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New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Tuesday, July 28: Will Shinsuke Nakamura be able to go & 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 sixth day of action takes place at Beppu City B-Con Plaza in Oita, and it's back to B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals. The most suspense of the tourmanent so far comes about a result of reports that many pundits favorite heading into the tourney, Shinsuke Nakamura, may have injured his elbow over the weekend...

Yuji Nagata vs. Yujiro Takahashi

Hirooki Goto vs. Tomoaki Honma

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Michael Elgin

Satoshi Kojima vs. Kazuchika Okada

Enjoy the show!


Michael Elgin defeated Shinsuke Nakamura by forfeit due to the latter's elbow injury.

Yujiro Takahashi pinned Yuji Nagata with the Miami Shine.

Hirooki Goto pinned Tomoaki Honma with the Shouten Kai.

Tomohiro Ishii pinned Karl Anderson with a brainbuster.

Kazuchika Okada pinned Satoshi Kojima with the Rainmaker.


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:

Tomohiro Ishii 6
Kazuchika Okada 6
Karl Anderson 4
Hirooki Goto 4
Michael Elgin 2
Satoshi Kojima 2
Yuji Nagata 2
Shinsuke Nakamura 2
Yujiro Takahashi 2
Tomoaki Honma 0

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