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New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Sunday, August 2: Bullet Club collides!

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 eighth day of action takes place at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, and it's back to A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kota Ibushi

Katsuyori Shibata vs. Bad Luck Fale

A.J. Styles vs. Doc Gallows

Togi Makabe vs. Tetsuya Naito

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano

Enjoy the show!

Day 9 Results:

Kota Ibushi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan via pinfall following a Phoenix Splash

Katsuyori Shibata defeated Bad Luck Fale via submission following a Sleeper Hold

A.J. Styles defeated Doc Gallows via pinfall following a Bloody Sunday

Togi Makabe defeated Tetsuya Naito via pinfall following the King-Kong Knee Drop

Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Toru Yano via pinfall following High-Fly Flow

Current standings in Block A:

Katsuyori Shibata 8
Tetsuya Naito 6
Bad Luck Fale 6
Kota Ibushi 6
Togi Makabe 6
A.J. Styles 6
Hiroshi Tanahashi 6
Doc Gallows 2
Hiroyoshi Tenzan 2
Toru Yano 2

Current standings in Block B:

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

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