  • Yujiro Takahashi 5 points (2-6-1) *eliminated*
  • Tetsuya Naito 0 points (0-9) *withdrew with knee injury, forfeited eight matches*

B Block 

  • Kazuchika Okada 16 points (8-1) *B Block winner*
  • Jeff Cobb 16 points (8-1) *eliminated*
  • EVIL 14 points (7-2) *eliminated*
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi 8 points (4-5) *eliminated*
  • SANADA 8 points (4-5) *eliminated*
  • Tama Tonga 6 points (3-6) *eliminated*
  • Hirooki Goto 6 points (3-6) *eliminated*
  • YOSHI-HASHI 6 points (3-6) *eliminated*
  • Taichi 6 points (3-6) *eliminated*
  • Chase Owens 4 points (2-7) *eliminated*

G1 Climax 31 Finals, Thursday, October 21, 5 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • A Block winner Kota Ibushi vs. B Block winner Kazuchika Okada
  • Full card TBA