42 min

NJPW G1 Climax 31 Review: Okada Wins, Ibushi Injury, & Shibata Returns The 411 on Wrestling Podcast

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In this episode of the 411 On Wrestling podcast, 411's Blake Lovell is joined by 411's Ian Hamilton to discuss the fallout from NJPW G1 Climax 31, Kazuchika Okada winning the tournament, Kota Ibushi's injury, Katsuyori Shibata making his return to the ring, expectations for NJPW moving forward, and much more.

Intro
*1:05 NJPW G1 Climax 31 final
*3:40 Jeff Cobb's performance in the tournament
*7:11 Zack Sabre Jr.'s spot in NJPW
*10:35 Katsuyori Shibata making his in-ring return
*18:22 Possible Wrestle Kingdom scenarios
*24:55 Surprises in this G1
*28:31 EVIL's direction in NJPW
*31:57 Shingo Takagi's title reign

Donate to the GoFundMe for Larry Csonka's family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/larrymania-living-on-in-his-girls

Ian Hamilton on 411Mania: https://411mania.com/author/ianhamilton/

Ian's G1 Climax 31 Final Review: https://411mania.com/wrestling/hamiltons-new-japan-g1-climax-31-night-nineteen-finals-10-21-2021-review/

Ian Hamilton on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/IanWrestling

411Mania on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7BzHOcmD2ebYPseQwfMZEQ

Follow Blake on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wrestleblake

In this episode of the 411 On Wrestling podcast, 411's Blake Lovell is joined by 411's Ian Hamilton to discuss the fallout from NJPW G1 Climax 31, Kazuchika Okada winning the tournament, Kota Ibushi's injury, Katsuyori Shibata making his return to the ring, expectations for NJPW moving forward, and much more.

Intro
*1:05 NJPW G1 Climax 31 final
*3:40 Jeff Cobb's performance in the tournament
*7:11 Zack Sabre Jr.'s spot in NJPW
*10:35 Katsuyori Shibata making his in-ring return
*18:22 Possible Wrestle Kingdom scenarios
*24:55 Surprises in this G1
*28:31 EVIL's direction in NJPW
*31:57 Shingo Takagi's title reign

Donate to the GoFundMe for Larry Csonka's family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/larrymania-living-on-in-his-girls

Ian Hamilton on 411Mania: https://411mania.com/author/ianhamilton/

Ian's G1 Climax 31 Final Review: https://411mania.com/wrestling/hamiltons-new-japan-g1-climax-31-night-nineteen-finals-10-21-2021-review/

Ian Hamilton on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/IanWrestling

411Mania on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7BzHOcmD2ebYPseQwfMZEQ

Follow Blake on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wrestleblake

42 min