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New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Thursday, July 23: Nakamura vs. Anderson & more!

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Excitement continues to grow for one of the most thrilling events on the pro wrestling calendar, New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax.

This year's version, the 25th annual, will feature a 20 men competing across 19 dates - the most in history - for a spot in the finals August 16. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World. Here at Cageside, we'll have open threads & results for each show, so you can watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet.

A primer for the event can be found here; a full schedule, more information on how to watch and some predictions here.

The second day of action takes place in Twin Messe Shizuoka Exhibition-hall, and it's all about B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi

Yuji Nagata vs. Tomoaki Honma

Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Karl Anderson

Moving forward, we'll post records and standings. This being the first set of matches for Block B, all competitors start on even ground!

Enjoy the show!

Results and live Twitter reaction from Day 2:

Tomohiro Ishii pinned Satoshi Kojima with a brainbuster.

Hirooki Goto pinned Yujiro Takahashi with the Shouten Kai.

Yuji Nagata pinned Tomoaki Honma with a bridging backdrop suplex.

Kazuchika Okada pinned Michael Elgin with the Rainmaker.

Karl Anderson upset Shinsuke Nakamura with the Gun Stun.

Current standings in Block B:

Karl Anderson 2

Hirooki Goto 2

Tomohiro Ishii 2

Yuji Nagata 2

Kazuchika Okada 2

Michael Elgin 0

Tomoaki Honma 0

Satoshi Kojima 0

Shinsuke Nakamura 0

Yujiro Takahashi 0

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