clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

New Japan G1 Climax results and open thread for Monday, July 18: Marufuji vs. Okada & more!

NJPW on Twitter

It’s that time of year again, and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s G1 Climax tournament is back to ruin sleep schedules all over the globe!

This year's version, the 26th annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals August 14. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.

You can check out some previews of the field by Cagesider WR_Central... here for Group A, and here for Group B.

We'll have open threads & results for each show (and maybe a few other goodies - stay tuned!), so you can watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet.

Opening day action takes place in Sapporo's Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center, and it's all about A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Jushin Liger, Katsuyori Shibata, Manabu Nakanishi, & Tiger Mask def. Captain New Japan, KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Tomoaki Honma

Katsuhiko Nakajima & Toru Yano def. Juice Robinson & Satoshi Kojima

Bullet Club (Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Chaos (Gedo & YOSHI-HASHI)

Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, & Tetsuya Naito) def. David Finlay, Michael Elgin, & Yuji Nagata

Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Tomohiro Ishii

Togi Makabe def. Tama Tonga

Hirooki Goto def. Bad Luck Fale

SANADA def. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Naomichi Marufuji def. Kazuchika Okada

Moving forward, we'll post records and standings. This being day one, all competitors start on even ground!

Enjoy the show!

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Cageside Seats Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your pro wrestling news from Cageside Seats