G1 Climax Night 5 Results and Updated Standings

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual G1 Climax is widely regarded as the greatest tournament in pro wrestling today. Two blocks of competitors are competing 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 5:

G1 Climax 2018 – A Block

“Switchblade” Jay White b. Michael Elgin – White took the pinfall win with a Blade Runner after hitting a low blow behind the referee

Minoru Suzuki b. YOSHI-HASHI – Suzuki took the pinfall win with the Gotch piledriver

EVIL b. Togi Makabe – EVIL took the pinfall win with his namesake move

Hiroshi Tanahashi b. Bad Luck Fale – Tanahashi won via disqualification after a Guerrillas of Destiny interference

Kazuchika Okada b. Hangman Page – Okada took his first win of the tournament by pinfall with the Rainmaker

Here are the current standings:

G1 – Block A

G1 – Block B

Jay White

6

Kota Ibushi

4

Michael Elgin

4

Kenny Omega

4

Evil

4

Hirooki Goto

2

Togi Makabe

4

Tomohiro Ishii

2

Hiroshi Tanahashi

4

Tetsuya Naito

2

Bad Luck Fale

2

Zack Sabre Jr.

2

Kazuchika Okada

2

Sanada

2

Hangman Page

2

Tama Tonga

2

Minoru Suzuki

2

Juice Robinson

0

Yoshi-Hashi

0

Toru Yano

0

 

You can find the results for Night 1 here, Night 2 hereNight 3 here and Night 4 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 5’s predictions right here.