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New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Sunday, July 26: Ibushi vs. Styles & 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 fifth day of action takes place at Hiroshima's Green Arena, and it's back to A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Doc Gallows vs. Bad Luck Fale

Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toru Yano

Togi Makabe vs. Katsuyoshi Shibata

Kota Ibushi vs. A.J. Styles

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito

Enjoy the show!


Bad Luck Fale defeats Doc Gallows via pinfall following a thumb to the throat

Toru Yano defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan via pinfall with a roll-up

Katsuyori Shibata defeats Togi Makabe via pinfall following a PK

Kota Ibushi defeats A.J. Styles via pinfall following a Phoenix Splash

Tetsuya Naito defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi via pinfall following a neckbreaker/suplex


Current standings in Block A:

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