The A Block is heating up as the finish to the tourney draws closer and closer. Favorites have experienced some tough losses while others have continued to rise. Here are the matches for the G1 Climax 30 Day 11.
Kota Ibushi vs. Shingo Takagi
Kota Ibushi has one blemish on his resume with his loss to Jay White, a loss that could come back to haunt him if they finish tied. He currently leads the block with 8 points and will need to get past Shingo Takagi to further his hopes of repeating as the winner of the G1 Climax. Takagi has had trouble in his second G1, only recording four points. While it’s unlikely he wins, he can play spoiler to Ibushi by defeating him in the main event.
Taichi vs. Jay White
Jay White’s lead that once was has disappeared after losing to both Jeff Cobb and Will Ospreay. The same can go for Taichi, who has also lost two straight to Cobb and Minoru Suzuki. For both these two, it’s a must-win if they have any hope of staying in the hunt for the block.
Will Ospreay vs. Minoru Suzuki
A lot of people have been anticipating this one for the sheer reason that Minoru Suzuki gets to be his hard-hitting self against the high-flying Will Ospreay. Both men sit at 6 points, with a win up for grabs that could determine their placing in this tournament. Every match matters, but this is the most important for both men to stay in the hunt with only so few matches left.
Kazuchika Okada vs. Jeff Cobb
Kazuchika Okada has crawled himself back into contention with some wins, but he has to more than likely win out with his two losses to Jay White and Kota Ibushi being detrimental to him winning the A Block. A win over Cobb here could do that. For Cobb, he is going to try and keep playing spoiler. Especially after the win over White, he could end Okada’s hopes to win the G1 with a win.
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yujiro Takahashi
Tomohiro Ishii started off his G1 Climax 30 in a rough way but has begun to turn those tough times around, leaving him with 4 points and continuing to climb. The same cannot be said for Yujiro Takahashi, who is the only man left in either block without a win. Tough times for Yujiro, as the “Stone Pitbull” shouldn’t make it any easier getting that first victory.
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