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New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Friday, August 14: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. AJ Styles for a spot in the finals!

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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 seventeenth day of action takes place at Sumo Hall, as we're in that venerable Tokyo venue all weekend. Today, it's time to determine the winner of A Block, one of two men who will face off in the finals...this Sunday, August 16!

Toru Yano vs. Bad Luck Fale

Katsuyori Shibata vs. Doc Gallows

Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Testuya Naito

Togi Makabe vs. Kota Ibushi

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. A.J. Styles

Enjoy the show!

Day 16 Results:

Doc Gallows pinned Katsuyori Shibata with a chokebomb.

Toru Yano defeated Bad Luck Fale by count-out after a low blow.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan submitted Tetsuya Naito with the Anaconda Vice.

Kota Ibushi defeats Togi Makabe via pinfall following a Phoenix Splash

Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats A.J. Styles via pinfall following High Fly Flow to win A Block


Final standings in Block A:

Hiroshi Tanahashi 14
A.J. Styles 12
Tetsuya Naito 10
Bad Luck Fale 10
Katsuyori Shibata 8
Togi Makabe 8
Toru Yano 8
Kota Ibushi 8
Doc Gallows 6
Hiroyoshi Tenzan 6

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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