The G1 Climax 32 Night 18 Thread
By Joseph Collins on 16th August 2022
The block action of the G1 Climax 32 tournament comes to its conclusion tonight in the first of three nights at the Budokan Hall. Here is a rundown of Night 17 from the New Japan website. The New Japan preview is available here. Every match is a block match.
D Block: Will Ospreay (3-2-0, 6pts) v Juice Robinson (2-3-0, 4pts) and Shingo Takagi (3-2-0, 6pts) v El Phantasmo (2-3-0, 4pts). If Shingo wins and Ospreay wins, Shingo wins the block. If Ospreay wins and Shingo loses, Ospreay wins. If Robinson and Phantasmo win, then it’s a 7-way 3-3 tie among everyone in D-Block and no one knows what will happen.
C Block: Hirooki Goto (3-2-0, 6pts) v EVIL (2-3-0, 4pts) and Tetsuya Naito (3-2-0, 6pts) v Zach Sabre, Jr (3-2-0, 6pts). If Goto wins, he needs a Zack Sabre. Jr loss to force a tie. If Sabre wins or draws, he wins the block. Naito must win to win the block. EVIL is elininated.
B Block: Tama Tonga (4-1-0, 8pts) v Jay White (5-0-0, 10pts) and SANADA (3-2-0, 6pts) v Tomohiro Ishii (1-4-0, 2pts). SANADA and Ishii are eliminated. Tonga needs a win to win the block, White can win or draw to win the block.
A Block: Bad Luck Fale (2-3-0, 4pts) v JONAH (3-2-0, 6pts) and Kazuchika Okada (4-1-0, 8pts) v Lance Archer (3-2-0, 6pts). Fale and JONAH are eliminated. If Archer wins, he wins the block. Okada needs only a win or a draw to win the block.
Complete updated standing can be found here.
The show starts at 6PM local (JST) time, 10:00AM BST, 5:oo AM EST and 2:00 AM PST.
The show is as always available on New Japan World. Talk about it all here!