A Block winner crowned.
Kota Ibushi is headed back to the finals of the NJPW G1 Climax tournament after defeating IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada to win A Block. Ibushi ended Okada's chances at becoming the first IWGP Heavyweight Champion to win the G1 Climax with back-to-back Kamigoye's.
Ibushi and Okada both finished with 7-2 records and 14 points, but Ibushi held the tiebreaker by virtue of his victory over Okada. Ibushi defeated Lance Archer, Bad Luck Fale, Will Ospreay, Zack Sabre Jr, SANADA, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Okada in his A Block run. His two losses came to KENTA and EVIL.
.@ibushi_kota is going to his second G1 final in a row. He wins the A Block, and now awaits the winner of the B Block for early monday morning at Nippon Budokan. #g129 #NJPW https://t.co/d63mH2znnl pic.twitter.com/vsjz3Sxn0Q— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) August 10, 2019
The winner of the B Block will be determined on Sunday morning. Tetsuya Naito, Jay White, Jon Moxley, and Hirooki Goto are still in the running to win the block and face Ibushi in the finals.
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