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Updated NJPW G1 Climax 28 standings


After almost a month of action, we’re approaching the last week of this year's G1 Climax.

We're now approaching the final days of the tournament as block finals will be decided this weekend at Budokan Hall. Here's a quick look at the current standings, as well as who is still alive in the tournament and who isn’t.

Current A Block Standings:

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi - 14
  • Jay White - 12
  • Kazuchika Okada - 12
  • Minoru Suzuki - 8
  • EVIL - 8
  • Michael Elgin - 6
  • Bad Luck Fale - 6
  • Hangman Page - 6
  • Togi Makabe - 4

Tanahashi, White, and Okada are still alive heading into the block finals. Tanahashi and Okada will be facing off at Budokan Hall on August 10, while White is up against EVIL.

If Tanahashi defeats Okada or draws with him, Tanahashi is through to the finals. For Okada to get through, he needs to defeat Tanahashi and have EVIL defeat White. White holds the tiebreaker over both Tanahashi and Okada, so he needs to beat EVIL and have Okada win against Tanahashi.

Current B Block Standings:

  • Kenny Omega 12
  • Tetsuya Naito 12
  • Kota Ibushi 10
  • Zack Sabre Jr. 10
  • SANADA 8
  • Tomohiro Ishii 8
  • Hirooki Goto 6
  • Tama Tonga 6
  • Juice Robinson 4
  • Toru Yano 4

The three men still alive in this block are Omega, Ibushi, and Naito.

At this point, Omega needs to win his match with Ibushi or he's out. Same thing for Ibushi. For Naito to win, he would need to beat Zack Sabre Jr, then hope Omega/Ibushi goes to a draw. That would give him 14 points to Omega's 13, making him the winner.

Another scenario could also have Ibushi win his match, but also have Naito win his. In that case, Naito would edge out Ibushi and win the block.