G1 Climax 2018 Night 3 Results and Updated Rankings

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual G1 Climax is widely regarded as the greatest tournament in pro wrestling today. Two blocks of competitors will compete in a round robin format to determine the number 1 contender to Kenny Omega’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship at January 4th’s Wrestle Kingdom. The tournament has now begun and here are the results from Night 3:

Michael Elgin b. Hangman Page – Elgin took the win via pinfall with the Elgin Bomb

EVIL b. YOSHI-HASHI – EVIL took the pinfall win after hitting his namesake move

Togi Makabe b. Minoru Suzuki – Makabe took somewhat of a shock pinfall win with the King Kong Knee Drop

Bad Luck Fale b. Kazuchika Okada – Fale also took a shock win by pinfall with Bad Luck Fall after Tama Tonga interfered and hit a Gun Stun on Okada

“Switchblade” Jay White b. Hiroshi Tanahashi – White took the pinfall win after hitting the Blade Runner. This came after a ref bump and a chair to Tanahashi’s face. White cut a promo after the match celebrating his wins over Okada and Tanahashi.

Here are the current tournament standings:

Block A

  • Jay White – 4 Points (2-0-0)
  • Michael Elgin – 4 Points (2-0-0)
  • Togi Makabe – 4 Points -2-0-0)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi – 2 Points (1-1-0)
  • Hangman Page – 2 Points (1-1-0)
  • Evil – 2 Points (1-1-0)
  • Bad Luck Fale – 2 Points (1-1-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada – 0 Points (0-2-0)
  • Minoru Suzuki – 0 Points (0-2-0)
  • Yoshi-Hashi – 0 Points (0-2-0)

Block B

  • Kenny Omega – 2 Points (1-0-0)
  • Tama Tonga – 2 Points (1-0-0)
  • Tomohiro Ishii – 2 Points (1-0-0)
  • Kota Ibushi – 2 Points (1-0-0)
  • Hirooki Goto 2 Points (1-0-0)
  • Tetsuya Naito – 0 Points (0-1-0)
  • Zack Sabre Jr. – 0 Points (0-1-0)
  • Sanada – 0 Points (0-1-0)

You can find the results for Night 1 here and Night 2 here. Don’t forget that SEScoops staff writers Ian Carey and Jake Jeremy are posting their predictions for the tournament and you can check out how they fared with Night 3’s predictions right here.