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New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Saturday, July 25: Nakamura vs. Nagata & more!

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 on 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 fourth day of action takes place at 1st Stadium in Kagawa, and it's back to B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yujiro Takahashi

Satoshi Kojima vs. Michael Elgin

Hirooki Goto vs. Karl Anderson

Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada

Enjoy the show!

Results from Day 4

Tomohiro Ishii pinned Yujiro Takahashi with the brainbuster in a match that started slow, but got good towards the end.

Satoshi Kojima pinned Michael Elgin when Kojima caught Elgin with a lariat as he flew off the middle rope. Although the crowd popped for both men's trademark spots, this was at best a slightly above average match.

Karl Anderson pinned Hirooki Goto when Anderson reversed Goto's Shouten Kai into his Gun Stun finisher. Another good match, but nothing to go out of your way to see.

Shinsuke Nakamura pinned Yuji Nagata with a thrust kick after a thrilling exchange of moves. Match of the night so far, the gripping, hard hitting, strong style bout you would expect from these two.

Kazuchika Okada pinned Tomoaki Honma with The Rainmaker in a fairly strong main event. Mildly disappointing performance by Okada here, but Honma brought the goods as he always does.


Current standings in Block A:

A.J. Styles 4
Hiroshi Tanahashi 4
Bad Luck Fale 2
Kota Ibushi 2
Togi Makabe 2
Tetsuya Naito 2
Katsuyori Shibata 2
Hiroyoshi Tenzan 2
Doc Gallows 0
Toru Yano 0

Current standings in Block B:

Karl Anderson 4
Tomohiro Ishii 4
Kazuchika Okada 4
Hirooki Goto 2
Satoshi Kojima 2
Yuji Nagata 2
Shinsuke Nakamura 2
Michael Elgin 0
Tomoaki Honma 0
Yujiro Takahashi 0

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