Block action in New Japan’s G1 Climax 30 wrapped up today (Sat., Oct. 17) at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Sumo Hall. And, thanks to KENTA defeating IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental champion Tetsuya Naito earlier in the show, the winner of B Block came down to the main event pitting SANADA against his former Los Ingobernables de Japon faction-mate EVIL.
This one had all the f***ery you’d expect from a big Bullet Club match (EVIL defected to the Biz Cliz at the end of another of tournament, this summer’s New Japan Cup). Dick Togo interfered often on behalf of EVIL; fortunately for SANADA, LIJ teammate Hiromu Takahashi was on commentary and took Togo out on a couple occasions.
Finally, a SANADA dodge sent EVIL crashing into Togo, and created an opening for a roll-up win for SANADA. After a quick post-match promo vowing to win the illustrious tournament and earn a Wrestle Kingdom title shot, he’s on to face Kota Ibushi tomorrow in the finals.
Can the man who suffered through TNA’s second worst excursion screw-up win the big one? Or can Ibushi claim his second straight G1 briefcase?
We’ll know in 24 hours.