What a night last night was in the B Block. Moxley and White tore the house down as we all expected. White defeating Mox was huge for the B Block. Theoretically speaking due to tiebreakers only a select few have a legit shot but really anything can happen. Moxley is still in prime position to win the block with matchups against Goto and Juice remaining. Naito, White, and Ishii are still in a good position as well. Ishii has matches against Takagi and Taichi, both of which he should win but even if he finishes with 12 points he probably will lose via tiebreaker.
Naito gets Cobb while White gets Juice on Thursday. Expect Naito and White to win those matches. The final night of the B Block has Mox/Juice and Naito/White that will decide the winner. If Goto can somehow pull one over on Mox it opens everything up for that final night. It would give Naito a chance to win the block with a win over White and a Moxley loss to Juice. White would be able to win with a win over Naito. The B Block’s final two nights are going to be a wild ride.
The A Block continues tonight with some intriguing matchups, including a huge match for Kota Ibushi. Sanada finally one-upping Okada gives Ibushi a shot to take the A Block. Ibushi faces ZSJ who has been on a roll winning his last three, while Okada draws Evil. I expect both Okada and Ibushi to win Night 8 which will lead to the A Block Championship between them next weekend.
This tournament has been nothing short of phenomenal and we have some huge matchups left the last four nights of the G1.
My prediction of Ibushi vs Naito is still a possibility and that has me excited.
G1 Climax Block Standings
|A BLOCK||B BLOCK|
|Okada (6-1) 12 pts||Moxley (5-2) 10 pts|
|Ibushi (5-2) 10 pts||Naito (4-3) 8 pts|
|KENTA (4-3) 8 pts||Juice (3-4) 6 pts|
|Tanahashi (4-3) 8 pts||White (4-3) 8 pts|
|Evil (4-3) 8 pts||Yano (3-4) 6 pts|
|Sanada (3-4) 6 pts||Ishii (4-3) 8 pts|
|Sabre Jr. (3-4) 6 pts||Takagi (3-4) 6 pts|
|Archer (2-5) 4 pts||Cobb (3-4) 6 pts|
|Ospreay (2-5) 4 pts||Goto (4-3) 8 pts|
|Fale (2-5) 4 pts||Taichi (3-4) 6 pts|
G1 Climax 29 Remaining Schedule
A Block- Night 8- 8/5/19
Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Will Ospreay vs. KENTA
SANADA vs. Lance Archer
B-Block- Night 8- 8/8/19
Juice Robinson vs. Jay White
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shingo Takagi
Toru Yano vs. Taichi
Hirooki Goto vs. Jon Moxley
Jeff Cobb vs. Tetsuya Naito
A Block- Night 9- 8/10/19
Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Will Ospreay
KENTA vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
EVIL vs. Lance Archer
SANADA vs. Bad Luck Fale
B Block- Night 9- 8/11/19
Juice Robinson vs. Jon Moxley
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Taichi
Toru Yano vs. Jeff Cobb
Hirooki Goto vs. Shingo Takagi
Tetsuya Naito vs. Jay White
G1 Finals- 8/12/19
A Block winner vs. B Block winner ( Ibushi vs Naito is still my prediction)