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New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Wednesday, August 12: Goto vs. Elgin and more!

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We're almost to the end of 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. 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 sixteenth day of action takes place at Korakuen Hall, as we're in Tokyo from here on out. Today, it's back to B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals...this Sunday, August 16!

Karl Anderson vs. Yujiro Takahasi

Hirooki Goto vs. Michael Elgin

Satoshi Kojima vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Yuji Nagata vs. Kazuchika Okada

Tomoaki Honma vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Enjoy the show!

Day 16 Results:

Karl Anderson defeats Yujiro Takahasi via pinfall following a Gun Stun

Hirooki Goto defeats Michael Elgin via pinfall with a Goto-shiki Cradle

Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Satoshi Kojima via pinfall following a Boma-Ye

Kazuchika Okada defeats Yuji Nagata via pinfalll following a Rainmaker

Tomoaki Honma (YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT!) defeats Tomohiro Ishii via pinfall


Current standings in Block A:

A.J. Styles 12
Hiroshi Tanahashi 12
Tetsuya Naito 10
Bad Luck Fale 10
Katsuyori Shibata 8
Togi Makabe 8
Kota Ibushi 6
Toru Yano 6
Doc Gallows 4
Hiroyoshi Tenzan 4

Current standings in Block B:

Kazuchika Okada 14
Karl Anderson 12
Hirooki Goto 12
Shinsuke Nakamura 12
Michael Elgin 8
Tomohiro Ishii 8
Yujiro Takahashi 4
Satoshi Kojima 4
Yuji Nagata 4
Tomoaki Honma 2

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