Preview: NJPW – G1 Climax 30 Day 4 B Block (9/24/20)

G1 Climax 30 Day 4

G1 Climax Day 4 is the second B block event and features Tetsuya Naito in the main event once again as he takes on Zack Sabre Jr.  In the semi-main event, EVIL is in action against YOSHI-HASHI.  Let’s get into the card for G1 day 4.

Hirooki Goto (0) vs SANADA (0)

These two have met on a few occasions in singles competition over the years with SANADA currently leading 2-1.  SANADA comes into this one after a loss to Toru Yano in the first day of block action and he will be hoping to get off the mark in this tournament.  Goto also has 0 after losing to KENTA meaning both men have a lot to play for here.

Hiroshi Tanahashi (0) vs Toru Yano (2)

Yano’s antics work on absolutely anybody and the self proclaimed ace of New Japan is not immune to that.  Yano rolling up Tanahashi or taping him up for the win is very likely but we give the edge to Tanahashi this time around.  Given Yano got an upset win on day one of the block we don’t see him going 2-0.

Juice Robinson (2) vs KENTA (2)

These two are at a similar level on the NJPW card but KENTA has been pushed well in 2020 when in Japan, and even the US, so it’s likely we see him get the win here over Robinson who can very easily rebound from any losses.  Both got off to winning starts and will look to keep that momentum going here.

EVIL (0) vs YOSHI-HASHI (0)

YOSHI-HASHI always gives his best in the G1 climax and on day 4 he will need to be at his best to defeat former Heavyweight champion EVIL.  This is a stereotypical clash of good vs EVIL and while HASHI will give it his all EVIL will take any shortcuts he needs to achieve victory.  EVIL will be especially focused after losing his first match to Zack Sabre Jr.

Tetsuya Naito (2) vs Zack Sabre Jr. (2)

There is quite the history between Naito and Sabre in singles competition.  Sabre has been able to use his technical wizardry to take advantage of Naito’s taped knee and other injuries to get two wins over the current champion.  On two occasions Naito has overcome Sabre and come away with the win.  This time around we have ZSJ getting the win as he can easily challenge Naito for the title in the autumn and use a win here as his reasoning for the title shot.

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